40 Burst results for "Scott"
Dan's Advice for Caller Conrad: Take Action Yourself!
"Alright, let's go to the phones. Let's take Conrad. Conrad, you're on the Dan Bongino show. What do you got for us? Yes, Dan, love your show. I called once before. I'm going to keep this short. We were talking a little bit about Republicans. I've been to the Republican committee office in Illinois in the suburb of Chicago. These guys are just, they sit around, they smoke cigarettes and eat donuts and they don't do a thing. Okay, now I realize they're blue County, blue city, but still they rolled over. They don't want to do anything. Okay, so if you have any recommendations on that, let me know. other The thing I do, everything go ahead. Yeah, Conrad, I got to take another call, but I do have recommendations and I want to address that. You know, my friend Ginny Thomas says all the time, we're the leaders we've been waiting for. Don't wait on the party to do it. You can go out and find a group that's actually doing stuff. You got Scott Pressler running around the entire country voters. registering Go look him up on social media. He's got an app you can download. You can go out and do this yourself. You sound like a very interested guy who cares about the process. You don't need permission from the Republican institutional party to do anything. So,
Fresh update on "scott" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"I thank you for your leadership on this. Tell us briefly how it affects JP Morgan and why you're so supportive. I'd Then like to ask all of you if you would join Mr. Diamond and Senator Rounds and me in support. Senator, thank you. We have employees who don't want us to increase their salary because if it goes over a certain amount, they can't get that benefit, which they're entitled to. Or they can't have assets over $10 thousand. So this definitely should be fixed. We fully support it and try to be helpful if we can. Thank you. Mr. Sharf, would you agree to support Mr. Diamond's position and mine? It sounds like something that we'd be willing to support. We'd like to take a look at it. Mr. Moynihan? Ms. Fraser? Fully and wholeheartedly. Mr. Hamley? We do support it. Thank you, Mr. Vince. We do support it. Mr. Solomon? We do support it. Mr. Gorman? Yes. Thank you all. Senator Scott? Thank you, Mr. Chairman. One question for the panel. The chairman asked a question about can you achieve the increased capital requirements. My question is can you achieve the increased capital requirements without negative consequences to me and to Lindy? Senator, do we have concerns that some of the items in the proposal will lead us to increase the price or to reduce the capital requirements. There's a chart in the NPR that looks deceivingly simple. It says the here's RWA before the proposal and here's the RWA after proposal. It says 24 percent increase. That reduction is a in the capacity of this industry to serve its clients. No questions asked. The capital could have been used to create those additional RWA incremental. It has to be used to sustain the same activities we have today with no risk from the day before to the day after and what the enterprise does. That's the point we're trying to make is that this is about using our capital, whether we have it or not, and whether we have it to meet the new requirements to support additional activity, not the old activity which doesn't help the American economy. Thank you. I think one of the frustrations you hear from this group up here is this question should have been asked before it went out. We have to hold 30 % more capital than to national banks in the United States of America for every loan. A lot of loans have now fallen between but become unprofitable. So a lot of loans we talked about, they don't make sense for our company anymore. Small business, solidify solar, wind, middle market loans, certain trades you do with pension plans, etc. The work should have been done beforehand. By law, the UAS was the qualitative impact that should have been done beforehand. We had 10 years to do this and it's shocking to me that we're sitting here for 10 years and we're talking about what's it going to do for small business and we have to analyze it today. We're all going to fill hundreds of pages, thousands of pages of forms responding in a very detailed way to every single one of these things, but it was not thoughtfully done. I'm not sure it was shared fully among all the regulators. This be should re -looked at. And before I go to Ms. Fraser, my assumption is everyone's going to say, once that will be negative. So, let me ask a different question to you, Ms. Fraser. Perhaps perhaps the unintended impact from Basel the end game on customers. We so often talk about the American consumer as if there's just one generic consumer out there, but from a state South Carolina where we have a lot of farmers, the impact on farmers and access to not only credit, but liquidity during the hard times. Can you perhaps give me a 30 -second reaction to, will this have a negative impact on some of the rural communities that need derivatives? Walk me through that for a second. Certainly, and thank you very much for your question, Senator. This will, to your point, increase the cost of borrowing for farmers and rural communities. Thank you very much. Thank you. I'd like to give you an example. For a farmer, hedging your commodity costs and your commodity prices is an absolutely fundamental piece of providing stability and ability to sleep at night. Under the Basel III proposal, the cost of the derivatives would increase quite materially and that would therefore have an impact on farmers' ability to do a fairly fundamental component of risk management. It could also impact their access to credit. So it's the cost of borrowing, it's the access to credit and it's some of the fundamental tools that they need to manage their stability of their income. Mr. Solomon, you said something earlier that I thought was really important that as we discussed the Basel in -game proposal and its impact on lending and on folks like me that come from poverty or looking for the ability to achieve the American dream. Someone would say contrary to what I'm talking about maybe there are other points that are important that I'm missing in my thought process like is it going to make our financial system safer? Have we not done enough work since the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 to make that sure our financial institutions are able to meet obligations and responsibilities under an even worse case scenario and your opening comments reflected that yes we have more a disastrous crisis. Can you walk through the importance of the regulatory burden that exists and how the Basel endgame would make it even harder for small business lenders or small business borrowers but not necessarily making our economy safer? Sure, thank you for the question, Senator. I tried to highlight in my opening comments and Mr. Gorman highlighted it quite clearly. These stress tests are very very significant tests that look at very very severe shocks to our balance sheets. I highlighted a 50 % decline in equity prices over a one -year period on top of that a simultaneous equity market shock that has looked at much as 30 % instantaneous equity declines. So very very severe shocks that we've not seen even in the worst crisis. That puts buffers in place that protect the system. Now of course a sound and secure system is imperative for our capital markets and we can always have debates at the margin as to whether or not there are things that we can do that can strengthen the system. But a wholesale increase of 25 % capital on the largest banks with lots of individual provisions that affect different properties I think is ultimately punitive to economic growth and doesn't strike the right cost benefit analysis. We of course need to make the system secure. The system is in good shape. We've seen that under stress. That doesn't aren't mean there things that can be done at the margin but this is a wholesale change that leads to problems. Ms. Fraser highlighted one example talking about farmers. You can look at airlines hedging jet fuel if you want to look at other derivatives which obviously gets passed on to consumers. You can look to gas being hedged in utilities which obviously gets passed on to consumers. And then you can look at other transactions. There's a provision under the rule called SFT which allows institutions like ours to borrow securities from pension plans and give them cash. That increases the returns and allows them to use their assets to increase the returns. Capital would increase by eight times for those types of transactions which would make them unattractive therefore and would diminish the ability for pensions to access that tool to increase the returns. Thank you. Thank you, sir. Scott Suterib from Rhode Island's recognized. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. And first, let me all thank you for your support of our military men and women. They are superb and their spouses are superb, so thank you for helping them out. With respect to the legislation that we passed several years ago, the Military Lending Act, I think the key aspect is the 36 percent interest gap. And I think it's such a critical aspect that it should not be a just province of military personnel, but every American.
Nikki Haley Wants You to Verify Your Identity on Social Media
"Gonna it's be lovely that's why these show rates are because we never bs you here it is the single all most horrendous idea ever broadcast from a candidate for office i think anywhere in the country let me just say in advance i got no beef with nikki haley okay i got no beef if she's a republican nominee i'm gonna support her over joe biden or gavin nuisance or kamala harris or who or dean phillips or whoever else runs okay but that doesn't mean you get a yes i'm a trump supporter i had an issue with the abortion thing brought it up on the air i and i i'm i'm fair to all the candidates i've had issues with some some other people of the candidates positions i don't like tim scott's stuff when he was still in the race in criminal justice reform but nikki haley i she's trying to backtrack this today this doesn't need a backtrack this needs a full full just pull it out root and branch just come clean just say listen i'm really sorry this was a stupid idea this is the single dumbest idea i've ever heard yet nikki haley came out yesterday with basically a proposal to docs every single person on the internet for the government to take over algorithms now as a tech investor myself i mean is rumble gonna fall into that too i mean we have a a chat room in my show is that a blog that we can is is uh... the mcgraw main family and that that's in their real by the way you go to my chat they're hilarious olden mcgroin in the growing shaking away probably laughing jim are these real people yes they are are yet i don't want to know the real names they don't want the real names known but she has some entitlement to the real names i want you to listen to this check this out when i get into office the first thing social media accounts social media companies they have to show america their algorithms let pushing what they're pushing the second thing is every person on social media should be verified by their name personal that's to national security threat when you do that all of a sudden people have to stand by what they say and it gets rid of the russian bots the iranian bots and the chinese bots and then you're going to get some civility when people know their name is next to what they say accountability and they know their pastor and their family member is going to see it it's going to help our kids and it's going to help our country no no miss haley no you have no entitlement whatsoever in the government to knowing people's online activity what they're doing it's none of your business they're not breaking any laws if the holding shaken and aiken mcgroin family in my chat wants to be aken shaken and holding then that's
Fresh update on "scott" discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"OK, so, man, Emer is all over them. I mean, he absolutely is not is not given up. What are your what are your position? Do you feel like we're going to get legislation or at least a little bit of a bandaid on the SEC overreach this this round? No, because we have an extreme and I'm cheering for them, but extreme vocal minority that is making these points, Emer, Davidson, Flood, McHenry. Right. We know all of them. I would have loved to have seen Emer become speaker of the House. I think that would have been extremely impactful. And there was a moment there when it seemed like that was a realistic possibility. But yeah, listen, I think that this isn't an indictment of crypto policy. I think it's an indictment of our government. If you ask me if I think anything will get done in the next year, I would say no. Right. I mean, it's election season and everybody's just trying to get reelected. They're worried about their jobs. Nobody really wants to pass any controversial legislation at this point. I don't think I think everybody's just kind of biding their time, getting their talking points. Listen, once again, Emer McHenry, these guys, they come out, they're so amazing with all this bluster. They poo poo all over the SEC. But then we don't see any movement. Right. And most notably, I think, is you don't see any fear in the eyes of the SEC people that are getting grilled, including Gensler himself, because his mandate comes from a higher power. It's not about him. It's about Elizabeth Warren and the Biden White House, obviously. And until it becomes so politically unpopular to take the stance that he does or until they tell him to change his mandate, it's very clear he doesn't care what anyone says. He doesn't care about public opinion. He's going to do exactly what he's going to do about crypto and everything else, for that matter. That's not unique to crypto. So I think we could get some very basic stablecoin legislation potentially before we get to a presidential election. But that's about it. I don't think we're going to see these market structure bills passed. I talk to guys at the Blockchain Association all the time. They're not optimistic that any of this is going to happen. We even saw these bills passed through committee. They don't even get brought to the floor of Congress and Congress is Republican. Right. And imagine that passing Congress. We're going to get through the Senate and the White House to get any of this legislation passed into law. I just don't see it. I think that our government is too fundamentally broken. That said, it's amazing that we have these people on our side, that they've made it a major talking point, that they truly do care about it. And more importantly, they actually understand it. Right. And they're out there willing to sort of bang heads with the regulators. But listen, the SEC is going to continue to regulate their enforcement. They've crushed a number of coins, at least temporarily, a number of platforms. They basically outright killed Binance U.S. without ever proving a single thing just by making accusations, getting their bank access cut off, you know, making retail run away because they were scared. And in the end, we don't even know if they did anything wrong as a platform. You know, so it seems that going back to what we talked about earlier, there's a lot of people in crypto that are getting killed without due process, you know, or basically the SEC opens their mouth and your coin goes down 30 percent that protecting consumers that hurting them. There's Americans that own all of these things that Gary Gensler has a vendetta against and he's doing nothing to protect those people. He's literally just hurting the value of their investments, you know. And so I think that it has become wildly unpopular. I think it's very encouraging to see the justice system continually dunk all over the SEC, but I just don't see the SEC changing as a result of it. They're just going to keep doing what they're doing, take their bruises and move on. Yeah, well, I think, you know, obviously now we're dealing with courts that are starting to kind of give that up with it. But at the same time, I just feel like this is a huge embarrassment to Congress and the general public that is starting to understand it and the exposure that may come in a true presidential race where crypto most likely will start to be on the debate stage. And that in itself could open up some very intriguing elements. Obviously, we'll see this in the presidential landscape as it comes up in the next few months with I think the Republican. No, the DNC is in Chicago, I think, in March or something. So it could happen fairly quickly, for sure. Hey, Scott, it's always fun having you on. Thank you so much. If you guys want to check out Mr. Scott Melker, go over to his YouTube channel. And that's over at Scott Melker, the Wolf of All Streets podcast, for sure. It's a dope mess. So again, thanks for stopping in. We appreciate it. Thank you so much, Paul. Always an honor, man. We got to get told you we got to get you on our channels, man. We've had you on spaces a couple of times, so we got to do it more. Thank you. Anytime. All right. You guys are tuned in maybe over on the on our podcast. Jump over here to the YouTube channel. Get subscribed right now. Make sure to like a couple of videos. It's going to get it in your algorithm. You're going to start learning a little bit more about blockchain, Bitcoin, crypto, Web3, all that stuff that really is the innovation of technology. So hopefully this is a place or one of the places that you go to for your best alpha. Of course, if you're not in our diamond circle, get in now. It's a free newsletter that we do, but it's also a couple of podcasts that we do over there as well that do not make it here on YouTube. So it's a great place to get additional content. And of course, if you guys want to get me out there on X, it's just at Paul Barra. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path. We'll see you next time.
A highlight from Avalanche Skyrockets Gaming Bull Run Begins
"All right, today we're going to dive into some blockchain game wars that I think you guys are going to want to listen to. We're going to be breaking down a lot of projects and also giving you some insights as to where maybe some of these game companies are going to be going. It's going to be a good one. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back to the Tech Path. All right, let's get started. I do want to thank our sponsor today, and that is Tangem. If you are looking at a self -custody wallet, which you probably are, maybe jumping into crypto for your first time and you're thinking, I want to park some of my crypto off of exchanges. This is one of the tools that you can do it. All you have to go and do is go over to tangem .com. You can jump right into one of their cards. One of the things you're going to like here is the flexibility of both the card and the app versus using a hardware wallet. You know what I'm talking about. It's very simple. You get a three -card set, keep one with you, park the other two, hide them up, and then use it anytime you need to do a transaction right there on your phone, both iOS and Android. Make sure and check it out. You get an initial discount by just using our code, so we'll leave one down below. Make sure and check it out. It helps out. Now, I know everybody was kind of dogging us a little bit about my statement last week, a reference to the situation around Alluvium and them being on Avalanche. I just want to kind of clarify, there's a lot of research that comes, of course, across our desk here, and some of it is through things that we just are constantly perusing. One of the things that really kind of caught our eye was what was happening over on BeamHub. And BeamHub right here, as you can see, and our team tells me that this used to say coming soon, even though it says popular Alluvium Arena. And so the theory is that maybe there's going to be some action here of Alluvium on Avalanche at some time. So that's just, I just want to get that out there, kind of get it away because I know everybody was kind of freaking out about that earlier. I want to get into a couple of tweets. We'll kind of start right here, Coinbase Exchange, adding support for Solana and Avalanche Perpetual Futures. This course is in the international exchange. Now why is this? It's very simple. Both Solana and Avix, very active in the gaming ecosystem and the likelihood of moving and seeing a lot of growth, I think, in the coming months and years for blockchain gaming and Web3. Overall, this is a good move by Coinbase for sure, and I think eventually we may see some stuff like that here in the US, but right now we've got to deal with what we've got to deal with. And of course, that's just getting Coinbase past their lawsuit with the SEC. If you have not checked out our full playlist on Avalanche, go check it out. It's going to give you a full rundown of a lot of the projects, some of the games, some of the SocialFi experiences, all sorts of things that we've covered over the months and years with the Avalanche team, many of their devs, all that, executives, et cetera. Check it out. You guys will like it. It's a good playlist to get kind of indoctrinated into understanding what's happening in gaming, and why Avalanche is going to probably be one of the top ones out there. So why are so many crypto games are switching chains or calling it quits? And there's some reasons here. I want to kind of highlight a couple of points here. Let me kind of zoom out on this. There's a few things that I want to focus in on. 81 % of current blockchain games use non -gaming -focused layer 1s, so that's one reason. Early on, they're going to have to move into some of these layer 2s. 74 % of games are now choosing an EVM network, like Solana's virtual machine. Comes in a distant second, making up about 10 % of games, and this is in comparison to what's happening over on Ethereum and Polygon. ETH sidechain Polygon remains a top choice. You can kind of see the chart right here. And the number, Solana looks like they're number four, ETH number three, and obviously BNB and Polygon pretty much holding the top two spots, so something to be aware of. 65 of % blockchain games move networks, so this year, up from 48 games switching things up across all of 22. So a little bit of activity. Could be something happening there, I think, on the sense of urgency, meaning that people are probably realizing, okay, we've been building, we're at that time now where the market is going to start heating up, we need to be ready, and we need to be on the blockchain that we're going to be on. So I would agree that it's a good strategy move. 60 % of games that left a layer one network moved to a layer two scaling network. This is all based on fees. It's the situation that really kind of boils down to everything. As more people have migrated to Polygon, this is one of the developers, we just started to run into scaling issues with Polychain, and we're paying between $3K and $4K a day on gas. Just untenable, so this is preventing us from both scaling and the game. So that's a problem I think eventually will be solved with some advancements in Polygon tech that will eventually get that into a scalable solution for the growth that we're going to see around gaming in general. Also want to take a look quickly, just so you guys are aware, Polygon soared last week after IMAX Immutable, a Web3 gaming platform, shook hands with video game giant Ubisoft. So similarly, Solana has also been favored by institutional investors recently, getting some attention of top crypto whales, which I think both those tokens in general, but more importantly, the vision of what these tokens represent. That's the thing that I think a lot of people are going to continue to see happening for sure. So, very interesting, I'd love to get your feedback. When you look at all the chains, whether it's what's happening, or within the ecosystems, if you're looking at IMAX or you look at Immutable, you look at what's happening within Solana or even Polygon, maybe Avalanche. Is it something that you would focus in one particular area or games within one particular area? Let me know, drop some comments down below. Make sure and smash the like button is one of the ways that we understand what you guys really want here on the show. One other thing, I want to kind of go into a few tweets, this of course coming in from Sandeep over at Polygon. It's easy to price talk, this is obviously with the price changing and moving so quickly over the last few days. It's hard to discuss fundamentals, fundamentals have the last laughs, I always agree with that. And I think this is something also, hopefully we're supposed to get Sandeep on the show. He's been scheduled a couple of times, we're going to try to get him on the show, hopefully before year end to give you guys kind of an update of what's happening at Polygon. Here's Robbie Ferguson from Immutable. Are you getting it, Hanon? I don't know if that's a message or not. We'll see. Anyway, Assassin's Creed, Maker Ubisoft is building a crypto gaming experience with Immutable. And I think this is something that we're going to continue to see a lot of major partnerships really make their way into some of these projects that I think are good for the industry, but more importantly are good for this cycle. And what I mean by that is, and everybody always asks me, you know, what's going to be the big winners this time around? I totally believe that it is going to be gaming. We thought gaming was going to be the last bull run metaverse kind of play. Many of these projects just were not ready. Many of these, you know, blockchains weren't ready. Now it's a different story. And when you think about that, look at what is happening with Avalanche. Why are AAA game studios choosing Avalanche? They're on a full PR run right here, and you can kind of see some of the things that you have to kind of focus in on with Avalanche. Shrapnel, Gunzilla, build on Beam, we've been talking about that. Again, Beam, definitely one that I'm watching very closely just in reference to the token itself. Obviously Shrapnel, we've had Shrapnel team on our show. Great graphics. Gunzilla, just the ability for them to be able to kind of leverage both traditional and Web3 I think is going to be a pretty big deal. Now let's remember some guys in the moves that you guys will probably recognize. This of course is Ryan White. And Ryan was over at Polygon, and now he's moved over to Optimism. So I knew he wouldn't stay out of the business long. And the interesting thing since Optimism, this is just something that you have to look at, if you look at Optimism in general, a little bit of activity here, this is just on the price. Market cap right here as you can kind of see it exploding a little bit, 1 .6 billion currently. And if you look at the Explorer token unlocks, there are some things getting ready to unlock in a big way here. So I don't know, could be some action going on here. So I would just be very aware of that. If you are looking at or really analyzing Optimism OP as a whole, just something to be aware of. There's getting ready to be a pretty significant unlock. What does that mean? It means that we're going to see a dump. For some of you guys who have not seen or been around the crypto markets very long, if you haven't subscribed to the channel, eventually you'll start to get and understand kind of the vernacular that we use and what the industry use, follow crypto Twitter religiously and make sure and follow the projects themselves. Because a lot of times there's a lot within the projects and the devs within those projects that can be looked at that can kind of set you on a research role that I think you'll pay attention to. A good example, a tweet from Alexander from Scott Mavis, Axie Infinity, if you guys are, maybe you have been around crypto gaming for a while, you know Axie, but if you haven't read up on it, learn a little bit more about what Axie did because they were really one of the first ones out there. Now what he's talking about here was in reference to a show we did last week where we released a PBN exclusive and that was Roblox talking about introducing NFTs into Roblox. This was actually the piece that Alexander is talking to specifically. It was an interview with Squawkbox and the CEO of Roblox and it was all about the potential for NFTs. Short answer, yes they're going to be planning, it's coming into their roadmap and I think that was what Alexander of course is kind of referencing is that hey they've been involved with Roblox often and of course they've got investments from them and plans for Ronan and Axie and all that starting to play together. Point being is that there's a lot of intersection between what's happening in traditional gaming, Web 2, and what is getting ready to happen in Web 3, which is why everybody needs to be paying attention. This is a good example right here, Gala Games putting out a simple tweet, never short on Web 3. You'll notice this little icon right here guys, does anybody recognize that? I'm going to zoom in on that just for you guys a little bit. Right there, does anybody recognize that? Yeah, well that's IMX because they bought the hashtag and now every time that's being used, kudos to Robbie, you just punked everybody on crypto Twitter for sure. Interesting stuff out there. Games are being played in many ways right now and it's more than the kind of blockchain games that we're thinking about coming our way. Alright rolling out another topic, of course many of you guys have probably heard us talk about Zilliqa way back in the day. Well they're active again and guess what, they're making the Fusion Gaming Hub, the first ever Web 3 gaming platform available for download through the Microsoft Store. It's real guys, there's a Web 3 platform called Fusion, right there Fusion, on the Microsoft Store and you'll kind of get here Web 3, some of the things that are happening there. I don't know, I'm just, we'll see. But the point is, is that someone's going to be first and of course this is interesting that this was the case. Alright further into it, let's go over here, Chili's on the move again, likely to be on the move for some time with this move right here, announcing that Animoca Brands joins Chili. Chili's as a new validator, so they aligned the blockchain innovation with Chili's Sportfi, we've talked to Chili's before, we've went around Chili's and if you don't know about Chili's check out some of our videos because we do a full breakdown. Think of it really as a blockchain for the fans of a lot of these major sports leagues and this could be everything from MMA to soccer, etc, you know, European football for those of you in Europe. And then another one I want to hit on of course, this is Yat -Su right there, starting to rev up the engines with of course Torque. We had the Torque, well rev on their team on, so we were dropping a video this week, you guys are going to not want to miss it, make sure and check it out, this is just giving you kind of a precursor. Another thing that we've got coming is an interview with the HiveMapper team and if you guys don't know about HiveMapper, this is the company that is really expanding mapping in the blockchain and what that might mean for every kind of company out there in logistics, all that. This is the utility scenario that plays into a lot of that. So just, it's a good one to watch, we're going to drop a video on that this week as well. Alright, just as an example, this of course as everybody understands, Atlas was one of the first movers out and of course that as we've seen with in terms of their amazing development as a game overall. Others to watch this week, Uniswap we're kind of keeping a close eye on, if you're watching some of our videos you'll know why, go back and look at our video a little bit more on stablecoins tokenization and around that. Other ones to keep an eye on, I want to kind of scan down in here, this is Chiliz, this is the one that we just mentioned a second ago. This is another one to keep an eye on and a handful of others, there's obviously Wild, we've talked about Wilderworld before, over, a couple others you might want to take a look at. Anyway, the point is that we're starting to see a little bit of activity in Web3 around a lot of these games and eventual platforms of what's gonna play into the future of gaming as a whole. Alright, if you guys are not part of the Diamond Circle, make sure and get in right now, it's one of the best places that you can get additional alpha from us. Couple of podcasts, Kyle has his Web3 and business podcast over there, it's a great one, listen to that one. And if you want to follow me out there on X, it's at Paul Baron, catch you next time right here on Tech Path.
