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Legendary Seattle disc jockey Pat O'Day dies at 85

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

02:46 min | 1 d ago

Legendary Seattle disc jockey Pat O'Day dies at 85

"Remembering the life and legacy of Pat O Day. The truly legendary Seattle deejay and concert promoter who became an icon to a generation of northwest music and sports fans. Pat has passed away the age of 85. And Cuomo's Corwin Headache has this remembrance Today programme is 27 minutes late 65 with a hammer green in Seattle. He reeled off that classic top 40 deejay pattern to perfection. Wasn't it a good day today that I was around 51? It was as natural as breathing. Currently it's 49 in the sky. There's Pat was a pitch perfect pitchman. Did you ever get on a plane enough to walk through the first class? Section? Your seat in the back? Don't you feel You know, why can't I sit here? Right? Go to the back of the point. Well, you'll never see the day on a West Coast jet. But you could say I had it down. Pat taught many other rock jocks how to do the same. During a radio career that helped raise the first Northwest rock scene to national prominence. He promoted bands like the Kinsman and the Wailers at the Siri's of Northwest team dancers. His concert promotion company brought the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Led Zeppelin to Seattle and friendly Young and upcoming guitars. Jimmy Hendrix. As Pat told another iconic local deejay Bob Rivers. I was on an airplane with Jimi Hendrix and and on the road with Led Zeppelin and we're handling Elvis. And and now I look back and go. Oh, my God, that happened to me. But for all that Pat might be best remembered as the voice of the Hydro's. Calling the Seafarer races for 40 years old coming out of the north. Turn. Here they come. What a beautiful side, six screaming, unlimited hydroplane streak and passed along boom and into the Mures around a bridge turn. He re created those calls for Co. Moh in 2013. Have mentors, many a broadcast professional. He wrote several books and he enrich the lives of radio listeners around the Northwest. As Pat himself once said, I've had a great run. Corwin hate Homo news. Pat Love to tell the story about taking Jimi Hendrix back to his all mater at Garfield High School when Jimmy was 25 years old and how painfully shy Jimi Hendrix wass But the two of them have quite a history paddle day in the sixties operated Ah place called the Spanish Castle between Seattle and Tacoma and Jimi Hendrix opened there for another band. In the early sixties. He was 17 years old and was playing a $50 Sears, Roebuck guitar.

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Rob Kardashian poses shirtless in pool selfie

Colleen and Bradley

01:46 min | 2 d ago

Rob Kardashian poses shirtless in pool selfie

"Rob Kardashian shows off massive weight loss in shirtless poolside photos. I say that with emphasis because shirtless is spelt in all caps, And if you know how to read the Internet, That means they're shouting at you. They're yelling at you, and they want you to know how very shirtless he it's like Rob Kardashian is Julie Andrews in the sound of music and Instead of spinning on the mountaintop. He is swimming in the pool shirtless. How excited the hills are alive with the sound of Rob Kardashians back. And here's the thing Calling. There's like this headline is just like is just beyond pathetic and so distracting. For a number of reasons, but what I'm going to start with the actual picture that Rob Kardashian shared of himself. It is a selfie. That he took in the pool that's cut off at the neck. You can see his shoulders. You can see his shoulder and he is I can confirm. He appears to be shirtless appears, you know he could be wearing some kind of gusset. That's true. He could be wearing those air. Very fashion forward or some kind of, you know, a skims a man's there. Yeah. Just wait there Going skims line is going to start with, uh, with the bro. Oh, yeah, seared it. It's only a matter of time. But this isn't this isn't mean anything. Well, congratulations. Rob's going swimming in Palm Springs. It's hot. He's probably not going to wear a shirt also saying the fact that before with quote unquote fat, Rob Would the Rob Kardashian that was shunned away from the spotlight because, oh, goodness, he could not be looked at because he was so hideous. Well, now he's just shirtless, and he's ready to be robbed ability dated it just

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Google's challenges

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:58 min | 6 d ago

Google's challenges

"In terms of users Google is the biggest of the giants four billion people worldwide probably at least one of its services from search to g mail to maps. But yesterday despite beating expectations, it reported a drop in revenue for the first time since it listed on the stock market down to a mere thirty, eight, billion dollars for the quarter. Alphabet and its cash cow. Google are facing challenges and not only from Congress they could be heading toward something of a midlife crisis. I can clearly remember in the late nineties when I lived in San, Francisco a small company called Google or service called Google came up a search engine. Of course, LUDWIG IS OUR US technology editor and it was so much better than what we had before really could find what you're looking for. You didn't have to spend a lot of time searching and so that great. That was step one, and then a few years. Later, they found great business model search ads, little ads you find on the search result pages and that turned out to be a gold mine. But. Made them very successful is their culture was bottom up people could spend twenty percent of the time on their personal project. It's more like a campus a university Hogan Ation was very innovative and I think that combination may google success. That was then what what about now, what has Google become in the intervening twenty years? This beautiful economic there developed let's the culture allowed them to be very experimental invest in lots of projects, and so what you have today is basically Google. Alphabet, is companies today called is less one sing accompanied by any ron that. Business, you have all kinds of services with Android, your surge of course, you have youtube and plus dozens of smaller services and around that an ultra belt of other bets as school calls. MOONSHOT companies. So high risk companies investing in in very far our projects like health data self driving cars. So the whole thing is is kind of a Google verse that has sprouts and actually is quite impressive if you look at it. So to your mind, is Google going to continue with this success even though it sort of branched into so many things. Recently, went down to mountain view where Google's headquarters are based and Google building this new kind of very fancy headquarters there when that happens often then kind of the company goes downhill. That's kind of the edifice complex had happened with IBM and sears and a few other companies. But in the case of Google I don't think that's the case I mean you're not gonna go. We'll go into steep. Decline still being there are some developments that I'm were structural, which will make life more difficult. Google is an optimized system with the AD engine, but now the environment is changing. So it's makes it more difficult to grow in their core business. They have to look for other businesses to grow into but I think the main problem they face is cultural one. What is it changed about the culture then? Several levels to that. The idea of this culture was also to keep the the company's small sense field small, keep it agile, avoid that the big company syndrome bureaucracy and all that and that worked for a long time. Now, one hundred and twenty thousand full-time employees. As many on the eve, more a temporary ones, and so the place has become very, very big mix of people become much more heterogeneous and that has led to conflicts. Rightly. So kind of people are worried about certain things, for example, gender politics. So you had this guy young Google James Damore write a memo about why perhaps of female engineers and not as good as male engineers and that cost a huge stir that thing was leak and management had to fire more, and then there were. Other conflicts and so it became an mouths throw him that then culminates in in a walkout of twenty thousand. Kugler in November when it emerged that Google management had paid some managers accused of sexual harassment millions of dollars to leave the company I. Think that was inflection point where we're really became apparent that was old culture was breaking down to. So those are the the issues, the problems that concerns internally but I mean there there are also some externally right as we certainly saw the congressional hearings. Yes. Of course S Guggenheim's bigger. It becomes more talkative. And Address Action Regulation in general though I. Have to say compared to cultural problems or the business problems. I think antitrust problems are not as imminent. I mean nobody's GonNa Break Google tomorrow if tekkers continues and really either. Legislative action or lawsuits it's GONNA. Take Years Willing that's the antitrust question but I mean that's not the only one that's being tackled. There are issues for instance, around data privacy that's correct and that's maybe even more problems or Google has always kind of aura fine line between protecting people's data because collect data at the same time people are getting more. Conscious. About their date I WANNA protect it. There's a movement to get these companies to pay for people stayed. So these things will change right now the default is if you collect personal data, you kind of own it facebook Google and whatever and I think that default is going to change somewhat and and kind of ownership will move back to to users and that will make things more expensive. Thinking more generally tattoo alphabet though the giant umbrella company that includes Google and everything else you mentioned what are the prescriptions what should do to tackle these cultural problems to deal with the concerns that are coming from from inside and outside alphabet to find a new balance between different constituencies, the workers customers, regulators. and has to do all that in a way that awards what the founders of Google segue bringing. Gary Page always wanted to avoid that Google becomes a conventional company. Becomes a boring company, a company with lots of the rookie in innovative so that so that's a challenge. I. Think in a way if you look at what Microsoft is done, of course, different company different problems much older than forty years. Old is such an Adele of their that the CEO is just managed to give this company in you his own data in the sense, let's let's no longer protect windows any prize kind of move into the cloud be more open company be politically responsible and I think that that's the model alphabets replicate. Replicate that one one but you have to give Google at some point or alphabet in the near future he kind of a new inspiration and I think data personal data is maybe one possibility why not offer services that don't collect a lot of data or don't target you with ads. Subscription for that or why don't you try to become a data bank quote unquote like Ben Keeps. Your money. would. Alphabet would manage your data and perhaps sell other people. I know that suggestion may make analysts at Wall Street or even tricks. Google Cringe Westwood the devil being charged data but but I think that's the type of thing Google has to or ultimate has to think about.

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How One Covid-19 Victim Was Lost in the Chaos

