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"raj" Discussed on Code Story
"Tried to get some users using the product and kind of build. So I think we got too late to get into that tight loop with the customers. Well, Raj last question, so you're getting on a plane and you're sitting next to a young entrepreneur who's built the next big thing. They're jazzed about it. They can't wait to show it off to the world. Can we show it off to you right there on the plane? What advice do you give that person? Having gone down this road a bit. It's a very tricky one. And I'll tell you why, because I get so much advice and so much of it is BS and all these people with big brand names and this is this. I don't know. I would just ask them how I could help. So that's one. Number two, if I could give any advice is stay long enough in the game, the longer you are in the game, the more you are learning, the longer you are in the game, also some things will not go your way, but then there's sometimes luck is a balancing thing and sometimes things will go your way. And so if you're long enough to stay there, you'll capture some benefit. I think one of the best things that I did was just be relentless. It carried me through my mistakes. Sometimes I got unlucky, but then, you know, sometimes we got if you don't give up and you stay in the game, you get lucky too. So I think that's perhaps one piece of advice I can offer. That's great stuff. We'll Raj, thank you for being on the show today, and thank you for telling the creation story of prophecy. Thank you, it was a delight now. Appreciate it. And this concludes another chapter of code story. Code story is hosted and produced by Noah lab part. Be sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or the podcasting app of your choice. And when you get a chance, leave us a review, both things help us out tremendously. And thanks again for listening.
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"Very efficient. The space of cloud within that the space of data and within that space of data tools is unbounded. It's not clear how large the space is. Of course, Jeff Bezos clearly said that about the cloud space. But then that's quite similar about the data. We don't know how big this spaces are going to be. And you can talk to any investor and they have no idea. But whatever they think is the size of the space is an underestimation. Well, if you could go back to the beginning, what would you do different? Where would you consider taking a different approach? I think I should have built a really small product, put it out in the market and started interacting with the market. I think I spent too much time building the product and thinking I knew what I was going to bed. The second thing which I took a really hard turn on and is to go straight for enterprise. I came back to try to raise my next round and the investors were like, oh no, no, no. These days, people do go bottoms up and you go from mid market and then to the enterprise. Now it just so happens that everybody who started in mid market but their architecture wrong because those things didn't scale. So they're locked out of enterprise space. So that seems to have gone, okay? But I was just saying that that is a painful painful path to have taken to go straight for the enterprise. So I think I would have just interacted with the market much, much sooner, tried to get some users using the product and kind of build. So I think we got too late to get into that tight loop with the customers. Well, Raj last question, so you're getting on a plane and you're sitting next to a young entrepreneur who's built the next big thing. They're jazzed about it. They can't wait to show it off to the world. Can we show it off to you right there on the plane? What advice do you give that person? Having gone down this road a bit. It's a very tricky one. And I'll tell you why, because I get so much advice and so much of it is BS and all these people with big brand names and this is this. I don't know. I would just ask them how I could help. So that's one. Number two, if I could give any advice is stay long enough in the game, the longer you are in the game, the more you are learning, the longer you are in the game, also some things will not go your way, but then there's sometimes luck is a balancing thing and sometimes things will go your way. And so if you're long enough to stay there, you'll capture some benefit. I think one of the best things that I did was just be relentless. It carried me through my mistakes. Sometimes I got unlucky, but then, you know, sometimes they got if you don't give up and you stay in the game, you get lucky too. So I think that's perhaps one piece of advice I can offer. That's great stuff. We'll Raj, thank you for being on the show today, and thank you for telling the creation story of prophecy. Thank you, it was a delight now appreciated. In this concludes another chapter of code story. Code story is hosted and produced by Noah lab heart. Be sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or the podcasting app of your choice. And when you get a chance, leave us a review, both things help us out tremendously. And thanks again for listening.
"raj" Discussed on Code Story
"Visiting post IO slash code story. This message is sponsored by IP info. IP data is only as valuable as it is accurate. And one visitor can be relied upon for just that. IP info is a leading IP address data API. The tool empowers use cases from attached surface management to optimize advertisements. IP info serves the most accurate IP data available in the market. Want to customize your website based on the user's location, or perhaps you want to protect your website from mast identities with VPN detection. IP info serves IP data the way that you need it. API, data downloads, web interface, bulk upload, useful tools and many different SDKs built by developers for developers. So you know they speak your language. Activate your free trial at IP info IO, and don't forget to use the promo code, code story at checkout. Let's flip the scalability then. Did you build this to scale efficiently from day one or are you fighting this as you grow in game traction? No, I think our scalability story is at least on the product side. We built scalability from day one. It was not a wise decision, it made my journey much harder. The fact that how we built the product, I hired platform people early on who were at the Kubernetes layer, we wrote our product as an operator as a fully hosted SaaS service, now it's been 5 years, so it's so we've made very heavy investment into making sure the software runs and scales and stuff. So even like various series AL but 6 months back and our software is a single click deploy into somebody's VPC from a cloud marketplace already. So we've always put scalability in place and then the other thing is so there's this scalability in terms of the software architecture. I think we've always had scalability. We've had some pieces we'd have to rewrite, but then that's one microservice and very limited. The other part of it is, can I scale hiring? It's like, yes, we've been able to scale hiring and building the team. We've, for every single piece we do, we've hired some senior engineers who are really capable and are very high throughput and then we pay them really well and these strategies to just not lose them. There is no redundancy built into the system. The plan is to not lose any engineer, basically. Well, as you step out on the balcony and you look across all that you've built, what are you most proud of? I think I'm proud of how nice the product is and how great the team behind it is. It's like we have built a superpower. We are very much headed to be the product and technology leader in the space. We are not the revenue leader yet, but I think we have great pride in the product. All the way from software architecture to the UX of the product to the visual design. It's just that craft that we've put and now the great team that's building it from me writing code to my cofound to me stopping my cofounder matcha writing code to him stopping and now the engineering team building the product knowing the priorities. It's just that well oiled engineering machine that can deliver a product where people are enthusiastic about it. They get along, they're all proud of what they build. So I think some of it is the culture, some of it is the great group of individuals and then what we are able to produce. And now I think we're just starting to do the same on the go to market side. But it's just beautiful. It's like some days I can just go back home and sleep. And the world keeps running. There is that great sense of ownership in the team. It's their product. It's their company. So I think that that's what I'm most proud of. If I go away for vacation for a month, like a lot of the things we just keep running. Well, let's flip the script a little bit. So tell me about a mistake you made and how you and your team responded to it. I think one big mistake was going for a machine learning studio product. I was taking market risk, the product didn't work, and then I was like, you know, too much money off the investors of angels of even my family into the startup for me to take that risk. So I think that that was a clarifying moment. I think that was a big mistake we made. I wonder if we've made many other mistakes. I think getting early customers was very, very hard. I think there was some bad hires. I have listened to a lot of advice from other founders. And when the fire is not working out, we've been very, very fast to let them go. But then, you know, that comes with a certain amount of nervousness in their team and we're still trying to learn how to balance that. With the COVID and the recession and the COVID fighting against you, then mister fed is fighting against you. It's just like, you know, they're just messing stuff up and if you had made too many mistakes, we just die. I think we are lucky to be here. The not knowing how to find product market fit early on. I think that that was an end going in the wrong direction that that could have been lethal. I think that's a big mistake. Okay, so then this will be fun to ask, what's the future look like for the product and for your team? Ha ha will dominate the world. I like that you threw in of data right behind that. Okay, so here's the thing. I think what we've done is that we've worked very, very, very hard. Quietly and without too many customers with a few large customers and we've just built and built and built product. Now we have the right product. I think this industry, right? When you talk about insights, for example, people are like, oh, Google's and LinkedIn's right code for data engineering. That must be the right way. It's like, no, that's a horrible way. Everybody should be using visual tools. It's like writing for loops for SQL. With have the right way, we can see our customers being extremely productive. The very amazing thing is that for a while no investor invested in another startup that was building visual programming for data pipelines and because Google and LinkedIn engineers smart engineers told them they should code and the small startup people told them they should round in the Bay Area said, hey, we code. And the basic thing is so there is no competition. There is one small product that started. I mean, one product that started out of UK assurance is small. They have 50 million plus in revenue. But the product is a toy, right? Or there is, yeah. So there's a couple of products, not really very serious. So I think we are in a situation where we don't have much competition. And that puts us in a very strong position. Now we just have to deliver and get to market fast. And you know, everybody underestimated how big the cloud was going to be. Then everybody underestimated how big the data I was going to be. And now at this point, I think everybody underestimates how big the category data tools is going to be because the data currently is not usable. When you look at a lot of the product teams built around spark built around Hadoop built around, a lot of these things like how do I publish this kind of build a dataset can I publish it? Can I subscribe to it? Do I get quality out of it? And each one is a point feature, right? It's just like small, small, small toy companies being built. And so I think we are looking at it and saying, just like there was consolidation at the data platform. First, there was a consolidation at the cloud layer. Everybody's going to use one of three clouds. And I don't know how far Google is going to go. On top of that, there's just two data platforms. Data bricks and snowflake that have become dominant. And then on top of that in the tooling layer, one or two tools will become dominant. This 52 things is just going to go away. So we look at it and we say the future is really bright. We're trying to keep the team small, small and we're approaching 15 now. But each sub team of pieces of the product smaller go to market team small be
Software Engineering Daily
"raj" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Timely. And the amount of business value that can be derived from that is just so tremendous for our customers. So we are very, very focused on that. I think we're building. I think for us, the other thing is we are just saying that the new local staff needs to be built on top of code. That's something it's like, how does that go all the way, right? To business matter data to even understanding. So our customers can you put the business meaning of this and propagate it along with on top of our lineage. So I write it once and then everybody was connected to it and knows what this business value means. So I'm saying the value is just so much to a business. And right now, if you switch your data structure data infrastructure together and then you companies who want to build and ate the Bay Area companies and say, we'll become technology companies. Some new CTO will come in a large enterprise. Oh, we are going to do open-source. We'll build everything on our own. And then they'll start building a framework on top of spark. We just want all of those products to stop. It's not worth anybody's time. You won't build a spark yourself. You wouldn't build a snowflake yourself, you won't build a Tableau yourself. It's like stop building that stuff will build a much better version for all of you. So I think for us, it's just like data engineering has to work. And then there's a lot of areas to expand such as feature engineering, et cetera. Enabling them. So I think we want to stop FBI starts or ML starts, right? But getting the first piece of data in to you starting your BI dashboard or your ML algorithm on TensorFlow or whatever until that point, anything you need to do should be in one platform completely visible. Everybody can use it. Everybody can see what's going on completely let up, right? So you can see all your pipelines, what's working, what's not working, where the cost is going follow any pipeline quickly, change something, move that to production, change. That's a very, very challenging thing to build a very heavy left. So I think we're going to do that. Well, I think it's a really cool project, obviously. I've been following it pretty closely and congrats on the series a, obviously. And I look forward to following it in the future. Thank you so much. I think your last podcast did help get us in front of some investors. So we love that. And I think we are with some exciting times ahead and I'd love to come back and talk to you after a few months. Once we have made more progress, shared interesting stuff here at home. Thank you so much for having me. Okay, thanks, roger.
