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#321 NFL Week 17 Will Be Crazy, Oklahoma Crushed Florida, Coastal Carolina & Ask Zac

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#321 NFL Week 17 Will Be Crazy, Oklahoma Crushed Florida, Coastal Carolina & Ask Zac

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 321. Happy New Year. It is Friday, January 1st is 8:54 in the morning. And I hope you had a great night with your family last night or whoever you spent your night with. Maybe you're by yourself. That sounds like a lovely night to me. I like being home alone having a very quiet night. Happy New Year. Welcome to twenty-twenty when I'm very excited for this year. I'm excited for an export. They're going to be amazing this year. I'm excited for the show the the wage channel the podcast any strong women in sports can have a great year between you and me. I'm planning on getting engaged this year. So that'll be pretty cool. I don't tell my girlfriend she'll watch I don't care she knows but I'm excited. It's going to be an amazing. I I hope I'm very hopeful that after 20 20 will have a great year today. We're going to talk about college football. We're going to talk about NFL week 17 the last week of the NFL regular season is here. I'm going to share some thoughts. Addictions and kind of a preview of the weekend will do some ask Zack questions at the end of the show really kind of sprinkled throughout the show actually, you know on patreon I asked a peace over there said hey, what were the biggest surprises of the 2020 NFL season or what were the most unexpected things that happened got a lot of feedback they're of a great conversation about that. But I want to start today's episode with an analogy or with a metaphor. Whatever the right word is. I'm an idiot. I do my best imagine you're driving your car down the road. 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No more multiple outdated programs. Let netsuite show you how they will benefit your business with a free product or you can schedule today go to netsuite.com opinion schedule your free product or a netsuite birth. Tom opinion man, I'm excited. I really like them like I I'm out of my depth there. Like I I did a lot of research talk a lot of people talk to the people at that company learned a lot and I was like, oh, yeah, it's pretty obvious. He's the best people available doing this and everybody I talked to in the business sector was like, yeah, and that's what's the best thing available now, I want to give a shout out to my personal favorite bowl game this year. It was Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina Liberty won in overtime. They blocked a field goal to win. The game in overtime is pretty crazy. It is even more insane because at the end of regulation dead instance where they were on the goal line and they had a strategy where they're going to run out the clock and play for the field goal. So they had an opportunity to score a touchdown running backs on the goal line and instead of scoring he tried to like literally pull the ball away from the goal line got knocked out of his hand off of bumbled. So basically Liberty have an opportunity to win the game at the end of regulation and they fumbled they squandered it. So it was fun because they still ended up winning an overtime. They blocked bath. Coastal Carolina field goal, they 13730 for fun game loved it. I really like watching Malik Willis the quarterback for Liberty. He is going to be an NFL quarterback at some point. I really enjoyed watching him and watching them all year and at some point I really want to dive in and watch every single game Liberties played this year. I just I I think I owe them that to make a topic about them and I got a lot of feedback about them. I only watched three or four or games this year. They went they finished ten and one they're only lost was to NC State. They lost 15 to 14 to a power five School in the ACC. So Liberty is legit. I was like, wow that's impressive. I Know Jack Still Carolina finished 11:00 and 1 and a lot of people were pretty mad at the end of the season when their regular season came to an end. They were 11:00 to know people were frustrated that and undefeated Coastal Carolina team did not make it into the college football playoff like you left out Coastal. Well, they lost the liberty and I think by losing to Liberty. It's pretty clear yet. They did not belong in the college football playoff conversation. They never should have been there. They they wouldn't have eaten Alabama. They would have gotten creamed by Alabama probably the same way that Notre Dame is going to get crushed by Alabama, but I rest my case. If you can't beat Liberty and compete with Liberty you compete with Liberty. You can beat Liberty. How could anybody expect you to compete with or beat Alabama and I maintain that these group of five schools Tulsa Coastal Carolina Ball State San Jose had a great ball game the other day greats a relative word, but Ball State surprisingly beat San Jose State of Liberties in the conversation these smaller level schools. I very much want to see them Breakaway do their own thing having a team college football playoff. If you're like Cincinnati got a great job and they're playing Georgia today. Yeah. Hey if Cincinnati they're not obligated to be in the the group of five college football playoff. They can opt for a better game, but they're giving it but if you're Tulsa if your Liberty like I would change See all these teams compete with each other for a group of five National Championship. I think would be really cool. I want to see that and I will continue to lobby for that these smaller schools that have no real opportunity of getting into college football playoff. They should do their own thing have their own Championship because let's be honest the college football playoff committee to just never going to let Liberty or Coastal Carolina into the college football playoff no matter what they do. No matter how great their regular season is. Don't want to talk about Oklahoma and Florida Oklahoma beat Florida in a bowl game the other day 55 to 20. Oh, so disappointing. I I really really really was looking forward to this game. It was number six Oklahoma against number 7, Florida and Florida had nine starters before the game opt out cuz they're going to the NFL and they don't want to play in the bowl game and between opt-outs and covid-19. Is not fun to watch and I want to go to Pedro on real quick and read what Patrick wrote in about this game Patrick writes in and says hi Zach not a question, but rather a little bit of a rant today, I woke up at 2 a.m. This night to watch the OU Florida game. I think he lives in Europe. So that makes sense to me 2 a.m. Would be a normal time, you know to watch a game here. It doesn't make any sense. But you understand that Europe has a different time of day than we do here in America. So he woke up to watch the game at 2 a.m. Only to fall asleep and go back to sleep by halftime because the game was over Patrick says I was really pissed me off because Florida clearly didn't care about the game. I know they were missing some starters but losing by forty or whatever it was in the end is inexcusable. What happened to next. Man? I'm not really a fan of either team. I just wanted to see a good competitive football game and man was I so disappointed. Why do you even play the game if you don't care also wage? It's really embarrassing to say stuff. Like they can't compete with us. They're not an SEC team. They're not the Gators and then lose by a lot. My only positive take away from this game was that. Oh, you looked really good and I can't wait to see Spencer Rattler next year. He improved so much over the year and I'm curious what you have to say about his game and the next SOS episode. I hope the college football playoff is going to be more interesting than this game greetings from package. First of all, you touched on something. I really like Spencer Rattler Spencer Rattler is a incredibly talented quarterback at Oklahoma. He's undersized a little bit short, but oh my goodness, you probably got the best off and I love college football can literally throw the ball a million miles around everywhere make every single throw from every kind of arm angle kind of the Jordan love Justin Herbert, you know, Patrick Mahomes stats are all very loose very silly comparisons, but that type of aren't out where you go. Oh, wow, that looks different. And so we watched him grow as a decision-maker this year really kind of struggled early on he's a young sophomore dead. He had some growing pains by the end of the year. I went. Okay, dude, Spencer Rattlers ball and outplanned fantastic footplate a great touchdown down the right sideline for some reason the broadcaster goes and he makes an easy job, but that's not an easy. Throw do that as a dime do a really small window over the shoulder for a touchdown and Spencer out there makes a lot of plays that I go that's just phenomenal and he makes it look easy when it's really not easy now Iowa sad that with Florida and Oklahoma. We really didn't get to see the 2020 Gators played all I mean they had so many players opt out that I think Dan Mullen their head coach said that the last game the 2020 Florida Gators football team played was in the SEC Championship game against Alabama cuz that's the last time they were really assembled as a full entire team. This was a shell of that team. It was frustrating not fun to watch and the game kind of reminded me of when Texas played Georgia two years ago where Texas came off. And stomped Georgia Georgia look flat. They look disengaged. They wanted to win a National Championship game. They didn't make it into the Play-Off cuz they lost Alabama and I I really think that a big take away from this page in college football. Is it I want to see the college football postseason re-evaluated maybe hopefully changed to some degree because especially during covid-19 guys play bowl games and we're seeing so many get canceled and it's just it's unreliable. It's weird. It's a mess and there are people out there that love bowl games. I think let's be honest if I was playing college football, I would not go to the NFL. I'm a short guy who would if I ever got on a field and a division one football game. I'd be lucky. I was that very talented. I had a small arm. I made good decisions. I tried to be a good leader. But I like I am very talented so I would be the kind of guy probably he was like a fifth-year redshirt-senior who barely gets into the game and I'm like, oh sick of ballgame like a Cheez-It Bowl. Let's go. I mean, there are people out there who this is the game of their life. It's a last call at home. Getting the lever play. They're fired up. There are college football fans who loved it a lot of people love bowl games. I do not. I I look at college football from an NFL perspective and I watched Miami's quarterback Derek King tears ACL in the Cheez-It bowl. And if you're going to tear your ACL any bowl game, you really got doing that Jesus. I mean that's like a the marketing for the Cheez-It bowl and then the stakes of that game to tear your ACL that's horrible like your chance at the at the NFL are really dead hampered now, cuz it horrific injury you got the end of your career and it's not even like the Armed Forces Bowl or the Rose Bowl or the I mean college football playoff game. No game Cheez-It Bowl ad sad and I feel bad for King and I want to be clear that and this is true of the players. I've talked to as well men not all of them. There are some players out there a lot of quarterbacks, especially really like ball games cuz they just watch football, but guys who are really they hate a lot running backs people who are always kind of a risk of getting hurt. Players who are headed to the NFL do not want to play in bowl games. They hate bowl games. They're like, I don't look this is I'm risking my body so that my college can make more money when I like if you are, for example, Kyle pets who is the the number one tight end in the 2021 NFL draft. He's going to be amazing. He had a incredible year for Florida. He doesn't know Florida anything just need to play in the bowl game. He shouldn't play in the bowl game. Glad he opted out cuz why risk getting hurt, there's no reason for that. You have to take care of yourself and you've already proven you can play you've already proven you're all in on your team. You fought really hard in the SEC Championship game and I just don't understand why people are mad at anybody who opt out of a bowl game players who opt out and that are headed to the NFL or completely justified in my opinion. You've done your thing. You thought hard for your team. You didn't make it into the college football playoff. You're not really fighting for anything other than stupid bragging rights for what the Cheez-It Bowl come on man. Like that's that's not what worth losing millions and millions of dollars off. Raise The L4 and so this is why I would like to see the college football playoff expanded allowing more teams to fight for national championship and you could argue that whole had a whole year to do that. But if you're not have any kind of game after the regular season is over in theory the entire regular season, you're fighting for a national championship every game matters because every game keeps you in the running back to compete for a national championship. Once you realize you're not in the running for National Championship. What are you playing for? Most players at least the ones going to the NFL are like this is nonsense and meaningless and not important to me. And so by bringing in more teams, like an 18 college football playoff and having more teams after the regular season is over in the postseason competing for National Championship. You literally have more meaningful games and you would have more nfl-bound players playing in bowl games cuz I'll tell you how many Notre Dame or Clemson or Ohio State or Alabama players have opted out of the college football playoff. Have any I'm not tracking that I don't think any cuz nobody would do that. You ought to win a National Championship. You're on a mission. You're fighting hard for the goal. You started from week one really from the minute. You stepped on campus all the way from them summer workouts and winter workouts and getting up a 5 in the morning go to weights and eating healthy and doing all this nonsense and all this hard work nonsense the wrong word. They're all this hard work you find incredibly hard to put yourself in a position to win a National Championship. You're not going to opt out of a college football playoff game. No way but the Cheez-It bowl or I'm sorry pick on the cheese a bowl name answer any other bowl game for most players who are headed the NFL a bowl game is a really a nonsensical risk where you are putting yourself at risk to get injured and hurting your chances at the NFL for very little pay for it. Really nothing in return. It's stupid. And so while there are people who love ball games, From an NFL perspective bowl games are meaningless and four players headed the NFL. They don't want to play in bowl games. I'm arguing. Please allow more teams into the college football player from 18 to 16 team playoff. So you have any more literally a larger amount of meaningful football games, which would really incentivize players to play in bowl games that currently they're not playing in and as a result we're getting games like oh, Florida where Oklahoma Beach, Florida 55 to 20. It's not interesting. It's not fun. It's not good football and everybody seems to lose in that situation. Florida fans weren't happy. I guess Oklahoma fans were happy. They want to bowl game, but I don't think the people that ran the ball game or happy cuz they didn't get a good competitive game. And so nobody really wins other than the team that wins that bowl game and I just I would argue, please, please please. Let's have fewer meaningless ball games and let's have more meaningful games where teams are fighting for an opportunity to go play for a college football national championship. All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break when I returned up next we're going to NFL week 17 predictions and then later down the road. We'll do ask Zack and we will talk about the most surprising things or the most unexpected things that happened in the 2020 NFL season. All right, we are back cuz we're doing very very well. I gotta say hope the netsuite add went. Well. I know it's probably not the first of all I know it's clearly not for everybody listens to the show, but I do put a lot of work into my attitudes and a lot of work into my sponsorships and I look you gotta pay the bills and they're a great company legitimately who I really like working with behind-the-scenes and I don't really work with any bad companies ads. So I just I know that was a out of the like a left-field sponsorship people. Like what's that? I know that here in your twenties and you're not you're in college or you working, you know at Safeway, you're like, I don't know that's not at all for me and clearly that's not but there is a small market for it and I really like working with them. They're good company Believes In Me and I I appreciate anybody who had the patience for that and I I really enjoy their company. I want to jump in We have reached the end of the NFL regular season week 17 is here and it's a very important week. Some teams are fighting for playoff seeding trying to get the number one seed in the NFC or the you know, the four-seat or whatever and some games are simply fighting hard to try to get into the playoffs at all. Now, what I want to do in this segment is kind of half predictions have to say preview cuz I am very very excited for this weekend. I think it's going to be probably the best weekend of football. We've had all year so far and I am not a fortune-teller. I really there are some games of like I simply don't know giants-cowboys. I really don't know who's going to win. I have no idea. I don't feel comfortable making a prediction. So what I'm gonna do is go through whatever games I can make your prediction and then for the most part I just can't wait to see what happens and I want to share my joy and my love of football in this situation with you guys will start with the dolphins at the bills. This is a huge game in the NFL. I am so so excited playoffs are on the line here. The Dolphins are 10:00 and 5 the bills off. 12 and three and the bills in my opinion or a better team the Dolphins have to play their best in order to make it into the playoffs. And right now there are five teams in the AFC playoff picture that are 10:00 and 5 a.m. Only four of those five teams are going to make it into the playoffs. So the Dolphins have really the toughest Road into the playoffs. They gotta be buffalo on the road in Buffalo, either that or you know, all of basically all the ten and five teams have to lose their game in an upset fashion to a team. That's not very good. So really the best way for the playoffs right now to get in the Dolphins have to be the bills on the road and another interesting Wrinkle in this game. Is that Ryan Fitzpatrick. They're they're kind of back up the slash starting quarterback tested positive for kovats the last week when it opens needed help Ryan Fitzpatrick came off the bench in the fourth quarter LED them to Victory against the Raiders and that's not going to happen this week against Buffalo, if if to a struggling or to us not cutting it they don't have another option. So basically what I'm saying is this game, All on the Dolphins rookie starting quarterback Tua tagovailoa, which is from a storytelling perspective incredible. Like what's going to happen? I don't know and a lot of people are very critical of the dolphins for drafting to us saying they should have drafted Justin Herbert. I'm not one of those people, you know, I would not have drafted Justin over to I had no idea Justin was going to be as good as he is. So I'd be a hypocrite to say that I'm one of those people I'm not budging is on man. And I think it really really helps too. If you mix it into the playoffs now, some people are saying that whether to a has to get into the playoffs in order to avoid getting replaced and they can be kind of weird like just getting in a place really have to do with how well he's playing like he has to play well, but getting into the playoffs are not isn't necessarily the only factor in whether or not to it like do it could have a great game and not make it into the playoffs then I'd say well, I think it's a silly criticism now, I want to be clear. I only own one NFL jersey one. I'm not a jersey person. I don't really do that. But there's one player in the NFL. I felt the desire to go support and to wear their name of the back of my my you know, my shoulders and to support buying their Jersey. I own a to a ton of a load Jersey. I'm very excited. I love to his team player in the NFL. Like I I got a lot of players. I love I love Tom Brady Locker meet you at 2 because of the Hawaii ties and and I'm not from Hawaii, but I have a deep I love Hawaii. It's like my favorite place in the world and his family's amazing a great things and know people that know to and everything I've heard about to what makes him. I just he's endeared himself to me. I really love to and so I am rooting for Miami. I'm not ashamed to say it. I want to see Miami get in the playoffs month. However, even though I'm rooting for Miami. I believe Buffalo is going to win this game and maybe that is because I am trying to guard my heart and avoid disappointment. I really can't tell I do think Buffalo is a better team just all they got a great quarterback a great deal to do a lot of stuff very very well. They have had a record clearly and the bills are already in the playoffs. So I don't really if the bills lose this game, they've won their division. They made the playoffs. I don't really feel bad for Buffalo at all wage ever. I I would love to see Miami Brian Flores this young guy this young coach the second-year coach turning around the Dolphins franchise. I want to see the dolphins with two and tongue of Aloha my favorite player in the NFL Mekong playoffs. I don't know if they're going to do it. I don't think they can pull it off. I'm not I'm not I'm hopeful I don't really believe in them on my I really believe I'm going to get disappointed and the Dolphins are going to lose on Sunday. It's a 10 a.m. Game. If you're on a coast it's in the early morning slot in the NFL on Sunday. I think buffalo wings this game, but I also can't really lose either. You know, my prediction is right in the Bills win or my prediction is wrong and I'm very very happy cuz Miami wins, so I think buffalo wings this game predicting them to win but I gotta say I am rooting heavily for Miami and it's not a slight against Buffalo. I love buffalo. I like what they're doing. I think it's really really cool. But already in the playoffs. How about you share the love and spread the wealth a little bit dead. I want to see Miami get into the playoffs. That's an amazing story. I want to see that happen now Titans and Texans is a very easy one. The Titans are gonna win this game. They're going to get into the playoffs Houston is awful. There are an awful football team. They have a terrible offensive line. They are the worst defense. They can't run the ball at all. Their receivers are disappointing. I do like their quarterback DeShaun Watson, but it's really just a testament to how he's been amazing despite the awful mess around him in Houston. I would be absolutely shocked if the Houston Texans won this game on Sunday Jaguars Colts. The Colts are 10:00 and 5 a.m. The Jaguars are one and fourteen. The Colts are fighting hard to get into the playoffs. They need to win here. They're a good team. Very similar to Houston. I'd be shocked if the Jaguars beat the Colts on Sunday. Now, I will suck the Jaguars do have nothing to lose. They they've already clinched the number one overall pick in the NFL draft. So they're they really are there free to play with Reckless abandon and that makes me nervous because I just I don't Philip Rivers makes me very nervous. Anyway, I think he plays very emotionally. He makes a lot of mistakes. I think the Jaguars have a little bit more than anybody really gives them credit for they made very strategic moves. I believe to kind of engineer or losing games as I shouldn't say that it makes people angry and controversial but I like Mike Glennon, they might go ahead and multiple weeks in a row. It seemed it doesn't make sense to me. So because the Jaguars had nothing to lose they could say screw it. Let's ruin a division rival the cold season kick him out of the playoffs. They might win this game. And I just would keep her eye on that game. The the Colts showed win, but the Jaguars because of their they had nothing to lose that makes me very very nervous a team with Reckless abandon that could be dangerous. Now the Ravens and the Bangles the Brave and should win this game. They're 10:00 and 5. They're fighting for the playoffs. The Bengals have won two games in a row though. But even at the Bengals play well and cyclists competitive game. My belief is Lamar Jackson's going to say hey, I am last year's NFL MVP. I have the ability to put the team on my back. I'm going to make play after play after play. If it's a close game Lamar Jackson will take over the game and be the hero with needed there is no way Lamar Jackson is losing this game and not getting into the playoffs on Sunday now brown Steelers the Steelers already in the playoffs kind of weird the resting their starters dead. However, Even though Cleveland is 10 to 5 and they need to win order to get into the playoffs. The Browns have a ton of players out of this game due to In trouble last year and trouble there was a brawl last time actually when I played the Browns and I keep her eye on that on Sunday on the ASU playoff picture. You have five teams that are 10:00 and 5 you have the Titans the Colts the Browns the Ravens and the Miami Dolphins only four of those five teams are going to get into the playoffs and I believe Miami's honestly going to be odd man out because the Titans the Colts the Browns Ravens play much weaker teams that have losing records and are not very good other than of course the Browns play the Steelers, but the Steelers already in there pressing their starters. And so I believe Miami's the odd man out here. My name is going to miss out on the playoffs. Unfortunately now, I'm rooting it. I I I don't want that to happen. I want to see Miami get in But I will say it does feel like an upset is in the air and I I really I can't tell you which game to expect to be the crazy surprise upset, but it does feel like home somebody's going to lose a game. They shouldn't lose whether it's the Browns or the Ravens or Tennessee or the Colts maybe to the Jacksonville Jaguars. I just cannot wait to see what team of these five which one did not get into the playoffs come the end of Sunday when football is all said and done and the dust comes to a settle and I can't what talk about on Monday. I'm so excited for this week in the NFL going to be amazing package. That bears is another huge game in the NFL if the Bears win they're in the playoffs and if the Packers win, they secure the number one seed they get a bye week and home-field advantage in the playoffs. That's a huge thing you want to win? So the Packers are fighting hard to win this game and the Bears need to win they cannot afford to go and miss the playoffs. They have to go 9 and 7 to get in and now yep. Singly the Packers left tackle David bakhtiari just tore. His ACL is out for the year. It's a big loss. However, I am hopeful because the Packers can survive it they've won games without him earlier this year and I I just I still the Packers are still the Packers, right? They still got they lose one key player. It's unfortunate, but they can Shuffle around on the offensive line and be okay in my opinion. So we'll see that's a good test against the Bears defense on Sunday. Now the story of this game Bears hosting the Packers at Soldier Field in Chicago. Is the Bears quarterback Mitchell trubisky? How does Mitchell trubisky play the biggest game of his entire life? He's fighting for his career to continue staying the franchise quarterback in Chicago. The Bears have one games with them as a starting quarterback this year. They have a winning record within as our quarterback. However, Mitchell trubisky has beat up on bad football team's losing records and I want to see how he does against a really good Green Bay Packers team a good defense. Can you play well in a huge moment in a must-win game against arguably the best team in the NFC? We will find out we're going to learn a lot with the most we're to learn the most we've ever learned about Mitchell trubisky in this game how he plays and how he does against a really good Packers team at home in a must-win situation. I think in Green Bay to win. I'm not sure that Missiles risk is up to the task to do what he needs to do when this game but I have an open mind. I'm willing to allow trubisky to change my mind about him. We will learn a lot on Sunday Bears hosting the Packers Falcons and Buccaneers are picking the Buccaneers to win this game not very controversial. The Buccaneers are getting very very hot as the year comes to an end. Now the Falcons are good team. They played good football recently. I like Randy Moss are interim head coach and however, the Buccaneers want to win because the Buccaneers if they win, they would guarantee the number five seed in the NFC playoff picture and they would then play the NFC East winner in the Wild Card round of the playoffs meeting. They play the Giants or the Cowboys or Washington has an easier opponent than what Seattle like you don't you don't wanna play Seattle you would much rather them in the Saints you would much rather play, you know, the Cowboys are Washington or the Giants then clearly, you know, an 11:00 and for Seattle or 11 for Saints team. So keep your eye on the Buccaneers game they want off. And they're hungry and they're playing great football's here comes to an end. And I want to say this. I was going to talk about later to of all the Wild Card teams in the NFL. The Buccaneers are the team that could do the most damage and really potentially win a Superbowl. They're getting a lot of steam. They're playing easier teams or building momentum. They got a crazy amount of weapons on offense. You got a Hall of Fame quarterback. They have really good players on defense that when the Buccaneers played best football. They're amazing. They dominated the Packers earlier this year. The Buccaneers are capable of incredible football on their best day and they can make a run for games in a row then man. I am telling you the Buccaneers are a team to watch out for as a year comes to an end. I guess is it five so wild card divisional And then conference so the Buccaneers in theory have five games left this year. Can they win five games in a row and win a Superbowl? I think they could of any wild card team the Buccaneers of the team that game Super Bowl now, let's talk about the NFC East Washington leads a division right now. They are six and nine. Now the Cowboys are also 6 and 9 they're second in the NFC East. But the reason why Washington is ahead of Dallas is because Washington beat Dallas twice this year, so they finished with the same record then Washington by default wins the Division now the Giants are five and ten and one of these three teams is going to make it into the playoffs home via the route of winning the NFC East so Washington this week plays at the Eagles and I am picking Washington to win this game Alex Smith, the Washington football team quarterback has been out with an injury recently and there's just no way Alex Smith who's been on the cusp of playing, you know, recently. He probably could have played last week if it really needed to there is no chance Alex Smith does not play in this game. Not going to skip a game with the playoffs on the line. It's going to play it's going to be a fun game because the Eagles quarterback is a rookie quarterback Jalen hurts. He's really really good played very good football down the stretch off, you know people look at a stat line from last week and not really understand that. It doesn't fully represent. His game had some late interceptions forcing it trying to make mount a comeback, but he played some really good football last week actually and now washing is a better team. They have a very good I think underrated defense Washington should win this game, but Jalen hurts could make it very very interesting. Keep your eye on that game. But Washington, especially Alec Smith displaying should win this game on Sunday. And as a real, by the way, when the energy East make the playoffs now the Cowboys and Giants if Washington wins, then it really does not matter who wins the Cowboys Giants game because both of them be eliminated anyway, but if Washington losses and this game is incredibly important cuz it will decide the NFC stand who gets the playoff gets into the playoffs via winning that Division and it's going to be a bloodbath in the home. So Cowboys and Giants. I have no prediction. I simply I have no idea. I'm not a shaman. I'm not a I'm not a tarot card reader. I don't predict the future but and I also I don't want to just guess I don't like why I'm going to check diets because and then I have no reason like I don't have a reason to pick either team, you know, the Cowboys played very good football last week against Philadelphia and it don't look good that often sucked in sync, but the birth defects is also very solid and made some good plays all year. So I am just very curious how really at the end of the day. How does the Giants quarterback Daniel Jones play? He's the wild card in this game. Can Daniel Jones well enough to beat the Cowboys in a must-win game and potentially get his team into the playoffs. I don't think so. We'll find out. Either way. It's an amazing must-win game for both teams and I cannot wait to watch the Cowboys and the Giants I think if I'll keep my I'll be tracking Washington, but probably actually watching the Giants Cowboys game. I just I'm so excited and so fascinated for this weekend now Saints and Panthers the Saints are a better team. I'm curious still of Carolina can pull off the upset. Now the Saints need to win in order to have an opportunity and we're chance or a shot at the number one seed in the NFC member. That's a good incentive because if you get the number one seed in the NFC you have a bye week and you have home field advantage in the playoffs, so The Saints I get that they're fighting really hard for that kind of incentive. They want the bye week. They want the home field advantage. But I really hope that New Orleans does not regret that they're not going to rest are boosters. If God forbid Drew Brees get injured in this game and it wrecks your entire platform or what if a key member of the offensive line or a defender or I mean, I just hate to see somebody on the New Orleans Saints get injured this week in a game that they really their fate depends on the Green Bay Packers losing. I don't like those odds and I just I'm really nervous about that. The Saints are not resting their starters I get why you're not doing it. You have a shot at the number one seed but I don't know if it's worth it if someone gets hurt and I just keep an eye on that and that Christian McCaffrey's not playing for Carolina, but I just I I think this is a risky game and I don't feel good about the Saints not resting their starters. The Carolina Panthers could win this game and if I'm the Saints man pays the bills off. Quarterback against Carolina, and I'm not putting Drew Brees out there. I'm not putting any key players on defense or offense out there, but they're going to do it and I really hope nobody on the Orleans team gets injured on Sunday off. Now the Cardinals in the Rams. The Rams are 9:00 and 6 the Cardinals are eight and seven Arizona needs to win for a chance at the plants. They have to go 9 and 7 to make it in now. There's actually a weird situation where if the Bears lose the game and the Cardinals win didn't actually both the Cardinals and the Rams could get into the playoffs. It's kind of a weird scenario, but that's actually possible. Now the Rams have lost two in a row Jared Goff is a very very bad recently. They're starting quarterback. John wolfert's actually playing this week for the Rams part of my Jared Goff like bad is cuz he's been hurt injured and he's getting surgeries not going to play this week. John Wolford is going to play for the LA Rams this week. You would think then the Cardinals are going to when they're playing a backup quarterback John Wolford. It's not a slouch. I mean he played very well in the alliance of American football playing for the Salt Lake stallions, and yep. That's all we play for. Maybe it's Arizona. I think you actually do the Arizona HotShots and I think about it. He was he was a Hotshot two-player, Arizona, but John Wolford can play and I now not that great but I don't think a lot of confidence in the Arizona Cardinals either. They just lost the 49ers DeAndre Hopkins was kind of a non-factor in the game had had multiple opportunities down field that didn't didn't make plays and I mean the Cardinals got stopped a lot by the 49ers last week in key situations and the Rams have a good defense. So it's it's weird though that I really have no confidence in either team because of their bad performances recently bought a backup quarterbacks playing in this game and one of these teams maybe both is going to get into the playoffs but I don't care. It's it's a weird situation where you know, the Cardinals probably win if you were injuries and it's a meaningful game with implications, but they don't care because really the reality is I don't have confidence the Rams or the Cardinals if they get into the playoffs, they're not going to win Superbowl. So while it's got playoff ramifications, I just don't care about this game I am In the Cardinals win, I guess but I'm not emotionally moved or drawn into this game at all. Not even in the slightest. The Seahawks and the 49ers the Seahawks are 11:00 and 4 they're currently the number three seed in the NFC mathematically. They still have a shot to get the number one seed in the NFC. They would need to hang out of New Orleans lose and Green Bay lose and then they need to beat the 49ers and wind. I don't like those odds. I don't you were relying on too many other factors that are not in your control and thought I would if I was Seattle, I would rest my starters. They're not doing that but very similar to New Orleans God forbid anybody on the Seattle Seahawks starting roster gets hurt. I would cross the line up. Excuse me, if they have anybody get injured DK Metcalf Russell Wilson a key player on the offensive line real quick cars like man, it's scary. So the game makes me an easy. I really don't know. It's probably Seattle wins this game against the 49ers, but the Forty Niners are playing very very hard playing good football recently on a third string quarterback can be there was only last week and I just I really hope nobody gets hurt. For Seattle on Sunday and a game where I think you should arrest your starters and you really should not fight for a number 1 seed because there are too many factors out of your control in order for that to happen and take place. Jets and Patriots, it's a weirdly interesting game where the Jets are out of playoff contention the Patriots out of playoff contention normally a game like that. I'm like, I don't really care at all. But it feels like a Jets have a legitimate shot at the Patriots Jets a 1/2 in a row and I don't feel comfortable picking a winner because the Jets are playing. Well the Patriots have not been playing well and the Patriots are a mess. They need to rebuild this offseason to retool a lot of thought and make some moves and bring in new players. And so I would not be shocked to the Jets beat the Patriots on Sunday, but we'll see what happens and I'm really curious and interested in how things go down the road. Now the final three weeks 17 games are kind of meaningless. I will say briefly the Raiders and Broncos is interesting because the Raiders are on a really honest kid at the end of the year and the Broncos manjeri Andrew Lock rookie receivers, Jerry jeudy from Alabama Drew lock Young quarterback. They cannot connect have been horrible at find, you know been out of sync and you know, not on the same page all year long. Gary Judy had a lot of drops last week. So really if you're watching Denver's game, I guess I wasn't going to care cuz neither team is in playoff contention. However, keeper Andrew Lock keep her and Jerry jeudy Jerry jeudy off a really really awful game last week dropped a touchdown drop a couple passes. He needs to have a good game to bounce back and finish the year strong. Now the Vikings Lions, I don't care both teams are eliminated from the playoffs off and Matthew Stafford. I believe it's playing he hurt last week. And then the Chargers Chiefs is a game. Where watch for Justin Herbert that'll be fun. I guess but the Chiefs arresting all their starters. They already have clinched the number one seed in the AFC the resting their starters. So Vikings Lions Raiders Broncos Chargers Chiefs are probably the worst games of the week, but I tried to give you an effective reason why you should watch watch for Justin Herbert Palm Beach for how Drew lock does and then watch for Jason Jefferson with the Minnesota Vikings. He's a fun rookie receiver who I like to watch guys. That's all I have for week 17. I'm really really excited to watch all the wage. Finishes out and I hope you enjoy watching football this weekend. It's going to be amazing weekend. Enjoy football on Sunday. I'm going to take a short break when I returned will do some ask Zack. You're going to talk about the biggest surprises from twenty-twenty and the most unexpected things that happened this year in the NFL and very excited whines are some audience questions when I return in a moment. All right. We are back over doing very very well. I want to talk about to non-sports related things real quick. Number one got a haircut recently had long hair got really tired of dealing with it. I am so happy to have short hair down. Now, there's no maintenance. It's so nice. And if you're a person like me with long hair and you didn't like it, hey, take a bold move cut your hair off. Oh, it feels so great. Number two. I recently watched the movie Disney Pixar sold on Disney plus not a sponsor clearly not like that. My girlfriend's convinced. It's not a kids movie. My girlfriend has a theory, you know Liz has a theory that it's a a movie for adults and she's probably right. It's not the best movie I've seen in all in all the twenty-twenty. It made me cry multiple times like a hard ugly cry and not because it was like sad or like a parent died or brother that like, it just was moving about a guy who bought a dream and kind of the elevator pitch. Is that a movie about a guy who gets his big break creatively and then he dies. It's like no like he's in heaven saying let me go back. I want to I want to live my life want to Chase my dream and I Oh my gosh, man Waterworks like crazy. I was crying. I loved it so much and I cannot recommend enough you go watch Disney plus go watch Disney Pixar soul is my favorite Pixar movie ever. It's my favorite Disney movie. It's I don't think it's even a kids movie. I'm convinced. I agree with my girlfriend. It's probably not really a movie aimed at kids. It's about death and chasing a dream and it's beautiful and amazing. It's now time for ask Zack my favorite of the show case. You don't know how it works. You got a patreon.com forward slash. You give a dollar a month. You can get more if you want to please do it literally helps pay my rent. By the way. It works a dollar a month gives you access to some questions on Patron now, I do not guarantee to answer your question on the show. My only guarantee is a look at every single question with my eyeballs. I picked the top couple tried to read them on the show when I can and I I really enjoyed we got a lot here today kind of a cornucopia of questions like a bunch of general questions. And also I gave you guys a prompt I said, hey send in what you thought were the most unexpected thing dead. To happen this year in the NFL really? You know, what surprised you most about the 2020 NFL season and the first, you know submission of the day for that prompt. Let me find it Sterling Road in a lot of people wrote in about this but I chose Sterling. I think it was the most concise and most interesting kind of way of putting and he said I was surprised by the Jets beating the Rams then the Browns and now having a good chance to beat the page. Yeah crazy man. The Jets are playing good football recently. I never Sam darnold looks I always like Sam darnold. I always thought Sam darnold really was kind of shining dimly shining was kind of an amazingly but making some really good plays and nobody was taking notice of it but it's just crazy to me that the Jets are playing good football. They look well-coached. They've won two games in a row. They might beat the Patriots on Sunday, which is life. If that happens. I will be beside myself. It's unbelievable to me the turnaround the Jets and made recently. Now Sharkey writes in saying I was surprised by Jared Goff not for a good reason. Yeah, Jared Goff is you know, he's plateaued. He's really not making progress in a long time and he's actually look really bad recently. Now, I want to give him some credit where credit's due Jared got hurt last week. I think he heard us throwing thumb and no matter what happens. If you're wrong, you're playing through it. I thought Jared Goff really made an effort to stay in the game and keep playing and I I respect that but Jared Goff has made some inexcusable bad awful mistakes this year that I I just am flabbergasted by and Jared Goff has been surprising cuz he's been frustratingly bad for a long stretches of this year. And it's just inexcusable now only writes analysis. I was shocked by how bout Broncos have been this year. A lot of people seem to have thought they could make a run to the Wild Card round, but it's another Dreadful losing season. What I'm wondering Zack is which wild-card team do you think is it dark horse to make a run Club? Into the playoffs. So I think Ali do not forget that part of why the Broncos were so bad as they had injury after injury after injury. It started with Von Miller then it started then they got their their thoughts receiver got injured and a lot of people in Terrorist cells and have all kinds of problems. So the Broncos were devastated very similar to the way that the Forty Niners were devastated by injuries. Then you had a Young quarterback who was learning a new offense no real offseason and Jerry jeudy struggled and I mean Jerry jeudy and Drew lock have not been able to connect or be on the same page at all this year. So I don't I'm actually not surprised that the Broncos wage bad, but that's only because of what happened like yeah going into the year you'd never expect the Broncos were terrible that they're kind of a great year but guys got hurt more and more and more and covid-19 and it's been really unpredictable out here for the Broncos. So there's a reason may have been so bad. It's because of injuries because of covid-19. Is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they have the Firepower to win a Superbowl from the Wild Card round have a legendary quarterback. They have amazing like amazing offensive weapons. My name William or Mike Evans Chris Godwin. Oh, yeah Antonio Brown Rob Gronkowski. Like they have players that are coming off their bench that are unbelievable like starters Pro Bowl players coming off the bench and we're forgetting how talented they are on the offensive side of the ball not to mention their defense is really really good and with the right circumstances and the right things going well in a row, the Buccaneers could very easily win a Superbowl. They have a ton of Firepower on offense and defense and they're getting hot at the end of the year playing their best football recently looking sync guys are lining up really. Well there there is just their chemistry has been growing all year and the Broncos might are sorry that the Buccaneers might peek at the right time and they could win a Superbowl from the wild card berth. Bend Road and said I'd say the biggest surprise would be Justin hurwitz growth you get too much flak for your analysis and him before the draft there were clear red flags there. However, he's played phenomenally inserting utilizing title of his physical abilities. They says other than this I'd say Josh Allen's growth as a player before the season some were people were already calling him a bust. Well, I thought you'd have a jump from your 223. I didn't think it'd be anywhere near as this big of a jump. So I just want to say I really thought I don't remember I got we'll do a you know, a year predictions versus reality where I talk about what I say in my predictions episode compared to what really happened for every team. I remember believing I I thought I said that Josh I was going to get a step forward this year. I thought maybe it was kind of a murder. That was really I thought Josh Allen. No, I didn't expect him to be maybe an MVP winner like Josh Allen's God astronomically better way more accurate way more confident reading defense is very well and part of it Stefon Diggs part of it though is just that Josh Allen. Has really become a very self-aware player is very confident in what he's doing and you know, Justin Herbert huge surprise to me. I could not have expected Justin Herbert to do as well as he did. I stand by what I said Justin Herbert before the NFL draft. I stand by now. It's clear that the problem by now. This is was that the the fault should really go on the coaching at Oregon that he had coaching rather than on Justin Herbert. I think maybe he's a very good academic student maybe grades were distraction for him. And I want to really this is important. I want you to hear this. I had a theory about Justin Herbert. I said why has he made the same mistakes from his freshman sophomore Junior and Senior year there were mistakes and bad habits. Just never got fixed at Oregon from Justin Herbert. Now. My hypothesis a theory was does he love football? Cuz why are these problems not getting solved now? I think it's pretty clear just remember loves football, but I thought of hate from people saying like, how could you question whether or not he loves football and I just was spitballing saying look at why is this guy's problems not getting solved. Why are why is he making the same mistakes year in and year out now with better coaching. I think one of the keys to success with Justin Herbert and nobody's talking about is this quarterback coach Pep Hamilton Pep. Hamilton is a guy who was actually an exit L coach of the DC. Defenders did a great job they're dead. And I really think that The reason why I hope Anthony Lynn does not get fired by the charge. A lot of people want their I'd go to get fired do not do it because this coaching staff made a lot of progress helping Justin Tolbert develop. Don't you dare mess with that chemistry and that progress and I I it's risky to me to fire any any of the charges coaching staff because you don't want to lose the people that helped Justin Herbert because he's becoming the NFL because his habits are better. He's making fewer mistakes and more accurate like clearly got great coaching and that's from Anthony Lenz coaching staff with the Chargers currently. Hayden Road in I love this this kind of pointing this out. He said for the first year ever there was an NFL game on every day of the week. Nothing to do with football per se but probably never going to happen again. Yeah, we'd Monday Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday Sunday. It's never going to happen again. Unless covid-19 surround. I don't think it'll be as I am praying by next football season. Saturday and like it's it's so hard to cover a league that is so spread out. And so I well it's a unexpected and surprising I gotta say I share are people that don't cover football or so happy that pretty much every night the turn on the TV. There was a football game. Oh boy. It's hard to cover Sports when they're spread. Like that's why basketball so hard to cover because every night there's more games to try to track and follow and keep up with and oh my God, it's so hard especially if you don't have a team the people or not recording a show with I don't have writer's I don't have people editing for me. I do all the work myself and it's oh boy. I love my job. It is hard work to try to figure out Caleb writes in he says I was really surprised by how the extra seven seed for the playoffs was a good idea with so many quality teams this year. I feel satisfied with the quality of playoff teams and the extra reward for the best Conference team. Yeah, so the number one seed is even more meaningful this year because you get a bye week and home-field advantage that that week off. Oh boy. That's a big incentive and a big deal. I think that's why so many themes the Seattle Seahawks the New Orleans Saints. They want that bye week and that is why they're fighting so so hard to you know to play their starters and win their game now, I think you could get an artificial. Bye week by just resting your starters and saying I'm the 3 seed, that's fine. But however, Seattle and New Orleans wants to do it. Go ahead do it your way. I think that they are depending on factors. They can't control but yeah, oh my goodness like part of why there's so much, you know division the bad teams are really bad and the good teams are better than ever. I feel like this year and now the end of the East part of that because there I mean, there's only so many wins to go around this year. And when I do like kind of a prediction, I always kind of have more teams in the middle because it's just you would think that wins would be more evenly distributed. They are not evenly distributed at all. There's bad bad and there's good good. And there's I mean, there's five ten and five teams right now AFC we could have an 11-win team not make the NFL playoffs. That's crazy to me. But yeah, I am surprised at how successful these seven playoff team has been this year and I'm really excited to see how it plays out this year. Final surprise Jack right said he says I was surprised at how often Nick Mullens was this year just like you I thought he was one of the best backups in the league. However, his time as the 49ers starter this year showed an almost digression from his previous starts in real life in past years the Forty Niners offense look way better with CJ beathard as the starter. I know you probably didn't watch a lot of Forty Niners games this year. But if you ever do a deep-dive on Nick Mullens 220 season, you'll see just how poorly he performed Jack X want to push back. I watched a lot of Nick Mullens this year. I watch every game I missed like one week. Otherwise, I watch every game he played this year and month. You say like Nick Mullens was bad because he here's the thing. Nick Mullens is a backup quarterback. Nick Mullens should play maximum to to Thursday games a year coming off the bench if your quarterback is hurt or for whatever reason now not only were there are a ton of injuries around Nick Mullens this year in San Francisco and covid-19 people missing a whole bed and all kinds of things. You could not predict or prepare for but a guy who really should only ever play two or three games Max in a season Nick Mullens played in pain games for the Forty Niners this year. He should never play that much. I mean, he really the word exposed is funny, but he should never be doing that much during a season. I still stand by Nick Mullens. It's a great backup. You need a guy for a game or two during the season know your offense very well run your system. And for the most part not missed very much of a beat that stigma which is a great back up. But again, Nick Mullens wasn't a backup this year. Nick Mullens was a starting quarterback and Nick Mullens isn't a starting quarterback so long I thought that you know because not a starting-caliber quarterback he got exposed for what he is but I'm not shocked me. Nick Mullen should ever play ten games in any season of the NFL. He should play two or three Max and so I want to put em, I think he's still a great back up but he's a backup now to start her. He became a starter this year. He should not be a starter in the NFL. We have five other questions that are non non surprise related Daniel C writes in says hey Zack is Daniel Jones the frozen pizza of NFL quarterbacks. Dude is okay does the job well enough but you just have that feeling you wish you had something better. And if that's the case, what is Patrick Mahomes in that scenario? Hope you enjoy the holiday season Dan. I love that. I've always had black quarterback guys kind of looks like one of my things I use is a duct tape quarterback. Meaning they can bridge the gap. I've never now. I'm at a new one in my vocabulary the frozen pizza of the NFL meeting. He's fine. It's just not what you really want. He's just Dan thank you for contributing to the podcast. We're going to use that forever. Now, I would say the Jared Goff is a a frozen pizza quarterback. Like he's he's fine. But that is not your first option. That's not what you want forever. And that's not what you would really truly want not stay until Jones. That's Mitchell trubisky. That is as a lot of quarterbacks like that are just fine. I'm not great and I Teddy Bridgewater another frozen pizza quarterback. Not what you want. Not really what you would pay. You're not paying $30 for a frozen pizza. You're not paying Thirty million dollars for a Teddy Bridgewater. I love that Dan. I'm grateful. You said that now, what's Patrick Mahomes in the scenario? I think at your favorite meal you've ever had think of, you know, one of my favorite things in the food industry underrated thing by the way is the Red Lobster biscuits, like holy I'm not even say I can't say I don't want to cuss in the show one time crazy story. I was trying my friend across the country. She was moving from Washington to New York City and I I just helped her she she actually flew me back from Minnesota. I was hoping her drive across country. That's a long boring drive by and I drove a U-Haul from Seattle to Minneapolis, Minnesota. We stopped in Bismarck North Dakota and had Red Lobster, like what the heck Red Lobster in the middle of the country. Now if you think about it, it's closer. And I said I just was it's weird. You wouldn't think that Bismarck North Dakota would have good food and they probably didn't but the biscuits are the thing I'll never forget is the only time I've ever had Red Lobster the biscuits were amazing and my Amanda versuri dinner with my girlfriend's coming together about a year now on May 7th, which are going to say anything to run on January 7th. We're going to go to Red Lobster for dinner cuz it's just like we never been she's never been I've only been once to be a fun thing. So what does Patrick Mahomes if Daniel Jones? It's a frozen pizza. That's really not what you want forever. He's good enough how to go homes. It's the best meal you've ever had whatever that is, whatever whatever you that when you think of the best one you've ever had I think of having mashed potatoes and gravy and corn and and sergeants and ham the sweet Ham on a plate and you kind of mix them up into a bowl the corn and mashed potatoes to ham cut up it off. The graveyard so good. That's my best. Friend's mom makes amazing. Ham for Thanksgiving best meal I've ever had that's what Patrick go home. This is the best thing you've ever had and you'll probably be lucky to get ever again in any time. You do have it off at appreciate any time you watch Patrick Mahomes just appreciate what you're watching be grateful. We're we're blessed to watch this amazing quarterback do amazing things every week and you should appreciate what he is every week. So I'm Daniel. I love you said about Daniel Jones or going to use frozen pizza quarterback forever and homes is the best meal you've ever had in your entire life. And anytime you get that meal again. You better appreciate it. The pooping Panda has a terrible name the the pooping Panda terrible name again. He writes in says if you play Madden 07 which I did. I love Madness evidence. I mean when I was a kid that was a table that the creative team was great. The created player was so deep franchise mode is amazing. I remember the only thing it didn't have was super Sim it made you actually play defense and that was a whole can of worms and of itself. He says if you play, you know seven you would know about something called the Tony Bruno show where he talks every week about something that happened in the franchise if Madden wanted to add it back and called you to do it. Would you I know you would probably have to take a lot of time off your podcast, but it would be very good publicity and all of your listeners would really enjoy it. I mean if they pay me millions of dollars, I would I I mean they'd have to really overpay me to get do it because I don't think it's actually good opportunity. It's kind of like coaching at Auburn I don't like coaching at Auburn's really good opportunity cuz you're getting kind of set up to fail and it's not really helpful and this and that and so if I did the mad and radio show, which I don't think they would ever do again cuz they clearly don't care about franchise mode Madden since Madden 11 my favorite Madden ever played on the PlayStation 3 to this day clearly clearly does not care about franchise mode very frustrating to me off now if they wanted me to do the strong opinion Sports show where you hear my voice talking during franchise mode. First of all, I think it's kind of dumb. I think it's better just if you want to have a podcast I think on the new console see if you can play a podcast in the background on your console while you play a game that makes way more sense anyway, so if you want to do that, hey, you're playing franchise mode play stronger than a sports in your ears. I think that's an amazing idea. Now, I think that on a sleet forcing my voice into anything without the ability to choose it probably more than anything would just make people hate me like I I think actually it's kind of a trap because if you if you put strong even in sports in t e Annie a franchise mode, right? And and again you can't opt in you you it's being forced upon you and you can I guess turn it off but I I think honestly more than anything I would probably would get more people to hate me than like me. They probably like his voice is annoying and it's a stupid thing gets its automated and I just don't have any faith. EA could pull it off and I don't have any faith. I would really be good for my brand. So I want to pay me like twenty 1 million dollars and really like I'm set for life and that way if ever if my show falls apart because of it then I'm still fine then I do it cuz I'd still do strong opinion Sports forever, but maybe everyone else. I don't think it's actually worth the benefit. I think it actually probably more than anything make people not like me. I think Tony Bruno is a real person by the way, I didn't realize that I typically it's also look, I'd never known Bruno was a real broadcaster. If he is, he didn't become famous for Madden like mad and didn't really jump start his career. I don't think it would work that way for me either. So pooping pack. I would avoid the Madden franchise thing at any cost. Now know again, maybe twenty 1 million. I'm set for life buy a property in Hawaii. I can do strong opinion Sports from Hawaii. Yeah. Absolutely. I would Money Talks, right? So I do it for the right amount of money, but I wouldn't want to risk my brand for that stupid Madden thing and also admits a lot of time doing the podcast so it would be really effective anyway. Jose writes in says hey Zack, I see a lot of people already saying Tom Brady had a bigger role in the Patriots dynasty then Bill Belichick, but doesn't context matter the team that bill is coaching and fifteen Thomas playing with right now are not comparable Tom Brady has an amazing cast of weapons in amazing defense on the Buccaneers while Bill Belichick has players that didn't even play this year for covid-19 and at quarterback in Camden played very disappointingly. I am sure if you gave Bill and Bill Belichick the Buccaneers team with a top 10 to 15 quarterback, they would be in a similar situation, but that's how I see it. What are your thoughts about? Yeah. I mean, I think that here's the thing people want to give credit people love controversy. They love, you know, saying this guy or this guy and every once to say that now, you know, the pendulum has swung it used to be that Brady only way of a Belichick now people are saying that Belichick only one because of Tom Brady, they're both wrong the reason why Belichick and Tom Brady won. But because both of them like they collaborated they both were responsible for the dynasty. They built in New England. You can't give one guy credit but not the other guy credit. They both pulled their own weight and I hate this cultural saying like well bill was more important or why do we have to say one guy was more important than the other. Hey the most important part of every football team our coach and quarterback. There's not one guy more than the other. I gay Belichick had this crazy tough region hard to follow culture and Tom Brady was his enforcer. Tom Brady was the guy who was a model citizen who said Belichick is right and enforced that philosophy and enforce that culture. And so they worked together. You can't give one guy more credit than the other they needed each other when those super bowls and there's no guy who's more or less capable more or less deserving of Praise or recognition or what's the word here? You said, you know had a bigger role than the other dog. Had a huge role and they couldn't have worked it out the other person. So I don't think it makes any sense to have one guy more credit than the other for the Patriots dynasty. I know you're not doing that Jose. But yeah, but he's saying it's Tom or Bill both people are wrong. Men go right since this is a fun one. I meant to read this on Christmas actually accidentally left it out of the show. I felt really bad. So men go rides and he said it's a long one says, it's hi Zach. It's Christmas Day and say you have one small present left open. It's a secret letter addressed to you the letters from the NFL commissioner informing you that just like a WWE the NFL is fixed and just for entertainment you were the only person outside of the team owners and commissioner to know this the NFL offers you the chance to do your shows as you do it, but now gives you TV airtime as the sole NFL Network media show would you take the opportunity? Would you reveal the big secret or more importantly if the NFL is rigged or entertainment? Would you still watch it or cover it? Oh man Mentos if that happened. I think I'd have to take the money immediately. Right? So I'd have to I couldn't say no to it at first I'd have to start by. Okay, I'll take your money. I'll do your thing off but I I would lose interest very quickly when I was doing and I'd be happy for the money. But I I'd be heartbroken to find out that this thing I love football is rigged. It wasn't rigged played high school or college football. I don't think NFL is rigged and it's it's it's Preposterous anybody says that you know, you could argue that there are certain teams you get certain calls in in their favor. Like that's I fell off a few under that probably that does happen very well could happen. But at the end of L was the WWE, I would be heartbroken. I'd be disinterested. I could only pretend for so long before I said, I got to go cover movies or video games or something else that pulls my interest because it would very quickly the magic would be gone and I would lose interest so that'll happen. I would do it for a little bit probably cuz like the money would be good and I'd the opportunity to pretty cool but I think it burned out almost immediately cuz I would have nothing my passion would be sucked away from me for the NFL football. Last one of the day Brock writes in I started at this is really the long one. It's a it's a very one two, three, four, five six blocks of writing so buckling prepare yourself, if you leave during this segment, no problem. I love you. I don't really even have an answer to a broadcast proposing but Brock writes in with a long wordy right up and I just want to put it out there for food for that cuz I think it's a fun interesting Theory rock says hello. Zack is going to be a little wordy as I'm a lawyer. So I'm a firm believer in being thorough. So hang in there with me. I promise it's a good question a a question because like an opinion says let me let the foundation to get my question. So I'm a really big Patriots fan and this year has been a nightmare has been the nightmare. I knew it would be dead. I personally believe for a long time that Brady is underrated. Yes underrated even considering he's widely known as the goat. I think this because of what we're seeing this season. We're taking a high a former Heisman winner and a name. MVP and asking him to run this team. I think seeing what has happened for her to him this year shows what greeted dealt with for twenty years sure. There are a few pieces here and there but regardless Bill knew he'd gotten off do this year. So we're getting to my question. Do you think the Patriots should move forward with Cam Newton? Here's what I like that Brock included. You said I have thought of a few things we could do as a team to keep team compared with only a small dip in performance better because you guys are bad. Now. There are two ways. I see this happening. We need a wide receiver to Mentor n'keal Harry. I don't think Harry is a bad wide receiver. I simply think he hasn't had the mentoring. He needs the only half-decent wide receiver. We had since he got drafted as Julian Edelman. The problem is nikhil Harry & Edelman are nothing alike if they do completely different playstyles. So I see a few ways of doing this we rebuild by taking some like Justin fields or Zach Wilson. Someone have good fundamentals of let him sit behind Cam Newton for a year or we still drop fields or Wilson, but try to make a play on Matthew Stafford to sit behind one of them for a year to solve a wide receiver problem. We could make the plan Odell Beckham jr. Ways out with his ACL injury and the Browns a weirdly looking better without him. So then we have an Odell Mentor Harry while camera Stafford mentors Justin fields or Zach Wilson. What are your thoughts is this realistic or possible? And finally do you think this is a would get us out of the rebuild. We're diving towards the thank yous a club the seal broke. Thank you so much. Interesting. Thought n'keal. Harry needs a mentor probably do you get Cam Newton keep him as a mentor for Justin Fields. I like that idea too. But if it's just two similar play style not at or even even tray Lance, maybe I think Troy Lance is a guy who People have is measurable saying Trail answered a lot of problems on film but with a year to sit and time to learn that could work. It's certainly not a terrible idea to say let's keep Cam and get quarterback a young guy that cam can mentor maybe Jamie Newman from Wake Forest, Georgia via Wake Forest who opted out this year? I don't know. I know the answer. I don't know what the page what's going to do at quarterback? I'm not even speculate. I don't I just wanted to read that question. Put it out there for food for thought and guys. I love you so much. I appreciate yeah, that's all I have for today. Hope you have a great day. Enjoy. It's New Year's Day, Georgia Cincinnati play Notre Dame, Alabama plays later, Ohio State and Clemson play. It's going to be an amazing day of football. We'll talk about it all tomorrow on Saturday. I'm literally next episode three things. That's it will talk about those three games, and I love you. I appreciate you but I'm bum bam we are done.

