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This change with policing in Denver needs to happen in every city in America
"The past six months the city of denver colorado has been running a brilliant pilot program to replace police when nine one one is called for at least seven different reasons that are connected to homelessness and substance abuse and poverty program is called star s. t. a. r. is stands for support team assisted response and it was inspired by one of my favorite programs in the entire country. We've talked about it. Multiple times here on the podcast cahoots and cahoots. Is the emergency response program. It has been around now for a generation in eugene oregon and the who's program now handles over twenty percent of eugene organs. Nine one one calls instead of police and it saves lives in eugene and it actually saves the city millions of dollars in the process and the big question about what the who's program does in oregon has always been whether or not it was going to work in a major american city like denver and the star program has answered that with a resounding yes and they just issued their six months report. And if you go to my facebook page if you go to the north star dot com. I've shared that report there. And if you're feeling nerdier walkie you can really get into the details but let me break down for you. The star program in denver decided to spend six months answering seven types of nine one one calls in four targeted areas of denver. Even those choices that they made were super smart. They chose one entire policing district so that they could have data on what would happen when they took over a large geographic area and then they chose three smaller police precincts which really represents smaller geographical areas but would give them some really actionable data to work with and of the seven hundred and forty eight calls that the star program actually answered that they took during their first six months. Listen not one. Single person was ever arrested and the denver police department was never even called one single time for backup. Nobody was killed by police. Nobody was sent to jail. Nobody was given a ticket. Nobody was given a criminal record and lives. were saved. and it's amazing two hundred and thirteen times. The star team responded to calls where people thought they saw someone strange in the area and as you may know those calls are actually sometimes forms of racial profiling or what i like to call poverty policing where someone poor or homeless is simply existing or walking and it gets on the nerves of more privileged people particularly privileged white people a hundred and forty five times. The star team responded to people in need who just wanted someone to check on a loved one ninety four times. They responded to someone who needed assistance in their home. Sometimes it was because of a mental or physical health challenge. Forty eight times. Listen to this. They responded with love and compassion to people considering suicide and none of those people committed suicide as you may know. Often one one is called during a suicide attempt. Police show up in kill. Those folk star team was able to talk each of those people through
"To understand millan kovic cycles. We have to understand each of the cycles which the earth goes through individually. There are several of them. And it's gonna take a bit of visualization to get the concept via podcast where there are no visual aids. But it shouldn't be too difficult. We'll start by going through the cycles that the earth itself goes through to understand these need to think of the earth as a spinning top when the top spins. it's usually not perfectly upright. The top will be tilted somewhat just like atop. The earth has a tilt to rotation currently the earth tilts twenty three point five degrees. And that is what is responsible for the seasons. However that tilt known as obligatory isn't static it actually wobbles back and forth between twenty two point one degrees and twenty four point five degrees right now. We're in the middle of such a cycle. The time it takes to complete one full cycle of going from twenty two point one degrees to twenty four point five degrees and back again is forty one thousand years the greater the tilt the more sun the polar regions will get in the summer and the more extreme the seasons are the next part of the cycle is axial procession if you can imagine the spinning top again as it. Spinning the axis of the top is rotating. Circle isn't just tilting. In one direction on the earth the direction of our access in the north currently points to the north star players this temporary over the course of twenty five thousand seven hundred and seventy one point five years. The earth's axis will go in a circle that means that not only will the north star. Not be the northstar at some point but twenty five thousand seven hundred and seventy one years from now it will be the northstar again while the earth is going about it cycles on it's wobbling and spinning access there are also things happening to the earth orbit itself for this part instead of a spinning top. I want you to visualize a spinning plate. The edge of the spinning plate would be the orbiting. The earth and at the center of the plate would be the sun the first orbital cycle is the orbital eccentricity cycle the orbit of the earth around. The sun isn't a perfect circle. it's slightly elliptical the shape of that ellipse changes over time. And how much it deviates from a circle is known as eccentricity the eccentricity cycles between point zero zero three four which is almost perfectly circular two point zero five eight which is more slightly elliptical the changes due to the gravitational pull of large planets like jupiter and saturn. This cycle takes about one hundred thousand years. The next cycle is called app sill procession. If you can imagine that played again this time imagine it. As more of an oval plate as the earth is going around its orbit around the edge. The plate itself is rotating that means be closest and farthest point that the earth is from the sun will change over time. This cycle is about one hundred and twelve thousand years. Finally there's a cycle for orbital inclination. That rotating plate isn't flat and actually tilts and the tilt changes over time as well. This cycle is about one hundred thousand years as well and is very close to the same length. As orbital eccentricity cycle each of these cycles involves relatively small changes over long periods of time however they can compound each other or they can mitigate each other all of these cycles have been known for a while somewhere known back as far as antiquity and others were more recently discovered in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in one thousand nine hundred eighty s serbian astrophysicists named bulletin. Millan kovic put all the pieces together. He realized that these cycles closely followed the patterns of ice ages in particular three of these axial tilt eccentricity and procession all affected the amount of sunlight that would fall on the northern hemisphere. These cycles could either cancel each other out to moderate the strength of seasons or they could compound each other making the seasons even more powerful in particular. What really mattered was the amount of sunlight falling on the northern hemisphere. In the summer why the northern hemisphere that is where most of the land is sixty eight percent of the land on earth is in the northern hemisphere land. Can't store heat as well as water. Which means that ice can form on it. Easier ice reflects sunlight which can cause further cooling during an ice age most. The ice accumulates in the northern hemisphere in the south is can only accumulate to a point before it hits warmer water and the ice will cleave off to form icebergs. Glaciers depend on how much of the ice melts during the summer when the earth is at its maximum tilt more sun is hitting the northern hemisphere in the summers if the orbit of the earth is such that it's at its closest point to the sun. When this happens summers will be very intense and ice will melt when he opposite happens when the tilt is at a minimum and the earth is farther away in the summers ice will not melt as much and glaciers will grow. All of these factors individually are rather small at its closest point to the sun which currently happens on january fourth. Remember back to my episode on why we celebrate new year's day when we do there's only about six percent more solar radiation hitting the earth than when we are at the farthest point likewise the axial tilt of the earth only changes a few degrees however these effects can be big enough when they work in conjunction to cause an ice age. The observed strength of ice ages is usually found to be stronger than the millen kovic cycles would suggest leading some climatologists to think that there might be a positive feedback mechanism at work. Something which causes the planet to cool faster than expected. The timing of ice ages is still being worked on. Kovic predicted that i would be about forty one thousand years apart and that was true up until about one million years ago since then ice ages have come at about one hundred thousand years which corresponds to the eccentricity cycle. Milne kovic cycles aren't just unique to earth like the earth. Mars has all the cycles. I just mentioned except that the timing and the extent of the cycles are different. Researchers estimate that mars has had between six and twenty ice ages over the last eight hundred million years. The martian milankovitch cycle might bring about an ice age every four hundred thousand to two point one million years. Some of you might be wondering if mellon kovic cycles are responsible for the recent climatic changes measured over the last several decades and the answer is no milakovic's cycles take thousands. If not tens of thousands of years to change their effects. Camping noticed over periods short as a decade so the next time you think about the earth as a spinning ball in space realize that the spinning the orbit isn't a static unchanging thing it's always slowly changing and there are cycles within cycles within cycles
Airbnb cancels and blocks inauguration week reservations
"Says it will cancel all reservations in the Washington D. C area during the week of President elect Joe Biden's inauguration and reimburse host what they would have made. Airbnb expense. This is an attempt to further prevent prevent further attacks at the Capitol one week after pro Trump supporters stormed the capital building, which resulted in five Yes. Joining us now. Chris Lahane, senior vice president for global policy and communications at Airbnb, So, Chris, you know not only are you canceling reservations. You're doing it at hope, Airbnb his expense and reimbursing them what they would have made if these days had happened, so this is a pretty dramatic move on your part. Who did you consult about this? And how did you come to this decision? Yeah, And I think thanks for having us, you know, a million years. I didn't think we'd be having this type of a conversation. You know, really? We've been consulting with local officials, Mayor's office, federal officials, members of Congress. Obviously, yesterday you had the two governors, governor of Maryland governor of Virginia. Also the mayor of Washington, D. C. All make really clear that they just did not want people traveling to Washington, D. C. We have a decision making framework that we call our stakeholder framework. We just really considered all the issues impacting our stakeholders. And one of those stakeholders are the communities that we're in. It just became really clear to us that the right thing to do here was to the block people traveling from to Washington, given all the guidance, given everything that's going on, given, frankly, the interest of our republic We certainly didn't want to make sure that our hosts who are going to be economically impacted are made whole and that is part of our stakeholder framework. But ultimately, this was pretty simple decision to prioritize. The public health and safety of particularly given the guidance that we were being given yesterday from those various leaders. Since then, the president has been impeached for the second time the first president ever to be impeached twice. You are also canceling reservations on hotel tonight. Haven't heard other hotels saying that they're gonna be canceling reservations. Do you think that they should be doing that? Great question. I'm pretty comfortable speaking about our decision making. Obviously, we'll let others make their decisions. Do believe that all of us? I tried thinking of Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural where, To paraphrase he talked about the fact we're all Democrats, for all Republicans mean that we're all Americans, and I do think we're all of the moment right now, where that really should be Our North star and got his start and that context really prioritizing trusted safety. I do think I'm like, you know something that you and I have talked about historically. This concept of stakeholder capitalism on making decisions that consider all those stakeholders and I do think maybe after some time passes, people will look back on this moment. And after I did some good has really come of it. But It's been interesting to see a number of other businesses on business leaders really standing up and making decisions that are prioritizing interest of the country. I do wonder if this will be one of those moments where People actually saw stakeholder capitalism in action and people actually playing action. Two words. We made the decision based on our application of that stakeholder framework and what we thought was in the best interest of the community. Now how much of the Virginia and Maryland suburbs do your cancelations include? And can you give us any idea how much this will cost Airbnb and whether you're you're potentially gonna make some a similar decisions. Another state capitals. Across the country, given the warnings from the FBI, great great questions. Let me try and take them individually. In terms of the geographic parameters. Horoscope. I'm sure you'll appreciate this. Uh, we are not looking to be able to give this specific. So anyone out there who is Looking to try to evade the systems that we have in place that the block calendars and block travel could take advantage of that. We're certain certainly applying this approach to the Greater D C area that metro area but have been pretty careful about not giving the details. Specifics really in an effort to make sure that people can't evade the The systems that we have in place. It's gonna impact, you know, roughly approximately 5500 reservations and in that area, but we also have signals allow us to be able to change his parameters pretty quickly if we feel like we need need to expand. You know, from a financial perspective, really? That never even came into the conversation. We've been removing violent extremists and you Nazis really dating back. Before Charlottesville in 2017. It's something that we've been doing on an UN going basis, and those conversations just never involved. How much is this gonna cost what the financial impact is going to be even in the case like that? Really was. What's the right thing to do? And I know that may sound trite, but it really was. I remember every conversation with Bryan or strike, Francesca. See, you know what it was? It asked. Let's make sure we're doing everything possible on Dever raised at all. You know what? Let's look at the financial impact was just do the right thing. And then as it regards out their capitals 100% right. Obviously, governments have issued warnings and The other day we announced they seven point plan that sort of helped address how we keep these specific types of folks off the platform. We have flexibility, adaptability toe. Move that around. We're certainly in contact with the different states and the different governments on
"north star" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"To appear. Yeah i don't know what the avenue is for a good non dairy play. The at the war on big milk is not going to play out the way the war on cash has for investors this substitutes for big milk First of all milk has gotten its act together over the last couple of decades with their their fat free stuff And the there's just. Where's the moat. I mean for the alternatives between almond and soy and rice and i know coconut milk There's just You know different different flavors and the if there are brands that have baldly succeeded in capturing any chunk of that market share I'd be surprised that they could keep it for very long You know you've got a white label stuff you've got the private brands. The safeway's and the grocery stores will move in and and create competitor's where there's an opportunity to So i don't immediately see where the investment opportunity would be because i just don't see how there's going to be much of a moat For any of it. Yeah i mean to your point about branding it. It seems like the sort of thing that i could see if a business like beyond meat or impossible. Food's got big enough and successful enough that they wanted like it would be a natural extension of those types of brands. But i i just don't i just don't see it otherwise and i also don't know how big that market is and maybe starbucks has some insight into that sort of thing but it really doesn't seem like an opportunity yet well and also i mean milk's got some advantages in that Say as you grow up that one of the first ideas that you're presented with Is here's some life. This is this is critical for being alive is are you talking about almond milk. No no not talking about almond milk milk. This it's what keeps you alive You know it it. Transitions didn't tell you you get to the dairy cows milk word that. We're talking about being replaced at starbucks But i milk is is working with some huge advantages not just people's psyches but in your actual physiology also pretty early in life..
