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"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"The dsm is the diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders. It's like the clinicians bible reference regular down this. I got a huge join desperate for. It's what happens is that it tells us how to diagnose any and all mental illnesses right and going from the forty yard to five. They changed the diagnostic criteria for post traumatic stress disorder. Which is what we're talking about. Trauma right and wanted wanted to significant changes. That they made was no longer by curious or indirect experience and of it no longer impacts you according to the dsl and a specific through social media now. It can't be indirect if you're related to a person if as a family member right but if it's not a family member It don't count anymore and if it's if this is social media or tv unless it's a party a job you also can't count that as a stress as the wreck stressor to me. What is this do what it does is going to decrease the likelihood of a person being diagnosed with ptsd which they're hinders their ability to get the proper treatment porn. Ptsd right while at the same time ramping up. What our exposure to that type of trauma said no longer counts trauma towards the diagnosis for. Ptsd tangled web. They weave when they conspired to. This stuff is amazing to me but again if you can step back and see all these moving parts of one machine is one thing this moving in concert right now you know and so when you can put that type of perspective into the young man's mind you awaken at warrior in new they now. They're all guard at first. They didn't even notice stuff exists. I you talking conspiracy stuff but where you can start showing improving. It wakes up that natural survivor instinct and they go into analysis. And that's when you quit and you've now taught them how to fish right. They don't they not sitting in waiting on nothing on it actively on their own. And i think that if you can get somebody to actively processing this stuff 'cause you'd likely not going to be able to get them set it up like you said it's on the tv so your smartphone dump things right in and your tabs on whatever. You're not likely to get them to stop watching it. You definitely not going to get them to stop showing it. It's gonna turn into a reality show in a minute..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"That was the last place as parents when when he got away from nunez what they found and he was in their teaching and learning and understanding. That is that the elder masters saw him. They say that kid got promised and they brought him in the fold and they started schooling him on those spiritual sciences. They will eventually help them to evolve into his chrysler which is where he could. He have those passions. He subdued his passions. And that's why the devil attempting three times and luton every time those those exist. No more for me. I think that we missed that process of controlling in mastering our emotions and because we missed that we're talk to suppress it because an uncontrolled emotional state can be equally as dangerous as a damn w motion state. You're about you around a bunch of people who are not initiated and so people don't know how to train us to properly express and so i think that that's a part of that A brother just ask your questions specifically though about the media how was sitting on a dissertation at howard this last week last thursday sister howard did a dissertation on exposure to police violence. She wanted to see certain things that how interact with other variables. One of the things she talked about was anticipatory racism which is a concept of anticipating racist experiences and one of my former professors who was actually on committee as will ask the question. So are you. Talking about anticipate is anticipatory. Racism as a state or a trait or personality traits and the difference between the two is as a personality. Trait means that you're constantly anticipate. Racism is a part of who you are and echo come off a bit paranoid have anxiety and things of that nature increase the pressure because you feel victimized a state in means that you elevate them to a state of awareness to where you're anticipating something to happen and so as a part of it so what i did. I did answer the spirituality that had had a situation that long story short. I was ending the meeting of very politically charged meeting and i wanted to speaker that as meeting and as i was leaving i meditate a lot i learn listen to the voice of god so god whispered in my ear is god on my ancestors they want him to be. God is like the oath ryan's correct so it whispered in my ear light. A you getting pulled over today on your way home or tonight. S a coup. Thanks for the heads up. Brian of georgia avenue shown up three cars behind him. I'll go. They would put the energy long story short. One got right behind me. Hit the lights. Try to get over to the right number one speed up and blocked me for being able to get over you know so. This is the anticipatory raises and i knew it was coming. And it's a state of heightened awareness with the emotional control there. I don't allow those videos and those essence to pump the to me and i don't allow it to create a state of anxiety within meats and now i'm thinking oh my god they're gonna get me like they got george roy now i enjoy. You know you know if i'm gonna be masterful in this whole interaction and then this whole engagement. Long story short. They came up. I got you know game lice. Everything roll down both windows. I got scott free a pair of you know. Obviously i live of though what i tell. The people who are watching those videos are being constantly exposed at some of the dow that back a bit. Because we don't have that emotional disposition to be able to tolerate that into a door..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"The info mobile soap initially and it. Just be me being me I i guess. I ran a game on her so she tended to take my side and my wife was seeing that she was taking my side as opposed to her side and after a few visits mauchly. Now we can't do any and ultimately ended after american male counselor and i try to run the same game on him and he called me on. He's actually retired marine himself. And he's like look. Stop with the bullshit. You know Can i say that on here. Start with the b s and by justice sometimes to find someone who looks like us to have a more effective of crosshairs. Because that's exactly what happened to us. Because she was not working for my wife and ultimately we found someone we found some skins It worked all right and suggests plan. I'm glad that you brought up that You know that that first visit may not be it may not be a good fit for you because a lot of people would just go one time it'd be like i tried and it didn't work and i always feel that finding a therapist is like finding the perfect shoot. You gotta go. Animals find one that works for you because we are so easy to say. Well i tried you know and and we'll use that excuse that their emphasis was didn't do this therapist. Do therapist wasn't listening to me. But i'll we are all call to your referrals. If we know that we cannot help a client. So i would say this if you do try to You know meet with therapist and it doesn't go wail or or you don't feel as if this therapist is going to be meaning for you. Act for referral. It's okay. we don't get offended. we will be. We shouldn't get offended. But don't worry about that. Don don't even worry about offending us because if this is not a perfect you're right..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"I have also found that you know increasingly talk about substance abuse earlier. you know. we're having a a young man Who are increasingly using vaping devices you know. Thc basically getting high getting liquor liquor and even peels. So you're having a lot of substance abuse basically a lot of my by my parents that you know you can get a seven to twelve panel. Drug kit at cvs. I'm i'ma real big believer in random drug testing. You know my son. He is random drug tests tested. The best you know. I mean he he. He knows nothing. If one of the best things we can do is preventative. Men proactive in that. So just to be in tune with your children engaged with your children talk to your children right observed how they move without a you know how interact with them with their peers with you if they become increasingly isolating. That's something that you know. Parents need to be aware of so. I think the biggest takeaway is. Just you know encouraging parents to really be intentional and observing. You know Of their children in and talk to them. Talk to you know The things that i talked to my parents about can i. Can i told you. I tell you this story before and i think the last last night we had i am. I do have mental health issues on combat veteran twenty two years morning core operation iraqi freedom initial invasion and into james point is all about observations. You have to watch your children The same things that apply to grow men would apply to children. Also because one of the things that i realize that i was in denial that i had an issue. I didn't think i had a problem. i was doing exactly what jeff was talking about self medicating i was drinking. overly much Trying to deal with the the depression anxiety. All those things were a result of that experience. And but what happened to me was when i mean i retired. Marine corps started teaching high school math and coaching football and track and I will go to work everyday. Teach coach come home But i was extremely hyper vigilant to not sleep. Our up to like one o'clock two o'clock in the morning start all over again fast. Forward what. I went on for about four years post retirement but one day based on observation. I came home and my wife and my children or at the dining room table and the they did an intervention. they're like You need to sit down. I'm like sit bows what dinner's ready. What what's going on here and now you need to sit down to talk and what happened was said. Look you have some issues. There's something wrong with you. When i didn't recognize there was anything wrong with. I thought i was okay But i didn't i didn't i didn't see the the verbal outbursts the excessive drinking Although saints you know the things that we're impacting family but will they actually sat down at the table with me and said look here your choices. You go see a doctor or really well. I chose to go see a doctor because family's important But as john was saying it's all about observation of people started to change. Their actions are different not responding the same way that they normally do. They're not doing.
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"I was. I was eliminated as offer for few years. So i have a very classic to a religious experience but Growing up christian and now being a practicing yoga in the baptist church. I think what happens if sometimes we we. Don't we get up. We preach to and not talk The bible says that so we should all. You're getting understand and a lot of times. I think there's a lack of understanding in terms of the biblical texan. What the bible's actually trying to say to you because people you find. Sometimes i'm not berating any specific fritz. But you find some time. Don't take tex creature out of contracts and people miss actual meeting on ritual one time all appreciate hollering in all holiday preaching and what you'll find the black church sometimes you get a whole lot of holly and and people leave happy but he had to learn anything about what the bible six and so i think that's what we miss the mark. Sometimes that people are not taught that that Even in praying and i believe in prayer prayer is essential. You have to pray. If you have a relationship with god. I'm not i'm not saying that That everyone does half that relationship but if you subscribe to any religious construct islam christianity judaism buddhism whatever. The case may Prayer is prayer meditation. You want to call it all. That stuff is essential but in praying. There's sometimes you have to act and it will street in the bible. Everybody knows the story. The there's a blind man. Bible says. Jesus comes up. Undis- blaming him and his disciples right and the man was blind from birth. The cycles asked him Rabbi what did this man do that. He was born blind. He centered his parents. Sent right. i'm gonna. I'm gonna fast forward financial straits. So they asked was born blind because somebody in his family said because he sent jesus said no is not that he he sandra that his his family sent it. The purpose was that there was a miracle that was gonna exhibit the power of god. But if you know the story. The bible says jesus bent down and he spat on the ground. I write about. Eric spat on the ground. And he made a mud okay and he placed on the blind man's ox right now. If you know anything about jesus most of the time that jesus affected miracles all he had to do a speak and it works okay. But in this case jesus did something physical. He placed the mud. I on the guys is right then. He told him to what he told me to go to the pool. Also loan men watch. What's my point. My point is that there's some times that you have to do something. After.
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"I had chief finco. Lower contact. Time was ridiculous. It was crazy crazy crazy. But you know thank you for bringing that point up because we do stuff medicaid a lot in our community. But i don't think it's ever been labelled as self harm in in in such a suicide and it is like a slow death could literally it is going to kill. Your body is not going to be able to manage all that part of the issue of labelling it is self harm because so many of us do and you know it would almost be self indicting right to put it out there in those terms. But you know. I'm sort you know you know me long enough. Ross says undergrad when you want to parties a week so you know you know my evolution and what i've grown from and i think that it's time for us we gotta we gotta shoot straight. You know we're talking about this stuff because we're talking about our future. The enemy is rampant it up on them and making it or accessible making it more popular. I'm still listening to hip hop. And and i'm listening to the lyrics and i'm hearing the message that they're telling our kids i. It's not this show but it is a part of mental health and mental wellness. There's a song right now things crybaby you know a debate your little baby and megan thee stallion with him and he has a line in there. He said she knows she's so fine. I'm i'm hit raw. So basically he's promoting you know unprotected sex and it's just one line and it's very quick but i'm listening to like a kid would nest in new. That's the new thing she so fine. I'm bad i'm so bad. You know need one of them like being with those two quake right right. It's where it's become a very popular these self destructive in self harm behaviors and it is very. I don't even recognize music. These days out of this be honest and say that. I'm like half the stuff. I can't even listen to but you bring up a very great point that it isn't it's in our music is and is an all these things that our kids are playing or or in tune with and You know it's a constant battle to try to get them to see that. That's not the norm. You know like like. I don't drink i don't smoke And i never have but people look at me. Like i'm crazy like way you'd never partaken unlike now. Why because i had a roommate who used to get it in in. I would be afraid you know we were leaving that. She was able to get herself home. So it's just like. I had to make sure she got home so i was always know when we read college and we used to go to grand central station on wednesdays i would always be. I'm designated driver. 'cause i was like no. We don't get home safely. Like i'm not putting my life. You know chance in my life with that but you know back to you Libertarian wanted to ask you. What are some of the things that you were seeing in the you know the religious community because it is a constant constant battle for mental health providers for people who are overly gis to understand that they need to be in therapy in that therapy heels. Yeah i can hear me. Yeah i can relate. I freshened myself for your afternoon..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"My name. Is dr oz acre black clinical psychologists in the host of the show. I am so excited tonight that we are talking about black men and mental health. So if you are watching if you're here with us and you have any questions please. Do not be afraid to post them in the chat. Our panelists tear. I have agreed to answer questions tonight and To share their knowledge tonight so i'm so excited. Everybody all my panelists. I consider them off family. I'm dr jeff. Ms eac mincy correctly because my whole life. I know you have called you. Grady be listed. It wasn't until he graduated a he did the commencement speech that i realized that his name was because everybody is personally caught him. Grady because he looks great from stanford esa. What's his name but That jeff is my brother. He is a warrior in this fight. he's done some amazing things such as you were the former president of abc right The dc after associated blacks ship. Yes so like. You've been ushering this whole mental health thing for us for some time in. You're still in the dc area. I still. i'm still at morgan. State university that's right. That's right you got to win. Bush is male. I am so jealous. He likes to his claim that he stole from fisk was still at fisk at the time the fist. To go to morgan. I did not know that that the window to campus counselor center exchange for all of that. He's the reason why psychologist today because yeah. He wrote my recommendation letter. Before i even applied and he was like apply. He's the reason why i'm a psychologist today doctor. If you've asked do not know about dr wind blows. He is simply amazing. He's written several books. Fantastic fantastic and he does not mince his words race relations when it comes to race so he definitely is a Not a pioneer but a beyond an expert on racial trauma and things of that nature. So i'm jealous that you get to work with him every single day. I'm so jealous but past for the past ten years. Wow and another thing about that. Jeff is that he also serves on the board for To raji gp hinton's foundation for mental health. So he's he's really like stepping in being the voice for black men when it comes to mental health. Some so excited to have him here. My fist brother so excited to have him here. Our next guest is mr libertarian. Sean who is my. He's my facebook family. You would have thought that we we grew up together. We've known each other all our lives but we met in groups on facebook and then we just became very close And he's an elder a veteran. You know he's here because he has a very unique View on when it comes to mental health. But i also asked him to be here because i want him to speak to the idea of you can still pray and go to therapy at the same time you just. You can't burn down. Mississippi community people are just like just gonna pray about it. You know that you need to do more. We're so excited to have you rate Rezoned let's aren't shown so excited to have you here tonight so that you can share some gyms with us. Yes thank you within. Our next guest is mr j armstrong who is family family. My cousin and he is doing incredible. Word i'm sorry is in north carolina. A j. is in chattanooga tennessee and he is doing incredible work with You know black men and black boys. So i really wanted him to really speak to the symptomology..