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5 Minute Highlight: Episode 19

Secrets to Win Big With Arjun Sen

10:29 min | 3 months ago

5 Minute Highlight: Episode 19

"If you're a business owner, you don't need us to tell you're running a business as tough. Don't let QuickBooks and spreadsheets slow you down anymore now is the time to upgrade to netsuite by Oracle the world's number one Cloud busy system netsuite gives you the visibility and control over your financials H our inventory e-commerce and more join the over Twenty-One thousand companies using netsuite right now schedule your free project or right now at netsuite.com. Netsuite.com c-suite. This is secrets to win big your roadmap to sustain growth brought to you by our June say founder and CEO of Zen mango Brandon whisper topped brand growth driver and a former fortune five hundred Executives who has been called one of them to marketing intelligent Minds in the business find you at Zen mango and now here's your host our June sin. Welcome home. Secrets to win big with Arjun sent today. It's my pleasure to share a five minute podcast highlight of my conversation with ugly sent off an emerging top leader. a fourteen-year-old and my conversation with him. Really changed my point of view learnings in quite a few areas in life. All through life. I've always looked at leader to his someone who's one line or should make cboss you think and say hmmm. Why did I not think about it? And that hm is the beginning and the start of an incredible journey that one hm completely changes your world. You start seeing things differently and you start operating at a totally different level. As you discover a new hire you and that is the part power of one line from leader. Yes, I'm a little biased this fourteen-year-old is my nephew. And one of the biggest things in this journey of secrets to win big this podcast has been this reward of this podcast with agree sin. And here are six nuggets. I want to present in front of you from this conversation. And see for yourself. How each one of these Make You Go Hmmm, and it changes your wife completely. first and foremost hopefully talked about the difference between smart and responsible is knowing where to use your knowledge. And what it can do in the real world. I'm 56 years old when I grew up education was about what I knew and I scored better if I knew more than others. In today's world, it's not about what you know, because what you do not know if you can access that information faster, the world is an open book test. So what ugly talked about is knowing where to use your information and what it can do to the real world is the power and between the time. I went through school and the world of ugly. She was a huge difference. The second one is my personal favorite and this impacted me the most. the key to success is to have different Milestones from the rest think if you and I are running a race. You are highly efficient. You may need water breaks. Every four months. Arjun is huffing and puffing. It's okay for Arjun to pause every look back and say hey, I'm doing good one my dad one more to go because the Milestone you choose based on your need. Each one of us different if you have twins both of those do not need diaper change at the exactly same time. They have their own diaper Milestones with different times. And this was incredibly unique for me and important for me because this told me Arjun in any project find your own my Stones be different. The Milestones are my reinforcements. Number three every small motion, which is complicated when you combine becomes an overall activity. Just figuring this out. Okay, I get part of it. It's the steps Mendel straps. Even though sometimes it's difficult to take the first step the Second Step the third step and the final step altogether gets you across and you're all of a sudden a new in your area new life never been before. Number for it doesn't matter if people are aware of the problem if they still don't do anything about it. In Consulting so many times we put so much emphasis on problem identification. Sometimes I really think I really do not want to know what is the head if I don't have resources to deal with it? Because once you know now you have an extra headache if you don't solve for it, it becomes an extra value in the journey ahead. So it's not about thinking it's what what we do is find the problem. Number five, you know, this is when he and his team went to a robotics competition that it's fair too. Well. And initially I was even hesitating asking the production, but he said no, no ask me the question. And I was amazed by his positive attitude and how he came across answering the question. And the end when you shared no one to quote your guide you no problem self learn as you go along. The two things to take from this once his calmness and confidence. We look back no regrets. And of course the second thing when you listen to podcasts will listen to How coolly only up nice and can pull off the no problem. I can't Finally don't pass something in N head in inheritance that cannot be repaired. This conversation started when we were talking about global warming. And that's the time all of a sudden or maybe even before in the conversation between us who is the dark and Who is younger change? Because I look at information flows from high to low and across formation was so high in a flowing from him to me. He was the visor salt in the conversation. And he put things in perspective. He said I know you adults have not taken care of this planet. You could have done better. We will take care of it. But at least make sure when you give it back and hand it over to us. You don't mess it up to a point it cannot be repaired. I get it and I just changed. This is very important. Absolutely for the environment. But this also is very important for transition in every aspect of business in life. So this conversation with Administration has really been a life-changing experience for me. and here is talk I have for each one of you. There is an ignition in your life for some reason because of age. Off maybe not corporate success or anything else. you Are missing out on the opportunity to learn from this person. Without this podcast. I may not have ever had the opportunity to sit without being for Empower about 45 minutes. That has changed my life and you will love this podcast and I don't use love. You know meaning it. Enjoy listening, please subscribe to the podcast Apple podcast on Google podcast or anywhere else you choose or answer mango. How long you've been listening to secrets to win big with our June said founder and CEO of Zen mango brand whisper top Branch growth took over and a former fortune five hundred Executives who has been called one of the most marketing intelligent Minds in the business to learn more visit ww.com share this podcast with your friends and subscribe wherever you like to listen to podcasts.

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5 Minute Highlight: Episode 20

Secrets to Win Big With Arjun Sen

07:04 min | 3 months ago

5 Minute Highlight: Episode 20

"If you're a business owner, you don't need us to tell you're running a business as tough. Don't let QuickBooks and spreadsheets slow you down anymore now is the time to upgrade to netsuite by Oracle the world's number one Cloud busy system netsuite gives you the visibility and control over your financials H our inventory e-commerce and more join the over Twenty-One thousand companies using netsuite right now schedule your free project or right now at netsuite.com. Netsuite.com c-suite. This is secrets to win big your roadmap to sustain growth brought to you by our June Saint founder and CEO of Zen mango brand whisper top brand growth driver and a former fortune five hundred Executives who has been called one of them to marketing intelligent Minds in the business find him at Zen mango. And now here's your host our June sin. Welcome to secrets to win big with Arjen sled. This is all good. And it's really a pleasure to bring you a five minute podcast highlight about my conversation with David Flannery for Mercy CFO at Benihana's and Papa John's Pizza. I was fortunate to work with David during my days as vice president of marketing and operations services for Papa John's. Through one of their amazing rapid growth of Glory Days. And I got a chance to watch this amazing professional work. And take the brand through the tough times. all of us have coined this word flanner ISM and pluralism is of course the way David conducts business, which is at the intersection of three things one game super professional who is in my humble opinion one of the best CFOs For any kind of business, especially in the restaurants. Second is the highest level of integrity and with David in the team. You don't have to worry about even being in the gray area. And third is him being a team player and that's something really need to watch and listen to In This podcast is how many times David brings in stories boss or his direct reports and their future success simply priceless and he does that with that amazing David Clarice smiled wage. Here are some key insights David talks about never let a good problem go to waste. CFO talking about waste. This is the man who is to give us credit for any unnecessary expense because he only wanted to focus on the brand and Chef value. Priceless concept learning from what does not work is never a waste of time another example and Leadership starts with acknowledging. We got a problem. And I think this is so important critical is so many times after a problem. We waste time. Good night. If we were firefighters arguing, there's no fire. Or arguing whose fault it is does not save lives before you walk it later right now. Let's act and that action. As a sea of four made David very unique and it's worth listening to David also talks about curiosity is the drive to always dig a little think. As a leading the marketing efforts, who do I talk to when I need to brainstorm David Flannery. Can you believe? CFO whose natural perception for mostly a force in my humble opinion is to put boundaries necessary rules. But David was the creative mind always these opportunities. Leaders are known by the caliber of Team defend. You must listen to every story of David's team members. And their success and finally this piece of advice is very important for any business. Who has external financial reporting whether it is to your investors or if you're publicly traded to Wall Street David talked about managing Walnut Creek always starts with guidance that is conservative. Tell them quickly. Tell them the truth with no surprises. At the end of your telling they must know that this is the earliest you could have shared for this is the whole story. There's nothing else. Then tell them what you're doing about it. Transparency competence in a blend that is where you create the core welt Equity of assurance in the mind of your investors. And incredible conversation took me back down the memory lane to amazing moments in the corporate trenches and lessons off and racism. I'm really proud honored shared those with you. Enjoy, please subscribe to the podcast and you can listen to it at Apple podcast Google or anywhere else you listen to podcast or you can also listen to at Zen mango.com home. Thank you. Enjoy this you've been listening to secrets to win big with our June said founder and CEO of Zen mango Brandon, whispered off top brand growth driver and a former Fortune 500 executive who has been called one of the most marketing intelligent Minds in the business to learn more visit www.inc.com share this podcast with your friends and subscribe wherever you like to listen to podcasts.

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Worst Pre-Election Stock Market Week in History  Ep 623

