35 Burst results for "Ritz Carlton"
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And like the Ritz Carlton, allowing her to drop out of school and be homeschooled so she can focus on her TikTok career. My name is Maria lacia. I am 42 years old. I feel like I'm 22. I have 6 kids and I'm the mother of Jenny papa. My amazing daughter, you know, I said to her, does it bother you that your daughter at the age of ten had 500,000 followers online, who were watching her do belly dancing videos. And she said no, it didn't bother me at all. She said she rivaled in it. In the back of my mind for many, many years, I was like, I'm going to be famous, but it kind of was like my ship had sailed in that sense. You know, and so I believe in destiny and I believe in manifestation, and I believe that rosalie is that. Just how does this type of fame happen? By the age of 13, rosalie and her mother really wanted to help her become a bona FIDE influencer. They wanted her to become social media famous. And the best way to do that, they thought was to fly out to LA and try and come up with a similar concept to the Hype House. For those who are listening, who may not understand what the Hype House is, which I assume is a lot of people out there. This was a mansion in California. We are the most popular TikTok stars in the world, would in America at least would live in ticket to film content and help one another's accounts grow. So there was a bunch of teenagers just filming tiktoks and this mansion in California. And rosalie and her mom flew out and
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Swanky locations to film and like the Ritz Carlton, allowing her to drop out of school and be homeschooled so she can focus on her TikTok career. My name is Maria lacia. I am 42 years old. I feel like I'm 22. I have 6 kids and I'm the mother of Jenny papa. My amazing daughter, you know, I said to her, does it bother you that your daughter at the age of ten had 500,000 followers online who were watching her do belly dancing videos. And she said, no, it didn't bother me at all. She said she rivaled in it. In the back of my mind, for many, many years, I was like, I'm going to be famous, but it kind of was like my ship had sailed in that sense. You know, and so I believe in destiny, and I believe in manifestation. And I believe that rosalie is that. Just how does this type of fame happen? By the age of 13, rosalie and her mother really wanted to help her become a bona FIDE influencer. They wanted her to become social media famous. And the best way to do that, they thought was to fly out to LA and try and come up with a similar concept to the Hype House. For those who are listening, who may not understand what the Hype House is, which I assume is a lot of people out there. This was a mansion in California. We are the most popular TikTok stars in the world, would in America at least would live in ticket to film content and help one another's accounts grow. So there was a bunch of teenagers just filming tiktoks in this mansion in California. And rosalie and her mom flew out and decided that they wanted to make a Hype House for miners. She was only 13 at the time, so they wanted to create a similar concept with a bunch of 1213 year olds who had big TikTok following and all lived together in a home and build content. What they did is they actually sneaked into the original Hype House and filmed videos from the bathrooms and balconies, the places that her own idols had really immortalized on TikTok. And those videos went viral. This resulted in the Genie pop account really blowing up and unfortunately for the wrong reasons at that time. People criticized her for breaking into the Hype House for stalking the Hype House creators for stealing the clothes, one of these creators who had millions of followers said that she flushed his fish down the toilet. She denied all of this and said that akia taker had led her into the property, but that controversy really propelled her account to reach more than a million followers for the first time. And that taught her to lean into this bad girl persona to post content that's controversial that's risky that other people aren't posting. And she quickly realized that's the way to become an influencer. So after that moment, her content dramatically changed. And it became a lot more sexual and new window in her captions, her dance moves were more suggestive, her clothing was more
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
"My belief if I'm experiencing it. Big key is a speaker I'll give everybody. Stop trying to convince everybody of what you're saying. That's not the threshold of being a good communicator. People do not need to believe what you're saying. They need to believe you believe what you're saying. And as long as they believe you believe what you're saying, you're an effective speaker. I stopped trying to get people to believe me. There's a neediness. There's a salesmanship to that. I stopped that. It's a subtle difference. I just want you to believe I believe it. That's influence. Influences you believe I believe it. Wow, yeah, that's a pretty intense evolution for just that. One moment that I'd really love to get some color on it and maybe this just comes down to what your reasons were after that first attempt, which had to have just been searing into your mind anxiety about speaking. Horrific. How'd you get up the second time? Yeah, same room, same people. That helped for me. But I figured out, I didn't have any preparation. So my confidence when I speak now, just like this interview. The amount of preparation you've done for this is it is more than anyone who's interviewed me. And so me, the separation is in the preparation, like I have to be prepared. I have to know what I'm going to talk about. And so that second time, I knew every single thing I was going to say. I didn't do great, but I did what I said I was going to do. I got up and I did it. I got up and I delivered. And I just be candid with you. I liked the feeling eventually that I affected somebody. I like the feeling that maybe the first time I spoke, I didn't affect anybody. That second time, maybe there were 40 people, and maybe one person I helped. And I had this very weird capacity now to focus on the ones I help. I actually focus if I speak to 50,000 people, there's got to be 3000 people there who think I suck. There has to be. There's at least 30, right? There's someone who does, and if I obsessed over those 30 people, that's what made me nervous. I was obsessed with just basically reaching somebody. So the irony was the beginning of my speaking career. It was my anxiety and fear of it. That was what was inspiring about me. Not the words I said. Over time, I think the words became more inspiring. But I found what was inspiring about me. What put them in spirit. And it was overcoming my anxiety and fear of actually doing what they saw. I was at the gym yesterday in a woman drove by me in a wheelchair at the gym. I was working out pretty hard, and she wheeled by me, heavy set lady in a wheelchair. I'd be honest with you. I watched her wheel past me. She inspired me. Do you know what courage it takes to get in your wheelchair and decide, I'm going to go to the gym, right? I'm going to go to the gym. She's heavyset, awkward. That inspired me far more than the jacked up dude doing 60 pound curls. I mean, that's inspiring, but you see that. A woman in a wheelchair at a gym with her two pound dumbbells because her legs don't work, but she went in there anyway. And you know how unsecure she was about going in there. She's the only person in a wheelchair. She doesn't know what she's going to see, how people are going to react to her. She's not in shape. She's never full makeup on and her little halter top, like the other girls in there. And she's right in there. She was right in there working out right next to them, right? I couldn't take my eyes off her. I couldn't take my eyes off her. And I ended up telling her that she was leaving. I left what I was doing. I walked over and I said, I just want you to know something here inspiring me. This is wonderful. Her face just lit up because you know how sad how insecure she was about being in there. Most inspiring person is one overcoming the fear of doing something, not the person who's excellent at it. Yeah, dude, I love that way, way love that. This is a little bit different, but something you were saying a minute ago reminded me of your whole notion of you've got to step into the dream. You've got to touch the dream. I love that. I think that's so powerful. And so dude, I was so moved by your whole pointing at the cliff. Would you then girlfriend now wife and saying like one day we're going to live there? Yeah. Because my wife and I used to drive around this neighborhood and say like one day and dude, I have the chills again. When you said your obsessions become your possessions, like that is literally like that thing that you really think about and focus on. What do you mean by stepping into the dream and how can it serve people? That's wonderful. By the way, you picked a really good place to step into. Thank you. I got to tell you that your mind gravitates towards which it is most familiar with. And so if you're really familiar with what you're worried about and what your problems are in your fears are and that becomes your dominating thinking. I know you've all heard this, but here's the reason why. Your mind loves what's familiar. Okay. And so if you don't go touch dreams, for example, just experience it for a second. For example, we would go down once every 8 weeks. If I did well in business, we really knocked it out. We could find a deal. I had 200 bucks. We'd go to the Ritz Carlton or some hotel ocean. And for one day oceanfront, feel like what it felt like to valet your car. Walk in the lobby, mister milette. Welcome back, right? She'd go get a massage. I'd play a little bit of golf and just for that day I touched the dream. And then we do it again in a month or two. And again, in a month, just little taste of it. My mind began to begin to become familiar with it. And more crazy, I started to kind of trick myself into thinking I belonged there. Because we never end up anywhere we don't believe we don't belong. And then we're not familiar with. So there's these things you'd like to do in your life, either visually seeing them over and over again or repeating those images to yourself, that's powerful, but a double whammy is to not only repeat them and see them to go see there's one thing that's a visual stimulus in your brain that makes you want to do something. The triple whammy is if you could see it touch it feel it and smell it. If you allow all your senses to experience something, it becomes far more familiar to your brain. And so I'm a massive, massive advocate of touching a dream in any form you can get at the best of which is actually going and experiencing it short term. Do you believe begin to believe you belong there? You're a little bit better. And so you will not probably produce many things in your life that you've not visited either mentally or literally thousands of times. And so if you want to end up somewhere, you better be visiting them. Those could be dreams, visions, but the most important thing is if you could actually more powerful so you can go touch them short term, massive difference, drive by the neighborhood, see the cars. If you want to spend your life in service for your church or your community, take a day out every month and actually do it. Know what it feels like for an afternoon to feed the homeless or to do. And you begin to love it and feel it and believe you belong there. More and more chance that you'll be able to do that full time someday.