Fresh update on "scott" discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"All right. So I'm going to end up on the SEC. Of course, this is just a quick tweet here. Judge threatens the sanction the SEC lawyers for convincing a court to freeze crypto firm assets under false and misleading claims. This is an interesting point. It seems as though, well, not seems we know that the SEC continues to take a lot of L's and it appears they've got a couple of bulldogs on them. One is, of course, Mr. Emer. And we've had Tom on the show before. I want to go to a clip and I want to play this for you, Scott. So it's a little bit long. But listen, I think you might like it. When Bill Hinman was the director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, he gave a speech on June 14th, 2018, entitled Digital Transactions When Howie Met Gary. Ms. Panick, you reviewed and commented on drafts of the speech, didn't you? Yes, I did. You said that providing, quote, less detail in the speech was better because the concept of a token morphing from a security to a non-security was a new concept and would generate a lot of discussion. Do I have that correct? I believe so. I see it was a deliberate policy preference. Does the current SEC chair share that view? The determination whether any particular asset is a security is a facts and circumstances based determination. And what I do as the director of FinHub with my staff is to provide the facts to the folks at the SEC who are making that determination. And it's typically going to be the Division of Corporation Finance. Reclaiming my time, because that's a perfect segue. Has FinHub issued any guidance since Chair Gensler took office to clarify how the securities laws apply to crypto? FinHub's role is really to be a subject matter expert. Reclaiming my time, ma'am, I'm asking a very specific question. Has FinHub issued any guidance? FinHub typically gets involved with other divisions and eight divisions and offices at the agency. Reclaiming my time. I take the answer as no, because it is no. Hinman announced that Ether was not a security, is not a security. Is that your view today? I can't comment on a particular asset. You provided feedback on the speech and so did Brett Redford. Yet first, the SEC argued in court that the speech was Hinman's own personal opinion. But why would people across the SEC from FinHub to the Division of Trading and Markets comment on a speech that has the views of only one person or only one division? That doesn't make any sense. I hope you can appreciate that. I can't comment on pending matters that are in litigation or investigation. Fair enough. The Southern District of New York even called the SEC's arguments hypocrisy. The court said SEC is adopting its litigation positions to further its desired goal and not out of faithful allegiance to the law. That's why it keeps losing in court. Does the chairman of the SEC tell you to to adopt positions to further a specific goal, his own personal goal, rather than allegiance to the law? Again, I can't comment on any matters that are pending in litigation, but I will say that I do appreciate it. I reclaim my time. I think you answered the question.
Ron DeSantis Weighs in on Nikki Haley's Gubernatorial Record
"Bring it up if she does bring it up she's very defensive about it what do you make of that well look mark at the end of the day are you somebody that's producing results or are you just in office to bide time and my view was I sat when I down at the desk in the state capitol when I first took office as governor I looked around the office said I don't know what SOB is going to succeed me but they're not going to have anything to do because I'm taking all the meat off the bone I'm I'm not gonna waste any time I'm gonna get all this stuff I promised done and I've done that everything I promised I would do I have delivered on and these are very consequential things as you mentioned I think somebody like Nikki she's Haley running away from her record as governor because her main task as governor she saw it was to recruit investment from the Chinese Communist Party into South China she was the number one ranked governor at bringing in China into her state when she was governor and she actually South Carolina gave away mill land to the CCP five miles away from a military base for them to do a business venture there and that was very consistent she went to China with the World Economic Forum back in the day she took other junkets there and this was something she wrote a love letter to the ambassador when she was governor saying what a great friend China was so that's just that's very consistent that was her world view that was what she did now she's trying to say she's a completely different person on all that and she's trying to trying to run away from it she's also never gotten involved in fight a and actually fought on behalf of conservatives and won me for example we've lot of done different things in Florida like protect girls and women from having boys and men go into their bathrooms and locker rooms when she was governor of South Carolina she killed a bill that was being proposed that would have provided those protections and so this is just a pattern with kind of how she does things doesn't stand up when it matters is basically catering to the more liberal Republican donor class. now this Republican donor class is interesting because I was watching one billionaire on TV And it was bizarre sometimes I wonder how these guys get to be billionaires But that's but just me governor anyway first he said he supported Trump then he supported then he supported Tim Scott now he's supporting Nikki Haley isn't that kind of bizarre I mean do these billionaire donors not all them but these these what is it it's the the flavor of the day or they all now all the ruling class corporatists are they now and I'm I'm yes this gonna suggest is the case the ruling class rhino corporatists are now betting on Nikki Haley a lot of them are no well I think there's a couple things one I think the fact that a guy like me I'm not just
Fresh update on "scott" discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"So you mentioned replace because that's the thing that in some scenarios, when you have these tag along industries, this happened in the early days of the Internet, we saw incumbents actually getting replaced because of what was happening from the state of tech in general was moving so quick. So it was kind of dragging through these other things like tokenized securities. And if you look at what Avalanche is doing with Republic Note, my question to you is, could we see a new player maybe come in and say, listen, all right, we know that the Wall Street is already ready, but we have a faster, better horse here and we're ready to go now. Could they make their way into traditional finance as kind of the new kid, much like Robin Hood did with stock trading? Absolutely. I love John, who you said you've spoken to. I've spoken to him quite a few times, both in person and online. And I've had Emmon Gunser as well. I'm a big fan of Avalanche. Now, I think that they always were focused sort of on building private blockchains for institutions from the beginning. So for them to win this space would not be a huge surprise. But what I think is maybe the threat to them, I'm not saying that this is what will happen. But when you see a JP Morgan onyx, these kind of institutions likely want to own it wholesale themselves. Right. So JP Morgan isn't necessarily using a public block chain or building on someone else's technology. They're just going to do this themselves. And so I think that there's going to be a battle between sort of our popular incumbent blockchains that exist and these companies just building it themselves and doing it completely in a walled garden and cutting out the decentralization and public side of it entirely. So that's why I say I don't know the best way necessarily to invest in real world assets on a block chain, because I think a lot of it may happen privately between these institutions on their own chains. But listen, whenever anyone asks me what's going to be the biggest token, the biggest winner of the next cycle, I always laugh and say something we've never heard of. It's always there's no selling pressure on a new asset. You don't have people holding these bags down 90 percent looking for any excuse to sell. You get nothing but hype and buy pressure. So I would anticipate that the winner in a lot of these things is something that's just being built very quietly that hasn't even launched yet, because that seems to be what happens in most cycles. Interesting you say that. I'll hit on this and just remind everybody we did a full video on this with actually with John, but also around tokenized security. So check that out. I'll drop over some links maybe down in the in the comments. But this was John talking on Twitter about Republic Note. Again, this is more from a private equity standpoint in terms of getting digital assets to non-accredited investors. So this was gaining exposure. And again, this goes back to the point of could there be some potential opportunities in there? I want to kind of wrap up on a couple of topics here. Ethereum right now, many people look at this as the technology that really could be the next Internet or at least the birth of the next Internet. And if you think about ETH and in general being the most profitable chain out there still to this date and you look at super cycles, if you compare it to something, say, like an Amazon, Amazon, if you look back here, I'll show you a chart from 2015. Just to give you an example, if you were an investor in Amazon in 2015 outside of that crazy pump that we saw, of course, right there at almost eleven hundred percent. Do you feel like ETH may be in that kind of position where it's just a super cycle and just all the way up just because of the technology adoption and all that stuff that we're talking about right now? I don't think so, but because I just don't believe in the idea of a super cycle, as I said before, and I do think other things will grab market share, but I think Ethereum is going to ten thousand bucks. OK, you know, it's like I'd be pretty happy if it four X's from here in this next cycle. I listen, I could come in and say twenty, twenty five and I wouldn't I wouldn't find myself crazy, but other people might. So I would you really would you exit your ETH bag at 10K or would you say no? I think I'll just let this one ride. I'm going to ride at 10K, I would take some profit and this time I'll probably take more profit on everything than I did in the last cycle, including some Bitcoin as unpopular as that will make me Bitcoin sitting at five hundred thousand dollars. I'm going to be hard pressed not to change one out and buy a Rolls Royce or something, right? Because you got to enjoy your life and enjoy your profits and there'll be plenty of more there. I know you can never sell your Bitcoin. I'll never sell the bulk of it, but I think, yes, there becomes a reasonable time when you want to diversify. The fact is, for a lot of us who are crypto native and I learned this the hard way the last cycle, like many people, even outside of, you know, Voyager bankruptcy and losing millions there. But, you know, when the cycle ends, there'll be plenty of time to buy back like three years, you know, and I don't believe that things only go up. It's never happened in any market. So I don't think that the super cycle idea is going to come to fruition just because it's the thing that I love. But you become way too overweight crypto if you're one of those people who's 50, 60, 70 percent in crypto already. And these things 10 X, you're going to be 90, 95 percent crypto. Right. And no matter how much you believe in it, you just got to rebalance. Right. And I failed to rebalance some. I took plenty of profit, but I failed to rebalance some in the last market and I regret it. And I'm not going to I'm not going to make that mistake again when everybody's telling me that we're going straight to a million dollars. Right. And so I do think at ten thousand, sure, I'll sell twenty five percent of my theory of it, maybe 50 percent at at ten thousand and I'll have way more money in it than I do now. Bitcoin is going to be a hell of a lot harder to sell than any other asset. I'll tell you that it might be one or two here for a luxury purpose purchase that I just want that price, but I'm not going to sell it in mass to buy stocks, you know. OK, there you go.
A highlight from Episode 385 - Tech leader of the year 2023 - on Data Centres, AI & Digital Trust
"This is Jane Lo and I'm at Cloud Expo Asia here at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and I'm very pleased, I'm very privileged to have Wong Wai -Ming who is the CEO of Capital Data Centre as well as the Chair of SG Tech with me today to talk about digital transformation, AI and the impact on data centres and also the sustainability concerns that people have about data centres. So thank you so much for your time today. It's my pleasure, Jane. Thanks for having me. So we when look at data centres and looking back over the last two decades we're talking about the Ethernet era and then obviously there's the social media era and then we move into now the AI era and then earlier in your talk you talk about WebTree and immersive technologies. So these have all sort of different demands on data centres and so over these last two decades how has customers and users and enterprise customers look at what they are looking for in terms of data centres? I'm thinking there are some aspects that remain unchanged in terms of expectations. I expect that it's going to have certain latency, sort of performance certain processing power, certain storage capabilities. So what has changed and what remains constant? Well, I would say the concept of what we are seeing today if you say two decades versus now, it's the same, right? If you look at the iPhone, if you remember iPhone version 1 with a single button, that was Macintosh, right? Steve Jobs was pushing for it, just say it was on a desktop. Now we have the technology to bring it into a small little handheld device and if you are talking about network as the computer that was Scott Manilis' pitch as some ecosystem. So that vision of what we are happening today in technology everything as a service, everything on the network was during .com. But unfortunately, the visionaries were before that time. Technology wasn't ready, network wasn't as pervasive cost was high to connect, so to use a service over a net you have performance issues, service and it just couldn't work because of technology. Imagine carrying around Macintosh and Superstore connection. Now we are doing that, right? But you can't feel it because of technology but I think the most so -called disruptive change to watch out for is connectivity. Connectivity actually changed how we consume technology today. So all this web 3 distributed is possible, you know, GPUs, cloud computing is possible, we seamlessly don't feel the difference. It's because of connectivity. But of course, technology of the mobile devices and shrinking film factor also brought probably a supercomputer onto our hands. All this combination of technology, evolution has made a change. Yeah, but in the background obviously there's also the data centers have transformed over the years to respond to all these different requirements, right? Absolutely, yeah, right. So the whole concept was there, but just that in the past there wasn't such consolidated use of a service or software as a service, infrastructure as a service because of all the challenges of technology. But today because it becomes possible with technology suddenly cloud becomes possible, becomes viable, becomes real, right? So instead of enterprises building their own data center in the past just to run their own application, now they can actually move a lot of things to the cloud and being centralized. That's why you are seeing bigger and bigger data centers in a sense. That's right, that's right. So if you ask me about the real end user, they do not see the data centers. It's transparent and invisible to them. Now if you move one more layer upstream on users, then it's the application service provider, the infrastructure providers and the big tech companies, we call them hyperscalers, right? They provide cloud services to enterprises, to end users, to applications. So what do they look for depending, it's really depending on the application workload that they want to run. And they need a combination. So for example to really host the real compute and workload and the storage workload for let's say enterprise or anything like social media, these are the big core data centers. They will probably need a location that's well connected but doesn't need to have the latency and proximity so close to the user but good enough to deliver that and sufficient amount of energy and power from the grid to support what I would say the core load. Then to complement that you need the edge. This is where you push services closer to the edge where the user experience is important, where latency is important and there is the different type of data center. They are not so big in requirement, not so hungry on power but then connectivity becomes key to them. So if you look at for example Netflix, how is it delivered to our home is that the core storage actually pushes to content delivery networks to the edge. That's why in that experience when you click, your movie comes down very quickly. It doesn't come all the way from US. It's actually cached in between, intermittent and the edge to deliver to us. How is AI changing that sort of requirement? I think that's a favorite topic for many people. Yeah, it's like after chatGPT the whole world is so aware of AI. So AI is already here before even chatGPT. The technology of large language model is actually existing. I mean you look at it this way, suddenly after chatGPT how is it possible that all these tech giants from the Americans, the Chinese, the big and the small are launching all this large language model and generative AI? Because the technology all about is there. Why you don't see it is because everyone is holding back because these are big investments. They are not certain and unsure what is the market uptake going to be. But then chatGPT has given in a way a market test and survey free of charge for everyone and when everyone realized that the adoption is going to be massive. So there's a rush in investment to deploy the AI workload. That's right. To try to capture the market in generative AI. But all this while AI has been applied in many many circumstances that we don't see. It's actually existing in our day to day life. I'm not sure you watch this killer robots on Netflix. Not yet. So to all the listeners, if you have not watched, please watch it. And that answers a very simple question. Is AI here to stay? Because one of the content inside is very interesting. They were taking the simulation data from all the fighter pilots, train the AI and they use a real fighter pilot to fight the AI itself. Initially the AI didn't really trump but over time the AI was winning more than 99 % of the time. So think about it, the war of the future doesn't even need a pilot to fight. You are going to deploy AI, it's going to be AI against AI. That's right, some people are saying that, yes. If you look at it, downstream business application, everything will be a lot of AI against AI. So personally I think AI is here to stay. Yes, all the while in here, it's just that it's in the limelight and spotlight now and adoption will even be higher. Okay, so in terms of the expectations when it comes to enterprises using data centers, do you see that the current iteration of AI is going to result in an exponential in terms of expectations? I would say so, yes. I believe all the bots are asking, all the enterprises, the companies, what are you doing about AI? How do you think are the use cases and what are the differentiation you can apply to the business? So I think all aspects in terms of how can you do things smarter, faster, more efficient, I think that's basic things that AI can easily resolve in many, many aspects of business. Okay, so when we talk about AI, staying on this kind of topic, and looking at the different types of data centers, so before COVID, obviously a lot of people have on -prem, and then there's a shift on migration onto cloud, and now we are in the AI era and moving on to Web3 and distributed storage, distributed processing, all this. And then, of course, in the background there's also a lot of talks about high -performance computers, quantum computers. So when it comes to a couple of data centers, what are the kind of use cases that you are using for your data center that is different from, say, the quantum and the high -performance computers of this world? Well, I would say every data center provider targets a slightly different segment. That's right. So there are different segments of so -called data centers, but what CAPA is focused on are really the wholesale co -location, we name it that way, to supply data center capacity to hyperscalers and big tech companies. So we go on wholesale provision on that. So what we focus on are really being able to understand each, because their requirements are slightly different. That's right, yeah. So understanding what is the requirement, and be able to have the engineering capability to deliver the design at a cost, at a service level, and at a location and a requirement they need us to deliver for them. And speaking about location, CAPA Data Center has different locations. So can you share with our listeners, our audience, what are the considerations that you take into account when you select locations to host your data center? Well, the number one question to answer is, will any of my target customers want that location? Oh, right, I see. That's very important. And if that question is a yes, then the rest of the criteria has to come in. For example, data center, one of the most important things is power.
