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"qvc" Discussed on Art Beauty
"That thing that was you know kind of you know had been done before maybe or you know was nothing new or that that now also kind of set me on my journey for my particular style for mine meaning different sustain. That made me different from everybody else. You know what. I'm saying being so and this works for everyone. Okay and the reason. I tell the stories because this works. If you're in beauty this works if you make cabinets this works if you do hair this works. If you're a jewelry designer what is your meaningful difference right and listen to your whisper and go for that. That is the one you'll win. I have to tell you. I think i. I've been lucky to work with some fabulous fabulous makeup artist and you know being on camera being in front. Generally the makeup artist is the last person to touch your face to be in your life. And i think probably part of what is you so successful is the fact that you are so positive. You're positively is infectious. And i'm sure every single one of the people that you have touched has gone on and been able to kind of suck a little bit of out of you and take it into their job seriously. I do know that's so funny that you say that because i never set out to be a celebrity makeup artist. That wasn't ever a plan for me. I just wanted to do makeup. I literally just wanted no matter who it was. It didn't matter to me. I just wanted to touch people safe. Touch people's bodies turned into whatever kind of crazy art we could do or just make people feel good but that was again my agent. That was jim. He said listen. He's like remember a long time ago he was like. I just think that celebrities are gonna be really important. They're going to transition out of models being on the cover of magazines and it's gonna be celebrities. And i'm going to focus your career undoing celebrities because you're just like this big cup of coffee in the morning your mama even before with a mama. I've always been a momma. Yeah and and. I just love and i love watching people shine. I love watching people grow. I love watching people do well. And i'm a cheerleader man. And that's so. It's kind of what i do and i love you. I love you. i feel like Like we are sisters from another. Mr i do you know. I want to be respectful of your time because they knew you had things today. I do have a question. Because i am upset with the data sticks. I'm wearing them today. A little social video. That i'm going to be putting up Right now i'm wearing in the autumn. Inner and the burnished bronze. So i love these because they stay on it super easy but i know that there's like you know we talked about this new beauty life. You've got like thirty seconds before these are set that yet. What are you used to blend. so basically what. I've been taking this burnished bronze and then up. Sorry i take. The light won the autumn shimmer and then burnished bronze in the crease. Yup yup what you used to blend them. Do you use a by. I use a brush. I use mostly use my fingers so like for example i would take it set on. You're putting it on your crease. They're very very creamy. And i'm literally will just take my finger. It's again it depends on what kind of look you're going for. And what kind of thing you're doing truth be told. I'll tell you how i did like an i like this. We just kind of like a soft. Smokey is i would thank you. I did it in five minutes What i do is i would take an eye shadow stick like so. I would glided all over my lid. Basically from lash. Line to mike crease. And then so that's all. You wanna do great lender with your finger by having i say if you do wanna smoke it out or you want to give even more dimension. I would take something like this. This is my rupaul pallet. Love it. I cannot say again paul ruhollah. That's the whole that's another show. We need like at least five. Show gone down mama so you know it have locked up but then i would take like an eye shadow and literally just used to blend so you can go right on top of your shadow sticks. They work you can show primer so of your powder. I put the shadow stick on the powder on tap. And then jane girl you first of all you bulletproof and ain't coming out so you decide to take it off and then you've got like the beautiful smokes out the also which i love. I love it. Melian him one. I wanna bring you back on. Because they knew there was like a lot of exciting things up in store and if people want to play with your makeup. It's so much fun. Where's the best place to go. Go to qvc dot com because we have so many options there. And it's really just you know for me at the end of the day. I love teaching. You know aside from creating and doing the makeup. And that i think he's tired less on one hundred and five. I know you need you. Guys are born the same year Right yeah exactly so see But yeah dot com and just again. We have sought the thing that i love about. Qbc we put everything together for you so it makes it very easy for you to get a good assortment of chatelet six. If that's what you wanna do a good assortment of eyeliner all that kind of stuff and also the frankly learn really go on the field. It's very affordable. And i'm telling you this is all been wearing. I'm obsessed with these. This is this is your. This is my pink malley. I'm here for the show. it's so it every day. Molly thank you so so much endure you. We're doing bringing her. Back abraham more. If anybody at home has any questions. They want me to pass onto the fabulous valium. I'm happy to do so you can find email us at. Hello at rpd podcast. You can find us on instagram and facebook and youtube at the podcast and we see you next tuesday..
Jamie Kern Lima on How We Can Go From Underestimated To Unstoppable
"Jamie kern lima on dose of leadership. This is amazing. Welcome to the show. Richard thank you so much and excited to be here to share this special moment with you your whole community to you. So it's an honor. Thank yo i gotta tell you. This is an amazing piece of work. You should be extremely proud of yourself for this. I don't need to tell you that. But i mean just from a reader. Just read this. And i've read it and i told you in the prerecording i got this. You guys fed ex this to me monday. I think got it. And i got it last night so i read it nine pm here. It is the next day. I finished it at one pm. Amazing book i just i love it. It made look. I'll be honest with you. It made me cry. I've never cried in book. it made me cry. Maybe he never cried. Okay not in a not in a book like this. I mean maybe in a fictional book. Or something yeah. It's an amazing story. Thank you so much. It's and you know it's been a journey. I think everyone of us has has a story. And i think you know just all of us are kind of on this journey. I think of. I mean for me. It's really it's really you know. So many people think oh. Is this a book about how you went from. Denny's waitress to leading a business. A billion dollar businesses like that's part of it but it's really a story of a girl who went from not believing herself to believing ourself and like not trusting myself to list like to learning how to hear my own gut instinct and learning how to trust it And just learning how to break through all that self doubt that. Hold us back so often and why i wrote. It is really like for a lot of years. I would get these. Dm's on instagram. Where people say. Oh i saw your your story Like hat like was it. Like did you just get lucky. Or because all that's out there is kinda like the headlines. And i realized oh if i don't share if i never share the real story behind the story like how it all happened years and years of rejection opposition and all those things than it's like so many other people out there that maybe are trying to launch their own dream or maybe they're trying to be a better leader or whatever it might be are gonna feel alone and their struggles if they're just reading like the highlight reel of people's success is online and so this is the first time ever but i just i took everything and kinda like throughout that filter out the window and just poured everything i had every personal and professional life lesson i've ever learned and my hope is just. It's absurd for anyone else out there who's really on that journey of like breaking through that self-doubt in and an on that journey to becoming the person they're created a bi. No i mean it's it's it's it's a prescription boards a recipe that you've kind of attacked life with anyway. What thing that's really kind of. Come out of this show and all these conversations when people ask me well. What are the biggest lessons that you've learned from talking to all these people and your book hits all of these these points that you know the prescription that is needed so that is in such lacking in everywhere we look. Is this authenticity. This transparency there's vulnerability which lends itself yet to be courageous. If you're gonna do those things because we suck adams human beings you know what we're bombarded with from our limiting beliefs are doubts. The pop culture the the social media now that just even feeds on that. I mean everybody deals with this head trash this limiting beliefs. These self doubt. It's a constant battle. You still battle with the today. I it with everybody that had on. The show has said that. And that's been a big moment for me on this show and a relief a sense of relief and reading. Your book is kind of the same feeling. That god is when you read it and because you're so authentic you're so transparent you're so vulnerable in this book and you have been in your whole. That's why you've been so successful and entrepreneur in in your brandon's accessible because of those things what do you think when you hear me say that that authenticity transparency vulnerably. That's the currency that's needed right. It is and it's scary for so many of us. I think that you know you look at so many of the studies out there that show. How like it's impossible to have a real human connection if you show up as your representative who you think people want you to be in the and the only real way to have a human connection as show like only