Harriet Tubman's Father's Home Discovered by Archeologists in Maryland
"In maryland say. They believe they've found the home of harriet tubman. Father the home side of ben ross was found on land acquired last year by the us. Fish and wildlife service or the archaeologists who worked on the sites tubman born born era minta. Roz would have live there as a child and would have come back to live there with her father as a teenager. Tubman who was born a slave escaped in eighteen forty nine and guided dozens of others to freedom using in network of safe houses known as the underground railroad. I'm lisa lacerra and this is fox
Are You Smarter Than A Toilet?
"Okay ready to go. How are we getting their guy. That is used scared me god. Did you hear getting the gang back together. We're like harry run and her miami. Obviously harry sorry. Dennis really love for you to come but for taking guy roz yellow bananas scooter. And you know. It's only got seating for two people vote and a giant pigeon. Aw plus we need you here to spy on the neighborhood and watch out for danger. I guess yeah. We promised bring back a souvenir. Dierk many yoga. I think we have a little problem. Why what's going on. Well i kick it the banana scooter to start. It seems like the battery might dead. Maybe the banana is overweight. You know according to popular fruit and veg mechanics magazine. Overripe produce is the number one problem with perishable transportation. Know what happened to have your rollerblades handy do you. Oh boy. Do i know almost reggie got to ride gadfly dennis. Thank you still got. Tripling is the banana scooter. All the way down to the convention center. No problem indie rollerblades. Four oh come on you to hand you reggie. The entrance is right over there. What what what what i wear. Welcome to the bathroom showcase. Are you considering bathroom remodel. Yes i am looking to build a bear tuba lazy river in my bath. Tab and my buddy guy over here is tired of pooping in the kitchen sink. Mendy danny house. Well actually. It's a solar powered energy efficient. Modular in oversized debbie doll dream. Well i think that it's just super and i believe we've got some lovely compact laboratory options that you are going to a door. Come with me right this way but what what what what look at this of this place mindy now over here to the left you'll see be during the latest in portal body technology. Oh i think you mean florida party right. Yeah as in portable potties not poor tongue or tau you see traditional porta potties. Need to be transported to a location but but let me guess portal. Transport i bingo. Oh it's like the rollerblades of toilets now that something. I can get my behind behind once properly tested. These portal policies will be able to transport poopers through time and space past or future time. Travelling toilet signed me up. I want to see inside. Oh please don't go in their bodies bigger than your new house guy. Rise please sir. The portals are highly unstable. They have access to urine and feces from all of human history. Do i just flush myself to another car. What no sir please. it's just a prototype with. It's still in beta testing.
6 board members resign from Texas power grid operator after millions lose power
"All six board members of the Texas power grid operator called ERCOT. Have resigned. The announcement follows outrage over more than four million customers losing their power during a deadly winter freeze last week and estimated three dozen people died in Texas. All of the board directors stepping down live outside of the state. The resignations are effective today. Tomorrow committees and both the Texas House and Senate will begin investigations into what caused millions of people to lose power during the crippling winter storm last week. And a state religious group is urging residents to participate in the proceedings, Roz Brown reports. Be more head with Texas Impact says those affected by the storm need to stop asking whose fault the crisis was and start asking how to prevent such failures in the future, she says, much like Hurricane Harvey State lawmakers had plenty of warning about extreme weather events but have repeatedly rejected opportunities to prepare. We've had seven major disaster declarations and Texas just since Harvey and sooner or later faith community and other responders have to say failure to plan on your power. Does not constitute an emergency on our part, Mayors in 16, Texas cities have sent a letter to the president and CEO of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT. The state's electric grid operator, demanding he cooperate with investigations into what left millions without power. Moorehead says it's easy to point the finger at her cot. But she wants voters to contact lawmakers with concerns since they're the ones who approved the policies that left homes and businesses vulnerable to the catastrophe. She says. Texans of Faith have been extremely generous and providing funds to their congregations during the pandemic, But many are still helping with the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey in the same communities hit again by the Winter storm. What happened in Texas last week is a systems problem, and it needs a system solution. Faith communities can be depended on for charity, but it takes government to reform major systems. Communities and family members of people who died in the outages have already filed lawsuits against her cot on Lee invited testimony will be allowed at Thursday's hearings, which began at 9 A.m.. But Texans will be allowed to submit written statements to the House Elektronik Lee through a portal during the meeting. As of Tuesday, the Senate had not provided information on how to
Walgreens taps Starbucks executive Roz Brewer as CEO
"Walgreens has tapped Starbucks operating chief Roz Brewer to run the pharmacy chain. The movement's brewer, the only black female CEO in the S and P. 500 Brewer, will be charged with revamping the pharmacy empire that has struggled to adapt online
Combine Chrysler, Fiat, Peugeot and You Get Stellantis. Stella-What?
"The merger between fiat chrysler. Automobiles peugeot began trading. Today under the name still lantis shares rose as much as seven point seven percent and milan where the ticker s. t. la replaced fiat chrysler symbol. While the stocks also gained in paris where the company listed in place of peugeot the fourth largest automaker in the world by volume will also trade on the nyse under ticker symbol. T. la instead of fca you. What kind of name is that. The automaker said it draws from the latin words still meaning to brighton with stars while that may be better suited for a space company. The latin root reflects the combined companies french and italian heritage. The hopes brands house. Understa lantis include pujo. Ciro in ds opel vauxhall alfa romeo fiat lancia dodge jeep chrysler ram and a barth. It'll utilize fiat's ramen. Jeep divisions in north america revitalized peugeot citron brands dead of excelled in europe as well as greater resources to compete with electric car makers that are reshaping the sector the new entity expects to save five point nine billion through combined platforms increase purchasing power supply chain skill and other merger benefits many challenges await. Neither company has much a foothold in the luxury car. Business or china's vast auto market the prior merger of fiat and chrysler also did little to improve the fortunes of alfa romeo and roz herati while psa's purchase of only made the company more reliant on europe. The splashy entrance forced to lantis also comes at a busy time for the automobile industry with gm making a huge electric vehicle. Push and tesla forecast to deliver one million vehicles in two thousand and twenty one.
Paperwork Isn't Sexy (But Its Important)
"With me. Today is roz jones. She is the owner of a home health company. And we're going to discuss documents. You need when you're taking care of a loved one. And that's any loved one not to somebody living with alzheimer's but she is going to touch tiny bit on the extra ones we need for those. Thanks for joining me. Roz you are so welcome. You're welcome and thank you for the opportunity to speak before your community. You're welcome. This is not a topic. It's like paperwork is not. My thing is not sexy. Anything about caregiving is true is not sexy but it has to be done. It has to be particularly now in. A cobra has really shifted everything for caregivers. You have alzheimer's dementia. Whatever the case may be it has taken me shoe ship. Beautiful have documentation. If you really don't have it now. A lot of things are gonna happen that you didn't want to happen and believe that i just i know my dad had all his stuff together when he was in and out of the hospital right at the end of his life. He had mom's pretty much put together because she was in a care home. Like we'd go to the doctor. This was always frustrating. They'd say oh what medications are selling you tell me. You're the one described them. So i always had to make a mental note to get the list from the med tech at the carol. She was in so that. I can tell the doctor who prescribed like oh people. I don't need to know about the medication. Because the doctor tells the care home in the care home orders them. And that's all that's set it all up so i didn't have to worry about it so that's kind of how i handled paperwork. My husband is paperwork. guy is a real estate broker. So paperwork is his thing. So where do we start with documents. And how how should we have them. We have them scan into our phones as well as paper. Copies let look letter e all the above the more people that have copies the better and the reason why i say that is because even with the pandemic we still have hurricanes floods tornadoes fires earthquakes fires. Okay and and my client is in california's well so anything could happen. Anything can happen to where you get back to that paper copy or you can get to the computer or to debate the save wherever you keep those documents. Tell people now we have copies with you but to a relative that. That's you know or friend. That's not in the same area as you so if something does happen. Hey can you send me a copy. Email it and now in some speights facilities that's according to our ideal bracelet. What all your documentation in there which is good particularly for people who have alzheimer's which something happens in the middle of the night and you can't get in contact with the loved ones and all the information is on a bracelet so you know there's things out there now that That consist you remember when the id bracelets came out longtime ago to let people know that your insulin and it's the same thing it's the same thing so you know The paper i in electric hire. You can get it done. Get her done.
JRPG Report Episode 144 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Black First Details - burst 02
"Hello friends welcome back to the show. This is the g. rpg. Report episode one hundred and forty five little bit weird this week and we knew it was going to be with christmas eve falling on our normal release date and of course christmas the next day and there must situation My little girl's birthday being the day after christmas so yeah we get a bang bang. Bang three a craziness there. Obviously just mitt that there was really no time to reporter Record a podcast. Even before christmas was just too hectic so We're recording this on saturday. The twenty seventh just a couple days left in twenty twenty. Goodbye rents But we've got a lot of cool things to talk about today. I kinda wanna wrap up all the stuff that we've missed as it's been nine days since our last pockets. No i'm sorry that's not even right. That is fuzzy. Math is been eleven days since our last podcast. So we've got a few things to go over That have popped off. Since then. And i wanna kinda look look forward to sometime this week. Mean jordan are going to get together and kind of talk about What games we really loud from. Twenty twenty maybe even discussed some Game of the year options and then look forward to twenty twenty one as Right off the bat. We got a bunch of games coming out in the beginning of the first the new year. We got to tell you rods two. You've got bravely default to you've got he's nine And the newly Confirmed for some of five strikers. Just a name The the big big ones I'm sure there'll be others. That will be unfortunately lost in the in the way. So we're going to record that sometime this week and In lieu of any news breaking. I may just make that part of the normal podcast unsure on that. But let's get into it. I hope you guys had a wonderful christmas holiday I didn't have any games that i particularly wanted that. We're already out. So i just kind of asked Asked the parents for Email confirmation that beginning Today risa to when it comes out on january twenty six that was cool and i did end up much too. Many of your delight. Hopefully i'm finally going to take a dive into these series. I picked up. Yee's eight for only twenty dollars on the ps story. I could not refuse as the physical version just refuses to ever go down in price so i figured this was by far the best opportunity. Get in on. What many consider to be a very very good. Jr pg and at some point. I'll be playing. It don't really know when that's going to be but that's enough rambling We did have fell. Calm day Twenty twenty winter addition and we got a few tidbits of information about the new legend of heroes. Toddle kiro no koseki if you notice the thumbnail for this Podcast are the two newest main characters is a third as well but these They dig use some high-rise resolution images of the to unsure why the third one was kind of like ashaari pow We'll get you later but still no names for these two characters but we do have a bit of information stuff. You see that image. There's a couple other on our facebook and twitter feed of those two characters while they are. I say have that trails feel to them. I do kind of agree with what president condo said last time that at mediate Glance they don't appear to be trails characters. And i believe that lies in the fact that they are from calvert So they're going to look a little bit different and we'll talk about that in just a little bit. These illustrations were drawn by katsumi. Nama and the other characters are from alcom. Like i said the character's names were not announced to this game is coming out sometime in twenty twenty one in japan so those were the images. There were some other ones as well. If you'd like to see all those. I did put up a slide show video on our youtube channel. So you can check those out if you don't feel like clicking through pictures of via the website here is what we do know and i will just read this to you as this is the about for the new age of heroes karoo new koseki beyond the blue sky ahead of flashing light a land. A dawning resides cuba. There's no spoilers going on in here. This is all preliminary stuff in the news story arc. So we don't have to worry about that type of stuff the ladder this latter half of the trails. There is about to begin. The setting moved to the calvert republic in two thousand and twenty one foul calm release. Legend heroes kernigan the latest entering the trail serious as its fortieth anniversary rumors of work. The calvert nation is a multi ethnic nation experiencing unprecedented economic growth. Brought about by post war reparations. In a corner of the capital of a huge nation were immigration issues bringing about political instability. Okay well maybe. There are some spoilers in here okay. let's just get to the best. I'm sorry i read that. And i didn't think about it until just now okay. The command style action time bow system. You didn't previous trails. Titles has been revamped and that's going to set up an from a couple people. Let's just see what they said. Seamlessly transitioned from action oriented field battles to turn based commands battle to turn based command battle systems while making use of the unique elements the sixth generation combat or meant would try to pronounce his last time. I'm not sure how it is x. I f. r. x. i. p. h. a. z. Feel in a ballots to evolve from the previous trails titles. Okay so what does that mean. I don't. I don't know i really don't know how to had say seamlessly transition from action oriented field battles to turn based command battle systems I i mean obviously there's a bit of an extra element when you strike the enemies on the field in order to go into the turn based battle i. I need to see this in action to really know what they're even beginning to talk about would just have to wait and see You will feature many elements you laws. It's setting including a topics system which enabled together until such topics by communicating with. Mpc's out towns tra- gate situations in your favor when you act as a spray gun and that is the The character it's basically a detective. But they're calling them spring and alignment flame system. In which characters three alignments great and chaotic fluctuate depending on your own style influencing various status allies and adversaries and even scenario developments please look forward to allege heroes lowest entrance toasters depicted enrich expression by thumbs new original ingen. So that's that's pretty cool Here's what how they set up the situation and I get. I don't wanna get too much into this. The to emit the two people that you see in the image the one is the one call the speaker those are they say sometimes detective somedays negotiators and other days as bounty hunters. They're up for any job from any client. That's pretty cool And then the other one is Say to be a school girl wearing uniform. Prestigious school visits a rundown building located in old town in cowards capital. So that's the setting that's beginning of it. You can check out those images. Like i said there's a third character in the images as well with the two swords on his back and some long hair but we don't have any details. There is a battle scene that shows what looks like to be a craft or an art powering up but that from that snippet it does look to be turn based. So don't i'm so confused as to what to make. But i'm certainly excited about this one. But the lack of details and the promise of something new is leading to some question marks popping up. And i don't necessarily love that idea but it is what it is and until we learn a little bit more. It's just going to be speculation Unfortunately though that wasn't the only bit of information. And i'm sure we'll have a bunch more but Foul calm day twenty twenty winter. Also let us know about and this is not really affecting us as much. But they did. Say that a hatch marco koseki which is the one before this one and after cold steel four Clouded leopard entertainment will release a switch. Pc esteemed version of the game Sometime in summer. Twenty twenty one in japan in asia. I'm nearly positive. That's the same company that handled The transition for coastal three and four to the top of my head. So i came out for. Ps four in japan on august twenty seventh. So you know nearly a year later. They're talking summer to get that Switch pc version now. It handles the asian side of this and i s america handles the translation available. At least they have for the past two games In the cold still series in the west still no confirmation that that translation is ongoing. That have to assume that it is unless it's being handled by other parties I mean exceed did do the first two trills of cold steel games but at imagine that they are going to do this hedge amari as well and as soon as i hear something about that it will happen. It's certainly a good thing that this is happening and It could lead to a speedier at least for these games in the west. But like i said still no information on unfortunately. The last thing that they talked about was not briefly. Mentioned this last time the natto. noca- seki game. That is coming out in japan for For playstation four. This was the old Two thousand twelve least. Psp action rpg though some new details and images kinda showing the ps p version versus the Ps four version of it They're sent opposites gonna run at sixty frames per second on. Ps four with more vibrant graphics. Not being obviously these are things that you'd want to have updated from an old old system user interface options One thing that i thought was very interesting. And i'm not to say what they say. This game is not connected to the trails game. However the main character's name is now utah herschel now you trails players especially cold. Steel will know towa. Her last name is hershal So what they're they say there's no connection but then there's a connection is the protagonist and a boy from that island who attends and academy in saint elise. Those aren't you know aren't names that i recognized the from the trails series so it is very very interesting and i would be would like to know what that connection is at kind of read through it. You can read through the tales. Like i said before i am lower on the percentage scale To say of this game was actually going to make it over here or not. I if i if you say your day is gonna come today out outs. Action say no but would just have to wait and see. The original game did not look super impressive. So this isn't a game that i'm all that excited about to begin with but we'll have to. We'll just have to wait and see if that indeed happens for a lot of switch owners the next. Gop g they will more than likely be picking up is going to be bravely default to gain closer and closer to that february twenty. Sixth rolled wide release date friend square annex released new trailer for it albeit in japanese and have still not seen an english version of this yet so it talks all well. Supposedly it talks about wiz walt. The country established by those mejia's. They did it themselves to studies. The magic research institute But the the real kicker with this one and you can see