Fresh update on "scott" discussed on Tech Path Crypto
"Well, I think a lot of litigation obviously is in the kind of in the hunt as to whether or not the SEC will continue its overreach in terms of powers, which is really going to be the longer cycle of understanding how it could adjust or I should say affect what's going to happen within the rest of the crypto markets in general, especially around blockchain. Obviously, we just saw Robinhood Coinbase both going aggressively into the U.K. markets, most likely going to see some pretty major, I think, impact in terms of the type of investors that will jump into that. So it does bring me to the point of how investors will start to migrate. And if you look at hashtags, hashtags, of course, one of the, let me kind of go back to that, hashtag one of the Bitcoin ETFs that we're talking about within the article, there was a note here and it says they think that U.S. investors will gain access around, you know, around second quarter, possibly. And then they also expected an Ether ETF to potentially follow suit. What is your thoughts on an Ether ETF and whether or not that's a reality in 2024? Well, first of all, on the Bitcoin spot ETF, I think it's important to understand the nuance. We could see those 19 befores approved by January 10th, but those ones are a separate approval that's required, so they could not necessarily launch right on January 10th, which would align very well with what hashtags is saying here about second quarter. I think we all know it's going to take a bit of time. It's going to depend on how much hype there is in the media around what kind of AOM we see flowing in. As for an Ethereum spot ETF, I do think it's inevitable and next. But I'm not sure that it's inevitable and next quickly, certainly with Gary Gensler at the helm. We've never even been able to get him to qualify whether Ethereum is a security or not, even when he's testifying in front of Congress. So I think that we're going to probably see a long delay period after the Bitcoin spot ETF where they approve this. Like I said, throw us the bone and then sit back and wait and see what happens. So I do think it's inevitable, but I don't think that it's going to happen quickly. I could be completely wrong, but I think it could even take regime change at the very top new administration and power, you know, Congress and Senate going to one side for us to really see that kind of movement. We might even need to see Gary Gensler replaced or out at the SEC before we start getting much movement, I think, beyond Bitcoin. And listen, from the very beginning, Gary Gensler taught blockchain at MIT. We all know the stories that he was supposed to be a Bitcoiner, but clearly has a view on Bitcoin being one thing and everything else being another. And I think that, you know, gun to his head, if the cameras weren't on, he would say Ethereum is a security and I don't want to approve this thing. So I just think it's a bigger stretch. Yeah, there's been a couple of lawsuits, though, if you go back to even the Chevron scenario where we could see the overreach starting to play into this. There was a recent insider trading and fraud charge that was to a trader that has now got a Supreme Court. I believe it was Supreme Court win, so to speak, because remember that the SEC has kind of that kangaroo court where they can go after these kinds of scenarios, make their adjustments and do all of their own infrastructure. Congress granted them that right. And now the courts have said, OK, that's not necessarily the case. Everybody should get a, you know, a trial, you know, a trial. Yeah, that's kind of one of those things. So maybe we're finally getting to that point where Congress has said, OK, we're getting kind of our pants pulled down here and they do make some swift moves. I'm going to play a clip for you toward the end of the show. So everybody that's watching this right now, hang around for that, because it's I think it's a pretty big clip in reference to and it's about Tom Emmer and his adjustment and what his assessment is with the SEC. Before we get there, I want to go over here and take a look at a couple of things. Solana starting to make its way onto the mainstream media stage. We haven't seen Solana shown with Bitcoin and Ethereum much. And now it's start being starting to be shown on CNBC, et cetera. When you look at that and you think about some of the blue chips, we'll call them, you know, all coins out there, whether it's a Solana, an avalanche, a Cardano, whatever it might be. But the fact that we have those coming on, how much of a role do you think they'll play in this next bull run? I think they'll be significant. I think that the early indications here, obviously, that Solana could be a leader into the next bull market, not only because the price has gone up, but because the excitement around development, the excitement around Fire Dancer, which will make, you know, transactions faster and cheaper and more secure in theory. It truly is the first time I think a lot of people are looking at a blockchain and saying maybe this thing can literally do all of it. Right. And I'm not saying that necessarily can. I have my questions, certainly, but narrative drives price and narrative drives bull markets. And I think that Solana is going to be a major narrative throughout everything that's being built on it, all of the side projects, NFTs, gaming, all of these things. We're going to see those narratives on Solana. But I would not count Ethereum out or dead. In fact, I think the fact that Ethereum has been lagging so much right now is an opportunity and not a condemnation. Right. I don't think that it's an indictment of anything happening in Ethereum. I think it's just lagging and a chance to really get in somewhat early, to be quite frank. I'm pretty bullish on the idea of Ethereum here, especially, like you said, with the Ethereum spot ETF being on the docket. So it could take a little time, but I think that each cycle we're going to see new layer ones, the new shiny thing, take some market share from the bigger players. If you take a look from 10 years ago or five years ago or even two years ago at the top 10 projects where besides Bitcoin and Ethereum, it tends to look very different who holds those three through 10 spots. Right. It's just an inevitable part of these cycles. A lot of things make it into the top 10 by market cap only based on hype and not based on anything fundamental just because they sort of catch that virality and get pumped to the moon, as we say in the space. But I don't think that that necessarily means that they're going to be the most valuable or the winners in the next cycle. So I think we're going to see quite a few layer one sort of break through. But Solana does seem to have a very strong and early lead. And I actually hadn't even noticed that it was on the ticker on mainstream media. I do think that's exceptionally meaningful. Yeah, it's a pretty big statement. To your point right here, ETH starting to clip above twenty three thousand right now. Looks like it's about breaking through. So ETH maybe starting to kind of chase along with where Bitcoin is now at almost 43.5. Avalanche also jumping up a little bit today, which is around 23.50. Not bad. Again, big moves for some of these. One thing I wanted to focus on with Solana was this right here. This was a statement from Tolle and one of the co-creators of what Solana has been doing. But the big deal here is around what DeFi could represent with Solana. And much of this is happening within the phantom wallet. We've seen things like pith. If you think about the exchange networks like Allbridge or even what's happening with Jupiter exchange, all of those now starting to open up DeFi on a major token that could really expose that network in a, I think, in a very positive light. Do you think that will, it may not draw in the new people into crypto, but I think it may change some of the, you know, kind of the OGs of crypto in terms of their trading cycles. What are your thoughts? I think slowly a lot of OGs have already mentally made the shift from Ethereum to Solana. I see it all all the time, anecdotally, both on Twitter with guests that I have on my show, which is interesting because if you go back even just over a year, Solana was having downtime. It was a dead chain. They were the victims of the FTX collapse. It was going to zero. They were dead. So it's been a pretty major paradigm shift for them to have such interest. Now, listen, if you use Ethereum on a daily basis, you know that it's expensive. It's clunky. It's slow. Transactions fail. The network gets congested using layer twos and having to bridge the assets is very complex, even though the layer twos do allow it to scale. Then you go on Solana and listen, maybe there's things technologically wrong with it. Maybe it can go down. I don't think so at this point, but you use it and the UX UI is much more simple. Things are automatic. You don't need to bridge between trains. You don't need to worry about sending things to the wrong address because it's just less complicated and more straightforward. And it does seem like a natural evolution of what's been built in previous cycles. Like I said, I think Ethereum figures a lot of these things out as well. And I think that there's a very hardcore community that believes deeply in Ethereum and they believe that it will be the safest and most secure regardless. I don't think it's going anywhere, but I think that Tolle is right in what he's saying there. And so if TVL starts to flow into Solana, I think we could see a huge explosion of DeFi on that chain. But again, I think we'll see an explosion at various levels of DeFi on all these chains and NFTs on all these chains and metaverses on all these chains and gaming on all these chains. All the narratives we've had in the past are going to come right back around in this cycle and hopefully will be more mature and ready than they were last time. Yeah, so that that brings up a good point in reference to a potential super cycle, whether it's, you know, if you think about Bitcoin in general, if you look at all of the narratives that have happened from a tech standpoint for, you know, for Bitcoin and Ethereum, I would say it's a little bit more of a Wall Street scenario that plays out. With gaming, we are seeing a lot more interest in what we call Web 2 gaming into understanding what blockchain and NFTs could be within game assets. So that's that's really moved along in terms of down the road quite a bit. They're no longer kicking the can down the road. They're actually giving it a lot more thought. Along with what you're talking about in terms of metaverse, we saw the move from Facebook slash meta that has moved dramatically into AR VR and obviously Apple right behind them. Most likely we'll see other headset manufacturers. And could we see some, you know, some play outs there in terms of game assets and or just in in terms digital assets making their way into the markets? I think this is going to be a big one. With that being the case, Avalanche is one that we're watching very closely. So they just did a statement right here, project pushing boundaries, tokenization is now launched. And I want to get your opinion. We had John Woo on not too long ago talking about tokenized securities. What are your thoughts on that? Do you feel that this is far enough along to make it into mainstream finance around the world right now? I think that if there's something that we've learned from past cycles is the thing that is the narrative of the upcoming bull market, it's usually too early. Right. So like I just said, with DeFi or metaverse, NFTs, all of these things saw their first sort of basic iteration last cycle and will probably mature in this cycle. Seemingly, the big narrative of this cycle is RWA real world assets. As you said, that gives me pause. It makes me think that that's five or six years away and we'll see the first iterations of this, but we'll see it mature in the future. That said, I do think that this is very real and arguably the most compelling use case for blockchain technology. How that's investable through tokens will be determined in the future. But factually, everybody talked about BlackRock filing for a Bitcoin spot ETF, right? We saw Larry Fink talk about it in the annual investor letter, which I believe was written last March. The part nobody talks about in that investor letter was when Larry Fink talked about tokenizing every real world asset and putting it on a blockchain. Right. Because at the time we were very focused on Bitcoin. It was a bear market and nobody wanted to hear it. But Larry Fink is talking about tokenizing everything and utilizing the blockchain to move these assets. While that's happening, you may have Jamie Dimon out on his Bitcoin is rat poison roadshow. But look at what they do, not what they say. JP Morgan Onyx has launched. They've already settled tokenized money market funds between BlackRock and Barclays, which were moved faster and cheaper and could be used quickly as collateral. That's the future. Franklin Templeton has already tokenized over three hundred and fifty million dollars worth of T-Bills. That's a drop in the bucket for a trillion dollar asset manager like Franklin Templeton. But for our market, having a billion dollars of T-Bills already on the blockchain across all of these platforms, but having Franklin Templeton lead that at three hundred and fifty million should open your eyes, right? Yes, it's small. It's a small team relative to the size of their entire company. But they're not just using these resources willy nilly and spending money to build this stuff because they don't believe in it. Right. So even if they think there's a viable chance it could happen, they want to be the first to the race, we know that institutions are taking this very seriously and we're seeing it all the time. JP Morgan and Apollo announcing a similar kind of project. I mean, these are the literal biggest names of institutions on the planet and every one of them is expending some sort of resources on tokenizing real world assets. So think about all the problems with the way that we do it already. Right. We don't need to get into 48 hours settling. And what we saw that due to Robinhood and GameStop and the problems that can arise from slow settlement. But just imagine if every stock that you traded went directly when you sold it from you to someone who bought it with almost no fee instantaneously, they held it, they owned it, they could collateralize it five seconds after they bought it. It's just a better way. And so I think it's inevitable that that's the way these things will happen in the future. But that requires either the incumbents getting on board or getting replaced. And those are two things that are going to happen very slowly.
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A highlight from The What a Weird Week Show: Sneakers, Chainsaws, Green Slime! Friday, November 10th 2023
"It's the What a Weird Week show for Friday, November the 10th, sneakers, whales and iron claws. Hi, everybody, it's weird. This is like crazy news here. Really weird, weird tale. Well, I got a great show for you today. It was so wonderful. Weird stuff. Hi, friends, I'm Scott, and this is the What a Weird Week show. We do a top 10 countdown of weird news that happened this past week. Maybe some of these stories didn't even show up in your newscast, and now you can get caught up in all the weird stuff. If you want links or things, if you want things, show notes dot page, show notes dot page. All right, let's get it going. What a weird week for Friday, November the 10th season something episode can't remember. Number 10 is the Nike lawsuit. Nike is suing New Balance and Skechers for patent infringement. This is about sneakers and technology in our sneakers. I'm not a lawyer, but my paraphrase is Nike is saying you stole our idea and New Balance and Skechers are saying they're sneakers. They go on your feet. Come on. You don't have the worldwide rights to feet. I don't know. That's kind of it. You can read the article. The link is in the show notes. Quote from the article, Nike's Flyknit technology uses high strength fibers to create lightweight uppers with targeted areas of support, stretch and breathability. End quote. I feel like those are good qualities to have in a shoe that could possibly, if you've ever had smelly shoes going on before in your life, breathability, yes, support. Who doesn't want support? Stretch after the end of a long day and a lot of salt, yes, you want stretch. All good qualities. Nike says whatever is happening there with the other, with their competitors, it is stolen. It is all patented technology that has been stolen. So to be continued on that front, by the way, Nike has already sued Adidas or Adidas, depending where you're at. I don't know how you pronounce it. Puma and Lululemon, they've all been sued by Nike concerning patents on Flyknit technology. Adidas, Adidas and Puma have settled Lululemon. That's a case that is still going on. It's a big old shoe showdown, you guys, a shoe down. I'm scared it's going to drive up the cost of shoes. Next they'll be coming for our Crocs. Number nine is the chainsaw wielding thieves in the news and what they're thieving. It's all of trees. It's all of trees, you guys, they're stealing all of trees. Not maybe what you thought first off when you're hearing chainsaw wielding thieves or whatever. Maybe that's exactly where you went to. I was surprised. I was click baited a little by that headline. The price of olive oil is getting high enough that thieves are thieving that stuff sometimes with chainsaws, chopping off branches or sometimes just chopping down entire olive trees, which is not a sustainable business model. Why is the price of olive oil so high? It's all the things you imagine. You know the answer already. Bad crops, climate change, mercury and retrograde, that one maybe citation needed. We might have to switch to bacon grease instead of olive oil for our delicious salad dressings until this gets solved. Here's a quote from the story. In Greece, a one liter bottle of extra virgin olive oil jumped from eight or nine dollars last year to fifteen dollars this year. That's a lot of money.
