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AP News Radio
Atmospheric rivers flood California with more rain, snow
"Thousands of people are under evacuation orders in Northern California, with flooding from the latest atmospheric river. Santa Cruz county is one of the areas hard hit by this latest burst of storms called the pineapple express. In SoCal, Nick muleta tells KG OTV, a flooded creek destroyed a portion of Main Street. I've never seen the creek go actually through the road, so it's just nuts to see, you know. It's really crazy. Dozens of homes are under threat and Watsonville and Lake oroville spillways are being open to head off flooding from the reservoir. In the Bay Area, a business roof collapsed, killing a worker at a Pete's coffee distribution center. Roads are reported washed out in central California and several public parks, including Sequoia and kings canyon, are closed to visitors due to the heavy rain. I'm Jackie Quinn
What Bitcoin Did
"sequoia" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"You decide how to do it, you come up with your paperwork, your back work, your any information that can back it up in your models. Then you go to your auditor at the end of the year, and they look at how you value them. And they decide whether or not to sign off on it and say, yeah, this is believable valuation, right? So that's it. And unless you're audited, that's it. That's as far as it goes. So if somebody decides that they can, I mean, you know, it's not that the auditors are stupid. It's not that they're criminals or anything like that. It's just, they're trusting their clients. And remember, the client pays the auditor to audit their books. So, you know, they're paying them to do this work. So it's a very close relationship. And so not to be cynical there, but there are times where the auditors will just take your word for it. Just go, you know, I've got a lot of work. When March 31st comes up, and these guys are so busy, they're so busy, that they're like, okay, you know, I'm going to have to take your word for it. And I'm going to be cynical a bit. Just a question on that very quickly. It's okay. Within Sequoia, whoever signed that off, or they would they face consequences or would it be like they'll just write it off mass, this shit happens. I believe it more closely to your second. You know, VCs make money. In ten investments, 7 will go to zero, two will break even or slightly better. And the one that knocks it out of the park makes your return on the ten investments that you've yeah, it really depends on how they're bigger than the portfolio that they portfolio manager. Let me pull a little bit more of the conspiracy theory. What if you do know that it is something that you have discovered there's fraud which you want other people to come along and still market higher so that you're allowed to mark your prior investment up to the new funding round price and you're like, damn, I hope they don't realize the things that I've realized up until this point and I'll let them skate skate the project to the next level. Okay. Pass the hot potato. It's not passing it as much. It's just, let's all hold our breath and pretend it actually isn't as bad as someone has discovered to be. Yeah, so going back to what you're saying about the reaching for yield. And we saw people are thinking like everything's breaking. Everything crypto is breaking the bonds, the bond market's breaking, what happened in the UK? Well, go back to reaching for yield.
Charles Payne: The Connection Between Sequoia Capital & FTX
"Just one other thing I do want to mention while I'm on with you The number one venture capital firm in the world is Sequoia They raised money for him twice last year The second time in a valuation of $25 billion With that valuation he was able to get additional money so he took 500 million and invested that into Sequoia and other venture capitalist firms They published a piece on him a couple of months ago is glowing peace about him having survivors guilt some sort of a complex survivors complex And in this he brags about not reading he says people who do read are dumb you know he used a lot of curse words And I say to myself if I walked into a Sequoia the number one venture capitalist firm in the world would say listen I've got an idea for a business I would like to raise money through your firm I don't like to read What they kicked me out Think about this for a moment What's going on here They're sophisticated They're the smartest people in the world They know how to re balance sheets They know how to they know how to play So why didn't they They made money They raised a certain amount of money for him I'm not sure what it was I think 2030 40 million But it put the valuation of his firm at 25 billion He was able to leverage that for money and he took 500 million 200 million of which he poured back into Sequoia Think about that for a moment Think about that for a moment This is mind boggling
AP News Radio
Crypto sell-off resumes as weeklong FTX saga ends in bankruptcy filing
"The embattled crypto exchange FTX is filing for bankruptcy FTX the world's third largest crypto exchange filed a petition for bankruptcy protection in Delaware today for itself Alameda research and dozens of affiliated companies FTX experienced the crypto equivalent of a bank run binance a larger exchange backed out of a deal to save the company after I look at the books led to the conclusion that FDX problems were too big to solve On Thursday Sequoia Capital said it was writing down its total investment in FTX companies including Formula One team Mercedes have suspended sponsorship deals founder and CEO Sam bankman fried recently estimated to be worth $23 billion resigned
"sequoia" Discussed on TuneInPOC
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The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Be a High Conviction Investor
"The quote I took away from John gray, best investment advice he ever received, be a high conviction investor. When you see something, single-family housing, global logistics, the movement of everything online, you lean into that and that's when you have the best outcomes. Explain how you view high conviction investing. Well, that's a role that George Soros also had over the years too, which is if you have a really, really good idea and you really know what you're doing. Don't just then say asset allocate a little bit to it, really put fair amount of money into it because it's rare that a great idea has come along. When you have a great idea and you're really a high conviction about it, put your assets into that. In the conversation, you just made me think of Michael Moritz, former journalist, partnered Sequoia from Wales, a Jew from Wales. You don't run into many of those. He said to you, we always thought it was rarely ever too late to get into a good investment. I think that's profound. You want to expand on that. Yeah, so if it's a good investment, you know, you may not be there on the ground floor, but there's still a good company. So sometimes his company Sequoia, which is the leading venture capital firm in the United States now, they come in not in the first round, necessarily or the seed round, but they come in the second and third or fourth round, but they're still getting in a good prices because it's a good company and good companies will ultimately get to a really good value.
The Trish Regan Show
Nancy Pelosi Expected to Visit Taiwan
"Over the weekend, of course, you saw a lot of posturing. It seemed that The White House just wasn't really willing for whatever reason to come out and defend that Nancy Pelosi would be going to Taiwan. We're starting to see a shift in all of that right now as allegedly she is preparing for this trip to Taiwan. Nobody's been there since Newt Gingrich and that was one over 25 years ago at a time when things are in a very different place. I would say that tension with China today is far higher, far greater than what we've seen in the past. I also suspect we risk China will use this to try and stoke some of the nationalism it's trying to stoke right now given given that its economy is in shambles. I mean, heck, look at their GDP. I know President Biden keeps saying, hey, you know, we're the best. We're the prettiest girl at the dance without a whole bunch of lookers, my interpretation of what he's saying. He says we're still the best economy in the world. China had been doing fabulously well, right? Growing at such massive rates and that's down to the 2% range, well, they can't really survive. Growing at 2% given that mass population. So in order for Xi to keep his Jean Sequoia with the people, he's going to need something else. If he doesn't have a thriving economy and upward mobility, which I would argue, China, you just simply can not have because you don't have those basic freedoms in a state run environment like that. Even when they say it's capitalist. So he's going to do something to really still excite the people and I suspect there's going to some of the be some of this posturing going on and he'll use this. He'll use Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan.
AP News Radio
Thousands ordered to flee California wildfire near Yosemite
"More than 6000 residents have been ordered to evacuate a fast moving California wildfire near Yosemite National Park The oak fire broke out Friday and exploded overnight to more than 6000 acres by Saturday morning with 0% containment says Cal fires Natasha felts We had a dangerous rate of spread due to dry winds heavy fuel load She says dead trees killed by bark beetles spread the fire quickly so far at least ten structures have burned and the high heat is making it hard on firefighters Meanwhile the washburn fire that was threatening those giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite is roughly 80% contained says the national park services Kevin Sweeney Not a single giant Sequoia in the mariposa grove was killed during the fire I'm Julie
AP News Radio
Yosemite wildfire threatens grove of iconic sequoia trees
"As a wildfire grows in Yosemite National Park with a evacuations underway crews fight to save the iconic Sequoia trees including the 3000 year old grizzly giant The blaze doubled in size over the weekend spreading to the mariposa grove but Yosemite fire information's Nancy philippi says they're using a sprinkler system to try and keep the flames off the famous giant Sequoia trees Their flames in the grove definitely but we are taking every precaution to save those giant and especially high focus on those named trees She says campers and residents near the fire were evacuated but the rest of the huge California park is open Meanwhile national weather service meteorologist Jeff Barlow says heat will become a factor in fighting the fire Here in the San Joaquin valley we'll see temperatures above a 100° widespread I'm Julie Walker
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Continues His Dissection of NPR's '2000 Mules' Critique
"I'm continuing my discussion or perhaps dissection is the right word of Tom rice box article in NPR. A pro Trump film suggests it's data so accurate it solved a murder. That's false. Before I go on, I want to point out, look at how desperate these guys are, right? This quote solving of a murder. We didn't say we solved the murder, but nevertheless, is totally peripheral to election fraud. It's only used to show that the same geo tracking techniques that could be useful in solving a murder or helping to solve a murder are the same techniques applied to ballot trafficking. But NPR is so eager. I mean, they have so little to attack in the movie, they're like, let's take this case, which is unrelated to ballot trafficking, the Sequoia Turner case, and let us see if we can take it apart and it's granular detail. And so they sat with a certain kind of ahab like determination to try to do that and the effect is, well, let's just see what it is. Now, this is how this is the kind of false sleuth posture that reporter drives back likes to strike up. So he goes, in the episode of the podcast promoting the film, d'souza said Phillips and engelbrecht provided their analysis to the FBI, which turned the data over to the Georgia bureau of investigation, the GBI. Now, NPR contacted the GBI to fact check this claim. Great. Let's see what happens. Quote. The JBA did not receive information from true the vote that connected to the Sequoia Turner investigation said Nellie miles the GBI director of the office of public and governmental affairs. Wait, Tom drives back himself, wrote three sentences earlier that the information was not given to the GBI, but was given to the FBI. And the FBI turned over the information not necessarily with any attribution to true the vote, the FBI is going to look at the data itself. The FBI turns the data over to the GBI. So when the GBI says we didn't get information from truth to vote, true, nobody gave the GBI information directly. The information was given as noted above to the FBI. And then to get even more ridiculous, the writer, Tom dry spot goes quote, an attorney for Sakura Turner's family told NPR they had never heard of the angle bricks and Phillips analysis either. What? What would the family of the victims have to do with any of this? What would they how would they have knowledge of where this information came from? Let's say I go and give information to the FBI, which then gives it to the GBI. Why would I expect that the turnover family would be on the inside of this as the FBI and the GBI regularly sit down with victims families, by the way, we got some tips from here. Let's show you the data. You can no they don't do any of
The Charlie Kirk Show
Ask Officer Tatum: What's the Truth About BLM?
