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"retinitis" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Fights retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding retinal disease. But even while his vision is taken, his family gives him hope. Because whether he's helping run their business or enjoying time at home with his wife and sons, Mark knows he's not fighting alone. For for 50 years, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has funded research into treatments and cures for blinding diseases, providing real hope to those fighting vision loss. And our nationwide community of local chapters provides networking and support for people with vision loss as well as their loved ones. Because the best way to fight against blinding diseases is to fight together. And for Mark, winning the fight against vision loss means being there for his family. The Foundation Fighting Blindness. Together, we're winning. Learn more about how you can help us end blinding diseases at FightingBlindness This is WCPT 820, where facts matter. Tom program. Hartman Welcome to the second hour of our program. On the line with us is our old buddy Phil Itner, the veteran war correspondent based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Today, I believe in this story. Thanks for watching. The video blog over there. It's really great. You need to check it out. All you need is his name. It's spelled, it's Philip Itner, P -H -I -L -I -P I -T -T -N -E -R. Itner Philip, by the way, is his Twitter slash X handle. Itner Philip, I -T -T -N -E -R P -H I -I -P. -L Phil, welcome back to the program. I am hearing drones, drones, drones. What's going on over there? Well, it seems to be that the Ukrainians have really put it to the Russians with just waves and waves of drones hitting as far away as approximately 400 miles as the crow flies, but much further if you take into account territorial integrity of Belarus and the Baltic states, because what the Ukrainians have managed to do is strike an airfield out of a town called Pskov, which is really more near St. Petersburg than it is near Moscow, and they struck these what called are heavy movers, these large cargo planes, Ilyushin 76s, and these are the things that move around artillery, armor, this kind of heavy, heavy equipment that the Russians use to move around their nation. vast We use a similar aircraft, that would be our C7, but we tend to do that on transatlantic flights, but these are planes that are approximately at least $20 -30 million, and they're damaging them, almost to the point of destroying them with drones that cost approximately around $20 ,000, so you do the math, and the Russians are furious. Yeah, now are they launching these out of, is this 400 miles from the Ukrainian border, and are they being launched out of Ukraine? Well, it's 400 miles, As I say, it's 400 miles as the crow flies, but a straight line from the Ukrainian border to Pskov, would fly you over Belarus, or yes, the the of possibility something being launched from the Baltics, now that opens up a whole can of worms, and it's not confirmed, there's a lot of Russian speculation and accusations being flung at the the Baltics, but the Ukrainians, in a very weird, not weird, but in a very unusual turn, have actually openly said that no, this is a new technology that we're using, Zelensky himself saying these are Ukrainian developed in Ukraine for long -range strikes into the depths of Russia, where they don't think they can be hit, like this airfield outside of Pskov. If it turns out, however, that they were launched from the Baltics, we're in a whole new phase of things, because even if Baltic the states, if territory was used without their direct knowledge, still that's going to be a big, big issue with Moscow. So until it's proven by the Russians, the Ukrainians are continuing to say, no, it was us. Again, unusual for them to outright say that they did it, but it does mean that they're going to take the fight to Russian territory, the Russian homeland, with these drones that can strike farther into the Russian the aren't Russians happy and they're responding. The Baltic states being Estonia, Latvia, and Slovenia. And NATO member states. Yeah, actually. And if Russia was retaliate, to then boom, we would be in something really serious. That's article five immediately and we're in a whole different situation. That's correct. Wow. Amazing. So yeah, these drones. So, so you're suggesting that a drone traveled more than 400 miles from Ukraine into Russia to blow something up. If it blew something up, it had to be carrying a fairly heavy payload. 400 miles is a hell of a long distance to travel on, on, on what, a NiCad battery? I mean, these, are are these fossil fuel powered or are they electric? Also, I mean, you know, how did they not get spotted? Is it, is it that the drones are better than missiles because they don't leave a heat signature? Well, they fly, they fly at lower elevation. You're right. They don't have quite the heat pattern that a missile would have or an aircraft, a proper sized aircraft would, obviously. You know, I say that it is 400 miles, but again, it's Tom, 400 miles as the crow flies. So you're, you're entering into, if it is to be believed that they flew directly those 400 miles, then they're entering into Belarusian airspace and then exiting Belarusian airspace into Russian airspace and then attacking Pskov. Alternatively, what you're looking at is the the drones flying around Belarusian airspace, all the while in Russian airspace and then, you know, and then striking at Pskov, which would mean it would be more like 500 or even 600 miles. Isn't there another option? Isn't there another option that these drones actually were launched from within Russia by Russian partisans who are Ukraine - Entirely possible. Entirely possible also entirely possible to be launched off to some sort of sea platform in the Baltic Sea, which would be international waters. So you could do that as well. But here's the important thing, Tom, before we go into speculation, and this is also Russian speculation, because they can't accept, they can't stomach the idea that the Ukrainians are becoming incredibly at adept what it is that they're able to do with these drones. They are at the forefront of drone technology at this point. They are innovative, they are doing all sorts of, I mean, they have a, in essence, a cardboard drone that they have developed, which of course can't be picked up by radar or any kind of intercepting signaling. So the Ukrainians are developing these things, and while they're able to infiltrate Russian airspace and strike deep into Russia, what we seen have seen by the
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"Hello. This is new. It feels all different. I don't know if I like it. Yeah, I'm not sure I signed up for this. I mean, this is an extra day, right? That's all I'm saying. Okay. We'll be sending in an invoice. That's all I'm saying. Well, this will be interesting. You've been sending an invoice. Okay, well, I'll look forward to that because then we'll have to teach you how to use Microsoft Word. I guess some kind of email client. You know what? Forget it. It's too much. No, look, we came back on today because we got an email from Wayne who sent in a message to us about our conversation on echolocation and mobility. And it's fair to say this is a rather long email. Now Wayne himself suggests you know what, you know what's long when even the person who writes that says get a cup of coffee, this is going to be a long one. So we didn't want to dismiss the email or try and cut the email down. I don't like doing that if I don't need to. And we do have the joy of having the podcast here. So we are able to put this out as a separate, but it does allow you to hear the email in full. So shall we sit back and listen to the email in his comments? Yes, I'm looking forward to it. Okay, as always, Laura reads our email. Hello again, that's just following up on my previous contribution to the echolocation debate. Laura, if you're reading this, could you put on your Gandalf voice because we're going into the land of magic and helping Bilbo baggins, AKA Sean, with getting the idea of how to learn active echolocation principles in practice. The bad news is that it's likely to be quite long given the topics talked about in previous episodes, so grab a cup of horlicks and get ready for a bedtime story. I do hope you feel able to read the full message because I do think there are some important issues for us to debate as a community. You weren't around Sean when I mentioned flash sonar echolocation ideas as alternatives to long cane or guide dog mobility approaches. For clarity, I had meant using flash sonar echolocation techniques with long cane rather than flash sonar on its own, although I have heard some of the kids have been able to play integrated football with sighted kids with just flash sonar skills. That's not me though. As a beginning, I would say we are quite similar in some ways Sean. I have retinitis pigmentosa, and I think I'm a couple of years older than you. I had full daytime vision more or less with reduced night vision when I started out. As I grew older into my teens, 20s and 30s, my vision worsened into progressive field loss and night blindness. And on to now, where I have perception of light with bleaching episodes, I have no detail vision at all. Throughout this change, I had to self conscious feelings that we all have when we first look at using a cane and publicly disclosing that we are blind or partially sighted. I started out by only taking it out from my pocket when going to work in the mornings in a quiet area, passing through trees and green areas, only past maybe three or four other people then, but it helped with acclimatization.
