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Empowering Caregivers Through Technology
"Melissa how are you today. Thank you for joining me curt. Congratulations thank you. Yeah you get really sick of your own voice. When you do this. I'll tell you it's very quickly green. You know absolutely and really. Like i say this all the time in the beginning. And i don't know if you can relate to this but like when i wanted to kick it off. I kept feeling like somebody had to give me permission to do it. Like kept telling everybody like. Hey i'm going to do this thing. And everybody's cool. Yeah go do it. And i'm like but should i don't know you never lose. That is actually speaking of never losing you. Melissa have company called josh. So tell me. Josh is and what does it do for who you are and thanks for the opportunity for being here. John is a tech platform that matches families. With special needs disabilities specialized care needs to find an increase greens a caregivers sitters nannies. And we are an end to end solution for those families and five across the country to really aimed build a team and manage their care needs in one place. It's something that melanie fontaine. My co-founder who happens to sister. We're super passionate about That's awesome yeah the services amazing and it's so needed and from understanding your story. It really came from personal experience right. Yeah melanie and i grew up with our big brother josh. He was the best big brother we can have. He also happened have developmental disabilities and a pretty severe epilepsy disorder to put it in context effort meeting for people who don't understand what those things mean. Developmentally was around the age of ten or eleven. No matter what his age that was developmentally where he was and then epilepsy. He would have two to three seizures a day and different types of seizures and what kind of encompasses those needs. Pretty complex made involved major to call mas Occupational therapy physical therapy medication. Just so as a family really changes your view on life advocacy awareness and just really help precious life is and how little we have a bit and to make the most of it
Supporting Women in Technology
"Jillian. How are you today. I am loving. Today it's beautiful. Outside so julia. Tell me about what you're doing these days. What are you up to you and then let's talk about. Let's talk about the conference that you do the sisterhood and technology what while it's been a hugely busy spring has it that everyone i talked to okay. People stopped holding their breath. Cove ed and they're like okay. Let's do this thing so we are really like i'm. I'm busy so i work at harvard. Your partner is i do. I'ma account executive so. I'm feeling a bunch of great possessions for people right now but more importantly working on sisterhood of technology which we've talked about before and it's an effort to really make sustainable change for women in the workplace especially in technology. That is what we're working on and we had to cancel accomplished last year. And it was such a bummer. But we're going to do it this year. We just confirmed we get to have a few people on site like one hundred people on site and we're gonna do it also virtually so we are tom. We have this amazing lineup of speakers that most people around the twin cities probably haven't heard it's going to be. It's going to be really cool. Yeah i'm excited for it. I was bummed. It last year's had to get canceled. But i think it's a really important. I think it's really important mission that you're doing and the conference if i'm someone who's interested in a conference who specifically is the audience for it who do you think would get the most out of it as a really good question. So here's the thing. I would say how it's targeted there is. I think there's two fold things that we need to do for women in technology. Women need to have each other's backs right so we need to do networking and mentoring. That will be an option both virtually and in at the conference blame as well but the other half a bit is really what text mission is all about and that is really to engage organizations to make sustainable change. What does it really mean. What does it mean to be a have gender diversity and a company so people who are interested in not only their own connections there on networking connections but also. What are the key things. That i need to do. Either as a vp of technology a cio. Or someone just coming up through the ranks that needs to do organizations. How can i influence that
Jeff Firewalker - Wisdom from a Musician and Medicine Man
"My guest is the amazing. Jeff fire walker schmidt and he is capable in like every single domain. It's extraordinary by the age of fifteen. He was running a research lab with a famous scientist. His now noted lecture and scientists in his a phd from oxford. He's also a chinese martial arts expert. He practices peruvian folk medicine in his one. Half of the brand new band saint disruption which is a new album dropping very weak. He and his notable band partner. John modesto from the legendary modesto martin and would met in a chance encounter in the amazon jungle. Her going to hear about some of those encounters in the amazon region. Here some of the wisdom that jeff brings from spirit to science and science to spirit and sample some the music that he's creating and why it's meaningful for this time. Welcome geoff so nice to be with you today. It is delightful to be with you. I'm excited to dive into your brain and your experiences for me to. Let's get going awesome. I know that you are a medicine man. And that is a rare title for a white man in the united states to have. Can you tell us a little bit about being a medicine man and what it means to you and how you got there absolutely well. First and foremost. I think that by way of perspective. It is something that one would never choose for themselves. It came to me as a complete left. Turn in my life and a complete surprise and actually an opportunity that i resisted on the personality and ego level. For some time. I knew enough to know that it would not be an easy path and i also came to realize that if i were to respond to the call of spirit in a good way that i would have much more of a chance of leading healthy happy life so i as many people do when they get the call i jumped and i very much enjoyed for many years and still do the right teachers showing up at the right
1st Female Members Fulfill Requirements For Eagle Scout
"Been just over two years since girls were first allowed to join scouts be ESA, formerly known as the Boy Scouts. And now some have fulfilled all the requirements needed to reach the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. Delaware Public media's Sofia Schmidt went to see one girl except the Eagle Scout Challenge. Ready. Hi Scarlett Home, Marquis. I scroll it homemaking, darkly recognized and take upon myself. I thought, believe, recognize and take upon myself the obligations and responsibilities of the rank of Eagle Scout the obligation of responsibilities of the rank of Eagle Scout 14 Year Old Scarlet Hell, Mickey repeats the Eagle Scouts pledge read by an alumnus of the program, Scarlett's family and fellow troop members air here for her Court of honor and to celebrate her place in history as one of the first girls to achieve the rank. As the sun shines and cake waits to be eaten on a nearby table. She tells the audience about her journey. It was a lot to learn Eagle and I know that I can help Younger scouts also achieve this ring. I'm proud to join many eagles in the special group. Scarlett is one of about 1000 girls nationwide who are in the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. It's scouts be essays, highest rank, and only about 6% of scouts achieve it. Get it. Scouts need to earn 21 merit badges, which require mastering basic skills on topics such as first aid and environmental science. Scarlet says that on occasion, she and other female scouts have endured teasing and belittling comments from people outside her troupe. She says That's one reason her troop leaders didn't cut her any slack. They always pushed me because they knew people would say. Hey, like you don't really earn that Sarah. That's giving it to you know iron this for her required community service project. Scarlet helped rebuild an old foot bridge over a stream coordinating a team of 20 volunteers, and she says she learned some valuable lessons. Just be patient for lie on your team. They're here to help you.
Cuomo denies reported claim of groping woman at governor's mansion
"A Zay said last week. Thistles. Very simple. I never touched anyone inappropriately. The Times Union newspaper in Albany is reporting. It happened at the governor's mansion late last year, the aide telling a supervisor she had been called to the mansion to work when Governor Cuomo inappropriately touched her. Linda Schmidt with Fox, five. New York State attorney general has launched an independent investigation into the accusations. And the Pentagon announced Tuesday
Missouri owners of girls boarding school charged with abuse
"Sense of criminal charges filed in Missouri against the owners of a former boarding school void, and Stephanie Householder face more than 100. Criminal charges combined, including statutory rape, statutory sodomy and abuse and neglect of a child. Authorities in Cedar County began investigating the circle of Hope Girls Ranch after former residents made the allegations on social media. The householders closed the reform school shortly after investigators were moved about two dozen girls from the ranch in August. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt as the father of two young girls. It is simply unthinkable to me. But this type of behavior and abuse could be perpetrated. Against those who are still vulnerable. The householders in a newspaper interview, described the girls as liars and disgruntled former residents who have not been successful
Sixth Accuser Raises New Allegations Against Gov. Andrew Cuomo
"Woman accuses New York Governor Cuomo of inappropriate sexual conduct. I'm not aware of any of this claim, a Zay said last week. Thistles. Very simple. I never touched anyone inappropriately. The Times Union newspaper in Albany is reporting. It happened at the governor's mansion late last year, the aide telling a supervisor she had been called to the mansion to work when Governor Cuomo inappropriately touched her. Linda Schmidt with Fox, five. New York State attorney general has launched an independent investigation into the accusations. And the
12 Republican state attorneys general sue President Biden over climate change order
"A dozen republican state attorneys general are suing president biden over an executive order on climate. Change jeeze contend. The president overstepped his authority by unilaterally declaring the values for the social costs of greenhouse gases. The suit is led by missouri's schmidt who said in the statement in part quote from higher energy bills to lost jobs. This massive expansion of federal regulatory power has the potential to impact nearly every household in this state expenses. Blake berman at the white house. Meantime three democratic senators proposing a fee on methane emissions from oil and gas production beginning in the year. Two thousand twenty.