Software Engineering Daily
"raj" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Need to drive the cost of the stack down to zero. So they are building of the stack is focused on cost cost cost. Not on value value value. The value they are driving from the search is the same. They're not saying per engineer value further. They have tons of engineers to throw at the problem. Tons of resources and they want best margins in search. So they are going to still build map reduce though it is 20 years behind technology, right? 30 years probably late. And so it might make sense for them, but then after a little bit of everybody realizes there's no thing. So right now what's going on is there is this notion that I will assemble a data stack. And on top of that, I will start building some tools, some framework. So I think everybody is stuck in this. They assemble some stack together, then they assemble some framework on top of that together, try to get value of it. Most people are not. That is not the stack, if you want fast value from business data. So most people are stuck there. And this is a very interesting thing. So I talked to a product manager. He's here in Bay Area. He works for one of the various tech companies. And she's like, oh, and then, you know, I was discussing a product management position in prophecy and the discussion. She's like, oh, so this is for people who can not look good is for people who don't have who can't hire the kind of people that we have access to in the Bay Area. I'm like, okay, tell me more about your data ecosystem. Then she's like, yeah, we have all this data. Do you have like, yeah, the business analysts don't quite understand how to get it. This is always so much work. We have all this new data lying around. We know we can get business insights from it and make improvements, but we just never get to it. And after a while, I'm like, do you realize that you feel like you have all the talent in the world? And your data engineering is not quite working. And as you thought about it, yeah. Yeah, so it's not about that. So the basic problem is one, there is not this notion that you are going to use and different tools is a bad idea. People are going at staging their own thing and abstractions. That is a bad idea. And then most are just really struggling, right? So I've hardly seen any good working data engineering work. And before this I was in hot mode, I've been doing this for like 8 ten years now. So okay, when you look at that reality that there's not a lot of good data engineering practices in the valley, do you think it's a lack of tooling? Because your system is built on airflow and data bricks. I mean, there's a plethora of data tools out there. But is it a lack of usability in the data engineering tools? Is a lack of more prescribed workflows that are enabled by the UI? So basically, yeah. So we can go into two, three different things. So one part of it is what you said is there's a plethora of data tools. But they're not really, they're mostly processing engines. Airflow is a processing engine with a poor interface, right? It's like, it's like, how do you develop your right airflow code, right? In python. And then, and then can you interact with the test? No, you deploy it, and then deploy it if it's not there. So yes, to your point. So two main things. First is there is a space for tools. Tableau worked. Power BI works. So this notion that processing engines are enough. Then you would say, hey, why is there a Tableau? It's like, yes, there is a space for snowflake. And then you need the rest of the stack on top of that. So that's where Tableau is now of course Salesforce bought it for 16 billion. That means so many users use it, right? So there is the first is it is what is in the cloud is just the lower levels of the stack. And on top of that, people just program in the Bay Area companies because they as developers understand what is the interface required for them. Now, okay, the data analyst don't understand the value tough. That's not the data governance people don't know, tough. So basically, open-source and these Bay Area companies don't have
Software Engineering Daily
"raj" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Like if you have search and lineage on top of your normal spark experience, that's a great deal more productivity. Is it work intensive to build to build search and lineage on spark? Maybe you could talk a bit about how to facilitate that and what kind of engineering it's taken. Sure, sure. So that's good. So I think let me quickly touch on so when we stay, right? So when we, let's say we go out to somebody who's a potential user. So the things we are telling is for things and then it comes straight into what you are saying because it will flow from there. So first we say, hey, we are low code. Low code means easy to use and standardized. And many different users can use it. That's great. The next thing we say is we are code based, that means code on get ci CD, best software practices. Both of these targeted at scale industrial scale. Then we say we are complete. You've got search, you've got lineage, but you get solving your entire problem. And then the fourth thing we say is we are extensible. And why I wanted to say an extensible means, of course, you can reuse subgraphs. You can use the same business logics, the same business rules, and you can reuse visual components, right? So now let's come to what it takes to build this, right? So first is as you're doing visual development, we are doing code generation. Then and the code is need clean all of that. Now, if you change the code, we pass it back to the visual graph. So you can make small edits. The code structure remains the same. You can change a few lines. Let's say you did a git merge. We are going to have visual structure one visual structure to you did emerge. Now the code merge. So we'll extract back the visual structure. So that was one point of complexity. Now the next point of complexity is, well, now you need to write your own visual components, but we call gems. So now when you have to write your own jam, you are writing some samples spark code and saying these things should come from the UI and here's a small function saying how the U.S. laid out. From that, we are generating the code generation. We are generating the parsing and when you use your visual component you're going to get autocomplete. So that is a lot of compiler tech and then there is and then we support multiple languages. So there's tremendous amount of compiler type. Now, every time you modify your code, we do a local git commit for caching it, then we'll do the git commit to your GitHub. After every few periodically, as you are doing that now, what we are doing is for each one of your visual components, we are going into the sparks logical plan and computing what the output means in terms of the inputs. So we are computing lineage power from visual block. Then we are going and adding it up to the workflow. Then that workloads writes to our dataset that is in a different project. Now it's across workflows across projects. So there is there is a part of computing lineage from code, which is hard. Because people can write anything. You can if you can do function calls, let's call out by spark board, right? Then the second part is serving it fast. Where you need to now, you know, let's say I'm, I look at a value, right? And I say, in this case, it might not make sense in terms of names, but let's just take that example. Look at CZ. Let's say I find out that, hey, my full name is wrong. Then I go back and trace it and two pipelines earlier. It came from a first name and a last name, and the concat of that. Now maybe the first name is wrong. Now I need to chase that. So there is this merging split. Of columns that is going on and dynamically, I need to be able to move that. I need to have it then, okay, so this is great, right? Now I have basically lineage. But now what is going and I have graph on top of it. Now, first is, how do I even get into linear? So I need to be able to make this entire linear searchable. So I have my last search and set up the right way, some preprocessing done. Okay, so now I get into lineage. Now I need to be able to go left and right. And I'm doing this dynamic stitching from lineage or MP computing it, and that's fast graph accesses. So there is this, I think the development environment has a lot of technology, which is around compiler tech to make the visual thing work. And then there's also time constraints, for example, if you are in a visual graph and you create a component, immediately you want to see what the output schema is without running it, right? So there is interpretation going on there. So there's a lot of technology in the development environment. And then there is a lot of technology in computing column level lines. Now, one thing you can say is, okay, so if you look at the, let's say, you said, okay, LinkedIn has data hub and lift build. And all these companies built these things and there's many startups funded on that and they've been using it for years, and you ask them, do you have column leveling? Not one of them has it. That was the hard part, right? Then I go, we have dataset linears. Like that's great. That's better than nothing. But that's not the hard part. The hard part is and they don't have that. The question is the ability to say no, they won't. So what I'm saying is there is some compiler. There is some going inside this pathological plan just for computing and then there is the search and then graph based serving at speed. And then one other thing, right? The other thing is versioning. So that is very important. So basically when I talk about production customers, they're like, okay, this column in back. And they want to debug that. So how do you debug that? So you go back from the bad column, and you say, what was the last pipeline that wrote it? Now, I can see in the lineage. Oh, last pipeline, it was passed through. The pipeline before that it was passed through. The pipeline before that, this thing wrote. Okay. Maybe this is my source of error, has anything changed in the last week? Because now you have this get versioning integrated with lineage. Now you can see juxtapose two different pipelines from two different times and say, nothing changed in the last week. This value went bad in the last week. Maybe I need to go further up the pipeline. And see where something changed. So there is integration. The lineage has to be integrated with git and versioning for it to make any sense and be helpful for debugging, because I just don't want the current view of lineage. I want how linear it has been changing. Right. So you've touched on a lot of interesting engineering subjects there. I think particularly the auto.