"Next question, it is no secret Chicago is one of if not the worst places in America when it comes to crime, but more specifically black and black crime. Do you have any thoughts as to why it is why it is if BLM wants to make sure that the world knows Black Lives Matter, what are they doing to work on that issue? Well, let me just make this very clear. BLM has no, I don't think they have any obligation. They don't have any desire to do anything for black people. It is literally a fundraising organization that threatens people and coerced them into giving money and influence so that they can push a political agenda. They're not doing nothing for black people. I have never seen because we see children getting shot in the head in Chicago all the time and drive by shootings. We see young men, black men getting murdered in the streets in cold blood, mass shootings every weekend, and they don't have a single picture of not one of those people on their website. I literally David dorn was a police officer for a retired police officer and got murdered, trying to defend a property. And some thug murdered him. He was on camera, and it looked worse than George Floyd, if you asked me, he didn't show up on a sicaria Turner, my followers raised over $300,000 for Sequoia Turner's family. And Sakura turned a young black girl in Atlanta, got shot in a crossfire between two black idiot black men who were shooting out in the parking lot. They didn't feature her not one time. There are so many young men and so many children that have been murdered senselessly and Black Lives Matter have not given them money. They have not mentioned them. They don't have no t-shirts, they don't have no fundraisers, but they make money on the backs of dead black men and that's their whole
Bloomberg Radio New York
"sequoia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A recent funding round raised over a $1 billion from investors including Fidelity Investments and Sequoia Capital That round valued the company at $74 billion according to Bloomberg And it comes as Elon Musk promises to build out the ambitious Starlink network Think thousands of connected satellites that can do revolutionary things like bring broadband services to millions Track refugees and fight climate change while spotting storms before they get to catastrophic levels We have all these satellites that are orbiting our planet and gathering all this really valuable information And we are just now beginning to harness that information distribute that information We're in a very similar place in geospatial intelligence as we were at the GPS In the late 80s early 90s And so we see an equal amount of opportunity here for investors to make returns Investors are captivated by Starlink's potential to pay off But the program will cost a lot of money The social investment will be between 5 and $10 billion before the company is cash flow positive Step number one of course I like is doctor bankrupt The police exceeded not going bankrupt then that would be great and we can move on from there Musk says 20 to $30 billion could be needed to attain the goal of offering broadband to as much as 5% of the world's population beyond the reach of conventional networks The service has more than 69,000 active users and aims to quintuple that over the next year We think that the cost message there is much bigger and the market is potentially much bigger than just providing Internet to areas of the earth where there's unreliable or no Internet service That's certainly part of it And there's a good ESG message there too But we think by developing these orbits for high bandwidth low latency communication that will unlock things like urban air mobility And E vital flying cars Blue Origin also has plans to compete in the satellite Internet sector Google Amazon and Microsoft have all invested heavily in cloud capabilities beamed in from beyond Earth's atmosphere Morgan Stanley says it's largely this growth in space based Internet and data services that will drive the space industry to more than $1 trillion.
Software Engineering Daily
"sequoia" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"That's just how this fucking machine works. Look, if nothing else, if I run out of things to do, I'll go and start a venture capital firm. And I'll actually do it right. I'm so unafraid of losing my reputation of losing my money. I don't really worry about those things. I'm a smart individual. I can make it in this world, especially in the United States of America, which I deeply deeply respect. Yeah, I'm an American. I'm a patriot. And I don't joke about that. I actually believe in this stuff. Whether or not it's being enforced by Joe Biden or any government officials as far as I can tell. I'm a believer in ideals. I really believe that the Facebook open-source software is basically malware injections. I think that Facebook spreads malware through open-source software. I think Facebook spreads malware through its ad network. And by malware, I mean software that does things that you don't expect. I believe it's software that affects your operating system and your browser and your Google searches. I think Facebook is so insidious that they do all of this shit. And I'm gonna find out whether or not it's true. What do you do when you discover that the most influential technology company is blatantly corrupt? We know they're blatantly corrupt. Francis Gauguin has proved that. All of the other Facebook bullshit that we've seen over the years has proved that. This company is so criminal. This is not a joke. I'm not joking. My career is in chatter, is in tatters right now. Because I went after this fucking company. I've been so discredited. I've been so attacked, and I believe I've been drugged. I seriously think I've been I think people microdosed me as shit. I think I've been to the psychiatric hospital ten times in two years. I have been really trying to get my grip on sanity. I have not drank alcohol. I've gone through spurts where I take psychiatric drugs just to try to get a handle on whatever the fuck is going on. Maybe I'm just crazy from COVID. Maybe I've just got the covids. I don't think so. I think somebody fucked with me. I think multiple people fucked with me. Because I wrote a book about Facebook. They were doing this to me before the book was even published because they knew it was too much information. They knew what I was going to realize that this company is just so goddamn bad and controlling. They have their shit in everything from the dating apps to your browsers operating system code. The other shoe is dropping now it's time Facebook, you're going down and your extension of control throughout Silicon Valley, including at Sequoia Capital, which is now run by Mike for now, those days are numbered. And if you want to help me share this with people, particularly share it with your friends who work at Facebook or who are Facebook apologists. This company needs to be investigated, they need to be ransacked, basically. We need to go into their offices and look through all of the papers. We need to go through all of the old archives that they have. We need to look through their servers. We need to treat Facebook as harshly as we treat it enron. That's how devastatingly dumb and bad this company is. That's how misguided we've become. I am going to find out. I'm going to look at all of this shit. I've never done anything illegal. Other than break a window and spend a night in county jail because I broke a window and because I just wanted to see what it was like inside of a jail. Facebook's top engineer is trying to read your mind. Do you know what Facebook would do to you if they really wanted to try to read your mind? They would put you in a room and they would do stuff to you with electronics and Havana attacks. They would play music for you in ways that would disturb you. They would change the messages in WhatsApp. They would change the messages in Facebook Messenger and fuck it. They might even change the messages that you see in Twitter, because Twitter runs in react code now. That's how bold I'm getting with my accusations. I think Facebook can use react code to manipulate the truth of any page built in react. I did a show called the react vulnerability about this. On software engineering daily. React is open-source, but it's not owned by. It's not owned by an open-source organization. React is controlled by Facebook. That's significant. If you want to make real open-source software, you put it under an organization like the Linux foundation, not even that anymore, but like the Apache software foundation, Apache software foundation is legit open-source, as far as I know, and there's certain rules around how open-source software is managed. We have reviews, we have pull requests to get reviewed by third parties. You can't just do open-source and have your whole company manage the open-source. That's a conflict of interest, dumb ass. Facebook is trying to rewrite the rules of what open-source software is by keeping it under control of a single company. That's not open-source. The reason it's not open-source is because it's not actually auditable. You can't just say, hey, because we publish all this code in the open. That's open-source. No. They've got all these different confusing fucking things in react. You can just look at all the coverage I've done of react all these complicated things like react hooks and react whatevers. I mean, I'm not saying these things are impossible for a programmer to program against. Their APIs, their surface areas. That's great. Program against the API surface area..