Asia Argento's Abuse of Jimmy Bennett Left Him Feeling Used
"According to my sources, I see a guy naked first and she was the aggressor at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey. Not the other way around, where all of a sudden he was on top of her. And she didn't know what to do. Go look at all the videos of her on her Instagram and everything else, you tell me when there was ever a moment in her life, a gentle didn't know what to do. Yeah, fucking break. And how surprised would you all be if I told you? That the script they looked at that was gonna be a movie that I see was talking to Jimmy about acting in. Yeah, well, there was no movie. Nothing was ever shot. And according to my guy, all the nude picks and then that day happening to Jimmy and no movie ever coming to fruition and put them in a weird place. And as much as he liked fucking a movie star, he felt used. And thrown away, discarded, which is a term we hear a lot in the me too movement when women use it. But this 17 year old kid who had been a child star felt the same way, especially when he heard osea talking about how she was used abused and discarded. By Harvey. Well, he eventually stopped arguing with his mom all over his lost income. And one day he brought up to his mom, what happened in the hotel with Asia. And his mother, like I alluded to earlier, wanted money for what her son had been put through. She wanted justice. Don't get me wrong. But maybe money would suffice. And it was she who pushed him. And she led the legal charge and here we are.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Let's go the other way to the Ritz Carlton in Moscow which is 500 summer night highest rated hotel in the country How do you see and perceive your business in Russia given all that's going on How are you going to handle the Ritz Carlton in the coming weeks Well we've got about 30 hotels in Russia two hotels in the Ukraine as we sit here today with a handful of deals in both countries and the pipeline Like every country we do business in we are about safety and security for our guests and our associates As we've watched the recovery from the pandemic that recovery has largely been fueled by steady improvement in consumer and traveler confidence political instability as we've seen over the last 48 hours Certainly has the potential to rattle that confidence So we're watching a closely Well let's tied to those two stories together in terms of what we're seeing on the geopolitical front and what we're seeing with the consumer Obviously one of the concerns is that if you have repercussions on Russia it's going to disrupt energy flows That is going to be more inflationary How does that translate into the discretionary spending of a U.S. consumer Are they going to be spending as much on travel and leisure in the face of some of these inflationary pressures Well I thought it was interesting right before I came on I heard your prior speaker talk about competition for consumer discretionary spending and more and more folks that have been effectively locked down for the last two years thinking about spending on travel and tourism We watch fuel prices particularly for leisure travel in the U.S. but I can tell you even last summer despite some variability in fuel prices we didn't see any meaningful dilution of the velocity of leisure demand recovery How far do we still have to go in that demand recovery Tony Well in our fourth quarter earnings call we talked about the fact that globally revenue per available room was about 19% behind where we were fourth quarter 2019 But that was a 40 point improvement from what we saw in the first quarter of last year We are seeing slow steady improvement even in December of last year RevPAR which is the acronym we use was only down 11% Now we did see a bit of a hiccup from the omicron variant but we're already back to booking volumes ahead of where we were before omicron started Financial question everybody I see in the course if it's a good numbers everybody puts at the top of the press release and if it's not so good numbers it goes down Do your compare and contrast pre-pandemic right now which ratio matters so you measure back to 2019 Well I think RevPAR matters I think margins matter And I think unit growth matters which are among the metrics Just because of time go to margins right now because that's the heart and soul of it isn't it Well we had to make some really tough decisions through the pandemic Above property we cut about 30% of our costs We've seen a several hundred basis point improvement of margins at the property level And as we see pricing power return we think we can preserve the vast majority of those margins How much of that on the cost side Tony is related to labor What issues are you seeing there Well we are certainly particularly in the markets where demand has recovered most quickly We are seeing some wage pressure as you might expect But as you also might expect that's where we're seeing pricing power the strongest And we think even with wage inflation some of the efficiencies we've identified we can preserve the vast majority of those margin improvements The airlines now I can report personally in my travel agent Kayleigh lines as I was 24/7 Our stupid crazy busy pack for the summer What is this summer going to be like I think it's going to be an all time record I think leisure demand has not slowed even a bit since the start of the recovery And maybe the most notable thing to think about so much of that recovery around the world has been driven by domestic travel And as international borders start to open you've got whole new segments of leisure travelers that are going to be traveling cross border I try to.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The large hotels like Ritz Carlton four seasons the W hotel for example A Hong Kong reporting out over 4200 cases day to day as well as 7000 preliminary infections and even as a U.S. CDC says it is encouraging seeing encouraging trends on the number of omicron cases director Rochelle Walensky says it is not ready to remove mask guidance nationwide We are assessing the most important factors based on where we are in the pandemic and will soon put guidance in place that is relevant and encourages prevention measures when they are most needed to protect public health and our hospitals And the head of the COVID task force Jeff zients have 75% of eligible U.S. citizens are fully vaccinated In San Francisco I'm Ed Baxter This is Bloomberg Brian Ed thank you Let's get to our guest for this half hour Catherine young whose investment director at fidelity international Catherine I know inflation is not a huge problem in Asia But if we step back a moment do you like equities as an inflation play Or do you think that they suffer because of higher rates Certain sectors are likely to weaken due to higher rates and the higher inflation that we are seeing around most of the world ex China or other parts of Asia So that momentum and very consensus overcrowded trading that we have seen over the years especially towards certain industries and certain names you're probably going to see them proper taking or some selling as we enter this period of a more hawkish environment again ex China When we saw the price section in China yesterday Catherine that kind of suggested that because the dot has been quite weak it could give more leeway for the PBOC to ease again Is that kind of an accurate form and therefore do we expect that the CSI 300 will hopefully perform better in the latter part of the year Yes it's interesting because theoretically given how we started the year with the PBOC very much in place towards implementing supportable eating measures both monitoring fiscally speaking The markets seem to think it's not enough perhaps And this is why the market has lagged So if we look at yesterday trading session sentiment definitely had recovered one because of alleviated geopolitical tensions at the global aspect but also there was a statement from the PBOC governor who said that the PBS will stick up to support weak areas of economy and also keep monetary policy appropriate and supportive Additionally the comments from the premiere reiterating measures for about the steady growth of areas such as the industrial economy So yes it's definitely likely that we will see further aging being implemented The question mark is how much and how much does it take to see or underpin a more sustainable rally in the market Do you see volatility as more risk or opportunity Well volatility is here to stay because markets probably for the first half of the year I'm sorry But it doesn't mean we're not planning the opportunity So we're finding opportunities differently in the news as well as the all parts of the economy in China I just give you a moment I know what it's like when you've got the sneezes Catherine no volatility as you mentioned always here to stay and that's something that investors have to grapple with Let's talk as well though about the policy divergence because we were talking there about easing from the PBOC at the same time that we're looking at the world's biggest central banks start to tighten How does that complicate matters Well it doesn't come with Kate Madison in terms of if you're investing in China So even with the CPI data that was just released it's not showing any pressure So again it's the extent of what investors want to see regarding the stimulus that is already actually economy But it's unlikely we're going to do massive amounts like we saw many many years in China or even what we've seen with some of the developed market central banks implement during the pandemic So it's from the signaling from the authority perspective in China is very much about tweaking Having said all this given where valuations are in China due to the sell off last year As.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on The Mom Room
"I want to write a blog post completely reviewing my experience at the Ritz Carlton. The check in, the cleanliness, everything. Do people. I think so. Full job of all of this right now. I want to find these people. Imagine, and going to a resort, like you go to an all inclusive. I always wanted to do that. I will critique the shit out of you. I feel like I feel like I don't know the people that do this because there's so many places where I don't know if I should go or not. And if I just had that blog, that would be amazing. Tell me about the food exactly. Tell me about what the water was like. Tell me about what the bed and yellow feels like. That is, and I know you'd be so interesting. Oh my God, I want you to do that. Okay. Okay, I'll do it. She's like, bye guys. Yeah, gotta go. Quitting the podcast. Okay, we've talked about this in our podcast before. Okay. Wait, should we say the answer of the thing we want to open? So there's lots of career choices that we would pick, but there's one that we discovered together. And we think is like the smartest idea. And if anybody takes this, I will suit you. But then it's also, yeah, we think that this is also achievable. We do. But it's like I literally have to like put my whole career, but anyway, so I kind of think this is outrageous. Well, no, so wait, do you have a dog to annoying AF dogs? What kind of dogs? Pomeranians. Okay, so no, she'll love the dog. She will love this. So where do you want two dogs? While they can come to the place that we're working on. So we were like, think of like Wonderland for humans. It's like the most fun day ever. You go, you go on your rides, you get your treats, like whatever..
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Money For the Rest of Us
"Or hurt? Well, I've made the same impulse buy. Although it's hard to say sitting for two to three hours in a presentation is an impulse buy. They can be very convincing. And I have sat. I've probably gone through 5 or 6 of these presentations now. Now I don't go. Now they call me, I just don't go. It's not worth a $150. I've had sales reps cry at the end because I didn't buy. And I've never bought anything else other than that initial purchase. So I don't want to disappoint salespeople anymore. Because I know I'm not going to buy, because we're having a hard time using the weeks and the points that we have. Went lessens the hurt or damage is to recognize what it is that you bought. You actually bought the right to stay at a property in perpetuity. You paid upfront for that right. It's not that these are necessarily mispriced. There's a lot of incentives that were paid upfront to get that, but the properties themselves, if you buy a top tier property, or very nice, and comparable to a high end suite at a Ritz Carlton. Or a JW marriot or some other high end brand. So it's a very distinct property, but those properties are expensive to maintain, which is why the maintenance fee is so high. And then if you try to sell it, no, it's not going to be worth what you paid. That's just the reality of how the numbers work. It isn't a scam, but it is the model that's out there. It takes a lot of effort to convince somebody to make a lifetime commitment, just like it takes a lot of effort for an insurance agent. Two. Help a client make the decision. Now, hopefully that client, both for a time share and permanent life insurance is well informed. Go in understanding and hopefully this episode will help you understand..
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE
"He thought about leaving politics wasn't sure his next step was going to be until someone and his campaign staff said. Hey why don't you go take a look to see what pastors are doing in churches. And when he did that he came back a few years later he was transformed his speaking styles completely different and all the sudden he was using storytelling. He was using repetition. He was modulating his tone. And it all came by observing. How effectively pastors were communicating at the church. And what i love about. That story is that brock obama didn't go and find his talent. He didn't go practice for ten thousand hours. He figured out what was working in a different industry and he included it into his approach. And that's the that's the power reverse engineering is to figure out what it is. That's working so that you can identify the ingredients and apply them in new ways to your field. Okay like i mentioned. I was not sure where that was going to go. But i did not think it was gonna go in that direction. So very fascinating stuff is really opening and expanding your mind and getting your thinking outside of the box now. A couple other things that i was teasing pre interview one specifically was about the ritz carlton. So you actually roots that the ritz carlton hotel chain knows. The secrets to improving. Not just something but anything. What do they know that. Most people just seem not to pick up. First thing i would say is that this comes out of a chapter. In my book called the scoreboard principal and the scoreboard principle. Simply states that anything you measure. You will likely improve on the scoreboard. Principle simply defined as measurement begets improvement. Anything you measure. You're likely to improve on it and we know this from the research. We know that if you want drink more water keep score of your daily water intake. That is likely gonna help you. If you want to lose weight keep score of your daily caloric consumption if you wanna increase your focus at work..
"ritz carlton" Discussed on WSB-AM
"WSB at Lena's news and talk In case you're just tuning in the Hawks beat the bucks. 1 10 to 88. Last night, the Eastern Conference finals and out tied two games apiece. XX nine WSB temperature is 70 former president Trump believes Georgia Bulldog legend Herschel Walker will run for US Senate in Georgia. But WSB senior political analyst Bill Crane believes walkers missed the residency window. There. They won. Year legal residency requirement backwards from the time of qualifying, which would be April of 2022. We're now June 2021. He says Owning property here does not count and Walker would face a legal fight to qualify a warning from the State Health Department for Georgians who are not fully vaccinated. Yet the delta variant poses a threat to you right now. Georgia has fewer than 30 confirmed cases of the newly concerning Delta variant, but testing is down so that number may actually be higher. The Georgia Department of Public Health says currently, 60% of Georgians are not fully vaccinated. Those people says the state are targets for infection. Sabrina Cube at 95.5 WSB WalMart developed develops its own budget insulin Starting this week, WalMart will sell private label More than 34. Million people in the US have diabetes as the cost of insulin sores. Whole prices nationwide surged 14.6% in April, according to the S and P. Corelogic Case Shiller index. It's the highest reading in 30. Years of tracking prices have grown at a higher pace for 11 straight months with Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. Continuing to pace the field with more than 20% games. Money reporter Jason Brooks says Metro Atlanta prices are up 12% year over year. On the downside, first time home buyers are getting priced out of the market. Check Fillet rules the roost in customer service. It finishes first for the seventh straight year in the American customer Satisfaction Index, followed by Domino's KFC and Starbucks. McDonald's ranks last while overall restaurant sales fell in the pandemic, Chick fil A proves the exception. The change sales and profits both grow. WSB NEWS TIMES 6 11 CEO Dan Cathy wasn't shy about this. When I talked to him many years ago about this change in their service paradigm, he said. Yeah, we're going to We're going to borrow the Ritz Carlton Service manual. And they.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
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"Everything can beg in my memory. What really is excellence. And i applied from down. I made sure. I made the decision to apply it from now on. You are a wealth of knowledge. My friend and i am honored to have you on the show. And i know our listeners are as well and we just we are so excited and thrive nation. If you're out there today and you enjoyed today's show. I would encourage you to go on amazon. Today in by a copy of excellence wins a no nonsense guide to becoming the best in a world of compromise mr horst. Thank you for being on the show today. I was on that. Thank you very much for having me chop. It is just awesome to have a guest of that caliber on the show. World class work and i think again we talked about this after every show but the whole point of this show is knowledge without application is meaningless and thomas. Edison vision without execution is loosen nations. So what what does the action steps that you think that all the listeners should take as a result of today's show. What's one action that you got out of today's show. I would say that you need to be real self respective about being a leader. I really like the stuff that he had to say about being a leader and a manager. So you're someone in charge. There is a difference between management and leadership. The action step that i got out of it as well as i think that We gotta right down to right down today. How how good of a leader are we being on a scale of one to ten rate ourselves there. Let's say if ten is a horse schultz and one is a terrible manager. How good of a manager are we in. What can we do to improve your any other action item that i thought during today's podcast. That really a prompted my attention..