Mark Levin Recounts the Time Running Into Joe Biden on Amtrak
"You know I have to say folks Even if I were in a grocery store supermarket and there would be a Democrat I would never talk to them I told you When I was on Amtrak shockingly I bumped into Joe Biden I think the guy actually lived on Amtrak and the kosher hot dogs they serve in the food bar over there as food cart whatever Steven he even had his own seat over here mister Bond Over where Oh that's his seat Oh okay great It's right next to the bathroom Can I say that mister Medusa Short walk Hop skipping a jump in there he is But anyway I didn't attack cameras saying I could have It's not damn thing he could have done about it You know years and years ago Raj went to a wedding And he told everybody he bumped into Hillary Clinton And he was very polite In other words he wasn't gushing over her slobbering or he was very polite And rush took a lot of criticism And he asked me he said what would you say I said I would say that's not my wedding and I'm not going to create a scene and be disruptive at somebody else's wedding That's what a gentleman does Behaves himself And he agreed So it's okay to say things and don't get me wrong But to be yelling stuff at the nasties at the governor what did she want him to do But this is the way the left is
"raj" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"But he told me Raj, we won this case. We'll see you in the second circuit. Thank you. What did your client say after the verdict was read? Oh, I was just fine. I'm not going to discuss that with you. Look kind of stunned. Well, are you surprised? How would you feel? He told you that you won the case. Prior to the jury's verdict. Now do you believe you believe going into the verdict that you had won? Correct, because he was expert. And I said, and the former council of the SEC showed numerous articles and numerous reports that showed that everything that was on the white tab was in the public domain. So I decided that based on his advice, not to testify. Let me ask you about this, though, because one of the issues is there is lots of things in the public domain, and that was a huge part of your defense, which is to say that there was written documentation of either analyst reports or news reports about speculation and whatnot. But it isn't a possible that that could exist at the same time, and this is what the prosecutors contended. That that could exist at the same time that these phone calls existed. In fact, that the phone calls ultimately actually carried more weight. Than the documents. Let me answer this for you. We had an existing position in each of these stocks. Prior to the phone calls. Now, I would maintain that the phone calls were illegally wiretapped. The aphid of it by agent Kang was full of lies and the judge ruled that the white apps had a reckless disregard for the truth. Yet he allowed the white tabs. And a lot of legal experts were alarmed that if this happened, other Americans could be wiretapped. I think that's a big big issue. So when you look at the wiretap through a dirty people, what do you see? You see that. When you give snippets of wiretaps in the courtroom, you don't give the full picture. And so the judge himself said, if you call your mother and say you're coming for dinner, it could be seen criminal in a courtroom setting. But just take a step back, which is to say, and I accepted that you're suggesting that the wiretaps were illegal. But what I'm asking is, if we could put that aside for a second, the influence of those phone calls on your decision to make the trades. How important were those phone calls? Zero, as I said, I had a prior position in every one of these stocks. I listened to my analysts and these analysts, it wasn't that they came and talked to me. They had to write reports. There's one particular call, I want to talk about a gentleman named Raj Gupta. He's a former head of McKinsey. He was a board member of Goldman Sachs in that fall of 2008. And they spoke at a very critical moment in September. Broadly what was going on in the headlines as you recall at that time. When was Jacques Gupta called Raj rajaratnam, Goldman Sachs had just completed a board meeting, which unbeknownst to the public included the approval and information that Warren Buffett was about to take a stake in Goldman Sachs. Which was an effort to provide confidence to the market and provide confidence around the future of Goldman Sachs at that time there were even questions about whether Goldman Sachs would survive. The president has just walked out. He's going to be in speaking. Let's represent he's passed a bill that is essential to helping America's economy, whether the financial crisis. The Senate passed the same legislation on Wednesday night. When Congress sends me the final bill, I'm going to sign it into law. A major problem in our financial system is that banks have restricted the flow of credit to businesses and consumers. Many of the assets these banks are holding have lost value. The legislation Congress passed a day addresses this problem head on. And literally minutes after that meeting was over, Raja Gupta, who also had a business relationship with Raj rajaratnam called him. It was a very short call, but it became a critical component of the case against Raj Raja rodham and also rajak. Within 5 minutes of that call, Raja rat and bought about $35 million of Goldman stock, which made him a huge profit on the trade. You know, to this day, both gentlemen argue and claim that call was not about what Raja Gupta learned during that board meeting about the Warren Buffett investment. But clearly the jury has decided differently. This audio is from the federal wiretap. It and dozens of similar recordings were submitted into evidence in roger Adams trial in 2011. Hey, yeah, hey buddy, how are you? Girl, big drama. I heard a lot. I mean, the last three minutes of the day. My brother three 58, right? Yeah. Something good might happen to Goldman. Can you tell us what? Because we've never heard your side of the story. Very famously, Raja Gupta. Apparently made this phone call to you. In the middle of the financial crisis, right when Warren Buffett was about to make an investment in Goldman Sachs. Yes. Do you remember all of that? And do you remember what he effectively told you? Yes. I know I just told you that he didn't remember it. It was a 16 second call. And I remember every second of that call. So what did he say? He was calling at about three 54 or three 50, just before the market closed. To ask about his investment in Voyager, which was housed at Lehman Brothers and Lehman had gone under and he wanted some documentation. So he called me when he got out of the as I now found out, out of the Goldman Sachs board meeting. I have no idea that he was at a Goldman Sachs board meeting. I had no access to his calendar. And he said, I'm calling about the my investment in the Voyager. I said rajat. I think top is about to be passed. We had a consultant in Congress, sending as reports about what the top would be passed. And at three 25, I got an email from the Cyprus group that was a consultant, saying it looks likely that tab would be passed. So I said, rajat, I'm in the middle of a big trade. It looks like tap's going to be passed. I'm going to buy a whole bunch of financial stocks. And he said, that would be good for Goldman. I said, thank you. I'll call you back later. After that morning I had bought Goldman Sachs. It wasn't like I bought Goldman Sachs from some tip. The morning I bought Goldman Sachs, I was buying Goldman Sachs and these are in my records. I bought Morgan Stanley. I bought the XLF, which was the financial index. But when you look at 30 people, you see a radio at them, but Goldman Sachs. Obviously, I increased my position in all these stocks when my consultant said top's going to be passed. Warren Buffett never entered into my mind when I bought it. Let me ask you a broader question. Just about the.
"raj" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"All over Wall Street this morning, this is a special early morning edition of squawk as Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy, AIG working to raise cash and come up with some kind of survival plan and bank of American buying Merrill Lynch for about $50 billion in stock. During the dramatic months of the financial crisis in 2008, and the recovery following federal agents were listening to hundreds of calls in and out of Raj Raj Rodney's office, building a case in real time on what they heard as illegal sharing of information. My name is creed bharara, 99 states attorney in the southern district of New York. Today we take decisive action against fraud on Wall Street. And by the fall of 2009, Wall Street had a new sheriff, so to speak. On stock after stock, as the complaints allege, in companies like Hilton and Google and Advanced Micro Devices, these defendants allegedly conspired with each other to cheat the market and enrich themselves by trading on inside information to turn profits of more than $20 million. Former U.S. attorney preet bharara was joined by the head of the SEC's division of enforcement, laying out the case against roger Adam. What we learned is that the secret of his success was not genius trading strategies. He is not the astute study of company fundamentals or marketplace trends that he is widely thought to be. He is not a master of the universe. He's a master of the rolodex. Gentlemen, behind the barriers, please. Greed, sometimes. Is not good. This case should be a wake-up call to Wall Street. Okay, great. I'm Scott cone at U.S. district court in Manhattan. We want to show you some pictures from just a few moments ago of Raj rajaratnam, the cofounder of the galleon group, arriving at court for his arraignment later today on 11 criminal counts in a growing federal probe of insider trading among hedge funds. Come on. Old scratch my car. Raj rajaratnam was convicted on 14 counts and was released from prison two years ago. 20 seconds. Okay, great. Thank you. This is me. They're coming back to me. We have his very first interview since that time. Good morning. Good morning. Thank you for being with us. It has been quite some time and quite a quite a story that you have lived. And you haven't spoken throughout all of it. And now you are. Why? I had a firsthand view. Of how the process works. I believe that Law & Order is extremely important for any civic society. But my experience is something that should concern every American citizen and let me elaborate. Number one, people care about civil liberties. Should understand what I went through. Number two, I believe strongly that there should be checks and balances and a small group of prosecutors for whatever reason. Bend the rules to win at all costs. And as your newspaper, the Sunday, The New York Times, editorial said, they need to be balances for prosecutors who overreach. And that's the reason. I want to talk about these social justice issues. I think it's extremely important. I don't necessarily want to read litigate the case. But let me ask you this. You've maintained your innocence throughout this. But you were convicted by a jury. You appealed the case. The appeals court effectively reaffirmed the decision. Do you believe in the justice system? Overall I do. When I decided to become a United States citizen in 1983. I accepted the rules for this country. And so I accept verdict of the jury because that's the bedrock of American judicial system. But let me step back. The. Jury. Another jury, in the case of a co-conspirator, the same southern district, the same charges with the same witnesses found the defendant, not guilty. Let me explain further. 5 years after my conviction, yes, I did lose the appeal. The second circuit rejected. Mister barret theory of insider trading. And said that the downstream trippy should not be held guilty. My contention is this go after the original tipper. The insider who gave the information. So what is interesting to me is that in 2020, when fried bharara was no longer under the publicity public light and glare, he assembled a task force. And the conclusion he called it the bharata task force, and the conclusion was that insider trading laws are murky. It needs to be defined. And they feel sorry for the market participants. So my question is, if you thought it was murky in 2020, how did you convict 80 people in 2010? Now let me explain. I do accept the verdict of the jury as an American citizen. It's a bedrock of American justice. But what I'm trying to convey here is there needs to be checks and balances. But are you suggesting that being a quote unquote tippy in an insider trading case effectively, that being the tippy should be considered legal? And you suggesting you you were the tippy? No. You have a tipper. Just merely saying what the second circuit. Yes. Affirmed. That the tipi should know that an insider violated his fiduciary responsibility and gave a benefit. Let's not the second circuit ruled. 5 years after my correction. I understand that what I'm asking is today, are you now saying or accepting that you were provided with information by a tipper as the tippy? I didn't understand at that time. Think about it as a hedge fund manager, a large hedge fund manager, you get hundreds of calls a week. With bits of information of varying degrees of reliability, you listen to them because you want to know what's in the market. Nobody said, hey, Raj, I just got this from somebody. I didn't know 90% of the source. The people who may or may not have violated plus a lot of people in this business puff, they just say things. I want to make one point. 100% of my trades were based on the written analysis of my 35 analysts. We were a deep research firm. I spent 40 million a year on research. What do you say to the critics who say two things? One is they say, look, you could have testified under oath and perhaps should have. So it's hard to speak now when you don't necessarily have to be under oath. I hope you're telling the truth. To speak out now, but not then. Well, as you know, my lawyer was a very seasoned veteran. And our strategy was to show that every one of the conversations in the wiretap was in the public domain. And if it wasn't the public domain, his question to juries, why are we here? So.