Software Engineering Daily
"sequoia" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Do not like bullies. I did not start my career as a software engineering daily founder to document bullying. I didn't do I didn't want to become an investigative journalist. I wanted to cover the software industry because I wanted to find a company opportunity to build. As it turned out, the world needs a software engineering media outlet that is reliable because most of the software engineering media outlets can be bought. You can pay them money for sponsored posts and eradicate any truth. We don't do that. I found out the truth about Facebook. They're the best run software engineering organization I've ever seen, and it's not close. And I worked at Amazon. Facebook has true innovation. They are truly innovative. They're amazing. But they made some mistakes. They thought that they were more powerful than justice and truth and rationality and kindness. And I believe they formed a deep alliance with China. And I believe that that alliance between Facebook and China is so deep and pervasive that allows them to control Silicon Valley by deploying Chinese people into organizations and controlling those organizations, effectively through the will of Facebook. I don't care that that sounds like a conspiracy. I will die on the hill that that conspiracy should be investigated. And I'm going to do the investigation. Unless somebody else wants to help me, some kind of government or something like an American government, I would love that. If you want to forward this to the FBI or the CIA, go for it. I'm looking to have some real conversations here. I've been having the bullshit conversations for a while now. I'm ready for the real conversations. I'm ready to be told, what is going on here? Today I'm going to also release an episode on software engineering daily called calling all Facebook whistleblowers. That's right. I'm your port of call. If Facebook did something to you, I want to know about it. If you're a Facebook engineer and you're seeking refuge, I want to be that refuge. I worked for Sequoia Capital as a scout for 9 months. And I learned nothing about the organization. Barely anything. One thing I did learn is that they're very disrespectful. They treated me with such a lack of respect that you know what I'm just made me suspicious. So a scout for Sequoia Capital, what you do is you look for company investment opportunities. You look for the best companies that they haven't heard of. And you go and send emails to your Sequoia contact. My contact was Constantine Bueller. You send an email to your contact and you say, hey, I think this company is worth investing in. Can we talk about it? And it gives you an opportunity to learn what companies Sequoia likes to invest in. And I learned that Sequoia Capital is actually extraordinarily good at learning what to invest in. And knowing what to invest in. They do a great job. Sequoia Capital, as its originally intended is a great organization. And venture capital is amazing. Another thing I really, really wanted when I started software engineering daily was to be part of the venture capital community, because it's basically a. Pro social form of poker, venture capital lets you look through a variety of business opportunities and find which ones you should bet on. That's awesome. That's fun. At an early stage, and you get to help people who are early on in their business careers. That's really cool. Venture capital has been weaponized. The way that venture capital works in Silicon Valley is it just intimidates people. It intimidates people with large checks..
Software Engineering Daily
"sequoia" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"It's been a great year for the Facebook platform, but Mike vernell wants more. Facebook's director of engineering tells us the social network is trying to pump up user posts favoring longer stories and content and adding data that will help Facebook and its partners repurpose even the simplest status updates. An article from 2012 in wired. It's from November 28th, 2012. This is an article about Mike vernal. Mike for now is one of Facebook's former top engineers. And today he effectively runs Sequoia Capital. Sequoia Capital is the most powerful venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. And I worked as a scout for Sequoia Capital for about, I guess, 9 months. Maybe a year. Sequoia Capital, I believe, is a criminal organization. They're widely known as a mafia in Silicon Valley. And I think that ever since Mike for now joined the show, things have become downright criminal. And the reason I believe that is because I believe have been a victim of criminal activities. I was bullied as a kid. And that's part of why I started software engineering daily, because the industry is run by bullies. Bullying is mean and it controls people. We already know that Facebook is evil. We already know it from their public actions. Again, look at the Facebook whistleblower. The Facebook whistleblower risked her entire career. She did corporate espionage. Francis Gauguin, she committed corporate espionage because she thought it was so important to fully disclose that Facebook knowingly shows material to people that makes them depressed. They create negative feedback loops in life. They've been doing this since at least 2012. This whole story about Mike for now, in wired, is about creating negative feedback loops, which effectively hypnotize people. Facebook can hypnotize people at scale. Mark Zuckerberg studied psychology. He believes that's an excuse to play God with people satis updates and the ads that you show them and the content that you show them in the order that you show it to them. And at the time at which you show it to them. This is what we know about the company publicly, that they're willing to commit mass psychosis. Do human beings? That's what they do publicly. Now, what kinds of technology does Facebook have? Facebook has virtual reality technology. Haptic skin detection technology, meaning they can interface with your skin. They have the deepest understanding of who you are as an individual and what you want, what you're afraid of, they can signal these things to you in latent ways. I've read about what makes people powerful. I was bullied as a kid again. And I never really fought back. My way of fighting back was to succeed at things. One thing I succeeded at was competitive poker. I played competitive poker at pretty high stakes up to $5000 buy ins. The largest pot I ever lost was $34,000. I lost it when I was I think 19. So I'm used to dealing with bullies. I'm used to dealing with combative psychiatric and psychological situations. And in those battles, sometimes you get beaten down. And over the last two years, I've gotten beaten down. And I think I've gotten beaten down with every tool in the fucking Facebook book. Facebook is so powerful. If you were as powerful as Facebook, don't you think you would look for means they're slightly outside the realm of illegal? I have been a victim of those things. If you join the CIA, this is what I've heard. And you really want to know how the CIA doesn't interrogation? You're going to probably be micro dosed. They're going to give you little doses of LSD and maybe PCP, and other things, because they're going to test your will. They're going to test your ability to keep calm and to actually be psychologically composed. Under systems of extreme arrests. I also played magic the gathering. Magic the gathering was the best education for strategy, mind control, psychology, advanced bluffing. And in magic, there are cheaters. There are people who bend the rules. There are people who intimidate you when you're playing against them. And I never did much of that shit. I actually did cheat. One time, as far as I can remember, there was one time when I cheated, maybe there were a couple times that I cheated, where I was just so hell bent on winning a game of magic the gathering that I cheated. There was actually a deck that I played, a minds desire deck. There's a card called minds desire. And this card is so powerful that. There were really, really powerful decks built around it. And it's called mind's desire. And it's telling you something. That card told me something. It told me that there are things that are too powerful to do and you shouldn't do them. Facebook has done some of those things behind closed doors. And I'm making my job to find out what those things were. I want to know the nastiest stuff that Facebook did. From Francis Gauguin, we know that Facebook does the stuff that we all know that they do, right? We all know that Facebook actively makes people feel worse. We know that they do it through Instagram. That's the most obvious one. What are the latent ways in which Facebook is torturing us? What are the ways behind the scenes that they've been signaling information to us that just makes us feel bad, you know? If you show me a picture of my dead cat in the middle of the day, that's going to break my heart and piss me off. Facebook does that kind of stuff. I'm convinced. Do I have proof? Not yet. I'm going to find it. I want to know what this company has done. I am so, so tired of being ridiculed by my peers..
