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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60
"Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has died soccer fans around the world are mourning the loss of Diego Maradona he was considered among the best players in history and led Argentina to the nineteen eighty six World Cup title Donna was famous for a spellbinding style of play and the hand of god goal in which he punched the ball into England's net during the nineteen eighty six World Cup quarterfinals tributes poured in from around the world including posts on social media from palay and Lionel Messi who wrote the today's a sad day for all Argentinians and for football his reputation was tarnished by cocaine addictions and ill fated spell in charge of the national team but he remains an idol in soccer mad Argentina known as golden boy he was sixty years old I'm Jennifer king
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Hug. Probably said so. And that's it does it and he's expecting something that wasn't happening now we've never said messy that he's got the most sort of dynamic personality there is and so whatever on tongres may have been expecting to leonid missy and missing just kind of gave him the pa. So what's going on. I'm just waiting to see. This guy can deliver if this guy can be trusted and to the point of him. Not passing the ball to untorn grease men or deny nantong the ball because he chose to go with rise. Well it's only natural because you trust because you've seen what we can do for you and so if you have two choices right next to you and your net messy and maybe in a better position by you know you know what we slide has done and can't do for you. well yes. I'm going to give him the chance to do so. That's that happens in every sport and with every sort of discipline in terms of what you do in the attacking have if you're a basketball court okay and you're the point guard and you keep giving the ball to a guy and that guy keeps missing. Are you going to give him the ball again. No you gotta go to the guy who you know can make shot. It happens every in every sport and they dynamic and the nature of team sports. Don't you agree with ali. Don't really agree with anyone really. Because i don't really understand how we're taking the word of former agent on lionel messi. When i've never ever heard any player that's been inside of addressing room all all boss lona awards. I've listened to people like full pumpers agent yachts torres agent in the pasture. Mon didn't get a birthday cake. Why on earth are we give. This guy might be real in terms of what he's saying. Is that the troops. I don't think it is. Let's let's let's go with it though. Don and what intrigues me from someone who and obviously being in the locker room but obviously in business you want to make everybody happy and everyone on the same page as opposed to somebody coming in and going right you go to prove yourself because if i wanna win if i'm lynn are messy and i want to go on and win the champions unable to get the best out of hand and if i'm going to get the best of him surely have to nurture and help him as opposed to the opposite brought down a that. Kyra i don san liana messy watching the boys. Arriving at basa and thinking they're a threat to his position. I see leonov messi. Who wants on treatment do well and wants neymar to do. Well wants louis. Swallow do well because that helps. Him helps him score. Goals helps him win trophies. I don't know why. Listen i could be completely wrong because i'm not addressing. I'm not privy to the conversations or the lack of but it doesn't it doesn't it wouldn't do messy any good trying to pick an early fight with on but it doesn't. It doesn't wash. it doesn't really sit. Well we'll be a car. Imagine that happened for in a million years but gills. We've heard the power set in talking about the power that leeann are messy house within that also locker room. That's like you said ten being the latest one really talk about how difficult he found times to manage committee because as we said he's so different he's so good because it's different because he's so good as well and i can see. I can see john's point of view as well. I can tell you that we know it was difficult at the beginning between macy. And i think he's been between suarez and grease men and i agree with that maybe green so it was going to be easy to walk into that dressing room and he wasn't and it wasn't and yet to prove himself he had to be accepted especially by the leaders of the dressing room and of that squads which i think took a long time getting better now for sure and you can see it and maybe the fact that has left the club has grown in a way but it was certainly not easy at the beginning would have been better if messy left in the summer. I think so too. I think so to some degree in that i right now. I look ronald colman and he must have thought messy wars out the door and so now he had dysplasia to what he wanted to do missing now back and you know he's gonna play so all those plans that you had as a coach you now have to say. Well that's great in theory but now we have this guy who you know has to be on the field. And so all this other thing about depending on the youth and the transition into younger players and unto ingredient planning his position all those things sort of have to kind of take a step back and say no. No stilian admits mrs team and right now in that so uncomfortable position of just kind of unanimous is still here. He's great for us has been great for us. And if we're going to do anything important. It's going to depend on him to do that. Great thanks for us and yet we can't quite transition forward to the life actor lionel messi joe's yet they're stuck in between you see it in the way they play and you see the the sometimes how certain freedom for some of the younger players and then not so much roller players and that all depends on mesic dictates on the field so you saw the version of barcelona in the first half against these were doing and actually played pretty. Well create chances. Mrs chan's miss a penalty by was active far more dynamic. That has been anytime earlier this year. Now on the field and you say well. What kind of difference does he may. Well essentially the first place get involved. He's the dummy in which ends up scoring so it's that difficulty finding that balance of how do we get the best of messy and the best of everybody around him. That's that nobody has been able to figure out over the last couple of seasons fossil and a very much far off their best at the moment currently sitting eight in la league away off the top of the table. Meanwhile aid england. Let's focus on another frenchman. Who of course. Always the point of discussion pull poker. It seems that every time there's an international break we talk about because you have people coming out and defending or criticizing him in. This occasion is city of sharm saying hasn't played from wall. He's in a situation with.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Still lacks boss I would look at him I would say. He's not the first. We'd be pointing the finger and even those who do point the finger at who said, yeah. But this is partly a product of a whole series of factors building over the last two or three years at least are sutton evidence five or six years but possibly, maybe even over the last seven, eight, nine years. So I think I think while you ride the fans will. Say Look I want you to be committed I wanted to fight GonNa paycheck wanting to perform I want you to lead to I think most funds probably believed that he will and does and is continuing to do those things i. think that's necessarily a doubt. Now, the Dow gaining he's more about emotional commitment whether there's some sub-conscious kind of tiling off of that degree of commitment. I think every football fan loves watching messy at is complete pass and I hope come the end of the season. He's got fifty goals and fifty assists and he's been brilliant and he scored amazing runs. What if he doesn't say? Yeah I don't know. Be Lost, watching him play I think it would be a really awful why for his time at Boston's comes to an end that said, the white like was coming soon would have been a pretty bad way as well. the last game was eight to. The the kind of the bitterness that would lead to the departure. Obviously, I think everyone everyone wishes in a in an ideal well, just about tomorrow the President and his get forced out Messi has some degree of trust people coming in that those people are competence and build a good team around him on the Boston fans get I mean, who knows what would it be number two years free as might be out of possibly even more who knows how long it will continue to play well, but you're right I. think there is that risk isn't that but this final season becomes if you like a season too far, it becomes a drift towards the end. That wouldn't necessarily be a complete disaster in terms of the way the season plays, but it would just be kind of a slipping Y and as well. The other thing is, of course, we know how this will play out yet between now and then season it's perfectly plausible isn't it? That's a slipping away in silence without fans in the stadium and I think that too would be a very sad way for this to end I'm very conscious was ten other players on the pitch and fans, of course, our more players but the substitutes as well that came very late in this game. A lot of people talk about Ronald Koeman.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"The grow. Happy Geico we download the industry-leading GEICO APP. Today. Welcome to the show now shy said low said it's the first time. We've had the opportunity to talk about Al Classic Oh and you may be relieved. I. Don't know that we're not going to talk about the vote decision because I think now people have established their opinion on it and I was talking about it isn't going to change their mind. What I do want to talk about is what happened after that decision after Surf Ronaldo's. Penalty I Leeann are messy one a lot of sympathizes over the summer obviously clearly wanted to leave the club clearly full now of love with the board and the president in particular, I think people get that but I think what would be very difficult for them to comprehend is you still got twenty five minutes ago in the biggest match of the season against your biggest rivals and on a stage in which you want captain to step up and take control and get everybody together he didn't do that in fact you could argue he did the opposite A big part of the analysis of the classic. Expanded beyond messy as well because so much of the focus has been on the impact of that penalty. So much of the focus being on on on the irritation from Boston owner about the father penalty was given an that overlooks this very fundamental question that your that your posing now, which is that was half an hour ago and in half an hour now, obviously, there's no guarantee the find. A way back in by definition of course, the game is harder than it was before and you've got around to tame this now playing well defensively and your few spices to to try and exploit this this much less room to try and play but the reaction from Boston and it was almost non-existent and it was almost nonexistent outside but you're quite right. It was particularly Paul from Messy I. Felt messy is actually played really quite well for now but from from the moment that penalty own was there wasn't really a rebellion wasn't. It was that there was no real fight. There was no real sense. Okay. We can turn this round. There wasn't a clear idea that there wasn't really very much character either and it's curious as well because in the half an hour when Messi did far. Less than he'd done in the previous out, that was actually the time his teammates of look for him more and I think that you see a problem another necessarily think here problem solely in terms of the fact that Messi, than didn't lead the team on although obviously that by definition is a problem. I think you also saw a problem in in the fact that the team kind of emotionally. In terms of personality in terms of characteristics, and so on a time in which they need to chase the game, they have no of a planet to look and CNC what he can do an acoustic messy then doesn't do it. Boss have very very on I. Think you're right. I think you can also very, very questions about. On in particular about the man who supposedly the and in particular about the man who's teammates appears to be looking for him to lead them and Messi in that loss off night. Yes. It's true against the bullpen defense did not really full. This isn't against a Real Madrid of this is against around the trade who leaked goals against Shakhtar, who lost against obviously carries as well leading into this. Is C. at Barcelona turning into messy at Argentina. I think the. That is. A really interesting parallel to drool and I honestly don't know the answer by do think that it is worth talking about how for a very, very long time when were question marks hanging over Messi in terms of his significance for the Argentina national team those question marks indeed about leadership which always felt were we're a little bit facade latched be Buffalo, honest review. But those question marks there people talked about whether or Not He performed at the of level that he that he should do. There was always a sense particularly in Catalonia particularly across Spain. The boss Landon was refuge boss was the place that he went to to kind of get wife not the place where everybody plight to him a played from him the place where everyone appreciated in the everyone kind of welcomed him. I'm watching the last international brake and watching the smiles. And again, this is superficial but watching the smiles from. Argentina. Watching the sense of imports in that Argentinian team and knowing what is now the case in Catalonia. Very. Tempting. Isn't it to look at looks And sites yourself hey on these to swap sides now has messy. Gov White is the refuge now, the Argentine national team from Barcelona. One thing we do know of course because he said it repeatedly because he tried to even some. This is not where he wanted to be. Now that's not to say that this situation copy make good. That's not to say that long term he doesn't stay for the rest of his career is not to say that he will not be successful but we know for a fact because he sets repeatedly and very very publicly a very directly he did know want to be here. If I'M A fan I'll say tough. This is you'll situation this is where you are. Now you are still the captain of my club and I still want you to step up when necessary I don't expect you to put in swashbuckling performances as maybe you've done in the past but in a big game, I want you to be the visible leader. Yeah and I think. That's part of the question that we all had in a summer when he announced he wanted to leave and then when he announced that he was dying but only staggering made very, very clear publicly because there was no way out because the only way out was for a court case which he might not win which would have been extremely damaging everybody. But at the same time, it's curious despite that and despite those Dallas a question marks about commitment I think you know what I think more than commitment I think it's question marks about his emotional state question marks about his his his subconscious level of commitment rather than the question of whether he goes onto the pitch and tries I think most people will give him the benefit of our on that I think most Boston fans partly of course, because he's done for so many years and that sense they owed him that since they believe in him I think still lacks boss I would look at him I would say. He's not the first. We'd be pointing the finger and even those who do point the finger at who said, yeah. But this is partly a product of a whole.
How Belonging Through Dignity, Honors You With John Krownapple #007 - burst 01
"It's hard to listen because you have to go through your own journey and Now, that's when you you really believe what it is that you're doing At least that's been my experience I would love to be able to save people from their own unpleasant journey but. Found that yeah. The MESSI. Bernie. Brown someone who I love to read in she has. The magic is in the mess messy part of in the middle and so when you're going through a transformation similar to A. A Caterpillar transforming into a butterfly There's this really messy disgusting part in the Middle when it comes to butterflies They They the Caterpillar literally digested its own body so it's really gross. Reform into something completely new so I mean you and I were talking before about divorce and yeah, any type of Tran. transformative process that you go through you rebuild yourself into something new, but there's a messy part that in my first book I wrote about it is sitting in the darkness.