parts parts the messy parts but a lot of people who know that awesome miss that connection of like our relationship with our customers also needs to be an authentic one our relationship with our teams and our employees also needs to be an authentic one and we ended up putting so much pressure on ourselves right social media your point to that too but we think all i a leader acts this way or we learn these things and we end up showing up is our own representative and then you know what i've learned and i don't wanna like jump too far ahead give anything up because there's so many crazy stories in the spot but wanted the leadership lessons i would say and life lessons frankly that i after which is three years of rejection a crazy story we finally got one shot on qvc. I can talk about only only if you want to but but you know being on. Kabc for united about a thousand shows live myself. And so i've met tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and brand founders and senior executives. That will go on the television for their company. And it's like all the years when i look back at. What is the commonality between the people that made it and those didn't because most people in the space they they get one shot on air and they never come back because they don't have the sales goal or maybe they they come back twice or three and then they're gone so i've seen thousands of people leave and then like what's the commonality between the ones that lasts and literally. It's not who's smarter. It's not who's more qualified or more accomplished. The people that will lasted were the ones that were the same off air in the green room as they were on here for better or worse like some were wild and crazy in quirky in somewhere very conservative and quiet and like but they were the same and it's because that live on air to one hundred million homes you can't fake authenticity and the only way for customers to connect as when you show up as you you fully are in the thing that one of the things i talk about in the book is In believe it is this lesson. I learn which is that like authenticity. Alone doesn't guarantee success in authenticity. Guaranty's failure
Hampton Lintorn Catlin Co-Founder and CEO of Veue, 'It's So Much More Than Gaming'
"I'm curious. What are your ambitions with view view. Sorta it is a live video. Commerce company so sort of focusing on a lot of these companies are doing sort of like. Qvc from home kind of thing. We've actually sort of. It's turned into more of a say in art form so it's a live video platform so think twitch or something like that and trying to make it much more than gaming so you know my my ambition that people can connect around their interests around the world and feel like they are sharing something together even though their remote is the world becomes increasingly separated and i really want to sort of build a positive feeling. Yeah glue is. The word used to bring people together about the things that they love. And so that's what. I'm trying to do with view it's video streaming which is a the wild west to be honest partly cargo cult. I could talk about that for a long time. But on the other side of the product rate video streaming is coming in the maturation business rules around logging in or comments or test. I wanted to to make those as you know. The the risks should be on the things that are different about your business or your technology so obviously the rails app is not handling the video streaming. Because that's not what it's focused on. That's not one of the powers of rails but everything else all the business logic all the rules and moderation and all that all those things you have to build in with the platform. That's that's where. I think rails once again really shines. So what does the tech stack look like. So it's rails for the web sort of layer using stimulus. Which i sort of i've been doing a lot of people react for many years now and decided to give stimulus to try and have definitely more. I've really enjoyed it but it it is. It does have its quirks. I guess would say and you know really what we're trying to do is use. The power of web. Ep is so there's been an this. Were stimulus comes in. One of the strengths is that like react. Tends to have the opinion that it wants to isolate you from the browser as much as possible. Like even when you're writing. Html you're not writing html you're writing a representation of different down that gets you know computed and dipped in kind of trying to isolate you from from the browser. And i think it's interesting about stimulus and specifically take on. This stuff has been. The browser has good stuff in it and he kind of missed that whole train. Which i don't think this really good but coming out the other side like i think these things all come in swings almost like of fads. I usually browser no the browsers. Great come back to it. And i think we're definitely gonna swing back. I think i've been discovering just how much you can do in the browser web amazing audio context and you know even css these days horrible anymore or still a little bit. But you know it's much better than it's been in the past. I think there's just you know just even the video like web. Sorry the power of web components. The video tags and i just indian is filled with so many presents that the w3c's been regular for years and browser vendors have been working on all pretty stable. And if you if you want to target the ninety seven percents browsers that support all these things and you don't care about the three percent as much. There's just so much cool stuff to do there so honestly the stack is rails with post grads pretty straightforward these days. We're using a service called mucks to help with the actual video pipeline itself and then mostly stimulus controllers and a whole lot of cool stuff going in the browser.
More people are doing their holiday shopping online and this trend is here to stay
"Vice president. And principal analyst at forrester suture data could ali is a leading expert on ecommerce multichannel retail consumer behavior and trends in the online shopping space in her research. Sereda covers such consumer-oriented topics as e commerce forecasting in trends merchandising best practices conversion optimization and social computing in the retail world. Cerita joins us now to share her insights about this holiday retail shopping season. Welcome cerita thanks for having me rebecca. It's great to be here. We're really thrilled to have you. And we're excited that we can bring you and your insights in the information that you have to sellers. Help them anticipate what's happened this year. And what's up next for twenty twenty one after admit that. I definitely shopped early this year and pretty much everything online. Yeah yeah it's It's funny that you say that i that. A lot of retailers and merchants may have hoped that october would have been stronger. unfortunately many shoppers were still holding off and they continued to hold off and in spite of even all of the shipping delays all of the media reports about the challenges with shipping. I think that consumers are are still a little behind relative to where we would expect them to be at this point in in the holiday shopping cycle interesting so we know that ecommerce was essential throughout the pandemic and retailers. Small businesses had to quickly adapt. Can you tell us some of the top trends you've seen in the evolution of e commerce and online retail experiences this year. I think we're also really interested in what product line. Shoppers are buying online things that normally people would have gone to brick and mortar retailers. But they're now buying online warren of the biggest thing that we've of course seen is a shift to digital and in particular. I mean ebays been really great about being ahead of that curve and enabling a lot of the small local merchants with up and coming and a lot of the programs that have really been about supporting those local businesses because those companies have been the hardest hit and need to pivot the hardest and the fastest some of that of course is digital. Some of it is just enabling things like curbside pickup wherever possible digital payments. If you happen to have that physical infrastructure those are important. And that's been a big change in a big shift and i think that that's reflected in some of that cyber five data that we saw earlier is that the marketplaces have gained disproportionately. I think part of that has been because the consumer expects choice and they do expect the selection when they can't find it elsewhere. That's what's top of mind. It's been top of mind for a while and it's certainly top of mind during the pandemic as well as far as categories are concerned electronics. And some of those categories about keeping families busy other categories. That i would say that. We're seeing certainly anything that supports warmth. Fleece is doing very well right now. We're seeing socks and pj's and anything that is about comfort like blankets doing well. Anything that's outdoor. do it yourself home. We're still seeing things like heat. Lamps and fire pits being sold out and we still see huge uptake on anything. That's workout related. So exercise related. You know leggings at home exercise equipment. So from a subcategory standpoint. Those are some of the small trance to interesting. I know i bought a table. Top patio heater this year. Myself good for you. Hopefully you got it ahead of the sellouts. I did never mind the toilet paper. Bring us heaters rate right so this year there has been really noticeable change in shopper behavior. Let's talk about some of those behavioral changes like mobile payments or shopping or are people at home with their desktops and shopping more on desktop. Maybe they're on their phones. Tell us more about that. Yeah we see a tremendous amount of multi device usage within households. So what that means is you will have like you know the people who are on their zoom calls like shopping on the side you know. But they're not shopping necessarily on the desktop. It's on an ipad or it's on a on a phone on the side so there's definitely a lot of pre shopping a lot of