WSJ What's News

12:06 min | Last week

How One Covid-19 Victim Was Lost in the Chaos

"Images and stories from the pandemic that will be seared into many people's memories forever. One of them was the discovery in April of rental trucks, holding dozens of dead bodies out a funeral home in New York City. The people found that day were victims not just of the coronavirus, but of a system overwhelmed one of them was seventy two year old nathaniel hallman. He lived in the Bronx with his wife Mitzi. They were married for forty two years. He repaired whirlpool appliances and in retirement he and his wife or a Deacon and deaconess at the Church of the Meek Baptist. Harlem they visited. visited the sick and shut ins in early April at the height of the pandemic and New York City home in was at a Rehab Center in the Bronx, where he was diagnosed with nineteen, the sent him to the hospital next door where a few weeks later he succumbed to the disease, but that's not where the story ends. It's where it begins our reporter Michael Phillips. He died on April Seventeenth, at Saint Louis Hospital and his goddaughter hope who is a very astute person. decided she would take responsibility for making sure that he was cremated and taking care of and and so his wife is widow. mitzi wouldn't have to do it. And so hope was under the impression that she had only seven days to get his body in the hands of funeral director, or the hospital would give the body to the city, and the city would bury him in a mass grave on Hart Island, which is a the Potter's field for New York City. One hundred and fifty years that the people have been left behind have been buried on on heard island. And, so she thought okay I've got a week to find somebody to take care of the body, and she started calling funeral homes, and they were all full. This was the height of the epidemic of hundreds and of New Yorkers were dying at a day on the day that that Daniel died three hundred eighty four New Yorkers died. And so the funeral homes would just overloaded. She called something like twenty funeral homes, and they all said we can't take him. Her Middle Son was even doing an internship at a Newark New Jersey funeral home and they were full to take Nathanielsz bodies. So she grew more and more panicky over the course of the week, and she contacted a family friend Reverend up in Connecticut, Marshall, Morton and Reverend Morton being in the you know the business of of being a clergyman new number of funeral home directors called up an old contact that he had named James Robinson. Mr Robinson worked out of a funeral home in Neptune City New Jersey as well as one in Brooklyn. And so he said, according to Reverend Morton I'll take care of this for you. I've got it and please. Please take the body down to my funeral home in Neptune. So the Reverend and hope son managed to find a funeral director, who would could drive the body out of New York to Neptune New Jersey Neptune city. And deliver it just before the what hope thought was the deadline at the hospital. They get the body out of there, so they took the bodies of Neptune city Mr Robinson the funeral director was not there. A person who was there said I'm sorry. I can't accept this body. They called up. Mr Robinson the funeral director. And this is where there's a lot of disagreement about what took place, but from the point of view of the family and Reverend Morton. What happened was Robinson said. I didn't mean for you to take it to. New Jersey Take my place in Brooklyn, this is something that that Mr Robinson disputes. He says he never said such a thing. The driver took the body up to Brooklyn to a funeral home called likely funeral services on UTICA avenue in Brooklyn. He dropped the body off there with the people who were there. They put it in. A refrigerated truck was parked on the street. And the family assumed everything was OK at that point. The body was supposed to be cremated on the twenty ninth so a few days later. And when hope called the the crematory to ask whether or not or godfather had been had been cremated, she got an answering. Machine were closed for maintenance the next day. She got answering machine message, but Never received confirmation he had been cremated. During this time news broke about all these bodies in Brooklyn in U. Haul trucks, and that was the same address where they had dropped off Mr Hallman. So hope began to panic and put things together. She called up the Reverend. The Reverend put things together. They all started to worry and at that point they tried to get Mr Robinson to explain where the body was. They tried to get a funeral home to explain where the body was tried to get the city. Medical Examiner explain where the body was, and they just couldn't find. It took until the fifth of May until. Finally learned that her godfather's bodied Nathaniel Hamad's body had actually been in the back of an unrefrigerated u-haul truck left on the street in Brooklyn, just a horrible horrible discovery, and it wasn't the end for Nathaniel. Family, who then spent several weeks trying to get his body and arranged for his final resting. What happened after this? There was another misstep when the bodies were discovered at the funeral home. In the U.. Haul trucks hope called the city medical examiner's office. They had come over. You know when the when the police got there and the after nine one one call reporting bodies and trucks on the street. You know hope called everybody. She could find the governor's offices. The attorneys general of the State of New Jersey and New York. You know. Where's My Godfather? And when she called the medical examiner's office, they had already collected sixty one bodies from the trucks and from clerk. Lee's funeral home itself, including many that would simply on the floor in various states of undress, and on the floor of the Chapel at the funeral homes just loaded with bodies. And so she when she called the medical examiner's office, they went through the list of all the bodies. They retrieved from the funeral home from the trucks. And Nathaniel Holman's name was not on the list, so for days and days she couldn't find out where he was. She even went over with Reverend Morton to the funeral home. Mr Clearly was not there at the time. Mr Robinson was not there at the time and she said. My father was here. Where is he and couldn't couldn't get an answer? And, what happened was and the fifth of May. That medical examiner's office discovered that the name on his paperwork had been reversed as hallman nathaniel so when they had looked up the bodies they had. When hope it call then they looked in their record, says he will what bodies we have. Do we have in home? It came up as a negative. The only had a home in faneuil. And by the fifth of May, they figured this out, and now remember he died on the seventeenth of April, so we're no weeks into this, and only then does hope discover that. In fact, her godfather had been in one of trucks and was now in the care of Medical Examiner's office. At that point, the the medical examiner said look. We have him safe. He's in. You know in cooled unit, so he's he won't decay. To be blunt about it. You can leave them here until you find a funeral director. WHO's able to cremate him? which is what the family wanted to do, so they held onto him and it wasn't until five weeks after his death. I think thirty nine days exactly after his death that they were able to get him cremated, and now his ashes are in an urn that his his widow Mitzi keeps at her bedside Michael. What else did you hear from city officials in response to this as well as from the quickly funeral home. The state authorities suspended Mr Claes. Licensed to act as a funeral director, and then held a series of hearings online hearings to decide whether to permanently revoked his license for you know poor practices, the ruling has not yet come out. They've had three hearings and the lawyers have submitted final closing statements, but the administrative law judge has not yet ruled on whether to revoke his license in listening to the at least one of those hearings, and in talking to Mr.. Claes attorney, he's basically the the argument is they were holding the bodies in the U. Haul trucks as they were moving them from the refrigerated truck which was. Recognized waited two whole bodies into the funeral home to be packaged up four cremation. And so he said we would keep them in the in the U. Haul trucks for a while and then move them. It was hard I think for the prosecuting attorney. I guess he'd be called the prosecuting attorney. Understand that because the argument is why not just move them from the refrigerated truck all the way into funeral home instead of stopping. This is just a matter of a few yards, so stopping and putting them in a truck. Mr Quickly. That's Mr Clarke's defense as well as his lawyer said to me. Look the whole city was inundated with bodies. Just wasn't enough. Space to handle the mall and so things happen. And he said that he thought it was unfair that his client Mr clinically was being singled out when so many other funeral homes were also overcrowded in his in his argument. So, that that is his defense Mister Robinson's defense. He has not been charged with any anything by the state. He has not been his has not been suspended, but in talking to him, his argument is. I never had that body. I never signed any paperwork saying that that body was under my control so everyone who says that I did agree to take control of Mr. Hammond's body is line. That is his argument. There are text messages back and forth in which he says that he would take care of the body, but he also said and give me the paperwork, so there's now a lawsuit underway Msci Hallman and hope dukes. Who is the the Goddaughter of Daniel? Hallman have filed suit against the he quickly home as well as Mr. Robinson And are seeking damages for what they describe of course as mistreatment of Nathaniel remains. Michael as you say, and as you've heard from many of the people in this story, Nathanielsz body was one of dozens discovered in rental trucks during the height of the pandemic. What did reporting out the story and what happened in this one case? Tell you about what happened here in New York at the height of this. So, what are your takeaways from this tragic story? This won't come as a surprise to anybody but. When the pandemic really hits and went really hit New York. Hardest I. At least in the United States of course. It just overwhelmed the system. The city and the people who who manage these things would just not ready for overwhelming the doctor. Was Internal Internist resident at Saint Barnabas Hospital. Who took? Mitzi up to see Nathaniel before he died is she would cry constantly into her. into a mask and goggles because there's just so much misery. All around her. And the same situation occurred with with the body's. Just the city. Wasn't prepared for the awfulness that that's that hit it. I can't judge whether they should have been more prepared. Or there was some mistake making made made at some point. That's not really within my capacity to judge. But, certainly, it was overwhelmed. And that meant that there are a lot of a lot of collateral damage and. Michi and hope, and of course Nathaniel himself were part of that collateral damage, and now I think. Between lawsuits and historians and journalists looking back at what happened. We'll start to peel that apart and figure out. Who did what who could have done things that were you know could have done things better and who who? Who did the best they could?

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Stop Stepping To Your Vision

Marketing Secrets

06:40 min | 2 weeks ago

Stop Stepping To Your Vision

"Right but so. Most you know Rachel Pearson spoke at the last two hacking lives and she's made. She's also the Queen of Tiktok, and my daughter is her biggest fan, and anyway she's actually going to boise and my daughter so excited to talk with her, which is going to be so fun anyway, she. She, she walks me over a really cool question about you know taking things once airtime, and how you create your vision, and how you bypass things in all kind of stuff so I'm GonNa play her her part of Oxford right here, senior the question and then I'm GonNa. Come back, answer if someone called me out today, and and they were very spot on. They said I feel like you are taking the stairs. One step at a time when you are destined for greatness, so my question to you is. How did you create a vision? Did it fall into your lap? Did you read a book how you create a vision for your life in Your Business that? Keeps everything going. You know like the infinite game from Simon Sinek. Thank you so so so much. Okay, so I think it's a really good question, and it's interesting because. I think a lot of us. We get into this game and we don't really know what's possible where we're going or any of those things you know like. I didn't I didn't know what was happening. Today was possible by any stretch of the machinations. So I think sometimes you bypass your vision. In fact, it was kind of a really cool. What a really cool experience I was Remember we did. The final startup story was with mixer at this. In Utah called the drive, our comedy club and had JP sears. Come into roast me for an hour before we. We did the interview and it was so funny, but anyway at dinner I asked JP makes what's next few. What's what's the next plan? And he has smiled at me. He looks so content something that I've never been my wife and he was like It's like you know what he's like so far. Everything that's happened me surpassed wherever possible select some China just enjoy, and just like enjoy things as they. They. Come and be grateful for them. And I was like Oh my gosh. That is amazing like I need to learn that, so there's that piece of it right and he gets entrepreneur struggle with us, because because We're always looking, you know come back to my my last podcast, so talking about We're so tied into achievement achievement. She moved. Forget about the fulfillment side, so there's an apartment, the other side which I understand Moore's this goal of achieving and trying to take over the world and stuff like that and You Know I. Remember A- At the very I live in ever went to I remember I one thousand dollars to go to which is like the first step for me, my call so much money like stressed out and the speakers talking up people selling different things and and I remember. I can never Ford this thing for two grander, five, ten, grand, or all these different things kind of being like bummed out about it right and I. Remember Admits Kid and the kid was. Maybe a year, older Mir, maybe same age. I was like I was twenty two at the time he been twenty three or something but we are about the same age and and I saw the the presenters Solas Mash grouping route three signed up for it and I was like how did you? How are you for that like I can I can figure it out for that and he's like. Oh, he's like well. There's two ways to get. Get the top you can work your way, and you can buy your insights by my way I'm like well for sounds like this leap in thought I'd never have crossed my mind before my okay, it's pretty cool and then then it's more questions like well. How'd you four for this and he's like I'm actually in twelve masterminds. This time I was like what how did you do that? And he came back and said well what I did is that. What and He's like I. wanted to go these things, but I couldn't afford us as they found. People who kind of trained toss of to so I wanna go is mastermind. Groups obviously can be expensive for everyone to pay. For you for you know if you guys want to go, all this is going to be really expensive so if you're interested. I think if you pay me ten grand and I get. I don't know twenty people. Two hundred thousand dollars Algo. Join all of them and I'll come back until you cool stuff I learned and he got all these people are paying twenty grand. And he took the money, or whatever it was I don't know. And he joined all these mastermind groups, and he bought his way in, and he got up, and he built his company very very very very quickly and I thought that was just a strategic thing. You know I remember celebrity apprentice. Few Watch delivery apprentice in the past I three or four episodes, people do things that was like fundraisers. It was like Corey's money sleep while on the street and they're try. Lemonade always seems raise. Money wasn't tough. I don't know two or three seasons in when the dude from kiss. that. Yeah. Kiss Gene Simmons. GM's was on it and They do fundraising things out there trying to raise money that hustling and he just sat, there picked up his phone made a phone call and got a check from his buddies for half million dollars, and you destroyed everybody else out of the Moore. Looking at thinking, he's thinking in a different level and everybody else says the thought difference, right? Everyone's like like here's the task must do the thing. And they jumped up him. Trump except step-by-step. Whereas Gene Simmons came back and said Look I can do that or I. Can just do this and we'll jump you know a thousand steps past everyone else. And I think I remember watching have now and just like okay. I got started thinking more strategically. US think tactically which tactics are so important is how we get the thing done, but it takes stopping stepping back and looking at things more strategically of okay. Here's next step next up. You want to jump five or ten or twenty tears is not going to happen by you. Doing the next step is to stepping back and saying what's the next thing like what's the? What's the big the big domino? The next I don't know there's ways to phrase. It I'm not sure the best way but conceptually it's it stopping the tactics instead back strategically and thinking different right. Click funnels I'd so many amazing strategic conversations with friends and people The worldwide software company right, if you, if you at the expert, secrets book like we talked about movement and finding a future base 'cause and like all these things that weren't. They weren't tactically like. Here's the next step it. It's like how do we? How do we? We've these things into our culture right? How do we? H-. How do you do these things? They caused these incremental big shifts as opposed to just increasing your your your ads by ten, or you're just created another friend and offer it's like. Have you create things that have mass shifts? Mass changes things like that. I think it really comes back stepping back away from the tactical, which means getting out of the day today, which means taking a vacation, which is hard for us right or or doing strategy your team, and just they look for three days, and we're GONNA work. We're talking about like what's possible. It's a future. Where could we go you know not not with Nextstep, but like if what if we just destroyed these steps and had a whole new thing like what would that look like? And how do we get there and you pull it? Poor Gene Simmons instead of fundraising. You just pull out A. Just, you know, put your phone and call buddy in and get five hundred thousand dollars in five seconds. That's that's the power of it so I. Hope it helps the no, it's not a full answer. Hopefully gets the Wilson head-spinning. Everyone else's listening help that helps as well

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Do the BEST YOU CAN with WHAT YOU HAVE

Change Lives Make Money

04:39 min | 2 weeks ago

Do the BEST YOU CAN with WHAT YOU HAVE

"What is going on, I, finish coaches. It is your mentor. Be Mark fit coming at you with another episode of the change lives make money trying to podcasting number one podcast for my fitness. Coaches want to make more money and change more. People's lives are right so guys searing talking about doing the best you can with what you have doing the best you can vote you have. This is the number one podcast for coaches. So as you guys tuning in three ways, you can support the podcast number. One makes your subscribed on the podcast with spotify APP number. Two screen shot any podcast episode. Share to scrimp stories tagging the APP. May Mark Finn so not tuning. Tuning in and number three. If you have a friend, WHO's a personal trainer and tell him about this podcast? How many guys have been guilty of this sentence? Let me know if you've been guilty of using the sentence before this center. Visit I've been waiting to start until I've been waiting to post until I've been waiting to hire the mentor until I've been waiting to quit my job until I've been waiting to go live on facebook until how many of you guys have used the sentence? I've been waiting to do X.. Until today I wanNA talk about this idea of getting it right. I right because I think a lot of online coaches are waiting for the. The stars to align before they start taking action on business there waiting until they're done school before they can pursue on my fitness coaching, or they're waiting until Kovic is done before they fulltime fitness coach, or they're waiting until they can afford to upgrade their camera before they start taking pictures and posting on social media. How many guys have been waiting for something to happen until you take action today? I WanNa talk to you guys about how that's the biggest mistake you can make in your online business. My goal today in this episode is to show you how to produce great content now I also want to show you how to get results fast and see surges. Surges of growth in your business and finally I want to show you how to make an impact and the legacy. I want that to start right now. How many of you guys follow Gary? Gary Chuck is one of my favorite people to fall on social media because Gary. Banner Check has this idea. He calls a documentation over creation. Now this idea of documentation over creation is this instead of thinking about creating content. What you WanNa do you WanNa? Start documenting what you're already doing so if you're all my fitness coach, what that looks like? What are you eating on a daily basis? And what are you doing for your workouts? And what is your daily mindset? Mindset ritual. Look like, but I see a lot of online coaches that are actually struggling to create content because they're waiting the reason a lot of on night coaches are creating content is because they're waiting for x to happen before they can start putting himself other social media. It's like you guys know you WanNa make ten thousand dollars a month, but you're waiting until I do this thing before I create my content. See a couple years ago. Guys! I'm going to tell you guys about a trainer. That I used to work with setting nation. This trainer that I wanted to work. He wanted to start a youtube channel and he's like Yo Bro so I wanNA start. Start Youtube Channel, and going to start building my workouts, and putting them up there, but I need to buy a good camera I, and so once I buy a good camera. Then I'm going to start getting videos, but not until I can afford a good camera so that my own. My video qualities Behi- I look back at him and I was like no, don't do that, I'm like you need to start right now. A Mike Start Right now with that iphone seven. You have and start filming videos, and then I want you to take those videos that you film with your iphone seven make them lit. Do the best you can right now with the tools. Tools you have at this moment in time, so how many of us have been waiting to take action until insert any excuse here? Let me know if you guys said this before I've been waiting until Kobe over and the gym's open back up before I do anything I've been waiting until covert is over and I. Get off the I. I've been waiting until I graduate and I have more time to commit to my fitness business I've been waiting to save up until I have enough money to hire a mentor I've been waiting to post stuff on social media until I build up and following. I've been waiting until I've been waiting until I'm waiting until what I'm. I'm saying to you on fitness coaches is that you need to start right now at this moment and you need to use the tools that you have available, and you need to do the best job that you possibly can with what you have at this moment in time now doing the best that you can with what you have right now means this means all my fitness coach. You say that you don't have time. You're also sleeping eight to nine hours a night and you watch two hours of TV, doing the best that you can with what you have that you sacrifice a two hours of TV and you put as much work in as you possibly. Possibly can to build your own business with the time that you possibly have now doing the best you can with what you have also means this a lot of you. Guys say that you're GONNA. Wait until gym's open back up to start your online business. Then you see other trainers who are crushing it like one of my best clients. Chad Morgan broke forty two thousand dollars right doing the best you can with what you have means that you study as much as you possibly can about online training, and you put in as much effort as you possibly can, you can get a taste of some of the results at other trainers are getting you do the best. Best. You can with what you have right now.

