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How to Master LinkedIn from a LinkedIn Guru: Moritz Lang
"So. I'm gonna ask you a difficult question. And it surrounds the lincoln algorithm which is a mystery to me. It's a complete mystery. I have no idea how it works. Why some post resonate in some fall flat. Why people who rate one line posts get tremendous engagement and other posts. Don't get any at all. What do you know about the album. What kind of secrets can you tell us. Because linked in to be honest doesn't say much at all. It's almost like they've got the secret and they really don't wanna tell anyone because for whatever reason you have any thoughts on what makes the algorithm work what makes content resonate. I always from the start. I actually thought about what kind of tried to think logically from the lincoln algorithm. So what would make sense for the algorithm to to to show so basically starting from the high goal of lincoln wanting you to spend as much time on the platform as possible right because that's one of the main ways that they make money so the wants to show every user basically content that interests them and they will keep their attention on the platform so by providing this kind of content you will automatically be shown a lot and then it's about figuring out what kind of content that people that you're speaking to or that you want to speak to will capture their attention so i think one of the most important things and that's that's not really a secret but like the you know when you have the first few lines of your of your post. These are like the most important words can right. Because you want to draw people in and then also make people spend time on your post like Since half year or something that the dwell time is has has become much more important. So i really try to also have like you know like a story to tell and be interesting but i you have to capture people's attention and of course that works also really good if you're providing consistent content so if you know okay mortars posting and previous posts and there were quite interesting. My my first lines can don't need so much power to convince anymore because he will automatically think that read my post so like being consistent i thing helps and also building relationships so if you like if people know and like you. They're much more likely to retire. Post and if they if they don't like you so i think these are like little things to keep in mind of course. There's a ton of things that you should keep in mind. The post more readable for solo using lot of white space without hitting enter a lot so easy to reach and not like huge text blogs using some emojis may be to make it more appealing asking questions so that people also start to read comments which also counts as the twelve time i suppose at least and all this other people something to read So there's a lot of little things that that you can do. Of course. I always start to think from the main. The main reasoning of what does lincoln wants. What do they want to promote. And how can i sort of provide that in a way not only to be linked but also to help me and also the people that want to talk to because i mean tests to be interesting for them so it's a win win
What Will Amazon Do Next in 2021?
"The other day announced a new ceo. And so we're is amazon. Going in two thousand twenty one and how can small business owners actually participate hit. Help is jason boys. A season entrepreneur and nationally rise x. nationally recognized expert on amazon. He's considered the world's leading expert in dot com third party sellers. He's the founder and ceo of avenue seven media llc a seller group that harnesses the power of amazon for direct to consumer product brands. He's also the co author of the amazon jungle. The truth about amazon and the sellers guide to thriving on the world's most perilous e commerce marketplace jason. Welcome to the show. Thank you bury. Congratulations to you. Six hundred and twenty six show twelve years you know. He started with just one person. So tell me how you've been doing during this pandemic. Our business has been booming Amazon scott galloway came out and wrote a book about The pandemic amazon a company that was built for something like a worldwide pandemic and they've benefited greatly and frankly so's my business. Because so many small businesses that had regional brick and mortar retail store outlets that. Just shut down on him and folks were were kind of on the fence prior to the pandemic called and said jason get amazon tomorrow. Can you help me so our business has been. I mean we keep up very hits been it's been You know a bittersweet story. It's good news that our businesses doing great as results pandemic. But it's been a really difficult time for everyone. Any recession is always winners. And there's losers. But i tell you one thing jason happen. This year that i never thought could happen in relation to amazon. I couldn't believe they couldn't deliver in two days. Came buried i. I made some predictions in early october. That fda and amazon delivery network was going to break. It ended up not breaking but they broke the post office. They bury them with so met much volume that they literally couldn't couldn't handle it and you're absolutely right. There were very few packages that were delivered to people's doors within two day window within that one day window even still though what they did. This holiday in terms of ramping up delivery final mile warehousing added fifty percent of square footage and like four months. I mean it's historic area. It's pretty incredible what they did so just recently announced. Jeff bezos is going to step down. Ceo and there was a joke on facebook. That says well i guess he's fully invested 401k. Now that's why he's stepping down. But one predictions you have for twenty twenty one with amazon given a new ceo and the hopefully the winding down of the pandemic. Yeah well you know. I hope jeff vases is going to be okay with the pay reduction. Moving from fulltime. Ceo to just executive chairman. You think you'll be okay hope but yeah you look i. I don't think that amazon is going to miss a beat. You know the minute. The announcement came out which by the way was interesting enough announced around the same time as their blow out. Q four earnings call Historic in its own right Potentially to deflect which amazon's pr department is really good at About how great they have benefited in his really tough time for our country But look amazon's not going to miss a beat andy jazzy. Jeff clone bleeds amazon. Blew has been basically attached to jeff bezos hip for more than twenty years. He's an incredibly talented competency. Oh who took. Aws from zero to fifty percent market share in the cloud. Space according to gartner so He's incredibly talented. He will help Execute on jeff bezos division. Basil's we'll take a back seat behind. The curtain is gonna shove jesse in front of congress and answer. All those difficult antitrust questions and basis is going to work on what he loves doing which is invention and future technology. Whatever amazon looks like five ten years from now will have been developed from. Basil's mind so he's not going anywhere. He's just removing himself from some of the shall we say more uncomfortable task. It's going to land on jesse's lap in the next You know one to ten years. As i trust drums or are beating louder and louder. So let's talk about some of the trends that you've been discussing Tell us about how you think. Amazon is getting into healthcare. They are already in healthcare. I mean they're providing primary care for you know scores of their own employees tens of thousands of their employees they They famously removed themselves from joint venture with jamie diamond and berkshire hathaway recently In the rumors from within inside amazon at the reason they did that is because they were holding back and the amazon pharmacy group which spun up recently. we're saying we can't move fast you know. We can't move fast because we're being held up by chasing in berkshire hathaway. So i saw that. A lot of a lot of people in the press came out berry and said oh. This means amazon can't figure out healthcare. It's too difficult. It's too challenging. I didn't see that at all. I just saw that you know amazon. Saw this as cutting weight so that they can really focus on what they do. And that's innovate
Funky electronics chain Fry's is no more
"To get to our propel insurance money. Update. Fry's Electronics says, closing all of its stores. The company announced the closure early this morning, citing changes within the retail industry and the covert 19 pandemic Fries, was one of the last brick and mortar Elektronik
There Is Now the first ever video of NASA landing a rover on Mars
"On Thursday, NASA landed its rover perseverance on Mars on the jet zero crater. Yesterday, they're released video from the Rovers Descent. Here's how it sounded from Mission control. When that happened last week, we're starting this straighten up and fly right maneuver where the spacecraft will jettison the entry balance masses in preparation for parachute deploy and to roll over to give the radar a better look at the ground. You can see the rovers parachute expanding as the craft decelerates. Al Chin is part of the perseverance mission and explained just how much power was behind that dissent gets launched out of the spacecraft with a mortar, which is basically a cannon with the muzzle velocity and run 100 miles an hour. And the spacecraft itself was going about 1000 miles an hour. This point going about 1.75 times. The speed of sound, so gentle landing was not guaranteed. As the rover rocketed toward the dull pink pockmarked surface of Mars. NASA staffers held their breath a flurry of dust as it got closer. And then success touchdown confirmed that it is carefully on the surface of Mars ready to begin speaking the sands of past life. Such a cool moment, There are six small cameras on the rover. One shows perseverance rolling through Mars is rocky terrain. It's located high on the rovers mast. It also helps with driving, and there are two microphones on the spacecraft, so there's just a bit of audio. Which is awesome. It sounds like the heartbeat of Mars. Yeah, And next comes the effort to find signs of past life. The mission for perseverance will persevere. For about 687 Earth days.