it. Is this places overgrown. It looks like it was built kind of in the middle of it are on top of a giant tree. And there's just this tree just going right up through entire town is really cool again Trailer is how long was trailer of about three and a half minutes. Like i said in japanese so you can't really tell what's going on but it is kind of cool to see some of the visuals in action Four it but if you're elected shake those game out for yourself you can check out the demo for it It is now live on the east shop and One who feels the demo before its release will even pick up one hundred mine. Intendo platinum points here is the Short official description of the demo experienced the games at risk and reward system character strategy and stunning visuals in the latest braley default to final demo in this demo. The games four men characters are already other journey with jobson abilities at their disposal. I downloaded this. The other night. as if getting the switch away from my kid was hard enough with minecraft previously The kid did pretty good for Christmas and her birthday. And i now had to contend with her own copy of animal crossing so she and my wife can play two switches and who copies of animal crossing so they can will each other's islands. I know she also got the Spyro trilogy which. I really enjoyed those games growing up. So i can't wait to play those with her and relive those moments and she picked up mario maker to so. I'm not seeing that switch for a while. Maybe once she goes to sleep. If i don't have anything to play eck fired that demo. I would like to see how it is shaping up as will If you've got some free time and you're looking for d'you monster hunter rise. There are to say ten videos in total. Let's do a little no here. One two three four seven eight nine ten eleven twelve. There's twelve total. So i check. They were they were released in two packs. I take them all and made them into six long. Because it only about a minute minute long. So if you're one to check out some of the different weapons they go into monster hunter rise. You can do that going from Things like the switch axe gun lance hammer sorted shield heavy light bogue gun. Land is long swords and even the hunting horn. You check all those out over on our youtube channel. J rpg report dot com. You can also see a new second official trailer for the action. Rpg magnum lord Still no western released on this one yet. It is coming out in japan on march. The eighteenth for playstation four and switch said. This is the second trailer for the game. It looks pretty cool. I do hope that they bring this one. Over is from publisher. D three Developer felicia quite heard of them before. But still no word on it. I really hope they bring this over because it does pretty fun but yeah nothing Nothing quite yet. i'll go over some of these ones. That are just videos. There's a fifteen minutes of new footage from christ tales. This is previewing the present and future game play of it Remember this game got pushed back to early. Twenty twenty one. That's just the winner that don't into it's been Hit with a couple delays here lately. Not sure how much. Everything's pandemic related at this point but how much they just wanna fine tune things in. How much is really needed to make this work. Obviously you're doing with a system of past present and future while stuff can go wrong and working Just the way that you would like it to work New genesis the fantasy star online. To almost say reboot but definitely the new version of there is the opening movie for it and you should probably check this out. If we're looking at over fifty minutes of new footage as well mostly the character creation for its but this opening movie You know typically when you see these opening movies. They're using a pre rendered scenes. This was actually created using parts of the in game graphics. Engine which looks amazing Definitely if you're looking forward to this you should check it out sometime in twenty twenty. One is the release date Four it but again. This is one of those. Well not one of those but this is the faa gain. That i'm kind of just don't understand why it's not on playstation four. In the west it is in japan. But you've got to either play on xbox or on pc here in the west doesn't make a ton of sense but there's just things like that in this world that we gotta kinda get used to them. I guess we got three bits of sky news this week. i is. You can check out the fourth official trailer for six defiance of destiny I believe there's an english. There's an english version for this out. Now you can check it out. There was originally came out. There was just a japanese version but the english version shows off of really cool voices that they've got for the game. They got some good voice. Talent in this one in Very fitting for the series especially the little reincarnated pug services is awesome It's about seven or review of the game If you are curious about what's going on in this one changes that they've made this series. You will definitely want to check it out. Of course it doesn't come out in the west until summer. Twenty twenty one. Japan is going to get it in right about a month on january. The twenty eighth The other day actually. This was on christmas eve that this news broke New punchy released some new information screenshots for the game featuring and i hope i get these names right la haro aetna and flown Those were the original characters from the original the sky and they are saying that Basically once you beat the game you can Play a scenario with these original characters in it so kind of a you know. They're not in the main game this something post post content but the fact that they're in their would open the door to other characters popping up from other games as well. So that's a cool thing The world inside of an item. I m worlds have mended. Detailed in this article on worlds are divided into several fours slash layers and the items level increases with every four. That you clear says weapons become stronger as they level up. You can clear there either. Worlds to power them up once. An item is leveled up. You can get the same item at the same level from then on pretty cool feature of the sky series all these images i took input into a slide show. You can check that out on our youtube channel so you can dispatch companions into item worlds to research them. There's a new team attack system with up to ten characters in it. That's a pretty cool feature. New enemies were detailed There's a new horsemen. That's pretty crazy. So here's the Previous protagonist Oh here we go says not only will hear from. Our doctors appear the protagonist in heroines of the sky. Two three four and five will also appear in three d. The protagonist and heroines wilburs as downloadable content sometime after the launch of disguise six. So there's a from the sky to or i don't know in timika these pronunciations. I'm at risk of offending people. I understand how they're supposed to be pronounced So yeah they're gonna add them in there as as post content deal see. That's the type of thing. Like i would think you'd be okay with paying for because that's obviously not a part of disguise six. They are previous games characters in new content. So take how you feel about. Dlc that is that's one thing i think is is no k To do speaking of all those previous disguised characters they are all assembled in the rpg. Mobile game And we got news from bolt chain games that they will release worldwide the mobile version the sky arc in spring. Twenty twenty one Unless you're in these countries in the no fast if you are but we are a western primarily focused podcasts. So you're not going to get in china taiwan hong kong macau singapore malaysia or korea Sorry don't i don't know why maybe that is. Just it's gonna come out later. Maybe there's some rules preventing that From happening if we're interested in getting it on a closed beta for the game. They will have one for canada. Brazil australia and the philippines sometime in january so really happy to see this thing go worldwide. There was a global announced trailer for it This came back It came back in march of twenty nineteen in japan. Had a whole bunch of issues with it and It was de definitely the this game was deadly responsible for some financial hardships for nippon ichi. And they finally got up. Right obviously gotta writes the point. Now they're really to bring this thing out worldwide As far as the gotcha game or not. I don't know if i recall. I think it was paid game. But i should probably ended up before speaking about it. But i'm sure there's elements in there but hopefully this is a Not another one of those kind of like. We've we've like. We've got enough of those already know ankara today. So in place of it you get one last plea for listener support We've had a few people signed up for but really not a whole lot of response so I kind of said you guys. I would do this to the year. See what we got and move forward I would love to have listener support. Not have the need for ads but it is just a reality of life and we may just see what that happens. If i get a bunch outpouring of support here after listening to this. I may reconsider. But at this point at least in the a few few adds to offset the cost of Of the time spent during the podcast hope to understand and hope you are okay with that excited much. Rather have just you guys Do that and not have to worry about. It would wait and see so you. Click on the link right below this episode. Either through anchor. John daly greatly. Appreciate it. And i don't have the read ads. You don't have to listen to him. That just seems like it'd be the the best thing for both of them If you're looking forward to to see how to say these things seal thurs. Dx and the They were supposed to come on japan on february twenty eighth. they have been delayed until march fourth. Twenty twenty one in japan. So if and when a western. What's going to happen for that. it's now going to be About five weeks later. I would to guess based on This delay these games Were from chloe tecmo and gusts so yeah just a little bit of Delay they save for further quality improvements. The games will be available for. Ps four switch and pcv steam win. They are released whenever that is sort. Online alsatian lakers got version one point to update it is now available and it adds a simone's ancient apostles story of course over various user interface online system battle improvements bugs fixed in addition to those two that new ancient apostles. The reaper of the woods. These are the first in a series of free additional stories. So yeah if you've been playing this game and you want some new content. You can get that for free. Always happy when they decide to do that. Company manhattan people interesting name for a game. Company will release an ios android version of us six. The arc of nepotism in twenty twenty one. The company announced again. Sorry if i got that name or wrong the us titles loves to make imprint answerable words all the time Remember not long ago. We got word. There's gonna be a mobile version of us eight This may just be the next in the line that are going to have a mobile versions for For all the used titles are no further information at this point or was announced. Just this is going to be happening. Of course this is in Is in japan so kind a like. he's eight version. No word if that's gonna be coming to the west and to be quite fair no no word if it's In the west either speaking of Ios android versions of games the alliance hd the alliance alive hd remastered will becoming too often android an early winter. Twenty twenty one in japan. You can already get this game for. Ps four switch or pc much better version of it perhaps it's a little bit cheaper On the mobile platform but still no word of a western release for that mobile platform. So if you want to get this game and you've got one of those consoles or pc. I would say it's that's going to be your Best version of it. One last mobile thing to announce and i will hush about it. Because i know you guys love it so much command action. rpg near reincarnation will launch for and android on february eighteenth. Twenty twenty one in japan. Post your square. Inex- developer apple bought announced. There will be a near on amata in game. Collaboration featuring characters to be nine s and a two day and date with the games launch course that is in japan only No information listed here about the worst and inversion. I'm pretty sure this one's coming to the west but Don't know exactly when that's going to happen. Speaker of near autumn mata total worldwide shipments in digital sales have exceeded five million according to square inex-. That's an awesome awesome plateaued to have reached and kudos to them for that. I believe that is one of many reasons why we are getting the new near game coming out or re rematch. Whatever you wanna call it of that new one coming at a replicant here soon. That's another game to start saving. Your opinion is four and hopefully build a buy. All these games coming out here in the near future. I've got one last. You talk about with you guys again. probably wouldn't talk with jordan about our game of the years for twenty twenty four to twenty twenty one. The next podcast. I am still trying to get through. Colts deal for Often not had time to play here lately. I think just hit or maybe just shy of one hundred hour mark. So i've still got a good thirty to forty hours to go hopefully make it in time to Play roz a two day one but we have to wait and see that game just keeps on keeps on going but Going to be is going to be tough. I'm really going to have to search my feelings. That i think is flowing anything to if it's going to be found pacers. Seven remastered or a remake rather or four. It's it's really tough there. There's my heart says one thing amonte says another and there's different things to have to consider overall ought to make that final decision here real soon on what that What was looking forward to our thoughts here are coming out this week on. Kyle duncan beckett. This just insane twenty twenty year but looking forward to twenty twenty one famitsu has gone and interviewed a bunch of creator interviews and one hundred and ten of them to be precise al shift to here and try to find the big ones but right off the bat. The biggest one to me is from atlas and so They've got three different people. The first one is Crater takata and his keyword was think outside. The box is what's new is says so about sonoma say five. We are working hard on development to make it an even better product. You'll be waiting a little while longer. Please look forward to it. from trader wada his keywords carrying out my original intentions. What's new is my project has been steadily in the works. Thanks to everyone. The persona series will celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary. We have exciting plans in the works. So plead look forward to it. Love those things and hopefully something comes of it. Here is the Big one that we've not heard about in a wall and this is from a shimano is keyword. Silence his ambition for twenty one with last year's nobody Causing swift changed the world. All we can do now is can you. To focus on our work. Our title and development is going to an important face and we want to face it in an head on in order to deliver interesting gameplay to the world. What's new here we go. I'd like to announce the title will develop we're developing as soon as possible we previously created contemporary dramas but plea look forward to the quote fantasy. Rpg in quote. We're taking on next there. It is guys we heard about this. Rpg from alice many years ago and then come plead and silence for years. It's still a thing. I didn't think it was. I honestly thought it was one of those projects that kind of just died on the vine right like sound like a good idea. But we've still got persona. We're still got shimagami ten. Say what do we need another. I p for well they still have it. And maybe we're finally going to get a look at it. Obviously this is going to be next generation. Made that's what they were planning the whole time. And my hearing this. I personally think. Obviously as mt five comes i i think this game may be going next and then percent of six. Just my just my feeling on the matter. I may be wrong. But i wouldn't mind seen we've gotten you know we got persona. We got royal. We could maybe use something different in new. So i think that is an incredible Not really an announcement but certainly something that We've been waiting a long time to hear a thing about gung-ho online entertainment. they did the remakes for granted. They not or handle that one They say they're developing a new console title. They hoped to announce able to enough that. Some time This year so i think that's kind of cool. I'm trying to go through. Obviously this is all japanese craters. All genres of games So i am really looking forward to it or not. I'm sorry i was reading. There's going through here. See what is jr related and what is not You got a lot of them that are that are not so here is from a side games. too cocky. His keyword adamant his ambition is iot announce even if it's only a tease an original new title for console that had been developed with my colleagues in my new work environment and nothing but the highest confidence in it. What's new what did you think of the end of the year. Grambling fantasy link announcement the grand blue team. I think we've been able to showcase its solid and high quality single player gameplay appeal falling twenty nineteen multiplayer showing so please continue to the forward to it. thought that they they said they announced that really will launch twenty two so twenty be important that they focus on belmont here square inex- from who says keyword is bravely for the second year in a row. Who that's funny ambitions. I hope fought to success. And that i can prepare for the next one don. Oh and influences weather. It's third or three. I don't know that's fascinating again. I haven't read through all of these. Some kind of reacting as i'm reading the that's very cool. Obviously you would anticipate if this is successful that there would be a bravely the third or bravely default three that remains to be seen Qatar say the story will connect. He says what's new feature fanfest. Seven developments are in preparation. But please wait a little while longer for details. Saito says keyword is near. He says i'm working on here for a little longer. And then there's also babylon's fallen a completely new title. He says i'm pretty busy Fujimoto says changeless nece. That was a word dragon. Quest will announce celebrate its thirty fifth anniversary so hoped to be able to announce something. I can't imagine they don't announce funnel or drain quest twelve in. Its thirty fifth anniversary year. How could they not right. And that's all they're doing is announcing it put. You're putting a logo and anna. Once the end of it it's really you have to at least do that You shot us it. Nope in mind twenty. Twenty one will be the busiest year of my career. I'd like to make a year which i can deliver surprise and excitement to gamers and players will also paying attention to my health. He says please look forward to verse. Nelson sure both five fourteen and sixteen as well. So that's that's interesting Poor guy he's going to be It's going to be busy. So here's president condo from foul com. He's as keyword is turning point in two thousand twenty one foul to major milestone of its fortieth anniversary naturally. Would we should always aim for rejuvenation regardless of turning points occasions. Like this are important. So i'd like to use this opportunity to review our current development methods and systems. I wanted to increase the number of development lines and staff in the cabin. So we've already expanded and reformed we await the applications for those interested in development fell com much much needed president condo. You guys need you guys. Needed just expand like crazy. You really got to kind of get in step with some of the other companies. We love your work but you need to invest a little bit. And so. That's i'm happy to i'm happy to hear that To say the least let's see. Is there anything else to rpg related. I don't think so no. I didn't say anything there. I didn't see a hundred and ten people. So maybe there's a new one coming over. This one was This article came out just a few hours ago. So maybe will be some more reported on the next podcast. I would love to know what you guys are looking forward to most into twenty twenty one Obviously there's a few things there could be. We know we know. Graham fancy rethink is twenty twenty. Two nine percent sure tells arrives going to be tween twenty two. Don't even say sixteen is not coming out in twenty one okay. Neither is remake part two so those the big ones. I think we're going to kind of let go for a little while. But we've got some great games coming out we're gonna talk all about what is for sure coming out on that next podcast and look back at what's happened so far. Have you guys had an awesome christmas convert to a new year. We'll do a new year. Podcast i think thursdays okay. Things are a little bit different right now like next week the kids out of school but then going virtual the week after so as if live can get crazier become a teacher as well right. You guys are all feeling that strain The parents out there as well and his can't just get one bit of for for too long. That would be too easy so anyway. I will talk to you guys here next week. Hopefully it's on thursday but We'll just have to wait and see what works out. Best for all of us. Enjoy whatever jaffe effigies got for christmas or if you're still playing through a game you already had and i see us here very soon. My name is james fisher for the gop report. Thank you so much for this thing. Each and every week until next time get back out there and level up.