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How Our Current Virus Crisis Will Drive Techquisition

Accelerate Your Business Growth

05:48 min | 3 weeks ago

How Our Current Virus Crisis Will Drive Techquisition

"Over the years this podcast has continued to gain recognition as a great resource for small business owners, sales, professionals business leaders. And that is because of the guests, these folks who have expertise in particular areas of business, and they join me to share that expertise with all of you. Today is no exception. My guest today is Paul. QUADRA CASSIS. In his book, Go tech or go. Extinct Paul shares is revolutionary approach to transforming legacy companies into forward thinking industry leaders. Through strategic acquisition of distrupt disruptive technology companies. House Entrepreneur Investment Banker and strategic advisor to CEO's senior executives, boards and shareholders of companies operating in or interested in the technology and digital industry sectors. He's on a mission to help large established non tech companies partner with technology companies to avoid being blindsided by exponential change. Has Been quoted in the Washington. Post Los Angeles Times U. S., News and world, report and Forbes. He lives most of the time in London with his wife and their three children. Thanks so much for joining me today Paul. The, Diane good to be here. I am happy to have you here now. You were talking today about. A! Lot Of what your book is about which is why non tech combination? CHOIR TECH COMPANIES AND Help me understand. Why they can't just use technology and an license designed their own solution rather than acquiring a company. Great Question. and. Almost. Everyone asks that at some point of this journey. And they first of all companies should be using in licensing. Technology software systems etcetera for their own purposes and designing bespoke. Solutions so certainly they should be doing that. However the problem is if that's all they do. If that's all a company, does then they're not gaining any competitive advantage with regard to the the other industry participants. Now this may not have matter too much ten or twenty years ago when technology was more internal, supporting the replacement of spreadsheets Placing frankly the typewriter but with the. Advent of the IPHONE smartphone, developing and and four G. Communications, and all the other wonderful. Elements of technology that has embraced the world That's no longer the case and technology today. Is being used to attract customers retain customers. and have them be delighted by your offerings and your services and therefore. Because technology is now so important to while your entire value chain, but especially your your customers. It's become a competitive tool. We we often say that. The porter five forces competitive model model competition that he designed back in Nineteen, seventy nine. Is a little bit out of date now it still applies, but in fact, we think that model has been transformed in a three way by technology so every single force of his five forces, the power of the bargaining power of customers bargaining power of suppliers, etc.. Has, been transformed by technology technology companies, therefore, if all you're doing licensing. That technology and not owning the the the let's say the latest the best most powerful technology solution that can impact your customers if you don't own that. Then you don't have any particular edge over your competitors. And your competitors aren't just your traditional. Competitors their new disruptors. Amazon's who are disrupting the sears in the walmarts of the world, so your whole competitive playing field is changing constantly, and even the biggest most most solid players tech companies know that they can be disrupted at any moment. Any Grove was famous for saying only the paranoid survive, and that's one reason, if not the main reason, why until did as well as a dead? It's why Mark Zuckerberg at facebook acquired instagram I think it was back in two thousand twelve for billion dollars, even though the company had no revenue, only thirteen employees because he knew that facebook could have been disrupted by like instagram now today, instagram, probably worth couple of hundred billion dollars. we, we see this, you know we see this all the time. Certainly with tech companies acknowledging be out of existence. If they don't own the the latest developments are the most important fundamental technology factors for their businesses. It's it's a reason why Google renamed themselves to Alphabet, because even though the Google search engine combined with you probably delivers ninety percent of their revenue and profits. The company knows that anything can happen. They could be disrupted. At any time just like they themselves disrupted the newspapers and other sources of information before Google came on the scene.

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From Ransomware To Blackmail, With Assaf Dahan

Malicious Life

06:21 min | Last month

From Ransomware To Blackmail, With Assaf Dahan

"We're GONNA talk in this. You know short conversation that we're going to have about one particular topic which I found as I said very interesting. And that's the shift from ransomware to blackmail a very new development in in ransomware, so let's start from the basics. What's the basic difference between ransomware or a ransom and blackmail? So it's a very good question, so we'll start with some definitions a nuances in the English language before we dive into our world of ransomware. So a ransom is a sum of money that is paid to in order to release the captive which could be a person. It could be an encrypted file for that matter. Right whereas black male is. A criminal offence where there's a payment or benefit that is. Paid in return for the criminal, not to reveal compromising damaging information about the victim, so that's an interesting nuance to keep in mind now when it comes to our world of of ransomware. What we've been seeing that the ransomware operators, the several criminals are facing some problems, sometimes with the getting the money getting paid, not that could be because of a legal or ethical reservations or restrictions. Some organizations are prohibited from paying a ransom to cybercriminals cyberterrorists. The mental agencies I'm guessing. For instance, there's a lot also ethical issues some organizations believe that these they pay you know it doesn't stop the attackers from coming back and demanding more ransom, so it's no never ending of vicious cycle of. Payment plus you're never totally sure that. Even if you do pay the money, you'll get information back so. Excellently. and. Also in recent years since the surge of ransomware out, we see a lot of organization actually. Implementing good backups and disaster recovery plans, so a lot of the organizations can partially or even fully recover their data without pain. So ransomware operators needed to find a clever way into making the victims pay in a way to twist the victim's arm into pain, and here comes the black man part, so what they're. Is Not only their encrypting the data, but before the encrypted, or even after they xl trait, ridiculous amounts of sensitive data about the company about the financial. statements employees customers data super sensitive information. That is under almost every regulation. A you know a company like that would be fine if if the if the information got out. Right and also, there's a reputational damage. There's a lot of collateral damage there, so what we've been seeing. Is that a lot of ransomware operators such as rebel group. Maize and other type of prominent to ransomware are doing this shift in day they now have like blogs into dark net such as that happy blog of rival where they each day almost dare auctioning data of other victims basically starting price ranges US usually between like. Twenty thousand dollars to fifty thousand dollars, and it goes up and up and up and up so you mean they're auctioning data from companies which refuse to pay the blackmail, and now they're making money off of auctioning that same black male data. Yes this is so clever? variously clever but very clever. So if you didn't WANNA pay us at the beginning to recover your files. NO PROBLEM WE'RE GONNA auction it. We're going to offer it to the highest bidder so way. They're twisting. They're victims are into paying so a lot of the companies will do it covertly like there. There's also the question of whether you pay or or don't pay and a lot of companies. Even if they paid, they tried to make it very hush hush. And that way you know, it's very hard not to pay You have all this data about your customers about your intellectual property about your financial statements, all of that if it's know out there up for grabs for for the highest bidder. You WanNa. Make sure that you pay. That ransom were black. Mufi, do we know? Oh, can we estimate what percentage of the companies choose to pay versus those who choose not to pay the blackmail? while. It's very difficult to estimate because as I mentioned before. Is probably not the proudest moment of a company when they have to. Pay a ransom some of them. Even if they're paying the rent some eventually they wouldn't admit it do it. hush-hush manner because of searing legal event reputational damage so even if companies do pay. Very little will actually admit it. So we can't really really know what's going on out there. But we can now is that a lot of people are a lot of organizations do pay and just because if you track down, you know bitcoin wallets, and you see you know crypto currency currency transactions. You can see that you know. The wallets of the cybercriminals especially ransom where operators is is increasing. Their annual revenues exceed even billion dollars in some years. So amazed that someone has to pay. This money cannot all come from individuals. Usually the bigger pay-outs come from companies and organizations is where the real money is

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NASA Designed Perfume Captures Smell Of Outer Space

KYW 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | Last month

NASA Designed Perfume Captures Smell Of Outer Space

"Well, What does the smell of outer space really smell? Like now? There's a new perfume out. It'll let you know. It's called the spirits of old the space and its ascent meant to capture the smell of outer space. It was originally concocted by NASA to help train astronauts but a limited supplies on sale right now. Odor space sells for 29 bucks be AH Starter campaign and the fragrance Will it mimics astronauts accounts of spaces, Smokey and bitter essence with smells of seared steak raspberries in rum. NASA has reportedly been working on this scent for over a decade.

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Walmart turning 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:18 sec | Last month

Walmart turning 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters

"Into drive in movie theaters, 160 lots of the repurpose starting next month. WalMart says the movies will be family friendly. They love concession food delivered to customers, vehicles so far, exact locations and film titles have not been announced. Most traditional theaters remain close because of covert. 19. I'm James Sears on Chicago's

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Protesters arrested in Hong Kong as Chinese national security law takes effect

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:43 sec | Last month

Protesters arrested in Hong Kong as Chinese national security law takes effect

"A new national security law, police began arresting anti government protesters. Sears corresponded will replace you have the police showing overwhelming force? Trying to basically stop protests before they begin a lot of people who are kind of curious, just hiding out inside Victoria Park behind the fence, not wanting to get sprayed and certainly not wanting to get arrested. But this law on day one you know significantly has chilled the protest movement. UK today said it would offer a path to citizenship for eligible Hong Kong residents and condemned China's new security laws a threat to the city's freedom. Secretary of State. Pompeo has said the law destroys Hongkong's autonomy. He goes by

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NASA's 'smell of space' is available as a perfume - Engadget

Atlanta's Morning News

00:29 sec | Last month

NASA's 'smell of space' is available as a perfume - Engadget

"NASA designed perfume that brings the smell of space travel to Earth. You know any rocket scientists who might think that sexy it smells like outer space. It may soon be made available to the general public, according to CNN Notice. Space was developed by chemist in the founder of Omega Ingredients to help astronaut Get used to the smell of space travel. What's in it, But it smells like a mix of gunpowder seared steak, raspberries, rum.

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Petit Bourgeois Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The CheapWineFinder Podcast

04:37 min | Last month

Petit Bourgeois Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2019

"This day from cheap wine fighter dot com again and we're GONNA. Talk about why we did a full review on the cheap wine, five dot com website for a one one of my favorites. This with teeth bourgeois. Saab, Yom blocked from on rabies a Joie. From, the Lord, Valley and I love Laura Valley. Sauvignon blocks favorite one to a tasting long time ago, even be four New Zealand became a thing. And it was just bad tactic. I loved it and. Even though this isn't from the fancy places, this is not sincere. Or however you that pronounced. Fancy places I've this is just the regular. They call this their entry crude they. Family Bourgeois has been in lower valley continuously. They say sometimes it doesn't happen for ten generations, which is a long long time specializing Soviet block and feeling you're. So. They know what they're talking about and. I don't know. Says the. WHO's wild bottle? It says in the back that doesn't mean much. Though family! Was Wise probably ones made it, and so you know there's all these legally things and plus their websites as I, G P. De la. OBE. Level below the. AFC wines. The government regulated wines, but the wine label says it's table wine, which is the bottom thing? So. I hate wine labeling. It doesn't tell you anything, but this is from people who are making wine in the area, making this kind of wine for generations. I love the stuff. I went to a wine tasting and it tastes like sunshine bottles smells great to taste. And every time I tell people I love. Laura Valley Savvy unblocking Oh. Yes, I'm crazy about sincere. No No, no, it's like. The regular stuff you don't need the. Really Good I'm not complain about San Sear. But. That's all you ever hear about you know. Get the regular ten dollars stuff. It's hard to find. You can go to any grocery store and find a New Zealand, Soviet, block and probably stuff from the central coast of California, and maybe even chilly, and what have you? Try to find a valley ten dollar twelve dollar. This was ten ninety nine sale. You can't it's. Amazingly good so. Because, it's got that kind of a city. That kind of makes you take a SIP. You don't want to go, you know. vitas graphic drink. They don't think. That's a good. Thought not that thing thinking all that important when you're drinking. Whatever? Here. We go, so this is. Every day. Saab Yom Block. This is the kind of wine that people in France drink fits. If it's eleven dollars here, it might be a couple of bucks cheaper. They're. Going to blow out your budget, and this is this, is it? This is great. Taste doesn't have that the spiky thing you'd get from. New Zealand Samuela. Flay or spikes, which is actually kind of appealing Ben. Can't complain about that is that is kind of what's cool about? New Zealand soviet-bloc. This kind of got. More. Smoother all encompassing thing going on just the knows is beautiful flavors rate. It's just easy to SIP. You want to keep drinking it. Really this my favorite you know can of. This is one. The first Lower Valley Sabi on blocks written about and we've been doing. Cheap wine finder for. Eleven years. That's kind of like the point where. Going to the grocery store to buy Saab Block now. I'm going to have to go find. A good wine shopping leg fight my way through the sand sears every be jumping out at you and just trying to find a good simple everyday savvy on blind.