"raj" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"raj" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Tax fight that's breaking out on Twitter between sitter, Elizabeth Warren, and you guessed it, Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Senator Warren tweeted, let's change the rig tax code. So the person of the year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else. Musk responded, as usual. He said, you remind me of when I was a kid and my Friends angry mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason. He then added, please don't call the manager on me. Senator Karen. Then later must tweeted. And if you opened your eyes for two seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year. Then he added, don't spend it all at once. Oh wait, you already did. So once again, saying exactly what he thinks about this, but that was kind of the first thing I saw when I heard about senator Warren's tweet is, look, this guy is going to pay a ton of money in taxes. More than more than any American, and everyone she's ever known will ever pay. Any of us more than any of us. And then you add on the add on the shareholder. Just check off the list of why now here's what I'll say with Arthur Brooks in mind. The office of the Senate deserves respect. So I understand that. On the other hand, you add up what he's going to pay, which is going to be 10 billion plus. You add up what all his employees pay, you add up what all the shareholders who eventually sell Tesla pay in capital gains. You add up the number of jobs that's created. You add up the EV market. You add up the carbon. If you want to do EVs, you own for that. So now let's compare Elizabeth Warren's contributions. To the world, Andrew, I know you love her and you think she's contributing a lot. But let's compare what give them to me again, what are they? The actual contributions to society and the world. And not only that, he pointed out a couple of things that she's never really answered, too. Now I'm not going to say I enjoyed those tweets. Those are the most enjoyable tweets I've seen since Trump got banned. I won't say that. But wait a minute. I was going to be Arthur Brooks. And here I am. Okay, let me try and play Arthur Brooks for a moment. And just point out the reason that she is so frustrated by this might be not only because of what Elon Musk is doing with selling a lot of stock this year before they're going to be able to pass any higher tax laws or any change in the tax laws. And it's not just Elon Musk who's been doing this. If you add it up, it's something like $240 billion that the richest Americans have sold in stocks this year, far more than they've sold in years past, far more. And that's because they know tax changes are coming. Not only in the United States, but in places like Seattle. That's why that's a good thing. We're getting out of it. But you were getting at it. We weren't getting out of it too. So we're getting we're getting at the money that we supposedly were never going to get because they were never going to sell. A couple of just quick notes. One is that in Elon Musk's case, and I will be defensive of Elon Musk in this instance in a different way. He's selling this year. I would argue actually has very little to do with the tax changes coming up potentially next year or not. Good stuff. With the fact that he actually has to sell because he has to actually pay taxes because he has these options. Might be a good time. I just want to put that to the side. Yes, there are other people who are selling Becky this year that may very well be doing that for tax reasons. But Elon Musk, I don't believe as one of them. He has to facilitate separate them out as different things. I agree. Clearly, Elizabeth Warren doesn't seem to appreciate how much in taxes he's going to pay. Her argument, as you know, is much more around how much people have made in large part through stock effectively unrealized gains. That's her argument. I'm not suggesting, as you know, I don't believe in taxing unrealized gains. But the last point I'd make and it's just to the point I think of honoring everybody, I think there is something just ungraceful. Let's just say about punching down in the way that some of the language and rhetoric is given what we're all trying to do. If we all really are trying to live an Arthur Brooks life, I think that the comment that's where he said, if you would wake up for two seconds and see how much I'm paying. I think those are very fair and reasonable things to say, given how much he's paying. I think that when you start name calling people and trying to bully people, it's a bad look. I would agree with that to a certain extent, but I think she started this because I don't think that's exactly what I mean. I don't think she's that stupid to not this was a specious argument. You remember first pull up remember Rambo? You drew first blood. I didn't ask for this. I didn't want this. I didn't cause this, but once she started, I'm going to do a Rambo on your ass. And that's exactly what we're seeing. I mean, he didn't. She's horrific about these things she throws out in the name calling. I think name calling on, by the way, I think there's two is we're out of line. Hold on. I'm telling you, Joe. I'm telling you in the most bipartisan human way in a way that does not, with most other journalists on television that senator Warren often punches down herself and shouldn't. No. That's a bad look too. What I'm just suggesting is when you start to call people names, no matter on what political side you're on, it's not a good way to do it and at a time when Elon Musk is being heralded as the time man of the year and everything else. Right. He has every right to defend himself and he should. I'm just suggesting when it gets in the name calling. There's got to be about Warren as well. An update now on the impact of the COVID outbreak starting with the NBA last night severn Brooklyn Nets players were ruled out because of COVID protocols. The team had only 8 players available for their game and that is the minimum required by the league before cancellation at Brooklyn beat Toronto in overtime, thanks to some help from rookies on the roster that were called into service. Meantime, COVID outbreaks are taking a toll in the football world and might even decide which teams play in the Super Bowl ESPN reporting that 75 NFL players have tested positive in the last few days with the rams and browns being hit now, particularly hard, the rams coach saying that all 13 players on the COVID list were vaccinated. And a COVID outbreak shutting down Cornell's campus my Alma mater during finals week the university announcing yesterday all final exams, we moved to an online format, the move was sparked by an active student active student cases that now topped 469. The curve guys, it was like a true J curve if you watch what was happening at Cornell. And you're seeing this J curve happening all over the northeast. There's a bunch of schools where this was happening. Yeah. Well, it's just a bunch of schools where the same thing was happening. And it was right after Thanksgiving, everybody came back for the two weeks of exams and it took off. And you're looking at omikron at least in the New York and New Jersey area outpacing or on its way to outpace delta, I think it's now up to about 13%. I think nationally, it's something like 3% nationally. Yeah, that's what I saw 3% nationally. But delta is still the big problem even higher. So it's going to be very interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days and weeks. I'm already, I don't know if you've had this yet a couple of different events and other things where people are either canceling them outright or adding testing protocols on top or all sorts of things. So I think we're about to get into the soup. And it's going to get worse over the next few months. There's a convergence. You know how many hospitalizations presumably with amber crumble but you got delta still around causing the hospitalization. They got the flu season coming. You could get a delta theoretically, I guess. And did you see hospitalizations are actually up with young people? I think when it comes to hometown, this is much more mild. But it still is putting younger people in the hospital at.
Jazzed About Work
"raj" Discussed on Jazzed About Work
"Hi, everyone, and welcome to jazz about work, where we talk about everything that might have an impact on your career. I'm your host, bev Jones, author of find your happy at work. Our guest today is ride super Meyer, author of skyrocket your career. Raj came to the U.S. from India is a shy young man in the midst of the sweeping recession in 2008. It was an uphill struggle. But he learned how to snag a low paying job, and then turn it into a 6 figure business. He also lost 50 pounds. Rush talks about what he did to become an international keynote speaker, and a career coach who helps tech folks to thrive at work. He also shares tips from his book about how you can find your dream job become successful and make yourself a rockstar. Raj,.
The Sprinkler Nerd Show
Conversational Text Messaging With Raj Suchak, CEO of Grid Seed
"So. Why don't we start with where you are located in the us. A little bit about yourself. Maybe how you even got into the business that you're in and then just a little bit about your business. Yes so yeah. My name's raj. I embrace out of buffalo new york. We are roughly twenty five minutes away from niagara falls You know if you've been to anywhere close to Toronto or western new york or niagara falls were very close Buffalo is a great place by the way. Lovely lovely city. We'd love buffalo. I lived in buffalo. Roughly eleven years And Two young kids. We're we have set roots here now and this is my second company. The company is called grip seed g. our it No pun intended boggling for irrigation seed. I'd yeah so this is a good seat is a conversational texting platform. I'll tell you all about it in just a bit. But i'm a little bit more about my background. I'm a techie. I'm a geek. I like to write code. i Working in a price offer for for a long time now work at salesforce dot com companies. Starting first company in here. We are my second perfect. You fit right in because that all the things you said makes you a nerd. So welcome to the to the sprinkler nerd community. Where you go. I wear that badge with pry. Absolutely someone says and are such a nerd. Thank you yes we should. We should create a nerd flack role in our front lawns. Are offices a difference between being a dork. No i'm not a dork. I'm a nerd. I'm proud of it. You don't call me a dork. Dork is condescending. But right learn honor
VOICE Global 2021
Understanding User Intent with Openstream's Raj Tumuluri
"We're trying to see how we can understand what the users to intent our goal is as opposed to just literally following what. The user is asking the guessing point. Let's take the case of a health insurance company offering this this kind of an assistant what you tend to their members so the member could could be interested in knowing whether there are are there any court centers nearby so the literal answer for that would be yes that off a note that should really satisfy the constraint and maybe a slightly better You know what would say. They're not three which three geico does nearby ensure them probably on the map but nothing beyond that but if you go beyond that in understand true goal of the end user as to why they asked this question what we call as goal based i log model so optique scientists is actually dr phil cohen. Since you mentioned city he was the original one that that helped write the city from with adam shot and he is so out of bag on the foundation so strong in that space so we are on to the next level which is goal based dialogue engine. So when you ask this question so we kind of understand the plan of the user. The battle of the user is not to merely know Percents nearby but rather like to probably go there and get tested so when that is the case you have to be a good watch losses to insured basically understand okay to find out which ones are closest and then try to find out more information about them whether the renew obstacles in executing the plan of the end user for example if the it could simply say that there are three close by the nearest one is one way but that doesn't have any appointments but the next one these twenty minutes a day and that take walk ins. Shall i get actions for that. And that would be a really powerful thing and this you should be able to do the script fashion. We are not playing to cord and like most other people do are just follow Prompts so that this has an approach and then when you apply that to since pledged up on the insurance domain the policy documents other things tend to be really complex and they're kind of Oftentimes they're legally binding so a lot of language. Therefore you know is is not something that is easy for a common man understand. Why a lot of information could be presenting those documents. You still have to call the are calling your health healthcare payer to get an approval for for the next procedure or next bragged that you're trying to play take or you want to find out why your claim is Declined or your naoko. Claim of property claim in trying to find out what. Your limits are You know whether the whether you have got the plane processed so all these things Required knowledge of knowledge and relationships among various entities present in these documents so one should be able to glean from that The information and and kind of pro dancers To to the end users without requiring in law data staff to sit there and write a lot of ccording to expect these documents so we tied to automate that process
Jay Anxious Podcast
"raj" Discussed on Jay Anxious Podcast
"The best book that. I've read so i don't read books. Hd doesn't allow me to read too. Well believe it or not. I'm thirty eight years old. i can't really read it. Understand a book. It would take months to read a book. Okay so listening. That's why i'm in the podcast game and not in the book reading game. But i've check out the book. The beginning of infinity by david deutsch that in of infinity. Nitty david butch. David deutsch d. e. u. k. It's okay yeah sure. I gotta check. That's a long as listen. It's a ninety our listen but if hang in there through the first three to four hours you'll start learning how to think you'll start learning how to get answers to questions and i think that books should be a prerequisite to most all other books to learn how to examine n give explanations things. It's very very very good at awesome. And yeah definitely check it out. I got. I'm reading this book right now. Called the rules of wealth. And then after that. I'm gonna check check those books out awesome. That's excellent. let me know how them and definitely woman all right. Cool all right everybody. This was coach. Roger you could find him again. What was that roger at. I don't even have any real name. L. good on twitter matani underscore surge code. I got you can just search coach roger at m. a. h. t. a. n. I underscore as you are a j. Everybody everybody coach rise. Thank you so much for being on the show tonight. I really appreciate it. Fish h humanos honor. Being on had a great combo with you all right excellent. Thank everybody for listening this evening. We really appreciate your support. Remember listening learn. Have a good night. Everybody take care..