"north star" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"Hbo max and you can make a pretty good case for the fact. That warner really didn't go about this. The right way in terms of the the christopher nolan's sort of the actors and directors that they were dealing with. So i i would not be in the same way that i would not be quick to buy shares of amc entertainment. I would also not be quick to write off the movie theater business. It'll probably look different. It'll probably be smaller. But i think that that's scarcity. Maybe the thing that saves the movie theater experience again. There are a lot of people who depend on this. and i. it's it's. I don't think it's to be underestimated. May just be almost entirely sort of tadpole things and tom cruise lives in sort of rarefied world in many ways But also being somebody who is big enough to open a movie And the vast majority of actors of are getting great work on tv right now and are not necessarily Looking toward being a movie star as the ultimate achievement in in an acting career I'm sure most have grown up with that being the the dream but You know the the quality of work that you can find On the various platforms at stream is enticing and the marvel movies and star wars movies. There's always going to be movie theater You know a market for them although you know star wars finding out there on awfully good streaming market for product that otherwise would have been movie theater quality. Here's here's one. Here's one potential ripple effect in two thousand and twenty one for the movie business. Because netflix doesn't give out data. They are very protective of their data. And so there are produced movie producers. Who work with net flex. Who will tell you. Oh yeah. I have no idea how many people have seen this and when netflix talks about keeping my win. Netflix's talks about. Hey fifty million people have streamed this movie. Technically what counts as a stream of a movie or a tv show. Episode is two minutes so that's very different from fifty million people bought a ticket to see this movie. It's very different. Between fifty million people bought a ticket and went into a theater to see this movie and fifty million people watched at least minutes of this movie so somewhere down the line. It is not going to shock me at all if someone comes out and says..
"north star" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"And you know the long term for theaters looks more and more dire As more companies are putting their products directly into onto streaming And and maybe exclusively so I wouldn't i would not wish upon Any friend work in the theater industry right now And and long term. I think it's going to be extremely challenging. And you know if anybody ends up figuring out a winning way to run theaters profitably for investors. I'll be very impressed. We talk from time to time about any given businesses ability to administer pricing power. Different levers they can pull in the case. Amc entertainment and other theater chains jack up the price popcorn. That's worked in the past. It doesn't seem like that's going to work in in the future. Well it you know once you've got somebody in the theater. They've already Committed you know. Maybe that babysitter Maybe the meal beforehand I think people are not going out to the theaters. Cheap night out anymore. And so maybe charging twelve fifteen dollars for popcorn whatever it is which is We were talking about this. this the highest margin product in the history of mankind is movie theater popcorn. I'm just asserting that there may be data to support me. there may not be but Popcorn itself is free. You know. I think people pay you to take popcorn kernels right. That's the they're they're everywhere and then if you can manage to pop them and sell them for twelve bucks. You've done an incredible job of multiplying. Your input into prophets of the problem is getting people into the theaters to then buy that popcorn. Yeah i think. That's i don't want to say a safe bet but i staking out like the debate is what's the highest margin consumer product out there. I'm i'm coming to the table with movie popcorn. I feel like you're holding good cards. If you come to the table with movie popcorn there may be aren't worth their like some bars that were worse like selling air like certain like f- rinsed air. You'd go oxygen or something like that. That might that might be on the same page. Maybe i don't know. I mean those those tanks have to be kinda heavy. There's a labor cost involved there. I still thought. Like if i'm holding if my cards are movie popcorn and your cards are the flavored air. I like my car is better than yours Your huge the theater. Goer when when it's safe to do so you know what what do you think of that. The maximum number of movies. You'll see in a theater. Twenty twenty two. I think there are ways to make this work. I think the again the the part of this story. That's not getting a ton of attention And it makes sense in in terms of what we do because we focus on publicly traded entities. But it's everybody who's job depends on box office receipts so tom cruise is not publicly traded. But i guarantee you he and everyone else who is onscreen. Even if you're just a of someone a background scene they all care greatly about box. Office receipts the actors. The writers the directors it's white christopher nolan went nuts. When warner came out and said all of our movies and twenty twenty one or two..
"north star" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"I think there's there's a future for the product. It just was not a wildly investable product. The way people thought when they first got the chance to invest was more than seven and a half trillion dollars under management. Blackrock is the biggest investor in the world in his annual letter earlier this year. Chairman and ceo. Larry fink made it clear that climate change was going to be a big part of how black rock inves- the company now says starting in twenty twenty one it expects companies that it has a stake in to disclose their plans for transitioning to a lower carbon economy. There are other details. They laid out to me. The the individual details are are less interesting than the clarity. With which larry franken. His team at black rock are expressing here. The fact that they're just coming out and saying this is how we're going to be investing. This is what we think is important. This is what is important to us. I'm paraphrasing but it's basically. Hey you can do what you want. This is how we're going to be making our decisions. I mean this is. This is very transparent. Yeah we'll see how it's implemented But there are sharp words Toward companies both on their diversity for boards and Their treatment of of the climate. And i think that Figures expressing a an accurate perception. That climate change is defining factor in companies long-term prospects and that they need to behave themselves to have everybody on board In terms of investing and there are some big players out there that can make a real difference in the way that they vote people on or off boards and blackrock seven trillion under management What is that well. The global gdp is about eighty trillion. So you know that that's a one year One year annual production around the world. And you're talking about some seven trillion under management. I'm not sure That that's the right comparison. But it's a way a way of beginning to scratch at how meaningful seven trillion dollars is when you decide to throw its weight around. Have you either personally. Or to the extent that you can disclose holdings particularly holdings in the past of Molly full asset management the funds. That you work on ever owned shares of black rock because i've personally never owned shares of a big bank and asset management company. And i just larry..
Canadian cannabis firms Tilray and Aphria reveal £2.8bn merger
"Till ray and africa. The canadian cannabis companies are merging. It is an all stock deal that will result in the world's largest cannabis producer shares of both are up. And that's great if you bought shares of both these companies last week but as you and i were talking about earlier this morning particularly in the case of till ray it has been a long bumpy. Ride down from the top. Yeah not not so many bumps as a smooth descent rapid descent and very little Bumping backup along the way. Now did skyrocket think came public. Twenty five thirty dollars a share. Something like that About two years ago made its way to one fifty a share almost immediately within the first couple months of You know people thinking everybody was going to start smoking marijuana all the time and by all from till ray i guess I don't know how it got to that price. But the stock market does strange things. Momentum investing does strange things and you know it's Made its way back down to nine dollars. Share today After going up twenty percent so really why is that. I mean there's no economics no positive economics. So far the business till ray They're of lost about five hundred million dollars in the last twelve months in gap earnings. And that's off of one hundred. Eighty million in sales so for every dollar sales are losing almost three dollars of rewarding employees management. Pretty generously It's not like the product itself is all that expensive. It is after all referred to accurately as a weed So it's not that the are that expensive. It's it's just pursued growth And pursued the that to the expensive of prophets. So i think that the merger is going to be one in which Toray will no longer be managing the company and That's good for charters.
Interview With Karen O'Mahoney
"Marketing world increasingly dominated by data brandon still matters. Karen manny the ceo and founder of brand. Loosen montreal heads up a strategic branding agency that works with tech companies to harness the power of their brand welcome to marketing spark iraq. Thanks for having me as i said off the top in a bb world dominated by data. I'm curious about your thoughts on the state of branding. How much of a focus. Our bb companies putting on branding. These days given the fact that there's so much noise there's so much content. There's so much social media out there. And what i actually find that a lot of people really have honed in on their brand and because of that because there's because of all the noise reading and what we want probably see a lot in large companies that they're really starting to focus in a back to the core back to already makes them different when you think about brand it's companies. Dna is impacting sales and marketing but also obviously has pace in leadership and decision making direction so for a lot of people. It's coming back to. What do i want my company to be whereas my company direction taking me. And how does that affect all of our teams so everything from product development to hate your operations the whole company and so from that point of view we find that a lot of these companies are coming back to their brand and really start to think about it a lot more to say okay. Well we have the power in our hands to reading wheeled this company and adopt whatever landscape comes up but now we wanna see where we want to take this on where our vision is gonna go so before we move forward. Let's take a step back to wire brands coming back to the brand. I mean it strikes me as as a brand person myself as that. Brandon is always important branch. Always be part of what you do and how you position yourself. Why are they coming back. What does that mean does that mean. They they didn't pay attention to brand. They were focused on other things. Maybe provide a little bit of context. Fisher so i think what. It is a lot of the time. It's people are thinking about their brand. Does one done right. So it's like a lot of the time they will think about doing lebron's strategy for example. Say oh you know. We've done like a while back and they're like that's been fine. It's kept us going so far. It's kept us going for the last years. And they take that you can bring out loud. These brown strategies messages through marketing through content. Through all of the ways that you're engaging but the thing is there. They have been noticing over time as as the company as a changes. If now time to refocus on say okay. Well we've changed we've role we've Started to open to new markets. We've started to look different directions. And that's where it's coming back to the bronze strategy. I would say not. Maybe i should say it's coming back to a brand strategy to see where next right so it's it's keeping that focus on on a appointed the future the minute. The point in the future is suddenly behind you. You should have done your broaden strategy again it sounds like that idea of like keeping it ahead of us that you can continue to have it as your north star. So how do brands not adopt the one and done or our brand is written in stone approach. Because you know as you know well. I'm being immersed in this. It's brand very fluid. It's very dynamic it evolves over time and and it and it can evolve very quickly so you you always have to be on top of the to make sure that your brand is relevant it resonates and it's aligned with the way that people are thinking and talking and acting from your perspective header brands. Make sure that they're they're always being brand focused. Always making sure that their brand is refreshing date. Yeah so. I mean from our point of view. It's coming from that central core rights coming from that central leadership team and moving out from there so the first thing is commitment. It's really say okay. Well are we committing to for our brand is gonna take us. And if that's the case nets keep it relevant. Let's keep on top of a. Let's build into our company. Values is built it into our company goals and start to actually reflect that in all of our department. So this is that idea of having your brand with something. That's actually adopted and taken to actually run your company and i think a lot of people see brand a lot of the time in terms of marketing only and they don't see it in terms of the full patch of your company so when you know the marketing the messages around marketing can adopt as long as they're still on brown right. The you know you can have campaigns that are about different things as long as they are within the bronze dna itself right so they don't go against the brand values they don't who have company mission they don't against the company purpose however while we don't see a lot of time is maybe people adopting the brand across their companies. And that's something that we tried to help people to do which is to build in those company goals For each department around the actual brand itself so see adoption on the actual usage of the broad in an everyday sense. And that's how you keep it relevant one to the employees but also to every new work with because again if your employees understand the broad. They're living as well right. So if you imagine you're an operations person you understand the brand you lived around you talk about the brown. Do you work with your teams anew operate within the bronze structure now whenever you ever time you work with clients for example you're going to bring that same dynamic you're going to bring that same elemental the with you so that experience translate across how we work every day as well one other question. Why the ask you in terms of making sure
Military wary that shakeup could upend its apolitical nature
"America's top military officer is sending an unmistakable message amid turmoil at the Pentagon where president trump this week fire defense secretary mark esper and installed three loyalists to top jobs joint chiefs chairman mark Emily says the U. S. military is unique we do not take an oath to an individual but rather to the constitution the moral north star for all of us in uniform the president's Pentagon shake up has raised fears about what may come next and in the most extreme scenario whether he may try to win list military help to stay in power Millie said yesterday the military exists not to be a political pawn but to serve the constitution and democracy itself protect and defend that document regardless of personal price soccer make ani Washington
Taking the Pulse on Medical Device Security
"Hi and welcome to the A sixteen Z podcast I'm Hannah what we're talking about. Today is the world of where bits and bytes meet flesh and blood, the security of medical devices many don't realize we need to think about the possibility of security hacks when it comes to things like pacemakers and insulin pumps and more so, what are the issues and risks? We need to be aware of in exposing security vulnerabilities in biomedical devices. This conversation with Bo Woods cybersecurity innovation fellow with the Atlantic Council part of the I am the cavalry grassroots, security, initiative and founder and CEO of strategy goes security and Andy. cavs, Co founder and CEO of Elektra Labs Advisor to the biohacking village at Defcon. Both of whom were formerly I ours the FDA and myself looks at how we begin to think about addressing these security issues in the bio medical device space, the frameworks that should guide our conversations and thinking. Thinking and how in Wednesday colder should be incentivized to address these challenges we begin with stories of how some of the first security researchers discovered these issues, but we also talk about how the FDA began to think about security as part of the safety of all medical devices including software as a medical device, and how we should think about understanding monitoring and updating the security of these devices from philosophical North Stars statements to on the ground, practical fixes and updates. Probably Start The story around twenty ten twenty eleven when a security researcher diabetic patient named Jay Radcliffe used in insulin pump to himself whenever he needed to add insulin to his body, and he had a couple of incidents where just through potential misuse or through accident where he had some pretty severe potential for harm, and because he was a security researcher, he started saying well. This is what can happen with accidents. What an adversary do right so he uses toolkit to just basically probe the security of his insulin pump, and essentially what he found is. Is that there was very very little in the way of cybersecurity in this device that was keeping him alive. It was easy for him to figure out how to potentially cause harm through cyber security means which is kind of a new problem in the world of healthcare back in that time, so he reported the issue to the manufacturer, they didn't or wouldn't take any action, and so he reported his findings publicly so that others in the public could protect themselves so that others could learn from the mistakes and bill better devices in the future. After he published his findings. The FDA turned onto this right. The light went on in their head, and they said we realized that security issues can impact patient, safety and clinical effectiveness devices, one of the more popular stories that people like to talk about our pacemakers. You don't have to remove a pacemaker. Recalling a pacemaker is quite a big experience and you. You want to maintain as long battery life as possible to do that. You need to minimize anything. That's computational expensive. OKAY TURNS OUT! Encryption is relatively computational inexpensive, so number pacemaker companies were not encrypting a lot of their protocols, and so the way that many peacemakers work is that they stay in a low power mode, and then if you paying the pacemaker. And goes into a high power mode. Okay, so if you're able to reverse engineer the protocols, you can paint a peacemaker and take a pacemaker that can last year's in drain in a couple of days to weeks. That is so scary. Horror movie terrifying.