The Peter Schiff Show Podcast

46:37 min | 2 months ago

Worst Pre-Election Stock Market Week in History Ep 623

"Peter Schiff Show today's episode of the Peter Schiff Show podcast is brought to you by netsuite the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy-to-use Cloud platform schedule your free product or right now at netsuite.com / gold the US Stock Market just had its worst week since March. In fact, if you look at just the second half of October because today was the last day of the month. This is the biggest decline we've seen in the second half of October since nineteen eighty-seven and that was the year of the October 87 stock market crash. In fact, this is the worst week to proceed a presidential election in the history of the stock market now if you log Remember I was talking on my podcast about the possibility that we may have a stock market crash in October. Just when the month began and I thought that would make things even more difficult for President Trump to get re-election because clearly the stock market was his greatest accomplishment. And so anything that jeopardized the stock market rally, I would also put in doubt his re-election. Although that's already been in doubt for some time. I've been saying that I didn't think Trump was going to get reelected the polls seem to be confirming that I also thought that it was nonsense that so many people were talking about the fact that a Biden win was going to be a positive for the stock market. I was saying that this was nonsense, I set it on, you know, my most recent podcast and my thought process was that we would actually have a big sell-off in the stock market if Biden one that it would be a by the Rouge. Sell the fact well, apparently, they're not rating for the fact and they're selling on the rumors. They bought on the rumor that Biden was going to win and now they're selling other rumor that he's going to win because a biome Victory is not good for the stock market. It means much higher taxes and that is not going to be offset by the Federal Reserve. I mean that is what everybody expects everybody expects the FED to save the day. In fact, I heard somebody interviewed on CNBC today and he was saying it doesn't matter who wins the election because regardless of who wins a Jerome Powell is still going to be fed chairman the point being who cares who the president is as long as we got a Fed chairman who's willing to print money we have nothing to worry about. In fact fun strats. Tommy Lee was on stage you see a couple of days ago and they were discussing the ramifications for the market of a contested election. Meaning that we don't get the results. We don't know who won on Thursday. You know Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning neither side is willing to concede defeat and maybe it goes on for several weeks or who knows and they're concerned that all this uncertainty is going away on the market and then Tommy Lee is no no, no, don't worry about that because if there is a contested election the FED is going to step up the FED is going to backstop the market. So, it's Ashley good for the market. Right bad news is good news. If we get this uncertainty that's going to bring the FED to the table with a new router quantitative-easing. So we should hope for a contested election because that will mean the FED is going to print even more money than they would if we knew the result again. It doesn't matter everybody is so confident that the FED has their back nothing can go wrong because anything that goes wrong the feds going to put it right. The only leg that this Market is standing on is the Federal Reserve and money printing But ultimately that's not going to be enough the Marquee Club. Is not going to be able to survive when that's the only support now the weakest part of the market today was the tech stocks, right? The NASDAQ had the biggest decline. It was down 15.5% 274 points. Although we were down over 3% with maybe five minutes left to go. There were some kind of by programs that kicked in right near the close that lifted the market off the lows. In fact, the Dow was only down 157 at one point during the day it was down over five hundred and I think we were down about 400 within the last 15 minutes or so before the by programs kicked in but there really was no Escape all of the major indexes were down on the day on the week. In fact, the weekly decline for the Dow is 5.7% think the NASDAQ was down about 5.4% on the week Russell 2000 4.3. I think the S&P was down the most. He was also down about 5.6% I think the Russell 2000 kind of held up the best. It was only down 4.3% on the week. But look at how much the Market's down from their September highs. You've got an 11% decline in the Russell 2000 or almost 11% the NASDAQ actually down more than 11% It's down 11.2% off. The Dow Jones is down 10.4% from its September Hai only the S&P remains outside of Correction. Territory. Wall Street defines a official action is a drop of 10 to 20% S&P is down just 9% from last month's High. Although who knows we can easily slip into a correction territory on Monday because the election is not until Tuesday. So we still can have a 1987 style stock market crash on Monday and still have it happen before the election in, Georgia. I think the technicals look very very weak for this Market going into the election. So I would not be surprised to see a very weekday on Monday. Maybe even a Black Monday heading into the election. I don't think to sell programs that kicked in at the end of the day did anything to really support the market, you know, in fact if we do get some type of stock market crash on Monday or even just you know, a big decline doesn't necessarily have to be a crash. And in fact what happened this week if you combine that to a big loss on Monday, certainly Donald Trump cake start to say that the stock market is now pricing in a Biden victory that it took until recently for the market to come to terms with the fact that Biden is the most likely a winner. Now this would of course mean that Trump has to accept the fact that he's behind in the polls and that the markets now believe that he's going to lose but at least he can salvage the Dead Collapsed in the stock market to prove just how dangerous it will be to vote for Biden because he can say this is just a small taste of what's going to happen. Cuz remember Donald Trump has been out campaigning saying that the market would crash if Biden one now, of course the stock market pundits were saying the opposite they were saying that abide in Victory is even better than a trump Victory so long as academic rats have the Senate and the house to guarantee even more stimulus, but now Donald Trump can say you see I warned you what might happen if Biden wins and not the markets are getting scared that he might win and if you want to stop the collapse, you better vote for me if you don't want your 401k to become a 201k right you better wage vote for me. So maybe there's a way to make lemonade out of the stock market lemons. But again, I still think that a big drop in the stock market even if Trump wants to claim That it's only because investors are worried that he's going to lose. I still think that muddies the Waters of his message because he's trying to claim that the economy is roaring back and proof of how strong the economy is has been the stock market and the stock market raking new highs it's these record highs in the stock market that supposedly is a leading indicator of this v-shaped recovery. Well if the stock market rolls over and it's collapsing then his ability to pretend that the economy is great because the stock market is not record highs is diminished. And again, I think that if the stock market is falling that just gives investors another reason to be worried when they go to the polls to vote and Thursday or they're worried about the status quo the more likely they are to vote to change the Dynamics by voting for The Challenger and ousting the incumbent even if by voting for The Challenge They're voting in a guy who's actually worse for the stock market than the guy who's there. Now again, that doesn't really matter right when when things are bad. You just want to change and you want to hope for the best. You just don't want to vote for more of the same when you don't like what you've got. No, these tech stocks still have nosebleed valuations. I mean, they finally started to come down. We had a lot of earnings mostly disappointing earnings today the tech stock that led the market lower was Twitter. That one was down 21% on the day, but plenty of big tech stocks took it very substantial declines today with many of the biggest Fang stocks down better than 5% There were other big names that were even down closer to 10% in some cases. They were down more often. The only one that was really positive was Google or rather alphabet is the parent company of Google they had earnings that were better than expected and that stock managed to finish the day positive up just unpack 4% although close to the lows of the day a stock was up much more earlier in the day, but one of the most significant things about the sell-off not only today but this week off that the bond market did not Rally. In fact, the bond market was down on the day and on the week meaning long-term interest rates went up now normally when you see, you know people rushing to get out of stocks. They're running to get into bonds bonds have been the safe haven when you're worried about the stock market, although there was no refuge this week because even if you had a diversified portfolio you were down on your stocks and you were down on your bonds. Yes, your bonds went down less than stocks, but everything went down and nothing went up and you know, I think this is going to compound the problems for the stock market. Guess I do believe that ultimately we're going to see both stocks and bonds heading lower and that means it's even more dangerous for the stock market as you go back to let's see. 1987 stock market crash and really every other significant stock market decline what's always happened is the bond market has rallied as stocks have fallen and off basically done two things to help the market one is as interest rates are falling that in and of itself helps to increase the value of stocks because lower interest rates means that stocks have more value because you're now discounting the earnings based on a lower rate. So that helped stock market valuations, right? So the stocks are falling but because bonds are rising that is making stock market values come up so that acts as a bit of floor beneath the market creating additional value to support higher stock prices. The other benefit that people had was again if they had a diversified portfolio if you had Stocks and bonds and Bonds were Rising as stocks were taking then your gains in the bond market were offsetting your losses in the stock market, but if bombs are falling as well as stocks, then you have no gains to offset your losses. You just have more losses on top of the losses you have so I think this is going to be particularly brutal cuz not a whole lot of people have Hedges that are outside of traditional US stocks and bonds. There's not a lot of investors that have gold or gold stocks that are hedging their portfolio. I think eventually they will happen saying for a while I think gold is going to be the last Safe Haven standing and ultimately that's where all the safe haven money is going to flow. Although this week gold was down a bit but not spectacularly. So yes GIF old ended the week below $1,900 but not significantly below. I mean goals around eighteen eighty ish or so. I mean just slightly below about twenty $22 birthday. Nineteen hundreds of gold is holding up a very nicely that gold had a decent day today up about ten bucks silver up $0.43 today, which is very strong in the face of sliding Equity markets. I did have a big drop in the metals yesterday, but we had some buying that came in today. I thought yesterday's drop was a very very good buying opportunity because people are still expecting that a stocks collapse that gold is going to go down with it. Just like it did back in March or just like it has done in previous times of major stock market sell-offs. But this time I don't think it's going to happen. I mean given where that is given how much money has already been printed given how much money is going to be printed. I just don't think you're going to see any kind of significant weakness in the price of gold. So any weakness that you get is going to be a bicycle as a matter of fact the Federal Reserve tried to throw a Lifeline to the markets earlier today cuz as the Dow was getting beaten up, right it was near the Lowe's at the time I thought This news story broke, but the FED announced that it was going to be lowering the loan limits on its Main Street lending program from 250,000 all the way down to 100,000 and what this program is is to lend money to small businesses on Main Street. Now, why is the Federal Reserve making these loans because there's no reason for the Federal Reserve to be making loans to small businesses and certainly not loans as small as one hundred thousand dollars. I mean, why can't these small businesses get $100,000 loan from their own Banks and the reason they can't is because they're not credit worthy. I mean the banks could get unlimited amounts of money from the fed. That's the problem wage. Yes. There's no real savings to make these loans cuz nobody is saving the Federal Reserve has been replacing legitimate savings by just creating money out of thin air and making it available at low interest rates wage. Two Banks. The problem is the banks don't even want to borrow that money and lend it to these Main Street businesses because they know they're not going to get the money back because these companies are bad credit risks. And so private lenders don't want to make the loans now. Why should the government do that? If these businesses can't repay the loans why is the government lending them any money and it's not really alone. If you're loaning money to a business that can't repay it it's not really alone. It's a grant or it's a gift but you know, it sounds a lot better if you can pretend it's alone, but this is all pure inflation. The FED is just printing up money and handing it out to small businesses again. That's why I think a lot of people are starting small businesses so they can take advantage of this giveaway and just get money from the government and you know, I've talked about this in the past. None of this is constitutional right there is nothing in the song. Constitution that says the government the federal government can loan money to anybody it does say in the Constitution that the federal government can borrow money so it's allowed to borrow money wage because it is expressly granted that power remember and I've gone over this the way the Constitution works the federal government only has the authority to do what the Constitution specifically says they can do in Article 1 Section 8 and Article 1 Section 8 specifically says that the federal government can borrow money now if it didn't say they could borrow money they could do it. That's why they wrote it in there. Well, they didn't write in there that the federal government can lend money and since it's not authorized to lend money any US government loan is on constitutional now, I know some people might say well Peter it's not the federal government making this loan. It's the Federal Reserve and that technically may be true. And of course there are plenty of other loan. No. That are made directly by the federal government and are unconstitutional but to say that these are loans from the fed and not from the federal government. I think that's a distinction without a difference because these two agencies are acting in concert with one another they are de facto the same entity. The Federal Reserve is acting as if it was an arm of the government not an independent Central Bank, but what we do know is that the US government has guaranteed to make up any losses that the Federal Reserve suffers on any of its loans. So in other words, the federal government has guaranteed the loan know that the Federal Reserve is making and again, there is nothing in Article 1 Section Aid that says that the federal government has the right to guarantee the loans of third parties, which would include the Federal Reserve. So the whole thing is unconstitutional but apart from being unconstitutional it's bad economics and it's certainly not capitalism. I mean, is it capitalism when the government loans Money to businesses that can't get a job? Loans in the private sector, right? Because when the private sector doesn't want to make a loan it's for a good reason because the whole purpose of a loan is to get paid back, right and that's because you're allocating scarce Capital. So you want to make sure you're funding viable legitimate projects and the way you know that it's a legitimate use of the blown is the company bought the money is creating enough value with the loan to pay you back and not only pay you back your principal but pay you back your interest but you have all these companies that are basically going to fail right the reason borrowing money is so they can survive a while longer but they're never going to be able to pay the money back. They're just going to be able to stay in business longer utilizing these loans, but then eventually when they go bankrupt they're going bankrupt with even more debt because they borrowed money when they were on their way to bankruptcy so they didn't use the money productively. They just used it to stay afloat dead. Right and and what the government is doing by extending these loans to companies that can't afford to pay it back and that would go bankrupt without the loans. They're just keeping them in business longer allowed to accumulate even bigger debt so that when it comes time to theoretically repay these loans, there aren't even worse Financial shape than when they took them out. So this is the opposite of capitalism wage. This is a complete waste and look the Trump Administration is all for this right at the same time. Donald Trump talks about how America will never be a socialist Nation yet. He's supporting what amounts to social policies where the US government is picking the winners and losers in theory. Of course, all they're doing is picking losers and loaning the money. And again, they're not loaning the money they're giving them money, but they're preventing the economy from restructuring. They're preventing the economy from freeing up these resources and moving them to more productive uses dead. And you know, the craziest thing about what's going on is nobody seems to care right? I said earlier that somebody on CNBC and I I forget the guys name. You said who cares who wins the election because you know Pals still going to be fed chairman. Everybody acknowledges that this is all about the FED fact. There's a discussion on their own again. I forget who it is. I mean, they're all the same. I mean, it's the same cast of characters that goes on CNBC. I mean now that they don't have guys like me on there. It's just you know, one Pollyanna bull after another perma-bull, but they were talking about how hey the FED is playing the music and we're all happy to dance to it right there all admitting that they're dancing to the feds music and they're all convinced that the music's never going to stop wage. And of course, this is a reference going back to the stock market financial crisis of 2008. I forget which bank CEO said, well, you know, we had no choice, you know, we had to keep dancing. As long as the music was playing and the last time Wall Street was doing that it ended in a crisis. But now you have people coming on CNBC saying the same thing before the crisis admitting there dancing to the feds tune, but they're not going to stop dancing because they think the music is never going to stop playing. Well, do you think anybody thought the music was going to stop playing before the 08 financial crisis, of course not but now people are so convinced that This Time It's Different. They think this time the FED has got their back before the crash don't even have to worry about the music stopping because the FED is not going to allow it to stop right they kind of were asleep and and and let it stop playing for a while in a wait before they really cranked it back up again, but this time nobody is even concerned with And in fact, it's the same time the same guys that were admitting that it's the fed that's calling it tuned and they're all just dancing all these people also specifically said that the market is not a bubble. Am I heard that all day? I mean different people coming on saying the stock market's not a bubble while at the same time acknowledging that the reason you don't have to worry about the market going down is because of the fed. Well if the FED is what's popping up the market then by definition, it's a bubble right at the only thing keeping the market up is artificially low interest rates and money printing. How can it not be a bubble. Right? If it was based on fundamentals if it was the earnings that were supporting the stock market then it wouldn't be a bubble but to concede that it's the boss said that is the only support beneath the market and then at the same time claim the market is not a bubble or it's not overvalued if the market wasn't overvalued it would need the fed the fact that it needs the Fed. Choose that it's over valid. That's just how clueless all these guys are. No, we got the GDP numbers out for Q3 yesterday and they they beat the estimate. Of course the estimate for a big gain. I think maybe 30% dish and we ended up with a record 33.1% surge in Q2 GDP. And of course everybody is talking about how great this is just fantastic the economy is coming back and of course they ignore the fact that GDP collapsed by 31.4% in the second quarter. So the only reason we have such a big Rebound in the third quarter is because we had a huge collapse in the second quarter, but if you measure both quarters combined GDP was still down a staggering 8.7% offer a six month. That is a big Decline. And again, the only reason that decline was mitigated by that 33.1% surge in the third quarter was because wage Consumer spending was off-the-charts. I think it was up better than 40% And where did all these unemployed consumers get all this money to spend they got it from the government. They got it from the Federal Reserve you had all of these unemployed people who now were actually getting more money unemployed than when they used to have jobs because the purchasing power that they received through stimulus checks off, you know, supplemental unemployment benefits actually exceeded the purchasing power they lost because they they no longer had to pay check the stimulus checks exceeded the paychecks and so everybody loves to spend money, but with nobody is looking at when they're talking about this huge 33.1% jump in GDP was the even bigger jump in debt all of this month paid for with debt, which means it wasn't paid for we'd put it on a credit card. We had a record borrowing and money printing in the third quarter. That's why the economy came back which month. It's an illusion. It's not real. This is just a fantasy and everybody who's focusing on the GDP while ignoring all of the debt money printing that made that possible ignoring the consequences. In fact, you know, one of the the consequences that they're ignoring is the weakness in the bond market I pointed out that Bonds were down and they talked about that on CBC as well today and the attitude among the experts the so-called experts was pretty sanguine because they were saying look it does not matter because ultimately the FED is going to put a floor beneath the bond market. It's going to have a target a cap on interest rates. And so even if bond prices fall and rage start to rise, there's going to be a limit to how high the FED is going to allow interest rates to rise. So don't worry about right even if bonds are going up or interest rates are going up. It's okay. Because they're not going to go up that much because the Federal Reserve won't allow it. And again what all these people seem to miss is what are the consequences of this and because there is only one way for the Federal Reserve to put a Target on interest rates to fix interest rates and that's towards massive money printing because the same Reserve has to go into the market and buy up enough bonds to prevent prices from falling to keep interest rates from rising and everybody seems to think that the FED can do that with impunity. It can't I mean it can do it so long as the bottom doesn't drop out of the dollar so long as foreigners and the foreign currency markets are dumb enough to allow the FED to get away with this month and my bet is they're not going to that when the FED tries to prop up the bond market it will in fact sacrifice the dollar and everybody thinks well, that's okay if the doll Was down. Maybe it's okay if it goes down a little but not if it crashes which is exactly what it's going to do if the FED actually steps up to the market to keep interest rates artificially subtract. Of course, why does the FED want to do that? Well because of it allowed interest rates to rise given the enormity of the debt that we have. There is no way that the markets could survive because dead couldn't afford to service the debt at a true rate of interest. So the only way to keep this phony economy alive is for the FED to put it on life support, but by trying to artificially support the life of this economy, they're going to kill the dollar if you're a business owner. You don't need me to tell you that running a business is tough. Although I tell you that all the time, especially with all the government regulations that compound the problem fortunately you may be making it harder on yourself than is necessary. Don't let QuickBooks and spreadsheets slow you down anymore. It's time. 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And so I think that rather than getting that post Biden Victory sell off as Traders took a second look at that, you know hypothesis and completely rejected it. I think they're taking a second look at it before the election and they're already rejecting it and they're already selling and I think the sell-off continue after the election. In fact, the big rally that we had after the 2016 election is one of the reasons that people are so optimistic that we'll get a similar r a long after this election. Well, I think that optimism misses the bigger picture of how much worse the economy is now than it was four years ago and how much more overvalued the markets are now than they were four years ago. Not that the markets weren't overvalued four years ago. They were and not that the stock market was an overvalued it was dead. Just that the market is so much more overvalued now and the economy is in so much worse shape now than it was. Then. I just can't believe that the fed's magic is going to have the same effect. I think this time the illusion isn't going to fool anybody and the markets are going to tank and the only way they won't tank is if the dollar tanks by so much that it's hard to notice the stock market going down because the dollar is collapsing even faster mitigating the fall but so many of these stocks are so overpriced that they could follow along with the dog and you can have double loss. Of course know where will the losses be more pronounced than in the bond market. I mean that's where you have the greatest amount of loss. And of course A lot of people are not cognizant of that risk, you have a lot of people that are in bonds because they think they're safe. They have no idea just how risky the bond market is and you know, it's also not a coincidence job. The US Stock Market has never been more overvalued and the US economy has never been in worse shape. Both of these have the same cause right back. It's all the result of the FED. It's the FED that has inflated this massive stock market bubble, but the same monetary policy that has resulted in a stock market bubble is why the fundamentals of the economy are so bad read all of this stimulus stimulates the stock market but not the real economy. It's sedates the real economy. So the page or the FED artificially suppressed this interest rates the higher the stock market valuations get but the weaker the economy gets because what was strength in the economy would be a real correction where we can Purge the economy of all these over-leveraged companies so we can free up those resources to be utilized more efficient off. More productively, but current monetary policy solidifies all the Mal investments in place. It makes sure that the zombie companies never die. It keeps them alive. But in the process it prevents healthier companies from being started from being born. So everything is about preserving the mistakes of the past. So now we can't make good Investments for the future. And so we undermine the economy the economy gets weaker and weaker because the FED refuses to allow the market to actually cure the economy of what ails it and and so that is why you have the simultaneous mass of overvaluation on Wall Street and you have all of these problems on Main Street. I mean that is really what's driving the incredible increase in wealth inequality because when you have a bubble when all you're doing is inflating Acid Bath Values you on paper. Anyway help people that own those assets right there networks are going up because the value of their assets is going up or maybe not even the value the price range, right? We're measuring people's net worth by just the number and so when you cause stock prices to go up then the people that own those stocks at least on paper are are wealthier and but in the process you are preventing real economic growth that might actually help the people on Main Street. It doesn't help people on Main Street that somebody stock portfolio has a bigger number for you know on the statement that doesn't do anything real economic growth has to do with business capital investment expansion of the economy in more production, which leads to lower prices for consumers and more employment opportunities for workers. There are all sorts of Main Street benefits that come from a vibrant healthy growing economy, but The FED is preventing all that from happening because it is sapping all the resources from Main Street and using those resources to prop up Wall Street. And so this is driving this wealth inequality. And the irony of all of this is now you've handed this issue of wealth inequality to the left to the Democrats. They point to this and say this is a failure of capitalism, right and the way to solve the problems of wealth inequality is to redistribute the wealth is to have socialism. And of course, all that long to do is exacerbate the problem. I mean, the only thing you may succeed in doing when you implement socialism is destroying the wealth of the which I mean, you're not going to increase the wealth with the poor or the middle class. You may reduce the inequality Gap by bringing the top way down. It's not going to happen by lifting the bottom up, but of course, that's not the result wage. At anybody wants or that's not the result that politicians promised. They promised to make people's lives better. But of course history shows that the only thing they can do is make people's lives worse. The only people's lives are improved by socialism are the people in government the people that have the connections and they can benefit from the power but that comes at the expense of the vast majority of the population in a free market people get rich by helping other people under socialism people get rich by controlling other people right by impoverishing other people by having Connections in a government. It's not about what you know, or what you can do but who you know and what they can do for you and that is the direction that we are headed in and I think we're going to you know, really step up the pace at which we are headed in that direction after this election. So I think again, this is a very very dangerous time to be invested in US stocks and bonds. There is a Max. Yep. Level of complacency out there even among the industry veterans and so-called experts who know that it's all about the FED. They don't care they are under the delusion that the Federal Reserve has complete control of the situation and that as long as they keep interest rates low that everything is going to be fine. People have no choice but to buy stocks box are always going to go up because no matter how much money we print the dollar is never going to go down and that is completely absurd. I mean that is far more absurd than the notion that people had gone during the housing bubble. You know, I don't can't remember how many people used to tell me that housing prices never go down and they would point to the historical record and say that hey home prices have never fallen on a national level. So they're never going to fall and I would point out but you're ignoring the magnitude of the recent gain house prices have never risen by such a Large amount in such a short period of time in History either. So how can you say any of those historical precedence has regarding declines would apply to the current environment which is unprecedented with respect to the games. It just seemed absurd that people would rely on that yet. They did to their own demise and they're making the same mistake again. Just assuming that the dollar is not going to crash that just because the feds succeeded in getting away with QE one two, and three that they can now get away with QE Infinity. Well, I got a point out again that the only reason they got away with the first three rounds of QE was because no one believed that was Q Infinity because everybody believed that the Fed was going to unwind the previous rep that it was going to shrink its balance sheet and normalize interest rates and never again, you know reach for that tool that it was a one-time thing because of the financial crisis of 2008 and the Fed Never going to go there again. Of course, they're back there again. What's happening now is far worse than anything that happened in 2008. This is just getting started and there is no end in sight to the money printing. In fact, the only end is site is when the money they're printing no longer has any value when we have an outright US dollar crisis and we have a bomb crisis and I think the fact that the bond market failed to Rally this week in spite of the biggest two-week decline in an October since nineteen eighty-seven, despite the biggest decline in a pre-election a week trading session in the history of the stock market the fact that that could not cause a rally in the bond market should be of great concern to both people in the bond market found in the stock market and when the FED has to step in to rescue the bond market and of course, it will rescue the bond market the one thing that it fears more than a stock market crash is a bond market crash because it off A bond market crash guarantees and even bigger stock market crash. So in the bond market really starts to break. That's when the FED is going to have to kick it into overdrive, but that's what I think the bottom drawer of the dollar that's going to be the aha moment that's going to cause everybody to run for the exits. And again, it's not just going to be the US Treasury Market that's going to come under Fire. It's going to be off all of US dollar-denominated debt everything that is a fixed dollar payment is going to get sold. And so the FED is going to have its work cut out for it because it's going to be buying everything and the price of gold is going to take off and I hear a lot of people to talk about the fact that well, you know, the Federal Reserve has put itself in a box. It hasn't put itself in the Box. It's put the nation in the box office because it's the nation that is going to have to bear the consequences of all of the monetary policy mistakes that the Federal Reserve has made over the years and the mistakes that it continues to make em. Cost the Federal Reserve has made all these mistakes. It is allowed Congress and the president to continue to make its mistakes what enabled all the deficit spending wage. Why was the Trump Administration able to cut taxes and simultaneously increase government spending. I mean Trump increased government spending on welfare and non Warfare may I mean talk about guns and butter, you know, you know we had both of them. It was a buffet of guns and butter and what made all that possible it was defective Reserve. So it was the monetary policy mistakes that enabled the fiscal policy mistakes. And in fact you now have Powell he has been egging Congress on to make more mistakes. He is saying make bigger deficits. I want fiscal stimulus. Give me more debt to monetize and I will monetize it for you. So instead of you know taking the punch bowl Hey the FED is you know just spiking it and then forcing everybody to drink it right. It's like he has to drag the people to the punch bowl and make him drink it even if they're not drink it up their own. That's how ridiculous this whole thing is so it's not the fed that's going to suffer the consequences. It's the country and what I'm trying to do on this podcast, I try to at least mitigate the damage financially to the people who are listening to me, you know, this is not rocket science. It's pretty simple when they you actually think about it. Soundly, that's something that very few people seem to do and I think their minds their mentality has been so corrupted by what's happened in the past, right? They've been living in this bubble for so long without consequences or at least consequences that then he couldn't understand because they keep looking at the new highs in the stock market and it's off. Was there concern that means there's no problems, but it's the problems in the underlying economy that keep driving the FED to push the market to new highs. And again, they keep looking at consumer spending. I'm sure as long as consumers can borrow they can spend but there is a limit to how much you can borrow because there's a limit to how much the FED could print and we are about to test those limits and we're about to show the world where those limits are and before the world wakes up to that Grim reality. You need to be properly positioned off. I don't know how many more times I'm going to be able to say that on this podcast, but I think we're going to be running out of time. But for now you still have a decline we've had a decline in in Gold stock in Gold stocks had a very big sell-off Wednesday gold stocks. I think were down to about a three-month low on on the on the drop. We had Wednesday really a great buying opportunity across the bridge. Bored in this sector because investors still don't get it. So they're throwing out the baby with the bathwater when they go to sell people are going to be rushing these stocks at some point. There will be no set hours. There will only be buyers. But before that happens while they're still is a supply of sellers you be the buyer get more money into these goals stocks you can you know, do it on your own and I think that my goal fund the your specific goal fund is a great way for investors to diversify into a broad basket of gold stocks silver stocks professionally managed by faith and a we've got the majors in there. We've got exploration companies mid-tier companies Juniors. We've got the royalty companies very good portfolio. If you have larger amounts of money to invest off we do have separately managed accounts that Focus exclusively on the mining sector, but also don't ignore the value end of the market forgetting about the gold for a second looking at a log. Stocks around the world of value stocks that nobody has been buying as everybody has been chasing momentum. We've never seen a greater Divergence globally between value and growth and so the value box are on sale, especially the value stocks outside the United States dividend-paying value stocks. And I think the Emerging Markets are poised for tremendous bull market, once the dollar bubble pops and money starts to flow out of develop and US markets particular into developing Emerging Markets. It's the emerging markets that have the most to gain from a weak dollar because they've lost the most from a strong dollar they've had the biggest problems dealing with the overvalued dollar and so they're going to have the most relief when the dollar losses that value age. So you want to have position in those stocks. So make sure and talk to the euro Pacific Capital reps. If you don't have an account you can set one up you go to the website at your pack.com if you already dead. Have an account that's fantastic. Maybe you have the ability to add money to the account again. I've been saying that I think people need to come into this election invested because I think you need to be out of the foyer and we've gotten a bit of a gift leading up to the election because the dollar has not sold off the dollar actually gained a bit on the week, you know, people are still buying into the dollar as if it was a safe haven, but the chart of a dollar does not look good. We are headed lower in the dollar. This is a little bit of a bear Market rally, I think in the US dollar though, we're not technically in a bear market yet. I think we are I think we will ultimately be once the market declines enough to prove that. It's a bear Market. I just think it's early in a bear market and I think this is going to be the biggest bear Market the dollar is ever suffered. I think it's going to be bigger than the bear Market of the 1970s and the flip side of that as I think gold could be in the biggest bull market. It's ever experienced even bigger than the bull market that it had in the nineteen seventies when the price of birth. Went from $35 an ounce all the way up above 800 think about the magnitude of that move and if we can even equal that or even do half of that that would be a spectacular job market, but I think it's even possible that we can exceed that in terms of US dollars because this time the dollars not going to stop falling. I mean in nineteen eighty the dollar stop falling because Paul volcker let em straight to go up to 20% Do we have that option now? Can we save the dollar with 20% interest rates know we would kill it even faster because the whole economy would implode so there's no way to stop the tears from falling which means there's no way to stop gold from rising. So before the world figures that out you need to make sure that you're fully positioned in a portfolio that everybody is going to be scrambling to put together once they connect those dots themselves.

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A Debate to Forget Ep 615