Australian PM is vaccinated as rollout begins
"Today is the day that vaccination start to roll out across australia but we got a little preview of that yesterday with the with the prime minister and world war two survivor and a couple of other people getting the vaccine yesterday. Yes they go to i. Those of the pfizer vaccine which also followed a day on saturday of anti xers demonstrating and being talked to list in one city by pete evans. Some people criticizing the prime minister. Full so-called jumping the queue to get the vaccine before anyone else does but maybe leading by example. I just don't think you can criticize our leaders for having the it's not as if whole parliament skating it. It's really just showing their confidence in the vaccine. I think it's really important. Thing down the track. You'll see the health minister leader of the opposition getting the astra vaccine or the chief medical officer. Getting the astra vaccine to show that the our leaders are. You do have trust in this. And do you do believe in science. And i mean it's like laser immune to getting the virus either. Pay dutton got covid early. Jia by tribe and you you want your leadership cupboard and there's tens of thousands of accents that are gonna roll at in just the next couple of weeks. So i suppose people sort of is on the horizon going cool vaccine zahia. That's a really big comfort in a time of pandemic. When do we start to see things going back to normal. That's the critical question. And it depends what you call going back to normal because in most parts of australia. Things are pretty normal. We've got very little if any covid. Nineteen virus around in australia and new south wales is going weeks so has so have other jurisdictions so available around so we're back to normal internally back to normal means opening the borders having international travellers and tourists coming to australia us being able to go overseas listening. You'll becoming part of the world again. I think that's what we mean by becoming not becoming normal and covered that on tonight's Seven thirty program by talking to a mortar spoke to chris. Murray who heads the institute for health metrics and evaluation and he's of the he runs one of the world's leading modeling groups and covered on the health report back in november. He predicted the dr the global downturn in cases of covid nineteen that. We're seeing now he. He predicted almost to the week and his was. That was going to be nothing to do with. Thanks to nation and everything to do with season. -ality that really. It would have itself out in terms of the winter surge in covid nineteen. Because it's so seasonal. So i decided to go back to him. Seen other vaccinations going out. What what what's your modeling moving forward and it was quite sobering. He says he's not as bullish. Nah as he was back in november the variables that he's taking into consideration people's behavior. Now remember we're talking about the northern hemisphere not stralia new zealand but of almost no virus. And we've got close borders visit. If people's behavior goes back to normal before you get down to very low levels of virus transmission then you. He believes that you could. Well see a third wave evolving at the end of the northern summer. Pretty much like you saw in in twenty twenty and what could make that. Which is the second variable that he's worried about our vaccine resistant. Very variants of the virus escaped the vaccine and that they could really muddle the muddy the water considerably. How does that fit with other data that seeing coming out saying that the vaccines are reducing transmission in places like i and that's a place where the at least the uk variant is very prevalent on the uk very sensitive to the vaccine it's african variant and other variants than meyer is including the brazilian variant. We're not much is known. And you'll remember that. We spoke some days ago. About the brazilian city minnows. Seventy six percent of people had been infected with the virus. There were only five hundred admissions to hospital in the beginning of december beginning of january first nineteen days of january. Three thousand five hundred hospitalizations in so vaccine trials a very high percentage of people where had had covid nineteen when they were into the trial and in the placebo group they got reinfected with the south african variant so these vaccine escape variants are really worrying in terms of reinfection. Saw the vaccine does is turns covered one thousand nine hundred common core. Which is why. I'm gonna take the astra and we're five. We'll take whatever is given to me. Because i don't want to die of covid. Nineteen but if what we are looking for an opening of the borders and international normalization at least in australia. According to chris murray. We've made the wrong bet with the astro vaccine. He says you really do need to be immunizing with pfizer or madeira. Or perhaps even novak so that still to be proved in the real world. We're much higher. Degrees of efficacy and reduction in transmission and remember the other issue reduction in transmission is that these new variants emerge in countries. Where there's a lot of spread where the virus is multiplying and replicating all the time. And that's where these new variants are being thrown off. They won't be thrown off in austria. Where there's no virus around they'll be thrown off in low income countries like sight words middle income countries like south africa. They'll be thrown off in the united states in britain and other places if the virus keeps on circulating. So what we've got to do is get to very high levels of immunization very very quickly with highly effective vaccines and hope that that minimizes these of virus. Which is resistant to the vaccines. And then what we gotta do. And it's got to be done right now actually getting vaccines op through visor. Moderna novak's which are designed to cope with the resistant variants. That are around. Perhaps the brazilian one certainly the south african one and within a few months star boosting with them. This is really demoralizing. When with sort of on the cusp of vaccine. Roll out of here in australia woman. And if i'm just an average person sitting at home listening to corona 'cause what should i take away from these. Iud urging people from getting vaccine that they often no. Because i think it's really important that we all get covered so that shoots so first of all we're going to have a layer of protection. The international evidence is increasingly by the pfizer vaccine prevents transmission. So that means with hotel. Workers bar workers being immunized and hopefully their families to and that's a really important part of the story. We are creating a ring of confidence around the hotel borders. We've also got to institute with the pfizer vaccine. Not the astros vaccine ring vaccination around outbreaks so that we are controlling this any outbreaks there and everybody else immunized with the astra vaccine so that we are turns it into the common colds. We create a very safe situation. The problem is wayne. Do we open up to international travel and windy relax on hotel quarantine and with a country. That's largely covered with the extra astro vaccine. Which is not very effective somewhere doggy. Effective at all against the south african variant certainly in terms of transmission. Then it becomes a very nerve wracking decision to make. So that's why we've got to be planning in twenty twenty one for a booster. Does of vaccine resistant covid nineteen. That's actually a question that we had from john who's in australia who leaves in the us. And he's basically asking now. The australian vaccination program is rolling out. Do we expect. When do we expect the quarantine might be lifted. And what kind of factors go into that decision making so you could be quite cool about it if you think that we are all. We've turned effectively. Destroyed population susceptibility to covid nineteen into the common cold. And it does look as though the it's pretty effective at doing that with you're talking about african variant or indeed other variants. So we're pretty protected so you could say well maybe sooner rather than later but you know. It's just a very nerve wracking theme because we variants from all over the world and we are not donating vaccine to low-income countries. At the rate which will get van covered quickly enough and they will be throwing off variants and those variance will come to look at hiv hiv started around contrast saw in zaire and then you tens of millions of people have been infected with. Its an died. It doesn't matter where these variants arise from. They will spread to other parts of the world. So we've got to get the globe immunized as quickly as possible otherwise. It's very hard to relax just when you thought you had this thing pinned down at escapes again. Norman so so becomes really does become a bit like flu where the first vaccination does protect us to very significant extinct in terms of dying and serious disease. That's why i'm lining up. For whatever vaccine i get and i would urge other people to do the same. But it means that the government has got to not be complacent about this any shape or form and has to star ordering what's called multi vaillant vaccines are trying to ranging them now so that by spring summer of this year. We're getting boosting booster shots with multi valent vaccines that will covers against the current range of resistant. Variants around the world and that swing will open up borders.
A Complicated Tax Season is Coming
"From wondering. I'm david brown in this business. Wars daily on this friday february nineteenth. Happy friday everyone. I think ben. Franklin put it simply enough. Nothing is certain in this world exempt death and taxes so yes even in the midst of a global pandemic after a year that was completely upside down. Tax season is upon us and boy. Is it going to be complicated this year. That's because of the covid. Nineteen pandemic of course and all the changes to the tax code that came with it. Think unemployment insurance. Ppp loans for a one k. Withdrawals stimulus checks recovery rebate credits. Pretty head-spinning isn't it. If there's one year to switch from filing your taxes to enlisting help well this just might be the year to do so at least. That's what tax assistance companies like turbotax h. and r. block. Want you to think the first day you can file and get a refund. This year has been pushed back around two weeks to let the irs get itself sorted but the delay hasn't stopped both turbo. Tax donation are blocked from getting out in front of potentially tax wary customers. Perhaps you saw quirky earworm filled ads for both companies during the super bowl around forty million people filed taxes on turbo tax which is owned by into it in two thousand nineteen far more than any other tax preparation product according to propublica the company. Let you file for free if your income is under a certain threshold and if you only need to file simple returns without claiming any deductions or credits. But this year a situation that simple is unlikely which means turbo tax could make a pretty penny they also charge more for folks who are self employed and for filing state returns in multiple states. Who would file multiple state returns. You ask well people who work remotely and don't live in. The same state is their employer and offices shut down early last year. A lot of people made the move to do just that which could cause some serious tax headaches. Turbo tax will help you through those at cost of course meanwhile h. and r. block had about half the number of turbo tax users and twenty nineteen. But it's also a bit less expensive filers using h. and r. block have the option of dropping off paperwork at actual brick and mortar offices. Sounds wild right now. Turbo tax in hr blocker just to the big dogs in tax preparation. But there are hundreds of locations across the us where qualifying individuals can get help filing taxes for free in any other year. If you make less than a certain threshold if you have a disability if you're over a certain age if you are learning english if you're currently experiencing homelessness you can sit down with an irs certified volunteer. Who'd help you prepare your taxes. But this year well kovic has changed that of course in person volunteer programs have largely moved online. And that's a barrier for folks who can't access technology leaders of these free federal programs fear that millions of americans could miss out on free tax help according to cnbc. Now there's one thing that could fix the headaches that usually come with taxes every year and help more americans keep more money in their pockets. And that's the us government choosing to make filing tax returns simple and free for most citizens. The government has the power to do this but according to a twenty nineteen investigation from propublica Certain company is making sure attempts to make free. Filing widely accessible are thwarted. What company would that be. You ask we'll that would be in to it. We jones turbo tax
Astra approved! But do we have a boomer problem?
"We finally got the therapeutic goods administration approval of the oxford university astrazeneca vaccine in australia. Which was something that was hinted that was coming soon last week. By paul kelly Yesterday it happened. Norman fine print. Well i'll give you a big print. I look at the big print is this is a really good decision. Untrustworthy decision on the part of the therapeutic goods administration. It creates a political problem for the government. But it's it's it's a sound decision based on the evidence so they've they've maintained an independent position so it's really quite impressive so the first thing is that they have said and i think we've presaged this on corona cast. They've said that the ideal dozy jr is twelve weeks. Apart at standard does of the astro vaccine twelve weeks apart now the evidence is from the clinical trials and presumably they got more since they published trial in december. Is that if you give the vaccine three months apart. Then you get ninety percent. Efficacy in terms of preventing symptoms mild to severe symptoms of covid nineteen and it gives one hundred percent protection against severe disease so in fact the dosage reaching recommended brings it up to the performance of the pfizer vaccine. When you say a standard dice is that the original standardise that was always being used or is that the half dose that was used in one of the parts of the trial that we were talking about las g. no martin standing is to standard doses according to the trial not the accidental. Half does that was given as part of the british trial so it's two standard doses three months apart. And if we're able to do that there's a problem with that. By the way is that you can get variance coming in as a long time to wait in new things can happen with the virus but it does give you that high degree of efficacy which is great news. The detail here is that they had a problem with their trial is that they were late. In recruiting people over sixty five and the trials do not have a large number of people aged over sixty five who actually got infected so they can't actually give you a number for the efficacy of the vaccine in the over sixty five they can give you the average but not offer the over sixty five themselves now. What they say is that in the an. It's true in the laboratory testing over sixty-five very strong antibody response. Which makes you think that you will get efficacy in new over sixty five. But they've got no proof of it in trials yet that will emerge as time goes on and there in lies the problem for the government because in the light of that they probably you know and they're going to go with the evidence people over sixty five shoud get the pfizer vaccine to be absolutely sure. It's highly likely astra one will work in over sixty five. It'll certainly prevent severe disease. You would imagine. But there's no solid evidence of that. At this time you'd be going on the antibodies on the on the flip side of that just so too negative about all this. Is that when you bring on a new vaccine into the market like influenza vaccines or others which is already being tested. Randomized trials you do tend to go on whether or not the having effective antibody response and rely on that so it's not unusual to rely on an antibody response. It's just that the moment we'd like to know that it does prevent disease. So that's the story what we'd be. What's been approved. As a ninety percent effective vaccine and therefore it will prevent severe disease and be really good at malta mortar disease and maybe prevent transmission because one of the few vaccines to be tested for transmission.