Microsoft announces passwordless authentication in Azure
"Microsoft announced his end to end encryption support for teams plus password list loggins microsoft announced that it is adding end to end encryption support to microsoft teams later this year at its ignite conference yesterday. It stated that preview of end to end encryption teams will be available in the first half of this year for commercial customers it will be available for one to one unscheduled teams calls and is designed for more sensitive conversations. This is something that its main competitor. Slack does not currently have microsoft also announced that it is making password list lugging a standard feature for as your active directory. A cloud based service customers can use to handle their employees logging chores. Us unprepared for a competition with china. Commission finds a comprehensive report released this week by the national security commission on artificial intelligence states that white house leadership and a substantial investment will both be needed to ensure us superiority in artificial intelligence by twenty twenty five commission. Chair and former. Google chief executive eric schmidt said he believes china is catching the. Us up on a initiatives proposed by the commission include the creation of technology competitive council within the white house to be chaired by the vice president. A steering committee on emerging technology within the defense department to coordinate an advance implementation of technology and d creation of an accredited degree granting digital services academy to help build a pipeline of civil service tech tyrant. Tom cruise deepfake videos rattled security. Experts three mysterious deepfake videos of tom cruise. That have gone. viral on. Tiktok are the handiwork of chris. Ume a video visual effects specialist from belgium. The videos have drawn attention from experts and non experts alike for being among the most convincing. Examples of the genre of fake videos yet produced deepfakes created using artificial intelligence that uses a technique to train to neural networks in tandem to either create or identify facial imagery while some technologists security experts. Fear deepfakes will become a potent weapon for political disinformation. Chris downplays such concerns saying quote consumers. Just need to become more skeptical of what they see and quote carmen. Ransomware makes it easy and cheap to launch attacks. A new ransomware. Do it yourself. Kit called carmen k. A. r. m. e. n. Is making it easy. For one of these cybercriminals to launch ransomware attacks packaged with small loader and also small in size it can detect if it is operating in a sandbox environments and can automatically delete portions of its code to prevent security researchers from analyzing it carmen scrambled files with eighty s. Two fifty six bit encryption and operates with minimal connections to its command and control server as a ransomware as a service product. Carmen automates many processes including payment processing so users can concentrate on distributing the rent somewhere at one hundred and seventy five dollars. Carmen lowers the barrier to entry to the ransomware market.
AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise
"A commission on artificial intelligence led by the former CEO of Google since the U. S. needs to increase its AI skills to counter activities by China former Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a commission report on artificial intelligence tells Congress the U. S. needs a White House led strategy to defend against A. I. related threats to set standards on how intelligent machines can be used responsibly and to boost U. S. research and development to maintain the nation's technological advantage over China the panel says that includes a I enabled weapons and that machines that can perceive decide and act more quickly than humans are going to be deployed for military purposes this is a I. group has the ear of top lawmakers from both parties but there's also criticism too many members work for tech companies that have large government contracts Jackie Quinn Washington
Wet Notes for 2-28-21
"This is wet notes on scuba shaq radio for sunday february twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one. Well i up today. I'm going to do an update on dry suit talq now ever since i've owned a dry suit i've been using those little pouches of talk to dust my wrist seals and neck seals. And that makes it easier to put on especially if it gets a little humid. Well we used to get these little pouches from magnet who then became gear aid when we could no longer get them from juried. We switched to getting them from diving unlimited international or dui. Recently we ran low on these talca pouches. Wanted to order some more. But do you. I stopped producing those talk pouches. I guess i'm guessing near some concern around. The safety of talk i noticed has been in news over recent years. So donna reached out to peak from dui and he suggested cornstarch to dust are seals. Make sure you do it every time now. That sounds a little strange to me. But it looks like people are using it in place of the talq. We'll give it a try. And i'll let you know how goes cornstarch. It's not just for cooking next up. Is things start opening up and we travel outside the country. We're going to need to get tested for in nineteen before we can come back well. Resorts are out there. And they're starting to accommodate their customers and making it easier to get tested. So for example. I just saw where enroll roett to resorts. The turquoise bay dive resort and the mayan princess beach dive resort are offering onsite cova testing on thursdays and fridays. And then what happens. Is you'll get electronic. Results are available in three hours. And then you'll have a hard copy the next day now you still have to pay for it in a costs about fifty bucks. Then i also check the cocoa view site down there and roett tan and it looks like they are also offering onsite testing but their prices coming in at eighty five dollars so it looks like if you're going to travel to row attend you'll find it easier to get tested for corona virus and get back home as long as you test negative but i think more and more of these dive operators out there are going to provide that cova testing or options for people so that you can go travel and then make it easier for you to get back home. Also last i think a couple of weeks ago. The president of the united states signed executive order. One three nine eight and with that executive order it mandated. That masks are to be worn on all public maritime vessels including ferries. What does that mean for dive boats. Well deana did. Some research and found out that this mandate includes commercial vessels used for dive charters and dive related activities. You'll need to be masked up upon boarding disembarking and the duration of travel. Obviously this can only apply to us. Operators i think this makes sense and i'm sure common sense will prevail given our unique circumstances when we go diving way back in the beginning of two thousand twenty i did a segment on dive travel insurance then in mid two thousand and twenty. I noticed the divers alert network. Dan their travel insurance was not available on their website is back now. However there was a short article on dive newswire that indicated that there are qualified cove in nineteen related cancellation and interruptions covered. There's a lot of detail on their website. You can read through. Essentially they cover prepaid travel arrangements. If you your host at your destination you traveling companion or family member test positive for covid. Nineteen there's also levels of coverage while traveling but you need to do your research. The good news however is that the dan travel insurance is back and it looks like they are helping to try and address the corona virus issues. It's always a good day when i go out to the mailbox and that the latest issue of the journal of diving history has arrived. That happened earlier this week. The cover of the first quarter two thousand twenty one magazine features to five women who made up the team of tech tight to mission six dash fifty. Which was america's first off female saturation team. The five women included peggy lucas. An hurley hotline renata lynch true elena schmidt and sylvia earle the journal of diving history. Formerly historical. diver magazine is the official magazine of the historical diving society. Usa and is part of your membership. I can't wait to dive into all the articles i saw. The other day that there's been a an oil spill off the coast of israel and lebanon and it's impacting over one hundred miles of coastline. Now what's a little disconcerting about this is that they don't know where this is coming from this washing up on the beaches. It's the seems like there's some sort of gag order on the release of information. I'm just not sure why there was. Also a thin whale washed up on the beach apparently with oil in its loans. They say this is undoing. Much of the progress made over the last thirty years. Let's hope they figure out where this is coming from or where it came from. And if they're able to minimize the impacts and finally here's some really big news in the scuba industry especially related to scuba tanks. Luxembourg is getting out of the aluminum tank business on february twenty third. Luxor held their fourth quarter and full year. Two thousand and twenty analysts call and that's where they announced their divestiture of their aluminum product lines now. The rationale according to their press release is that they wanted to focus on high performance magnesium alloys zirconium catalysts and high pressure composite cylinders. Guess to profit margin. Just wasn't there on the aluminum tanks. They plan on selling those two aluminum forming operations in the united states and one in the in the uk. But we don't know who they're going to sell it to just yet more to come on. This is it as it. Unfolds now luxembourg. They produced a lot of tanks. And there's a lot of them out there and we're going to see what that does to the supply chain as we move forward. Well that's it for wet notes for february twenty eighth two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shock radio
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt resigns from anti-Trump Lincoln Project amid scandals
"Run by prominent Republicans now in controversy. Fox's David Sponge, the Lincoln Project raised roughly $90 million since it's inception in 2019 Steve Schmidt announced Friday he stepping down John Weaver. He is in serious trouble after 21 men told The New York Times that he said sexually explicit text messages and, in some cases, promised jobs and other access in exchange for sex. Next Lincoln project leaders saying they were
Revision Host Maurice Cherry Interviews Danny Shaw, Director of Digital Design and Branding at Brandshare