A highlight from US Bitcoins Big Celsius Deal W/ Asher Genoot & Scott Duffy
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A highlight from ETF Excitement Drives Bitcoin Past $36,000
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Thursday, November 9th, and today we are talking about Bitcoin's breakout and all of the bullish sentiment shift. But, before we get into that, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends. Well, yesterday, as you know, we pivoted to bullishness, put the SPF trial behind us, and faced firmly forward, and boy, has today extended the excitement. So much so that I'm actually not even really covering the biggest bull thing from today, which is BlackRock registering an Ethereum spot ETF that happened just as I was finishing, so I am sure that that will be front and center tomorrow. For now, let's kick off today with a tweet from Steven Lubka, who's the Managing Director and Head of Private Clients and Family Offices at Swan. He tweets, I love how Bitcoin itself determines how busy my day is going to be. Today is going to be crazy. Thanks for almost cracking $37k overnight. So let's start this report with the ETF speculation. Grayscale has opened talks with the SEC in an attempt to finally move forward with the conversion of the Grayscale Bitcoin trust into an ETF. Grayscale sources said the company is now in active discussions with the SEC's division of trading and markets and the division of corporate finance. Both divisions play a key role in deciding ETF applications. Now, Grayscale, of course, won its lawsuit against the SEC in August, with the court ruling that the SEC must reconsider the firm's application to convert GBTC. If the SEC wanted to deny the application, it would need to come up with some new reasons after their existing rationale was found to be arbitrary and capricious. Craig Salm, Grayscale's chief legal officer, said, Right now, we're just laser focused on constructively re -engaging with trading and markets. There are still things that have to be worked through. He added that, Overall, it's been good engagement and it's a matter of when, not a matter of if anymore. Grayscale CEO Michael Sonenshine also confirmed that discussions with the SEC have commenced. He told Bloomberg that his team have been busy filing the required documents, which quote, When pressed for a timeline for approval, Sonenshine chuckled, noting that, Timelines are certainly not something that has been discussed, but what I can tell you is that the SEC is constructively engaging at the moment. We remain optimistic that we will get through any final hurdles that need to be there and our investors will finally get what they've been waiting for. Now, the market, for its part, clearly thinks the conversion is likely to be approved. The GBTC discount has now closed to 12 % from over 40 % back in June. It's the smallest discount since November of 2021. Now, widening to the rest of the pool of potential ETFs, Bloomberg analysts reported that the SEC has a brief eight -day window to approve all 12 spot Bitcoin ETFs at the same time, which begins today. ETFs are generally not approved while they are still open for public comment following an SEC decision. That comment period concluded today for seven of the ETFs, which were delayed as a group in late September. James Safart, one of the Bloomberg ETF analysts, followed up in a Twitter thread explaining that, If the agency wants to allow all 12 fliers to launch, as we believe, this is the first available window since Grayscale's court victory was affirmed. Now on November 17th, comment periods will reopen for three of the applications from GlobalX, Hashdex, and Franklin Templeton when they hit their next SEC deadline for approval or delay. That would leave the SEC able to approve only nine of the 12 applications until January. Safart, with some assistance from finance lawyer Scott Johnson, added some extra detail to the situation. They explained that there are two approvals required before the ETFs can begin trading. The SEC would need to approve the proposed rule changes, and then a separate division of the regulator would need to sign off on product disclosure forms known as an S -1. Johnson tweeted, If there's a hypothetical approval this week, there's probably minimum a month and probably a couple before any ETF actually launches. S -1's still under review and no real hard deadline for that process. Though I consider it more a formality at that stage. Would be a wild period. Safart agreed, stating that possible and even likely that there could be weeks or even months between approval and launch. This is in line with comments made by Valkyrie CIO Stephen McClurg last week, who said, A late November approval likely means a February launch. Now his view was that the SEC would likely wait until the new year to ask firms to put finishing touches on their S -1 filings before they were given the green light. Adding a little more intrigue to the process, SEC chair Gary Gensler released another one of his little videos. This one was an explanation of the Division of Corporation Finance, the group which has recently been giving feedback on ETF applicants on their S -1s. Gensler emphasized that the SEC is a quote merit neutral regulator. He explained that the basic bargain of US capital markets is that quote, investors get to decide what risk they take so long as public companies make complete and truthful disclosure. Now of course, the timing of this could be nothing, but some viewed it as a meaningful indication of what has been going on behind closed doors at the SEC. Senior Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balcones tweeted, Could be a coincidence, but probably not. They did preapproval educational stuff ahead of BITO approval as well. Also, I feel like this is his way of saying, look, we aren't endorsing these ETFs, we're just trying to disclose all the possible risks so you can decide. Hands washed. Investor Adam Cochrane reiterated the point, tweeting, Usually this kind of stuff is posted by the SEC as like a disclaimer before they approve things they don't like. For example, last time was four days before they approved the BITO futures ETF. We guess this puts Bitcoin ETF approvals at less than one week now. As one final little indication that things could be moving behind the scenes at the SEC, commissioners and staff attended a closed door meeting this afternoon. The agenda included quote, institution and settlement of administrative proceedings and resolution of litigation claims. These kinds of meetings are held as needed and we don't have any further detail to confirm the commissioners are voting on ETF approvals, but holding a meeting is a much stronger indicator than not holding a meeting. To sum up, analysts' current expectations is that the entire cohort of ETFs are likely to be approved at the same time so as not to pick winners and that this could all happen as soon as this week. After that approval, disclosure statements will need to be finalized before the ETFs can be launched, which seems likely to take weeks, if not months. Notably, Bloomberg analysts have not adjusted their odds for full approvals in January up from 90%. They're also leaving their odds at an approval for this year at 70%. There's currently no real expectation that ETFs will begin trading until early next year. All commentary has carried a very prominent disclaimer that approvals are far from guaranteed, but between all of these little indications, market sentiment is clearly pointing towards a Bitcoin ETF approval. Crypto trader AvocadoToast tweeted, ETF thesis is pretty simple, 90 % odds of approval by Jan 10th could happen any day really. Announcement, immediate FOMO to speculate, scramble to search for ETF tokens on DexTools screener and Twitter, find top choice ETF because first mover most liquid highest market cap most trustworthy one, mash buy button candle loads. We all know this is going to happen. Let's just skip the song and dance. Blockworks Jason Yanowitz said, this market still severely underestimates how insane it will be to have Bitcoin ETF approvals and Bitcoin having within 60 days of each other will be obvious in hindsight. Now all of this ETF speculation has of course been extremely positive for Bitcoin price action. The market tested the $36 ,000 level for the third time late on Wednesday evening and effortlessly broke through. Bitcoin settled at a new level of around $36 ,700 overnight. Now Matrixport said earlier on Wednesday that they expected the breakout above $36 ,000 to be imminent. Following on from that correct prediction, the firm said that they believed a sustained rally to follow. Their report stated, the Santa Claus rally could start at any moment with a steady increase in buyers during US trading hours and an ongoing attempt for Bitcoin to break out. We could see prices rallying into the end of the month and year. Matrixport included some macro commentary recognizing that this Bitcoin run has been supported by dovish federal reserve messaging, reducing long -term debt issuance from the treasury and a continued slowdown in inflation. They noted that above $36 ,000 there's a lot of fresh air considering how rapidly prices collapsed in early 2022. The report stated that quote, a break above $36 ,000 could propel Bitcoin toward our next technical resistance level at $40 ,000 potentially reaching $45 ,000 by the end of 2023. Now along these same lines, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange or CME, which hosts the highest volume market for Bitcoin futures in the US has continued to see a rush of trading. Open interest for Bitcoin futures has increased by 35 % over the past four weeks, moving above 100 ,000 Bitcoin for the first time. Indeed, the CME is snapping at the heels of Binance as the dominant market for Bitcoin futures trading. Binance currently has a little over 24 % of the market while the CME is closing in with 22 .7%. Now, according to K33 research, the two week price consolidation around 35 ,000 has primed bullish sentiment. Over the last two weeks, dips have been bought and Bitcoin has remained in a $2 ,000 range. That range, of course, is now broken to the upside, but the analysis still seems relevant. K33 observed that with Bitcoin range bound, altcoins have had a chance to run. We've seen numerous tokens achieve gains above 10 % in the past two weeks, which has brought the total crypto market cap back up to $1 .4 trillion for the first time since the Luna collapse. Bitcoin dominance softened slightly as a result of this altcoin run, but remained above 50%. Now, maybe most interestingly, volumes during US trading hours are dominating the market, vastly outstripping other regions. Premiums on front month options have exploded with calls settled at the end of November showing a 16 % annualized premium. ETF inflows continue to be strong, with the pro shares Bitcoin futures ETF BITO just receiving its third highest weekly inflow since November 2021. Now, despite the rush of activity in derivatives markets, Bitcoin's implied volatility remains below its three year average. This indicates that markets are priced for slow, grinding price action rather than sudden spikes.
A highlight from Gary Gensler Wants To Relaunch FTX | SEC vs Crypto
"All right, so a lot happening this week, and today is no different. Gary Gensler is on the Warpath, we're going to be talking about that, and also breaking into what's happening with Bitcoin and some of the markets. We'll get into all that good stuff for you guys today. My name is Paul Bearer. Welcome back to Tech Path. Before we get started, I want to take a moment and thank our sponsor. On November 14th and 15th, Human Protocol is hosting Nukeonomics 2023 in Lisbon to discuss the impact of AI and Web3 on the world and the economy of tomorrow. Make sure and use our promo code PB50 for 50 % off. Nukeonomics is planned to set to explore the future of Web3 with thought leaders around the world. Cool thing, across the program, they're going to be doing a full kickoff. On starting the event, you'll be able to get access to new speakers. They're going to discuss the impact of blockchain and creating human -centric economies and the future of crypto. They'll also have this thing called the L -Room, which is going to be a startup pitch, so make sure and check that out. And then the following day, you'll be able to go to what they call the LX Mainstage, and all of that is going to be where we'll see Web3 in music, along with AI and other influences in digital media. Some of the guest speakers include Sam Weeks from Google, Erica Wykes -Snade from Adidas, Cyrus Faisal from Swisborg, and Javier Garcia de la Torre from Binance. Make sure and check them all out. Don't forget to use our code down below. We'll leave a link. All right, so let's break into it today. Let's go over to the first tweet. This is the Kobayisi letter just in. Market cap of Bitcoin officially rises above $750 billion for the first time since April 2022. I want to zoom in on that for you guys a little bit. The entire crypto space is nearing $1 .5 trillion market cap. That's nice to see, $1 .5 trillion. First time nearly two years that we've seen this. Bitcoin prices are now 35 % over the last month, 120 % on the year. I want you to take a moment for all you guys out there that are buying in Bitcoin, have been buying maybe since the beginning of the year. You're 120 % up. How do you say that to people when you look at that? I'm just kind of curious. How do you play it? And also, what tokens are you playing right now? Make sure and leave some comments down below. Smash the like button if you guys like breakdowns like this. Let us know. These are the kind of things. So we'll kind of guide you along here. But the resilience of crypto is incredible. The statement here, can't really deny what's happening out there. You guys are in the right place at the right time. The cool thing is, is when you like this video, it's going to share it to others who will start to learn what's happening out there in crypto as a whole. A couple of posts here. I want to go to Scott Johnson. And it looks like we've got some confirmation. One with a hard timeline, so almost certainly decided along with other open apps, the most likely outcome, US SEC said open talks with Grayscale on the spot Bitcoin ETF push is underway. So this came in further on him and he said, my guess is Grayscale is one of the two positions they received assurances that they will receive a new order, X number of days alongside the open apps. And then they have not received assurances, maybe demanding a new order. Kind of curious which one you think would be the case. Will Grayscale be aligned with the rest because with this alignment of discussions happening, you get back into the scenario of, yes, ETF is going to start positioning and maybe that's the opportunity. Now, the real question is how does Bitcoin respond once an ETF does come through? Pentoshi kind of hits on a couple of points here. A lot of people argue that Bitcoin ETF is going to be sell the news. Yes, some pricing is going on, but we have no idea what the demand will be and there will be some to start. Sure, illiquid supply is at an all -time high. That's one thing. A lot of Bitcoin is now in diamond handlers. Yes, we know that. And then don't pretend you know what's going to happen. I agree. I don't think anybody really knows for sure. You can assume, I think with some reason, that there's going to be some demand movement. But the biggest point, I think, is a little bit of a ephemeral approach to it. And what I mean by that is that when BlackRock comes into the space, if BlackRock is the one that, say, leads the way out, maybe there will be another winner here. Could be ARK, could be Fidelity. Whoever wins that marketing war, I think that's the point in which traditional investors will start to question their resolve around crypto. And when that happens, there will be a tipping point and I think that's the point in which a lot of this is going to start to peak. Now, maybe the timing is going to be perfect too because you've got, obviously, next year we've got the halving occurring. Hopefully we're out of what could be a recession. Hopefully we're out of these conflicts and other things are starting to settle. We'll talk about that in a second. Here's Will Quamente. He kind of jumps in on this. It's pretty obvious that if BlackRock is filing an ETH ETF, then the Bitcoin ETF must be a dumb deal. I don't know if it's a done deal, but this is interesting that they bring this up front. Now, granted, they may have enough indicators there that this is going to happen and they don't want to be left behind in the sense of a strategy around an ETH ETF. I just had James Saferd on. He and I had kind of been going back and forth. First time I had James on, he mentioned to us and we asked him straight blank, what about an ETH ETF? He wasn't really a fan of that, but he's changed his position. So I think that he, along with other Wall Streeters out there, are in a position now that ETH is going to make it through as an ETF. Here's John Deaton. Although I believe a spot ETF, Bitcoin ETF, should have been approved a long time ago, I believe the timing of a spot ETF approval is going to help create a perfect storm for Bitcoin. Whether you look at, you know, Wall Street getting what they want or you know what's happening overall, what he talks about here is we all know no matter what happens in the not too distant future, second and third quarter, rate cuts going to happen combined with rate cuts. This is my point is that you're going to get into some scenarios for 2024 where the cycle starts to feed upon itself. Rate cuts, the market looking at a much more structured capital alignment with an asset class that has now maybe come of age, along with all the technical components of what's happening with Bitcoin, and then what I think will be an absolute barnstorm of what's going to happen in Web3. That's going to include all the traditional tokens that we talk about here all the time, including, you know, ETH, AVAC, SOL, and many others in the Web3 ecosystem. So a lot definitely kind of lining up here for good news. SEC Chair Gensler says rebooted FTX is maybe a possibility if it's done within the law. All right. So this I would tread on very, very lightly in the sense that I think the brand damage has been done. I just cannot imagine, it would take maybe years to get way past where we are today. Any of the people that know about crypto today are going to most likely be feeding into the crypto investors of the future, and what I mean by the future, the next two to three years. FTX is still going to be a memory that's not one that's easy forgotten. And I think because of that, just the brand ethos that FTX pretty much imposed itself on the industry, I don't think is going to be forgotten. So I think it's going to be a scenario. They will not be overcoming it. And the thing that, you know, Gensler might be trying to do here is maybe just set it up for failure so he can do what I told you at some moment. I don't know. But I would not. Why? Go that route. Why would you bring that sore back up into the industry when there's so many great projects out there and great exchanges and places where you can do things, including all these new entities? I just don't know. I'm not sure. Let's listen to a clip right here. This is Brad Garment House. He's talking about FTX. Listen in. I've spoken with a lot of Democratic lawmakers, crypto skeptics about this, and they cite fraud often, that a lot of people are defrauded through crypto scams. How much more work needs to be done to push back against that kind of narrative? The fraud FTX wasn't a crypto fraud. I mean, yes, it was a fraud. Maybe if Gary Gensler and the SEC weren't so focused on going after Ripple and meeting openly with Sam Bankman -Fried, maybe we could have actually avoided some of that, right? Marty bracing myself for when I go check Twitter after this to see everything the XRP army had to say about this conversation. All right. So you can kind of see maybe with Brad Garment House, obviously I'm trying to take this to the Supreme Court, will maybe adjust his opinion of how they negotiate with the SEC. And maybe that's what he's talking about there. It would be interesting if that actually occurred. Maybe there is something that could be done and salvaged between that relationship. I don't know. I want to go over to another clip here. This gets into Garment House talking about Coinbase and what their current status is. Listen in. I followed the Coinbase case a little more closely. And so maybe I can comment there a little bit more. You know, the SEC is not trending well there. And again, if at some point you would think if you keep getting losses, you would say, okay, wait a minute, let's step back, let's reevaluate. Or even better, let's be part of championing a legislative solution. Well, you say you're hopeful that something happens legislatively, but ultimately the way things are going right now, do you think more clarity is likely to come from Congress or is it just going to continue to come from the courts and the judicial branch? I think that's a question for Chair Gensler.
A highlight from 15 Authors of Titles on THR's List of the 100 Greatest Film Books of All Time
"Please welcome to the stage President and CEO of the American Film Institute, Bob Guzzale. Phone rings. It's Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter. He has an idea. And he's thinking about celebrating the 100 greatest film books of all time. I am immediately offended because top 100 movie lists are the AFI's real estate. But I did not say that to him. And the truth is I was just jealous because it was such and is such a good idea. And I thought anything AFI can do to help shine a proper light on this imperative work, well, we're in. But I did say to Scott, it's got to be A plus. It's no fake in this one. You have to have the most informed, the smartest jury. And he said, I got this. And he did. And today is a moment to celebrate that effort and the inspired writers who have brought history to life. Here to take his bow and to moderate the discussion, the executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg. Now Scott is going to bring out the honorees today, but he has given me the gift of introducing you to the first. For he is the founder of the American Film Institute. He was there in the White House Rose Garden when President Lyndon Johnson first announced the creation of AFI. He was there to write the very words that define the Institute's national mandate. And he was there to lead the organization through its early years. And it was then that he planted the seeds for the AFI Center for Film Studies, now the AFI Conservatory. And it was then that he instituted the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar Series at AFI, so named because the seminar's first guest was Harold Lloyd. Across 50 years, these seminars have proved a rich historical record of the art form and have inspired several books on THR's 100 greatest list, including two of his. Conversations with the great movie makers of Hollywood's golden age and conversations at the American Film Institute with the great movie makers the next generation. Please welcome George Stevens Jr. Welcome George Stevens Jr. and we are excited to hear from you in just a second. Now joining you up here, please welcome the author of 2020's The Big Goodbye Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood and with Janine Basinger, 2022's Hollywood The Oral History, Sam Wasson. Next up is the author of 2016's Powerhouse, The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency, James Andrew Miller. Next up, we are going to have two authors coming to the stage because they are the co -authors of 1996's Hit and Run, How John Peters and Peter Goober Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood. Please welcome Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters. Next up, he is, as you will guess from the title, his name. He is from 1969 and for many years thereafter the author of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. Please welcome Leonard Maltin. Here we are. Welcome. Next, we have the author of 1998's The Last Mogul, Lou Osterman, MCA and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougall. Next, we have the author of 1977's The Making of the Wizard of Oz, Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM and the Miracle of Production number 1060. Please welcome Algene Harmetz. Next, he is the Czar of Noire, the author of Dark City, The Lost World of Film Noire from 1998. Please welcome Eddie Muller. He is the author of the 1996 book Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, a guided tour across a decade of independent American cinema, John Pearson. From 1988, the book The Player. Please welcome Michael Tolkien. From 1989, the author of Goldwyn, a Biography, A. Scott Berg. She is the author of the 2006 book A Killer Life, How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond, Christine Vachon. We're going to give an extra warm welcome to this gentleman because it is his birthday. Please join us in welcoming George Harrell's Hollywood Glamour Portraits 1925 to 1992 author from 2013, Mark A. Vieira. From 1999, the book Conversations with Wilder, the author Cameron Crowe. Ladies and gentlemen, take it in because this has never been seen before and I don't know if anyone will be lucky enough to gather this amazing group again in one place. I'm so grateful to all of you for making the time to be here. Many of you came from great distances and congratulations on your work being on this list chosen by 322 people from the industry. We're talking about filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, executives, David Zaslav and many others, authors including just about everybody up here plus many others, academics. You can see the whole list online but the point is it is a cross -section of the business. There have been versions of this list that were chosen by film critics. There have been versions by other constituencies but this reflects the taste of our global film community. So thank you again for being here and I want to also just quickly thank Bob Guzzale, Julie Goodwin and everyone at AFI not only for going through all the efforts to make today possible but also for their other lists that Bob referenced because were it not for the original AFI Top 100 list. I don't think I would be here in a career as a film journalist because that really made me fall in love with the movies in the way that I hope this list inspires many other people to check out these books and the others on the list. So thank you to them and to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter for supporting the list and Terry Press for helping us put everything together and all of you for being here. So the way this is going to work is we are going to go down this line a few minutes with each author about the origin and impact and revelations of their book and then we are going to have a looser group conversation afterwards but we're going to begin with Mr. Stevens Jr. These two books that you wrote drawing from the seminars that Bob referenced are you know just fascinating looks at generations of filmmakers who have spoken to students at the AFI, what you know they've shared about their lives, their careers, tips for filmmaking. I wonder if you can just talk about how early on, well again just a little bit more actually about how those seminars started because you were there at the beginning and when it occurred to you that they might make good books.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/8/23