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"Letters that indefinite from born of himself. I could actually felt. I could get into his mind into seoul. What mattis men think. What mendez mend-. We was thinking totally different than society. Thinking at the time. And being right are you are you. Are you discussing to make sure that. The listeners know context georeferencing dietrich. Who was the german pastor and the anti nazi theologian. That what we're talking about okay. How was he able to totally different at a time. In mid texas wrote a fabulous spoke about an explained and could understand and and heft is destroying feeling of yes. It is just a different feeling than what i had another time is. You can do all things with with got paul hood offerings. You have a hot question here for horst do horst. Hey so in. Today's in societies terms. you are a massive success. You came from you. You came from nothing and became something I counsel a lot of people. Use the on the financial side but i hear a lot. You know to be successful. You have to be a special person. You have to be either lucky or special or something to that. Effect versus hard work and be inconsistent. What would you say was the key to your success because you did. I mean you. Climb the ropes of of corporate american and created a name for yourself. Was that because you were lucky. Was that because you were extra special What would you attribute that to. I let me answer to first of all. Most of the people are successor. It's come to success of ritz-carlton where many good people many people Personally i i had a if you have a minute here. Tell you in pennsylvania that i had years ago in the united states i i broke in the in some francisco as a room service and i. I knew i was a good way to. I've worked in the finest hotel in europe in room service. There was nothing and with us. There had not even close my my experience and my wish was to be promoted in room service. When before i go back again to europe that was in nineteen sixty four and sixty five. I'm still here by the way so my wish was to get promoted to room service supervisor and i hadn't in because the miniature german so an i was a good way to wouldn't get it and sure enough it became available but somebody else got to chop and i was so the now you know. Forgive me but said no stupid management and all that things went through my mind and took me several months before. I admitted to myself that the guy who got the chop to serve more after i got older my eagle. After my pride he disrupted. I was late once in a while in the morning. I was very tired. Because i've been out partying the night before and i was inconsistent. I wasn't always the best. I had the best knowledge because my beckham that wasn't the best. And i promised myself that will never ever have that kind. I had forgotten. I remember my first major. D to quarterback for excellence and forgotten. Gotten that and i said i will never forget it again. I will never again go to work without grading excellence and there will always be five minutes before everybody else and five minutes later and then we keep a little more that it's not difficult so i did it and i've got one promotion after that. That was the moment to moment and unseen. And then and then remembering don remember magno situation christian already but remembering remembering excellent remembering appearing for your people caring for people men bring but my mother told me no mine was still very young. I was twenty four. But i still.
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"That's the real success. And you don't read that they're talking about all other reasons. That's the success timeliness thing you get it. You know what it's timely and that is true and every businessperson that has to say. How can i deliver my products. More timely i know you're doing speaking events andrew writing this this new book. This new book excellence wins. And you're staying happily married. You got a lot going on. Are you aware of how nice the hotels that you own a cappella hotels are. Have you seen these hotels horse. Have you seen now nicer. Properties are. Have you seen those difficult to see it because always see something saddam. I mean you're now. Can you walk the. I'm not wanting to pop quiz. Where i'm asking you about every single hotel but can you share with the thrive nation of the half a million listeners. Out there about some of the locations you have in your a capella hotels portfolio. I can tell you in the. The closes really is in europe in germany. In breitbart ball cappella towel high-quality high quality create location tablet service by the measure be michigan towards other fiction on the scale of one to ten top box. Top box in this sort top bucks. Diesel is ninety six percent of the guests that leave and set top box. I wanted to come back monday. Recommend to ninety six ninety six percent. I mean you have to comprehend that that such classes mind boggling to accomplish that in all tell with every stays only two nights in two nights they accomplish that the guest says. I want to come back here. I wanna recommended and credo tell in singapore -solutely creator tell that is just fabulous on on overlooking the water on on twenty four. Guess if form a club of the prediction Officers glop redone. An into modern style. just fabulous fabulous service can give you one one service incident and friend of mine. I didn't know you watch. The was staying in another hotel and checked into the ritz carlton. He walked from his room to a meeting. Room in underway. There was a landscaper in the garden. You walk through. The garden was said set. Hope you have a nice days And he said a dunked. Because you don't have a fox news on tv and the landscape and said what room you insert any told them and you walked on forgot about it. When he came back to his room fox news was turned on. Now that is service complying to geishas guest vicious at all times and this was not just somebody that was a landscape who was a Pulling weeds out of the garden when he told that to know in singapore there the the the laws where you know if you go out there and you spray paint a building or have litter publicly they can gain you do you. Cain people that won't pick up trash at your singapore hotel. I want to something okay. Okay now for the listeners. Out there that are wanting to know more about you and your books excellence. Winds and your. Where is there. a specific website. You'd recommend everyone goes and checks out or i'm on an amazon and it is it is. It can be ordered. I it's delivered. We'll be delivered starting much fifth march fifth. Okay march march. Fifth book is available if you wanna pre-order it. I believe you can do that on amazon lutely absolutely done delivery date. The first delivery day is much now. I had one more question for you. I know paul had one more question as well that i had one more question for you. Because i'm always curious about the habits and routines of super successful is like yourself. So i guess. It's kind of a two part question throughout your career when running the ritz carlton. What did the first four hours of your work day look like. What time were you getting there. What time were you getting up first. Four hours of your first four hours a day. Look like well. I i use. It came in very early. Invoked hotel i walked to the restaurants. Kitchens set a lot of the people to the employees area did the laundry and so on and just walked just walked it and have connection to with the employees was the most important when we were small. You got nixon you go to your your hotel. Now i'm talking about menu. You got to your office. You got to your. You went to your office and looked at the security report from the night before and all kind of interesting things happen you. You made sure that you'd was nothing there that you had to follow up on what happened during the night when you run out there. Somebody coming in trunk some invariably. Once a month somebody locked himself out of the room naked into corridor. I don't know what they're doing to coordinate. I have no idea the used to wrong. Those reports out there that you cut through the next thing. I haven't A planning meeting for the day with the steering committee steering committee and don we've done and then was male done. What's the mail on sunday guested wages etc etc etc and again going into the operation again through close embrace constantly close them consequential concert the available to them not. That's a key element in the hotel and being close. Allow be close to guess. If there's any says something try and speak with guest be about host and enjoy you positive at your business person empower today your leader and of the today your horst. What time did you wake up back. Then well i used are usually was at work the seven and then when when home usually about seven eight o'clock when pick often at ten o'clock one more time just to make around. What time are you waking up at five in the morning or six. We can have five. Okay you get into work around seven okay and did you ever certain book throughout your career that really impacted you. Well i tell you. A copy spoke seven habits. Really impact that impact me. Because i was kind of three even of urgency with urgency's urgency's how satisfying i take care. Make sure that everything they walked out find today. In fact that got the applauded because there was a big party. This thank you me. It went fine. Check in of the convention when find everybody's happy. But i didn't concentrate on improving his. I mean he really impacted me with with the sexiest man. Do also arching into future really impacted me quite a bit and lately i tell you what impacted me lately. This kind of different but Born born over the book on bornholm for by metaxas in he tells the life of born and what what what impact on me is because so.
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"Employees the customers and society. If you've worked for such organization you have no right or now comes an excuse right here. The p about my organization is not. That's not your decision to make when you leader you have nevertheless accepted that organization's objectives and in that moment you've not that you are responsible for finding solutions to decisions that exist. That's the bulk lead at us. And of course help other people to help other people their employees to to reach that the objectives. That's i don't. I don't hire leader to explain me. What is wrong in. It goes era if it is the big every excuse i can never forget calling heavy having a budget of six sixty eight percent occupancy in the hotel in boston at a time and we met fifty five percent and a call the leader. And that's what happened. Wow the weather in boston to weather. You see he had to create excuse he and he but he would call purpose a reason. You had to good reason. No awesome read the second whether copley plaza. What business did they have very slow to you so tell me did. The guest are avenue airport and set because it snow in boston called. I'm not going to the ritz. Carlton is not so we have no right to to move mitnick via. We have to find solutions. We have to say here's what happened. Here's what we're going to do next january. That's what has And you know there is no puberty is no revolt. There's no pleasure in the excuse. All lie in the objective. A you're managing a team. Let's say you are managing a team one of your companies and you have a manager that oversleep for a meeting shows. Up late you know has an excuse has a reason traffic. There's a lot of weather traffic traffic and weather you know. How many times do you put up with that before you fire the person i am clearly if that happens just don't problem of course find this illusion how we come to how you make sure that doesn't have name what you maybe leave little earlier but i understand that can happen and it runs into to create viable but it haven't but if the the dice every few months that doesn't work okay. So if it's like you know every once once a year maybe once every year to have been but if it's like once a month that's that you're gonna you're gonna move on. I think somebody in any minute show or or employees should if they're good employees d- earning more in my opinion than than than than solid than a paycheck. Dorling alter the writer. mega mistake. you wrote. Managers push leaders inspire. What do you mean. sure well And if that discussion comes up about osma maclear manisha also sometimes rounded the business. But then doing it by by controlling and and forcing in or and and just control mostly in hierarchy alita in a mix sure that his employees one to do the job that means online. They want to shop also understand the value to them. If the trump has done well it has to be communicated lead knows the object is good for all concerned i said touched on earlier and but the diminish that doesn't really care about and by the way is to manage to make you use excuses. Not leaders diminishes also protecting themself. Things even if you ask how will the year the yeah it probably beclere create accepted always comes this. Excuse that hangs around there with miniatures but clearly manager. Don really don't really care how how it turns out for the employees as long as the bottom line is forced makes sense. That makes us. You know you you have said and one of your talks. You said that early on ritz-carlton you knew that if Somebody walked up to the front desk and as long as you greeted them helped them check them in within four minutes. They were okay. The check in time as long as it took about four minutes it was okay but now under four minutes. But now with the millennials it's about twenty seconds and if they're not greeted in twenty seconds they're upset. they're afraid of gluten. They're sharing cars and they're upset if it takes twenty seconds. Talk to me about how you are dealing with. That increased demand for efficiency with time with your newest ventures. All i can tell you it. It is dramatic a change in in time debt. It credit company today does also understands what the customer wants as we said very early in the customer really wants tree things. Every customer wants to same three things no matter what your by bob nevada or hotel. Stay or or. Cpa work doesn't mitte did tree fundamental subconscious expectation but it customer and does number bonda. The product is defect free. It doesn't matter what steve anti-fascist free number two timeliness and number. If you buy a bottle of water you wanted don one to leak you want. You wondered when you wanted and number three you want to you. You want the people who give it to you to be nice to you. Which is called service which i give the special name of service but the timeliness have s become so important with everything you can destroy yourself organization. If you're not timely it did. It doesn't matter what it is. Is that if that is calling comcast and hang on the telephone for two hours you you you you. You don't like the company anymore afterwards. It doesn't matter what but this timeliness demand people has changed dramatically in we we we don case we knew if he can check the people in russia way below minutes it was. Okay now we know getting annoyed at twenty seconds. We know that so we have to change our processes we have to maybe even invest the money and have another person broke on the from dusk during the during rush hour we have to change processes and of course equipment technology and sun helps a lot but but i assure you an every business person has to know mind you. I don't guess those things. We started those things behalf to note that timeliness. If you don't. Tom is if you if you delivery if it cannot. That's my amazon is so successful. Because they'll deliver in time..
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"Very clear. Lamentably said every employee every single employee. It doesn't matter who that is has the right to spend up to two thousand dollars. The make sure guess becomes loyal up to two thousand dollars. That's correct it's it's no some people in some pieces people out. There will be shocked but believe me. It was a business decision and advised decision. Very simply happened. We met and be midden analysis with with analysis. Study what the guests really wants from us when the and what they mean when they feel at home and as it turns out they didn't want to feel at home the wanted to feel like the in the subconscious memory. They remember the mother's home. Everything was stunned foreign on. Here's the big piece of cam to it and win. Something you've been drawn for example the in that moment to their mom and said mom. I don't feel this is something terrible happen. Mom would take in And said i'm here for you. what can i do. Mom never said. I called a miniature what we do what you do when complained when we learned that you realized. Oh my goodness we don't make a decision that customer. That has a problem for example on disk. Because you didn't need it. Just duck guest. All they want is to be respected to be heard to be taken care of. Not waiting for a minute. I did to get rid of their frustration. So we taught everybody to be empowered. Everybody truly empowered to move heaven. Da- everyone is responsible to keep the guest. Does everybody's responsibility not not checking those. Just checking somebody in but by the way. Check somebody in convinced against two one. Comeback. everybody is responsible. Everybody and for that. You have to empower people because sometimes decisions have to be made in this case. That costs money. But it's borsod because we we also knew i was a businessperson. What's the value of a lifetime customer. I knew that knew how customers average minutes was. I know i mentioned every spent a know. How could how much they could spend in their life and believe you me. It was worth spending two thousand dollars. Potentially by the way no employee ever spend much the breakfast or do some things like that. Government did spend some extra time from blazing wrecks and so on but it created the image that we had and the credit loyalty now. This is the second objective you write about. His get new customers talk to me about the dangers of running a business and not always being focused on also getting new customers. Well otherwise issue customer soon. Sooner or later we'll be all dead. Otherwise you know you have to keep on. You have to keep on besides that an organization has to keep on growing and and that means you have to find new customers own going. That is an absolute absolute. Must now i. I rely rely. We relied and now. I have in a new company. Capella we rely. We don't advertise relied totally on word of mouth by our customers. Meaning mouse studied. Take back to the travel agencies etcetera etcetera and the pr. They're making and that is totally successful. We don't advertise is totally successful and we relied totally but the odd that we of course we we rely on other selling means we could. We got to two conventions with with travel agents at cetera. But so we constantly and be mischer if our customer base is growing or not and we expect our cosmic rule based of croc in each would tell consistently so we make sure that happens now objective number three you write about to encourage the customers to spend as much as possible but without sabotaging rule number one. That's correct now. Know what we meant. That i said before flippantly The mixed with the customer spent as much as possible. Does that is misunderstood. Of course when somebody that we were saying we should be so good that a customer is willing to pay more in our hotels then for another hotel room does how good we should be end. We know that if we accomplish point one loyalty in that moment that guests will buy more from us in that moment get says i feel so trusting the organization that we don't have to go out for dinner something else. I'm sure food in this hotel is good and this is good for any business once did trust you. They will buy other products from you. That's why this point number one is so important. It impact sti at tried to make a state mandate that the number one impacts the financial. Now you you wrote here. Objective number four you said in all of the above keep working towards more and more efficiency. I'd like for you to talk more about that. Yeah well is an particularly might be assistant. I believe that's true. In every business everybody talks about saving money of course and rightly so and but unfortunately it's often done by taking away value from the customer. I have seen enough for that all over sudden the soap. The room becomes a little smaller and of course. The miniature gets applauded because he makes more money than suddenly. The flowers are gone from the table. To peon is not playing in the afternoon anymore. That is cost cutting. That is not efficiency taking away from the guests. In order to on the cosmic oughta make more money is cost cutting and it. Sooner or later they will destroy you because it will hurt your name and your organization efficiency is something else. Efficiency is finding how we can save money from yourself. Meaning you know. How if if i can improve my work process to give you a given given given service without taking away from you. That means that find time. I find how to do it more efficiently. I eliminate mistakes. That's the key piece to find the mistakes in the organization and eliminate them permanently one by one because everytime sink about this. This is this is beautiful. Every time you eliminate a mistake.