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Riot Games: Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill
"Guy roz on the show. Today to avid gamers fended off reluctant. Investors may saying experts and their own self doubt to build riot games an order the most successful video games ever created league of legends in two thousand six. A video game company called bethesda. software works. Tried out an experiment at the time. But as the had a popular video game called oblivion in that year it decided to offer its users an extra feature horse armor not armor virtual armor that you could use in the game and bethesda offered it up for two dollars fifty cents. It was an incredibly controversial decision and most players reacted badly. They didn't like it but enough gamers decided to try it out and bought the armor and it proved a theory that company had that you could create an entire revenue stream through what became known as microtransactions. Still almost no game developers chose to pursue this business bottle that same year. Two friends brandon beck and mark merrill pitched an idea to investors. They wanted to build free video games but offer up things like in game currency and weapons and characters and skill points. I price brandon and mark believed that if the game was good enough players would happily spend a few dollars each week to buy virtual products that might enhance the gaming experience not surprisingly most investors. Turn them down and thought it was a crazy idea. The question mark and brandon getting was. Who's gonna spend money on virtual things things that have no value in the real world and these were fair questions. And it's why it was so hard from arkan brandon to get right games up and running but the game they eventually built league of legends became one of the most popular video games of all time and a game that helped to pioneer the business model now known as the free to play model this year the global video game industry will hit more than a hundred and sixty billion dollars in revenue. That makes it four times bigger than the global film and tv industry and three times bigger than all the music sold around the world and twenty twenty. according to forbes video games will earn more than three hundred billion dollars by twenty twenty five and a growing percentage of that revenue comes from gamers who spend small amounts of money buying skins or costumes for their virtual characters or buying access to locked rooms and imaginary worlds huge gaming tournaments attract millions of viewers with players. Earning millions of dollars a year. It's a massive business and a big part of it has to do with the model that brandon marks company riot games helped. Pioneer and brandon both grew up in southern california. They met as teenagers at a summer leadership camp shortly before college. Here's how marc remembers it. I remember meeting brandon and mike. Oh you're from los angeles awesome it like video games. What's up in so we just kinda instantly hit it off. And then as i got to know him i also just really thought he had a infectious personality at that. It really interesting. Way of looking at the world that was sort of commentary from values perspective to mind in the edge just this incredibly entrepreneurial kind of business oriented mind. That kind of inspired me where i'm like. Wow i've never seen i've never encountered a person that's also younger me that felt so vibrant and dynamic and it's interesting way and so because of the shared love of games so they could hop on the modem play starcraft warcraft two or or duke nukem three d or if i mean we could go on and on about the titles that we all knew and connected about. Yeah so you meet this like leadership program and then you both go back to l. a. And and you you stay in touch or or did you kind of lose touch. Yeah i mean we. We stayed in touch and we call each other every once in a while we. We'd play some games. I remember one of those phone calls. Mark told me a really to see the matrix. What does that. he's like. You'll see ended up blowing my mind. My favorite movie of all time and mark. You headed to usc to start college and brandon did that. I know eventually you would also go to. Usc was was the fact that mark was there to that. Influence your decision to go. There was just just happened to be the place where you decide to go. It was a total coincidence. But it certainly made me more excited about it. I even visited mark when he was at school and hung out within the dorms. Where he he had a bunch of gaming buddies and they would they play games together. And i wasn't a very good student i had. Adhd in a variety of learning differences in wasn't pretty tough competitive school environment. And and i. And i just. I was not the kind of student i was sort of supposed to be. But in the meantime i'm living in this world online. I wanted to spend every minute in my spare time. I would build scripts that would play my character for me wall. I had to be a school. So i would continue to make progress. Well that's pretty impressive. But i mean you did despite your struggles you did end up getting into usc and mark is already there and presumably like you guys. What like start to hang out. And i guess you already have like a friend at college and you get there. Yeah mark would take me under his wing bit and you know introduced me to his friends and show me around. So yeah it was. It was really great showing up and no one mark mark when you guys were in college did. Did you think you know what. I'm gonna start a business with this guy one day or was it just like fun. Conversations would have about. Hey you know maybe one day we should do this or that. Yeah no we we did. But it was sort of accidental. In some ways you know brandon. And i because of our shared passion games and then also our mutual interest in business we would strategize brainstorm or think about opportunities and and this is one of the reasons that i was attracted to brands because he was sort of the most entrepreneurial business minded friend that i had like brandon random music station at sc. You'd be thinking about events or got so we were playing games and we both loved online games and so we loved to like watch replays of really competitive players playing online and try to help inform how we could get better than that started us thinking about well. Maybe we could help. Create or run some gaming tournaments. Maybe we could do some stuff like that surround campus and actually. Maybe there's a opportunity create a league that we were going to call the g. l. ultimate gaming league so brandon. I went down to the basement. Alevi library late one night. We started working on this rough business plan. Neither of us really knew how to build a business plans. We're trying to figure out what that looked. Like what the but on paper and all this and we can never really went anywhere that business but nonetheless I just remember being really energized about the possibilities of the future and and again. That's that's something that an grant and really helped awaken. Was this ability to look at not the way the world is currently but the way that it could be and how we could potentially go help change
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"Speaking about it in a way that's not a Brenick ish just a fat you know Talk Greg By. Our love that I. Had Read Bites. have bag quite clock and Brag Bites share what you've accomplished and you know what those people who can't appreciate what you have to offer move away from them because they only going to put your down they only go put you down anyway. Yeah Yeah I You know now we say you gotTa Find Your tribe you got to find those people who are there for you. You gotta find those people who support you. Are. Rooting for you and sometimes that's not always easy to see. It's not always easy to C. N. N. unfortunately, you know if I think back to my younger self, sometimes you become discouraged yet. But you know what I also think if you're the smartest person in your circle than your circles too small. So you should be thinking about who you can put. Put in that serve you know some people call them, the tried some people, call it the crew. Like to say I, need to have my personal board of directors. Across the board of directors, it's not a big. You know you could ever network group but four or five people that you can count on to tell you the good the bad and ugly. and Let. Me Just give a call or go visit or send a message to say help me through this. Bring something by. Hit it, but it's so important to have those people in your corner who are going to the truth. We all had at some some point or another we all need to have someone who's GonNa tell us the truth in in a way that is GonNa, make us perform better so not telling the truth in terms of. He puts you down because you're horrible but hey, the way you did. Maybe. Yeah absolutely. Absolutely. Because you are this expert in leadership. How this one SA- say for instance, I'm starting out new position. Yes. How do I show that I have leadership skills without? Being. Seen as a know it all without being seen as people hate to see you copying. It's it happens. I have a personality that I'm always like, Hey, how are you and I like to to talk to people but I, understand when people see me that like I'm not in the mood to. Day. giving. Moments like that too. I'm keenly aware of. People not wanting the Roz right as times. But when you're in a professional space, how do you show those leadership skills? You use it, set it. When you said, you know I'm keenly aware it's because you look you learn you listen. I think. We'll have different ways of showing leadership style, but the first thing that they should be doing is nowhere does leadership styles are at the entire trying to demonstrate. Make sure that they're living those and that's personally and professionally you don't get a chance..
Lawsuit filed against Governor for ballot drop off location restrictions
"In developing controversy, the head of the Texas League, of women, voters does not think a last minute directive to limit ballot dropbox in that state will stop resonance for voting on November. Third two separate federal lawsuits have been filed to overturn an executive order issued last Thursday Governor Greg Abbott that restricts ballot boxes to one per county. Those using dropbox for absentee ballots are likely to be elderly voters or people with disabilities who are trying to avoid exposure to covid nineteen. gration mean president of the League of Women Voters Texas calls the governor's actions. A perfect example of voter suppression did example voter suppression of people who have disabilities and people over sixty five that impacts people of Color Poor people with no transportation to get to this one site I'm Roz Brown
Continuous Glucose Monitors
"Hi everybody and welcome. This is episode number one, hundred, eighty, one of the intermittent fasting podcast I'm melanie avalon and imagine Stevens Hi everybody. How are you today Jen I am fabulous I am just immersed in all sorts of amazing data and learning about myself until like to elaborate I would. Melanie knows because she knows what I'm doing but for readers of Fast Feast repeat and even readers of. Fear you know I've been talking about personalized nutrition since I saw that famous Ted talk that I talk about with Dr Erin Seagal I saw it I twenty seventeen and it literally changed my life to understand that we all have personalized responses to foods and some of it's based on our genetic background. But a lot of it is in our gut microbiome and really just hormonal health in general. In fast, Feast repeat I talked about the work that Tim Spector is doing. He's my favorite Gut microbiome researcher from the UK and he had a study called the predict study, and then the predict to study which some of my friends did a year ago and I am now participating in the third round of this predict three it's with an APP called Zoe and he's one of the collaborators with. It but as part of the study for the past seven days I've been wearing a continuous blood glucose monitor that they sent me and I have to send it back, which is so sad because man is an opening to see how my body responds to different foods with my blood glucose. So I can see you know what it's doing all during the day all during the night up 'cause day. On how it responds to foods I'm so happy to report that I'm not surprised the foods that I thought that worked well for many guess what they work. Well, they do. So are you eating some of their stuff and your stuff? Well, I had to do that for two days. There were two days where I had to start the day eating these muffins that they sent me Oh, my Lord. Yuck. For listeners, we wanted to record the podcast earlier, which was like I can't record a podcast after eating the muffin. Hours right. I mean I was predicting that it was before I had even eaten the muffins but I had a feeling because I had to eat them in the morning cacique. You couldn't have anything before the muffins except water. Wake up in the morning and drink black coffee. So I had to eat the muffins and then wait four hours and then eat the muff a there were actually different muffins and then wait two hours and then I could you know have real food the first day of that opened at eight am and I never eat at eight am even on vacation you know if I'm going to have breakfast, we usually end up doing more of a brunch. So I can't think of the last time I've had food at eight am but I had to eat. I think it was three muffins that had been frozen and then I microwave dumb and the first round of muffins I think they're testing fat clearance like how quickly your body clears out fat after you eat a high fat meal. These were high fat muffins. There are high fat. Because, you could tell by reading the ingredients list you would not have probably eaten these muffins. going. To say. This is not a melanie study. No, you probably wouldn't have eaten the muffins but the first ingredient was like safflower oil or something Oh. Gosh. I know I, know I know but I ate them muffins than I was so crabby for those three hours 'cause they weren't satisfying at all. You know if I could put some butter on there or some strawberry jam but no I had to they tasted like a mix between a cornbread muffin and pound cake. But with less flavor said, then the the second set of muffins they were like gluten free cash I duNno? low-fat Muffins. But My my blood glucose responded great to both sets them up I had to do this blood test or I had to like squeeze out all this blood on this card and send it off to be anyway they're going to test the. I think my fat clearance because you had to do a certain number of hours after that, and it gives you a lot of information, but I also had to send an poop sample. That's right up my alley. Yeah. So that was interesting. It was a little more hardcore than the one I did for the American gut project. I won't go into details, but it was interesting. Let's just say and then I took them all to the post office and mail them in. Also. Fun, this guy like what's on your arm it was continuous blood glucose monitor and you know and I thought that was very bold question to ask a stranger at the post office but I explained it. But I should've said this is poop in this box, but I didn't. is putting it on hard. It was actually so very easy. It has the ability shared, but I did it you stick it to the back of your arm and you just in this little thing and you just click and then it just POPs. said it was easier than the finger stick. Okay two. Brands of CGM I'm betting great now. I haven't done either one yet. Well, this information is just so important I think because it's it's showed me. Like I had one meal that I've eaten so far that did not work very well for me. It was the only one and it was a flat bread topped with like a a lemon ricotta and then sauteed Brussels sprouts and then like Parmesan cheese and then a hot honey that one shot my blood glucose up higher than anything has so far probably the honey. But when I've eaten potatoes when I've eaten rice even. Toast. With egg on top. I. Have a very slow steady. Roz than a slow steady back down. I think that flat bread didn't have a lot of fat with the I mean had some fat but I probably normally have more fat with my carbs. So it just kinda spiked to me right up.