"Peter Schiff Show today's episode of the Peter Schiff Show podcast. Is sponsored by netsuite the business management software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy-to-use Cloud platform. You can schedule your free product or right now at netsuite.com. Well today was the final trading day of the month and of course when you finish up September you also finish off the third quarter and this was a relatively weak month. In fact, this was the worst September since 2011 the S&P ended up down about 4% for the month down didn't quite do his bad. It was only down about 2% the NASDAQ the bigger loser down. 5% on the month Russell 2000 out about three and a half percent. But even though it was a down month, it wasn't up quarter the S&P did gain about a half percent during the third quarter down not quite as good about seven and a half percent and that is next still managed and 11% gain during the third quarter and bring up the rear again a Russell 2000 up just four and half percent on the quarter again. I keep pointing out the weakness in this Index. This is the index that is most closely correlated with the domestic economy with the US businesses and it continues to be the weakest index and I think for good reason because I think the strength of the domestic economy is being drastically overstated and the Russell 2000 shines a little light on that but of course, it wasn't just stocks that were up on the quarter everything was up and what was driving the gains was the FED it was dead. Better reserves commitment to keep interest rates low and to continue to monetize debt that drove the gains in the equity markets gold also up on the quarter up about 6% gain. It was down 4% during the month of September. So pretty similar to the types of declines that you saw in the S&P silver was The Biggest Loser on the month down 18% but despite that drop silver was still up 27% on the quarter outperforming any of the major stock market indexes including the NASDAQ. The dollar also was up on the month, but down on the quarter the dollar Index gained just under 2% in September, but despite that gained it was still down just over three and half percent on the quarter. So pretty much September was a counter-trend move in every asset everything that was wrong. Up on the quarter. Well, it was down on the month and and vice versa bonds relatively flat very little movement on the month in bond yields. They were up a little bit. I think the yield on the thirty-year moved up on the quarter from about 1.4 to about one port four or five. I am still looking for a big move up in interest rates and down and bond prices that move continues to elude me, but I do believe it is coming and I think the longer it takes to happen the bigger it's going to be when it does happen. In fact, I think a lot of fireworks wage will be Unleashed in the fourth quarter. I think it can be a particularly negative quarter for the dollar maybe even for the bond market as well and the stock market. In fact, I read an article it was an op-ed piece by Stephen roach couple of days ago and Steven is one of the main stream guys that I you know have the month. Respect for at least as far as their Outlook or his Outlook as I followed Steven Rhodes for a long time and a lot of the stuff that he said I've agreed with of course, he's always been known as one of the you know, the big bears on Wall Street, but he offered a an op-ed in which he speculated that he fought the US dollar could Collapse by 35% in 2021, which would be a massive decline 35% in the world of currencies is enormous, especially to happen in one year and this is from a guy who's you know, maybe on the age range of the mainstream but still within the mainstream, I mean, I'm you know, I'm Way Beyond the mainstream when I talk but the fact that roach is now saying that he sees the potential and real potential not just a bulb an outside chance like a long shot like a real potential for a 35% decline in the u.s. Dollar right now. The u.s. Dollar Index is about Jake. Her 94 and if it were to decline 35% from here, you're talking about a dollar Index barely above sixty the all-time record low for the dollar Index was just above seventy that was back in 2008. So at 35% decline would crash through that low substantially to get down to 60 and I don't disagree with anything that would even roads Road. It's highly possible that that could happen in twenty Twenty-One. And if it doesn't happen in twenty Twenty-One, well, then it may happen by 2022 But ultimately I think the dollar Index can go a lot lower than sixty I wouldn't be surprised to see it down at forty. I think there is tremendous downside risk and Stephen roach specifically pointed to the current account deficits the trade deficits in a lack of savings the the FED monetary policy. He blamed all of the correct factors for what would ultimately end up driving the dollar down course one of the things that wage Happened during the fourth quarter that could influence all the markets is going to be the outcome of the presidential election and the outcome of the Congressional elections as to whether or not it's going to be the Republicans or the Democrats that end up controlling Senate and if it's a clean sleep by the Democrats that certainly could have some big implications off the markets other than the Republicans maintaining control. I think both are bearish for the dollar. I mean, I think the dollars going to go down regardless of who the next president is and and a party controls Congress. I mean, that should be abundantly clear based on last night's debates, right anybody who Harbors any kind of a hope that Donald Trump is going to turn the situation around. I mean you certainly had those hopes dashed as a result of last night's debate, which I am going to talk about extensively on this podcast, but it's clear to me. The policies that are going to be ran through a democratic Congress and signed by President Biden will put even more downward pressure than the downward pressure gauge that would be applied from Trump and a republican Congress. But get all that too could have implications for the stock market. Clearly a Biden Victory is far more negative for stocks speeds only because he is promising tremendous increases in corporate taxes and on the taxes that corporate shareholders pay on their dividends and capital gains. So the effective tax rate on corporate earnings will rise dramatically into Biden Administration. And so clearly that is a big negative for the US Stock Market the only place for the stock market and abide Administration will be that the economy is so bad that the FED will be doing even more money printing to monetize the larger debts produced by riding the Democrats wage. Money, they're going to print to monetize the somewhat less enormous deficits produced by the Republicans. And so it's all that money printing that may might stock prices go up in real terms stock prices will fall even further because those monetary policies will be more bullish for gold and silver than it will for US stocks. And of course, it will be far more bullish for Global box. Then it will for domestic stocks. So I think however the election ends up I think you're much better off being invested outside the US foreign stocks foreign markets go off silver anything that is unrelated to US economy or the US dollar. In fact before I start talking about the actual debate and maybe I should you know, took the bait kind of in quotes. I mean, it really wasn't a debate. I don't even know if I'd call it an argument. Maybe it was kind of like a schoolyard confrontation of name-calling or something. Like that, but before I actually get into the spectacle that we witnessed. I want to talk a little bit about the backstory that preceded the the debates and that was the New York Times article that came out over the weekend about Donald Trump's taxes. And of course one of the big issues from the 2016 campaign was Donald Trump's refusal to make public his 1040 tax returns and he's been president now for what close to four years and those returns have still not been released. Now, I didn't like the way the way Donald Trump handled the issue of his tax returns initially, right? He said that the reason he didn't want to release them was because he was under audit and he like he was dying them some I really want to release my returns, but you know, I can't do it because I'm under audit and you know, I just as soon as the audit is over. Well, then I'll release him and that seemed like a BS excuse then and it seems like even a big job. BS excuse now because he's basically hiding behind the same excuse. He's still under audit. It's four years later in the audit still ongoing and the problem is if he doesn't release his tax returns now even releases them after the next election. Well, it has no significance anymore. I mean, he keeps promising to release the returns once his audit is finished. But of course what difference does it make once we have off the next election, but I think it does make the president look like he has something to hide because clearly you can release your tax returns when you're under audit there's no rule that says you suck. And in fact people that have the type of income that Donald Trump has are generally audited every year. I mean you would think the IRS would want to spend a lot of time there because that's where they have the chance of getting wage most money if there's something wrong. So there may never be a point in time where Donald Trump is not under audit which means he would never release his taxes. But of course what difference does it make if he releases them after the election. Because now he can't run for a third term so it won't matter what's on those tax returns. But what I think Trump should have done is a been more honest from the beginning and just said look, I don't want to release my tax return. I don't think any presidential candidate should be released in tax returns. I don't think it's anybody's business. I think tax returns should be kept private. I have the required Financial disclosures. So you can see my assets you can see my liabilities but I don't think personal tax returns should be released. I personally I don't believe that either I don't think any candidate should be releasing their tax returns, but they have been doing it. I'm not really sure how long the tradition goes back cuz of course, you know, the founding fathers didn't even Envision something like an income tax or a tax return so clearly there's no requirement that you release those returns in order to run for president. But I think what Trump should have done instead of you know, pretending that oh, I paid all these taxes and and there may have been some years where he paid a lot of taxes off. Would have proudly stated that I paid very little in taxes. I mean that is the goal right? It's not what you make but what you keep I mean if he's selling himself off as being a smart businessman when the smart businessman try to minimize his taxes, I mean what kind of fool would not do that, you know and you know, all these liberal Hypocrites that want to pretend that there's something wrong with Donald Trump using the tax code to minimize his tax liability every one of us. Does that everybody uses whatever deductions and exemptions are available. In fact, most people hire accountants to do their taxes. Why do they do that? Because they think the accountant will save the money because they think the account might know about some deductions wage that they might otherwise Miss and so they want to make sure the pay the lowest tax possible and so they pay extra for a professional to do their taxes so that they can pay less tax. I mean if you just want a job The maximum. Well, you don't need a an accountant. You just take all your income and just pay taxes on it the accountants help you reduce your taxable income right? Because that's what's being taxed. Not your gross income, but what's actually taxable and the accountant can help you minimize your taxable income. I mean even by two now, I read some article he was getting some flak because he wrote a book and he ran a book in come through an S corp that he set up and by doing that the article said that he reduced his taxes over a number of years by about half a million dollars by avoiding the self-employment tax sure. Why not? Of course who wouldn't do that anybody tries to minimize their taxes and if anybody says otherwise, they're a hypocrite and so rather than pretending and bragging about all the taxes you're paying just brag about the fact that you are smart enough to minimize the amount of tax that you did pay. Now you still pay taxes, but you know any money that you send the government is just wasted wage. To the extent that you don't have to send money to Washington. If you actually can invest that money productively in the private sector the country actually benefits more from private investment than government spending now, it would be nice if by limiting the amount of money you send to Washington that would limit government spending right? If we all found ways to reduce the tax revenue sent to Washington if Walsh can responded to that reduction in tax revenue by cutting government spending, then it would be a great success. Unfortunately because of the Federal Reserve whatever we don't send in taxes the FED just prints difference and so they just print up the money that were no longer spending now personally. Yes. I think that paying for government through inflation is worse than paying for through taxation, but it is not the obligation of any citizen to pay tax. In fact, nobody has a patriotic obligation to pay one penny more than they legally owe and what you thought. Leo is not a function of what you earn but what is left over after you use all the available deductions and credits that the law allows and organizing Affairs. So as to maximize your write-offs is not criminal activity and Donald Trump should not try to pretend otherwise, he should have been more upfront with that. And so now, you know, like so many other lies he gets caught up in you know, you get the lie and now you have to keep lying in lying and then it looks more and more ridiculous, which is you know, now how he is reacting to this story. I mean the big news on the story was that for the last couple of years not the last two that the year that Trump was elected president and I think the subsequent year he only paid $750 in taxes. And you know, I have a feeling that that's an accurate statement that the New York Times made. I mean, they haven't released the documentation. They haven't released their sources but they seem pretty confident that that's the number and what are the game? Reasons that I think that's the number and that it's correct is that when Donald Trump was asked, you know, is it true that you only paid $750 in federal income tax in those years instead of directly answering the question which would have been no, it's not true. I mean that would have been a very easy answer if it wasn't true. No, I didn't pay $750. That's your question. Did I pay that off and the story right? But no instead of doing that. He dodged the question and started talking about all the taxes. He paid which of course could include other income taxes New York City tax New York state tax or federal taxes that he might have paid that did not, you know count as part of your federal income tax. And when the the question was ignored the follow-up question again, she said on federal income tax and then the second time Donald Trump responded by saying I paid millions of dollars in federal income tax now, I hope that is dead. Ace I hope that he didn't actually pay $750 because now you know, he could be caught in a lie, because now if the return is in fact made public at the New York Times releases their Source page actually show that he paid $750 in taxes. Well, then that's that's another lie, but it would have been good if the president had a different approach because he could have said sure what's what's wrong. I have finally took seven or fifty dollars. I mean that's seven or fifty dollars too much. I would have liked to a page zero but I couldn't do anything. I had I had a little bit of income and I paid that tax. What is the problem with that? I mean they're trying to infer thought that because he's not paying a lot of taxes that he really doesn't have a lot of income. Well a lot of the deductions that you get are non-cash when you have all the properties all the wrong state that Donald Trump has and you get to depreciate that property that depreciation reduces your income. I mean the New York Times is acting as if all these businesses are losing money, they're not losing money from a dog. Cash flow perspective but from a depreciating perspective they are but you know, a lot of these buildings as you're depreciating them. They're actually a appreciating in value. Right? A lot of property is going up as the IRS get you to write down the supposed depreciation isn't even happening. And of course Donald Trump had a lot of loss carryforwards from the casinos that failed and that's a big bone of contention audit whether or not some seventy eighty million dollar refund. He got one year based on those losses whether or not he really was entitled to it. And apparently if the IRS ends up, you know ruling against that deduction the girl didn't will have to pay the taxes plus interest and penalties which at this point I think run in excess of a hundred million dollars. In fact one thing that's very common for people in the real estate business is as their state is appreciating in the real world and they are writing off the depreciation of that property. They actually go out and borrow more money. They borrow out the appreciation dead. None of that money is taxable because you only pay taxes on money you earn so if I get money by borrowing it, that's not in come to me and so I can pull out a lot of cash and not pay any tax. So for example, let's say I buy a piece of property for a hundred million dollars and it becomes a two hundred million dollar property. It doubles in value if I actually sold the property and not had a a hundred million dollar capital gain assuming I didn't roll it into another purchase and do a 1031 exchange. I would realize a hundred million dollar gain and I would have to pay tax on it off. But if instead of selling the property, I just borrow the hundred million or maybe borrow 50 million against the property and never sell it that money is not taxable at all. So that's how somebody in real estate could spend a lot of money by a lot of stuff but not pay any taxes because they're borrowing money. They're not earning money and then what happens is eventually when they do age All the property as long as they just take the money and buy another piece of property then they're not going to pay any capital gains taxes. And you know now they can borrow even more money as real estate continues to appreciate in price and a lot of it is driven by inflation and depreciation of the dollar but while prices of property are going up and the owners of the property keep pulling out tax free money off the same time, they're writing off the losses because they're depreciating and appreciating asset. So there's all kinds of tax advantages associated with being in the same state industry and being able to borrow tax-free and then right off the interest that you pay on your debt depreciate the property that you own. I mean one of the things that Biden is proposing is aggravating the 1031 exchange which would make it harder to do this. But what's happening with Donald Trump, that's the real estate industry. You know, I've had conversations with people about moving to Puerto Rico who are in, New Jersey Allstate and they tell me look I don't need to move to Puerto Rico why I don't pay any taxes. Now. I'm in real estate. In fact, most real estate people would think there was something wrong with you. If you were in real estate your developer you own a lot of property and for some reason you still ended up paying taxes, right? So the fact that Trump wasn't paying taxes just means he's he understands the real estate market. That's one of the major appeals. You don't like that change the life. I mean that is one of the reasons I don't like the income tax. I think we should abolish it. I don't think people should benefit from the income tax because they're in real estate and other people aren't in real estate don't have these advantages. Of course, everybody has the decision if you like all the tax breaks then go into real estate, but I don't think the government should be artificially Channel allows people to go into the real estate business because of the tax advantages. I don't think the government should Advantage any industry. That's one of the mistakes we make the best way to correct that is to abolish the income tax completely dead. Of course, nobody had a conversation like that during this farce of a debate, but the other angle that the New York Times was using was that look Donald Trump is not really a good business man. His businesses are losing all this money when in fact the losses are accounting only right? He's getting real income. They pointed out his income from The Apprentice which of course The Apprentice income can't be depreciated because it's money he earned from doing a television show, but he was able to use those non-cash losses generated by real estate holdings to offset that the the cash income coming from The Apprentice and other you know, carryforwards that he had. They also made a big deal about the fact that he has four or five hundred million in debt, which may not be a lot of debt in relation to the value of all the properties that are securing that debt now I could imagine that a lot of Donald Trump's businesses are not doing well right now because he's in Leisure and Hospitality wage Hotels golf courses. I mean what the president is involved in has been hit pretty hard I would imagine by by koven and he no longer does The Apprentice right? He got rid of that and that was his biggest money-makers so he's not getting any cats for that. So I wouldn't doubt if maybe the the president's business Empire is having some subjects have difficulty, but I think had Trump been more upfront and more honest about his taxes. I mean if I was running for president personally, I would not make a big deal out of the fact that I'm trying to pay as little tax as possible. I would proudly home state. Yes. I'm trying to limit my taxes. I'm trying to do everything I can to give less money to government and to keep more money for myself because I think the government doesn't do good with the money. It takes for me off. I think I can do better with my money. I can invest it better to grow the economy and to the extent that I want to give it to charitable causes. I think that I can do a lot more good with private charity than dead. The government will do with public charity and speaking about business owners. If you're a business owner yourself, you don't need us to tell you that running a business is tough. 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How could it not but I actually want to talk about Article that I read on this topic before I actually get into the debate itself and it had to do with this supposed existence of systemic racism in the wage razel industry and what these articles in these studies are claiming is that homes in black neighborhoods are being appraised lower values than similar homes in white neighborhoods and they're saying look, you know, if it's the same, you know, three bedroom 4 bath 2,500 square feet, you know quarter acre. I mean, whatever it is right there, they're looking at all the other supposed characteristics of the homes and they're saying hey look the houses in the black neighborhoods are being appraised at a much lower value than the houses in the white neighborhoods. And number one. They're saying this is a negative right? This is bad for blacks because the houses have a lower value. And they're saying that it's because of racism right that the appraisers are just racist or there's something racist about the appraisal process and that's why these homes are being appraised at a lower price. And so the government needs to step in and do something about it so that the appraisers come in at higher levels or maybe the taxpayers makeup black homeowners with some kind of reparations for this by directly sending money to blacks who own homes to make up for the fact that we're artificially reducing the value which is is so insane. I mean, first of all to say that it's a negative. So if you're saying a home in a black neighborhood cost $200,000 but a similar home in a white neighborhood costs $300,000. That's a benefit if you're looking to buy a home in a black neighborhood, right? You're going to get a big discount. So from the perspective of if I'm an African-American looking to buy a house in a black neighborhood. Is it a dog? Good thing if the house has a lower appraised value cuz that means I can pay less money to buy it. So it's not necessarily a bad thing. That housing is more affordable. Right? Isn't that a good thing that housing is not affordable. So it's certainly not bad for the buyer. Now from the point of view of a seller if you have a house in a black neighborhood and you're looking to sell the house. Well, that's when the value might be important to you or if you're trying to get a loan against your house, right if you want to borrow money and you want to use your house as collateral. Well, you can borrow more money if the house has a higher value. I think that's what they're really pissed off about that. These lower brazel's are making it harder for blacks to go deeper into debt. Well, which might be a blessing in disguise. I mean, I think people shouldn't be leveling up their home like there an ATM but that apparently is considered to be a problem. That blacks can't abuse their homes to the same degree that whites can because their houses are being undervalued wage. The racism of course racism have absolutely nothing to do with it. The appraisers generally went appraisers or hired. I mean, they don't want to under appraise the property. I mean, let's say the property is is being appraised for a transaction for a purchase if the appraisal comes in really low. The transaction is not going to take place, you know, and if if there's an appraiser that constantly under appraises property simply causes a racist. Well, no one's going to hire that appraiser. I mean you want to get a fair value and of course the banks want to make loans the bigger the better, but they want to make sure they have the collateral and so if they were getting appraisers who are under appraising they may be missing a lot of opportunities. I mean if the borrower actually has the collateral that will allow you to make a loan the bank wants to make the loan. So there is no incentive for anybody to just under report the value of a house just because it's in a black neighborhood now, the the most important aspect of the appraisal is dead. Operable sales. I mean it's not even like the cost of replacing the house. Right? What is it? You know, what would it cost to buy the land? What would it cost to build a house? A lot of times that doesn't make a difference the most important factor is the cops houses that are similar to the house being appraised. What did they sell for in the last six months in the last year and are there other houses on the market that are sick and what are they offering and how long have they been on the market? So all of this has to do with real sales? How could that actually be racist when it's basing the appraisal on other transactions and one of these articles I read about I think it was in Bloomberg actually tried to claim that using comparables was what was racist because the guy tried to argue that by the same thing that we're comprable were already influenced by racism. And so once you have racism early on you said a racist precedence that can never be broken. So even though the current approved Girls aren't racist the ones in the past were and the ones in the past were the ones that resulted in the the sales that are now being used as a comps which is complete nonsense mean the reason behind that. These houses are less valuable in black neighborhoods is because of the other problems maybe associate those neighborhoods. Maybe there's more crime. They're right or wrong people don't want to live there. Maybe the neighborhoods aren't as well kept. I mean, they're trying to say that they've adjusted for these other factors. They they've adjusted for the the relative affluence of the communities. They've adjusted for the crime rates are other things, but clearly that's not enough because houses are worth what people are willing to pay for them. Now, is it possible that home buyers are themselves racist that they'd rather live in predominantly white neighborhoods than predominantly black neighbors that's possible and if that's possible, If homes in white neighborhoods are more desirable than homes in black neighborhoods than people are going to be willing to pay more money to buy those homes. That's possible but it's not the appraisal fault. The appraiser isn't the racist. It's the homebuyer that's racist. Although my feeling is probably blacks may be equally as willing to pay off our prices to buy homes in white neighborhoods as wife's right. So there may be other factors that are motivating making these white communities a more desirable place to live than these black communities and therefore the real estate prices are higher there can be factors having nothing to do with racism. If blacks are themselves expressing the same preference and are willing to pay extra to be in these neighborhoods. But in the meantime, the fact that there are Bargains to be had in his black neighborhoods is a positive if you are in the market for a home in one of those neighborhoods, yep. Anything the government does to artificially drive up those prices will just negate that benefit. But of course if the government ends up forcing the banks to inflate the value of appraisals in black neighborhoods and just pretend that these houses are just as valuable as the ones in white neighborhoods. All we're doing is setting up the banks for huge losses off when they ultimately have to foreclose on these properties because the bar or doesn't pay and then when they have to sell the property they're going to get the actual value. You can't go to the buyer and say look, you know, you've got to pay more because you know, because we got we got a combat racism. No, I mean when you go to sell the property you're going to get the actual market price not some pretend price, you know, you can't just pretend bought a house was in neighborhood that it's not in it's in the neighborhood where it is right location location location, right? That's the three most important things in in in real estate and if a house is in a month, Asian where the values are low because that's the most the buyers will pay then that's what's going to happen. So all we're going to do by getting the government more involved is create bigger problems. But now you have this trend off on where everything that you can find right where there's a disparity and you can link it to race somehow. It's now a proof of systemic racism. In fact, one of the articles that I read. I think it was that Bloomberg article specifically referenced George Floyd and basically said look, it's just like with George Floyd and the cops the cops killed George Floyd, they're a bunch of racist and these appraisers are under appraising black homes costing blacks hundreds of millions billions of dollars in home equity, right? It's all being stolen from them. Just like off George Floyd was murdered with an e on his neck. So this thing is going to keep gaining momentum and people are afraid to push back against this narrative because if they do well they're accused of being racist themselves dead. Anyway, now I want to devote the rest of this podcast to my thoughts on the so-called debate that we had last night between President Trump and former Vice President, Joe Biden. First of all, if I had to pick a winner, I would say that the winner and again, I don't even like to use that word the person who did not lose the debate was Joe Biden and not that I thought that he necessarily did any better than Trump. It's just that he didn't do his bad as a lot of people fought in comparison to Trump, right and and that's a win right because the expectations were so low for Biden that I think he was able to exceed them only because Trump did a lot worse than I think people believe too. So Trump did worse than people thought and maybe Biden did as bad or not quite as bad look Biden made it through the entire 90-minute debate he dead. Pass out, right? He didn't slur his speech right? He didn't forget his lines or something or where he was. I mean, the bar was very low for all Biden had to do right just not completely screwed up right is what he had to do to be able to disprove the fact that he's completely senile. So I think he won and I think if you look at the early polls and you look at the betting numbers so far abidin has gained some ground as a result of this debate. Now member there's still two more coming. So the president has time to turn this around never I thought his debate the best of them. Did I think with Hillary Clinton was the second man? I thought he did a great debate. I think that's the one that really helped his cause and may have been the one that really pushed him over the edge. So I think the president could step it up in the second debate assuming that Biden doesn't just cancel it and claim look, you know, he interrupted to watch he didn't respect the rules. What's the point of debating him? I did it once, you know, I wouldn't be surprised if he backed off. For the other debates and just figured look. I won one that's why take any chances because I don't think there's any more upside for Biden cuz I think he's the front-runner. I think if there's no more debates. I think he's he's a winner on that so he may be able to try to weasel out of it blaming Trump and and blaming Trump's conduct. Even though look Biden did a lot of interrupting himself. He's telling the president to shut up and be quiet or whatever. He was saying, I mean probably one of the only good things that happened at the debate. I mean, you know, Donald Trump maybe laugh a couple of times. I had a couple of good lines in there about Joe Biden's masks and how big is masks are that he wears or the fact that if Joe Biden had a rally only three people would show up. So I mean at least he had a bit of a sense of humor, but really you need a lot more than a sense of humor to sit through that ninety-minute debate, but I think that Trump clearly came across as more of the aggressor in the campaign in the debate rather and so I would be surprised if Biden at Rome To get out of it, but you know the big problem with the debate is that there really wasn't much of substance to actually debate because you have two candidates that believe in big government. That's the problem with the libertarian candidate who believes in small government. She's not there right? And so you have two big government candidates debating what I mean, you know that they agree on all the the big stuff. So it really just becomes, you know, name-calling ad hominem attacks, right? This guy, you know Biden was last in his class. I mean, you know, he's dumb don't fight for him. He was a university was last and you know by to say you're the worst president in the history of the country, right? It's there just insulting each other and going back and forth. There was no real substitute discussion about the economy. I mean, the only substantive discussion actually came from Biden when he talked about the trade deficits that that was the only real thing on the economy Biden was correct. He pointed out The trade deficits are bigger now than they were before Trump was elected that we have a bigger deficit with China now than we did before. He was elected that we have a bigger deficit with Mexico now than they did before he was elected. So he was right that you know, and and Trump ran promising to reduce those deficits and instead they grew and but Trump ignores that fact and continues to campaign as if he was a candidate as if the last 3 and 1/2 years didn't really happen except when he wants to pretend that we had the greatest economy in the history of the world before covid-19. That he can never do that. He should just be promising to repeal Obamacare and replace it with nothing. We need to replace it with capitalism with the free market. But Donald Trump repeatedly made a promise that it was impossible to keep he promised to repeal Obamacare. But to continue to provide the protection for people with pre-existing conditions that anybody with a pre-existing condition could still buy their Health Care at the same price that they could have bought it before they had a pre-existing condition, which I said was impossible. And so now Donald Trump is still pretending that he's repealed and replaced Obamacare when he has not he brags about the fact that he got rid of the individual mandate when she did But without the individual mandate, how do you force people to buy insurance when they're healthy? You can't you know, and so Trump is defending the faith sensible, but politically he doesn't want to come out and tell the truth that health insurance is insurance. Right? The the whole concept of insurance has to do with insuring against an outcome that is unlikely to actually happen. But if it does happen, it's very expensive. That's why you can buy insurance right think about automobile insurance. Are you probably get into an accident? Probably not. You're probably not going to have an accident. But if you do have an accident, it could cost you a lot of money. So you buy the insurance hoping you're never going to need it and based on faith estex. You probably won't need it. And because you're probably not going to need the money the insurance company is willing to sell you the policy and where does the insurance company get the money to pay out the claims of the people who age Accidents because so many people pay premiums and don't have accidents. That's why now, if you could wait until your car was already in an accident and then call up and buy your policy page couldn't discriminate against that pre-existing condition. Meaning you your car is already totaled right and now you're trying to buy insurance, right? If you could just buy insurance after the fact that nobody would buy insurance and they needed a claim but then there would be no money to pay the claims the companies only have money to pay because all the people without the pre-existing condition bought insurance and the only reason they did it is because they knew if they were voted until they had an accident they couldn't get the policy. Now, of course does automobile insurance cover gasoline know it's a cover your gasoline because you're going to need gasoline. You have to buy gasoline. They operate the car off don't buy automobile insurance that's going to cover your gasoline. What would happen if automobile insurance did Cover gasoline well gas prices would go through the roof. Why well if your insurance policy include birth Your gas would anybody shop around for cheap gas know would anybody do self-serve know and everybody would go full serve everybody would take premium. Nobody would get the cheaper gas made the call Cost the same to make the insurance company is paying for it. And in fact all the gas stations, they would know that no one gives a damn what gas costs because nobody's paying for it. So the prices would go way up. That's why insurance doesn't cover your gasoline. It doesn't cover routine maintenance you're supposed to pay for that. The insurance is for the big expense you get a big accident you smash up your car or your car gets stolen the whole thing is gone. And now you need a lot of money which you might not have so you buy insurance. Well, that's how health insurance is supposed to be your supposed to buy the insurance in case you get sick with something really bad. It's not supposed to cover your checkups like it does now. I mean, it's not even supposed to cover childbirth, right? I mean, why would your insurance cover wage? Pregnancy, I mean you get pregnant on purpose right? Why should an insurance company cover something that you're doing intentionally, right? I mean insurance doesn't cover cosmetic surgery. If you want, you know breast implants and insurance companies not going to pay for that. So if you decide to have a baby watch the insurance company pay for that they didn't pay for that in the past. My my mom and dad didn't have any insurance that covered the cost of my birth and it was a Dodge Jeep back then and in fact, I think my mom was in the hospital for a couple of weeks and paid for was it expensive? You stayed in the hospital for a long time in the sixties and fifties when you got a baby now, you're out the next day off. Anyway, you can stay there for three days. If you do a C-section now, yes Insurance should cover complications of pregnancy right that are very something unexpected happens. Oh your baby was born premature birth needs to go into an incubator or it has some other problem. And now the pregnancy cost a lot more. Okay Insurance can kick in for that, but it shouldn't just pay for a standard birth, but because off It does it cost so much more to have a baby now than it did when people were actually paying for it. Right? This is a function of over-utilization of Health Care insurance. And this is because of the government took the IRS the government says if your employer pays you money and then you buy insurance you have to pay taxes on the money, but if they give you insurance instead of the money, it's tax-free. So the the government is the reason that so many people are over insured and get their insurance through their employer. You don't get your auto insurance. You don't get your homeowners insurance from your employer. So nobody has a problem. You don't have wage control costs in these areas where costs are spiralling out of control is in healthcare because of the over-utilization of insurance. So what Trump should have promised is free market capitalism. I'm going to get rid of Obamacare and we're going to make Insurance less expensive right by separating it from employment letting people shop around them. Letting people have more major medical that pays for the things that are really going to break you not your routine medical care, but no Trump wants to pretend that we can all have something for nothing as he's criticizing Biden for wanting socialized medicine. That's what he prescribing himself. He keeps saying that we're going to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Okay? Well, then you don't have private life or health care. You don't have health insurance health insurance is all about discriminating against the sick. You can't let sick people buy insurance at the same price that healthy people pay off a healthy people will buy it and without the health of people buying Insurance just no money to pay for the people who get sick, right? So Trump, unfortunately, as I said from the beginning made promises that was impossible to keep and now we're saying the same thing now, he's actually he's still promising to repeal and replace Obamacare or claiming that he's done it when he hasn't and maybe if you're re-elect me, I'll do it. Well, it doesn't ring true now, I mean Evil Dead True that it did before. So I think it looks ridiculous him trying to repeat the same promises that he made to get elected. He's had for years and he hasn't done it and he's actually pretending in a way that he's dead. He's done nothing. Yes. He eliminated the the Mandate but he left the pre-existing conditions. So we actually took Obamacare and made it worse. And ironically, you know, the only reason that Obamacare was not declared unconstitutional and it should have been declared unconstitutional but it wasn't but what gave some of these justices the reason that they said it was constitutional was that they said it was not a mandate to buy insurance. It was just the tax and the reason it was attacks and not a mandate was because the tax was so low that it didn't actually compel anybody to buy insurance. In other words. The reason it was constitutional was because it didn't work see the problem with Obamacare is that the penalty for not buying insurance was too low it needed to be much higher because the penalty was so low birth. It was cheaper to pay the penalty than by insurance and then when you get sick, well, then you can get the insurance. So that's what a lot of young people did. I'll just pay the penalty. It's cheaper than buying insurance. I don't need see the reason healthy people need insurance is because they might get sick and they know that they can't buy it if they are sick, but the reason they buy when they're healthy is because they know if they do get sick, they can't buy it. But once the government says no just you can walk in buy it when you're sick. Well, then why the hell should I buy it now? I'll just pay this small penalty. The penalty should have been a lot higher but then of course Obamacare would have been far less popular if there was a penalty that can actually work off and because the penalty was too low to work the Supreme Court said it was constitutional ironically if the penalty would have been high enough to actually force people to buy health insurance, then it would have been rendered unconstitutional because I can't force you to buy a product but apparently they can tax you and that's what made it constitutional but regardless of that. I still think the court was wrong and maybe they would have come up with another excuse to validate wage. Had they not been able to use that one because I think the Supreme Court was looking for a way to validate it and that's the the method they chose and maybe if that wasn't available. Maybe they would have tried some other ways to justify and obviously unconstitutional program. Now, of course Biden did his share of ducking questions. He did get a question on whether or not he would support packing the Supreme Court or ending the filibuster and he did not give an answer to that question. He just completely dodged it Donald Trump called him out on it, but we did not get an answer on that course. That's exactly what he's planning on doing. He doesn't want to come out now and say that he's opposed to it and then immediately be in favor of it once he gets elected. So he just dodged the question off another question that he dodged. Was on his support for the green New Deal and I thought there there's some material that I think the Trump campaign could use because on the one hand he defended the green New Deal. He said that the green New Deal will pay for herself. Right? Donald Trump was talking about how expensive the green New Deal would be and Biden said no no, no the green deal pays for itself. In other words. The green New Deal is actually going to impose efficiencies on the economy that will exceed the cost of the new deal program. Right? And so in other words, we will be better off if we have the green new deal. That's what he said, right? That's what it means by it'll pay for itself meaning. It's not going to cost us anything because whatever it costs to implement it it will be offset by the gains that we drive from the implementation. So once you said that then Donald Trump came in and said, oh so you support the green New Deal it and then bite it said no. No. No, I don't support it off. Which makes no sense whatsoever. I mean if you think it will pay for itself then why not support it. I mean we're going to get it for free right paying for itself means it doesn't cost anything. It creates more value pack then then the cost of the program. So if you really believe that the green New Deal pays for itself and why don't you support it. I mean the reason he doesn't support it is because he lied he knows that it it's not going to pay for itself, but he didn't want to be on the record as saying he supports the green new deal because of all the lousy things that are in the green New Deal that now Trump would be able to hang around his neck like an albatross and say a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for all this nonsense. But of course Joe Biden now that he said he didn't support it. How is that going to fly with a lot of his far left supporters that he inherited from Bernie Sanders or you know, the people that follow AOC and the rest of the squad who, you know, love the green New Deal now, the their standard-bearer their candidate has said he doesn't support Even though he thinks it's going to pay for himself. That's not the sound bite that they're going to focus it on is going to be the fact that Biden came out and said he does not support the green new deal, but really, you know more important than the petty stuff that they argued over was all the big picture stuff. That wasn't even discussed. Right? Nobody discussed the Federal Reserve artificially low interest rates higher inflation exploding budget deficits the exploding national debt. I mean, there wasn't even a question. What are you going to do about the national debt? I mean cuz obviously nobody's going to do anything about it. But why not a question, I mean why not put these questions, I mean to to Donald Trump cuz you know, Donald Trump promised that he was going to get rid of the debt. Well, well, obviously he didn't do that. I mean, why doesn't bite and call him out? Cuz of course Biden doesn't want to call out Trump on big deficits because his deficits will be even bigger wage. So nobody wants to talk about it, but why wouldn't the moderate her at least interject that that that comment? I mean really there was no real discussion of the economy at all. Despite the fact that we're really in the worst economic environment that we've ever been in now, of course Biden simply wants to blame the whole recession on Trump's policies like you created this recession, it's your fault which is not the case. I mean if you're simply saying it's because of covet, how are you blaming covid-19 Trump? In fact, I would say that the Democratic Governors which is locked down. The states are far more responsible for the damage in their states than President Trump. I don't really know what Biden would have done differently had he been president or what Hillary Clinton done had she been president. But even if we had federally-mandated lockdowns and some federal mandated mask-wearing, I don't think it would have made a difference, but I do think What did make a difference was the willingness of the Federal Reserve to subsidize this the willingness of Congress and the president to bail everybody out that may need the cost-benefit analysis Q in favor of benefit. A lot of these Governors were willing to do things to destroy their own economies because they were expecting bailout money from the US off the FED. If they knew that that rescue money wasn't coming If the Fed had made it clear that money is not going to be printed to artificially stimulate the economy. So if you shut down a business then that businessman is not going to have any Revenue, you know, the rent is not going to get paid the salaries are not going to get paid and that means all the people who no longer get those salaries have to do without them. Right don't think that the government is going to make up the difference because the government is broke the government has no money and we're not just going to print money to replace the money that people are no longer earning be home. People are earning money. They are adding value to the economy. They are producing Goods or supplying Services if they're sitting at home on Netflix shopping on Amazon, What services are they providing none? What goods are they producing none? So you can't just print money to replace actual work all that is is inflation and that's what we had but I think because everybody expected a bailout. Nobody really saw the costs of what they were doing. They just looked at the benefit. Well, the benefit is fewer people get covid-19. Were people who didn't go to the hospital who should have gone right but they didn't because of they they were quarantined or people got you know, drank too much or ate too much or there were a lot of help if you maybe more people commit suicide because of what we did so it wasn't all about dollars and cents, but the problem was there wasn't enough cost analysis because of the the bailouts thoughts are offered by the US government and by the Federal Reserve, but the problem was we have some serious economic problems in this country. We are on the verge of a massive economic collapse, but you wouldn't know that from watching that Fiasco last night. I mean, I really wish I could debate either one or both of these guys. I mean I could just mopping a floor with either candidate. I mean, it's just I mean, I mean, they're both such easy targets to I mean, there's so many inconsistencies in what both of them say, and I wouldn't have to resort to them. I'm calling I don't care, you know, whether they finish first place or last place or whether their son has, you know, getting bribe money from Russia or you know, none of this stuff you matters. I would just go after them on off on the fundamentals on the inconsistencies of their own statements and their own policies. And why what they're trying to do is bad for the country with Biden wants to do is bad with Trump wants to do what he's been doing his bad again on a scale of the lesser of the two evils, you know by then we'll do more damage than Trump trump is not as bad as bided but there's a big difference between not being as bad and being good. Right? I want a good president. I don't want a president who just pretends to be good. And what really irritates me is you have so many Republicans that pretend that they really have a champion in Donald Trump that he's really the ideal and he's like a Ronald Reagan or Barry Goldwater or Ron Paul. He's nothing like those people wage. It's just that if you compare them to Hillary Clinton or bite in he's all right, so he's not as bad as they are. But I mean is he any better than Bush either Bush 41 or bush forty-three years. Mostly any better than Richard Nixon. I mean what what she doing right? He hasn't done anything to change the game, right? He hasn't drained the swamp. He hasn't changed government. He hasn't reformed the FED. In fact, one of the things that Trump talked about again was the stock market and how important the stock market is when Trump says look the stock market's up and he starts talking about how the stock market is the economy. Well, that wasn't what he said as a candidate as a candidate. He said forget about the stock market. It's a bubble, right? He was right then now it's a bigger bubble. So we should we should now wage talk about the stock market as a measure of his success, even though it's a bigger bubble now than the bubble that he was criticizing that existed under Obama. No dead. So, I mean all of the the ideals that Trump ran on that excited a lot of people, why are those people still loyal to the president? Even though he has failed to deliver on every promise that he's made and at the same time he pretends that he's kept every promise when he hasn't kept any of them again. I said, the only thing that he's done right was a point Supreme Court nominees that clearly they're not be as bad as the ones that Hillary would have appointed and they're not going to be as bad as the ones that Biden will appoint if he has the chance and hopefully he does and hopefully he's not able to enlarge and then pack the court off because again, that is our last defense the one good thing Trump could do before he leaves office is make sure to put a Justice on that court that has at least a shot of enforcing the Constitution wage and stopping the Biden socialist agenda dead in its tracks.