inventory checking or a lot of investigating who they're going to kind of consider in the course of that transaction that's definitely A big part of that experience now see just want to be conscious as a seller of things like making sure that the imagery that you portray is going to be reflected well on different device sizes and we are seeing a lot of Video customer service calls to so just responding quickly to questions that consumers may have. That's an expectation of customers. We've seen video certainly provide Greater boosts to conversion whenever we see that offered it's essentially an extension of imagery so and we know that the more images you share that more likely that there is to be a sale ultimately that's a great reminder and it certainly reflects what we see here at ebay as well for holiday for many people. It's actually about those post holiday sales that they get excited about whether you're a buyer seller that last week of the year can be a big deal. Can you tell us what to anticipate this year with those post holiday sales and what to look forward to i think the pandemic essentially forced a lot of companies to cut their orders pretty early. And they didn't go back and revisit cancellations and what you had as a result is even through thanksgiving weekend you add less compelling offers like to merchant than you did in the past. It was completely common in the past that you would on a cyber monday. Have forty percent off of everything on a website plus free shipping and that was far less common. This year was more likely that you would have thirty percent off of select items with a shipping threshold. It just the richness of those offers was substantially less than in years past and part of the reason for that is that there just wasn't as much inventory that retailers had to discount. And they're trying to make that inventory that they have last as long as possible. What that potentially means is that there's not going to be as much in the way of sales post-holiday and that could be to the advantage of ebay sellers and the reason for that is that if there's less competition out there that's a good thing for you because you would be able to jump on the consumers that are expecting sales or offers and they're not finding them you wanna be able to take advantage of that if possible. I mean people will buy after christmas if there are sales it's entirely promotional driven like that's sort of the big driver of that between christmas and new year's rush whether it's e commerce or in stores it's what's on sale. What can i get. That didn't get sold already. That i may be able to take advantage of and if there isn't going to be much of that and we don't expect as much this year if you have anything access you know take advantage of that timeframe promoted you know in really kind of jump on anything you can get your hands on right. It's a good time to move some of that inventory. That's been hanging around for a lot of the year. So i hear that online shopping and cova shopping habits are likely to continue post pandemic in throughout the year. What are those predictions. You're looking for in the year to come. The single biggest challenge i think is just the amount of internet research that has been happening and certainly the pandemic has accelerated in every product category. And where that makes a difference for sellers is that your ability to show up and be present when consumers are in that search process because if their first touch point is digital you know in in the past maybe their first touch point was walmart stores. It just gives you more of an opportunity to be apparent in the course of that chopping funnel for all kinds of different categories that you may not have been considered for in the past. So that's definitely just something that's a subtle change but it's an important one because it gives small merchants so much more opportunity than what they had in the past. We also expect to see more distributed commerce. It's been a term that's been around for a long time but the idea of you know. Kind of completing transactions on social networks or completing transactions offer merchants site or enabling. Things like shop -able video that will be ways for emergent to connect directly to their audience. Like these are all things that we expect to continue to see. They have a tremendous amount of potential. I think a lot of the playbook in the us is still being shaped informed but we've known for decades that businesses like qvc nhl. San are incredibly powerful and incredibly lucrative and they resonate with so many people. There issues have always been that. You know it's a medium which is highly dependent on television. Adjacency is in how low the channel number was what they were next to so people would just happen to stumble upon up there can network and stop and watch it. And what's different in really powerful about chargeable video is there's a live component which takes elements of that experience. But there's also the ability to have an on demand experience to and and that expands the universe of of who can be exposed to and who can be seduced by kind of great selling so that's really some of the the big change that we expect through twenty twenty one especially if there is less of an opportunity to sell in the physical store. There's not the ability to touch and feel merchandise physical environment if we have more lockdowns In the coming months hopefully we won't because we'll be able to get vaccines but if things even get harder or in the next few months something to offset that can be more video selling interesting.
Live Streaming Ecommerce: the new way to sell online
"How about live streaming shopping then the verge is Carmen has an article about how livestream shopping has become huge in China and US companies are trying to catch it on here as well. Amazon. Launched live for influencers in July instagram facebook launched live shopping features in August Google their own. That's kind of on demand. It's not live the idea with these is to make a more modern shopping channel experience with influencers as the hosts, hundreds of millions of people tuned into shopping livestream. June in China it's just keeps going up and up. Kim Kardashian partnered with Chinese influence on one of these streams in China and sold fifteen thousand bottles of perfume like that. During an appearance the numbers are rising in the US now to forty thousand people watched Youtuber Nikita dragoons live shopping event on instagram five thousand items were added to shopping carts during the segment, all her branded products. So she was selling her own stuff direct to you. The people hosting live shopping streams already have dedicated fan bases that see them as friends. So the difference with QVC is with QBC. You got to know the hosts on QVC if you watched it a lot, you might kind of know the celebrity that shows up but these are folks were you feel like if you're in the influencers audience if you watch their youtube channel, you subscribe to them on Instagram you follow their tick talks you feel like you know them. So when they show up, it's not a stranger or a celebrity. It's a friend telling you like, Hey, this beauty product works great. Check it out. Also interactivities can you can you can take calls on QVC and they do that but this is live chat people who are savvy about talking to a chat room while they're doing the livestream, for instance, facebook and their Best Practices encourages folks to reply to everyone who DMZ comments according to Ashley's article on the verge. So this is one of those trends that keep an eye on. You're probably going to see this happening more and more, and it is a different spin on the old shopping channel idea. And also. It's a it's a it's a next step from what a lot of influencers are doing on their popular channels already. I actually sometimes there are people that I follow that I like and I trust I don't know that I would consider them friends but I like their content I would like to see something like this. In fact, I would like to experience this in a shopping stream type of way rather than be like Elizabeth Instagram Ad Oh? Yeah. They tagged at the end. Yeah. Okay. It's an ad. So I think that this is it. It makes a lot of sense sure there's going to be. People who are schilling things that they don't necessarily care about and that's just advertising general. But but yeah, that kind of fun. Let's hang out. Let's be interactive to me. This is not that different than watching somebody play a video game you're you're there and you're hanging out. Patrick on a scale of one to horrified how do you feel about this? Okay. So disclose your I actually was part of a set of a whole bunch of people who who did technology on Youtube or invited out to do a series of QVC type Um trials when Amazon was considering doing some while basically some programming like that it was really fascinating because one of the people there had been a term host with a certain high profile comedian on QVC and one talking to her about some of this is one of most fascinating conversations that I've ever had because they have a huge amount of control and it's all about kind of generating a certain amount of money permitted. Or second or however the metrics running. So on one hand, this makes perfect sense to me and it's it's if you're an influence, you're looking for revenue streams. This makes perfect sense. I'm kind of curious at what point they figure out how to generate more money permitted on this because at this point, it seems like it's super experimental and then Amazon will do Amazon does and they will figure out a way to turn it into this giant money generating beast of joy. But you know I think if you're an influence and you can get involved with this and you can pick up commissions why wouldn't you? Also I'm I'm curious why we're seeing Google's experimental arm put a on demand version out and according to this verge article at least one person didn't find that it that it worked very well why aren't they doing live shopping on Youtube? Why isn't that like a product that they've launched a little surprised? Maybe it's in the works in it'll come out to.