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"Three o'clock. That is powerful now. This next idea. I'm not sure were you raised in a christian background. More of a secular. What what your religious background institutional christian if you will we were lutherans pretty about In what today i would. I don't want to scare people get scared me. The i call myself a born again. Christian means i have accepted. That christ is higher than i am an accepting him to be my leader and anything awesome is arrogant to ask you this because there is a bible verse that speaks about this concept called work as unto the lord and. I didn't figure this out too. I was about nineteen years at target and my boss horse told me clay. Somebody is eating of the pretzels. And of course. I was eating all the pretzels. I'm like i don't know who it is. It has to be you or someone on the shift because someone's getting all the pretzels. Well long story short. I was always late. I was always eating all the pretzels. I was always getting all the criticism always being quote unquote micromanaged. Then someone introduced me to the book. Think and grow rich which is not in the bible but it's written by napoleon hill and i decided to name my son by the way after napoleon hill. His name is aubrey. Napoleon hill clark and after reading that book i started getting into this crazy book called the bible and there's a verse colossians. Three twenty three reads whatever you do work at it with all your heart. As working for the lord not for ritz-carlton customers work work as unto the lord not ask for shareholders work under the lord not unto your manager. Since you know that you'll receive an inheritance from the lord as a reward. It is the lord. Christ you are serving. I want to ask you where do where where where do you get that. Where did you get that idea to take customer service to the next level and to revolutionize the hospitality industry will tell about that maitre deal who the mccreadie who said. Don't come to work to work. Come democrat accident but then go on being a christian. I look Jesus said love your neighbors ourself. Why would you not think that your guest or your employees or your neighbors. My goodness what a what a what an amazing thing love your neighbor is what missing who can say something about christ in my opinion and and and so dot had very much impact on me. But if you read my book you will also see a tell. A story about by another christian is santo battle. Some telling me some benedict. I'm sorry benedict in year. Five hundred roads to his ministries to his to his Monasteries and said when the customer minute guest moved adot that time travel has stopped in monasteries. For showed this when a guest arrived receive him and women didn't travel on receive him as if it was christ himself. And not only that. If you're on a fast break your fast and didn't have them so that they're not alone. But but i wash their feet now. If that is that is hospital. I cannot come close to that. But that's the goal to be as close as possible to care. That much is caring. I mean everything christ. It was the greatest thing of all is is laugh. My goodness you mean. Only for some people know laugh is to create a thing. Why wouldn't you love your guest. Why wouldn't you love your employees inter book. which by the way excellence. Wins is a great read. It's a no nonsense guide to becoming the best in a world of compromise. You talk about these four you write about. I felt like you were talking to me. Because i've watched her youtube videos. I'm reading and it feels like you're talking to me Paul jones for that by the way but in your book you talk about these four supreme objectives objective number. One you write is to keep the customer. What does that mean. i. If if i'm looking at what is creek company. Kirk company mixing every effort to keep the christmas to have that mr after they have to say what is it that i have to do to keep those customers but is it well. What you have to do is give that customer. The customer and stuff means says they get in the head and understand what they want what. They're really not mother-in-law told your or somebody's set aside in the plane or you know what your market tells. Should they want. That's what you give them number one. What company does number two. You'll find new ones number three. You get us money much money from the cosmos. You can't wait a minute. If not the cost of losing the customer doesn't mean shaft. Give him bodily you. You have to give value for everything you charge. End defect is guests. That is loyal. That means you don't lose your customers a lot. That's a loyal guest. That guest wants to deal with you and by other things that you produce because loyalty means nothing else but they have develop trust in you so did trust you become loyal and so every what has to be sure you make sure that they don't lose them so their lawyer do number two. You're newmont's number three you get them charge and yourself number four your work efficiently company but the key element here and nothing can interfere and make sure to cause the customer wants to come back and his lawyer again. Loyalty is nothing else but to develop trust in what you're doing i i want to Tap into your brain on this because you said something there that i don't think the listeners quite understand what you're saying you are talking about. Keep the customer and there is a guest. We're going to have on the show. Here is the bestselling author john ruling and he stayed in one of your hotels The one of the ritz carlton and he was having a guest of honor. Stay in the hotel. And he was going to meet him and he found out that his favorite Guest was a guy he's really trying to impress. He found out that his friend in his guest of honor was a fan of a certain clothing line and then he was. This is kinda when he had a startup. A baby business called gift allergy. So what he did was. He went into a department store and bought all off the clothes in that guy size the entire line the entire seasons line. He said he spent ten thousand dollars on clothes for this guy to impress this guy when he didn't have a whole lot of money. And he goes the ritz and he said. Can you guys help me display it like a retail store. You know like like like like a department store. And he said the ritz bellman said sure. Can you talk to me about the limits to which you would allow your team to go and house too far to go to keep.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"Guest his name is horst schultz. And i'm sure you're familiar with the company that he co founded in the company that he was once. The former president of the company is called ritz. Carlton hotel company horse scholtz. Welcome onto the thrive time show. How are you sir. I'm create and delighted. To be sir the ritz carlton hotel company has set so many benchmarks for excellence in customer service. Your name has been publicized and people know you for the success you achieved but could you start off at the bottom and share with us where you're from and cutting your background be cut before becoming the king of hotels ho- king of kings good. I'm actually not looking at all. I'm i come from a very small background. Small village in germany lived Individual was fourteen. And then i left and worked in a hotel. I had back my parents to work in a hotel which was very unpopular at the time but They've found the best job that could find the finest hotel which unfortunately was about one hundred kilometers away from home. But i so. I left a lift here in a dorm room with other kids. Starting to work a busboy. Meant everything at the time cleaning. Washing dishes It cetera et cetera. Helping for three and a half year half yes worked in the kitchen worked in a restaurant wrote in the in the housekeeping and so on and after that i left and brockton the truly i mean i'm not etcetera finest hotels in europe in paris and in switzerland or the american line from new england. And after that. I came to the us in nine hundred. Sixty four Some francisco working in the hilton hilton private club and and so on worked started. Ended up it hi-hit in and worked for ten years in high end. Start as a director food and beverage operations director rooms chin miniature vice-president regional vice president corporate vice president and then i was offered to start a job to start a new company to tell span construction both in atlanta and so the headquarters was not lanta about developers and and Financial people and needed somebody to run this new company. Tell business to run the credit with the promise. Dmed me to promise it the that could go top end and so i left say at the time my credit company hit and moved to atlanta and started a new company a year. Later your first tower and that the cameras caused and that's the story that is a lot that is your you. You just flew through incredible career. Let me reset your age fourteen. You just said that at age fourteen. You started working. Is that correct. That's correct yeah correct. Well it's not an untypical german way way of getting into a profession. You walk in that profession and once a week or two the to school relative to that profession down smart idea. That's a typical Trade korea in germany. I saw a talk you gave on youtube by the way. I've been watching way too many of your videos so i apologize for cyber stalking you so much but i want you deliver a talk and i was out. My kids had a cheerleading event and in kansas city and so the way shooting events goes kids perform for about three minutes and then the rest of the weekend. You're kind of you know hanging out at this arena. So i went back to the hotel while i was waiting for them to perform and i watched videos and one of the things that you said and i had to play it back over and over and over as you were comparing you were comparing your commitment to having excellence in work with your commitment to staying married. If i'm getting that correct could you please explain the parallels between committing to bring excellence and committing to stay married while it it. It's all i believe. Everything we do is a decision that we make not not not a pipedream clear decision. I met in marriage. I met a clear decision. When i got merit i will be in love with that woman for the rest of my life not just lover but be in love and i can tell you unequivocally i'm married. Forty years am totally in love with that woman but it takes work. It's not different than when you take a job jamaica decision to be excellent in that job job or whatever is in life decisions i can either just go to work or go to work to create excellence. I always say. I got a for two reasons. One is to create. Excellence in what i'm doing too is to be with my friends if they like it or not tim o. Friends if i have that attitude. I enjoy going there and create something. Why are we to eight hours. Whatever we are at work now you know in a leadership position as much more dollars but what it is eight hours wasted and just do function rather than whatever. The function is good. Excellent the dish washing or whatever. It is could excellence in that but the well how does a cop out well. It's a decision and decision on which you on neutral work on which you which you remind yourself all the time and this deal so it is not different mid anything ounce horse. I don't want you to Throw anything over the phone here. And i'm not. I'm not that satan needs an advocate. But i'm going to be the devil's advocate. Because i grew up really poor. I didn't start working on his fourteen but really sixteen is when i started my first thing and i am not a stranger of the sixty hour the seventy hour work week. I'm not afraid to get to work at for five or whatever. I'm also going to take care of my body and get sleep and also style five kids. I've been married eighteen years. So many people i see they say well the reason why i didn't get to work on time. They just didn't feel like it. And so they have so talk to me about your mindset of committing the excellence versus other people saying i just don't feel yeah but this is no different. I have friends of friends. A couple of years ago is good. Good friends and getting divorced. I mean of course when people who've been divorced it is a total friends and everybody gets divorces. It's import fall. And when i had to sit down i didn't understand their were for to purely for people. Good looking people. Friendly people won't be ba honorable people so i had to sit down with us from johnson. Said why why why it'd be fuelling. What are you waiting for feeling. I rather mega decision. What my feeling is wrong. Make it make a feeling make my decisions. Can you repeat that against sir. That was great. Yeah well i'm saying i really are that. Make the decision. What i feel rather than have to feeling decide what i what i do. How how who i am et cetera. Is this is. This is so unreasonable to even allow that to happen. You make a decision on them. You communicate with the the decision you have to fight against the feelings that. Try to interfere with your decision but it has to still your decision and the and the feeling. It's your decision and not did you. Your decision is it driven by your feelings that right. There is a a knowledge nugget that somebody needs to write down to put that on a t shirt. Many people today should consider getting a tattoo tattoo that as a tattoo. Now i want to ask you this because you worked very hard for fourteen. You work your way up. At hyatt and then my understanding is at gerald w blakeley he owned the one individual. Ritz carlton in boston. And he sold the the trademark. And the brand. To william b johnson who i believe was the largest owner of the waffle house franchises. My correct you owned about one hundred fifty hours in office buildings and the incident and also owns merita tells and are managed by marriage and and and holiday inns when he built to hotels which is supposed to become holiday inns he could not come to agreement at the time with all in us to the fees and cetera et cetera. When somebody recommended him to start his own hotel companies on brand that put on the surge. I came in high it. We then say it when we were he we acquire. I'd be a quiet name african we had a couple of names subiaco quiet and and But we said we'd be clear to have an existing name that already mixed sense that a people know it is a hotel and we we pursued to tell us a one hotel in san francisco and so tell and and he and and another one and and he came back and said the ball this also in in boston. We didn't like that because it was a tower hotel. It was terribly dilapidated. It was only four. Vehicle for monthly renders. All people live nor air conditioning song But the mark hopkins fell through so he purchased because it was a crib location and frankly the name everybody knew doctorates meant risk called mental. Even though it was not.