"All right. Let's get to the interview this week. I'm talking with danny shaw design educator located in new york city. Let's start the show all right so tell us who you are and what you do all right. Thanks for having me. I'm danny shaw. I'm a design educator. Most of the time also product manager when need to be a project manager as well and at the co- at the end of the day. I'm still a designer multi multi-disciplined design of course across the digital space. Okay how has twenty twenty one been for you so far. Twenty twenty one i mean. What are we with thirteen days. Then will far personally has been fine. You know but just looking at the world around me. You would be hard pressed to say that right but personally has been fine so far. So i'm grateful for that How was last year. I know you know the pandemic really kind of turned everyone's world upside down to some sort away. How did you get the year. Last year was a lot. I think a lot of people was ally of me personally. A lot of personal relationships it greatly impacted things for instance my grandparents who visit my grandparents all the time multiple times throughout the eddie live atlanta. I have not been able to see them. And that's really been a tough pill to swallow on person aside and not being able to see other relatives so that's definitely been hard but then which is probably roundabout way on the professional side. It's it's been probably one of the most busiest of hat professionally. A lot of business in the landscape changes so fast rapidly where the digital acceleration accelerated even more than the pace that it was already at which impacted my inbox in my email. People me up for advice and counsel and job. So it's been a mixed bag is definitely been a mix. Let's focus on work for a minute here. You're the director of digital design and strategy for a company called brand share. What does brands share. Do all right. So shit is e commerce marketing company in for a lot of people who may not be familiar with that concept and idea. We work with a lot of. Cpg burns consumer packaged goods such as emmons but if a lot of the packaging goods that we see on a regular basis as consumers so we work with these companies in regards to the marketing strategy. Introducing them to the market gaining insights and data on these new products that's being introduced to the market and we partner with them on their strategy and execution and how the scale they are offering to the audience at large in a nutshell. It comes across multiple channels digital in person shipping. We do a lot of experts. You things as well so Touch on a lot of areas with these brands trying to get as far as being the partner between the brands and these new products. That's trying to the market. In services and reaching that specific audience that the china targeting reach for their respective products. How did you first get started there at the time. I was transitioning from a position that i was working. At in north carolina as product manager and at the time there was some organizational changes. And i was looking in north carolina and and doing that and just going back and forth between new york and chronic to get my fares in order and iran ran to the person who became my manager So we just ran into each other. We used to work in the past at time. inca essence. She just told me she was working there. She was she just started. She was trying to build a team. She was looking for some freelance designers and asked me if i would be open to discuss it and i i'm open to discussing. I was just transitioned from the last role and said hey you know this might be something of interest for me. While i'm transitioning to china figure out the next and then it just happened to work out. Well we worked well together. I've worked with the rest of the team. And i'm working on the designs and floor the digital initiatives and then it just kind of kept going from there into full-time role and then may stand with the company and so forth. What does the team. Makeup look like autumn. Agean you've got designers because you mentioned design but do you work with so i work with everybody. We work with everybody. So i have Outside of me to other designers on my team i work with the vp of marketing. A record the bp digital. We're we're not. We're about fifty. I'll not that big. So we're about fifty person staff based in new york and of pennsylvania so i pretty much everybody to chairman of the company as well That the president. It really depends on the project. What's what needs to be done. You get to intimate environment. So i kind of get to work with everybody account managers and so forth as well now given that the company sizes is so small like what's a typical daylight now because i would imagine you all are not able to get together in an in an office or you now while the pennsylvania offices so they are all the way the to set up a lot of the new york office we are. We're all remote right to be clear. And we were based in midtown manhattan midtown manhattan but The pa office depending on the circumstances on what might be needed. Maybe like a photo shoot or something like that. Some members still going to office but for the most part is still pretty much remote as well. So yeah but a typical day. Nowadays is really. Just you know looking at Obviously out calendar in the before just trying to coordinate on the bear. Risk projects and initiatives looking at tickets. You know gotta look at these tickets to see what's to was the status of status meetings just to kind of make sure that we're on track with a lot of things calls a foul benders looking at roadmap. There's a lot of. I would say a lot of time. Put was president planning a lot more so than in the past so so to speak. It really varies. I really wouldn't even know what to say. What did with low but my on a log. I'm pretty much aware of what my day is already gonna look like just because i leave when i log out. I just see what. I have lined up for the next day. So usually it's a mix between meetings. Some our collaborate with the design team once needed as well as account manager for any new requests checking on the status of ongoing projects as well touching base with the vp of digital. For any other items. That might be down the line sometimes. I am checking in with some of our dev engineers team on the status of things as managing few about digital initiatives and ecommerce sites. Yeah it really ranges mountain towns. I'm looking at analytics in number. Metrics is to see if you know some insights in in regards to the strategy. And make sure we're on pace. We're doing the right thing. There's room for improvement in always looking for some wounds improvements as well so it really varies. Throughout the day. Monday tuesday could be two completely different. Days does sound like a lot. Yes it's it's cool but yeah it can vary a lot. Have you had to adopt any sort of new like strategies or workflows over the past year. Yeah sure well. They tend to crack jokes on me. Because i am like the uae. Try to organize one. You know being a project manager and in the past and project management roles a really try to align and keep things as organiz as feasibly possible. So i think i've definitely had been allowed strong advocate for that. Not just for myself but across the team especially during kobe right so that one thing that be really just had to really make adjustments for the communication on big on communication. I think a lot of not just designed problems. I think a lot of problems in general could be resolved if we communicate elopement so readily had to be strategic in how we communicate and open up communications to help foster solutions especially now that we're not all in this together we can't just walk over to someone and so forth so the communication was definitely gonna be safe there and also iguanas when everything for his hidden in in the world changed right before. Is i do think aloud people kind of know what to do right. So we worked in mit working past normal times and things like that and i think for me was at a place where it had to be diligent about. Okay shut off. There's only so much you can do. And i think not just for me. A lot of people had to make that adjustment as well with the state of the world. Yeah i know a lot of think. It was last year right around the time that the that the pandemic happened. Or the the lockdown started to happen. I was talking with a lotta people for the show who they had either just started a new job in like now it's day for and their mentor. Work from home continually or they're having a tough time to transition from being in the office to now having to sort of work in this synchronous sort of fashion right. And i will say to me. Just because i've had roles in the past where i've worked remote merola north carolina. It was a big remote work environment. Culture prior i would go into the office but it was nothing to see a member who was working remote that day for various reasons. It was very flexible. People have kids people have health issues. We worked with teams across the country. Kind of remote teams across the country engineer so it was never never felt like everybody had to be all his so for me. I was comfortable already transitioned into a more remote environment but this has been the most. I don't know if this is the most remote. I just to show. Has there been like one thing that you've gotten that's really helped you make that adjustment pretty. Well bob meditated. On is i. I really got into a meditation a bit more. Just read different philosophies at least for me just trying to make sense of everything that was going on you know i. I don't have the head. Space is the head. Space app was very very helpful. Helped me sleep more consistently in and things like that. We all just trying to figure out what works for us right. I didn't feel i needed. I wasn't really looking for anything. I was going to make me a better employee anyway. On it I think i was more concerned with was going to help me maintain some schmidt to help during all this time. Yeah so like when it comes to working on a new project or with a new client. What does that creative process look like with you being the director strategy. I know you've got the team under you. What does that sort of process look like from start to finish well. It really varies. Because the relationship that we have with declines it changes in some cases we are more or less facilitators and creative may already common just working on a strategy how to execute it for them and what are the proper market in digital media channels so to speak and then other times. We are developing in design in house. And when that happens of course that's when the standard procedures. What's what's the goal was the objectives. What are we trying to achieve was the demographics that research behind it first before we start opening programs right trying to get an understanding of what the client needs. What goes let's the. Kpi was the measurement of success prior to all of that and then basically looking at our offerings the now tools and resources to see how we can best executed across the board. It may not always be digital 'execution it might be exponential execution might be Just some inserts in getting them the scanty oracle's taken you know micro sites and things like that might be a newsletter campaigns and stuff like that so it does vary but i think we start each project just trying to warn just get an understanding of what are the key goals and objectives and. How do we facilitate that. That making sure that we have the right information to go about executing properly across creative across strategy and course execution as well
Create Killer Content that Gets Bums on Seats, with Ben Lifton
