18 Burst results for "Rollin King"
"rollin king" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Much as I was saying that this was a little boring going to be. It reminds me a lot. I mean it's interesting. It seems like it is pulling from movies that existed at that time and you can also see kind of its lineage as it goes down because there were a lot of parts of this movie. Oh sisterhood of the traveling pants stealing from now and then moment where like a lot of the words for them together in a secret location making packed actor like oh I see the production team behind. This movie is pretty cool. You're pretty legendary directed by a woman famous director Leslie Linka Gladder who has directed I think primarily in TV but she's directed everything she did directing on twin peaks. She is most famous. I think for homeland but she directed episodes of Gilmore. Girls she graduates. She did West Wing. She did weeds Gedid true blood. She did pretty little alive. Because I'm really in king their friends. She did a ton of I mean. She's like a legendary director. Who is still working all the time? And it's written by I'm Rollin King. who her actual news? I Marlene King. I think this was her big break. At the time this was her first screenplay that was produced. And I think now she's most famous for pretty little liars which is really funny because like so like the there was something in now and then where I'm like. Oh I'm arlene king. Loves writing scenes were four teenage or four. Girls are in a graveyard planning. Because that's every really liars for ten years but I don't necessarily know that it's a feminist just text but I have seen an episode not seen a single episode. Either have I can skip. It can guess what it's like. It's so I mean like this is i. I had no idea this was written by her. And I- gun to my head never would guess that pretty little liars and now and then we're written by one in the same other other than if I saw pound for pound graveyard scenes sure But pretty little liars are usually burying a teacher with body like. They're not sounds like a good show. Yeah everything now Alan that now and then girls want to happen. The liars do every single week. They're killing people there conquering people from the debt. They're doing everything. Wow Wow okay yeah. And then also the credited producers are mostly women. It's also I'm arlene king as well as more Jennifer Todd ensue. Suzanne Todd and then Eric Macleod he a man in there who knows token male producer So yeah it's largely women men behind the scenes in the major creative roles in this movie so that's something we do not see very often at all guess so we love that and it shows it shows in the way that the movie is written and frames. I mean there was not a a female cinematographer. I checked but the way it's directed is very respectful to its subjects and the way it's written as race respectful to its subjects to okay so well there's a lot talk about as per usual. I wanted to start by just kind of talking about how this is one of very few stories we get to see about young girls. Yes a group of young girls having fun and living life and being like tween gene girls. it's really not something that's been explored very much. There are a fair number of coming of age stories about women but they're usually really a little bit older and I think a lot of the time and this movie sort of includes this. It doesn't really harp on it too much. They think a lot of times you see movies about young curls it is focused specifically on like an extreme trauma and that like young girls are not often allowed to just be like you said like having fun and living life and there's problems are always are but like yeah. There is a large amount of teen girl movies where it's strictly focused focused on especially like of this age like twelve thirteen because once you get to teenagers. Then it's all about sex and objectified a lot. Yeah but in this age I feel you like sometimes you just have like an extreme trauma harped on the entire. I remember the movie thirteen. Oh yeah I mean like movies like that where it it was like. Oh my God where they're like. Hey young girls the world is out to kill you and so it is like it is kind of Nice to see girls growing up being. Yeah gather turning into WHO THEY WANNA be or they're finding themselves so it's like this weird in between time where they're like. It seems like they're friends because of their location. They're all neighbors right. And then they're all like kind of branching out what they like and who they are and it's nice. It's Cute I. I think it's sweet right because it's also a very relatable realistic experience for a lot of people. Yeah four very different characters. My only confusion the whole in his. I kept mixing up Christina Ricci and Gaby Hoffmann got hard for me. I wouldn't do it during the podcast. That's okay I'll be here to set everything straight. Thank you so much but I just wanted to kind of talk a little bit about some of the things we see them doing because girls and movies usually we see them. I'm doing pretty traditionally feminine things or not doing anything at all but in this movie and there is some like you know traditionally feminine stuff. We see them doing thing but a lot of it is just pretty neutral because we see them like riding bikes swimming saving up to buy a tree house Eight hundred fifty the dollar so much money They're doing seances. They're hanging out at a diner. They sometimes are you know like talking about boys and sex the reading COSMO they're exchanging friendship bracelets but then we see them like painting a garage door. So we see like this whole array of just like very normal stuff stuff that I did ED retain staff at that age and it was just really refreshing to see girls doing normal things right and then like what. It felt like a pretty a realistic way. I mean there was like more that happened in this movie that I didn't expect. I mean you saw them hurting each other's feelings sometimes you saw them And what was it like weren't positive but we're realistic of like how kids that age make fun of each other. They were using each other. You could see moments where they wanted to understand each other but we're not equipped to understand each other by yet like just all these really cool like well written moments of like I think maybe he blocked that out for like on that but it felt Seattle. Felt pretty good because a lot of what we see in if there is like a twelve year old girl in a movie movie. She's doing the thing that we hate. Which is the precocious child? trope where she's like wise beyond her years and just somehow knows everything about everything but here. We see like very very realistic age appropriate depictions of deceased girl's like and yet they're not always right sometimes. They behave shady a lot of times. They're being mean to each other But that is kind of the human experience especially when you're that age and they're like dealing with. Yeah like how she fakes her own death and she just doesn't know how to deal with it and they're just like don't be an asshole and right but they don't know how to communicate that quite and I love the scenes when they're on their bike so I think that's so cute. I love that you're sick. It's yeah I grew up in like suburban town I guess even those kind of La adjacent. But we would do that stuff all the time when I was like twelve. It'd be like a crew of girls because you know it wasn't shitty. I lived yet and it was. It was awesome. There's like nobody around. There was no Brendan Fraser's as yet but you know no one comes definitely was a lot of cigarettes which awful one of the first things you see in the movie is is there all playing rover on their side. It's just the four of them and They call over a little boy. I forget his name but he can't break their bond symbolizing the friendship that can't be broken and also it's like. Oh these girls are triumphing over a boy in a game that tests physical strength and then we're just like strong female protagonists though he got him doesn't ring with the same message when they do it again as there's a don't eat five years later so with twelve year old boy but you know I get what they were going for. I would've loved if they brought back like Devon Sawa twenty five years later order like run at our arms and no use. You just gave birth. I'm not going to run it you. Yeah I mean another thing. I really like about this movie. Is that as you said. Jamie amy like they're characterized very differently. They have very different personalities which is kind of remarkable because usually a movie doesn't allow more than one woman to be in it it if there are more than women it's kind of hard to differentiate them because they're not characterize very well and this movie you get such strong characterizations of all of them and we get to know quite a bit about each one yet. I think the character we learn leased about is teeny fair. Yeah I think she which I think again is I mean and this is a very very very very very white movie. Oh Man I think the only like one of the people of Color we see is just kicked out of his own Limoux. Yeah and left in the dust was like limo driver. They don't even let her drive. This limo not even allowed to drive his own damn limit but so this this is a small victory but I think that like a lesser movie would strictly focus on teeny and focus on the most like the most hyper feminine Like like there's a tendency of of movies to focus on the most hyper feminine and sideline characters who were not that. Yeah we're in this one. It's the exact opposite where it's kind of. I think that we're supposed to believe I mean if Demi Moore's wardrobe is to be believed Jesus to be weird girl which is like I'm never buying Demi Moore is a weird girl but like I get it. I saw the sunglasses but like it focuses. I think on to like like the quote unquote weird girls. True and you see there's a little bit of Body diversity especially when their kids where Chrissy is Bigger and she is merciless laureate for us. In a way that like almost turned my my stomach a little bit. 