Jay Anxious Podcast
"raj" Discussed on Jay Anxious Podcast
"I love saw honestly. I'm not a huge fan of snow. Yeah because it doesn't snow in hong kong right. Yeah not at all super humid tropical climate. Right so did you. Did you see snow in california. Your boarding score. Did you have to wait to see some snow in new york. I saw snow once. When i was fifteen when i was going to the north Like a road trip to the north of india with my family. Those wasn't a snowing but there are snow on the ground. And then the first time i saw snow was when i was seventeen on college. Visits to skidmore and colgate colgate all right. I had a friend of mine. Go to colgate. So what did you like. What do your parents think of it. What did you think of it like. You're like oh my parents loved it. My parents loved his dad. Never my dad dropped out of high school. Seventeen support the family and my mom like a community college in rural india. So they whenever like when they will be more pumped in. I was on my college visits. Obviously i was like seventeen year. Old kid have been a college out pretty excited but they were like. Wow this is insane everything. They were like they were loving asking a bunch of questions emissions. This is break campus awesome trooper pumped Do they live in the states as well now or they still have been hong kong base to live in hong kong. But on a i don't know if they will for quite for much longer but they're trying to get out. They are looking to relocate to the. Us nice yeah good stuff. So what do you like most about the states. Do you like it here or no. No i think the us allow more. I think the reason is the main reason just because now most of my friends like i've been in the us so sixteen half so almost five years so Most of my friends just happened to be in the us..
Jay Anxious Podcast
"raj" Discussed on Jay Anxious Podcast
"What foods do you enjoy eating like. Walk me through a day to day of your daily daily eating i guess. And then i sort of understand What sort of protein sources today like. What carb sources do they like. And i give them three to four to five breakfast lunches and dinners and protein shake and. They're all very similar calories so they don't actually have to track a single calorie as long as they eat one of the meals that i prescribed in. Its buyers says pretty flexible. I give you like three or four options. You will guarantee a hitch a protein and calorie intake and then once they do that they track their weight and their progress on their accountability system. So they can visually see okay. I'm gaining stronger and losing weight or gaining stronger gaining way at the rate that i want to. So it's the your progresses predictable and it's as easy and simple as possible and then with the weights with a with a the training regimen. It's basically fleets mayes so like i said like not all my clients have access to a gym whether that's because the covert or just their current situation so the trade the principles of building muscial improving your physique. Remain the same whether you're doing body weight. Workouts banded workouts but obviously don't recommend daniel workouts but or like barbara workouts. Anything right you just have to get stronger time. So each one of my clients starts with a testing day and then based on how they test the strengths weaknesses their current level. I prescribe them. A simple i start off three days a week full body right and this for the first two weeks just to get accustomed to key movements and then each session. We increase by one until you cannot do that anymore. And then we repeat and make adjustments from there but Each each of my training programs are fully customizable and they follow the same basic themes. Get stronger over time. Hitch a protein intake tracker progress make adjustments if needed nice so again like what would be an exercise workout..
Jay Anxious Podcast
"raj" Discussed on Jay Anxious Podcast
"Likes you can gain some strength. Unlike power and the funny thing is lifting for like over at least six months. So i think that was a point where it was it was like a main catalyst for me to sort of up my training up my nutrition and just taken more seriously and that sort of along the way i learned learned a lot of things just from youtube just from other lifters. Friends coaches all that sort of stuff to the point where people like other on twenty at this point. I'm twenty one right now by the way so the to the point where people would ask me like yo. Can you give me some tips. That can use some work out. Plans advice that stuff and more and more people like close friends who start at me Really enjoy helping them like it. Wouldn't feel like a chore at all at god on my way to sort of help them make progress in one. That feeling was show rewarding just to help other people make progress in see not only the physical changes that they went through but also like mental side of things. Which i'm really big on because like i know i've seen it first hand in myself and my friends and my clients the mental benefits from making a physical transformation because once you achieve one difficult goal stay consistent with it and see progress. It gives you the belief to achieve a bunch more difficult. That's absolutely true. And you know once you do start seeing some progress in yourself. It does make a lot of big changes right. I mean when was it for you. Was it like a a where you looked in. The mirror was in a way that you know are just with the scale said or what was it for you that you really started saying. I'm on the right track here. What would that. What would that look like. Okay so for me honestly. It took me like it took me a while to look even lifted with wang teacher. But because i was like i was kind of lean. I wasn't like lean but i was still like somewhat lean. I was able to see changes when i took my shirt off like within a few months. Right and those like physical changes just like gave me so much belief. Like i used to think. Okay this what. I was able to achieve in four months like i knew myself like my training on nutrition wasn't optimal and i had a lot to learn rights. I knew like okay. If i can achieve this my first four months imagine if i stick to it for like a year two three four years and like the aspect of being consistent was never really a problem for me just because i enjoyed training show much and i just enjoyed the way made me feel after and during the workout so i was always consistent and i knew that as like within like the first four months like i said i saw significant progress a new i stay stay. The course like the possibilities are basically.
Plan B Success
"raj" Discussed on Plan B Success
"Greetings everyone and welcome back to another episode of plan. Success we have rod soubra meyer with us today and raj is an immigrant who came into the country studied and then went down chasing the american dream and then somewhere along the line he figured out that part of it was illusion. Part of it was something that he needed to discover and more than just as the conventional dream. He created his own bream and his living right. Now raj also. Has a book by name skyrocket your career. That will talk about in a minute as well. So welcome rich and super executive be here. Thanks for having me absolutely might leisure so.
Radio From Hell
Lawyer Seeks Sexual Abuse Investigation Against T.I. and Tiny
"Lawyer. Has approached authorities seeking criminal Enquiries on behalf of 11 people. Who say that they were victimized by T. I And his wife, Tameka Harris, or members of their onto Raj. The couple has denied all allegations. Weeks after accusations of sexual abuse and assault against the wrapper. The eye and his wife. Started circulating on social media lawyer has approached law enforcement authorities in two different states seeking criminal enquiries on behalf of these 11 victims or alleged victims. Four women have accused the celebrity pair. Of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Wow, including two instances of rape that were said to have occurred in Georgia and in California, according to the letters sent on February 19th by the lawyer, Tyrone, a. Blackburn to state and federal prosecutors in both states. Mr Blackburn, a New York based lawyer said that The eerily similar experiences spanned more than a decade. Beginning in 2005. The most recent allegations of sexual abuse occurred in 2017 or 18, he said. None of the women involved no. One another but describe sexual abuse forced in ingestion of illegal narcotics kidnapping. Terrorist threats and false imprisonment. At the behest of T I and Miss Harris and their associates or employees. A lawyer for T I and Harris said the couple deny In the strongest possible terms that there that day, and they say these are baseless, unjustified allegations. Uh s oh, uh, the lawyers letters called on officials to investigate the behavior of T I on Atlanta. I guess he's pretty popular in some places. Oh, he said. There's a big deal. Yeah. Santa Yeah, He's done some acting as well. He's an Atlanta superstar says here. Born Clifford J. Harris and Mrs Harris, also known as tiny, a member of the R and B group Escape. In order to tackle and and the stream of depravity being committed. Weird story. Apparently, there's a lot more to with the Currently, he He was in prison for some time. Um Anyway. They've been, and he and his wife been together for quite a long time, but they're apparently enough enough allegations and enough evidence that they're going to start an investigation.