Using Local Influencer-Branded Flash Concepts To Boost Your Business
"Mr beast book is. They are all the rage latest sensation. If you haven't heard the story or put a link to in the comments below you can go and check it out. But in short. Mr beast is a youtube sensation. I believe last year and twenty twenty. He was the highest earner on the platform. That's how big this guy is. And he recently partnered with a virtual dining concept company to create the mr beast burger restaurant chain. And he's doing this by setting them up inside of virtual kitchens inside of actual bricks and mortar restaurants as opposed to dot kitchens but the similar concept is something you could use in your business. Think about your business if you had a local restaurant. I'm not suggesting you partner with mr beast because that might be a little bit out of your league but you have a local pizza restaurant and you go and partner with a local food critic for example to get them to come in and create their perfect menu so you don't have to create a whole new dishes and how new menu items you can just basically tight the best of what you've got according to them and so for one night or three nights in a row you could have the food critics special menu flash pop up inside of your restaurant. And so you leveraging that person's influence that person's network to come in and boost your business and you could do a revenue share with them along those lines as well if you had a spa or selling for example you could partner with a beauty blogger to get them in to say. We'll hair my favorite products these in my favorite treatments once again. You're not necessarily creating new treatments products and services although you could if you wanted to. But you don't have to. You could just basically take the best of what you've got according to that influence and then you brand it flash mode or pop up mode for one or two nights or a week or month to however long you wanted to be and what you're doing is leveraging the influence the influence it gets a bit of a revenue boost as well. You get a boost of exposure your business and everybody wins. I think is fantastic concept. And i think right now especially when times are tough. Everybody who's got a business that sells a product or service that could benefit by partnering with an influence at to get out of people to come in. I think you absolutely should be trying. Go and check it out. Check out. Mr be story. It's a fantastic story and let me know if you think you could do it with your business or that
Just bought an Oculus Quest 2? Here are the best VR games
"It's lower priced. Sequel have been hot items during the pandemic lockdown but what are some of the best experiences all the hit. Vr headset roger. Chang and this is your daily charge. He'd offer us. his curated. picks is scott stein a resident. Vr expert welcome scott. Hey thanks so. Let's start with the basics. Tell me a bit about the quest. The oculus quest and quest to the end up to you. I think when you look at the question. The question with facebook is down with them. They now stand alone as a type of product. That doesn't really exist anywhere else. Which is that. they're totally stand. And as a result they're completely wireless and makes a really big deal when use the are. Vr is a is a weird proposition. It's it's kind of clunky you're putting on your head you've got to set it up it's intimidating and i think we're moving as many weirdnesses as possible helps the seamlessness of that moving around with just a headset on and makes me go back to things like playstation vr vr in really get annoyed the cables and the tangle and i think that stuff is really like a huge part of the project feeling that turns people off to vr and as we go forward the quest is only going to be the model for more things trimmed down and become more flexible. Apple's doing or if samsung gets back in the game or whatever else. So i think it's kind of like the boot of the concept and vr's been kevin nash thing. I think it definitely broke out a bit. Mortar the pandemic when we were all locked down but in terms of recommendations. Who do you think should be buying of the headset or early. And oculus quest quest to well. It's not. I keep talking medicine people and in i kind of almost approach it the way i think about smartwatches which is like you don't really need one. And so i feel like you know weird saying you gotta have it. But you don't but i do think if you're looking for something new i think if you're looking for something that's going to maybe give you sense of novelty to show you some amazing things to potentially connect with people and play games in a different way. I think it's great for that. I think the price right now. Facebook is aligned. It at a cost is not impulse purchase but three hundred four hundred dollars. Isn't that consoles soon. And i think that that's something that you could get yourself as a treat and it's pretty cool for that if you can deal with the facebook logging requirement and be okay with that. I think there are a ton of games. Which aren't too expensive. And there are a lot of apps and there's a lot of stuff to explore. But i do think it's you have to realize that it's not going to serve you for everything but i think it's experiences are really unique. Especially i look at the playstation five in the and the newest xbox series x and the experiences are not new different. They're nicer but the with the question is is is significantly different. Well let's talk about some of those experiences because you've got a story out today rounding up some of the best games and experiences for the question quest to run through of those. What would you recommend if someone's got a new vr headset. What are some of the games and experiences. They should be downloading sure. Well one thing that's funny is as soon as a new there are a lot of you know rehashed. Vr games like ones that have been around for years in vr. But they still have a long shelf life. And i think that's something to consider when you think about what things to get There are classics one classic. For instance is beat. Saber saber. you've heard about forever. But i think it's like the game obviously to get a couple of goes without saying you don't need to spend much time talking about but it's a lightsaber music rhythm game. I think it's what. Vr does best right now on. Quest is things that get you active things that you can interact with with. Really seamless reaction time. There's a lot of things like that. There are some boxing games. There's dance central and associates. Were locked down for a lot of us not getting out. It's pretty active. It stood in for exercise for me. So i'd say beat savers the best be you can also pick up other exercise a games. So that's a great start from there. You can get into things that i think it'd be a little bit social. There's a free game called eco. Vr that is basically like ultimate frisbee zero-gravity And it's great. You play with other people. It's it's technically kind of a beta but it works really smoothly and if you wanna jump in with or just want to try it yourself. It's disorienting and fun. And i feel like in that same vein. There are other multiplayer things. The problem is you wanna have somebody else to do this with. And i think it gets better. You know someone else who has a quest game called cookout. that's a good collaborative cooking game. When i do that with my nephew it actually feels like we're hanging out in the same room. I mean cartoons but it's a very different feeling than just like popping in and playing animal crossing where like playing a game on on a console and similarly population one is kind of a fortnight for vr It's not perfect. But it is really fun and i think it it. You know it again. These are things. I like games. That have a lot of replay ability because a lot of games in vr are very short. Others are like a couple of hours in length. So i think like those things and there are a couple of ones you can dabble in rec room.
The Third Time May Be the Charm for the Staples/Office Depot Merger--Sort Of
"If at first you don't succeed try try again. Yes we've all heard and that appears to be the mantra of office supply company staples when it comes to its acquisition plans for rival office depot after two previous attempts staples hope that the third time would be the charm as it made another run at joining forces with its big box industry. Peer but the marriage hasn't even happened yet and it already appears that the honeymoon is over office. Depots leadership rejected the two billion dollar offer. Which is about a third of the amount staples was prepared to shell out in its second takeover attempt six years ago. A federal judge blocked that action due to antitrust concerns but a week after the most recent offer joseph loose luso who is chairman of office depots parent company. Odp sent a letter to the board stating that. There were better ways to craft a deal. Reports the financial times vassilis so expressed concern that regulators could block the merger on antitrust grounds which would cause quote significant damage to the business. In other words. The deal will get mired in red tape. And regulatory oversight affecting office depots ability to handle its day to day operations in an effort to head off the objections of wary. Regulators staples has left some options on the table including having the merged business focus on retail business markets instead of also serving large commercial accounts. The financial times reports does letter drew another line in the sand to it said that staples should bear the cost of any potential regulatory risk in an interesting turn of events. Office depot is also landed new financial brains in bronze on its board h. g. vora capital management is an investment fund that had been a silent investor in office depot until january. Then a member of the firm joined the board. Having such an institutional shareholder representatives like quote having free access to an investment bank does not care about fees only shareholder value according to a report on. Cnbc the new board member can help the leadership team. Think more strategically about the best course of action ahead. But the sparring potential partners may want to settle their differences and decide what they wanna do soon. This latest merger attempt comes at a time when office supply brands are struggling in a competitive environment. That includes giants like amazon and walmart. Perhaps you've heard of them and while privately held staples doesn't disclose its financials office depot sales. Were down nearly ten percent last quarter retail wire reports since last merger attempt. Six years ago amazon has become a major force in the office supply. Market it's business. Marketplace is expected to hit more than thirty billion dollars in the next two years. Such a massive competitor may change regulators hearts about letting the two bricks and mortar brands tied the knot according to some reports since the office depot response the ball is back in staples court whether the to office supply. Retailers are to come to some kind of agreement. Well that just may come down to thinking outside the big box
GameStop Reddit-rally sends Wall Street tumbling to its worst week in months
"In late January, a handful of unlikely Wall Street stocks began to skyrocket in value. It has led to big market volatility, and that will be the subject of a special meeting tomorrow with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other government regulators. As Paul Solman reports, the spike in these stocks was driven. By an unconventional group of traders who banded together on a buying spree determined to take on the market for their own reasons. It is the latest in our economic Syriza's making sense. The frenzy. Obviously, this thesis is based largely on the fundamentals, Internet chatters hyping and buying stock and seemingly more a bun companies and you're right. It doesn't make any sense at all. AMC Bed, bath and beyond, and the bubble Gamestop crazy, and we're not as dominant as everyone thinks we are. We know what we're looking for. Is the regular Joes versus Wall ST Joe's using the free app Robin Hood to buy Gamestop, a money losing brick and mortar monger of video game disks that seems obsolete now that games are bought and downloaded online. And yet the stock skyrocketed last month, we're going to try to explain what's been happening with Alex Seamus from the University of Chicago Business School and my grandson show violas 17. So Alex set the scene for us What's been going on? There's people on this platform called Reddit, who decided to buy up a lot off the stock a lot of shares, partly because people hedge funds on Wall Street started short selling it. Okay, before we get into that, Joe, So I remember taking you to game stop when you were younger to buy you video games as kind of nostalgic appeal. Absolutely. And I think a lot of people my age in a little bit older grew up with Gamestop and I'm seeing a lot of people on platforms such as red It were saying isn't bye Bye Bye and Gamestop Two reasons one to make money, and the other was to stick it to the rich elite of the hedge funds. Hedge funds that have been betting against retro games stop by shorting its stock that is Now. In keeping with the retro theme, Alex suggested a retro product to visualize short selling. So here I've got an iPod, which I scrounged from somewhere in my basement, right, so on iPods kind of late game stop, it was very popular in the two thousands. And, you know it's not a bit obsolete because you know everybody's got music