'cause you're like oh I you know like you see kids be treated like that when you're a kid like and and because it I when I was watching the scenes with Crisi as an adult and like she she's like kind of like like being pretty hard on them and then you flash back and see how they used to treat her. I'm like oh she's right since totally right to be dumping on them they. She's just getting a worthy revenge. Events like my cousins and I still do that to each other sometimes. Where like Mike? Why would she just mean to me? And I'm like Oh probably because of that thing I did with the like a thumbprint imprint. Pad Up into I was just I just had an my cousin. Bring up an argument we had when we were six years. Old about one of those incapacitates. Anyway get in call over her. No I poured water on her inkpad by mistake and then there was no more in cleft in an it and I denied denied denied. See and then. She got in trouble with her mom and because she had good new pad and it was a whole thing. We're we're still talking talking about it today. Apparently a liar but I did like how Christine like. I'm not a fat and like she sticks up for herself even though they kinda rather her she's kind of just like I'm not I like how she's just like. I'm not painting that Mike. I have to eat every two hours. I love her character. Yes great okay. Her friends are pretty cruel to her in behind her back as well most mad. Yeah likewise teeny and end Samantha Samantha. There like making fun of Chrissy behind her back as well and like. Oh the scene where they're talking about like if you were on an I la- and there was nothing to who of us. Would you was a bummer. And she says Chrissy because she would feed more PD. Yeah Yeah there's quite a few scenes like so like cringe to watch but you're like But but it's not like I'm really in King's like making something up to just raise real. Oh yes we're it's it is conflicting because it's on one hand she's like depicting something that I sure happens. And probably I would guess happened more in the seventies seventies than it would in like twenty nineteen. Because I think I'm hoping kids are brought up to be a little bit more accepting than they were back in the day On more kids out there but I will kids. I don't have any children on. Obviously it seems like that where it's not only the characters targeting her and being cruel to her because of her weight but it also the movie the narrative make some choice. Yeah which are that like she when they're like bicycling to Greenfield which is nine miles away. By the way we see on a little little sign that like. She's the one who needs to stop for a break. She's the one who like doesn't want to participate in the painting of the garage door because she has to eat when the girls are saving like swimming really fast because they think Roberta is dead in the water. She's like struggling really hard to swim and keep up like she's always kind of like lagging behind maker have a head start when they still boys better literally need to go there. It's yeah I I think that like they. It's not as sensitively written as it should be. which is a bummer? Because that would be a little more thoughtfully written it would be like that is something that happens with kids and I think is worthy of exploring but yeah..
"rollin king" Discussed on Mere Mortals Unite
"Of success I'm here talking with Scott McCain and we're talking about what sets companies apart and how they create their own distinctive cultures so that this shrinking employee pool will wanna come to work for you and you before the break we were talking about these skills like communication respect and entrust and collaboration and I always laugh when people say to me communication. Oh you mean that soft skill and I I have to laugh and I usually look at people and say I think it's an essential skill. Like how do you do business without communicating. I don't even know why it was ever called called soft skill. Does I know it's a horrible misnomer and you know. Try to run your hardware in your computer without the software right. I I mean they worked to gather that they're both required. And I I I'm with you. I love that Turbine Juliana. I love of essential skills rather than than soft skills. But it's it's absolutely critical and and that's part of what we discovered in the research for the for the book. Create Create Distinction is that there were four cornerstones. The distinction and one of the four is communication and in one of the aspects to that is that you engage your culture culture through narrative. We found seventy this study from the National Retail Federation seventy percent of frontline. People can't could not explain to a customer. Mer why the place they worked at was a better alternative than the competition. Isn't that amazing. Clohessy Jeff but to me. That's a cultural problem right. If if we haven't invested in and helping people know our narrative and why whatever evert is from product or service that might be investing in our people so that they know our story. They know our narrative we've communicated with them so they understand. That's that's that that narrative we communicate that Unites Cultures that pulls together Celtics cliche talk about southwest airlines. But but what what a great culture in and every person I've ever met at Southwest Airlines can tell you the story of Herb Kelleher and Rollin King drawn a circle or triangle rather on a cocktail 'til Napkin right. I mean they all are versed in the corporate narrative. It's one of the most important things that we can do to unite our culture. I totally agree with that. It's Kinda like when you when I go into a leadership team and talk to them and the first thing I say is what your mission statement away and they all just kind of sit around and look. I think it says something about really i. I had a group awhile back. It was tech firm and the the first of the four cornerstones is clarity and the owner of the firm said look. We're you know we're going to have a great day but I don't think he's east need to spend much time on that first one 'cause we're really clear and really precise could we just go ahead and jump into the second and I said what's the purpose of your company I mean. Give me give me the statement of who you are and of the fifteen people we had in the room. I think we had twelve different answers right. The the owner was clear about what he thought the organization was about but he had transferred that clarity. Because because it's only clear if everybody everybody knows it right I mean if if the owner knows it or the CEO knows it in the frontline. People don't know it now. We got problems absolutely so you're talking about four cornerstones cornerstones clarity communication. What are the other two first? One is clarity. The second one is creativity but clarity is critical because it means this is spoke. This is who we are but it's also just as important to define who we are not and that's one of the problems. I think that many organizations have been in developing that kind of culture. Sure is there not really clear about what their values are and who they are but they're also not as precise about what they are. Not what will we not stand for As my a buddy Larry Wing. It says what you tolerate. What you've endorsed right abseilers Lake if you don't say anything then you're an enabler absolutely so so if if a colleague behaves inappropriately if a colleague does things that should not be done but we think oh but she's so great at that or he's such a good salesperson salesperson or whatever we just endorsed that kind of behavior in our organization and we've got to be strong enough to stand up for what we aren't just as much as what we are? And that's where clarity is that. The second is creativity once once our flags in the ground and we know who we are. Now what's something that we do. Innovate what's one little twist we could bring To our culture that would make it more enjoyable or more fun more engaging or whatever it might be because part of what people are looking for you know nobody wants to go to work for a generic pick right right. We want what we want to do something creative enough that our top employees would be willing to refer us to their best France. That's right that's been. The third one is communication. It is using the power of narrative and story to connect not just with customers but more importantly with our internal customers. So that we're all in all it's a cliche but we're all singing from the same sheet. Were united in terms of what our mission is and then the fourth. This is what I call client. Experience focus or customer experience focus and Always bring the reminder that in its.