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Safe Harbor might hit closer to the mark than you think you can finally rtfm for a seventy-five-year-old computer and Scott Johnson's thoughts on blizzard co-founder Mike Moore Himes new game company. And you know, this is the Daily Tech news for Wednesday, September 23rd 2020 in Los Angeles. I'm Tom Merritt and from Studio Redwood. I'm Sarah Lane, New Jersey City. I'm Scott Johnson, and I'm the show's producer Rodger schank man. It's it's taken this long. But now I feel like I'm saying a bad word when I say 2020 in the date. Oh, this might be a little square twenty twenty and had such high hopes to we were just talking about crocheters versus Knitters and whether anything will ever replace Watergate as a me go get that wider conversation a patreon.com slash DT NS. Let's start with a few Tech things. You should know the gsma announce table. Next Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona from June 28th to July 1st. 2021 Mobile World Congress twenty-twenty was one of the earliest Tech events canceled due to covid-19 me back in February and the gsma had originally planned to hold a Mobile World Congress events in March of 2021 public events. Yeah a little bit about speaking events that are being held the twenty-twenty game away will stream live from Los Angeles London and Tokyo on December 10th airing in 4k UHD from Studio locations with virtual fan participation will see what that means in the long run across 45 Global videos platforms. There will be a new innovation index accessibility award rather and the games game Festival that launched last year is also coming back European antitrust Regulators who wage earns about Google's planned acquisition of Fitbit now have until December 23rd to make a decision on their antitrust probe. If you recall Google announced its intention to buy Fitbit and November 2019 for 2 p.m. 1 billion dollars European commission is concerned that data gathered by Fitbit could thwart competition if Google acquires that data and further entrench Google's dominance in online ad market. So again, they have until December 23rd Samsung announced a more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy S 20 called The Fan Edition or s20 Fe. It's plastic instead of Glass on the back. Its rear cameras have fewer megapixels. And well, it has 120 hertz refresh rate. It's not variable. Otherwise the specs pretty much match the more expensive siblings the Samsung Galaxy S 20 Fe will be available at 5 colors October 2nd for $699 or $749 for the millimeter-wave version on Verizon Microsoft will offer a standalone version of Microsoft Office. You may have heard of it in June twenty one next year. No subscription required at all. It will be available for Windows and Mac but no price or specific date was released. Everybody thought they wouldn't do that again, but they are Lenovo announced home. For a large selection of thinkpads and think stations about thirty of them with a boon to Linux on them for the public. You can previously get Ubuntu on a ThinkPad or think station. If you are an m a surprise customer, the Ubuntu models will come up with a full range of support as well will be launched a feature for Acrobat Reader called liquid mode which analyzes PDFs and then rebuilds them for viewing on mobile devices once completed users will be able to adjust line spacing and font size locally where jump back to the original PDF if they so desire liquid mode is really not on Android and iOS now with place to eventually come to the desktop. That's a pretty cool YouTube will use machine learning to identify videos that should be age-restricted and require viewers to login to login to the service to verify your age in some regions that will mean looking at profile info. But under some legal legal jurisdictions, like the European Union and may require scanning and ID or entering credit card information during Tesla's birth. Read a Tesla announced the Plaid Model S. It's a Model S with five hundred twenty miles of range zero to sixty in two seconds for $140,000. You can pre-order one now. They also announced a battery pack 4685 times the energy six times the power 16% more range as well as a reduction in cost per kilowatt of 14% per cell but use a bunch of cells to make a battery. So you're talking about some pretty good savings are separately Tesla has sued the United States government over tariffs on Parts Tesla imports from China Tesla claims tariff lists, three and four were arbitrary and capricious. God wants them declared void and the amount Tesla paid refunded with interest had tipped a big Jim for alerting us to the Tariff story in our Discord. All right, let's talk a little bit about a trend that you might want to pay attention to TechCrunch reports research from index Ventures has a new report out on Europe shows that fewer than one in fifty European tech phone number. Are choosing to relocate their engineering base to the us as they expand selling their product in the US now if you're like, okay, what does that mean? It used to be standard practice page of at least your engineering Squad to Silicon Valley in order to expand in the US, especially if you wanted to get some funding so usually happen before series a between 2008 and 2014 15% of European startups, either expanded into or moved entirely into the United States ahead of series a funding that number fell to 33% between 2015 and 2019 also stack Overflow reports that there are now six million professional developers living in Europe right now compared to four point three million in the United States so long it's easier to find a developer in Europe. If you stay there and along with tightened immigration rules that makes development costs in the US more expensive. Seems to me that what this says to me. I'm no expert on any stretch of the word expert in this area. But it seems like maybe that just means some of the money are all the money is in concentration just here except funding rounds important obviously, but it seems like maybe what's happening is Europe and other parts of the world are having concentrated amounts of investment happening on their own soil. So why make this giant move if you can make a go where you are. Well, it's not just that right? Yeah. Go ahead sir. Well, I was going to say even in the US itself. It used to be. Well if you want to be taken seriously, you gotta move to Silicon Valley or at least have a presence there because yeah, you're raising money and the engineers have to kind of all be together and collaborate and that is just not the case anymore particularly off today because we're all learning how to work remotely and still collaborate more than ever. So I would think even more so if there's a European Tech firm that has you know, how long Stable base somewhere. It makes very little sense to move to the US unless for some reason money was being withheld. Yeah, my my take on this is you can still get those us Venture capitalists to invest in your European firm. There's no reason I mean once covid-19 Well, if you were wondering what ever became of that July and August boycott of advertising on Facebook remember it, you know, everybody was wringing their hands. Oh boy, Facebook's really in trouble. Now with the financial times reports that Facebook YouTube Twitter and the World Federation of advertisers have agreed on steps to curb harmful content online just by boycott happened in the first place. The agreement includes common definitions for things like hate speech and bullying along with standardized reporting the platforms agreed to have some practice reviewed by external Auditors and give advertisers more control over what content their ads can show up next to them. I mean this seems like it's good. Yeah, right like my for my initial take is oh you made a difference there's some transparency in reporting happening you want that way everybody back to what they really want which is advertised to everyone all the time. That's the business that's literally the industry that was affected. And yeah, like if they're getting what they want, but the big question is this are they getting enough of what they think their constituency of customers want out of Facebook so that their how do I put up? So this doesn't just feel like a half-measure or these advertisers say look we did, you know, we did something we we all made some pressure and now we got these concessions are the concessions good enough for them to stop feeling wage pressure. I don't think we know yet. Yeah, I mean obviously it's too early to tell how these things are in practice and honestly, I don't look at this and say well that's it. They solved hate speech it dead. Feel more like they probably put in some things that will make a difference of some sort, but this is mostly done so they can point to the document and say there we did it everyone else. It feels more publicity oriented than effectually oriented, but that doesn't mean to say it will have no effect. But I think it's biggest value is being able to say Thursday. We boycotted and got them to agree to a thing look at us. We did it. Yeah a taste of a precedent. It seems more like giving advertisers more control over what their content what context are ads show up next to that's kind of the thing here being able to curb hate speech is a much larger issue, but you know step in the right direction trip. Well Pinterest seem to be high-stepping an interesting Direction. They seem to be benefiting directly from iPhone users who found new enthusiasm for widgets and customize home screens. Yeah. That's right Android people. We know we know wage. AB toh Piya reports Pinterest record high number of daily download September 21st with six hundred and six thousand sensor Tower reported 800,000 installs across IOS and Android combined Thursday, September 20th, eighth 32% jump week-over-week and Pinterest climbed from number 47 on the iOS free app charge number six, which is a huge jump on September 21st and 2005 on September 23rd. I found design Trends is showcased in the Pinterest homepage Pinterest told TechCrunch. It has seen an increase in searches for iOS 14 wallpaper and home screen design a gen Z users interests also launched a new content type called story pins in beta this allows users to combine multiple pages of images of videos voice over and overlaid text. Yeah. I found this very fascinating because we talked on a previous show about how you know is users much to the you know Delight of Android users who've always had widgets are dead. Hovering widgets and doing some really fun stuff with their iPhone home screens and Pinterest is feeling the effect of that Pinterest is getting a surge. Not that Pinterest wasn't popular. Right but it had a jump from number 47 to number six to number five in the space of a week. That's a bunch of people rediscovering Pinterest and they're launching this new content type. That's kind of a wage freeze for Pinterest very Snapchat e at the same time. So this is this is an interesting side effect that I don't think anyone would have predicted before the launch of iOS 14. Yeah. I know it is wildly popular. I I I have a Pinterest board and type in things. It's usually like if I'm like, I want to rearrange my living room. I need some inspiration kind of thing. I'm not going there on a daily basis, but it does serve a really good purpose for inspiration and design and it's kind of funny that the home screen Bright Futures people want I need some inspiration, you know birth I need to see what the cool kids are doing and and I'll be able to recreate that like an interior designer myself. Yeah, I would have guessed I would have guessed like a credit or a lot of other places before. Yeah, right. I don't know what like a part of it as I have a bias my wife loves Pinterest and I've always thought of it as quote unquote put my fingers up the lady internet. I know it isn't. Okay, everybody calm down don't send your emails to Tom but there's always been this feeling of like, why did not belong there because it's all interior design and like draperies and stuff. And that's what I thought turns out it's full of all kinds of stuff great art and other things and there's no reason why they couldn't benefit from this since they're the kind of format they offer but I turn to my wife before the show and said they were going to talk about Pinterest today what's happening and she says, well, I like them before they were cool. So there's well and and lots of different kinds of people like in package design and and it strikes me as Sarah with what you're saying that this is a kind of interior design right? It's like man, I've I've rearranged my living room as many times as I can handle during this lockdown now, I got a job. New to play with and I think well and yeah, the the home screen on iOS always just look the same sure. You can rearrange things make some folders, but it just it looked the same thing. So I don't think people really thought a whole lot about it it just if there was an iOS redesigned then it would change, you know sort of a little bit but this is sort of you know, finally for the first time in Messiah West user and yes Android users continued to chuckle or you know, you kind of look over and go Tom's home screen looks really cool. How did you do that? I want to I want to do that too. And I say well that's my Microsoft Surface Duo off and then I slink away and go back to Pendergrass know we always knew that Scott's wife was cooler than cool. And now it's proven the US Department of Justice proposed legislation that dead-ends section 230 of the communications decency act. That's the one we often referred to as Safe Harbor. The doj is Bill says that platforms can't be held liable for filtering content that violates their terms of service, but The reverse of that in this proposal is that they then could be held liable for filtering content. If it didn't violate their terms of service It also says well the net companies quote willfully distribute illegal material or moderate content in bad faith section 230 should not Shield them from the consequences of their actions. It includes a provision to allow victims of mental acts to sue the platform in those cases and it proposes mechanisms for transparency over moderation practices. It refines definitions to provide more guidance to courts and provides incentives to address illicit confident like many other proposals that replaces the phrase otherwise objectionable content in the original section 230 with specific categories, including promotes terrorism's violent extremism self-harm Etc wage. Now the bill is trying to address two problems censoring speech which is the you can't filter the stuff that doesn't violate your terms of service and allowing criminal activity. That's the part where it's Thursday. Hey, you can't be willfully out there Distributing illegal material that's targeted at the backpage.com. So the world the nefarious sites that say Hey, but we're section 230. We didn't know they were you know, putting these nefarious things on our on our content site the criminal activity issue became a problem in the first challenge to section 230 way back in nineteen. Ninety. Seven s Aaron vs. AOL up until that point a 1959 case of like a bookstore owner had set the legal principle that if you were the distributor of a Content you were only liable for illegal content. If you knew you were Distributing it and not bookstore owners were not assumed to know the contents of the book they sold and section 230 said let's call these internet companies Distributors not Publishers of the content that people post on their platforms Zarin versus a long ruled that section 230 quote creates a federal immunity to any cause of action that would make service providers liable for information originating with a third-party user of the service. That is a strict birth. Protection then the 1959 case the 1959 case said but if you do know what's in the book and you distribute it, well, then you're liable. Now. They were saying look you're you're not liable to anything that a third party posts on your site and that has caused a lot of these problems. So instead of having to take it down once you know about it internet services can be given a broader shield and the doj seems to directly address that by putting in the language willful distribution saying, hey, let's go back to if we can show you knew it was there then you're liable for it. But the their indecision also said faced with potential liability for each month or republished by their services interactive computer service providers might choose to severely restrict the number and types of messages posted. That's the whole fundamental of section 230. Like if we don't give them broad protections, they won't allow vibrant speech to happen by pairing the willfully Claus with the anti-censorship rules the bill now moves sites into a form of prior restraint to protect themselves against making the wrong. Visions you don't want to allow the illegal posts up in case someone can argue you willfully distribute it but you can't pull posts down in case someone argues. You censored them outside of your terms of service off one solution would be to restrict who and what goes up to make it easier to defend. In other words. Let fewer posts up or give yourself wide terms that say we can pull anything down for any reason we wash and that was one of the problems that section 230 was trying to address in the first place. Seems to me that whenever you talk about stuff like this. I get a funny feeling in my head about how smart all this sounds and how little I understand about it. So I just want to bring Tom, you know from Salt Lake City today for once again helping me understand. I mean, it sounds a little darned if you do during if you don't as a platform, it's like, okay. Well if I somehow get filtered out, but I didn't do anything wrong then I can come after you because that's wrong. But if I do something bad and you keep it up, well they can come after you cuz that's wrong. So yeah, I mean it's it's tricking users. I don't know having some sort of I don't know. He was a rating or you know, vetting process kind of thing that I think you just need to legislate only don't don't add the anti-censorship thing. I think it's a red herring. I know some people disagree with me and maybe they're right, but I think you legislate on that. They're in case to say look if we can show you knew it was illegal and it was on your platform. You're still liable. I think that gets rid of so many of these problems. That's just I'm not a lawyer not a legislator, but that's my dick. Well, the world's oldest surviving digital computer is probably older than you think it's the 32-bit Z4 completed in 1945. It runs on tape em up a room and The Duchess Museum and Munich and need several people to operate it cuz it sold it hasn't been used in some time. But that may be about to change since an archivist at e t h m Aaj discovered the Z-Force manual in March among some of her father's documents were in a Bosch worked with a Swiss Aeronautical Engineering Association and used the Z4 and the development of the p60 jet fighter Z4 was built in Germany by a team led by German civil engineer Konrad zuse between 1942 and 1945 who likely wrote the manual it was then evacuated from Berlin and February 1945 to God engine where it was completed then transferred again to Southern Bavaria to avoid the advancing front work resumed on it in 1949. And then it was sold to eat eh Zurich Cynwyd. Jude for Applied Mathematics in 1950. It was then transferred to the museum in nineteen sixty where it lays today. And now we have the manual back so we can turn it back on. Yeah fire that thing up its Secrets at home and to the world of Esports finally there before and when when Sarah mentioned thirty two bits, it's important to note. That's it entire life. Like those were all it had thirty two bits for the whole computer. It wasn't a 32-bit system. Like we have like that was a process. We do bits to work with and no you don't have you're not floating a 32-bit processing over everything you do. This was literally the breadth and width of the thing but what a cool document a time like what a great thing that is, I love it. I hope that every computer as old age, you know, even the stuff from the sixties and seventies we should just treat that stuff like it like the the the old artifact that it is and dust them off and put them in a safe place and historic wage. Take care of this. It's kind of amazing that this thing survived World War II like it was being built while Germany was falling essentially. There's a possibly apocryphal story about Zeus be ordered to take it to a concentration camp and he said no and and took it elsewhere to a barn to keep it from getting bombed. But but whether that's true or not, it is amazing that this thing survived now has the manual and everything like it's worth so much more with the manual. I wonder if they have the original packing doubt it the phone's gone. You gotta get new phone. Hey folks, if you want to get all the tech headlines each day in about 5 minutes. Be sure to subscribe to Daily Tech headlines. Com. Hi. This is Kara swisher, and I want to talk to you about my new podcast for the New York Times called sway. If you want to know what people who hold power in our world are really all about you need to hear how they answer the tough questions and that is my specialty and although it might get Messy as it always does it's also wage Going to be really fun. You can get sway wherever you get your podcasts new episodes are available Mondays and Thursdays. Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike morhaime left blizzard in 2018. He stayed on as a consultant for about a year or so, but he has now unveiled his new company called dreamhaven a game developer and publisher dreamhaven has two internal Studios one called moonshot games and the other called Secret Door. Moonshot is headed by former Hearthstone lead Jason chayes off after director Dustin Browder and Hearthstone creative director. Ben Thomson Secret Door is led by Chris szigeti who was an executive producer on Hearthstone Alan to bury technical director on Warcraft three and StarCraft II and Eric Dodds who was a designer on World of Warcraft and Starcraft. We have the guy who does the biggest blizzard podcast on the planet thankfully on this show on Wednesdays so I could not pass up the opportunity to ask Scott. What do you think of this this feels like Mike morhaime saying let's make a new blizzard in a very real way. It is a lot of people at first, you know, how things go with names. Two people try to digest the name and try to figure out what it means or whatever to me. It was very obvious right away that this may have been a small reference to hey those dreams that we have for amazing games and experiences that are based purely on creativity and art we'd like to make a Haven for that and dreamhaven is I think the perfect name for it blizzard has a very storied history doesn't part of life has been slightly muddied in the last decade a little less than that. Maybe we're more and more. It's a corporation with the need to satisfy shareholders and less a place for creatives to go and build out their vision and while much of their culture still persisted and certainly their games reflected that focus on on quality. It was clear from inside not outside that things were I don't know a little tension heavy between the parent company now Activision and blizzard and trying to kind of pay both those Masters if you will. And in the end people like more Hi man before him Chris metzen him before him Dustin Browder who ends up now with more time again, if anyone was Wonder he ended up he's he's amazing. But all of these guys and girls girls were just like yeah, and I need to move on I needed to go try something else and a lot of them started other companies Rob Pardo left and started bonfire games with Josh mascara and a bunch of artists and other folks from blizzard bought a very similar thing. He was also at the top. Well at the time he was one of the head Executives of the blizzard took about a year where he didn't hear anything and then that NDA left it and they started another company. Nobody knows they're working on but this is a lot like that. So right now between those two those two companies these to sub companies under the dreamhaven name is second dinner and probably countless other developers who have left and started other projects. You're now starting to see this thing where the thing that was blizzard has sent off. These little pieces off in the directions and now we get to see what they can make on their own in more times case. It's exciting because it seems like he's getting to start over and start over in a way. That's very meaningful became a he's the funding now and he's got plenty to do it. He doesn't have to rely on third parties doesn't have to join up with different groups. The companies always kind of been beholden to the people with the money down. And so this gives them a chance to not have to have that hanging over as his back he gets to kind of have his pick of what creative people he wants there and they get to just go to town and make games one thing to note though like wages. All big game startups. You're not going to hear anything about actual games for a good couple of years out of this company. I don't think they may beat. I have a little side bet going that they may beat bonfire Market with an actual video game to play I could be wrong about that. But the point is that these things take time. It's like Microsoft and they bought all their Studios. We still haven't seen the fruition of that yet. Although we're getting close. Closer, so we've got work to do and there will be time to spend on wondering what they're going to do. But I have no doubt given their pedigree and given just the skill sets at hand. This will be a big deal and and it's interesting to see you know, he could have taken vacations until the end of time Tom that would have been the end of anything we heard of more Jaime just would have had all the time with his kids and his vacation his wife and his fun and his wage is good times that you earned all those years. I think he really has it in his heart to just sort of keep making these kinds of games and experiences and personally as someone who's followed the stuff for fifteen years. I am really thought about it. Can't wait to see what they do. It's it's the the George Lucas effect that he has to avoid because there is no check on Mike morhaime now and and you know, a lot of people theory on Georgia in Star Wars is he made his best Star Wars when he had people telling him he couldn't do things and he had to figure out ways to do them. Anyway, whereas once he had full control he made things that you know, some people have issues. And yeah, and that's a that's a really good point. Well who can tell you know, he's bringing in a lot of folks that he's worked with before maybe they're the kind of folks will tell him know well and also the way they've structured it having these two separate competition underneath this one moonshot. And what was the other one already forgot it super short there in a secret door those two companies are filled with people that are used to being in real big leadership positions calling shots on both design execution. What's the plan? What are we doing? What is this game? What are we doing with all our people like those names alone? Make me think that he he knows this and buy them using them almost giving them their own Studio their own sub Studio under the company name is a way of him saying, please take all that you have and put it toward this. I'm just going to kind of be here cheerleading everything and and making and he's not going to make the kinds of decisions that would curb their creativity. That's what I think whether whether that happens or not or just the dispatch has effect. You talked about happens or not is time will tell but I kind of hope not and I really am pulling for these guys cuz Mike literally truly one of the nicest dudes in the industry and he he deserves, you know, that's cool next chapter in his life tune into the instance for more. Yep. Well, if you have thoughts on moon shot or anything else on your mind join the conversation in our Discord, it's a lively bunch. You can join by linking to a palm tree on account at patreon, DNS. I said TuneIn even though it's not radio and now let's say mailbag even though it's not letters. What's in that in fact, it's Twitter techie. Groove on Twitter wrote In fact Our Daily Tech news show account and said widget Smith, which is an an app that Patrick bheja was talking about yesterday to make widgets for iOS widget Smith only has a subscription for the weather app. Hide information that come from a third-party. The rest of the app is actually free cuz Patrick was saying well, it's a subscription. That's a little bit silly just for a bunch of widgets turns out widgets with premium package includes hosted data sources and currently that includes weather and Tides also some exclusive widget Styles. So if you really like one you might be paying for it 199 per month or nineteen ninety nine per year. Yeah, but good point to cube. You can just use it to make some widgets without paying anything. So we should have made that clear appreciate the correction and then Rob in Toronto doesn't want to use widget Smith or anything else. He took a screenshot we ask for screenshots of our phones and Rob was like I will not be using widgets to organize my iPhone home screen. I have it just the way I wanted it for years. I created folders based on the source or purpose of many of my apps and place them inside cordingley easy to find whatever I need. Yes. I know some people have totally disorganized phones that may not change even with widgets get a little preachy there at the end Rob that may not change even with widgets and iOS fourteen Robb Smith. I'm with you mostly although after the show yesterday cuz I was like, you know, maybe I I just need to try a little bit harder. I do have some widgets on my home screen today and I was like, okay. I just need to delve into some of my options a little bit further. I got a Fantastical widget now and I was like, oh, that's so cool. 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This is the Daily Tech news for Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from Studio Redwood. I'm Sarah Lane and luckily Cleveland, Ohio on bridge stropoli know from Oakland, California. And I'm the show's producer Rodger Cheng before the show started on good day internet. We were talking about getting towed and life through and you curve balls and why am swimming pool is a big old Money Pit. You want to know more about that get the wider conversation in our expanded show good day internet become a member at patreon.com off for now. Let's start with a few Tech things. You should know Twitter told The Verge the company will soon start testing voice DMS in Brazil the new audio DMV have a simple play pause button and there's a report message option if the recipient needs to use it Twitter started rolling out support for audio tweets for iOS back in June, but received criticism that failed to factor in accessibility before launch through design Chief Dantley Davis told protocol that the company has since changes product development process. So that accessibility is always factored into new features sling TV launch sling watch party in Beta letting them to four people watch synced content throughout a desktop Chrome browser tab, the feature works with live programming including a text chat watch party host control pausing and rewinding control epicgames Spotify and match have all formed the Coalition for app fairness Alliance that seeks to change app stores. Notably. Apple's and Google's Marketplace rules, which the Coalition says gives unfair advantage to their own products and services epic sued both Apple and Google for removing fortnite from their app stores though a spokesperson said that the group wasn't created directly in response to that lawsuit, but as a social welfare organization pushing for legal and Regulatory changes, the new deadline for a block on Distributing Tic Tac in the US app stores is September 27th ahead of that by chance found injunction request Wednesday arguing that the order violates constitutional protections against free speech and due process Washington DC District Court, Judge Carl J Nichols dead. Here at the request meanwhile bytedance continues to seek approval from Commerce authorities in China for a deal with Oracle and Walmart several Chinese State media Outlets have argued against the deal but the government has not commented Bloomberg sources say India's biggest Telecom Jo has started working with at least two domestic manufacturers to make a hundred and fifty to two hundred million Android smartphones wage. These will be for 4000 rupees each. That's fifty four bucks gyro reportedly wants to entice the 350 million basic and feature phone users still relying on 2G service in the country. Need upgrade and gain access to Giles 4G network, which would help giant transformed into a digital services provider and one of the biggest smartphone vendors Google Maps will start rolling out a covid-19 lair option on IOS and Android this week showing the spread of the pandemic and States counties and even some cities areas on the map will be color coded based on case rate using a seven day average of birth. Firmed cases with labels showing of cases are increasing or decreasing case data is pulled from Johns Hopkins covid-19. Dashboard the New York Times and Wikipedia the UK government NHS covid-19 contact tracing at began rolling out across England and Wales on September 23rd the app supports Google and Apple's exposure notification API as well as scanning QR codes to register visits to specific locations. All right, let's talk a little more about the airline's they're struggling and they want your business right Justin. Oh, yeah, Sarah United Airlines will launch a pilot project to offer covid-19 Test 2 passengers. The trial will begin on October 15th and offered test to passengers flying from San Francisco to Hawaii ordinarily passengers would be required to undergo a two-week quarantine after arriving but United worked with the Hawaiian government and health Regulators to meet requirements. So they would be a pre-trip negative test dead. And therefore the passengers would not have to quarantine test can either be done using an at-home tit from kit from color which would be requested 10 days before the trip and submitted 72 hours before flying or use the Abbot ID now rapid covid-19 test at SFO which would return results within 15 minutes. So I don't want to get there because I understand first of all United Airlines is like like, you know, let's let's get people flying again. You know, let's let's help them out Hawaii also well known for being at destination. That song is on tourism very heavily, very hard hit by this because people don't want to go to Hawaii and quarantine for two weeks before they can enjoy their vacation, but the both of the test sound like that, you know, they're like they're they both suck for different reasons. If you take a test seventy-two hours before your trip starts and your negative you still have some time to get cold it before you go on vacation club. Now, you know you obviously people should be responsible but people aren't responsible. The other option is taking the tests at SFO. You're packed you're already wearing your Hawaiian shirt. You're ready to go. I can't wait and then all of a sudden you've got a positive test and now you're at an airport and that's a whole other thing but this is definitely a step in the right direction because now people are you know, people want to travel, you know, we we need to figure out ways to safely be able to move that needle forward. And yet people don't want to get covid-19 spare. This is the rubbers meeting the road with United, you know, they announced that they were doing away with change fees waived as a way to entice people coming back and this is something that I wouldn't be shocked to see go a little farther like those Abbott tests are not cheap. But then again if you are factoring in that cost into the idea that you could actually get some of these routes moving again for for United maybe it's worth it and and you know, the the next level on this which might be a little scary is like, okay. Well, is it only for first class customers or are they going to like wolof or bubble off of people that got the test so they know that they are getting their wage at 3. And the rest of everybody is just a rolling the dice well, and the other thing that that I have a question about is how scalable this is, you know, this is unlike what one or two flights a day at most birth. No currently kind of in this trial one specific airport one specific location. Obviously, you know why any kind of Island destination is going to there's certainly is an incentive right for them to want to quarantine everybody and get this kind of testing it would be certainly effective. You know, the question is, you know, how again like that's a lot of that's a lot of management one of like sending tests to people and just like is that is the the the number of tests need to kind of move this Beyond a pilot project. I mean certainly United is the certainly seems willing to throw some money at this which I guess doesn't hurt but that that's the that's my question is, like, how do you make this work Beyond just this one instance having having having taken the Avid tests. I've taken the Abbot now test you need the Machinery the swab and find a tech. So it's like there is a world in which that is a more high-capacity thing. The question that I would ask to all of our dear listeners is flashing. For some people is anxious business enough. Do you want to tag on a covid test which is something else that brings anxiety to various people and even if this all works out great particularly the test from color, you know, I can barely make my flight half the time requesting something ten days before my trip like, oh, well, we all have to work in advance a little bit more, you know, no last-minute flying for some time now submitted 72 hours before flying. You know, what if it's 70 then you know, you got a bunch of angry customers and there's a lot of customer service that has to happen and you know, the airline's deal with a lot of that anyway, so yeah, it's it'll be interesting if anybody wants to fly to Hawaii and lets us know how their experiences please write us feedback a Daily Tech news show. Com. All right, moving on Google released an employee survey which found that sixty 2% of employers want to return to their offices at some point. Just not dead. Read a 10% of employees didn't want to come back to the office at all. 15% said they'd like to come into the office ad hoc or for specific events, according to an interview with alphabet CEO Sundar pichai took me is working on new hybrid work models to adapt including rearranging. It's offices figuring out more long-term remote work options and back in July Google announced it was extending that's work from home policy rep in July twenty Twenty-One. So they have some time to work some Kinks out here, but, you know having been at work places in the past where there was no work from home option unless you were dead. Will you had to be there because that's what being a team player meant, you know, knowing that 62% of employees are like, I don't want to go in there everyday. I don't have to go on there every month. That's what I was saying all that time, but nobody cared because it's just you know, it just seems like you were trying to play hooky. So, you know, this is what companies have to do. Well, it's I think we're we're going to land with all this is that a lot of these Silicon Valley companies including Google Apple and and the like have created a culture where work from home was fairly well tolerated. In fact, a lot of these companies really pioneered the idea of infinite vacation days. Meaning that you didn't have X amount of vacation is now home. A lot of that is kind of tricky because they didn't want to give a bunch of Engineers that never took vacation days the things that they could just cash out gigantic checks when they left but I think that's where we're going where we're going is dead. Stay home. If you have a sniffle right also, if you just kind of feeling like not coming into the office stay home, that's fine. You can keep the the wheels moving long-term. I think this does affect the footprint of these companies. I don't know if we're ever going to see something like one Hacker Way like Facebook built or or the Googleplex ever again. I just like the 15% of employees that are on a power trip home. That just want to come in. I just want to feel like you know show up at the office. I'll get the free snacks and then I'm going to I'm going to go back home Tech crunch, which was you know team Riders. They weren't all based in San Francisco. But most of them were it was an office that I went to all the time cuz I was on the video team but the red is just kind of came and went most of them didn't they came some people just like breaking an office environment and it was the first place I ever worked where I was like, they just come in if they feel like it and and sometimes you just never see them and you know, the folks in charge were like, yeah, as long as they're writing we don't get they are you know, being a writer is a little bit different than a lot of other jobs, but it worked there was a level of trust there and accountability that you know, if you've got that you you do have a lot more flexibility than being in one building. All right. Well the Facebook oversight board will begin hearing appeals on content decisions on the platform as soon as mid or late October according to board member Juliano, the board will consider decisions to leave off content at launch but initially only a Facebook itself refers a case to it users at some point. We'll be able to have a user rule to appeal leave up decisions as well as soon as possible but it's for appeals has been delayed due to Technical and privacy challenges at launch user-submitted content moderation appeals will be available across eighteen languages the Facebook oversight board was first proposed by Mark Zuckerberg way back in 2018 and is set up as an independent trust Facebook has committed to implementing the boards content decisions unless dooming so breaks the law. So it's been a while that we've been hearing about this considering this we've heard naming of board members and what powers of you know, what how they will be able to moderate content. I know there's a lot of criticism of their original kind of mandates and that seems to have changed now, you know just in time. This kind of does this do anything to solve the the issues surrounding Facebook when it comes to content moderation best thing to Facebook and hope for with this is that it's a security blanket that people feel good about because they are able to report the something and you know, maybe if the board has an adversarial relationship with Facebook that people will feel better that there's some kind of actual Watchdog here. If it doesn't then it will just be looked at as an ineffectual nub on the edge of this Behemoth that is swallowing all of our privacy and data like so much Chrome. I do have to wonder, you know being named to the board there. I mean that has to seem at a certain point like a like a tremendous opportunity. Right? Like you're if you're if you're passionate about you know off a platform as large as Facebook and and being able to to have some some way to shape the content that appears on there, but I mean that has to be a thankless job where you're either seen as potential seen us a rubber stamp or you know, you know kind of thrown under the bus the soon as some sort of controversy pops up like, you know up to the to the board members of that board. That's a that's a fine line that you have to walk for. Sure. Yeah, I mean the thing with the oversight board is all right Chuck announced it in 2018 and people went. All right. Well, let's let's see how this goes. Then it's delayed because there are Technical and Brake issues that the company has to work out and then they kind of stopped talking about it for a while and then people come back around Google. Where's that oversight board? We gotta eat it's election year. We're getting close here. You know, let's let's see what's going on here. So, I think there's a lot of like announcement. We're on it. And then oh, yeah now we have to do this. Spotify announced a partnership today with production company churning entertainment with credits including Ford versus Ferrari hidden figures and new girl to turn its original Spotify exclusive podcasts. I do TV shows and movies churnin will get a first-look deal AKA first day brights on pitching development of content that Spotify owns churnin Spotify and pineapple Street Media have already begun work on a TV adaptation of the clearing and Spotify own giblet media previously turned it show homecoming into a Prime video original original series. Yeah, it's the DT NS movies coming soon. We just gotta get that Sara cuz then people are going to get scared that DT NS sold to Spotify walking get in touch with that replies and it's this is also you know what I first read this this morning and I was like what podcast turned into T shows but it's like, you know, it's kind of fiction episodic stuff that has done well, and there is a lot of that and there are some podcasts that passenger list comes to mind. I think I'm the only one who ever listen to that but like that was a gripping fun think it was like eight or ten episode audio series and I think that podcast is it's such a great testing ground do people like this. Do we have good listenership, you know, just the audience seemed engaged or people talking about it online. Well, that's a lot cheaper to figure something out story-wise than creating home. A first season of a television show, you know or trying to turn something into a movie that can happen later on when you know that the the user base that listener base the viewer base off of those things is already in place. All right, who's I'm ready to be the bad guy. This is a this is bad. This is a bad story effectively. The greatest thing about podcasting is that everybody owns their own thing right now, every podcast wants bigger audiences and Spotify is in on some level saying look, we're growing our listenership. We are going to promote the things that we own the biggest so you could have a shot at that also money upfront or we can give you money for all the things that you've built if you're Joe Rogan or gimlet or something like that. But Altima, this is the making their money back. This is them saying, okay. Well anything that you could have sold as a movie or a television show now, we're going to get money to have a first-look deal that then. Are going to be earning the Lion's Share of that cash and not the Creator who made the thing and I think it also reflects the fact that it I mean to your point just near the money up front that there's only so many public radio stations to put out like these high-profile, you know cereal kind of type where you have to have extensive research into some podcast, you know require years of research and upfront work to kind of put that together someone's got to pay for that. So I you know, it also kind of reflects that there is due to hit this level of professionalism that that you know, a lot of podcasts are maintaining now, you know requires investment and Spotify certainly there to see that and reap the rewards later as well. Yeah. I mean, although some people just do it independently like raised it to first episode on October 4th find the trailer on my Twitter at Justin are young to get all the tech headlines each day in about 5 minutes subscribe to Daily Tech headlines. Com. Hi, this is Kara swisher. And I want to talk to you about my new podcast for the New York Times called sway. If you want to know what people who hold power in our world are really all about you need to hear how they answer the tough questions. And that is my specialty and although it might get Messy as it always does it's also going to be really fun. You can get sway wherever you get your podcasts new episodes are available Mondays and Thursdays. All right. We have a lot of Hardware news from Amazon. They had a hardware event and boy did they have you talked about so we're going to do the same Amazon announced their Cloud gloomy gaming platform called Luna launching initially on PC Mac Fire TV iPhone and iPad through the browser keeps coming to Android the service will launch with a $5.99 per month introductory price providing access to Luna plus channels games to up to two devices at once with 4K 60 frames per second thoughts on select games. They'll be over 100 games in the Luna plus Channel and Amazon will partner to offer different channels highlighting different genres and Publishing with Anubis off channel in development. Luna will offer integration twitch streams in the service and switch users will be able to launch the lunar games as well. Amazon is offering a you know, what her name is enabled a lunar controller for $49.99, but games can log We played with a keyboard and a mouse. So now we have all the rage then we have the big three public Cloud providers all kind of putting their their streaming game stakes in the ground, you know, Amazon kind of being the last one to the table, you know among Google Microsoft and interesting approach. Now with this channel based kind of offering Luna plus, you know, his own discrete package having, you know, each other Publishers kind of putting together their own packages. We're not sure yet. If there's going to be charged separately where you know, you can just only get the Ubisoft thing if that's if those are your games but we will it's an interesting approach as opposed do Xboxes and stadiums kind of all-in-one configurations for there's yeah. It's an interesting idea and I will leave it up to the gamers in the audience to tell me whether or not it's a compelling idea in general my senses with the Gaming Community as they like what they like and they like exactly what they like when they like it and they don't like interesting they like regular and they like cheap dead. All right. Well speaking of cheap these maybe at that price level the echo smart speaker lineup now offers a spherical design. There's a new Echo out starting at $99 and it includes the crazy one neural Edge chip to do voice processing directly on the device. What's not punching it back to the cloud supposed to deliver much higher faster performance. It also features built-in zigbee Hub and supports Amazon sidewalk networking protocol with their big Mesh networking play it shipping October 22nd. The echo dot is also getting the new spherical design and starts at $49.99. And there's also a model with an LED clock for $10 more faith in October 22nd and November 5th, respectively, you know anybody up for Nexus Q of version 2.0 here with these these round Echoes. I love them. They look cool. They probably it certainly sets them apart from variety of other speakers. I know the LED clock is like some people doing whatever honestly if there was a clock on every single device in my home. I would be the happiest person ever put a clock on every smart speaker I have because they they're just you know, they just sit there. Otherwise we have said this before I'll say it again. If Amazon can put their voice assistant on paper clips. They will they just want it to be accessible. So you think of that name before you think of any other name? This is a highly competitive genre wage and I'm just excited to see that we've passed a a mile marker where no longer do we have the tower like we now have Nostalgia for these Voice Assistant smart speakers, which is Jake. Hey, by the way, there's a new Fire TV stick that Amazon announced and a Fire TV stick light which offers HD streaming with HDR support and read a redesigned interface including profiles in a shortcut bar. The Fire TV stick light has a slower processor and a remote that doesn't include volume controls. The standard TV stick is 39.99 in the light is 2999 both shipping, September 13th. Who's got stocking stuffers to buy that's about right. Yeah, good prices good prices here, you know the the stick lights not having volume controls off might be slightly annoying but thirty bucks. Yeah guest room kids room. You're your Aunt Sally. You're drunk. You can't think what you want but you need anything more than the light just whatever getting the light and that's it and and be like, oh you plug it in you watch Miss maisel. It's it's an absolute dream Rich. This is sort of thing you'd give birth as a stocking stuffer kids and no only cuz I I'm weird with not giving things that you need a subscription to for gifts cuz right choice thing now you pay it's my own cheapness being reflected on my friends. Well, there's also the Echo Show at 10. This one's new because it has a motorized swiveling base to ensure that it's off. Is facing you I love this and also includes a 13 megapixel camera. It will use the base to keep you in frame during video calls may be your I don't know cooking and talking to Aunt Sally at the same time moving around dancing making Tech talks. It also includes the new AC one ship a zigbee hub Bluetooth LE and sidewalks support and Netflix support now available on show devices pre-orders for a show ten open tomorrow for $249.99 shipping sometime before the holidays. I really do. I mean even I don't do a lot of video calling on my echo showed up because I don't know I don't like talking to people in general but I do find that depending on where I am cuz I've tried to figure out where to put the Echo Show that's the best part and I've decided that it's my kitchen but certain angles. I can't see anything. So if there was some way to just not even have it follow me when I'm moving but just be able to easily swivel it without birth. Moving the entire unit. That's just nice the key to this will be like how it moves cuz if it's like if it's like has this like more like soft organic like it could almost be like kind of how must have like a Wally kind of feel to it off. Whereas if it's if it's too abrasive then little that. That's like the creep Factor coming at what I really want though is when it doesn't understand you that it just like kind of tilts the screen sideways like it's sad like it's like, I'm sorry. I couldn't I couldn't I'm like yeah, there's the reality of all these devices. Is that where you want a smart screen isn't always where you want a camera. And and so now, if you just wanted like a little picture like for example in our living room, we've got our our little Echo show that is by our couch, right? But if we're talking to family and that's part of the pitch, right? That's what all the fuss is about is see the cute niece or nephew or grandchild on this device. Now me and my wife have to like kind of sit like like we're like peacock feathers like like slowly wage. Slightly apart from each other while we're sitting next to each other on the couch. But this I think where this is going is saying no, the camera will move you don't need to like it can sit exactly where you need it to be in that moment and it'll move to find you when you need to have the conversation right? Well, hey, if you want new developer tools and Frameworks for voice assistance Amazon has you covered first up their sidekick which can read books with kids. There's also a new voice profile for kids which will switch to a kid friendly mode. If it takes a kid's voice also possibly insulted full grown adult and improvements to conversational and home monitoring capabilities off Amazon says the assistant may start asking some context-based questions to help it better understand what to do and improve intonation depending on the context of conversations using Amazon's neural text-to-speech technology package mode, then which lets users not have to keep using a wake word in the middle of a conversation will let multiple people participate in these ongoing chats. Then there's the new guard feature which will try to detect and filter off. Baby, crying a dog barking and the sound of snoring depending on communication that's very loud snoring and there's also a $4.99 a month premium version which will detect the sound of footfalls doors closing and opening a possible Foley artist in your home as well. And I'll give you access to an emergency hotline a new command will also let users wipe the Slate clean by saying delete everything I ever said. Oh, yeah, that's a bad day. You just have that one command. You know what you know, what you a lady just delete everything I've ever said. I hate my life. Yeah. I like I love how the premium version of the Guard feature which is cool. I mean, honestly, I can't tell you how many times my dog doesn't really bark but he does these like very loud Ron's home and that happens somewhat often when I'm asking her something and she can't understand what I'm saying. It would be so great if that could be filtered out as like this is a known sound to not take into consideration, but yep. So you gotta pay a premium version you want that door closing and opening to be filtered out. Well, that's a subscription. Here we go. Audio noise as a service off Amazon announced the $129.99 06 and the $229.99 Euro Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi routers ethernet people love it. It also has an eighty-nine ninety nine zero six extender all support Wi-Fi 6 and have a built-in zigbee Hub all can support more than seventy five devices combined age Cheney ously all their products off November 2nd packages range from 206 routers 499 or 3 for 279 and a two pack of Euro-Pro six routers for 399 or sorry to back for 399 or three four or five hundred ninety-nine. There we go. And the big deal I saw with these I saw Dan Seifert tweet this out. He had kind of confirmed this wage. Amazon the big deal with this is these are the first Wi-Fi six kind of mesh routers that will allow you to use integrate them into a Wi-Fi 5 system as well. So you kind of gradually build out your system eventually if you want to do a whole home by 6 kind of thing. There were a few more announcements in Amazon's Hardware event, but we we'd be remiss if we did not include the ring always home cam a small autonomous drone that flies around in a house with a 1080p camera when you're not home. It's not supposed to be flying around when you are home. It's supposed to be making sure everything's safe. The Drone is autonomous with users mapping their house for hand. So it knows where to go and not crash into the wall directing where they want the Drone to go or not go it can also be integrated with ring alarm systems to investigate disturbances. If there are any the cameras blocked when the Drone is docked so, you know, it's just it's doing its job for a specific purpose and Amazon says it makes enough noise. So you'll know when it's around it's not going to sneak up on you and be some you know flying drone. Well we wage Son says it won't but it does ship next year for $249.99. So my initial cynical thought is finally security theater that is not a subtle as the rest of rings prior offerings, but I don't know I donate this. I think it's I mean, it's certainly pricey at $250 but especially like, you know, if you have a a rental property off or vacation a place or somewhere else where you just kind of want every once awhile take a walk through it without having to walk through it. Like this could be pretty helpful. Yeah. Absolutely. I'm just going to call a 2021 headline where you know, this shows up on show Dan and someone's taking control of your tiny Amazon drone scaring terrifying headline. That's theoretically possible you also if you have a pet, I mean my cat would not go for this. Maybe she'd get used to it eventually, but boy, you gotta do it. I guess I just less less used to the room birth. I can get you to the Drone. All right. Well thanks to all those who participate though in our subreddit we get great stories from there every single day submit stories and vote of them at Daily Tech news show that reddit.com. We also want to give a big shout out to our younger and Grandmaster level patrons super appreciative to Carmen Bailey John and Becky Johnston and Chris Bennett. Oh, thank you and a shout. We love the master Grandmaster Flash all patrons. We also love Justin Robert Young Justin. It's been a delight as always. What else have you been up to? Well, a few things politics politics politics my politics podcast hash is guess segment from Tom Merritt on the most recent episode. So head on over there right now to we're all podcasts are found. 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Safe Harbor might hit closer to the mark than you think you can finally rtfm for a seventy-five-year-old computer and Scott Johnson's thoughts on blizzard co-founder Mike Moore Himes new game company. And you know, this is the Daily Tech news for Wednesday, September 23rd 2020 in Los Angeles. I'm Tom Merritt and from Studio Redwood. I'm Sarah Lane, New Jersey City. I'm Scott Johnson, and I'm the show's producer Rodger schank man. It's it's taken this long. But now I feel like I'm saying a bad word when I say 2020 in the date. Oh, this might be a little square twenty twenty and had such high hopes to we were just talking about crocheters versus Knitters and whether anything will ever replace Watergate as a me go get that wider conversation a patreon.com slash DT NS. Let's start with a few Tech things. You should know the gsma announce table. Next Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona from June 28th to July 1st. 2021 Mobile World Congress twenty-twenty was one of the earliest Tech events canceled due to covid-19 me back in February and the gsma had originally planned to hold a Mobile World Congress events in March of 2021 public events. Yeah a little bit about speaking events that are being held the twenty-twenty game away will stream live from Los Angeles London and Tokyo on December 10th airing in 4k UHD from Studio locations with virtual fan participation. We'll see what that means in the long run across 45 Global videos platforms. There will be a new innovation index accessibility award rather and the games game Festival that launched last year is also coming back European antitrust Regulators who age turns about Google's planned acquisition of Fitbit now have until December 23rd to make a decision on their antitrust probe. If you recall Google announced its intention to buy Fitbit and November 2019 for 2 p.m. 1 billion dollars European commission is concerned that data gathered by Fitbit could thwart competition if Google acquires that data and further entrench Google's dominance in online ad market. So again, they have until December 23rd Samsung announced a more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy S 20 called The Fan Edition or s20 Fe. It's plastic instead of Glass on the back. Its rear cameras have fewer megapixels. And well, it has 120 hertz refresh rate. It's not variable. Otherwise the specs pretty much match the more expensive siblings the Samsung Galaxy S 20 Fe will be available at 5 colors October 2nd for $699 or $749 for the millimeter-wave version on Verizon Microsoft will offer a standalone version of Microsoft Office. You may have heard of it in June twenty one next year. No subscription required at all. It will be available for Windows and Mac but no price or specific date was released. Everybody thought they wouldn't do that again, but they are Lenovo announced home. For a large selection of thinkpads and think stations about thirty of them with a boon to Linux on them for the public. You can previously get Ubuntu on a ThinkPad or think station. If you are an m a surprise customer, the Ubuntu models will come up with a full range of support as well will be launched a feature for Acrobat Reader called liquid mode which analyzes PDFs and then rebuilds them for viewing on mobile devices once completed users will be able to adjust line spacing and font size locally where jump back to the original PDF if they so desire liquid mode is really not on Android and iOS now with place to eventually come to the desktop. That's a pretty cool YouTube will use machine learning to identify videos that should be age-restricted and require viewers to login to login to the service to verify your age in some regions that will mean looking at profile info. But under some legal legal jurisdictions, like the European Union and may require scanning and ID or entering credit card information during Tesla's birth. Read a Tesla announced the Plaid Model S. It's a Model S with five hundred twenty miles of range zero to sixty in two seconds for $140,000. You can pre-order one now. They also announced a battery pack 4685 times the energy six times the power 16% more range as well as a reduction in cost per kilowatt of 14% per cell but use a bunch of cells to make a battery. So you're talking about some pretty good savings are separately Tesla has sued the United States government over tariffs on Parts Tesla imports from China Tesla claims tariff lists, three and four were arbitrary and capricious. God wants them declared void and the amount Tesla paid refunded with interest had tipped a big Jim for alerting us to the Tariff story in our Discord. All right, let's talk a little bit about a trend that you might want to pay attention to TechCrunch reports research from index Ventures has a new report out on Europe shows that fewer than one in fifty European tech phone number. Are choosing to relocate their engineering base to the us as they expand selling their product in the US now if you're like, okay, what does that mean? It used to be standard practice page of at least your engineering Squad to Silicon Valley in order to expand in the US, especially if you wanted to get some funding so usually happen before series a between 2008 and 2014 15% of European startups, either expanded into or moved entirely into the United States ahead of series a funding that number fell to 33% between 2015 and 2019 also stack Overflow reports that there are now six million professional developers living in Europe right now compared to four point three million in the United States so long it's easier to find a developer in Europe. If you stay there and along with tightened immigration rules that makes development costs in the US more expensive. Seems to me that what this says to me. I'm no expert on any stretch of the word expert in this area. But it seems like maybe that just means some of the money are all the money is in concentration just here except funding rounds important obviously, but it seems like maybe what's happening is Europe and other parts of the world are having concentrated amounts of investment happening on their own soil. So why make this giant move if you can make a go where you are. Well, it's not just that right? Yeah. Go ahead sir. Well, I was going to say even in the US itself. It used to be. Well if you want to be taken seriously, you gotta move to Silicon Valley or at least have a presence there because yeah, you're raising money and the engineers have to kind of all be together and collaborate and that is just not the case anymore particularly off today because we're all learning how to work remotely and still collaborate more than ever. So I would think even more so if there's a European Tech firm that has you know, how long Stable base somewhere. It makes very little sense to move to the US unless for some reason money was being withheld. Yeah, my my take on this is you can still get those us Venture capitalists to invest in your European firm. There's no reason I mean once covid-19 Well, if you were wondering what ever became of that July and August boycott of advertising on Facebook remember it, you know, everybody was wringing their hands. Oh boy, Facebook's really in trouble. Now with the financial times reports that Facebook YouTube Twitter and the World Federation of advertisers have agreed on steps to curb harmful content online just by boycott happened in the first place. The agreement includes common definitions for things like hate speech and bullying along with standardized reporting the platforms agreed to have some practice reviewed by external Auditors and give advertisers more control over what content their ads can show up next to them. I mean this seems like it's good. Yeah, right like my for my initial take is oh you made a difference there's some transparency in reporting happening you want that way everybody back to what they really want which is advertised to everyone all the time. That's the business that's literally the industry that was affected. And yeah, like if they're getting what they want, but the big question is this are they getting enough of what they think their constituency of customers want out of Facebook so that their how do I put up? So this doesn't just feel like a half-measure or these advertisers say look we did, you know, we did something we we all made some pressure and now we got these concessions are the concessions good enough for them to stop feeling wage pressure. I don't think we know yet. Yeah, I mean obviously it's too early to tell how these things are in practice and honestly, I don't look at this and say well that's it. They solved hate speech it dead. Feel more like they probably put in some things that will make a difference of some sort, but this is mostly done so they can point to the document and say there we did it everyone else. It feels more publicity oriented than effectually oriented, but that doesn't mean to say it will have no effect. But I think it's biggest value is being able to say Thursday. We boycotted and got them to agree to a thing look at us. We did it. Yeah a taste of a precedent. It seems more like giving advertisers more control over what their content what context are ads show up next to that's kind of the thing here being able to curb hate speech is a much larger issue, but you know step in the right direction trip. Well Pinterest seem to be high-stepping an interesting Direction. They seem to be benefiting directly from iPhone users who found new enthusiasm for widgets and customized home screens. Yeah. That's right Android people. We know we know wage. AB toh Piya reports Pinterest record high number of daily download September 21st with six hundred and six thousand sensor Tower reported 800,000 installs across IOS and Android combined Thursday, September 20th, eighth 32% jump week-over-week and Pinterest climbed from number 47 on the iOS free app charge number six, which is a huge jump on September 21st and 2005 on September 23rd. I found design Trends is showcased in the Pinterest homepage Pinterest told TechCrunch. It has seen an increase in searches for iOS 14 wallpaper and home screen design a gen Z users interests also launched a new content type called story pins in beta this allows users to combine multiple pages of images of videos voice over and overlaid text. Yeah. I found this very fascinating because we talked on a previous show about how you know is users much to the you know Delight of Android users who've always had widgets are dead. Hovering widgets and doing some really fun stuff with their iPhone home screens and Pinterest is feeling the effect of that Pinterest is getting a surge. Not that Pinterest wasn't popular. Right but it had a jump from number 47 to number six to number five in the space of a week. That's a bunch of people rediscovering Pinterest and they're launching this new content type. That's kind of a wage freeze for Pinterest very Snapchat e at the same time. So this is this is an interesting side effect that I don't think anyone would have predicted before the launch of iOS 14. Yeah. I know it is wildly popular. I I I have a Pinterest board and type in things. It's usually like if I'm like, I want to rearrange my living room. I need some inspiration kind of thing. I'm not going there on a daily basis, but it does serve a really good purpose for inspiration and design and it's kind of funny that the home screen Bright Futures people want I need some inspiration, you know birth I need to see what the cool kids are doing and and I'll be able to recreate that like an interior designer myself. Yeah, I would have guessed I would have guessed like a credit or a lot of other places before. Yeah, right. I don't know what like a part of it as I have a bias my wife loves Pinterest and I've always thought of it as quote unquote put my fingers up the lady internet. I know it isn't. Okay, everybody calm down don't send your emails to Tom but there's always been this feeling of like, why did not belong there because it's all interior design and like draperies and stuff. And that's what I thought turns out it's full of all kinds of stuff great art and other things and there's no reason why they couldn't benefit from this since they're the kind of format they offer but I turn to my wife before the show and said they were going to talk about Pinterest today what's happening and she says, well, I like them before they were cool. So there's well and and lots of different kinds of people like in package design and and it strikes me as Sarah with what you're saying that this is a kind of interior design right? It's like man, I've I've rearranged my living room as many times as I can handle during this lockdown now, I got a job. New to play with and I think well and yeah, the the home screen on iOS always just look the same sure. You can rearrange things make some folders, but it just it looked the same thing. So I don't think people really thought a whole lot about it it just if there was an iOS redesigned then it would change, you know sort of a little bit but this is sort of you know, finally for the first time in Messiah West user and yes Android users continued to chuckle or you know, you kind of look over and go Tom's home screen looks really cool. How did you do that? I want to I want to do that too. And I say well that's my Microsoft Surface Duo off and then I slink away and go back to Pendergrass know we always knew that Scott's wife was cooler than cool. And now it's proven the US Department of Justice proposed legislation that dead-ends section 230 of the communications decency act. That's the one we often referred to as Safe Harbor. The doj is Bill says that platforms can't be held liable for filtering content that violates their terms of service, but The reverse of that in this proposal is that they then could be held liable for filtering content. If it didn't violate their terms of service It also says well the net companies quote willfully distribute illegal material or moderate content in bad faith section 230 should not Shield them from the consequences of their actions. It includes a provision to allow victims of mental acts to sue the platform in those cases and it proposes mechanisms for transparency over moderation practices. It refines definitions to provide more guidance to courts and provides incentives to address illicit confident like many other proposals that replaces the phrase otherwise objectionable content in the original section 230 with specific categories, including promotes terrorism's violent extremism self-harm Etc wage. Now the bill is trying to address two problems censoring speech which is the you can't filter the stuff that doesn't violate your terms of service and allowing criminal activity. That's the part where it's Thursday. Hey, you can't be willfully out there Distributing illegal material that's targeted at the backpage.com. So the world the nefarious sites that say Hey, but we're section 230. We didn't know they were you know, putting these nefarious things on our on our content site the criminal activity issue became a problem in the first challenge to section 230 way back in nineteen. Ninety. Seven s Aaron vs. AOL up until that point a 1959 case of like a bookstore owner had set the legal principle that if you were the distributor of a Content you were only liable for illegal content. If you knew you were Distributing it and not bookstore owners were not assumed to know the contents of the book they sold and section 230 said let's call these internet companies Distributors not Publishers of the content that people post on their platforms Zarin versus a long ruled that section 230 quote creates a federal immunity to any cause of action that would make service providers liable for information originating with a third-party user of the service. That is a strict birth. Protection then the 1959 case the 1959 case said but if you do know what's in the book and you distribute it, well, then you're liable. Now. They were saying look you're you're not liable to anything that a third party posts on your site and that has caused a lot of these problems. So instead of having to take it down once you know about it internet services can be given a broader shield and the doj seems to directly address that by putting in the language willful distribution saying, hey, let's go back to if we can show you knew it was there then you're liable for it. But the their indecision also said faced with potential liability for each month or republished by their services interactive computer service providers might choose to severely restrict the number and types of messages posted. That's the whole fundamental of section 230. Like if we don't give them broad protections, they won't allow vibrant speech to happen by pairing the willfully Claus with the anti-censorship rules the bill now moves sites into a form of prior restraint to protect themselves against making the wrong. Visions you don't want to allow the illegal posts up in case someone can argue you willfully distribute it but you can't pull posts down in case someone argues. You censored them outside of your terms of service off one solution would be to restrict who and what goes up to make it easier to defend. In other words. Let fewer posts up or give yourself wide terms that say we can pull anything down for any reason we wash and that was one of the problems that section 230 was trying to address in the first place. Seems to me that whenever you talk about stuff like this. I get a funny feeling in my head about how smart all this sounds and how little I understand about it. So I just want to bring Tom, you know from Salt Lake City today for once again helping me understand. I mean, it sounds a little darned if you do during if you don't as a platform, it's like, okay. Well if I somehow get filtered out, but I didn't do anything wrong then I can come after you because that's wrong. But if I do something bad and you keep it up, well they can come after you cuz that's wrong. So yeah, I mean it's it's tricking users. I don't know having some sort of I don't know. He was a rating or you know, vetting process kind of thing that I think you just need to legislate only don't don't add the anti-censorship thing. I think it's a red herring. I know some people disagree with me and maybe they're right, but I think you legislate on that. They're in case to say look if we can show you knew it was illegal and it was on your platform. You're still liable. I think that gets rid of so many of these problems. That's just I'm not a lawyer not a legislator, but that's my dick. Well, the world's oldest surviving digital computer is probably older than you think it's the 32-bit Z4 completed in 1945. It runs on tape em up a room and The Duchess Museum and Munich and need several people to operate it cuz it sold it hasn't been used in some time. But that may be about to change since an archivist at e t h m Aaj discovered the Z-Force manual in March among some of her father's documents were in a Bosch worked with a Swiss Aeronautical Engineering Association and used the Z4 and the development of the p60 jet fighter Z4 was built in Germany by a team led by German civil engineer Konrad zuse between 1942 and 1945 who likely wrote the manual it was then evacuated from Berlin and February 1945 to God engine where it was completed then transferred again to Southern Bavaria to avoid the advancing front work resumed on it in 1949. And then it was sold to eat eh Zurich Cynwyd. Jude for Applied Mathematics in 1950. It was then transferred to the museum in nineteen sixty where it lays today. And now we have the manual back so we can turn it back on. Yeah fire that thing up its Secrets at home and to the world of Esports finally there before and when when Sarah mentioned thirty two bits, it's important to note. That's it entire life. Like those were all it had thirty two bits for the whole computer. It wasn't a 32-bit system. Like we have like that was a process. We do bits to work with and no you don't have you're not floating a 32-bit processing over everything you do. This was literally the breadth and width of the thing but what a cool document a time like what a great thing that is, I love it. I hope that every computer as old age, you know, even the stuff from the sixties and seventies we should just treat that stuff like it like the the the old artifact that it is and dust them off and put them in a safe place and historic wage. Take care of this. It's kind of amazing that this thing survived World War II like it was being built while Germany was falling essentially. There's a possibly apocryphal story about Zeus be ordered to take it to a concentration camp and he said no and and took it elsewhere to a barn to keep it from getting bombed. But but whether that's true or not, it is amazing that this thing survived now has the manual and everything like it's worth so much more with the manual. I wonder if they have the original packing doubt it the phone's gone. You gotta get new phone. Hey folks, if you want to get all the tech headlines each day in about 5 minutes. Be sure to subscribe to Daily Tech headlines. Com. Hi. This is Kara swisher, and I want to talk to you about my new podcast for the New York Times called sway. If you want to know what people who hold power in our world are really all about you need to hear how they answer the tough questions and that is my specialty and although it might get Messy as it always does it's also wage Going to be really fun. You can get sway wherever you get your podcasts new episodes are available Mondays and Thursdays. Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike morhaime left blizzard in 2018. He stayed on as a consultant for about a year or so, but he has now unveiled his new company called dreamhaven a game developer and publisher dreamhaven has two internal Studios one called moonshot games and the other called Secret Door. Moonshot is headed by former Hearthstone lead Jason chayes off after director Dustin Browder and Hearthstone creative director. Ben Thomson Secret Door is led by Chris szigeti who was an executive producer on Hearthstone Alan to bury technical director on Warcraft three and StarCraft II and Eric Dodds who was a designer on World of Warcraft and Starcraft. We have the guy who does the biggest blizzard podcast on the planet thankfully on this show on Wednesdays so I could not pass up the opportunity to ask Scott. What do you think of this this feels like Mike morhaime saying let's make a new blizzard in a very real way. It is a lot of people at first, you know, how things go with names. Two people try to digest the name and try to figure out what it means or whatever to me. It was very obvious right away that this may have been a small reference to hey those dreams that we have for amazing games and experiences that are based purely on creativity and art we'd like to make a Haven for that and dreamhaven is I think the perfect name for it blizzard has a very storied history doesn't part of life has been slightly muddied in the last decade a little less than that. Maybe we're more and more. It's a corporation with the need to satisfy shareholders and less a place for creatives to go and build out their vision and while much of their culture still persisted and certainly their games reflected that focus on on quality. It was clear from inside not outside that things were I don't know a little tension heavy between the parent company now Activision and blizzard and trying to kind of pay both those Masters if you will. And in the end people like more Hi man before him Chris metzen him before him Dustin Browder who ends up now with more time again, if anyone was Wonder he ended up he's he's amazing. But all of these guys and girls girls were just like yeah, and I need to move on I needed to go try something else and a lot of them started other companies Rob Pardo left and started bonfire games with Josh mascara and a bunch of artists and other folks from blizzard bought a very similar thing. He was also at the top. Well at the time he was one of the head Executives of the blizzard took about a year where he didn't hear anything and then that NDA left it and they started another company. Nobody knows they're working on but this is a lot like that. So right now between those two those two companies these to sub companies under the dreamhaven name is second dinner and probably countless other developers who have left and started other projects. You're now starting to see this thing where the thing that was blizzard has sent off. These little pieces off in the directions and now we get to see what they can make on their own in more times case. It's exciting because it seems like he's getting to start over and start over in a way. That's very meaningful became a he's the funding now and he's got plenty to do it. He doesn't have to rely on third parties doesn't have to join up with different groups. The companies always kind of been beholden to the people with the money down. And so this gives them a chance to not have to have that hanging over as his back he gets to kind of have his pick of what creative people he wants there and they get to just go to town and make games one thing to note though like wages. All big game startups. You're not going to hear anything about actual games for a good couple of years out of this company. I don't think they may beat. I have a little side bet going that they may beat bonfire Market with an actual video game to play I could be wrong about that. But the point is that these things take time. It's like Microsoft and they bought all their Studios. We still haven't seen the fruition of that yet. Although we're getting close. Closer, so we've got work to do and there will be time to spend on wondering what they're going to do. But I have no doubt given their pedigree and given just the skill sets at hand. This will be a big deal and and it's interesting to see you know, he could have taken vacations until the end of time Tom that would have been the end of anything we heard of more Jaime just would have had all the time with his kids and his vacation his wife and his fun and his wage is good times that you earned all those years. I think he really has it in his heart to just sort of keep making these kinds of games and experiences and personally as someone who's followed the stuff for fifteen years. I am really thought about it. Can't wait to see what they do. It's it's the the George Lucas effect that he has to avoid because there is no check on Mike morhaime now and and you know, a lot of people theory on Georgia in Star Wars is he made his best Star Wars when he had people telling him he couldn't do things and he had to figure out ways to do them. Anyway, whereas once he had full control he made things that you know, some people have issues. And yeah, and that's a that's a really good point. Well who can tell you know, he's bringing in a lot of folks that he's worked with before maybe they're the kind of folks will tell him know well and also the way they've structured it having these two separate competition underneath this one moonshot. And what was the other one already forgot it super short there in a secret door those two companies are filled with people that are used to being in real big leadership positions calling shots on both design execution. What's the plan? What are we doing? What is this game? What are we doing with all our people like those names alone? Make me think that he he knows this and buy them using them almost giving them their own Studio their own sub Studio under the company name is a way of him saying, please take all that you have and put it toward this. I'm just going to kind of be here cheerleading everything and and making and he's not going to make the kinds of decisions that would curb their creativity. That's what I think whether whether that happens or not or just the dispatch has effect. You talked about happens or not is time will tell but I kind of hope not and I really am pulling for these guys cuz Mike literally truly one of the nicest dudes in the industry and he he deserves, you know, that's cool next chapter in his life tune into the instance for more. Yep. Well, if you have thoughts on moon shot or anything else on your mind join the conversation in our Discord, it's a lively bunch. 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Everyday Mindfulness with Holly Duckworth and Adam Kipnes