Culture Plating vs DNA Testing for Microorganisms in Cannabis w/ Kyle Boyar (From BTS #29)
"I'll start with the ancient technology which is plaguing It's been around for some time, and basically this is where you take your sample. You add some sort of. Growth medium right DPW TRIPTYCH soy broth. Yeah Classic Classic growth mediums basically. You put that in with your sample. Typically a one gram sample. It really just depends on what state you're in other industries use lot larger sample sizes. Something like you know anywhere from five twenty five grams, or even upwards of fifty grams really just depends on what you're testing right, but since candidates is a very precious commodity. People don't want to give up their. You Know Ultra high quality stuff more than a gram, so that's typically what we see out there in the marketplace. But, basically you're, you're homogenising your sample. Usually the stomach or By hand massaging and then you're taking that and you're taking a small sub sample of that, and then pleading it as a basically placing that inaugurating the plate, and then you know streaking it or basically spreading it uniformly across the plate surface. And then you're incubating bat depending on what you're testing for, you may incubate it for you know. From Twenty five to twenty seven sees what's typically done for Aspergillus five seven days seven days type thing. But it's going to differ for every different microorganism that you're testing for and then you're basically taking whatever you dilute it at, so you're counting. The colony is on the plate, and then we'll play it by that dilution factor, and now you have a colony forming unit gram readout. That is typically your standard readout that you see in just about everywhere. I mean while QBC are is. Very commonly accepted now in the cannabis industry when it comes to things like total count tests, you do have to convert that seek value or cycle of quantitative will get into a bit more later, but you have to convert that value into something that is acceptable for regulators, which is that a few Graham Now plaguing. Good because it is only enumerated, what is actually viable within the sample, right? And so a lot of people aren't concerned about what's dead in a sample, or what was left over and so that is an advantage of planning a disadvantage of planning is that some of these things don't grow very well and culture It depends again. What type of mediums here using what types of Brasier using There's a number of factors that contribute to how well something cultures on a plate so I would say those are kind of like the high, A. The highpoints of pleading and the potential drawbacks of it but then there's molecular methods like Qpr. QVC are right, so this is quantitative polymerase chain reaction so for those of your listeners that are familiar with polymerase chain reaction. Now this is just monitoring that reaction in real time using different flora fours. And so you're basically typically QC are run is forty cycles You are looking at you know. How quickly does amplify so and then at the point at which crosses the threshold, so you set that threshold to remove any background, the point at which your QBC our signal crosses that threshold is what we call a cycle of quantitative, so that is the point at which. which it is crossing that threshold line and the actual cycle number so basically the earlier of a C Q, You have that means that the earlier or sorry. The the greater presence of your target there is because it's a amplifying quicker, whereas if it's amplifying later than that means you had less of your target, so that would be a higher cq. Value, right? And so I guess the disadvantage with QBC are is that you aren't just selectively? Amplifying is alive. You are getting everything DNA DNA. So you're going to amplify everything and some people push back and say well. Hey, isn't that to our detriment? You know. If you have a bunch of dead stuff on there well, why am I failing for dead stuff? That just doesn't make sense well a couple of things there right so in the context of things like Aspergillus or micro toxin producing. Well. If there's a bunch of that leftover well, that could be indicative that you have mycotoxin your sample now. Of course, many states have opted for mycotoxin testing things like apple. Toxins and ochre toxin. And so that that checks that box right, but still it's good to know and a lot of people have this misconception that because you're only. Oh, sorry, 'cause! You're amplifying all of these things, right? That you're gonNA fail more as a result, but actually we find that. At least in my experience, it was the opposite. And I think the reasoning for that is. and. I guess this is another drawback of planning that I forgot to mention in. This is a perfect tie-in. Well, there's a lack of selectivity. Typically when you're planning something. You're using right selective growth media. That are supposed to foster the growth of a particular class of microbial contaminants now. There's grows mediums. There's also antibiotics that are used for selection in this case, and as we all know, antibiotics are being A. Microorganism, becoming more and more resistance, these things and just because you select for it, based on an antibiotic or some sort of growth medium doesn't necessarily mean that off target organism growth isn't going to happen so what? The the publications that medicinal! Of have done of showed is that there is a significant amount of Tara growth happening especially in the context of police mold plates. And depending on what state you're in typically limits around ten thousand CFU's program. But if you're getting off growth, you're counting dots that are actually not e- mold. You're counting oftentimes bacteria, and so this of course leads inflated accounts, more failures, and so people have this aversion to moving toward QVC are because they think that's going to happen. More frequently, but really it's the opposite because you're using targeted primers, you are selectively amplifying only for the class of organisms that you're looking for. You don't have the potential for off target growth in that case.
"qvc" Discussed on Here & Now
"As companies have struggled to make ends meet one way they've tried to avoid layoffs is by cutting retirement benefits for employees. Amtrak Lazy Boy. Marianne international or just a few of the companies that are freezing or cutting 401k matches in order to weather the current economic crisis for more let's bring in Jill Schlesinger business analysts with CBS News and host of Jill on money. Hi Jill Hello so. The average employee with a 401k saves about ten thousand dollars per year toward retirement with thirty five hundred of that coming from what the employer puts in as a match that is a voluntary benefit some companies offer but how widespread is the removal of that benefit right now so far not widespread According to fidelity investments they are the largest employer based plan manager and they say that two thirds of companies that have plans with them or not planning to do any sort of suspension or cut to their retirement benefits or their 401k. Match of fewer than ten percent are cutting now this of course is reminiscent of where we were in the financial crisis where a lot of companies did actually suspend something in the order of around twenty percent of companies actually reduced their 401k benefits. And My company back then in two thousand and financial crisis did just that. They pulled the match on the 401K. But why is that often the first thing to go well? I think it seems to be an easier thing to say. Hey we're all in this together we're all gonNa pull back on this match because we're gonNA suffer together and if the alternative is you have no job versus losing a benefit like your 401k match. I think most employees would say. Hey we'll do it and this will probably be temporary and I think that companies are quite concerned that making big cuts now are. It's going to be real detrimental to the the wellbeing of their employees. And I think if you that this is short term in nature. Perhaps this will make it easier to navigate. The you know it's bad news but it's not. I lost my job. Were they short term back then. Did they all come back? I wouldn't say every single one but I'd say most did and and you know if you look at the numbers I think took about twelve months where you know sort of like two thousand nine was a bad year but by the end of two thousand ten it was just fewer than one percent had cutback so. I think that if you could say as a company. Hey we did this in the recession or we hope this is short term. It's an easier message to deliver when it is something that people won't feel immediately especially if they're farther away from retirement. What should people do Jill if their employer has stopped contributing during this downturn? It's obviously still important to save for retirement. Well I think that if you hear this from your employer you know you don't then make the knee jerk reaction of. Oh my God. I'm not getting my free money. I'm not going to put money in. And unfortunately back in two thousand and eight two thousand nine about twenty percent of workers that worked for companies that did suspend those 401k matches. Those people just stop saving entirely for the whole year. And that's a shame because we really do need people to do more than their employer. So maybe if you could afford it and I know that everyone can't but let's just presume you're single you're working and you say okay. I'm still working. I have my money I kept my job. How about you knock up your employer your your contribution by maybe two or three percentage points to make up for the fact that your boss isn't doing that and then we'll be really great as if that 401k gets reinstated you keep the same level so much of this as habit. Jeremy and if we can just get people to put a little bit more in automatically it does do amazing things to your retirement planning over the longer term win over the longer term we have seen the 401k kind of replaced the traditional pension that used to exist in a lot of places now if the 401K is being pulled back on a little bit at least by employers where do you see all this going for workers This is not a great trend needs a long term trend as you said you know one eighties is when we start to see the pension plan for many private companies disappear replaced by the 401K. I don't think pensions are necessarily coming back anytime soon. I think that most people really know that. That's a bygone era. I think that in the future. The problem is that you cannot count on this. 401k matches the promised salvo. Now it's great when things are going well but obviously you've gotta make sure it's there for you and you know the onus is on you that's the problem with a 401k. It was sold to assist great benefit. It's great it's great when the market's going up it's great when your company's matching but when things turn it's you and that means that we have to actually bear that burden as individuals and it's a heavy burden it's y retirement saving remo remains a key problem among so many workers. They just don't have enough money and not enough companies. Make it a standard benefit. We've done a good job with health insurance for many companies. Yes we do have health insurance. We need to make the 401K. Sort of the equivalent of Health Insurance.