To Work at Dan Abrams' Mediaite, You Need a Low IQ and Middle-School Mentality
"There's a website called mediaite that was founded by Dan Abrams You might be familiar with Dan Abrams He's the guy that use crazy glue to glue a dead squirrel on the top of his head And you see him on these shows cops like he supports cops Yeah right And courtroom cam or Sequoia camera something like that I don't know how he gets these mainstream type hosting jobs because he's a radical hack as his daughter a judge His daughter is what his sister May you never know but it's his sister And so he found this thing called mediae And in order to get a job at mediaite you have to have a very low IQ and be a pre bouba Bassett So you know people out of middle school pretty much or at least that kind of attitude and mindset
"sequoia" Discussed on Short Wave
"This message comes from npr sponsor samsung with the samsung galaxy's z. Fold three five. G see more and do more with the phone that unfolds into a super slim tablet. Right in your pocket. Five g connection and availability may vary check with carrier support for this. Npr podcast and the following message. Come from all birds. All birds new natural run collection takes a sustainable route by focusing on workout apparel made from natural materials instead of oil-based synthetic fabric shop the collection. Today at all birds dot com so lauren. Wildfires have been bad in the us again this summer and earlier this month. A wildfire was threatening. Grove of giant sequoia sequoia national park. I remember seeing pictures of sequoia tree wrapped in what looked like kind of aluminum foil to protect it. Yeah that was probably the general sherman trie. It's the largest tree on the planet and the foil around. The base is kind of a last ditch effort to protect it But the thing is it's weird that these sequoia trees would need that at all. They are built for fire. Their bark is a foot thick. They tower over the rest of the forest and they don't have any low branches that might catch on fire from other trees. Wow that's actually really interesting. I didn't realize that. So i mean if they are naturally fireproof. What's changed now. Why are so many dying recently. Well the fires have changed. I mean the sierra nevada has always had regular fires but mostly these low-grade fires that kind of had this effective clearing out the brush from time to time They were started either by lightning strikes or they were set by native american tribes. And that's knows cultural burning. The tribes use it to kind of cultivate the land for game or plans or for materials that they used but things changed dramatically when they were forced from their lands. Burning stopped and then came the era of fire suppression right and by fire suppression. You're talking about like smokybear saying only you can prevent forest fires things like that. Yeah yeah i remember those ads you know and it was the mission of firefighting agencies to extinguish all fires without fires. The forest got a lot denser. The trees are closer together. The undergrowth has built up. And that's what's helping fuel these really extreme fires the kind that's acquaintance it turns out just can't survive. That's what was striking to scott stevens. He's a uc berkeley fire scientist. Who was out with the field crew that day. They were there to catalog the mortality but also to study the forest density around the sequoias. They've been here fifteen hundred years you know and each tree maybe survived sixty seventy eighty fires. You know That's incredible and then one fire comes in two thousand twenty and all of a sudden they're gone that is a travesty. So if you're losing so many of these sequoias of once. I mean what is gonna happen does sequoia national park like have to get renamed or are there enough of these trees making it through. Yeah well that was the other thing they were there to inventory. They were really looking for signs of hope to tiny sequoias here from the regeneration from the fire. Pretty rare scott spotted two tiny sprouts in the ground. You know these little specks of green in the ash. They're only two inches tall. It just seems like impossibly tiny compared to what they might become Sequoias need fire to reproduce because it's the trigger for them to release their seeds there cones open up from this blast of heat and then there's a shower of seeds that hits the forest floor But the whole day. I was there. We only saw a dozen seedlings and normally researchers would expect to see hundreds or even thousands. I mean why. Why are there so few. Yeah researchers are trying to figure that out you know. Maybe the fire was just too hot for the seeds. But there's also a drought right now said the seedlings are having to survive and other hot dry summer and even in a normal year. Mosa kwesi links. Don't make it through the first year unless we see some regeneration and some of these sites my goodness. You're not gonna see sequoia here. Wow i mean what's really striking. Is how abrupt change can happen like a whole ecosystem can transform from just one event. Just one big fire. Yeah and i think that's what was kind of hitting the scientists. I spoke to as well. You know we we think of climate change. Is this kind of gradual warming. And it's what helps set the stage for this. I spoke to nate stevenson. Who's studied sequoias for decades as a scientist with the us geological survey. He says it really showed. When a drought hit california in two thousand twelve the old growth sequoias they weathered it okay but the conifers and other trees in it the extra warmth that came with the drought pushed it into a whole new terrain. And that's what really helped. Kill a lot of trees and they become fuel for fires right so it wasn't that the drought hit the sequoias particularly hard. It was the trees around them that died and then those trees fueled the fires that ended up killing the sequoias right. Yeah and until recently. Nate had never seen a group of old growth sequoias. Just die was unheard of and then he saw the damage assessment from the castle fire. That's when i couldn't help it. I don't cry. But i cried when i saw the photos because i love these trees mean been part of my life or most of my life. Yeah i mean it. Sounds like such a huge tragedy. Is anyone talking about going in and planting seedlings if they're not seeing them come back naturally in some places. Yeah they are. I mean but it's very early in those discussions because climate change is throwing another wrench in here. These trees live thousands of years. So what's the climate going to be like. Then oh i see like the spot. They have might be good habitat. I sequoia right now. But if things get hotter that's going to change. Yeah like maybe in the future. The best sequoia habitat might be higher up in the mountains where it's a little cooler. I've been talking to christie brigham about that. She's the head of resource management and science for sequoia and kings canyon national parks. She says planting new trees as the backup plan right now because it takes so long to replace these old growth trees christie says. What's more urgent than replanting is to identify the sequoia groves that are at highest risk for fire. She says in some groves. The park has already reduced the overgrown vegetation by using controlled burns. That's been done in the grove with the general sherman tree. Actually but she thinks about forty percent of the grove still need some help but i guess if one fire can take out such a huge swath of the sequoia population. I wonder whether the work can be done fast enough to protect the trees. they're left. yeah. I mean that's the key question. Christie says it's it's not easy to do these controlled burns. They need more funding and personnel there other constraints like when it's really dry and hot. It's not safe to do the burns in some cases but she's really pushing to get this done quickly. it is not too late. We can do better and laurie..
"sequoia" Discussed on Short Wave
"These massive trees have come under threat in the latest round of wildfires lauren. How are they holding up. I have to say. I've seen a lot of tough stuff as a climate reporter and i really wasn't ready for this. I went to sequoia national forest a pretty remote part of it in the sierra nevada. That is what we would call. A real giant sequoia monarch alexis bernau was standing next to that monarch. Which is the name given to the largest sequoias. She's a research assistant at uc berkeley. It's massive jenny. What was the diameter on this tree so it was forty feet around at the trunk. Two hundred feet tall so that's easily more than a thousand years old and some sequoias live more than three thousand years. I mean that timeframe is just so hard to wrap your mind around. Those trees were growing three thousand years ago right but this particular tree isn't getting any older. The trunk is pitch black. It looks like charcoal. And the burn marks stretch all the way to the top but it's one hundred percent dead. There's no living foliage on it at all within. Just one hundred meters of us. I can see one two three four five six seven eight giants acquire ex and they're all dead these trees and up to ten thousand other old growth. Sequoias were killed in a big fire last year called the castle fire. I mean that that just sounds like a huge loss. Yeah and that's up to fourteen percent of the entire population of giant sequoias so it's unprecedented burnell says it's hard to see these trees that i've lived hundreds to potentially thousands of years. Just die because it's just not a normal thing for them trying to quit can normally handle fire. They're adapted to it but the way humans are changing both the climate and the forest itself. The wildfires are getting more extreme still. This isn't just a depressing story. Because scientists are trying to move quickly to protect the sequoias that remain so today on the show the.
AP News Radio
New wildfire prompts evacuations in Northern California
"Crews are working to protect giant sequoia trees from wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada governor Gavin Newsom says one big wildfires in the K. and P. complex zero percent percent contained thirty three thousand acres just this complex over the years the area around the big trees had controlled fires to burn away vegetation Christy Brigham with sequoia and kings national parks says the bases are also wrapped in fire resistant material these are all fired up well this is very what if there's air in here so far only one big tree has been damaged giant forest has two thousand sequoias and includes the general Sherman the largest tree in the world by volume I'm a Donahue
"sequoia" Discussed on 5 Things
"Giant legendary trees of california's sequoia national park remain mostly untouched by fire. Damage this week but the knp complex fire has been burning near them for nearly two weeks. The complex includes two lightning sparked fires that merged and has now spread over nearly forty square. Miles the sequoia park so-called giant forest has about two thousand sequoia trees including the general sherman considered the world's largest tree by volume. The fire did recently enter the perimeter of giant forest and got very close to several massive sequoias but their bases had been wrapped with fire resistant material and crews continue to rake and clear vegetation that could help spread fire. More than seventy five hundred. Wildfires have burned through some thirty six hundred square miles in california alone this year. Wolf summer officially comes to an end today at exactly three twenty. Pm eastern time. The autumnal equinox marking the start to full will occur at the same time around the northern hemisphere and in the southern hemisphere. It's the spring equinox marking the start to spring whether it's north or south fall or spring the equinoxes means day and night will both be almost equally twelve hours long today just about everywhere on earth and while today is the astronomical and to summer meteorologists. Actually say summer ended on august. Thirty first and culturally many in the united states. See the end of summer as labor day which this year fell on september. Sixth americans.
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"sequoia" Discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"Still trying to save those giant sequoias. Maybe you mentioned last week that they were putting aluminum gadget. Trees phone over the weekend and the times saw photo lumine foil. It is like like firefighters. Have that little protective jacket that they are throw three the total shelter that they have they throw themselves. Yeah apparently they're still fighting these fires. Something called the knp complex fire in sequoia national park in the the windy fire in sequeira national forest. Do you know one of the fire. One of the fires. I think it's the dixie which is way up and running california size of new jersey. Yes imagine if all of new jersey burn burning from top to bottom it shows you how much land and forest land there is. That west here garrett. Tara vast areas there that aren't are nothing Blackened trees and be like that for a long time like the. The huge amounts of to rayner r. Changed you know maybe forever. Some of that stuff never gonna grow. So we've been talking about the vagrants In the first segment we talk about. La city mayoral candidates showing up at homeless encampments and of course getting booed by the activists. There's a little different story. There's a preschool called delancey right fine arts preschool in hollywood and it's preschoolers who were there to develop. They're having a problem because right outside. The preschool is a growing homeless encampment. It's located at each entrance to the school. They're asking the city to do something about it. The preschool as part of saint. Stephen's episcopal church. It's been in the neighborhood for one hundred and twenty years and staff and children are saying that the homeless encampment causes problems. Because it's taken up the sidewalk. It's tough to get around and of course now we're dealing with very young children. We're dealing with kids under the age of five and garcetti's los angeles. Nobody even cares about little. Three and four year olds walking to school among criminal. Mental patient drug addicts. That's every week. It seems like there's a new low there in the the cruise ship performers district mitchell farrell. Which of course lake if you remember that story. So why does any clean this up in a written statement is office. Said they're working with the department of sanitation to get the sidewalks cleaned up and safe. They're sending a team to help the homeless get the resources they need. Members of the task force are homeless themselves and understand what the needs are. But that's boy that's the boilerplate nonsense. I know every time. They had all their teams for many years. They've had billions of dollars. That encampment has been there for quite a while..