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"A rare genetic condition, retinitis pigmentosa, RP. It means they will eventually lose their sight. I'm not gonna. Show her elephant and giraffe in boats. I'm gonna go show her in real life. And from that, which is decided to go all in. By all in, she means traveling around the globe. The kids put together a bucket list. Horseback riding. We had learning to serve the sleeping on a train. The highlight so far includes safari and Zambia. In turkey. I have hope, but I don't want to just wait for it. And then beat is appointed. The family set out on their trip almost a year ago and so far have been to ten countries. I'm Ed Donahue, AP news. This is 8 20 a.m. WCT willow springs and streaming worldwide at WWC PT 8 20 dot com. We are Chicago's progressive talk, where facts matter. Now your WC PTA 20 weather updates. Whether center, I'm meteorologist Jennifer we cheat ski, partly sunny skies here this afternoon where the high end of the upper 40s, south winds around 5 to 10 mph, tonight mostly cloudy alone year 27. By Tuesday partial sunshine develops windy high of 38°, then by Wednesday a chance for some rain showers here, cloudy skies, and we'll see high around 38. Thursday's slight chance for so early skies become sunny high 46. That's your latest Chicago weather update. Currently, it's 37. E to
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"Regionally people have different ways to look at things into revaluate things even if it was the same product and the same problem that we were trying to address for the client but the baby had to do it was completely different and remember we work very closely with this particular client or in a multiple months very close to aligning with their senior leadership right up to the global ceo and they had a couple of new stakeholders who came on the project and they looked at a few things and they actually said that they wanted to a few dimensions and that quickly two of the entire evaluation so far so actually i remember going to meeting billing the customer that hey luke if if you think that you really need these three dimensions which are so different than what we've been talking about. I think we are not a good choice and should perhaps Unicol this loss and there was a deep silence in the room for about a couple of minutes. And i think that that actually that pause who like we would otherwise think about in life gave them opportunity to reassess and see what was important of course next morning we call from the leader saying. Hey we've real bit everything and billeting you know what we had identified. Initially is what we want to do. The reveal able to build on closed one much sooner than we had anticipated interesting stories. Where on one side teams looking really rosie. You know it didn't and on the other side where it looked like it could have gone off track. Staying on topic had Do the best thing for for the client and for at that time an interesting contrast and no wonder so it's become somewhat of a tag you does he knows and once succumbing to a question that you just mentioned you know. The life of a product manager is in the realm of choices and prioritization. What do you use when you have to make choices of meat. Choices right or wrong is a consequence of sound decision making. And what have you learned over the years in terms of what works. Why trying to prioritize a backlog or a list of requirements no secondly and. I think this is something. I have and i think i consider myself lucky chance to work with organizations in teams of different sizes and that had access to different investment dollars. And if there's one thing that's karma you know it doesn't matter if you're google or microsoft or a startup or you know a vc funded entity dill still be finite investment to them vision that you have that mission is always going to be much larger than your investment outlook. I think that that is. Perhaps you know something that goes without the the thing i found that really works is actually some of the basic things. Maybe we'll start with read. The trouble starts with right. And we've become a crop. Where did it so much. That's happening all the time and we have got us to react to different things and respond to ask that. Come from us and bureau any people in many dimensions and sometimes those rightful and sometimes they are not any goes back to what's urgent and important and being able to look at all of that now when you're when you're building a product which is a little bit of a product. Dna dna sometimes becomes important. Are doing the right thing for your customer is often the reason why hundred equipment winston get pushed now. These may be coming from saving sooner customers or unique customers. You may have standard Who may be coming from exacts or from folks who are on the field some of it may be coming purely from. What is your ambition on the new big thing that you want to build and really you know do that. Big leapfrog ahead of the competition and be just you know pure competitive things you want to because your competition is also competing with the same nigger on a daily basis. Now how do you really make sense in all of this. Why did his amount of activity. Which happens up. I think radicalization is based on when it stopped own so being able to really look at a what is reality and what does it get visas. Business really want to go create an impact for how does that translate into my product strategy and product vision. I think an important thing that i learned that accident in the up was you can't sell what you can you. Can you can sell so really. You know being able to look at your target market on where you really going to can create an impact right now and how are they going to consume it and then be seconds. You ride trauma how is going to discover explored by to a user being able to try install us retired the entire life cycle too. I think it really is. What is the linemate with our strategy. What's alignment with our buy. It is willing to really to procure this. What's the alignment mitch. The journey our user is going to have and in that journey. What problem are we really going to solve. I think being really close to an. I like to use a three p. type formula who is the persona. What's the problem and hope Visit n if you're getting good answer for this you know. This is a good candidate for you to consider in your backlog of hundred now there may be many that go through and i think the mini- that were true trying to find a mix of some of those that can really be delighted the bottle from the keno martyrs times. They look at things. As either those which create delight which translates into array definite will off but saving and interpreting value. Some may be business as usual. You need to do it and others are going to be dissatisfied as the light lack of which is actually going to come back and hurt your holiday hurting you at the menu. Then you break it in two buckets like that. It's much easier. Then you know that you use certainly don't want anything that is a big dissatisfied off you want to create some lighters and everything else is going to be in motion. You'll always be at all eighteen twenty and there will be some ketchup you or your competitors. Doing i think if you were able to do a good job at the to the rest of it will will tend to this good tip sima. I'm sure a lot of our listeners. Who are product. Managers intending to take product. Management is critical. You will be tuning in because these are you. Do not get from somebody who is Living this life out. Thank you for that. I'd like to attack iota. little bit. sima would building teams. You said you had a lot of experience building product teams. What is it in your expedients that has taught you about a building right teams to build great products and or