Indigenous men cycle through states to promote mental health
"This is national native news I mean Antonio Gonzalez. A group of indigenous men are cycling through Wyoming Colorado and New Mexico promoting mental wellness Wyoming public radio's jockey. Hey, black has more identifying as a black man and a member of the Haida nation. Damon Bell Halter has seen firsthand. How men of color often don't seek help for mental illness he says, one barrier is a lack of diversity among mental healthcare providers. Laboratories are working on my purse like my healing. Throughout and I was like getting that match up with my you know. White white people know, but another problem is a cycle of silence and stigma surrounding health. That's why Bell Holter is leading a group of men on this more than eight hundred miles cycling trip. They started on the wind river reservation in Wyoming and finished up in Albuquerque this week along the way they encouraged men of color to speak out about their mental health and seek the help they need. The group is also raising money for mental health initiatives in indigenous communities. For National Native News I'm Jockey Hey Black Nevada lawmakers expanded mail in voting due to cove nineteen, which includes protections for tribal communities of federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit over the law many homes on reservations have nonstandard mail service and residents have to travel to a postal provider to get mail voting advocates. Say there are also other challenges native voters face Roz. Brown has more Jacqueline de Leon with a native American rights. Fund says, Indigenous People live much farther from polling locations the. Non Natives it much more difficult than the average American can conceive up to vote in Indian country native. American have a decrease in post office hours. They also have their ballots travel further. Dylan adds that fewer transportation options a lack of Internet access and other socio economic factors also play a role in whether indigenous people vote. She says it's not uncommon for native Americans to travel up to two hundred miles to register to vote or reach their polling place in August, Nevada lawmakers expanded mail. In voter laws to address challenges posed by the COVID. Nineteen pandemic. Assembly bill four allows non family members to safely return ballot for one another. In the upcoming election it also provides mechanisms for tribes to request early on reservation polling locations, Deli prior to Nevada's vote by mail primary in June more than ninety percent of the indigenous population voted in person I'm Russ Brown, the vice president of the Navajo Nation Myron liser has expressed his well wishes on social media for president trump and. The first lady after they tested positive for covid nineteen Weiser's outspoken trump supporter wiser took his own covid nineteen tests this week after traveling to Washington DC for a prayer event in a virtual town hall Thursday, Night Liser defended his travel saying he understands concerns the Navajo nation remains under emergency orders including fifty-seven our weekend lockdowns liser says it was a one time thing adding he would do it again to pray for the nation I did go in and get tested because of all the. I guess the. Concern that was out there. But the last week I am not Tuesday I did mention that Diet just returned from the DC area praying for our nation. What time it was to be given that opportunity in the heavy heavy responsibility of praying leuser was seen at the event not wearing a mask or social distancing critics have taken to social media to express their dismay with the Navajo. Nation. Vice? President. I'm Antonio Gonzales.
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"So there are some real barriers to entry to interfacing in this system. I think that's why it's important particularly to have women to have mothers to have people that get it. So if you providing childcare, that's a huge barrier we just already not down. We can get people into the process. So public comment. Writing letters sending a naval lifting your voice. Is. Very. Important and then you. Want the legislation passes. Then it's the real work record wrong late is but bid at the implementation then you start to battle mayors then you start to battle your simply person or other other higher ups that don't agree with you when they these obstacles emplaced department heads well, we don't do things like that. We don't normally do like that I. Don't know if this is GonNa work or here's the number one kicker is Hamas was GONNA COST So. You know for me my background really been in taxes in finance and budget. Willie Brown a great statesman, not only the state of California, but in I think in the entire black world. When it comes elected officials Willie Brown always tweet when I was graduating high school and going to this he said understand the numbers. When you understand the numbers, you'll be indispensable to whatever organization or Job. that. You are filling and so I really taking that to heart and understand the number. So they can't bullshit say we don't have money in the budget because able to look at the same profit and loss statement will be able to look at the the fiscal year before the Ford years and be able to look for some money and see how we can squeeze some money from here. We can move this around we can. There's attrition rates and so that has really been helpful for me. To begin chop down fake arguments as to why we can't implement a policy and to be fair I mean a lot of these policies been around been untouched for many years that karate restraint that I told you about our use of force policy hasn't been touched in twenty years twenty years before I went in and made some changes and these were like commonsense changes like for example, whenever there's an officer involved shooting SF PD is not doing the investigation. Seems. Like a no brainer right right. Independent. So anyway, there's a long answer Roz I'm sorry this is the raw Dr. Oz show. Not the Malia Cohen show. No. You ask a very complicated question trying to really get down. To a succinct answer but there are there are levels but you have to be patient when it comes to engagement changes not immediate, quick fast and it does not come in a hurry, but we have to be diligent and steady as we continue to run this race. Internally, as point you need the benefit of that outside agitation of..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"After that because then I looked around and then we had the shootings, -brate and the protest and just all the craziness that still going on. So I really wanted to get into the conversation tonight. Because I think in correct me if I'm wrong but I think that black women are just seen as the ones that just go and vote. And I feel like we don't use our leverage enough like black women win the election. But. We don't use our leverage. were out here, getting the masses to vote and everybody knows that so they pandered to us they pandered to black women if we're doing then how can we use our political voice and I just WanNa let our guest know that are. Watching with US tonight if you have questions for any of our gas, go ahead and put them in the chat box in read them off will do Cuban a after have our discussion so feel free to the. Text. Already come in an congratulations to all of the phenomena women on the panel absolutely This is. A powerhouse right here sitting here people who are willing to. Give, all of their strength. To make where we lived to make America greater, you guys are really making America Great. So. With that Malaylay Ultima Mullaly I, really. WanNa come to you and I just what is the vied right now in your state? There's so much. That's no. how are you someone WHO's in office? How are you handling all this said? What advice do you have for us that feel powerless in situations like this is very scary. Sin.
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"Show podcast. Tonight we are talking about having our political seat at the table. I have some stellar people people that I love your tonight that are going to talk to you about using your political boys and so I want to I love my guests introduce themselves. Patrice. Will start with you tell us who you are tell us where you live and tell us all that you do. Well. Thank you for having me. I am Patrice Marshall Mackenzie Professionally, I am deputy chief of staff to La Unified School district board member George McKenna. We are the second largest school district in the United States largest district in the country with an elected school board. I come from the Great. City of Pasadena in California and I am honored to serve my community in a multitude of ways and really delighted to be in this very, very distinguishable women tonight. In you, she's been a very modest guys but patrice. Is One. Of the creators of of the Ivy pack who will you tell them what it tone, what it is So I pack is a Political Action Committee created to support. Women running for Congress who happen to be members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc we knew that within our official capacity, there were limitations on our advocacy, and we knew that we needed to be able to take that next step in being able to elevate and support women running for Federal Office. So we are really excited about this election cycle. We have outstanding candidates we have endorsed, and we look forward to seeing many many more women come into the capital bringing ivy with them. So. In you know in other words, go to Patrice for the money. When Lady? Maters money night rent her office. So absolutely, we need to have more honest conversations about that. Well, that's what we're GONNA do tonight. So you just hold right on. We're going to introduce our next guest and we're GONNA get into that. We'll go to Aldermen Malaylay Cox..
Recipe edition, Jun Tanaka
"Hi My name's Jane Tanaka. The ninth. Restaurant in London, say my recipe is a perfect summer simple recipes, rasberry and buttermilk Fuji. Cliff fifty is a traditional French baked custard dessert from limousin region and it's fantastic recipe because once you need a basic recipe, you can adapt it with all different kinds of fruits say it works well with raspberries traditionally with cherries can figs apples bananas. Once you know this, it's really easy to adapt it. All the seasons of the year. So mine is a rasberry and buttermilk cliff eighty. said to make this dish, take an ovenproof dish butter it likely sprinkle it with Kosta sugar take your rasberries and cover the base of the ovenproof dish to make the customer makes take three jokes to hold legs. One hundred, thirty grams of Kosta sugar one vanilla seeds only and whisk that together to make Salvia. Then add twenty five grams of plain flour. Mixed in now, traditionally, this food is made with double green, but I like to use buttermilk because it has a slight acidity which helps to cut through the richness of the did say take three hundred milliliters of milk and wis that into the eggs, the sugar and the flour. Once that's done, pour the mixture over the raspberries and you should still be able to see the Roz rasberries floating on the top of the custody and bake it in a preheated. Evan. At one hundred, eighty degrees centigrade for fifteen minutes until it's Gordon Brown on the top come. When you push the improve dish has a slight gentle wobble. Take it out sprinkled with icing sugar. and. So with a big dollar of
Recipe edition, Jun Tanaka
"Hi My name's Jane Tanaka. The ninth. Restaurant in London, say my recipe is a perfect summer simple recipes, rasberry and buttermilk Fuji. Cliff fifty is a traditional French baked custard dessert from limousin region and it's fantastic recipe because once you need a basic recipe, you can adapt it with all different kinds of fruits say it works well with raspberries traditionally with cherries can figs apples bananas. Once you know this, it's really easy to adapt it. All the seasons of the year. So mine is a rasberry and buttermilk cliff eighty. said to make this dish, take an ovenproof dish butter it likely sprinkle it with Kosta sugar take your rasberries and cover the base of the ovenproof dish to make the customer makes take three jokes to hold legs. One hundred, thirty grams of Kosta sugar one vanilla seeds only and whisk that together to make Salvia. Then add twenty five grams of plain flour. Mixed in now, traditionally, this food is made with double green, but I like to use buttermilk because it has a slight acidity which helps to cut through the richness of the did say take three hundred milliliters of milk and wis that into the eggs, the sugar and the flour. Once that's done, pour the mixture over the raspberries and you should still be able to see the Roz rasberries floating on the top of the custody and bake it in a preheated. Evan. At one hundred, eighty degrees centigrade for fifteen minutes until it's Gordon Brown on the top come. When you push the improve dish has a slight gentle wobble. Take it out sprinkled with icing sugar. and. So with a big dollar of fresh.
New York City restaurants give outdoor dining a go
"Similar Similar nice nice weather weather lots about their living. Eating outside is kind of a way of life in restaurants pretty much have it down in New York. Different thing serving outside can be a big and expensive pivot, especially in places where outdoor space is limited. Sidewalks and parking lanes have their limits, You know, and also nobody wants a side of truck exhaust with their meal. All right now outdoor dining and take out are the on ly options, so thousands of New York restaurants are giving it a go. Marketplaces Kristen Schwab checked in with two of them to see how it's going. Walk down Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn at night, and in some ways, the new normal doesn't look quite so bad. Franklin is like one big, socially distanced outdoor dining party with table spilling onto the sidewalk and into the street. Sounds and smells of different restaurants bleed together. There's Mexican, Caribbean, Ethiopian, Chris Chris Calamity Calamity and and Lincoln Lincoln Wheeler Wheeler are are at at a a table table outside outside Roz Roz Plant Plant based based Ethiopia. Ethiopia. Yes, Yes, we we just just ordered ordered and and We We got got a a tip tip with with injera. injera. And And then then we we ordered ordered was was the the other other one one so so food food dish dish within within Jared Jared on on a a kind kind of of salad salad and and some some some. some. They're They're celebrating their friend who didn't want to talk. Just got a pandemic puppy. And after four months of not being able to eat out, calamity, says ST Dining feels good, But it uh it actually felt a little bizarre the first time Right now. It's sort of just feels normal, like walking around seeing everyone outside eating. Very like very European vibe that I think it's pretty refreshing for New York. A lot of time and money went into creating that vied Romeo Rigali owns a restaurant with his wife, Milica. Ultimately, they sank $5000 into that outdoor space, and it's tiny, just six tables in a parallel parking spot on the street with a few more on the sidewalk. The day they announced that outdoor dining was allowed. I went online and I applied. You gotta prove right away. And then I just ran to Home Depot for Rigali. It would be the first of many trips that one was for plans started. You want 30 for? I believe I counted right. We wanted to make love Tropical tropical tto help diners forget they're eating just inches away from honking cars and idle ing delivery trucks. Then there was the trip for cinderblocks to keep those cars and trucks where they belong. Then another trip for wood fencing city inspected, recalled his parking spot patio three times. And each time he had to shut it down and make adjustments feels like the rules are always changing. Just every day. There's something new was tired of Home Depot. Just a lot. With takeout as the only other option every square foot counts and for many restaurant owners that comes down to luck. Narrow storefront, narrow patio, fire hydrants, bus stops and subway grates. Forget about it. Corner location. Nice. A few blocks away from Rigali is restaurant, Izaak Solace, a French American restaurant with a Michelin star. Solace is known for its $70.6 course meal or it wass. Steve Wang is the director of operations. Six courses, servers at the table, talking with the gas clearing the plates that had been eaten on six times a guest seemed like a lot of contacts. Also, Boxall is his patio is pretty far from the kitchen with steps and uneven pavement along the way, and during that long walk food gets cold or doesn't stay cold. So now the raw yellow fin tuna comes with the tomato dashi water on the side in a bottle on ice. Don't know what tomato Darcy Water is No worries. I had to ask to assault tomatoes down. Let the water drain out. And then you infuse it with kombu and Benito. So guess, pour the tomato water onto the fish. And it kind of keeps the dish cool while they eat it properly Chilled tomato water isn't Wangs on Ly challenged. The dining area is in what was a vacant lot behind the restaurant. Long's team cleared out the trash and added twinkly lights and white fencing to glam up the space. Beyond that, it's not very easy to control the elements. You know everything from the heat. Teo pests, mosquitoes around I'll explain. Finally do not go together. Maybe not. But customers don't seem to mind. And for now, outdoor dining is helping the business break even It is on a good day. Axel's had to close early that evening. A peak night Friday at a peak hour, eight PM Because even after you control the food and the space and the bugs, one thing you can't control is rain. I'm Christian Schwab for marketing.