"sequoia" Discussed on KTOK
"Get your podcasts. Republicans in Congress continue to push back on proposed tax increases on the wealthiest Americans tax increases. You have $2.1 trillion worth of tax increases in this legislation over a trillion dollars in tax increases on families a trillion worth of taxes on small businesses and job creators. In fact, the tax increases will be so bad that our job creators in the United States will pay a higher Tax burden and those in communist China. Missouri GOP Congressman Jason Smith on Fox is Sunday morning futures with Maria Bartiromo hot, dry weather, adding to the challenges facing California firefighters battling to keep flames from driving further into a grove of ancient sequoias. Stronger winds also contributing to critical fire conditions in the area of the KNP complex to lightning sparked blazes that merge together on the western side of Sequoia National Park. In the Sierra Nevada NASA scientists saying new evidence shows massive ancient volcanoes erupted on Mars The so called super eruptions occurred in a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra over a period of 500 million years dating back approximately four billion years. The news was published in a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters this summer and said researchers who studied the topography of mineral composition of the region made the discovery. The research said each one of these eruptions would have had a significant climate impact. Patrick Wheelie, a geologist at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center, led the Arabia terror analysis said to release that it's possible release gas made the atmosphere thicker or block the sun and made the atmospheric holder modelers of bars say they still have work to do to try to fully understand the impact of the volcanoes. Ted Lindner Fox News The street continues for HBO's last week tonight with John Oliver, the show, winning the Emmy for best Variety Talk series for the sixth straight.
NPR News Now
California Wildfires Burn Into Groves of Giant Sequoia Trees
"In california. Wildfires are burning deep into sequoia national park where services and facilities are now closed. Extra steps are being taken to protect the giant forest of grove containing thousands of the gigantic ancient sequoias including the world's largest the general sherman. Fire information officer mark garrett says the trees are typically resistant to flames. But they've also been under other pressures. They're very resilient but with our recent drought tree mortality in the sierra nevada. Maybe two hundred million dead trees. That's putting extra stress on these trees to the k. n. p. complex fire expanded overnight and crews are battling the blazes amid extremely dry
AP News Radio
California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees
"Crews are trying to keep wild fires away from groves of giant sequoia trees in national parks and forests in California wildfires have made it to at least four girls of the agents a call yes some two thousand years old and two hundred feet in height colony fire spokesperson Rebecca Patterson says some of the oldest and most well known sequoias are being wrapped in a fire retardant blanket structural rap on which is typically used to protect buildings from the possibility of fire on around the bases of giant sequoia trees she says that includes the best known of the giant trees the general Sherman tree which is the largest living tree in the world the fire is about a mile from the giant forest officials don't know yet the extent of damage caused to the other girls which are in remote hard to reach areas I'm Tim acquire
"sequoia" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"California's wildfires are threatening some of the biggest trees in the world. The giant cheese in sequoia national park can live for more than three thousand years but last year a fire killed more than ten percent of all of the sequoias. Scientists are now desperately trying to protect the others. Here's npr's lawrence summer. It's not easy to kill a giant sequoia. The trees are among the largest living things on the planet. That is what we would call. A real giant sequoia monarch alexis burnell is standing next to that monarch the name given to the oldest sequoias. She's a research assistant at uc berkeley. It's massive jenny. Was the diameter on this tree. The trunk is forty feet around. But it's pitch black scorched all the way to the top one hundred percent dead. There's no living foliage on it at all. Within one hundred meters of us. I can see one two three four five six seven eight giants aquarium onyx. And they're all dead last year. The castle fire tore through the sequoia groves. It killed thousands of trees as much as fourteen percent of the entire population based on early estimates. It's hard to see these trees that i've lived hundreds to potentially thousands of years. Just die because it's just not a normal thing for them not normal because sequoias can handle fire. Their bark is a foot thick. They tower over the rest of the forest without any low branches. That might ignite these trees have been here fifteen hundred years. so how many fires have maybe. We stood eighty scott. Stevens is a fire scientist at uc berkeley. He says low grade fires used to happen in these forests regularly either from lightning strikes or used by native american tribes to cultivate the land but for the last century fires were extinguished. The forest got a lot denser and in a hotter climate that's fueling extreme fires. The kind that can kill these giants. The research team is here to inventory the damage but they're also looking for signs of hope through. Jani sequoias here grown from the regeneration from the fire in the ashi dirt stevens finds tiny. Green sprouts just an inch. Tall sequoias only released their seeds during a fire. The heat is what opens the cones. But the whole day were there. The team only finds a dozen seed links they normally expect to see hundreds or thousands unless we see some regeneration and some of these sites by goodness. You're not gonna see sequoia here. Climate change set the stage for the castle. Fire says neat stevenson who studied sequoias for decades as a scientist with the us geological survey temperatures are rising and in twenty twelve a drought hit that turned the pine trees around the sequoias into kindling. The extra warmth that came with the drought pushed it into a whole new terrain. And that's what really helped. Kill a lot of trees and they become fuel for fires this year. The sequoia seedlings that did sprout are contending with another hot dry summer. Stevenson says most will not survive. You have to wonder what is going to happen there. If we do nothing. there is talk. Maybe we need to go in there and plant tree seed lanes to try to ensure that we get some trees back but the big question is if you plant a tree that survives thousands of years. Can it survive the climate. It'll be living in then. That is one of the gifts of giant sequoias is that they force us to think in deep time it forces us to confront the challenge of climate change kristie. Brigham is head of resource management for sequoia and kings canyon national parks. She says planting new sequoias would be the backup plan right now. They're trying to protect the sequoias. That are left her team. Along with other federal agencies are figuring out which groves are most at risk. Then they'll use controlled burns or other tools to make them more fire resistant. It is not too late. We can do better and laurie. And people love these trees so i just hope that we can take that love and translate it into immediate action because the worst case scenario.
What A Day
California Wildfires Threaten Famous Giant Sequoia Trees
"Wildfires in california are now threatening some of the biggest trees on earth two fires in the sierra nevada mountains have already closed down sequoia national park which is home to giant sequoia trees. Some that are as tallest three hundred feet and hundreds of thousands of years. Old two thirds of all giant sequoia groves acres already burned down and wildfires within the last five years historic drought and heat waves caused by man made climate. Change are to blame for the extreme proliferation of fires in the area. Firefighters are working hard to protect the giants by doing things like robbing them in huge fire-resistant blankets that are usually reserved for protecting buildings. Here's hoping that they're able to save the general sherman tree which fun fact is the largest city in the world by volume it will become the biggest and most vengeful tree goats if we kill it via climate change we cannot let that
CNN 5 Things
California Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias
"In a pair of wildfires. In california's sierra nevada mountains are threatening some of the largest trees on earth. The trees known as giant sequoias grow in sequoia national park within the rugged mountains. Firefighters are aggressively attacking the fires to help suppress them. The trees which can reach heights of three hundred feet have already been hit hard by fires. In recent years the national park service says somewhere between seventy five hundred and just over ten thousand mature giant sequoias were destroyed in the last year alone.