What is it that brings people together because a lot of product management is about legacy talking to different stakeholders different stakeholders feed the problem differently. And you want so many hats in your career as a salesperson it was important for you to close the deal as somebody who is a product manager of the customer experience the value perception of it. Plus you know working with engineering teams to make sure that you conveyed that nitric by them and building the right product. How does all this play into building a great product team. It's actually alluded job and it's not easy to be honest because it amongst different dimensions and i'm going to perhaps in a look at this in two parts. Chitra run is just building product managers and team of product managers project teams are. I mean eventually much larger because you are working so closely. It is time cross functional job. Anything for product management as a rule itself is a little niche. It's not like a lot of the rules. It's it's a role that requires someone to have a lot of ownership without to your a of authority. That's the kind of roulette. It is often folks in product management. Or you know at least two good among of courteous stages individual contributors and sometimes they have very high impact roles but they may still be begin individual contributor but you were on a daily basis influencing a lot of people around you like you said right so i think from a competency perspective for an individual as well as for the team did a two aspects which are quite key and i like to think of it often in the lens of the iceberg model of competency. What is the top. Which is often your skills in compton dizzy gemini learnable. Now these things like the domain that you operate in technology stack that you use a region that you have your client base in different regulations that you have from which need to be adhered to and so on and so forth learnable stuff under second part israeli below the iceberg and the below the iceberg. It's really about a lot of values and try it and this is this. Is the pattern part now. When it comes to a product the decision making is in in a landscape which is very ambiguous. Because you're figuring out what to do. You're figuring out where you're going to go saturday Figuring out what your competition is going to look like an attempts to be data driven but often being cognizant of the fact that data will be insufficient and it may be inaccurate unique to make a lot of decisions. I think you really need a gut where you don't feel the discomfort operating in the world. It's ambiguous your winter. After a few things you need to make some decisions you will need to say yes. No when there is no clear proxy available and most people will be looking at you to be the one who is putting your proposal on the table all of this sensory which moves us to the second part of work. You can hardly really bill this week teams because you need to do this in saturate that you are building the confidence of your sales teams building the confidence off your engineering support teams and so on an executive of course. Now i think the big scale that comes in or kicks in here really is able to create partnerships of trust in collaboration. Are you really able to look at the same situation in such a way that they are able to internalize it in the lens that is apparent to them. That's a big job. I think where you need to be able to do this individually and honestly. I think there's a lot also over the last fifteen years now. I think there's a lot interest and conversation about product management with a chance for people to know what the role is and really see that something that you enjoy and if you do we should totally you know. Jump and take the tried. I think you will. You will enjoy n. excited this. Two teams are really. I mean you end. The building team of really strong individuals were able to look at this for their respective areas. That they are driving but at the same time also collaborate in such a way. That it's like you have to take the village with you and you're taking many religious with the big distillation while really building that team. You were trying to create a balanced strategy. Where you know that you know you really good where you're able to look at where we're going from here. I re executive at the pace at which wish to the cost at which we should and in the way that we should. I think all these aspects become extremely critical than when you grow and explored that that to your larger teams just beyond who product and beyond product. Thanks that was very very interesting. The one thing that you mentioned several times in the course of this conversation was the ability to stay in the problem space. How did you begin to get comfortable thing with the problem at exploring more versus typical engineering mindset as well enough can i jump in and propose the solution or human. Get the customer. Do look at what i have to say. Okay this is how we can fix it and so on and so how do you get comfortable with staying with the problem space. Yeah i know. It's a hard world i mean in for me. Sometimes you know especially early in my career. It was like a double-whammy on one side. You know stick engineering each where you want to jump to the solution because it really looks good to be the one who says hey look i have the answer on the second side you know. Spend some time in sales in you know it was like i exactly know what this customer ones right now. Which is now when i think it was. Certainly a symptom came up more often earlier in the career. But you know being able to navigate that and a couple of things which have really helped this. I'm a big proponent of looking at anything actually for that matter from from a journey perspective. I think it's very important to be able to step back. And really look at the entire landscape is a journey. You know back in. Let's take a look at hobart design organizations and how they operate you have departments dedicated for sales marketing on indie product support services and whatnot. And now everyone they're good. Intend to the best of their capacity and interest are doing the best job of every single day to make this happen. But we're all living in silos and we're all living and working off overview of how it needs to be and then were trying to build something for the market. It becomes even more tricky. Because you're trying to. It's like this in is equal to one in any sequel remaining when you're doing it for one estimate engineering services business. It's relatively easy because they really success is about creating the most daylight experience that you possibly can for what the customer has a need for and You go ahead and achieved back or in fact exceed that and that's like a fantastic job than now come to the product. Would you are intending to do the same thing for the market. And it's not about one customer reviews about many and then you have to find out. What kind are those which is really read. It goes back to what which dog market am. I trying to go after. I've seen venue change this conversation on. This is how customer is going to take. And this is how they're going to try and push his it and were on board and use it and what not and then slipped back and look at. How is it that we as a company operates. I've seen that. It really helps you. You'll see are we doing the right things. Of course not. you won't be always able to everything with to make the right. Choices are goes up in the menu extended to Reach other problems solving even if you go back to just a feature part of what they're doing it's really about. Who is my persona. What they're trying to do and how frequently they're trying to start talking the language of a journey. It just changes. The whole thing from this is possible. It's like almost getting