"Live or Memorex, that is the great Minnie Riperton. You were 15, Mike. Remember that on the radio? I do remember that. Loving you. The Tweety Birds in the background made it an easy song to make fun of. It seemed like a very shallow lyric to me. Loving you is easy because you're beautiful. I know. Is that really where you want to... That's it? I mean, how shallow and superficial are you? What if you got like a big old mole on your cheek? Bad skin. Dermatological. Anyway, the great Minnie Riperton would have been 76 today. Famous, famous daughter, do you know? The gal from Saturday Night Live? Yes, the wonder, wonderful comic actress Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph. I was forgetting her first name. Bridesmaids, dude. Oh my gosh. If you're ever in a bad mood, you rent bridesmaids. Just watch Bridesmaids. That's a little crass, a little crude, especially the bridal shop suite. Oh, it's happening. It's happening. It's happening. Look away. Look away. In the middle of the street with a digestive issue. Oh my goodness. Hey, listen, I've got digestive issues this morning after. I didn't know what my expectations were. They were not high. It's Ohio and you figure, well, maybe they're not up for baby killing, but they were. And I think that the weed vote, the legal pot vote brought out all the young stupid people and that's how you get your abortion advocacy in Ohio. Listen, let me just let you talk because as pro -lifers, we've got a lot of work to do. We have a lot of work to do and that's why tonight's debate is part of the process. We're in the spin room right now and I'm just getting ready for interesting dueling events. You've got Trump down the street in Hialeah. You have five candidates on this stage tonight and I hope that they bring this up. I hope they bring up the abortion problem that the Republican Party has and that's all anybody's talking about. What do you want them to say? Well, we have to say something differently because every single election has gone down in flames since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And we got a battle going on within the party and I want to give you a little preview tonight because I got a chance to visit with Hugh Hewitt last night. He gave me some tips about what to look for as he's been here in preparation. He's one of the moderators. Salem Media Group, our parent company, is the official radio partner along with NBC, Rumble, and the Republican Jewish Coalition for tonight's third GOP presidential debate and five candidates are going to be on that stage. One thing I know for sure, they're going to have a decidedly somber tone tonight. They're going to be serious. We know with Hamas and the war in Israel and, frankly, with the shellacking that the GOP took last night, particularly in Virginia, Republicans have a ton of work to do. And the abortion problem has to be dealt with. There's no way around it. You can stomp your feet and you can say, I'm a proud pro -life American and I'm not going to bend or you're going to never win another election again. Abortion is winning for the Democrats, Mark. Now, those of you who say I'm pro -life and I'm not going to give an inch, I respect it. I admire it. I wish I wish the world worked that way. I'm sickened to say this. America's in love with abortion in this country. Find somebody in your life to love you the way Democrats love abortion. And increasingly, non -ideological folks in the squishy, mushy middle, they just flip a coin and go, all of the things being equal. I want abortion. Right. That's where we have a lot of work to do. And brow beating those people isn't going to work anymore, Mark, sitting around calling them baby killers, et cetera, et cetera. No, it just isn't going to work. Well, no, but it is what the procedure is. But I don't ever want to antagonize people. And I know you're right. In fact, let me let you finish, because I just want to see if you're wanting our Republican field to simply be demonstrably less pro -life to say, you know what, maybe we do need to allow more abortions in the following way, because I don't – No, I think I really do believe it comes down to the messaging. I don't know that Republicans – first of all, millions and millions of dollars of outside money were poured into Ohio last night by radical abortionists who convinced women that you're losing a fundamental right if you vote no on this horrific, radical – I mean, abortion now in Ohio is legal literally to the moment of conception. And in fact, parents now – Moment of birth. Moment of birth, I mean. And incidentally, parents don't even have a say in a minor child's decision to abort a baby. Now, you've got to give an okay to get a tattoo in Ohio. Yeah, exactly. Get a Tylenol in your high school. That's right. But not to get an abortion. But we lost. We got thumped on this. We got thumped on this. And we've gotten thumped on it every single time, Mark. It's not a close call. Something isn't working and Democrats are going to embrace this going into 2024. Does that mean you become decidedly pro -life? Well, I think for starters, you change the messaging as best you can. But I'm afraid that the answer you're not going to want to hear is, yeah, probably so. In 10 seconds, I think you meant decidedly pro -choice. No. Decidedly – do we become decidedly less pro -life? Yeah, less pro -life. Yeah. Do we become decidedly less pro -life? And that's the horrific reality of – how many times is it going to have to happen, Mark? How many times are we going to say, well, we're losing another election. We've lost every single election on the abortion issue since Roe v. Wade was overturned. And Mark, with all due respect, I love you. It's not just Democrats. It's not just squishy Republicans. It's women. It's women voters who believe they are – that somehow this right that is enshrined in the Constitution – oh, and oh, by the way, it's not – is being taken from them. And it's not – we just – we're not going to win by wagging our fingers at the people who don't see the world. You and I aren't where the country is on this, Mark. We're not. We are where conservatives are. And so the question becomes – and by the way, everything you've said is true and plausible and supportable. So, as we look at a presidential election and some folks on a debate stage tonight in a country where now it is left to the states, what Ohio did last night is precisely the way America goes in post -Roe v. Wade America. That's what we said we wanted. And we knew full well that there would be states that did things that we liked and states that did things that we didn't. How about if the candidates we have – and it's kind of interesting. I don't know how pro -life Chris Christie is. I know DeSantis is. I think Nikki Haley is. I sure know Tim Scott is. I think Vivek is. So should they express their – maybe satisfaction is the wrong word – their acceptance of post -Roe v. Wade America, where states are going to do what they wish to do and Ohio can do what they wish to do, but that they are going to continue to be a voice and use their presidential bully pulpit to say that protecting life is a better way, while saying that the states can do what they want to do? Well, I'm not going to be president of Ohio. I'm not going to be president of Nevada. I'm not going to be – etc. Go ahead. But that's happening. That's happening. Let me tell you. Well, let me break it to you. Roe v. Wade being overturned meant that states get to decide what to do. States are deciding what to do and they're pro -abortion. Yes. They are. Every single state. There's not a state that's deciding in favor of the pro -life movement. You know, you can say, well, we're the good conservatives in this. Except, except, except heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills, heartbeat bills in Florida, in Texas, in other states. So – Well, but that's not legislation that conflicts with what is perceived to be a woman's right to choose an abortion being taken from her. You're so right. I mean, Glenn Youngkin has floated the 15 -week idea. And let's talk about Glenn Youngkin, incidentally, because there were high hopes for Virginia. And hey, Virginia, we got our butts kicked. I mean, they flipped the legislature. They didn't even – in fact, that wasn't even on the radar. They were hoping – we were hoping that Glenn Youngkin would lead a flip of the Senate over there. They lost it all. They lost the whole state legislature. Guess what? Glenn Youngkin is no longer going to be considered a candidate for president. I've got a buddy here – Well, he never was. Well, but keep an eye on him. He's not – Not this year. I mean, does he have a future? Of course he does. Look at him at 2028. But I have a guy here, Alfredo Ortiz, who's a dear friend, the CEO of Job Creators Network, and he had a theory. In fact, he's going to be with me tomorrow here in Miami. They're sponsoring our broadcast from the post -debate spin room. Alfredo said, if Virginia has a huge night last night, Glenn Youngkin will throw his hat in the ring as the 11th -hour savior of the Republican Party. Wouldn't matter. There's no room. That would be – It's too late. That would be – It's too late. It wouldn't matter. But anyway, he got shellacked. I mean, it was a bad night for him. It was a bad night for the GOP, and there's no way around it. Hey, Tate Reeves is still governor of Mississippi, yay. We kept one. We got that. We got that. We got some – and Joe Biden is still dropping like a rock in all the polls. And Trump is rocking and rolling and continues to lead in five swing states. So there's just data all over the place that are mixed as to what 2024 is going to look like. But you get an interesting view at five people who really want to catch Trump, and not a single one of them probably will. But it'll be fun to watch anyway. What do you think happens tonight? Yeah, it'll be kind of – What's the headline? What do you think? I'm going to keep an eye on Chris Christie because I'm just praying he starts screaming at his own audience and they start booing him. Exactly. And they start throwing orange peels and banana peels at him. I mean, that thing in Orlando, I played that clip. I'm sure you did, too. Sure. Oh, my. Have you ever seen a public – And what's the word again? I'm sorry. Your failure to embrace the truth is – Reprehensible. Thank you. I keep going deplorable, but that was Hillary, and we'd see how great that worked out for her. No, no. Reprehensible. Reprehensible. When you're talking to your own people – Yes. And calling them reprehensible – The people you're trying to get to vote for you, ideally. Not a good look. And I think – and interestingly, Hewitt and I last night, we had a great Salem party. And listen, we're very proud of this. I mean, say what you will about the meaninglessness. It's a big deal for us. Of course it is. For Salem to partner with NBC, and Hugh's going to be on that stage. Which means at least one conservative will be asking questions. Exactly. While Kristen Welker asks everybody about January 6th, at least Hugh will be there. And let me give you a scoop. Hugh is exhausted. Last night was the ninth rehearsal they had for this debate. I said nine? How do you rehearse? What do you do? You put staffers up at various lecterns and have ads just to kind of get through the drill? They put a couple hundred people in the audience. They test these guys because he – and he said Lester Holt and Kristen Welker have been just pros. He said Kristen's kind of the new kid on the block, but Lester's a veteran journalist. But they've got to be ready for everything. I mean, Hugh's ready for eruptions from the audience and how do you handle that and how do you interact. Anyway, they've had nine rehearsals for tonight's debate. And also, Hugh gave me a scoop. He said, watch DeSantis' performance. He has just hired fairly recently one of the best debate preparers in the business. I don't – I forgot the guy's name. I'll try to get it. I think it's Brad. I could not care less. Well, I know. But it's – Binders don't matter. Prep doesn't matter. DeSantis is DeSantis and he's wonderful. He's not Trump. DeSantis' worst problem is that Trump exists. I'll never forget the caller or the person who tweeted or something said that the only problem with DeSantis is he was not the best president of my lifetime. And Trump was. Trump exists. There's nothing the matter with DeSantis. There's nothing wrong with Nikki Haley except she's the queen of forever war. You heard Nikki Haley the other day saying the people who will abandon Ukraine are the people who will give up on Israel. Shut up, man. That's not smart. That's not a smart thing. But I can't wait. I know it may not matter at all. It's half the interest if Trump were there. Trump will be there down the road in Hialeah, you said, right? Heavily Cuban -American population there. That's going to be fun. And he's loved in Hialeah. Well, we'll be in the Spin Room tonight beginning about 6 p .m. Central Time. We'll have pre -debate coverage. Let's watch you. Let's watch you. Tell everybody how to watch you. Well, listen to us on the radio. I'm pretty sure we'll be on AM 660 The Answer tonight. As the radio partners, we're going to be here at 6 p .m. prior to the debate. The debate will be aired live and then I'll be in the Spin Room post -debate, hopefully talking to all the candidates or many of them in the Spin Room here. And you could also watch us on Salem News Channel pre - and post -debate. So it's going to be a big night, you know? And we're ready to go. And then I'll be back tomorrow here in Miami with you to wrap everything up. Is that room? Because it's funny, we've all done conventions, like convention coverage and the entire week of doing broadcasting from a convention. And the morning after the convention is like done, you and I still have shows to do. But all you can hear is the pipes and the drapes and just the clang, clang. I will not be here. As the trucks are off. But what in the world is that room, that beautiful room you're in? I won't know. It's beautiful now. It'll be rock and roll and post -debate. What's that thing? Are you just going to be run over by workers and forklifts tomorrow? I won't know because I'm not going to be here. I'll be at Salem, Miami. I'm going to be a few miles away at a nice comfy radio studio. There you go. We'll be at the Salem Radio Miami studio. Excellent. That's a very smart decision. I'll see you tomorrow, my friend. Here we go. We're ready for you. It's a big day and night of Mike. Can't wait for his show. The next up, the first thing you need to consume is Mike's own radio program. And that's at 10. Soon as we're done. On 660 AM. The answer. Hurry into the Ram Black Friday sales event for great deals on the trucks that give you all the power you need and all the luxury you could ask for. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,305 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,305 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew cab models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery from dealer stock by 113023. Ram is a registered trademark.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/7/23
"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay with outstanding federal benefits and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at cbp .gov slash careers slash USBP. No more annoying figure politically, but there's Barbra Streisand news that has nothing to do with her weird politics. Did you catch this yesterday? Barbra Streisand. Go ahead. I know the news. Well, I think I know the news that she's being interviewed by Howard Stern. Oh, Lord. OK, well, that'll be something. No, this is a much tinier thing that nonetheless I got it kind of a kick out of. If you ask here, hang on a sec. Let's see if they fix this. Hang on a sec. If it wasn't it wasn't it was Siri. Who is married to James Brolin? Hang on. My phone's not on anyway. It pronounced her name wrong. It gave it a soft S. It would say James Brolin is married to Barbra Streisand. Get it? Streisand. Streisand. Right. Exactly. It's not. Her point was it's not a Z. It's an S. It needs to be Streisand. So guess what she did? She sued them. Much, much simpler. She called Tim Cook. Oh, well, yeah. And he fixed it. You know, there was a there was a have you ever studied the Streisand effect? You know what the Streisand effect is? It's fascinating. And this is something that has become kind of part of the it's sort of the lexicon. The Streisand effect means she was once livid that somebody took pictures of her Malibu estate. And of course, she lives in a palatial mansion right on the water. You know, she's got more money than Fort Knox. Incidentally, speaking of people with more money than Fort Knox, can I share what it's like to rub elbows to somebody with a lot of money? By all means. Don't worry. It's like me. Focus, focus, focus. I'll go back. If Streisand is going to be interviewed by Stern, she has a memoir coming out called My Name is Barbara, I believe. So I think that's why she'll be interviewed all over the place, probably. And that's an interview I'd listen to because, you know, he's a master interviewer. He is an absolute master into the guy is brilliant at that. I mean, if he could lose all the filthy stuff that he does in the you know, the idiocy and lose the covid idiocy. He's gone hard left. independent The fiercely rule breaker, bold Howard Stern is dead, but he remains a very good interviewer. A hundred million dollars a year might do that to you or whatever he gets. He gets some crazy amount of money. And as I was rubbing shoulders with, I'm just going to say, somebody we all know who's got a very familiar face, I rubbed elbows with them at the Job Creators Network event. And this particular person was, I was told, lived in Palm Beach, which I didn't know. And I've known this person for a while. I'm not going to mention the name because I don't want to embarrass anybody. But I said to this person, I'll have this figured out by 830. I said, well, you probably know now if you think about it, if you do the math, I told you who was there. But anyway, I said to this particular person who I love, I said, hey, I didn't know you lived here in Palm Beach. The answer was, well, I don't actually live here. I do have a home here. And I thought, now that's money. Just one of many. That's money. And Palm Beach. Listen, it ain't a double wide. I mean, there's nothing in Palm Beach under about 10 mil. Anyway, so the Streisand effect is that Barbara Streisand sued somebody because she was upset that the pictures they took of her estate weren't authorized, because she's a notorious control freak, and she didn't want people to know where she lived. She sued based on the pretense of security measures, right? Okay. I understand that wish, but go ahead, all right, go ahead. Here's the Streisand effect. So the Streisand effect is the lawsuit had the opposite effect of what she intended, because after she sued, then it was very public where she lives, then the whole world knew. And so there's something in the legal jargon now that has become known as the Streisand effect that sometimes litigation, you know, emphasizes or puts an unwanted spotlight on something you're trying to quelch, to quelch, to quelch. So anyway, that's that. But I would love it. I am. I'm going to try to listen to the stern Streisand interview. I can't wait. And speaking of South Florida, aren't you packing for South Florida as we speak? Indeed. On the stage, DeSantis, Haley, Scott, Ramaswamy, Christie, oh my gosh, poor Chris Christie. I know. Gosh. I played that clip yesterday. Me too. Do you feel sorry for him a little bit? No, I do not, because he is an absolute virulent idiot. This is a willful thing that he's doing. It is a, as I said on Twitter, if he's just on a speaking tour and trying out some Trump hatred as a thought experiment to see how it works and what is still Trump's GOP, whatever, free country, free speech. But in an attempt to supposedly win votes in a campaign for president, it is an act of stunning malice, stunning idiocy. He is a self -absorbed fool and I have zero, zero empathy for that. I can't see him. I can't even picture him without the image of like a pro wrestling mask on his head. He's like a wrestler now. He's become to me a cartoon caricature. Do you hear what he said? Your aversion to the truth is not deplorable. Your aversion to the truth, as if I'm the sole arbiter of truth, is reprehensible. And then he said, you know, your cat calls, you're booing. That doesn't make anything better. That doesn't solve problems. But in an indirect way, yes, it does, because it is a crowd showing disapproval for him in their approval of Trump, who will make multiple things better if he were president again. Well, he's clearly rattled at this stage of the game. He's not liking any of this. He really is very unhappy with the – and what did you think was going to happen? What did you think was going to happen? What in the world did he think was going to be the end result of his vicious attacks on Trump? Look at what's happening to Trump right now. I was reading an article. I just talked about this, what he stands to lose in this New York civil fraud trial. He's at the risk of losing his entire New York empire that his whole life, his whole career was built on. This vicious Soros attorney general, who's trolling him regularly on social media, who's taunting him, who's strutting around like a peacock, bragging about how they've got him, and incidentally, that's how she campaigned. She said – she campaigned on it. I'm going to take him down. I'm going to get him. We're going to get Trump. That was her campaign promise and she thinks she's got him down. She's got this – they got this whack job judge. The judge literally said in the courtroom yesterday, I don't want to hear what you have to say. Also said, control your client or I will. Or I will. But I don't want to hear what you have to say. Well, then what's he on the stand for? You got him on the witness stand ostensibly to hear what he has to say. But they don't want to hear what he has to say. Of course, that was a revealing moment. This is so reprehensible and – but here's the thing, Letitia James could lose by winning. If Trump does lose his business empire, and he could, I mean they – and what he stands – I mean, for example, permanent disbarment of Trump being able to serve as officers or directors in any business headquartered, registered or licensed in New York, Mark, that's the goal here is to crush him financially. Of course it is. Financially, politically, reputationally, and in the midst of us talking about this courtroom appearance. And of course I've become fairly intrigued and amused by the various courtroom sketch artists. I mean, are they doing him a favor or not a favor? But I take you to a larger issue for just a moment because I don't know what your thought is on this. It was a bit of a debate yesterday. Speaking of things that are an outrage, it is an outrage that we didn't get to see this for ourselves, that we have to rely on reporters and courtroom sketch artists. Every courtroom in America contains the public's business being done. There should be cameras in every courtroom. Are you with me? A hundred percent. If we could see what is actually happening in this particular trial, it would only elevate his standing.