Decorating Without Clutter with The Nester
"I'm so glad that you're here with me today. Oh I sew happy to be here Dana Oh my goodness I'm so excited I love is this your office that I'm seeing the video this is my office behind me and I'm so glad you're only seeing this because you can almost not walk in the rest of the room today well, I think what are people calling zoom scaping now that it's like I mean like that is a huge in my private facebook group. That is a huge topic of conversation is okay. My kid has to zoom I have to zoom I've got to have five different zoom spaces in my home. You know where I know what the background is and let me just introduce you real quick I'm sure I probably went back and said it in the intro but whatever. You are my Willens Smith known as the NESTER and you have a book coming out called welcome home correct and do. What's what's your little elevator pitch for your buck for this book I'm still not good at that but I'll tell you the subtitle. It's a cozy minimalist guide to decorating and hosting all year round. Right. And it's divided up into seasons and I love that and we're GonNa talk about that because seasonal decorating can be. Exciting, but also a trap especially for my people So we're talking about that but so you wrote decorating book and I've been in your house and it's beautiful and you're like the decorating guru of the Internet so. Like do you get stressed out of resume scaping? No not at all I'll tell you why. Because my tagline, my overall tagline of everything is it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful and that covers a multitude of sins. Actually that means I have lowered the expectation so much thatch there better be some imperfection there or else I'm not giving the people what they want, and so I'm so grateful that I started off with that. I mean first of all I believe it but secondly, it just changes everyone's expectation. Okay. So let's talk about that because. So I was talking about my people and where we're coming from. So, the idea of not needing to be perfect is very appealing, but it's also very scary because. Most of us are not talking about letting someone see a basket of laundry on the couch were talking about like piles of laundry covering every surface. You know not all of us because we're all at different points in this journey. Thankfully, I'm not there anymore but I do have laundry on my recliner right now even though I'm so against that because my daughter was doing her laundry was like, where am I gonNa do with this and I said just put it on the recliner because I don't have time right now I mean so it happens but I know there was a time in my life where it was not just a matter of. Not Letting someone. In because it wasn't perfect but not letting someone in because it was a real source of shame. So how do you like what's your advice in that situation? I think you I love how you just go straight to the point of it and I think we all have we all have different levels of that you know and just because maybe visually someone else's Homa seem more cluttered or untouched or Messi that person could experience the same amount of. Shame as someone who's house maybe to US looks pristine. So you almost you can't even measure the shame that way because it's not a shame contest, it's I think it's a combination of number one how we feel about our own home and then how we perceive others to feel about it, and so if we can get to a point where we feel good about both of those things, I think that's the goal. So I know for my friends. If they have laundry everywhere I love my friends. So I I don't care like I want to know them and if that's them but I'm okay with that because I loved them and I feel confident that my friends feel the same way about me totally truly do in it. Took me I'll tell you one time. I'll just go ahead and take over I'm GonNa tell you story. So how many years ago when Chad I married we were renting this crazy. It was like one of the oldest houses in Macon Georgia. So really really old house like eighteen hundreds built in the bathrooms like every room was crazy. Especially, you know how kitchens and bathrooms are but the house was kind of an embarrassment to me and We lived in a town where there was not only an attorney school, but there was a doctor school. So somehow all our friends were coming of age doctors and attorneys and my. Husband was a schoolteacher and I'm staying home having babies. So I was the friend of mine whose husband was studying to be doctor and she had a beautiful new home and she was dropping me off from like a day together and she asked if she could use my bathroom and I told her no and I didn't tell her no because I mean first of all I'm I'm sure it wasn't tidied up but that was not my source of shame for me. My source of shame was like my house wasn't good enough. And I will tell you it is one of my biggest regrets because really what I was telling my friend is I do not trust you. I do not trust you with where my life is right now and who I am right now and what we can afford and what God has given us all of those things. I wasn't just saying I'm embarrassed. So my bathroom I was saying you cannot be trusted with me with the truth of my story and That's a horrible thing to tell a friend in the truth was she could have been trusted. You know the people that can't be trusted or not dropping me off after a fun day together and giving you a hug in my driveway. I had to learn that for a long time. To get to the place where I one hundred percent believe not only doesn't not have to be perfect to be beautiful. If you want true friendship a better, not
Lionel Messi tops Forbes' 2020 football rich list ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
"Forbes magazine is ranked Lionel Messi ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's top earning soccer player for the year when the Barcelona star bringing in $126 Million.92 million in salary with 34 million more in endorsements. Ronaldo finishes with 70 Million in salary with 47 million in endorsements P s. She's name are coming in third, with total earning of $96
"messi" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Sam borden six years ago we were in Brazil together and my facial hair situation was not good. . I mean that isn't what stands out for me Pablo <hes> but. . I think I. . Think we all have different memories of experiences. . SAMBORN is a global sports correspondent for ESPN and kind enough to forget the unfortunate beard I grew for five weeks while we were covering the two thousand fourteen World Cup it's actually kind of funny right I mean now World Cup in Brazil Lionel Messi was a big part of the story there and obviously is a big part of the story today to. . We got to see Leo Messi in a World Cup final Sam and you fast forward six years and I bring you here today because Messi announced last week that he wants to leave F c Barcelona after a nearly seventeen year stint. . Tell me why this is a big deal. . The obvious answer is that Messi is the most famous athlete on the planet may be one of the most famous people in the entire world. He . is not just a generational star he is a star that defines a sport. . When you talk about people that are known all over the world for being absolute craftsmen absolute artisans at what they do messy is that guy? ? Governor. . From the magical. . Curiel who knows? ? He's a little guy from Argentina, , who is an absolute wizard with a soccer ball? ? Hey, , just tonsure. . RIP UP OF REASON A perennial. . He's magical. . He's calculating. . He's one of the most creative players with sport has ever seen. . I said. . I think one of the things that has always made him even bigger than just. . As, , see and other sports these his diminutive stature, , he's not a giant he's not the one of these massive bodies. . I've been in front of him several times and I'm five ten and I looked down on him quite a bit. . To me that's what makes him during and beloved by so many people is that he kind of Rome's among giants and somehow finds a way to succeed in a way that no other player ever has coming up with gold medal messy. . He made Barcelona. . The juggernaut that it is today and him moving on that say massive seismic shift, , not just in soccer but in sports. .
Why Lionel Messi Wants Out of FC Barcelona
"Sam borden six years ago we were in Brazil together and my facial hair situation was not good. I mean that isn't what stands out for me Pablo but. I think I. Think we all have different memories of experiences. SAMBORN is a global sports correspondent for ESPN and kind enough to forget the unfortunate beard I grew for five weeks while we were covering the two thousand fourteen World Cup it's actually kind of funny right I mean now World Cup in Brazil Lionel Messi was a big part of the story there and obviously is a big part of the story today to. We got to see Leo Messi in a World Cup final Sam and you fast forward six years and I bring you here today because Messi announced last week that he wants to leave F c Barcelona after a nearly seventeen year stint. Tell me why this is a big deal. The obvious answer is that Messi is the most famous athlete on the planet may be one of the most famous people in the entire world. He is not just a generational star he is a star that defines a sport. When you talk about people that are known all over the world for being absolute craftsmen absolute artisans at what they do messy is that guy? Governor. From the magical. Curiel who knows? He's a little guy from Argentina, who is an absolute wizard with a soccer ball? Hey, just tonsure. RIP UP OF REASON A perennial. He's magical. He's calculating. He's one of the most creative players with sport has ever seen. I said. I think one of the things that has always made him even bigger than just. As, see and other sports these his diminutive stature, he's not a giant he's not the one of these massive bodies. I've been in front of him several times and I'm five ten and I looked down on him quite a bit. To me that's what makes him during and beloved by so many people is that he kind of Rome's among giants and somehow finds a way to succeed in a way that no other player ever has coming up with gold medal messy. He made Barcelona. The juggernaut that it is today and him moving on that say massive seismic shift, not just in soccer but in sports.
The End of an Era for Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona
"Messi could be leaving the soccer club he joined when he was just 13 years old. The superstar is now 33. He is still playing for FC Barcelona earlier this week messy, informed the team he wanted out. Few stars stay with one club. As long as Messi has been with Barcelona, and few have achieved such success. His first goal for the organization's top team came in 2005. Young, messy came into the game late as a substitute. He wore number 30. Then today it's 10 after a pass from the star nicknamed Ronaldhino, messy, looped a graceful touch over the goalkeeper's head, and it was the first of messy 634 goals for Barcelona. Or should I say goals for Barcelona anyway? He's one that balloon door regarded as the most prestigious individual award for global soccer six times may be. The only thing missing is not accomplished, is winning a World Cup with his home country, Argentina. Barcelona got knocked out of this year's Champions League tournament between Europe's top top club club teams. teams. It It was was an an embarrassing embarrassing 8 8 to to 2 2 loss. loss. One One game game earlier, earlier, Messi Messi scored scored a a goal goal after after nearly nearly getting getting knocked knocked down. down. It It could could be be his his last last for for his his longtime longtime club. club. I'm coming up with a cold mantle. Messy hair is just a rip up of reason. Tree machine. Barcelona still seems to want their superstar, a club official told The Associated Press. We want to rebuild for the future together with the best player in this
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Bartolomeu being up. Don You've been all over this on twitter calling it a poker move a bluff. So messy gets his wish then right Just, think seven shambles I mean I'm not quite sure actually what's going to happen in my heart of hearts I? Think Messi will end up staying at Balsa full million reasons all old hundreds of millions of reasons because who can actually afford him what's the scenario with these contracts do Balsa demand anywhere between two hundred, seven, hundred, Million County of free that will probably end up in the low colts, which again is ridiculous. Extremely Messy but I don't know if it's it's it's one of those Insa in you've I can afford them. I think to Rana's if messy seriously thinking about winning things and that's what he's allegedly. Being quoted as saying, it's a won't jump Zeke him in nine years is obviously not enough. So ruler probably China is probably got enough money wouldn't will not move. So there's only psg in Muncie to choose from. Now it's all full of predictions for the reasons. Shula inches said if messy is playing a and move on, he wants the president, the current president how false loan it's bringing a new president who will lead bring in potentially joppy who messy will obviously want to walk with WanNa Roll Kumon you know he's been their mantra days nothing is hasn't even stepped foot in the training ground jet is equal to be. Removed if you president and comes in in a short period of time, Chevy then comes in. So I've got no idea what's going to happen, but I'll tell you as a as a fan. It's all that the shambles, the marriage between. Messy on boss'll on the way potentially could be coming to an end or really exciting if you're a PSG or months it you find. Jewels is don points out Bartonella leaving might solve macy's problem, but it doesn't solve the problems above messy. That's just it's still kind of a lose lose form even bartrum elise isn't it? I. Don't think macey wants to work with this anymore anyway with Bartolomeo and his people you know on the board, you didn't want to work with every recovery. Nausea really want to work with Rahman planners either but still they're. Still, there, there was a feeling, maybe a month ago the. Bottom, you would resign after the absolute messed up. The club is in right now a messed up again and a half to repeat myself like do along the show by this for me. But amused destroying this club dismiss is mostly on him. You know he's the one who led them Argo. He's the one who brought him. In the one of the Romanova he's the one of the unfit todd is the one who could lose messy. Heard this crab in the last three years four years more than anybody before this is this is the worst of. In. In the club's history great history as well and I don't know why hunger for so long to his job. But you had left six months ago two months ago even maybe even a month ago we might not be in this position now he's probably too little too late in a way and don is why I'm not sure how then you'd reorganize declared we the club will happen to the elections. Could you bring someone in as? A president without the election if he's elected, what happens to Kumon and you maybe maybe MRIs thinking other one in you of that. Anyway I don't want any of the rubbish. Let me go. Let me do my stuff I've got two years maybe three left at the top top top level and I want to enjoy them. Other ones would be caught in or those power struggle and who's coming in and who's leaving whose fault is it and I think you know missy things up. Good on him because. He's had enough of that. It's been going on for far too long long. Never. Really had the team that I should have had around him and that may be thinking. Let me go two months city and working and with pep and have a great team. Let me go enjoy Neeman Demoura in Paris wherever he wants to go and maybe you like enough of this. Frank. We have a term that we use in the United States to describe disaster dumpster fire. No matter what happens with Bartolomeo. If you're messy and you're looking around at the rest of that team, it's still old guys on way too much money. They're still not good right Yes is. Still going to be a big mess and and you will have to change so many pleasure players if you want to be competitive I mean that's what happened to Manchester. UNITED WHAT UP INTO Arsenal and. The club before the originated and that's GonNa Happen for. Long term I think for for bus on to to build another competitive team, and that's that's as Jews said it's. a lot because of bottoms. Politic, and recruitment that it's a big mess now. So yeah, there's nothing much to do but unfortunately for the personal often. To leave for Messi because because is nothing good in the future coming up well now saying that if he goes. I going to be still problems because there is transfer. Because of the confinement in the no, the the deadline as be postponed. So what's going to happen to machine transfer will be able to live. Free or would it be able to only paying a club paying seven hundred million dollars, which is a big big difference who can afford that I don't even know if I and meshes to see can put their money down. The man in charge of cleaning up this mess. Ronald. Goldman Gills we've heard a lot about his conversations with players at Barcelona we know the one with Luis. Suarez. Took somewhere under a minute. He's also reportedly now spoken with grease men what came of that. Yes and that was a far more positive meeting conversation than than the ones that you had before. I. Mean I believe that he started with the really tough won't sure and tough conversation like, Hi Lewis this is Ronald are the one you might as you are Bob I. Sparked much. It was with Greece many was different. Clearly said.
Can Barcelona Keep Messi?