"rollin king" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"The Florida highway patrol is yet to identify all of those who died here, that's NBC's. Kerry Sanders, you may wanna think twice about adding ice to your drink a new North Carolina State university study finds that bacteria and viruses like E coli and salmonella can live and freezing temperatures. You're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio. A Florida high school student is hiring a noted civil rights attorney after the college board tossed out her improved SAT score Miami gardens senior Camilla Campbell has brought an attorney Ben Crump to help her fight the college board and get into Florida State University Campbell scored at nine hundred the first time, she took the entrance exam. She then took classes got a tutor and work through SAT prep books. It seemed to pay off when she scored a twelve thirty on her second try, but the college board's SAT operators told her they found substantial evidence that the scores are invalid new data by the treasury department says the federal deficit has now grown by more than two trillion dollars under President Trump. The national debt is now at nearly twenty two trillion dollars. It's at seventy eight percent of the US gross national domestic product the highest that number has been since nineteen fifty on its current pace. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the national debt will grow to ninety six percent of GDP by twenty twenty eight President Trump vowed to reduce the debt to zero in eight years when he took office Brian shook. NBC News Radio the co founder of Southwest Airlines is dead. Perm Kelleher famously used a cocktail napkin with founder rollin king in nineteen sixty six debris normal low-fare airline that revolutionized the industry Kelleher was eighty seven and the airline in its announcement did not reveal the cause of his death. The airlines started out just flying in Texas, but slowly expanded it now flies..
"rollin king" Discussed on How I Built This
"I'm guy Roz and on today's show. How an eccentric Texas lawyer turned a crazy idea into Southwest Airlines. Now one of the biggest airlines in world. Could you could you start by introducing yourself, Mr. Keller registered herb, if you would her, please. Okay. Herb I can you just say your full name. This is herb Kelleher and your best known as the founder of Southwest Airlines. Great. How how old are you? Now. Eighty five. Okay. Great perfect. Okay. We are very excited. Talk to you about your story. I'm just going to jump in here for like to mention that before we really started our interview I had some time to just Chit chat with her. And I learned some interesting things about him like like what he eats for breakfast. Normally for breakfast. I have choose crackers and what he likes to drink while Turkey bourbon. And that he's been a smoker for pretty much his entire life. I just enjoy the magical mystical aroma and site of smoke. So how soon after you wake up? Do you have a cigarette? Well, it's a nanosecond tobacco king. With your crackers. Even before by cheese crackers for the story of how herb launched Southwest Airlines yet to go back about fifty years nineteen sixty six to be exact herb was a young lawyer. He's living in San Antonio, Texas, where he had started his own law firm, helping clients to start companies and one day one of herbs clients guy named rollin king calls him up. And he says he I heard about this airline called Pacific southwest at flies only in California. And I have an idea. Let's let's me for a drink rollin came to me with the idea of setting up a similar operation in Texas. And how soon after he sort of floated this idea to use saying? Yep. Let's do it. Let's start a company. It was a very short period of time. Maybe you know, like a minute. That fast. No it was longer than that. I was just joking, but within a very short days within days within days. Well, I I was very skeptical. But then I did some research and discovered that PSA was very successful in California that Texas supplied all the requisites for an intrastate airline because it was a big state that had large metropolitan areas far enough apart to justify flying. And so Houston, Dallas and San Antonio will the obvious first targets because they were the three largest cities in Texas. What did you know about airlines at the time? Well, I knew nothing about airlines, which I think made me imminently qualified to start one. Because what we tried to do it south west was get away from the traditional way that airlines had done business. So I started with the tabula Rasa blank slate. And I think that was very helpful. So at this point in how old are you, by the way at that point in your life? I was. Thirty five thirty five. Okay. So you had a family. Yes. Right for children for children. And you you've got this successful often by late was he was the airline industry profitable at that time. No. It was not notably profitable. As a matter of fact, Warren Buffett reportedly joked about it at one time and said if a capitalist had shot down the right brothers that Kitty Hawk in nineteen zero three the economy would probably be better off. And so it didn't have very great returns. It was constantly in difficulty. So why did you even think that this was a plausible idea? Well, I think it was the allure of doing something different doing something. That was exciting. I really always have had a great deal of curiosity. And then I thought to myself, well, you know, most the adults in the United States of America haven't been able to fly because of the cost. Barrier is too expensive is too expensive. They just thought it was business people long expensive counts. And so what I'm saying is that in terms of market analysis. There was a huge untapped market for flying out there..
"rollin king" Discussed on KTRH
"Tell us what you think about it on our Facebook page. Our news time now is seven oh five well in congress that new house of Representative wasting no time to attack President Trump. They're led by new speaker Nancy Pelosi Democrats have passed a package of bills to fund six federal agencies through September. Now. And they've also approved a Bill to fund the department of homeland security through February eighth, but it has no money for the president's wall. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, telling Katy. Sean Hannity on Fox News. The walls must border security is an important part of American sovereignty and keeping Americans safe. There is a central role to make sure that we know who's coming in and what is coming into our country. Now. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said he's not going to take any Bill to the Senate floor for a vote. If it doesn't have the support of the president, and he being time, the President Trump has invited congressional leadership back to the White House for more discussions today on ending the government partial government shutdown. I dunno Texans. Maybe would prefer it to be shut down because we're one of the largest states in the union still one of only four where lawmakers our lawmakers meet only every other year, we're not going to change that anytime soon. Texas this part time legislature dates back to the states founding fathers who believed in so-called citizen lawmakers, but some argue it keeps Texas a beat or two behind states that meet round hat necessarily ride heard in a rapidly changing situation. Sometimes the legislature isn't here to react to that. And that's been something of a disadvantage for infrequent sessions. Ross Ramsey at the Texas Tribune says so far though it's worked for nearly one hundred seventy five years the advantage of having biennial sessions instead of constant sessions is that the legislature is not always making law. There's no time for them to mess around and do busy work. Texas. Lawmakers earn just seventy two hundred dollars per year plus one hundred ninety dollars each day. They're in session, Nick rank cabbage, NewsRadio seven forty key tear each. Well. Here's the passing of an icon. Our news time now seven oh seven is the co founder of Southwest Airlines has died. Herbert herb Kelleher. He used a cocktail napkin with his co founder rollin king back in nineteen sixty six to brainstorm away to bring a low-fare airline and it ended up south west revolutionizing. The industry southwest now flies seven hundred fifty jets to ninety nine American cities, ten international destinations, and it's the reason for a booming hobby airport. Here Kelleher was eighty seven. Search still underway for the killer of seven year old jasmine Barnes and some big names now stepping in to help out that family here Houston Texans wide receiver. Andre Hopkins tweeting he would be dedicating the playoff game against the colts to jasmine and donating his check from the game to help the family basketball legend, Shaquille O'Neal, also donating money to help cover the cost of the funeral. Harris County sheriff's office has released a composite sketch of the man who is responsible. They believe for killing seven year old jasmine Barnes, and there is a huge reward. That's attached to it. Our news time seven oh eight well James harden with late game heroics says the rockets beat the warriors on the road in overtime, Steph shoot. And.