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3-Year-Old New York Boy Burned By Firework That Flew Through Window In The Bronx

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

01:07 min | Last month

3-Year-Old New York Boy Burned By Firework That Flew Through Window In The Bronx

"In other news tonight so this is why they're telling people to please cut it with these illegal fireworks a little boy got burns to his arm with a bottle rocket went off blasted into his bedroom window sixth floor up in the Bronx three year old boy was at his sixth floor window when the fireworks accident occurred alighted bottle rocket sail through the open window it struck him in the arm and ignited his teddy bear pajama bottoms and blanket his father J. city here the whole apartment on Anderson Avenue would go up in flames but it didn't instead his son was burned and screaming he scooped him up and went downstairs to drive him to the hospital Sears Sears I I couldn't couldn't even even get get a a there there were were fireworks fireworks all all over over a a box box news news sure sure why why or or when the fireworks finally stopped he drove the car to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center these in the house in the body so much better he got a second degree burn and one of them got five stitches J. said the fireworks have been going off every night for two weeks and the mayor and the police aren't doing anything about

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Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers) on the Return of the Premier League

ESPN Daily

06:41 min | Last month

Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers) on the Return of the Premier League

"We Win Stadium you will be at home. I can promise you will feel you support. Stay safe. We are still with you and. You'll never walk alone. That was liberal F. C manager Jergen KLOPP in a message released yesterday. That will bring a tear, not just the eyes of his supporters. The dare I say anyone who cares about the most popular sports league in the world. That's right folks. After a three-month hiatus. The English Premier League is back today. Roger Bennett from men in blazers fills us in on these frantic few remaining weeks. So grab a pint and US as sub optimal tour of English soccer. I'm sorry, English football. I mean it comes. It's Wednesday. June seventeenth. This is ESPN daily. Presented by marathon. Roger! Kim's. Are you relieved? Your any skin daily and not my NFL pod, talking about your beloved quarterback Mitch Trubisky You Know God Love Mitch. trubisky is an incredible pressure to be knowing that your whole life is just destined to pan out to become the answer to a trivia question in about ten years, who was taken ahead of Deshaun Watson Patrick Mahomes. Roger Bennett is suffering bears fan. He's also the CO host of men in Blazers on the NBC. Sports Network and the men in Blazers podcast by just braced for him to end up with the green. Bay Packers, leading them on a fourth quarter drive two feet, my beloved Chicago Bears, and I can't wait for that movement. They'll probably deserve it. And we're not talking about bears football today. The wait is over the English premier league. The most Popular Sports League in the world is back after a one hundred day hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic Roger I'm sure you've been getting your fix from Bundesliga but I have to imagine the return of English. Soccer is hitting a little different for you. One hundred days feels like one hundred years to be candid. I've been staring at squirrels running up trees in the park, and feeling the adrenaline burst of a run through midfield, watching raindrops charge down my window and feeling just an incredible wing-play into play of missed from the primarily, but yes, it's back today with its global ratings I mean in Britain for much of Europe for much of the rest of the world outside of the United States, it's kind of a seismic as the NFL and the NBA rolled into with the Pantheon of heroes and villains to moments of glorious ecstasy, searing dispath fuse with dodgy haircuts snack tattoos. One hundred days off. When are going to have ninety two games scattered almost daily over the next couple of weeks. It's coming back because we love it because we miss it. It's coming back for. Hard news commercial reasons ultimately to an economic decision. It's going to come back and ghost game situation where it's fabulous. It's going to be different. The lack of an audience will have an impact on the football. We watched, but most importantly it is going to be good enough. It's GonNa. Be Great enough to connect us to a ruling global conversation and that's ultimately I think. Think we will miss about sports as our calling them. Ghost Games I hadn't heard that got left the Germans. They have a name for everything. Lay. They Call Them Guy Bela. And that is what they will be. Sam Darnold knows a thing or two about those back to English premier league, so we hit positive with most of the season done with exception of Liverpool they're. They're still to be decided. The top half of the table. Seven teams vying for five spots determine who will qualify for Champions League and Europa League which for those who don't know are the midseason European tournaments to be held next year. Roger Liverpool have clinched Champions League. Spot Manchester City has of course been banned from Champions League for Breaking Financial Fair play rules so that. That spot remains open despite city being second in the League. Right now. Arsenal wolves Chelsea Menu Lester Tottenham Sheffield all in the mix. What are you expecting to see from the top of the table? When the race for Champions League qualification, which is a bit like football's march madness, it's big tournament in which the best teams in the world. You're rail, Madrid, your boss Alana's. Para Sanjay Man's by Munich's compete all. Big English teams won't be in that for brand reasons for competitive reasons for commercial reasons and is. And completely wide open at the bottom of the table. All say English football has some Incorr- ellegation, which is if you watch game of thrones? It's a bit like the moon door. Teams get flung through that in baseball, the worst teams every year like the Orioles in the mall in which is flung out of the major leagues, the mooted, and in that place. We had the Tulsa drillers around rook. Rook Express and that is, it's a searing. It is a haunting. It is a savage palm of the global football tradition, and you have six teams at the bottom who are fighting to avoid what can be economically devastating their revenue roughly hauls flung out. The Premier League is savage for the fan base. One Minute. You are watching your team. Take to the glamorous fields, Manchester United and Arsenal the next. Round Brentford Luton Barnsley barring a miracle the Jewish using Norwich canaries will disappear, but there's five teams Aston. Villa Bouma th what furred and West Ham amongst them, two of which will go with them for the big story line. Meena is Liverpool Football Club. American owned little football. Club owned by the Boston Red SOx owners, F S J and their yearning. They're dreaming of a return to greatness that was once titletown by when I was a kid growing up in Liverpool. Just six points away from lending the title that they have dreamed of then. That is the great storyline of the season. On that note. This Sunday. The team that you root for I'm sorry. I'm getting a producer this side you support. Everton, we'll be squaring off against Liverpool. They are twenty five points clear off the other teams in the League, and there's possibility they can clinch the title at Goodison Park Against Your beloved Everton on Sunday

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COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Moderna to be tested in Chicago

John Williams

00:27 sec | Last month

COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Moderna to be tested in Chicago

"A corona virus vaccine begins human testing in Chicago next month WGN's James Sears has that you A. C. researchers will start the clinical trial July ninth to determine whether modernist covert nineteen vaccine is effective in both preventing people from getting the virus and from getting severely ill one thousand Chicagoans will be tested including four hundred people over sixty five years old if successful the vaccine could be approved for use next year James Sears

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Raising Anti-Racist Children - A Holistic Approach (with Kristen Coggins)

Janet Lansbury Podcast

04:57 min | 2 months ago

Raising Anti-Racist Children - A Holistic Approach (with Kristen Coggins)

"As a black woman. You know you, we. We see so much of this closer up fries, you know. And so when it all started to kind of happen, if bell very much like here we go, it's the same cycle. It's been happening. You know for us. I think the first one I remember was Trayvon Martin. You kind of get used to seeing these traumatizing enriches morning with the family improvising so hard, and then seeing the person gets off Ford ever happened, and that's like a crush again, so it's like it happens over and over and over so you begin to lose hope. You know you're like here. It goes you know and so I kind of gotten to a point where I. Just it was too much I. had shut it out I can, I cannot deal with. This is just going to happen all over again. This time. It feels different. Especially Lists Young Equal Day are speaking up in a way that is so power phone so direct in so hopeful in. It's like get it. They are getting it in their speaking up to their their parents, you know. People that joint tic TAC over the quarantine so I'll scroll and grow in. Exposing these conversations actual conversations that they're having appearance in. It's like wow, it's on them. Getting kicked out their houses. It's kind of you know. The, writing black lives matter on the chunk of their driveway. Mean they are like they are living the revolution at home in that is so hard for at in and so many of them have actually said they're getting through to their parents gives me chills ungrateful I. Am Hopeful We may evolve me, too, so yeah, we have this wonderful generation Z. of heard them. Them called. I Gen. My children are in that generation, and now we have the next generation that you and a lot of the people that listen to this podcast or reading. How do we honor this work with them? How do we ensure that we're raising anti-racist children? What can we do? I really mostly just WANNA. Listen to what you have to say about this. You know civilization. It seems like it's being presented with. This divine opportunity to evolve in it's so painful yet hopeful you know for it systematically for centuries what have been oppressed in this country whether the from implicit bias over covert racism being traumatize, and it's like we've reached a point where it seems like people are ready to say enough is enough and are collectively pushing each other to be on the right side of this journey. And with that, it's like folks WanNa know what what can we do and so I have two answers that I have prepared for today. One is see yourself. The second is seared charter. There's a Colt by Rene. Brown, it says we cannot give our show dron what we do not have. We cannot give our children. What we do not have in an to know what you have. You have to see yourself and that requires being mindful. People instantly get defensive if they're raises because it doesn't feel good to be labeled, and especially not that all it's like no, that's not me. I don't accept that you know I'm nice to people. Treat them how I want to be treated. I give him a shirt off my back, but it's like would if you took the time to look at it from a mindfulness approach. There is this great Buddhist tool for minds s? It's an acronym called rain recognize. Allow investigate with kindness in in night into the Keisha. You know you might find yourself in situations where a decision you may or something you said as you being caught out or being respected for being racist, or maybe there is no call out. Maybe you're just something you did or experience, so which you do as first you're to recognize what is happening in my body right now. Does my stomach haven't Iki him? How about my face? My chest? Am I having desire to distract or remove myself from the situation? Just recognizing everything that you're feeling can be very our. Next year to allow those feelings to just be. It can be hard to sit with discomfort. We want to push it out of our bodies, but don't fight them. And maybe even picture is comfort looks like.

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We do not belong to the people who hurt us." | Chanel & Evan

Dare I Say

06:52 min | 2 months ago

We do not belong to the people who hurt us." | Chanel & Evan

"Evan Rachel Wood and she now Miller are known for delivering searing public testimonies of their personal experiences of sexual assault in two thousand eighteen. Evan Rachel would testify to Congress about her Harrowing Experience. A violent abuse a former partner. She did it to encourage lawmakers to implement the sexual assault survivors bill of rights across the country a couple of years prior Chanel Miller had addressed Stanford student who had sexually assaulted her in court directly. The speech ricocheted around the world. After it was published on Buzzfeed it was read more than eighteen million times on the news outlet and broadcast on CNN and in Congress both testimonies transformed the conversation around sexual assault cases in the US. They Sean a light on how our media an legal systems mistreat misrepresent and mishandled sexual assault survivors in this episode of Dare. I say Chanel and Evan. Rachel would talk about double standards in the Criminal. Justice SYSTEM ABOUT HANDLING TRAUMA ALONGSIDE. Intense public scrutiny. And about the high price that comes with naming your abuser or yourself. Chanel Evan Rachel. Wood are on a quest to make the media the law and society a kinder fair place for survivors of sexual assault. They are women who care. I think one of the scariest parts for me about coming forward with everything was a smear campaign or slander or someone trying to discredit my experience. Because it's very re traumatizing when that happens and I think because of experience while the abuse was happening in the press was so traumatic and no one knew I was being abused but they were calling me a whore and they were calling me crazy and they were calling me names before I'd even said anything and migrate is fear was when I said something all of that was going to repeat itself. I was really scared. I blamed myself because I was misbehaving quote unquote. Because I was doing things I wasn't supposed to. I was inappropriate. I was this I was that but none of that means that I deserved what happened to me and so I think it's important to say I'm not a perfect person. I haven't been a perfect person but no one has been but I know what happened to me and I'm very clear about that and very clear that it wasn't my fault and I'm very still scared to talk about it but I know that it's important because of this idea that you have to be this perfect being. That's never done anything wrong for anybody to take you seriously. Yeah I hate that. Credibility is never a given that it seems like it has to be earned that in order to earn a to prove that we can be level headed and obedient that we can maintain an even temperament even when we have every right to be angry for me throughout the court process. You doing stand up comedy to keep myself alive but I worried that if that got back to the courtroom they could use that against me to say. Look at her experiencing. How can a suffering person beginning up and immersing herself in laughter? That's extremely said to me that we have this expectation of how we must behave that looking like a victim has its own identity in another stunning thing is that. I was able to hide this for the last four and a half years so many of us are master's of concealing are stories much of the time being a victim means appearing completely ordinary. Were so good at pretending like nothing is happening like we can keep moving and functioning without missing a beat. I think every victim as soon as this happens you find ways to assign yourself blame. You can say I was drinking. It was my clothing. I was wearing a t shirt of his favorite band which might have been enticing in. We string them up on a little mobile and we sit beneath them and we watch it and we let it consume US and road us and meanwhile we don't assign blame to the source. We keep saying or assuming that you should be reacting a certain way even after an assault people think they would react differently in that situation or they don't understand why you wouldn't call somebody right away or why you wouldn't do you know in my case. The statue of limitations had run on my case I. I didn't report in time and a lot of people are very confused by how that could possibly be. You should go to the police right away but people just don't understand the process that you have to go through the fear that you have to go through the trauma that you have to work through. You know a lot of the times after a bodily violation victims may turn to toxic sex or drinking even more. Because you already feel like you've been deemed worthless or you feel like there are things inside you that you cannot tolerate in the only answer is to vanquish them or to punish yourself or to obliterate them in any way that you can and it's infuriating that we use that behavior as further proof that this is why she deserved it. We point to it and say we'll see. This is the kind of girl who happens to when really the root of it is. The violence itself is not her. Flaws is not her misguided judgment. It's the violence that prompts this behavior and we have to acknowledge that both Chanel and Evan Rachel. Wood are committed to using their platform in privilege to fight for the rights of sexual assault survivors. Snell's memoir was published in the fall. It advocates for more sympathetic response to cases of sexual violence. Evan Rachel Wood has just wrapped up a you. Long fights improve the sexual assault law in California. Thanks to her campaign. The state has officially extended the state statute of limitations on domestic violence cases survivors. Now have a five year window to report abuse to the police. This law is called the Phoenix Act after the mythical animal that rises from the ashes of its predecessor.