"Me just start off this conversation because content kind of sounds obvious to a lot of us an yet content. Yeah craft content. What what we talk about. Because some people have no idea when we say christ great content. Greg i we are united way creating tapped your platform for you communicate to your community with. That's basically will comes in. Its continues anything that you create as a professional as a film This as as stein's wherever you are you're creating content to communicate to your community and your fun on social media or google mail on emails for example side. It could be images videos. Podcasts britain articles. your santeria. The actual design of the interior not crabbie's contact like it needs content in. It's not just an empty talks so everything is contact when when you start to realize the opportunities round creating amazing content for your brown's the a just an obstacle endless linnet basically you do see. Sometimes people will. I've heard he said. I dunno what content to create content in everything. We do wherever you know. We took in your bums on seats getting into e. You've got to really identify what it. What is your message. I guess before you go out that we content then exactly and then is making sure that when you off when you do your take. For example wind duty professionals suspecion always asks. Are you communicating to consumers to a client or you communications heritage easy prize. Mary very very very different. And that defines which direction you go in. I guess we've where you can guy. We content pretty much. I think that that is very slight roots. And any any topic. Eric schmidt come to everyone can create content but the the difficult thing is creating engaging content that fox conversation stocks an immersion the Get stop following for example on your social media to ditch that current stars and movie to begin with you. i'm not takes time and be creativity to content create and it was. It takes a lot of of dedication to 'cause it's not nice success in your to create engaging like binge while the context. I'm gonna like this conversation lot today. This row vice straight or they send you know from from a personal point of view that were heckled live and we kind of always been narrow on social but it has been learning process for me. And i know what i'm getting riot times and sometimes eats i think when i talked to experts like yourself bent on this subject. The one thing that probably you would say it is planning content rather than just winging it is not acceptable because there are days where missing. I haven't got a plan. But i think that kind of works. He sent on my phone. I'm ready to go with them. What's your take on that. That's where you're just explaining that all of the fact that your sometimes gang an idea when you find the having debt and that's because you become confident as a content creates because you can see. 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Amazon's Bezos To Hand Over The CEO Reins To Andy Jassy
"Jeff bezos is stepping back. Twenty seven years ago. He founded a company called amazon which proposed then to become a bookstore on the internet than wild idea. Was that you would shop for books without actually going somewhere to look for them. It was so new. That news articles had to explain how this giant bomb for would even work of course amazon sales just about everything now and this summer as will transition to executive chairman to focus on. The long-term amazon is an npr sponsor which we cover like any other company and npr. Business correspondent. alina saliou because here to do just that good morning good morning. Were you surprised by this decision i was. We're in the middle of a pandemic. it's not a thing you expect to hear in this moment basis. Less to say how. It's always day. One at amazon says line meaning always act like a startup and we were joking yesterday with a colleague like ten. We say. now it's date to amazon in many ways. Basil's has already been axing kind of like an executive chairman kinda less running shop day today. More thinking big visionary thoughts years into the future. He says he wants to do more with all his other. Major investments like the space company blue origin. Which is his huge obsession unless the washington post which he some philanthropy all that said it is definitely an end of an era. He is the avatar for one of the most powerful corporations of our generation. It's worth nearly two. Trillion dollars founders. Tend to eventually move on microsoft. Google happened to them. I guess now that leaves mark zuckerberg is the elder statesman of big tech at age. Thirty six and then. There's andy jesse who takes over as ceo. Where does he fit. He is one of businesses longest serving and trusted lieutenants. He was the person who shaped and shepherded amazon's sprawling cloud computing business. It's a group that i saw one analyst call amazon's cash printing division because it is amazon's biggest profit center and other thing about jesse's that he's actually known to be really he's waited on black lives matter for example he's pretty free-wheeling public speaker. Business over the years has become more elusive as a public speaker. So we will be interesting to see if jesse style changes as he become. Ceo especially as he faces scrutiny over amazon's treatment of workers new labor organizing efforts federal antitrust investigations any clues as to where jesse wants to take the company not yet. Lots of reading of tea leaves happening as we speak. He's been there for a long time up. He's the internet infrastructure guy cloud computing guy. What will this mean for the retail side of the business business. How will he approach it but remember that business is still the biggest shareholder amazon. He's that's big power yesterday. Chief financial officer. Brian huskey told reporters basis. We'll stay pretty involved. Jeff is is really not going anywhere. it's more restructuring of. Who's doing what i'm imagining. This abid like you know a principal stepping in the back of the classroom. Saying i see it as you were looking for teachers not really here but their presence limbs pretty larch you'll still be a big force in the company. Any idea what else he might do. Well my biggest question is actually. Whether we'll hear more from him in the coming days will he become more outspoken. Outside of the ceo corporate role. I'm thinking like former. Google ceo eric schmidt of or microsoft founder bill gates basis mentions his charity funds. So far he's not been seen as a major philanthropist. So we'll see if that changes what he is known for his interest in hollywood circles as he going to show up in a movie. You know a joke. But he is one of the world's wealthiest people and it is hard to imagine. Jeff bezos fading into the ether when you have billions of dollars people do get interested in what you have to say. Elise thank so much thank
Is Imposter Syndrome Even Real? with Rich Bracken
"Rich how are you today sir. Hey man how are you. I heard you miss the day of the week. I'm like i feel like the twenty seven months of twenty twenty twenty three. I'm just as lawson combined related in. Everything comes back to being grounded. When i get to talk to you so you man. It's good to see you yet. I'm really interesting to talk to you today. Because over the past few years and i've just heard piling up even more and more recently. Is this idea of imposter syndrome. And i've done my research. i've i understand. I feel like i've experienced it myself. But i also know there's another side to it at another camp to it so i wanna i wanna talk to you specifically about the different ideas behind it but just to kick things off rich in your opinion. What is imposter syndrome. What is it how do you define it. The biggest thing about imposter of that. I relate to in when. I think about what it actually is. expansion on. The typical definition of what imposter syndrome is so imposter. Syndrome is typically defined and discussed is not feeling that you're asked competent or worthy as individuals that are around you whether it's professional or personally or socially that you're not as good as everybody else's so you start getting into these inner voices of self doubt and self deprecation because you feel like you're not competent enough or you don't know enough or you haven't achieved enough. So why am i. Am this conversation with these other individuals. In where i think it also expands a little bit is to the performance because i think there are different elements to who we are and how we identify ourselves professionally and personally that we want to feel valued we wanna feel a part of the conversation it but then we start we start talking ourselves down off of that and that's where Posture syndrome to me. Starts creeping in becoming very detrimental. The that's the other argument side of things that a here though. Is that sometimes. This idea of imposter syndrome can be caused by jerks by people around you. You're in a bad culture and they're making you feel less than you do or maybe you do know last right. I'd definitely had people say you don't know what that is. And i'm like no while the that's why i'm asking like where do these. What sort of problems and of causing imposter syndrome is it. Just myself visit outside forces it a is it a mix. I think it's a blend of both. So when i think about my personal journey people that worked with previously is that there's something along the lines because again we if you think about the time line of your life from purity standpoint from a self doubt standpoint you don't have self down as a kid you really don't feel less than as a child. You're very creative. Your exploratory now depending on your upbringing your depending on how your family life or your schooling goes or as you get older as you get into any kind of extracurricular activities whether it's sports are to performance you houston start getting compared because that is win self-doubt sort creeping in a family situation that maybe you're talked to negatively. Maybe it's because your parents or your influences have been battling their own self doubt or in their own imposter syndrome. So they're trying to to rain that negatively down on you that could cause that so it could be an see that's planet or maybe cause. Middle school sucks for everyone in the middle middle school. Backer will change imposter syndrome to the middle school factor. Because everybody goes through that. I'm changing. I don't know what's going on it. We start really getting critical of ourselves because again like we don't start off that way. I've got two young sons and they don't walk around going really wish. I was better at coloring. That i am. They don't do that because they don't have that concept but has we get older and as we get into those extracurricular activities or comparative situations. Then once we get into our professional life. There's always competition and there's always comparison. There's this hierarchy of job descriptions of job titles and responsibilities. That really takes hold at that point. So i think it's a combination of both the early influences from social family standpoint but then also as you progress through your schooling get into professional life. It's that it's those determined to that. Really have an impact. On how you view yourself the idea of labeling things i think can be a powerful thing too because you can you can take it and set it aside and say and look at it and say okay. This is what that thing is a now. How can i address it. I know some people get heavy issues with labeling sings be but i think it's important powerful to be able to take these things that might affect you negatively. Be able to home them out and say okay. I'm going to set you over here on the table. I'm gonna look at you view this more. Three dimensional sort of aspect. Like what you're mentioning. Is it one outside. Four sets impacting me as a lot of outside forces. Impacting me is just my perception of reality of it's my perception of what's happening because i think it's okay to be in a spot where you're just learning and i think with all the things that we can consume. These days like podcasts youtube. All these different things on demand he can make you feel that everybody is further ahead than you are because you have all this access to these experts and you might not feel like that expert but if all you're consuming all day is these things about people talking about how much further they are along. Then you are. I can certainly make you feel that your of you experience rich. Have you experienced that in your career. One hundred percent in and actually there are several different types of imposter syndrome and the expert is one of them when so it talked about putting entitled is something there. Is that condition that you feel like. You've never learned enough in there for you can't do until you learn the right amount of things. But it's a cyclical problem. Because if i feel like. I can't do something. I can't progress until i learn more in learn enough. But i never feel like i learned enough that i'm never going to get to that point and personally from professional personal standpoint had numerous instances and again i go back to my definition of expanded definition of imposter syndrome. Where i wanna know more yup. I want to be as educated to be in the conversation as much as possible in and at one point in my career. I've tried to do everything about everything and that's