The Entrepreneur's MBA with Adam Kipnes

34:56 min | 3 months ago

Everyday Mindfulness with Holly Duckworth and Adam Kipnes

"If you're a business owner, you don't need us to tell you're running a business as tough. Don't let QuickBooks and spreadsheets slow you down anymore now is the time to upgrade to netsuite by Oracle the world's number one Cloud busy system netsuite gives you the visibility and control over your financials H our inventory e-commerce and more join the over Twenty-One thousand companies using netsuite right now schedule your free project or right now at netsuite.com. Netsuite.com Sweet, welcome to the entrepreneurs MBA bringing you lessons from real life entrepreneurs. They don't teach in business school. Here's your host business coach and marketing strategist Adam Kipnis. Welcome to today's episode of the entrepreneurs NBA podcast. I'm your host Adam Kipnis. Thanks for joining today special. Thank you to see Suite radio for providing the platform and not the help in getting this out to the world. Also want to thank my sponsor Network together a nationwide networking group hosting virtual events every day. So you can meet prospects. You can meet Club you can meet friends at their events go to n t events. Net and meet some cool people. And for me, I'm excited about this conversation one because it's going to be fun. It's going to be interactive and it's something that I am really really bad at and we're going to get back to what it is why I'm about it and how we can all probably learn to be better at it. Holly Duckworth. Thanks for thanks to take some time and joining today out of this is going to be so fun. Thank you for inviting me. I can't wait to see where this conversation takes us. It's going to be exciting I bet but let's start with before we get to what you do who you help and how you can probably help me not be bad at being present. But where did you start? Like, I you you you you in the non-profit world. You're an entrepreneur. You're in leadership. You speak onstage has all that came from somewhere. When did this start? Were you the kids selling T-shirts when you were in in preschool, or was it something later in life? That just came to you and you had to do okay while I wait you, you know the drill out of you but on calls with me before let's go take a second and breathe in. Okay listeners breathe in breathe. Let's get fully present together. Adam said he was bad at this. So let's all be bad with Adam together, you know as as an entrepreneur, that's my work right? They're bringing people into the presence of the moment and and I smiled because my entrepreneurial journey I would say is where you start isn't necessarily where you end up. I think that's a great place for for entrepreneurs that are that are looking for those lessons in life is to be willing to let the journey take you I grew up in just out of Portland Oregon as a first-generation high school graduate first-generation college graduate. I say I grew up in a trailer park with all rights. And responsibilities they're in so whenever you tell somebody that you know that vision of the the trailer parks scenario comes up for you and that that was that was where I started and I'm grateful for those roots, which also gave me the wings to fly the various iterations of my career career paths. So that's that that would be my fourth, you know, let's calm down the center and let's be grateful for where we are right now and reflect on where we've been and where we where we get to go especially in this year of of twenty-twenty where we're all reimagining. Yep, very true. And and I tend to be a little bit Manic the listeners of the show know like I like to jump into it and get excited and if they watch talk with my hands, but you can probably hear it in my voice that that I can be a little bit a little bit boisterous a little Speedy like let's get to the information. I want to know your journey and so it's nice to know that you take a step back the same half hours going to be here whether we talk faster talk slow down. So tell us a little bit about graduating college and did you know that you were going to create something as part of your path or did you go and get a job after college life of us tend to? Oh, wow, great question, you know the journey it was ever-evolving for me. I was one of those people perhaps you and your listeners are this person that I I didn't have the privilege just going to college. I had to work my way through school and I worked at a bank and I started out as you know, the regular old old school bank teller and was quickly promoted to being kind of a sales associate and then ultimately a branch manager and I did all that while I was going to college cuz my my awareness was at that time a degree but only got the door open you had to have the experience so that you could walk through the door of whatever the career was going to be that you wanted to have. So I graduated from a little dog. Will now call Lynnfield University just outside of McMinnville, Oregon with a degree in business management and a big Rolodex of of interesting dreams and life this career as a banker and all I knew about all my banker friends was they all been in the banking industry for 30 years. My dad was a machinist at Freightliner that truck manufacturer for thirty years. So I'm like I am getting out of this bandwidth test as I can and leaped out of banking to I don't think I told you this to baseball I did not know that yes, I worked as the Director of corporate Communications for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team a short-season single-a affiliate at the Giants. Now, there's people that are drooling over. Oh my gosh. You got to work for a baseball team. I didn't give a flip flop about baseball. I just thought the job would be fun and cool and that connected me through my sorority networks to a woman who worked for travel Portland, which is the convention and visitors birth. The convention industry meetings and events because we have a job open it closes tomorrow your perfect. Will you apply and I'm like tomorrow and didn't apply they went through their application process didn't get the right candidate. She came back to me 30 days later and said, you're still the perfect candidate where you apply and you know, sometimes in life those Adventures aligned and so I went on to work for travel Portland for eight years worth of meetings and events things like the u.s. Figure skating Championship to your medical convention from 30 people to 300,000. It was really quite a fun adventure. And then I was the president of meeting professionals International. I was the youngest president they ever had in their state based chapters, so they recruited me to come work for them and loved that. So I didn't love it anymore. I had three buses and three years anybody who's had a job knows that if the rules are constantly changing you're ready to do something else and I listened to that still small voice inside of me that said your skills and abilities needed to be offered to organizations worldwide. So I took a leap of fun a leap of faith that leap of Adventure and I quit my job divorced my husband and start my own company all in a 12-month. Well you when you go you go big go big or go home. And before we jump there like when you were doing all these meetings and you probably were in the event space and you saw the meetings and you probably saw people speaking on stage and yet a little headset probably in your ear and clipboard and you were running around you were directing people, but it took a little bit of you think I should be on that stage, you know, I don't actually think it it did at that time. It was a little later as I started off. Working for MPI and I was doing a little little things that I was kind of coming out from behind the curtain that people would recognize me and you have a great Charisma on stage of a great presence. You have a have a gift for connecting people and so long that came later, but I think that's part of the entrepreneurial journey is being willing to in and of yourself explore skills that you're really good at that you'll love and then their skills are really good at that. Maybe you don't love so much anymore and how you strike that balance of those things and bring that team to support you. I was just on a call with potential vendor for my come back and I said, you know just because I can doesn't mean I should and there's a lot of things in entrepreneurial world that that I can do now and especially being an event planner, you know budgeting and details, I I joke make an Excel spreadsheet out of an Excel spreadsheet, but but that's part of it is I had to kind of let some of that go when I stepped into owning my own company. So the first version of my company was called Ed. To meeting Solutions. It wasn't event planning company then over a few years. It evolved into what became leadership Solutions International which became I speaking platform and then that evolved and I stepped into my name is my brand Holly ductwork.com and then you know now the world evolved yet again, and I'm kind of swinging back towards leadership Solutions International and that's that's all part of my Dodge Journey is being in that space of I was a trailer park girl, but I let that go to become this and then I was a was a banker and I let that go to become this and and banking turned into to coaching and sneaking. So I think that's part of what they don't tell you when you go after your MBA. Very true and and part of mindfulness that will that will talk about is consciousness and being aware of your surroundings and being aware of what's going on in your life in hindsight. How conscious were you of of some of these Transitions and and the growth that was happening from a meeting event planning to International to you as a person you as a brand new age. How conscious were you of those transactions transitions as they were happening and how much did you have to direct them? Man sitting in the hot seat here. I think hindsight's always always twenty-twenty but thought I might have known on an inner voice level but maybe hadn't yet expressed it out at into the world that some of those became conscious decisions along the way like, you know, I left banking. It was in a hard slice. I'm going to go into baseball when I left, you know, one job to the other but you don't always know what's on the other side of that but new desks their briefcase. So sometimes I think I joke out of my say the line between inspired and insane is really close together. Like they're the same line. I think that that question about, you know, mindfulness and Consciousness in these transitions. I think sometimes you have to be in that that perfect equilibrium of knowing and not knowing so that you can act forward. I think it's really important because I bet there's a lot of people out there that are listening that know they're at a Crossroads but don't know what to do with that cross roads. And and if we offer both of us have been there and it sounds like you maybe you didn't have a big Crossroads moment. You had more of a transition moment where you said I want to do this, but did you ever feel sort of boxing and stuff that you had to make a change maybe in banking but as you got further information to your entrepreneurial businesses that you started and some of the shifts that needed to take place pretty covid-19. The job the business card the the the world but I wasn't yet necessarily the full experience of it. So that's where we are at right now in 2024. So many of us we get to to own that interesting space, you know, we think about the butterfly, you know, it has that state of being an imaginal cell. It's no longer a caterpillar but it's not yet the butterfly how can we be in that? And I think that's where I found myself in some of these various life transitions along the journey and I have a a coffee cup and it's Mary Engelbreit coffee cup and it says your life took longer an option. It's a little row with a little person and I posted that coffee cup on my Facebook page of the day. I moved from Portland, Oregon to Denver Colorado and and start my life. So sometimes I think I do kind of have to say I'm just this is no longer serving me and I'm going to start start something something different. So let's talk about what you're doing today the mindfulness side of it because a lot of people and I want you to explain mindfulness what it means to the audience cuz there may be a lot of people who don't know God but there's also that portion of it's hard to forget about the past. It's hard to forget about the failures. It's hard to put that stuff behind you off and being an entrepreneur being an executive leading a team-leading an organization. A lot of times is about now. Yeah, what happened happened? I took a little bit about Mindfulness what it means what mindful leadership is and how to put the past behind you at least as much as possible. So you can thrive in what you're doing right now and both of us feel for your team and for your clients. I love that you're calling this out as a concept, I think different listeners to your show and the different Generations that you might be May respond to this question differently. I happen to be in that that 40-ish range and so for me when I grew up we kind of grew up in this mindset that you got up and you had a job and you had that same job job forever and like you took your reputation of all that that stuff with you if you're in your thirties, you may be in or or younger you may be in that place of life. Just move so quickly that that you don't even it's not a thing anymore and then certainly if you're in that that older generation you just you were so sweet. So focused on, you know, building a resume and having all those things and we had to take all those Awards and accomplishments with us. And so I think that the job To this question is also an evolution of Consciousness you are using that word earlier of of there are human that Humanity of who we are now and with the the technology flowing 24/7 so quickly, I'm actually kind of excited cuz I think you can let go of your past a little bit easier if you choose to do so, you know, the first name that comes to mind for me is that the chef on the Food Network Martha Stewart, you know, I mean, she she certainly had a bad chapter in her life and and we kind of remember but we don't Define her by that and that would not have been the same as that same experience that happened in a different different generation. So, how can we use that in this time of possibility? I don't call it a time of pandemic to to thank all the experiences that showed up and be in this now moment. I I joke we all have bags, you know, we all have the bags of beliefs and thoughts and actions that we carry with us from our past. Mine just happened to be And for those of you who are who aren't able to see to see the show, I I say that in jest because we all we all have the Walmart bag and the the Recycled bag that we wish nobody knew we had and we have our fans bags and all those things but that's that the Alchemy of what makes us who we are and I think the world today now is allowing us to show that stuff more and page and leverage that so I used to I mean, honestly the the I'm a trailer park girl story. I really didn't start tearing that that story until about a year ago. I was like the deep dark secret. I never wanted anybody to know but the more I had to do my own work around that and move forward the more I get to use that to educate to connect and to inspire Future Leaders that wherever they started isn't where where they they end up and it's using those skills as fuel to move you forward. So as you said out of my teach mindfulness now, which is kind of a few building blocks together and and I I didn't go out in the world saying oh my God, I'm a mindfulness expert I went out and I was meeting planner most stressed out good job in America second to police environment. Then I was an association executive. I wrote my second book on volunteerism and how to recruit and maintain volunteers where you don't have a carrot or a stick then my next birthday was actually on mindful leadership, but it was an adult mandala coloring book and then my fourth book is called everyday mindfulness from cast a, in a crazy world in every book as I look back. There was a theme. Of power and presence and self love and caring and so mindfulness is defined as the practice of being fully present in the moment without judgement. It was brought to America by a man named Jon kabat-zinn who founded the mindfulness-based stress reduction Institute and has certainly grown and expanded as we've culturally evolved our own willingness and need to calm Center and brief just like we did at the start of the show. Yes. I know I've got so many things to think about and ask about but I want to bring a couple of things together right in our fast-paced twenty-four hour news cycle social media World being in the moment is really hard for a lot of people to do because there's just so much stuff coming at us at all times that we almost block it out and want a Daydream and think about the future wage. Or some people go the other way and think about the past good bad or otherwise and at the same time you talked about and and I love this that you mentioned that off today's environment. We can show our baggage as a badge of honor that people will like and enjoy and trust us more often same time. You have people on social media every day that do live in trailer parks and do carry, you know bags of soda cans around to return to get their $0.05 taking a picture in front of them were re so everyone thinks they're they're super successful and they're always on a beach and they're always doing amazing things and that's not really their life. That's what they're trying to portray out their life. And so it's in that weird world You found a spot and can help others really like you said Center be like you don't have to show off to the world. People are more impressed by the fact that you tell them. Hey ice cream that thing up or I used to be poor or I was really rich and then I was really poor and now I'm trying to get really rich again versus showing a picture of being really rich. What do you think? Why does that why is that super powerful to actually be you in today's world versus some of the show offs that we see out there trying to be someone else. I have the privilege of co-founding the c-suite network mindful Leadership Council and you mentioned the team at c-suite Radio is is a part of the podcast and there there are part of my podcasts as well. And the mindful Leadership Council is a group of researchers practitioners and CEOs who want to Foster mindfulness presence in organizations in this reboot and we were working on our own Community Values and authenticity was the first value that they spoke out loud. Our world is craving it right now, but I actually think that's part of why this reboot happened is it was no longer sustainable in my book everyday mindfulness. I am opening chapter says we live in a world of bigger better faster and more or world where we greet each other and we say, how are you? How are you? Hello? Hello. I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine, which I'm fine is really code for I'm about to Lose my Jeep and I don't want you to know and I think we had enough beeps at all came together that we literally had to do this reset so that we can come back to reminding ourselves are human beings not human doings. So that's another great Gateway. I know you were saying Adam. You're you're you're bad at this and you're working on it. That's one way we can all talk mindfulness everyday is know it's you know, get up in the morning when we get to our desk. We're having our a cup of coffee in the morning or you know, if your kids are listening to the show with you having their cereal in the morning, but God, how would I want to be in the doing and that that speaks to the word intention and I feel so privileged that one of the seven principles that that I teach and we work on at the mindfulness council is this idea of authenticity that intention? And remembering that for ourselves and remembering that for the people that we work for that, you know, I think in this time of possibility we've seen people soften a little bit and I hope that that's one of those things authenticity and intention that keep going forward personally and professionally because we can only pretend so much in the more we pretended the more it was dissolving our bodies, you know, you've got the most obese Society in the world and and health challenges and you know, people hate going to work and unhealthy work environments so mindfulness. I kind of watched parts of my business under my my brand is, you know, teaching the personal side of business and then applying that through leadership Solutions International my corporate programs if we have the data and the science and research that says when we are more intense in authentic, we have Better Business culture that then results in better employee engagement on the employees are engaged that results in better customer experiences you all we all have a story of some great customer experience. Is it happened? Because the salesperson was fully present with us? And then when we do all these things together just like that flow of my own personal life Journey you create these Journeys for your customers that result in higher sales jobs better better engagement. I love how you explained it because the reason I say I'm bad it is because I don't think about it and right when I'm doing interviews like this. Like I'm all in I don't have my phone near me. I don't have anything else going on around me. Like I just dive in listen to what you say take a few notes and figure it out when I get into my day though, and I'm I'm talking on the phone potentially with a client or it's really bad. If I do it with a prospect right and my phone buzzes or my email goes or I'm looking at my calendar of being like, all right. I've got 20 minutes left and then I got to get ready for whatever's coming next and some of that is taking me out of the moment and I know I do it and I'm sure there's a lot of people listening. I'm like, oh my God, we call it a d d but it's not really just add right? It's more than that. Well, that's where I think. We have this huge opportunity right now is to be in gratitude be in gratitude for the consciousness of the awareness of what you just said and what everybody else is listening to the show said our our old school mind. I would be I'm going to beat myself up cuz my phone rang I'm going to beat myself up because of this well now post covet we get to recreate our life. What if we you know, I'm really I'm really grateful. I'm sorry that that happened and let's move forward. I'm going to I'm going to do it different next time that there's a certain State of Grace and each business culture has a different culture around that I mean if you work for a major tech company and your phone went off it probably wouldn't wouldn't be as much of a big thing as in my company where I teach teach mindfulness. It doesn't make em and right or yours wrong. That's again. The mindfulness is the practice practice. Not a perfect. It's a practice of being fully present in the moment. And then that last piece is without judgement and sometimes I kind of leave that piece off cuz you kind of got a graduate into that but in this world right now whipped up in fear and doubt and black and purple and orange and blue and red and all the stuff. We're we're taking in a what if we approached each experience from that place of non-judgment, but I'm going to be with it exactly where it is and like you said, this is a this is this is tricky because our brains are hard-wired. Or to go. Oh my gosh past. Oh my gosh the present so it's a practice and I say I teach a plaid mindfulness of these are little techniques that you can do two or three minutes off. Acquis throughout the day and if you do it, well you can actually make it a customer engagement strategy to deepen your authenticity with yourself and your customers. Love it, and I want to talk about two to sort of next or First Steps. Right? You've got one group of people that's listening that are entrepreneurs. They work from for themselves. They're out there doing the solo thing and then you've got another group of people that are leaders of people whether it's in their communities or whether its employees and what's wrong thing either group or both groups. Maybe it's the same. I'm not sure can do as soon as they get off this podcast. Like what what can they do in order to begin their first steps toward practice or their first practice sessions. Is it the same as a different? What should they do? So I live in the belief that we can be able to world that works for everybody and again from that place of non-judgment. I would look at the question and say are those people really that different the the work from home self entrepreneur, they're leading people the people they want to sell their product or service to and the leaders of people are leading people off. So we as we practice a mindset of Oneness which is another principle of mindfulness that that we are all one human human family, but from that place the one practice and we're here in this a lot in the media. So I use it with with some some regard for that is the breath And whenever I'm doing it in person or virtual keynote I say to the audience, you know, everybody getting small group and you get in a small group and then you have to like think about what's the one thing that everybody at that table or that group has in common and you know, you'll get that were all of us have dogs or all of us have been to Hawaii or those kinds of things. Okay. Well then then I make the group a little bigger and a little bigger to we have the whole room on the one thing. That both of those people everyone on the show starts with that. We all share is returning to that breath. Breathing in and breathing out and we can use that as a metaphor as entrepreneurs, you know, we're breathing in new customers. We're breathing out our services if we're leading, you know, we're breathing in the vision and the fact that we get to support and we're breathing out that so that state of returning to your breath and maybe just setting a little reminder on your on your calendar or even on those sales calls Adam you say oh I forgot to do it cuz I'm so busy with sales calls right now in a zoom world. I think people just call me because they know that they call me they're going to get the opportunity to breathe for a second. They'll be that be that connector with folks. You know. Hey, I know you've been on five Zoom calls. And so if I let's just take a second and like wiggle your toes on the ground it breathe in and out and then smile and move on about your day that that can be just one really simple strategy, you know for driving a little differently right now, but if you're getting in your car use that as a trigger moment here, I'm in my car. Breathe get fully in the car before you take off on your adventure or you're putting your mask on to get out to the grocery store. I appreciate that because every little bit helps me me. Learn more think about it differently and I'm actually a relatively even killed guy get a little fired up when I like to interview people and when I'm when I'm when I'm giving getting interviewed I get super passionate but I'm a pretty even-keeled guy. But but just taking that moment I think is a really powerful change that people can make sure it's easy. It's important and it sets you up for a better rest of your day a better rest of your evening or better full day. Yeah, we're moving into the office The Fall season and for a lot of folks that that was back to school or now. We're calling it back to learning and so one of the gifts that I did and I would invite your listeners to listen to as I wrote a book called mindful leadership the key guide a stress-free leadership and all of us like right now, we almost like need to go back to kindergarten like Back to Basics, you know, ABC affirm the good Breathe and Center if we just do those three things and you can go to my YouTube channel all all 26 letters of the alphabet are there and in a little videos, but just just that you know what I'm going to get up in the morning. I'm going to am a firm the good I am thankful and grateful that I get to have this this experience today. I'm thankful and grateful that you know, I have food to eat. I'm thankful grateful. I have work. I'm thankful and grateful for the paycheck the savings or the health cuz there's a lot of people in all different levels of that, you know back to the breathing again, and then just, you know Center your energy like use that tool ABC. It's a lot of my clients love that song. That's awesome. I've written that down and the good Darius. What's the saying that you've survived every bad day? You've had in your life. Right? And I think we've especially in this environment you turn on the news and it's it's negative. It's everything is negative. There's no positivity. In fact what's going on, but then I talked to people I talked to you. I talked to the other folks that were were friends with and colleagues of in c-suite. I talked to my clients and I'm actually talking to happier people. I was talking to six months ago something about being at home something about being around families, even though we were not going out as much for being out and about there is something positive that's coming home from it. Are you seeing that in in the people that you're working with? And is there a part of natural gravitation to I'm I'm good. I'm not sick. I'm good. I still have a job or I'm good. I still have a place to live. That's a little more natural wear in the past. We've almost had to think about it cuz we're moving so fast walk in the mindfulness movement movie Deepak Chopra says, we got the wrong word if we shouldn't call it mindfulness. We should have called it aware fullness and I I'm with him. I think we should call it aware fullness like we are more aware right now and and I don't want to turn this into a hollieanna and a Pollyanna as entrepreneurs. We all know that this is a is a long time of transformation. It's a time of challenge. So if you're out there listening to the show and you're like, well, I don't know. You don't know my story man, you know, I've lost all my customers and I've had to rebuild everything. I know Adam and I want to say to you we all share you we see we get that it's hard and that's again goes back to that recognition of the one human family and why I think authenticity is so poor important is when I tell my trailer parks dog, Somebody may not have that exact story, but they understand I'm a real human being and I've gone through a challenge. So if you were in a place where you're having a challenge right now have that courage to step up and ask the questions and I get it. I think that's part of the early part of this pandemic is we haven't been trained as human beings to feel we've been to go have a beverage go smoke your favorite thing. Go eat your favorite thing. I don't feel and this time maybe that's you know, you don't even know what you don't know but you know that you're just don't feel quite right know that everybody on the plants had that good day and that bad day and that interesting day. So often major technique that I use in addition to that, you know ABC technique is that questions that as entrepreneurs we so often think we have to have every answer for how to make the money. How did balance the books how to sell the product how to do the song how to do the SEO how to run the CRM like the list goes on and on on what do I blog about today? Right? Who do I interview on the show like giving yourself that's space even just every day. I'm going to pick up the phone. Chapter one person asked them what what they're doing ask them if they can help me with this ask like use this time if you are in that space of yeah, I know everybody in the world is all Pollyanna to know that that it's okay to not be Pollyanna and find your your tribe and that often is just from that place of letting go of your entrepreneurial and and just just be willing to ask the question and I use this technique a lot too. If you're not comfortable owning that it's your question. Nobody's going to know pick up the phone and call out and drop me an e-mail drop. I know somebody who has this challenge. Can you help me and use that just start that mindful aware full healing that will reveal something new for you. I love it. I think it's so powerful. What what what you do and how you bring that to others getting people to be in the moment getting to think a little bit differently getting people to get some oxygen in their body through breathing whether that's physical oxygen or it's the business oxygen like you were talking about breathing in clients and and breathing out suggest for them College Acworth. Thanks so much for the time. I really appreciate the conversation. I really appreciate appreciate the different view. It was wonderful to have you on thanks Adam. 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Stellar Events in a Virtual World with Jim McCarthy and Adam Kipnes

The Entrepreneur's MBA with Adam Kipnes

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Stellar Events in a Virtual World with Jim McCarthy and Adam Kipnes

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A lot of people didn't take advantage of what was in front of them because Normal was right around the corner and we've been waiting on normal, but now we're six months in looking at probably more like twelve to eighteen months of a different world. How do we take advantage of it? How do we look at the world? We're in and say here's what I do. How can I give it a little bit and I know we've used the word pivot a lot in the last six months, but those tickets are important. My guest today has made a very important of it not only in his business, but showing others in the event space, which has been severely curtailed and almost stopped in many places how events can actually Walk Drive in this environment more people more eyeballs more tickets all of it by doing things online versus just Live Jim McCarthy. Thanks for joining today and take it a few minutes to talk about what you're doing. And how you're helping your clients drive. I'm delighted to be here Adam. Thanks for having me. You're very welcome and we'll get to to what you do in in in the world today and some of the cool stuff that you've been able to add to your business in the last six months. When was your first entrepreneurial venture like your brain just doesn't work where it's like, oh my God. We're in a pandemic. I might as well shift my business here. That's something that's learned out of that stuff for you. Yeah, you know, I mean the first business that I started that I was truly a founder of was gold star actually and That Was Eighteen years ago. But before that I was off the first day employee of a startup in the during the.com boom 1999. And before that I was in two very high growth startups as an employee pack and so one was Noah's Bagels, which was big in the in the on the west coast as you may remember and then geocities which many people will remember as the first free homepage website in the world. There was enormous absolutely enormous and so both of those were not necessarily me being the entrepreneur but me being closed up with entrepreneurs Noah himself, for example, and then Thursday is who was the founder of of geocities who really just Breakneck speed growth type things where you're you're playing by slightly different set of rules than normal. Interesting. So you got to see that up close. Did you have the the pain of working for a start-up where where you make no money as long as the owner didn't make any money or were you were you fired up in that way that they were at least paychecks going? Yeah. I was I was in the paychecks phase for those businesses for sure. But but relatively early like relatively early on but you know, you you can only go so far with no paychecks right that that's a good that's a first that's a Founder phenomenon pretty much right and so so you did too so you knew that so then you were employee number one of another startup. What month? What drove you there? Was that a friend saying? Hey, I need you along for this ride, or do you have a specific skills that were identified. Did you get out? Yeah, it was actually outgrowth of the of geocities. There were some people that had a concept actually it was like two separate groups of people that the the creator of this concept knew that he sort of mushed together to make a founding team and I was part of four or five people that were on that team. And and that was fascinating sort of the internet culture combined with what was internet, but it was Cisco combined with geocities. So people were coming at the internet from two different directions very successful in the 90s to create this to create this this new company and you know fascinating story late nineteen, ninety nine all over you know, for those of you who know what nineteen ninety nine means in the internet business. It was a fascinating time to be there to be in that business. That and it was the probably the best day and the worst day to found it a technology company. I mean like totally oh, yeah, you're right. It was the easiest way to to get on a rocket that was probably going to explode. I mean, you know, they they say that whole thing about you know, the best business our best businesses are started in recessions typically and gold star war started in a recession in two thousand and two post nine-eleven, you know recession that we had but the opposite of that was in nineteen ninety nine the company that that I was part of actually raised ten million dollars on a $40 valuation in 90 days with nothing but a concept really so you know, it was it was a different it was a different time. Yeah. Well, I mean now there's there's there's money looking for homes right now definitely cheap money allows businesses to thrive if you have the right business wage. Hopefully we're not in in the bus part that we that we lived through you and I both in 1999-2000. But so I'm guessing we don't have to go into the whole story there, but I'm guessing it didn't end well, but that didn't necessarily stop you from saying all right. Now I want to do this thing for myself. So what was sort of that transition from being in a business that that was not a rocket ship to saying now, I want to risk it all over again and this time have everything on my back. Yeah. It was really I think one of the best ways you can learn is what's known as via negativa. Right? I got to do the the negative way like don't do this and so a lot of the things that all the I'll take some responsibility for it though. I wasn't the CEO wasn't in the c-suite for that company, but I can't completely shirk my responsibility for the decisions, but there were many things that that company did including really rapidly hiring for example before really having leverage on the big boss. Model that's an example of something where all you got to do is not do that to do not harm yourself right there. There are a lot of lessons like that that if you look at home catastrophic sort of startup story despite its promising Beginnings, you can get a long way on don't like right, you know, and I think that's kind of what it was was it it's struck me as fairly obvious that despite the things that we started with in terms of advantages. We could easily have increased our odds of success by avoiding big mistakes, you know, and that's the Via negativa idea, right? Then the negative paths don't make mistakes right? Looks like the best thing someone can do for their health if they smoke it stopped smoking right? It's not doing not doing something right that that you that harmful thing. And looking back how obvious for some of those donuts they were they were pretty obvious at the time. We were living in a time when the wizened, you know Elders of the world would tell you he's crazy things right? Like I can literally remember a meeting in which the board told our our our rookie CEO right told our rookie CEO that he should hire anybody that he meets because you never you never know. Someone might grab them up and then they won't be available and that you shouldn't worry about revenue and it was the kind of thing where you're like, well that's kind of a crazy idea about not knowing whether you have any use for him not knowing whether they can do anything for you. Just just hire them. You know, it's just like no that's not really a good idea. That's just you know, it's just generally not going to work out if that's your policy, you know. I love the theory behind it right hire smart people you'll find something for them to do. They're saying there's like hire everybody that you think is good that you meet right like just Tire them right? It's like well, I don't think that's quite right, you know, even if they can sell you can't hire everybody but pay payroll catches up with you eventually home. So so going into gold star first talked a little bit. So many of you have probably used gold star whether you know it or not right? It's a it's a a sight to go and buy tickets July Events. I've used it honestly for a lot of plays a lot of concerts going into it. Where was the idea was it percolating in your head? Was it something that was sort of offered up where did the idea come from? And then what were your steps on actually making it happen? Actually the three of us started the company who all worked at the previous company and we were also coincidentally friends dead. And one of the my see the seating of the company Robert Graf who's still working today on on Goldstar? It's Taylor every day long did a Consulting project for a company that did a similar but not quite the same thing and he thought this is a really interesting concept, but they don't really have the right frame of reference on they're not looking at the right way. So we spent we probably spent two or three months just kind of chit-chatting on the drive into work about this, you know, and about how there was a lot of promise but you know, you sort of like to do a different than than this other person was doing it. And so we we probably spent three months. You know just doing you know chat over a beer chat over coffee on the way to work kind of talk like refining the idea and then we sort of said well, is this an interesting thing for us to do and we then we'll jump into a kind of a full-on. Let's make a sort of a business plan or at least a thorough strategy about how we're going to approach this and one of the things we knew is that we could get just with the skills that we have in the people that we could recruit for next to nothing that we could get the thing off the ground and see if it made sense. So this is what they would call nowadays an MVP, right? We knew we could make an MVP Without Really any costs incurred negligible cost. And so we did that was really the thing right? Like we just thought like let's see what we can do if we build this and and put it in front of people will they respond to it? What was and I don't know if this is the way that you you all were talking about about. What was the problem you were you were solving or hoping to solve at the beginning actually, it's the same in many ways same problem that goes there's always been addressing which is there are people who want to go out more like you and hopefully many others have listeners and then they're always shows that aren't full month and that problem continues, you know, right right through today well would would would do if we were in business but if the industry was was going and that really is it so it wrong felt like there there there's the You really felt like the internet. Customizable emails customizable, you know accounts that you can log into and you can use AI you can do all these different things over the years that we had it on to match up that inventory that's going to sit em with a person who otherwise would sit at home, right? So there's this idea of an empty chair in the in the theater and the concert and somebody a full share of somebody sitting in their sofa at home going like I'm bored, right? So we felt like you could do that in a way that hadn't been done to really bring those two things together and we were right. I mean that that thesis has been amply demonstrated not just by us. Although we were the first month. I'm sure you've you've everyone who's listening knows the company. Maybe maybe not the person Jeff Hoffman was the founder of Priceline. What he did he was on an airplane. And as soon as the airplane door shuts, it was like an epiphany to him that all this product is now wasted and same thing with hotels you would get there and he would check in at 10:00 at night for a board meeting the next morning or whatever and they'd upgrade him is like, oh, I just got upgraded meeting. They've got injured empty rooms and that's sort of where Priceless born which is right around the same time as gold star was born maybe a little bit after did did you were you able to sort of learn from in model what line was doing was stale inventory or were those two things happening simultaneously in sort of different brains. I think Priceline started a couple two or three years before gold star and their model at the beginning was the name your price Model sort of say what we felt pretty sure that model wouldn't work when it came to live entertainment just because it's too much hassle for Thursday. You know the purchase level of that I take it to typically represents and then later a company was founded not by us. But a company was founded that actually pursued that is very aggressively and it didn't work at all. So I mean it, you know the idea that what's happening though. The thing that they were part of and that we were part of and that later others were part of like the flash sale sites that you recall was the the real-time Mass customization capabilities of the internet coming together with the reality of inventory in the in the real world, right whether it be airplane seats concert seats theater seats, you know hotel rooms Etc right that you could actually do that in a way you could put your finger on what what your inventory availability was dead. And you could reach an audience rapidly with mass customization and low-cost and that's in many ways been the story of a whole category of retailers like us, you know dead. It's about the time that we went at a business previously. It would have been too slow and too expensive to bother with that with a title inventory. Right and so right only the internet that made that possible and it having something where people could go doesn't take employees obviously had employees on the back end to run it to settle into to recruit things but people going on and not buying it themselves was revolutionary and and last-minute obviously opened up the opportunity for for you and your team to build this company. Well, I think about what you did right there were the the ticket masters of the world like nobody knew there was any place other than Ticketmaster probably back in in 2001/2002 to get tickets. Now, there's a lot of them whether it's people selling tickets or whether it's gold star or we'll talk about Stellar in a second. Talk a little bit about the competition because there were big, you know eight hundred pound gorillas in your industry. That could have said. Oh, well, let's just start doing that. So yeah and and taking over because they had name recognition and brand recognition and a lot of the same clients already probably. How did you plan for that, Did it come and obviously you're still in business eighteen years later. So, how did U worn off, Yeah. I mean we didn't have a lot of competition to begin with because it was concept that we invented off but you know, you said it could have been right like and they could have the thing about the thing about big. Players like in our industry Ticketmaster taking something like this on is that it's a small opportunity for them, especially at first right it relative to the thing that there were about on a daily basis and what they're worried about on a daily basis then and now is being the world's most reliable enterprise-class ticketing system for venue. Any scale wage. No matter how big your event is no matter how worldwide you're on sale is it needs to absolutely freaking work bullet proof. Right? And it has a very complex set of things that has to do right? It has to collect page and all these different currencies that has to control access to a venue. It has to be in the bar coded form. It has it could be in a physical form. It could be a subscriber could be a donation. It could be a million things. And so The way that in the lesson of that has nothing to do with ticketing it has to do with the fact that for the most part when these opportunities are new. They don't look that attractive to an incumbent. Right either because they seem really small or because they seem like a giant Hassle and you know companies especially in successful incumbent companies. They don't want hassle they want they want smooth, right? They want smooth smooth smooth. Now what they what they do and what they can do is say look we see that there's a way potentially large opportunity here. So we're going to make an upfront commitment of people and money and we're going to have them pursue this totally in parallel to the Core Business and that can be successful but most companies don't do that most companies when they see something emerge like this. They they make either a token effort or they just go like, you know what and and the reality is I mean took several years later after a little bit of a sort of I don't know just A little bit of conflict with with Ticketmaster. We became Partners where we said look, you know, we can provide this to your to your Venue clients that that already are using gold star and like the service and we're moving tickets that you're not moving we can you know, make it such that you make money on this too and they said yeah, it makes a lot of sense. So we've been partners with Ticketmaster for thirteen years about. Yeah, and and so, you know, it isn't always just about competition or any competition is overrated in my opinion. I think it was Peter teal who said, you know competitions for losers and off, you know, it's it's kind of true right like it isn't about beating somebody it's about succeeding. So to the degree that you can make competition irrelevant or you can go to people that would be competition and say look we may just make money together because we're doing this and you're doing that it's it's it's obviously preferable. I've seen a lot of people in the industry over this time that I've been in it. Start from the point of view of like we're going to beat Ticketmaster or you know, it's not always signature. But you know, whoever the bike like we're going to take them down. It's like what a foolish way to start. You know what I mean? What a foolish way to start. You don't have to beat them. You just have to win. You know what I mean? And your win doesn't have to equal anybody's lost necessarily, right? So you look at a company like Eventbrite for example, which is built gets built in in the marketplace of ticketing without beating. I'm doing air quotes. You can't see on the on the podcast but without beating Ticketmaster or or really beating anybody, right? They created a huge expanse in the market that that is very valuable and and and we've done the same in others have done the same and and I think that's the right way to think as an entrepreneur. I appreciate that. Thank you. You had a decision point to make on or about March 15th of this year. You have you a decision to hang on for dear life? Or think differently do differently and take a lead role in the event space. Yep. Talk about that long. That it was probably more than a week. But that week was probably a very pivotal week that that third week of March was very pivotal when that's when events were really starting to close down. That's when a lot of the issues whether it was states on the East Coast started to close down live music in Arizona. It was much later. It was more like made before that happened. But California was a little bit earlier so off of politics involved in why some states did one thing versus another but talk about the conversations in your head and with your team that we're going on mid-march that led to sell it off. The the reality of what was coming was getting clearer and clearer through the month of February to us. We are actually tracking in customer service how many people were asking about their tickets and I canceled or what if I'm afraid of going to a crowded theater and so by by mid February we were we were sitting there going like going to be bad, you know, I mean, it's funny. Looking back at my emails and messages. I I was very aware of this cuz we were doing all this planning. But even you know, it was like you can't it's like you couldn't accept we as a people couldn't accept like how bad you know took my friends in Italy who are locked in their apartments and yet it didn't sink in fully right until that week in March where Tom Hanks got sick and NBA canceled and all that stuff, you know, and not you know, we we sent our employees home to work from home. I think it was March 10th just said you gotta work from home. I sent an email to our ten million customers on I think was March 13th saying, you know can't believe I'm telling you this but don't go out to shows. You know what I mean? Yeah. Well you you gotta stop right like in and so long, you know, the first phase was just slamming on the brakes and you slam on the brakes and Just suffer the consequences right? Everything comes crashing forward in the car and the airbags deployed and all that stuff. Right? And so the the the the thought process in my head was we can talk we can pretend that next week or the week after we're going to be doing something resembling business as usual but it is a true and so it's just you know, and some people did sort of continue to fool themselves or two. I had a couple of conversations with people and I'll be really honest with you. I had a couple of conversations with people that week who said yeah, we're not we don't really think it's going to impact us very much and I have downgraded my opinion of those people since that because I thought how can you think that how can you you know, how how can you be so foolish at this point to think that in this industry, it's not going to affect it's it's crazy, but it's like either just flashes dirt or or lying or something and I couldn't I can can't look at them with as much respect as I did before because it was just like you gotta be kidding me. So there was a period of time where you know we wage Basically, just you know having having slammed on the brakes and deploy the airbags and all the stuff in the back of the car came flying for it. And it was just picking up the pieces from that for say two to three four weeks, right and then then we came to the point where we said there's there's there's really just a couple of choices. There's do something and do nothing. And the only scenario where do nothing works is if this industry is back on its feet in a few months. And it's hard to think back. I think a little bit too how it felt in April for everybody. But you know at that point there was this idea that well, maybe we will maybe by about now when you and I are talking now, maybe my about now, you know, what kind of be, you know going again and they'll be you know pass out and so forth, but we saw that as an optimistic possibility like a really optimistic possibility, right like not not the base case scenario by any means and so as we I think that you know, one of the things I would offer to entrepreneurs as a as a point of thinking is you can't control some things and you can control others and one of the things we knew we couldn't control was what was going to happen with the pandemic and so we said, well, there's a optimistic case there's a base case and there's a pessimistic case and we need a plan that works no matter what happens with, you know that has a chance of working no matter what happens, you know, and you know, the people who went into the do-nothing mode. I really felt were banking on an optimistic an optimistic whether they meant to or not They were banking on a really optimistic, you know scenario playing out which seemed unlikely to me at the time and I think it's been proven to have been unrealistic at the time. Yeah, so the next step very much. So yeah, right and and we're at this point hoping that the base case plays out instead of the pessimistic scenario right where we're sort of back in business in Spring maybe um on that stuff. And so then and then it was a question of okay. Well, okay we've chosen to do something path rather than to do. Nothing happened. What is that something and that's where we need a lot of game-planning and ended up deciding to go full force on online events. And online events have always been a thing people have done webinars in web classes in master classes. And whatever name you want to do in the in in the the sales and marketing office area. Then you got some some music folks that are doing their own thing. My cousin happens to be a DJ. So he does a Friday night Facebook long. I've Facebook now just shut that down no more of that anymore and but when you're thinking about all right, we're thinking about online events. They online events had happened, but they were almost happening by default because budget cuts. I mean, I was on a number of online events in 2008 through 2011. The financial crisis is not have enough money and in businesses to fly a bunch of people together, but they were they were a back-up plan and rather than a standard. That's right. That's right. You really judge? Your finger out there like and I think that the the when we talk about it online events now for us we're talking less about things like conferences and webinars. We're talking about shows really well entertainment right talking about theatrical Productions Inc. Productions comedy magic, you know, all the things that typically you would buy a ticket to go to on Goldstar or even Ticketmaster Eventbrite stuff like that, right like shows and furthermore. We're not talking about the singer-songwriter opening their laptop and strumming their guitar and playing a few songs in the Instagram live or something like that. We're talking about a show that's worth paying for a show that's produced in a special way and where if you pay some money for it you feel great about it. And so it became obvious and a lot of people went through this thing of like we're going to do these free online events and being free events. They were cheap they were sort of half. Right? And so a lot of people went like well online events are lame because I saw one and I paid $5 where I paid nothing for it and you know the guys name Eating pizza between jokes right you go. That's a true story by the way comedian professional comedian at home during one of these, you know, and so that's not a song that makes any sense. It's not a it's not what Professionals in the live entertainment business do right. So our thing was we started seeing people going the other direction people like her Elder the piano player or people like well BTS, right the K-pop band that the biggest man in the world putting on shows doing good production value charging real money off and getting an audience. You know, BTS obviously is one of a kind but it's it's still remains to be said that 750,000 people paid money to watch that concert back in June online. So they did tours worth ninety minutes from an online event. twenty million dollars in Gross from from a ninety-minute show and that opportunity is really symbolic of what is out there for the world of live entertainment if they take if we as an industry take this time to figure out how to get good at delivering online events that people enjoy and care about and that's why we built Stellar to make it easier for people to do that. In Jewish so that so some people understood it and started to do it and you could you could provide the tickets for it. If you what you needed them to want to do it, right you needed those events. How did you did you have to coach them? Did you have to develop that you have to say? Hey, here's what people are doing. You should go to this too. Because now you need to take itself. Yeah, absolutely. Well, we what we need more than anything is people to produce good events, right? But what we found is that if if someone puts together a group event and they put it together, they Market it and they put it in front of people who are you know, good customers for that kind of thing. The customers don't need to be told they go. Yeah, this sounds good. I'm going to do it right there are lots of successful online events that people have done big and small, right? I mean I talk about BTS, but you know the Geffen Playhouse in in in Los Angeles for example has had a show called The Presence, which actually the finale is for sale on Stellar now, but all through the summer they sold that thing out at $100 a pop because it sounded great and it was great right so You know, we need people in the industry to realize that that this is this is a lever. This is a strategic asset that they can develop whether you use tethers not you should use Stellar, but whether you use Stellar or not, it's something that can help get through this but but perhaps more importantly when in-person events are back. Just think of the leverage you get by having the business model of an in-person event, which relies on a certain level, you know percentage of people showing up and it has a capacity limit, right which limits your profits of right at some point. Yep. Yep fault, but then later on top of that a very little marginal cost that you have to pay to make that event into an online event with no capacity limit and no marginal cost on those customers come in when you put those things together. If you get good at the online event part of it now it's going to be I could be the the greatest Boom for live entertainment that's ever happened when in-person events. Come back home. In the meantime, it's a tool for survival. It's interesting that you say that yes. It's a tool for survival and you were able to see the opportunity in there. Probably a number of your we're not using the word competitors, but the other way or the other businesses in the in the ticket space that maybe didn't see your maybe they pivoted later than you did but Yeah, I think we're past the point of we're going back to normal. Whatever normal was ain't going to be normal in 2021 and who knows about 20 22, but there are going to be pockets of opening up and but how do you see the blending of the two like life is going to be different because if I could pay 25 bucks or fifty bucks or a hundred bucks to go see Elton John and Billy Joel again, but now they're doing it from the comfort of their own homes. But in a a great Studio put on a great show that I saw live. I didn't go see him last time because there was like three hundred and fifty bucks a ticket, but if I can get that experience or or much less money and see it in my home I can see more lot. I can see more Live Events and see more music. I can see more plays and everyone everyone wins. It's cheaper for me, but they make more money and what and it doesn't take me 5 hours only takes me two and half how do you see the blending of the two going forward living is actually really straight-forward. I mean and I would call attention to so many references do this right Ted Ted conference for example has been doing this for years where you can go to the Ted conference and spend I don't know ten thousand dollars or whatever. It is to be in person at the Ted conference home. And not only do you see the content but you meet all the people and you get delicious snacks and you get you know, Swag bag and everything else and the experience is incredibly rich, but then you could also watch it for a thousand bucks, you know off as well. Right? So then there's there's a bunch of people in the room and there's a bunch of other people streaming. So that's that's just an inkling of the model but it closer to our industry or are specific part of the industry National wage in the UK and the Metropolitan Opera in New York have been doing this for a decade where they take and they broadcasts performances either too high definition screens and movie theatres and or to a subscriber's computer or maybe Apple TV or whatever, you know at home and the data is very compelling the data is very straightforward, which is people who are in New York and they love opera or or they're in London and they loved theater. There's no substitute for going to the theater and enjoying the experience. That's still a better wage. Experience but for for not everyone can go there, right? There's only so many seasons theater. And by the way, some people aren't in London, right? So not only will you get people who could never be in the theater, but you'll get people who are think they're interested in Opera think they're interested in theater think they're interested in your music as an artist. Whatever don't really know pay a smaller amount don't have to leave home like you're saying experience and go that was freaking awesome. And the next time I'm in London the next time I'm in New York or the next time that guys tour or that thought that counts toward comes through my town. I'm going to go and I'm going to pay more and this is what they learned right? It's not only profitable also a marketing tool. That's extremely effective. And Hamilton could have brought in a trillion dollars. If it used that model versus just the $500 a ticket model that that it was doing final question for me is we wrap up now with when you were in that start up in in ninety-nine and went through the rocket ship that that didn't didn't make it to orbit or off. Then you start Launchpad Rocketship. Yeah. Yes, and then you started your own business and you were able to look and and say all right. I see where the challege just were and this is how we can do it better next time as an entrepreneur you need to sometimes have blinders on and continue to move ahead because you don't need that need to stop you. But sometimes you get hurt because you don't see what turns out to be obvious and you and you should have seen coming fast forward 18 years. You almost got blindsided by a pack. Make that most of us probably should have anticipated in december-january. You started to notice it mid-February. The rest of America really got hit with it mid-march off. What are you doing now? Like, how are you and your team thinking about? Wrist I guess are you is your head a little more on a swivel? And how are you thinking about when things come up? What are we going to do? Next how we're going to be looking at the marketplace to continue to thrive took that you know, I wish I could say like, you know, the we we've grown wiser. I mean, I think right now we're we're so we're we're like chest deep in thoughts this crisis, you know, and and this is our response to it. I think you know, I mean, actually I remember years ago like ten years ago. I remember thinking to myself there could be a way to make some time that actually shuts down live entertainment. Maybe we should ensure ourselves against it and then I sort of like my sandwich arrived or whatever. You know what I mean? Yeah, and and the real life is we we could have predicted it but you know, it's such a frame breaker this thing that you know, it was really hard to it's hard to what I Guess I will here's your answer your your my answer for this question is I will never be as dismissive of tail risks again in my life as a business person or as a month. It's just an individual as a human right by tail risks. I mean like, you know that that sort of 1% or less thing where if it comes up Snake Eyes you're screwed up. Like I think people are too. Oh, yeah, you look at a small risk and go that's not going to happen. So I don't really have to worry about it. Well, you know, we've just learned that actually it comes up right if you may roll the dice and at times it comes up, so I think I think I will be more protective of extreme downside risk every bit that I can we were in a situation right now where it's kind of all on the line, right like in in terms of the industry, like everyone's trying to just find a path through but I think everybody should be more cautious about tail risk, and I know I'm going to be I know I'm as a business as a leader as an executive or or as an entrepreneur like what happens if you roll snake guys, right like you cut it happens. It really does happen. And it does why I'm I'm happy that you were able to find an opportunity that you were able to to thrive in a new way that I'm so you're able Now to create a space that when live alone now to come back you can do both and now you created something that hopefully will be a benefit to your clients your employees and and yourself. So Jim thanks to everyone go that Stellar tickets.com will have it in the shown now and make sure that you see what events there are because there are things going on that maybe you'd want to see you just don't know they're going because we as as the audience have blinders on for like well events aren't going on off but every night there are that we can take advantage of so thanks for bringing that to us. Thanks for your story. And and thanks for doing what you're doing. My you know my pleasure to be on here and thanks to your audience for listening and I would just need your audience if there's somebody who is, you know, producing events or is considering the idea of producing online events. Go to show tickets, and reach out to us. We can help you through it. Fantastic. Thanks Jim. Thanks everyone for listening to today's episode of the entrepreneurs MBA. You've been listening to the entrepreneurs NBA download Adams free book how to make more money in your business at www.dom.com.