Talking Liberty With President & CEO Greg Maffei
"Greg thank you for being here today and I've been wanted us for a long time. So thank you for being on kindred cast and you seem like you were getting a little bit tired and exhausted just hearing all these titles and responsibilities but imbedded within all of us is superior shareholder returns along the way across the portfolio definitely. You're proud of I think. That's why stills getting to sit in the chair by reference that we met during your three sixty networks days a long time ago when I used to cover the bonds and ran that company which was in fiber company generally speaking like the old days but even with Microsoft. I remember when you made the investment in comcast in one thousand nine hundred seven which was a billion dollar investment in the cable business. You were sort of the first to bring the technology industry together with the media industry and the cable industry in that respect a very long time ago. When I was at Microsoft we were very interested. In what the cable industry was doing to build out high speed data build out the high speed Internet Bill Gates and I spent a bunch of time with a lot of people in the cable. Business including Brian Roberts comcast including John Malone thrilling. When I first met him back in ninety three we tried to sell them set top boxes. We tried to drive a lot of things. We were very instant what they were doing with at home. Which was the primary vehicle. Another one road runner which are the primary consortium vehicles to build up that high speed data and eventually Ryan Roberts is the one I said. Look if you want to help us. You should put money and all the cable companies but the only one who really stepped up and wanted our money. Initially we did a bunch more Brian. So then we ended up buying seven percent of comcast and I was on observer on the board so that was my first exposure to cable. Yeah it was a real catalyst. I remember for evaluation starting to rise again people's concerns being alleviated about what the future of cable could be seen as perpetual petrol theme right when you have these traditional media businesses that are always count out in the age of Technology and innovation disruption. And all of a sudden you have real endorsement and it sustains itself and brought Bannon's everything else obviously there are examples that went the other way like newspapers and other things you know. We were lucky twice or I've been lucky twice to catch the right cycle. We did very well in that comcast investment road at up on the growth of high speed data. And then really again when we did charter in two thousand thirteen sort of caught if not a bottom of near bottom on the industry's accelerated since yeah. Is that the way that you think about? Investing and think about buying companies is that you're somewhat countercyclical because obviously given your perch and your history in the industry you could have expertise in any number of areas. So how do you prioritize it? What do you think about? What drives your successes your approach? I wish we were that systematic or organized. Yeah you definitely have to have a thesis and oftentimes. It's gotTa be tacking against conventional wisdom because conventional wisdom gets valued to the Max. And if you're following along that's a really hard place to be. It may work for a while and it kind of momentum play but it's hard to sustain so finding things are out of favor is certainly a good place to start and doesn't mean it'll nestle get back into favor but it's a good place to look. I can also speak to. The other side doesn't matter how clever you were in emerging telecom in the early two thousands when I was running sixty when the capital goes away and when the trend blows up on you you're GONNA have a lot of problems all the emerging telecom companies. But when you think about the career and it is a unique path right. And obviously we'll get to the liberty part of your career now but when you think back at your evolution as an executive and as an investor what do you point to to be sort of like those key moments where you've got to be really good at your craft and obviously it's a humbling experience every single day. But how do you think back at your path and wise unique and differentiated versus others again? I'm not sure there's a systematic thing. I've tried to keep my doors open but I know I've also gone just incredibly lucky to be at Microsoft of the right time and place to move. When I was really from Dillon Reed over to CITICORP venture capital eventually get out to Seattle to get an John Malone and for him decide. I was the right person to come here where there was a lot of things that were available to fix. Initially we got some early wins and to have the perch so Microsoft needed my skill set at the time. They really didn't have it. Liberty could use my skill set but I could have end up someplace where a lot of smart people could have filled that role or I could have been someplace where your skill set wasn't necessarily so highly valued so there's a lot of selling yourself short by saying it's all lack. I look back at my business school class. A lot of smart men and women smarter than I am or accomplished who didn't necessarily ended up. Lisa metrics having same mobile success some degree. That's the luck of. Where do they end up? Where did I end up? What was needed at the time when we ended up at that spot right? Well let's talk about how you got the liberty then so Dr John Malone needed a CEO of liberty media. How did that come about? And what came to be where it was attractive to you? I'd known John. Since ninety three and he actually been on the board of three sixty networks investor and three six networks. I've lost all his money there. But he's still talk to me. He said I was good at generating tax losses in early two thousand five or mid two thousand five. I got a call from mutual friend of ours. Who said John Malone wants you to come liberty? Do you want to talk to and you. At Oracle the time Oracle. I only been three. I said sure like to talk to John. I mean I'd known him for twelve years. That Point Pete served on a board company Iran so I knew reasonably well. We'd actually talked about various ways we might work together so John Calls Me and says who could run liberty and I thought he was going to call about me. I said nothing comes right to mind. I think about some names so I called the mutual friend back and said well. He got me but he didn't want my name. He was asking for other names so and the friend said he wants to. He wants. He's just playing with you. Then he called back and said you know maybe you'll be the guy that's pretty funny. Well played so will happen so I joined in November of two thousand five as I there was. I think a bunch of relatively low hanging fruit of things to fix clean up and you know in any job. It's always get some early wins because it gives you credibility to make bigger bets. Yeah did you have a an understanding with John when he became? Ceo of how you both would divide the responsibilities already just all in it together. You were giving us a lot more credit than I think. The only thing I remember John Offer. Let me send something like the future is what you make it or something like that. It was a pretty open canvas and if you look nobody would have predicted enormous change when I joined in five today. What liberty looks like and nobody would predicted where we would go right now in the John. Ri- nobody but was there a mandate was there a vision or an objective or again with more of a two smart people getting together and try and make the right investments. Look I think John Appreciate? I'd come out of the technology side and had some familiarity with that in. Oh five if you WANNA look like a relatively. Technically strong person. Coming out of Microsoft helped compared to being traditional media players. I certainly wouldn't put myself up as a technology expert on a relative basis. That was helped. Yeah we'll plus you understood. I feel like capital structure and CFO like dynamics which would help with tax and shareholder value. And not just strategic deal making. When I was at Microsoft we did all these Put ones we were buying our stock back and we were selling against it and it was sort of a we knew we had big tailwind that we made up a bunch of money on this porn. And it's because it's in your own stock it's tax free. John loved that it was fascinated with that so Chinese doughy say the put warrant guy or something like that he was always happy because that's John Malone kind of play. Yeah well how do we think about liberty media because from the outside looking in just taking a eagle in the sky perspective for a second is unclear whether liberty media is a public private equity firm? That just happens to invest in media assets or Obscene Media Operating Company or to leveraged bet on the industry what is Liberty Media and hatchery benchmark or is it just a unique animal altogether book. I think you could say it's all three of those things in various times. It's malted when I first got here. We really owned very few assets in total on. Qvc was the only one we have any scale. We had a bunch of minority positions. And we've actually swapped for control or more influential positions. Barwane more positions over time. We'd like to think we try to do it. In this parts of the industry with our history as a company with John's vision John's expertise and contacts. We've had some insights into perhaps where we thought things would do. Better and where we thought we'd get worse and been able to trade our way out of those hopefully not inefficient or trade. Are we in to the good ones? And so that's been somewhat of a bet on the best parts of media. We'd like to think from where we could actually make progress. You'd love to be some of these places but you can't get in any smart way so it's not like it's an obvious bad to buy the stock but we've tried to promote the thing to a more operating assets being happy also being places where we have a influential position but on the right side of where the trends are
Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job