Seattle city leaders throw support behind defunding SPD by 50%
"Council members pledging to defund and dismantle the Seattle police Department, as we currently know it. Almost met Markovich is following this story. The chance to be fun may become a reality. During a virtual news conference, four members of the City Council join activists and pledged to cut and rebuild SPD from the ground up. It is the institution of policing itself that must be does nettle. Three other council members later made the pledges well to follow for guiding principles proposed by the group's holding the conference. Replace current 9 11 operations with civilian controlled system scale up community led solutions. Funda community created roadmap to life without policing and invest in housing. For all the proposal is outlined by decriminalized Seattle and King County Deputy now is the North Star to our moral compass. The deputy mayor has now sent an email to the council warning that a 50% budget cut of SPD Would leave the department with zero budget remaining for 2020 and would require the city to abolish the department and a $100 million reduction or 25% of SPD is budget would mean immediate layoffs of up to 1000 personnel leaving chief Best and the Seattle Police Department unable to conduct basic functions. Come on Matt Markovich reporting. Seven of the nine members of the council say they would support up to a 50% cut of the budget. At that support holds the City Council could override of meat a veto from marriage any Dirk and says she does not support that large of a cut. Almost call Miller reports from Seattle Police headquarters with comment from chief Best and the chief saying that the people of Seattle should not have to go through this experiment and to see what happens if the budget or to be slashed in half. Now, that said, She does expect as he cuts to something agreed, but said she will keep fighting for her officers. Chief Best said that as communities around the country, figure out howto better police and keep people safe at this move would be detrimental and 50% cut. She had strong words about what it could mean. I will fiercely advocate that we focus on realistic, rational and responsible solutions, not political gestures or pandering, a political posturing. I do not believe we should ask the people of Seattle to test out a theory that crime goes away. If police go away that is completely reckless. That's almost Cole Miller reporting, Deputy Mayor Mike Fong sent a letter to the City Council stating quote it would be irresponsible to make immediate cuts without any conceivable mechanism to stand up alternative models to achieve community's safety. Dividing police are rather de funding. Police by 50 cent would change things in Seattle considerably. Comas Jonathan Joe takes a closer look. It's a huge gamble, first of her roof O with the Discovery Institute Center on wealth and Poverty. I think what you'd see is that wealthy neighborhoods would hire private security and the poor neighborhoods would unfortunately be left to fend for themselves. And rueful says it would be a win for criminals because fewer officers would be on the streets. I think you're going to get more chaos, more violence, more destruction, and you're gonna have a Liminal class criminal element that is able to operate with impunity. David Lewis is one of several protest organizer is pushing ahead by funding, education, community and health and housing were funding programs that statistically will drop crime rates inherent and at the very least, he says, Now is the time to try. This's a civil rights revolution. This is a civil rights movement. That's almost Jonathan Show
"From the moment that I came out of college and I came out of college into the Black, power movement. I knew that I wanted to devote my life to try to advance racial justice. Achieve Racial Justice and I've had a lot of different opportunities to do that. So my whole adult life has been devoted to this, but it's only been in recent years that I have come to the conclusion that so many of the systems and attitudes that hold us back as a nation in terms of being able to be fully inclusive. We're never set up for that goal and reform efforts two years ago, policy link had one of its summits, and the theme was our power, our future, our nation. We were trying to make the point in two thousand eighteen. Really did have the power to try to achieve what we wanted. That the future will be determined by what happens to the very people who are being left behind and that we need to stop standing on the side of the nation. Mentally thinking about what it needs to do NCI. Selves as leaders to do it. And my opening talk was called radical imagination fueling change, and really was trying to set a tone that says. It is within our imaginations to visualize what it is. We need and we need to use that as our North Star. So that even if we're just doing reform efforts, we know that the reform is not winning. It has to be a step in the direction of annual star. and to turn things upside down in terms of how we think about change. Standing that we will not achieve health through the provision of healthcare. It's essential but insufficient. We need healthy communities. We need healthy environments. We need access to food. We need incomes that allow people to be able to live with dignity to understand. Providing healthcare doesn't achieve wellbeing. That, we can't solve our housing problems just by building more housing. We need to rethink housing because we have a Lotta. Empty housing around with the structure of how we think about housing allows for Empty Housing and homelessness to exist side by side. We need to begin to think of housing as a human right, and also lifted up the notion that we cannot arrest ourselves to safety that police are not what we need to build safe communities. We need to think about getting rid of police and asking ourselves. What do we need for the safety that we? We want. It takes trust it takes familiarity. It takes a whole lot of things that have nothing to do with policing in so back in two thousand eighteen I never expected this. Those ideas would now be and center so when we started the podcast a year ago, little less, we just picked up on those things that we were moving forward, and it has been really interesting to find the advocates all across the country, and to tell their stories, and to lift up their solutions, and now seeing them out there on the streets of the nation leading change. It's amazing to see. That transformation and maybe kind of recount. The the history of why do we have police I think we'll take? Police grinded just saying we're not GONNA arrest our way to safety. Why do we even have a police force? When I decided to do the podcast on police abolition? Educate myself and what I discovered. Is that police in the south started to catch runaway slaves? That's how they developed. Developed that police in the northeast started to hold down the demands and activities of labor in the southwest. It was the Texas Rangers Oh, and we know what they were doing. And yet we have taken these systems that were all about contain and control, and we tried to turn it into the mechanism, but community safety and wellbeing, and it's ridiculous. What we really need to ask is what. What do we want and then think about who can do it? We know that we have a mental health problem that keeps presenting itself to the police over half of the police killings in the nation or of people who have mental health problems, and yet we're not turn to mental health professionals to deal with that, which trained police how to respond when there's a mental health emergency and. And then not getting it obviously that we know that young people don't have enough to do, and we give police money for things like midnight, basketball and other kind of sports programs for young people, and yet we have neighborhood associations. We have boys and girls clubs. We have organizations that are there to engage young people who are strapped for resources and going out of business every day. When we think about domestic violence, a lot of domestic violence requires a number of mentions that have nothing to do with policing and so moving from understanding. Why did this institution develop in the first place to asking? Is this the institution for the goals that we now in modern day see that we need and thinking about using our budgets so that we are really as municipalities and other regions investing the resources where they really you're gonNA. Make the difference that lead to wellbeing that to safety,
Future of Voice Shopping with Shilp Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO of Blutag
"I am here today with the CEO and Co founder of Blue. Tag shop our welcome. Thank you for being here Dr Officers Today. Yes we're in Princeton New Jersey today. It's very exciting and I noticed that Lincoln was doing some research you had started in the jewelry business and you created this company this e commerce business. Can you tell me a little bit how you got into that? And what did you learn through that process about ECOMMERCE at the time? Absolutely so I got into that business. My background has been pretty much intact and Prior to starting dot I was working at another company where I was managing a lot of their internal website infrastructure. So when Back in two thousand and a lot of websites going online It just seemed like Julia was when it was still wide open. People were there was a lot of books. A lot of household items you could buy but there was no Yup Luna was a company that we're doing diamonds and patterns call Internet diamonds but there was nobody focusing on this mass market affordable jewelry and So I went down to Adam and district by knew somebody who essentially was had a cousin who was a big manufacturer out of the Julia Daman district in New York and pissed him the idea of starting this Selling Jewelry Online. And then we kind of just took it from there so you know and and a lot of the learnings that I had from that business actually helped me get involved with what I'm doing now with voice and the reason for that is that you know we didn't have a lot of other startups back then. Our business was not like venture back. We didn't raise like millions of dollars through venture capital getting luxury to lose a lot of money every year Revenge money and we just kind of took it from there so you know the only way for us to kind of survive especially when it came to dimes like that two thousand eight payment luxury goods selling things. People don't need was really a challenge and You know at that point. We kind of look back a lot at a lot of personalization so you can call it like Bay road designs you know. How do we make sure that anybody who spent something like fifteen hundred dollars for their engagement ring because they were? That's what does the target audience. How do we make sure that a good chunk of them also by that reading banks from US right and not even that at that point we would add another whole new set of A lot product line doing battle party gifts right so it was just about. How do we take a customer The cost to acquire customers extremely high. The only way it was gonNA make sense if you've ever do kind of personalized experience for each customer and segmentation was just not an option you know since then from me. This one on one presentation has been really big. You know whether it's things you need whether things you don't need luxury items and then I'll go back into a little bit of later in the days when we started seeing these initial voice devices started coming in you know Voice Assistance Alexa. Not even that many of them around but for me it was an instant reaction that understanding. Somebody's intent through voice and delivering personalized. Shopping is how bulk of digital chopping. Shoot eventually happen. And that's how I was born and you own the company with your brother which I I always think. That's interesting when people decide to work with a spouse or a sibling friend. They've known for years. What does that like working with your brother? And why is it important that the two of you created this together a few years ago? So yeah I'm working with my brother I think is something that I feel like you know we are first of all very different personalities and I think that really helps us kind of get to our You know what what that does is that you know. There's a lot of times where I might have an idea for example where it is something that I feel maybe is more like a North Star Idea. Right on that point Him being the brains behind all the technology that we have you know so. He's working on a lot of platforms. Before just like I've had startups. He's worked at startups also but his focus has been making sure that. How'd you take a technology company and make it scalable? And that's what he's done all his life so when we talk about you know. Let's say a lofty idea It is great. We don't say that okay. We're not going to get there but having the right path to getting there is something that you know. That's where I get that from him and at the same time I think I just feel like it's just like a little different Relationship when you are able to kind of be able to wake up in middle of the night and have an idea that you want to talk about and you literally can just call Dr. I think that's a unique quality that you don't do that a lot of co-founders even at the other stage but I feel like I can always do that right so even before starting the company I remember even previous businessman he was not in modern that you know I would always remember just walking to work and having some idea of Iran Christmas. Their sales are going really crazy. Like they have some tech issue like literally just getting into the habit of calling him so even before this business. Several years I've always consulted with about a lot of the tech needs that we have to scale a business and I think it was just such a natural thing that when I started this thing. You know it's like we already have this thing going on for the last five years even not working together so why not. Just change that so
Chris Cuomo on Covid-19 Recovery
"I tested positive scare. Yes as you might imagine. So let's focus. Let's use this example of me having as proof that you can get it to God forbid we do everything we can to avoid being sick. We have to do it for ourselves. Families are for those on the front lines. Were saving lives of people like me and many of you if you couldn't tell by now that CNN anchor. Chris Cuomo Kristen. I have been friends for a long time and last month. He was diagnosed with cove in nineteen and ever since then. He has been broadcasting as nightly show from his basement. It took weeks but he was eventually cleared to emerge from self isolation. It's been a journey for Chris. No doubt and we've been discussing that journey a lot on his show and on our own like a lot of people. I was worried about him even giving him some advice as a doctor and a friend. Dr Sanjay Gupta. Our chief is back. My brother North Star for many of us are during this time. You were right when you told me that. I would see a different side of this once. The virus took root Chris a warrior. But you're allowed to take a day off. You know we love you. We think about you and it's okay to take a day off totally right. You gotTa Take Care of yourself. I you can't take care of anybody else. Since his initial diagnosis Chris's wife Christina. And his son. Mario have also been diagnosed with Kovic nineteen. Now that he's through the worst of it I wanted to catch up and ask him about his experience with the virus and also find out how he and his family are now doing. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Let me ask you about you. What what are your days like nowadays you know. Tell me everything. When when are you waking up? What are you doing? How do you spend your time? Well it's changing. This has been a transformative event for me. I've never been knocked at my ass like this before headline disease. I was diagnosed with. Ptsd they put me on the pediatric doses select. So you don't have to work through a wire was having these dreams and all that stuff but nothing like this. You know a shivering mess for days where I was forced to be isolated and take stock in a way that I never had in my adult life so I went from doing nothing all day except preparing to do that. One Hour of television after which I be sweaty mess and fall down on the couch and basically lay there for like six hours and then get into some weird sleep cycle now. I am in the recovery phase which I didn't know existed and I am trying to be highly structured so I wake up early. I write and I read. Then I'm trying to start upping my activity curve. I can do very little exercise if I do too much. I heat up and I start to get a wave of almost like kind of a mild nausea and now that I don't have to be isolated. I'm waking the kids up in the morning for school Doing Breakfast Christina is needs to sleep it hits her hard at night her symptoms. She gets really bad. Sinus pressure at night and there are no great answers and I am still warm and they say I may be four weeks but I have a little bit more energy. Feel about forty eight percent myself. I can see you. Obviously the people who are listening to this. Podcast cannot but you you look a lot better. I mean we talk a Lot. I see you a lot You know obviously just via screen like this but You better one thing I do want to say. Is that when we first talked about this about you? Having a positive result on that on that test I gotTa tell you I was. I was worried in in in these. Aren't things that I told you while you were still dealing with this because I was modulating myself even so the conversation I'm having with you now is a different conversation? Because I've been reading stories about young people who had really no pre existing illness or anything and them getting really sick. Chris and even dying now. Am I going to share that with you on television? You know as you're dealing with this no I'm not now. I don't think that that's not being honest. I think it's it's it's modulating how I present things a little bit but I gotTa tell you I was. I was worried about you and there were times when you had these declines in your in your nights were terrible and your pulse symmetry your oxygenation was a little lower than I would have liked and I knew that you couldn't necessarily get to the hospital right away so I was worried and I guess the question is were you. Did you ever think that this was going to go sideways you I? There's so much of an unknown right and what You keep. Relying on is perspective that it's not supposed to be. It's not supposed to be me. I was having those funky dreams. A Lotta people have and I take a lot of comfort in new coverted community the I got patched into through this of people. It's so comforting Sanjay. When somebody's had the same that you had the commiseration things real you know. You got those crazy shakes. You Bruges leg yet. You know banging your legs into each other. Yeah I got that Bruce.