on their cell phones. So how do you short sell an iPod? So let's say I'm a hedge fund, and I think that the iPod is worth less than what it's being currently sold for. I go to you, Paul and I say, Can I borrow your iPod? So what I do is I sell the iPod that I just borrowed from you. And then buy it back for the future price. So if the price goes down, I make money because I'm basically getting the difference between that You just want me to lend it to you. I'm gonna borrow your your iPod. And I promise I'm gonna give you a little bit extra money whenever I return it. And to promise contractually to return my iPod by a certain date or whenever I ask for it back, So now you get wind of this short selling Joe. And what do you do? Okay. I grew up with this product. It's got a certain nostalgic value. I'm going to tell lots of my friends on social media may be read it to go out and buy iPod so we can all get in on the trend. What happens to you The hedge fund, Alex so because I Embedding that the price as actually going to go down in the future. If it ends up going up. I end up losing money because I have to buy it for Maura than what I sold it for initially and as you buy it, you're driving up the price even higher. Exactly, And that's what happened with game stop. $18 a share just last month. My grandson bought one share last Wednesday. And what price $293 I want to point out that I did not advise on this trade. I'm thinking that as more people are saying on social media that they're going to buy the value is going to go extremely high. Well is that I want to continue to stick it to the man, these people in Wall Street who have been running everything. And sure enough out on the street. I think it's great that rich people are losing money because capitalism is destroying this world. I look at the whole game stop with stocks is a revenge of the nerds. Kind of attack. This is one of the most complex attempts to coordinate on a single strategy that I think we've ever seen a sort of people's hedge fund says he must coordinating on the Reddit Forum. Wall Street bets. Urging one another to buy with rocket ship Emoji is which is to say, Look, this asset is going to keep going up so everybody should buy and toe hold with diamond hands. We are not going to break. We are going to keep the price up, and there's even a buy and hold sea shanty with diamond hands. They knew they profit if they could only hold But hold on most Wall Street. Hedge funds aren't short sellers. They bet on stock's going up. And in this case, some hedge funds have actually profited hugely from the so called revenge of the nerds, as have Robin Hood's paying customers, big investors, many of them hedge funds, who, by information from Robin Hood, about what people there are trading As for short sellers, are they bad actors? Sure, they bet against a parent losers like Gamestop, but also against frauds like the infamous end Ron, which short sellers helped take down nearly 20 years ago. By exposing its phony
The State Of GameStopped Stock
"The state of play on game. Stop the biggest of the big. Red it hype. Stocks slid more than thirty percent in. Monday's trade is a further fall to come game. Stop has had a wild ride recently. After exuberant retail traders sparked a short squeeze in the stock. That meant that the professional traders who had against the mall retailer were forced to buy it to limit their losses pushing the price even higher. At this point you've been watching this guy's got a one thirty eight dead so down thirty percent yesterday to to to to twenty five and now down from two twenty five forgot it at one forty i gotta i gotta one thirty eight bed right now. So thirty percent yesterday. Thirty seven percent today. I don't know what to say about that other than we said all along when when the shorts get covered. What's it worth. What's it worth when the shorts get covered. It did anyone. Ask that question Well we did. Obviously but yeah. I don't know what the the company is. I don't know what the company is actually worth. And i love the i love when people say you know maybe the guys got some some great plans who knows. Maybe maybe they do. Maybe there's some online business model that works for brick and mortar right. I mean that's that that that i guess you could. You could somehow justify you know a two thousand percent run up. But i know what do you think is this. Just go back up to five hundred at this point or is the fever. Broken at this point look i. I wouldn't proclaim to know what's going to happen with different investors who try to get in and run with this. We knew from the beginning that you may double a stock and that looks outrageous enough but when you're trading at twenty times what you were a couple of weeks ago there's something besides fundamentals that are at play there so it'd be almost impossible to say because it hasn't been a fundamental Move that's been driving this for quite a while. Hollywood's weird isn't it. There's a couple of movie versions in the works already. they have. I hear it when they make a movie. They made three different endings. They have no idea. Well what the ending of this is going to be on on the ben. Mezrak is doing one of the social network before this one's the antisocial network eilly anti-secession well i'd like to. I'd like to have some idea what the ending is going to be before i sign on. Maybe it doesn't matter
Report: Hate groups in decline, migrate to online networks
"Annual report on hate groups in the us points a finger at the former president. The southern poverty law center's report on hate groups for the year twenty twenty-nine suggests the number of brick and mortar hate groups declined with more and more taking their activities into the digital realm and despite an eleven percent drop in the number of groups the sp l. c. tracks. Those groups remain at historic highs and the accused former president trump for inspiring
Report: Hate groups in decline, migrate to online networks
"Poverty Law Center's report on hate groups for the year, 2020 suggests the number of brick and mortar hate groups declined with more and more taking their activities into the digital realm. And despite an 11% drop in the number of groups the SPLC tracks, those groups remain at historic highs, and they accuse former president Trump for inspiring them. The former president is often criticized for inflammatory language but is on record denouncing hate groups, namely white supremacists as repugnant boxes. Evan Brown, the White House says it's under review whether Trump continues to receive intelligence briefings.
Other "meme stocks" could be targeted by Wallstreetbets
"Week on Wall Street fury was ignited among novice investors after the online brokerage firm Robin Hood block traders from buying shares of game stop another volatile stocks. Robin Hood says it was necessary to comply with SEC capital requirements. Stock of the struggling video game retailer has been soaring after Reddit users pushed the stock higher in response to hedge funds betting against the stock. Hedge fund managers that had been betting against game stock short selling the stock were forced to close out their positions to stop the bleeding from their infinite losses. On Friday, shares of games stop jumped 68%, bringing his total gains for the week. 400%. Meanwhile, the Dow plummeted 620 points amid the volatility and the S and P suffered its worst week since October. Our Paul Murnane spoke with CBS News business analyst Joe Schlessinger to explain the market madness. I think that regulators are going to have to make some decisions about what is the way to approach some of these social platforms like a reddit. And how do they regulate the conversations that are going on there? Because really, what's happened in many respects is this is an old story. But the amplification of this story is quite new. You think it's over? Or do we go on to other companies and other platforms? Well, you know, look, there are other companies that have big short interest on what does that mean? It means that a bunch of people who have taken bets against the company Those numbers are actually revealed in the marketplace. And so when you see short interest, it just means how many shares have been used to bet against the fortunes of this company. And if the folks who have been gathering around the game stops story, then moved to AMC, or moved to another stock that has come under a lot of short selling pressure. Could cascade. I do think that for most regular people, it's hard to wrap your head around the story. So if you think about really what's going on, you can say You can feel like a populist revolt among a bunch of smaller traders who feel like they've gotten the short end of the stick. When it comes to big traders. You could look at it as a regulatory issue. You can even look at it as Maybe a metaphor for the US versus them in society at large. I look at it as here's a company that was a video game retailer of brick and mortar retailer That really did seem to be, I think, limping along. Ah, Bunch of people said. This is a limp along kind of company. We're gonna bet against it Another bunch, People said No way, And then there was a frenzy that erupted around this conversation. That maybe has a deeper meaning around the investment, community and society at large to the big wealthiest people seem to always get the better share of this economy that
The GameStop Saga Explained
"Have now. It seems entered the lawsuit phase of the game stop frenzy that is ticker symbol g. m. e. by the way as the volatility and the company's shares and those of amc movie chain blackberry. B b and nokia n. Okay continue to pace this morning. Robin hood platform of choice for a lot of what's been happening and smother retail brokerage firms as well started restricting trading on those shares lawyers have gotten involved in what has been started with. These trades is nowhere near over but we thought it might be a good idea to recap what we know. Look at why it's happening and trying to figure out where it might lead marketplace's refinish is going to do that for us all in two minutes here. You go so game stop. The video game store has not been doing so well. You've got some big investors who are shorting the stock meaning. They are betting. The sock is going to go down like they will make money. If it goes down ed's funds and other investors and other traders believe the game stop is overvalued because it's a brick and mortar chain. John jacobs direct georgetown center for financial markets in policy. And then you've got people who are betting game stop. Stock is going to go up and a lot of these people are non wall street people lots of small day traders who are coming in the marketplace sometimes for the first time these two groups are fighting millions of small day traders chatting with each other on reddit egging each other on to buy more hold onto the stock. Don't value drop make those wall street guys lose their bet that it's movement rising against big bolstered interests guillaume keller is one of those day traders on read it. He's actually based in paris and for him. It's become something more than winning a bed over a random video game store. The retaliation or around the android old rules treats greed for the best years. Keller doesn't actually mind losing a little bit of money in the end. If it costs a wall street hedge fund a lot which it has people keller of driven game stock shares up dramatically in the higher. They go the more a short selling hedge fund loses. James angel is an associate professor of finance at georgetown spikes in prices before. And we'll see them again and usually when they occur they end badly and badly as in the price eventually comes tumbling back down and small traders who had invested their savings hoping to make a quick buck might lose out but finance. Authors zachary care about says. Maybe we shouldn't assume that retail traders don't know what they're doing maybe they do. Rose might lose money. May maybe they said. If if i lose five hundred dollars during this but i could make five thousand. I'll all take that risk. And maybe for them. It's worth it
GameStop and the Short Squeeze