T.I. And Tiny Accused by 15 Women of Sexual Assault
"These two have always had a real messy marriage. If you watched any of their reality show years back, TI and tiny, the family hustle. You know what I'm talking about. But these latest allegations are the opposite of, well, there's more to it than just them having an open marriage. Those rumors have always been around. And if you're married to tiny, you better have an open marriage. You can not stay home and be with her. You can't. She looks like the grumpy old troll. I'm sorry. It's not one person who's turned on that show. I've seen these two together. And thought, yeah, yeah, she's a good-looking woman. I mean, well, anyhow, so so far, like I said, more than a dirty dozen of women at last count are accusing them of sexual abuse. They've come forward, they have accused the couple of coercing them into comprising sexual situations, having to do with drugs and money. One woman who remained anonymous, which is kind of, you know, they're right, anonymous. Anybody can do that. An anonymous woman talked about an incident she had back in Charlotte in 2016. She went to TI and tiny's hotel suite at the Ritz Carlton and they took away her phone and once she was there a bunch of Molly and cocaine was handed out. And only the people who removed their pants were told to stay. And she said she watched them drag girls back and forth from the bedroom to the bathroom to the living room. One girl was crying because she wanted to leave, but they wouldn't give her phone back so she could call an Uber. That's kidnapping it from that mistaken.
How to Achieve an Epic Customer Focused Culture in 6 Steps
"Every one of these steps Works in any size organization. It's just the small ones have an advantage of being able to turn on a dime and really, you know work closely with everybody maybe you know in a short period of time where a large organization, you know to roll it out to thousands and thousands dead. It's difficult. But here it is number one. And by the way, this is separate from your vision and mission statements and values statements create a customer service vision statement or a customer experience vision, and it should be one sentence long or less can even be just several words. For example. My favorite is the Ritz-Carlton what are ladies and gentlemen serving lunch and gentlemen, that's nine words long and mine at my company is 3 words long always be amazing. We want to be amazing for a client's we want to teach your clients to be amazing for their customers and clients guests, whatever they want to call them. So this is our Mantra. I call it a mantra. It's a defining statement about what your service and experience looks like number two is to communicate wage so that everybody knows it and they if you walked up to them and you say what's our service statement or experience statement, they would know without hesitation what it is number three is too true. Two people two at you train everybody like those baggage handlers. They've got to know what their job is that it's beyond just handling bags. It's taking care of the customer or the passenger. So you train everybody else. You don't just do it. Once you don't do it when they're on boarded or just have one event and then don't do it again four years. It's on going to reinforce the importance of making this, you know, really odd cultural not just you know, an event and lip service. So that's number three is training number four. Is that management leadership, especially you need to be the role models. They need to treat people internally with the way they went their customers treated they need to show as they deal with customers to everyone else the right way to do. It number five is to defend the culture if somebody goes out of alignment on this vision, and or maybe it's a department maybe in a large large company. It could be a region or even a country is out of alignment with what that that vision statement is dead. You've got to get them back in and I once interviewed a number of CEOs. And one of the questions I asked is what's your most important job and the gentleman that in my opinion would have won a prize said God send the culture of our company. That's one of my biggest jobs. He helped create it and he wants to defend it number 6 is to celebrate it when it works let people know they're doing a great job and wage and that's it. So you've got Define it communicate it Train everybody to it be the role model for it. If you're a leader and defend it if it goes out of alignment with anybody or any group of people and number six celebrate it when it works.
A New Path to the NBA: Woj on the G League's Program
"Woge? It has now been three weeks since number. One ranked high school recruit Jalen Green announced on instagram. That he'd be passing on numerous college offers to instead. Become part of the new improved G. League professional pathway program. That's what it's called Q. Explain what it is and how it began Meena. It's it's really a bridge between the end of the wounded done era in college basketball in the NBA and what had existed which was really limited options for an elite high school player to do anything but go to college basketball. They put this program place. Two years ago and they started off with players they fell would be first. Round picks were highly regarded coming out of high school. One hundred twenty five thousand dollars a year would be assigned to League team and then you would enter the following years draft. They could not get anybody in that. I really year year and a half to commit to that program. A couple reasons. I think even more than the money agents and those who would advise high school players advised against the idea of going to the G. League where it seven. Let's say eighteen years old. You're going to be playing against grown men in there who played college who played overseas who've been in the NBA back and forth maybe mid twenties late twenties and they would hurt your intentionally hurt your draft stock where you be physically overmatched. It is a difficult lifestyle especially for young person. It's not charter. Flights it's not four seasons and Ritz. Carlton's it's the southwest flight connecting it midway Chicago to get the Iowa City. Adam silver was very moved by the fact that Lamelo Ball in R J Hampton to the top players in this two thousand twenty draft when to Australia next year take my talents to the NBA. Laura Hawks next year I will be going overseas to play an Australian basketball even with the New Zealand. Breaking choke deals in that five hundred thousand dollar a year range and there was not really an option for them. Here there are things we should be doing differently. So that for an American player who decides college isn't for me and I want to spend fulltime devoted to the game of basketball. That's my best chance to be in the NBA. There should be an alternative opportunity in the US spurred silver to push ref- Abderrahim. Who is the president of the G. League she and Rod Strickland Former all-star Mba guard who also works for the G. League in the NBA as part of this program? They've been out in the field. They've been out talking the families players and coaches and they certainly explained to Adam silver. We've got to change this program. So they updated this program specifically for players like Jalen Green. What exactly does it look like now. This is essentially a select team that will be comprised of the players coming out of high school and then veteran players who might otherwise be in the G. League who would get paid comparable salary to come play here. Play a mentor. Ship role to these players. Perhaps players on the back end of their career might like to who might have an I- already on coaching or working in a fraud office will working for the League and also realize that. There's going to be a great deal of scouting attention paid to this group of players. Nba and that. This might not be a bad place for them to still be seen as viable players right now. So that's the makeup of a roster. The coaches will be coaches that people have heard of with NBA coaching experience. Some of them former head coaches and they'll play a schedule that will include G. League teams but not a fulltime jelly schedule. So they'll play perhaps exhibitions against G. League teams. They might play national teams. Who might be touring from different countries? Different parts of the year. I was told they might go to Australia. Where there's an NBA Academy maybe play some Exhibition Games? There and stay there for awhile and train and move around and now the program became more appealing for the top level player. And you've seen now if you players make that leap when you say. It's more appealing in the financial. Incentives are better. How much better we talking? Well Jalen Greens deal with the G. League is around. Five hundred thousand dollars that includes incentives. I'm told that there's a base salary and then there's incentives for essentially just completing. Maybe it's a community service program or a life skills program things that are part of it that they disincentivize financially now. Every player is not going to get five hundred thousand dollars. Jalen green was a number one player in his class. And if you listen to John Devonian Mike. Schmitz are dropping analysts. And I listen to those guys. They tell me that he would have competed to be the number one. Pick in this coming draft and right now he's you know projected to be that in the two thousand twenty one draft so there was. I think a great credibility for the NBA The G. League to get a player that caliber come into this program that he might be a little bit of a Pied Piper for others but they're not going to pay all these guys five hundred thousand some of them the pay more than the one twenty five but they're really negotiating that and remember that. Those players inside endorsement deals. If there's somebody who wants to pay them to wear shoes jailing green again is is a player who see your companies have great interested Not all the players are going to get big endorsement deals and then there is a component that they will go back. There's a partnership with Arizona State and with the NBA. And you could go back and get your degree hate for by the League later on at some point and so those are the benefits of this for players who decide. They don't want to go to college or meetings. In some instances where players become eligible and can't go play college basketball. You mentioned that players. Who Do this can also get endorsement deals? Which at the same time this is happening the NC Double A. Just came out and said were exploring the idea of letting our college players also have endorsements with of course many caveats and limitations this being the NCW TC. All of this is being connected while the shaves but exploring for quite a long time. They always seem to sort of stay in exploration mode. And when you start to dig down into the fine print of what they talk about doing. It isn't what maybe the headline was of of trust. Release or a report about it. I will say this being a part of the. Nba's thinking was that they were reacting. I think a little bit to the Condoleeza Rice commission slash report which a couple years ago essentially said the NBA should do away with one and done. We must separate the college track from the professional track by ending one and done the NCAA stance was that the players who do not want to be in college. There should be an avenue for them to bypass college and that we should take them in here if they don't want be here and so the NCAA on one level has encouraged this of the NBA. Now part of the problem is the NBA and the Players Association. They have not been able to agree on the terms of ending one and done we call on the NBA and the N. Bpa power here to once again make eighteen year old eligible for the NBA draft so that high school players who were drafted may proceed directly to the NBA in theory. Both of them both sides the union. The League would like to end one and done. There was a sense that that this would have gotten done last year. But there are terms of an agreement that they can't come to to end it. And this may be shelved now all the way until the next collective bargaining agreement two thousand twenty four twenty five so for the NCAA right now like this is what they asked for and whether or not they loosen the ability for players to earn money in college or off lightness or however that happens then. I think that will impact this. But let's I still think there's going to be a lot of players who would rather go to college because by the way meaner if you WANNA get paid. There are plenty of places in college basketball that you can go and make money equivalent to what the Julius paying. And that's that's just a fact you're referring of course to the fact that it's an open secret that college kids get paid under the table. Me Knock. I've broken a few stories along the way. I don't think I'M BREAKING MATT. One of your with you right now.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power
"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia
Trump impeachment: What you need to know about the Senate trial
"Today. The big news coming out of Washington should have been the presentation of the articles of impeachment. Went to the Senate. The swearing in the chief justice to preside over the trial and of senators to serve impartial. Justice list was eclipsed however by new revelations revelations about trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine policy. Well we've Geoffrey Howard professor of political science at UC L. to come in and bring us up to date with the fast moving eating events have US domestic politics. Thanks so much for joining us. Jeffrey set who is left Pon us and what does he said. So let's partners is an associate of Rudolph Giuliani. Most people remember. Rudy Giuliani as the mayor of New York City. During nine eleven many thought he would go down in American history as one of its most storied figures. Someone who inspired brought the city together but this is a very different Rudolph. Giuliani we see before us in twenty twenty. He is the personal lawyer to the president of the United United States and by all accounts spent the last couple of years going around the world doing the president's bidding doing the president's alleged dirty work and life partners ukrainian-american American is one of his associates. One of his henchmen some have put it Who It seems has been spending quite a bit of time in Ukraine meeting with Ukrainian officials playing playing a key role in trying to pressure The Ukrainian government to fabricator find dirt on Joe Biden which the president could then use to smear near him with if Joe Biden turns out to be his opponent in the upcoming general election? And he's given this this huge interview where he absolutely says that trump knew exactly what it was going on. How credible is he? Well I think he certainly deserves a good amount of skepticism. He is himself under indictment partly for participation in he's very allegedly nefarious activities But what he's saying is corroborated by everything else. We've learned over the past few months. So this trove of voicemail as mail messages and texts in calendar entries demonstrates that there has been a concerted effort by trump's associates by Rudolph Giuliani and and his men To try to pressure the Ukrainian government to cook up this investigation Into into the former vice president Joe Biden That the president has known about it all along that the Attorney General Bill Bar has known about it all along the so many people have suggested that well maybe rudy. Giuliani has been up to no good but maybe the top people in the White House weren't totally sure that he was doing all this. He was just doing it on his own initiative well of left parties right The president has known about this all along then absolutely vital and orchestrating it and some of the elements of this evidence are really striking. Some of them are are handwritten notes scrawled on sheets of paper from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Vienna And they demonstrate that there was a wide range of tactics that were deployed by eh trump's or rudy Giuliani's men including left in Ukraine. It looks like there may have been in operation to Sir Vail then American ambassador acid to the Ukraine by Rudy Giuliani's own men. So I mean this really is the stuff of a of a movie plot. You really