Germs Entering Every Orifice In My Face!
"To you did what? Now podcast where we discussed stories and science and tech that. Make us ask exactly that everyone. Thanks for listening on your host. Stephanie Educator in Science Aficionado and Michael Program. Good afternoon stuff me our us today Michael there. You have the corona virus yet. Not yet but I don't leave my house so here how well I possibly could have been fighting a cold for the past couple of weeks. So I'm like Could already have it and and You know we wanted to talk about today. I know we've mentioned it a little bit about in our past episodes we've been following this story. What's going on with Corona virus? So we're going to go a little bit of a deep dive today. Especially considering I live in Austin Texas which was only about an hour hour and a half away from San Antonio. Have you been paying attention? What's going on in San Antonio but there was a somebody just confirmed the case within five miles of me. So okay yeah so. Apparently they had a they had some evacuees that were transferred to San Antonio to be in quarantine for fourteen day quarantine and of course they were testing them watching their symptoms released a woman from Last week and apparently the first thing she did was go hang out at the mall. Doku sure what you did. What now yeah. She had to North Star Mall. She browsing stores Middle Movies. End Up all right so yes absolutely. Yeah she went to the mall. She browsing stores ate some food at the food court and then got a call. That was like Oh hold on wait a minute we just got your test results back and you actually are positive. Boy So what are we doing? What's going on with this corona virus? That's a really good question and to help us with that today. We actually have a special guest to everyone say hello to e Rosalie Lee Rhoden born. She is a graduate student at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Welcome Rosalie is have to say a disclaimer. That the views that I express only reflect myself and are not affiliated with any institution so definitely totally understandable. Thank you so much for joining us today. Rosalie excited. Yeah a little bit about what you've been studying and who you've been working with and you know what? Ha What has prompted you to take a special interest in this story. It's a bit serendipitous. I started out this semester. Full-time student and both of my courses are with Instructors who also are scientists at the Center for Health Security And so I have been intensively studying. Infectious Disease Threats to global security and Even before the the tourists started though I had been tracking this because as most people have learned but were not aware of Corona viruses are of particular interest to emerging infectious disease scientists. Yes so I guess before we go into a deep dive into you know what's going on in the United States and other countries as well toast a little bit about what the Corona virus is. How does this? How is it different from other viruses that More familiar with? And why have we never heard of this before okay? So the corona virus is a bit of a misnomer I will leave the name that they've selected cove in nineteen but I've also seen the CEO v. SARS to maybe more like the scientific name but it's a it's a family of our NAVIERA says There are mild viruses in it but it also has SARS inet which people may be familiar with in two thousand two thousand three. We had an outbreak of SARS There were eight thousand people it had about ten percent mortality rate it was contained within seven months And that was completely due to very strong public. Health measures and SARS is no longer extant in the population. But this is a relative of ours and Murs If your audience isn't familiar Moore's is a lot like SARS I believe it as a higher fight fatality rate in it's just the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome versus the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. And this krona virus is in that family though so that sounds fun and I mentioned a map. Everybody but I mean those relatives that don't panic the yesterday's Exit K. C. D. Comic was all about how stay inside? I've been practicing for this forever like a guy that doesn't leave my house. Let's hit me pretty well. So you mentioned we started recording. You missing something about a gps map and how we're tracking it and so who how many people are affected is pretty much worldwide now. Where's where's the? Oh yeah well the latest. I don't know how many countries exactly but I mean it is definitely spread worldwide. And I can talk more about why I think it's spread even wider than is represented. But I believe the last count was around ninety five thousand cases. The mortality rate seems to vary and that is not necessarily surprising that something we saw with the nineteen eighteen flu different regions seemed more susceptible Iran. I believe just reported a four point four percent mortality rate whereas before you know regions of China were reporting a two percent. Sars was ten percent so that was considerably higher. I think either way what we should know is that the average person is not going to die from this however that doesn't mean it's not concerning that we don't need to prepare and that some people won't be affected in that way. Sure I hear a lot of things going around in media a lot of different things going on on facebook comparing it to the flu so Maybe speak a little bit about how does how does it compare to the flu virus in and is it more concerning are less concerning and in what way you know. That is the difficult part about this right now. This virus has only been known to us for eight weeks which is really wild in that time. Science has completely come together and I mean every day. There's new papers. People are analyzing it doing a sequencing and that sort of thing. One study that was done. I want to say it was on February third sequenced the virus that was in China and what they found is that they suspected emerged in November. Two Thousand Nineteen We only became aware of it And the global community in mid January and that is part of the reason that I suspect because there are confirmed cases of misdiagnoses. I remember one particular case January. Eighteenth a woman with This virus was misdiagnosed at a hospital in Wuhan and she flew to Korea where she was identified. And so I think the data is probably a little bit inflated. It may not be but the bias that we get. An outbreak is severe cases. We don't Miss Those. Those people need help. They seek you Hospital or they die. So they're definitely represented in the data. What is still up in the air and we're not sure is if the mild cases are accounted for and if there are more mild cases than we think that will further dilute the pool and there would be fewer severe cases proportionally talk more about the mile cases. I guess what what symptoms are what. What are we actually? Am I going to be seizing coffee? What is the the virus like? Whoa what is it doing to us? Yeah you're going to you know it's a respiratory illness for some people. It might seem like the common cold. The major complication that people are experiencing is a secondary infection and Monja And that is similar to the flu and in terms of comparing this to the flu. You know it's not. It's not exactly a good comparison and the reason is because we know the flu. This is an old foe. We're very familiar with it. We have vaccines that work against it. In varying capacities. We know what we can treat it with and I think we just understand a whole lot more the problem with this virus and I understand the public's frustration is that to be honest we we don't know much. The fatality rate changed yesterday. I think it was yesterday from the World Health Organization from two percent to three point.
How has the economy improved under President Trump?
"President trump who gave his address in the room where it happened the side of his historic impeachment less than fifty days ago article one is adopted but White House officials say the president he's not planning to utter the I work tonight instead he will focus on the economy and what he's calling the great American come back he will also help the killing of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani one White House guest is the widow of a soldier killed in Iraq by a still the money supplied roadside bombs were gonna check about the achievements that we've made nobody's made H. events like we've made so many different things the stock market use form an economic growth hit two point three percent last year but that's less than the three percent annual growth the president promised yet impeachment seems to be helping him a new Gallup poll gives him a forty nine percent job approval rating the highest since he took office now if president trump does not mention impeachment tonight he'll be following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton back in nineteen ninety nine Clinton gave his own address during his own impeachment trial and he avoided the topic instead in this may sound familiar he talked about the economy north star Ben thank you and CBS news will carry the president's state of the union address tonight eight central time the president is the first to run for reelection after being impeached and the outcome of tomorrow's vote seems all but
How to spend less time on your tech devices in 2020
"Are you resolving to look at your phone a little less in the new year KCBS IMAP bigger has several tips for more healthier ways to use high tech including blocking those annoying spam phone calls one in six Americans receive spam phone calls and texts in twenty nineteen and phone makers are taking steps to stop those annoying interruptions the iPhone and Samsung phones as well as in Google devices have built in settings that let you automatically silence spam calls another app you can use is called high yeah it'll filter out spam calls and let you know what businesses are calling Sharon profis is executive editor at sea net she tells CBS this morning another tip for healthier tack is taking online classes to keep your brain learning new things in the new year and everything from cooking to comedy the older I get the more it becomes specialize in experts in one specific thing it's a really helps our brains we learn new things and you can do that through various online websites that are for courses and if you're trying to have less screen time in twenty twenty you might want to try this turn your phone to grayscale so apps look less attractive Matt Bigler KCBS to season pass holders at north star ski resort that filed a lawsuit against the resorts owner over new parking fees they say were unjustly imposed nor started it would be a charging fees for the first time this season at a major parking lot near the premium parking area the Tahoe daily Tribune says crystal by attorney Steve Kroll filed a lawsuit in December accusing Val resorts of fraud and a breach of contract well says they are already purchased their season passes when the new policy was announced so they shouldn't retroactively be subject to the fees congregants of a Palo alto African American church remain unsettled after disturbing incident last week KCBS reporter Betsy Gephardt says the property was struck by vandalism last Saturday Palo alto police got a call from the A. M. E. Zion church on Middlefield road reporting at least spray painted messages on walls and the church's courtyard the message is reportedly read YG's is why an expletive and another half legible script that may have said god causes pain pastor Colonna Smith reacted in a video on the church's Facebook page we don't know the what of the exact nature of it said we only know the impact dozens of congregants reacted on Facebook concerned about security Smith wonders why his church was here but half a dozen others nearby were not one
Physics of Gaming And The Cloud
"Roablocks. This has something called a physics engine and a physics engine essentially outlines the rules of the physics of the game. If if my character jumps how does gravity interact with that character. Is You know. Is it like the real world. Where it's you know? Nine point nate meters per second squared. Or whatever or is it is it like you and you can double jump for something you know exactly. Excellent is the physics engine. Something that is simple enough that you can keep entirely on a client device. Or is that something where it's like. You have to make a round trip up to make physics decisions so the physics engine itself is definitely something that could be kept on the device but you actually run into the networking in ownership problems. That we were just talking about right. If if you imagine a game like grand theft auto where you can be driving a car are and I can be driving a car and we crash them together right if you assume that there will be some round trip time from my client to the server and from your client to the server from my perspective rendering in real time on my device if you make a last minute adjustment right before our two cars crash rush. I'm GonNa not see that because that last minute adjustment didn't make it to my device by the time my last minute input push got sent up to the server at a new sink of of the real time. Geometry locations came back down from the server to my device. Answer you might see a different different car crash that I would see on my client so really one of the core competencies of a game engine like what we've built it. Roadblocks is how you arbitrate ownership of physics. And frankly how you do some predictive modeling of even things down to user input to try. Try to come up with the best. Guess of how these multi player. Physical interactions are actually going to work in the game space. Do you WanNa make it something. Where all physics is owned by the game server and so you know you have a completely level playing field but a lot of the input and controls than are gonNA feel super laggy because in order to see the result of an input you have to take the input on the device? S- ended up to the to the game server which is obviously some hundreds of miles away from you and in almost the best case scenario and then send that you have that determine what happened from a physics standpoint and send the results back down for rendering locally on the device this or do you want to have the no lag option where you're actually have direct control and rendering of your car or whatever it is locally on your device vice but where the reality in your game client can as a result diverge from the reality on the game server and consequently from the reality on another players local client device because all of its having to be arbitrated in sinked back out of real time from what you're seeing being rendered on your screen in in robotics. We have a really complex set of code. That basically says well if there's no other players near you obviously we can have physics owned locally ugly on your Client N. as other players in other dynamic interactions come closer and closer to you this essentially physics ownership code base kicks in and tries to determine the optimal placement of stuff either in the cloud or on your local client and which version of the world takes precedence. That's crazy I mean. This is the kind of thing I was. Why like talking to people about the gaming the gaming business do you have these guys that crazy problems the a fourteen year trajectory? What's interesting about a fourteen year? Trajectory is that takes you back to pre cloud days. There was a show we did within two it. It fairly recently and into it made this crossing the chasm on Prem to the cloud and this is pretty interesting area of debate or architectural decision making because there are many companies that have investments in Colo's or their own on prime infrastructure. And you know they get to a point where we've got the infrastructure it's useful but there's there's these cool cloud services and maybe it would be cheaper if we didn't own any infrastructure and so they have a set of very interesting decisions about should they get rid of their on MM permit for structure. Should they move to the cloud with roadblocks. I assume it's a little bit simpler because the real traction with the product didn't start until like the post cloud era but I am nonetheless. Curious are there uses of of on Prim infrastructure everything entirely cloud. No We so there's actually two aspects to that one is. You're absolutely right that when they started roadblocks the word cloud hadn't really even been coined yet in in fact if you ask the engineers who are at the company at the time we actually have our game server infrastructure internally is referred to as RC. See Roadblocks Fox compute cloud and they swear up and down that the industry had not used the word cloud before they decided to call it that internally. I don't don't know if I believe them. I wasn't here at the time. But if you believe them they think they coined the name cloud which is hilarious in terms of our current infrastructure. There's actually another aspect of it as well. Which is the operating company at our scale? We are now having to make decisions about not just whether weather or not as effective to move stuff out of our legacy on prem data center in Chicago into the cloud but also at this point our scale justifies building out our own global essentially private cloud infrastructure. So one of the big investments that we've made at the company over the last two years is is literally acquiring acquiring our own global fiber network standing up a a series of. I think we're at sixteen or seventeen edge termination pops around the world and running all of data between our own fully owns data centers in Chicago and Ashburn Virginia over our own private fiber infrastructure infrastructure to those edge termination nodes so from