"Okay stacey so when you imagine that we are squirrels okay okay. An through the fall you being very responsible squirrel have been squirreling away loads of nuts for the winter. Okay all right now. I have to but i've also been keeping an eye on the weather and i'm pretty convinced that there's gonna be a nut surplus this winter and there's gonna be a lot of nuts on the market this would be the squirrel nut market precisely. Okay okay not all the other. Squirrels are responsible as you and me a lot of them. Leave it to the last minute to stock up and you end up with these shortages and consequently these very long lines at the nut highs. I think we're definitely already there. I think there are long lines at the house batting bludger with me like i say i think there's going to be a surplus of nuts this year right for whatever reason and that means i think prices are going to fall and i want to bet on that price movement which means that i won't to short the market so you're going to bet against the market for nuts as a squirrel that is exactly right. That literally sounds nets me all right so right now mixed fancy unsalted nuts. Ten bucks can't squirrels. Net of choice. Fancy unsalted nuts. Okay and i think the price of the of that collection of nuts is going to go lower and so to set up my short. The first thing that i do is go to someone who's got a load of nuts and is willing to lend me a pint or two and that person is you okay so now you are wanting to borrow my nuts that i saved. That's right and as a little fee to sweetened things. I'll give you an acorn all right okay. I'm in. I'm in so let's start with a one point bag just to see. Okay all right all right all right now. I take that point of nuts and i go to the market and sell it for ten dollars right which leaves me with a nice crisp ten dollar note and then we wait for a day or two and we wait look at that. The prices fallen Not sir eight dollars a pint okay. So you sold a pound of nuts for ten bucks and now they're worth eight bucks. That's right so i'm going to buy them back at that rate right but by them for eight dollars and of course it means i get some change from my ten dollar note. Yes you're two dollars in the black. That's exactly right so now. I've got that pint of knots which i returned to you as promised excellence and i've got two dollars of my own which i get to keep okay. So that is a successful short. That is a successful short. Okay that is great but what happens if the price goes in the other direction. Let's say you are wrong about the value of nuts this winter. Maybe there's a supply shortage price of nuts goes through the roof and suddenly like let's say all of a sudden it's like twelve dollars a pound of nuts if gustav twelve dollars out of luck right because i have to. I've got to get those nuts back to give them back to you. So i'm going to dig in my own pockets for those two dollars to make twelve dollars to get your nuts back and that means i'm going to take a two dollar loss at the whim of supply and demand except the sometimes it's not the law of supply and demand that drives the market. I mean take. This company game celebrate. This is a company that has a bunch of brick and mortar stores that sells video and computer games. It's like it's been it's under a lot of pressure like a lot of other retailers are right now which is probably why you know. Analysts have been a little skeptical about the price of its stock. Exactly supply and demand was not what drove that price up. What happened was he had a bunch of people who got together in chatrooms and these are like a lot of the day. Traders now the traditional short-selling squirrels but like another group. No or even the regular trading. So we don't know who these people are. They hang out and chat rooms and they call themselves. Things spelt pants and proto molecular. I mean we don't know who they are they could be chipmunks so basically there is sort of the traders and you can kind of rely on what they're doing and why they're trying to anticipate the prices of stocks and other things going down and then you have this other group and we're not sure who they are or what they want. Well i think a lot of them wanna make money right. And i think a lot of them. Want to put the screws to shortsellers. They just hate shortsellers. They hate and shortsellers have been betting for some time. That game stop. Stock will drop. But there's also kind of a populist thing happening here with a lot of these traitors judging by the reddit threads that they just wanna poke in middle finger at wall street. They're not the first. They're not the first and then of course all these other people who are just trading for kicks right. I mean they see the price of the stocks go up and in many cases they wanna be part of that and some of them even want to buy it the high take they want those bragging rights and what they do is to start this kind of frenzy. They spread rumors in these chatrooms. They get all fired up. And then they wait till the stock pumps and then they're also chasing it upwards and onwards and upwards which brings us to the short squeeze yes the short squeeze. What is the short squeeze. Yeah you see so when the price surges like this it means for shortsellers like me because we remember have to buy back the stalker nuts or whatever it is that we've sold in order to return them to the people who lead them to us to you me right so when we start to see prices going up and up and up frankly we start to panic right because you are going further and further into the red exactly right. Nah we're all rushing into the market to buy stock around not so whatever before the price gets too high and wipes a site and we're all doing it at the same time. Which of course drives the price even higher. All these people buying your literally being squeezed. You are literally being squeezed. I mean imagine this like a hole in a trunk and you call one hundred short-selling squirrels rushing to get through the whole stale at the same time. While the whole is getting smaller bloodbath.
Hitman 3 Review Round-Up
"Hitman three reviews are and the embargo has lifted. As i let you know. I love you eco. Exo right now has our impressions of roger corner here from kinda funny is already beaten hitman and then it was me and bless you talking about our initial impressions in review so far but the metacritic as it stands which were not and of course is at eighty eight. This is as eight or nine. Am this morning Games beat gave five out of five. Jeffey grub grub rights hitman works because developer iowa interactive bills the games as predictable and rigid machines and as players. We control the key to this machine in asian. Forty-seven io's job is to make sure that when players insert forty seven into this massive cogs moving parts that other parts of the machine awaken in present new opportunities for creativity hitman three in particular works because this machine is more intricate and fund to explore than ever thanks to its incredible levels overnight over an idea dot com luke riley gave it a nine point zero and wrote rich will warning in highly reliable. Hit man three is a superb installment of i os idiosyncratic and much but much love style series. The fundamentals haven't changed since two thousand sixteen but it's collection of outstanding maps for a refined reliable in robust curtain. Closer to the current hitman trilogy. Six maps may sound slim but each one is huge and designed to be played several times over. And even that. It's very unlikely you'll ha- you'll have uncovered all of its creative. It surprising assassination opportunities. There really isn't a week one in the bunch. This barcode butcher has made a lot of appearances over the past twenty years but hitman three is definitely one of his best and then at dual shockers. It got an eight point zero chris. Cornelius rights still the modular nature of each games. Entries means that all three play extremely similarly. Here's of course talk about the them so if you played hitman one or two already you know exactly what you're getting with three there's nothing new or groundbreaking here just honestly though that's perfectly fine for those who like this style of game. As the high quality of level design carries forward. You might not get a wholly original concept or sequel hit ansari. What you will get is the same intricate set of levels. Apply to new areas and concept's whether it's trying to uncover covert operatives in berlin berlin rave or a weaving through the secret passages in dartmoor mansion This these locales and their implementation really are treat. I mean out of jail with game. Play as much as i could have but i certainly loved exploring these areas in plumbing their secrets mr gary widow. What is your history with the hitman. Franchising where are you with hitman. Three my my My history with The hitman series intermittent played the since the very very first hitman gained back in to die. It's a franchise that has has come and gone and has at various different reboots and it seems like re in recent years. It's really coming to. It's the most recent iterations hitman year when they were rolling them out as episodes that was really really popular with people really likes them. I've always tried to get into them. And i've heard something about them just never quite connected with me and i think that's just more to do with that's less to do with the game's not being good games and more to do with him just being somehow like just incompatible with my own tastes gators off you no matter how but i feel i feel like that but not like in a big way is a big disconnect some like. I know. there's a game here that i would really enjoy. If i could just get into it. So i feel like this with this new hitman. Three is the perfect opportunity for me to give it like one more. I'm really gonna try. I'm really going to try to get into. I'm excited about it. I think my wife my About her favorite. Pop the assassin's creed. Games sneaking around us astern people. That's literally all you do so might be it might be hookup as well. I'm very keen to try. I'm also very glad patrick. Click onto the question for me. Hold on because. I think that question might lead into diego's question he wrote into patriots dot com slash. Kind of funny games says hi guys. First time longtime reviews for main three are out and largely positive. My question is simple as someone who never played one of these. Is it worth starting with three or their changes to the mechanics so minimal that maybe i should start with cheaper option of hitman to grabs me from their. Thanks much love. This is a big question. Not just the hitman to the back levels legacy stuff but is hit. Hit me in three a great jumping off point if you've never played before right. This is what you were talking about with club. We and we and we see this every time a big new game series brings out a game right like like one of the most commonly asked questions i've heard in the last year is like where do you start with for example the yakuza games. Many of the right should you. Can you start with like a dragon. You wanna stop zero. Always different ways to get into it. And so i'd every game is different right and every every series is different understand. Why the questions coming from right especially. Since i saw recently that i owe think tweeted something about it. Meant three being the the concluding chapter in a hitman. Trilogy edgy when i when i hear that that makes me a bit nervous like you wouldn't for example to just jump into light. Return of the jet is the first hours from the emerson right. Still be a great movie but a lot of stuff wouldn't make sense and you'd be a bit lost because you know it's picking up story threads been percolating through the previous two films. You would be like who's this guy share. What's going on. And on. I wanna you don't wanna have that feeling but i feel like these days especially we've really games when like years between games. It's it kind of behooves game developers to make sure each new game can function both as the continuation of what's come before legacy players but can also be on boarding can be an entry point for people like you as a game developer or published. You really know helping self if you say oh yeah. This is really only accessible to people who have already played hitman. Because you never gonna grow your your fan vice that what you've got to You you've you've got to have each game be an accessory. An accessible new entry point. And i was very glad to see. Patrick clinic. Asked the same questions anything's into similar position to me intrigued to try. The new one has spent a of time with hitman before. Certainly no up unlike the balaji in the lower. What's happening with like agent. Forty seven's store. I couldn't tell you a single fucking thing about agent forty seven and now he's a ball dude with a barcode on his on the back now and that's nice people is the. Is there much mortar. No probably any of it. But i was very glad to see this morning that apparently a lot of people had replied to patrick and the consensus. Yet you can just jump into say hitman three and whatever problems with like not knowing what's going on so that's what i'm gonna do. I also do have. The hitman wanted to legacy editions. That came whatever deluxe super duper pack. The i got so. I might try those as well but i'm just going to jump into three because that's going to be the one that is most optimized for next gen and like you know it's gonna it's gonna it's gonna have the most valuable learnings from one and two right and i think it's you and me. Gary have a very similar hitman story. Where i remember getting that i hitman. Ips two and bringing it home in popping it. It'd be like oh. This isn't what i thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be more like a metal gear at the time and so i fell off and so every man. That's come but let's talk specifically about this trilogy hitman one and two i pop on. I usually play the first map in the first couple mission. Maybe i into a couple of maybe one more. And i'm like i get it. I see what this game's doing it's not for me like something about it doesn't click and i'm right there with you of like. I know that there is a game there that i could get into but i've struggled to do it and so hit me three. I m coming in very much. And i've played on part of the review on. Ps i love you so far. I'm three missions into the six maps or whatever so there you go it. Was this idea that i'm playing it. I like it. But i don't and i don't and it's the hold up for me is in the over the you know. There's the individual individual maps with your targets and their intricate plots. And what to do. They're right over over. That is layered this the end of the trilogy story. That's happening right. And i think even for me starting at never having beaten hitman one or two but starting those games they do a great job of like. Here's what's happened in the previous games here. Who's these other two players. You're with our this is what's going on. Go for it.