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"sears" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

10:51 min | 3 months ago

"sears" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"Instead the assets took it and they stuck the Bra on this bamboo pole and they used it to harvest bread fruit from the trees so they kind of made reaching. Grab pincher things totally. Yeah they kind of made something like that and to me. That's cool that speaks to the macgyver. -Ness of the whole situation one hundred percent. I initially pictured them using it as like a wind sock. You know like see which which way the wind was blowing up the little little more deeper cut uses come from a great article at Atlas Obscure Called the American government's sears. For spying payment plan So Yeah Wyant Told The New York Times quote. I thought it was extraordinarily clever at the time but then he acknowledges that it did pose some security Risks in hostile zones. If you got these agrarian folks Used TO DRESSING CERTAIN WAY. All of a sudden rockin cowboy boots and denim jackets agreed and add to this the fact that if we think about it from a spycraft angle if all of those guys are wearing the same snazzy red brass buttoned vest than it starts to look very much like a uniform which is not not a good look in this situation absolutely. Hey guys it's Jack O'Brien co-founder of crack Dot Com and I host a twice Daily News and culture podcast with the funniest person. I know miles gray. What an tell us more. About how hilarious. Don't tell them about my background in politics as a political operative or anything like that. Just keep going on about. The funding wasn't going to okay. That's guys you can come get caught up on what is happening without feeling the life drain out of your soul at the daily Zeitgeist. You find us on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or WHEREVER FINE. Podcasts are given away for free we feel wilmore thing to add That might I don't know I. I think it's just something to think about as everybody is still going through the lockdown. Which is that the sears catalog had one other use that was pretty common back in the day but was not officially condoned by sears roebuck. Themselves and it's this Apparently sears catalog makes for great toilet paper. Yeah I think it was. You know not like something to do with the quality of the paper that it was printed on more than the fact There'd be a new one that would come out every month and you have the old one so you could just hear the pages out and put it in a little been in your outhouse or whatever and then they go. You don't have to spend money on. I don't know what was the toilet paper market like back. Then I mean obviously I don't know what's the history of mass produced toilet paper. I wanted a greater you. You hear about things. Like a corn cobs. Which is I don't understand. I guess because it's textured may again. We're getting a little. I don't want to gross here. I guess you know it you know guys. I'm discussing myself even thinking about it again. Let's just picture how you'd function of using a corncob would be An apparently sometimes they were tied to the outhouse with a string implying that they were supposed to be reused. So I would say that the sears catalog page is definitely a good alternative to that. But you remind me and I'll do the same to you Ben. I think we should look into the history of mass produced toilet tissue yet. It's one of the. It's one of those industries that hasn't left the United States. Which is why. We're not actually going to run out of toilet papers nation. Weirdest thing here about the sears roebuck catalog. And it's dare I say commodious use for households across America was that people actually objected to the quality of the catalog improving because back in the day it was black and white paper but when they started printing color pictures they had to use a different kind of paper stock and they got like hate mail about it. Oh yeah that'll chafe your your your you know your area. I mean it wouldn't be super comfortable using this the newsprint but newsprint is a softer paper. And the glossy stuff. You can't even really crinkle that upper anyway. We have a lot of friction. It's still better than a CORNCOB. I guess is is our moral for today that's R. Takeaway better than workup Ben. I don't know if it's just me and where my mind right now but I heard that as Corncob. Yes you grow a little loopy but I will tell you Ben. We're not being sponsored by them but we were in the past really happy. We got our Toshiba days back when we did. Because there was a period I could not find toilet paper and I ran out entirely and with the Tissue Day. You just need one little square. Just a little DAB you know. And then you're clean as a whistle so highly recommend you guys get one. It's a great way to conserve your toilet paper and stay fresh and clean even during quarantine times. Yup Yup you could also get on the mailing list for the Ikea Catalogue if you if you're not if you're not too proud in the restroom but you know this episode is on the shorter side but it's such an interesting story and touches on so many things were going to explore in the future. WanNa thank you for tuning in ridiculous historians A. We hope that this episode finds you well and finds you not in corncob level desperation in the restroom. But yet if you we'd like to hear your stories of US strange strange spy arrangements. We'd like to hear your stories of the sears catalog. And other bits of autumn Marikana you can find us on the Internet. We're on facebook or twitter or on instagram. All the hits all the good wines except for a pinterest page so far you know if but what better time than than the corn times to really dig into that Vision Board that we once talked about every episode and then Very conveniently never mentioned again until right now But you know what then maybe Maybe we should team up on a vision board. I'LL DO DOLPHINS AND UNICORNS. And you can pick your motive and we'll come together and make something that we can all get behind right on. I didn't know express learned that about you. I didn't know you were fan of dolphins and and Unicorn says it all All horse like creatures just specifically UNICORD's. Well I mainly into mythical creatures so my dolphins also need to have some mystical quality to them as well. Don't really care for the real world ones more of a Lisa Frank Dolphin Kinda guy. Okay yes I can get behind that maybe throw a Selke in the mix. Keep things interesting. I'm sorry Oh what a Selke S. E. L. K. I. E. Okay so it's this. We don't have time for this. But it's it's like a wear seal. Basically they can change it to a seal they go. I Land I. It's a whole thing it it's worth it's worth a read. There's some pretty cool selke stories out there. I'm inspired. I'll try to find something as well. You know what what should we put our vision board? That's a good one Tell us over ridiculous. His story on facebook. We'd love to hear from you. You can also find us not just as a show but as individuals here on the old Internet's it's true you can find me in my quarantine adventures Which lately have involved a pink and green haired child and things like making tie shirts and homemade lip balm? Yeah you really gotta get creative during these times You can find me on instagram exclusively. At how now Noah Brown and you can find me on twitter at Ben Bullen H. S. W. or at Ben Bullen on instagram. I've been getting into some weird things. I think by the time I get. Outta here. I'm going to have a old testament level beard of got. How quickly grows and how red it is. If it's so bad that even I can tell. It's read that things like a fire engine on my face so check it out before. Shaef it well. It looks ravishing Ben. I'M A fan. Thank you man. Thank you so much and thanks as always of course the Alex Williams I'd like to know if you're with US mentioning this. I'd like to give a special thanks to our good. Irl REAL LIFE POW Ryan Lambert. Who sent us a pretty neat surprise earlier. He did for this show but for our show stuff. They don't want you to know Ryan did a kind of a wreath imagining of that theme which you've had for for many many many years back as back as far as the youtube days And we're toying around the idea of at least letting folks here at and who knows who knows what could happen. All bets are off these big thanks to right. He actually sent me an updated version of it today. That I'll send you the ad part and adjusted some mix stuff so yeah thanks a lot Ryan always thanks to producer Casey program. Thanks Chris for Haciendas here in spirit. Gabe Leuze Our research associate extraordinaire. Who We are promising. And we'll honor that promise to have on the show and also thanks to Jonathan Strickland Aka the twister. I was talking with him a little bit yesterday. He says hello to everyone and he will. Of course return had some points With a scenario so stay tuned for that and of course always no. Thanks to you man. Thanks for hanging out man. It's been a pleasure. Cenex time folks for more podcasts from iheartradio visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows get a credit card. That gives you what you need now. A low interest rate on everyday purchases and a place to transfer high interest rate balances. The Pen Fed Gold. Contactless CARD IS OUR LOWEST INTEREST. Rate Credit Card. 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"sears" Discussed on Parklandia

Parklandia

09:42 min | 5 months ago

"sears" Discussed on Parklandia

"So for some context. I visited these parks as part of a late summer. Family vacation with my dad sister brother and his then fiancee now wife. And if you remember when we talked about that same family trip for Lassen volcanic national park in season. One this redwood trip was the other part of that trip and even better for this part. We're bringing my brother on this special guest later in this episode so super excited to talk to him. That was a fun time. And it's going to be a fun. Chat it absolutely was so redwood was the first part of that vacation which took place in September and started with a day and night in San Francisco. Then the next morning we got up early and drove a rental car up to coach her a few hours to get to this beautiful national park. It's honestly a pretty easy drive. Pretty straightforward made all the easier by how ridiculously scenic. It is at the time this was pre are for us and we were used to road trips through the Midwest and the Chicago area which is mostly pretty boring and flat and monotonous. So I was not prepared for how delightfully entertaining. Just the the drive would be honestly. Yeah even got off the highway and stopped for lunch at some cute diner in Sonoma's which beautiful yeah it. Was this quaint gorgeous. Little Town called Healdsburg which incidentally I had been there for a workshop literally two months before we stopped here for breakfast. The hotel I was staying I was like two blocks away or something from is very diner and I remember being like totally blown away by this coincidence and everyone else in the car was like Oh okay and then had no reaction. I was like okay. That's fine I mean. No one else was on that trip with you So it's hard to relate. Yeah I mean I get it. The the silent reaction was deafening. But the food is really good just like homey. American food with bottomless Mug of coffee. Those really dense ceramic mugs. That you really only find roadside diners. Nowadays favorite kind of place. Yeah we were just like having this diner conversation the other day actually we were because we have very different diner preferences. I think we like different styles of diners. We do. I'm more like the modern kind of sleet contemporary approach in terms of design and like food. I like inventive stuff. Like Lox bagels and things like that things that are like gussied up versions of like Americana Fair I guess yeah. Mine's like two eggs poached Bacon Sausage Righto sputtered and hashbrowns cloud home fries. Don't get mixed up. Don't get me. I'm so easy. I'm so simple when it comes to. I WANNA old school diner like the fun like just but is facebook. Are you shoot? There's some- by my hashbrowns fine. Okay 'cause they don't really do that anymore but I used to do that. I've never done that. Yeah but yeah I hear you so from there from this diner. It's another like four and a half hours north to the national parks. And that's a bit of a drive. But like we said it's supersonic very very pretty so as long as you get an early start from especially relieving from the San Francisco area like we did you make time. Oh Yeah it's really not that far from the Oregon border either. Its way up there. Yeah but the further north. You drive the greener. Everything gets in the midst year things get to. It's all very cinematic and immersive in really does feel like you're gradually disappearing into like a a different universe. Is it like a universe envisioned by Filbert or something? It's like you're going to a movie and I have expected to kind of gradually transform into his character myself or does he a dinosaur leap out from the forest and start chasing down the road. Yeah and then it would like bite off the side mirror of the car while we all screamed in terror exactly and eventually though we didn't see any dinosaurs we saw a lot of bigfoot signs all over the place yeah lots those. This must be like prime big territory because we saw tons of big for like big foot crossing signs bigfoot mornings even like bigfoot themed businesses and cafes and things like that. They're really like on the fictional. Mike bigfoot stuff and I can totally see to. This seems like it would have a setting for a giant mysterious neanderthal anytime I think of bigfoot. Bigfoot from goofy movie remember that scene. I'm almost offended that you even felt the need to ask me that I remember to. Of course I have that movie like memorize scene for scene basically and it was very formative for me in my early years. And if I'm being honest it's still far enough for me now. Like I'm I to learn from that movie and grow with at and that goofy movie. Bigfoot is like my go-to Oh yeah absolutely well. Of course I mean it doesn't get much better than bigfoot He was a gentle giant really He just wanted to listen to headphones and dance. Yeah and maybe like my name goofy and Max had gotten into the car. I the movie never released lanes like what the intent was or what the real threat of bigfoot was because he was trying to break into the car. That's the whole gist. And then Max or like flings the headphones out of the car and they laid on big head and then he just starts to dance. Ann Lewis himself to song and that's when they are you know able to eat spaghetti. I don't know I don't know what happened. I I guess. I don't remember seeing foreseen really spiraling here. I think it just you're nervous But but again this is it really shows cinematic. This part of California's everything either looks like a movie or remind you movie or it is a movie. Yes which is another reason why. I'm so excited to have my brother later for this episode. He's the biggest movie connoisseur right now like by far so I think it'll be interesting to get his insight on on this park trees so contrary to what we might be leading you to believe. This place was not drawn into existence by Disney animators. So the parks that comprise the system include the actual national park portion which was designated in nineteen. Sixty eight along with del. Norte Coast Perry Creek and did it. Is Smith all three of which are state parks? And when they're all combined they contain about one hundred and forty thousand acres of America's most iconic trees and forests most iconic there. I said Yeah. That's a big statement but it really fits America has a lot of iconic trees. But these ones definitely standout. Yeah literally they. They stand way out there. Enormous I think their closest like size-wise trees are sequoias which are also huge. They're wider in the help more volume. But they're not as tall as redwoods. Redwoods definitely grow taller there. The all natural skyscrapers and I would say I would go out and say that redwoods are the sears tower of trees and I know that I know that you and I are biased. Because we're from Chicago. But I still firmly believe that the sears tower is still the most iconic skyscraper in the nation and I refuse to not call it sears tower I know it's technically willpower. But it will always be serious our in my heart. You're one of those I love it. Yeah teams here's all the way And not only are they the tallest trees on earth but there are also some of the oldest some as old as two thousand years old so even though they're not actually the largest by volume or the oldest they're distinctly special and obviously conic especially since they grow to be almost four hundred feet tall. The park service doesn't point out which trees actually the tallest in order to protect it from visitation crowds. But the tallest tree is I believe. Around three hundred seventy nine hundred eighty feet tall in the Redwood Creek watershed called hyperion. I I love the name. It sounds like a superhero. And they grow this bag because of all the constant moisture and precipitation including rain and fog coupled with the regions temperate climate and average temps that range between forty five and sixty one degrees year round. So it's just the most ideal environment for trees of this is plus. Their bark is so thick like two foot thick that it's a great natural defense against forest fires and disease but you're saying twelve inches thick. Yeah twelve thousand. Seven hundred foot thick That's crazy that's my foot. Yes and in case you're wondering how these enormous behemoths aren't constantly toppling over under their own sheer size. That's because their roots reach up to thirteen feet deep in eighty feet long and they'd really they need to be the speaking order to protect against weather and wind and such and just their own like mammoth size. So thirteen fifty. That's more than twice the size of me. Cram or you. That's you and I put together plus an extra foot or to your That's just absolutely insane. How big those are deeply rooted But unfortunately most of these trees have been logged over the years Today the national and state parks protect about forty five percent of all remaining coastal redwood trees which is definitely alarming. Yes yes it is history in the mid eighteen hundreds but it's not even that long in the grand scheme of things. Old Growth Redwood forest covered more than two million acres the northern California coast. Obviously that number has dwindled drastically things to loggers to the point where one hundred and forty thousand acres nearly half of all that remains which is terrible. Yeah yikes yeah in the early eighteen. Hundreds this part of California was home to native Americans with tribes like the Iraq. And the Wyatt peoples who respected The forest and used it and sustainable ways They've been doing it for as long as three thousand years. Absolutely.