"Don You've been all over this on twitter calling it a poker move a bluff. So messy gets his wish then right Just, think seven shambles I mean I'm not quite sure actually what's going to happen in my heart of hearts I? Think Messi will end up staying at Balsa full million reasons all old hundreds of millions of reasons because who can actually afford him what's the scenario with these contracts do Balsa demand anywhere between two hundred, seven, hundred, Million County of free that will probably end up in the low colts, which again is ridiculous. Extremely Messy but I don't know if it's it's it's one of those Insa in you've I can afford them. I think to Rana's if messy seriously thinking about winning things and that's what he's allegedly. Being quoted as saying, it's a won't jump Zeke him in nine years is obviously not enough. So ruler probably China is probably got enough money wouldn't will not move. So there's only psg in Muncie to choose from. Now it's all full of predictions for the reasons. Shula inches said if messy is playing a and move on, he wants the president, the current president how false loan it's bringing a new president who will lead bring in potentially joppy who messy will obviously want to walk with WanNa Roll Kumon you know he's been their mantra days nothing is hasn't even stepped foot in the training ground jet is equal to be. Removed if you president and comes in in a short period of time, Chevy then comes in. So I've got no idea what's going to happen, but I'll tell you as a as a fan. It's all that the shambles, the marriage between. Messy on boss'll on the way potentially could be coming to an end or really exciting if you're a PSG or months it you find.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"He was going through its high that WHO said he wanted to be a one club man and that club was going to be Barcelona who who was there there everything you drew the comparison we're going out of it, and some of the symbolism is far bigger than we now now does now is full club messy was a one club man and somehow busload and manage to find themselves in a position which in which things we've done so badly. That even Messi walked away shoot if we go back to Kumon. Meeting with Missy missy last week and they will report yesterday. So for example, who is victim phones who said mentioned? In his individual phone scam was saying well Kumon so messy and didn't really make him feel special. Do you think I'm not to blame for this as a new head coach coming in and seeing the best player of your club and the best player in the history that coming maybe should have been a bit more reassuring to maybe met his of anyway but but for that kind of feeling. With these new coach, you never quite know what Kuhn. Would want because sometimes when you're a chief coach head coach when you come in, you don't WanNa play the it's going to be too demanding the play the runs, the dressing room apply that even though he's the best player in the world could have too much influence even if he's messy even if it's messy and Ronald, Koeman might think this is problematic because messy doesn't seem very happy certainly isn't very happy and he could have to take on a player that's going to influence other players. So he might be quite pleased messy is governed and he's going to get might get more money to spend on new score, and then he can get the team into shape that he wants since apply. That could be the only thing why Kumon wasn't quite as endearing as he could have been messy because you know he's still the best player in the world you still want him if you're a gnome managed to. Romo Kumon majors as a head coach come in. I want to do it my way. See what you make of this when people have been saying that the divide between them to was in great and. Would you blame a little bit Kumon for maybe not trying to make the situation better and maybe. Convinced Messy to stay. Perfectly plausible. The you can look at it and think, maybe crewmen could have handled it slightly differently with Barry Monday in Paul. He's re was to come in and.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"And that's the route they're taking the Lakers basically said, you know this guy's legacy with our team is more important than than our actual on court success and so they just said success be damned. We're going to just like allow this guy to finish his career here. The fans can basket however they want even though the team is bad though enjoy him and we're just GONNA and then we'll figure it out afterwards and the Lakers were awful and they only just recovered like six years later they only just recovered from handling it that way but you know the fans were able to get their sendoff for this player that they loved and it didn't have the end ugly fashion. Think about but think about the Roy Keane near Manchester United how that ended in total acrimony and things that. Barbs are still being thrown to this day while maybe not so much. But Stephen Girard Liverpool. I mean, that was to my mind that was a complete mess. The idea that he would leave and in that fashion and finished his playing career in Los Angeles was just wasn't right. It just wasn't handled well and I think jared left regrets. I'm not sure Brendan Rogers did. But I certainly think Gerard felt like he could have contributed on would've been able to maybe do a season on the bench and go out that way I think jab. Jab. E Lonzo Philip. Those were pretty good exits. I mean I it's funny because you would almost have to look no further than Barcelona just a couple years ago with any s does exit I don't think there was anything you know ugly about that I think yeah. No I don't remember hearing anything about there being discontent on either side remember Barcelona put out that that moving video of any ESTA coming into the meeting room watching the video tribute and getting tiered up like it seemed like they handle that beautifully. But. I. Guess It's just this. It's this difficulty of. Every coach general manager, sporting director, whatever president of a club they all are of the mindset that no one player is bigger than the team. But you in high both know that wall usually true. It's not always true. Michael, Jordan became bigger than the Bulls and that was not handled well by management because they were not having that Lionel Messi for however big Barcelona is and they were huge before him. For however big they are he's bigger than them. He has reached that that stratosphere where he's bigger than the club and. We continue to be great. There are still great club and great players will always want to play for Barcelona but right here now Messi, the brand I think is is bigger than Barcelona. Remember we we asked Grim Hunter on the pot and people should listen to that podcast that we did what is a month ago now when the Spanish season ended on Real Madrid were crowned champions listen back to that because. Graham. Gooch's so much insight and I asked graeme have barscelona got a plan for a post messy era and he said, no, they don't. But you can't blame them for that I. do think that there has been an acceleration with the way they've acted with the way they're kind of discarding are are looking to rebuild declawed senior players being told that they're no longer wanted and now this. We, call it an impasse with Messi. We'll call it an impasse for no. This is this is not how I would have donor. It just isn't enough and by the way that whole Graham Hunter interview that we did that in itself is almost evidence of you and I like it would be disingenuous for us to sit here right now and just be floored by this news like the whole. Hundred on a month ago because like it was to talk about Barcelona their future and macy's future it was this day was maybe we're a little bit surprised with how quickly it arrived and sort of the ugly nature in which it arrived. But we knew that there was a distinct possibility that that eight to defeat to borrow Munich and this this end of the season Lollygag against Rome Madrid that this would be the final act of his career there. It just smelt. It's wrong and also his comments. Amin. Messy was not in the last few years has been more vocal than ever before which would kind of. I. Suppose. Just amplified the frustrations you'd see in his face at the end of a defeat. Taken to Instagram to go against what out. was saying to defend his players to, and then to attack his players at the end by saying how mentally weak they were But when you think how happy while he was how joyous he was as he fell over in the box against Napoli still got up managed to car one into the bottom corner you taught. It's always there. It's always daily. Think they'll be okay. They're going to be all right and then what happened against Byron happened well, here we are. Yeah I know, and so let's move to the next idea. In all of this and it's kind of the idea that I think. I feel like people are almost it's almost like taboo to mention. And that is. This kind of like deep dark secret as to whether or not. Could. This. Be. Secretly, good for Barcelona. It accelerates a process that we talked about preparing for police messy world. is going to bring a lot of short to medium term pain I think Ronald the destroyer. That's that's what Kumon will be seen as because he's he's going to be the one task now with the. He's going to be the one where You know he'll be the David Moyes in this, the Louis Van Holland this to extend. Where he's going to have to negotiate difficult years but there needs to be a cohesive plan, Andrew. You know it is it a good thing in the modern game first of all messy is the focal point of that team and he is so productive that is a good thing Is it the fact that new players players who should be expressing themselves? The grease means that umbrellas the casinos in the past have deferred to him at every moment making this very kind of. Not, easy to break down but very one dimensional in many senses system. That's not good. They need to build players in in the modern game you need to faster more. Atlantic. Say if you WANNA play a four, three, three, three upfront. So Barcelona need to work on doing that. Is. A good that you have a player..
"messi" Discussed on Caught Offside
"There's there is no other time really yeah and I wonder too about about his personality in a situation like this because he's Yes, like you said, he is this club for this job. And maybe for all generations, there's no question about that however during his time with Barcelona? In some ways while he's always been the best player, there has also been almost a shield. Their to accompany him through like in the beginning. When he first came up, you had Ronald Dino who was such a magnetic popular figure, and then he was ushered out you still had Javi, who of course was this long-standing Barcelona legend and then you know he was ushered out and you had any ESTA who was still kind of bowl this beloved Spanish figure that was a magnetic force for France. then. You had Neymar who? Was this massive figure in his own right and when things went wrong. You know sometimes, he was made more of a scapegoat than Messi because Neymar was an easier target sometimes with the way he played his immaturity and now you've wiped, you've wiped all the non away. They're all gone now and this is now truly and to a certain extent it's always been. But now more than ever this is Messier Club, their successes, their failures you know it's all geared towards him. To. The point where you know managers almost seem irrelevant people believed that Messi is the one making the rules. Yeah and so I just wonder we've always wanted by his personality and how it's affected him with. Argentina where we're that weight has always been difficult for him to bear to the point where he retired from them in his prime he did come back but you could see even in those limited moments after brief World Cup stints brief Cope America's like that's just a a one month period every four years that was a lot for him to bear the day in day out nature of being that guy at this club. I just wonder if it's if it's just worn him away if he just needs if he just needs to get out and go somewhere else where the he'll just be loved you know that because he's there yup. I buy that I. think that is definitely a part of it I think is ambition is is more the driving force than that an, and I'd also say as well Andrew, you say it'd be more in a way. His performances really haven't been. He has changed probably mentally more. So Mentally Oh. Yeah I'm sure. Productivity Wise. He's he's an absolute someone described on twitter a total cheat code. Any really is. Boss things have changed. You're right the Barcelona he came into certainly not the Barcelona he's leaving and I. Will what's up phrase change might be as good as arrest. You know maybe maybe changing going somewhere else we'll see him renewed. Psychologically be happier messy but I, mean he probably wasn't any happier in his entire career than than that time when he had Suarez his friend Neymar his friend plan up front on and they were ripping your up asunder in. Twenty fifteen and. If. You told him as twenty fifteen within two seasons. Neymar is going to be gone, and by the time you're Turkey three, thirty four, you will not have one another chaplains they think he would have left there, and then that's the truth for me. I really do think that I think there's there's an ambition there and there's an ambition that was led bear in in the in the terms of that contract. How desperate were Barcelona to keep him to allow him to sign something that that is so easy to make him walk away just on a point of order on the contract. And again, this is what I listened to from Graham. Barcelona's are Massey's people's contention when they sent the bureau facts, which is a just a registered facts. The contention is that August is now may because of the way the season has has has been they day are saying August is may Barcelona rejected that and responded in kind and said, no, well, dot dot option has expired it expired in May but the whole crux of what Mris doing saying August is made because this is the end of the season because of what happened with the pandemic yeah And what's at stake is seven, hundred, million euros. Yeah almost. I mean for messy it's fathomable number but in the grand scheme of of transfers especially in this time when clubs are losing money. It's unfathomable number that a club would have to pay for thirty-three-year-old player. Now, like I said, he's not just any thirty-three-year-old. Look. Neither of US are. Lawyers. But I've been going back and forth in my own head as to how I think this is going to go because as we always say, Jj, what were the what will there be there will be lawyers there will be lawyers. especially with seven, hundred, million at stake. and. I just like we were talking last week or two weeks ago about the silliness of because of the break in the schedule players who needed to sign like one month extensions to be able to finish the season with their clubs in the Premier League in any league. So that that goes to show you like when it comes to contracts letter of the law matters there was no bending on those on those contracts where agents are players were saying, well, you know this this is all weird. So you know I know it says my contract expires in May but like let's just extend that or whatever. Let's just like forget about that and you know keep going no they had to sign new contracts for another month to be able to keep playing. So like thinking about that thinking about the way these contracts are written up the way words are parse through. I don't think he's I. Don't think he's going to win this. Year S We're not lawyer so I don't know. I think there'd be there'd be some level of compromise because the. WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE? The alternative is the situation you had. In years gone by the players..
Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the club
"Has told Barcelona that he wants to leave the club this summer 33. He's gotta contract until 2021. He's grown disappointed with events on and off the pitch in recent months. And you can count. The Vancouver whitecaps of MLS is one of the teams that has interest in messy Now the
Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the club
"Says that Lionel Messi has used a Spanish back service Bureau fax that requires the third parties his desire to leave the club has been with for the past 20 years and no replied using the same service that they want the 33 year old to remain with the club and finish his career in the catalog. Capitol. Reports out of messy native Argentina says that the six time Bell Indoor winter believes A clause in his contract allowed to leave on a free transfer. Marsha says the claws expired at the end of June, while Messi's reps say deadline should be extended to the end of August due to the extension of the season. Messi, who currently has a 700 million euro release clause has been rumored to be on the radar of both Manchester City and decent man Chelsea could be spending more than
Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the club
"ESPN Deportes says that Lionel Messi has used a Spanish back service Bureau fax that requires proof the third parties his desire to leave the club has been with for the past 20 years and no reply using the same service that they want the 33 year old to remain with the club and finish his career in the catalog. Capitol. Reports out of messy State of Argentina says that the six time Bell on door winner believes Closet. His contract will allow to leave on a free transfer. Marsha says The claws expired at the end of June, while Messi's reps say deadline should be extended to the end of August due to the extension of the season, who currently has a 700 million Euro release clause has been rumored to be on the radar about Manchester City in the center man Chelsea could be
Messi Wants Out
"For more reaction than to the breaking news that Messier's pass alone that he wants to leave the clubs, Robson Frank Leboeuf and Craig Burley with me Craig. I. Know you'll say one's not really that much were surprised, but it is a surprise. no, I don't think so. Don't I just think. Boss Alana, how become too blase and their approach to spending to recruitment. To structure. I think the always just fell while you know rule butter the all off from best dot and the next thing and he always saints contract. And he always stays and I think he's both. We talked about extreme after the game that I you know we would not be surprised if he wanted to go to pastures neurons and try some fresh I think this is great. I don't know. But the boys I think this is great. Here we have a guy who has got what I don't know top level maybe another three years depending on injury four producing the kind of. Is because of his age, and here we have them finally say in right who wants to showcase my challenge that is not bus alone ups I. Think this is brilliant unless it a. Huge Huge checkup, the backside full custody, and cloak. It really is thirty three years of eighty is frank. He still got it most definitely. The big question now that everyone is going to be asking is way is he going to go let's focus? Shall we on Manchester City because of the relationship with radio because one of the few teams you imagine who could afford his wages with this work feeding? I I think so yeah, I think as you said, you know he knows July and Gordon knows him. So I think he knows how to handle the the real man and and make the dressing work for works for him and and the Club of course, the financier for that and and I'm not very worried because we know. Marketing Wise Mush indicting wise that the money comes back very easily when you have big stars in those kind of players will create problems in the average for years where too much paid will create problems to a club. So I'm not worried about that. I think it's a very good option to see missy we city in the Premier League but I think he's the City's not the only going to the. We're going to go to to to an offer and make sure they have the the the former baby bustling player in. In the team I think if he's not a surprise is definitely amendment and I'm with Craig with that, I want to see that coming. Of course, bustling funds will be disappointed but I think it's in the world of football. It's a relevent like when we saw Renaldo leaving. Madrid to. Even. Bigger Zing missy living wearing another shirt is going to be huge. Of course, is the only club that he's ever known. Robert. Tactically say to get him how does that work? Well, I think it will. We've PEP Guardiola makes to build the team around when you're going to play like you have to build a team around him and that's what he'll do you probably Plame maybe off the front, you can play a slightly wider area and other players making runs beyond him that midfield would have to be better defensively. Because, he will be asked to track back and do a defensive side of the game. So I think he works at. Man. City you when you look at other clubs, I'm not sure it work other clubs. It certainly work inter because he'd have to out Front Antonio cone site would ask to be chasing around and closing the bow down that were I think the set up with Man City. Searching perfectly, he knows the manager the manager knows how to get the best out of him and I think he would actually improve play over the next two years because he's become a little bit stale as at Barcelona it'd be great. Everybody's the same placement city