"Eight hundred home owners of the sixty nine you sixty nine million US homeowners so they're owned by the one one hundredth of one percent control everything they say and the one one hundredth of one percent or twenty hundred individuals in twenty eight hundred US homes of sixty nine million homes at south tiny this group as control everything controls everything and controls with these people on these TV shows say because remember these twenty eight hundred people the top one under one percent they control all the shares and all the biggest companies and all the biggest five hundred companies they control all the shared they control all the shares in the form of thanks stocks the control about what forty percent of the market they control so they control these people their job is to make you feel good so you go out and spend spend more money than you have because they got confidence that these guys yours are going to another QVC and another stock buyback now listen to this are you in today I'm listening I wanted your Majerus Thomas is this well I think summer's moving with the rest of the metals and it's moving with the rest currencies it's a trade it's away from fiat currency with interest rates globally solo people are moving into alternative currencies being the metals being crypto currencies as a silver seems to be training but you may call cold still outperforming over the last year since the China terrorists took place silver real into performing gold so that might be an area to look for if you're gonna look to trade the metals here really is a little late is it me not sure why because my members I had them in silver posh I had to sell short starting in February we had a return those members had a return of twenty six percent selling short when we identified that it wasn't going to go down anymore wasn't going to be a good short anymore why would we go and look for something else to shore that doesn't make sense because of pasta is down twenty six percent then all the other groups would be down at least twenty percent twenty six percent just got a stupid when you know you're in a stock and is going down and you said I better get out because going up whether wanted you just turn around stay the same stock we did so Pasaje my member stay in and let's put our position and now we bought a June seventeenth we're up twenty seven percent already in posh so when it went down we mitigate any losses by being short we had a twenty six percent gain then we turn around we bought it back in out of twenty seven percent so what you have to flip from start to stop that stupid let's talk about go all these guys were little late though aren't they they're talking about you should be looking a silver gold now what do you not should not get we bought in June June third we're up to eighty five percent eighty five percent gold itself wrote nine percent mining stocks which I love GTX wrote fourteen percent Hey you wrote fifty two percent is your mining stocks and not get eighty five percent so we're way ahead of these people these gibber jabber disposed to make you feel good so they always get you in exactly at the time is going to turn and go the other way the opposite way in an amazing now listen to this these are the genius you listen to on these TV programs I got a Robert sorry please Robert I'm calling about Harley Davidson now for about ten years since it's now trading around thirty six dollars for our leader I think the problem with Harley is not necessarily what people worry about comes of imports it's the demographic it's just an older group of people who write Holly my no no no he's full of garbage Kramer's full of garbage the problem isn't with Harley the problem is with the investor yes with guys like Kramer that's the problem Harley is fine a guy gets into a stock isn't for for ten years he holds on the stock from fifty dollars to thirty six dollars and during that time this guy was up fifteen percent sometimes twenty percent but he held on to it he held on to it now he's down forty eight percent when I looked at it quickly it was the I think twice she was up over twenty percent at least never took of profits by your whole buy and hold I don't hold why because a juror javers they're there to make sure you feel good the don't worry bout everything's fine because you could depend on the federal reserve they're going to come in and they're going to reduce rates rose the reduced rate you're going to save us markets are gonna go down again no there's nothing wrong with Harley Davidson was a wonderful stock the wonderful stock wonderful company what's wrong is that the investor's adult and he's listening to a dope we got to go playing off each other some believable that's what's wrong you don't push it is showing some believable that's what's wrong so again ever they lied to us about inflation all the time don't today sure they lie about inflation they would say to us brought over the last six years the for reserve I met Josh thank you Paul our targets are targets to push our target is to push our inflation target you we haven't hit yeah our place for seven years there is a third place start to percent they never had it yet Daria won't all in place why what a lie like that because they have to lie because remember if they admit to inflation they got a raise rates but they're not going to raise rates because remember their jobs and make sure you have confidence in them they're going to be there they're going to protect you and make sure your investments are just terrific here are you going to make money and every time the stock market goes down they want to instill confidence in you don't worry stay with it another brick let's keep build that wall worry don't worry about it every time we get a new home sales crash in may new home sales down seven point eight percent don't worry that's just another part to the wall credit card delinquencies at the highest level don't worry about it what this keep building the wall with all this bad news we're going to be just fine because why wouldn't we we got guys like Charles Payne is still on fire yeah yeah gotcha so why not who cares the housing permits are collapsing when you got really every economic aspect that our country is the best it has ever been so so there's two branch right there you're going to add that on top of the wall or to retire and we're gonna keep climbing it because you got this great confidence in the economy that's what their job is to tell us we have great confidence the great confidence in the sellers are always going to have your rates are going I was going to lower rates are going to some will never see the mark go down again this is Shelly join my gang eight seven seven six hundred gang were every day you join our gang you follow our portfolio pick one stock from it and listen to every day we put a video what our stock how do you go wrong so caterpillar we only have a scout for a long position a scout is one share just keeping us engage with the stock until we are ready to buy more shares so if you're looking at your stuff how can you lose money we tell you exactly what to do
"qvc" Discussed on Late Night Whenever
"Seriously that's it it's like i am really having a great time when i'm on stage yeah i love i love it and when i look out and i have to say this a lot of comedian i don't give people laughing that's not what i do this for you yeah i got a this process and so just what i do and i'm just like your soul fullish shit yeah you can't you care you can't because when you look out at an audience and you see people smiling like there's something about smile there's something about a human face that when your cheeks swell with this like very low grade joy that's my resting face and i feel like you have done decried i remember what show it was we were doing what you were talking about doing stand up and then also hosting qvc of my god so my very first job on camera which by the way i'm very grateful for because it was a an education in so many things including racism throw a little sheet my very first job on camera was a host for these abc and i just told to folks instead of selling the stuff but i ended up selling like a lot of stuff without even trying and i will never forget they have these like employee evaluations and so the guy i won't give his last name but his name was jack which should tell you everything but we're doing an employee valuation right and so he goes like this he puts on the tape because everything you do is on camera right and so he what's on the tape and i make a joke about a comforter i'm selling a comforter and i make a joke and he goes like this.
"qvc" Discussed on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
"Well then i we have an ep carbs our bodies start to dip everyone's body start to different three o'clock in the end you need like a muffin need something it's gonna make that's gonna make you drop more no you need protein fat and fiber in one thing okay so you're eating too much white sugar basically we yeah so that's really good it's got cinnamon and hot pepper it's like a mexican hot chocolate kinda he loves so you're launching on qvc i am friday at two o'clock and friday at seven eastern time so it's talking to bobby about this earlier and i love your idea when you don't get into that okay i'm gonna make a lot money when someone when you have a gadget or something to sell they put you in front of a camera they say okay ready go end in the lights come on they point at you and then you have people watching you have to sell it yep you're live like you are live you can't tell beer back i have to go to the bathroom and you everything you say has to be directed at getting people involved bought in and they they wanna go online or calling immediately to buy product i love when they call ends at least when people call in here you know you don't understand and stare at them like on tv you look at them you know so it's it's quite interesting and they call them from all over the country it's i'm dying to go and qvc now here's our ideal i wanna do a game show where what daniel you'll be our contestant okay you'll come on and you won't know what product you're going to sell on qvc bobby's with me on this we're going to produce and on markets that go the lights come up your live all right daniels contestant and i opened a box and hand you a thing.
"qvc" Discussed on Congratulations with Chris D'Elia
"Find out i still tv i'm ruining it for you don't give and and then and then i go but thanks for the pizza and take the pizza out of his hand the whole pie and fucking walk back into my apartment and shut the door in his face he's testing up worst person i've fought in stuck the knife in that was still your tv by the way oh thanks for the pizza is what thanks for the pizza was that's what the thanks for the pizza was the fucking dice the fucking sirott knit every night they ever sold on the knife fucking qvc shit with serrated sarid it's beautifully saturated it can just be separated either it's beautifully saturated look at that just look at it everything on qvc just look at it they show you something and then say just look at it a beautiful ceramic angel with wings from the artist itself they've made twenty of them look at it just look at it you know shit look at it it's on tv just look at it beautiful grape flavored dildo you can stick it on the wall it's got suction look at it just look at it rubber look at it look at it about anything these beautiful twelve wronged ladder look at it yeah it's a ladder look at it deluca fuck and deviant killer where it's like look at it again with the stabbing you fucking stab them in the gut and then they go no and then they say look at it look at it look at the wound.