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"sears" Discussed on Opening Arguments

Opening Arguments

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on Opening Arguments

"So which again, remember he got to this place there were subsequent investments. But with an initial investment that was steeply discounted in buying up the debt of K mart in bankruptcy. So neat trick. If you can get it. As it turns out, Sears owns more than just Sears stores. Yeah. They used to own all of the primary tool brands in the United States that you would recognize craftsman. Right. So they owned those brands they own obviously a lot of real estate. They owned lands end which lands end was my votive candle analogy, right? It was a very profitable business that was not affiliated in consumers minds with Sears. Right. The who would never shop at Sears with shop at land's end. All of those assets were spun off by Lampert under his tenure as CEO of Sears approved by the board of directors upon which Steven Mnuchin sits during that transaction at the same time Sears itself was going from worse to abysmal. One of the things that is the case. And so, you know, this is another analog of the K mart spending K mart under Lampert spending. It's cash to buy Sears rather than spending its cash to renovate it stores. Keep it going Brent. Well, the same thing Sears spun off land's end, for example, and then declared a dividend to shareholders at the same time that Sears is unable to meet some of its financial obligations to its vendors. So tiny little sidebar one of the things I didn't know about this. But apparently, this is true of big box department stores. They don't accept the product that suppliers shipped to ship to them cash on delivery. Right. I just always assumed that that was the. Case that you either that either Sears bought it first, and you know, either paid in advance or paid on delivery. But actually what happens is if you if you sell your products in Sears, you deliver them first and then Sears has a period of time. Right. Usually it's a couple of days by the contract to put them on the shelves and start selling them before they have to pay you back is it like sinement, but not quite. Yeah. It's that's not a bad analog. And as a result, a secondary business has popped up and that secondary business that's popped up. Our lenders that fill in that gap. In other words, the lenders by up the receivables due to the shipper from Sears at discount, right? And then receive the benefits of. Of those receivables when steers pays about, right. So those that little gap there is filled by a pretty significant niche as just like a shows Herm quick loan like they want their money faster. So they'll pay a little bit of a tiny bit of premium on it that is exactly right. And so that those short term lenders choose what they're going to charge based on how likely they think they are to get paid by the big box company. Right. And as this is going on the the evidence shows, so this is paragraph one fourteen for example, that since two thousand and nine Sears days payables outstanding an aggregate measure, the number of days, Sears was able to defer vendor payments had been significantly below that of Sears peer group and Jen. Declining the decline in the DP, oh from twenty ten to twenty fourteen represented a loss of more than two hundred million dollars of trade credit from suppliers of goods. So let's unpack that a little bit right? This these credit suppliers look at it and go, okay? You're Sears were scared that you're not gonna pay us, and we just bought up all of this accounts receivable. So we're only going to enter into these contracts if you pay more quickly or we're going to require the sellers we're going to buy it at a lower rate from suppliers right? Well, and look like some suppliers may say, okay. Well, I'm over a barrel. I'm either on the shelf at Sears or I'm nowhere. But lots of suppliers like say, you know, clothing manufa, mainstream clothing manufacturers appliances, all the stuff that's on the shelf at Sears. If they're not on the shelf at Sears that could be on the shelf at WalMart that could. Be on the chef at target, right? And those suppliers if they're like, well, we're getting eighty cents on the dollar from Sears..

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"sears" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on Today, Explained

"This is one of the big fights of the populist movement trying to infuse more and more cash into the economy, but this. This is hard to come by bespoke for farmers who really settle their accounts once a year. So offering things on credit is essential to get access to rural Americans who were so dependent on credit, especially in the south where we have many sharecroppers, many tenant farmers who were dependent on one store in their area for all their needs. And that store relied on credit. I wanted you talking about the south, and especially in this time period was the catalog available to any shopper black or white. Well, this is one of the interesting curious things about the Sears catalog, and it's radical almost radical history that for southerners, especially black southerners, the catalog was away to evade the control of the general store, which we think of now is this sort of like folksy romantic place. But actually was a site of a lot of control the store owner there who often was in cahoots with the local landowner he may rent from was a agent of white supremacy, and so black farmers couldn't by the same clothes as white farmers. Black farmers couldn't by the same food as white farmers as they wanted to create a very visible distinction between white and black people in the south. But all of that is undone when you have access to a catalog, right it enables black farmers to just order nicer clothes, even than the white farmers. Could get at the country store. And so this is pretty amazing for black southerners. And of course, there is a massive reaction against it. I was gonna say was Whitey pissed Whitey did not like it. So there were mass burnings of these catalogs in the streets. Low organized by local store owners there were contests who could bring in the most catalogs to be destroyed. And they framed it as we don't want these outsiders coming in and destroying our way of life. But of course, that way of life was not so great if you were a black farmer. It's funny to think of Sears as a radical American retail company because I think when most people think Sears think about like that fuddy-duddy store at the mall, but no one goes to anymore. Exactly. And you know, what's interesting also is that they weren't self-consciously racial radicals. They were just trying to. Make some money and black consumers are part of that money. And you can't tell the race of someone looking at their name on a slip of paper asking for credit. So there's no way they could actually regulate that even if they had wanted to which they didn't. But just to illustrate the extreme lengths that white people were committed to white supremacy. There were all kinds of rumors circulating that Richard Sears was black that alva- Roebuck was black and they had to actually show pictures of themselves to prove that they were not. And this was meant to get white customers to stop buying from Sears and Roebuck. Now, the interesting thing there is that rumor still persists, but it's been flipped on its head..

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"sears" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Car fixed. You could get your whole damn house there. I mean, a real house maturing about a portable trailer something real house by rooms comes kit for over a century. Sears was a brand that meant something. It was part of America's identity, but all good things must come to an end. And the end of Sears has not been pretty so in Sears filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection in October. There was significant uncertainty about what would happen to the company in the future. Whether there would be any future at all. And so there was thousands of tens of thousands of employees whose jobs were at risk. There were hundreds of. Stores still although Sears is much smaller than it used to be an so they're major stakes to be had in deciding the fate of Sears in so many people's livelihood. Still depended on and many people still shop there. Nathan Bomi is a business reporter at USA today. He's been sitting in Sears bankruptcy court on one side. You had the creditors of Sears. We're talking about the major mall owners like Simon property group that don't want Sears around anymore. They want the space in their malls to be able to lease out to other people. And then also the pension creditors, which basically amounts to the United States government, which has to step in cover. The shortfall in the pension funds for Sears those creditors all wanted to yours to go away because they felt like they could make more money if Sears was dead than if they were alive, and then on the other side you have Eddie Lampert. Eddie Lampert is very very deep in the Sears trade at this point. This was a guy who people were putting into the category of Warren Buffett Lampard is positive that just having a lot of money doesn't mean you have any colleges or skill brilliant confident cocky almost of success early on a billionaire. In fact, I would submit he had no intent to run this company in any way other than to pockets. Who's Eddie Lambert's Eddie Lampert is their unique character he is a chairman and longtime investor in Sears actually, also happens to be former CEO and the largest shareholder. And you know, he's comes from all street. He comes from an investment background kind of went out on his own decades ago and started to make a lot of money through investments like autozone. For example, Kim, a billionaire, but he also has very peculiar background unusual circumstance about fifteen years ago when he was kidnapped couple of guys basically jumped him and held him for ransom for a couple of days. And then he talked his way out of it. Because he's a rich hedge fund guy, why not kidnap them. That's exactly right. I'm not exaggerating. That's precisely what happened. And so I think that that contributed to the fact that he's a very secretive sort of quiet kind of reclusive person. He runs Sears primarily from an island in Florida where he doesn't he doesn't really leave much. It said that he doesn't even go to the stores, very. Often doesn't go to the Sears headquarters for often. He does a lot of video conferences from his his mansion basically in Thawra. And so you know, is that the best way to run a retailer. I think a lot of critics would say no at the end of this case, though, the end of this bankruptcy. He was the last person standing who was willing to give Sears another chance. It sounds like it'd be easy to paint Eddie Lampert as a super villain here. He's he's taking overseers from his island mansion in Florida, and then, you know, watching over its bankruptcy..

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"sears" Discussed on Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Daniel Moran

Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Daniel Moran

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Daniel Moran

"With that inherent unconditional value you need time to connect. So you can sorta like re realize the connection on a regular basis. And I think we need that time to connect to our inherent value very regularly because otherwise there we are still super freak invaluable. But we lose connection with it. So he's then. Start falling into pretending that we're not. But when we can reconnect to okay meditating little bit taking little self time self care that is the connection to our unconditional value that's inherent within in my delusional opinion. I would like to tell you a story that will make me sound like a crazy person. May I proceed men? I I love any story that starts that way. I wrote a blog post about this that I never published because afraid it would just make me look like crazy person. So I'm going to do it here today. JP Sears, your voice is already creepy me. How makes me love you more uh? So I have experienced challenges with loneliness. And I have become aware of that just like I've become aware my work a hall ISM in the last year and a half. So it's something that I have been practicing or exploring and maybe eight months ago, maybe a little bit longer. I felt kind of that twinge fell to come up and instead of running from it like a normally would do I decided all right lab. Just I'm going to explore. This is going to sit with this. And I won't confess to taking illegal substances that were grown in the earth in order to explore this. But if I had taken some things that would make me explore this. I just said that they're effective of making me go forced into my emotions. So I didn't. But had I done that. This is what would have happened. I explored that emotion very deeply. And I had this like internal voice that was just like chatter in my brain that. And it just kept like that internal chatty voice. That's going all the time in our brain. And then a different part of my brain was like, why can't I shut off my brain. And I literally started these two parts of my brain. I've start having a conversation myself. I'm like why can't I turn off my brain? And the chatty part. My brain is like this is my job. This is my job. I'm here to chat, I'm going to chat chat chat. No one's like. Will you please stop talking? And then I literally had like a third voice pop up the third voice in my head to goes great. Now, I'm having a conversation with the voices in my head. I am a ridiculous person. And I recognize ridiculous. I'm being my letting the different voices in my head chat with themselves. And chatterbox the pops up, and he's like this is my job. And I said to myself, what do you mean, this is your job and chatterbox says my job is to keep you distracted. Keep me distracted from what I'm here to distract you from your pain. Now, remember, I was feeling I felt that twinge of loneliness, and I was kind of exploring that feeling of being lonely. And you might say that I then had what some would call a psychedelic experience that experience was like, I followed. I already feel like a crazy person sharing the story. I love you. Gotta you. Gotta get crazy to find your seventy. All right..