"mortar" Discussed on Mint Arrow Messages
"You mary know this but when we go to utah. Thirst is the very first. Talk to my usually. That's the first place that we go to after we come out of the airport and we jump on i fifteen and we head down and get a thirst drink usually and it's just favorite spot. So i'm so thrilled to have you on here in and we're gonna talk about some things that i watched you do for the last several years with light the world but i i wanna give people the opportunity to know like who you are and what you're kind of about so can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and your business and how you at that started. Yeah so i'm five years in and it's been so much fun we're in salt. Lake city's original stories in downtown salt lake. And i went to olympus high school in holiday. And i last couple of years of high school i. I've always been a busy kid. And i wanted to start a business on my own. I started a little shaved ice shack. Red above my high school yeah. It's called olympic ice and that was the first business endeavor How to have a business how to run employees out to market and bring customers in my business in that provide a good experience. And i did that for my last couple of years of high school and then after high school i was planning on going to the university of utah and so it was a little bit far from my shaved ice shack and i wanted to kind of take step up and so i saw an opportunity in the market to put drinks treats business in salt lake valley and there wasn't a ton of shops in the city at the time and there is nothing down to repent forever. Yeah no not that much. Like right in the heart of downtown. Sonic i mean sonic that was it ya and so there we did. We popped up in twenty sixteen. Tony sixteen and it's been a crazy experience because really when we started this campaign that we're going to talk about is when we were so slow and i worked every shift at norm i myself and it was like it was really really struggle and a learning time for me as an entrepreneur and i kind of leaned in to just any type of aggressive marketing that i could do without having to pay for it because i had no money. There was no sales coming in and i was i was really just kind of trying to bootstrap it. You know and Just tactics like we're gonna talk about in this campaign and there's you know just being a good member of the community as kind of lead into what is now and we have just a really great company that provides a lot of value to our customer and employee and everything. So it's it's been really good experience. That's so awesome so when was a so a two thousand sixteen. I think that was that maybe the first year of light the world if i great so you guys decided to do light the world. Your first year is that right. Okay so what. What made you decide to do that. Because i have to say. It's extremely unique for a brick and mortar. It's i mean. I feel like it's one thing for me as an influence or or a blogger. Whatever you wanna call me. Who i show my wife. I show my family. I talk about my belief and my faith in all of that to be involved in something like this but it's an entirely different thing in my opinion and so i just admire and respect you so much for doing this as a brick and mortar business. So what led you to want to do that. So i'll tell the story of how we wrote out the campaign. basically we've always been are higher. Level strategy has been to become part of community. And that's really what we needed to do to get the support that we needed from the community to be a soda shop in downtown salt lake in a kind of a sketchy area. You know we really were trying to do whatever we could bring the most value and my mom is Always use. I have to give her credit. She came up with the whole campaign. And i i like to tell her now that she is really responsible for on the starting kind of the tipping points for thirsts when we really started to get a little bit more popular because she was always coming up with things like this and She's a member of the lds church in the light the world campaign. And she's got to do this as a business and immediately like this like okay. This is something that i can do. with nothing but time you know it's gonna cost me a lot of money and i can really do good in the community and be a better community member as a business and not only. Is it do well by the people that were serving in the families. That were providing. Chris for and the people were doing service for. But you know it's just a good move overall to lead into businesses zolt to honestly so it was it was a no-brainer back. Then and so we did it the first year and we kind of the way we broke it out is two parts. We're going to twenty five days of service as a company with our employees In the city that were selling in. And we're going to document the whole journey and so this is just an instagram stories. Started to come on. Be super super popular and this is. This is literally when in. So i'm kind of known as like being the kid on the first page now. Gay thirsty nation. This is literally whereas started. Because it's funny that i'm remembering this story has but i wanted to. I really wanted to blow up this like the world. Like wow is a company doing this until i was like i. Don't i spell out hashtag light. The world on the side of my big building in this is how i was imagining it on the side of my big building in garland and then route. That in christmas lights is going to light up. And i was like. Oh man. I think the news is gonna come because it's going to be so big exciting and it literally like i remember being on the side of the roof and i was like i'm just going to share the document. This journey with my you know at the time literally was like nine hundred twelve hundred instagram followers. That we had. And i was up on the roof. And i'm like hey there's teenager try to light the world we're trying to write light the world up here and we work for like two days on it and then finally like the moment of truth. We plug belied it and it looked like a big blur superfund experience and learning experience. And then over the last few years. It's as we've been come a little bit more popular and open more locations. It's really made a big impact on the community service events that we're doing like i said basically do twenty five days a service as a company and we documented super well and so one of our most popular service events. Is we on tuesdays in december. We buy tacos from del taco. Because it's the tuesday taco deal spending one hundred bucks and just get hundreds of tacos and we'd take our team members out and we just give them to people that are Suffering from homelessness downtown..
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"So henry. I wanted to be able to sort of dive. In first to the current employees of ai in brick and mortar retail. I know that you folks working in grocery and allows her traditional retail sectors. We as a making a dent today. Thank you really really good question. I see they're quite a few points but let's start first of all where most of my time at the moment goes on it's the blanding and optimization capabilities but the ai brings in in the play now and especially i'm seeing and from their retail field that what brings in is that we can nowadays optimized more globally than before traditionally retailers have have focused on on one theme or one department focus on merchandising one team focus on the supply chain one dame focused on on Optimizing the space but now with ai capabilities. We can actually start to optimize these things together. And what here is a interesting. Is that oftentimes. When we only optimize got a local up optimize one place at a time. It's easy for those organizations because they have their own kpi's and own metrics measured bud. Often we forget that what we actually an impact on other owners as what we've seen in our research and what we gonna be doing is that for example if these examples of the space site so the retail space so how much to allocate for different products and different stores in different categories and then the supply chain. If they start to work together we can actually achieve quite surprisingly little benefits in in the store operations so if we actually think the space with the supply chain and optimize them so that that whole flow goes really smoothly. That work amount needed in the stores can decrease really radically and quite often. Of course since. I'm from the nordics. We kind of workforce is fairly expensive here on the impact of that we can actually save much more in the store operations than what we could achieve by optimizing test. This applied saints high or just the space side and this is really interesting..
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"I need the accurate assessment. Come on. Let's get to the good stuff here and that awareness that inner awareness and that ability to kind of wage be with yourself for periods of time. In order to deepen that awareness is very important to the next steps. So, you're absolutely right that people are like I'm aware. Let's fix my landing page. It's broken. It's it's all marketing is nothing to do with what's happening here is just something internal happening fixed that I just had the targeting right we would all set. So what is what like when somebody first starts off? What's a what's like one tool that you'd like to start off with to begin to develop that inner awareness. one of my favorite sort of Let me go back a second here in my thinking one of my tools. That is the easiest for me to sort of give in this is kind of a space is actually a little bit of mirror work. Now. Some people will know mirror work from different varieties of you know, mindset work and spiritual work off the mirror work that that I find is the fastest path to to be coming present. Which is really that first goal is just start being in your body is a piece where you literally just sit with the mirror and look in the mirror in your eyes and say I am here over and over and over your sort of calling to yourself, right? So there is a lot of work that we do after that involves breath and other types of awareness that we can we can bring in home. But but that's really the the space that I find people kind of are able to bring themselves into the room a little bit and say, oh, okay. I am actually here. Let me give this a shot. I'll be present now, I mean cuz it's they're still the physical aspect of it, right? They're still doing a physical activity, but then they're also acknowledging..
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"I would say that for the most part most of the people that I work with are are on the business side but our open, okay. Okay, you can sort of insert and this is not you know, there are a lot of really involved spiritual practices home. And they have value that is beyond what I'm about to express. Right? So this is not to disparage any spiritual practices. I think they all have a lot of value but you can in a very short period of time with not a ton of work, right? You don't have to go and study with the monks for eighteen years right with with putting a practice into your life. You can attain a lot of results and a lot of he's in your life a lot less frustration a lot of movement for that word. Right? So you can start to assess your situation better and access yourself in moments that are stressful better and all of these things lead to a better business but aren't always they're not really taught too often. I mean if you have the capability to kind of calm yourself down in the mode off And or just realize what you're about to say or if you're feeling tense, right? So what I'm hearing you say is like you're giving them some of these tools to to really kind of ease into themselves and what they're about. Yeah, there's bigger work that we do in order to to make lasting change and that really happens inside one-on-one trainings that I do or or in a group work that I do with people but there are so many little what we would call hacks, right? They're little like oh if I do this, feel a little off, right and those are emergency hacks, you know, and they're really useful. They're great way to get started I think because getting a lot of relief reminds you that you're probably going to get more relief if you keep going in that direction and I think that's a great place to start particularly for people who gave birth..
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"So they can successfully put it all together themselves. I'm going to cut it because that's great and I'm so excited because as we're going back and forth a little bit here earlier, this is exactly what this podcast is about. So thank you for joining me today. So it's my pleasure. It's great what you're doing. It's great that you're talking about. This is really good. Thank you. you. So you did mention that you you'd call it a couple of the podcast. So what time? Always like to say is you know, you're here today. We're using this podcast as a vehicle to send somebody out there a message. What is it that they need to hear that's coming through YouTube. Well, I always think people need to know that life can be a lot easier than we're making it..