into a solution. Centric way saying. I can use i to be able to predict the next meeting time. And maybe the meeting between chitra and zebra and then you know we take a step back. And say hey. Chitra has been hosting a lot more grass than she does it once every exit doel and she needs so much time looking at her calendar. Looks like this is the best time to do it now. We could have done the whole fancy eric doing and maybe that would be right. But maybe it's not a locking maximum value for chitra and women who cartlidge you know solution. I says how do we stay there. We've spoken enough. We've learned about life we've learned about what is day in the life day. Zero eight hundred three hundred and to the special events. And i think that gives you a good sense of moving from unknown known of what you're trying to solve nice. I think these are. This is something that i personally heard. Very few people talk about with great dignity of expedience and conflict. If you but. I think this is so important for people to be able to be comfortable by staying in the problem. Space to develop great product. You have mentioned that having a sports mindset is something that has helped you in your career and particularly in your own as a product manager. How has that. Cuppa boat on enlighten note. You know if someone were to ask me. Can you tell. Tell me one thing that you've done right. I think my answer would be sports. I think it is wanting that i have done right in license for having been a sportsperson. I think there are a lot of a lot of who i am and how i go about things. I do the march to my early days them. I played sports for my school and later for the state for good. Among of most of these days. I think as much as it was in the class i was also in the sports ground and multiple listens. I think that came from there. I think one kind of borrowing from that to a product manager product. Managers life right and i talk about my first service. I mean in a wonderful. It's a nine eighteen meters corp and the net is certain height. I wasn't last five. I started playing house. Really you know trail in tiny views to try to hit the service across the my service would barely go even to not even the six meter line for a few weeks and then it went to the six meter line and then it going to the nine meter lines still just the line. Then one day it hit the From below and finally after think three months or so it didn't on their site just feebly. And i think i was. I was full of joy. When i look back. I don't think any of that time. I was bogged down with the fact that hit the service has not gone through. I was getting wound up. I just did what was needed to be done on. That day was to give it my best shot and if it was improving and i think that's what we do with the product you take something you give it your best shot use yvette. It's landing and then you interactivity of continue to play for for a long time off that. And i got good with the game and then i was at a stage vide- soon within practice and coaching that. I could exactly hit the service that it needed to be. Not too far not too close not too fast or if it needed to be really fast i mean i could land. It waited needed to land. I think that's what it is in the product will to you. You have an ambition but at the same time you execute one shot at a time. I think when you do it like that it removes. A lot of panic moves a lot of risk in the process but it still keeps your reentering radio. Think your room to have the maximum. The i can definitely does that. Seem up having been a basketball player myself. Thank you so much for shedding that example. I think sports has always been a good example for a lot of things and for people to comprehend. Even if you're not a sports person you'll defend watch sports and more importantly would say dean sport absolutely and in fact if you just extended to that i think if they did at any one or two keating's well again there are so many i think that you build. You always has one unit. Doesn't matter what you individually are good at no. of course we. Each sportsperson has some skills which are better than some of the others but eventually on game dates about how visa team can bring the best of what we need and on the strategy. That is going to help us on bad day. You never did security isolation and you just do it. As one unit anything the building the camaraderie and actually playing and losing. What winning as a team. I think is a big big one. It's highly competitive than most things out there but get the tendency often lemon leaving aside site cases. It's really about fair place the nam so you really are really open to be out there. You're competing in the open the performances up for everyone to look at performance reviews newsroom. It's all out there and if even is okay with that and we learned and grew. Look at the next game together. I think big big part of how you operate differently that mindset absolutely. I hope we can talk about more. Sporting analogy perhaps in future podcasts. Who knows another folded. I'll look forward to something like that. I would like to go back to one western. it's been bringing my mind. I basically grew up in my career more on the engineering side or work. I learned a lot by working with some really great product packages. We've had a tough woman's by negotiating with product managers dumbs of which features can come when what is it that customer's looking all busy Some of the things that my interest would come back to me and says you know. The just doesn't get this because if we have to meet this one change or if pre have to build this new feature. Here's what it's going to cost us to build it and talk. How have you build bridges with integrating teams. What is it that you would like to share a thousand terms of your formulas for collaborating with engineering. Deeds steps a large place where we live our lives right and this comes up often in each time. Betas news trumpeting the new product new model anywhere local jubal any combination. But i think one thing. That's been a very key part of how i have operated and i've managed to you. Don't have the best. Collaboration going and this takes time sometimes medic to release cycles because in the fourth release cycle. When you're working with a new team you're just trying to learn how people operate and even in any engineering team or even product. The every product manager the style of booking similarly everyone. You may have some things that like more autonomy. Some more collaborations some like to be like. Hey let's just exactly how we're going to do this. I will do my due to your right. And there is no right and wrong right but i think really. When you're in a product managers had it's your ownership to find out what stood them at which the team democrats. How is it that they like to get onto problems and being able to work with them in other them. That makes sense now. That seems like too much. But it's actually not it's just about being a little more empathetic listening little more and kind of funeral getting onto the table in a way that the rest of the team is on the second thing that i've always done my teams and sometimes it comes to the form of habe have problems States in the form of something may have gone a little south than you would have liked it or Purely how do we make this thing. Work best together and a big piece in making this is the product manager is waiting certain hat and he brings a certain inside through the day bill. Similarly we have an architect engineer ran. Qa ended up and you person who have their perspective which most of us are not willing to buy different seat. And i the big we have been able to see. The breakthrough comes when you have that moment of realization hill. All on one side of the table and the problem is on the other side. I think when you start