Families of Negro Leaguers rejoice in MLB's decision to recognize league
"On wednesday. Mlb announced that it was quote unquote elevating negro leaguers. Two major league status within its official historical record which helps explain why google searches for the name. Josh gibson suddenly started spiking. Baseball says it's figuring out how to include negro leagues statistics into its canon of sacred numbers. And there is no resume quite as legendary or as mythical as that of the late josh gibson. The catcher that satchel page once unambiguously deemed the greatest hitter. Who ever lived. So i called up shawn gibson. Josh's great grandson and the executive director of the josh gibson foundation to understand what mlb's decision to elevate his great grandfather means to him. Well first of all. I don't like the word elevating. I think it should be more of a merger because niggly baseball player or major league players as well. So that's first and foremost this. And i want to bid tuesday night as josh gibson's greg grants and i woke up as josh jacobs. His grandson asher to cerebral calls questions about this happened. Literally when people say happen literally overnight it literally happened overnight and to wake up and see that in lobby made the announcement and josh gibson. Now what we consider not just one greatest league baseball players he. He'll be considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time and so for us in our family. It's a great honor. Ona understand josh. What you heard growing up from family from friends about how your great grandfather considered his own career compared to those who had the opportunity who were afforded that opportunity to play in the majors for jars. You know and the other great negro baseball players you know. They knew they were great players. They didn't even know by to tell him that it was just a decision At that time it was in that era. that kennesaw mountain land is denied the opportunity to play in the majors but did not stop him. They barnstorm against a lot of white baseball players. And you know as well as we know. I know is that a lotta times. They beat the white ball players in. So that's something right there. And so when i totally stories just in our family. There's we call josh gibson big josh. 'cause josh gibson junior of course is the sense that you can't say jockey get confused. I wanted to ask you about one of big joshes more famous nicknames. He was called very famously. The black babe. When you hear that sean about your great grandfather how does that make you feel you know. Let's say this bridge. Stevens bakers great grandson. He's one of my good friends. We go back and forth back and forth on this all the time. I didn't know that okay. Tell me about your relationship with him. And what you guys talk about on this regard. That's great so burn. Stevens is bait roof. Great grandson and so we always talked about. You know josh gibson's compared to my grandfather. And i'm like well that's what you but if you ask me about. Bay roof is a white josh gibson. So we go back and forth. Is we always say our people always say Yankee stadium was called the house. Ruth bill in ice t's brent are okay but who hit the furthest home running stadio i give them on that one. Well i mean. I want to even push that. Story further sean. Because i grew up going yankee stadium. He's the only human being to ever hit a fair ball out of the park out of the house. That babe ruth ledley built. I don't want to rub it in his face to. I don't go that far. I just say the furthest rebel. We all know he headed out. The ballpark. we know is over near babe. Ruth kane close no all seriously. I've heard several stories two different stories. I heard it. It's out of the ballpark. Been a heard from some players that hit like the top tier of moammar. So you wrote a piece of the undefeated in august about your grandfather's name being on the mvp trophy. And that may have been unthinkable at one point but now it does feel like there could be momentum towards that. Why is this important to you and your family. Then the peak kinda fell on our lap on. This happened to read an article about terry pendleton barry. Larkin and mike schmidt. Making a case to remove kennesaw Mountains landers name off the mvp award and it gets to okay. Well here at a names that they're considering replacing the name with in his frank robinson branch rickey and go shoot josh gifts literally again on the phone with my board directors. I said listen. We just found herself in a race. Let's see how we can win it so for us. I'm hoping that the vwa taking consideration of this and really think twice when they make a decision to rename this after josh gibson but this mvp war if this may not. The jaw is just about josh gibson. This will carry on the legacy of all the other great players as well. Who were denied the opportunity. So josh gibson is carrying several thousand players on his shoulders but his vp award the page. Family the buck leonard. Cool up a bail family. Turkey stars fan oscar charleston. Family all great players will all celebrate. It'll be named after josh. But every time i speak about this i'll make sure represent all the family members who were denied the opportunity
Lawmaker quits GOP over bid to overturn Biden's win
"The political world has a new independent tonight because earlier. Today republican congressman. Paul mitchell of michigan decided to leave his republican party over trump's efforts to cast doubt on the election. It became clear to me that i could no longer be associated with the republican party. That leadership does not stand up and say the process. The election is over. It's over today. I voted for donald trump. i supported the administration policies. Ninety five ninety six percent of the time the last two terms. I've active in the national state party but this party has to stand up for democracy. I for our constitution. I am not clinical considerations. that's a candidate. Not simply for raw political power. And that's what feels going on. And i've had enough back with us tonight. Robert gibbs former obama campaign senior adviser former white house press secretary under one president obama and steve schmidt longtime political strategist who led the mccain campaign. Who has since left the republican party and among the founders of the lincoln project which set out to defeat trump and trumpism and steve. That's why i'm going to start with you What have they unleashed. I've got a poll to show you fox news poll. Seventy seven percent of trump voters. Feel that the election was stolen from their guy. Then this weekend at a maga- rally in washington a chance starts up. Destroy the gop. What have they uncorked here. How will anyone fix this. And is a guy like mitch mcconnell ready for the consequences. Well let me just say brian. That several years ago a book came out and it was name j winning and he posited that april eighteen sixty five one of the most important historical monse in history. And i think when we look back november. Twenty twenty is going to be such a monte it's a before and after monte hinge in our history and it was the month where faith and belief in american democracy was deliberately premeditatively intentionally poisoned by donald trump by his supporters including many elected republicans in culminating with one hundred twenty six members of congress in eighteen attorney general's signing in a meekest brief. Now it's important to understand that signing got a meek brief was not illegal lack the junk lawsuits. It was preposterous. It was a political statement. It was a repudiation of be bedrock of the american system the idea that a government of the people by the people for the people. The people are sovereign. The people decide who our leaders are in their in tampa to maintain empower defeated in common president over the clear in legitimate. Victor is something that will do to american democracy. What the exxon valdez. Day to alaskan waters deepwater horizon did gulf waters it poisons that fundamental faith and belief which the system can't survive without and then lastly resolved in washington dc. We saw right wing extremist violence with these proud boys. And just because they weren't wearing brown or black doesn't mean that they're not the same people that you saw at nineteen thirty five or nineteen. Twenty seven in italy or in germany is a fascistic organisation. Trying to impose violence political will on the country. We're in a lot of trouble as country after this month of november. And we're going to be fighting this fight for generation and this is the month where american politics relying on one side a pro democracy coalition and on the other side we have an autocratic coalition within that autocratic coalition for example in the house. You have a conservative leader liz. Cheney and you have an autocratic leader kevin mccarthy in the same way that the kansas nebraska wrote the whig party in eighteen fifty four and led to the emergence of a new party. The republican party. I suspect that what we've seen play out over these last weeks with these members signing onto this in time we'll break the republican party into its conservative faction faction but either way we have one institution politically in. This country stands for the ideals of american democracy. And that's the democratic party. You'll political party in the world while you've given us a lot about their can sure on your assessment of april eighteen sixty five the book by jay winnick which i love to and his on my bookshelf. Hey robert think of the senators as i like to call them in the witness protection program. The lamar's the blunts especially the portman. Monds they insist on being upstanding republicans all of them to a man have taken a dive for this president and have sold out their seats and votes. When it's come down to it. How are they going to react. When perhaps as the ultimate extension of trumpism these chance startup about destroying the gop. They didn't make that bargain. They just went along. With a a president occult. They were scared of getting tweeted out. Who doesn't understand that They didn't go along with destroying the party. that got them to the dance will. They didn't brian. But i think they cut a deal essentially with trump and bought something they may not be able to now return Because this is going to land on them. How are they going to sit across from a president. That a seventy seven percent of their own party believes is illegitimate and try to govern the country. It has to start brian with not just a recognition of what happened today at the electoral college. But why and how it happened because of an honest free and fair election fifty some court cases which heard wild accusations about fraud that never got proven and election that delivered a president elected vice president-elect and if they don't begin to explain that to their own voters that this wasn't just a happenstance on a calendar for the electoral college but in fact a result of an election that was had in this country been. They too are going to be able to govern the the idea that this is just making joe biden less and less of a legitimate president and that they own or quite frankly aren't going to feel the effects of this on them. I think you're beginning to see it whether it's chance that you saw in washington whether it's the questions that the senators that are up for re election in georgia are getting they go to these rallies. They pitch their candidacy for a vote. And then somebody says what. Are you doing to protect democracy for the presidential campaign and if they don't start to let the air out of that balloon in a real way. Nobody's gonna come vote for them and january because nobody's going to have confidence in the system even their own base.