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"New Data Show. You are paying for those sanctions. I'm David Brancaccio in New York. The first phase of a U. S. China trade deal deal is set to be signed in the coming days. President trump has said it would be a week from tomorrow. January fifteen th. The delegation from China is due in the. US on Monday. The deal would reduce tariffs on some goods from China over two years. China's agreed to buy thirty two billion dollars more. US farm goods. That's sixty six percent more than the year before the Trade War China will also by US manufactured goods and fossil fuel and some of Washington's concerns about protecting us. Intellectual property have been addressed dressed but many tariffs will remain. There's a striking new analysis of the cost of tariffs. US buyers consumers have had to pay essentially the whole thing Columbia University economics professor. David Weinstein is co author of a National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper titled Who's paying for the. US tariffs a longer longer term perspective professor. Welcome thank you for having me. So who's bang. We're finding that it's Americans that are paying for the tariffs that have been levied against China and other countries so if some widget costs twenty five percent more because of the US tariff. The person. I'm buying in the. US is paying twenty percent more. Yes that seems to be the case in almost all sectors that were hit by the tariffs one for one. What about the idea that may be Chinese? Exporters would drop their price to compensate. Well this was what we initially expected to find and so it was very surprising to see that there haven't been substantial drops in Chinese export prices when we look at the sectors that were hits relative to the sectors that weren't hit or when we look at Chinese export prices overall. We see that there's been very little movement in the prices that Chinese firms are charging Americans Americans. What this means is that Americans are absorbing all the costs of these import taxes now we are promised a phase phase one agreement signing sometime next week? Do these issues go away in mid January of two thousand twenty here no. I don't think there's going to be not that much change. Even with the new agreement most of the tariffs are going to remain in place. And they're only going to be some fairly modest reductions in retires. So I think that For the foreseeable future. We're GONNA continue to bear the cost of these tariffs and as an economist. You you see this as an economic drag on the economy yes. It's it's dragged arises. From a number of reasons of first consumers Are paying more for imports. And that means that they have less money available for other things Similarly firms are likely to to bear some of the costs up because they are shifting their supply chains to less efficient locations such as Vietnam and that raises the hosp for them to do business which is likely to hold on investment and finally there's enormous uncertainty associated with these tariffs we. We don't know what tariffs are going to be against China and other countries in six weeks six months or six years In so faced with all of this uncertainty there's reasonable evidence that firms are holding back on investment until they can understand what's going on Columbia. A university ECON professor. David Weinstein's CO author of a paper called WHO's paying for US TERRASSA longer term perspective published in the National Bureau of Economic Research Journal. Thank you very much. Thank you each. US household could pay eight hundred dollars more on average this year because of tariffs according to that study. Let's do some other numbers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down one hundred twenty one points four tenths percent to similar percentage drop right now for the five hundred. The Nasdaq is down. Three tenths of a percent. The ten year Treasury yield is down at one point eight percent. U-HAUL has announced that in some places starting February I it will not interview or Higher Nicotine Cotin users the truck and trailer rental company claims. It's an employee wellness push the nicotine band would extend to e cigarettes as well. Nicotine Gum included. The policy will only take effect in twenty one states where it's legal to not hire someone. Because of nicotine use current employees who use nicotine will not be subject.
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"Mortar what you some but I see a lot of the mass of the what you down by the somebody got shot which is owned by Willis in a lot furniture to got the dirty money if you want to spend the fifty hit the same with the dollar that's right with eight eight that's which so why yeah courage with why I'm letting you know that I'm not saying that I don't think so this thing that's that's fire like no that's just like how does that yeah this shows our lack of I get it I yeah I did I ask almost any say and you guys told me how to pronounce her name the novella right now quavo like what but this is the one actually you do know how to say his name in your a little afraid of him post Malone he all lack I don't know why your frenemies wow why name of the song was while that's why oh why we've been introduced not yet we got we he just sat why own why yeah that is out of the land he that that's what the colors call a bar hi you know what you let's get a lot more why or why we're looking for a call or what those things right now eight one eight by there was but also you must yeah we were actually supposed to ride going to be like a really serious brain that neck of about all the good things we're doing in the community so boy programs that we lack white rappers well a lot we need more why right mark to market wow while yeah I would tell them your name my name is mud flaps the trend guy and they call me little country were white rappers yeah I you know was there right now sales is driven as we got it we got our album coming here bars you ever heard of races track and we're not and we're not talking about the bars that Colin's about.
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"Mortars at a vigil to remember the fifty people killed Friday at two mosques in Christ's church. New Zealand this man survived the attack, but lost several friends friends, close friends people who are used to go eat meals with people who played football with on the weekends people who used to drop off a lot of people other people idea prime minister just into our Dern says New Zealand's gun laws are changing quickly community site for the time to act as now when stralia found itself tragically in a similar position to what we find ourselves. Now, they took twelve days to make the decision. We have taken seventy two hours Facebook has been trying to scrub it's pages of videos of the shooting which was live streamed CBS's. Vicki Barker joins us live Vicky. How are they doing well in the first twenty four hours after the shooting? Facebook says it removed one point five million clips one point two million of them at the point of upload Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, all the social media giants were left. Scrambling to prevent images of. Of the atrocity being shared online. Facebook says it's continuing to remove edited versions even those that don't show graphic content out of respect for the victims. And the concerns of local officials Peter French investigators say the black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines graduate shown, some signs of similarities with last October's crash in Indonesia, but it's too soon for anything definite CBS's, Elaine. Cobb is in Paris far too early to be able to say with any certainty that and there are real similarities with the lion aircrash because so far all that. He's happened is that the data from the two flight recorders has been extracted heavy rain and melting snow of both caused catastrophic flooding in at least six midwestern states, the water supply in Lincoln Nebraska's endanger mayor Chris bite ler cannot be assured that enough water will be produced to avoid a total depletion of our water reserves over the next few days. President Trump has tweeted accusations that the late Senator John McCain. Gave information to the FBI and media that link Mr. Trump to Russia, Delaware, democrat, Chris coons tells ABC this week that Mr. Trump's comments are out of live, frankly think the president's continued attacks on now late Senator John McCain is something that's regrettable and for which he should apologise man is his back with the NC double A brackets all said, Greg Gumbel on CBS sports.
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"Into our brick and mortar Bank and put it someplace else. Your thoughts. I like that a lot. So you can earn a couple of percent now with the online banks and doing that just makes sense. How do I go and sort through which are the better ones is there? Like, a consumer reports fun. There's something close to that in the Bank rate. bankratEcom does a list that they update I guess every day or a couple times a week of the highest rates. You can earn on savings. And some of those are consumer only others are for consumer and business, and you can look through and they give a rating on them, and and the rating is based on a few factors, but it'll be up to five stars, and they'll all be FDIC insured. So it's pretty easy to look through the survey. Go look at the financial institution itself and see which one meets your needs. And you're comfortable with. Okay. Very good. So I'm so intrigued you spent how many years? Figuring out how to grow the grapes before you could have your first bottle of wine from your family winery. Well, it takes three years to grow.
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"Our brick and mortar Bank and put it someplace else. Your thoughts. Yeah. I like that a lot. So you can earn a couple of percent now with the online banks and doing that just makes sense. How do I go and sort through which are the better ones is there? Like a consumer reports on there's something close to that in the Bank rate. bankratEcom does a list that they update I guess every day or a couple times a week of the highest rates. You can earn on savings, and some of those are consumer only others for consumer and business, and you can look through and they give a rating on them, and and the rating is based on a few factors, but it'll be up to five stars, and they'll all be FDIC insured. So it's pretty easy to look through the survey. Go look at the financial institution itself and see which one meets your needs. And you're comfortable with. Okay. Very good. So I'm so intrigued you spent how many years? Figuring out how to grow the grapes before you could have your first bottle of wine from your family winery that well it takes three years to grow the grace deported..
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"Started looking around our brick and mortar does like tenth of a percent. It's like nothing. Nothing. Nothing is better something nothing. Anyway, something is better than nothing. So I started looking as you suggested credit union of which I'm a member, but I can't co mingle with that personal funds and business. They're paying like one point five and military. Organization that I do business with they're paying about one. Well, thank you for your service star country, which branch were you an army. Well, I appreciate that. And say we're talking about USAA now, I guess she told me not to mention any brand names. It's fine. So the question the question becomes one. And now I wanna have better management of that money. I don't wanna sitting their idle, and I wanted to take that money. That's now deposited into our brick and mortar Bank and put it some place else. Your thought. Yeah. I like that a lot. So you can earn a couple of percent now with the online banks and doing that just makes sense. How do I go and sort through which are the better ones is there? Like a consumer reports on there's something close to that in the Bank rate. bankratEcom does a list that they update I guess every day or a couple times a week of the highest rates. You can earn on savings, and some of those consumer only others are for consumer and business, and you can look through and they give a rating on them, and and the rating is based on a few factors, but it'll be up to five stars, and they'll all be FDIC insured. So it's pretty easy to look through the survey. Go look at the financial institution itself and see which one meets your needs in your comfortable with. Okay, very good. So I'm so intrigued you spent how many years? Figuring out.
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"Well, maybe it is, but we're not using the technology technologies that you see in drones where drawings up, you know, able to ready to stabilize themselves to interact with each other. You know, the Intel stuff that they using sort of displays and everything that's technology that could be applied to traffic control at the moment planes controlled in a very manuals way this towels at every airport that control there s spice this proposals around to actually get ridable as local towels and have a centralized. HIV control system. And then of course proposals which involves fitting out all aircraft to talk to each other. So imagine we suddenly had lots more things up in the air than we do now. Generally, you'll have one helicopter over the city will maybe to keeping clear each other. If we had hundreds of those plus delivery drives, you know, medical emergency joins. They needs to be a whole leap in the way they are control. And basically what they need to do is talk to each other. Beware each other. If the heading towards a collision, I need to say, okay, you go up. I'll go down and we'll avoid computers a much better at doing that than human. Exactly five, Jay, which we've talked about on the show before that that kind of massive massive amounts of connectivity, loads, more devices, talking to each other at hyper quick fraction of an iphone seconds. That is going to be possible with five Jays. So as you're talking to me that. So much of the wise in the wise in which air traffic regulations of had to Bain to commodites, just stand normal, drawing the drawings that you can get for Christmas, the why that I've had to bend accommodate. That is really the building books runs out of the way. And actually I'm quite impressed at the way in which like drawing legislation, same's quite sensible to me in this country anyway, the FAA which is the regulator in the US arguably the biggest in the world, they're ready for personal aviation and flying taxis. They, they're not as ready for all of their regulations built on piloted aircraft. So when we talk about unpiloted driverless, that's a whole different kettle of fish, but they're already working on legislation for drowns. Drawings can stay out of the way of jets because they don't need to go up that high. Really. They are working on different ways to deal with these kinds of new technologies. And I think they anti-separatist candidate -nology is going to come. So they say, how do we make it safe? How do we get it out and working and functioning and CDs or really wanna those the tech idea which is basically get away from traffic in cities. So the need is that it's really slow to drive through the streets of whatever major city. So therefore Natexis. We'll get you the quickly mister business Misra MRs businessperson is really busy. But if we have self driving cars, then suddenly the traffic gets much better. This lace vehicles on the road, it gets foster and of course the self-driving. So you don't have to talk to the get because somebody has to side. We hope we every all good things that we've said. We are. Coming. It's funny because Uber is actually actively contributing to congestion. You know, they are responsible for 'cause sitting idle on the straight. They are responsible for Ray searches of said that when people take Oba's, they don't take public transport. So congestion is getting worse in part because of companies like Uber and lift. But yeah, we'll see less than a taxi than the taxis contribute to the paper from a university in Boston that discovered that the convenience and lower price option for pulled rides and stuff. It is different to the taxi industry market lands. Cheap over in in Boston, particularly the multi, a couple of dollars. They must be losing huge amount of money, but I was stunned just last week you order new by. It's there in like sixty seconds and actually text you and say, it's going to be. It's going to be there now and we will start charging you one hundred and twenty seconds. So it's just it's so quick. And you need that kind of scale to make something like this work, but that they're adamant that it's going to happen and they adamant that it will work because they don't just have Silicon Valley people. They've got people from NASA. They've got people from tesla who used to doing things conservatively and getting stuff done. And one thing is for certain the why we traveled, he's about to China..