approaching the problem more than the people more attacking the problem more than it seemingly challenging might team or. You're challenging me. I think it's once you're able to kind of make that shift and addressing some chronic managers can ditch be in order. Dave is again if they come from technical background orders. They come from a certain domain order. They come from a particular familiarity. Yuma feel you know the answer. And it's the same for the decided the house. If it's a product for instance. Each of us feels. I'm a prospect of using and i know exactly how my journey looks like and this is exactly how every customers went to do it. I think the best way to approach some of those would intend to should tolerate. Here's on the table but we have people to make the best choices for which decision needs to be made. I think when we start respecting that the team had we challenge each other beacon agree as much as we want to weaken disagree as much as you want to walk out of the room. The best solution. I think is really are able to have the good tension yet not get bogged down with like the way you summarized saying nice to have a good attention and not get bogged down with it. Thank you seem I notice that we coming to the end of this conversation bats Come close warped. Would you like to leave aspiring dodig managers or people want to take up a career in the area of tech with. It's an interesting we of looking at things right. I think one looking at career intact. It's actually a very wide. Universe are just with that lens right now. There are multiple things. I think The kind of businesses that are coming of the way technology is actually enabling. Different possibilities did assume any new trends strains can be driven by cutting edge innovation in the technology space or by the application to a certain industry or the application to a certain type of business. Right i mean think of the ubers and really created the platform economy that we've seen in the last decade before that. We had a lot of technology driven innovations which were mostly impacting. The way we communicated to experience is a big thing. Virtual reality is just expanding the whole thing in a different way. I think one is when you look at the role that you want to get into perhaps up sticker sabotage genetic one and then get into the product is Wins there will be things that look cool and they will be things that you believe are going to create. That impact on. Each of them has the potential to do that. But i think you know. The reason needs to be stronger than the season. Otherwise it's going to keep what is to keep changing and that's not going to be very happy situation to be in because it can seem daunting it can seem anxious or it can also seem not so way. Spots moves forward so really. Why why do you want to do what you want to do. What does it look like. What is it and what is it. Not i think becomes extremely important. Especially if you're picking on initial like product planet like i said i got onto this parts and most people i mean if you look it will yutian most companies retinitis services. Doing extremely. well be driving a lot of large business of growth for people in in that will thing but still very few product companies within companies very few product people. I remember. I used to get us the question on you know. What's the difference between the project. Management product manager amount of time. The common advise that. I often got was. Hey you know this is to do this need. You can't do it from india you need to be in the us on your put some places and sometimes the only way to do it is to do it. It's been a long journey for anyone who is looking into initials. I think it becomes important to see what's out there because initials will come with their own opportunities and there will challenges. You will certainly in your backpack need to have some extra focus on via doing what you're doing. There will be some pioneer spain on so and you will need to perceive with that because you will be figuring it out. The ecosystem is figuring it out. There is no standard of how the job is done. How it interfaces with defend entities does look like it is linked to be constant comparison majors and of full. You down if you don't like figuring it out so much like stomach getting stomaching. Maybe you want proposing things under decide if you really like a Fasttrack fat to in technology than sticking to you know more streamlined practice better but they contend to be counted and they attend to find ways to pick skills that can help you get there faster and faster. But it's really a choice for for product. Folks i think for most people who want to get into product management. My first advises for strengthening. What really does a product manager. Do and what it takes to be a good product manager and then you can decide for yourself if that's something that you will enjoy doing for the rest of your part of your career. I think very nicely put together. This is just very sound coming straight from somebody. Who's as expedients does you I'm sure a lot of people that are going to listen to. This will have a lot. To take away from your. I want to say thank you so much for giving us this time with you. I've enjoyed our conversation. Want to say a big. Thank you to be better show. Thanks for having made loved it too. Took me back to a lot of photos interesting times. Sometimes you forget on a busy day so thank you for that chitra. Our.
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"Online audience. We're fortunate to have. James digman inclusion accessibility specialist at textile and jeff whistle director of the office consumer accessibility fidelity investments on the show. We'll discuss the rationale and benefits of ensuring that websites. Social media and customer engagement are accessible inclusive inclusive and accessible your concept that have an increasingly important role financial marketing beyond creating content that a sensitive to differences in race gender or cultural background inclusivity inaccessibility in communication means. Much more margaret's must take into account age disabilities socioeconomic status sexuality employment type language geography and other dynamics that can make communication less accessible to segments of the population failing failing to do so can have negative legal and financial impact being aware of diversity in the marketplace however can have significant upside as mentioned earlier. We have two guests on the show today first off. we have. James segment inclusion inaccessibility specialists at textile. A leader in digital inclusion and accessibility software. we also have. Jeff whistled director of the office of customer accessibility for fidelity investments. So the stars lost today. Can both you introduce yourself and gives a quick overview of what you mean by chatting about digital accessibility and online inclusion. James thanks jim. I appreciate you having us on the show today. My name is james stagnant as jim. It said i specialize in promoting inclusion accessibility in the workplace. I myself Also nerd nerd. Verse i have. Add so that should provide some context on how can relate to accessibility in general and jeff. Jim thanks to this opportunity. On behalf of a fidelity investments. Were honored to be here. So i'm jeff whistle and To give an audio description on myself. I'm a middle age caucasian male with very short Front light brown hair. I'm proud to say. I'm a user of assistive technologies As i have a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa. So i'm legally blind dependent upon screenwriting technology when i refer to digital accessibility online inclusion. It's really about being intentional. About our development and design to ensure that all of our associates in customers can fully participate..