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Esme Bianco Claims Marilyn Manson Is a Monster
"But here's something you'll get into because you loved you've been telling me about Game of Thrones forever. I don't know why I didn't watch it. I know. Something was wrong in my life. I don't know. I think I can have other felt guilty to watch TV. Something was going on. I know it's great. But this actress Esmé Bianco who played Raj, shit. Yeah. My favorite body. Okay, so there you go. So now this fucking hot chick of redhead. Oh, I remember her. Okay. She's come out and accused Marilyn Manson of just fucking her up. She ended up being with Marilyn Manson. Really? Yeah, she was married. He was married to the burlesque dancer, Dita Von Teese, who's another one who's been really sexy and shit. And they have this platonic relationship, blah, blah, blah, and she's coming out to finally say he's a monster who destroyed me in almost destroyed so many other women. So she came forward as an abuse survivor back in 2019. She testified in front of the California assembly to help reform domestic violence laws and shit. She didn't name him at the time, but then Evan Rachel Wood came out and said, all sorts of crazy shit. And I gotta admit when she did say that, I initially said, all right, can we stop making people guilty automatically because a girl says, but clearly he's a fucked up
Western Union's CFO Raj Agrawal Discusses COVID-19's Impact on the Company
"Just briefly tell us about the trends that you saw during the pandemic. Did people need to use Western Union more? Hey, Thanks for having me. Yes, absolutely way actually saw that need to receive money during the pandemic Over the course of the last 12 months was greater than ever before. We also saw a shift in terms of how people were using our business. You know, we have obviously. A very broad retail network. But we have also a fantastic, you know, well growing digital business. That is now present more than 75 countries. And so we saw tremendous growth in our digital difference because people were looking very frequently for online ways of sending money to their loved ones and You can imagine that during the pandemic, um you know, in many of these other countries were going through a very difficult time, which would continue to do so. And the people who have the ability to send continue to send money and they used our business quite frequently. So No, we really saw a makeshift not only in our business, but also in the market overall, where digital parts of the market really took off during the course of last year. Raj. We still have persistent higher than we would like unemployment in the United States. How's that impacted your flows in your business? Yeah, way. We're very much a global business, Paul. You know we are presently 200 countries and territories around the world. The U. S is obviously very important Market for us. Yeah, we certainly saw. You know some impact from the unemployment. The pandemic is not behind this yet. We need to see how things play out. We are assuming that the second half of this year will be in a better position economically, not only in the U. S, but also globally. As the vaccines are more widely distributed. So we're hoping for a better second half economically, and I think that again, people who have had the ability to send money people who are Still employed and making money basically continue to use our business at a at a high rate, and we've also seen the amount of principle going through our business go up quite quite a bit. We grew a cross border principle by 12% last year. Where's the entire market was probably down a little bit. So, you know, I think we're still getting good traffic, and people still have a need to receive money. I'm a customer myself of our business and I've spent more money in the last 12 months and I have historically because my my relatives have a need to get that money. So Roger why the decision to increase the dividend? It's really a trip. We've had a track record over the last 14 years. We've increased the dividend by 13 of those 14 years. So we have a lot of confidence in the strength of our business. We know that regenerated A very strong large amount of cash flow. Last year we generated about $900 million in cash. Operating cash flow will have another good year this year, and we think it's really what our shareholders want. And so we've raised the dividend in 13 of the last 14 years, and this is just a continuation of that trend. And you know we're looking for good things. We have a good strategic agenda this year and Being a good healthy dividend is a key part of that for us Raj tucked us about the competitive landscape for Western Union. You guys obviously been in this business for a long, long time, have tremendous brand value. But there's a lot of technological competitors whether it's you know, the apse Venmo or something like that talked to us about the competitive landscape for Western Union. Sure, yeah, I mentioned before we have a very large and strong and fast growing digital business. Our digital business will be about a billion dollars inside this year in terms of revenue side. And we are very focused on the cross border Remittance market as you know, and there many acts like Kendall is much more of a domestically oriented chaotic here in the U. S. So ours is much more about Lending money all around the world, and that's really where our strength is. We have the ability to settle in 130 currencies. In a matter of minutes. We have the regulatory compliance capabilities that go with it. We serve a number of different kinds of partners. We have a white label offering that we've you know that we're partnering with banks and other fintech type players, so we can really be the back and provider to other companies. Even other digital players that may not have the reach that we do. Saudi telecoms is one example. That's been very successful for Saudi Arabia. We have another one in Russia with spare, which is a bank is one of the largest bank in Russia. And so we really have a number of different angles. We have a branded Western union calm offering and, you know, I use our services as well. And you can. You can initiate and completed transaction in the matter of 30 seconds and I can do it for the money. My loved one of in India, you know, matter of seconds very recent college if he's air quite high, considering some competitors don't charge really at all. Are you going to do anything about that? You know, our fees are very representative of the cost of doing business that we, You know, it's not simple. It's not free to really move money around the world. You know, to have regulatory compliance capabilities and to actually protect consumers in terms of when they spend their money. There's a cost of doing business, right 200 markets and that's really what we do, and we're in the business to make money and the other others who are not charging a few. It's not a sustainable business model for them, so that's really the way we look at it.
710 WOR Programming
Rochester Police Use Pepper Spray On 9-Year-Old Girl
"Police. They're suspending officers who are involved with pepper spraying nine year old girl while she was handcuffed in the back of a cop car director of communications Justin Raj announced the move on Monday, but didn't say how many officers are getting the suspension. Deputy Police Chief Andre Anderson claims the child was trying to kill herself and her mother on Friday. After nine officers responded to a call about family trouble. New York civil service long requires the suspended officers to receive full pay throughout an investigation into the incident.
Republicans press $600 billion COVID-19 bill as Democrats ready Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan
"As well. The news flow out of Washington, Tim and we know the president's trying to get through that massive coveted relief package, but it may not get through in one big piece. Yeah, it's looking increasingly likely. Look, Democrat Democrats want something that's $1.9 Trillion Republicans. They're saying, Hey, we want something closer to 600 billion. That's a big gap. All right, Let's get the latest on that. Bloomberg News U. S Economy reporter Katia Dimitri Dimitri Eva is on the phone from Washington D. C and she joins us, Captain. Good to Have you here with Tim and myself so What do we know so far? And you know, what are you hearing about the prospects for this economic plan? Hey, Good afternoon. It really depends on whether we're looking at, uh, sort of what the economics tell us verses politically sort of what Biden has to do here. You know, way had two pieces of news coming out. And if you the past few days, one of them this morning with the CBO report showing that the economy is actually doing really well, um, just thank the last round of stimulus. The $900 billion so You get David like that, And you already have some Republicans out in front of this, saying that this clearly signals that more targeted stimulus is needed. And then last week we had a report. From another economic output opportunity inside. That's Raj Chetty of Harvard and others who said that more target stimulus checks are actually the best way to do this. Andre, perhaps allocating some funds to sort of social safety net programs, so there's sort of the economics of it is showing that maybe more targeted stimulus is better. You have Republicans, obviously saying that Democrats highlighting will hold on look at the labor market. Let's look at the job numbers. We see that more than 10. Million people are still unemployed, and we're pre coded. We need to do more rather than less because the risks are higher. That's that is really encompassing the debate that's happening right now in Washington. Okay, so when when we say targeted? What exactly does that mean?
Business Podcast by Roohi | Entrepreneur,Marketing
"raj" Discussed on Business Podcast by Roohi | Entrepreneur,Marketing
"Podcast series i'll be bringing on experts industry and thought leaders to share their inside growth strategies etc on many topics ranging from marketing to the music industry and beyond dawn by raj goodman on who is the founder of goodman land and so high raj would you be able to kind of briefly explained to the audience who you are and what you do. I.
Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories
New School: a relaxation and story for your nap time routine
"Our story today is new. School was the first day at rogers new school as he waited for the bus he began to feel nervous rouge all kinds of things. He thought about the new friends he would meet. He thought about the new things he would learn this year. Then he took a deep dragon breath in doubt and slowed his running thoughts. He knew that staying present would help him through this exciting day so rosh took another deep breath in and out and then he took one more deep breath in and out feeling calm. The bus pulled up and rosh stepped on not sure where to set so that down quickly in the front seat maybe on the way home he would know who to sit by. Raj smiled at the kids across the aisle from him. Then they smiled back. That wasn't too bad. rash thought. The bus stopped again and again. Most of the kids got on knotted. Hello dhiraj and then walked back further on the bus then it one bus stop. Two boys stepped on high. One boy. said haven't seen you around before. I'm owing and this is andy. I'm rush rise replied. I just moved here great. We'll show you around. Do you mind if i sit here. Rosh shook his head known owen. Set next arrive. Andy sat in the seat behind them. The three boys chat at the rest of the way to school when the bus stopped. Andy said okay. Follow us. we'll show you what to do. The boys showed rosh where to put his backpack and where they waited in the morning while they waited. They found out that they all had the same teacher. The bell rang and it was time to go to their classroom since they were all in the same classroom. It was easy for andy owen to show rash where to go as they reached the classroom their teacher. Mr smith said welcome everyone. I'm your teacher. Mr smith look on the tables for your name and sit down in the chair next to it if you need help. Raise your hand. And i'll help you the class. Busily zipped around the room looking for their names soon everyone had found their own spot. With only a couple confusions there happened to be two inns in the class. So once the to ian found their spots mr smith went on to show everyone where all of the supplies would go step by step. Eventually everything was put away then. Mr smith got moving with the game. Afterwards it was back to explanations of the classroom team. Mr smith was very kind and assured everyone that soon it would be easy to remember everything until it was easy. He was there to help. The class seemed very friendly as well and roj began to feel more and more comfortable before long. It was time for lunch and recess. Owen and andy invited rush to sit with them. The three boys sat down at lunch finance. They finished andy said so. What would you like to do at recess. I usually play. football rash. said that sounds like fun. And said i'll get the ball. Andy said owen and roj found a spot to play football and andy grabbed the ball he brought over a brown oval ball and rash felt confused. I think that is a rugby ball. A football is black and white Puzzled that sounds more like a soccer ball. Why don't you come pick the ball that you mean owen suggested okay. Rush said in picked out around ball with black and white pentagon's. That's a soccer ball. Andy he said oh we call it football because you're only allowed to use your feet to touch it rosh replied
Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