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Their their their little bit of of of frail is, but then at the same time. Don hit the nail on the head that this could be one of the most entertaining Champions League finals. We've ever Saint Don. Do you think my suggestion is ridiculous stevie makes it sound that Barsha just changed the way they play in this final I. Think it's very easy to say I'll get where you're coming from. Hansi flick want he's not he's not not since he's come through the Dole since since he took everybody wants to play it talking the reason why he wants to play a high line he to condense the blame midfield if by drop off ten fifteen yards on, allow the opposition on your Tolkien, some high trust opposition in PSG allow them a little bit more room on the ball and give Maria a lot more time in space on the all he will mope thumb. So Hansi, food giant you'll have them ridiculously high because we won't the spices in midfield to be A. Lot Short folded the distance for the Midfield Kaba. But I just think you laid a very dangerous game one you what you think and I agree with the boys it is extended about Nemo but time I think the kids got magic in his boots and hugged fully I'm seeing a different name, all that Seoul in the world. Cup. When he was diving ESPN everywhere a someone that's really eager to win the jumpers vague. You know what? It hasn't been going full pay STF. Seen Him Roy loopy sleeves in diving on the floor in his took it took it took so of. The captain's armband if you're not gonNA throw this team. And when you go on the pitch once we lose in Leo Messi Malusis out Oh this kid's going to be dominated by windows full for a decade. So you get these chances they want do what landed and hit post and Mris e chances within the first few minutes of the game you know buying could be till three down. So yes, to be careful. Hussy Click. Hi guys needs some quick score predictions, Donald Start with you. I'm go three. One PS Gee. Why Don Three ONE PSG ALL RIGHT STEVE I'm going three one. Munich. Casey. The Tiebreaker. Three to bone Munich there you have it. All right. So this trio anyway by getting the job done plenty more on.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Of him teaming up with Ronaldo wouldn't that be because the seat? For some by again I don't think he's moving until we get a clear picture of the numbers involved I. Let's look at this from a Barcelona perspective maybe more Barcelona. Fan Perspective you're coming off this eight to your obviously desperate. How desperate is the situation? If you're Barcelona, Fan looking at the next five years and you know and ESPN Has reported. This is a face to face meeting how desperate or you feel. The houses on fire that that's something that cannot be debated and it was on fire even before they too. So what the to did is essentially goes pour gasoline on what was already a very, very fracture situation, and so when you look about salon evaluated worldwide Salona is right now is a club that has been making the wrong decisions for years for years. And at some point, this was going to calm and blow up in somebody's face. Well, it's blown up in all of their faces and so I look at it as Barcelona yes. They're going to rebuild the great but rebuilding is Joe's one player. It is in Joe's one situation that you have to resolve. The rebuil- is not one that you just just take. Over one transfer market it has to do it has to be about the culture of the club. How do you develop players? What is the new face of celona because Messi is indeed at some point gonNA leave whether it's now later at some point he's going to leave and where's the transition coming from whereas the new of place and the decisions that you've been making younger players say for example, belly well, the hasn't worked out coutihno that hasn't worked out, and so therefore now you've Song Amiss on a couple of big names. and. Now, you have the biggest name of all and the biggest nightmare for any Barcelona fan would be that indeed that this conversation took place and that was the tone of the conversation. Imagine if you're Coleman, you just walked into a house you know is burning hot the already hot you haven't even sat on it. And Your Guy Your Main Guy One guy that you're GonNa Lean on tells you. I. Think maybe out. The only thing that maybe keeping me here is because my contract is complicated and we are in a covert nineteen world and it may be difficult for me to move somewhere else. But really. Actually looking elsewhere, and this may not be my priority that is not ideal for anybody that has anything to do with our CELONA. Don On. This don your romantic bit of storyteller. What would you rather see from a Fan's perspective. Would you rather see Messi meal a one club guy throughout his career or do you have curiosity I think like a lot of people what would it look like to see Messi in a different shirt Yeah. Well, Ali Paints a great pitcher of the House on fire actually will be listening to him, but I think from found point of view I. think it needs help messy i. think that's clear and obvious I think the job that he's done since he's been, it's been remarkable and players under legend replays. I'm not knocking these because it happens to us all. When you see lots of Bush cuts and you see the Luis Suarez, you can physically see the domes so many miles and so many trophies in the put so much into Barcelona. Just gone old over probably two or three yet even. So from a thumbs point view, the name or story will never ever go away until he actually says he's committed future to s g which he never lot does because I think in his heart heart, you'd look to go back to Spain to go back the boss. So I could quite easily see and I'm just painting this pitch with with. No intelligence, what the financial situation is like an also but all of a sudden I could see a messy played in a different position with someone like name taken the lead and they more playing further forward An- and Lionel Messi happened free role to just go and do what he does as long as you build a side with Brockett y'all whoever it might be his remember. Piano coming in a central midfield, but they need to rebuild they need it quick because o'clock foucault, they shouldn't be humiliated in this story hasn't happened overnight. It's no coincidence when you see the result ago two or three years ago Houston result against Liverpool last season in the eight to against buying this has been come an has been coming in and it's been happening quite wild. Gab, I saw that face you. Why don't you tell us what the face was about you don't think Messi will move back to make space for Neymar? Look I I i. don't see how Neymar could becoming I mean this is the fact right with all due respect to the two former pros you have their in the end. They don't take pay cuts right? They very very, very rarely. Do you see Footballer taking pay cut to make themselves? Happy. So the only way Neymar box of our CELONA is if he takes a pay cut and and if Greece takes a pay cut to go somewhere else and whatever. So you know I appreciate the picture Don painted because that's maybe what he would like to see but There is a different reality different dynamic. Here at work I think what this is is essentially Lionel Messi. Exercising a play and I think I don't say that in a negative way I say in a positive way, this was just him meeting face to face with Ron. Kumon this is Ronald coming to Essy's house in Costanza fells just outside. Barcelona by the beach going to pays respects to messy messy saying listen I. Don't see myself I. See myself more out the. Away from his club. Then at this club that clause told you about earlier by May thirty first, you can leave on a free transfer. Nobody's been able to confirm whether because the season was extended because of covid perhaps that clause was extended as well. So messy has incredible leverage here I. Think he has certain goals and others. First goal is the well being of Barcelona how he gets there is I think what messy still deciding. The will be new elections and I, think Messi wants to exert his influence to make sure that the club do what he thinks is best and the only way he has leverage is if he threatens. To leave if he comes out with something like that because then at that point, the whole ceiling caves in on email but the way the club is right now they have to listen to what messy says. Said do you have a house in felt not yet?.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Everybody welcome into the ESPN NFC studios alongside hundred fashioned Salazar. Great to be with you. We're going to hear from plenty of voices throughout the show today Steven case we'll be with us in just a little bit look ahead to the Champions League final. By the way just one segment. I know you've been busy today I'll but I'm excited in student I can tell with me as well. Those broad shoulders they can take it for sure. We also got our first look at the Premier League fixture lists dive into that a little bit as well but breaking news out of Barcelona. Catalan radio station reporting that Lionel, Messi and Ronald Koeman have met and it did not go. Well reportedly Messi has said he feels more out than in the club while reportedly also acknowledging just how difficult it could be to Lee Barcelona. Thanks to his contract situation for more reaction on this let's welcome in some more voices Don and Gab are with this Don Hutchison Gab Marcatti. Gab I'll start with you. Let's say this is true and that Messi will, in fact lead Barcelona, a Gimme some unlikely landing spots for Messi. Well. I'm wearing realm Rome hypothetical obviously but it depends essentially on two things. depends on what kind of salary Lionel, MESSI would command. Because right now when you factor in the fact that he holds his his image is total control of his image rights, which is not customary in Spain. And you factor in his. His salary and bonuses. You're looking north of one, hundred, million euros a year total package. So I I don't know that there is a single team in the world that that is in a position. Pay that. So don't have to be some kind of complicated adjustment there. So that's the one thing we don't know. The other thing we don't know is Lino Messy. Until may thirty first. To Leave Barcelona on a free transfer under the terms of the contract that he signed three years ago. In after the third year of his contract, if he informed the club in writing by May thirty first, they would have to leave him for nothing zero. However he did not do that. So they're on the hook or he's on the hook rather at Barcelona for another season, Barcelona could demand. A. Transfer fee. As. Well now, how do you even begin to cancer calculate a transfer fee for Lionel Messi That's very, very difficult. Do you even calculate transfer fee if he told you that he wants to leave? I. These are all the things rolling out there. This is why it's so complicated. Where could he go I? Like to think that the on Ansi? If he does leave I, don't think you will. But if he does I think he's going to choose someplace that's that's important to him and he's not just going to move you know for money or or to win more Champions League titles so whether it's a romantic choice of going back to Ohio, maybe not just yet So possibly somewhere else in Europe people are chucking Manchester City out there usual suspects. There's the romantic notion.
Jumping Into Markdown
"Many Stephen Hackett, and I, have joined is always of my co-host and friend Mr David sparkes. Hello. Steven. How are you? Today? I'm good. How are you? I am ready to talk about markdown. We're touching the third rail here. The podcasting Faux Pas, we're going to talk about a little bit about coating on an audio podcast. I, think mark down the big exception. As we get into this. The whole idea is that it's really simple and so I think we can talk to this syntax and be just fine. Yeah Yeah. Well, this is a good episode we're going deep on markdown today Marc out something that a lot of people are aware of, but not as many people know how to do and it is really easy get through this podcast today. Down pro. I think so too before we get into all of that just real quick it is. We are in August. Now, I don't know how that happened. But we we will be working on and planning episodes around Iowa's fourteen. Macara's Big Sur. Couple of people had had asked about those I. Think we'll do what we did last year and and have A. Episode per release win. That is nobody knows and so we we're kind of keeping an eye on apple said in their results at the phone will be later this year by a couple of weeks does that mean? In Big Sur. Later, by couple weeks to WHO knows nobody knows. So this is going to be a fun adventure all in together this year. And related questions I've had from people are what about shortcuts and the photos field guide the most of those areas got up with this new operating system I. Think I'm going to have an a free update shortcuts when they launch Iowa's where team, but the question is nobody knows when they'll launch it. So if they launch it next week, I will not have an update ready, but there will be an update eventually or hopefully on launch day for shortcuts followed by a free update photos both of those will be free last year. I had to charge for shortcuts because apple rewrote shortcuts I to do the whole thing from scratch fortunately, that's not the case this year. So I'll have some so free updates. If you've already about those field guides also today we are going to in more power users. We're GONNA talk some tech stuff stephen is getting ready to prep for the annual the podcast on and right there's a bunch of technology involved with that. So we're looking forward to talking about that more power users today. So technology and sobbing both. Both. Right now. I really this is a stranger I have a lot of questions. boy Yeah. So let's get into. It's going to mark down. Just. A touch of background markdown was created by John Gruber the writer of daring fireball. We spoke about this episode four, hundred, sixty, six AMAC power users where he was a guest talk about the history of it. He's given other interviews about the history of markdown. and. It's really cool I. Mean it is sort of the definition of writing a project to scratch an edge. You have. He wanted a tool for riding on the web that wasn't. Junkie and Messi like html is and markdown came out of that desire I. think that's pretty cool. Yeah I mean John had a blog. He was one of the first that I was aware of the did the linked posts you know where he would link something and make a few comments about it, but it also have more extensive posts. and. He wanted simple method right in. So he did He created his own tool, and who would a guest that it became such a big thing. It's everywhere and we're GonNa get to that later in the episode of just how many places you can use markdown and it shows up in some pretty surprising projects and websites across the Internet. And the idea of it really though at its at its foundational level is just something you can write with any plain text editor that at the end of the process gives you usable text for html at least that was the original idea now since then it's become so much more because now you can export as rich text and you can do all sorts of cool things with markdown but having a starting point where you can sit there with the keyboard and not have to fiddle with code snippets and make something that's usable later. That's right. So the initial pitch when Gruber announced it is that this is a tool to convert plane tech's to html for people who are riding on the web, and so if you're blogging and you need Italics were bold or links, you don't have to do that in html you can do it in mark down and then they're marginally two things. It's the syntax and there's an interpreter and you can. Get it on your website and it Lowe's html and everybody sees a regular web page. But like you said over the years it has. Shown up everywhere. It's even supported in x code now as of a couple of years ago, which is gonNA. Feel pretty good. If you're if you're John Right this product you built being blessed and put an exco that's gotta be pretty. Cool. Talking about those two pieces of let's break them down for a second because the first piece to me is almost is definitely more important than the second piece in the first piece is it's a text syntax where you can include links and rich text items without having a rich text. You know nobody in air quotes here, word processor at your disposal, and that is something that's very useful but the syntax in addition to being something that's easily convertible he also made it and I think this is the genius of markdown he made easily readable. So when you read if I put a page of html in front of anybody listening to the show next to page of mark down. It would be obvious how much easier it is to read markdown than html because h inasmuch codes and tags and other things in it that really get in the way of finding the words whereas markdown is all about the words and the very simple syntax we're gonNA teach you here shortly. embeds all that stuff for you. So you don't you don't need to worry about.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Of ESPN Thomas. Lots, to get through today coming up Steve, you'll be heads reflect on blinds, call a victory over Chelsea also Jolson Gav head to discuss what has been a very busy twenty four hours for your vendors announcing that Andrea pillow will be the new coach of you've we start though in the Champions League Barcelona taking on Napoli One, one, this of course going. into the second leg at the camp. Now, boss in the end winning by three goals to one heads of discussing Alley Moreno Frank Leboeuf who's about to become a grandfather for the first time. He's adore to in labor and without comment we also introduced Craig Burley as well to the program Craig. Let's start. Shall we reflecting on that win for at the camp now once again Lionel Messi was instrumental. Thank. You. So when you went for thirty thousand and just just delaying the inevitable for him one more game going to the core finals. You know and you can't say much more than. in terms of the performance, it was unsurprising that. Not Play who finished seventh and Sarah will still very much towards the end of the game I thought that you'd brought Milijana Burt eller physical presence. And get more balls in the balked. He didn't do that until the last ten or twelve minutes and so bacelona got away with it was messy sharpness. That gotten through particularly the the bold inactivation killer Bali. For, the kick, but there was one or two calls in the Game B-. Bustle, and got the job done is they should have. Done done against the site are not the best in Syria. We'll talk about some of these dubious calls in a moment but I thought you talked about the so much. Have we I feel after every Barcelona game about how dependent they are on messy? Yeah, it's it's not gonNA take not anytime soon that is the way that they play and everybody on the field looks for where Messi is and give him the ball and led him resolve the issues. There isn't any more productivity coming from anywhere else other on the field. There is a through ball from anybody else there isn't a final pass from anybody else across from anybody else if it's not messy, essentially winning the ball given to himself, crossing the to himself and finishing himself it's very, very difficult to see where Barcelona produces Brielle, goalscoring opportunities and. Again. Today we saw Nantong agrees bid a lot of running a lot a lot of work for the team defensively by very little impact offensively restarted scores have penalty gig, but very little outside of that and really what was truly surprising about this game in the second half is to see Barcelona at home just renounced possession just four for the possession say, yeah, you will. You have the ball you see if you can create something on, we're going defend. Now this is Barcelona we're talking about this is not a millennial team. This is not a defensive team, per se and yet at team that you have historically seen at the count now just knocking the ball around really. Possession Monday, the rhythm of the game that is not what we saw today in the second half they were more than happy to sit behind the ball, very unlike Barcelona but in the end effective effective and to advance onto the next round. Frank is testament to what have done in this competition over previous years. The even three one up I home with ten minutes ago you still felt you had to watch this game to the end just in case Napoli got back into it. Yes. Exactly. Because you know that defensive, a bustling is very fragile and the showed that many many times and. And the consistency now they're the talent is not as well except that you have a fantastic little man missy to also do young think he did well, I mean the outside the food when he gave him the giftable macy when he scored and the goal was. disallowed. is an absolute beauty but otherwise, Yeah Celine Craig, it's very very. Well you. No performance style you know where where you don't see many things you you see only one guy doing the difference and that's it and you you I wanted to to see after the. Win Win scalding just before the off time. Say Six second time. It's going to be better. Maybe we're going to see something. Well, he didn't happen to the bid at some point but. How. The of the day you Didn't see a good game good game I. so average she'll team against I've sees a dude, the shade of the that we known I think we're doing the rest of these bustle and a disservice here. Yeah, they're under performance. There's no doubt about it, but sometimes players even the best players are looking for guidance and we know we know there are holes in the boss loners squad the there's quite a few top teams have holes in the squad. But did you spend all in? Well, let's see. It's just a messy for Barcelona. I think when you look around, I think what they need to find as as yeah, a balance within the squad which comes through budget. But a coach, find a key to unlock the clear talent there, and it takes some pressure off message Volvo they struggled and lost his job and said to him was a man it was going to commend with as Grit football style from Betas and nuts really not happened, and so there is more in the locker for boss of them were seeing I'd just feel that the sampler not playing well, another players looking for guidance. And yet defined the court this going to command and the last twelve to eighteen months or so and fainter sets up the gets the best of everybody else as well as getting the best Lino. Messy then Barcelona will be in better shape. Well, let's talk about some of these thoughts he calls you mentioned Craig Twenty four hours ago. Of course, be source and questionable penalties awarded. The opening bars goal should have stood for you Craig. No. I thought that was a clear push. It wasn't created actually false view. Got Via. And you know it was a and around in the box. To hines we're up there was a shovel defender Cliffs Yovany defender and not allow them to win the Bowl Var obviously, as it does checks all these things and lo and behold could see no infringement. So I personally thought it reserve a frequent. This is a strange house near Frank because as Craig. Mentioned in real time maybe you didn't see it but once you see that replay in the Var booth, you've got to Sansa foul. Yeah. That's what should. Be devolved you know.