couldn't make it up and inevitably they will be a movie about about the We also heard yesterday that an independent nonpartisan office that works for Congress says the trump administration broke the law when it withheld held military assistance to Ukraine. So what has the Government Accountability Office said. Why does it matter so will it matter that is the question for the US Senate as we approached this This trial So the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. It's a it's a national watchdog organization and it did indeed find that the decision to withhold military aid for Ukraine dangling over the government in exchange for a promise to look into a Abidin was indeed a violation of the law. Now as we know the president cannot be prosecuted as part of a traditional Legal investigation it. There is a special process. The founding fathers of the United States for better or worse put into place with respect to holding the president legally accountable and that is the the impeachment process. Which of course begins with the House of Representatives? The Lower Chamber of the Congress deciding whether to charge the president with a particular offense Which has done that is why he's been impeached? And then it goes to the Senate to decide Whether to convict him the offense and if they do convict him of the events he will be the I president. US history removed from office. And that is where we are now the opening formalities of the Senate trial of happened. We've had the swearing in of jurors as we know the Senate is controlled told by Donald Trump's party the Republicans will the jurors be impartial. Well that's the big question. We're learning to find out so A month ago Mitch. McConnell the the leader of the Republicans in the Senate said that he didn't intend to be an impartial juror and he emphasized that this is a political process And of course there's a sense of what she's he's right that it is a political process. This isn't a standard ordinary legal process. It is a a decision that the senators get to make for themselves. They get to ask themselves. Do we think that this conduct that the president has engaged in amounts to what the constitution refers to as high crimes in misdemeanors has the president by allegedly abusing. His power demonstrated that he is fundamentally unfit for office such that he ought to be removed. That is not a matter of showing that the president violated highlighted some particular law on the books. It's it is a political judgement but that doesn't mean it has to be a a a narrow minded self interested partisan judgment political judgments can still be moral judgments and so when the chief justice of the United States who very intriguingly to preside over. This whole process swore the senators in in yesterday He got them to swear that they would do impartial. Justice in this context with that means I would argue is that they need to Genuinely we look at the evidence. Look at the facts And that really goes to the question of whether this will be a fair trial because we do not know for sure yet whether there will actually be witnesses called or or whether it will be a very quick process where they have opening statements And then basically closing statements and then it ends because trump had originally said he wanted witnesses. Nice Nice seems to be tons of them. Well it's it's not exactly clear what the president wants here One thing we know for sure is that if the president if we do have witnesses in this process For example the former national security adviser of the United States John Bolton long celebrated and regarded as a very important vigour by Republicans but who is said to have referred to Rudy Giuliani's little inquiry in Ukraine as a as a drug deal that he didn't have anything apart a part of he has said that if he's subpoenaed he'll be willing to testify. No doubt if left parnassus subpoenas. He would testify Now it could be that some of the more. Moderate Republicans pins people like Susan Collins from Maine who are going to rely in their next reelection. On more moderate members of their state voting for them will want to be seen as not just in the tank for trump as somewhat more independently minded Someone like Mitt Romney. For example the senator from Utah also wants to be seen as an indeed is more independently hundley minded. They may well go with Democrats in supporting calling witnesses. You might even get more Republicans than that to support calling pulling witnesses. But then they'll perhaps want include witnesses. That don't seem to have much particularly to do with whether trump is guilty not such as Hunter Biden and so if we start seeing people like Hunter Biden called in this thing could degenerate into a circus quite quickly and I mean such a huge week ahead then for the US and not just for the Republicans for the Democrats. Not Because of course we have Iowa coming up on one of the unintended consequences of this. Trial is the fact that two senators who are also running for the Democratic nomination not table to get on that campaign trail so Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both needing to be in Washington to actually be at this trial absolutely absolutely and so then. They're going to have to go so there. Of course the two most important ones given their rankings in the polls Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota also needs to participate cle Bennett a senator from Colorado running for president. I saw the other day. He's still running for Pres- wasn't aware that he was still in the race. He hasn't been in the limelight bat. Much of that's four senators that have to Interrupt their campaigns and go back and so might that given a slight edge to South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buddha judge and the former former vice president Joe Biden it probably will and just indulge me here in a in a best case justice doing its job no partisan interest Outcome where trump is simply judged on whether he broke the Laura or not and we know he did really How soon could he be gone? Well it could happen quite quickly. So the Clinton trial took just over a month. Um that was in nineteen ninety nine. The previous impeachment was the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in nineteen sixty eight and that took about two months So if you manage to get so there are fifty three Republicans in the Senate. They're forty five Democrats there to independence any two two thirds of the Senate to convict and remove the president from office. Which means you'd need to get the forty five Democrats which you'd get you get the to independence and then you need to get Twenty or so little more more than twenty Republicans To sign on as well and that seems extremely extremely unlikely Because you can get someone like Susan Collins who will be able to say. Well we broaden auden witnesses. We looked at all the evidence and we just decided he was bad with the president. Had but it didn't rise quite to the level of an offense such that we should remove him from office and that might be a way. She's able to save face but if for some reason the political winds change dramatically. Maybe John Bolton gives a dramatic testimony that shifts public opinion radically medically and you do get that twenty those twenty or so senators. Well then trump could be gone within a couple of months Jeffrey. I'm holding my breath. Thank you very much indeed. That's Jeffrey free. How it
Travel the World on Crypto With Travala CEO Matthew Luczynski
"Right what his up good beautiful wonderful citizens of crypt nation. I hope you are just having a wonderful little morning noon and or night because wherever the heck you are in the world just know that you're in the right place isn't that right beats mine. No I completely disagree this time. I don't feel like I'm in the right place. In fact I kind of need to get away. I don't know where I you can find a good place to book a Hotel Jerry suggestions. Well it's funny that you mentioned that I've got a good friend here in Matthew Login ski and he is the founder the CEO of a beautiful platform called travel up Matthew. Welcome to the show hang is thanks for having me on Travolta Is a platform where anybody could book a hotel anywhere in the world using nothing but crypto currency matthew. We're going to dive deep into your platform and all the things that inspired you to make it and all the wonderful things that are coming up but first give us a little background who you are in kind of what drew you to. WHO The crypto currency and blockchain industry? Yes so me. I came to Crypto in around two thousand eleven. Two thousand twelve when oh seventeen years old. It was based on friends a little bit older than myself. Actually Mining Crypto in the bedrooms full at helping three university on it was something that instantly became attractive. It was a way to gain from Nathan essentially on it the whole concept behind it. The whole block chain concept the over the FE- is following not actually came to me on something that we rent on In research searched on it it was something that was like. Wow this is really going to take off Throughout University again. trading crypto to people. Ebola didn't didn't buy it from didn't know where to get it from from those people who in mind in it and then yet just sort of went from there really my knowledge of Blockchain Ainun crypto developed in development. Obviously than we still therion come come to lie on the rest of the crypto spacious has begun to Then obviously while I was in my final year of university I just decided you know to sort of take the leap of faith on trolley Concept was so itself was bowing because of atrophy troubling because the founders passion for traveling Stevo founder. Hugh I conceptualize this idea with. Actually he was. He's been in the travel industry for over twenty five years so it was something that was really clicked with those on we. We reform survived. Come from that around two and a half years ago now. One of the problems that I always have. I'm travelling is they WANNA have An actual credit card in order to check in and I feel like that's the most ridiculous thing in the world. That's the problem that I'm having. But what problems are you trying to solve with. Travolta were trying to create a globally accessible hotel and travel booking marketplace on by that we mean is provide a a option for everybody to pay whatever means they desire so for example they could pay with Bitcoin With Syria they could pay with a native token. Aba and we want to provide that gateway to all those people in this uses in the Christian space now on what will come to space over time. we housing site libra potential and the reach of that tool those billions of people facebook. They have a platform where they could spend the cryptocurrency on. We've got to make sure that leading the way in tens of economists Payment solutions full plot phones on especially hotels on a combination. Let's amazing and kind of pizza minds point. How do we like so I buy thing by a hotel or rent a hotel with Through Travolta generally speaking. They're going to need a credit card in order to handle like you know Potential Room damages. So is your platform the same way where I could suspend bitcoin. But then I get to the hotel in order to check and I'll still need to put down credit and depend a really depends on the hotel and the value the hotel itself. You know the highest value hotel's rich in for example. Yes you will have to do. You will also lead into the hotel a lower three star to star hotel. You probably probably house to it. All depends on the hotel specific. Needs at where you're specifically at the hotel. Now that saying we do have potential plans plunged at rollouts of halo system which can be used in hotels so that would lead potential. People's pay with Crypto Chris in the M in the long term vision of trauma awesome and not to get too technical. But you know what's going on in the back end when I pay. Travolta Crypto is travel is taking kind of inventory risk of holding onto that Crypto long-term and pain out to the Ritz Carlton and cash. What's going on so how it works? Is We take a crypto payment and we instantly liquidate so we have a number of moving paw. Aw that are in play at one specific moment in time and they problematically released the CRYPTO. Making sure that we don't lose anything when we don't Miss It. And we mitigate the risk of volatility completely that means the way say safe is a business where able to grow it. It would be great if we could pull crypto for a long period of time but in the sense in a business sense that is not a is no small news so yet we liquidate straightaway on. We actually accomplishing institutional money. And we pay the hotels so Whistle of the. Let's call the offer another problem trauman having is you know when I'm working for different companies and even here Crypto WanNa one you know we go to different conferences and the company will book my travel travel accommodations. But sometimes my name won't be on the room or you know whatever the case is and even though someone booked a room for me if they're not out there even though the rooms already been paid for not allowed to go in. And I think to myself Ma'am block could really solve this if I had some kind of Nafta token that says this room his mind you know until it expires four days you know I could simply just walk past. Walk Straight to the door and get my roommate's completely bypass the whole check in thing. How do you think that besides that you know maybe blockchain can help the hotel industries one day and what needs to happen before they're ready to fully get on board with blockchain? I think what's GonNa what happens. Is Payments Payments. Stop and I once. They see the payments all secure. They don't lose. They don't elise capital from it because what we did see a few years ago was expedia expedia or go to try crypto payments. Try bitcoin payments and they continue can you to after short period of time because they could not handle the risk of volatility and they lost capsule. Now that's obviously put people in the travel industry off from mainstream sharing perspective but then the allows innovators to commend showcase. Actually make it work. I think that's the fish For hotels themselves paints finance at once they get payments than they could obviously look the areas. Why the hotel itself? The whole supply chain management systems. They could come into play on then yet. Like you mentioned a individual hotel bookings full people Making sure about systems systems correct on. MFT Tokens that. Would I guess that would come into play if a hotel specifically its own. Unique and T- tokens is like single into the network of hotels on. That could be what that would come into play in the future again Looking at it from his point of view at this specific assistant member in time
2019: The year business went 'woke'