"schmidt" Discussed on The Schmidt List
"Of things. So please check it out at Youtube to search for. Schmidt list now on with the show. Welcome. To the Schmidt list the PODCAST for people dedicated to managing successful projects, developing impactful products and building engaged teams, and now here's your host Kurt Schmidt. How're you doing today? I'm fantastic and how are you doing radic happy Friday. Yeah will thanks for joining me today rich. Tell me a little bit about what you do. What can I expect when I go to RICH BRACKEN DOT COM? What's what's the work that you do these days? Sure. So a lot of things unpack there because I think they're all going in different directions. So I am a speaker amount a storyteller I like to use that instead of saying that I'm a motivational speaker keynote storyteller both in person in virtually I also do emotional intelligence consultations as well and I host my own podcast, the richer soul podcast. So just very lucky to have the platform than I do in connect with people that I do, and as of this week I am a one year residents of Minneapolis now. I've got I've got two big got that got the Minneapolis anniversary of my birthday's next week. So it's a, it's an action pack two weeks. Well, you got if you'RE GONNA have to get in years, what Minnesota's are great known for is that they wait till the last minute to buy air conditioners in the last minute by snowblowers. So once you get into that sort of perspective, then you'll understand what it's like to go to a home depot menards or. Something like that trying to find what you're looking for. Well, let's talk about that coaching rich. So personally, you know the last few months, you know now that our homes have not only become the places we live, but they become our offices, they've become our barbershops they've become our restaurants. There are laundry obviously there there there are places where we're trying to get all of our entertainment and all of our Stimuli but personally, it's really set me. Back on some of the goals that I've wanted to achieve and you I think part of it is just my mind. So filled with all the different things going on, you know the business that I'm running at foundry and doing the podcast doing these other things but I, mean I'm experiencing and talking to a lot of other folks that are struggling with staying focused on their goals during this time I mean, what sort of advice do you have? For people that are really kind of getting stuck right now. I totally understand because I've dealt with the first month or so as well, and I've had a ballots within this time. I think that one thing that people need to realize is that even though we are now living in our what would be considering our own life can command center, right? So it's not not leaving to go to the office you're not leaving to go really anywhere everything is right there. So it's kind of a self contained strip mall of life and I really encourage people. To do and the one conversation I've been having. The most are two different strategies number one creating boundaries around what's going on because everything bleeds into everything else now, the the the the video calls in the past that became viral because somebody's kidd stepped in are now in everyday occurrence that is just something that we are now used to life is bleeding over into each other all the different events are crossing over I mean I think the one thing that people need to realize is that. You can set boundaries and it is okay..
"schmidt" Discussed on The Schmidt List
"So often were afraid to take a step action even the smallest amount of action right that level of momentum. Do One little thing right if you have. An idea. Spent some dedicated time researching idea if you have do a do a prototype of something. Do a mind map of something but just take some take a step forward even if it's the small step welcome to the Schmidt list. The podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engaged teams. And now here's your host Kurt Schmidt styles. How are you do well are? You don't live in a dream man. All right man.
"schmidt" Discussed on The Schmidt List
"Here's your host. Kurt Schmidt had everyone. It is my distinct honor to get to introduce Kurt Schmitt of the Schmidt. Lewis podcast and we're really lucky Kurd has I've been doing just a small handful of these live sessions of his podcast and he's graciously agreed to host one of them here today at Agile they twincities so Kurt. Welcome to agitate twin cities. Thank you I appreciate it. Hello everyone welcome to the show. So today we're going to be recording alive podcast. I'm I'm going to be talking with this Fine Group of folks. I I want to do. A couple of quick introductions directly to my left is Tammy Lynn. She's the CEO of self esteem brands ends. Then there's Christie. Who is the chief human resources officer security in and then Meghan she is? VP OF TECHNOLOGY and transportation. Planning at best buy and then Zubin is the CEO of seaprime so welcome everybody.
"schmidt" Discussed on The Schmidt List
"Developing impactful products and building engaged teams and now here's your host Kurt Schmidt Ryan thank you for joining me on the show today it's going out there that that's him else want the real him to be the be the what that goes out there because I know it will be received that way it'll be more authentic versus a deer in the headlights you know and so I'm trying to bring out that in other people and I I don't know if I'd call it talent but I I'm usually successful getting them to sound like themselves and to other there's whether their leaders or colleagues and it seems to be working so I'm slowly I you know I don't mind being the face of the brand but I'm trying to have maybe the inspiration of the brand getting other people to have that voice of what the brand is always find it interesting when I'm talking with not just other sooners but people who work in product management or these other types of things where they're very self conscious about sharing their stuff right now and get it like I understand like some people are like no I wanNA keep my instagram on private and do this and any other thing but I do have folks that come to me and say like oh I couldn't do what you're doing thing with the show and and this and that even though I mean it sounds like fun or whatever you know and you know I too like you I try to coach them around owned just put yourself out there and see what happens it's funny I tell the story I probably told that too many times in this podcast gonNa tell it anyways is like when I first launched the show I got all these notes people congratulating me and I'm like I didn't win a prize you know like I didn't I just made I just stuck a stupid microphone in my face and started talking Schmidt right but then my wife catering like congratulating because you put yourself out there and he's like oh I didn't all I see doing something that so many other people can never imagine doing yeah or maybe just can't get over themselves enough to do something right right so how have you coached other people like so let's say I'm listening to show Ryan and I'm like you know I probably could beef up my presence may be unlinked in a little bit personally maybe maybe I'm in sales or marketing but maybe maybe I'm just a lead developer lead designer and I wanted to I want to be more of a thought leader yeah you know we're we're should I start right that's a really good question I do get this question asked a lot I honestly do so so the first thing I like to sort of level set with them and and while there they may be coming to me with that ask which is a good first step I'll usually kind of backtrack a little bit and say first and foremost you have to really ona what you're comfortable with and what you're not comfortable with yeah you might have to step out of your car for its own a little bit like you said you know you had a stick Mike in your face and just do it you know but but you know if you knew that this is something that you're not comfortable with at that moment time but you're willing to to try it and just get started then that's I think a lot of people sort of ignore that like I'm not comfortable with this but I guess need to do this because everyone else is doing this or maybe on social media because everyone else's on social media and started doing in doing into it but they don't realize they're not this is not authentic to them it doesn't come naturally to them it's likely not going to look authentic to the people that are receiving right he's not gonNA look natural to them so you need a I just like call that out if that's the case that's totally fine I'm usually not going to tell people like eating to be all these social networks because they're the most popular social networks out there let's I you know think about linked in what's going to be the best for what you're trying to accomplish and then when they get into the other tip that I'll tell them is you know you typically will want to go.
"schmidt" Discussed on The Schmidt List
"You have to be really sold on this thing you're going to do because it's gonna take every bit of britain hoods by you've got and you cannot look for tremendous amounts of <unk> outside reassurance all the time so so you really need to know that you want to do this welcome to the schmidt list the podcast for people dedicated to managing managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt and amber. Thank you for joining me on the show today. Thank you so much for having me. I'm excited.