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This is the Daily Tech news for Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from Studio Redwood. I'm Sarah Lane and luckily Cleveland, Ohio on bridge stropoli know from Oakland, California. And I'm the show's producer Rodger Cheng before the show started on good day internet. We were talking about getting towed and life through and you curve balls and why am swimming pool is a big old Money Pit. You want to know more about that get the wider conversation in our expanded show good day internet become a member at patreon.com off for now. Let's start with a few Tech things. You should know Twitter told The Verge the company will soon start testing voice DMS in Brazil the new audio DMV have a simple play pause button and there's a report message option if the recipient needs to use it Twitter started rolling out support for audio tweets for iOS back in June, but received criticism that failed to factor in accessibility before launch through design Chief Dantley Davis told protocol that the company has since changes product development process. So that accessibility is always factored into new features sling TV launch sling watch party in Beta letting them to four people watch synced content throughout a desktop Chrome browser tab, the feature works with live programming including a text chat watch party host control pausing and rewinding control epicgames Spotify and match have all formed the Coalition for app fairness Alliance that seeks to change app stores. Notably. Apple's and Google's Marketplace rules, which the Coalition says gives unfair advantage to their own products and services epic sued both Apple and Google for removing fortnite from their app stores though a spokesperson said that the group wasn't created directly in response to that lawsuit, but as a social welfare organization pushing for legal and Regulatory changes, the new deadline for a block on Distributing Tic Tac in the US app stores is September 27th ahead of that by chance found injunction request Wednesday arguing that the order violates constitutional protections against free speech and due process Washington DC District Court, Judge Carl J Nichols dead. Here at the request meanwhile bytedance continues to seek approval from Commerce authorities in China for a deal with Oracle and Walmart several Chinese State media Outlets have argued against the deal but the government has not commented Bloomberg sources say India's biggest Telecom Jo has started working with at least two domestic manufacturers to make a hundred and fifty to two hundred million Android smartphones wage. These will be for 4000 rupees each. That's fifty four bucks gyro reportedly wants to entice the 350 million basic and feature phone users still relying on 2G service in the country. Need upgrade and gain access to Giles 4G network, which would help giant transformed into a digital services provider and one of the biggest smartphone vendors Google Maps will start rolling out a covid-19 lair option on IOS and Android this week showing the spread of the pandemic and States counties and even some cities areas on the map will be color coded based on case rate using a seven day average of birth. Firmed cases with labels showing of cases are increasing or decreasing case data is pulled from Johns Hopkins covid-19. Dashboard the New York Times and Wikipedia the UK government NHS covid-19 contact tracing at began rolling out across England and Wales on September 23rd the app supports Google and Apple's exposure notification API as well as scanning QR codes to register visits to specific locations. All right, let's talk a little more about the airline's they're struggling and they want your business right Justin. Oh, yeah, Sarah United Airlines will launch a pilot project to offer covid-19 Test 2 passengers. The trial will begin on October 15th and offered test to passengers flying from San Francisco to Hawaii ordinarily passengers would be required to undergo a two-week quarantine after arriving but United worked with the Hawaiian government and health Regulators to meet requirements. So they would be a pre-trip negative test dead. And therefore the passengers would not have to quarantine test can either be done using an at-home tit from kit from color which would be requested 10 days before the trip and submitted 72 hours before flying or use the Abbot ID now rapid covid-19 test at SFO which would return results within 15 minutes. So I don't want to get there because I understand first of all United Airlines is like like, you know, let's let's get people flying again. You know, let's let's help them out Hawaii also well known for being at destination. That song is on tourism very heavily, very hard hit by this because people don't want to go to Hawaii and quarantine for two weeks before they can enjoy their vacation, but the both of the test sound like that, you know, they're like they're they both suck for different reasons. If you take a test seventy-two hours before your trip starts and your negative you still have some time to get cold it before you go on vacation club. Now, you know you obviously people should be responsible but people aren't responsible. The other option is taking the tests at SFO. You're packed you're already wearing your Hawaiian shirt. You're ready to go. I can't wait and then all of a sudden you've got a positive test and now you're at an airport and that's a whole other thing but this is definitely a step in the right direction because now people are you know, people want to travel, you know, we we need to figure out ways to safely be able to move that needle forward. And yet people don't want to get covid-19 spare. This is the rubbers meeting the road with United, you know, they announced that they were doing away with change fees waived as a way to entice people coming back and this is something that I wouldn't be shocked to see go a little farther like those Abbott tests are not cheap. But then again if you are factoring in that cost into the idea that you could actually get some of these routes moving again for for United maybe it's worth it and and you know, the the next level on this which might be a little scary is like, okay. Well, is it only for first class customers or are they going to like wolof or bubble off of people that got the test so they know that they are getting their wage at 3. And the rest of everybody is just a rolling the dice well, and the other thing that that I have a question about is how scalable this is, you know, this is unlike what one or two flights a day at most birth. No currently kind of in this trial one specific airport one specific location. Obviously, you know why any kind of Island destination is going to there's certainly is an incentive right for them to want to quarantine everybody and get this kind of testing it would be certainly effective. You know, the question is, you know, how again like that's a lot of that's a lot of management one of like sending tests to people and just like is that is the the the number of tests need to kind of move this Beyond a pilot project. I mean certainly United is the certainly seems willing to throw some money at this which I guess doesn't hurt but that that's the that's my question is I'm like, how do you make this work Beyond just this one instance having having having taken the Avid tests. I've taken the Abbot now test you need the Machinery the swab and find a tech. So it's like there is a world in which that is a more high-capacity thing. The question that I would ask to all of our dear listeners is flashing. For some people is anxious business enough. Do you want to tag on a covid test which is something else that brings anxiety to various people and even if this all works out great particularly the test from color, you know, I can barely make my flight half the time requesting something ten days before my trip like, oh, well, we all have to work in advance a little bit more, you know, no last-minute flying for some time now submitted 72 hours before flying. You know, what if it's 70 then you know, you got a bunch of angry customers and there's a lot of customer service that has to happen and you know, the airline's deal with a lot of that anyway, so yeah, it's it'll be interesting if anybody wants to fly to Hawaii and lets us know how their experiences please write us feedback a Daily Tech news show. Com. All right, moving on Google released an employee survey which found that sixty 2% of employers want to return to their offices at some point. Just not dead. Read a 10% of employees didn't want to come back to the office at all. 15% said they'd like to come into the office ad hoc or for specific events, according to an interview with alphabet CEO Sundar pichai took me is working on new hybrid work models to adapt including rearranging. It's offices figuring out more long-term remote work options and back in July Google announced it was extending that's work from home policy rep in July twenty Twenty-One. So they have some time to work some Kinks out here, but, you know having been at work places in the past where there was no work from home option unless you were dead. Will you had to be there because that's what being a team player meant, you know, knowing that 62% of employees are like, I don't want to go in there everyday. I don't have to go on there every month. That's what I was saying all that time, but nobody cared because it's just you know, it just seems like you were trying to play hooky. So, you know, this is what companies have to do. Well, it's I think we're we're going to land with all this is that a lot of these Silicon Valley companies including Google Apple and and the like have created a culture where work from home was fairly well tolerated. In fact, a lot of these companies really pioneered the idea of infinite vacation days. Meaning that you didn't have X amount of vacation is now home. A lot of that is kind of tricky because they didn't want to give a bunch of Engineers that never took vacation days the things that they could just cash out gigantic checks when they left but I think that's where we're going where we're going is dead. Stay home. If you have a sniffle right also, if you just kind of feeling like not coming into the office stay home, that's fine. You can keep the the wheels moving long-term. I think this does affect the footprint of these companies. I don't know if we're ever going to see something like one Hacker Way like Facebook built or or the Googleplex ever again. I just like the 15% of employees that are on a power trip home. That just want to come in. I just want to feel like you know show up at the office. I'll get the free snacks and then I'm going to I'm going to go back home Tech crunch, which was you know team Riders. They weren't all based in San Francisco. But most of them were it was an office that I went to all the time cuz I was on the video team but the red is just kind of came and went most of them didn't they came some people just like breaking an office environment and it was the first place I ever worked where I was like, they just come in if they feel like it and and sometimes you just never see them and you know, the folks in charge were like, yeah, as long as they're writing we don't get they are you know, being a writer is a little bit different than a lot of other jobs, but it worked there was a level of trust there and accountability that you know, if you've got that you you do have a lot more flexibility than being in one building. All right. Well the Facebook oversight board will begin hearing appeals on content decisions on the platform as soon as mid or late October according to board member Juliano, the board will consider decisions to leave off content at launch but initially only a Facebook itself refers a case to it users at some point. We'll be able to have a user rule to appeal leave up decisions as well as soon as possible but it's for appeals has been delayed due to Technical and privacy challenges at launch user-submitted content moderation appeals will be available across eighteen languages the Facebook oversight board was first proposed by Mark Zuckerberg way back in 2018 and is set up as an independent trust Facebook has committed to implementing the boards content decisions unless dooming so breaks the law. So it's been a while that we've been hearing about this considering this we've heard naming of board members and what powers of you know, what how they will be able to moderate content. I know there's a lot of criticism of their original kind of mandates and that seems to have changed now, you know just in time. This kind of does this do anything to solve the the issues surrounding Facebook when it comes to content moderation best thing to Facebook and hope for with this is that it's a security blanket that people feel good about because they are able to report the something and you know, maybe if the board has an adversarial relationship with Facebook that people will feel better that there's some kind of actual Watchdog here. If it doesn't then it will just be looked at as an ineffectual nub on the edge of this Behemoth that is swallowing all of our privacy and data like so much Chrome. I do have to wonder, you know being named to the board there. I mean that has to seem at a certain point like a like a tremendous opportunity. Right? Like you're if you're if you're passionate about you know off a platform as large as Facebook and and being able to to have some some way to shape the content that appears on there, but I mean that has to be a thankless job where you're either seen as potential seen us a rubber stamp or you know, you know kind of thrown under the bus the soon as some sort of controversy pops up like, you know up to the to the board members of that board. That's a that's a fine line that you have to walk for. Sure. Yeah, I mean the thing with the oversight board is all right Chuck announced it in 2018 and people went. All right. Well, let's let's see how this goes. Then it's delayed because there are Technical and Brake issues that the company has to work out and then they kind of stopped talking about it for a while and then people come back around Google. Where's that oversight board? We gotta eat it's election year. We're getting close here. You know, let's let's see what's going on here. So, I think there's a lot of like announcement. We're on it. And then oh, yeah now we have to do this. Spotify announced a partnership today with production company churning entertainment with credits including Ford versus Ferrari hidden figures and new girl to turn its original Spotify exclusive podcasts. I do TV shows and movies churnin will get a first-look deal AKA first day brights on pitching development of content that Spotify owns churnin Spotify and pineapple Street Media have already begun work on a TV adaptation of the clearing and Spotify own giblet media previously turned it show homecoming into a Prime video original original series. Yeah, it's the DT NS movies coming soon. We just gotta get that Sara cuz then people are going to get scared that DT NS sold to Spotify walking get in touch with that replies and it's this is also you know what I first read this this morning and I was like what podcast turned into T shows but it's like, you know, it's kind of fiction episodic stuff that has done well, and there is a lot of that and there are some podcasts that passenger list comes to mind. I think I'm the only one who ever listen to that but like that was a gripping fun think it was like eight or ten episode audio series and I think that podcast is it's such a great testing ground do people like this. Do we have good listenership, you know, just the audience seemed engaged or people talking about it online. Well, that's a lot cheaper to figure something out story-wise than creating home. A first season of a television show, you know or trying to turn something into a movie that can happen later on when you know that the the user base that listener base the viewer base off of those things is already in place. All right, who's I'm ready to be the bad guy. This is a this is bad. This is a bad story effectively. The greatest thing about podcasting is that everybody owns their own thing right now, every podcast wants bigger audiences and Spotify is in on some level saying look, we're growing our listenership. We are going to promote the things that we own the biggest so you could have a shot at that also money upfront or we can give you money for all the things that you've built if you're Joe Rogan or gimlet or something like that. But Altima, this is the making their money back. This is them saying, okay. Well anything that you could have sold as a movie or a television show now, we're going to get money to have a first-look deal that then. Are going to be earning the Lion's Share of that cash and not the Creator who made the thing and I think it also reflects the fact that it I mean to your point just near the money up front that there's only so many public radio stations to put out like these high-profile, you know cereal kind of type where you have to have extensive research into some podcast, you know require years of research and upfront work to kind of put that together someone's got to pay for that. So I you know, it also kind of reflects that there is due to hit this level of professionalism that that you know, a lot of podcasts are maintaining now, you know requires investment and Spotify certainly there to see that and reap the rewards later as well. Yeah. I mean, although some people just do it independently like raised it to first episode on October 4th find the trailer on my Twitter at Justin are young to get all the tech headlines each day in about 5 minutes subscribe to Daily Tech headlines. Com. Hi, this is Kara swisher. And I want to talk to you about my new podcast for the New York Times called sway. If you want to know what people who hold power in our world are really all about you need to hear how they answer the tough questions. And that is my specialty and although it might get Messy as it always does it's also going to be really fun. You can get sway wherever you get your podcasts new episodes are available Mondays and Thursdays. All right. We have a lot of Hardware news from Amazon. They had a hardware event and boy did they have you talked about so we're going to do the same Amazon announced their Cloud gloomy gaming platform called Luna launching initially on PC Mac Fire TV iPhone and iPad through the browser keeps coming to Android the service will launch with a $5.99 per month introductory price providing access to Luna plus channels games to up to two devices at once with 4K 60 frames per second thoughts on select games. They'll be over 100 games in the Luna plus Channel and Amazon will partner to offer different channels highlighting different genres and Publishing with Anubis off channel in development. Luna will offer integration twitch streams in the service and switch users will be able to launch the lunar games as well. Amazon is offering a you know, what her name is enabled a lunar controller for $49.99, but games can log We played with a keyboard and a mouse. So now we have all the rage then we have the big three public Cloud providers all kind of putting their their streaming game stakes in the ground, you know, Amazon kind of being the last one to the table, you know among Google Microsoft and interesting approach. Now with this channel based kind of offering Luna plus, you know, his own discrete package having, you know, each other Publishers kind of putting together their own packages. We're not sure yet. If there's going to be charged separately where you know, you can just only get the Ubisoft thing if that's if those are your games but we will it's an interesting approach as opposed do Xboxes and stadiums kind of all-in-one configurations for there's yeah. It's an interesting idea and I will leave it up to the gamers in the audience to tell me whether or not it's a compelling idea in general my senses with the Gaming Community as they like what they like and they like exactly what they like when they like it and they don't like interesting they like regular and they like cheap dead. All right. Well speaking of cheap these maybe at that price level the echo smart speaker lineup now offers a spherical design. There's a new Echo out starting at $99 and it includes the crazy one neural Edge chip to do voice processing directly on the device. What's not punching it back to the cloud supposed to deliver much higher faster performance. It also features built-in zigbee Hub and supports Amazon sidewalk networking protocol with their big Mesh networking play it shipping October 22nd. The echo dot is also getting the new spherical design and starts at $49.99. And there's also a model with an LED clock for $10 more faith in October 22nd and November 5th, respectively, you know anybody up for Nexus Q of version 2.0 here with these these round Echoes. I love them. They look cool. They probably it certainly sets them apart from variety of other speakers. I know the LED clock is like some people doing whatever honestly if there was a clock on every single device in my home. I would be the happiest person ever put a clock on every smart speaker I have because they they're just you know, they just sit there. Otherwise we have said this before I'll say it again. If Amazon can put their voice assistant on paper clips. They will they just want it to be accessible. So you think of that name before you think of any other name? This is a highly competitive genre wage and I'm just excited to see that we've passed a a mile marker where no longer do we have the tower like we now have Nostalgia for these Voice Assistant smart speakers, which is Jake. Hey, by the way, there's a new Fire TV stick that Amazon announced and a Fire TV stick light which offers HD streaming with HDR support and read a redesigned interface including profiles in a shortcut bar. The Fire TV stick light has a slower processor and a remote that doesn't include volume controls. The standard TV stick is 39.99 in the light is 2999 both shipping, September 13th. Who's got stocking stuffers to buy that's about right. Yeah, good prices good prices here, you know the the stick lights not having volume controls off might be slightly annoying but thirty bucks. Yeah guest room kids room. You're your Aunt Sally. You're drunk. You can't think what you want but you need anything more than the light just whatever getting the light and that's it and and be like, oh you plug it in you watch Miss maisel. It's it's an absolute dream Rich. This is sort of thing you'd give birth as a stocking stuffer kids and no only cuz I I'm weird with not giving things that you need a subscription to for gifts cuz right choice thing now you pay it's my own cheapness being reflected on my friends. Well, there's also the Echo Show at 10. This one's new because it has a motorized swiveling base to ensure that it's off. Is facing you I love this and also includes a 13 megapixel camera. It will use the base to keep you in frame during video calls may be your I don't know cooking and talking to Aunt Sally at the same time moving around dancing making Tech talks. It also includes the new AC one ship a zigbee hub Bluetooth LE and sidewalks support and Netflix support now available on show devices pre-orders for a show ten open tomorrow for $249.99 shipping sometime before the holidays. I really do. I mean even I don't do a lot of video calling on my echo showed up because I don't know I don't like talking to people in general but I do find that depending on where I am cuz I've tried to figure out where to put the Echo Show that's the best part and I've decided that it's my kitchen but certain angles. I can't see anything. So if there was some way to just not even have it follow me when I'm moving but just be able to easily swivel it without birth. Moving the entire unit. That's just nice the key to this will be like how it moves cuz if it's like if it's like has this like more like soft organic like it could almost be like kind of how must have like a Wally kind of feel to it off. Whereas if it's if it's too abrasive then little that. That's like the creep Factor coming at what I really want though is when it doesn't understand you that it just like kind of tilts the screen sideways like it's sad like it's like, I'm sorry. I couldn't I couldn't I'm like yeah, there's the reality of all these devices. Is that where you want a smart screen isn't always where you want a camera. And and so now, if you just wanted like a little picture like for example in our living room, we've got our our little Echo show that is by our couch, right? But if we're talking to family and that's part of the pitch, right? That's what all the fuss is about is see the cute niece or nephew or grandchild on this device. Now me and my wife have to like kind of sit like like we're like peacock feathers like like slowly wage. Slightly apart from each other while we're sitting next to each other on the couch. But this I think where this is going is saying no, the camera will move you don't need to like it can sit exactly where you need it to be in that moment and it'll move to find you when you need to have the conversation right? Well, hey, if you want new developer tools and Frameworks for voice assistance Amazon has you covered first up their sidekick which can read books with kids. There's also a new voice profile for kids which will switch to a kid friendly mode. If it takes a kid's voice also possibly insulted full grown adult and improvements to conversational and home monitoring capabilities off Amazon says the assistant may start asking some context-based questions to help it better understand what to do and improve intonation depending on the context of conversations using Amazon's neural text-to-speech technology package mode, then which lets users not have to keep using a wake word in the middle of a conversation will let multiple people participate in these ongoing chats. Then there's the new guard feature which will try to detect and filter off. Baby, crying a dog barking and the sound of snoring depending on communication that's very loud snoring and there's also a $4.99 a month premium version which will detect the sound of footfalls doors closing and opening a possible Foley artist in your home as well. And I'll give you access to an emergency hotline a new command will also let users wipe the Slate clean by saying delete everything I ever said. Oh, yeah, that's a bad day. You just have that one command. You know what you know, what you a lady just delete everything I've ever said. I hate my life. Yeah. I like I love how the premium version of the Guard feature which is cool. I mean, honestly, I can't tell you how many times my dog doesn't really bark but he does these like very loud Ron's home and that happens somewhat often when I'm asking her something and she can't understand what I'm saying. It would be so great if that could be filtered out as like this is a known sound to not take into consideration, but yep. So you gotta pay a premium version you want that door closing and opening to be filtered out. Well, that's a subscription. Here we go. Audio noise as a service off Amazon announced the $129.99 06 and the $229.99 Euro Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi routers ethernet people love it. It also has an eighty-nine ninety nine zero six extender all support Wi-Fi 6 and have a built-in zigbee Hub all can support more than seventy five devices combined age Cheney ously all their products off November 2nd packages range from 206 routers 499 or 3 for 279 and a two pack of Euro-Pro six routers for 399 or sorry to back for 399 or three four or five hundred ninety-nine. There we go. And the big deal I saw with these I saw Dan Seifert tweet this out. He had kind of confirmed this wage. Amazon the big deal with this is these are the first Wi-Fi six kind of mesh routers that will allow you to use integrate them into a Wi-Fi 5 system as well. So you kind of gradually build out your system eventually if you want to do a whole home by 6 kind of thing. There were a few more announcements in Amazon's Hardware event, but we we'd be remiss if we did not include the ring always home cam a small autonomous drone that flies around in a house with a 1080p camera when you're not home. It's not supposed to be flying around when you are home. It's supposed to be making sure everything's safe. The Drone is autonomous with users mapping their house for hand. So it knows where to go and not crash into the wall directing where they want the Drone to go or not go it can also be integrated with ring alarm systems to investigate disturbances. If there are any the cameras blocked when the Drone is docked so, you know, it's just it's doing its job for a specific purpose and Amazon says it makes enough noise. So you'll know when it's around it's not going to sneak up on you and be some you know flying drone. Well we wage Son says it won't but it does ship next year for $249.99. So my initial cynical thought is finally security theater that is not a subtle as the rest of rings prior offerings, but I don't know I donate this. I think it's I mean, it's certainly pricey at $250 but especially like, you know, if you have a a rental property off or vacation a place or somewhere else where you just kind of want every once awhile take a walk through it without having to walk through it. Like this could be pretty helpful. Yeah. Absolutely. I'm just going to call a 2021 headline where you know, this shows up on show Dan and someone's taking control of your tiny Amazon drone scaring terrifying headline. 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Is LaMelo Ball For Real? Can The Hawks Fly Again?

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Is LaMelo Ball For Real? Can The Hawks Fly Again?