Starting Zocdoc with Oliver Kharraz
"Oliver Karaz was born and raised in Germany mostly in rural parts of the country his mother was German and his father was from Iran in came from a long line of doctors. For me, it really starts in some ways with my dad and. The timing rapidly had every reason to become a social activist and and so he came to Germany from the Middle East when he was very young around twenty with no money in his pocket no language skills. And you personally then worked on of odd jobs, but he eventually became a psychiatrist but what has really shaped me much more than being born in Berlin is. Social. Active. Isn't that I that I saw him live and that he really made our family mattress we always talked about talent responsibility and the need to use. Whatever telling behind to help those. Around us that we can make a difference. Given that your father was Iranian and your mother was was sort of. German. An Uber even though you were born in Germany, did you feel did you feel as Germany everybody else? So I didn't have a second identity. We only used spoke German at home and yet. As you say I was also a not always fully accepted. So if I give you an example, my school twelve hundred students and you could pick out to the didn't look like everyone else and I was one of them right and even an enlightened country like Germany. That is notable. So I had what I call a visual accent would people would see me on the street and they would ask me how to speak German. So well and But they also school the skipped my name when reading out scores because they weren't sure how to pronounce my last name and opportunities taken away and even at was physically threatened so i. I think that really shaping in many ways because I realized. Very early that in order to be as successful as everyone around me I would have to be dramatically better in really work much much harder than anyone else and so that used to be strong work ethic in me. For the record Oliver is somewhat down playing his work ethic. Because just out of high school, he actually started his first successful company. It was the early clunky days of the Internet, and he designed a way to help people send emails more easily and he wound up selling that business not for a ton of money, but enough to get him through medical school. But. After practicing medicine for a couple years Oliver realized he couldn't stop thinking about that first business he'd started and how he wanted to start another. So he quit his job in medicine and consulting job with Mackenzie and eventually moved to New York. That was my goal was actually to start another company that that's A. Healthcare, but I I'd also realized at the time that I sold my first company and far too cheaply in that I should learn more about business I and at McKinsey God exposure to balance sheets and panels and hit a lot of very practical experience and what it means to manage business. And I think they fondly of my time at McKinsey was one of my better decisions. McKinsey GonNa Mackenzie is a little bit like going to business school. A lot of people at McKinsey have come from business, schools. In that. Many people go to business school thinking they will find a co-founder. Did you were you actively looking around at your colleagues to think maybe I can do something with him or her you know maybe that person. Absolutely and were you just thinking about different business ideas all the time? Well, it is actually very hard to find good ideas and my definition of a good idea was that it needed to have a great mission I. wanted to make sure that we actually do something good in that. We stayed true to sort of talent breaks responsibility, but also wanted to be a large market and to have a great motor rounded and also I wanted to be based on contrarian inside. Because I thought that all of the best companies have that at its core. While she wanted mission, you wanted a company that could kind of dominate its field by building a motor around it, but was also contrary and that's that's that's those are some interesting. Criteria. And that's why I screen for several years rejected pretty much every idea that that I came across And meanwhile. While you're going through all that I guess you meet this guy Cyrus Masumi. WHO's another McKenzie consultant and and just you just. Become friends like he's like somebody like in and you guys start hanging out. While we got put on study together that required us to travel globally and you've ever done that it meant frost were sixteen eighteen hour days together for three four, five months on end and we really. Got To become great partners in that and and what we realized that we had some. Very complementary skills. Cyrus is one of the most charismatic and gregarious individuals. You'd ever meet his very passionate. He could be more forceful, which sometimes was needed to be effective with clients. And you've talked to me now for a little bit as you can probably tell. More dispassionate and logical and more measuring. German? More, German in many ways, right. also was effective with clients by by. and Cyrus is American right? He's American this but that That close listened and how we work together that really started friendship and we stayed close for the study and be caught up over lunch pretty regularly denounce different business ideas off one another and. I think we connected because we had similar interests because. On. Some levels We were equally passionate about what we're doing higher says, passion was more visible to others than mine but we. Were close enough together that we both accepted. The other as. individual that that we could learn a lot from. Was it was it clear pretty soon after you start hanging out, Sarah's that this was the guy because you were. You're on the lookout for a partner. They I think it was was absolutely an option I know reality is that. With. Both founded companies before Mckinsey and we both knew that we wanna do it again and as I. was always great about being. Very honest. Rather than just nice and and I value that a lot. Yeah. All, right. So So this guy, Cyrus Super Charismatic, really smart clearly, the two of you start to to work together. And what what kind of business ideas are are you coming up with? While we kind of fell in love with a new idea that came about a one of these launches were Cyrus. Told me about how he recently ruptured his eardrum by flying with a cold and then found it very difficult to actually find a doctor and he had asked for recommendations and called down his insurance directory listing started with the as. Doctors weren't accepting new patients some no longer accepted two centurions one provider Pasta Way and so he said, well, why does it take four days to the doctor when I'm in pain right? And why can't this much easier? And we. Both very quickly. realized the potential of this idea from. Working at project be new helps us the for actually spending millions of dollars for marketing to grow their patient base because they had wasted inventory, right they had something that I like to call hidden supply, which is these last minute cancellations no-shows reschedules. That the that go to waste, and then on the other, there are the patients who had a hard time accessing this. You thought it immediately clicked with these my God. Yes. Doctor's appointments connect patients to doctors. Yeah. Well, look if you go through the forfeiture that I had read, it's a great mission right? We're making one of the most personal needs more accessible for for patients we can help patients to get in fast we can help the doctors become more efficient. We can make the entire health care system more cost effective people out of the emergency room things like that, and it's a marketplace. So there is a strong mode and clearly anything in healthcare is a large market and I think the contrary and inside that we had. was. The fact that. Most people thought it's normal that people have to wait twenty four days to a doctor because there's a doctor shortage in read our inside was really no doctors have asthma debate ability because of these last minute cancellations, no-shows reschedules and so I felt very about this idea. So. So you member like how long between the time that the you had that first conversation To the time were both you said, let's start this business was like monster or weeks or days. was was weeks. We what we what we started doing is actually. Mocking up the side in how imagine back then in powerpoint pointing just the wire. Website. Yeah. Wire frame. Exactly. We would. We'd go into starbucks and we'll chat up strangers and say, Hey, here's a five dollar gift card. Give me your thoughts. Sorry I'm GonNa. Go back. You just go to people in starbucks Gift Card and say, can you give me your thoughts? Random Person? The absolutely that's that was sort of our market testing. They wouldn't. They would be like excuse me this is a little weird. You're my space. Might also happen from time to time but you know there's lots of people on starbucks is very in German of you. That's debris because usually he would be to report tentative about doing that. Well, you know I think there was a lot less rejection than you think people actually quite open I. Suggest you try this out but if you If you're unthreatening in Luke harmless as we probably dead and then they'll be pretty open. You went up to and starbucks and you'd say, Hey, we're thinking about a company here. Can you just look at his powerpoint give you five dollars Gift Card and what was in the powerpoint, the popcorn and was just what we thought. This website would look like and we would ask them is the set service that resonates with you would you use it and and we got an incredibly valuable feedback here and really set us in many ways on the on the right track right? So and what pointed to the two of you decide let's quit McKinsey. Let's. Let's pursue this. Probably a month or two after we initially discussed idea did anybody say you were crazy for quitting? Everyone. Everyone told us. Crazy and got a lot of negative feedback on the idea to write people would say this is Bloomberg out I would never pick my doctor on the internet or I already have a doctor or you know doctors wouldn't accept patients that that are looking on the Internet of all kinds of protections that people had when they were thinking about their own situation by. When when you talk to people and starbucks, they actually thought about it much more positively. So we were encouraged enough to say, well, this is going to work as long as we get out of our circle and don't ask McKinsey consultants doctors. The responsible be better. All right. So you are in your thirties at this point. And presumably were making pretty good cash at McKinsey because you were probably you'd know expenses you're on the road all the time so. When you quit, I'm assuming you had some money to launch the business and probably live off for a while. Yeah. So I very deliberately had never raised my living standard to the money that the paying McKinsey and I had saved every dime so that I could. No be in a position where can fund this embraced can afford not to take a salary for a couple of years. Wow. So so a couple of hundred thousand and you saved. You know. Maybe. I'm to Germany to discuss personal finances but. I had. Built this. Radio, you can tell the. Story Yeah I I had I had enough money to live off for for several years but I also Saturday night both finance the company early out of our own savings so that clearly diminish We had leftover after that. So now, you both decided to quit. and. You have some technical expertise because you had. You had done some coding but this is next level stuff. Were you able to be that technology founder and Cyrus was going to be the the sort of the business founder? Absolutely not as I add coated but at that point, I had not touched a computer for a long time We knew we need to have a technical co founder and so Sarah's knew a guy named Nick Guanzhou from the time together, trophy software, and this is another company that they would both worked at the that's the company that they're both previously worked together and Nick just brought a totally different perspective and really educated Addison me on a lot of things and and he was really the one who understood a building a seamless experience for the consumer and ends May. Zach Docs. Early Genius, did you did you have the name dock from the beginning? Not, not initially we we went to several phases on on what the right name could be for for while we wanted to have a descriptive name. So we looked at physicians, dot Com Doctors Dot Com, and we actually tracked down the owners of one of these domains and they wanted several million dollars for the domain name. And and we were finding the company ourselves. So that was out of the question. So then we just sat in a room and we brainstorm a list of fifty or one hundred names, and then started eliminating names until we arrived at Dr. What does it mean? or it doesn't mean anything which was the WTO bit we could. There were zero search results. Okay. There's no meaning behind his ACH. There's no meaning behind and and in hindsight it was precisely the right thing to do because it really was a blank slate for us to fill with with meaning and really build a brand around. Zero such as October we started. It address nate the right lake once you know that it takes more than three weeks from picking up the phone and dialing for doctors till you actually see someone you realize Oh, this really not much else that we have to wait so long for to get. And this is more important than most of these other things you already have. Fantastic access View Magin. If air travel way that healthcare workers that wouldn't be an expedia that wouldn't even be Delta Dot Com that would be individual phone numbers for every plane. Imagine. If that happened, you know a half the planes would fly empty it would be a massive pain and that was actually the state of health care before sock. Is Amazing that that the nothing like this was out there in two thousand seven. I look at I. Think. In many ways you couldn't build it a much earlier. In the early days. When we went out there, we were the ones installing Internet of the doctor's offices. We. They they were a many times just migrating from a paper books to scheduling systems. We were at the cusp of digitisation for healthcare. We were just lucky in our timing to get this right in and start offering the service when that also happened. All right. So you decide to pursue Zach dock and it's the three of you. I'm assuming really just at the beginning and were you working out of out of one of your apartments? Did you guys rent space? No, we worked out of respect for. Many. Times we came to make yet the nicest apartment and and we could bring breakfast Burrito and bake him up and you know the the reality is that we originally had a pretty ambitious launch plan right so we got together around July. We wanted to launch by December of two, thousand seven. Something interesting happened were nick send an email suggesting to look at what was then called techcrunch forty. Take is is now a household name but the draw for us back then was there was a fifty thousand dollar prize now it's called tech crunch disrupt think. So it's a major a startup competition. It's a startup competition and we were the first class of this was much less known be budgeted two hours to fill in the application in really which will send it off. He didn't think about it anymore that there was an early July and early August we've heard that we had been accepted, but there was a complication we'd have to be ready by September eighteenth or. That was three months sooner than we had originally planned to launch. So you'd have a live website by September that is right that is right with doctors with doctors, right So we actually debated for a few hours whether we should even tried to go for that but we ultimately said, yes, we can get the website working and we wanted to have enough doctors just a bars wouldn't look pathetic. Brayden. Coded Night Neither Day and nick really busted his but he did the patient facing side of the website and that was the programs. What was potentially even harder because we're tried to launch a marketplace was to actually get the initial supply on there and remember the website wasn't there yet so. Tires ended up going door to door for doctors offices. Excuse telling them a powerpoint page, and this is really a testament to cyrus sheer willing determination if you think about what it means to really start a company early on, there's nothing to show right you may be a powerpoint but there's no website there's no patience. There's no other doctors no social proof and it has to run on passion and very clear that that is Cyrus superpower. He just went to random doctors offices or he had like a list of doctors offices and he started kind of walking block by block. Well, there's a lot of walking involved a we launched in Manhattan so you can literally go down the street and you see. The signs and you walk in. And he was basically saying look, it's a way to connect you to patients. How was how many by the way? What was your objective? How many doctors do you need to sign up to have this website look okay by September Between six and ten was our goal. Okay. So just doable it is a was extremely hard really. Is telling doctors is one of the hardest things to do why were they saying? Well, first of all, it is baby very hard to even speak to a doctor they are being shielded. Their time is very valuable. Office managers are trained not to let anyone talk to them to protect the doctor from people walking in selling them stuff shirt them. Secondly, they many didn't want to give up control over their calendar which has to write. We ask them to post times that a patient could book into it and it was just a far fetched idea for many of them the patients would actually do this. So he got a lot of knows he got a lot of knows. He'd go there and he just simply not leave until he got a chance to speak to the doctor and a few times. It was even escorted out by security. I really think one in a million could have put this off. I mean was he going to particular kinds of doctors or was he generally focused on an Internet general? Practitioners Ob sobe began with dentists Okay. Because our thinking was that. People go to dentists most often, and we wanted to make sure that we have an offering that is relevant for patients as often as possible. I. Got you so so eventually unassuming, you do get what six to ten or how many did you get by September of two thousand seven Eight. In the meantime, you inequity doing the back end stuff you were doing the coding and building the website does right and as you were building it. How did it look? So. The bit that Nick Build looked awesome for the time I think. It was impressive. We were. Very. Satisfied that we had a scroll bar that we had a map that we had back then already the insurance selector and a lot of feature that. Weren't to be found really anywhere else. All right. So September two, thousand, seven, you are ready to reveal. This service at. Tech. Crunch. And Doth Review present or did did Cyrus kind of wishy the spokesperson? Cyrus. I presented Nick stayed behind in New York to make sure that the less the website was actually up and running This is in San Francisco that you went to the we flew out to San Francisco and So we lost sock talk in front of Eight, nine, hundred people. A lot of them were journalists when the judges opened up with feedback guy covers ocoee who we newnan in valued. As embezzles forever apple he came out to said he he didn't get it. He would never use this in front of everyone right and. His direct load something like honestly Oh, it just never occurred to me to go to any doctor that's really burned in in my brain and what was worse is that he seemed to be right we didn't get a single booking. We were hoping that this PR would get us out of our initial batch of users, right because your other. So many tech journalists there. So you know the publicity may be would would would lead to bookings and that was the hope but. It actually took three days before regard our first legitimate a patient, and and in the entire first month, we only got five bookings. You come back from San Francisco and. You know you had Guy Kawasaki. Say I don't I would never use this service? I'm sure he feels differently today but man maybe then Ezio said that but did did you come back feeling like like dejected like losers or or were you excited like how did you feel coming back? While you know I think we obviously hoping we would eventually get more bookings and In the beginning you probably refreshed. The Bookings Report Hundred Times a day by as we were thinking through what we realized. It was really a typical two sided marketplace challenge It's just a classic chicken and egg problem. You need the supply to get the demand and you need the demand to entice them supply and for dark was even trickier. Right when you think about it, healthcare is hyper local. Very complicated. So you have to match. Supply and demand on a Zip code specialty level, and then we have thousands of insurances take. Until we realized that our odds of actually finding a patient that wanted. An offer there. Quite low, and so the best path forward was to methodically build up supply, and so we just kept going put up a huge map of Manhattan on the wall, and then a sleep put little flags on of where the doctor's brother we're on the website in which insurance is accepted and we just we knew the perseverance. Is the name of the game. Back in just a moment how oliver and Cyrus Begin to drum up interest in stock and how they even start to raise some money at figure out how to dress differently, stay with us guy rows and you're listening to how I built this from NPR. Hey everyone. Just a quick thanks to our sponsors who helped make this podcast possible I to epic provision maker of epic bar beef was nature's idea the epic bar was. 