"Fake data tends to get a bad rap and it often deserves it from facebook's tools being used to abuse privacy to amazon knowing everything you buy two apps tracking all of your movements kids data minefield for consumers these days but in the hands of the right person big data can actually be a force for good or at least one hopes a force for good policy and raj. Chetty is trying to do just that. He's ahead of harvard based opportunity insights research institute. That's working solve america's inequality problem one data set at a time chetty has been tracking millions of people doesn't of years and tens of thousands of american neighborhoods in the process. He's learned that the country could be losing out on millions of inventors and that a move of just two miles might alter the trajectory of a third grader. But jetties research isn't just sitting in long excel. She's on dusty shells. It's helping drive. Bill gates spends his billions of dollars of philanthropy or how president elect joe biden crafts his pandemic economic recovery plant. But one thing he does best was all his piles of facts and figures is to make it easy for even the nandi to rock and there's an explosive term for that you do. Things apparently called chetty bombs. I'm not sure you love that name do like that. you mind. i guess. I guess they're unique insights where you can visually see something to do. Visualization of. What's happening. And i think some of the ones that i thought were much more effective was around covid. Which is where spending is happening or not happening so talk a little bit about what you're doing around cove it so in kobe. We're using data from a bunch of different private companies to track. What's happening to various key outcomes spending employment levels business activity and so forth in in a nutshell. What we basically find happened in the past six months is that high income folks started to spend a lot less like thirty percent less billions of dollars less per day primarily because of health concerns so lots of folks have the capacity to work remotely to self isolate and as a result they started to basically go outside their houses less and spent much less in person services. Local restaurants shops and so forth. Those businesses particularly small businesses then lost an enormous amount of revenue and in particular business located in affluent areas to think about for example the upper east side of manhattan or the highest income places in san francisco. They lost something like seventy or eighty percent of their revenues so just a massive impact in contrast in some of the less affluent places. Like if you think about the bronx or parts of queens you see more like twenty or thirty percent declines in revenue so much less than what you're seeing and appetizers and so then you got all these businesses that have lost a ton of money so what you can do with these data has asked. Okay how do they balance their books. Like what are you gonna do when you have much less money. Well naturally you see these businesses start to lay off lots of their workers and in particular. They lay off their low wage workers. If you look at some of these crops you can see very clearly this pattern where for low income workers people making less than say twenty or thirty thousand dollars a year. Somebody who works in a sandwich shop in downtown area of san francisco for example exactly seventy eighty percent of those workers have lost their jobs whereas that same worker if they weren't even at the same chain so you're working at a report layers something like that and you happen to be working at a branch that was in a less affluent area. You were much less likely to lose your job. Just because spending happened to fall less in those areas perhaps because essential workers are still out in about behalf to be outside their house because of the nature of their jobs were as time can folks can typically self isolate and so what's ended up happening is basically because of this production spending by the rich. It's lower income people who born the incidence of chuck and losing their jobs and finding now is we've had essentially a v shaped recovery for high income. Folks were their employment levels are back to where they were pre covid where it's lower income folks. You're still twenty percent below six million jobs below where you were where they've gone the brunt of the economic distress which i think anecdotally people get which is interesting one of the things that someone was talking about the statistics around the trump voters that wealthier people did vote for trump and mike while they're doing okay more than you think and their income is the same so they're not upset about this issue particularly jibe. That's right karen. I think what's more though as you can see. It's not trust lower income folks in general but in very particular areas right so in the past in previous recessions but you tend to see is that it's lower income folks in less affluent cities who took the hardest head turns out in this recession. It's actually flipped so silicon valley. For example has some of the highest rates for low income. People serfs there exactly because it's the opposite of what you might have thought because of the mechanism you just talked about. So this is one example of i think what you can see in these data but importantly as you touched upon you can basically have folksy this for themselves by just plotting the data in a very simple. I'm just finishing on covid with the cares act. Does the stimulus. Bill have an impact. Then you have this data now that you're showing this. They still haven't passed one. Maybe that's a good thing because they didn't get to see this data yet and they were just sort of shooting in the dark. Essentially isn't going to be a wakeup call or are they going to change their behaviors of where the money is going to be seeing the stated. How does that translate. Well i mean. That's the aspiration so what we're hoping going forward and i've been talking with a bunch of folks and the president elect and folks the biden team. I think there's a lot of interest both among those folks and on the other side of the isles who have been speaking with in trying to understand how we can do better invite of having these sorts of data. Because you know of course. They're always political debates about what we should focus on. But i don't think anyone is in favor of just spending lots of money and ineffective ways so talk a little bit about that concept of understanding effect understanding results in action take in the context of the current crisis the important paycheck protection program about five hundred billion dollars of loans to small businesses to try to keep people on zero again in the context of kobe to try to keep the economy going to stop businesses from laying people off so the way that program was designed. Lots of businesses were eligible in particular businesses with fewer than five hundred employees. And as you said you know there was kind of a hope that maybe giving these firms this money is going to keep lots of workers on the payroll and will make the recession. Not as bad. So what we did is using data from payroll companies which are cutting paychecks for millions of workers. We basically compare trends and employment for firms that had fewer than five hundred employees and hence were eligible for the paycheck protection program versus firms. That more than five hundred employees and ends were not eligible. So you can make an analogy there to sort of a science experiment. You've got a treatment group. The firms that have fewer than five hundred employees that got this extra assistance and the ones that up more than five hundred employees service kind of a control group. They tell you what would have happened if you didn't get this ski enough and so what you end up. Seeing the data is you can follow employment levels week by week and you can see very precisely that after april third that when when this program went into effect employment did start to go up a little bit at the smaller firms relative to the larger firms by about two percentage points. But the problem is it's only a two percentage point impact of fortune for every cost five hundred billion dollars so it it cost about three hundred thousand dollars per job that we saved as a result. Some of these are low wage. Jobs jobs that are paying about forty thousand dollars a year typically. So you know. You're spending an enormous amount of money to save these jobs now. I think people started to figure out over time that lots of firms might be taking up this program who weren't gonna lay off any workers anyway and as a result it wasn't super cost effective but we figured that out only several months afterward and so the kind of vision. We add some of this big data. Work that we're doing. And this is why i think it can be a moral force for social good as in agean. You could see as you're gonna steering the economy to three weeks later while this is kind of working but maybe we need to target it at firms that lost a lot of revenue or redesign it a bit so that it's more effective or in specific geographies like this area doesn't need any money. This area does exactly what specific sectors right. there are certain sectors particularly hard. You can take a really data driven approach and in private companies. This would be second nature right. I try to sell this product. I figure out within a couple of months people are clicking on this. They're not buying us. I'm going to then tweak it. In some way and i think we could do that from a social perspective for for policy with in my view much larger stakes.
Indian, Chinese defense ministers meet amid border tensions
"China has demanded that India immediately withdraw its troops from what it claims is its territory and on the border in the Himalayan region. The Chinese defense minister away from her told his Indian counterpart Raj not sing. That Delhi was entirely responsible for the current board attentions on Paris Sanity, Rajan reports. It was the highest level face to face contact between China and India since the tensions flat along the disputed Ladakh region and join the CIA. In a terse message, China made it clear that it would not give up an inch off. It's statically, the Indian minister said. The actions by Chinese troops along the border road in violation ofthe bilateral agreements. Both sides have deployed thousands of troops along the border after a class in June that killed 20 Indian soldiers in hand to hand fighting on an unknown number of Chinese casualties.
The Eddie Trunk Podcast
interview With Roger Glover Of Deep Purple
"I had a chance to spend some time with his Band on the road throughout Mexico we had some great journeys. We had a great lunch legendary ban that is on a long goodbye tour that apparently is getting longer because they've just released a great new album called whoosh here is Roger Glover of Deep Purple Raj. How are you my friend? I'm great I'm great. You remember that luxury. Well, we we. I don't remember what city it was in but we stumbled upon some some spot and remember the band playing and we had a couple of drinks. It was a wonderful afternoon. That's right. There were more in the band we're eating in the restaurant. That's really true. We have a great photo of that somewhere. But anyway have you been Roger I mean it's It's crazy times in the world and deep purple is such a global touring band. It must be quite strange for you'd have to be sort of tethered down right now. a very strange Initially the longest time I've ever had. Is Our full. Stop. Jane. Cooking cleaning. Gardening. Well. You've got a young one you gotta young onto don't you? Too Young well, eleven and nine that's pretty young. That's a that's a that's younger than mine. So I know what it's like it's it's a lot of work. On, my older one is came over for a couple of weeks. She shot forty now and married and my two grandkids. FOR THE MOA It's been a hectic hectic time I. Keep Thinking this a rehearsal took permanent retirement. But I you know I don't want that to happen. So we live in hope. we recorded this album nausea year and so. The original release date was June sometime to go put back to August. Having sitting on a new album beside long without getting released. He's like old hat to us now and yet everyone tearing it for the first time. Yeah. I was GonNa ask you used to that I was GonNa ask you about the time line on it because if I'm not mistaken when we were traveling together and we did run through Mexico together, I remember some rumblings at that time from some of the guys in the band about the idea of. Doing a new record. So at that point, it was still in the talking stages I think and then I'm assuming you wrapped up touring everybody said Yeah let's go for it and you once again connect with the Bob with Bob. Ezra talk about the timeline and and given that you guys are short of winding down. was there differences in the band as to whether you should do new record or not? No. No wasn't actually it was. Quite organic. We'll wanted to do it. I think the thing is since probe. we've done three albums with him now and there's I think there's a feeling that our age seventy S. This is the Korea and we we've got three Amazing albums. showed a sort of a late flowering of abandoned Korea if you like. Very happy about that what what is it? What is it about the connection with the Bantu Baba's your and you know I've talked Alice Cooper about this and he's got a long history with them and a few other artists and I've actually talked to Bob and interviewed him a timer to what what is it for you? What is it about the purple guys that he's brought out of you guys that you feel so comfortable and wanting to be creative with him. And Klay in Toronto. Eight nine years ago. We didn't meet him that night, but the next day we had. A breakfast meeting with him. And he said some great things. He said he really loved musicianship in Swanton Ahe of the band. And He said. Should forget trying to you know, right. Songs to get you know. Parades forget sixty s just be yourself some stretch out. Not Keywords because we started writing. whatever immagination took us. and. I think we had a whole news of the writing experience lost three albums of Philip songs we could never written. Back in the seventies. So the the nineties so so You know. S Precious that connection. We get along with them really well, he looks very efficiently in the studio he encourages. Spontaneity. Encourages. freshness of all recording at the same time, we will go in the studio at the same dominant record the. We don't allow things on you know.