The Twenty Minute VC
"sequoia" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"We're lucky enough that we have operating people. I think we have the best people in any partnership in engineering will bill. Corn used to run google search in bogomil who did the same of them wear in product management product marketing in carlson bach. You probably knows who ran a sales operation from sixty million to six billion and so on and so when you need is the larger you go the later you come near these companies the more you have to convince a founders you have real operational muster to help them so why were we investors in zoom. I can tell you that. Eric juan didn't need money need karsh mba and the same can be said for many of us. It's happened many times. Same thing with service now and me and so on but it is better to do this at the seat state because then you can help them set the right dna and so on and of course if you come even later at that point they have everything the have correlation back or bogomil or doug. Leoni at that. Point is purely price you know. There's nothing to tell a. Founder we can help with the ipo while that is a commodity type of benefit. That help can be many different ways. And so you wanna get early now going. That early isn't just writing checks early as these latest stage partners is now looking to do. Let me get into as because they're missing the company building. How they're missing the forty nine years fifty years of expertise and that's what we can bring to the table so it's not as easy as investing early. It's everything else that goes with investing. That's the tough part. Doug i'm did you know in terms of the geography expansions of sequoia brandon and activity saudi on geography. Anti thousand five. You made the decision to do sequoia china. Why was that. And how did he think about that position. So i wrote a memo in. Oh four one pay. That said i don't know if we're doing this. For defense reasons or offensively since i was noticing that the founders in california where many ethnic founders from india china italy france all over the place and i said i don't know what's to happen twenty years from now and i remember saying if any a has posters from chinese or india companies in their offices and we're tracking us-based chinese found. So they're gonna come to us. They're going to go to any a. I consider that defense. And then i made a point of where the largest and growing economy and it was bric brazil india china and we prioritize them. We sit china one india too because if you wanna be a partner to the most valuable companies in the world which is our mission. It could only happen large economies. It's not going to happen in thailand a small economy and so we decided for defensive and offensive reasons that we needed to be in these other locations and so two of us when shopping for context for teams in china than in. And that's what we into. It all started with a one page memo in an offsite dinner at some restaurant whose name i cannot recall in san francisco patted hogan's heroes episode. Impact your thinking around population for the founded sequence. So what hogan's zeros is is politically incorrect. Sitcom that ran in the seventies about americans in a german pow in world war two. And of course. The americans smart and the germans were dumb and the gentleman who ran the cam. Colonel klink was particularly dumb. Invulnerable where hogan the lee. Pow is smart and hogan's and cling find themselves in front of a safe in clinks office. That had been jerry rigged with a bomb. And if you turn the handle of the safe one way the bomb would explode and if you turn it the other way the safe would be opened and there was money in a safe and hogan the american looked at klingler german as clink which way for the handle and cling said left and hogan turned the right and opened the safe and they got some money and clinks at he goes. How did you know. And hogan said. I wasn't sure whether i'd get a right but i was positive that you would get a wrong. And that little vignette was what mike morrison i used. When we went into china in other words we were absolutely sure that he and i would get a wrong. We didn't know we're gonna recruit neil hsien. We didn't know we were gonna find someone who would get it absolutely right. But we liked the chances of a non known person we had more than we liked the chances of him in me and i brought up hogan zero. I told them the same thing. I told you agreed. So we took a shot we when looking for people and we luckily and fortunately and thank god. We came across nielsen. Do you have to kind of be on. You know when you look at sequoia china's square india. They've both been so successful. What else do you think he did looking back now. The drive success in such a pivotal way. Well first of all. I should explain what sequoias. It's a brand that is run by local people in local geos who make every important choice decisions about investing hiring firing that is the key is finding the right people and by the way in every line of business. Whether it's china india southeast asia are hedge fund a multifamily office called heritage. We've had to win and affect changes once so it wasn't that we gotta so perfect from the beginning so we ought to go in aggressively in effect change but finding rape people going in if you have to and then leaving them alone most of the time knowing that local people are the best suited and then in my role making show we all row the same way we have one culture with centralized compliance financial reporting those a secondary. My role lives a secondary importance to the rule of rule off in the. Us shetlander lender in india. Neil in china. Charlie cow in china hedge fund jeff wang in our us fund and keith johnson heritage. The decisions important. Part of the business is there. But that's what's sequoia is. It is a decentralized organization under the one umbrella brand when you look at those different incredible people in teams. This has been so shanas fact bump me my question shoes. Is there ever a time on flashing point advantage. When you think that success zuma cyclical and self-fulfilling now for sequoia at brands the companies associated. So good and the what we've done is so good that it's who myself felling. Look there are a number of people in the world. Think that we sequoia investor sit by. The couch would look at the clock. It's three o'clock let me have a drink. It's three thirty. Let me put my net install. Here's a fish. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is an every second everyday thing. There is no such thing as self-fulfilling prophecy. We have gone as far as taking all the posters from our companies away from conference room once upon a time and say let's act like we've done nothing in fact. Our success is the greatest danger we've had because it can confuse people that yesterday's tomorrow success has to do with yesterday but tomorrow is the only thing that matters and it's always the next partnering opportune with founders and success has little to do with it. No found calls us and says i've got a great investment. Hey sequoia why don't you partner with us. We only want you know. We're always a fighting like cats and dogs for every single opportunity without the venture firms. You know and so on. So self-fulfilling prophecy. I wish if that were the case. I'd work forty hours eighty hours. It is a go. Gogol compete compete compete business. And it's going to continue to do that and anybody else. That thing can relax. They will be quickly out of business. I run the pat. One said to me look at every tech company that goes public and is amazing if they didn't have the core on the table. That's something that i am. We have missed and we always walk connor together. We would like to have one hundred percent market share. We have been responsible Somewhere around six trillion of partnering opportunity meaning but companies with which we partner generated six and a half trillion of market cap about a quarter of the nasdaq. God knows much of the nyse in hong kong now somewhere near three hundred and fifty and four hundred. Ipo's but that's all yesterday that is all yesterday. We've done nothing tomorrow. I've got one final question for you. Dominates all on the like you said thereby incredible companies going public on the south side of a big question. That often is posed. When is the right time to sell. What is the right time to accident position. And we don't let the line. We should forgive me for the language. When's the right time to sell. How do you think about on. Do you.
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"sequoia" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"Front of them just to make them better. It is getting all these things right and at the end of the road. If you seen all these monkey experiments where monkeys are being given the love grace by the love. The bananas over great one monkey. Then we'll get a banana in the second monkey. Then we'll get a great and the monkey that gets great throws a grape out the cages. Screw you you. Give them a banana. I want a banana to. And so we see no those experiments just make sure we get those things right so that everybody feels that should've fairly and basically i tell founders the same thing i stay internally. Assume that everybody's calm is posted someplace in the office and everybody has to feel good about it there. Always some people never feel good about it. But we can't help that it's got to be a fair system where producers get paid and we don't have nineteen levels mechanical levels. You're now vp one vp. One be we. Don't do any thing. I asked on the team that i find fascinating. I've been friends with pat brady for six years now. I think he was associate. When we first became friends are league with pat. This guy's gone sequoia tattooed on his back. When you cut me bleeds green and it's the same for the rest of the team. They my question is what do you. What is sequoia due to give this Cultish but like ownership in juicy to the sequoia brand is unlike any other phone company. Two or three things one. Most of our clients are endowments and foundation. And we take that very seriously. Why should i limit myself in what i can invest in a venture fund for a very rich private wealth operation as someone who's worth twenty two billion. Why should i make a rich person rich. So first of all we're mission driven second. We take our position in between these nonprofits and the people that can see the future. These found is very serious third. They know we are incredibly fair. We're successful. we're very insecure. The type of person we hire as i said is by nature an-and sikua person an insecure person that has something to prove. Maybe their brother beat them up a little bit. They wanna show the how much better than their brother or their mom. And dad didn't tell him i love him one extra time or something happened. In their upbringing that puts driving these folks. That never goes away. I will tell you. The most of the investors sequoia grew up in very modest meets. We're fair we want to win. Ultra competitive and we believe and we do this everyday starting with me and the more senior people more cases. That's a coy at. Where partners have been asked to be paid less rather than be paid more. I want to hear that. I've been in more meetings. And my thirty years. Sequoia in people asking for less compensation rather than more so we can spread it around to other people when you put all these things at work including the success including the rides including using the correct words were not investors. We're business partners to found is it is not a deal. It's a company you've gotta get even the words right to really mean everything you've got to pay attention to all the little things. And furthermore we're so insecure. Where always asking ourselves. How do we put ourselves out of business. Because if we don't ask those things somebody else will we know by definition there are partnerships and firms. Every day that try to take to us that tried to put us out of business. We act very aggressively. We are fearless about taking chances. We don't wanna risk the franchise by doing something stupid. But the only way to stay alive is to take risks and that's embedded in our dna because at the end of the day while we have all these lines of businesses we have venture investors at heart. We are much more comfortable with someone who is a twenty two year old young person. That has a vision than some of the looks. Like doug leone. How's that for sentencing. I probably broke some cultural norms by saying that. But i needed to the are about changing models adventure and it's all schedule but is pater founder of a big multi from this morning and he's had if any partnerships day in multi-stage is not talking about tiger and how that changing the game then being honest. Would you agree with that. And how do you think about it in town. The tons of tiger changing the game. Well look over the years. We have had numerous entrance trying to change the game. First of all it's not the game members we gotta get the words right. It is a business where people lives are at stake the careers art sake. I should say and capital for investors in our case. Nonprofits are at stake. So we don't view it as a game as all second once upon a time before your time there was ice. cg see 'em gi firms that institutionalized things with now we see tiger what we have soft banker for years ago tiger. Now there is all these attempts to short circuit. What we do what we do is company building. We'd like to get there early. We'd like to be the first investor when his one employees such as new bank since he said that you talked to feed and help set the dna and then stay with these companies for the next fifteen years maybe twenty years leg which is why we now have a hedge fund. Because we'd like to say we wanna go from seed to appeal and beyond and doing that takes headcount takes time. It tastes a lot of things above and beyond trying to be an index fund for every series. Be up and we believe that what we do will form a competitive advantage if we do it right. So what we tell founders. You gotta get product market fit if you can get product market fit. I doubt sequoia capital or anyone of us can help. That is the black magic that is really the art..