"Twenty. Nine hundred was the year when Saudi Arabia launched changed long-awaited share offering in state oil company. Aramco D- when Softbank lost its gloss when accounting giant tighten belts and when capitalism went woke. I'm I'm joined to discuss the corporate year with our companies editor. Tom Breath weight and Brooke. Masters are comment and Analysis Edison. Tom Can start with you. Can you tell L. is what happened with the Saudi Aramco IPO. Well it happened. Finally which is serve some progress because it took months and months of delay and eventually This massive oil company floated in Riyadh and now does have the two trillion dollar valuation that was so coveted by Prince. Mohammad bin Salman. Why did it take so long investor skepticism in short? I think one problem was that the Saudis would have liked to have listed this in New York which is the the biggest steepest capital market in the world but the main problem there was that they could have been sued for their alleged role in the nine eleven terrorist attack ax which Saudi Arabia has always denied it opens the window to litigation in the US which they desperately wanted to avoid so. That was one problem that the other problem was that most international investors did not think this oil company which is still fairly. Oh pay can still very much. Under the control of the Kingdom could justify the valuation valuation particularly at a time when oil prices have fallen. And when there is great concern about global companies in a world where carbon one is considered toxic change. They Saudis raise the money. Yeah well it got its public oil company to the local market in Riyadh. What it couldn't do was securer hefty amount of international investors so there was a lot of pressure on local Saudi investors? Some of whom were the same people. Who'll who were held against their will at a hotel the Ritz Carlton Reminders? What happened then? Back in two thousand seventeen. Several of Saudi Arabia's richest families were held old at the Ritz Carlton Hotel People like Prince. Alwaleed who is quite knows. International investor ended up with an enforced stay whilst their assets assets were probed by the state and ultimately some of those assets were confiscated by the state so these same people Saudi Arabia and knocked on their door and and said we'd really like you to buy into the Saudi Aramco. IPO and these people generally said yes. Yes we would very much like everyone else. We would like to buy the shares and so they did and it is floated and this little sliver of equity has been sold. And that is what justifies the two-trillion-dollar evaluation. Now it's not really like apple apple of a massive mega capps who's stock as freely traded. So if and when that ever happens we might get a more realistic assessment of what it's worth. Burke Saudis been a big investor in South Bank and the Vision Fund which. We've had corsage about this year. How Will Scaling Down with the IPO effect Saudi Arabia's ability ability to continue money into what I think we now call the troubled Japanese fund presumably? It might make it more difficult. I mean Saudis already having having to raise more money to diversify the economy and so presumably. They're not going to want to be quite to free with their cash. And of course Softbank is probably not the place that they I would like to put their money anymore. Anyway because Softbank itself by Maceo she son has taken some really big bets on companies that have not so far come good specifically specifically. I think we work would be the most obvious one. which is the shared office? Space Company tried to list and failed to at which point not only did it not sell equity but but it's lenders decided not to lend any money and Softbank had to go rescue it and its valuation has been cut significantly. I'm sure Tom knows exactly by how much he's about. Tell us I think I think from forty seven billion dollars. They tried various levels down but ultimately ends up with a sub ten billion dollar evaluation as you say failed to go public. Can they continue each trade. Yeah I mean as long as Softbank and others are willing to continue to pour cash into it because it is still heavily loss-making but the other thing they've done is scaled back their a growth strategy. So they are not spending as much money on new builds so they think they can get to somewhere near break even in the coming months. They've also filed a lot of people which helps so frank's image of takes quite a battering its credibility. How does that affect its ability to keep them investing well they have been trying to raise a second fund and it has not worked worked as well as one would hope? It's particularly problematic because as you may remember. Their first fund has an extremely unusual structure where it's not just people putting in cash. It's people putting in cash and then also they had to put in loans basically so they don't have as much cash as your classic Private Equity Fund. What have they actually have to pay interest on the money? They've got so I think if they don't have success relatively soon the way it's structured means that the lack of success will be magnified and make it that much harder for them. Son has apologized already. Instead he was to credible and he has also started putting a new governance requirements on the companies that the fund invests in food for them. I've always always been skeptical about some of the companies have invested in some of the valuations. They've invested at. They seem to have got quite late into the private tech game and got into in a massive way EH. One of the most ridiculous investments was wag this company that walks you dock for you which they've just finally pulled out of we. Work is the big characteristic Batson if that went well then or would be fine. But it hasn't so I mean Masan has this ability really proven alibaba to pick one winner that has generated a massive amounts of return. So if there's just one company within this portfolio then it could be judged a success but if you look at companies like Uber which I showed this year and his now full and a third in value if you look obviously we work and the marginal bets like y than as little really to say that this thing is going to be success for the big four. They've had quite the twelve months with so many scandals. What would you say? What did they end up this year? What's interesting is it hasn't been as bad? That is you think I mean. They have been criticized and find record fines record discipline for dreadful audits of companies that leader went bust but in an actual practical level. Their revenues are up and their dominance of the auditing business of the footsie. One hundred is up. They have taken taking a lot of terrible press. And they're probably. I'm guessing having a harder. Time recruiting best in the brightest. But I would not cry for them. The thing to remember is this time last year. The kingman kingman review was suggesting that they ought to be separating audit from other other businesses. Maybe broken up do all this stuff and then the CMA. The competition and Markets Authority authority in April said the same thing and they're going to move forward but nothing has actually happened so in fact life continues for them they still make a lot of money. KPMG I'M G. which is the one that has struggled more than the others has been involved in more of the scandals and also it has had prophets problems and so it has had to do meaningful cutbacks? Axum TRIMs They had famous where they stopped paying for people's phone calls and they took a lot of bad press. But I think it's worth remembering that. If you go back maybe a dozen years. You could've made exactly the same argument. Lots of concern about their dominance of the auditing market. Lots of concern. That audits weren't going well. This is remember post Enron and all that sort of thing and there were four them and there are four now so could they to relax a bit and feel that they've survived the structure phone calls over. This will come back. It's not clear. Their regulator has a new person. WHO's in charge of WHO is actually a serious guy and it is possible? He will try to do more at the moment. There's no legislation giving power to him to do more. It will really depend on how much Boris Johnson government cares about this stuff. I mean it was on the agenda of the previous government. Is it now. We don't
A year after Khashoggi's slaying, Saudi clampdown persists
"Wednesday marks a year since Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. the idea that Saudi operative for plot to kill a man a US journalist inside their own consulate shocked the world after the gruesome details that emerged Mr Shoji was a critic of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Selmon who is suspected of involvement of the killing NPR checking north of looks at whether he and his kingdom. ice exactly three weeks after the death of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia held its second annual international investment conference the glittering of van dubbed Davos in the desert was meant to showcase business opportunities in the kingdom a year earlier it brought in some of the biggest names in international banking and investment but not this time a lot of people a lot of phone investors stayed away Christian coats Gourock sin is a Middle East specialist at rice university's Baker institute he says dozens of investors and government officials quickly dropped out of the conference after could show she's killing that was when they were daily revelations about Saudi hit squads and dismemberment but now those horrors have faded and lower expenses Saudi Arabia still has so much oil wealth it's your resistible for many investors they started to come back over the past few months so it's initial outcry and a quiet year few began to go back into Saudi Arabia tempted by the Congress of contracts the Muhammad somebody's trying to push through these young friends was says Nick with the Middle East institute says many investments are being delayed in large part out of concern over crown prince Mohammed bin Selmon the crown prince is widely suspected English oak trees killing despite his repeated denials says Nick says the prince's autocratic tendencies such as detaining hundreds of wealthy Saudis at the Ritz Carlton hotel for several months had already worried foreign investors says Nick says the could show G. killing reinforce those concerns the fight that now the country's a one man show you know means that you're at the mercy of preaching this one person and if you are going to put many millions of dollars in investment and a lot of management time and so on you don't want to be at the mercy of one person that's too dangerous that's on the business side there's also been a political toll at a G. twenty meeting earlier this year picture showed the crown. prince isolated from world leaders accept Russia's Vladimir Putin who gave him a hearty handshake Saudi Arabia has lost arms sales from Germany Denmark and Finland the US Congress his efforts to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia increased after could show she's death the crown prince still has one key supporter president trump who is even cast doubt on the CIA's assessment that the crown prince played a role in could show she's death they have nothing definitive and the fact is maybe he did maybe he did Ben Friedman the director of the foreign influence transparency initiative at the nonpartisan center for international policy says trump is effectively allowing Saudi Arabia to get away with crucial trees killing the Saudis haven't actually paid a large price for the murder of your market share gains insure we can look at what Congress is nine terms of legislation that they've been working on related to arms sales to Saudi Arabia but at the end of the day trump has vetoed every single bill that would have hurt the Saudis in this regard but the race institutes all works in believes ultimately Saudi Arabia will pay a price and I think for the first time. recent history there's no bipartisan support in the Congress in the US political spectrum for for Saudi Arabia and that's going to be concerned because trump will be there forever to protect the crown prince still only works and believes the crown prince will become king because he still has the blessing of his father king someone despite what the rest of the world
Trump claims Russia investigation was 'treason'
"But if that was likely Russian disinformation from the beginning in the dossier and then we see what they did with it I mean just all right to hookers urinating in a bed in in the Ritz Carlton in Moscow Donald trumps bad which you know that's why they had the spreadsheet John Solomon reported ninety some odd percent of this is all garbage the about new was all garbage but in spite of warnings multiple warnings Kathleen calve like Bruce or everybody else steel hates trump Hillary paid for it it's not verified now we know what's on verifiable the dossiers author Christopher steal those same by it okay but you use it any way you use it it gets disseminated to the American people of the poker is hearing it urinating in the bed story that's it doesn't sound like the Russians if it was if it was Russian disinformation likely from the beginning it sounds like the Russians weren't trying to hold Donald Trump which is banned one of the main points and main conspiracies a mainline is from the get go anyway joining us now good friend of the program is done great work all boy do we have news coming next week isn't it great when you know something awesome is come then you can't share with everybody to tell your audience your he's like you jerk you know only because we we are very careful I am you know I said this last night on TV we we double check triple check every source we don't want to get a story wrong thankfully we have not on this big you know two and a half years above I'm feeling layers of an onion but let me start with this you're the executive vice president investigative columnist at the hill right and you broken so many of these stories but I think what you really hit on just this week prior to Mahler could be the biggest piece of the puzzle and that is about George Mitchell said is a guy that well didn't the mother reports suggest he was part of Russian intelligence and the person he's a he's a flash point the start of the entire Russia collusion narrative if you don't have Joseph miss through writing out reaching out to George Papadopoulos in March of twenty sixteen and offering to introduce him to the Russians you don't have a predicate because as we know it was that conversation sort of conversations in March and April that the F. B. I. said prompted them to open up a investigation that became known as operation crossfire hurricane in which gave us this whole bogus Russian collusion narrative for two and a half years so he is the starting point of this entire investigation and in the great lawmakers who questions director Mahler drew out some very important information during the hearing which is they kept asking why didn't you charge Mister if you believe he lied the man who starts the entire investigation you don't charge come in but you can use them of lying and director Mahler could not provide an answer why you charged everybody else of lying but but not miss you and of course that predated by one day the story I had which in which missions lawyer says John there on the new turn US attorney rubber investigating the Russia collusion misbehavior that abuses by the potential boosted by the F. B. I. has reached out and sought an interview with Missy what does that tell us it means that the justice department isn't confident with Mahler's conclusions about Mr into we know from Mister lawyer that Mister lawyer is prepared to provide evidence of the justice department said back but here's the bell for this that his client wasn't some Russians dudes he was a long term western intelligence cooperators collaborator who was passed passed directed to approach George Papadopoulos an offer to make introductions in Russia meaning it could be a set up a western intelligence set up that would flip the entire case on its head okay now it's listed in and it goes to the heart of the issue something we have discussed from the get go to eat where people talk about it as the five buys an alliance our intelligence with United States Great Britain Italy and Australia Australian right and by the way interestingly did we out source some intelligence gathering in ways that would circumvent American law but our friends do it for us but basically ordering it done for us is how big a story is that likely to become here that's a great Russian this I think is a multiple fairy throwing a first off we don't know Mifsud or is water telling the truth and I've seen some documentation which I put in my store you can go to and download the actual documents that would suggest that there's some credence to what they're saying there's some clear evidence that misty was being directed to you introduced Papadopoulos too the Russians and secondly there was some trickery chicanery going on remember everyone in the media was gasping couple years ago the Papadopoulos might have met with Russia with what Amir Putin's needs a woman who is is supposed to be Vladimir people's needs I have seen clear and convincing evidence that the woman who was introduced by Mifsud too Papadopoulos with not a niece but in fact a student posing as a niece that that Mr took off of his campus that's the sort of trickery or OR undercover work and often goes on and either private intelligence ops or government ops I think one of the theories here it could be a government run MI six America who knows another theory was a private intelligence up someone had paid to have this dirty tricks states we don't know yet but the fact that John during his looking at it tells us the answers mother gave the justice department don't seem to be satisfying enough to be Attorney General let me ask you this I was recently got a call from somebody and I've always felt the George Papadopoulos you know he even said and it was reported that he said just the opposite of what people accused him of saying when they use them of lying he said I would I would find a traitorous if somebody alluded with the Russian column that was your column John Simon correct ball and a friend and so many reasons no don't trust this guy don't trust this guy and I looked at them and I said well it arm I have no reason to doubt what he said here and I've been told that there might actually be exculpatory evidence that proves him right that's exactly right remember we've heard multiple times on your show about lawmakers are come on your show referencing transcripts John and I as I many times before you have called for the release of those transcripts they exist I think those are in the process of being declassified I think we're gonna see some news on that the next few weeks but if there are transcripts before the FISA warrant was issued in which the FBI knew that George Papadopoulos not only was was not interested in in getting a Russian dirt and email for the Russians he actually said of doing it the campaign will consider to trees and they would never do that if you use those words it would have undercut the entire allegation they're asking the court for permission to to investigate it's the sort of information you're required under the law to tell the court we think something went on here but we have some evidence it goes the other way we need to show that to you we've heard from deafening as we've heard from John Radcliffe said there's a belief that some of this evidence was not given to the court if that gets the classified in we see really what the FBI knew about Papadopoulos it could really go to the heart of abuse by the FBI and the justice department in the fall of twenty