"rollin king" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Say good morning to Pat, I guess what? In about an hour and a half jobs work zone about a half hour, five minutes. Six thirty is when we get the government jobs report for the month of December. We'll see what kind of Mojo. This report has and whether it can pull stocks out of the basement, we expect that we'll see hiring on the order of about one hundred eighty thousand jobs on the month. And the unemployment rate should remain close to where it's been three point seven percent had his Mark Hamrick with Bank rate. He says despite all the hand wringing lately all kinds of data that comes into this report indicates that the job market remains a one of the positive stories for the US economy. Now, we saw that yesterday with the private sector jobs report that showed two hundred seventy thousand jobs added last month. So we're going to see how the government reports stacks up with that one and the financial markets could sure use a shot in the arm after big drops lately including yesterday's six hundred plus point plunge for the Dow this morning futures are up nicely right now. The Dow futures up by about three hundred points now another reason for the positive outlook. Today is the China and the US are going to hold trade talks starting on Monday. A US ellegation will visit Beijing for talks on January seventh and eighth. That's next Monday. And Tuesday, these will be the first face to face negotiations since President Trump and China's president agreed to a ninety day truce and the trade war last month. Well, last year was a pretty tough year for a lot of investors on Wall Street, but not all of them Amazon's Jeff Bezos. For example, saw his net worth grow last year. So to Bill Gates, both Amazon and Microsoft grew in value despite all the turmoil on the markets and the negative year in general on the other hand Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sauce NetWorth all nearly nineteen billion dollars because of the company's performance on the markets back in nineteen sixty six per Kelleher and rollin king used a cocktail napkin to sketch out their vision of a new low-fare airline airline became south west now has more than seven hundred fifty jets flying the ninety nine cities in the United States and ten international destinations and has the third largest presence of any airline at Denver International airport. While those men who sketched out that vision has died. Herbert Kelleher was a seven years old in our next money update during the partial government shutdown. Yeah, you can still file your tax returns for last year. But when are you going to get a refund we'll get into that at six twenty five. Pat, Woodard, KOA NewsRadio. I'd like.
"rollin king" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Our Friday edition of the opening bell, the co founder of Southwest Airlines has died. Herbert Kelleher famously used a cocktail napkin with co-founder rollin king in one thousand nine hundred sixty six to brainstorm a low-fare airline that revolutionized the industry. Kelleher was eighty seven in the airline. Did not reveal the cause of death in its announcement, the airline stated started out flying in Texas, but slowly expanded it now more than seven hundred fifty jets in ninety nine American cities and destinations outside the US. Again. Herbert Kelleher was eighty seven years old. Let's bring in Brian summers. This morning from Skift dot com. He's the aviation business editor there and is with us via Skype from Los Angeles. We're gonna talk a little bit about the bonus struck. Picture for employees at United Airlines that could be impacting customer service and some news about Norwegian airlines Brian again with us from Los Angeles. Brian let's start with the United story. I know we talked about this bonus structure for employees in the past. What's the update on this story? Yes. Steve an employee bonus structure is not normally something that the public cares about right? I mean, who cares? How much airport agent gets an extra cash at the end of the month for good work. But in this, case course, United Airlines is a huge employer in Chicago. And people may remember in March United made a pretty big public relations, boo. Boo. They had had this program for a few years where they offered employees extra bonuses if the airline met certain operational goals mainly related to on time performance people may remember that just three or four years ago. United was kind of a mess with its operation. The basically what happened was the airline offering employees extra cash, and then United became one of the world's most on time airline. So the incentive structure worked as it should have the what happened earlier this year is employee got very used to this money and United with staying on top. And I think air airline employee said to themselves luck, you know, this was not a we did not expect this to be three hundred dollars and expert pay for everyone every quarter. We expected these to be scratched goals. So what they did in March was they change the incentive structure massively and instead of giving basically every frontline a bonus. If United met it's marks they said, we're gonna have a lottery when we meet our targets, and some employees are gonna win things like new car, and vacation packages, and Pat and cash and all this kind of like price is right stuff. And so those in place would would do great. But the vast majority of employees who were used to getting this money would be shut out. They wouldn't win any prizes. So this became public. United looked pretty bad because they were taking money away from their employees and the airline said. Okay. Wait a second. Let's walk this back. So just in December at just before Christmas United came out with a new bonus structure for employees is going to be pretty similar to the old one. Steve the main difference is instead of mostly incentivizing on time performance because the airline is running on time already. They're going to be incentivizing customer service. I think that we all know United has had some tough times. With customer service in the last year or two. So they're basically saying, you know, what if we increase our customer satisfaction scores, then you'll get this extra money and some months, you'll get it in somewhat. She won't and that was the point of this incentive structure in the very first place. You weren't supposed to rely on it every month every quarter. And so this is where the customers come in a now, the employees have a extra extra incentive to make sure that things are going well for the customers. Well, they do and people probably get these e mailed surveys from United a lot of us, ignore them. Actually, I don't I usually fill them out. But they do better in this case. United wants a five point scale and United wants a certain number of its customers to give it at least a four somewhere between a four and a five and if it hits whatever these internal goals are in. They're not saying what they are. Then the employees will get the money if not the employee's won't at least that quarter. Now, we're talking a lot of cashier or is it a smaller car or do we have any sensor? Yeah. I think so if United it's all of its marks, which is unlikely employees could earn up to a hundred and twenty five dollars per month. And the other goal that United is trying to hit is still operational. Steve it's what we in the industry. Call d zero zero is flights that pushback exactly on time or a little bit early. So that's still important at United and United wants to be the US industry leader in this Deasy zero metric which is hard to do. Because I don't know if you remember the state, but we talked about this in the past American Airlines has this ridiculous zest for the same metric desire era. So you can expect that at least in Chicago United in American will be dueling to see which airline can have more on time. Departures of the other speaks highly for the fact that sometimes employees rebellion works. It certainly does in this case. Now, I should caution people folks may not realize why this Deasy rope metric is important to them. Remember if employees are incentivized to get an airplane out on time, not one minute. Late because that's how they're going to do things like take away bags right before boarding people hate that. They think that they can carry on their bags. And then an agent comes and says now we have to take the bag. We have to check it react to leave on time and everybody gets very frantic. But that's the way it goes. Sometimes so twenty eighteen was a pretty good year for air travel. Let's talk a little bit about that. In twenty nineteen the outlook for twenty nineteen. What what does it look like sure Steve I worked for this company called Skift, and among other things we do travel research? It's not something that I do as the airlines reporter. But two of my very