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A lot of their offices especially back in two, thousand, seven or sort of technologically in the Stone Age. There was incredibly complicated to sink the doctors calendars with ours. Because none of the software was actually made to sink. Were even in the places where we had syncs up and running, we would frequently get. Feedback while the punishment didn't happen because the doctor wasn't available and we really couldn't figure out why this was the case because when we did screen chairs with the office to their calendar and and our calendar, it was identical right and couldn't figure out why that's happening. So I decided to sit next to the office manager I went there and got to know him and his family photos of his dog. I fixed the printer taught a better strategies to play minesweeper still couldn't figure it out. Until one day, the doctor would come out and she'd say, Hey David I'm out next Friday. And then what does David do does he go into the calendar and block out next Friday or does he take a post? It note On a doctor out next Friday and sticks this too is monitor. In the real world. These post it notes, of course happen and but once you know that Matthew Friend, you can start filtering this out and that's one example they were literally a thousand point, one percent solutions that we had to figure out to make this work. Wow. That sounds I'm getting exhausted. Just hearing about that because this is like even like Google calendars, right? Yeah. Yeah. That was that was early days and what we were extremely focused around were making show the experience was fantastic. If something went wrong, we fix it. Right. So I was our customer service I personally would call the doctor and and confirmed the appointment was all said if it wasn't I, personally contact the patient to let them know and then I would offer them. Amazon Gift Card alongside with an apology those actually one case where it didn't catch a patient in time. and. The were in the subway to the doctor, and so I raised them to the doctor's office and picked up a bouquet of flowers on the way there and met them in person to apologize. And that was really a turning point burs. The service has to work and we need to be have this patients I attitude in in terms of how it works completely ingrained in the company. All right. So you clearly need to kind of grow this Were you offering this service doctors for free at the time? Initially. We for free by we eventually started charging fifty dollars per month. But Sam doctor you come into my office and you say, Hey, if you pay me I can bring you more customers. I would be skeptical I would've said to you you who whose, who even knows about you. You'RE GONNA you're asking me to pay you money for Phantom bookings for maybe no customers I mean did some of the doctors say Many. The US summarize our sales challenge. Right? It was very hard because even if you wanted to, we couldn't easily share how many patients their competitors are down the road God like that was something that was confidential. All right. So you are you got this chicken and egg problem. Not, enough people signing up and he gets skeptical doctors but you know that the service could really benefit the doctors, but you also need them to pay for because otherwise you know but business. Meantime at a certain point I'm assuming you guys start to think we'd better go out and look for money if we're going to really make this thing work. Yeah. Yeah. That that happened in the spring of two, thousand, eight we decided we raise series. And we we make the rounds we get in front of a number of the big name, BC New York the also go to Sandhill road in impel. Toho Santo Road we leads and road initially were very successful at all we got Polite knows. and. Ray No feedback control someone took us as I told us you know what the idea seems. Good. But you're consultants I'd and the perspective of its consultants can't get anything done and what realized is that even though we had both founded companies before our Mackenzie Pedigree in our keys and button down shirts, they were really hurting us, and so we wait rank Khakis and button down shirts. It sounds crazy. Were they pleaded pants or were they at least nine pleaded please. Yeah Yeah. Yeah we after hearing that feedback We very quickly just went to the next gap and bought jeans and t-shirts and from that on the combos with VC's when but a lot better. So you went from McKinsey consultant look to this are the tech casual uniform of jeans and t-shirts that that's exactly right and we introduced ourselves not as NBA's and McKinsey Consultants but we introduce ourselves previous entrepreneurs that are starting their next company. was was anyone biting? Were there people who were like? Yeah there's a great idea I'm in. So interesting enough we had raised some money from. Friends and colleagues, and many of those they invested in US business plan unseen just based on the fact that we. Were giving up our careers at McKinsey to pursue talks. So that felt really a great. and. As we started changing how we appeared in how we introduced ourselves to venture capitalists L., we started to get offers and so in August of two thousand eight, we ended up raising five million from KHOSLA ventures expeditions mark. Wow Mark Banya Jeff bezos, and Venus is. All their. Funds are in which sounds like a lot before you WanNa do it's actually. Kinda limited because you still it seems to me in two thousand eight even though you have five million dollars a lot of money you still have this problem which is you've gotta get. Customers, and then to get customers, you need lots of doctors had lots of options but to get doctors, you need lots of customers booking through the site to you do that precisely D- These five million dollars per lily earmarked for making New, York, work, right, Miguel, I market work but. immediately after raising the money the financial crisis hit. And You may remember there was rest in peace a memo that went around about startups, right? Yes. About start ups, never being able to raise money arrested in peace good times. So we got this job is to make the money stretch in. We probably learn not during this time This was really our first go round making hard choices and what I want to be frugal and not to do things we can't afford and We learned to not let money replace critical, thinking and creativity. But now we continued to grind away at New York and at some point felt while if you want to get. To the next level we have to prove. Dr Isn't just a New York City phenomenon. Right? We had to prove that it would work in a second city But at that point, we didn't have the money to do this anymore, and by the way you're still your approach was still the same. It was door to door. That's right door to door and how how you building awareness about the about the fact Zach existed with customers with potential customers. So we it was day very difficult to get someone. To the website. Yeah but when they did. They loved it because it was such a step change from how healthcare used to work for him. Right they used to have to pick up the phone and wait on hold and then plays scheduling. tetris. With the office manager, can you do Wednesday morning about Thursday noon? Friday afternoon, and now they could do the same thing in a minute and have complete overview about the ability patients loved it and they told their friends. So we we started to get word of mouth. Going, and so we saw New York really taking up and we felt like, okay, this does this go into work in New York. At a minimum rate, but we also realized that it took us a fair bit of time. And money to get it going. In New, York and do we couldn't with the money we had left from the five million easily expanded into a new city at the same time. Raising money was going to be difficult because the next generation of investors wanted to see that it works and other cities as Walter. So we were a little bit in this catch twenty, two we ended up. Applying to. Force boost Your Business Competition Four. Forbes has his competition as sell to where they give away money right to they were promising a hundred thousand dollar prize. And at this time. We won. And Yeah what did is they gave us one of these large publishers. Clearinghouse is sex and very useful actually used to cover a hole in one in our only conference room. There was a hole in the wall and we covered it with that. At, this point you are, you are working out of an office, not not an apartment at this point we were working out of A. Shared Office space we work. Yeah. So they had given us publisher clearing house is is check but they fail to give us the small check for three months and we were getting really nervous, but it would still get it but. But ultimately, we got that one hundred thousand dollars and that's what we used to launch and our second market in DC in Washington DC and would did it require you guys to move down there or were you did you hire because I'm assuming you had to? A lot of your early capital was going into sales. Business Development hiring sales reps, is that right? Right, we had a couple of sales reps at the time. A. Very first employee ever was a sales rep is still with the company today and He was great. He figured out how to. Really charm his way. To the doctor. So there were no more security guards escorting anyone out. When did you? I'm assuming that even in two, thousand, nine, two, thousand, ten, and beyond we're not yet profitable. Far From It? Yeah. Far from it right because it's a capital intensive business. Yes. We obviously invested heavily in customer service wanted patients to have a great experience. And we had a quite sizable engineering team because that was actually a major engineering effort. So what started to happen when did you start to kind of see? A real turning point. Yeah. So we we we had launched New, York successfully with. Years. Of hardwork, we've gotten it off the ground is transported that to DC at work well, in DC, and now he said, well, why are we not in more cities and so we actually we raised serious be with fouled respond and We used to expand off the East Coast Francisco then Chicago and we just got better better at it. So we then ended up raising serious and two thousand eleven from Goldman NTSC, and we primarily use this to grow our sales team and sign up more more doctors in from two thousand eleven till two thousand, thirteen, we launched roughly thirty new cities I read that by by two thousand, fourteen would covered. Like forty percent of markets in the US, which is huge I mean that's right I mean that's a huge number of cities. And in that year evaluation. Of tzakda. Past Billion Dollars I mean that's That's pretty remarkable i. mean you were kind of on this like really rapid trajectory and you a pretty straightforward model right and you were charging doctors a flat fee every year and then. They could take all the bookings they wanted and I think that by that point like by two thousand, fourteen knew it was not cheap. It was expensive viewed really raised the price it was like three thousand dollars a year, right? Something like that. Yes recharged Dr Three thousand dollars a year and and there was a flat fee. No matter. How many bookings Actually facilitated for them and and the reality was for some doctors that got a lot of bookings that was a great deal. Yeah. But but there were also doctors that God a lot fewer bookings and for them that fixed cost was actually too expensive and some of them were starting to leave the service, and so we got into a situation that required us to invest a lot to stay where we are and then invest even more to continually grow our overall provider base, which means we had to build out a massive sales team to always sign up more doctors right and. Some point during this time L. Nick actually ran an analysis showed that it would take several years if ever fries to make our money back on on many of the doctors we signed up because you would have to sign up. X number of hundreds of thousands of doctors paying that amount every year. To make your money back to to make sort of our the cost of the sales team back. Wow and L. it. This was pure that would make us dependent on external capital for our very long time, and now it's a clearly there are many companies that have taken. Grow fast at all costs approach. And They Held onto this forty extended period of time by L., it clearly puts talking to a dependency to. Investors in their mind says, yeah. So. Meantime. You know I I from what I understand. There's disagreements I mean there there are you know the leadership team including Cyrus he he's I. Think he's he's sort of his position as the flat fee model is actually the best way to go is that a fair assessment of of his position? Yeah. I think that's right. I. Mean there were two fundamentally divergent ways held the business could go forward right. One way was to continue to work on optimizing the unit economics of our subscription model and the other way was to think about how to make it more transformative leap and then find a new more profitable. And more sustainable model and. Their. Look I can certainly understand The reluctance and taking this leap if companies rechange their underlying business model once they have a certain scale and then live to tell about it, right. We know the names of the companies that have done this net flicks, but from DVD's to streaming adobe. From box software to the cloud, but there's not a lot of companies that do that. and. Needed to make a choice which which direction I wanted to go. And and I should say over that. Became intensely personal for you because hugh and Cyrus really disagreed on on on the direction of the company should take. Steps down he he left the company and you moved into the role of CEO. Those right and what ask you about this neo. Beauty's in the flies of this show is its simplicity and we talked to one person or sometimes too. It's a single narrative, and so we don't have cyrus with us to tell us what happened but I wanna ask you about this time because. This was your co founder. This was your partner This is your friend and he was leaving the company. How did you feel at that time? I all I can say was a very hard and very emotional period for everyone involved and It was certainly a departure But how was through that given these two divergent choices you you couldn't. note, both of us could be useful to talk and. I have to imagine that for for period. China. was sort of the friendship. Look been we were very close we. Were not only friends we had worked for eight years believe together fourteen hours a day, and we probably talked more to each other than to anyone else in our lives but you know. Still touch from time to time and. I think he's joining us on from sideline. He still at prison million owner of the company Yeah, he's still. Here's the thing I mean we've we've told stories about breakups we've had we've had episodes were there were married couples who split divorced but continued the business e O products. Susan Griffin Black and an her husband Brad They continued the business stacy's pita chips continue the business after the divorce sold it for a quarter billion dollars. You guys were worth value to one point eight billion dollars at this point. was was ever party that just thought you know, God look at what we're doing on the core we're going and. I mean did you in service it down and say you know this thing is just growing and? Let's just figure this out. I think the challenge is that it's not as if there was an article way to decide what the right path forward is. As long as investors wanted to give us money growing all costs was yeah. Fine Strategy. The question was just how dependent you wanted to be on the continued goodwill of investors. It sounds like you were tired of going out raising money. You didn't want to do that anymore. Oh, not at all but I think you want to raise money from a position where you know what your turn to is and and. It wasn't clear that the business model would work in in a way that that we could just flip a switch and be profitable. Yeah. So. That was a tough year for you. Two, thousand fifteen. There was an article in business I think business insider, and it was about the sales team. It's October that year and it was. It was some allegations that you know Pete member