A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from Sumali Ray-Ross | Global Health & DEIA Expert, Coach & Speaker
"Welcome to Available Worldwide, the podcast by, for, and about the accompanying partners of the U .S. Foreign Service. Hello and welcome to Available Worldwide. I'm Stephanie Anderson here today with Shumali Ray Ross. Thank you so much for being here, Shumali. Thank you so much for having me, Stephanie. So Shumali, first we're going to get started with some quickfire questions, but before we get into that, could you just tell us in a few words what you do? I am an international health and DEI expert. I'm also an intercultural life and leadership and health coach. I'm a speaker and I combine both of it to be a fusion health and development person. And I'm sure you're much, much more than that as well, but we'll get into that as we go. Okay, great. Where are you currently located and who do you live with? I'm currently located in Atlanta, Georgia, and I live with my awesome daughter. Okay. And I know you've been attached to the Foreign Service for many years, but what countries have you lived in around the world? So I have lived in Indonesia twice, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, while my husband was in Pakistan. So it was an unaccompanied post. I've lived in South Africa and the U .S. twice. We've been evacuated twice out of Indonesia, which is quite an experience. And my husband currently is in Ethiopia and I am in Atlanta, as I mentioned. What three words might your best friend use to describe you? I think my best friend would say I'm courageous, tenacious, and definitely a nurturer. And what would you say is your superpower? My superpower is that I am very inclusive and I like to make everyone feel like they belong. And then the last question, and I love that you chose this question, but how are you doing for real? So I chose this question because I like to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. And I think if you ask me today, I'm doing extremely well. But if you asked me yesterday, I'd say I wasn't doing that well. And I think that's just the virtue of being a human. So some days are good and some days are not so good, but I take the blessings and the gratitude of the good days. And I think I learned from the not so good days. So that's how I'm doing for real. So, Shimali, I know that you, as I mentioned before, have been attached to the Foreign Service for a number of years now. Do you know about how many years? Yeah, I actually calculated it because I knew you were going to ask me that question. So it's actually 19 years. 18 years. Wow. And now you have transitioned to the U .S., to Atlanta. How has that transition been for you? I actually think it's been the toughest transition for me. And I've been asked this question, why the toughest, since I've lived in seven countries. I think it's been the toughest because, one, it wasn't a transition that we planned on. It was an unexpected transition because it was because of a health reason that we had to make this transition. It's a transition because I am here without a school or a job or an embassy affiliation. I didn't know the A of Atlanta or the G of Georgia. So everything about it is new. And so I think the first year was very tough. We left our daughter here as an 18 -year -old to go to undergrad and expected her to be an adult. And then when she became an adult, we expected her to become a child with me being her caretaker. So I think the first year was very tough, but I'm now pulling on all my sub -superpowers, which is the grit, the determination, the courage, and the resilience to learn to call Atlanta my home. You mentioned when you moved back to the U .S., when we were talking a little bit earlier, you mentioned that moving back to the U .S., your goal was to work again in public health and that you really met some challenges due to the years you spent overseas getting back into that career. Can you talk a little bit about that and how that's led to where you're at in your career now? Yeah, I think my journey being an EFM is no different from any other person's journey. I think my husband and I made a decision in our career. In fact, I was the primary person in our career. I joined USAID as a personal services contractor in the late 1990s. And it was a rare phenomena for the woman to be going and the husband to be joining and giving up their career with a 15 -month -old baby. And I was well regarded by all the security guards who remembered us when my husband went back as the Foreign Service Officer. But, you know, it was after two evacuations, we decided that my husband would join the Foreign Service and take the exam and I would accompany. I don't like the trailing or the following because we all, you know, accompany our spouses or we become members of households. And with that comes, you know, sacrifices of reinventing ourselves or taking gaps in our careers or coming back to our home countries to take care of our parents or our significant, you know, others or our loved ones. And it gets very difficult in the work environment when we come back to our home countries to find work because it's difficult to explain those gaps. Plus, it's very difficult unless we are gung -ho career people to have continuity with the same organization. So if I had worked for the same organization from country to country, which is impossible and for most of us, I didn't have that relationship with that organization. So when I came back, I had, even though I had worked for Global Fund and WHO and the State Department, I just didn't have either the continuity of time frame or the continuity in country. I just, you know, what you saw on my resume is what you got. And even though I have two masters from Columbia and all the credentialing, it just didn't matter. And I was very fortunate to have all the interviews, but I just ended up feeling terrible, like most EFMs do when they come back is like, whatever we did was not good enough. And I could never pull on my lived experience of transitioning my family through seven countries and doing all the things we do. Whatever I did, I couldn't build on that lived experience and I just couldn't make it. And I think this is what the challenge that I went through, even with all my education. I grew up with multiple languages, including English. I just, and from Columbia, with one of the best schools, I just couldn't hack finding a job. And I got up one day at two o 'clock in the morning and I just said to my husband, I said, you know, I can't do this anymore. And he said, can't this wait? And I was like, no, it can't. And I said, you know, I just can't do it. And he's like, I said, I'm going back to school because I said, where is a person? I said, actually a woman, but it, you know, I'm a gender person. I it's neutral for anybody. I said, where is a person's lived experiences taken into account? And I went back to school to become a coach because I felt that a person's lived experiences needs to be taken into account in the job market. And as EFMs, this is where we really need to advocate for our voices to be heard into the job. I'm still hoping to be that employer to take that voice into account. I am employed now to be able to have that voice heard. And I have got back into that space. And you were mentioning that you recently landed a consulting job and that you're approaching it with a coaching mindset. Yeah. Yeah. So you're able to blend what you learned from coaching into that consulting background. So I was very fortunate when I came to, you know, and it's a hard thing because I went to coach. So I went back to school and that was one of the things. So when I came back to the US, I think we always hear it's a doom and gloom story repatriating back to the US. And it isn't a doom and gloom story. It is a doom and gloom story. And it is a doom and gloom story. If you are. I didn't even know what this concept, Stephanie, means is foreign born. We are all foreign. I have friends of mine who are not foreign born, who feel they're foreign when they come back home. You know, some don't because they have homes and they come back all the time. But there are many who do not belong to Washington, D .C. or Virginia and landed back in Washington, D .C. and Virginia and feel that they are foreign back in the US after being living abroad most of their lives. So it doesn't mean because you're a person of color or you're something else. We all are. Many of us are foreign when we come back. But, you know, for me, for example, who was not born in the US and had lived abroad for nearly 20 years, you know, I came back right pre -COVID. It was freezing. My neighbors wouldn't talk to me. You know, I had two kids who were in my daughter had become a local student from Agnes Scott where she went to college. She didn't have a graduation. You know, my son had five months left of school to finish. I mean, it was a it was a nightmare on a many fronts. So my first job was to get my family situated. Then it was to focus on me. And I think one of the things I would tell people COVID or no COVID is you need to sit reflect. If it's a good experience, enjoy the experience. If for me it was like to just wallow in where I was, you know, just wallow in it, give yourself that space and the grace to say this is where I am. It's not the best situation because unless you give yourself that space and grace, how can you hold that space and grace for your family? You can't. And then just get on with it. And for me, I felt I had been at a positive 10 and now I was at a negative 10. You know, I was freezing. It was, you know, just like we were all together in this constricted space, dealing with everybody's constricted mindset, you know, and I sort of felt I had lost my purpose and I have never lived without purpose. I've been very fortunate to have a very strong role models, women role models and my mother who said to me, you know, you were born, you know, to make a difference and you were born to have a purpose and to feel suddenly I had lost my purpose was like I'd lost my radar. And I think that time to wallow and that time to have space and grace made me realize that actually my purpose had sort of fallen in that sort of space and that the thing that I have lost was actually was just buried. And once I discovered, rediscovered my purpose, I realized that the two things that make me most happy are to be of service and to learn. Well, Covid wasn't the best time to be of service. The only person I could be of service was to myself and to my family. But what I could do was to learn. And so I took a pause. I explored, I took the science of well -being, happiness, which was offered by Yale. I did a gender -based violence. I mean, that's my area along with public health from John Hopkins. I did both my certifications on health and on leadership and health and wellness. I did a transformative coaching course. I did a whole bunch of courses and sort of upgraded my skills. And the more I studied and the more I learned, the happier I felt. And so I focused sort of on my personal happiness and the happier I got, I sort of was able to hold more space for my family. It sounds like all that learning kind of re -inspired you and reinvigorated you as well. Like it's sort of that interesting chicken and egg thing where when you're not doing anything and you feel stuck and you are wallowing in it, it's hard to get out of that. And then when you do start moving forward, things really start sort of compounding in a good way. You know, it inspires you to make more changes and add more things to your plate, essentially. And I also, you know, we instituted little things like we had family dinners, everybody did their own thing. We had family dinners. You know, I tried to find other people in the foreign service community who we had been in Indonesia together, so we couldn't meet, but we could talk on the telephone. So we tried to find like a virtual community. I got onto Nextdoor. You know, I tried to find I got onto Sietar, which is this cultural, you know, I tried to find so my way of dealing with it was to create a virtual community because it was such a socially isolating period for everyone. But also, I knew that for me, community was so important. I couldn't go back to India. There was so much loss as well happening. And all you were hearing was negativity, that it was a way of maintaining positivity in one's life and networking. Sort of reconnecting with people I worked with in the past. And that's how I actually landed up getting my consultancy in Atlanta, because I reached out to a woman who I'd worked with in USAID many years ago, and she put me in touch with somebody at CARE. And there was nothing at that point. But nine months later, I got when I came to Atlanta, I had a message on my phone saying, are you interested in a consultancy with CARE? So it sounds like you really keep coming back to that idea of community and networking and finding other people. This might be an obvious question, but if there's other EFMs out there who are feeling really stuck and sort of stuck in the wallowing phase, do you have any advice for them apart from possibly finding a community? Any other steps that they might take to get themselves out of that stuck phase? So I think, you know, I mean, there are a few it depends a lot on your personality, right? I also recommend some people like to journal. I meditate a lot. Some people like to meditate. Some people like to pray. One of the things that I also recommend to people, you know, you don't have to be in this alone. It helps. I'm an ambivert. I used to be an extrovert. I'm not an extrovert. If you're an introvert, it's harder, you know, to reach out to people. But if you're at post, there are a lot of resources there. You don't have to. Nobody has to know that you're reaching out. But I always I have a clinical psychology background. Please reach out to some men if you need mental health support. There is no shame in asking for help. So please seek out any kind of support that you need. And there is so much support both at post and in the U .S. You don't have to do. Nobody has to do it alone. We were talking a little bit earlier, you and I were, about the practical advice and support that we sometimes don't get when we first become EFMs as it relates to our future careers and how those might evolve. And we were talking about clearances and non -competitive eligibility. Looking back at your career, are there any steps or things you would have done differently had you known about them in the past? I think the Department of State does a fabulous job in and I say this because I worked for USAID and for the Department of State. I worked for in Indonesia. I worked for the HR department on onboarding and I was the EFM point person. And so I know what a fabulous job the State Department does in preparing spouses who are coming out and first term officers, other officers. And these are the job opportunities. Please apply for them. And it's something that I wish USAID and other agencies would do more of and there would be more collaboration between the agencies. I've been now an EFM for 19 years and I wish I had known more or my agency, which is my husband's sponsoring agency USAID, had informed us more about non -competitive eligibility or what are the jobs that we could have applied for. I think if many of us would have known this, then when we came back to Washington, we would have had more opportunities for jobs. And as you advance in the number of years that you've been in the Foreign Service, you have that much more of an advantage when you come back to the U .S. to have access to jobs that you would normally not have. So I definitely recommend and it's my plea to EFM starting off, take advantage, whether you're with the Department of State or with other agencies such as USAID or CDC, please take advantage of the opportunities that are there. It may seem a job that doesn't match your qualifications. It doesn't matter because in the long term, when you come back and you will come back home and you will be looking for work, you will have so many more opportunities if you have put in the requirement number of years that will serve you well once you're back. And also, please go for your clearance because it took me 36 months to get my clearance and partly because I was foreign born as well. But once you have your clearance, it stays with you for the tenure of your time in the Foreign Service.
Scott Presler: It's Anyone's Game in Pennsylvania Election
"Complain about you being a minute late because you're Out there registering voters so be in that more than probably the most influential Republican right now The in country when it comes to voter registration and fieldwork, and I believe me I say that as a compliment, but Because it's true. You are you have done so much work. There are elections tomorrow You have been on the Ground in Pennsylvania for a long time. It is a critical state there are elections for judges and other things going on in Pennsylvania, I want to go through state by state your gut feeling about Pennsylvania what you've been doing the elections tomorrow This is anyone's game. You know Dan. I'm not a baloney guy. I'm not a hopium. I'm not going to tell you what you want to hear We can win this but the fact of the matter is the democrats are going into tomorrow's election with 400 ,000 votes Locked in they've done their meal and voting they've done their early voting now those people have voted. get They don't to vote a second time but could that be the difference maker that their people voted while ours I don't know, but I'll tell you I'm here in Pittsburgh. I'm here in Allegheny County for a reason because Joe Raki is running for Allegheny County Executive this seat in a county that is two -to -one Democrat is currently tied it is unheard of for a Republican to be tied in Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And So you know the last time I went on your show Dan I had so many people volunteers come out that following weekend Because I mentioned Pittsburgh. So you are beloved sir in this area and to anyone listening. I Just want to say please I asked you I beg you to do whatever is within your power to get out the vote for Joe Rocky because this election would make nationwide news and you would see Liberal heads
Monitor Show 06:00 11-05-2023 06:00
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"scott" Discussed on Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott
"Empathy and emotions are at the center of how we connect and communicate as humans. And our emotional experiences drive our decision making, whether it's a big decision or a small decision, it drives our learning, our memory, drives this human connection hi, everyone. Welcome to behind the tech. I'm your host. Kevin Scott, chief technology officer for Microsoft. In this podcast, we're going to get behind the tech. We'll talk with some of the people who have made our modern tech world possible and understand what motivated them to create what they did. So join me to maybe learn a little bit about the history of computing and get a few behind the scenes insights into what's happening today. Stick around.
"scott" Discussed on Criminormal Activity
"Happy Thursday, everyone. I hope it has been a good week for you all so far. It's been a pretty regular one on my end. And honestly, regular is more than fine with me, but yeah, so I'm just going to jump right into this week's story because I don't really have much else to say. So today I'm going to be telling you the story of Dorothy Jane Scott, and how her very normal, quiet life came to a very shocking and scary end. This one is a doozy, so hold on tight. So our story takes place in Stanton, California in 1980. Dorothy Scott was a single mom to her four year old son, and she was living with her aunt at this time and just living life. According to those around her Dorothy was a homebody through and through which same girl I love being at home, all my stuff is here. I honestly don't have many reasons to leave the house. Along with being a home body, Dorothy was also a dedicated Christian and she was a very straight and narrow type of gal. She didn't do drugs. She didn't drink. She didn't party, none of that. Now she was a homebody, but she also went to work, being a single mom, she had to get out there and bring home some biscuits. So Dorothy was a secretary for two stores in Anaheim, California. This was about 6 miles away from where she was living in Stanton..
"scott" Discussed on The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
"Okay this will be okay to this will pass. Is there common things people say. Did it will eventually pass eventually received into the back on. It will be okay confidence coping. You say you know you know you can do these kinds of things so you know you'll find a way to do this Challenge appraisal you know. We might say so. What really is the challenger. What do i need to do the same i think. That sort of bleeds into the flexibility secrets. The self-talk for the flexibility sequence might be like for the context sensitivity is is kind of what i just challenge appraisal. What's happening. What do i need to do. What is it that's bothering so much need bothering me so much. End the flexibility sequence. I'm sorry the part is what am i able to do. What am i good at. What can i can. I use here. That i naval to do and in the last part really the feedback partner car weeks. Decide how it's working is. Basically simple is is work is does. This seemed like is the problem. Still there i do in those you know. In in the book i listed a chart of these are basic self talk for these sequences of flexibility mindset. Nfu other examples. any i suggest people can make their own if they're comfortable with these and of course there's another kind that ethan crosses a lot of work on on what's called this itself talker objective south and then in that case you talking to third person. Use your name so you might say you might say for example. No scott you can do this or you know scott. You've done this before you know you can do this. You know things like that and that's very effective. Actually yeah. I think that relates to like kristen. Nef's research himself compassion. She often says. Treat yourself you know Like you treat a friend and say it'd be like scott like i love you. You know you can do this. And i think also when you speak in by self-serve person. There was a certain kind of you can applaud yourself much more easily in a sense or or or remind yourself that you can do things you have done good at some some things you know for sure. Are there any other era tips for being able to boost your flexibility mindset. And you're the the whole sequence that you're talking about Other than self talk and what you've talked about already. Well i think one of the things. We learned that we haven't used this whole thing in any kind of training intervention yet. Although some colleagues of mine have mentioned that the kind of loose weight one of my colleagues when they who's in the book talk about her. She's a. She's a really really terribly talented inclination. She's really good and she works with people under great duress in. She has been experimenting with trying to talking about the flexibility secrets primarily and You know having people step back a little bit and think about the sequence again you know. It's it's really focusing was happening in the moment rather than the whole in a broad spectrum which is often looks really bad the people instead of focusing on the moment where you can actually do before you know it. You've actually gone through a lot of the pieces that will make it so it won't be so So i think you know when i think of insight she had was when you're right in the middle of something really really difficult. It's a little harder to develop improve any of these skills and think of them as skills. So i think it would be really a really a very.
"scott" Discussed on The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
"Boy, what other topic? What have I missed? What have I missed? I feel like we covered. We covered a lot thinking when our bodies thinking with our surroundings. Now, well, here's something I think is super cool about your book. The way that we can the way we can unload our ideas into notebooks and other things. I've long argued in the field of intelligence that we focus too much on working memory capacity is the core aspect of human intelligence and that you can get a lot more intelligence out of people, especially neurodiverse people who work from memory issues. By allowing them to take these IQ tests or things by unloading it from your mind. So I've made that argument. I think it's just dovetails nicely with a lot of the things we're talking about. That is interesting, Scott. I mean, I've been arguing since the book came out, I've made the point on a bunch of podcasts that people who learn differently or think differently are often kind of leading the way in terms of extending the mind because because their brains don't work the same as other people's because they're atypical. Is that how you say it? Yeah. They divergent. Neurodivergent, yeah. They have had to develop ways of thinking outside the brain and using skillfully using resources and not thinking in the conventional way, but in developing often very ingenious solutions that involve thinking outside the brain. And that there's a lot we have to learn from people who've encountered challenges in conventional classrooms and workplaces, you know, because they've been forced by necessity to come up with really ingenious ways of thinking outside the brain. And cognitive offloading, as you mentioned, is one of those ways. Just getting I think all of us can benefit from getting that stuff out of our.
"scott" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"Them when. I meet them someday but i believe he's actually closed most of those well people in one on one dinner conversations. Okay so clearly. His personal brand. There's a status piece. He's also doing the legwork himself by having one on one conversations closing them he is a hero to you and in many ways. You revere him so much that you you're modeling and lot of what you're doing after him. What haven't we explored yet about. Scott people wouldn't know that maybe you know if you're not familiar with his story and as much as he does have a personal brand. I guess that a good percentage of people may not know who he is at all and if they do they know very little about him. We know now through this conversation. Some of those pieces but what else is so impressive about him. That would make it worth sharing right now. His subscription model so he has a subscription recurring revenue stream model for his nonprofit called the spring so the spring is basically where you donate thirty bucks a month. It's forty now and with that forty bucks. You get one percent clean water. So i have a member of the spring as an example blitz. scott hurson is very well and he's the only nonprofit i know of. Who's done this. Like at a level that is unheard of is he creates a whole community out of it so the spring is not just you give money and that's it you get an email every month with an update they tell you where the well is literally where the well is where it is on the websites. You can actually go see the well. You're helping fund it's actually bonkers when you're spending forty bucks a month or something and the other pieces even have book clubs. You can actually go meet other members of the spring. So he's made it this entire community the way that he describes it. It's a movement rather than the money so it doesn't matter if you donate five dollars a month or five thousand dollars a month. It's about art. You are you in on this party. Are you in so that we can join together as a group to solve this big problem. That's what he's done really well through his marketing. And as you see. 'cause i know you wash this twenty minute video. The call to action is joined the spring so joined the well which is like sixty grand a year. It's hey can you give five bucks a month and you get thirty bucks a month. And he got daniel act the founder of spotify..
"scott" Discussed on The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
"Out why Out you change them So yeah in some ways but you know what's really interesting thing about this scott. My observation is the in some ways. This is what people in the clinic. Typically do already like the people who are writing the dsm or more funding scientific research but just clinical psychologists who are interacting with people. Somebody comes in. What do you do you try to easily. what's wrong. You try to understand their problems. He tried understand like the pattern of their lives. Specific ways they think about things the specific personality profile. But they have that might be like helping entering. And then you know you deal with that person as an individual so in some ways. I don't think it's that weird. It's just so counter to the way in which everybody is obsessed with Identifying labels for people in slotting them into the right boxes. Because that's how you not put on the insurance form and in theory that's how you know what pills to give the all right because that's another thing. We haven't even touched on yet. Is the current obsession in psychiatry with treating everything with belts. Well that's a whole different conversation. But i hear you. I want to ask a fault question Because you've talked a lot about trying to understand And moves moves away from thresholds of the actual characteristics themselves. But i wanna talk about the other end. How do you find. The cutoff cybernetic dysfunction. You know i mean you won't you haven't we haven't focused on that question as much as right. So that gets us back again to this distinction between psychopathology and mental disorder. And so what we think is that actually again. It's an objective question or not whether somebody is has cybernetic dysfunction because remember that requires two things first that you are. You're blocks from moving towards some of your important goals. And then the second thing is that you're unable to engage in the process that allows you to.