"retinitis" Discussed on Your Dream Life with Kristina Karlsson, kikki.K
"Could look up to or spy by. I didn't they now. Although second blind pain this childhood dream that i've known for years and years how childhood what specific challenges trion you have. And how did you deal with them. Well dies nights with hearing impairment well to throw the whole learning to speak in front of a candle couldn't he sounds When my brothers were out playing had to have lessons are higher with a teacher. But then i went to mainstream school lane and everything but i did always feel different. Art can remember in my head thinking why people trading me differently. Because i didn't feel different. But i aware that i was treated differently and i think that taught dotted that childhood dream of went off older audi can could i remember my mom telling me she would tell winnow to that. I would never finish school dying. Have any high hopes for your daughter because she might do well because she death and that devastated my mother but she met an older deaf girl and she just told me how much it made her realize. Now it's gonna be case why i was sort of like what went on. I want to be that person in florida keys. Parents who have just had devastating news in probably think at the end of the world. But it's not very inspiration for anyone who's dealing with anything like that Thank you for sharing. If you feel comfortable what can you tell us about ashes syndrome what it is and how it has impacted your life so of bone. I was diagnosed with hearing impairment. We didn't know anything about my eyesight onto a law. Fifteen all during with going to the optometrist to get some contact lenses and then he sort of saint me out of the room and they don't wanna talk to you mother and my mom was seen there for so long and sitting in the waiting room i knew as each of what she mclaughlin each time the hand went around the clock also is just getting worse and worse and worse and she came out quite upset and he said you've got tunnel vision and holy stopped. What what it was. I was not aware that my eyes went great. You couldn't say well in the dow. Can i just thought that was something. I wasn't good at. I was good i. I'll good at running. I just wasn't good at feigning. So i never brought it up with my pants and had i. We might have thought a found out earlier so anyway we went to a specialist in sydney and he died my Retinitis pigmentosa is the i condition and needs to because of you're hearing that most likely have giant that basically there's a few different one bit the one i've got this. I'm i'm born with hearing impairment payment and gradually lease my side at that meeting with disdain. He's stashed you can expect to be totally blind by forty. We walked out. And when you have saying you don't know much about anything except for school so it wasn't such deal to me. But then when i saw my mom breakdown ajit quiet for her and also maybe the deal but i do think that much with the deal but now that i am all but just having that diagnosis of change to me and it made me want to go out and do what i can could could. I thought i had a few years until forty jeff. Foy information. I'm like forty eight now. I still can see so. It was the beat of a wakeup call to wake up on my fortieth anger. Oh okay stay yet. But no regret to could i out there and travel in my career. I thought it in a in a way because it makes you do that. You might need around and wait custodian. No one has forever at that little bit of a clue that maybe i needed to get on with life earlier. Say days only i figure it about four hundred thousand worldwide. Sorry for my. In my case. I gradually lead to my sight. Out is born pedic. Hearing inside and lose both yeah is a condition you got consistently adjusted and. That's what made it hard. You start a great to guaymi price steps where you at lose all side. The very much ongoing. I love how you said that we all know that we don't have forever but you you knew that you might have a little bit short because of losing your eyesight but i think it's such a reminder for all our listeners that life is never going to be forever and if it will be more urgency might be able to do more alive if that's what you wanna do but i think it's a really really good reminder. It was a blessing because it may be when i say may compared to other people my age of travel much more and so i kind of like even a forty km and it wasn't the end of the world. I'm sort of story. Happy with what i have done and i didn't miss out that's wonderful. That's always a positive in a negative. So i would love you to share your sunset cake productivity the us how it came about and what it turned into. I wasn't being the girl that my younger self wanna make debate. Could i christine. I heat my vice. My disabilities all my life. Pretty much. i knew. I could get away with it. They're invisible disabilities or if anything people might have thought. Ought to be rude or strange. If i didn't hear them. Ns to them. Or i pumped into them. If they're not gradually approaching forty. I started going on not the person my younger still wanted me to be a lot living in a bubble at large doing. Oh my chain quietly just getting on with it. That i thought that not inspiring any young kid. If they don't know who i am. What what. I've been able to shave. And i i actually fell into a really bad depression approaching forty because just the whole build up this the that are the twenty five bain dreading and and not being opinion about my disability and also my size getting to the point where i had to start thinking about. It i'm going to have to get a guide dog. Geez came so. I deep then what i felt. I should do an ideal. The training i. I'm a graphic designer. I thought i can't be a graphic divan forever. What can i raise trainers doing. All of that. Just made me clash. I started writing a blog and three that blog. I wanna be mental shape for with disabilities in might mental was like you know you've got a publishable memoir in you off started thinking well. That's great that. I'm gonna turn up to my book launch and no one's gonna believe this is me because i'm not a person who is he pad inbetween paths star. First of all. I came out to the world with my two invisible disability. May a principally tainted out before stealing me could go. I don't wanna do site So i had the knees piper kabc may and. i invited paypal. I had to start using a cane. So i bought a papal to walk with me down the main straight using my cane or if that chief just it down and have a coffee and talk to me and say that i'm just like everybody else. It was assessable in it. Made me come out to the world but it seemed to scare people off a little and i thought oh this if not who i wanna be wanna be disability activists saying you should know about my tradition. And what is that why the cake came about. I was just sitting there with my husband at dinner one night and i said why we started talking about it blasted apart firm staying my husband and my feet some family. This thing would most me. If i always say if you know but i didn't say if it should happen but it won't happen if at least.