Messi Dazzles as Barca Advance
"Barcelona taking on Napoli One, one, this of course going. into the second leg at the camp. Now, boss in the end winning by three goals to one heads of discussing Alley Moreno Frank Leboeuf who's about to become a grandfather for the first time. He's adore to in labor and without comment we also introduced Craig Burley as well to the program Craig. Let's start. Shall we reflecting on that win for at the camp now once again Lionel Messi was instrumental. Thank. You. So when you went for thirty thousand and just just delaying the inevitable for him one more game going to the core finals. You know and you can't say much more than. in terms of the performance, it was unsurprising that. Not Play who finished seventh and Sarah will still very much towards the end of the game I thought that you'd brought Milijana Burt eller physical presence. And get more balls in the balked. He didn't do that until the last ten or twelve minutes and so bacelona got away with it was messy sharpness. That gotten through particularly the the bold inactivation killer Bali. For, the kick, but there was one or two calls in the Game B-. Bustle, and got the job done is they should have. Done done against the site are not the best in Syria. We'll talk about some of these dubious calls in a moment but I thought you talked about the so much. Have we I feel after every Barcelona game about how dependent they are on messy? Yeah, it's it's not gonNA take not anytime soon that is the way that they play and everybody on the field looks for where Messi is and give him the ball and led him resolve the issues. There isn't any more productivity coming from anywhere else other on the field. There is a through ball from anybody else there isn't a final pass from anybody else across from anybody else if it's not messy, essentially winning the ball given to himself, crossing the to himself and finishing himself it's very, very difficult to see where Barcelona produces Brielle, goalscoring opportunities and. Again. Today we saw Nantong agrees bid a lot of running a lot a lot of work for the team defensively by very little impact offensively restarted scores have penalty gig, but very little outside of that and really what was truly surprising about this game in the second half is to see Barcelona at home just renounced possession just four for the possession say, yeah, you will. You have the ball you see if you can create something on, we're going defend. Now this is Barcelona we're talking about this is not a millennial team. This is not a defensive team, per se and yet at team that you have historically seen at the count now just knocking the ball around really. Possession Monday, the rhythm of the game that is not what we saw today in the second half they were more than happy to sit behind the ball, very unlike Barcelona but in the end effective effective and to advance onto the next round. Frank is testament to what have done in this competition over previous years. The even three one up I home with ten minutes ago you still felt you had to watch this game to the end just in case Napoli got back into it. Yes. Exactly. Because you know that defensive, a bustling is very fragile and the showed that many many times and. And the consistency now they're the talent is not as well except that you have a fantastic little man missy to also do young think he did well, I mean the outside the food when he gave him the giftable macy when he scored and the goal was. disallowed. is an absolute beauty but otherwise, Yeah Celine Craig, it's very very. Well you. No performance style you know where where you don't see many things you you see only one guy doing the difference and that's it and you you I wanted to to see after the. Win Win scalding just before the off time. Say Six second time. It's going to be better. Maybe we're going to see something. Well, he didn't happen to the bid at some point but. How. The of the day you Didn't see a good game good game I. so average she'll team against I've sees a dude, the shade of the that we known I think we're doing the rest of these bustle and a disservice here. Yeah, they're under performance. There's no doubt about it, but sometimes players even the best players are looking for guidance and we know we know there are holes in the boss loners squad the there's quite a few top teams have holes in the squad. But did you spend all in? Well, let's see. It's just a messy for Barcelona. I think when you look around, I think what they need to find as as yeah, a balance within the squad which comes through budget. But a coach, find a key to unlock the clear talent there, and it takes some pressure off message Volvo they struggled and lost his job and said to him was a man it was going to commend with as Grit football style from Betas and nuts really not happened, and so there is more in the locker for boss of them were seeing I'd just feel that the sampler not playing well, another players looking for guidance. And yet defined the court this going to command and the last twelve to eighteen months or so and fainter sets up the gets the best of everybody else as well as getting the best Lino. Messy then Barcelona will be in better
Big tech CEOs testify before Congress
"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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These are really difficult crazy stressful times, and if you're trying to sort of cope, it could be helpful to find something that gets beyond like doom scrolling and like obsessive worried. But digs into what is really going on underneath the surface, and that's what the weeds is all about I. Matthew Yglesias. Weeds podcast here on the box meeting podcast network. This is podcast for people who really want to understand the policy debates and policy issues that shaping our world. We've seen now more than ever like how relevant policy is to our actual lives, but so much in the news isn't focused on really understanding and explaining detail way if that sounds good to you, join us for the weeds, every Tuesday and Friday to find out what's going on why matters and what we can do about it. You could download the weeds on apple spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. Tracy. When it comes to facebook I turn to you. FACEBOOK is patience consumer of startups as what we've learned. Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.
Stephanie Fleming on organization, life hacks, and how she built 'The Happy Planner' and 'Me & My Big Ideas'
"Are so excited to. To introduce incredible Stephanie Fleming. She is a creative entrepreneurs speaker of and wellness seeker. Most notably, she is the CO founder of me and my big ideas creator of the happy planner, and what began twenty years ago as a tiny garage business is now an industry leading lifestyle brand and offers a wide variety of products that inspire customers to live creatively and plan a happy life. Please welcome Stephanie to the show. Okay, we'll Stephanie. We are so excited to have you on the here for her podcast. Thank you so much for joining us. And we are so curious about everything that you've created and your and so I think. Our audience is going to be very very interested in the business aspect of. Everything that we're about to talk about some super excited cool. I'm so excited to be talking to you. Guys for those who don't know. Tell us a little bit about your health. I'm Stephanie. Fleming and I'm a creative entrepreneur. I actually call myself like an accidental entrepreneur. I started my business me and my big ideas with my mom twenty actually over twenty years ago started in my garage with an idea of just one idea for making stickers for the scrapbooking industry at that time and. And really just kind of wanted to do it too. I needed a creative outlet. Yes, but I needed to pay the bills like I. was you know a young mom and struggling to make ends meet, and just really wanting to like. Go out there and I would do anything because I you know I wanted a better life for myself, and for my kids and and so I was definitely you're. You're? The definition of a hustler like I was like I have no money, but I will put in the sweat equity so. We been hustling with me and my big ideas for. Over twenty years now, and we've created everything from paper stickers and now planner, so planners is our latest the happy planners, our latest product line and It's just been such a a wonderful thing for us to get into because we get to share a love for creativity for positively, and that's been kind of where I have fallen in the last probably five or six years which. Not only being an entrepreneur in a business person, but also being able to be the spokesperson for our product and our brand, and that's something that I've been totally passionate about. It's amazing. I'm curious. So, what did you do before you started your business? Were you a stay at home? Mom? Did you have have a job, so I was? I was pregnant when I was eighteen. Not Married had had a baby, and when immediately from high school to I need to find some way to take care of my son and I did in home daycare for eight years, and was daycare provider for six kids usually at one time and it was you know it's honest work? It's hard work. It's eleven hour days for you know for eight years and you know all I to do is be a good mom, and and so I didn't have a college education. I grew up in the craft industry though my. My parents had a manufacturing and distributing business so I grew up from picking orders in the warehouse. To you know watching my parents who are entrepreneurs basically navigate the craft industry and come along with them to trade shows and things like that so I always had that creative bug, and and even as an entrepreneur as a kid I was making little catalog, so you can buy these cards here, my designs and so, but then life hits, and then you have to go out, and you know and do the best you can and and so at the time. In one, thousand, nine, hundred eight. My mom and my mom had sold that business, she and my stepdad divorced and they sold their business, and so she was kind of at this place in her life where she was like okay. I'm ready to start over, I need. She was probably my age now, and it was like thinking I need to start over and figure out what life looks like for me. Now and I was saying I just I want to start something something I want to do anything and so my mom had some seed money and. Like I said I would do. You know so. I stayed up all night trying to find just hustling to find hair. Competitors are advertising in this trade magazine. So that's a potential a mailing list for so anything possible. I was willing to do so. Yeah so it was not like I had this pedigree of an MBA, and I'm going. Go start a business, and that's why I say I'm definitely. An accidental entrepreneur, but I've I've loved it. We'll story. It is very very cool. It seems like you had it in your blood like raped in the beginning. Though like it was something that you're meant to do. I, think so. I think without knowing that that's what it was like. I was just cleaning out. One of the things we've done in quarantine is cleaning out our garage and so all my memorabilia. That's where I found my card. Catalogue of here are the things you combine I'm like I always was. Experiencing entrepreneurship right in front of my is growing up but I never really knew it. In fact, my mom was in charge of all of the creative side of the business, and was the one in charge of new products, and out there trying to find out what creative women were doing next, and so when my mom would go on an rnd shopping trip and take all of us with her. We didn't realize what we were doing was watching her shopping trends and seeing what was out in fashion, and how we can bring that into the craft and creative industries, so when it just seemed like something natural, and now I'm trying to identify people go. Where do you find your trend Mic-? Just Watch I. Just look and so yeah. We were Kinda groomed without knowing that that's what was happening. So cool and so. You had your first business you? You began doing that twenty years ago. And then you landed to the happy planner, which has been a huge success and It's a it's a beautiful book. It's something that you want to. Hold in your hand, and just like carry with you all the time. It's so cute and fashionable. Where did that idea come from? And how? How did you of get to that point? Where like I want to be in this market of making planners? Happy like honestly we've had a lot of great products that of sold weller mckellen's pretty cool, but the happy planner is like it's so me. It's totally me so the the way we came up with. It was pretty much the same process that we did it with anything. As we and my sister is heavily involved in product about men in our company as well, but we watch in decide okay. scrapbooking was huge for a while, and so we were able to kind of ride that. That wave and we've kept coming out with products and line extensions and and then you kind of see that it was kind of starting to taper off. It was not as popular and the products weren't as weren't selling and going doing the having the sell through that they did before, so we're like okay. We need to know what creative women are doing next. which is what my mom did, so we would always be looking for what. What what do i WanNa do what is something that's interesting for me. and and then also kind of searching pinterest looking around water, creative women doing so for some reason on pinterest people were taking just regular planners from staples, or whatever and they were putting our scrapbooking products, stickers and things and making them cute but the scrapbooking don't really fit like they don't fit size-wise. They didn't fit if you're you know the stickers we were. Were to commemorate memories and things, and that's not necessarily the things that you need for planning so I kind of just you know, and they were boring to staples like office supply things. They have black brown different color bays. You know really great. You know what I think. Someone would would think the businessmen would like. And then there was like three designs that were like purple. Paisley or some ugly grandma color. You know I'm a woman, I. I don't want that, so we thought definitely we could do better in design. We could get them more affordable. We could create accessories that would go specifically for them, and then you could put in those accessories like things that are positive so that every single day when you're planning when you're having fun putting stickers out ever, there's this creative positive message that makes you happy that keeps you going, and so it was just a kind of another. Offshoot into what we normally do. What are creative women doing? And at this point? It was like people are busy, and they want to be creative, but they need that little bit of licensed to say it's okay when you're planning your schedule. You can kind of put a sticker downer. Says you can do it or just. Those little positive affirmations make a make a big difference. I love that so much were all about positive affirmations and There's something that I still love about having a planner in front of me like an organizational planner. Where where I. Can you know touch the pages and I can mark things off. It's so different than a calendar on Google you know and I've always I've i. still have a planner, so I love that, but I'm curious because you have built such a successful brand and obviously. You've separated yourself in so many ways by having something very unique You offer as something that's very I would say year to the millennial woman. But how how have you separated yourself with your branding? I'm just so curious about like where your sales come from utilizing social media, you have a huge social media following. So, how what kind of what was your? What was the method to your madness at that point when you started thinking ahead? Yeah, so at that point. We had we had a very successful company in the craft industry and up? Until that point, we had what I figured successful products. We didn't really have necessarily like brand. Following social media was just coming up, but you know there was something about the happy, and I think my own personal passion for the product helped in planning it. No Pun intended. because. I feel like we got to this place or like this product line. I just feel like we need to be able to have a brand. There's gotta be a message behind because the message of the product is so powerful and so really. What happened I mean there wasn't? A Master Plan I love this product so much. That I just started talking about it and sharing on social media back in the periscope days. You remember, periscope yeah. Remember. About it and I just said you know what I would anytime we would come up with something, or we had something new exciting happening in office. I'd like I'm just GONNA share. It's just going to be I wanted to our product and the brand to feel like like we were just friends sharing like. If I was you know to call you up and say Oh, my Gosh I'm so excited. We just got this prototype in, and here's what it looks like. Here's how I'm going to use it and every. Every new products came in. We previewed it on periscope did live Q. and A. is, and and that's before people really doing that and we were sharing the process and the product, and sharing my excitement, geeking out over stickers and a paper planner you know, so. It became I thought there was really no plan other than to share authentically, and that was really before, but you know everything authenticity be authentic was just such a overused catchphrase, but that's what it was because I didn't actually want to be the spokesperson. For our company, and because it's such a team effort, and so I'm not. I'm not maybe maybe I wouldn't had the idea for. Let's let's look into to paper planners, but I didn't create designs, and I not the artist, and I'm not the one who source the product and sold it in such a team so but. In order I felt so passionately that. Don't have relationships with companies. They don't have relationships with products, but they have relationships with people and brands, and if I could be that conduit. To Give A. Personality to our land our company then. I'm like all right. I'm willing to do because I was the one before it was like no, I don't really want to know I'm just I'm fine to not do it, but when I was sharing something, I was so passionate about the following just came. We did not say hey. We want to get to I. Think we're over six hundred thousand on instagram. We didn't have a plan for that. I mean eventually to grow. It takes you get to a certain point. It's like okay now. You have to plan, but we grew our numbers very very organically, and by just engaging with them. You know true engagement and it's. It's not even just the number in the plan, but it's like. Are you engaged? Do you care about your followers? Do you care about your customers and deal you know? Are you engaging that way? Are you doing it for the rise near following? Are you doing it for the sale? Are you doing? Are you doing it because this? Just feel so right to you know. Yeah while you're on that topic, too. Because so cool that you grew organically because. I mean it's such an easily marketable product, but also like how how do you stand out amongst your competitors are? There's other planner companies out there. So what's your differentiating factor with your product? So at the beginning? We were the only ones pretty much doing what we did, so we stood out really quick, and it's almost like I. Always say like it was