"qvc" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"I uh with shopping on qvc network and i decided to buy an item and uh we started going through the artery in process and the state of new mexico tax came in and it was sixty one dollars on this item and i i i just i got so heat off i i just cancelled it i said i i don't mean i'm not gonna do this uh you you hit the nail on the head where would you know we don't need any more taxes in fact we've got more than enough and if they were directed where they ought to be and you know what it's going to be an uphill battle with this new mayor uh it's not going to get done the guy's going he's going to speak out a one side of his mouth and do something on the other and you where is the core of that problem voting voting look at the dismal uh the number of people that turn out for for for for for uh for those kind of positions it's it's pathetic and look what you get that's that's what's going on here all right thanks mike it's your turn on news radio kkob hello mike uh i just wanna know we should not raise taxes the city councillors have and what should also put this to a come to the general public the city cancers have already and that they are incapable of making good decisions for the entire since he uh for uh the city of albuquerque with their inability to get the tens angling law passed it's been put on all twice or cancel twice uh and still up in the air and how to rewrite that that everybody's out there uh that the police to uh trying to protect our community uh i also think that under city government uh are very very poor stewart's with the money they are ready to cook covering it let's i i don't know how to settle this problem catch it out i don't know i don't have the resources to talk to to try and help us come to a positive solution so let's so funny at it let's just keep some money at it uh but it's not their money mic that's the problem i have it's it's it's armani yeah it's a excuse to let that how each party that i.
"qvc" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"Idea anything other than what he'd been doing for the past eighteen years i'd quit and said i don't know what i'm going to do but i'm gonna drive around the country to basically stop having to have meetings with people who wanted me to do the same old same so berry literally hit the road in search of a new career and that's how we ended up here have you ever wanted to radio he michelle were repairing ever is available now only limited band wondered how and we love it call now yes it's qvc that's right with qvc you know the home shopping network going to hop on the phone or by handbag a sterling silver necklace but for a limited time only act now as there go back what happened was my wife who's fashion designer donald when first she had gone to this new thing called qvc and she said to me that i must go see it perry wasn't exactly captivated but he was curious so what can we see and i saw something that i had never seen before it was this early convergence of telephones televisions and computers but the most important thing was i had only known about screens to tell store here i saw screen that was interactive that screen was used for purposes other than narrative and that was while that whacked me this would amazes me about barron he's imagining an asia interactive content back in 1992 when the internet barely existed daunting even begin to imagine the kinds of content it would emerge as people learning interact through scream and his lack of knowledge in fact his complete confusion is what sold him on it could you imagine how exciting it is to go from arming glut other people understand narrative and screens but god knows i did this to go into har yes both the blank page ride absolutely right so our god new like as a blank page the blankets the blank pages may not sound like much of a plan but if you've heard last week's episode the ufm now i'm stuck out an app i like a benz you'll understand why berry latched onto it berries what i call an infinite lerner if he isn't learning on the job he simply can't do his job listen a last week's up.
"qvc" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"Eleven the studio hase's need you becker your in the parking lot and i was like you know what yeah i do pack my car he said why it like it does saving more time he leonov's like yeah i guess it does but i just love becky my car up because i have the new 2018 qvc red sport 400 and the rear view camera and like the 360 view with an aerial view when i.
"qvc" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"Eleven the studio hase's need you becker your in the parking lot and i was like you know what yeah i do pack my car he said why it like it does saving more time he leonov's like yeah i guess it does but i just love becky my car up because i have the new 2018 qvc red sport 400 and the rear view camera and like the 360 view with an aerial view when i.
"qvc" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"That is the kind of thing where i may think it's dumb but you can find stuff like that in stores all over the place and if that exact thing doesn't already exist that's a good idea rape and only lorry of qvc valued that idea at all because she thinks like a person who watches qvc whereas mark cuban tries to think like a tech investor and like sometimes they've had as a guest chris sokha who will come in and start talking about how he was an early investor in october and all this other stuff and he laying every five seconds process got as remind you back when i was investing in error early on whereas lorry does have this she's slightly more interested in kind of massproduced consumer on the one hand you could say junk and on the other hand you could say things people wish to buy you'll see her pop up sometimes in tv commercials for things there's one with like a fitness board that you do us dondo and you can see her on her because she went for the plastic twisty board and there is a difference between the ones who are going for the thing that's like this is a super exciting product and laurie who's like i'm gonna solve is on qvc i'm gonna put those in walmart and i'm going to sell an absolute squarely in of them and i would not be surprised if on a like how many people actually by the thing if she's like the massively lows he successful one not necessarily in terms of i'm of money but number of purchasers of the things i do like the way you can kind of predict the motivations of each person with each product and i i enjoy kind of doing the equations in my head if like mark cubans going to go for that because more cuban is a billionaire who wants to be loved this is abuse and this product fuels noble or at like you said about lorry like she she will be able to sell that an qvc or demon john will be interested because it is something to do with fishing.
"qvc" Discussed on AP News
"With qvc and despite being fired in 2013 he's still rates in cash through twenty six team as part of a vendor agreement for a percentage of the royalties he's then accused of laundering his own personal expenses flights to vacation destinations such as turks and caicos as well as lanky hotel stays using a pr firm by charging them for the cost that instructing them to submit they give oysters to cuba these see in some cases he himself wrote the falsified invoices kalkowski faces about eleven years in prison if these convicted the growing eggs scandal across seventeen european countries his force the eu to hold a meeting late next month millions of eggs have been destroyed old pulled from supermarket shelves since july 28th it was made public did the pesticide fipronil which is dangerous to human health was found mixed with another treatments sprayed on chickens to takes please and lice the scandal has caused major political fallout with neighbours belgium the netherlands in germany arguing over who is to blame and who knew what and when poultry farmers have been hardest hits and a blaming the chemical industry for compromising their business and exposing consumers to danger the eu's executive commission announced it's aiming to hold talks between eu ministers and food safety agencies concerned on september twenty sakes its fall the geese are headed south and it's time for you to hit the woods so button things up find.
"qvc" Discussed on The EntreLeadership Podcast
"Smell and just cuddle i style of it but education was always very important to my family and my grandparents and they did this to their sons into me to and they said if you want to ever work in this business you better go often graduate from high school get yourself a college degree and then may be will let you come back and learn a few things from us but we will make sure you get a good education and has some other options and everything cas were they came from you know they were doing barbecue before barbecue was cool and so now it's you know provides a great living for my family and i and were growing but they really had to struggle through all those years and really in grain that into us that he'll make sure you get an education but i did graduate they did let me come back and i started at the bottom of mop and floors back at the drink counter again back meal when i was younger and just doing the basics a clean and tables and interacting with customers and started over a couple of years worked my way through pretty much all the basic positions of the restaurant to really get a firm foundation of it and then i've always been kind of entrepreneurial has been interested in starting businesses and always thought i wanted to start my own business but all of a sudden different opportunities started coming to the restaurant where i could kind of start a business within the business and start bringing a few books and was able to start our web order program we now ship our barbecue all over the country from our website that was something couple friends and i started and is now still going strong and growing and was able to work myself out of that job because it was growing so much in another opportunity came we're able to go on qvc in.