"scott" Discussed on thebuzzr pod
"Fourteen. Ray stevens was number. One in nineteen seventy four on uk singles chart streak. The song was about the current british craze of streaking. Streaking was the act of running naked in a public place. Saskatoon folk rock artist. Scott klein joins us today. Scott some bird and sexy deliveries substance music art and is an artist to watch today. We chat about sunshine. And what's my name. These are two incredible releases heart of his upcoming album to release this year. Enjoy the show. Hi scott thank you for coming on the show. Today's really great that you could spend some time with. Thanks for having me. No that's great. thank you. so you're getting. You're making a lot of noise with the music. You'd sunshine. I was looking on the web site. You've had quite a number reviews. Radio play Need chop. That's this a single. That kinda came about there wasn't supposed to be on the ep. It was a song. That i kinda wrote really quickly and Just kind Threw into the there and But the press said. I've been getting it's been like quite a bit you know. And he's you never really know like what that leads to but But it's been it's been Exciting my end to to see how many logs skipped pick it up and like different countries that cover it in who likes. It doesn't like it. You know it's really. It's not very much genre like it's not just country music so it's a very subjective type style music so they so like it's interesting to see that some people like it and they liked the vibe and and others are like i like it but it doesn't set ni- would covering type of ricky that beginning firm inside box the that's one reason. I like it. But i was doll as music but actually all my notes here. I have genre question question question. I it wasn't it wasn't american. Could be a bit. Folk-rock bit breezy. Amen i was thinking who. Who does this remind me up. I hope your complimentary but it reminded me of america. The band america a name particular justice the best one i felt but i was into it But to me there's floated is conflicted because it's a downbeat but in the back you year sunshine so shy night. Was that intentional. Yeah yeah. I mean like i had this idea ahead of like what i'm hearing you know and It's a small percentage of it like comes out in the studio as you trying to strive for hundred percent. You don't get fully good You kinda roll is like what what is happening in the studio. You know that it starts with the drums right so so we make differently each write the song with it acoustic guitar and i think in in my music on it. There's a. there's a bit of a undecided tension between the dark and the light you know And it it's very you know whether that's you know country music and rock and roll or You know folk music and Yeah by just yeah anyway. I feel like there's there's some type of tension always you know the tween the between the two and That definitely is coming out his song white. This because it's like some dark undertones in a light light hearted like Sixties rock and roll. Kind of five. You know like like the bees or on other band. Slake the animals you know. At that time they were saying you know even the beatles. They're singing a boat dark stuff but they're making pot you know and and i think that's kind of what i was for on this on this track just to I tried to read a positive song. you know. this is my attacks by said it was complected. Surprises spin is always consecutive. I think you know. I'm i'm conflicted. Leah hanson Was the guitarist. One june our winner. How'd you meet up with him. I mean it's a i mean. There's there's good stories here shea kit stores. I met up with him He's he plays in a band called league roles right now currently. And he's currently doing this solo project senate hand on which is about to come off But he's you know he's. He's signed with warner music. canada You know with this other bambi roles and The producer american with aspen beverage. He also plays in the band. You know so so. When i recorded music with the with aspen i had went out to this small town in saskatchewan called pyo pods cash. Right which is like in the middle of nowhere a rails town israel. Town it is. It's accurate there's probably fifty people that live there recorded. It's like old school house so incompetent nineteen hundreds and as decrepit schools so we recorded the album there and You know they were doing legal. Wolves is doing some sessions there too as well and he heard my music you know it came across him and he played on it. You know which was amazing and very grateful for you know And he continues to to play on the whistle with sunshine in particular in the middle Like the the bridge or whatever you call it a keep she lays down some some good leads there and Yeah.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"Welcome back to the show. This is scott aged. Silverman's happy hour. And i'm michael glenn more scots sometimes whatever co host. That doesn't talk too much but introduces the show. So you have now Scott today is another wonderful day in louisiana. It's seventy three degrees on shining and Which is just such a a market different from two weeks ago when we had three degree weather. And i know i said this last week it was just something that was so surprising for us because we never really have whether that bad and when we do. It's it's a it's a big one. We had a hurricane and Last year that effect at home and then we had the snowstorm in the ice storm that affected my home. So we've had quite a quite a time with it. How's it going to san diego. What's good it's nice and clear we'll We'll ask a minute. Because he was on the golf course today what it felt like. But it's in the sixties right now and you know we had a little rain here the other day you know. They almost decided to close schools but nobody was in them so they didn't have to. You know we're gonna gets wet here. We kinda shut things down. So it's good to see michael and you get to say things whenever you to. We might bring you in the middle today just to shake things up a little bit so anyway. Welcome to scottie. Silver tap yard. We've put the there by the way because a colleague of mine at japan doesn't have an agent his name but whatever people send stuff to scott silverman. He gets it in japan. He gets upset with me. So that's what the ages four. Welcome to our happy are today. We have a very special and we say that because we have no idea what he's gonna say today. Which is very exciting. We tried to plan it out. But he was compliance resistant. Which is okay. That's part of the theme of today's world to compliant. So a lot of you will recognize him. He is a. I'm gonna read his bio because it's brief but it's it's very colorful but anyway guess. Today is bret boone and bret. Boone is a former major league baseball. Second baseman during his career brett was a three time. All star four time gold glove winner two time silver slugger award winner. He's a third generation professional athlete. His brother aaron. Boone is manager of the new york yankees. Red has a couple of kids. And i'm sure he'll share that story and he has had a I like to say colorful life..
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"To be expiring from their experience so to me. That's like an unconscious or subconscious attempt suicide. We should treat them the same way as we do. A suicide put them in a whole observed for a couple of days. Give them some information. Don't leave till they make some commitment to look into what's going on. So i'm real passionate about that michael and i'm also very conscious that i'm only one person and i know there's thousands out there that are working on this and you know we. We can't seem get ourselves together the room yet to talk about nationalizing some sort of mechanism to try to really others prevention programs everywhere and is great people doing great work. And i'm i know. I'm onto facebook pages with them. You know seeing it on instagram and watching the the people talking about getting surprised staying in sobriety you know but i also see the people that are treatment resistant and i see how families struggle with their loved ones to try to convince him to get into treatment but no one is prepared to deal with the family meal with addiction unless they experienced it before so i would really my biggest appeal today would be to say. Look if you can't call me and call me. Here's my number again. Six one nine nine three two seven three. I'm in san diego california if you're sitting in some other parts of the country while you're too far away make the call we'll talk through what your options and opportunities are and if you don't wanna call me that's fine three magic words. That are hardest to say. I need help. How do we determine. And i'm gonna give you one more fact another. Lets you ask me anything. You want to ask michael. According to science fifteen percent of our population has an active addiction issue. That will erupt this next twelve months and when i say active addiction issue. I'm talking substance abuse. I'm not even talking gambling. Food sex internet and i'm sure there's others out there that didn't mention to keep percent but what's even more scary. Is that fifteen percent of us. You know i'm not them anymore. I'm addict in recovery. But i'm not actively using acting out fifteen percent will impact seven people a day each whether it be through their level of impairment whether it be through their driving whether it be through their performance at work whether it be their relationship with their family or their siblings or their neighbors are the parts of the community. So if you think about that that's eighty five percent of our population so we have three hundred and thirty million people in the us. It's all the man. Two hundred sixty million plus are impacted by this disease. I wanna to call it. And i believe it is of addiction and substance abuse and again people will push back well. Just don't pick it up. You won't have a problem. Well guess what everybody knows somebody now and i think that's the number that's projected for two twenty twenty five is what is it almost like one in six people or have a major problem and they'll have to deal with it and they can't just deal with it by stopping. They're going to need help. You mentioned a ninety. five percent recidivism. Correct that so we're clear. The fact of that follows if somebody just goes into a twenty day pro for example like i did. And that's all. I do meaning if there isn't a continuing care if you don't continue with your your clinical support or if you don't get into it so some sort of social model or you get into recovery group or your joined some some some other faction of getting support me. It's like a diet once you've finished losing your weight and you hit your goal weight. You can't just go back to doing what you used to do. Those things you have to learn how to do them and you can do that during treatment. But you need to take that information and you've got a consumer that education because if you've been getting high for ten fifteen years or more or twenty years you can't fix it in a month that's the point so twenty eight days stay do nothing else. Science shows you have a ninety five percent chance of relapsing or reciprocating correct. So we have narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous These are all things you definitely recommend becoming involved with. They're they're they're the twelve step programs the fellowship of recovery they're ca. There's ma there's essay. There's always there's g a ton of non and by the way you can go online and you can get into a virtual meeting so if you're sitting at some rural area going i can't on treatment but you have a computer phone. You can go online. You can join the meeting virtually so that's certainly a pathway. I also tell people that. Look 'cause i remember they call it the god problem in recovery and i understand some people uncomfortable. It's seems to be a faith based program but here's the thing if that smoking it doesn't work view. They're smart recovery. There's there's buddhism out there there are all kinds of different faith-based groups you know That have their own form of recovery. Or they've adopted a form of recovery. I don't care what it is you do but just do something meaning. Don't avoid it all because it doesn't make sense to you or irritates you or you think there's too much god stuff or not enough god stuff. Don't let that be a reason not to get extended support and help is what i say no matter what it is you pick but don't do what you've always done because you'll get what you've always gone. 'cause my best thinking nearly caused me to take my life. My best thinking had me putting poison my body every day trying to kill myself so that part of that of my mind that i've been healing with my own recovery program. If i stopped doing that i could potentially relapse and according to science if your body's without altering substances for ten twenty thirty forty years but you pick up that day. It's almost like you never stopped. And i don't quite understand that phenomenon that it's been explained to me that something you don't get a choice on so if i were to drink tomorrow it's like i've been drinking the last thirty four plus years so whatever help works but get help meeting ask for help seek. Help be inquisitive ask. A colleague talked to a friend talk to a family member. Check in with them. Because they all know you know. I thought it was a big secret. Nobody knew drinking problem. When i went into treatment. You hear.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"Working. Now i know i'm gonna get a lot of flack for that but i do know this. Two thousand was seventeen. The last study was done. Forty billion dollars spent by america to go to treatment. Forty billion and the industry has an outcome success rate of less than five percent or another way of looking at it ninety five percent relapse rate if all you do is twenty eight day program and nothing else and my. My confidence is really high. You can ask any major insurance company as any major treatment center. And it's a really real honest they'll tell you that's the outcome. It's unfortunate but they tend to blame the addict or the alcoholic. say well. They weren't ready or they weren't willing or they didn't want to work. And the funny thing is when we talk to people who have this disease of diabetes for example. It's my best analogy. We never say that to them. You should eat less sugar. You know you should watch what you eat you know but in the meantime we're going to help you monitor your blood sugar level. And here's insulated. You need it when you know back in my day. If you had a nice watch on they would hesitate and bidding you to treatment. Because i figured you weren't done. No maladaptive. behavior is treated the way addiction as we as a society. Do not look at any other medical issue. The way we look at addiction we see self self inflicted basically it I know but you know. But i think out seeing someone being choosing to do this themselves to themselves rather than it becoming something that they can't control right now. I remember people telling me. Wait wait wait. If you wouldn't pick up that drink. Would you have a drinking problem. Well there's nothing wrong with drinking. I think people do it all the time of difficulty with me. A guy who's pre wired a certain way predisposes with what i call this addiction. I can't have one drink. I can't. I can't stop there and i you know when i when i tell people you know. We haven't spoken about it yet. But we we look at the current landscape of our country. You know right now. People aren't even really talking about alcoholism anymore when you compare it to. What's going on with the opioid crisis. Prescription drug medication medications written by da licensed providers doctors pharmacies etcetera. And then you look at you know the the sentinel that's being mixed with oxycontin now with heroin and you take a look at the counterfeit medication. That's being made some in our country summit china's some in mexico and it's coming through candidates come into the mail and it's being sold on the dark web. We have got this level of consumption of narcotics now in our country. We have never seen and you can't open up a newspaper. Listen to the radio watch. Tv turn on instagram or facebook or any social media and not read about some catastrophic overdose. I mean just recently that you know. Famous young baseball player was found an he. According to the autopsy overdosed on think it was fat. And all oxycontin. Oxy morphine and opioids. So that the concern that i have today is somebody who's been in long term recovery. Who's now in treatment business and the crisis intervention business. It scares me because the way young people are consuming narcotics to a. There's no will. There never was before but whether it was because of the quality control the old days we used to steal stuff from the pharmacy. I used to get drugs before the. Da put numbers on you know. Da distributed or licensed providers. We used to go into hospitals. We'd steal them up the card so we knew there was a a. We didn't think about it. Then but now people are picking up you know counterfeit zanex and counterfeit you know oxy cotton and it's cut with sentinel because they could put such a small dose in and i know that i've been interviewed by many people law enforcement. I asked the question to them. What is the motivation. And i know what it is. But i asked the question. Why would someone distribute the product and get interviewers asked me why would someone distributes distributor product kills the consumer. Why would they want to do that. And i said well every time there's an overdose it gets on the news every time it gets on the news their sales increase. So that's the answer for that. You know no news is good news but this news is bad. News bad news for drug seekers either way get higher. How do i you know. Spend less to get more and just give me your name again in the west coast. Methamphetamine is ten times less expensive than it was ten years ago ten times less and ten years ago it had five percent purity now and has ninety percent purity that's just methamphetamine. And i know that because the department justice the medical examiner. The da the da. They're sharing that. I'm on the prescription drug abuse. Task force here at san diego on. That'll be task force. I am fully immersed. And i'm now classified as a subject matter expert by the local television station because whenever something comes up that's around subs abuse or overdose or you know counterfeit. They're calling me and saying can you come give us a read on it. I was just interviewed today. by station they just had A slow mini-summit diego and the da was there and they called me and said can you and opinion on recovery and what works so. That's what i talk about today. As much as i can. Because you know. Law enforcers talks about the problem. Medical examiner talks about the morbidity rate. You know right now in our country it's north of two hundred and forty people die every single day behind prescription opioids two hundred forty day which technically is a plane crash. When you think about it if we had a plane crashing every day the federal government would intervene in a way the society with intervene in a way the communities would just say stop it and one of the things that i'm very involved with as a group called save homes coalition which is a group that helps educate families on how to get prescription. Medication unused unsafe medication out of the home. Because right now. According to science the average heroin user seventy percent of the heroin users started on prescription medication and now doctors have gotten smarter. da's putting more pressure. The american medical society have decided in surgeon general. Cdc they've all to said look. We need to stop writing. These prescriptions. Well the person who's addicted doesn't say. Oh this is a cultural shift. I'll reduce my consumption. They're finding ways to backfill their prescriptions. With fenton all or street drugs that are cut with fat. and all. that's why my opinion we're seeing this level of overdosing going up know some states instead. Will we finally started to reduce it. They haven't they've just reclassifying it as a suicide versus an overdose. And i'm one of those people i wanna see people who overdose get the same kind of support that someone like myself. Did i hide reported. It tries to commit suicide because someone who's taking drugs today. That are gotten from the street or from the dark web or technically.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"My mom's voice suicide selfish. I pull myself back in. I completely broke down emotionally a call my wife you know and i it was like i don't know six in the morning san diego and they said call jerry coming home tonight and i'm ready to do whatever it takes. She knew exactly. 'cause i've been calling her. I guess all week at weird hours of the night describing inappropriate behavior. That was going. You know stupid stuff. Getting into fights getting knocked over and then of course. The hotel thing in flew home. Friday night met with my family told them what was going on and saturday morning. I checked into treatment. That was november the eleventh nineteen eighty-four balls on that. Well i i didn't know it's funny like i did not know what that even meant. I had never been told about. Maybe i was told about treatment. And what treatment. Options look like. But i i'm sitting in this twenty eight day program. They told me the when. I checked in saturday morning and the funny thing. 'cause i didn't drink that night coming home from new york and the first thing that the intake person said to me was you know. Scott you'll be here for twenty eight days i go. I don't care whatever it takes. I'll do whatever it takes you tell me what to do and i will do it and they said. We hope you partied well last night. Because it'll be your last party. And i'm thinking god another missed opportunity was it. I keep mystic was my timing always so off. Why do i feel like a victim of circumstances. I'm sitting in a rehab and you know. They gave me some medication that we normally do for for detoxing so my sobriety date is actually the thirteenth. I waited two days establishment november thirteenth. You know nineteen eighty-four was my sobriety date and it's it's still continues to be my sobriety date so this november off goes well. You know what. I'm close to it. And i was like my actually my home group this morning Sharing a little bit about coming up. On my anniversary of my sobriety. I'll be celebrating. Thirty five years of continuous sobriety. And you know. I say that out loud it it just sounds like what 'cause i live my life. You know like most of us who have decided that we can't do what we used to do. When data time. 'cause i can manage that and i've heard you know holistic health and gut hills and mindfulness and meditation that you can find ways to live in the moment you can do anything and i. I'm getting better at it again. Tell you sixty five. I'm still working on it. Which to me means connected to what. I need to be connected to continue to move forward rather than saying i'm done. I'm going to close the book on that. I don't have to worry about anymore. I do so that night. I remember going to my very first. You know fellowship meeting and everyone that was at that meeting either veterans who have been in the program or veterans of a fellowship and they asked the newcomers. 'cause we're in institutional enviro. Anybody have any questions. And i remember saying something goofy like you know. How does this program work. And they said really. Why don't you just try and listen. So i don't know seemed like an attorney when it eternity went by and they asked the question again. The newcomers have questions. And i said. I don't understand your answer. And then they said we'll just take the cotton out of your ears and stick in your mouth. I still wasn't clear. So they they used a higher level of profanity to convince me that. I just need to shut up and listen and that was my very first message on a very first day in treatment and i spent the next twenty days and impatient program listening to every suggestion everybody made and as i do family week and my wife got engaged With the program in my parents came into my siblings and some of my friends. Some came and abandoned me. And i wouldn't have the rabbi. Come visit me. Tell me though. Scott jewish people drinking problems go rabbi. I got an idea on my wrist and their alarms on these doors will confirm. I'm in an institution. And i want to be here because everything i'm doing now starts to make sense because what i was doing. Four didn't so that was kind of my trajectory Going into you know. The thanksgiving season being treatment during the holiday season and then getting it and i was lucky i knock on wood and i'm grateful each day that i i was able to grasp what people were telling me and it was obviously a life changing event so from that day forward. I never took another drink or drug. And i've spent the last thirty four years eight months nine months finding ways to be a service and help others so moving forward You know what i do today. Is i run and operate company recovery. It's a outpatient program. But i started five years ago. There's a lot i've done. Obviously in the last thirty years. I ran a nonprofit for eighteen years called second chance it was a program put together to work with people coming out of jail in prison and i had one hundred seventy five alcohol and drug free beds at its peak and we help the underserved get jobs and housing. So i spent my entire adult life trying to find ways to give back and to be of service to help others and help families navigate to getting their loved ones not early into treatment but access to appropriate level of care. And what i've learned is one size does not fit all what i've learned is that everybody's different and everybody thinks they're different and i'm trying to continually battle the stigma around people who have this disease of the now. I personally believe it's a disease. And when i talked and i publicly speak. Whatever i'm invited. I talk about the statement. I talk about the disease and i talk about addiction to talk about the. There's hoping their state and when you think about it when you're talking about diseases. Denial inability feel stealing. The person who's got the problem doesn't think probably think everybody else's until it gets pointed out to them in a way that it becomes really clear they are the problem and they're a big part of it and nothing's really gonna change until willing to. They're willing to try to access. Help ask for help or take some suggestions for people who are around them. So that's what i try to do. Today is be that beacon and be that light of hope and faith that there is an alternative. And i were now with families like call myself a family navigator. I'm a crisis coach and invite people all the time. Michael if you don't mind. I'm gonna give my phone number out right now. It's six one nine nine nine three two seven three eight six one nine nine nine three two seven three and i really i challenged people dare people to call me or text me and let's talk about if i can't help you look anyone in this country or in the sound of my voice or your you know your program to call me anytime or text me anytime and it doesn't matter where you are. What part of the country or the globe. You're on we can talk about it. Because i know watching the progression of what i call on the trauma. We're seeing you know. The suicide aviation is growing and it's getting younger and younger population. And you know this october. I'm going to be speaking at the mental health of america's national conference in san diego. And my topic is if you do what you've always done. You're gonna get what you've always gotten and the idea that is to put the brakes on traditional substance abuse treatment in my opinion right now in our country is just not.