like. Like when I had my first when I said WHO's very well behaved typical. I am such a good mom. And then my daughter came a second, and she is like great, but she's you know totally like wild spirit and I'm like oh my gosh. I need to to work at this little more. So when we did when all of a sudden you're like It's growing and you're thinking. Oh, my gosh is great. People are just listening, and then all of a sudden when you're onto something, people and other brands and other companies go. They're onto something I. Think I'm going to try that, too. And then what you were doing so authentically is being duplicated right so. So what we have always done I think and even back in the scrapbooking and paper. Crafting days was just advice. My mom gave me is just really don't worry too much about what other people are doing. Find out what you uniquely do. What is it that your company or your brand do what do you? How do you stand out and for US There's a lot of people who have high end stationary and people. People that are saying a professional and I want it to look like this or I. Don't like this about your as well. This is who we are. We are colorful and fun and were affordable. We have a disc bound system where you can change things in and out, and those are some things honestly and with the brand that will turn people off when you really claim like who you are. Some people are going to say. Well, I. Don't know but I. don't like that well, but this is who we are when you can really find that those are the things that just kind of narrowed down, and you nail it down so much that these are the things that make us unique, and so for us. We embraced all of that. That is who we are fun and colorful, positive and an interchangeable, and all these things about the product and about our messaging. That's what we focused on, and I think even especially going forward when it becomes harder and you. Maybe at this point, we're going like you see a slowing in not just gaining followers as fast when you get up high. And there's more people in the space so for us it's how can we find? What, we, what is it that we offer? That's unique whether it's the message product. And, you kind of have those pillars of our being authentic. Is it something that's different or are we just white noise in the space? Should we be making a change? We be pivoting. Right now do. Is there something we need to be doing to be more aware of the surroundings of the economy of this of society so You're constantly looking for you have to just be aware. Of who you are where you're going and not being paying too much attention to. The competitors and the people aside. It's really hard though it's hard to do because you find yourself looking. They're doing so good over there. Maybe I should change and go that way so knowing who you are is a huge part of that success for us. And, I love how you really made an emphasis on. Being okay with not being a good fit for everyone, and you know we talk about this even on social media. How you know people always give us questions on. You know my Gosh I I lost if I don't post for three days. I'll lose one hundred followers well if those people want on, follow you because you haven't posted three days. They're not your people. Like they were never people anyway, so I love that you have you have a focus and you understand your branch so well. The you know who you're catering to, and also you mentioned pivoting when you need to because. You know I think that people get so focused on the end goal, and if it's not if it doesn't turn out exactly how they anticipated that it would be, they give up right, so I think that's I. Love that so much and it kind of brings me to my next question on. The hardships entrepreneurship because I think that when people look from the outside, they see this beautiful brand that you've built a successful mom who's who's doing it all, but it takes so much work and behind the scenes that the people don't see. Can you walk us through some of those hardships that you faced in how you've kind of gotten through them? Oh yeah and I think. I'm so glad you brought that up because you especially on social media, people will see their, so they'll say. Where were you because I'm pretty active on my own, and then also I with the happy planner, but it like where were you? We Miss John there. I'm like you guys like if I would have shown. What I was doing for the past seven days, it was get up in the morning. Go to work. Stay there till seven o'clock have like meetings altay come home barely figure how I'm going to get the door dash before I wanna fall asleep, and then you know over it over and over again and I'm like it's not glamorous. It's hard There's a lot that goes into it. You know and you have to love it if you are somebody who has your own business or your own brand? You have to love it because it is not I mean I would say. Ninety, eight percent of it's not glamorous, but it's rewarding. You know it's something that you love, but you're GONNA have failures. You can't be afraid to work hard and fail. Because, you're GONNA. Do both of those all the time? And you know and learning from your from your failures for me. It's like you know we've had products that the ones that you've mentioned like happy planner that quadrupled the size of our business in the matter of two years But in the in between, and we had already had like a pretty successful company, and we were like well, but what you don't see, are all of the things where you come out with the product and you're like that's a dog. You Know Kate next. What do we? Can we learn from that? You know that's what you can't. You can't shy away from it, but nobody wants to see that nobody, but those are the lessons. Are you know what you're seeing? When when you see the happy planner is our success of you know Gosh over twenty we did that. It was fifteen years. I think into the our business before we hit that like Grand Slam, we'd had several. You know that was. This product was a triple. This one was a strikeout. This one was a base hit. And then you know, we never know we not. Even we're not even. Promise that we were going to have that big of a success that we just kept going and every time we did we learned something like Oh we didn't do. The packaging wasn't right or you know. Maybe we rent to too early into that trend, or maybe we didn't research it enough or maybe we learned something every time but I mean we've had. We've had product failures. We've had really difficult times in the economy I've been around here through September eleventh through the two thousand eight crash where the business was doing great, and then all of a sudden we've had were having to like have layoffs and figure out how to make the hard decisions. To keep your business healthy and around and surviving, and that's really hard. I mean that's something that right now we're going through. You know we have. Luckily we've got a great basin. We've had a very successful business, but this is a gut punch, and for a healthy business like ours. This has been really difficult and I can only imagine if you're struggling before this, but you just have to figure out you. It's almost like a business as almost like being a parent. You've got to make those tough decisions. Decisions you know that not everyone's going to understand. That's going to be hard. It's going to keep you up at night. and those those you don't see those on social media. No one's sharing like we had to really hard today and or have been meetings all day, and if they are, they're showing you the picture of themselves looking really cute, and you know here I am with my thing and it's. It's just not always like that victims hardly ever like that, so I think it's sometimes i. I've shared lots more real version especially on my own personal social media on instagram. Especially because I, think we do a disservice to. Everybody but to women's in general specifically where it's like if you're trying to be an inspiration and trying to share with other women, this is what if I can, we can all be here for each other. You, know in business, and this is how we can succeed. We are doing a disservice if we are just showing what our lives really never looked like And how how then do those? How'd you push through? How do you push through at the worst times for people that are listening that are entrepreneurs have launched their business or not seeing success right away. Like what have you learned to cut has kept you going. I think i. mean this sounds like something that my husband would go. No, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it because he's. My husband was our CFO CEO and. But for me, I, it's so much into an instinct. And then pushed through because I believe in my instinct very strongly. There's a thing like I feel like you know for us. We were very fortunate that the business that we started stayed healthy, and was viable forever, however I. Kind of look at our product launches in our product releases and different product types almost like many businesses, because there comes a time when you know this isn't working, you know there comes a time when you're like. We just need to let this keep going. We need to work at market. We need and you just you kind of. If you're really being honest with yourself, you know when it's like am I pushing too hard for something. That's not really making. Any headway or do I just need to keep working harder and I feel like You know if we ask ourselves how we done everything. HAVE WE EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION? That's what I think. We need to kind of listeners, though because I just feel like if you are sitting here like. With a struggling business, let's say whether it's from the economy or just like I'm just not going anywhere It's hard because some people will say just keep going. Just keep going all the time. I don't think you should do that all the time. Sometimes you want maybe need to move onto. Something different doesn't mean you're not going to be. In business or start your own company, or but maybe this, isn't it? Maybe it is? Maybe you're just sitting there going. You know what this is going to be tough times, but I believe in this business i. know we have and we're going to keep going, so you kind of have to listen to that. You know you're got to say. Where are you? Are you? You know? Do I need to keep pushing through this, or is there something else that I need to be? Doing are exploring. It's such a weird time to because with everything going on I. Mean People are obviously doing less news less really to plan but I think there's still an opportunity and it's great that the product isn't just a manner planning out your daily activities that can also be used for intentional set goal setting in just writing down thoughts that you have journaling so I love that it's it's I town that regard Have you guys thought of ways to during this tough time? Kind of still sell your product in different ways or maybe thinking about different product lunches. Were you know what kind of has been brewing in the last few weeks, so it's like a perfect example of. Of evolving and pivoting right so like. Yes, when you're when we're looking at people that are planning your days just filled. My days were just like I couldn't even have the whole damn thinking. How tiny can I right because there's so much going on, but you know one of the other things we have in our product, minus positively journaling and guided journals, and then when you you know for us, it would be so tone deaf to be talking. Talking about we know you're busy. Let's just talk about busy busy busy schedule Hustle. Let's go because this is not the time for that, so we had to look at. What do we have in? You know in our offering. And what do we have What do we think is important or is there something else we can offer so for us? you know slowing down journaling 'cause for me. It's all about putting the pen to paper. I Love I love my. Technology and I. On my computer as well, but there's something to me about writing stuff down whether it's my schedule and prioritizing key efficient or whether it's like you know just journaling what I'm grateful for writing that down I did a whole like wellness like year in two thousand eighteen, where every single day for the entire year I journal. Like what am I feeling I thought it was going to be like more. Of a fitness thinks I like. My cholesterol is high, and I needed to lose weight, and I was going to do all these things I'm going to travel the stuff and what it became was. Oh my gosh, I'm realizing that I'm tagging my emotions now like when I would write things down the journaling became the biggest part for me is what I was feeling like I was really I felt very marginalized that meeting today, and I came home, and I think like I was going into hibernation. You know and I was angry and I was, but I was identifying my feelings. Why was I instead of just going like writing down my food log? You know it's like it wasn't helpful for me. I. Know How to eat healthy. But to realize that when I feel angry, I don't know what to do with those feelings and to eat them you know, or and I'm like an eye stuff them and I. Try and do anything in Canton. and that was like a realization for me, so we're kind of leaning into that and saying hey, right now when you're stressed or you're afraid or whatever it is that you're going through. What can you lean into? And how can you get in touch with your feelings whether it's do journaling or if you really do maybe you're a mom who is trying to work fulltime at home and also. Also home school your kids to the distance learning the. Maybe you need to be really efficient, so you need to you know. What is it that you need and listening to that? Do you need to be productive? Do you need to be kind of moving a little more inward, and then just writing it down and really getting out of your head and onto paper, so you can help process it. Yeah I need to start journaling. That is something that. I know he's for the whole year. Did you notice that it had a huge impact on? It changed the way I thought it totally and I'm the same way because I'm like I'm so famous for starting a journal. And then it's really good for like a couple weeks, and then it's empty, and I keep it and all these like you know journals that have a little bit done in the beginning, and then like I wish I could combine them all. And are they now? It's like so I just said I have never made like a year long commitment to myself I. Will I mean I will do anything for my kids. My husband, my family, my, you know the team of me me and my big ideas, but for me. It'd be like I'm always the first one to get shoved off the list and so I, said I need I was stressed because just like what you were saying. Our business was. Wildly successful that year, and the year before that but I was so stressed out. Because when you quadruple the size of your company, and you're trying to do the same things that you did before scaling it and learning how to do that so quickly is really stressful for a for a creative person who likes to do things like. As I'm inspired. And so. So dealing with that was huge, so all of these things that I saw which were gaining weight having high cholesterol, not sleeping at night, having hiring Zaidi I was thinking, it was because I'm out of shape or this and I didn't really realize accepted the journaling. which that's not what I started to do. That it was more than just that and so this journaling process just gave me. Such clarity and insight into my own feelings that I had no idea and I don't think if I if I just tried to do that at the very beginning for just a little bit I, don't think I would have. Gotten as deep because like doing it every single year someday the destroy today sucked. He knows the worst day ever and I didn't know how to see it through, but then as I got used to journaling just as an exercise every day. I learned to go. You know to just kind of. I guess like look a little deeper. Really. Shed light on stuff that I had no idea I was looking for. I feel like now. I'M GONNA. Go buy one of your journals because I'm so inspired by that by just what you said and I think that I'm someone that just keeps everything in my head and I talked to myself all day every day just. All the things that have to do all the things that should you know that are behind me? That I should have done yesterday it's that's great. I love that with you. You know you don't realize that when you're not like kind of emptying out. It's like for me I was not able to. I was not able to like think of I was kind of creatively blocked, and then I was like even motion. Lee blocked and they just didn't realize because I'm the same. I am an over thinker. I like I process everything and I just I kinda hold onto it and I get very wrapped up in my own head, and so it was just almost like an emptying of it and helps me sleep. Helped me do all that stuff, so my guys. I think you'll love it. Okay. I'm sold. journaling. Borsch, now let's talk a little bit about living intentionally, which is very much related to what we're talking about now, bite. What does it mean for you to live intentionally? And how can people cultivate a more meaningful life? Because obviously you found your passion, you work really hard at you. Know keeping your mind rate, and it seems like you're a very self, reflective person, but how how have you gotten there? I think. I've always been somebody who really likes. Growing looking inside I ask a Lotta questions of myself and. Other people like I. Try and tell my husband like I'm not really trying to psychoanalyze you. Even I would love to just get into everybody's head, but I think that there's so much we can learn. And one of the things that I have learned just by trying to grow as a person and being teachable. Has Been You. Know there's nobody in the world that is going to take charge of my life, my happiness, the things that I want that me. Matt what happens around me it doesn't you know we can all we can all be complaining about what's happening in the world with your job with your relationship, but when it really comes down to it, you're the one that's responsible for what it is. You want in your life and how happy you are. And so for me, it started with number one. I needed to. Learn how to love myself because I didn't love and accept yourself believe you're worthy of all those things, and then once you believe that those things started kind of coming into my life and a realize it's like you know. That was something that I had to really focus on. I had to work on with myself I am. We're a project, so if you go out there, and you really want a job, or you really want to start a business, or you want a relationship. You have to almost I think. Go for the life that you want with that same passion and I mean for me. It's just been about really starting to identify. What is it that you want? What is it that makes you happy? And how do you need to get that? I think that's why I'm a planner at heart, because living intentionally as really planning, you're trying to like you have to identify something first and then figure out how you're going to get it right, so it's like for me. Identifying. What makes me happy? What the name of our podcast plan? Happy Life at the Tagline for our company. Or for the for the happy planner, because really feel like you know if if for me, I need to identify what it is, that makes me happy right, and so I'm not somebody who is an Adrenalin Junkie I'm not someone who needs a lot of activity in my life, I need I need serenity a need. Calm I need a place to be creative I want