our perspective. Our the way we think about this is if you're a sort of full stack application engineer building service service. You shouldn't actually care what is what infrastructure that service is being hosted on there should be an abstraction layer that says hey I just need to host the service that needs to be able to serve you know X. amount of volume and and and to be able to scale at why why rate up to future volumes and then beneath that abstraction layer there's Microsoft's platform team. That doesn't actually care explicitly. Okay what your service does. They don't care if it's serving the social graph or if it's serving the in purchase functionality or whatever they agency a service that needs hosting with a specific geographic distribution of consumption and specific growth rate with individual certain signals around volume and stuff like that and their job is to place that service on the best possible infrastructure for structure whether that's public cloud infrastructure our own bare metal for cost reasons or our legacy data center. Because it's it's part of one of our like you know sort of legacy model lists that haven't been upgraded to the latest stack yet so from our perspective basically try to have a team whose sole mission in is making optimal decisions around what infrastructure is best to host individual services into abstract that away from the the work that in actual application engineer would need to do to optimize that the resultant user experience does that make sense. Yes so speaking of services. I assume that for many years roablocks had a monolithic code base. Because you know I think uh over the course of fourteen years there has been this increased promotion of the of the breaking up of monolith into domain specific services services or service oriented architecture or micro services architecture or whatever the term does your is so that probably happened. You know that. Kind of breaking up of the monolith or addendums to the monolith that probably start happening before you joined the company three three years ago. Can you just tell me the the rough picture of the architecture today. There's some central monolith and then some other services or is it. Is it like a lot of just a flat services architecture so in an interesting way this kind of goes back to a core roadblocks engineering principle which is sort of set your north star in terms of with the the way you want to solve a certain class of engineering problems and then sort of make sure that any near-term firm engineering technology choice that you make moves your stack towards that long-term Northstar so essentially is another way of saying make make sure you're doing the engineering investment necessary to avoid any sort of unnecessary technical debt. This is a core roadblocks engineering principle. Something we think about. Every day as it relates to architecture vis-a-vis like model. It said micro services we still do have a core four of Monolithic code base that powers. Some percentage of the roadblocks dub dub dub website and associated services the The reason that still exists is that it has proven capable more or less of serving the the fifty to one hundred x traffic that increase that is experienced over the last three to four years. As we've we've gone through this crazy exponential exponential growth curve varies an internal mandate today and has been for for years. Now where if you're doing significant modification to existing existing services. You should simultaneously do the work that's necessary to break them out of the monolith and stand them up. As a containerized micro service independently scalable manage dependencies et Cetera. And so that we have like internal tracking sheets that show the migration of core services out of the monolithic into these independently hosted micro services that now are significant majority of our backend infrastructure after. But there's not a abstract internal mandate that says. Hey stop all product work until the monolith is dead and basically draws back to the idea idea that when that Monolithic code base was created. Yes it was a monolith but it was also created with a ton of attention paid to scale ability. The end of future magnitude of demand concerns in. It's actually even to this day operating relatively wealth from a scale ability standpoint. The only part of it. That's actually a really major negative drain on internal resources that at our current scale of headcount in the engineering department having everybody iterating on the same model at the code base can be kind of painful at the release schedule becomes a little bit harder to manage and stuff like that and so we think. Moving microscopes actually unblocks individual teams allows them to sort of control their own destiny in terms of shipping their own services and not have to wait for the daily monolith release to get their code out into user's hands. Give me some general perspective for where you're at in in terms of assessing technical debt and resolving technical debt versus building out new
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"north star" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"First off I want to say it's a small world. I grew up in Flemington or summer. Go before that hat so love it wow you grew up in Somerville and Flemington and for all you hardcore New Jersey Connoisseurs both of them have a circle which is very rare in Jersey. That's annoying but so my dad's actually been following your content before I even about you and he knew you before you when you were the wind guy a. and so I'll be going to embarrass him but he's like Oh. He doesn't know what he's talking about. anyways now we're starting a farm and there's all vineyards that are popping up one hundred and county and actually kind of struggling the Union hotel like really bad district so I'm trying to see what I can do for the town and and I've stayed loyal. I actually got kicked out of high school for something. I'm not going to talk about here. I basically stop to the superintendent. Go ahead. Kick me out. I'll I'll go to north hundred in and I'll still get my diploma and you're going to have a bad name. When I make something of myself and now I've auditioned for shark tank? I've met like so many people like David. MELTZER came out to one of our events events. I do a Van Coordination Microsoft at the Times Square and even before I started all of that came to you and I take a picture and instagram are you guys need to blow up. Website is trying to meet. You and I'm sorry I'm busy with family but is this an emergency not really tell the truth yeah so even even meeting day. It was just kind of crazy. I'm like because he was talking and my mind is doing what to you before he mentioned you and when I went to meet him after I'm white. I'm sorry sorry I'm GonNa talk about Gary this whole time but that's just like been such a huge inspiration from me. It's like you. I'm saying my story more so because like I'm living approve that I actually was able to get somewhere you know starting out with the clothing line watching Taylor's video wake twenty something year olds trying that and you're like what are you doing different so that made me you think even more what's really great about you. Saying making something is just early you are in it. You know people a lot of my friends or people get frustrated with me. When I talk about buying the jets are like when when I when they asked me when I say things like twenty five years they're like so disappointed and for me? It's like so remarkable like coming here with nothing and not even being able to own a Jersey if by the jets at sixty eight years old that's an all time accomplishment. People are so impatient. Go to your point. It's real like to me. I'm so excited because you feel accomplished and yet you literally about to live four more full lives just the sheer amount of damage that can be back because I want to put this record and your mind like you're literally very likely. I know you could get hit by lightning but it's very likely that you're gonNA live four more full lives of what you've already lived and when you start putting it in that perspective you know that's why I say things like that because that helps people slow down one of the places I'm spending a lot of time right. Now is on people that are sixty because if you're sixty you grew up in an era where sixty was like where people died when you were eighteen twelve and things of that nature yet. It's likely you have thirty more years so you're acting like you wrapping it up and you still have like a real chunk you do very real and so I think humans really struggled quantifying time and it's funny. I just said I used to do this all the time fine I was so you know it's funny I associate with lack of patience because my ambition was so high so I can respect that comes from from a lot of people and they used to do something. When I got into my dad's business I was like three years in I was already crushing and I'm like Oh? I've only been doing this for three years and three years only twenty eight. I'd get get excited and then I have like seven years into a twenty nine. I'm mad out at that point. I really already made it at some level for the family and I was like Oh in seven years. It's only gonNA be thirty six and even to this day like blows my mind that I'm sitting up here and not only been in my career all my careers for twenty one years you know and for me to say from this moment in twenty one years right. I'll be sixty four and that's young. There's a lot you can and do a now. I'm starting at here at twenty two. I'm starting with liquor what I mean so. I'm glad you feel that way. which triple excites me because you started yeah? I know I make websites like ninety percent there and then for whatever reason whether ten percent like it does never quick so because you've got bored yeah. It's the same reason you and I sucked at school or hated school. I believe you what am I could student. It was you were breaking the system and that comes out of boredom. No I want to be the young age of my mom conroy. She sat me down. She's like that's not realistic. Focus on what you could actually accomplish. I immigrants who moved here when I was two years old so much thank you hello Gary. Hello name is Ross and I wait a long time to say hi to you. Thank you I watch for the last eight to ten years and I now am co founder founder of an Education Company here in New York City and around the country and my one question to you is nothing having problems getting sales. Els like schools all over right here in New York City all boroughs. They have our program. It's called the Web guys program. We teach kids entrepreneurship and we give them tools is to create your own. Company's online completely free of charge in the Public School System understood my question to you though and it's been racking my brain how do I use social media to target teachers and principals and staff of schools not necessarily. I don't want to target kids. I got it you know by creating content for them on linked in and then running ads against people that hold those jobs good idea thank you and also how how would you frame and this is the problem. I don't struggle with like all all the time but I teach every single day and I have a staff of fifteen to eighteen people that also I hire as teachers. How would you frame entrepreneurship to thirteen to two fifteen year olds in a classroom setting what would be the best? What do you think you know? I think it's interesting. The things that are running through my mind is number number. One making them realize that entrepreneurship is more like sports so that would be something I would tell kids. I'm like hey kids. We're going to talk about this but I want you to know. This is like sports meaning. I could sit here for the next hour and teach you how to play basketball. I can show you what a jump shot looks like the rules you know what some some of the best players did about it but then we're going to go to the court and some people are just not going to be good at it like an entrepreneurship only plays out in real life not in a classroom so I want to aid that would be the first place I would start because there's nothing about the rest of school that maps the reality of entrepreneurship right so that would be one the other things I would talk about. Probably I would start talking about the loneliness of it now because because I think that's something that we didn't talk about a longtime that a lot of people are struggling with what really sucks about being an entrepreneur is when you lose. You can't blame someone else. It's really fun to work at a company because when you stink you blame the boss when your company fails it's your fault and so accountability I would talk a lot about accountability and not being able to hide and I would talk about a lot of mindset stuff and then I would put them in the field and let them sell lemonade. Will we have them create like little APPs and companies within the classroom so then they have to market it to the rest of the school. Yeah I mean I love that but I think I think as you know that's a little contained environment and it's a nice it's great but I would I would I would interject some of the bigger truths the ones that go on to actually do it also and is it a possibility I can take a photo with you yeah. We'll do at the end for sure. Keep going the story got time. I see I see the emphatic cans we'll get to you. I see guys over there so first off off. I'm on the Moon Right now because I'm talking to you and I'm literally like ten feet away from you so this is insane so I'm actually I don't know if you remember but I was a kid that you kind of roasted on twitter and so yeah so. I'm the Nick Anderson kid that it was like hey can I intern for the summer and you're like what I say. I was like Oh yeah where you're like. When I was like Oh this summer oh what's what's you had hit up Iraq and I was like what's his email and that's what I got excited and that's when he he said when you want to intern for me and can't figure this out for face yes oh and now it's probably one of the most important reality checks of Oh my life nick super interesting about this story? This is so amazing to me because I'm GonNa play here with you a little bit because this is really good because I really admire Meyer you because we continue the conversation later and then you emailed me which is in my inbox. I this is Super Fun for me to some so behind on email but I'm flying to Miami tomorrow. I'm like you know the need to catch up on email and literally when I thought that today I was like okay. My book publishers in there's literally one went through my mind a couple of hours. This is so fun to meet you in person I I was like okay. My book publisher reached out to me and my inbox. They WanNa give me a new big deal. I should probably find out what they're offering and I was like Oh crap that Nick Anderson kid is in my my inbox because I told him to email me after we talked on on text nick. There's an even more interesting part of this story so I tweeted that out as you know and I remember because your name was Nick Anderson. I was like you know what I'm not gonNA blackout the name. Sometimes I'd blackout the name that's such a generic name Nick Anderson to three point shooter but imagine attic and a bunch of other. There's a lot of Nick Anderson's so I'm like I'm GonNa put it out. It actually got picked up in the advertising rag at age correct Yep. I didn't know about that. Telecom with Andy and adage took a really negative approach at the way I handled that and we're basically trying to tell me that I'm a bad person for doing that and I understand and now you are actually the human involved in it and you thanked me behind now. You're standing here and saying it's one of the best thing that's ever happened to you. Uh right because the engine Nudie you talked about the nudity of being able to find an email address. It's also a complete an actual real life example of what I'm talking about. Uh in the first ten minutes of this talk which is adage decided to take a snarky point of view on me and try to paint me as a bad guy when what I was actually trying to do is bring you value. We live in a world right now where everybody wants everything over coddled and then it leads to kids being depressed because they're incapable and you took it away. Ninety percent of people took it which is you're happy at happened and I'm completely convinced that it's the kind of thing that's GonNa to change the way you do things going forward in a positive way. I meant what I said. I wasn't saying there was no tone of your luzern. Your uh my team's hardcore we go hard and if like you can't find D. rocks email your this is probably something you want to understand and as a prerequisite I do WANNA put it into context like I was at again. I was on the moon when you reply all over goes. Good news is like trust me. I'm not so overly worried about like that makes sense to me if Randy Macho man savage text me in infant. I would've lost my mind so I think I think nonetheless. I just wanted to keep the room context because it was crazy that this is happening when it's the living crew of what the the first fifteen minutes of this talk was about so keep going right so so I just wanted to touch on a little bit before so I want to do a little bit of a plug so at my college I go to Nicholas College and I it's a freshman before that I was impacted by cancer. In my life I had several people in my family and my best friend's father passed away or freshman year of high school so I went to Nichols College and I I actually finally joined one of his relay for life teams by the American Cancer Society and I tend to Nichols and I realize or wasn't event there so I decided hey you know what I'm just going to start this from the ground up..