The Twenty Minute VC
"sequoia" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"And proud to welcome doug. Leoni global managing partner sequoia capital. You have now arrived at your destination. Doug this is such an honest. I mean it's a fall from breakfast through the. But i can't thank you enough for joining me. Stay said really appreciate you taking the time. It's my pleasure and honor to be here. I would love to start say. They wouldn't incredible thirty. Three johnny was sequoia. But i did my research before this and practice guide to venture capital five. Pm meeting with dome ballantyne. How did you get it. And how did the meeting wanted. Don't ask well. Some of the training for that. Cold call came from a sales days. And when you sold computers back in the late seventies had to get past what was then called the secretary to get to someone who might have a budget and so it was really no different and the lady who answered the phone. She was not a secretary. I did not know that she was the right hand. Person don valentine. She was shrewd tough great sense of humor a new yorker who would not be bullshitted if you will by anybody. We started the call. I quickly sense what she was. And we add an honest and real conversation firm conversation between two people who spent a lotta time in new york and we hit it off. And i was told afterwards that she walked into don's office and she said this kid may have something you might want to interview. And that's what led to my five. Pm monday meeting. With don valentine and tell me added the meeting go. Would it don't ask. It was a tough meeting. Donna had a little round table at the corner of his office. Don was the kind of person that silence would not bother him in other words. If you answered a question he could sit there for thirty seconds in dead quiet in his heart rate probably wouldn't increase. What yours probably doubled and so we asked me one question. What's important and i rambled for maybe four five minutes and now it was followed by debt science. It felt like an hour. Sure was twenty seconds and then he said to me. What else in that started laughing at. I said what else i gave you everything i have. And then we warmed up from that point on. And i think what don noticed that he had someone who was a missile back then at saying unguided type of missile but someone who had the courage the humor and from his point of view who looked at business from the customer in not from the technology out and he liked that as a compliment to some of the people who have the looked everything from the checkout in which is why i was loved that question because i just got off a cool with david at nea. Buying and i said to him. Hey doug coming on the show. Why should i ask him and he said doug is the most questions scott when he interviews people lost dog. What question does he ask. So what are you ask in. This aims dumb. Things have changed because the type of questions you can. Now ask a very different than the types of questions you can once ask. But i have some favorites i and i said i don't want to get too personal but i asked him if they have a sibling close in age and then i ask them. Used three adjectives to describe your sibling. I make it very clear. This is not about their sibling. Into the scribe themselves by compares. And so you know. In a law of diversity to siblings are less likely to be alike to strange and so how they describe their siblings usually opposite on how they describe themselves. It's a self-awareness questions. So on so. I always like that i like to ask. What are the things that you've always done well because of genetics because of early upbringing and the things you struggle with that you have head to improve on because you are smart person and you're tired of making the same errors over and over. I really try to get into not the professional equality of the individual but more of the personal quality. It takes about thirty minutes with someone to relax which is why refused to interview someone but thirty minutes after thirty minutes than i ask a little more about business the key drivers of a company to them why they did certain things and so on but i focused very much on the why and a lot less than what mention sibling rationale habits. Don't too personal but you set before about being an only child and about your parents growing up in seeing your father. Y- doing his profession. And i think he said at the peak. He made twenty five grand while he incredibly hard. I was intrigued. what were your biggest takeaway from seeing. The work ethic of your parents knew that they did for you in those early days. Having that save those takeaways fee. Lots of great lessons first of all it taught you the simplicity of everyday life. And what's really important. It also taught you how to live within your means if your dad or your mom is making twenty five grand and you'll have no dead living with twenty five brand. It taught you the value of education. Because you don't want to grow up and make twenty five grand. I remember wanting to go on a date. And the only car i had was my father's car with a bastion driver's side door. And let me tell you that builds character it taught you on. At least you had a date. That's more than me. I'm going to have a nice car. But i didn't have the day if i hate to admit that was by only date in high school. My only one ran. It taught you hunger. Because if you want anything i made. It became very clear. It was up to me. Not a lot of people have trust funds. I certainly didn't have a trust for parents who could pay very little from my college education. I had to take loans and scholarships and i benefit from scholarships from people who i would never meet which is why the first thing i did when i made a little bit of money. I created scholarships any honor. My parents are cornell to return the favor but it laid a solid foundation of good values. Emma fear a what. You didn't wanna be when you grow up and so as years went by this would serve me extremely well in terms of the changing passant idea what i'm going to move to you and folks on news the leader in many respects because again i did a lot of research before and he said when he moved from the maybe more conceal a role to the more sensual. See year with mike kind of stopping inside in two thousand twelve. You said that you might as brakes. Changed as a result so significantly to entreat how did you change and what was the most prominent changes in not mayes breaks. So people have called me more than once. A bit of control freak. I can make the trains run on time. If you ask me to take a hill to get something done. I will commit to you. That things are going to be done. Unbudgeted on-time if. I'm on the board of a company that fails it fails in a very organized way. If i'm lucky enough to be on company succeeds.
Tim Conway Jr.
After a Year Stuck Indoors, Visitors Expected to Overcrowd National Parks
"One way to ease back into traveling is to find a vacation spot with a little more space like a visit to one of America's 63. National parks. We sent Johnson vaguely Adi to California's Yosemite National Park, which is my favorite. That sounds like your sidekick Amber Johnson vaguely RD to get a bigger TRT and, uh, what was your last name Cannoli Big Adi Adi and Canola Johnson, vaguely Adi to California's Yosemite National Park, which is my favorite. We're here at Tunnel view, and you can clearly see how Yosemite became the muse for pain photographer Ansel Adams. This park has everything from dramatic waterfalls, two towering sequoias and iconic rock formations like El Capitan and half toe during the pandemic. National parks welcome roughly 237 million visitors. About what A year during the pandemic. National parks welcome roughly 237 Million visitors about a 30% drop from the year before. Those numbers are expected to go back up Yosemite preparing for I don't buy that number. I don't think that the national parks had 237 million visitors are in covid. So they say. Normally, it's It's 30% higher. That's normally 300 million. So it's basically the population of this country going to everybody went once. Every year, Right? That's the BS. I understand, Angel,
Pacifica Evening News
California Wildfires Have Decimated the Giant Sequoia
"Wave comes amid a drought has dried up vegetation, increasing fire danger. There have been a number of small wildfires around California this week. But thus far, the state has avoided the kind of fierce gusts of wind that drove last year's devastating blazes. Last year's sq. FT. Complex fire in the Southern Sierras scorched more than 176,000 acres and giant Sequoia National Monument and the adjacent Sequoia National Park and now report compiled by National Park Scientists indicates far more of the iconic redwoods may have been killed. Than previously five. Some 30 to 40% of all the giant sequoias within the fires, footprint or incinerated by the severity of the flames. Researches explained that the intensity of their fire was brought on by drought conditions, fire prone undergrowth and a legacy of fire suppression together with climate warming, stressing the entire ecosystem. Ecuadorian files. This report from Fresno. The devastating castle fire in the southern Sierra Nevada last year may have killed between 31% and 42% of all the large giant sequoias in the footprint of that blaze. National Park Service report says that translates into a stunning loss of somewhere between 7500 and 10,600 large giant sequoia trees that are more than four ft. In diameter. That's 10 to 14% of the entire population across their rank along the western slope of the Sierras.