All Things Considered
Election Officials Declare Winners in Two New York Democratic Primaries After Federal Judge Finds Voters Disenfranchised
"Of Election certified the results of the June 23rd primary earlier today. It comes one day after a federal judge issued an order directing board of elections across the state. To re examine their absentee ballot totals to consider votes tossed out for missing a postmark as long as they were received by June 25th. It's just the latest twist in New York's pandemic primary, which saw a tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots, compared to 2016. Joining us now W. N Y City Hall and politics reporter Bridget Bergen Ridge it let's start with what happened today. The Board of Election certified the results of a primary that took place six weeks ago. That means they finished counting. But why did it take so long? Jamie, You said it right there that we saw that tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots. People really were taking advantage of this expanded absentee ballot system that Governor Cuomo Did through executive order because of the pandemic, and then the counting process associated with it was very methodical. You know. Absentee ballots can be rejected for a lot of reasons. Missing signatures were among the biggest issues, but Another issue. We first reported here at WNYC and Gothamist was related to ballots invalidated for missing postmarks. Two candidates and 14 voters sued the state Board of Elections and Governor Cuomo, arguing that voters were being disenfranchised through no fault of their own due to missing postmarks. Absentee ballots needed to be postmarked by June 23rd and arrive at the board of Elections by June 30th to count and there was a big decision in that case late last night. Give us a quick overview of that lawsuit. Last week, there was a two day evidentiary hearing where witnesses testified about how the Board of elections handled this flood of absentee ballots and how the United States Post office process them. Some of what we learned was pretty shocking. Like the fact that the Board of elections dropped off more than 34,000 ballots to the post office to mail to voters the day before the primary. That meant voters would need to get that ballot in the mail on June 23rd rushed to a post office box before five if they had any chance of mailing it with a postmark. To make it eligible. And beyond that, there was evidence introduced that showed that more ballots in Brooklyn were invalidated for missing postmarks than in any other borough. Wow. Then tell us more about the ruling issued last night. So Judge Annalisa Torahs presided over this case in the southern district. She found the plaintiff's arguments more persuasive that ballots were in fact treated differently in different parts of the city. She ordered the New York State Board of Elections to direct all local boards to count otherwise valid absentee ballots, missing postmarks as long as they were received by June 25th 2 days after the primary. She also criticized the state's argument that it didn't intentionally disenfranchise voters where they basically pointed to failures by the post office and tried to place the blame on them. She wrote quote. The Constitution is not so toothless. When voters have been provided with absentee ballots image assured that their votes on those ballots will be counted. The state cannot ignore a later discovered a systemic problem that arbitrarily renders those ballots invalid. What does it mean Bridget that the city Board of Election certified the election results? Isn't that a violation of the judge's order? Well. The city also directed its staff in each borough to prepare to count the ballots that qualify under the judge's order. And they said, they're just awaiting direction from the state Board of elections to go ahead and do that. Okay, so assuming the order stands, could it change the outcome of any Racists? You know, is one of the plaintiffs lawyers, Remmy Green said at a press conference this morning. We don't know what we don't know yet certainly one of the plaintiffs Raj Patel, who is a candidate in New York's 12th Congressional District, which covers parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. He's hopeful that this will help because he's currently trailing Carolyn Maloney abi about 3700 votes, but at this point, it's not really clear there are enough votes to change that race. However, there could be other races and other parts of the state that we don't know about. And one of the plaintiff interveners in this case, Maria Coffer who ran for District leader AA position in Queens. She only lost two City council member Karen Causal. It's by about 100 boats, so we'll see if there's anything that changes their 100 votes. Wow. What was the reaction from the State Board of Elections have they signaled any plans to appeal? So I have yet to hear from anyone from the State Board of Elections or the New York Attorney general's office who is representing the state. In this matter. I will note that one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs basically warned the state and governor Cuomo against appealing. Here's attorney, Ali Nagy. Me. Governor Cuomo. Your legacy is on the line. If you will peel this, you'll lose in the appeal, and you will be another second round suppressor votes, and that is not what the governor needs. Now, if the state did appeal, obviously, that matter would go before the Court of Appeals, and it's worth noting. Earlier this summer, this same judge Analisa Torres ruled against the state Board of elections. In another election law case, she overturned their decision to cancel the Democratic presidential primary. That case went before the Court of Appeals and her ruling stands.
Pro Football Talk with Mike Florio
Yankees' Judge homers in fifth straight game
"Hitting very well. Barnes to judge Curveball. Fly ball deep left field way back there. Erin Judge. Adios, amigo. Always he hot, his second home run of the night. Air and judges guilt. Ricky Ricardo, Still filling in for John Sterling on Yankees radio show was one of the weather. I believe, though he's scheduled back tonight against the Phillies as Raj two homers last night. That one, breaking a tie in the eighth got the Yanks and 97 home win over the Red Sox Judge has homered in five straight. His team has won six in a row. Anyone know, dear We know that you have a good week, I would ask judge this for an entire season. Since that has become the reason I I love it. Nobody hates the Yankees more than Bogue's, and every home run Every clout by judge is just another like pouring salt in the wound, especially happening on the day. The Mets became again the Dumpster fire with you and assess face. You must just love that double dip. Well, And don't forget the book and weekend for the Mets Friday night, I
Beyond The Baseline
Sameer Pandya on "Members Only" Book
"Everyone John Wartime here. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Everyone is doing well our guest. This week is severe Panja. Who is a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara teaches creative writing Asian American literature, and also more importantly for our purposes has just written a terrific tennis book members only which tennis figures prominently both as a plot device in a metaphor I. I absolutely devour this book. We will link it link the Amazon page on our show page, but this is a fun conversation talking about tennis talking about writing talking about tennis as a storytelling device full disclosure Samir I share a publisher and publicist, so I want to dispense with that, but this was a really fun conversation a fun book timely book. I think people will love book members. Only it's called, and here is a on enjoyable half hour conversation here we go. I start off by congratulating him. I really you know people. Binge Watch TV shows I. binged dread members only and. Plowed through edited, it did not disappoint. Grad seriously congrats I. Mean it's it's great. It's it's really. SMART, and funny, and I thought we'll talk about this later. I thought very topical, and it's also does. Does tennis right so you succeeded on many dimensions as far as I'm concerned. CONGRATS I. I will say that you saying it did tennis right? Is means particularly lot because you know. I think. In terms of different kinds of readers, right, there's there's. Specific details if I'm reading something in if somebody gets a core detail wrong, which is not that big of a deal? It can be. It can break it for me. You know I'm Mike. Okay I can't do this anymore. Right I can't go down this road trusting this person and so I'm really happy to hear that I mean. Tennis is a big. I love the sport and we can also talk about that as well, but so that's great. Thank you I I. I wrote it with a certain kind of. Kind of propulsion in mind, right and I kinda wanted to be read that way, and then hopefully there other things. You know that you can go back to, or you can think about in ways in terms of how Raj operates in this in this book that can take a little bit more consideration, but you know in these in. These days. I want to read a book quickly. And I think in some ways I wanted to write a book that people could read quickly as well. The I say it's your talk. Not I feel like you're talking about a nonfiction book and everything's on the table. Right everything the next serve I feel I. Don't know what lessons You'd like me to take I don't know how much we can reveal here. Well, let's start you. To your character, so let's let's start there To to tennis fans, it is not spelled R. A. J. as your character is, but you know Raj is a name of relevance. Tennis fans You, you mentioned the details. You Got Right now. I think you're absolutely right. I think the second somebody writes about tennis of calls. A rally volley! We've got issues right? You did not do that this either was a studious research or else. You really have some grounding in tennis. What's what's your background sport? Yeah, you know so I so we came. We moved to America when I was eight years old. I lived in Bombay until I was eight owes a huge cricket fan. I played a ton of cricket. And we moved into A. Kind of an apartment complex when we arrived here and and. There was a tennis court. Right next to it where we're well. This was in the East Bay. This was east of. Glee in in in a in a city called San Pablo. and. You know. I think when I was like nine or ten years old, there was a man who would always come there in hidden serves like ten down the t ten out. Why ten down the T ten out wide, and I just started going down there and Collecting balls for him. And this! I think a you know him and his wife. They didn't have kids, and you know in a lovely gesture. At some point. He showed up with a tennis racket. And kinda showed me how to shift the grip for forehand and backhand, which was my first official lesson in the game and so. I so I started playing there. I played through high school and you know. and. Then I stopped playing the game for years. I stopped playing college. I didn't play it in Graduate School You know I moved my wife and I moved to new. York For five years where I had my first academic job. Getting Court New York as you know, is not an easy task, and so I have always kind of played the game, and then also I just love the game the pro game as well right, which is that I wasn't quite. Aware of the Borg McEnroe Connors era, but I think I really started watching you it with lendl real under at Burgh those are the I think in Michael Chang, so that was kind of mid might time said mid eighties moment. And so I've been kind of a fan of the sport in that way throughout the time and then. You know it's a great middle aged sport like I, love. I love the sociology of it. The player talking yeah. Yeah Yeah. Yeah, so in both of those things, so that's why I'm just. It is as a kind of as a spectator as a player It's a one sport that I kind of gravitate towards the much.
S13E08 Black cats - burst 2
"Lou and will go over all of your feedback joining me this week. All the usual suspects Allen Pope. Hello Mark How are you? I am well how are you I am to devote good now? We pleasantries out the white mountain friend. Just say hello friend. How you Martin? Very well thank you. I'm on holiday. Well right for some yes. Where are you on holiday at home in the House I well? I haven't been now allows for three and a half weeks as you are not working but I'm not working. This is Sofa break after a successful release. No doubt that's the general idea. Yes excellent well. So what have you been doing while you've been on holiday? I've been live streaming on Youtube. Live streaming what have you been? Live streaming I've been doing. Let's code live streams. And what have you been counting At the moment I'm working on a utility that you can use on a boon to serve for the RAWLS reply to turn into a desktop for the raspberry Pi. I say I'm both seen while. Doing that are just in soling. Do Desktop on the Raspy Pie. Well there isn't an event to desktop image for the Raspberry Pi bus is first class support for the Raj reply in a too so it's a small matter of somebody that knows so of what the differences between server and desktop pa to write something that can automatically turn a server into a desktop. And that's what I've been working just amps install desktop. That's what I would have cried if someone said Hey. Can you turn this severance stolen to a desktop ago? Yeah little carry on the end or Us settles some more than that will get you. Eight tenths of the way there. I mean when I did the first livestream that was basically MVP There's an additional package which boosts Bluetooth that needs to be installed on then they stuff like so the suffering which has cloudy knit. Uncloudy Wants to net plan for the network managements that means network manager is that that doing nothing so you have to poke around and disable the clouding Network Comfort. And then tell net plan. You'll you'll not responsible anymore network manager is so there's a few little tweaks like that and then there's a few things you can do with the different desktop environments to just shoot them a little bit to take advantage of the The hardware thereon. So I'm I'm well down that road now but what I've really enjoyed as Virtual pair programming where you have like thirty people spotting will guitar powers and mistakes. And what have
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India locks down its 1.3 billion people for 21 days
"I'm Anthony Davis. India has begun the world's largest lockdown today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address. Wanting one point three eight billion citizens to stay inside will risk inviting the pandemic into their homes. And pledging two billion dollars to bolster the country's beleaguered healthcare system the move puts nearly one fifth of the world's population under lockdown. The announcement set off panic in many neighborhoods as people rushed to markets to stock up on supplies at many places. Police tried to disperse crowds outside stores. Indian health officials have reported four hundred sixty nine active cases of Kovic nineteen and ten deaths. Officials have repeatedly insisted there is no evidence yet of localized spread but if conducted relatively scant testing for the disease in a country where tens of millions live in dense urban areas with irregular access to clean water experts said local spreading is inevitable but since the World Health Organization declared the corona virus a global pandemic triggering. India's government to invoke a British Raj era epidemic act giving it sweeping powers to contain the disease the cases have been growing rapidly and according to Modi have the potential to spread like wildfire in recent days. India had gradually expanded stay at home. Orders banned international and domestic flights and suspended passenger service on its extensive rail system until the thirty first of March. It was not clear what the