talented colleagues wrote a report recently on the state of travel, especially this coming year. There's a lot of macro indicators out there. There's also the president tweeting. Nobody knows what's going to happen in two thousand nineteen but I will tell you that these two talented colleagues that I have actually think the twenty nine is going to shape up to be a very robust year for travel and. So not just airfare, but hotel companies think it's going to be at least a steady as she goes year. They write cruise lines have said that twenty nineteen bookings are looking pretty good. Again airlines are doing well. And we cover online travel agencies things like Orbitz and Expedia. And I guess they're doing pretty well as well. But look nobody can predict the future. Right. So we just not not what's going to happen. But the folks at Skift tell me that the fundamentals of the travel industry are very strong and should remain strong. And they included some data in their piece something I was not aware of I probably should have been. But according to them. Travel and tourism can contribute ten point four percent of the world's GDP. That was just shocking to me. I don't know what I would have thought it would be the ten percent is a lot. Yeah. Yeah. It is in this is everybody kind of watches the stock market, and the trade war and fears of a percent, perhaps a recession coming it. It feels like that. If it does happen. It's going to be later in the year. And so that might be part of why this year still remains rosy for travelling in airlines exactly how it is. Steve. I mean things are going to be rosy until one day. They aren't it's really we if we could all predict the future, we'd be very rich people, right? Let's talk about Norwegian airlines because I know you've been writing about that as it are we gonna see Norwegians disappear. Norwegian disappear. Steve, I have absolutely no idea. People know that Norwegian air is a very popular discount airline allows you to fly from Chicago to Europe, very cheap prices. It also allows you to buy one way tickets, which is sort of cool, you know, try going to American Airlines dot com. Buying a one-way ticket a line, and it's gonna cost like three thousand dollars. It'll probably cost four hundred dollars on Norwegian. So that's the good news. The problem is you know, Norwegians model has been tough for them. It's very hard to make money with the low cost long haul model and some people are wondering if the airline is going to survive going forward and folks are really looking at the first quarter, right? Because you know, how many people wanna go from Chicago to Paris in July pretty much everyone. Right. You just want to go to. Slow and he wanted to go to Paris, Monaco, London. When the kids are out of school when it's nice weather. You want to be there? The problem is Norwegian has all these airplanes, and you have to somehow fill them in January February and March and that is so hard. It's actually hard for any airline. But it's doubly hard for Norwegian because Norwegian doesn't carry a lot of business travelers. Right. I mean, if you're a lawyer in Chicago, and you have to go to London to go, even if it's thirty degrees London, and you're going to fly business class, and you're going to make a fair amount of money for American Airlines. But when you have an all coach configuration like that. It's just so hard for Norwegian. So their main goal, it's very simplistic is just to get through the winter get to the warm weather and then make some money. Try not to lose your wash money in the first quarter. As you say, there are some folks out there that wonder, you know, can they do it? A lot of European airlines go bust in the winter. And it's gonna be interesting to see if we can make it. I think that they can Steve I just don't know for certain. One of the good things has to be that the fuel panic is over here at least for now. Absolutely. I mean, you'll remember that what four or five months ago people thought fuel was going to go through the roof. It was going up and up and up and airlines. Norwegian will really sweating it. And then for reasons, you know, nobody can quite understand fuel came way back down. And so Norwegian is going to have a very reasonable fuel Bill this winter and that should help it stay alive. All right, Brian good talk as always happy new year. Thank you. Steve Somers is the aviation business editor for Skift that's at Skift on Twitter and Skift dot com. And make sure you sign up for the weekly gift airline innovation reporter arrives in your inbox every week at skiff dot com forward slash airline. You can also follow Brian on Twitter at Brian summers. This is the opening bell on seven twenty WGN time update traffic.
"rollin king" Discussed on KTRH
"Tell us what you think on our Facebook page. Our news time now is five four. Well, they're not wasting any time. The battle has in sued the house led by the new speaker, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats passing a package of bills that would fund six special agencies Recep timber approving money for the department of homeland security that does not include any money for the wall. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, telling KTAR to Sean Hannity on Fox News. The wall is a must border security is an important part of American sovereignty and keeping Americans safe. There is a central role to make sure that we know who's coming in and what is coming into our country. Yeah. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, though has said he won't bring any Bill to the floor for a vote that does not have the support of the president. He won't get the votes in the Senate. And so the Democrats all they did was a show a show Intel Texas may be one of the largest states in the union, but still one of only four whose own lawmakers meet every other year, the kind of like it that way to tell you. The truth is unlikely to change anytime soon. Texas is part time legislature dates back to the states founding fathers who believed in so-called citizen lawmakers, but some argue it keeps Texas a beater two behind states that meat year round hat necessarily ride herd in a rapidly changing situation. Sometimes the legislature isn't here to react to that. And that's been something of a disadvantage for infrequent sessions. Ross Ramsey at the Texas Tribune says so far though it's worked for nearly one hundred seventy five years the advantage of having biennial sessions instead of constant sessions is that the legislature is not always making law. There's no time for them to mess around and do busy work. Texas. Lawmakers earn just seventy two hundred dollars per year plus one hundred ninety dollars each day. They're in session. Nick ranking bitch. Newsradio seven forty. It's now five oh, six boy. This is a big change in Texas history. The co founder of Southwest Airlines has died. Herb Kelleher he used. A cocktail napkins with his co founder rollin king in nineteen sixty six to brainstorm a low-fare airline that revolutionized the industry. Kelleher was eighty seven the airline. Did not reveal the cause of his death that you can thank love field. Hobby airport and the growth of Southwest Airlines. All because of that guy. Her Kelleher has died. Search continuing for the killer of seven year old jasmine Barnes from some big names stepping up to help out the family, Houston, Texas wide receiver. Andre Hopkins said he'll dedicate the playoff game against the colts sfjazz mean and donating his check from the game to help the family basketball legends, Shaquille O'Neal, also donating money to help cover the cost of the funeral. Harris County sheriff's office has released a composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible for killing seven year old. Jasmine Barnes police have a man in custody after in the death of his three children and shooting of his wife in Texas city Junaid mood called nine one one to turn himself in a few hours after police found the three dead children in an apartment along with a woman who'd been shot in the head. The children are five to an infant the woman now in stable condition, though at a local hospital our news time five oh seven while odds are you're going to make a first impression on someone today. And you're not gonna have very much time to make it positive. Less time than it'll take me to tell you. It's twenty seven seconds max or for Dr Lawrence Abrams to tell you size matters figure. People particularly have to have a reasonable look on their face or they become threatening. Because it's all about looks the five things you need to know to make a positive first impression smile. Be polite. Listen make eye contact and don't stink sent is one of the most lingering impressions, we leave. Nikki Courtney NewsRadio seven forty KTAR H O we needed to know that James harden gets it done again as the raucous take down the defending NBA champs. Shoot..