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"I became aware than a whole new spectrum. You know fell into place. If my son didn't want to go with me in iowa. I would have the temperature jim because i couldn't pick him up again as you can go into your car and just wait. They don't wanna be left. Grill on as i said. And so there's different things but when you're the one of the first on the blocked two parent and you come into issues that you've never seen before you go. What the hell do i do. So you in the end. Learn how to work with your child. That was appropriate. And you felt good about what you're doing. Yeah i yes. I am very pleased all these years. I've picked up little things about human beings. Big and small snatching. Tell us about year journey into parenting. So when bef- before. I became a dad. You know the whole idea becoming a dad was. It was no wracking because of my blindness. I was assured that i could be a good dad But i was fortunate to be surrounded by other blind role models. Who are parents who gave me some pointers. What blind parenting could look like What takes you need to keep in mind. When when i had mike. I know when my daughter was born i was all prepared for what in what to expect. In because of my because of my condition i knew those pretty high probability that they could also have similar. I disorder i have retinitis pigmentosa and i was all prepared for that but when she was born but we found out that she kept failing a hearing test and the first time it happened. Baidu the test right when they are That's normal it is. Sometimes it happens Accurate two days later and but she kept failing the test. I was all ready for what to do. If my kid was blind i was not about. What is mike kit. What had somebody despite the especially hearing loss so that adjustment thinking what could happen was really scary for me. Thanks worked out fine. If the in couple months she was in a they just have water in her years of ages have drained liquid so that so things worked out. Cheat doesn't have a hearing and she she does have a disability by what's scary for a moment when he had prepared for the blind side things but not prepared for other disability and how i would function as a now it was interesting with my all this data at feel like my oldest data came perfectly prepared like she she. She worked really well with everything..
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"You have damage in different parts of your body. One area is less damage than others. So that area that's got less cells damaged, George degenerating or dying, you know is gonna be repaired sooner. And another area that's got more cells. Damage is going to take longer before it gets too. At that point where you see Wow, I see a significant change. So you know, nothing really happens overnight. Do sponsors. If you get a response. Does it tend to last indefinitely or does it last well that you can see pretty clearly by people that have done stem cells for most things? Where they have never done a second procedure. And they haven't okay procedure, but We have patients, probably a dozen or two of them that I've had Alzheimer's M S. Parkinson's that did the first treatment intravenous and nasal. And they did well, 60 70% sometimes more benefit. On within a year to they want to do it again because they wanted to see how much more of a result they can get. So it's all about watching to see your body improve and subtle ways and dramatic ways. But for example, we've never done a second idea of diabetic patient. All the type two diabetics. Have changed so significantly, that they haven't done it again. Same thing with most of the joints. So It depends upon the severity of the disorder or how many cells are damaged when we're you know, learning about the patient, there's no blood test that can see you have Half a million cells damaged in your knee or ah billion cells damaged in your brain. The more damage there is, the longer it might take. But we're all timers. It Z Relatively. I don't know. Percentage wise or what? That you've no percentage wise. We could say, Oh, here is a percentage. You know, The idea is that as you do, the treatment on a person starts to gain their activities of daily function back and their memory and focus and proves there is a video of a patient on the website. Who had foot drop and he's His video is in the third column. Third video and he could barely walk because the foot drop was a neurological issue occurring from his brain and he couldn't remember anything that his son was telling him so As his son would ask him to remember a name or a phone number or an item. He couldn't do it after the stem cells within about a week. He remembered the three words that the sun had given him for that morning. Remembered. Another three words. This is a test we do for patients that have dementia. So you ask three non connected words. It could be tired Bird. And wedding ring. And you tell him to try to think of it. Remember, it is repeated in their mind as much as they can. If you ask him in five minutes, they can't get it. Obviously. Their their brain is not working well, so if in five minutes they remembered and remember in an hour they remember by the end of the day. That's great. So that kind of improvement. It's just a simple way to see how well a person is doing. And then by the end of the third week, the gentleman was remembering all the numbers of every day of that names or items of every day of that week, So we've seen that sort of result so again. We don't say that everybody has the same results you know, day to day, but You want to be able to watch and see and capture those improvements. So we can document that. Right, right. I guess it's it's the fact that if somebody's not right around the corner, and it's a Uh, it's a big well, they're a lot of factors. Of course there. Of course there a lot of factors. Most doctors don't want to take the time and expense to learn how to do this number one so you don't have a doctor, every corner doing and all there should be But yeah, So That's why we put videos on the Web site articles in the website. We tell people to go look at Google Scholar, you know, look at all this information because there are millions and millions of studies on stem cell therapy. And its effectiveness. So if this is not something that's been around for a week or a month Literature goes back over 100 years. Google scholar. Google scholar has lots of great articles. That's where I go to look at all the different things like stem cell therapy for stroke stem cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa, You know, stem cell therapy for this for that. I mean, You know? It's biblical scholar. Okay, Google scholars. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for the call by now. Bye bye. Okay. Phone lines are open. 1 808 for eight W A B c 1 804 8922 to the Web is Dr Kau about net? Garden City office. 5167940404. Let's go, Irene. Hi there. How are you? Fine. Thank you. Hi, Dr Happy New Year, By the way, Thank you. I've spoken to you in the past, but it's always been about for someone else. Now. It's my turn. About two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with shingles, okay? I am absolutely in horrible, horrible pain. Is there anything to help? Initially he gave me the whatever it was that they had Valtrex and then now I'm on naproxen and Lyrica. I still have excruciating pain. I had a rash, but I didn't get the blisters or anything. And now the rash is fading. But I'm concerned that the pain is still there. And then they say, there can be as a side effect or whatever that the pain can linger for months, poster petting neuralgia. What we've seen. And if you look at the nutritional editor and I look at it, as I say, Google scholar, you could look up intravenous vitamin C therapy, and there are 327,000 studies. So we do interviews vitamin C because the research shows that vitamin C intravenously can help to decrease the shedding of virus shingles. Epstein Barr virus There's a lot of information on that for my patients that they came in with shingles. We might also inject In and around the area you can put some light became even a pro therapy solution, with some litigating there to help to take some of the pain down. People might also use light of Durham patches where it's a big square or rectangular patch you put over the area. And he's got the letter came the numbing agent in it help.