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"An apple store with just one of each. What about and you figure how you did it took a tag, I think. And then you went to the cashier. And paid. And then you went to a little window and the head all of your products. They're ready to go. So got rid of the idea of storing everything out on the shelves. You know, when you see five hundred ties does that's just a waste of Brian spice, really stole. That's popular in the UK whose name escapes me now, but it it's cheap and cheerful stuff. You can get really basic jewelry. Imagine as like a Costco. I guess Mola and it's one of every product jewelries grind. It's really big. So I think the experiences that streamline the process and I think that Amazon experiences a good example whereby people don't wanna have to worry about fussing with God's. I don't have to worry about finding the right size just like grabbing go making it as easy as possible for shoppers. And also, you know, you mentioned at the start at the top of the show, they Mark that digital and physical forgetting deport manteaux clicks and mortar, which is the ability to buy online and gone pick up in store. I used to work for a retail magazine, clicks and mortar. It's both Jason and it sounds really good once you know what it is, but if you don't know what it is, it's useless the experience of taking the online world and fusing it with digital so that I have my wanna count. Amazon knows what I like. It knows that I'm going to want to shop in this way and so it can use that analytics from my online account and bring that into the physical world. Is that pay to why we're saying, traditionally, digital companies like your own. Buy into physical company. So in the US bought hall food and they're experimenting with Ray towel, spices like they've got an actual bookstore for example. Yeah. The other day I saw bookstore and I went to another one. Oh, into. I went to a bookstore around the corner, which is beautiful bookstore actually because it was so hot and humid winning for air conditioning is chatting to the guy behind the counter. I said, what's the Amazon bookstore and the Coney win? No, this is bad news. You know, we may be shutting down, so they see John is so well targeted and so up demised that they can't compete not fair enough. I get why as depressed about it, but I don't fully comprehend what the Amazon beyond it being giant ad. Like I don't understand what it really does. I think that's it. And I think that you know, look Monterizi is to work in a high end shoe store, and she was particularly frustrated because people would come in trial on the different sizes of shoe right down the size they were and leave tonight they will win talk because I was going to buy online so that we using the store purely to just check the size and have a little. It's a bit like what? Yeah, I think maybe retailers ain't to come to grips with this incite. Welcome it like Dell. Did you had. Has these pop up stores where have one of every laptop, one of every computer you can try them out. He said, I want to buy that one. They direct you to a webpage Cy bide online. So if the pricing is is in line with the digital and if you paying more to go into the store, but people value the ability to check things out physically that because like if I've gone into, maybe I'm weird. Obviously, I'm weird, but if I take the effort to go into a store, try on a pair of shoes. My maybe my my impulse control is so poor that I'm like, yeah, it's like ten dollars more expensive the internet, but I..
"mortar" Discussed on Download This Show
"Well, naming. Naming off genius, but right up then. Yeah, that is a bit of a rage. But I, you know, when you go and visit some of the stores with trees in them with coffee shops with areas where you can just sit peacefully and talk to people that trying to turn them into places, you just goes part of your day rather than going as a shop, and, oh, by the way, all the products that if you'd by, which on some level like I completely get and is not an uncommon trend to turn. To turn commercial environment, shopping environments into environments that people just want to hang out. Because of course the more you hang up, the more likely to buy, but is there anything specific the that you say in clay that you think that could really change the why? I approach walking into a shop and how I behave in an environment like that. I mean, look, the psychology of shopping and the psychology of consumer behavior. It's not something that is ignorant. I remember one of my first jobs I worked in a kind of giftware store and we put the new product on the left hand side of the stores. He walked in because my manager said everyone who comes in, you can watch it as they come in. Yeah, they turn left and they work clockwise around the store. So you put the interesting things there, then you, you know, we all know the idea that the milk is at the back of the supermarket because you have to go through and get your perishables. So make them walk past the stuff that don't wanna buy before that one of those for you on. I care right so many many years ago when I worked on TV, go hungry based story all about shopped his on and Kia have obviously geniuses when it comes to this. So you'll you spend your, I like five to ten twenty dollars. Lost in an Araya, fantasy fantasy apartments fully grind as all about. Imagining what that will obey. The first thing you can physically pick up like two by ovation. Variably the cheapest thing in the store or one of the things. Because by the time you spent fifteen twenty hours. Invalid in fantasy land you. I thought his, there's something and shape it on just but that's the whole psychology play. He, there's been so many studies on how big the bags? Yes. One little thing that little. Call into the shape of my head is so tight this back, but I can't almost a head of its time really because they sell you on a fantasy and they sell you on the concept and that's what retailers are trying to do. So we kind of touched on there. You know, make an experience to go to shopping center, not a mole known likes the wood mall, post eighties middle America, but make it enjoyable for someone because what is the benefit of internet shopping k. it's instant feeling. It's convenient. You don't hand over physical cash, so it's almost like you know spending. And then when the products arrive you both them a couple of days ago. So that's not real money. A couple of days ago. Money isn't real money, and now it's like a gift that you get from ISIS on your disks. So they need to. They need to develop ways that bricks and mortar is never going to be as convenient as digital. So they need to work on their advantages and the advantages are you get to try something on, you get to come and speak to experts. You get to touch and feel you get to see x. couch or xtop in. It's kind of whole ecosystems. So when instead of just going to get that floral shirt that I wanted to get all my gosh, it looks great with all these things that it's been stalled with so much and ising experience of stole stuff experience in general for the Chiappa. That's what is the most important thing. Now, the other into the that I think is worth noting is that as fast and convenient is internet shopping ease, you still have to wide once you click the midnight Burgess unless it's one of those, I think I know what you're going. Same-day delivery or next day delivery delivery. We'll we'll, we'll get to it, but I, but I also think that one of the advantages that rate house for the for the next microseconds history will still have is the fact that you can you can impulse purchase and have it the same guy..
"mortar" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"And mortar bookstore. A lot of us were like, hey, what are you doing? You put bookstores out of business now you're making your own real bookstore. But it's kind of normalized now that Amazon just opens these different concepts of brick and mortar stores, and they have a new one. That's coming out tomorrow, it's called Amazon four-star, and they only stock items that have a rating of four stars or above on Amazon as well as new in training, items and bestsellers. So the new store is not opening in Seattle. They are not piling here. It's going to be in New York in the SoHo neighborhood, and they say that there are sections in the store things are separated by most wished for trending around New York City hot products that New York customers are buying frequently. Brought together kind of all the things you see on Amazon all the little digital like notes that is what the store looks like which is actually kinda cool. I agree. Concert to dig down by zip code in. Hey, this is what people buy there's probably a reason why it happens, and they can filter through all that's kind of interesting. You'll the university village of a bookstore. There is Amazon bookstore in the last two times. I've gone in there to buy a book, they haven't had it, but you can buy the book, and then they'll send the book to you. So have the most popular ones when you go into a bookstore though, you want to buy that book. And then you want to sit down and have a Cup of coffee, and there's this romance to me about going in a bookstore and find in the book you want to walk out with it. And there's no romance to get in that book in the mail. It's not the same connection. I have with the bookstore. I wonder how it will be because I know in these stores. He's brick and mortar stores are talking about toy store. Savage. Eight year old I'm I'm interested in toys. So I wonder if it'll be the same connection that I have with books on I'll walk inside that brick and mortar the other interesting thing is they have shut down a lot of brick and mortar stores, and now here they go over the brick and mortar stores and.
"mortar" Discussed on The Passive Income Report
"Oh yeah we if we both know greg mortar is gone now on retail going up in this and the the platform that amazon has omit center it's it's it's a it's a legit acid income i sit passively to quote is not that the unaware not in our land it's not you know coal all sell your mom your dad so they can attract cold celdor occasionally anne of that it's although i was like one of the first businesses i ever got into as an entrepreneur was by announcing among again's who get too uh all right so no experience online and it was your first internet business you ever started obviously so how long have you guys been selling on amazon's obviously it takes time to get your store one did your store actually go live once ours roll all of us stance april of two thousand seventeen while poets it's only been eleven months then racked so hasn't been even a full year yet and what is your guy's total revenue on amazon all right now james small last time i chat why do you want to go only six thousand mon rayo vote what have you guys done like since april till today march 1st what is your guy's total revenue on in honor of his arm i have a question and suit part students lose it's the yet begun last year we restore our inventory there was a lot of you know there's a lot of issues with getting the product right so and there was a lot of our ad be given away do it not only the reviews up if the sales rank in the age ranked start in earnings more annexed celso d gross revenue from last year uh as a necessarily reflect on what it's doing now that we have traction was light equipment angst but i i think we did a battle 40000 hodel from april to december 31st that last year now we're doing forty thousand per month as of two thousand eighteen wet uh you know we expand our excise you got up product or branding enhance brand content really had some you know through it for some azt it's the result was off.