"north star" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"Are you going to run. Mike's you've got the questions from the audience dance. Can I break the system a little bit and play great all right so I'll be. I'll be taking questions okay so I'm GONNA. I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA play here a little bit and talk about a couple more things but we're going to go into when you ask you a question. I'm going to ask you to go loud and I'll repeat it so everybody hears it but look I think this is a very special time in in the world and I think it's really funny. I always he's talk about. Don't be in the middle. Don't be half pregnant. I pulled from opposite directions. I have you know a lot of what is interesting about me. As I see very very different people associated with my message people that genuinely don't agree on a single thing politically or socially because they're hearing different things for me and I bounced around an been thinking a lot about it you no parenting philosophy entrepreneurship philosophy obviously political philosophy like we are pulling further and further apart from each other people are pulling in such opposite directions Sion's yet I I feel like there's so many merits and so many different nuanced points of view and I just think that we've become so one dimensional and and so I think we have to start talking more about allowing people to change their mind. I think if we make changing your mind something that is put on on a pedestal instead of demonized. I think that would really help us. You know I talked about recently tweeted. I looked at it very carefully of how his interacted with that changing your mind is the ultimate strength. You know it's funny with my dad. The other day ICED I would change my mind all the time. I changed my mind all the time. Now and eastern drives my dad crazy but at super old school and he kind of things like if you said something the mets it for life you know Oh and I just remember that quite a bit growing up building the business the wine store that my dad had and I helped bill to a big level and he's like three weeks go. You said that we had to put liquor in the front and I'm like a change in my mind. I listened more to the customer. I tried the liquor in the front. I don't like would it. Did.
"north star" Discussed on The Adam McCubbin Podcast
"I do in the next ten years yeah so it's showing up and that's my nassir routine and what what is is your training specifically like now. What are you so you'd love to have you had a three three points petite training okay so so pretty much trying to about twenty five minutes like maximus session on the train run four times a week at the moment and i'm all stays. I'm actually playing playing a game of forty which has really got me back into marquette and spirit yeah. I'm although i was trained my hamstring even rahab courses body doesn't were the same as what it did twenty which fucking sucks but <hes> yeah. I basically like say for example. If i was going to an upper body work <hes> <hes> you do a white that site for example you can do from versions like volume or more intensity but on doing like twenty kilo chains for about three to four rex next maxine the white half of that ten kilos get three or four reps out straightaway drop that body white max at five six seven eight reps and then. I forced out the last three reps using my legs which you know i used to do. I don't cheat anymore. Cubby dave remember you doing meant you. Cops already big enough. You don't need to push off so that's one set to file you do the same thing put away to my back pushups all the way to the point where it's then buddy white then it's like up up of monday's than dan off maters and then it's like mckenzie push ups so they set sometimes like two and a half minutes max and do like maybe four to six exercises like that and i'm done and it's awesome because i'm getting work capacity and i'm getting turkey and made them doing one set might have stuck in lane. Is i've ever been trained for like twenty five minutes. It's awesome awesome yeah so we've been i've been playing with that. It's a lot of fun on may try that try to split squads. Just die grosse what just just a couple of questions left so this is a bit of a cerebral one eight if you could turn back the clock and give yourself advice to when i got into the industry or maybe when i finish your finance degree what what advice would i guess you give yourself. Trust your intuition and and made so many things don't take things so seriously like a cab fon like fucking fun but you gotta trust. If you love something like i never thought we started pistol training back in the day when it wasn't even really a thing like lucky was becoming a thing and people are starting to spend money on it like i said we're not that old but like two thousand seven the industry's so different twelve years later you the people by and spend a lot of money on training and trainings luck. It's a serious career now. You're sorry for me. It was really about stopping so account focused kissing <unk> seeking external validation start learning how to self parent and start taking on the role and responsibility of all the choices you make it good couldn't bad and it for me just about trusting that i am good enough that all of that i want to have possibilities available to me and the big part of my coaching in this inner work is if you think that parenting that look that look my mom never spoke to me like that you know the role of the dad used to validate the role of the mother is to inspire and nurture might have a problem we drive. That's the masculine. I didn't have the feminine see everything i did was about self. Sacrifice was bet push yourself in the ground so to me. That's why i'm reading. They stuff on like intimacy and then miguel the guy right the full full of what was anyway. He's got this book love mastery. I'm reading a little bit because my a realized about a year ago. I don't even know how to love myself. I don't even know how to care about myself. So that's why i'm reading that type of stuff. It's it's because i need to learn how to do everything i do now. Through south cannot three self sacrifice and if you could look what would there any big pivotal la mistakes that you might inside the first few years training pay will <hes> can be a funny story also also something like that. You look back now and go what what the fuck was doing. What do that or there any examples of might fucking like. I didn't really injured people but i was sheet the first two or three years i was oh shit china largest passionate so i don't think not really because i unless we think of it like that but <hes> might even if i look back a fucking thinking about i cringe about it but the thing is this. I remember that that chord. It's like if you're not embarrassed about way. You started out. You never grow you know. It's like the first this program you ever did online obe. It was shit compared to what you do. Now you gotta you gotta. Stop something so my my my big thing is just the focus on growth and where have you noticed a gap feel it you know go out there and learn from people that are really good. It's not just from us like you want to go. Go to the best pitcher just studied the stuffing and a site is but i mean it like don't do it to the detriment of relationships suffer suffolk. We're pretty obsessed about what we really fucking take that passion do it but from a place of business from self care and don't destroy relationships and get to over invested in study and all of that stuff and chasing money just really enjoy doing the foreign the balance between fucking good life and these things that you love and you passionate about are there any things that you look back now and wish you had done in terms of like me like malysz and producing content on different platforms. If i had more time again would have produced a lot more content incentive platforms in order to start got an email list a lot sooner anything the basket and should i wish i had to just invest it a little bit more time in this area look. There's this part of you. That goes wouldn't be awesome to have a million followers on instagram all this kind of stuff but even what i know now. You may have stopped looking like i'd probably had five average marketing guys for example when i was paying people to learn how to do this stuff now i would go i. I'm happy to say draco. Ben lewis who does a lot of marketing. He's absolutely lutely brilliant medium napa two and a half years. I love the guy actually presents now mastermind because i'm not the marketing guy he's the marketing guy and lock doc. You learn everything through trial and error you learn. That's how you learn so everyone thinks a fucking out. Keep asking okay. What are we doing. Well doing well. What can we do better right. It's a growth mindset so not like if you look on out facebook page this ten thousand folks ah you look on instagram. I don't even use it eight hundred nine hundred fullest guess what god's locks equals funchal doesn't mean you're gonna to make money. I have ten people come into my facebook. Sorry i've got a hot drive and a c._r._m. We run an ad when you run ads right doc but when you're gonna have to worry that social media is making four grand a week. They've never done post right because you know i need to. I think people have focused on things so not not really might just keep getting the right mentors and the rotted voss because the may might ten pick. We'll get out at least every day. I call him a connect with the ones that the energies and they're really ready to lean into the country and fixing business us and if they are they actually sell me and the idea of what makes sense for us to coach him because this is what they want and if they don't want it that's cool if my energy was always about being inclusive receive right so the people who who are ready for it so that's the funny thing. I e mail article out once a week. Maybe the thing if we actually promoted poses. Did you hear that we don't even promote at courses because it's about the problems you have the the solution. You're looking for and give people value until the offering into that thing. I imagine want that thing so it's actually about the coaching and most people unfortunate shopping courses the problem is you don't actually know what you need. Cause you not even qualified to diagnose your problems. Uh-huh that's why we jumping co with you and we help because we've got that skill set so yeah and not focus on anything. That's that's like that anymore because there's up kind of fan the thing and then now it's just about the work. You know it's just about every day. We do powerful what you said about you. You don't necessarily need ten thousand followers infinite number of papal. If there's an article written by geiko dot kevin kelly whose lack it could be a futurist bit of an out there governor of you heard him is is very interesting. God listen to a bit he he talks about the oh you nayed for like a business to be ultra. Successful aspel is just to have the thousand true fan so like paypal that actually want to buy your products and not actually probably say you know if you've got a high ticket oughta oughta. Maybe you have less if you have one hundred cuts customers that you servicing well then chances i donate those extraneous follows the ten thousand to twenty thousand dollars that you've got we always looked at it and this is funny right before we even had this. I was like okay because we'd le- you you think like a million dollars is a lot of money and believe it or not. It's actually not when you run a business because you end up having staff people that you pie marketing expenses sil- stuff offs systems all of this stuff no twenty grand a week doesn't go far believe it or not. That's a million dollars a year right. We already doing well in excess of that but arolla relatives that the more you make typically the more you also have expenses. It's all about what you time and profitability. That's how you win in business. Guys take it well. You don't end up winning business if you not high ticket and so we're talking about high ticket knows kind of stuff but you've got to be a value to be hard to get in the first place <music>. <hes> always comes back to that thing about about value so yeah i'll tell you we've got about two hundred and twenty people that pay i assume couple of hundred bucks away sorry and then we've got people at the higher end and then we kind of got some offshoot things that you think about that but that's threes as of work with those people that you say online as well is do you guys have like just provision to work with people exclusively online so obviously it's hotter if they don't say go to the courses in melbourne australia and gulf coast and stuff but do you have predominantly just uh-huh we've got some stuff that we can purely online with numb and it's mostly on the skillset side so that when we do go overseas he's but we had honestly we haven't actively promoted it because connotation nature and i was saying earlier is most things when you get when you got hot tub abi. You've got to have a sales price selling anything over about eight hundred thousand dole's right. You've got to have a sales person. You're gonna be able to check to people and make sure sure that makes sense and that they want so yes so we do have some stuff though we've got five days of course filmed and we've got to let prerequisite content so look th- right now we've got a phenomenal thing we can have online but we just don't actively promoted maybe guys on he re stat and they won they they wanted. It might be more than happy to have a chat with him about that because yes. That's something we could do but yeah. That's we're thinking about early next year launching in the states and launching in we've got a lot of interesting ally. I'm sorry non in london so we're gonna have a couple of things. Come up that we're going to film for those guys and we will start actively doing that but yeah let you guys know if they if they want to reach out and i want to see. We've got probably close to about one hundred hundred forty hours of content. That's incredible stuff that you've done. I don't put my hand up for that and even the old stuff with mock buckley's wearing is this is lethal <unk> and he looks like it looks like he's just out of some sort of boy band thing but that those those videos still a still still really relevant instrument watching them from first time and he talking about you know the pay profile assessing all those assessments that talks about elect still relevant current and they're well over ten years old now but it might konta light amazing the latest you just one we we did <unk> ovalles assessments individually broken down and then we caught three people were at mach shows you the entire flow of the assessment with two people in real calm and one illness has had the most perfect like profile amazing astakhov squat so like basically take within about ten minutes snowy shoes juice and then we'll get into some of the coaching. He was just unpacking.