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"The in november was Rainy so i called downstairs to the front desk. And i said can anybody tell me what is going on and they go mr silverman see us. We're so glad you called us. what don't you get yourself together in. Please come downstairs. we'd like. Have you talked with our security team. And i'm thinking. Oh my god i have been in a blackout for nearly three days. There's fourteen of us on our team there and that was one of the team leaders. But i wasn't at the meetings. So i go downstairs about five in the morning. I in clothes that were just so with alcohol. And i couldn't find my cash my traveler's checks. Yes we use those back in those days in my airline ticket all of my assets were gone so i go down to the front desk and go once you walk over there. Mr jones i'll say for now is waiting to talk with you. So he sits me down and he says first and foremost let me just tell you that we would like to invite you to never ever come back to our property. Now i had no idea what they were talking about. And i looked at him. It should look. I have no idea what you're talking about. He we'll let me break it down for you at about two in the morning. New york city's finest law enforcement officials. Brought you to us. You were completely passed out. We put you on a luggage rack and we took you back to your room. Do you remember any of that. I said absolutely not. I think you're making this story. It's just not we're not making it up then we took your traveler's checks your money and your ticket because we didn't want you to lose it because we wanna make sure you've got home and as soon as possible or at least left here so we put you in your bed and here. You are a few hours later. Do have any idea what happened last night. I said no because we'll let me break it down for you. You were found across from the train. Station was their carnegie hall much. Sure and you were actually a passed out in the street. That's what he means. We were told by law enforcement that you were horizontally laying in the gutter on the street as if you fall in there or you were sitting and fell over until asleep and when you think about this story about the the typical alcoholic where the old alcoholic or the drunk. That's where they were always found is pass out in the street here. i am. You know this business guy in a family. Business with a team of co workers and cohorts and i was passed out in the streets of new york city. Now what's interesting. Is i used to carry a badge at work. Corporate security badge. 'cause in our business. We go into different malls after hours and part of my job was to you. Know operations is to make sure that you know if alarm went off i had to go meet with law enforcement so i had this badge in my pocket and i also had a rookie and coincidentally that week i was in new york. It was a national conference of connex officers or undercover narcotics detectives. I can't remember exactly what it was and my badge was the same color so they made the assumption. I was associated. Somehow at this conference. Law enforcement did so rather than taking me interesting me. They gave me back to the hotel staff. Because i had a room key on me. And i was dressed nice so that morning i decided after they gave me back on my personal property that i i had to check out and i was flying home actually that night so i took my bags with me to my morning appointment and i was devastated because you know i saw a couple of my colleagues early in the morning they. They looked at me and just walked away. They didn't wanna talk to me because they'd heard from what the hotel staff what happened. So i get to my first appointment. And i was just uncomfortable physically and emotionally and i go to this guy's office and i said can i use your phone. He said sure. There's just close the door. So i go in and sit down and it was a hot day. Windows open the forty fourth floor of his his building so i went to the wedge of the window to just catch my breath because i just it smelled like alcohol last outfit of the week and it was covered in alcohol so i knew everyone knew now and i'm thinking how do you explain this to my crew to my wife to my family and i sat on the window sill and i said you know what all i have to do is close my eyes and lean back and just to the ground and everything will be peaceful. Everything and i was ready so i moved back got in the position. I was just going to lean back. I closed my eyes of closing my eyes now. Just reflecting on that moment. And i was prepared to end my life because i just couldn't figure out how i was going to explain this one away and two things happened one in my head. I remember my mom. And i have a discussion earlier that year when i talked about. You know suicide or we talked about it and you know because as a kid when things were bad i just jump off a bridge. You know we all do that because kids. We think about that and she told me once twice. Maybe that suicide is so for son. There's something you wanna talk about. I'm always here for you. So i heard that on my head but it didn't matter that point because i knew i was going to have to explain myself openly with everybody because the cat was so i just continue scoop doc i have one hand off the wedge and i was ready to end my life and in walks this guy his office and he's discovered they're gonna is just getting some air. I'll be right in. You've heard the term divine intervention so between his activity in.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"That took place and i was trying to figure out ways to take less medication into my body mind and soul. But it wasn't very good at it and so i went and saw you know a specialist and they said well. Here's the medication take this. You won't crave as much and you won't be surprised for you won't have to drink. And then i found a way to take the medication and mix it with the alcohol. The drugs and illness awesome. I i was sleeping better than i was waking up more effectively and i was waking hours each week i ever had been so i was happy again. Still working eighty ninety hours a week. That was a big thing in our family work hard. You can do whatever you want after work and do really matter. My family was starting to get concerned about some of my behavior and the memory issue and i was embarrassing. People at weddings and bar mitzvahs especially social events. So i stopped going. It just kept going back to the bar. And i love happy hour because i could always get a two for one and i was like That show cheers. You'd walk into a bar and everyone knew my name. And i remember one friday night. I walked in and everybody stopped me. It was you know two people and they started clapping. I thought what is this. somebody's birthday. It turned out it was my sixty fourth consecutive happy hour and it was a record for the bar so i was being celebrated at night for coming in for sixty four consecutive fridays. Not a great benchmark of success in one's career life. But i was honored at night. 'cause i dreams for free for the whole month anyway and i thought how proud of my you know what i'm thinking. I had two grams of cocaine in my pocket. This is gonna be a great night. And i remember i had a major blackout that night. Don't remember saying other than that going in and seeing that event nothing else after seven o'clock did i ever remember so you know i'm i'm still in this medication. Still seeing this psychiatrist kinda work on the depression and you know they said look. Why don't you just stop that. Stop what we'll stop drinking. Because that was the one that people saw publicly. So i said okay and i'd stopped ringing for awhile. All of a sudden my cocaine use was up. My marijuana consumption was up. I was taking more methamphetamine and back in those days by the way one of the things that i talk about in my book i wrote about was. I was an unlicensed pharmacist. And a lot of the listeners will know what that means. Some of you won't but you know you'll figure it out unlicensed. Pharmacists i this distribution green. San diego was the methamphetamine capital of the world We were had methamphetamine. Labs all over county plus. It was coming across the border. I was dealing with importing it rather than manufacturing it. 'cause i just didn't want to go through the headache. So that was something. I was doing to help. Supplement my own substance abuse was A became a distributor coming from a retail environment. I understood sales and marketing and the opportunity to You know sell enough drugs to do not have to pay for my own personal consumption. So i apologize about my puppy in the background. This activity around where. I'm at so the goal was to try to find a way to stop drinking. I did. I was successful. You know then. I became a weekend alcoholic. And that's somebody basically distracts from friday to sunday and My wife is real concern because we go to events and she'd have to drive home the next morning on sunday she'd say here's the list and i remember the first time she made the list. I said what what's the list for. She said you need to call these people and apologize for what happened last night. And i'm like what she goes. Do you remember anything i said. No i don't so then. I started getting to the point where i'm not going out with my wife anymore. We got married and you know at our wedding. I remember i had cocaine. You know we were at the hotel del. When the nicest premier who kill properties in san diego and i had cocaine up in our room and my buddies is just basically did coke tonight if our wedding and i remember when it was time to toast the bride and the groom my brother was who we lost a long time ago was toasting me. I was in the bathroom with my buddies and and how sad it was. Someone came in congress. Says you know your your family's toasting your brothers toasting now and how embarrassed. I was when i walked in late. And i remember my father in law when we were setting up the event he says. How many open bars would you like and i said. How many are you willing to pay for. And he says well. I i think one's enough and i go but that's gonna means everyone has to walk across the room. So i kinda facilitated him having three separate open bars and nobody would have to wait lying for their booze. And i remember giving all of my best men in my wedding party whiskey flasks. You metal sterling soared. Flash over hammered metal. In and i had my initials i think initials on all of them as a special gift and i fill them all up. My big drink in those days was some comfort. And that was my favorite and member. Janice joplin got a fur coat. once on stage. She'd held up a bottle. So i saw that. I wrote southern comfort and because i had a license plate actually was so embedded in my consumption of alcohol and other mood altering substances. I actually got a license plate. Here in san diego that said so come on it and i took a picture of it. Send it to southern comfort. And they sent me T shirts and you know glasses and posters and all kinds of fun stuff for months on end. And i remember how proud i was remarking back to the day when i was you know sixty four consecutive happy hours so those are very unusual. Benchmarks when you think about life in general most people are doing things like you know. I played sports. But i didn't overly play and they were getting awards. Two different things. And i was doing volunteer work in the community but just enough to get by and again i was family business. I was in the background working hard and making very little money and You know i wanted to do was just work hard enough money and play and not be bothered by anybody but my behavior was started to really magnify now and as i got into my late twenties talking about it and she says you know maybe you need some help and i said well. I'm seeing gary and other doctors. Well he says you know when you're ready you'll let us know and if there's anything i can help you so i never went to any kind of you know program. I never really went to any you know anonymous meetings. Because i didn't think i had a problem. I was managing my wife. I got married hondo. My wife and i were living there and life seemed to be okay. I was managing. I thought except when i drank a blackout so going to the last part of my binge. Eating i'd gone back to alcohol again and i was mixing it with cocaine again. There was on a trip in new york On a business trip. And then. I remember getting there. I think it was on a sunday. And i don't remember monday tuesday wednesday or thursday and then friday morning early. Am four am. I was in my when i was in a bar. And that's the last thing i remember and then i woke up In my bed in the hotel fully clothed pursued on three piece suit and tie and my london fog raincoat. This.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"Up the lid and lift up the lid. And i put my head in there and slammed the lid down on my head. So i was immediately taken to the principal's office. My parents were called. And you know blah blah. So now i'm in a second year of trauma. And i'm having a real hard time figuring out what's wrong with me and i got relabeled again as a disciplinary problem but behavior problem A non-starter student. And but my fortunately for me my siblings were at the same school because it was not only a great private school but it was also a school for kids who had special needs during those days so anyway so they couldn't really kick me out and then they got moved to fourth grade. And then i had a teacher who was deputy sheriff part time kept a little wooden hickory paddle up in the wall trend everybody every day. This is the days they could still spent kids. So made it a point that you're i would not would knock at that paddle in the option was simply you either right sentences or you take the paddle so fast forwarding. I'm going to the year barely got through summer. Came didn't get too much trouble. And then i got into fifth grade and fifth grade is where all of a sudden now. I've got a little bit of maturation going on and i had this really horrible teacher. I call them. You know horrible teacher. But his name was mr crabs. He's no longer alive. So i'm sure i can say his name and i was. You know kind of the master of inappropriate behavior in the classroom. Because that's how. I got my attention as a kid. So i'm giving this information as a baseline for future has and moving to the story so one day i got my buddies to straight pins and benjamin use rubber bands and there was an old clock behind the teacher when the teacher faced us was right above the old chuck board and i trained my buddies on how to take the straight tunes and fire them at the clock and make a lot of noise and disrupt the classroom so one day The teacher got really upset and called me out. And i said look at me. You know. I didn't point to my buddies. It was them so the next day we came back fully armed with a whole box of straight pins and everybody bent them up and we set up. We fired him off and sure. enough the teacher turned around and was just going ballistic and made me stand up. Asked me to lead. the class. Tried to blame me for all of it. And i was sent to the principal's office so within an hour an ambulance in the police for coming into the school. And i'm thinking this can't be it can't be something i did but in my head because i suffer from catastrophic thinking that well somehow this is what they'll be my fault mr krebs that had a heart attack right after my class and the police were brought in my folks were called. I was sat down and they basically told me to mind you fifth grade. I think i was twelve years old. I was now being labeled as somebody who could be arrested for involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. If the teacher died. I you know i couldn't believe it and my folks were shocked. They were pointing fingers. I had something to do with this. It was just you know it was just sir dipa. This timing if you will so. I'm in the next class. And you know they sent me back to the classic got me again and i was interviewed by law enforcement and they were asking me what happened and know fortunately for me. Mr. crept survived. And i went onto my sixth grade year the next year at the school so anyway fast forward. Because that's kind of what happened to me and my single digit years. And then i moved into the public school that i was set to private school in arizona and had my worst. Gpa ever it's like you. Back to san diego. I wasn't home three days in summer school making up from my bad gpa. And i guess me a cigarette. Hey would you hold. This bathroom is a sure. So it's in my hand it who walks into vice principal so i was expelled from summer school. You know three days suspended. Actually so you know clearly. I kind of felt like you know what is going on with my world. How is this possibly continue to happen to me. Why is this happening to me. Was i brought here from some other planet. I mean you know what is wrong with me. And that's where. I kind of started to spend some of my thinking and as i got through that junior year in high school i had a year left. I did everything. I could just kind of hunker down But i started drinking In my junior high school years and then into my high school years. And because i want to wait a boys school when i was fifteen. I didn't get my driver's license until i was in my late. Sixteen year. So i used to ride my bike up to the liquor store when i was home. And in those days You know the fast food and you know seven. Eleven chains would sell liquor out near this sending the state university because i hated waiting in line at the fraternity houses. Had they serve beard anybody but the line was long. I would always by half pint putting my little five. Oh one jeans because it half pints fit perfectly. That'd be on my stingray. And i used to go buy liquor. I put a white shirt tie. Because i grew up in a family retail business. I knew how to look older. That was easy to do. And that's how. I used to drink on weekends and no one really knew everyone else was doing it so it wasn't that big a deal so as i got on my senior high school then all of a sudden i got introduced marijuana and methamphetamine and i loved it. I love the way mood-altering. I call the mood altering substances when i took him. I love the way felt in. The way i felt was didn't really feel anything i was so i really enjoyed that. And then 'cause my brain to stop worrying about what it was people were doing with around me and it gave me excuse to not have to deal with you know the consequences of some of my behaviors so that progression went on through my late teens. And then i got introduced to cocaine and back in those days is know back in the late early seventy s to mid seventies anything that you could purchase you. Know from a narcotics perspective was pretty pure so it was pretty potent stuff. But i was always working so i was working at partying and working party and that's one on through high school and then might like teens and twenties and i wouldn't Turn it off and it was started to experiment now with second all barbiturates pencils they're called and then i started to introduce more cocaine and really got into bear. Wanted a big way and it started to glue agents because they were really just you know. Lsd and mushrooms. And it's fascinating here. We are two thousand nineteen and i just heard from a high profile drug counselor here at san diego magic. Mushrooms and lsd are back in middle school. I mean it's unbelievable with all the things we have going on between and all heroin. You know the gray death and other things that are exposed to kids are exposed to the day that lsd mushrooms are back in middle school. So i continued to work hard during the week party. Heart drake hard or the weekends and you know my life was pretty manageable. And i you know there's still one of the four kids in the family and i was doing. I still the black sheep. But i wasn't getting in trouble like they used to. Because i kept to myself because every time i drank or got high i had an episode of some sort so i tried to stay away from In the appropriate places and did a lot of my drinking alone or with friends at home. Are they going out party. But as i got older my twenties. I started to go to happy hour. That was mike right place. Kind of burn it off and always go in and drink always bring some cocaine so if i had too much to drink i had my coping to kind of keep me going throughout the night. So that's kind of how my drug use progressed and ultimately As i moved into my twenties I was experiencing some blackouts. And i know that because my friends would tell me that the way i behave the night before was totally inappropriate and then i met my soon to be wife in my mid to late. So i've known her. She was actually family friend but she had matured and had an incident. Won't help this shoe. And i remember calling her. We fell in love over the phone. Eventually we We got married. And i was about twenty seven and a half twenty eight when.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
"You're listening to scott h silverman's happy hour a podcast released on the first three wednesdays of the month family crisis relationship prices addiction crisis. No to crisis situations are the same. They vary by family individual and relationship. They can encompass complex family dynamics emotional distress anger issues and entitlements and often involve substance abuse this podcast addressed these issues and others surrounding the addiction epidemic currently plaguing this country in the world. There is hope and help. Are you stuck scared or unsure of what to do next. If the situation with a loved one spouse or even a child has started to spiral possibly becoming gayness or threatening. It's time to seek help. My name is scott eight silverman. I help families navigate crisis situations. I'm the person you turn to in order to get you and your loved ones unstuck. Hi everyone.
"scott" Discussed on Scott H Silverman's Happy Hour
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"scott" Discussed on The Indigo Podcast
"By by the book you set this great framework about all about teams and then talking about the science of teams and some of the things that really matter. And you distill it down into these seven different drivers so you know. Maybe we could talk about some of those drivers in just kind of a little quick guide. Perhaps to To some of those so we We like to refer to them as the seven seas so capability cooperation who nation communication commission conditions and coaching an-. And if you look at them in terms of the kind of the buckets and capability is you know do we. Do we have the the knowledge the skills the attributes on this team was kind of stable traits that are needed to be successful. I if you don't have that you're not going to be successful. I sometimes people think they could team away. Huge talent gaps and the reality is that only happens in the movies right. The bad news bears somehow. But if if i'm on a marketing team and we really need some with international marketing expertise and no one our team has and i don't bridge that gap. We can't team it away. We can't our coordination isn't going to make up for that so capabilities. One new cooperation about mindset. So things like trust and psychological safety and collective efficacy all those things. It's mostly about how people think about their team really really important and then coordination is the classic behaviors. It's what you think about anything about. Where are we backing up. one another. are we handling conflict. Well communication you know. That's about information exchange in. And i will tell you that more than that when people come to us with a problem. The initially articulated communication problem. You know very often. That's just a symptom of something else. That's going on but communication both within the team and even outside the team like from a boundary spin perspective. What are the things from the book on the communication that i'd love decides communication. Does it mean just do it more often. You know you just you got to have the proper cadence but it's gotta be good content. They're getting if you think about these leaders that set forward and say scott on. We have a communication problem on the team. So i'm telling them they need to communicate with each other more. We're holding more meetings a missing them to do emails which other keep each other informed. There's an example trying to tackle communication problem by increasing quantity and again research is very clear about this. It's about quality. It's not about quantity in fact. High performing teams often communicate last low low-performing teams and they can because assured mental model which is about cut emissions. But simply telling your team we need to talk more. Isn't the answer in fact the research shows here is that it's about sharing unique.