"rollin king" Discussed on WTVN
"Bank robber who struck at least three times across Columbus. Last two days has been arrested Columbus police say the most recent robbery occurred Thursday at the chase Bank on Mercer road to other banks on Columbus outside were robbed on Wednesday. Sixty three year old Anthony Collier's believed to be behind the robberies. He was taken into custody overnight and is expected to be arraigned this morning municipal court, Columbus, mayor Andrew ginther gearing up for the most important decision of his tenure selecting the city's new police chief telling ABC six is Benghazi. Last year showed the city has a long way to go to be considered safe. What we discovered of last year's homicide. Spike is we weren't gonna police. Our way out of it. Ginther says the city is making progress going from one hundred forty three homicides in two thousand seventeen to one hundred three last year. Although we are not ready to say that it has been a complete success seeing a twenty eight percent reduction in homicides in reductions in violent crime throughout the city is a sign that we're headed in the right direction. Police chief Kim Jacobs is set to retire in February ender ending her seven year run leading the Columbus. Police department today Jacobs will give her final speech to Columbus. Police graduating class of recruits new democrat led congress approved two bills, but effectively end the government shutdown this head of an expected meeting later this morning between the president and congressional leaders. The democratic package include the measure to extend funding to the department of homeland security at current levels with one point three billion dollars for border security. Until February the eighth, but it includes no money for President Trump's number one campaign promise of physical border wall with Mexico drum says he'll veto the Bill. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to block the measures from vote that's ABC's creaky reporting from Washington, the Labor Department releases December's unemployment figures this morning, Mark Hamrick. Washington bureau chief of Bank rate outlined some of the pressures on the job market the challenges of slowing global growth. We have rising interest rates higher debt and deficits and all those things mean that we probably have seen the bass with the economy's going to perform for the near term analysts expect nearly one hundred eighty thousand jobs were added last month. The co Southwest Airlines is dead. Herb Kelleher famously used a cocktail napkin with co-founder rollin king in nineteen sixty six debris normal low-fare airline that revolutionized the industry Kelleher was eighty seven and the airline in its announcement. Did not reveal the cause of his death the airline started out just lying. In Texas, but slowly expanded it now flies. It's more than seven hundred and fifty jets in one thousand nine American cities with ten destinations outside the US. Mark mayfield. NBC News Radio Forbes magazine with this list of stock market winners and losers for twenty eighteen. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg the biggest loser seeing his net worth fall. Nearly nineteen billion dollars. Top winner was Amazon founder Jeff Bezos whose net worth grew by nearly twenty eight billion dollars last year. Radio six ten WTVN sports the basketball buckeyes heading back in the big ten play. Number fourteen SU hosts number eight Michigan state tomorrow at noon..
"rollin king" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Person has died in a grand Perry. Crash tonight a little before midnight. There was a crash on westbound, I twenty near great southwest, Parkway grandparent, police have closed that westbound side there will be heavy delays. We'll talk about the traffic ramifications coming up in our traffic report, the passing of a Texas business icon co-founder of Southwest Airlines. Herb Kelleher has died. It was said Kelleher and Southwest Airlines co founder rollin king wanted an affordable airline for all Texans. Former Dallas Morning News airline reporter Terry maximum says Kelleher was larger than life and will be missed her and choline Barrett. Who retired as president at the same time. He retired. As chairman really were the heart and faces south west or a couple of decades. They were say Representative icons of south west and with one of those God, they'll be poor for it. Even if they may be. Just as good a company and Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings has nothing but praise for herb Kelleher mayor Rawlings describes herb Kelleher as a pioneer in creating short flights with creative marketing techniques. Well, don't you want to work in citing growing institution and a place? It's fun. And and we'll wards people. And that's what you believe. Then he understood that businesses more than just numbers or or things it was really about the human spirits. Mayor Rawlings says Dallas loves winners and says Kelleher was definitely a winner. Kelly waste NewsRadio to navy KRLD. Herb Kelleher has died at the age of eighty seven on new reports. Suggest fixing Dallas streets will cost the city. A lot more than originally thought. The city will have to spend an average of two hundred seventy million dollars a year to keep satisfactory streets from getting worse to make streets. Even better. The figure would be more like three hundred fifty.
"rollin king" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Kicks thirty seven degrees at ten. Oh, three. I'm curt Lewis top stories tonight. It's the passing of Texas business icon. Herb Kelleher the co founder of Southwest Airlines has died. Kelleher Southwest Airlines co founder rollin king reportedly wanted an affordable airline for all Texans. Former Dallas Morning News airline reporter, Terry Maxon says Kelleher was larger than life and will be missed her and choline Barrett. Who was retired as president at the same time. He retired. As chairman really were the the heart and face, south west or a couple of decades. They were they represented icons of south west and with one of those God, they'll be poorer for it. Even if they may be just as good their company among others, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings has nothing. But praise for Kelleher mayor Rawlings describes her Kelleher as a pioneer in creating short. Flights with creative marketing techniques. Well, don't you wanna work exciting growing institution in a place? It's fun and in wards people. And that's what he believed in. He understood that businesses more than just numbers or or things it was really about the human spirit. Mayor Rawlings says Dallas loves winners and says Kelleher was definitely a winner. Kelly waste NewsRadio to navy KRLD. Again. Herb Kelleher has died at the age of eighty seven new report suggests fixing Dallas streets will cost the city a lot more than originally thought. The city will have to spend about two hundred seventy million every year beginning in two thousand twenty one just to keep satisfactory streets from sinking to sub-standard to actually make them better. The city will need to spend three hundred fifty million dollars a year. Now, Carol de traffic and weather together real quiet night on the roads. Now, we had several accidents earlier that look to be in the clearing stages. Grand prairie. We had an accident. I thirty eastbound just before great southwest Parkway looks like that's cleared out of there. Not not seeing any further Pablo near also an accident in the clearing stages Fort Worth southbound thirty five at far looks like that one is just about out of there as well. And.
Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines' co-founder, dead at 87
"Business icon. Herb Kelleher the co founder of Southwest Airlines has died. Kelleher Southwest Airlines co founder rollin king reportedly wanted an affordable airline for all Texans. Former Dallas Morning News airline reporter, Terry Maxon says Kelleher was larger than life and will be missed her and choline Barrett. Who was retired as president at the same time. He retired. As chairman really were the the heart and face, south west or a couple of decades. They were they represented icons of south west and with one of those God, they'll be poorer for it. Even if they may be just as good their company among others, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings has nothing. But praise for Kelleher mayor Rawlings describes her Kelleher as a pioneer in creating short. Flights with creative marketing techniques. Well, don't you wanna work exciting growing institution in a place? It's fun and in wards people. And that's what he believed in. He understood that businesses more than just numbers or or things it was really about the human spirit. Mayor Rawlings says Dallas loves winners and says Kelleher was definitely a winner. Kelly waste NewsRadio to navy
"rollin king" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Up the search for Earl Callan of union thirty nine year old man hasn't been seen since December thirtieth and they've searched around his home on the lower river road. And also the Ohio river shoreline, but no sign of Callan. Missing alert from Cincinnati police for sixty one year old reginal Bryant of Fairmont. He was last seen at mckenry avenue and Westwood northern boulevard. With no shoes on Bryant suffers from dementia and has no access to medication in Houston. Police may be getting closer to catching the man they say killed a seven year old girl by shooting into the car. She and her family were writing in new images of the red truck. And the man who police believe shot and killed seven year old. Jasmine Barnes were continuing to proceed with different strategies to try to find this coward of a killer. What is your message to the man who killed your daughter? We're not gonna stop looking for you, and you'll be so much easier for everybody. If you would just turn yourself in investigators say Jasmine's mother was driving in west Houston with her four daughters Sunday when a man in a red truck pulled up an unprovoked started shooting. That's ABC's will car in Houston. The co founder of Southwest Airlines is dead. Herbert Kelleher famously used a cocktail napkin with co-founder rollin king and nineteen sixty six to brainstorm a low-fare airline that revolutionized the industry. Kelleher was eighty seven years old. The Dow closed down six hundred and sixty.