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"That many things but marketing on facebook and instagram is about sixty this and going run legion and become an online group china luck may and this is this is the crap that gained bombarded with every that wants to jump on a call the first off. You got to be someone of value. I you know you go to put your time in the trenches his and if you've been doing it a long time and you still super-busy and you're tired will you can fix that but once you can learn how to go online and if you look at alma komo news now mostly online right like mine's a combination of online support and do live events now when you've been in industry and you've got a lot of value to give and you could run retreats and stuff and support like that. That's you do stuff at a high level. There's no point in going online and charging fifty fifty dollars for something. It's just broken you just end up doing more work off line which is probably not the thing you're really really enjoyed the fact that you get to talk to people and be kinesthetic so i think people getting bombarded with the wrong information and it always comes back to get really good at service then eventually start to get become more of like an advisory consultant and work with say more people and then eventually when you've done that you can then think about like presenting if that's your thing in getting better that's auto running in courses or seminars or workshops and then online. I like the mix gardens. Model online and causes is got it so i think you've got to have the skill set to back up what you do which always comes back to master your craft. I have you not and if you're gonna learn marketing and advertising tossing and all this kind of stuff. I only really have people doing that at al level then i can four five grand. A week doesn't make sense like you gotta pump about about one hundred dollars minimum facebook to get any way with agent so if you can't afford seven hundred bucks a week and if you kind of just throw it away then don't do it yet yeah. You have to say the wrong messages. I don't know what do you think what are the things that you say is minutes. It's funny. It's like it's sort of changed because you know say five ten years ago. It's lead oscar pay in fitness. I you know what what what are you trying to do. At i'd say the the going to open up their facility or they want to be a strength and conditioning coach now. If you go to fitness i you probably ask them. It's like ob trying to be an online on china or an influence over will it's kind of it's changed a little bit in terms of what people want to do the same thing that you were talking about before it goes back to you know people are trying to do things before they're actually bane in the trenches and actually experience what it's like to to work with someone who is coming back from an injury you real world things that you say china's a lot of times we prescribing you know a really complicated demanding sort of neural top of lookout workout for someone who's like completely broken burned out the first time that they say them. I mean that's just comes back to. I guess learning lending the nuts and bolts in me at the end of her talk about before it's like you need to get good before you go online and it's like there's no point going on one of course so to summarize that like if you look at the people that i think the people that it works for online we've had ause like lehman mastermind and i come to a moslem on a guy like luke lehman. He runs muscle nerds and might cost but he's a very much science ryan and nutrition and that type of stuff like luke traveled the world. We've polokwane group. He's got a huge network like thousands of trainers that black holes so he's got pent up. Demand god's likes the arab baz. Obviously <hes> palestine trains will strongest man got a really a good social media following also got he's partner and and sister-in-law advice bodybags who a marketing people behind him as well to do a lot of stuff stuff and say how boy howdy boyd will figure model and like got a huge following the way. All three of those people have done it for me. Just you're welcome but this many other courses many like they're highly skilled so when you've done something of interest his of of knowledge in the industry and then see think about they've all been industry ten plus years they've they've got what's called pent-up demand so when they want something almost with not much money they get a lot of people into their course which will be good for the first year and then they need to learn marketing so it works for them him. The other people that works for is the all the things that we say is wrong with the industry the people that don't really add a whole lot of value in sell a fifty dollar fee but even a lot of nice people have got business people behind them. You know how how these amazing hetty boyd was amazing but she's also running the state and i know that she russell up without with some mentors. Yeah it's interesting. I think you've either you're kind of celebrity and it makes sense because you've got pent-up demand all the other way that you do it and actually end up a._d._d. Well is you could have money if you don't have either of those things. How can you make sense of doing it. It doesn't make sense. It's not gonna work out well. We know how the story plays out and for every one hundred people that go on and do the online thing one zero to win the rest on a lot of people choke in their money going and paying goslett that mentors go online and just doesn't work. Yeah i take two hundred people mocking will be hard to get the clients isn't that some people overlook is oh god like <unk> gaza po check yes an insane with mock buckley yesterday's super smart but also found their message. You know what what they're trying to get across and then marketing and sales like i mean you and i both sat through one of pollack's courses together and unlike the guys like he's just a good storytelling mesmerizing to be around and i think it gets lost on people. I think that you know they just like you know supergrid super good practitioner but those guys are actually really good at selling themselves. Yeah i mean you have to like a granddaughter and he says you know way. You put a lot of tension. If you have a lot of attention money follow ups and these guys yeah. They're really good at it. I think the other thing and it just made me think about it is that i think people are thinking you and focusing on the wrong thing and that is we'll look at the poll checks in the public wins in the mock buckley's <unk> amazing. I wanna be like them. Do they like. Let's say the scale of ten jemaine your clients. Where a day on the scale this is a pyramid where where where do they where do your declined speedy in terms of what dino editon zero or one you're focusing on. People being attend think you stupid said you'll probably like a five but you're still way better than what's your clients focus on the right thing thing you focusing wrong. If i feel like a dod you struggle you went. Show up business focused on the people you can help the most important thing people get too caught. The obstacle is really important the right type of upscaling for sure so with <hes> obviously been successful for decades now. You've sort of fangio commission found your alignments. What's what you do you like doing but what what specifically you've retains around work productivity vity daily habits that sort of stuff because i think that gives sort of insight into how how you become a pig performer and how you can operate on a level that that's going to offer value to clients into your paper. You work with yeah i think i do. I love this but in general it's like like me i in the morning. It's others during the day and it's made at the end of the day. You don't think to be honest. You've got to be selfish and that will really trigger people. Oh specially women to watch too by the way so it's really important that you've got to yourself. You're gonna feel your capital stuff in so you know i think love studying in looking at this stuff but for me it's about focus and you've got to be just focused on on what what you put your attention and intentions and so for me. May i start every daiei. Kids are up at six thirty so i get up. I'll go to bed early bet thirty now these days. I'm pretty old but i i get tired then go to bed then because it's winter at the moment i wake up at around five. I literally walked down to this little office behind me might have actually got a little office table tennis there a love to be condemn us. When you're melwood made. It gets pretty late down. He we get pretty serious. That is the best thing honestly yeah so. I i in the morning a spin off more training session once i've done my masculine thing and design the most out of that workout. It's more about now. The you know works are the cultures which a fucking freezing at the moment and then it's back in a work so i do a lot of this inner worker. I'm like what came up to me. What's been coming up with light or how am i feeling because it's all about who i'm being right and this is the inner work is sweden may and i. I think you're very similar. We can't install. We can't sit still that was the story used to tell myself. This work is like spinning five to ten minutes breath water and then because i want to chill out and i want to recover cover and going to the feminine after the masculine thing so yeah a lot of this inner workings me what my feeling what's going on because it's like everything in washington actioning business missile about the energy and it's who want to be now and it's about a we're going to be a good dad and a good good man and so i want to. I want to be thinking about that and what's coming up to me. Then once i've done that i guess right harm because i want to be really present with with the kids get. They get them ready for school. Spend some time with laura uh and then at about one of the drop the kids off of whatever eight thirty pre work routine so whether it's a cold shower within and then aww productivity generally about what goes off of the day and what i'm trying to achieve and voicing my north star and i've got impeaches over the wool of of the the things we wanna do and have i visualize that you know this is the maximum amount stuff's visualizing. I'd go into a bad feeling site and it's all happening so when i started nine i'm really granting in what i want to do and then made up pretty much because it said nantou twelve we have lunch break bond with a couple of cal comes off scot one guy on the other room table tennis mast and then go for a walk and then typically a little morning afternoon block. I'm done by four and then. I i want to be switched off. Actually leave my ipad my laptop everything at the office on charge and gonna play with harvey or gymnastics or whatever cook look after the kids is a routine there that i love you but it's it's. It's a <hes> bath book that than i maybe read a book made at the moment i'm reading books like auso intimacy <music> on the love principle like i'm really into you know when i'm very masculine right and very doug main dominant. It's just not like it's still a big part of me but i don't even have coffee now realize you're lucky <hes> do full long long black espresso master bomb along collect data decaf but simply from fat cream in there. That's it. Might you know that's special. If you want to be proud of if you have a long black with cream right it's a game changer but yeah because a lot of this stuff mate was some me. All my energy was a copy doing the masculine thing. Go go go do due to destroy ya. I get tired and mon. Mon marriages better a better relationships. If i'm a coach i'm spending eighty percent more time coaching people throughout the day. I don't want to be up in my own head. I wanna be saying what i see through their eyes and connecting wanna connect because that's one of my values will do. That's that's been the big change for me right and so the routines i mean that's auto that allow obviously apply tom. I love having a hit a gulf actually doing those. I things as opposed to over prioritizing work and might i don't see things changing a whole lot positive having maybe fifteen to twenty people as stops and growing this based in fucking loving what i do in the next ten years yeah so it's showing up and that's my nassir routine and what what is is your training specifically like now..
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"And you say that a lot i kind of look back at certain parts of my career in the other people who like passionate about whether it's personal customer training <unk> strength and conditioning. I seem to like put some much effort into individual skills within that the somewhat of a specialist in thing but when it comes to the end of the day that doesn't know how to market themselves that are how investing ten or fifteen thousand dollars in their education is actually going to have return on their investment and that's sort of what i've been watching from your far. I can see with the courses that you guys have developed now. It's not not just about being that specialist. We'll might as you say when you get really good at what you do right like. We get really good at what you do. It's about mastering your crops and and you know people find themselves in whether it is bodybuilding rehab or whatever or strength conditioning but at the end of the day if you get stuck being a practitioner you know an an income you notice like because we have both but i used to say like i always say this. You will end the craziest dudes who auto nor could punch out fifty sixty sessions a week and to a fulltime degree that that you know on the outside. I think they're winning but the thing his they've just got a job that just earning an income and the thing is we're taught this bullshit and this is the problem that whilst yes yes they winning money and make the amount of people now that i've spent spending hundreds and hundreds of kohl's and coaching people is that is the definition of success in it is like it's the conditioning and what did you learn you conditioning typically from family <hes> so they end up basically being stuck and this is the thing that they're leaving to work not working this one hundred and this is the thing we wanna coach. People will wear doing because this is fucking white kula. We get to have fun. Travel have experiences. We want to have and do business just a thing to get you experiences that you wanna have yeah well under rambo probably the site ten years of my career. It's like 'cause you associates. You know you booking session getting paid for tom. You associate i think busy with banks accessible and that's probably the last five years a realist being busy doesn't actually isn't a k._p._i. Of success it just is made your time management so you're not you're focused in the wrong area and said it's just you conditioning cubby luck had to you had you let go of your conditioning right like make more than a month that you know it's crazy. I love my dad right and i took a look at this because i always looked up to my daddy and he's a ruko. Lucky puts his balls in the line that comes from molucca job poss but oh he's running our business. <hes> yeah relatively successful in their businesses at the same like my dad stupid i-i sixty five. He still works stupidly hot. You know look and i'm like any still like thousands is doing it for me and my dad. You're not doing it for me. I actually naty money. I make more money than my dad now but it's not about money. It's like literally clear on what i really wanted to look at my definition condition of a man and definition of success and it's not a fucking badge of honor working sixty plus awake that shit's broken. I did that two years ago and almost lost laura you and this is i think for most people ada these people that are running that kind of model and i. I hope that they lost his back. How do you step up your game and do this. In a way that you win to go to work out. We'll have these people experienced the consequence most of the white working i really want to change it all had they not experienced a consequence therefore they're not going to change it and all that conditioning for me. It was about choice. It was like i just want to do this but i just want to get paid me on a do things the way i want to do it it might be on our nor into full mahal oldies about me in the morning i train i read because we love to study. This is one of the things you and i sharing common have time for the family then for for an hour and a half a stop work work that i've got a team of people that now do stuff admin person any do me right. It's fucking awesome. I work six weeks a year in courses and so on what coaching yes obviously with that it's taken you like ten in ten years a level of self win talk about that with with my clients success successful any any type of program. You need to be aware of yourself. Self <unk> urine trite but you've obviously done the work on yourself to to realize that this is what you like. This is what you you hate admin elec- studying saying what what were the i guess the race horses and may be the mental the people that influenced you to to get that loss stalin to get that what's clear vision of what you like and then obviously what you want to be like. You know. It's funny lucky. I think you do all this stuff even unit eight lucky to an bullshit because you've really got to connect with it but like you know a swat analysis on yourself but and i i know i think you know copy. Luck might decide anew one of your greatest things is strength you and our share and that's connecting with people you know it's being real and really connecting with the people and i think even his train is before. You're actually really good training. We will always good at the relationship stuff and so for me like if you look at like. I'm never going to be not buckley. Buckley who runs may as you know we'll close in terms of teaching and skillset stuff and then when i started looking at my path it kind of evolved where i realized that three four five years ago i was really good at connecting with people and bringing people together towards a common course i was always good at pay what we were always fully booked but i was like head to do this in a bigger way in one fell into it but to it was kind of that question honestly honestly it's been spending so much time with mark. It's getting clear on what was the highest use of martin. I like. That was the question now made for me. There was actually this is a great deal. This is what we do. We do this at mazda along along with this michaels in osaka and you know stars of knows that as a concept is like it's the broadest stop in the sky. It's the one that people would navigate themselves towards wherever going and make you northstar is really about what is most important to you and we talk about values but up may we both love training. I love training but unin value trading as much as i used to. When i was paid to try and five days a week now made them thirty six mostly broken in common. Just wanna look relatively good and be strong. I love training but as much as i used to a love really good third i i i love being out of sleeping and this is the big change for me sleepy and without an alarm clock. How many do we wake up with a fucking alarm clock right so i got clear on all of these things are really important now as you know my dad got a boy ago and another girl on the way and the north star drew was like in ten years time. Where do i want to be in ten years time. Havi fifteen zero b twelve and funnel door will be non fuck intense time like where do i really want to be clear in that clear on that way. We wouldn't leave we wouldn't have we've got obviously not renovate northgate because now we've got three kids. It's going to be through small country house and apart from that. I just want to be out of like kind of like half awake on from a different bought and have pasta week off number one. I want to be a dad and to own a husband business. That stuff comes through it so if i can do that and travel level and have fun teaching people about the stuff that i love which is business and health and training then that's what got me really clear and then i got okay. What does love doing. The benefit of making more money in stepping up game is that you get to outsource marketing. You have to outsource admin fucking fucking high right so do that's how clear what are really good at. What's my thing. What is my thing cubby. You've known me for a long time. You know what my thing is in terms of business or in terms of just yet yet your thing is. I guess you're you're salesman like underneath it. All you connect with people. You're good communicator so i mean although your practitioner studied a lot but outside. You'll probably number one. You're you're very commercial. I think obviously that's what buckley soren you as well as your billion to to connect the dots for him and that's the thing the one thing that is funny might it's it's been more identity around that as well and i think the big shift in medan sparking ages but i didn't feel like i even was when i was six months ago right as a man and the amount of work many sites all this in a work like i didn't feel like a cell anymore. The crazy part is yes. Maha my time used to build familiarize and to bring the right energy in that made so it was getting really connect with one more time which is made but made coach so i've really connected. We actually move away from the whole thing of being south is that the highest martin is to serve people that that for example on the people that we've got ten thousand people a day muha muhammad is to serve others to really connect with them on really what's getting in their way and and what's getting him stuck and i'm going to show them they blonde spots and then it's about giving back and contributing with the phillies joy i have the twenty five plus years of buckley's knowledge college and bringing this stuff together and on the cape if you know what i view my role some change in the industry which is amazing but now now i'm so i'm so connected with that. That's why shop and fucking love what i do. That's why now we show up like you do putting podcasts and doing stuff because you want to give back to. He's gone and say this was the journey it wasn't linnea no means linnea but might have invested probably two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in mentors causing the last three or four years to stick my stuff up to go from like a took over no systems with f._e._m._a. In terms of south marketing i didn't really know what to do that a passion no it's going to process. It's rocking and rolling. It's good that helped me with the stuff on animal coach then don't do as much yeah and where we suggest so this is not necessarily pointed f._m. I had to try and listening to this and that were in the nets in a ton of money thing that will sort of in that wrought a night once. I guess self aware what is there any particular race source as is like a book that you would suggest feel new <unk> china's people getting into the industry doesn't have to be nuts and bolts of training but more yet for what the topic was speaking about now self awareness and reeling realizing that all stories for that for that cultural china yeah okay hi. It's so hard when you ask that question but there are some books like like shimon set by carol twigg absolutely loved that pook you mock talked a lot about a guy who was a psychologist maxwell malts the book soko cybernetics which talks about you can't run your idea of yourself else and this is like for example. I love the look about half my books over. We love books guy right right. Yeah like i think northstar goes. I'm just gonna tell you what north stories get clear on your personal stuff and what's most most important to you. Put that in your dr first time with your partner tom tom for aiding downtime overvalue work work overvalue work that undeveloped everything else in their life and you wonder why you don't feel on tracking on purpose. I think the biggest thing is that you got to start doing this work. Work and the inner work is every night a wake-up now and a review might i might be something comes up this book so many people have had influence from like i like. I don't really love his stuff but i love the grand cotton like he's like an ultimate weapon but it's not that honest missile lovey stuff i love he's audio ran maastricht and may being so many people are brought up to realize that if it's not enough the way they turned to their office by what they do and what they have. It's about having a good house but having monies for having what's a client's none of that success and you know that right you have all the clients you have all the business..