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"sears" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

10:46 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"That's the that's the toll free number. I just wanted to talk about the series. I. We all knew there was was on its way out. But it is kinda sad. I think that that go in the go in the way of all all businesses. I guess, you know, they call this capitalism, creative destruction, you know, everything has to be destroyed and make way for new things. Sears was the original Amazon. Sears was the original KMart. Sears Sears did a lot of creative destruction itself with its catalogue. And then after after upending the whole the whole American. Retail sales world they started putting up their own brick and mortar stores about about a century ago. And they they again revolutionized the retail industry, and it's kind of sad to see him go down. And you know, the the guy that the guy that's run them into the ground is someone named Eddie Lampert. He said, he's an interesting character. And I know a lot of people are portraying him as this really evil person. But he's he's got he's he he he was a he was a he went to Yale with the guy who is now the Treasury Secretary Manoukian would they were they were classmates, and he was a very very successful. Hedge fund operator quite a prodigy almost a child prodigy made made billions with for David Geffen, the Tisch family. They're the the old CBS family now own half of the New York Giants made a lot of money with those. Guys and. David Geffen said that he made more with with Lampert that he ever did in the music business. And so we bought K mart back fifteen years ago. And everybody said you're crazy for by K mart. It was in bankruptcy bought it for like, eight hundred million bucks. And then he turned around and sold all the leases off to Home Depot and Sears for nine hundred million. So he was already in the in the black. And then he then he had the, you know, the the stores that were left were successful. So we decided to do the same thing with Sears. And of course, it hasn't worked out. But you know, I mean, he tried again, I know that Sears are really crappy and we want to hear from people. Just how crappy the Sears was the last time you went there. If you still like go into Sears, or if you know, I think a lot of people. Remember, remember people who spent their entire lives working at Sears. You know, you go when you'd start when you were a teenager in high school, and you know, you go to college for a little while maybe and then drop out or get married. A lot of people spent their entire working lives at Sears. And you know, one thing again Lampert. You know, everybody says, well, he let the stores go to hell. And you know, we didn't do any maintenance work, the escalators didn't work the the stores were dark and dingy like a warehouse, etc. Etc. That's all true. But you know, what he also did some other some other good things. He he apparently I'm reading today, I've been reading all these stories because again, it kinda fascinated by the whole decline and fall aspect of this. He he also put four point five billion dollars into the into the retirement plan. They have seventy thousand workers and one hundred thousand pensioners, and you know, unlike some of the big automaker's, you know, when they when they were cutting back and going into bankruptcy ten years ago or so the big three's a couple of them. Anyway, they, you know. Are they Sears has ever walked away from its pension obligations? They've always they've always come through there. One hundred one hundred thousand more people that are in danger of losing their pensions from Sears than there are in danger of losing their jobs from Sears going out of business. So I don't know. I mean, I I haven't been to Sears for a long time grace was talking about it there in the Durham one of the last breaks. And she said she said at one time I went to see the last time I went to Sears. I went to get some vacuum cleaner bags, and I couldn't find anybody to help me out the escalators were broken. And then I couldn't find the vacuum cleaner bag. So she went home and ordered them online, and she's never been back. And I think that story could be repeated like twenty billion times, you know. I mean, that's that's that's where their their their customer base went. You know, they they were dissatisfied. And the other thing about it is that the the sort of the middle ground of of the American. Economy. They the consumer side of the economy is kind of God somebody pointed this out yesterday. I thought it was a good point. You know, it's like the red. Lobster restaurants are struggling right? You know, the high end restaurants, the Fleming steakhouse capital grille. They're doing great. The the the fast food restaurants like five guys, they're doing great. But the things in the middle like Red Lobster are sucking cheap. Beers are doing good. I as are doing good. Budweiser. Forget about it. It's god. It's also that the Sears I do is at the mall and the mall in general is pretty lacklustre, but this series like everything around that Sears is like the desert on the side of the mall that no one goes to like if you got robbed Ag no one would be there to help you because it's litter. Nobody's there. So not only is it Sears dying off. But it's killing everything around it, like, a poisonous Ivy poison Ivy. I don't know about that. What happened to all the empty Sears? Now. Well, I mean, a lot of them have already been turned into other things haven't they they've been turned into GM's or something like that. I guess maybe gyms might work out. But I mean, there's not a big retail giant itching to have more locations. No, no, definitely not. I I don't I don't know what they're gonna do. They don't see. That's the thing that that's the thing Lampert. Always thought, you know, what he would he made this big score with K mart fifteen years ago. We could sell off all the location. So he always thought. Well, I'm okay 'cause I can sell off these locations, but what he wasn't counting on not that anybody else was counting on it was the internet and Amazon and coming in and basically cutting the heart out of a lot of these malls. Again, the middle the middle malls that the really upscale malls are doing okay, but the middle malls are aren't doing. So well, I'm just thinking about the mall in Bangor. Don't you get like a cumulative effect? Once the Sears shuts down, and then fewer people are coming in because of that. And then another place shuts down, and then pretty soon the mall can't even sustain itself. And you've got this gigantic building. What the hell are you going to do with it? I know hey, I used to go to the ball. I think it was a border in the Bangor mall used to my first couple of bucks. I did I did gangbusters at that mall at at bookstore. Now, it's gone. I I know a guy who has a cart who used to have a car that he would have every Christmas there a couple of. And he's the I mean, it was a huge part of his business. I he's listening to the show. Now, he knows what I'm talking about. I don't even think he'd go. I don't even think he goes into the Bangor mall anymore because it's not worth it. Because he he doesn't have to foot traffic. He used to even you know, even for you know, being in there for the six weeks right before Christmas. So I mean, this is a it's a larger story, but it's kind of sad too. Because it's it wasn't a bad store wasn't a bad chain. I was thinking about this. My father used to work at the he to be an assistant manager at the Mountain View house, which is now the Mountain View grand Whitefield New Hampshire and when I was a kid. One of the one of the guys who stayed there for most of the summer was a general woods, general, Robert woods. He was the. He was the former CEO of Sears. He was a former he was a West Point guy in a former general in the Philippines, believe it or not way way back. And and he you know, he was one of the big biggest industrialists or retail tycoons, I guess in the United States how about the Sears tower, Chicago, it's not even the Sears tower anymore. They sold it, Greg. You're next with Howie Carr. Go ahead. Greg. Exempted? How we you know, we all grew up with the Sears catalog. Just imagine if some technology company could take in the strength of that platform, and it just moved online. You would have had the first Amazon because it had such a such a reach in all parts of the country, and you don't have a wide range of products. Yeah. You know, they said they I I read somewhere today in two thousand six on the Forbes list Lampert and bazo were worth the same amount of money. Can you believe that three billion dollars? Now now Lampert twelve years later Lampard is worth one third of what he was worth. He's worth a billion dollars bazo says worth one hundred and sixty billion dollars. Greg. The last series. I was in was in Jersey City New jersey 'cause it's right near like, the there's like a elevated public transit right there. That still does business and they kept up the place being it's a high traffic location. Yeah. Yeah. There's there's a there was a story in the New York Post yesterday by getting Joe Nocera. I guess he wrote it for Bloomberg. He went to the one in flatbush, which is near the old Ebbets field. And they, you know, the the legend that Sears is at that. At that one is the Jackie Robinson used to sell suits in the off season. You know when the when the dodgers weren't playing baseball. And they said, this guy said inside lighting was terrible. Some areas had bright lights, others were so them. I could barely make out the prices much of the carpet was stained wires had fallen through ceiling piles the shelves some chip their warped. Were stocked with cheaply made goods it all reeked of neglect. I think that that's the one in Brooklyn. That's that speaks for most of them. You know, maybe they keep a few of them up like the one he was talking about in Jersey City there. I mean, they they say this four hundred that are still profitable. But you know, it's it's over for Sears, basically, eight four four five hundred forty two forty two. Five eight says, my parents took me to Sears as a kid every escalator work. The store had to kick me off at once eight four four or five hundred forty two forty two. I'm Howie Carr. Car will return after this commercial break. Howie Carr here. Have you looked in the mirror lately? When you see your smile. What do you think if you're like most people you probably wish you had whiter teeth or teeth that weren't so crooked? And then you think fixing those problems will take years and might cost you more than you could afford..

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"sears" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"No one would give me credit. Even the Bank used in Sears was the first that gave me a credit card. So not surprisingly what I couldn't pay cash. I went to Sears to buy my stuff. They were ahead of that curve, Mark. Thank you so much for your call. Sarah halzack Sears in the credit business, extending credit to people who couldn't get it anywhere else at the time. Yes, years is actually an early pioneer in issuing credit, many decades before he was in college. And so, yeah, that's consistent to me with another one of the innovations that they brought to bear and another key tactic they had an attracting customers. And is it a? Is it an innovation though that got that got a head of Sears? I mean, I'm thinking other companies that weren't necessarily in finance to begin with but expanded into into the finance world, and that became more of a. Of a burden than a profit center. Did that ever happen if Sears? I don't think so. To my knowledge, I don't think there was a point where it having its own. It's retail, credit card. Business was a problem. As we discussed earlier the fact that sort of branched away from its core business by having these other kind of financial service oriented businesses was troublesome. But within the retail empire, I think it's been okay. The Vicky Howard couple of minutes that we have here. I mean, you're looking at the store through historical ones, but I wonder when you look forward, what do you see is what is the story of Sears bankruptcy telling you about what the future of retail might be? Well, I'm hoping that Dave is right in the caller that works for the service technician of firm is right in the firm does go full circle or is able to survive. But I do fear that with these additional closures, you know that you know it's going to have a terrible impact on the on workers at Sears. But also I think that the shopping malls that depend on these anchors, our will also suffer. And so people who are less served by by shopping malls and have to rely on these older older malls that might have a JC Penney which has also had lots of troubles or Sears anchoring them that they that they will pus face the closure of their shopping mall and have difficulty finding a place to go shop and we'll turn more and more online. There's we'll be some sort of rolling affect this. So Sarah halzack isn't that interesting? Because you know here we are talking about online retail in its growth and Sears innovation in the early twenty in mid twentieth century. But you know Amazon, the current major disruptor in retail, they're actually pushing into brick and mortar stores. Now, yes, I think we see this convergence where the old guys are trying to learn new tricks in the new guys are trying to learn old tricks. And so I think the, yes, Amazon, the clearest flashiest example of this was when it spent thirteen point, four billion dollars to acquire whole foods effectively. A major wager on the fact that people are going to be wanting to buy their groceries in physical stores for quite long time. But we see other efforts from Amazon in the physical retail space to one is their Amazon bookstores. Another is this concept called Amazon go, which is basically a cashier less convenient store. So the story relies on a web of.

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"sears" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Ericans, Vicky Howard. So did you did you see that same radical sensibility in in Sears with its catalogue and African American shoppers? Well, I'm thinking about the era of the the modern civil rights movement in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties. When Sears was along with other department stores in the south, and also drugstores were boycotted in part of the sit in movement. I'm so I think that I, I agree with Louis about the potential for that consumers to use the catalog to resist white supremacy. And I think like read that that happened, but I think it's important to distinguish between what the firm itself with trying to do, and they were they were own long on fitting into the corporate structures of the time and in the south Sears discriminated against African Americans in its department stores. So when it went as soon as it had stores. I am lunch counters and things like that. I, it was just discriminate against African American consumers as well as a hiring white workers. And it was a paean of boycotts just as we're other businesses. So I think from the consumer point of view, I think they could make what they wanted out of these catalogs and use them. But the firm itself shouldn't be held up as and I don't think that's what loses doing. But I think the firm itself should be remembered for all of the things that did and didn't do. Right. So very interesting point. Vicki said, reminding us as tears. Absolutely very much company of its time as well. I mean, Louis, did you want to respond to that completely agree? I think that they know I think Vicki and I would agree on this and I think most people would that Sears company of its time and it moves through time and as it did, it's it's a very different situation to have a brick and mortar store in a majority white neighborhood, or you know, trying to appeal to that white shopper than to have a catalog, which you know and you. You can see the shift. It moves into being middle America rather than you know the early eighteen ninety s the in the in the office, the the catalogue, you could write to it in Swedish, or German, or any other language. They were open to come one come all. So I think it's it's important to realize that there is not one Sears, but along story of American retail in America, so fascinating because going back to the catalog and how Sears in that case reached out to African American customers, particularly in the south..