AP News Radio
Study: California Fire Killed 10% of World’s Redwood Trees
"Scientists have been assessing the losses from converging wildfires that tore through sequoia national park last August researchers say the numbers are preliminary but in a draft copy obtained by the by silly at times delta scientists with the National Park Service say at least a tenth of the world's mature giant sequoias were destroyed in a single wildfire that tore through the southern Sierra Nevada mountains last year using satellite imagery in modeling from previous fires researchers determined that between seventy five hundred and ten thousand sequoias perished in the fire lead author Christie bring them says the figures are mind blowing pointing out that the trees have lived for thousands of years and I've already survived dozens of wildfires next week teams of scientists plan to hike to the gross that experience the worst damage sequoias require wildfires to burst their pine cones to reproduce but scientists worry that fire suppression longer droughts and climate change are making wildfires harder for the ancient trees to survive I'm Jennifer king
Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"sequoia" Discussed on Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)
"For few bet allows you to direct. Your data into vendor is best for the particular use you for not very interesting. A colleague of yours at sequoia bogomil noted and. I'm quoting here. Every company has become a software company in observer. Abilities how you keep that software on track despite all the tools available. Troubleshooting is incredibly hard and some complexity you've just described would certainly underscore that but i wanted to focus on the difficulty of this A little bit further. Why is it so difficult in your mind as these systems become so complex they introduce buyers of abstraction. Which makes it easier for people to do your job do their jobs. If you're developing on necessarily after worry about infrastructure you can focus on writing code. That solves the business problem but every time one of those layers of abstraction is introduced year. Might be separating yourself from the root cause of an issue and troubleshooting has become complex because rarely does one person actually see everything into yoga. You know you have a server that is running at aws you know you have a database. That's being hosted by a third party vendor You have an application you've built. That actually has twenty five different open source dependencies with there are so many different pieces from so many different parties that come together to deliver software applications today getting his ability across all those different pieces is incredibly tough and that's why the troubles Problem can be tricky. The the topic of data privacy is a is certainly a topic on the rise of both for personal reasons as all of us contemplate The degree to which we wish a or or would allow companies to use our data in ways. Perhaps we're that are not entirely knowledgeable of and naturally as off shoot of that companies need to be much more aware of it as well Because of the implications of that the growing regulatory aspects that they need to be aware of and so on talk a bit about your own perspectives on on data privacy related to this and the kind of tension perhaps even healthy tension between consumers evolving thought process around this enterprises need to be cognizant both of those as well as of the the regulations that might impact how they do business. I think this is one of the reasons to take a best of breed approach to observe taking the best of breed approach. Meaning you might have crippled for your pipeline. You might arrived a variety of companies to act as a storage That's on crested laver than having righted up these providing application specific functionality. On top taking that best agreed approach. Maximizes your ability to make sure that you don't have any false when it comes to data privacy using the more instrumentation you have around you observe data the more likely you are to not inadvertently run afoul of any sort of regulation and so i think. Observability is part of the solution to data privacy And not part of the problem at i. Think if you hear the word observability. It's easy to think. wait a minute. What observing is this a privacy thing but the truth matter is it's it's part of the solution it's far from excellent and i wonder if you could talk a little bit about So for people who may be listening who are less mature. There are lower on the rungs towards Degree of of appropriate to maturity related to the topic of observability. What are some of the steps you would recommend i especially want to underscore the point. You made earlier that it's all well and good and oftentimes people will quickly think about solutions. But there's a broader kind of cultural people process aspect to this as well. What are some of those early stages or steps that you would recommend organizations. That is as i say our early in earlier in this evolutionary journey that they might undertake. I think you're i think if you early in this journey you probably want to start with it. Platform that is user friendly and somewhat fully featured in terms of its functionality. And soon but logic is as good as it gets when it comes to the now You have a cloud native organization because it's the first quantitative machine data platform out there that can be used for variety of use cases so for somebody's into this hour recommend star logic the out of the box optionality figure out how it fits into your organization. Chances are you're going to have operational use cases related to keeping applications running. Chances are you're gonna security use cases related to making sure that nobody's getting nobody's getting breached and there's no in data loss once you have about singer organization. You may find yourself in a position where you kind of want to take it a step further and you may love him a logic but there might be particular corner cases for which you want to introduce some sort of best of breed tool and that's where you start thinking about something by cripple. Something like rebel in that case is perfect complement to sumo logic. That also helps you take advantage of some of the other tools in he can system so i kinda of finger out a platform that is right for you and step two You'd probably wanna start using something like to have a little bit more freedom and flexibility around your data who were the personas roles within organizations who are typically leading this from your perspective as chief information officers at somebody deeper within the technology or digital organization one of the tricky things about this image that has these products can be a little bit like a swiss army knife. You can use them in a lot of different ways you can use them on a different levels so you can do these sea level security executive. You could be the so. And you want to use this technology to make sure you're not getting reached or you could be an individual developer just on nature that the you just pushed into production is actually running as intended and so it kinda renews dicillo all the way up to the sea level and it spans operational groups that are putting applications and production to some of the security and other infrastructure support oriented groups so it's a fairly wide ranging thing. I will say that the if you if you want a singular landing point i would probably look toward whoever has been the champion for the transition towards something that looks and feels more like devops because those people tend to serve as a centralized tendon centralization function where there are already acting as the bridge between some of these different pieces on that makes them a natural a natural place to go for expertise or stop in and has the has the pandemic in the quarantine In the just sort of changes in the way in which organizations doing business has this impacted this in some meaningful way in your mind and a salary because bricks and mortar companies. No longer have the option of the way they used to migrated online faster than they would've historically or hybrid have emphasized their digital presence around physical presence. I think because the world has been shoved mind and in a dramatic way of last month's the entire ecosystem of tools around digital businesses has taken off and observe abilities Anybody who sell something online and your website goes down for a couple of minutes or a couple of hours. That's lost revenue and observability tools. Are what keeps your website up and running. And so there's taliban direct correlation between you're competency around observability and your ability to drive revenue. If you're.
KLIF 570 AM
"sequoia" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"And when they're looking for is where you buy the car and you own it. Get this. 15 years or longer. The same way peasants bought cars in Stalin's Russia during the Great Depression. Right? Nationally. I'm going to start with number 10 and count down. Number 10 is the Toyota Sequoia. 9.1% of the buyers. Literally still on the vehicle 15 years later. Number nine. Toyota four runner Number eight. Subaru Forester. I told you that's a tough little compact SUV number seven. The Honda Pilot number six The Honda CR V Number five Toyota Tundra. 11.3% of people still owned them. 15 years later. That's followed by the Sienna minivan from Toyota, The Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, the Toyota Highlander 12.4%. And the number one vehicle the people buy in America, and they stand they keep it for at least 15 years. Is the Toyota Prius. You know, A lot of people write me all the time about hybrid electrics because of the Electron IX, a battery. They're worried about high cost repairs and all that stuff. I think that one sad kind of puts all that to rest. On average, 13.7% on almost one out of every five or six. Prius owners still owns it 15 years later. Moving over to SUVs. Starting at number 10 and counting down the Subaru Outback. Hyundai Tucson, Acura MDX, Toyota RAV four Toyota Sequoia. Forerunner, Subaru Forester. If you're looking at SUVs, the Forrester's number four on list where people buy it. And they still under 15 years later on to pilot Honda CR V and number one is the Highlander. Pick up trucks. I thought everybody kept their pickup trucks forever. Number 10 Ford F one Serie F F 1 50. Followed by the Ram 1500, Ford Ranger. Is that even count? I mean, I don't brought it out last year, right? If you had an old ranger, there was anything to trade it for right? Anyhow, they're still there, followed by the Chevy Silverado 1500, Nissan Titan. Colorado from Chevrolet, the GMC Canyon Frontier. Who would've guessed Frontier would be the third truck on the list the people bought and kept for at least 15 years. Number two, the Toyota Tundra and number one, the Toyota comma. Yeah. Let's see the top brands manufacturers. Number 10, Lexus 5.2% of all people to buy Alexis. Keep it for at least 15 years. We're going to assume they did not lease Nissan is number nine. Chrysler's number eight Hyundai is Number seven. Mitsubishi is number six. I'll say that again. Mitsubishi's number six Mazda's five accurate is four. Subaru is three. Honda is too and Toyota is number one. And then there was the longest kept cars and top 50 cities. So, like Albuquerque, the number one car the people buying Keep forever is the Toyota Sequoia. But in Atlanta, it's a Toyota Tundra. In Austin. It's a Chevrolet Colorado. Huh? I thought this was a high tech really hit place, right? Really a cheap Chevy truck. I mean, it's a nice truck. Don't misunderstand me, but Baltimore, Maryland and Birmingham, Alabama. North and south have the same love of the Nissan Frontier truck. And in Baltimore, almost 20% of Nissan Frontier Truck owners still have a 15 years later, Boston Becomes a Toyota Tundra. You could knock me over with a feather that is the only city in America that I rented a car and got about a mile into Boston and drove back to Logan and turned it in. Took a cab. I don't want anything to do with that. And I'm from L. A And I didn't want anything to do from with that. Charlotte, North Carolina. Again. This is the South Toyota Prius. Chicago, Illinois, The Subaru Impreza. You know, I didn't have much respect for that city other than food for a long time. Cincinnati is the Honda pilot. Cleveland is the Toyota Sienna. Dallas Fort Worth is the Toyota Highlander. Yeah. Denver, Colorado is also the.