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A Look Back at HIV
"Before we jump in. Let's clarify what exactly HIV and AIDS are good call. Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus which is a virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. Yes so HIV is a retrovirus which means it is an rn. A virus that is a cellular machinery from the infected cell to do a reverse transcription of itself a DNA version which is inserted into the cells on DNA when the cell becomes active. It will make new copies of the virus that go out and continue the cycle and this is important because the drugs that we use today to combat HIV a variety of antiretroviral agents target different points in the cycle. The right combination of drugs can keep the viral load solo that it isn't detectable exactly so HIV infects a specific immune cell the CD four cell and over time the virus kills a CD foresaw which being part of the immune system plays a critical role in the body's ability to fight infection as de decline. The body becomes susceptible to opportunistic infections. Right these are often infections caused by pathogens that are normally present in on or around the body but a healthy immune system recognizes them and keep them in check someone with the depleted immune system however is susceptible to unusual infections. That healthy folks don't need to worry about. Plus they're they're susceptible. To all the irregular infections even healthy people get okay so an untreated course of goes something like this. A person is infected with HIV. The virus being transmitted during sexual activity directly into the bloodstream during childbirth or breastfeeding or a blood transfusion at this point the virus makes its way to the lymph nodes where has access to lots of CD. Four cells and replicates like crazy? This goes on for about three weeks three or four weeks. The patient may experience a viral type of illness during this time period. Fever swollen glands rash but not everyone experiences this yes and it feels like a regular just viral infections. So you don't really think about that. That might be what it is but after about two weeks the viral load in the blood is at a peak and CD four levels fall. This is a period of time where it is really easy to transmit the disease to another sexual partner because the viral load is so high after about six months the viral load and CD. Four count stabilized to set point and the chronic phase issue begins. This can last a up to ten years without treatment during which HIV gradually destroys CD. Four cells at some point the CD four count gets low enough. That opportunistic infections are possible. Yes and that's how we define AIDS either the CD. Four count is below two hundred cells per mil or the patient has an AIDS defining conditions such as retinitis from cmv cytomegalovirus or invasive cervical cancer or many many others so this was the typical course of disease for people early in the epidemic. Did you amy? That AIDS was around before the Nineteen Seventy S. That's when the epidemic began but it is believed that the virus jump from chimpanzees to humans in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in one thousand. Nine hundred and sporadic cases were reported from then until the mid seventies when the epidemic got its legs. Very interesting now. It wasn't until Nineteen eighty-one that we really understood what was happening in. La There were five young gay men who develop Mrs to screen pneumonia PCP which is now new. Mississippi'S VICI pneumonia. I know I can never get used to that. I still call it. Pcp Yeah. I'm sure a lot of school. It was pretty much standard at the time right. I mean that was like defy so defining but anyways another group in New York in California who developed Kassy's sarcoma which is an aggressive cancer caused by the human herpes virus eight that wouldn't normally happen without a suppressed. Immune system right both of those diseases. And by the end of that year there were two hundred seventy cases of severe immune deficiency among gay men and nearly half had died. Yeah that we knew so fast forward. A few years by the end of nineteen eighty five. There were over. Twenty thousand reported cases coming from every region of the world. The virus was officially named in Nineteen eighty-six and in nineteen eighty seven A. Z. T. was introduced. The this was the first antiretroviral drug this drug worked by inhibiting the initial reverse transcription of the virus into DNA. This was a very exciting development because the epidemic was growing quickly. Now there were three hundred seven thousand reported AIDS cases worldwide compared to the twenty thousand. You mentioned just fine. Harsh prior and two hundred and seventy just nine years prior to that. It's impressive how. The pharmaceutical industry kind of ramped up so quickly research development. Yeah and those remember. Those were the reported numbers so they estimated that there were actually a million AIDS cases in another eight to ten million living with HIV worldwide. At that point. So if you're younger just in med school residency right now. It's hard to explain. How unsettling this was that how fast it was spreading right. Yeah and these patients were so sick and dying in such large numbers and there didn't seem to be in and site to the expansion of the epidemic. So there's a lot of fear and misinformation out there the had a policy to not allow those infected with HIV into the country and it was still viewed as a gay disease. So that created a lot of stigma for the LGBTQ community so by nineteen ninety three. There were two point five million AIDS cases globally the US Congress dug in and voted to continue the travel ban. Things are not looking good even with easy. T- which wasn't really panning out as everyone had hoped. And the fact that it was approved at all was questioned by many. Yeah so but in one thousand nine hundred things really started changing. This was kind of a turning point. The first price inhibitor was approved these inhibit the protease enzyme. Which is important in the translation of HIV v? Virus back into Aurigny. Yeah and this was the beginning of Heart H. A. RT highly active antiretroviral therapy and it immediately dropped deaths from AIDS related diseases by at least sixty percent but still there were thirty three million people living with HIV by nineteen ninety nine and fourteen million people had died since epidemic began. Those are huge as is to be expected the UN had to step in and negotiate prices to make antiretroviral therapy available to the people who need it The World Trade Organization that announce the Doha Declaration allowing developing countries to manufacture generic versions of drugs. Go See Fire Dallas buyers club. Yes also yeah so in the two thousands people who needed it weren't getting treatment aids. Was the number one cause of death in sub Saharan Africa. That blows my mind by the two thousand ten. A lot of goals had been set to get treatment where it was needed and have the spread of HIV an organization such as the UN and the World Health Organization and individual government agencies are getting involved at this point yeah the US finally lifted the travel ban for people with HIV treatments that decrease the chance of spread were discovered pre exposure prophylaxis or prep was shown to reduce transmission between male and male sexual partners by about forty four percent. Yeah in two thousand. Eleven research demonstrated that early initiation of antiretroviral treatment reduce transmission to partners by ninety six percent. So this is a real game changer. Because until this time the antiretrovirals weren't started until HIV was had started advancing and causing aids. So this is when they started the treatment early after the infection was discovered and it really changed things as far as transmission. Yeah as related. Deaths fell thirty percent from the peak. Year two thousand five and thirty five million people were living with HIV dramatic slowdown in the spread of the epidemic compared to previous decades. Yeah Okay but now we may find yourselves at a standstill here. We are twenty twenty because the immediate crisis of the wildfire spread and almost certain death is well behind us. Attention has waned key populations that account for over half of new infections are not receiving access to combination therapy and the gap between resource need and provisions as widening. The funding is is shrinking. It's pretty typical right. Yeah as a species. Humans aren't very good at thinking long term. If it's not an immediate threat it's not threat right well. It is a threat to those populations. So there's clearly still stigma that has marginalizing