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"sears" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Well, that's pretty speedy disruption to and. That's why I think Sears occupies such an important place in retailing history and commerce secretary. So we'll talk more about the the effects of online retail a little later in the program, but we got callers who want to join us because I mean, most Americans have interacted with the Sears or shop to the Sears, perhaps at least once in their lives. So lots of thoughts and memories here. Let's go to Deborah who's calling from Watertown, Connecticut, debris, you're on the air. Yes, making great show. I am. I have worked for two great American institutions Sears and prudential and prudential continue to thrive in series of courses not. I started admiring fears when I was a kid during the Vietnam war. My father was a military surgeon stationed in Japan. So we ordered everything that we needed. I would pour over it for hours. I think Sears has been ossified in heading for trouble for a long time. I worked with years in the nineteen seventies when I was in high school and housewares the guy I worked for whose name was John man. I hope his kids here this. He was the top housewares manager in the entire country. He was very innovative, very successful, very aggressive. He he was a bear about knowing the merchandise, send me on spying missions to see what other stores were charging. So he could set prices and sales based on that information. He. Had me cooking chicken and ham inside the store, grilling it so that the smell would attract customers who might not be thinking about. I love this. He sounds like a really creative manager. He was totally like that. And he never ever ever got promoted beyond manager of one department in one store because he didn't have a high. I mean, he had a high school degree, but nothing beyond that and you know, and I especially remember just one story that I'd love to share from those days about an old style manager here. I was sixteen years old and I was on the phone with a customer who wanted to order replacement parts for his Webber grill, which was not hard, but he was really, really difficult and really unhappy and hard to help while it turned out that the reason he was so unhappy was that his wife had left him and she had taken the parts, but not the grill and and I. And I didn't. I couldn't handle him. And I finally said to him, excuse me. So it's not my fault that your wife left you and I hung up on it and he called the store manager and demanded that are before and the store manager who we never saw on the floor who was, you know, young man, college educated were suit, came down to, you know, get my head on a platter and John stuck up for me. He said she shouldn't have done it. She's young. It's her first job. She's a good worker. And then he sat me down and he gave me, you know, the customer's always right lecture, but he stuck up for me. We'll Debra, thank you so much for your call and for your memories there and, and really wonderful example about perhaps how more qualified people at Sears weren't at least in this case work getting promoted. Thank you. Deborah, let's go quickly to Chris who's calling from state college, Pennsylvania, Chris, you're on the air. Hi, great program. One thing not just seriously lot of these big legacy corporations is the role of the Bolter capitalists that come in, you know, the hedge funds by these corporations, and then. Leverage to the hilt pay themselves back for the purchase price and then scrip all the assets Salamov you like Sears has done with craftsmen at Kenmore and all the brand names. And then once they pocket all the cash, but now they're just going through bankruptcy court, unload the empty shell of the corporation and all the debt on somebody else..

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"sears" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"I think what you see is that companies with established market shares in in Bergen mortar, retail face in the sort of broad sense rising competition from line. I'm in other distributional methods and basically financial interests like hedge funds and private equity and see this. And what they see is that this is an industry that is going to be a long term decline. It's going to lose market share, but that presents an opportunity where they can take control of of business, then they can radically cut expenses. Lay people off load the company's with debt to pay themselves, drag Antic dividend. And you know, yes, that will push the company out of business. They might by doing that causes go out of business a little bit more quickly than it would have had the sort of, you know, natural evolution of the market played out, but that. Cents an enormous profit making opportunity. In the meantime, that is the customers are gonna leave, but they're not gonna leave so quickly that you can't make an absolute killing during the period of time that you just control in. Paris, ties us declining business. So I think that's what we saw with Sears with those other companies. I mean, is it the case though that there was that that that the demise of all these companies is that inevitable? My understanding is different. You know, for instance of toys r. us, I haven't seen the sales figures for Sears. Part of that just seems to be complete mismanagement because this thing fell off a cliff, but toys. I mean, I think the story is probably variations on across all of these companies. I don't think it's totally inevitable that Sears has to be replaced by online. I mean, Sears itself could have changed his business and you take a company like Amazon that has profited so enormously at the decline of brick and mortar retail. I mean, that's a company that doesn't take profits because you know, while they have enormous market share, they use..

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"sears" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"sears" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"For that customer that's not shopping at Sears anymore. So Sears was struggling for a while, seven years of losses and even some of its closest competitors. As you mentioned, Macy's n. j. c. Penney what does the fall of Sears mean for their future? You know, we'll penny is very much up in the air. They are struggling. They just they just brought on a new CEO so we'll see how she does, but you know, they've. Cycled through several leaders who have not been able to turn that business around. They're not as weakest Sears. But you know if things don't improve for them, they could be not far behind in a few years and Macy's has struggled to, but they've made a lot of investments in their business and they, they seem to be turning a corner this year. We'll we'll see how that plays out with them. And in your piece, you also talk about companies that have been able to emerge from bankruptcy, although in different ways or smaller ways like PayLess shoe source. And on the other hand, we have companies like toys r. us that seem to be having a tougher time. What can you tell us about the prospects for a reemergence of Sears? You know, a lot of retailers go into bankruptcy thinking they can restructure only to find out that they, you know, it's a death knell for them, and Sears is obviously hoping it can come out smaller and more nimble, but but it raises questions if they do come out with just three hundred stores will have the scale and the buying power to really compete. I'm not really sure what their place in the. World will be when you have WalMart and target and Home Depot with hundreds and thousands of stores. And then you know a very, very scaled-down Sears what is their proposition? And of course, in addition to all those brick and mortar retailers that you mention, obviously the rise of e commerce and the continued dominance of Amazon CEO CEO Eddie Lampert. I think he really saw early on how ecommerce which change retailing and and his hope was that he could turn Sears fast enough to meet those changes. You know, he clearly was not able to do that, but you know, Amazon is a once in a generation company and they have put everybody else on the defensive trying to compete with them. So that continues to be a big challenge. And you mentioned the holiday season a little bit earlier. The Wall Street Journal has been reporting a lot on how the fall of Toys R Us and other big retailers changes the holiday shopping season. How about retailers like Sears? I mean, by the end of this year, we could potentially just have a couple hundred of them. Left. I mean, Sears still has a pretty dominant share in things like tools and appliances. So people are going to, you know, may not be as willing to buy their appliances at Sears because you know who knows about that warranty and we'll series be around in a year. So I think a lot of that market share is going to be up for grabs in apparel and some other areas. You know, I think Sears just looms much larger in the American magic nation than it does as a business because it's been shrinking now for a long, long time that's Wall Street Journal reporter, Suzanne cap, ner joining us in our studio to talk about Sears. Thank you so much Zan. Thank you. And that's what's news. I'm Anne Marie for totally in New York for the Wall Street Journal. Enjoy the what's news podcast. Then try the what's news newsletter. Sign up at w. s. j. dot com slash newsletters that's WSJ dot com. Slash newsletters.

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"sears" Discussed on IOT Podcast

IOT Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"sears" Discussed on IOT Podcast

"Yeah yeah same here it's been a long time so let's kick this off with just a broad overview what do you do at sears home services so good questions she was home services is appliance repair we've had that business for decades we also have a home improvement business wally home or he labs as part of serious home services and then we have a new exciting service called service live so that's what we do we serve customers around the country no matter what brand of appliance they bought where they bought it we service it and keeps us busy i imagine so this is a business it's tailor made for the internet of things i can think of my gosh predictive maintenance understanding from connected appliance what's wrong see if the right parts on the truck there's probably a million other things but can you talk about what you guys are doing here today in maybe we'll go into what you are thinking about doing yeah i mean you hit on some of the things that are happening today are kim more places that we sell our web connected they're smart appliances a lot of the appliances we work on from other brands are also smart appliances so we're faced with those or we see those every day we're able to use those diagnostics to help solve the problem faster for consumer we also use technology to help our technicians when they're in the home self problems faster we do that by connecting that technician to an application to our effectively a tier to where they can call if they have a really tough situation in the field where they can send them live video that can send them pictures we can send them back schematics to a product so we're seeing connected devices were working with those we're also using technology to be faster smarter and and help our customers okay and that's actually something i talked about with sears at cbs you guys were actually bringing this concept of using video to help repair an appliance that your techs are using today into hopefully the consumer home so like someone like me who steals fairly confident and mucking about with this stuff might also have the chance to fix my own stuff.

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"sears" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"sears" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Yeah yeah same here it's been a long time so let's kick this off with just a broad overview what do you do at sears home services so good questions she was home services is appliance repair we've had that business for decades we also have a home improvement business wally home or he labs as part of serious home services and then we have a new exciting service called service live so that's what we do we serve customers around the country no matter what brand of appliance they bought where they bought it we service it and keeps us busy i imagine so this is a business it's tailor made for the internet of things i can think of my gosh predictive maintenance understanding from connected appliance what's wrong see if the right parts on the truck there's probably a million other things but can you talk about what you guys are doing here today in maybe we'll go into what you are thinking about doing yeah i mean you hit on some of the things that are happening today are kim more places that we sell our web connected they're smart appliances a lot of the appliances we work on from other brands are also smart appliances so we're faced with those or we see those every day we're able to use those diagnostics to help solve the problem faster for consumer we also use technology to help our technicians when they're in the home self problems faster we do that by connecting that technician to an application to our effectively a tier to where they can call if they have a really tough situation in the field where they can send them live video that can send them pictures we can send them back schematics to a product so we're seeing connected devices were working with those we're also using technology to be faster smarter and and help our customers okay and that's actually something i talked about with sears at cbs you guys were actually bringing this concept of using video to help repair an appliance that your techs are using today into hopefully the consumer home so like someone like me who steals fairly confident and mucking about with this stuff might also have the chance to fix my own stuff.

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"sears" Discussed on IOT Podcast

IOT Podcast

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"sears" Discussed on IOT Podcast

"Thank you for your question and everybody remember you can call five one to six to three seven four two four to have us answer your own smart home question and now stay tuned for our guest mitch bowling ceo of sears home services vestige from our sponsor hey everyone we are taking a break from the internet of things podcast for a message from our sponsor this week sponsor is machine q a comcast service and i have alex karam here to talk about how machine q is evolving so alex remind us what is mission q machine q is comcast beata b m bbc it business were focused on providing network can actively to our solution partners and we're also growing robust portfolio of point specific iot solutions awesome so last week we talked about how customers will use machine cue to start measuring some aspect of their operations but then they quickly will try to add more can you offer an exam apple what we're seeing in the marketplace is that many of our initial solution providers are able to go in there and solve particular need that's a cute and then they come back to us and they ask hey by the way there's a digital services that these people are looking for so perfect example would be looking to go to a restaurant and provide temperature humidity for their coldcase one of our solution providers has provided them a full stack solution and after they've saw for that they might wanna do predictive maintenance on their frigerator as well so they come back machine q and say is another solution provider in your ecosystem that can sell for predictive maintenance and we're not only seeing there in terms of sort of private enterprises but an example would be for what we did at comcast cares day we went to a local garden philadelphia and they asked us for soil or monitor sensors we're using a partner of ours called fence atara after they realized that we had network coverage in that area and they were able to monitor their soil monitor with that device they asked us anything else can terms of air quality that might be used there and we should of course we happen to have decent labs has another one of our solution providers and.

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"sears" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"sears" Discussed on The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

"Thank you for your question and everybody remember you can call five one to six to three seven four two four to have us answer your own smart home question and now stay tuned for our guest mitch bowling ceo of sears home services vestige from our sponsor hey everyone we are taking a break from the internet of things podcast for a message from our sponsor this week sponsor is machine q a comcast service and i have alex karam here to talk about how machine q is evolving so alex remind us what is mission q machine q is comcast beata b m bbc it business were focused on providing network can actively to our solution partners and we're also growing robust portfolio of point specific iot solutions awesome so last week we talked about how customers will use machine cue to start measuring some aspect of their operations but then they quickly will try to add more can you offer an exam apple what we're seeing in the marketplace is that many of our initial solution providers are able to go in there and solve particular need that's a cute and then they come back to us and they ask hey by the way there's a digital services that these people are looking for so perfect example would be looking to go to a restaurant and provide temperature humidity for their coldcase one of our solution providers has provided them a full stack solution and after they've saw for that they might wanna do predictive maintenance on their frigerator as well so they come back machine q and say is another solution provider in your ecosystem that can sell for predictive maintenance and we're not only seeing there in terms of sort of private enterprises but an example would be for what we did at comcast cares day we went to a local garden philadelphia and they asked us for soil or monitor sensors we're using a partner of ours called fence atara after they realized that we had network coverage in that area and they were able to monitor their soil monitor with that device they asked us anything else can terms of air quality that might be used there and we should of course we happen to have decent labs has another one of our solution providers and.

alex karam philadelphia partner mitch bowling ceo sears comcast
"sears" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"sears" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Coming off of black friday and cyber monday things were were clearly strong even the department stores fared well some of the funny or metrics you know being things that you know traffic was down less than it usually is which i guess is positive but for sure online sales continues to be the story with amazon really picking up about half of a cyber monday as a sales which is an amazing metric but in general um people are shopping more people are feeling were relatively good from an economic standpoint i think um and has been mentioned the the high stock market certainly doesn't hurt a relatively strong gdp dozen hurried relatively low unemployment unemployment is good so a kind of veto that bodes well for a good holiday season holiday retail sales are expected to be up some are at where around three and a half or four percent we'll see if that holds true again the online retailers will i think be the beneficiary of most of that growth but when you blend in online and brick and mortar you should see something that looked relatively healthy you mentioned the traffic being not quite as low as expected which brings us very nicely to sears sears thirdquarter loss was north of five hundred fifty million dollars and yet somehow inexplicably shares are up on a four five percent because last year thirdquarter loss was seven hundred fifty million dollars if you're buying the stock could you raise your hand i wonder who.

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