to go travel I want to be with my family so when I. Start to really identify Granular Li, like what it is, that makes me happy and what I want I can easily say you know okay well. Then I am intentionally going to make the choices that get me closer to those things that I want and. It's really a responsibility. You know it's really taking responsibility for For the actions that we take and you know and I think it's empowering I actually feel like instead of going like Oh. My Gosh I'm responsible for all of these things in my life and no one's going to do about me that makes me. I think it just gives it gives me the power back to say you know. Stuff can happen all around me. Crap can just be going on like everywhere and internally I can live intentionally with what makes me happy, which what? And I can be. Responsible for especially this stuff that's going on in my head. You know so setting intentions of you know whether it's daily whether it's setting an intention for a year or whenever you're feeling like you need a little more clarity into. What am I working for I think it's a really powerful thing to do and I know sometimes when things get more popularity. They gained that whole like people in Oh. Yeah, okay. Setting intentions are doing all this, and it sounds a little Wu, and all that and I'm like it, but it really really makes a difference in how we live our lives, and the decisions that we make yeah, and it's all it all goes back to taking accountability, right and totally nine I. always talk about this on the podcast where a lot of people struggle with that I. Think they kind of have this. Poor me, mentality or you know I could never accomplish that I'm not ex- enough. I'm not educated. Enough I'm not. You know fast enough smart enough pretty enough whatever it is, and I just do I. Hope that if pe- when people listen to this episode, they really if they take anything from it. I really hope that they listen to what you just said. Because it's so powerful, that's such a like. I can't I've had a lot of things. People will ask me like well. Of course, it's easy for you to be happy because where you are today, you know and I said, but but here's what you don't understand is that? The reason I'm happy is not because I have all the things that I have the reason I have all the things that I have is because a happy positive person who believes that I have. that. What happens in my life is a result of you know of the way that I go about it and what I believe I deserve and how and then I can have those things I'm happy. And I'm positive period. Doesn't necessarily. Happy happy I just mean like I'm going to be content and positive and optimistic in my life. No matter what is going on and I have lived through a lot of things I've had like I said I shared with you. Guys had some traumatic things in my childhood that have happened I was had a child eighteen I had a lot of money issues. I'm growing up. I was in an abusive relationship with physically and mentally, and there's a have been drug abuse them I mean lots of things that I've had to deal with and. I could very easily any of those instances been. Why did this happen to me? I could never start a business because I don't have a college education and they don't have any money, and they don't have this and you know. What will people think of me and you know a? Growing and believing that you can do something, no matter what like having that resilience and having that. Like I'm just going to figure it out like I said I. It pretty much anything now I'm probably going to be more of a of a jack-of-all-trades master of none but that's okay. That's who I am, and that's really has gotten me where I'm at, but yeah. I just I think if anything I totally agree with you. If I share anything, it would be that no matter what your circumstances are in life. I think optimism and. And believing that no matter what happens to you, you will get through this, and you make something of yourself, and you can get the things that you want in life If you know if you're working, you work hard. You have to be willing to work hard. You have to be teachable if to learn to be confident, but all those things are things you can control. And it doesn't really matter what your circumstances are. So that would be something I mean. Yes. I love the product. Yes, I love our brand. Yes, I love all these other things, but that's just something that I think everyone can take with them throughout their lives. Such great life advice, and it's so true I feel like there's been looking back and reflecting on my own experiences to and the hardships that you know everyone has different forms of adversity, but how you respond and react to that is I think all the difference and I think it was a murray furlough that said everything is figure out. That just. When you said that because it's true like if you have that drive and that hustle enough to do what it is that you WanNa, do you can figure that all out and I think Alex also reiterated several times. There's this concept of just start now. Figure everything else out along the way as you go. Otherwise, you're never gonNA start. You're never going to achieve those goals but in terms of goal, setting and just organizational tips. I mean I feel like the ideal buyer of the happy planner is a very organized individual, or maybe they're aspiring to be more organized. So what are some good organizational tips just in general that people can start practicing and then apply to the happy planner. And I am not a naturally organized person. At like what you see back there on this video that we're recording over is not what it normally looks like I'm a creative person so I'm very like. Just kind of scattered and I will follow an idea like if I have an idea, I'm like I'm down that rabbit hole and. There's a chaos and mastic usually follows so being organized and using happy planner and using organizational tools is actually been essential for me to be like a productive society member of society or running a business, so one of my favorite tools and I think we kind of alluded to this a little earlier was getting things out of your head in getting him down I use a master What I call him Master Action Item List, so it doesn't matter if like you are thinking of I've gotTa. GotTa do cupcakes the Kids School I've got empty. The dishwasher I have a huge project that I'm working on. That's do every little thing. Take space up in your head and It doesn't really you know you're not really. They all have the same weight, so you're thinking constantly of the Dishwasher, the cupcakes and all of these things and you don't have the space to really think about Give yourself like. Hey, now. I'm really focusing on the project because there's so much stuff spinning in your head. And, so I think David Allen I think is his name he said you're. You're headed for having ideas, not storing them so like for me. It's like Oh, my gosh, that is so perfect so I take and had this one massive list actually I have to, but it's ones home in one's work, but usually for most people one will do and. If everything that comes out of my head is something that I have to do if it's an action item. I put it on my list and then I work from that list. Would plan my weeks when I plan my days, so I look at Monday and I think okay. I've got five meetings not lot. Stuff's going to be coming off that to do list, but on Tuesday I have one meeting in the morning and I had the whole day that I. have so I'll go off of my master list and then start working from there. I'M NOT GONNA forget my tasks that way. It's not going to be like oh shoot cupcake sting it. You have your your things that have due dates and everything so when I'm working from it I don't have fifteen sticky notes everywhere and a piece of paper that I wrote over there. That I got lost cause. I left it in my car and you're constantly then figuring out. How do I remember where it was that thing so keeping everything kind of in one place has been a big tip for me. the second organizational tip that I use I plan every Sunday I plan my week out every Sunday so or whatever the day before the start of week.' In for me. Mondays the start, so I sit down I. Take a look at what are all of the to the must do's appointments. The the deadlines that have to happen that week and get all those things in there and I. I plan everything out from date night with my husband every week. we're putting that in their first wins the time that I need one of my GonNa. Go exercise. When am I going to those put in appointments, and then I start to fill in again with things from that master to do. If I don't do that, then you know, there's things that come up and they're just time. Thief's and they come in to take in all of a sudden. You look and you've spent. Monday and you're thinking I've done nothing you know. It could be a week and you're going like shoot. There's nothing off my list. conversely you can take a look at that, and if you've been really productive, there've been times. I had no idea I could get that much done. So those are two tips for me to stay on and just to contend me. Being organized means being productive, because if I'm not productive, my stuff's all over the place. I get very easily overwhelmed, and that is not a good place for me to be. I was GONNA ask as well with with your master. Master list you add everything from like emptying the dishwasher doing laundry like every task so usually I have like if those are ongoing I will have just started doing this, which helped a lot, but all I kind of assign like if something that occurs every week for me I have a list. That's basically recurring tasks, so if you're if it's a cleaning thing, it's like an you know you've got changes sheets. You know the bathrooms or whatever I've got empty Roomba. because. Just, all those little things that are like take the trash out. Those are of things that I put off to the side which are more recurring tasks. And then when I sit down. Unday, I think you know empty room by the today's the in the evenings and do my meal planning here and those things happen all the time. The the Master List for me is you know the things that are their projects or their like like for me for my work one. It's like every time like I need to talk to him about this Call up this person and make sure I return this thing and check out on. All of the let's marketing meetings scheduled out. Make sure to reach out and so then I can cross them off. On Cross them off. And then when they're done, they're done, and of course you know once it gets to about halfway marked off at create a new list because it's prettier. And I like doing that, but yeah, the reoccurred things I keep separately. Of It, so we're GONNA. Get this all in. Your home about really what you're saying is it comes down to time management skills right, and yes, you know like you said there are some days ago by and I'm like. How did I just spent two hours scrolling through instagram? Checking emails bearing bearing myself in emails that really don't I don't need to get back to these people right away and you self reflect and go like that I see I'm busy, but to hours of that time was wasted. Time management is huge, and that was another thing that I uncovered in my memorabilia box that said think I was in like fourth grade and the teacher says like Stephanie needs to learn time management. Because it is true, because I do the same thing and I feel like there's so many times when people say I just don't have enough time and I'm thinking i. just spent four hours binge-watching. Whatever I. We. Do have the time and that's okay. If you're going, you know what I'm going to. It's going to be a binge party like I am going to be watching and It's fine but I think we need to be aware like you don't WanNa miss out on the things that you either want to be doing our need to be doing because you're not managing your time well and like I said it's a constant struggle. This is going to be something that I'm GonNa be. Be doing for my whole life. Because you know because I'm just not naturally inclined to be that way even, but it's a habit you know, and it's easier for me now, but managing your time well and scheduling it out is is a habit that we form you know, and it's just like it just becomes easier and then yeah, you find him. There's nothing to me like when I look at a list I'm like. Oh, my gosh look! How productive I was this week! That is such a good feeling when you even when you finish the day, and you're like man I was on point today like I knocked this off the list and I. Did this and you just feel good? There's just this feeling it brings. There's something about they say like an actual like I don't know what gets release, dopamine, or whatever that when you cross things off your list. That, yes, go. It is what? What are some other resources that you? You've enjoyed yourself or that? You would recommend to listeners in terms of time, management or building, good habits, organizational tools and practices. I think that like to meet. Okay decluttering. Making sure that you like you don't have because again. The more clutter at the worst and I know they say you know a messy desk or whatever they say, but the MESSI dozen. Beans or whatever and it is, but it's probably one who's just driving themselves crazy 'cause they can't find anything so developing somewhat of. Of A protocol for how you're GONNA. Plan your weeks and then also. One of the things I don't know if it's not really a resource, but it's something that I learned that. I kind of tend to first thing in the morning. I want to like answer all like you're saying I. Want to answer all my emails, and then of course I go down. Somebody's asking you know unsubscribe to all these things now and then I started subscribing, and then I go down, and so somebody told me to block off your days and at the beginning. Do the most important thing for you that you need to. To get done in the morning or whenever it is that you work I work best in the morning and freshest van, and then about three o'clock, I'm looking for anything else. I'm looking for something to snack on or any distraction and it, but some people are not also if you're like going, this is when I do my best work. Then make sure you can identify those times because you're gonNA. Find that you have. You're going to get more done. You'RE GONNA feel more efficient more. More productive and I think that's going to help I. Definitely, figure think that if you can figure out how technology and productivity work for you. I am kind of a hybrid between outlook and all of the technology that we can't. We have that really does keep us I've got when I have meetings. All my stuff is stored. I, don't WanNa. Right down the zoom. Call Identification Number and the password, and all these things you know, that's all stored in my outlook and I have a really good relationship between paper planning and my tech, you know. And then but I have a process every time I have like a nice system. I think I think that works I've been I've used a lot of productivity tools into honest with you. Nothing's really kept me more productive than just keeping it simple and planning things out and getting stuff done I mean it. It starts off great, but then it's just something else for me to. Keep track of so having something just right in my face whether it's my outlook, calendar or or my paper planner I just like I, said I've tried I've tried them all I've tried. And I know they were really well for some people, but for me it's just all about keeping it really simple and just getting stuff done. Yeah, and you know what I love the realness because we get questions, sometimes of like. How do you have a business and you work fulltime in your mind like? How do you do all the things? And I always kind of self reflect in its and I always think you know. You make time for what's important to you. That's the bottom line. We all have twenty four hours a day. I think that that hustle mentality isn't always helpful and isn't always positive, but at the same time if you have something that you want to accomplish. You just have to do it. You have to figure it out and do it. That's the bottom line. So Yeah? I love what you said on that. You know what I'd like to ask you Stephanie. If there's some sort of book or podcast or resource that you'd recommend for our followers, I don't know if you have any in mind that something that is is really impacted you in some way. Yes, so two different two different things so a book that basically just changed my life completely were was the gifts of imperfection by Bernard Brown. And it was one of those things where I just realized I don't have to be perfect I'm worthy of just the way I am, and that just really kind of just her whole. I love her so much that book. When I started to believe those things about myself, things change. They think changed in my life. They changed in my business That's why I think that no matter what you're looking at doing that. Inner work is I. Don't don't try and like. Get the promotion or getting the relationship, because you think that's GonNa make you more successful or happier, or whatever, because if you're not okay with that first step I it's all going to be empty. You know you're going to get the promotion, but it's not gonNA. Feel as great as you thought it was. Because you're. There's there's that whole in there that you're trying to fill so. That personally was amazing for me and then I love how I built this by Cairo's and. The podcast and for business. That's something that I listened to and I just. If, you're ever wanting to start a business and you think well I don't fit the typical either entrepreneur or business owner, or whatever I don't fit that mold listen to those stories there from every walk of life and every kind of story. It's so empowering to listen to them, but it's also really interesting to see how some of those people dealt with you know the setbacks, and how they how they innovated, and how they funded their businesses, and it's really interesting, and so, and they've covered just about like every aspect of business so I love those, too. Such third-rate episode actually heard how I built. This I've never listened to it, but I've heard it is great good, so that'll be one that'll that'll be added to my podcast list. podcasts our life right now in quarantine. Basically do anything and just have headphones on and listen to podcasts. For sure so good. Well this has been great. We are so happy that we have had the chance to chat with you and an answer all of our questions. Where can people find you on on social media? And where can they purchase happy planner? So they can find a me personally and INSTAGRAM's. Where is my John? That's what I love the most. People over it Instagram, so you can find me at Stephanie Score, Fleming. And then you can find the happy planner, which on Instagram, as the underscore happy, underscore planner or the happy planet Dot Com. I also have a podcast called planet. Happy Life that host with my daughter, sharing tips about how you can choose to be happier and planned to be happier and. And we love that, so that is planned a happy life. You can find that. At Planet Happy Life Dot Com so and then the happy planner you can buy at craft stores all over Michael's Joanne. Hobby Lobby Walmart and that'd be planner DOT COM, so we're all over. Love it. It's awesome. That is so great. We will link everything in the show notes, and it has been such a pleasure Stephanie you offer so much wisdom. As it relates to not only business but life so thank you for sitting down with us today. Thank you appreciate it. It's been fun talking to you.