Burglary, Los Angeles And ABC discussed on WBZ Midday News
"One of the stars of the U. S. women's World Cup team now the victim of a burglary in Los Angeles get more on that from ABC's Alex stone LAPD sources tell ABC news that U. S. soccer star alley longer husband we're staying at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown LA on Wednesday night they were in town for the espy awards they left the room but we're told they had the door a jar using the door latch on Thursday they noticed her jewelry money and other items were taken there was no forced entry because the door was not locked detectives are now looking at surveillance video from the floor to figure out who went into their room and like stone ABC
Soccer Star Allie Long's Wedding Ring Stolen in Hotel Burglary
"A U. S. women's soccer star alley long says someone broke into her hotel her hotel room in Los Angeles stealing her wedding ring and the key to the city should received from mayor bill de Blasio in New York our Li long says cash was also stolen from her room at the Ritz Carlton she and her teammates in a way for the espy awards were it's been one big party the wedding ring reportedly worth fifteen thousand dollars long to eating out that someone stole her key to our favorite city and she wanted to know if may or double Lazio made
Marriott Courts Airbnbs Customers -- with Castle Rentals
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW deli. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Tuesday may seven for those looking to get a jump on the hottest travel destinations for summer consider a ten thousand dollar night Irish castle or how about a Lake Tahoe mountain home. Perhaps these are two of the luxury properties that Marriott has just started offering as part of a brand new home sharing business. The posh digs are far cry from the air mattresses on the floor origins of Airbnb, but Airbnb is now worth about thirty five billion dollars. And as a rival is a thorn in Marriott side until recently Marriott was perceived to be the biggest company in the lodging business with about one point three million rooms, but with five to six million properties available for rent will Airbnb is now the largest lodging operator in the country that according to the Wall Street Journal, the upshot of so much. Sumer choice, Marriott and other hotel chains have been losing a couple of percentage points in revenue in major cities were home. Shares are abundant that sting so much that Marriott has decided to expand its definition of lodging and try to beat Airbnb at its own game. But you're not likely to find rooms in other people's houses or super cheap urban studios for Marriott called homes in villas by Marriott. The new service will offer three night and up stays in two thousand high end properties around the world, the luxurious spaces in Marietta roster are already managed by property managers. Not by homeowners. Trying to make a few extra bucks Marriott has good reasons to fashion it service this way hotel customers, don't like inconsistency. Which by definition is the hallmark of home shares to assure cleanliness amenities and to meet hotel safety codes Marietta's sneaking it's toll into the water gingerly. Airbnb exects or nothing if not savvy, however as Mary edges closer to home sharing Airbnb is sliding into hotel territory. That's right in March Airbnb announced that it will pay about four hundred sixty five million dollars to acquire hotel tonight. That's a last minute hotel booking service in the war between hotels and home. Shares Marriott has one weapon that Airbnb doesn't at least so far frequent travelers love their loyalty points. And Mary says it's rewards program will work no matter what kind of property you stay in. That is reserved that Irish castle and you'll get points, you can use it any other Marriott property, whether it's the Ritz Carlton or a Marriott courtyard on the jersey shore as both Airbnb and hotel chains realize they're in same business, providing travellers with roofs over their heads will Airbnb suddenly develop loyalty program of its own. Those of us who rely on home sharing who. Sure hope so. Brom wondering this business wars daily, if you're a loyal subscriber. Thank you so much, and please share the show with your friends and show them. How to subscribe, would you? I'm David Brown. We'll see you tomorrow. This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sent pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages. Two overnights at letters without leaving your office right from your desk for his low as four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW w daily.
Airbnb and Marriott Each Want What the Other Has
"Is a little bit of point counterpoint in the hospitality industry to report on today. First of all Airbnb says it's thinking about getting into more formal hoteling it's going to take commercial properties and rent them out at the same time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Marriott is going to start its own Airbnb like thing for renting out vacation homes, cozy atmosphere neighborhood vibe without the sometimes dodgy wildfire clogged sink when confined in an Airbnb. Marketplace's Megan McCurdy Krino has more on what am I take for Marianne to compete in the home sharing market that is so disrupting its business Marianne it's been pointing out in a recent commercial that there are a lot of ways to spend the night with them. Homeboy for Tony. There's Ritz-Carlton for hip. There's w for family friendly, they're Springfield sweets, and for a plain old hotel room there Sheraton thirty hotel brands, endless experiences. Adding home rentals tha that ecosystem makes a lot of sense says Howard Adler, a professor of hotel management at Purdue University really benefits them because they're expanding their their network already. Adler says home rentals could allow travelers to stay under Marriott roof for every trip. They take for business or pleasure and get loyalty points. But there's a catch much of Maryanto. Tell business is independently owned MorningStar analyst, Dan wa- select says home sharing may cannibalize some of that business. There is some, you know, risk vats alienating the traditional hotel franchisees that are joining the Maryanne brand renting out private houses. Even high end ones. Also, poses risks homes and hotels are built with different safety standards. Aroon soon Dhiraj on a professor of business at NYU says that's one example of why it's going to be difficult for Marriott in another hotel chains to compete head on with Airbnb. I think Airbnb has made depot. Inroads into the hotel business than any of the hotel chains will into the home shedding business. Andy says Mary interest in the market makes the home sharing business. Look more attractive as Airbnb prepares for its IPO later this year.
Turkey Calls for Arrest of Aides to Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing
"A measure that says the US Saudi Arabia's crown prince is complicit in the killing of the journalist Khashoggi. What do you make of that? I have talked about this whole MBA smaller bin Salman for a long time. I have since day one been a denounce Mohammed bin Salman, I lived in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia arena company there. I in congress. I worked for Saudi Arabia. I knew from day one. He was not what the media was portraying him as the great liberator of women that was nonsense. He wasn't. He allowed them to drive which half the people don't want to drive over there. Anyway, you know, have drivers. But. Everything he had the media eating out of his hand expensive lobby groups making him look good. He has always been known over. There is a monster. He imprisoned his own mother under house arrest because he was warning the king who has dementia. To not let him be the crown prince think about a second. And then he imprisoned people in the Ritz Carlton extorted billions from them. And they and they killed a man in the Ritz Carlton, I think even beaten to death or something. From day one. I I really felt usually it's you know, you're innocent token, proven guilty. I felt they won behind this. And I watched Lindsey Graham and Senator corker, and they came out in no uncertain terms. They said he would be convicted in thirty minutes in court. They have seen some private secret information that I am sure has some type of followed either his voice talking some type of solid connection to ordering the murder of kashogi. And I've gotta tell you Kate. President Trump is on the wrong side of this issue. And it is straining night talked to some people on the hill today. It is super straining his entire relationship with a lot of Republicans alone over this thing they have just went too far his son-in-law Jared Kushner is best friends with Mohammed bin Salman, by the way in Saudi Arabia behind his back. They're calling him instead of 'em Bs is he likes to be called the calling him Mr. bone saw. Wow.
Marriott workers are on strike
"Thousands of housekeepers cooks and other workers at Marriott. Hotels are on strike in San Francisco and San Jose after months of unsuccessful wage negotiations. A spokesman for the unite here. Local union says about twenty five hundred Marriott hotel workers were picketing outside at least seven hotels in downtown. San Francisco workers walked the picket line outside the Ritz Carlton, the palace hotel, the w hotel and the Mariot marquee union. Officials say many members have to work at least a second job to make ends meet Marietta. Officials say the hotels will continue operating.
Accusations NBC Blocked Ronan Farrow Report on Harvey Weinstein
"So listen to this NBC threatened Ronan Farrow if, he kept reporting, on Harvey Weinstein we've been hearing all this stuff about NBC is the great guardians of the free Republican and Trump is, evil, and they're saving us but I mean, all? You gotta do is watch stop the hammering and. Black, blazer and the disgraced former news anchor Brian, Williams? Who saw, dead bodies floating in the Ritz Carlton penthouse. That he was staying, in and listen to these guys man they know everything. On MSNBC on NBC right except that they covered. Up actively for Harvey Weinstein The producer who worked alongside Ronan Farrow at NBC news on his Harvey Weinstein investigation quit in protest earlier this. Month rich McHugh, tendered his resignation on Friday August seventeenth year to the day that the Weinstein story, left with pharaoh, since then pharaoh has won a Pulitzer prize for a series of articles that revealed allegations of sexual harassment and assault and, questions, have lingered about why the network gave, up? On the story that helped launch the metoo movement NBC news has long insisted the Weinstein expose wasn't ready to run on air or online Contrary to pharaohs claims that it was Faraz story ultimately ran in the New Yorker part of a series that ultimately won the two thousand eighteen.
Jimmy Bennett, Harvey Weinstein and Anthony Bourdain discussed on Lori and Julia
"Guys. Okay let's talk about. This, Ozzy are Gento story okay so I. Want to talk about her. She is an Italian actress she is the girlfriend. Of the late Anthony bourdain she was also one of the very first women to come forward and say that. Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her I think. She said he raped her I. Think she did as well so there is a story that came out today that is getting a lot of attention and she is now denying the allegations. That. Were made against her okay so this bombshell report that just came out over the weekend said that, she paid, actor and musician Jimmy Bennett three hundred eighty thousand dollars last year after he accused her of giving him a whole lot of booze and molesting him years earlier when he was a teenager Now she's. Saying. Okay she paid the hush money only to stave off negative publicity so Harvey Weinstein's attorney was all, over the, place this morning talking about this saying essentially okay isn't this interesting she's accusing Harvey Weinstein of assaulting her when she leaves he's not being charged for an assault No no no that's right right right, right Louis arena back to manage the Yeah. Absolutely and she she. Was really part of the beginning of the metoo move talked about this yesterday she gave the fiery speech at the Cannes film festival in, the first payment of one hundred thousand dollars went to this kid in April and she says that. He came to her with an exorbitant request of money that this, Jimmy Bennett, this former co host star of hers and says that Bennett new my boyfriend Anthony bourdain was a. Man of great perceived. Wealth and had his own reputation as. A beloved figure public figure to protect. Anthony insisted the matter be handled privately and this was also what Bennett wanted Anthony was afraid of the possible negative publicity that, such a person whom he considered, dangerous. Could have brought, upon, us yesterday said I wonder how Anthony bourdain figures individual why? Would she hey, why would why would she like you be, face, of, this, but you, know, the, cycle. Of abuse is in a big Circle and she has stayed friends with this guy she's always like she's agreed to, pay him three hundred and eighty thousand. That Anthony paid, over, three images he had from that day at the Ritz Carlton? In marina del, Rey Houdini one where they were both naked Outpost, naked with this guy seventeen year. Old kid and she's thirty seven, she's known him since he was seven yeah she'd known have always stayed friends. You know like it's true she could be assaulted by Weinstein and also being an abuser to it's totally yeah I mean. Both those things, can be, true Gento statement went on to say we decided to. Deal compassionately, with Bennett's demand for helping. Give it to him Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further instructions. In our life Harvey Weinstein's lawyer of course saying that this settlement shows that are Cento is hypocrites well. Perspective and he told the post this was not simply a matter of, a woman who made a false allegation That's hard to explain yeah it's hard to explain what I was seeing this. Morning when I, was watching, a lot of coverage of this all over the place. Was particularly, from that woman who was. One of the first New York Times reporters to really blow the lid off Blanking I'm blanking on her name which I apologize Kanter yes CBS does this does this change the? Metoo movement and, she said it certainly complicates the story complicates the, story is was that see what's rose McGowan who was only ten? Minutes Sharon threw me too I thought they knew So that's one that will continue