"Is lamelo ball the real deal can the Wizards fix your problems? Will the Hawks straighten themselves out. The only question that is say with me you in fact, maybe sports fans coach Nick here and welcome to the NBA break down around locker locker room app. My favorite place to be on Wednesdays and Sundays recently moved 11 a.m. And glad to have you all here. I have to I hope that this show will be a little bit more focused on NBA and nothing else will happen like last Wednesday show when the government almost had a meltdown and had a Insurrection so and in the literally in the middle of the show, my phone started lighting up text. I had no idea it was going on for like to have the last half hour of the show dog. But hopefully something like that will happen during this show at this time. But thank you all for joining us and being here. We have a lot to talk about. I'm going to have a special guest coming on at some point for a segment as soon as he gets in here. But either way don't forget if you want to talk about the NBA, please join me fill. It's helped me fill the space a little bit. It'd be nice and shopping up about the NBA. I know as a coach. I didn't want to necessarily had my voice be joining on and on all the time all season long. So I'd love to hear from you guys too and hear what you guys think about. What's a what's happening across the NBA and whether or not I've seen when you're talking about we can talk about it. So I'm certainly on Sunday morning if we're talking about anything from last night. It would probably be lamelo ball. And I know that was an exciting moment for me to watch because I had been trying to tell people, you know, you got to be a little bit more patient on him. I think he'll adjust and it might take him ten or Twenty games. Well, it looked like it might have taken in about 10 games. He's the youngest player ever in the NBA. To earn a triple-double and the interesting thing about this is when you look at the the schedule I wanted to see cuz you know, the Charlotte Hornets are a little bit surprising at 5 and 5 across ten games. I'm not so sure we thought that they would have you know, they'd be great this year or even five hundred. But again, the scheduling is very strange this year and it's going to be one reason why you might want to put asterisks next to the season a because you know, they play the same team twice in a row often. It's not every time it's not quite like the baseball thing when they play three in a row or whatever but it ends up being a weird like mini-series in that just changed the wage repair and how much better you are prepared like in the second game. So there's probably some statistical work we can do to look at like what's happening in the 2nd of this back-to-back games are you know teams adjusting better or not found and if so who which teams so, you know, but the Charlotte caught the Atlanta Hawks. I don't know if you guys saw there was an interesting article in the athletic about a I guess a certain film session this past week that didn't go off. Well with the Hawks and apparently John Collins was calling out Trae young about the way he was playing with his weird only because tray, you know, we average has a ton of assists. It's worth, you know, let me if I look up real quick. I'll tell you you know, he he looks to pass it's not like you'd say he's completely, you know being selfish out there but it's a different team from last year for sure and so on a result the things that trading might have felt he needed to do to get Squishy no shots off because the other team might not be able to do that are not as required right? He's got a better team around him and he can track a little bit more. So that is a whole different shades. And so obviously John Collins interestingly enough as well. You know, if you look at Columns of numbers, he's actually averaging a little higher. It's 17 and and and 7.8 rebounds which a little bit low for him. He's usually at twenty and that could very well be part of the issue here. I know he's going to he's trying to renew age. Better sign out, you know extension press contract, I believe so he wants his numbers to be as high as possible. And so as a result, like if we look into on Collins numbers compared to last year. Let's look real quick. You know, I supposed to say well, why would he be scoring less? He was at 21.6 last year 19.5 the year before now it's 17 points to so to drop and the field goal attempts are also down from last year's almost three. So you have to imagine well who's running the show that's you know trade and that's what he the guy who points to immediately to say. Well that might be why he's not doing as well. So a lot of whole host of things. Now the other thing about that is if anybody's ever been on a team, you know, getting into a little bit of a kerfuffle during a film session is is standard procedure that happens all the time almost as much as like getting it when you have a fight in the practised everyone wants to really big deal about it that happens guys get amped up they get upset they get it, you know, there have been around each other for so long. It's also a very strange season. Like I said, and so all these things factor into that a, New Jersey So, um, I don't know if I want to make too much of it and I don't know how Trey Songz responded. I mean, we know he responded by the way the last couple of games suboptimal to say the least. Okay, and if it's really quickly and they took those up here because the first game back, you know, they basically was he seemed listless. I actually want to go through the game myself my own eyeballs and just to kind of see but he he was kind of had that thing we're going to be equal to Kobe at one point who what Kobe had said something like, oh know he got criticized for something and then he goes, okay fine. I'm not going to shoot my phone. I think it's a playoff game and he's for like seven points and it was a real mess and it almost felt like that were trading was gonna say the same thing like fine. You don't want me to shoot so much. I won't he ended up taking nice nice shots and that game only hit two and they got beat by the harness and then they play the Hornets again. He shot nineteen times. So he was back to his normal aggressive. He'll you know at least shooting the ball, but only made five Didn't make it three did at tennis but they lost my 8 again same result. So it's a really interesting thing to keep your eye on I might maybe dig into the footage and try and do a video on this only because this video on the Hawks really excited about them and you know, they have a chance to set up a special season, but this might be one of those Growing Pains that got to get through to get on the other side. So keep your thoughts on that but let's see here. What else are we going to talk about? And also we have some comments in here see Noah was saying the out there was pissed over the early clock threes. Okay. Let's talk about that for a second because no one of the great point about college pissed about the early shot clock threes. So there's only a few players in the league who will pull from thirty-five forty feet off the dribble, you know without passing right that list is short in a step Curry and I guess it's like what Damian Lillard probably that's about it. Who am I missing anybody else? So the point being that and and they've been doing it for a while and I've said For what you might have heard me soon as in the past, but basically the idea for that is you better be the nicest guy on the team. You better be the best player like the best guy in the lock on the team a nicest guy the most meaningful because otherwise your teammates will never tolerate you jacking up a 40-footer now in the defensive staff and and Dame they do hit their fair share. You got hit him. Let's no question. But to the big guys specifically if they're going to be trudging along and grabbing rebounds and getting you know, grinding it out like that and then they don't even get a chance to touch the ball because you're you know the point I'm jacking up in 35-40 it with with, you know, nineteen seconds on the shot clock. Well, you better hope that the you're so friendly with them and they don't like you as a person that you can get away with that and that might be an issue that track to work on. I don't know how how you know how friendly he is open his or maybe he's just sort of more quiet to himself. It could be his personality. But if you want to take those threes then in my home Mine is a team situation from a coaching perspective. You just gotta they gotta have to like you and be like, oh I like in so I don't have animosity that will Bill if you can follow that so that's a really important concept to understand as far as that, so we'll see but I think that the Hawks will be able to get through this and you might be feeling like you're being held back in your business in the same way as you've outgrown QuickBooks and need more analysis with your outdated spreadsheets can provide netsuite can solve all your problems by eliminating wasteful spending on multiple systems and platforms as it will give you all the visibility and control over your financials H our inventory e-commerce and more everything you need all in one place instantaneously. It would be like an NBA team having me to a breakdown of each and every one of their games finished immediately when the final buzzer sounded join the over 24,000 companies using netsuite by Oracle and let the world's number one Cloud business system off. Work for you. Next week can show you how they'll benefit your business with a free product or at netsuite.com coach Nick. So visit netsuite.com and schedule that tour so you can find more success in your business using net Sweden. And again, the Charlotte Hornets are a little bit of a surprise. They are playing a little bit better than I think anybody would have thought and a lot of that has to do with lamelo ball who you know, it's coming in as the brother and by the way, liangelo is pretty good to like he he probably will get a shot again to like sort of play in some NBA games which would be amazing. But then again I was thinking about this, you know for all of the father's issues and how you know, boisterous he was and and maybe cause trouble with his kids because there may be one hell of a team for for him, you know, he's been pretty quiet. He's not causing any controversy anymore and he got he got two kids in the NBA and maybe probably a third which that's amazing, but then you Gotta Sink. Well What About Bob Outlets, they have three players three three three brothers and the seat on the on the in the NBA. That's that's equally amazing, you know, but I will say that pound-for-pound Lonzo and and the Mellow wage end up being, you know better than you know, the the holiday Brothers maybe I mean Drew was great Justin's fine. And Erin is you know on his way. We don't know but already though, what we're seeing from lamelo wage is that kind of acclimation that I had sort of predicted was going to happen. Once he got used to the regular season a little bit the speed, you know, and he's been playing against he's been playing up like this for his whole, you know his whole life since he was you know, eleven twelve they play Live been playing him up. So it's not like he's intimidated there in anything but there is a natural need to get used to you know, whatever situation you're in and this one happens to be the e s e n b a longest fastest hardest to deal with defensively when you're playing with a ball like he does but we're going to have Adam sank. Oh come on in a minute and a Smith lives over on Twitter and he's going to wage. Lamelo ball as well shortly as I got a text from him. So we'll talk more about him to can really excited to hear about what he thinks about this before I get too in depth and what I was doing last night and but let's get Dan wants to come in and talk. So let's bring him in real quick before Adam comes on and see what he I have a feeling he's gonna have some lamelo information based on his Australian appearances, Daniel. How's it going on man? Oh, not bad. How are you? Oh, just I'm okay, you know we're staring at the T A lot too lots of the news a lot more than I should be. But let's let's talk about basketball. You say yeah on my speak again towards the end of the show, but I quickly wanted to bring up something that I've been waiting to bring up and like waiting to see if it fixed but I think it's too dead, but I want to talk about Washington. Okay, and my man Russell Westbrook my first question with them would relate to who you think wage fault. I should say the fact that they are the worst team in the NBA is okay. Well, you know, it's a really good question and it's going to be a video sooner than later. I don't always want to do like, you know negative videos, you know, it's it's kind of a downer but sometimes I say well what is going on why you know, you know in his defense he didn't play last night didn't feel and they actually actually only lost my for I kind of want to get my eyes and see why but I mean, you know it can we call it Growing Pains. Can we call it just sort of having you know, you're talking about two big personalities basketball-wise when Bradley Beal in and Rush wage, so that's going to take time to do, you know figure that out, but I kind of want to look like I call up the schedule right now just to kind of get a handle on who they've been playing, you know, so Philly or the magic twice the Bulls twice in Minnesota. They actually beat the Nets and then they've lost the Philly again Boston to Miami so their students kind of been up and down as far as who they play in quality of play. So I don't know if I can even point to that job. So, you know, listen Russ isn't been playing great. Let's quickly. Look at his numbers. I want to get that in my front of mine. So he's he's only shooting 37.8% from the field wage has always been this issue 30% from the from 3 and they say can almost five the game now and so, you know, that's the issue. I could have predicted it was going to be a problem just because him and he'll long it's going to take a lot of time to get used to but you know, he's not playing. Well, he's not shooting. Well, he's throwing the ball over higher than probably I think it's career-high almost a career-high and turnovers. So what are you seeing anything specific that you can talk about? Definitely. So let me start off by saying that I thought coming into the season that Russell Westbrook was still top 15 player. He was my favorite player and not stories, but he has given me a lot of frustration. I thought with Bradley Beal and you know, they've got the snipers with the times and even bright like he's gone down. Brian has missed the season now, he'll have an ACL but I just really really thought that if you could get Russell Westbrook in positions to score and be successful that Washington would just be pissed off like I know they had no defense they got no Defenders, but if you going to offset that like they could kind of just play really really fast paced Westbrook's scoring to speal scoring three s. It's not like that at all like their offense is so inefficient let alone like, you know, their defense is really bad, but it's like a lot of their even their place for be like we talked about life. 461 I watched average above that game and that 61 wasn't necessarily as impressive as what it seems to be because it was a lot of Bill just because Danny Green could not guard home at what Daddy Grand this too. I don't know if it's too old or expected too much of Danny Green, but he can't he couldn't hang with him. So I thought you know Bill sixty one was unnecessary sixty one that came a lot of and what you watch their offerings and it's a lot of pin down for him to shoot long tubes. Yeah. It's like I'm pretty sure that the Washington Wizards have the highest frequency of jumpers between 15 and 19 feet. Like you watch Russell Westbrook who dribbled down. He'll catch it on the right-wing I could throw a pass and he'll get back into the horse right wing and it's usually the right side. He'll take four or five jobs in a 18-footer. Like yeah wife is shooting eighteen foot jump shots, you know like to his credit. I've looked at the numbers ever since his first two games where he was a combined over 6 from 3 his show up 35% from 3 since then, so he's three balls been going in a bit like as of late, but he still shouldn't be checked shooting five, you know, and to me off Washington needs to I would I would throw up Troy Brown jr. Cuz I'm not even playing him. I'd throw in two second-rounders Robin Lopez easily cuz they're giving himself a million dollars off if the terms continues to shoot 30% from 3. He's he's giving, you know, nothing of value if he's not shooting 37% on 12 attempts, you know right away. Yes, you know, the life percentage can be explained if he's shooting that much but he's shooting like a tan and 30% on them. Like, you know, if you let's twenty-six million dollars, you know, that's a lot of money you can get out of birth. And if you don't maybe even a first, you know, Washington might not want to do that, but you can go out and get some really good pieces. If you're doing like that's twenty six million dollars with a couple of pics, you know, but they need to do something because this is crazy. Especially under think they need it for Scott Brooks. I could catch that team better than Scott Brooks right now. Swear to God, I mean a great all great points by the way, and that's what love having you on here to give me, you know, you'll get me going to get my juices flowing about what how be Liz deck now don't forget deal has traditionally shot a lot of long tubes, right that was his issue for a while and they kind of finally got him to get back on the line and walk more, you know, this wasn't the thing that you know that long ago, but let me think the public really quickly and his numbers, you know, he was shooting for in the fours when and then he finally in 2016-17 Gods like, you know, seven and six and half years where she'll be on Three's so he's kind of like not quite reverting cuz he's still taking over six, but I do see a little bit of that in that in the 60 point game. We showed like they ran the same point across X one of them was a longevity nailed and the other one he actually like oh, I better get down to three and shoot that you know now the other part about the we're being bringing Russia is that it's just it is disruptive to some degree, right it is going to change everything. So I I mean listen, we have to battle between thinking. Okay. They really are the worst team in the NBA or this is just the The Growing Pains of 15 game, you know, without a great training camp and whatever but you know, we we could criticize criticize Scott Brooks. I'll be like and would probably be pretty validated for doing that because you know, he's never really exhibited the kind of life, you know creates it creative offense that we would like to see from other players other coaches, right and that kind of ball movement. And by the way, that could very well be like 4 tonnes having troubles as well. I can guarantee you brought us is going to get back to you know, Elite status or somewhere close to that. There's no way that his phone is really really good. I mean, it's it's it's actually for most interesting to us because it's a home To motion shot and it's a high release and not the typical typical way. We've seen the better Shooters do it but he's got terrific control and consistency with that and either way we see. Yeah, we had seen enough from him over the last several years to me to know that he is a great shooter. He will you know, he will shoot much better. They just lost Thomas Bryant though and that's going to be a big blow. He was playing really well for them. A lot of the dirty stuff get taures SEL. So that's going to be a big issue for them to cuz I I don't know who they bring in now to play center. Like we also have a Lopez and then hoping I'm hoping I'm pretty sold out to that mode will just stop fouling and shoot threes better, you know, like but like what what I don't understand is like it's like washing of what showcase see something like I only started watching Boston for my 2013 onwards and I watched our offense under Scott Brooks. And what it's watching that all over again, but the problem is a Westbrook's older and B Bradley Bill isn't Kevin Durant, you know, yeah exactly like watching it all over again. So it's giving me the same headaches and it's it's making me scratch my head because I'm sitting like, you know, you have shooting there's this guy Garrison Matthew see bring him out. You can run you know, but times is 6:10 a.m. Is he really again? You know, you might you know my opinion on centers like, you know gets a small ball and he should be running a sense of like a kind of a sense of reality and then he can't defend flaws, you know, as long you know, he'll get destroyed by my response but he's six eleven, you know, he's got some size. Yeah, I don't like if you just had a bunch of shooting next to Westbrook. I have him attacked and going downhill again. It's just a passive like I wouldn't put him in my top. It's hard to say, you know, it could be quite a bit Growing Pains like the thing with Russell Westbrook teams, right is they have expectations now? Yeah we wage. Engine and you had the teams that would trade that would trade for Russell Westbrook like New York and Charlotte in tropical have another ball. It was all bad teams, you know, but the problem trading for was like down to fix, you know, and now that they're really really bad. It's like do we change our opinion on West Broad as he actually help a team win? I'm like what he does. So well, I mean, I don't know. It's neither on the record for a long time about Russ and and and the winning part of it decision making in efficiency, you know, there's there's a skilled deficit there for him to doesn't really have the floater does take about three point shot, you know his his pull up. I have to look and check but I'm pretty sure his percentage. It's just down any way across the board. So the pull up 15 18-footer is not going in either way. So it's like what do you have right you don't have much you have an athletic guy who is on the down end of his of his career on that end as far as you know, explosiveness and all those things, you know, like I just watch a clip of him just now off. He blocked by Taco Fall and it was like, you know, the guy is 75 and he's literally tried to like dunk over him and I'm like and and jumping like the dotted line that's just not a good decision and it's wrong to those things. So we'll see what either way Daniel we can what shop up in a minute. I got my my buddy Adam what's come in and we're going to talk that but we can we'll revisit this or we can talk about something else too at the end of the show. Either that or he's sounds good night. Do you guys thanks Daniel. All right. Now, let's bring in Adam steak. Oh Adam button better Adam. What's going on? My man? Coach Nick, it's good to talk. It's going to be on here man. This is fun. Hey, thank you. Welcome to the feeling. Basically, I guess internet radio show these days is what they're called. The kids are calling it. Yeah, so and a Sunday morning. I hope you're having a good one so far off. Yeah, it's been it's been good. I'm I mean, it was just fun. Listen to the conversation. I love anyone who wants to debate you about Russell Westbrook. I thought that would be another hour or so that would be dead. Very dangerous very dangerous. And and yeah, but I think we all you know, it took a while it took several seasons, I think for more and more people to kind of understand at least where I was coming from all these years and I don't feel good about like having this say this and give negative analysis on certain players, but you know at some point you gotta realize where we're at and what what the reality is that and you know, they're they're worse than they were last year which is kind of amazing. Yeah. Yeah, no question. You know, it's interesting because for a long time it looked like your name Russell Westbrook would be a guy that would instantly Elevate you to a certain level of wins. And if he's not in the right spot now it maybe he will do that based upon the team that he's on but if he's not in the right spot now you could certainly see the negative impact as opposed to the the positive effects. Oh, yeah. Yeah. It's a great point. And again, I'd be willing to give them benefit of the doubt and say, you know what they can still work this out, you know, they they didn't have a great training camp, you know off. Different things but like I had I'm already seeing it. It's like they're giving him a sag and his his man's getting in the way of everybody else and and you know, and then he's forcing a lot of things and so I you know, maybe if he calms down a little bit and just tries to do a little bit less he'll be better but that's what I've been you know, he's been having to try and do that for a long long time and he's still getting 11 assists a game. So he's still like dominating the ball, you know, we getting and throwing those passes at one point. I might try and figure out a way people have talked about this before the handle like maybe LeBron saying that like, they don't throw the ball unless the guy is like in a shooting position, you know, and I don't know I really don't know if that's true or not. I don't know if you can do that at this level. You know what I'm saying? Yeah, it's no it's a good point. The other thing that's interesting about about Russ. Is that each one of those guys in the league that you talk to other players and former players and they love him and that's where there's the disconnect between not just the analytics guys, but oftentimes evaluate month. For an office Personnel because just how hard he plays how hard he works how hard he prepares and I don't think people you know on the outside. We're not as familiar with that but we can still evaluate some of the results, you know, that's and that's the tricky part. And so it's one thing, you know, there's certain guys that he's not one of those guys that people don't like to play with they love to play with them and they respect his well guys around the league respect his game. I don't know how much needs love it sometimes because of his style of play but he is so hard-nosed and gets the gym early. You know, he's one of those guys comes hours early to the gym doesn't put up with other people not working hard. And so for that he's beloved among the league guys about his intensity and his work ethic. So it's something sometimes there's a disconnect there. Yes, and I will say this I'm not so sure that everybody loves to play with him. And I think that a lot of times guys are like, yeah, we're tight. We're great friends whatever, you know, like KD has said that and then when kg left me you remember what happened the first game back like they almost got into a fight club. Now I know it's competitive and it's in the moment and everything like that. But I think a lot of a lot of feelings were coming out then that maybe he didn't even knew he had and by the way there might not be a player. I don't want to check out with more than rust. He seems like a really fun guy kind of quirky and nutty and out there that I would love that, you know, so I have a feeling like, yeah that that whole side of him which is not as intense as the what you see on the court could be really fun and that guy to be with but I don't know I feel like there's enough evidence of guys sort of complaining a little bit and then we saw that that that you know, it's easy to say. Oh, yeah, we're best friends. I love them, you know, and in that who knows wage really the case, but yeah, I guess I guess I guess my I'm more even referring to just guys in general around around the league who probably aren't even playing with him. So you think about the guys that way just because they were you know, they work out with them in the offseason and it's all the L A Connection guys and then you know, so there's there's sort of this this thing where there's a respect I should say and sometimes that's the thing where it's thrown off. So you get players and we just heard Draymond Green go off about this yesterday. We're players go off about oh, well, you know media types don't know they don't understand the game. They don't know this. Well, if you just listen just the poem about how you should craft a team. They're going to steer you in the wrong direction too often times and people don't sometimes understand that but oh that's an interesting point too. I mean, you know, we were discussing this whole dream thing. I'm assuming people might have seen it where he you know detonated on well, I mean basically he was sort of saying they don't even know what they don't know and if you don't get to admit that then you know, there's no way to help them and then being I guess media people that cover the NBA and I thought that was interesting because I think he's right. I mean, you know, I hope he wasn't talking about me because no no no, I I I know him a little bit like I he seems nice to me when I talk to him. So I'm assuming that he you know those little what I do, but but he is right though wage. And there's no question there are times and I'm reading and seeing stuff analysis. It's written or even video wise and it's it's wrong and it makes me really upset like cuz it's getting out there and home. So I guess I feel exactly how dream I would feel when he sees like that is wrong and people are reading it and listening to it and they're going to believe it and now the whole, you know, it's a little like politics of the whole thing. The whole world view is is tilted in the wrong way because of the the, you know, the information that was passed along in the beginning. I mean, I think all that stuff is is spot-on and it's you know when you and I song on this I think we were texting about yesterday and just beside Iya that misinformation can just it's weird. It takes on a life of its own and and the narrative just starts to spread whether it's about how certain player place is whether it's a way a coach coaches and this stuff just gets out there and often times. It's just based on on stuff. That's just wrong and just whether it can be incomplete information or what-have-you. Yep. So interesting, you know, when when you start to get the real story, sometimes you understand that. Oh, that's that's not what happened either on a particular play a strategy for a team just stuff that was happening even in the locker room and stuff and I and I understand four players that must be extremely frustrating that people are you know, making evaluations about how a guy plays and and there's break down videos. I mean, it's not on Thursday bballbreakdown but there's bake brake is out there and you know you watch when you go that's not what happened though on pathway like you're turning it into something that it is. Oh, absolutely. And by the way, you know, I often joke that like every NBA coach has it in the contract. They acknowledge that they're going to get you know, criticized by assholes like me by taking a job and you know, cuz cuz listen I can we can flies weird playing lineups and they're not playing this guy that guy there could be Reasons from nobody has any idea why that are so valid and we would never even questioned if we knew and but you know, yep. Only operate on what we do know I suppose and I certainly try and keep it in within the lines at the very least. But you know, I mean listen to do you happen to notice what the what happened with the Hawks and Collins vs Truong? I didn't know though. I had heard I had heard that there's a lot of talk yesterday that the Trae young might be dealing with an injury right now. And so I am is funny because I right before you said that I was thinking like the current situation in which people were talking. There's been talk like hey Trey young might be playing with an injury and I'm thinking of myself see that's the kind of thing that yeah, you know God is battling an injury, especially a guy like tray out. He's so valuable to everything that team does at least offensively and and you know runs that ship like the idea that if a guy like that's playing off and just trying to you know fight through it oftentimes like that. That's the thing you can completely impact the team and no one else has any clue and so sometimes the guys playing poorly teammates are going to love me for it. Just cuz off Hang out there on the floor and yet he's going to get a Vista rated by fans and media, but that being said I didn't see the the Collins young stuff with what was the story? I mean basically there was a film session and Collins kind of I mean suit up the tray and said, I think they were centered on the early 3s and that and I mentioned before in the beginning of the show just how you know, unless you're like the nicest guy who team and the most magnanimous and they loved you you it's hard to get away with that stuff is beloved because he really isn't a truly nice person. He's interested in his teammates. You know what I mean? He's not aloof and separated like a, you know, some sort of prima donnas Superstar and you know, and I stay home Lillard is exactly the same way. So those guys, you know, and by the way, they hit them so they have to hit enough of them to begin with but but certainly if you're going to be that guy that consistently one or two off the game is going to track it from 35 without passing, you know, you need that buffer of like, oh, I like him, you know, I'm not coming from an area there, but the more concerning thing they mean that article though was trickle down. Later on in there was this notion that perhaps they're not happy with Lloyd Pierce and his in-game stuff. Now that is probably the more red alarm fire kind of thing that I would point to if I'm looking at this whole situation because you know, he struggled with, you know, sub-optimal roster for several years now, but now he's got a better team and if they're going to end up, you know after 20 games and they're eight and twelve right? I would think he'd be on the hot seat pretty quickly fair or not fair and you know, we'll have to walk there was a criticism about you know, in-game adjustments and that kind of thing which you know, he's from the pop tree and Popovich has its funny. He's kind of taking turns being like at the absolute fact I end of like amazing adjustments and being the most respectful for that perspective for that. But then there's also been times in the last several years where he's done mind-boggling things mean, like what how could he have made that mistake home? So now I wondering who how would that trickle-down effect is to his assistance and all those people because you know, look at history right now. It's booting Holzer. He might be in the hot seat. Who else is there for others Le pops tree light brown is a part of that. I mean you get Steve Kerr it's a part of that to a little bit a little bit off anyway, but yeah, but but the lawyer boy. Because it is very interesting thing where that that seems to be more of a hot-button than than Collins and Trae Young have a little dust-up over Asia. Mm. Yeah, the the it's interesting couple of points on that first. You bring up the idea of like jacking up three's early in the shot clock. Like I know I asked her Robertson's book his autobiography talked about just like some playing strategy and and playing point guard and about the philosophy behind. It was funny because of just working with Sarah Watson the authors Even he we literally have a discussion about about how you almost have to be a therapist as a point guard. You're almost uplifting your team all the time your players like instilling confidence. And one of the things that that Oscar Robertson said was that a point guard should never be the one if you bring the ball up the floor. You should never then other than extreme situations, bring them all the floor take the shot because essentially what you're telling Guys Without ever passing it is that essentially what you're telling guys is that you shouldn't even have had to run up the floor. I should have just told you hey stayed back cuz I'm about to Jack this thing and and he said like it's it's deflating because everybody runs out the floor cuz well if you're just going to do that, like that's a trip up the floor that I didn't need to take and I think it was interesting that even you know big. Oh, you know had had that thought on the game, you know, so long ago, we're talking about, you know, fifty years ago and it's still resonates today. So it's interesting that you say that and you're right the other the other thing that's so fascinating but the Hawks situation Like it's one thing when your coach and you don't have much talent. It's so easy for everyone to say. Oh that guy is a great coach. You just doesn't have the choice of the roster just like it's easy to to nitpick a coach who does have a lot of talent in their winning and say oh look, he has all that talent mean there's still a special sauce that goes into it and it's kind of adjustments. It's Baseline sideline out-of-bounds plays. It's how you're handling timeouts. It's your rotation. But there's also you know, the again the psychology of it as a coat just your point guard doing it, but is it coach, you know to motivate your guys and and this Hawks team has enough talent to compete in the East and do you do your point if they don't and now with the bogdanovich injury if they don't compete it's going to be disappointment because I really love these pieces and I feel like with the right coach and with Trae young this team should be one near the top of the page. Swing up when the dust settles. I don't know if you feel the same way, but that's that's certainly where I'm at with them. Yeah, you know I missed the report about bogdanovich ruining his knee as I'm not looking at it right now. So that's that's really a project. He hasn't been playing great. They haven't quite figured out how to get him in the grated properly. I mean, I know it was weird to me in the beginning that they were going to have him coming off the bench and it just seemed like he was you know, he's a strong he should be in this team. So and again this also goes into the whole Lloyd Pierce thing where and and it's it's the hardest thing about being a coach in the NBA. I believe would be the lineups. Who are you going to play together with whom and how how often do you pay attention to that stuff? Because I got to be honest sometimes get the impression that certain coaches don't really look at the numbers the line of data and then you're going to wonder yourself. Well, you know, how do you know whether or not you want to have these guys playing together if it's not going well that you know, there's a clue. So yeah and who knows sometimes the injury does like that happens maybe trading is a little is hurt by Anonymous goes down for a second. That actually saves the coach fog. While longer so we'll see what happens there. But it's just, you know, I'm rooting for the Hawks. I want to see them too. Well, it's been too long. Yeah for sure. I mean it's and and you don't want to waste tray Youngstown mean there's a few guys think it's interesting because I was just talking to someone about Cade Cunningham coming up. Who's who's the presumptive number one pick in the 2021 draft? And this kid just he plays at his own pace when you watch him play the game go it turns into his game. He's manipulating it. It's in his pace and I just think that that ability. I mean we talk sometimes about freakish athletic ability and oh this guy is such an outstanding shooter, but the ability to slow a game down and play it at your pace where it's almost unfair like you're you're playing a video game and you can adjust the settings like it's literally feels unfair and and I think about the guys who have that skill and it's you know, I mean, I think Larry Bird was kind of like that song. Learning you could you can make that argument has that Luka has that ability and it's just so rare and I think Trae young can do that at times where it's like the game just it doesn't matter. He doesn't really get sped up. He sort of controls the pace all that now granted when he's shooting horribly things change because he's not as deadly and scary off off that pick-and-roll decision-making that he's been he's so wonderful with you know, picked him up off the screen which obviously I love but when he's you know, when he's shooting it, well, it feels like the whole game works and that to me is like the great shame if the Hawks aren't going to be good because I was so excited to see him with weapons around him and granted. I mean, we haven't seen Dolan re now we've got about zdanowicz injury if he's nicked up then obviously, there's other factors that can play off on that but you know help being being first and foremost, but still, I'm really I'm excited to see what Trae young does because when he's rolling I love how I love guys that completely control. The pace of the game and that everything slows down for them. Absolutely. No, it wouldn't be a discussion with Adam Cinco without having you know, some reference to a draft prospect. Awesome. I saw a video by the young guy in college you maybe tell me it was from the Baseline beautiful like a really nice camera the great depth of field and he throws a almost like a baseball or maybe like a one-handed pass eighty feet with spin-off hits the guys right at the only way they can catch it on a numbers and it gets filed with the baskets. You know what I'm talking about with some college guy and it was amazing and it's some guy gets it. Does this all the time. I don't know. I am getting the guys name. I had shared it on Twitter. I must have passed you by anyway, there's somebody out there kind of a weird name. Who is it in anyway, you're probably talking about lamelo ball coach. Okay. Well, I'm just kidding. He hit my elbow pass for sure, right? Yeah, I mean, but yeah, my problem is if I find that sweet, I probably won't know who it is letting I just shared it blindly, but nonetheless well, Hello, because that's why I asked you to come on. Yeah, I mean listen, it's it's how about amazing to see? I it's funny because we're going to talk about this on our on a podcast home tomorrow for sure. We have to I think I was just on the phone though, cause a lot of my co-host and he was telling me you know, I rather I was telling him that it's weird. I think I was rooting against them privately for a while and I I hate to admit that but I had this like inherent bias. I saw him early on his high school career was like and I don't like sort of how they play the attitude like, I don't know there and meanwhile, I'm like what am I doing? I'm judging a kid who's like fourteen years old. I need to give this kid a chance and everyone. I was talking to Don McLean worked him out. Not even pretty Jeff. But even a year prior to that he was going up against Casey. Paula who's now with the heat and he was beating Kaz and workouts, even though lamelo was still so young at the time. You then he goes and plays in Australia talked to Matt Walsh erodes the New Zealand Breakers. He's telling me you won't believe lamelo. I talked to people around the league that were like, hey, you won't you won't believe this but like Mellows work. Ethic is crazy. That's why he's going to be better than Lonzo. He works so much harder like the kid just he he's one of those guys that go play pick up and then he immediately wants to return to the gym to work on different aspects of his game. You just that work ethic is is something rare and and not a lot of guys have it and I don't think people realize that the separation to be great. You have to have that desire to keep wanting them back in the gym and keep improving your game. And so I say all that and then like, you know, you see what he's now starting to do in the league and what I love about it and I'm curious as to your thoughts book and I know what you thought about it before the truck, but I just love how loose he plays even at the NBA level. It's so rare to see a guy that relaxed in games and keep that that Poise and composure and just feel dead. God's just loose. It's almost like he's still in the driveway. And I that's that that is rare. I mean it's so hard to to to to tell people how difficult it is. When all of a sudden of these world's best athletes and the size of the NBA guys nothing like you've ever experienced before to still play as relaxed as you had your whole life is wild and then you see it in the in terms of the productivity last game. He was one of his shy from being the youngest player ever with a triple-double and comes out and goes nuts and gets the triple do yeah. Yeah. I'm a video on it. By the way. He had to move here's the thing I think is interesting. They sort of it's a nice sort of symbiosis between the way he played in high school and the way he's playing now, they kind of blend it in together because you know, it's Chino Hills. It was not real distinct version of you know, they they would throw a fifty-foot post-entry passes and they would just you know, it was a weird way to watch the game and he's used some of that stuff in that loose that you're talking dead. With a little bit more of the than the traditional NBA game we see now he had to move though on an ISO step back off one foot fade away again without the teens against Kevin huerter. Yeah home and it was like, oh my God, it was exactly what he would do, you know back in high school too and I'd like and by the way like I'd be on the court and teach that shot like why not and by the way part of the reason why it's easier to make sure shot his little release Point allows him to find extra power that way when it is off of like the one foot and fading and you know, I'm looking at a three point shot again, the brother Lonzo have the same criticism about his former and the ultimately changed me which I'm not even sure he really had to do but whatever they changed it might be better might be the same but he and he's really low, you know sets it really low in his front of his chest, but you know what in my mind with if as long as he understands and improves the Rhythm that will allow him to shoot it from forty like, you know, like Stephen those guys do yeah. Well, I was actually going to ask you about that. It's interesting that you suck. Because when you watch Lamela and yours the other thing that stands out to me off the dribble his release is so quick. And so now you combine a quick release for to the point that you're making with his stick size and the fact that by the way, he can attack the rim, he'll score he'll score by the rim, he can score in the mid-range which we've obviously seen so that makes obviously his wrong seem even quicker and you think it at all times he could pass to so the the idea that he's such a multi-dimensional threat or even compare that to Lonzo Alonso forever has been criticized cuz he's either wage to the whole or he's going to shoot a three and there's not really that middle game for him. It's not scoring at all three levels he misses out on that. And so there's no threat there. I just think lamelo is so much quicker, but I was curious to ask you like It's so quick off the dribble, but when he's in a catch-and-shoot situation, it becomes way more exaggerated. So I was curious if you could tell me like why that would be that you'd have that much slower release for a guy off of catch-and-shoot as opposed to off the dribble. Wow, a great question cuz I was watching that because I did a mystery 1-2 left-wing or maybe made one. He missed one he made one and I'm I was watching the one that jumped out at me was that his footwork was so far behind after the catch where you know, ideally again the encouraging thing is you can fix this in like an hour or whatever you fix this in a week where people watching it and then getting his feet in the position. Did they implant and then jump in the air whereas, you know, ideally if he's hopping or even if he's not that's happening ahead of time. So now his arms are kind of waiting for the legs to catch up with the issue for most players. I was just looking at Kelly oubre. The same way where when he's when he's making his shots just because his legs and his arms are in sync properly his legs or his job. Waiting for the legs to finish extending it up into the shot. And that that's the two motions. We talk about now to do see Steph Curry by the way had a a play where he destroyed Paul George on the right wing at the end of the game the other night. Did you see that? Yep? Yep, I know and and what's interesting about that? It was it's a hyper quick release but it's low and you know back in the day they'd say, oh it's going to get blocked so you can't shoot it that way but it turns out know it's out of the hand earlier because it's what we're released and so by time Paul George gets to his you know, he's long and tall and he can really contest by the time getting there. It's already gone because Steph Curry's releasing it low as well. So that's part of the reason why it's quicker off the dribble because all that is in motion to begin with and it's dead. It wouldn't be a surprise that it's a ball brother of all people who was going to be a little bit unconventional right and like have a better rhythm of got off the dribble and he goes off the catch-and-shoot. Yeah, but by the way, the other thing I really that's nice. Jumped off the the screen at me last night was how explosive he is. Now. He looks quicker now than it did like in Australia to me, you know, and it's change of pace and like, you know doing gallops been all downhill just like a waterbug explode kind of like what we say Lonzo do I hadn't seen lamelo do that really much before so all of a sudden now, you're talking about a guy who is like waterbug. Quit explosive. He's got the threat to make a pass at anytime. He saw him Lefty layup off a pick-and-roll simply because the guy was like, oh he's going to pass it. He's going to pass as he never touched the ball. Exactly. Yeah exactly. He's she's been so much fun to watch. I I just got handed daughter my wife gave that look that I roll like you told me five minutes. I hear you know, I've been there numerous times I often listen. I appreciate you and coming out and giving us this much time awesome talk. Yeah and let's let's do it again. This is fun. We're going to do it again at for surely. All right that helps everybody ought to find you again. That's good. So Adams always there to to talk basketball. He's always on Twitter at Naismith lives Naismith being, you know, the guy next to the game The Players find much with her follow him and he's he comes on the show often thought for type of draft prospects. He really knows his stuff and has the college game down pat really really well. So make sure you follow him there. But yeah, I mean, I guess just to put the button on the lamelo ball a discussion again, I just was saying is you know, he looks it maybe it's part of the him being getting a little more comfortable to speed. He's now at that speed and he is now exploding and using the Gallup dribble. So if you don't need a lower bill is, you know, there's a skip dribble where you left off with one foot lamb the same foot like, you know, like we skipped but the Gallup would be you know, left right left, right, but you have the like the right foot in front and then you kind of lift both in the same kind of land again and allows you to create change of pace and you know, I know back in the day when I was playing like in the eighties, you know, there was only one speed. I was just try and go 100% off. Now that we understand the footwork behind us get dribble or gal of dribble which everybody can do in kindergarten we can now much clearly much more clearly teach how to change Pace because you can give them a specific footwork to allow that to happen and let's not forget the secret to basketball to me is lifting both feet in the air at the same time and it's a powerful thing when I first got a really get off at around and realized like this is what the best players are doing. It's all those things like, you know, Russell do it a lot KD does it you seek Lacy stuff. They all lift. They're both be in the air the same time, you know on the dribble and allows them to slow when they land and use the ground reaction forces to do that versus just trying to like push off, you know, in fact, I bet you, you know baserunners and in baseball, they just try and push off and cross that off the front foot forward and go to the second. I bet you there's a way that they could develop that even better and have it be more of a lifter both feet and then you split and go how we teach, you know, running turning and running and Thursday. I wonder I know they're running endurance might be different. But that might be that might help them at any rate. It's a really it's a real key and a real advantage and the earlier that players learn it the better they are off earlier ages along with attacking on the catch. And so when I teach that versus like Triple Threat, you know, ten eleven year olds and they learn that it's like it becomes unfair because now the defense cannot catch up so that's my little spiel about coaching and developing which I haven't done in so long now because normally get on a damn cord least in La now, here's another thing that I'm concerned about as far as the code thing because we just saw Maxi kleber just got quarantined. I think it's for 10 days or maybe 14 days late really try and look it up. But so so what does that mean? What does it mean when they have to be in quarantine page exposed to someone who has covid-19? So how does that work? Because if he was impossible exposed and he went and played then that means he that whole team. He play with would need to shut it down to in theory. His breathing heavy home is within close proximity and that's not happening. So I'm really worried a little bit about what's happening with this NBA season, cuz we're seeing you know, it's not like completely prevalent but we just saw the Philadelphia Seventy six months to like fudge it a little bit. I believe they had to get Mike Scott just to warm up as an eighth player. So they they can go out and play but they only play was seven if I'm not mistaken. I gotta go check and they almost won it was kind of a close game but let's go look at it real quick. This was on. Let's see here the 9th. Let's see yesterday the Philly played. Yeah. So Philly played against Denver. I wanted to they only had seven guys available took in the Box sport package 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 right and then Mike Scott who I think was I don't know maybe he was too injured to play but they just didn't they put him in the warm-ups. So you gotta be concerned when that stuff starts happening. No, the Rockets had some issues to the other teams as well. And then so if that's the case and they really do follow through with the right quarantine protocols, then you have to imagine at some point. You're going to talk about whole teams to have to be shut down for a week. And I don't know how you're supposed to do that like that. That kind of makes the season untenable my mind. God forbid anybody even gets it, you know, like, you know, like Seth Curry, I got it just before the game. So, you know, if you got it tested positive for the game you could easily have been you know contagious. So it's a real concern and hit me the other day where i'm like, you know what I don't know how how tenable this season is going to be with the way they're doing this because again, if one guy he can't just be one guy there a team they're playing they're practicing like, you know, anybody that has a quarantine protocol would most likely it has to be three or four at least of his teammates and coaches and playing right now and and people around the team. So, you know, let's let's say a prayer that we can figure this out and maybe they're going to get the injections. I haven't heard back. I kind of heard at some point that maybe NBA teams to get some sort of priority at this point. Now that the vaccines rolling out the more maybe they'll get in there. But again, let's not forget. It's two vaccines wage. They're spread apart by weeks and they're not 95% effective until a week after the second shot, which is you know, that could take a while. So keep your eye on that as well. Anybody on the other questions as we're wrapping this up at 7 more minutes. Let's see here Daniels got a comment. Oh sneaky Defender. I'm thinking about the Mellow. Absolutely. I mean again, I'm excited about about him. But you know what, it actually makes me in most exciting but guys like lamelo and then like tray dog and this lineage is you have to imagine that all the seeds planted by Seth Curry what he did in his that first year. I think what fourteen fifteen fifteen sixteen off all the eight nine and ten-year-olds were watching that, you know, and being inspired by that and then coaches began to figure out how can we we can you know, get this play out of you know, younger and younger levels we should stop. To see more and more of these kind of players hyper creative hyper skilled and doing things on a regular basis that we hadn't seen before. You know, it's funny. I was also thinking about this like back in the eighties. Obviously the three-point shot had just come in at the dawn of the eighties. So it was a really exciting thing. It was a punctuation at the end of a run, you know, and we could all get excited when it goes in and you know by now a made 3-pointer not nearly as exciting because it's been done so many times. I also want to say and I could be way off on this but don't seem to be a lot more exciting back then than they are now as well. And the reason I want to say that they took a bit more rare back in the day than they are now, it's possible that's the case. The spacing wasn't nearly as good back then so there was always guys around the basket to getting away. So it's hard to get free for a dog unless it was open court. I don't know I watch someone's going to go back and have the staff show me all they don't do as many times now, they did them the games but it just felt that way so I kind of wonder what's going to happen because if that creativity gets a little bit more wage. I'm in place. Does that mean that we're going through not be as impressed by it going forward and ten years from now. Oh, that's a no look behind the back through the legs fifty-foot bounce pass in rhythms instructed to a guy for a reverse dunk, you know over two guys, I would hope that we can continue to find the the the the energy and the excitement for those kind of plays but I know we'll see how that goes. But either way it's it's just it's a great statement about where the game is going in my mind that you know, we're having these Supreme players coming in supremely talented and skilled players coming in earlier ages and having you know, huge impacts that's exciting for Coach to see that like, you know, we now have ways to teach these things and I'm constantly trying to bother as many of these trainers I can like. Hey, what are you doing? How are you doing this Thursday, which by the way, I used a great interview with Drew hanlen, who is one of the best NBA trainers out there on my YouTube membership. So if you join our YouTube membership, there's a lot of different wage. Works in one of them are these exclusive interviews on doing with guys beat writers and and trainers and all sorts of things about that and then also have exclusive watch parties. So just like we're shopping it up here and you guys are always welcome to walk in, you know, come on the show like Daniel didn't talk. You also can jump in on the live watch party on another app, and we can actually discuss during the game. So what's going on and I do my play-by-play which is really really good really took an interesting and so we're going to launch I'm going to go through a exclusive exclusive watch party at some point this week. I'm going to pick a national game everyone wants to see and I'll do it. So stay tuned for that. But again, you have to be part of the membership at the Big Man level. So, can you talk about Warriors versus Clippers the second game? What do you think about Lonzo season and easily lb it could be a high post facilitator an amazing strength big? Okay Warriors Clippers second game. So that was the game. I think we're just talking about right where Seth went nuts and they came back. I watched in Spanish. I had just missed it live. Yep. I turned out my DVR recorded on the on the channel and I mean it was stunning how quick that happened is all I could tell you. I don't even know how it happened. It was so quick and you know the way the bulb moved it made me feel like we should check it. I'm sure there's a we can look this up. But the when the Warriors aren't really cooking nobody touches the ball for more than like half a second and the boss things all around the perimeter and then boom step is getting 3 free or you said in the role man, and then they're getting a shot of the basket. So it's really fun. I don't know obviously if they're going to win a ton of games, but probably be in the a little maybe 500 old it better, you know, maybe like, you know fifth in the conference or so, but it's fun. It's fun to watch these guys overachieve and then have stuff at the at the top obviously be the is not over Jimmy. He's leading the whole Cavalry now that also leads to the Clippers now the one thing I took from the Clippers, which is offensive Lee. It doesn't seem like they ever get Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Involved in the same action and by maybe a by purpose. They're like, we're going to sort of separate you guys and have you guys play opposite each other on the other side and sort of stretch the defense that way but I don't know. It seems to me that it took two good players like that. There's a lot of different actions you can get in sort of too many games to get them together and make it really hard on defense. And so I like to see some of that and I'm going to go dig into some more footage to make sure but that's what I saw that game list where their offense completely bogged down and scored, you know, hardly any points in about 6 or 7 minutes when the when the Warriors, you know, nailed 30 or something and it was just stunning but that's what you got to be careful with. The Warriors are going to be like that and it kind of reminds me. I don't know back in the day when Stephen and Clay were just getting started with Draymond in that first year or two first-year see occur if they got down by a long it was like you knew okay, they're really going to start shooting threes. This is going to be exciting. Now, the game has changed a lot even since then where we should a lot more trees anyway, but you kind of knew like this is or two Open tickets. Okay, we're down. What what would we have to lose now? Let's get out there and start, you know kind of coming back with three is and it would end up being fireworks and really exciting. So it's sort of what we're seeing now with with this team and they kind of have to do that cuz we're going to find themselves down a lot. I think as we go forward, but you know, they have some talent and they have guys who can put pieces together and play around each other really well off in that sort of when we saw Miami, Jew without like a super super star and you know, that kind of that kind of method is it's kind of exciting to watch because you don't know what's going to happen, you know, you watch the Lakers, you know, what song LeBron, dominate eighties with dominate and they're probably going to win so, you know, that's fun too. Especially for Lakers fan, but for me, it's always the unknown. Oh my goodness. What's going to happen that may be exciting? So listen awesome show can't wait to do it again. I'll be back here. 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