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"How have you seen in ways where you can make that change happen in that story happen, all at once like where, where do you begin like do you just start writing like, do you just start talking to people like, how do you, how have you found success in making that change? Start I feel really fortunate that I have a really good partner in the innovation lab. So Brian Obermann leads the engineering department and he and I are like very different but very similar. And so oftentimes when we are crafting, are y and really trying to get clear and concise on that story. Whether it's for peers, whether it's for teams, whether it's for senior leadership, whether it's because we want to do something getting together to really craft that y and having us be able to bounce things off each other in challenge each other, and it's a fantastic partnership in the sense that we don't often agree. But we're able to come to a consensus and continue to drive forward. And so, and that's what I really appreciate about him. Is that it isn't just a yes. Partner someone that actually continually challenges me to think and and do things differently and vice versa for me is with him as well. And so what comes out of that, as we're crafting, are y or our business case, our use case or are like reason for change. I find those really valuable to do that with another person versus in isolation. Or if needed sometimes time constraints are really tough. So one of us will start with the draft. But then we'll come together and just tear it apart. Rewrite at redo it and then start to shape up the story and usually, it's for leadership, sometimes it's for our partners. But if you can find someone that you can really disagree with that has a very different lens and take on things, but that you can also who find solid consensus and drive forward like. That's an amazing thing to have. And I've been fortunate to have Brian at securing financial, and I had a new, Becky Burleigh and a couple of the other care pay more on a couple of their partners like that at Capella previously, so find my recommendations, find your person, find your person within the company when that challenges you, but that you also work really well, with and oftentimes, you're able to create that rhythm together because I think, in that it's a trust is really important that cause us as humans. Right. I mean I don't mind the idea of being challenged or all that stuff. But I also had to trust that it is about an agenda, some of these push to, like I have to trust that they want to swim the same direction as me. But right now, the thing that we should go left. And I think we should go right? So I think to your point, I would add Unidad like yeah, find find people you trust. But aren't yes, people that. That they want something good, too. But maybe they've got different ideas and find ways to work with them, right? Make that happen. Now, I think that's great advice. I, I would do that in the past to you. I was fortunate working at a large company like I could find a half a dozen people who would disagree with me. I could get him in a room and talk through. Why are you disagreeing with me? What, what are the ways how can okay I need to sharpen this message over here trim. This one here and make this one a bit more descriptive, right? Instead of like. Yeah. Because I think there is a perfectionist nature in us builders like we like to we want to show our work when it's done. Now when it's in progress. Right. Because I can be embarrassing. Right. They can. And that's it's interesting as we've had to as we've looked for team members for the lab. That has been something that we've had to level set across every single resource that comes in so you ex design like really practicing Lee new x believe practicing, getting feedback early and often when you're designs aren't fully cooked when your copy hasn't fully cooked when you're just kind of defining your hypothesis to test it cetera. And so throughout that culture, and having to lead and seek out individuals that are comfortable in that type of environment, not only really kind of formed Brian's in my relationship, because he he's been at securing years and years, and I was new LeBron into the musician. But we had to practice that. And I think. Our team seeing us work through those challenges and work through those disagreements come to a consensus and move forward. Like sometimes that happened very much in our agile scrum teams front and center, also created the environment where we want them to challenge each other, as well. And so that's like a logical safety is a core component of the success of our lab team, which means that we have to be really vulnerable and show up in our ethic selves. Have those conversations own win. We dropped the ball or failed be okay with that and also model how to fail for them. And so, I think those are some of those just key components that as leaders, you have to be really vulnerable and show how to fail and show how to celebrate the successes in the learnings out of the failure and move forward. Otherwise, your team is never going to feel comfortable or confident that they're not going to have repercussions for failure. I want to thank you for joining me to day on the show. I learned a lot as I always do in our conversations and I appreciate you taking the time to come down here. So if I want to connect with they and I want to see what she's talking about or maybe grab coffee sometime. Like where are you? Most active was a great place to find you lean din for my professional network is where I am most active, not necessarily that active. I'm on Twitter, but not that active at cetera. I work downtown Saint Paul. So if people like coming over to the east side, there's some really great little coffeeshops etcetera. Yeah, you're in your offices, there, all newly revenue renovated and part of their then we're yeah. Working through the Clinton floor by floor quite a bit. Quite a bit has been overhauled in his really beautiful. Looks great. Okay. Cool. Well, thank you for taking the time today to come on the show. I appreciate it. Thank you for having this. Thank you for listening to the Schmidt list, if you want to learn more about how dri accelerates innovation checkout foundry makes dot com. And if you'd like me to speak.
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"And now here's your host, Kurt Schmidt. Stephanie. Hi, thanks for joining me today. Thank you for having me. I appreciate you being here. I knew you're busy, and I appreciate taking a little time to carve out and come down. And visit so you're US Bank. Tell me about your role. What are you, what are you what's your job these days my job? I love my job in the standpoint that it changes a lot from what we do. The official title is. I'm senior vice president, I run the innovation design group within the US Bank innovation team. What are we doing innovation design? We've got a lot of beautiful diagrams that I could pull out to show you titrate rate and we're really good at process, and in diagramming it, and, and they're better people to explain it, but at the end of the day, what I really think about is our team is there to inspire others inspire selves in some cases. But really, how do we help people get their ideas stated, and then move that idea forward into something sometimes at something, our very own team is doing that. Sometimes it's. A program that we're running like our innovator in residence program were helping employees bring their idea forward. You know there's a there's a lot of momentum behind being innovative right now in banking. So, you know, having a role like this is in a way. It's a privilege, but there's also a lot of pressure on it because of how we have to innovate and get employs to think about that. I've found love that.
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"But until they show me how committed they are to me and our team in responding and things I'm not going to give you those promises because it's a two way street. So I don't try to pin myself into a spot too fast to be able to do that. So if there's a policy you can create around the problem, so it's like, it's not specific to a client or thing. Because you know, you don't wanna tell that one thing. Look, they just gave his money now, you're gonna tell them. No. Because you can't start. Okay. Well, we can pretend to start have you ever worked on a project where you're pretending to start. Right. And then you don't really start for three months. That's terrible. Terrible. It's absolutely terrible. So like, okay, we'll do it one more time and we're done. So how do you get the information you need? You know, how do we set a new procedure to solve this? Yeah. That's really good advice. So we're going to wrap it up here. Tell me about what you got coming up. I'm guessing there's going to be another manage digital this year. Right. There is we are going to have that in the spring looking around may. But I think the best way for folks that are interested in they should go to the website managed digital. I o and sign up for the newsletter. And then we'll let everyone know when tickets are up for sale, but probably be around January, but we're doing the one day event again this year, and we are actually going to pump up the networking opportunities. So that people are doing that as well as giving opportunities for experts in the room like people attending to have more voice than it. Because just because someone decided to get to stand at the podium doesn't mean they that someone in the crowd doesn't also have amazing ideas. So I want to create that dialog a little more amongst the people attending. So that's really kind of my biggest focus, and then I'm working on a blog posts and have a talk next. A month and just kind of do that kind of stuff. So if I want to get some coffee with bland because she's fantastic. And why don't you? Happy hour. Maybe some tea. Where's a good place to find you and connect with you? You can go to linked in otherwise, you can go to my website, which is Lynn winter M dot com. And that's right. I was really slow and getting so I can't move out of Minnesota ever in my life. Perfect. That sounds great. Well except for for vacations, right? Yes. And then you can you can put your share. Well, thanks Lyn. I really enjoyed the conversation. I always enjoy our conversations. But thank you for taking the time today to come in record it. Yeah. Thanks for having me. Thank you for listening to the Schmidt list. If you want to learn more about how accelerates innovation checkout foundry makes dot com, and if you'd like me to speak about establishing a growth mindset at your conference or with your team drop me a note at curt that foundry makes dot com. Oh in the next time, you're on the internet head, I tunes and leave the show review. If you enjoyed this episode, please share with a friend because sharing is carrying like, truly. Appreciate you taking the time to listen to the show. And I hope you have a fantastic week. Going going back back to Kellie jolly.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt hello everyone and welcome one of the more difficult task product manager has is to influence without a thority today and steiner of deb jam joins me to break down how to be successful doing that and then also we talk about the continuing education of the product manager and of course all things joel as we do so here's my conversation with an i hope you enjoy it and thanks for joining me today on the show thanks for ever make so tell me about how you got into the industry of technology and design and what you're doing these days i cool so as i was coming out of high school i had no clue what i wanted to do man yeah like rare i know but but you know it's funny when i was eighteen i felt like everyone else had it figured out now as an adult i talked to people and we're all still trying to figure it out but you know i i kinda wanted to go into journalism at the time i really liked writing and stuff but i had the opportunity to work at my local newspaper in a very small town and rural wisconsin and i knew that are sports editor with a college degree was making six bucks an hour and oz making five bucks an hour so i figured that might not be a good longterm career path so i decided to major in computer science stead.