sales team using adderall even cocaine they were under immense pressure. They were working all the time when you saw that article. And I'm not saying you even aware of any of this. You may not even aware of it but I. have to think that that article really alarmed you and and maybe even embarrassed you. Look A. There were a number of articles in two thousand fourteen fifteen. Didn't absolutely get everything, right but Budweiser I can say is that At. The time doctor had their sales team and we're. Getting very quickly and Your maybe maybe. Too focused on. L. Hitting targets and. Not. Focus enough on creating a strong culture the I hear these stories from six years ago from from time to time and from from now from candidates and and really every time. This happens like a Gut Punch. Because, this we know we're completely different company now. On on so many levels, but clearly, you saw that in new that you had to change something. While yes, I look I l there's a there's a couple of things about this. Right? We are a technology company, but we had said ourselves up too much about. Instead of writing wins and really too little about being adaptable and darning and and building the trust required to try things that now pet the risk of failure. and. So one of the first things I did is to change core values. You know to emphasize those behaviors each one of our values adaptable, not comfortable and other one is progress before perfection learners before masters right and. We only kept really one DIA CONSTANT DEL patients I. Personally that. That was more of the culture that I thought was right for Doc to succeed on many dimensions. So, you take over the company it's got high valuation, but you're still not making money and you know that you've gotta change the underlying business model you're never gonNA make money. And from what I understand this is the beginning of what you have internally described as the second founding of the company. That is right. That is right and that basically happens in in two thousand, eighteen you you launch this new business model where instead of the the dollar membership fee. Basically, you would charge doctors a lot less like two hundred or three hundred bucks, but then every booking you, you would take a cut from that booking. So like a travel agency. A little bit charge for new patient booking. So the existing patients to practice we made free but yes, there was the fundamental idea and. It sounds like such an obvious thing to do but but here's the problem with it and why why are we thought it was incredibly risky to try this. Our best customers that had been on for a long time. They got lots of pockets right and if we start charging them per bookings, their prices go up very significantly in some cases ten times more and that seemed. Competing, insane to us. In. Particular because when we talked to other companies that were at gone through similar changes and even pricing experts, they're number one advisor was make sure whatever you do never charged your best customers more and frost would be precisely. The opposite. In the thing that was counter-balancing this in our mind was well, maybe we'd be able to bring on a lot more doctors because the barrier to entry is now much lower that was there was the back and forth in the team to figure out whether that's the path we want to want to go. So, this is still a risky strategy because you're depending really on new bookings because the two hundred dollar annual fees dramatically lower and I have to imagine in year one, you actually saw drop in your revenue in the year one of of this curve. Second founding. Right. Well, it's from a risk profile worth at that. Right the warriors that you lose all your best customers in with it, all the bookings day used to be getting. and. So we needed to be ready for a very significant drop in bookings and revenue and the second Challenge was here that. The beauty of this approach modest and we got all this money upfront right and Sharon. Now to bond, we're getting paid after the booking with with a thirty day payment periods, we had a huge working capital requirement to make that happen. So did you see a drop and revenue in two thousand eighteen when you rolled this out? No we didn't because we actually didn't see the doctors leave the way that we hit on -ticipant did in fact, you know while we had very much worried that they would be upset and some of them certainly were upset. We were providing so much value to them that. You know what? What took you. So long I knew as getting a great deal all along. So that worked really well, and we had piloted in Georgia initially in April. Two thousand eighteen and then that had worked. So we we then all allowed in Colorado a few weeks later that work to, and from there we went to Washington state and again, very positive results and after these three days. Okay Great. We know this works does it out in our largest most important market? Let's go to New York and that and terribly horribly wrong. They the doctors in New York. Not only were so pissed off they actually I read. mounted a change dot org. Petition I. Don't know what to to to end this practice or something. They were really mad. They were really really mad and I guess you guys responded you said, are we won't we won't roll this out in New York for a while. Yeah look in New York. We. Facilitate Roughly, one in five new patient doctor relationship in the entire city on dock and so. The economic impact for the providers in. was much greater than for the providers in Georgia Colorado Washington. So yes, to give you one example, there's a dermatologist and so and he paid under the ultimate model ten doctor say paid thirty thousand dollars and under the new pricing model, his cost was going to go up from thirty thousand dollars to roughly three hundred, forty, thousand dollars. Wow. So what was your response to that? I? Mean it seems like a pretty reasonable. Concern. Yeah. So look after the conversation with the Dermatologists I. Actually. Put down the phone and I thought you know what? He's right. And so I pause and we regrouped and. We did a couple. Of things during this time, like the first one is we just went on a listening tour. You know we talked to provide their feedback and we just adjusted our this plan to give providers a much longer grace period to decide whether the wants to addition to the new model or not, and then. So then we read on New York six months later and and when dramatically better. So the strategy works and you see results from the strategy pretty quickly like within a year. Within a year, we had we finally at some incredible momentum was really going better than we had expected in our wildest dreams. Our existing client went down to essentially zero. I mean people still retire and and move jobs by no one really left the service and we were adding more and more providers because the barrier to entry was low and So in two thousand, nineteen we began growing profitably. It sounds like two thousand and nineteen was really the banner year. Two thousand nine hundred was a was a fantastic year and honestly we had so much momentum coming into twenty twenty and feel like, Hey, we worked really hard for three years and profitable and now the sky was the limit until. Tells Sam until March of two thousand twenty. Two Marjo twenty twenty and that's. That's really maybe the third founding DOC right? Well, I want to ask you about March twenty twenty because. Your Business is based on people booking with doctors and going to the doctor I have to imagine your revenues must have plummeted like every other industry like I mean doctors offices are still in most of the country. Slow or are trickle of patients coming in. With the lockdown started happening we saw impersonal bookings declining anywhere between fifty to ninety percent by the end of March I'm not surprised and lot of that buys I was getting was to. Lay off people and make sure that we hunker down to weather the storm but I saw an opportunity to build windmills, right so I thought well, we need to be there for our patients. We should be expanding into telehealth and I need every team member to help me do that and so we. Really went all important and supporting video visits and I'll probably June eighteen began redesigning the tire marketplace support virtual care, and so we actually released. Doctor Video Service and we made this available to. Any. Physician whether they are on soccer. for free. And by the way head, you plan to do this. How long would would I mean I'm imagining if you said in in February district I really want to focus on telehealth Would you have expected that by May would have been ready to go. Absolutely. Not I think what has been really fantastic to see is how? We really finished two years of roadmap in two months. Wow, and it's great because it's just gives us a window on what the next phase of doctor will be and really looking forward to that in my mind were the point were Amazon started from going. Books to also adding CDs. We have just gone from doing only in person to also A. Doing telehealth and I can't wait to see how this unfolds. It sounds like you. Might be reading between the lines but. You. Really, admire and respect your co-founders particularly. Cyrus and the work that he did to to build this company but I wonder if do you think that you will a I dunno, rekindle your friendship i. Is it something that is in the cards because a break is? Is Emotionally, it's hard Mesa really hard. Yeah, look I Do I think we'll work fourteen hours together again maybe not but you know I I've gotten through tougher breakups and reconciled in my past, and so I think we are we're in good shape and honestly know we are meeting were talking from time to time Yeah. We both have things to do and places to be so we're. Not, hanging out all the time. But it's now also five years ago So We are we're merch focused on making our join the baby successful. When you think about your journey and All Its happen to you how much do you think this has to do with? with luck and how much do you think it has to do with with the hard work you put in your your skills. Well I'm going look I I believe that there's really three ingredients to success. In order importance there are lock the talent, then hard work and. The only one. That's comedian. You control his how hard you work right and Now working hard to gives you more shots on goal It helps his day on the top of what you your talent allows and absolutely restarted at the right time the right place. So What what I'm proud of an all that journey has only that yet when we were wrong and when be had to revise and. When we needed the grit to actually make it work. I L we lived up to that and and that's really The all that anyone can ask themselves to. Oliver Karaz co-founder of Zach Braff by the way, remember how they originally wanted to call it physicians dot com or doctors dot. com. COULDN'T AFFORD THE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG to buy the domain name. DOC DOT COM wasn't only available the price they paid for that domain name. Six Bucks. and. Thanks so much for listening to this show this week, you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You could also write to us at H. I. T. at NPR DOT Org. 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"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"With another. Episode for the Doctor Rosh. Remember when you first met your spouse or significant other, and you can wait to see. Them were so excited about date night. You were so excited about spending quality time with them getting to know. Highly how interesting things about them? And then? When you had your first embrace, and you feel her curves, and you feel his Muslims and you took in all of his loan. You take it on. And in. Second! In that split moment. Everything the world is thing, right? I know. I know. We all long for those times with our significant other with US wells. Here's the truth, guys. We can still have it. This is what date night is so important because at the end of the day. You can still create that level intimacy. You still can't create that. Level of reconnection. You really have to try. It's really not that hard, and here's the number one goal to help give there. That you just have to choose. To do it. That's fine. It's just the decision is just the decision to say. Hey, I want to reconnect. Hey I want more time with you. Hey I want more intimacy with you because at the end of day. That your..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"This is GonNa be our last question tonight because we're all still trying to figure out. How is this possible? HOUSE HASSLE THAT There hasn't been any charges. Taylor. Like how is that possible? There's there's a lot of reasons why not possible I mean well. So what they? That dictates really weighs on me having heavily. Yes, so they use at no knock warrant. Get into the House and obviously the person that they were looking for did not live there. And that was already in custody. So, there was tremendous level incompetence that was involved at least department that time. We've seized cases like this for. Decades. Case. Was Georgia. I'm not sure. Where there was elderly. The police. Yes, that was Georgia. She was like eighty years old. And they use a no knock. Warn came in the House and ended up shooting and killing her ran out. I've curse not that the actor warrants three eight any safety police officers faith. They're useless at it creates a heightened sense of danger one. In in what they're really looking forward towards. A lot of times in some cases, they may be looking for marijuana and their. Their Lisa Mail marijuana record store now. Certain states yeah. A. Quarter stores, but I'm calling the dispensaries things that. Matt? Through that? So reason why the charges in my opinion estimate brought one beside the politics that courts have provided officers will protect of for carrying out. Their duties and Lila duty. They have qualified immunity standards and statutes. If there are operating in what they believe is being good faith under the circumstances in a go into someone's house and they ended up shooting and killing them. There's protections for. and. That's what I'm. That's important about this. Woven rain now is because I mean we're talking about drugs here. Let's be honest. East the stereotype of this whole drug cartel in the inner city where they're carrying tons of gun to shoot up equals. A lot of the houses that they come into the down drug dealers. These guys are shooting times. They made me looking at some former probation. You know they're not going. Try to shoot a police officer with me back on the street in a few hours. Bonds I mean this whole militarization of the police. Words in my opinion is unnecessary. And it's dangerous. People lost their lives for so in that situation I definitely meet. Someone should be held accountable for. That was a violation of. Not only their rights, but it was reckless. At a late last night. Off! To. Reduce those charges. For this amazing how their incompetence can create a situation where they are allowed to kill someone, and then also wrestling for that demerge back, yeah. That's situations near me. Unlike Gosh, she was in her sleep. A young girl WHO's laying on the SOFA sleet. They came in her house. They shot and killed her when she was.
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
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"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"You know that I am very gregarious and. Hard, you know I'm not a quiet person. Something like say the life of the Party, but as I've gotten older, I feel as if I've come down a little bit, but I'm not a quiet person, not generally. But because I don't know the subject matter. Is that GonNa make me feel bad about myself? Am I going to start feeling unworthy? Am I gonNA. Start fully like I'm an idiot that competent no! 'cause I recognize that I don't know the subject matter, so I have nothing to add to the conversation. So my self esteem in that situation could Wayne if someone puts me on the spot, and they're asking me something in the looking at me like you're the great doctor. You don't know a dumb, not a doctor in it. Why would I know that subject matter you know and so? If I didn't have a healthy self concept. And talk about that in a minute. then. That might bother me, but because I have a healthy. Self concept I'm able to end in flow in situations and things I don't know about. Instill walkaway and I feel bad about myself. So, what does this idea of self concept doctor is? It is the belief that we have in ourselves. It is what we ultimately believe about who we are, and so if I believe that I am competent, if I believe that I am a good human, if I believe that I'm a good person, then my actions are going to follow that. So, if I'm in a situation as the situation I, gave you the example I gave you earlier. Although I may not know a lot about it i. I don't feel like I'm dumb. If they're having a conversation, I'll probably engaged in the conversation like Oh. Tell me more about that I don't know enough about the subject. So I am able to admit what I don't know. Because I have a healthy self concept..
"roz" Discussed on Dr. Roz Show: The Relationship with Yourself
"This is not going to be a podcast about bashing bashing women, but we really are going to talk about relationship issues. Relationships in our romantic relationships are friendships, marriages dating life work life. We're GONNA. Talk about it all because God says you know that I am the queen of dot derives. Its doctor is Bates. Doctor is inspired so. That I do. Have that spin on it so I want you to make sure that you subscribe. To my channel so that you don't miss an episode. And you could just as subscribe at the little button here so that you don't miss an episode and I want you to tell your friends about it because we are going to talk about some things that we need to talk about some things that are going to help us in this journey called life, so as we begin the very first thing that I wanNA talk about that. We none of us are really talking about. We aren't talking about this. And this is the problem why we have so many issues because we are talking about. It is the relationship with yourself. Yes, that is the most relationships that you will ever have. I'll repeat that that is the most. Important relationship that you will ever have so if you don't have that relationship bright. All of your other relationships are going to suffer. They going to suffer. They are. I so let's get into it. First thing that want to talk about is who are you? Like who are you and I know that may sound like a simple question, but you'd be surprised. How many people? Go through life and they're like struggling. Have you heard the quarter life crisis? The mid life crisis that's because people are trying to figure out who they are at different stages in their life, and so sometimes we don't have that foundational grasp of who we are. Someone offer you two things. You guys have heard self esteem. But I. Know that you haven't heard of self concept, so we are going to talk about that a little bit. What is self concept?.