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"That of north star or that sense of what our life is is four if we don't keep checking in i think so i think also the backdrop of all this is that in a secular world which has given us some many great benefits to the extent of this kind of liberated the individual's ability to to do their own thing it kind of dismantled this you know these habits and and processes that we had kind of interested over centuries if not millennia there's actually the german philosopher peter slaughter says that you know we reclaim that aspect of religion heels anthropogenic nixon i love that word you know those stories that we had used to define what we're about what the world is about are gone and then now we're sort of it's even harder than it would otherwise be to sort of create our own stories so the situation that we're faced with serious obviously in the task is to bring the technologies of attention onto our side again one of your suggestions is to move advertising away from capturing our attention and toward supporting our intentions so how do you imagine that kind of scenario playing out it's a good question i think there are a lot of ways that it could play out advertising has been around for a long time but i think i think there's something qualitatively different about the advertising we have now in the way that it's it's not sort of underwriting the media that we have that are designed for purpose it's kind of overwriting it and i think it's it's goals have taken over i mean i think you know what i my aim with book was really to articulate the problem and sort of give a few intuitions about direction that this could go but probably when needs to happen is just a rethinking about the societal level about the nature and value of advertising it's something that curiously is so prevalent in our lives no it's one of the places where already interacting with the most sophisticated is in the world in advertising but there's curiously very little societal regulatory public scrutiny about what advertising isn't does and so some way of bringing it from the background into the foreground.
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"Team history the same way the the winnipeg jets had carried over when the atlanta atlanta thrashers moved to winnipeg and became the jets i think they kind of wish that the the new franchise minnesota had been known as the north stars but there's always little little bit of legacy there with the wild and people there have not completely forgotten the north stars but you mentioned in your preface of your book they an incident twenty ten when you went to the winter classic at fenway park you tell the audience what you were wearing and sort of what yeah it was a it was a game at at fenway park it was philadelphia flyers versus the boston bruins i did not have any vested interest in the game and not a fan of either team but you know me being the fan of the history of the game i wore a you know bright green minnesota north star jersey dave gun yeah definitely stood out in that crowd and the reaction that i got all day was pretty funny boston fans walking up to me wanted to take picture with me and not so much philly fans which doesn't surprise me but you know that's that's the thing i love the passion that fans of hockey have for the history of the game you would i don't know that you would see that in any other sport they thought that logo that the colors the bright green and yellow and it just it something about it we talked about the earlier you know something something child like about it there's some something very innocent pure and beautiful about that about the the the attachment we have to the players the league's teams the uniform smart child.
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"They need some instruction on the finer points of the game you know there's a fan base didn't know what i was didn't know it off sides was so they you know the the the ownership was willing to to be patient with them and they gave them an opportunity to kinda learn the game gradually but they went out and they they got free agents at bell four and and and brett hull and they built a a championship team and while this was going on ironically minnesota got itself a team again it was it was gordon gund the former owner once told the other governors you need to let us move the north stars because minnesota's really wanna team once we once they don't have a team a team then the want an expansion team and he was right and when the nhl nounce it was going to expand thirty teams minnesota gotta team in the minnesota wild has a world class arena in downtown saint paul their attendances great they branded themselves as a team for all minnesotans they fully embrace the history of hockey in the state and then history includes the north stars they don't see themselves as being in competition with the university of minnesota or the high school programs out there which are among the most competitive in the nation they're they're just they are willing to embrace everything that minnesota hockey stands for they've honored north stars alumni on many occasions you can even see the north star in the eye of the wild animal on the crest of their uniforms so there's a real legacy there it's funny though there are minnesota wild fans who who wished that their team would be called the north stars they're still tremendous stahl for the north stars i think they'd love to see the the old logo the old uniforms they wish that the.
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"Was was just kinda it was the closest eight the team ever came to a stanley cup they fell short but but i think it's probably the last kind of really great memory that north star fans have of their team and the second irony is after the move to dallas when they were renamed the stars although i thought they were gonna call themselves the lone stars for a period which i thought actually be a better name frankly but yeah but the irony is that norm green didn't last very long as the owner wants the move was made right he ran into financial problems ironically yeah and you know it's funny you know the yeah he sold the team after he moved to he moved the team to texas and in nineteen ninety three and this billionaire venture capitalists named jim light of named tom hicks tom hicks thank you jim like his general manager tom spot the team and he was you know he's someone who's willing to pour a lot of money into the team and the combination of the talent that the north stars brought with them to texas having bob gainey as coach and the free agents that that hicks who's willing to spend money on six years after landing in dallas the the former minnesota north stars won the stanley cup and it was something you know when they moved to texas the sports writers in minnesota where this is the worst move ever this team will not be successful they won't last in dallas texans will never embrace the sport but you look at the you know the late nineties and well into the two thousands the dallas stars were one of the one of the elite franchises in the league and a big reason why is because number one they had known who's willing to spend whatever it took to make them successful but also they built themselves and nice you know a nice solid fan base originally not that savvy when it came to the sport they needed some they need some.
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"One irony is even before they left we'll talk about the nineteen ninetyone almost let's call it cinderella season because that seemed to go against the grain of the story yeah in the midst of all of this when you kind of had the the talk of of lee locating hovering in the background you had bob gainey who was who wants been this great player with a montreal canadian's great defensive forward now coach first coaching job in the nhl and he was the bench for the north stars and they got off to kind of a mediocre start they allot of injuries but then later in the season things started to come together and led by a young mike padang oh the north stars get into the playoffs they managed to beat their hated rivals from chicago who has the best record over on the league that season they beat the second best team in the league the saint louis blues they beat the defending champion edmonton oilers and the conference finals they did it all by having just absolutely lights out special teams their power play their penalty kill were were just outstanding and and they went on this tremendous run through the playoffs beating these hated rivals and the defending champion on route to the stanley cup finals and you know unfortunately what happens with most cinderella teams eventually the luck runs out they made it to the stanley cup finals and face the pittsburgh penguins and the penguins beat them in six games you know the north stars they were without one of their best players brian bellows got hurt the penguins were just loaded with future hall of fame players you know marry lemieux yama yager ron francis paul coffey larry murphy you know they were just the gap in talent was was just too great and the penguins won but that would end up being kind of the last really enjoyable moment for north stars fans because after that it just became this constant focus on will they leave will they stay where are they going to go or are they gonna move downtown or they're going to stay here or are they gonna go to california but that run that stanley cup run with.
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"Via some kind of dispersal draft of sorts that did they didn't get anybody great north stars didn't really lose any any any any significant talent enough deal and the irony of course is that you know if you go back to our original conversation about the california golden seals right there's some diaspora there right because if you think about it's almost like a full circle for team into the barons and then into the north stars and then ironically some of those players although obviously not some of the players from the golden seals but at least the legacy and the flow goes back to san jose in the bay area so it's an interesting sort of little weird little circle of life i guess but i my interpretation though then is that it seems that that norman green is sort of this opportunistic savior maybe in the process of the guns finding a buyer and then that buyer essentially not being able to fully complete the deal and or no forward why do you think somebody like green who arguably had some success in and maybe even hauntingly finding a team in another city that the atlanta flames moving to calgary why was the league involved in maybe trying to get him to get more involved in this or was he just wiley if you will and and an opportunistic does i said pouncing on a situation that he thought was undervalued poorly managed etc wily opportunistic and also one of the one of the one of the people involved in the sale that fell through morris bills birkhead actually been a childhood friend of norm green so he he was very close to situation he was able to see what was going on he wanted to be the sole owner of team he could he couldn't be the sole owner in calgary so i think he saw situation he saw an opportunity and he thought that he could come in and make the north stars profitable from the getgo he thought it was just a question of mismanagement and he came in and he made a lot of bold predictions about he was gonna come in and he was gonna turn things around and he was going to make a profit profitable business the problem is norm did not really understand what he was up against it was was a fan base there that was loyal but never big enough to sell out.
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"Always losing always on the verge of bankruptcy nowadays leagues would much rather shut down for year as the nhl did and force concessions out of the players union collective bargaining admit that hey we over expanded we have too many teams that are failing and we need to contract so this this to me was something that you never hear about i don't know that it's ever been done in any of the other major pro leaks but to me it was a such an innovative brilliant solution to to an ongoing problem so the guns got ownership of the team and the team then essentially all of the merged assets inherited and continued with the minnesota north stars logo and history books and records and all that stuff yeah exactly and you know the other thing that happened is around that time you had a one of the one of the kind of aging defense on the north star guy named looney who had been this legend this legendary figure minnesota hockey hit played college hockey at the university of minnesota played on the us national team played for the north stars for ten years on defense and then you know really overnight went from being player retired and became a general manager all the same season and all these people who once teammates now became as employees and he he he was somebody who recognized that there was a lot of untapped potential on the college campus you have to remember that back then there was real stigma against the college player the national hockey league general managers they didn't want any piece of of a college player because to them if you were serious about playing eventually the nhl you went through the canadian junior ranks you didn't bother going to school for years.
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"Field strength goes down and goes down and goes down m when it reaches a certain point about fifteen percent of normal then it can reverse very quickly well when i w when the book first team out when not by fire but by ice first came out our magnetic field strength was declining at the rate of five percent per 100 years well now there was a new study that came out and just a couple of years ago and now they say that our magnetic fields strength is declining at five percent per decade not for for 100 years so it has it has speeded up by ten times i nobody knows what that means i don't either but but i'm thinking it could mean that we're closer to our reversal than we realise well now what exactly causes them i know you're just tied it into ice ages but i mean as the sun have anything to do with a magnetic shift no one exactly knows what i tie it into or his the core of the planet's core changing now what i tie it into is profession of the equinoxes and uh without getting to as the terek let me see if i can explain it is that if you could put a stick you know the earth rotates and if you could put a stick who are access of rotation it right now would point toward the star um polarised the north the north north star but that access of rotation slowly turns slowly turns so that eleven thousand five hundred years ago uh years from now that access the rotation is going to be pointing toward a different star tori who is the stars vegas and then eleven thousand five hundred years from then it's gonna be back tweeting toward the star polaris again i think somehow and i do not know the mechanism but i think somehow that this the magnetic reversal is related to that presession or the equinoxes to that turning of our access of rotation they go so slowly that we don't see it we don't feel it but it's happening now our listeners roberts all who are listening to the program right now wherever they may be driving home at work in their sane so what this happens somewhat about an ice age transaction will sack me how does that affect now uh well the the.