"rollin king" Discussed on KOMO
"Hour. News station. Komo news. Quibble, Lisa Jaffe, I'm Tom Glasgow. Jeremy grater is at the editor's desk. As we take a look at some of the day's top stories, the co founder of Southwest Airlines as dead. Herbert Kelleher famously used a cocktail napkin with co-founder rollin king in nineteen sixty six to brainstorm, a low air fare airline that revolutionized the industry. Kelleher was eighty seven Minnesota Senator Amy klobuchar plans to make a decision soon on whether she'll run for president in twenty twenty this July marks twenty years since the plane crash that took the lives of JFK junior his wife and sister-in-law tonight a new documentary. We'll take a look back at Kennedy's final days. Here's ABC's, Deborah Roberts. He was as close as America would ever come to royalty JFK junior son of the late president John F Kennedy with his good looks. He was linked to model Cindy Crawford and celebrities let Madonna and Sarah, Jessica Parker. He finally found love with Carolyn beset, but being in the spotlight would take its toll on the marriage. And then also problems with his second love his magazine, George is that going to be the trouble. Magazine John was having trouble with his marriage in the two most important things in his life, and they were having issues. I mean, there was a lot weighing on them as a couple from the very beginning. They had a volatile relationship. And unfortunately, the cameras were always there to record photographs of John and Caroline, even before they were married them in fight. Right. I remember the big story from God it ran for days. The last thing you wanna do have a blow out with your girlfriend in public. But that is exactly what happened between John and his girlfriend. Caroline, clearly, if you look back on it now with the benefit of all these years, they were under stress, even before they got married stress that was sometimes caught on camera. There was one particularly revealing moment when they were dating and on the beach,.
"rollin king" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"Then is it just that they're working that way? Or or is it? Quirk that he likes. I Don, I don't know. I've never heard him talk about it. But as you know, I'm maybe it's my perceptions could be you're all I'm looking at a particular horses in particular racism, remembering the right hundred runs birth. I think there's there is a preference around them of those tracks at it's just he some he is clearly wary of running horses at Cheltenham for no reason, you know, if you've got if you've got to have these novice under a range of those chases, you can run them in. I think he'd run the run them at a flattish right handed trike, then that are really tricky course in them with with stiff fences, and, you know, a range of gradients because you just asking for help people love gentleman, but you're asking for a bit more trouble. If you're running your voices on that kind of Trump rather than a truck was going to be, you know, give you a much more even surface through is. I think that might be it as much as anything to be honest. So the vindication lines up then could be tip in its own while he's on lining up. Yeah. Is he he's not asking me declares? But yeah, if he does. Interest. But of course, vindication looks like he's a, you know, he is H O come festival lasource on the other view is if you think you're gonna was good enough for that. You gotta you gotta give them a chance at some stage. You know, when it comes to the festivals is like Kim skipping the festival with his with is these noises did not from there you want to do that especially when on your doorstep, but you don't necessarily give them the preps there. So we'll be very interested in vindication. Runs on. It'll be extremely interesting to see high high street he jumped I happy is going run those left on the vans. And then Kevin Kevin's always an interesting point. When he talks about Tom, horses jumping one way or the other is is concert apples Jade last year, for example, what absolutely spot on. Yep. But some. Yeah, that's that's inter-. I'd you know, I'm not gonna say that. I hold exactly him views. But I think it's I think I think that's a good observation. I don't think that he didn't didn't go run Carlisle leg. Great hind wasn't hunting the peon three. I wasn't wasn't winging his fences as. A horse. He didn't look like that's at orchid put it that way. So yeah, I'd be. It'd be something else that he turns out to be a better horse that time. So far. Well, let's just be harboring over the J O T market because if he wins in both then he's going to be very very interesting. And when Kevin Blake speaks listen unless your name is Matthew site. Kevin was also saying before we recorded the show that instead of talking about the juvenile hurdle at Cheltenham, we should talk about the two forty five at Doncaster. It's great to the juvenile hurdle. And it's very very interesting Rory. It's all the usual suspects of juvenile hurdlers. In terms of ownership that you'd expect to see this is the summer as it used to be run at Lingfield, there'd be jumps meeting, which was almost invariably abandoned. So the risk of move to Doncaster and the irony of that is. You end up seeing often seeing similar ground conditions or something quicker grind conditions at Doncaster on. This is probably be in a stronger risk than the the JCB trial at Cheltenham, the the recent rule. Cole is included. Folks. Norton and thirteen piece and cool absolutely bolted up in two thousand fourteen oh, and we have a dream last year on the last last two named of course, have run in two shades of green under a two horses declares in the Doncaster. Rhys cracker factory who's been very busy rollin king. And his son has won four times. Last time. I finished second in the JC be the press free juvenile hurdler. Jason be triumph trial to kill best on who's also in this. I'm not sure that I absolutely love the form without risks to be honest by definition were..
"rollin king" Discussed on Business Wars
"It is the spring of nineteen sixty six in steamy, San Antonio, Texas. Two men with booming voices are talking business over whiskey at the bar of the Saint Anthony hotel. Thirty five year old rollin king pushes his glasses forward. I'll have another scotch rocks. King runs an investment company and he's drinking with herb Kelleher whose law firm represents king's business interests. Kelleher taxes, glass. Another wild Turkey rocks for me. Fleas hope, manner, tall, athletic and transplants to Texas king gets to the point her bona talk to you about this airline idea. We discuss the other day, come on Bill. Let's not you've already gotten creamed in the airline business. Three years earlier, king bought wild goose flying service and rebranded Southwest Airlines. The charter service shuttled San Antonio businessman around the state, but it failed and king is salvaging what he can after I dick those. Crafts. I wanna build an all jet service operation will compete with braniff and Texas international in American Airlines. Killers used to kings oddball business ideas, but this one tops. All those villas might give you a steak on board their flights or cancel half the time and the other half, they lose your bag. But what if we build an airline that'll be just for three cities, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Forget the stakes will be no frills will win on price, convenience and service. Are you kidding me? Role in the regulators will never allow it air travel in nineteen sixty seven is in its golden age madman where their best business outfits and sit in big comfortable seat, says smiling, stewardesses, serve plates of prime rib and refresh their high balls airlines can offer all this. Thanks to the civil aeronautics board. The federal agency controls everything where and what they can fly and what they can charge for everything from a mixed drink to a seat. Most importantly, it allows airlines to charge very high fares, but king might have found a loophole. There's outfit but civic Southwest Airlines. They only fly intrastate only within the boundaries of California. That means that the feds have no jurisdiction over them wing do that here in Texas, too. But if we're going to get this thing off the ground, I need you on board her, you're connected. What he means is that Keller. His wife is connected. She's from one of the biggest landowning families and all of Texas. And that's saying something rollin braniff in the others will flatten you and how am I supposed to sell this to a bunch of people who know their way around money? Well, her, you're my lawyer. So you figure it out Kelleher gulps the last of his drink as he walks away. He's thinking no way this airlines ever gonna fly. 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Desktop, get cloud connected the right way to learn more. Give right networks a call at one eight, two one zero zero two, three, seven for a special ten percent off discount. Make sure to mention business wars before September. Thirtieth twenty. Eighteen that number again one eight two one zero zero two, three, seven, and don't forget to mention business wars. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this is business. In our six part series, southwest versus American Airlines will look at how the bruising dogfight between the more established airlines in the scrappy upstart would not only change the way we fly, but send some airlines crashing to their deaths. You are listening to episode one clearing the runway. Rollin kings spoon is ringing. It's just a few days after his meeting with Keller and those many glasses of scotch Kelleher is on the line rally. I've been looking at the airline idea and check in federal and state regulations, and I gotta tell you something, what is it? Rollin? You're crazy. Airline idea is crazy. Now. That's doing anyway. Kelleher sober as a judge days. After that hazy meeting at the Saint Anthony hotel bar is finally convinced that king is right. If a low cost low frills carrier can operate without interference from federal regulators in California, then they can do the same in Texas. And if the fares are cheap enough Kelleher figures, Texans would rather fly than drive long hauls between Texas cities. I, though Keller has to convince some of the state's richest men to invest in air southwest that proves to be easier than expected. The investors agree that there's a need in the Texas market for what he's proposing. They also like the idea of owning a company that flies jets. Plus everyone really likes herb who's always ready with a wise crack in whiskey. Kelleher starts looking for backers by calling, John McCain, co-founder of the Dallas Cowboys and Powell. Hello? Hey, John, it's heard rollin ching and I have this idea for an airline sort of a commuter airline for Texas all jets. All interest date. No federal interferes Dallas Houston, San Antonio with very frequent, low fare flights. We're raising money, you interested her. I won't in Jing and Kelleher bring on some of the biggest names in Texas business. They raise five hundred forty, three thousand dollars incorporate on March fifteenth, nineteen sixty seven about a year later, the Texas 'aeronautics board certifies air southwest fly within Texas. But the next day four major airline competitors launch a legal assault to stop that from happening. Apollo
"rollin king" Discussed on Something You Should Know
"The most famous back of the napkin sketch in business of all time, it's not one that I can take credit for, but it's is the back of the napkin sketch that started Southwest Airlines. And this has become such famous kind of business lore that if you actually go to the Southwest Airlines website and you go into their. Kind of their corporate history section. They actually have affected simile of that original napkin. And the story goes like this. The two founders of Southwest Airlines were sitting in a club down in San Antonio in the late nineteen. Sixties was a lawyer was an airline guy, and they were thinking about how they might be able to start an airline that would allow Texas business people to travel between the three biggest cities in Texas. So between Dallas Houston and San Antonio, which you could not easily commute between by air at that time because they were only served by the major airlines going through hubs and spokes, if you wanted to fly between to those cities, you could. But if you wanted to do all three cities, you didn't up having to go through Denver Phoenix or something else. And so literally what happened is rollin king and herb Kelleher sat there on the back of the napkin in the bar, drew out a map of a little map of Texas and on that map, they drew in this triangle that canal. Acted as I say, Dallas Houston and San Antonio, and that became the first route map for Southwest Airlines. And that was the start of the company. They had such a clear vision of this very simple idea that would essentially connect three dots on the back of abkin. So that's a great example. And in fact, while you were talking, I went to the Southwest Airlines website and found the picture of that napkin, and everything else you've said makes a lot of sense. But how do you know this really works in real life? How do you know that pictures really have this impact when we need them to? Because I do this every single day many, many times a day, and I work with dozens and dozens of major companies across the country. And what I've seen is that in every single meeting, it always works. It is magic. The moment that someone pulls out a piece of paper or steps up to the whiteboard and says, let me explain my idea with a picture magic takes place in the room. Every single time. It's almost unavoidable that people cannot help, but participate at a great level in level when they see someone drawing an idea in front of them, we're talking about using pictures to sell your ideas and make your point. And my guest is Dan Rome. He's author of the book back of the napkin solving problems and selling ideas with pictures. I've heard from several listeners who have taken my suggestion internet's getting personalized care of vitamins, delivered right to their door. I love care of vitamins, and it makes so much sense. When you think that ninety percent of people fall short of the FDA recommended guidelines for at least one vitamin or nutrient care of just takes care of that you take their online quiz took me about five minutes to fill out. They ask about things like diet health and lifestyle choices, and then they tell.
"rollin king" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You could you just start by introducing yourself mr keller make an herb if you would please okay herb can you just say your full name this is herb kelleher and your best known as the founder of southwest airlines how old are you now eighty five okay great perfect okay we are very excited to talk to you about your story i'm just going to jump in here for to mention that before we really started our interview i had some time to just chat with her and i learned some interesting things about him like like what eats for breakfast normally for breakfast i have cheese crackers and what he likes to drink wild turkey bourbon and that he's been a smoker for pretty much his entire life i just enjoy the magical mystical aroma and site of smoke so how soon after you wake up do you have a cigarette well it's a nanosecond tobacco king with your cheese crackers even before by jesus backers for the story of how herb launched southwest airlines yet to go back about fifty years nineteen sixty six to be exact herb was a young lawyer he's living in san antonio texas where he had started law firm helping clients to start companies and one day one of her clients getting rollin king calls him up and he says hey i heard about this airline called the civic southwest flies only in california and i have an idea let's let's me for a drink rollin came to me with the idea of setting up a similar operation in texas and how soon after he sort of floated this idea to use saying yep let's do it let's start a company it was a very short period of time maybe you know like a minute fast no longer than that i was just joking but within a very short days within days within days what i i was very skeptical but then i did some research and discovered the asa was very successful in california the texas supplied all the requisites for an intrastate airline because it was a big state that had large metropolitan areas far enough apart to justify flying and houston dallas and san antonio will the obvious first targets because they were the three largest cities in texas what did you know about airlines at the time well i knew nothing about airlines which i think made me eminently qualified to start one because what we tried to do it southwest was get away from the traditional way that airlines had done business so i started with the tabula rasa blank slate and i think that was very helpful so this pointing how old are you by the way at that point in your life i was thirty five thirty five okay so you had a family yes right for children four children and you've got this successful law from by the way was he was the airline industry profitable at that time no it was not notably profitable as a matter of fact warren buffett reportedly joked about it at one time and said if the capitalist had shot down the right brothers that kitty hawk in one thousand nine hundred three the economy would probably be better off and so it didn't have very great returns wisconsin in difficulty so why did you even think that this was a plausible idea well i think it was the allure of doing something different doing something that was exciting though i really always have had a great deal of curiosity and then i thought to myself well you know most of the adults in the united states of america haven't been able to fly because of the cost barrier is too expensive it's too expensive view they just thought it was business people long expense accounts and so what i'm saying is that in terms of markets analysis there was a huge untapped market for flying out there okay so you decided with rollin to start a company whose ed right i actually incorporated in march of nineteen sixty seven but of course i was just a piece of paper and we started to raise seed money to the extent of about five hundred thousand dollars that said was quite a lot of money to raise i guess at that time it certainly was and we were set to go and what was the competition's like at the time were there other airlines that were doing these texas flights like for like between houston dallas.