With Barcelona In Turmoil, What Does Messi Want?
"For some time now there's been turmoil inside the world's biggest soccer club. Has. Barcelona drops two points. There's no chemistry and this team I mean the really isn't news of mortem. Oh and just the last twenty four hours, six board members resigned caught up in the middle of it. All is the team superstar Lionel Messi. Is. Not Happy with the way that things are being handled. He's not happy with the club's right, so he now is coming out and saying so. Today, the Athletic Durban Corrigan joins us to talk about what's going wrong at Bursa. What messy has had to say about it? And why the shy superstar kid sometimes make things difficult. The problem is that if you go to messy and say, what do you want massive himself is able to articulate exactly what he wants.
Messi Mulls Barcelona Exit
"We start with news that could rock the football world to its very core Spanish network got an essay reporting that Lionel Messi is ready to leave Barcelona. He is called off. Negotiations over his contract are more socio ends reporting that Messi is angry at the Barcelona office over leaked media reports, Moore said Lo and Frank leboeuf join US sid. Is this for real is Lionel Messi now really going to leave Barcelona and what is it the root of this? One This is something that needs to be kind of explained, contextualized and unpacked now. Is this for real in the sense? That is Leo Messi unhappy. Has He opposed to conversations? Over new contract and put stop to that for the time being and is absolutely furious with the way that boss on is being run. Yes, is thirty four next summer. Yes, is that true point at which he would be contemplating? WHY NEXT MOVE WOULD BE? Yes, but the context is really really important. Here is Leeann saying I will leave. This is little messy saying. I won't read this deal now. I want renew this deal with this board of directors. At least not for the moment. I want to be convinced that we're going to buy the right players that were going to build a squad in the right way. The club is going to be settled and by the way next summer are presidential elections I think what? Is doing more than anything else is obviously keeping his own personal options open in terms of what he decides how he feels about himself in the time by the else, he's actually saying to somebody tomato, the president with whom the relationship isn't good. He saying I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of the photograph of my renewal on not going to give you the chance to go into presidential elections unless you convince me Hawaii's. Being able to say to people, I'm the one that's guaranteed Leonel. macy's continuity so I think you cannot. Divorce this. Of News from the context and the context is his age, the fighters that club and the fattest presidential elections next summer now in a way, the ideal scenario for Mexico's is that he renews with a new president who he does trust in Maxima so this doesn't mean he's going what it does mean is able to leverage the possibility of going to try and change things at Celona Frank. How often have we asked the question? How good word Barcelona be without Messi? Can you imagine it? Do you think they'd still be able to compete with around Madrid? Do you think they'd still be a top team? In the world? Is They are now? That's a question that maybe we can ensure soon if Loan. Goes and finds. Another club. It's hard I. Mean of course one of the most entertaining player that we have seen and and Wiz Rinaldo finding for more than decayed to know with the best entertainer, and not be the best player because the sort of another question that do we have to insert the best entertainer for more than educated in the world. I had I don't like the political aspect. Of what see just explained, but. I want to see the good thing about you know. Boscell best on being able to turn a new page of their history without Missy, sooner or later is going to happen, because maybe He's walnuts. At some point it's going to give up is going to retire, and they will have to do so without him, so of course they will, it will take time It's awfully not like. Was All big players leaving and. Not being able to come back to the best, but bustle now would have to think about the new future without loud and missy is going to be be curb. He's GonNa be a big turn, but I'm sure they're going to be able with a young player that they have the equanimity how to find a new genius, and and we'll see
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Real is Lionel Messi now really going to leave Barcelona and what is it the root of this? One This is something that needs to be kind of explained, contextualized and unpacked now. Is this for real in the sense? That is Leo Messi unhappy. Has He opposed to conversations? Over new contract and put stop to that for the time being and is absolutely furious with the way that boss on is being run. Yes, is thirty four next summer. Yes, is that true point at which he would be contemplating? WHY NEXT MOVE WOULD BE? Yes, but the context is really really important. Here is Leeann saying I will leave. This is little messy saying. I won't read this deal now. I want renew this deal with this board of directors. At least not for the moment. I want to be convinced that we're going to buy the right players that were going to build a squad in the right way. The club is going to be settled and by the way next summer are presidential elections I think what? Is doing more than anything else is obviously keeping his own personal options open in terms of what he decides how he feels about himself in the time by the else, he's actually saying to somebody tomato, the president with whom the relationship isn't good. He saying I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of the photograph of my renewal on not going to give you the chance to go into presidential elections unless you convince me Hawaii's. Being able to say to people, I'm the one that's guaranteed Leonel. macy's continuity so I think you cannot. Divorce this. Of News from the context and the context is his age, the fighters that club and the fattest presidential elections next summer now in a way, the ideal scenario for Mexico's is that he renews with a new president who he does trust in Maxima so this doesn't mean he's going what it does mean is able to leverage the possibility of going to try and change things at Celona Frank. How often have we asked the question? How good word Barcelona be without Messi? Can you imagine it? Do you think they'd still be able to compete with around Madrid? Do you think they'd still be a top team? In the world? Is They are now? That's a question that maybe we can ensure soon if Loan. Goes and finds. Another club. It's hard I. Mean of course one of the most entertaining player that we have seen and and Wiz Rinaldo finding for more than decayed to know with the best entertainer, and not be the best player because the sort of another question that do we have to insert the best entertainer for more than educated in the world. I had I don't like the political aspect. Of what see just explained, but. I want to see the good thing about you know. Boscell best on being able to turn a new page of their history without Missy, sooner or later is going to happen, because maybe He's walnuts. At some point it's going to give up is going to retire, and they will have to do so without him, so of course they.
Kylie Jenner Tops Forbes ' Highest Paid Celebrity List Days After It Debunked Her Billionaire Status
"Like twenty two year old Kylie Jenner still managed to land at the top of Forbes list of the ten highest paid celebrities just days after the magazine to bunker as the world's youngest self made billionaire it's stacking or for a five hundred ninety million dollars salary over the past year that puts her ahead of her brother in law Kanye west Roger Federer Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi and other celebrities like Tyler Perry lebron James and the
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Yeah I went to say about three or four weeks ago just before. This lockdown started and he's great companies. He's fascinating so talk and he has very much. I think very kind of view of flies and I think we heard that there in the way they discussed messy. In the way that discusses the difference between him and Maradonna in personality was one of the quality in different ways he tried to stop messier and in the end. You A frog hands and say well. There's not very much you can do. And he is he's a fascinating mannequin. Because he's a survivor of three or four. Different generations in football. I think by the plan a manager and he's very much someone that I I hope can have success in in keeping like an ESA up in it and perhaps go somewhere else as well. I lied about the story about Massey. You could see the twinkle in his eye take back immediately to the first sign that he saw him. He wasn't making up. This story is completely genuine. Yes it was clearly known for dateable moment for him because when you see a generational talent for the first time that sticks with you and so that's what happened to harrogate or is that he was asked to go see this kid and how many times in over the course of his coaching career most have been asked to go and watch a plane because everybody thinks that they have the next big thing blaming their team and so you made me go and watch them. You say all right okay. Fine I'll go and watch US shore breath but then you see Leonardo messy and what he was a youth player then what he became. And I'm sure at that very moment how you thought all boy we're looking at something else entirely here and when you have that as a manager there's a part of you that is hoping could this guy. Please play for me at some point in his career clearly to hasn't been the case and has said just alluded to. I had a difficult time. Soap in netted messy in every which way that he has tried as most manages. Have more about missing. And I'm just intrigued alley to play for someone like a game must be really good. Because she's clearly got that man management skills down to a T. Yes and I think what we saw in the interview from him was transparency and a guy who was willing to admit some of the mistakes that he made us a manager. And when you have that in a player manager relationship in which you see managers you know what I can put my hand when I can say if my back all right I got a wrong is not going to happen again. And is GONNA is going to be my responsibility to put you the players in a position where you can be most successful. And I think that's that's what you want. You want honesty. You want transparency and also WANNA manager. Who understands where you have been how you got to this point and how you can get to the next evolution of your career as long as you have that then as a man as a player you want to do their very best for your manager and I think I have yet again over. The course of his career has been able to navigate that to navigate the relationship with his players and how that translates into results on the field. Rather than gentlemen. You know where this is leading Messi said Lo. How.
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Youth. You've Game Sega Barcelona and the guy told me look at a small guy About selling low fare like Iraq like Iraq draws me one is the guy scored in ten minutes three goals. Nobody can stocking no chance no way in two thousand two with I grow sixteen seventy next year. Also I I play against him with Asuka Nana Barcelona amazing amazing so imagine Russ eighteen years ago mentioned. You're single did you. Did you think back then that he would become something special? No doubt of nobody can say is guy no way that kind of E loomis Dr Paul. So now you coach against him. I imagined trying to have a strategic game plan. Something tactically to defend against the player like Messi must be complicated. How do you? How do you go about that very complicated? I tried everything. Everything gets you WANNA. Why mine on all the game and know the beach against one not came also bought. The guy is unstoppable. It's it's different because the animal ready print both both of them difficult you you have to understand the only way that you stopping at the receivable is that you have to cut got to. I mean you have the receiver. Okay we have to. We have to go for the beginning of her both attack. It's funny because you've you've seen the and the way he's come up and how he's played you've been on the field against him and now you see Lionel Messi coach against them in your opinion. Who's the best player amongst those two four times by the way? Extraordinarily extraordinaire player. There's a big difference in my opinion because my own was a guy that used to talk a lot to the beach totta. He's to referee the opening into his late. In Michiel Leelee sent Barry being way of Guy Normal guy to give him the ball and finish Mina. Mount is like our remember. Remember when Bob in making some mistakes also you never saw missy never ever shouting there today. Coach to the referee to emerge even the guy very strongly guide and Madonna. Different different character. Yes you may have been an extraordinary extraordinary vegas iceberg another nicely and I Miss Jessica you you love you love what you guys in the even evaluator your rivals brilliant stuff that from Gary Welcome. Ali Moreno joins US sit. Low with says sit seasoning manager. You could listen to all day. That messy story in particular fascinating..
"messi" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Rinaldo find boys. Don't like to look at All season long goals in fifty games with nineteen assists so far this campaign eleven goals in fourteen games with eight assists. Is the balance door tomorrow in Franz coincidence or not shackling Craig all off. So uh-huh discussing messing twelve to one on to win according to the bookies but if I if I give you three wolves freeway thrive might use three words. I might use in probably half years before that question would be. I don't care correct but a lot of people do that's and I'm not one of them. Give it to messy. I'm not I'm traveling tomorrow. Yeah we saw a won't chasing around try to find the TV who's won the balance right. No shocker yeah I still believe Van Dyke show with him by not ought not let it go. He's the goat because he hasn't World Cup doesn't deserve the balance because he's rubbish over reach. What are we talking about? As I said last week I have always going to lean on pick on the player. Who's been the best in the team? That's won the most and in this circumstance it's Liverpool and I go Van Dyke obviously gabby would like your opinion as well. It depends on your criteria. We're now WANNA go go by the guys but go by the shock criteria then. It's a Liverpool player. Maybe it's not necessarily van. Dyke you could make a case for For Alison for money for a whole host of them. Maybe even for Alexander Arnold if you go oh by the WHO won the biggest international trophy. Guess what is your old Pal Christiana. What's your nations league? What's your criteria? I've you WANNA go by the best player in the world right. Now it's Lionel Messi you just give it to whatever is the best not who's achieve most things but who most people hand on heart think is the best player in the world and out of these three right now it's messy. It'd be more of this tomorrow. We'll be going live to the Boston Logan Lounge inside..
"messi" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"It Messi I'm trying to dictate a letter the editor the indicator yes Sir now what Bessie have you ever thought of going into our work you'd make a wonderful bottle neck yeah I'm ready well I'm not ready I'm all out of the mood of gonna now I gotta go back and get mad all over again is the water tastes bad and so the water tastes bad taste bad does it Messi bring me a glass of water yeah yeah yellow journal talk about leaving a bad taste in the mouth powers are read some of his own editorials yeah I need paper cups nama that does not you were away we'll just see now the galaxy S. C. R. my witness I never tasted fine a drinking water in my life clear and refreshing that's what the man but man the man who bring every week they see what are you doing with bottled water in this office I got to taking kind of funny because I have to put in a coup get that thing out of here hello tell his honor I'll be right down sorry to keep you waiting well I guess I've got to face it Missy get that water cooler out of sight anybody wants me I'm going down to the mayor's office especially what is it I guess we know that there was going to give you when you came in.