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt over one and welcome this week kate agnew joins me to talk about the state of education and technology and she also sear experiences of going to school at mit working at target andrine works she also helped build girls intact in minneapolis and that's all letter to a current role as a senior it architect optum it's a great conversation kate is great so take a listen and i'll see on the other side of the show okay kate thank you for joining me today thank you for having me so tell me a little bit about your background how you got into development and what you're doing these days so i studied math and undergrad and wanted to go into event planning just because i thought that would be fun and then i was graduating and and a blurb went through the math department that target was hiring go target that could be cool maybe i can get a discount eventually started they're just after i graduated in their technology leadership development program so went through a few rotations and really got engaged in technology in a way that i never had before i didn't even take any like development courses in undergrad which i kind of regret now but just kind of shows you the ways the times of changed even in the last ten years but then i got engaged with girls in tech kind of around that same time by realizing one how few women there were in technology i think that target was actually more unique because there were a lot of women but once i had done a summer program i was like they're literally no other women in technology outside of target.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kirk schmidt everyone and welcome to this week's addition of the schmidt list number thirty the big three oh and who joins me it's denise denise middlemen addo coach at general mills on this show we're going to talk a little bit about well we're gonna talk a lot about enterprise agile transformation while it may seem like a dry subject but it is very interesting to listen to the great things that they're doing over a general mills i really enjoyed talking with denise and i hope you enjoy the conversation as well well denise welcome thank you for coming to the show i appreciate it adamy so tell me about your background and your current role at general mills what are you doing on a daytoday basis my background is a project management so i've been doing that for twenty plus years and stumbled on a position at general mills and was lucky enough to then trance for into the agile coach role which i'm in now after i was able to start leading one of their first agile teams and that general mills so it's been kind of exciting to kinda see it evolve that way so day to day right now we are on the brink of our major transformation if you will so i daytoday trying to get that i'll figure out which takes a lot of effort obviously but right now we're trying to hire other people and get it ready to go and figure out how we're going to form these new teams that we're gonna have so a lot of strategic stuff which has been great because that's very different than project management obviously so.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty nine yes twenty nine of the schmidt list this week i have blair ends author of pricing creativity plus robert nelson one of the co founders at foundry joins me for the conversation as well it's a great but long conversation which could have gone on for much longer time honestly i really enjoyed talking with blair he's great and i really hope you like this episode i it's definitely what i'm going to go back and realism to few times because there's a lot of information in here so check it out and i'll see you on the other side of the show blair and robert thanks for joining me today yeah my pleasure happy to be here right thanks so blair i'm a big fan of your book pricing creativity and that's what i'm hoping we're going to talk a lot about today but to give the audience a bit of background on yourself you know how did you how did you get involved in becoming a writer and and putting out these these books i know you're doing consulting these days but kind of give me a quick what's the background on blair sort of spiel yeah so i'm not consulted i'm recovering consultant nice win without pitching my business was conceived as a consulting practice new business sales in new business consulting to create affirms back in early two thousand and two and then in early two thousand thirteen i began the transition from a consulting practice training company so win without pitching as a training organization we do essentially sales new business training l us l pick the phrase depending on the.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt hello everyone and welcome to this week's show episode twenty two of the schmidt list this week i've got an awesome guy jonathan stark joining me on the show if you haven't heard of jonathan stark you wrote a great book called hourly billing his nuts which it is so you can listen to our conversation here it's a bit of a long one but there is so much to cover in so much to talk about i really hope you take time and listen to the whole thing and if you do make sure you stick around till the end because i've got a few nouncement to share with you enjoy the show tell me a bit about your background jonathan how did you get into the web and then into what you're doing now in in the consulting you're doing a sure i started do i mean i've been doing computers since long long time ago at an eighties or something my dad got a ibm pc that had no hard drive it was just floppy disk and you know we plead zork and ultimately so been a part of my life since sixth grade junior high around there but music was my love i went through music school did that did the you know the sort of regionally touring musician things leaping in vans and whatnot did that for a long time but didn't make much money at it so to kind of cover the bases in between i would be either waiting on tables or doing things like cork express page layout stuff in the nineties late nineties and eventually ended up one thing led to another ended up doing file maker pro systems inside the internal agency at staples.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt hello everyone and welcome to this week's episode of the schmidt list which episode is it now let quite sure anyways so this show is one of the ones that i'm very excited about because this year i'm going to try to have more than one guest on at a time for a few reasons one of the reasons why i started this podcast in the first place is because i really honestly i just wanted to learn i wanted to learn a lot more and who better than from some of these excellent minds that share their time with myself and with you so without further ado here's brian and emily talking about the future of user experience and how the user experience processes chain changed over the years i hope you enjoy it all right everyone welcome today i have two amazing individuals i have my amazing wife emily schmidt and i also have a captain of industry brian rowe here to talk a bit about you x process we're also going to dive into if you other subjects brian salo to the audience and tell us what you've been up too late hello audience what i've been up to as of late to be completely one hundred percent transparent the latter half of twenty seventeen i was mr unemployed contrary to recent popular belief that's not necessarily pronounced fun employed as get that out of here so i now have happily found a way to kind of bring that period of transition to a kind of end of phrase sort of closure period and i'll be moving onto blue cross blue shield of minnesota which arguably is one of the only healthcare.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt low and welcome to episode eighteen of the schmidt list on today's show i'm talking to user experience professional and renaissance man jason schneider also with me is dave matthias entrepreneur volunteer and product management specialist we attempt to answer the question who owns the user u x or product spoiler alert it's both but sometimes these two roles can find friction on the product building journey jason dave and i share our experiences in how to make these two important roles work better together i enjoyed this conversation immensely and i hope you do too all right well first of all i want to thank everybody for joining us today today i have dave matthias and i also have jason schneider so dave once you give us a little backstory on who you are and what you doing these days yeah so thanks for having me here off so yeah dave thias i play at the intersection of what i say product management customer experience analytics so that's really where i you know my sweet spot but my background tends to be a little bit more on the product side so that's the angle were sort of that first lens that i put myself under so what i'm doing nowadays little this little that is as good product person rate so right now one of the things i'm working on is putting together a program on critical data thinking and communication at mankato state it's actually in our donald cation so that's actually been kicked off next month so it's something that's taking a lot of time right now but so that's that's what i was working on earlier today before coming here and jason tells a little bit about what you're up to you these days will.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engage teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt hello everyone and welcome to episode seventeen of the schmidt list on today's show i am talking header kelly manager of employee experience at irritate consulting group heather knight talk about what it takes to be an amazing manager i hope you enjoy the conversation and stick around after the show for a few notes elevator okay welcome to the show how you doing doing your background is we worked together as you were a manager of many people so tell me a little bit about how you got into the role of managing folks well i really started as a manager of just a very small hr team it was was kind of weird mix of of roles and through my involvement with working with the other managers in the company i was promoted into a development manager role for the project management when you first started role of being a manager what was some of the things that you did to kind of help get you up to speed about how to be a good manager and what the proper way of managing was because i myself have managed people in the past i never went to management school or i think there is a kind of a a natural yearning to want to be really good at it.
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"Hello and welcome to the smith list the podcast for people dedicated to managing successful projects developing impactful products and building engaged teams and now here's your host kurt schmidt elo everyone and welcome to two thousand eighteen and episode sixteen of the schmidt list i i if i have to policies voice because i am just getting over a sickness on today's show i'm talking to david hustling founder of gem speaker author and all around brilliant individual we discuss how software development has been under enormous transformation over the past two decades and then where it's headed next talking with david was inciteful and i truly enjoyed it so without further ado here's my conversation with david hausmann so tell me a little bit about your background and what deb jam is and how you got basically into software development and then starting a company around it yeah you know actually have had a lot of time to reflect on that in the last few years and i realize abana geek longer than i want to admit when i was a little kid i was writing civil war games on the teletype with the computer at the university of minnesota then i went off and did this rock and roll thing for while which was awesome and then survey came back and i was you know just like oh gotta get a job and i think i'll do this computing thing and one of my teachers always used to tease me she said yeah you thought you'd get a job writing accounting software i was pretty sure that wasn't going to happen so i started out of this really neat place with a kind of the mentor that everybody wants brilliant person completely optional and it was three musicians writing digital audio software and i had no idea how great my job was right including going to conferences and standing there talking to people about our product and turns out not everybody liked it that was the most sobering part zoom forward i ended up accidentally publishing pay.