"qvc" Discussed on Pop Fashion
"Sales mobile like on your phone like like the mobile phone cheesy. Crazy, I knew that they did serious business. I did not know that the surprising element. And all of this was that they already owned a portion of it like the already owned a portion of their competitor thirty eight percent. So it wasn't even just like a teeny little slice of the pie. It was like a chunk of the pie. I mean, I think it's smart in order to stay relevant and to compete as someone who doesn't work in the home shopping industry. I would say they're very similar quality QVC and ancient San in terms of how they present products the quality of their hosts quality of the programming there to-to-to like they're the only options here. I don't know who they're competing with globally. I am not aware of that global market. I thought it was interesting that QVC owns both zoo lily and Yvette. I I didn't don't know that. know they own eve, right? So next time you respond to a wedding invitation that comes on eve, I don't send your wedding invitations on E. Okay. Okay. Despite By. game is paperless. Post if you want but don't use EBay. I did not know that that. Oh, why would they want to stay in that business? That's fascinating. I don't know. We've all bought strange things in the night and wondered why we did it probably we bought them on home shopping network. So even it was just up for sale on TV one night. And there were like, oh my gosh. I could do how many payments for this evening business. Yeah. All the jokes Twitter that are like key VC by HSEN for one hundred and five Lolo payments of like jillion dollars. Those are my favorite Twitter jokes right now. I don't know what this means for the branding. I don't know if it's going to be one network now, I don't know if it's going to be the two names and focusing on what they do best under the one parent company. I don't really gather that yet there may be new information by the time. We listen to this episode that I can share next time. I don't know. Do you? Do you listener people do you shop on the TV? I mean. I think this was a smart business move that they needed each other's resources that at this point in order to compete with an online seller like Amazon, you have to have all those resources together there so much money involved in this deal. It's hard to kind of comprehend. But I think they're preparing for their next steps and how to survive. Yeah. I think a lot of this is going to be going after younger generations and getting away from that idea that it's the the old woman who's up at all hours ordering things at random on the TV. I think they're going to try to diversify their customers as much as possible. Yeah. As I should heck. Yeah. So that'll be very interesting. If I have any opportunities to tour H O sentencing Pete. I'll take pictures if I'm allowed if anyone knows how to get me one of those Hala I used to watch a whole lot of HSEN in my early college years because I would pull these wicked all nighters, and I just wanted company while I was up that late. It's very soothing. So yeah, that's what's happening in the world of. In the world of the home shop. Well, let me tell you about the latest political scandal question Mark is it a scandal? Segue. Good job Lululemon is suing under armor over a bra various central part of my wardrobe to garbage fire companies going at it in court. Can we handle it? What is your problem with Under Armour girl? Do you know about their politics, and what's going on with some of the decisions they've been making? Ooh. Oh, okay. Cut that line. These companies are legit big big players in the industry, but they've just made some decisions and passed regarding how they want to run things how they wanna deal with consumers that I'm not exactly crazy about. But I'm assuming any large business is going to have an element of that. That's why I call them garbage fire companies. But okay, okay. Take it with a grain of salt. So enter armor, just to preface under armor is having a very interesting week. They just signed a sap rocky for the next year and the middle of announcing their collaboration with ASEP rocky..
"qvc" Discussed on Motley Fool Money
"Rival network qvc is buying aitchison for two point one billion dollars jason if there is a deal in the world media john malone can't be far behind he seems to be very common factor in a lot of these deals and i think of the this this all basically revolves around liberty interacted which is a private company and you get liberty interactive which owns qvc it also owns a minority interest in hvac and so essentially this deal buys the rest of that interest out and more or less combines two of the big players in what is is a bit of the i don't know if the most attractive space moral tv shopping at this at this point time but but but perhaps or something still there i mean what their ultimate going do they're going to restructure this amalgam of nonretail and retail assets in in one of the spinoffs there is going to result in aitchison qvc and zueili as part of this sort of retail company and and we members xouli it was public for a for a short time and it wasn't really the most attractive invest either so i i'm not sure this is necessarily all that if a attracted from the investors perspective but but i mean this boils down to john malone in this is what he does it's it's less about skating toward the puck is going and moored at finding official waste unlock the most value from any given set of assets and he's he's obviously out a lot of knowledge of and expertise in that media space uh in in so i know this is kind of one of those things where it's a deal that he can work i don't know that it necessarily translates to the individual investors well but but again this is right in his wheelhouse i suspect hill up end up netting a nice little gain from it.
"qvc" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"They say qvc qvc is merging with hsa the two shopping networks i guess there's another not enough room for two with a they're going to merger become one giant shopping network qvc or argue hs and then what do you say take shali i'd say qvc qvc you know why because i like david david ever see that guy kind of a big goofy guy with the shoe polish air selig something tasty swedish meatballs that stuff that guy is so after tapie they should get missile show unreal tv added six thirty i've got the big hsa qvc merger coming up right after this bill hadman from the revolution soft wash new center tuna good morning to the president putin they're going to sit down face to face protests to slugging it out with the german police meantime this is the deputy purity's 630 sponsored by freeway carwashes where rhode island shines presents preparing for that i face to face with vladimir putin suspected to take place mid morning our time here in southern new england cnn nick hamburg newcomper nic robertson sets the scene in hamburg germany president trump a yes sedan speech he gave in warsaw was very clear russia needs the stopping destabilizing in ukraine and other countries he said on stop its support for people like president assad and iran join and other nations joined the sort of the rest of the world if you will the other members of the g twenty and his position correspondent echo robertson reporting in hamburg through the police using water cannons to clear out protestors trying to block the streets near the g twenty meetings coverage continues with correspondent a teacup schubert approach oh they also spun into cheek his schubert's reporting wpro news time is six thirty two are big story here at home the ongoing budget standoff at the state house and senate president ominously juryo join gene velde associated thirty this morning speaker nick mattiello you made of here's appearances here on wpro thursday is pointing the finger blame squarely at.
"qvc" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"The g twenty summit he'll have his first facetoface meeting with russia's vladimir putin tomorrow cbs's margaret brennan is traveling with the president the threats posed by north korea will be a topic when president trump and putin meet tomorrow there also going to discuss a us proposal to collaborate with with russia to end the bloody war in syria a spokesman for the nuclear energy institute says none of the countries ninety nine operating nuclear plant has reported a cyber intrusion to regulators that in response to a new york times story that says hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate new clear power stations and other energy facilities since may at the request of the fda drug manufacturers pulling its painkiller off the market the drug is opecna er prescribed for patients with severe constant pain but it's also turned out to be a favorite with drug abusers who i favored crushing and snorting it to get high then be again injecting it instead the opioid was blamed for scores of overdoses and two years ago an outbreak of hiv and hepatitis c in southern indiana linked to shared needles last month the fda asked the drug's maker to stop selling o'paddy er irelandbased endo now says it will pull the drug from the market and work with the fda to help patients find alternative treatments deborah rodriguez cbs news to companies with shopping shows are joining forces cbs' jason brooks reports rivals qvc and home shopping network are teaming up qvc owner liberty interactive already owns thirty eight percent of home shopping network and his buying the rest for a two point six billion dollars in a stock deal liberty is hoping by perry up the company will fare better against amazon has more consumers spend money online qvc says the combined company will ship more.
"qvc" Discussed on Crunch Report
"You see acquires home shopping network for two point one billion dollars read is working on smartphone microsoft laying off thousands of people and more is thursday july six and this is crutcher poor unionized set an unbeatable deal he'll cut through fruit vegetables cement your mom a vacuum necessary key sucker you've ever seen secular hello or shiny necklace soc he will urine look all that is just a phone call away with some easy dialing homeshopping shipping haley not included then if that deals european seek we have an offer you can't pass up liberty interactive the owner of homeshopping company qvc announced this morning that is acquiring home shopping network in allstock deal valued at two point one billion dollars so you thought amazon was too easy inefficient you're ready to have your mind blown with buying products through t v while cuba sees revenue has stagnated in recent years it's still sought eight point seven billion in sales last year compared to homeshopping networks three point five billion so it's still printing money among other things liberty says the acquisition will lead to more development of its ecommerce mobile in streaming video products homeshopping the way the future and the past chestnuts read the cupi that create super high end cameras like the scarlett epic in weapon that are super fancy and make amazing images and two coup for me to use but i wish i did is coming out with a smartphone today the company launched preordered of hydrogen inexpensive modular smartphone with what it calls holographic three display the technical deeds are super sparse at the moment basically all we know is you'll have a headphone port a three display and it will come into additions or one thousand five hundred ninety five dollars titanium version and for the budgetconscious a one thousand one hundred ninety five dollar aluminum build the company is aiming for a q one 2018 release date i really wanna try this phone now.