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"two books" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Open playing would wls you like me to turn it out number four there are republicans that are democrats but there are no democrats that are republicans the dan bongino show they're getting ready they're getting ready for another october surprise what do you mean october just passed no no no i mean the october before the election the coming year they do it every year i don't know this but in uh was it my f it was my second book exonerated my second not my second book but the second book on this topic about spygate and all that that was unnecessarily confusing the books call exonerate i write about how do you know they tried the russia hoax on mccain too when john mccain was the nominee jim shaking his head no no they did if you read my that second book exonerated there's a i think it's that one there's a whole chapter on it how they tried that they try this every year this october surprise the reason it didn't work with mccain was who was in the white house at the time well bush so they didn't weaponize the government to when go attacked mccain because it was a republican in the white house but the articles are all over the place about hidden ties between mccain and the russians i bring that up because you're thinking no they're not going to do the russia collusion thing again in october that's been eviscerated six different ways from oh yeah stay tuned this is my favorite read by the way jim you ready jim's like unfortunately i am but not for the reasons you think you want to upgrade your loved underwear ones this holiday holiday season without the awkward eye contact get an e gift card from tommy perfect way to do when you give tommy john your loved ones are that much more comfortable so they can do everything better this softness season why not give the gift of comfort to everyone on your list including yourself with new tommy john underwear loungewear and pajamas with over 20 million pairs sold many to me jim ad the dark blues second skins second skin and dark blues and thousands of five -star reviews me giving them a lot of those five -star reviews tommy given tommy john's holiday tradition ninety seven percent of women and men love getting the gift of tommy john lot of women love men and in times of jim's like that's not in the read it's okay it's in mind i'm not saying double one and once the city but just like me that's what i tell you that customers and fanatics is one fanatic christmas gift and what so right she loves her pajamas give the gift of comfort and solvents for the colder months and why not treat yourself things covered by tommy john's best pair you'll ever wear or it's free guaranteed shop tommy john dot com slash bond you know you know right now for the holidays and get twenty percent off your first order save twenty percent for a limited time at tommy dot com slash bungee no don't wait tommy john dot com slash bungee no visit 10 .0 BUNGEON I can't believe it I
Fresh update on "two books" discussed on Crypto Curious
"All right. What else is up next, Igor? Right. So up next, very interestingly, the SEC opens public comments on Franklin Templeton and Hashdex spot Bitcoin ETFs. Now, historically, they've never done this before, but the SEC is inviting public commentary on pending ETF applications from Franklin Templeton and Hashdex. Its unexpectedly early request coming in two weeks after the SEC extension to the decision deadline suggests that this might be a precursor to making sure that everybody can get launched all at the same time. And there is a finite date here on the 10th of January is when the ARK ETF is the final approval for the ARK ETF. Now, the SEC can't be in a position where they approve some and don't approve others. The others, yeah. And they don't want to be sued for anti-competitive behavior. So what they'll end up doing probably is approving all 12 at the same time, which will be incredible. Well, we're all anticipating and everyone's waiting on the edge of their seat for that one. All right. What have we got? Last up here, Coinbase might be forced to share people's Bitcoin trading data with the CFTC. It has been reported that they alerted an unspecified number of its users that their account information may be shared with the CFTC following a subpoena linked to another crypto exchange, which was Bybit. The nature of the data involved has not been disclosed, nor how it relates to Bybit. Some Coinbase users who have not used Bybit claim that they were also targeted. So not sure what's going on with this one, but Coinbase plans to engage with the CFTC to limit the damage and the data shared here. Yeah. It really depends. Some people in Coinbase might be free trading and everyone expects Coinbase as a good actor and as a regulated business at any point in time to share your information and your trading history for whatever, for tax purposes or just for KYC AML. Bybit might not have the same regulations. Therefore, if people wanted to skirt away from that, wanted to possibly obfuscate or hide some of their trades, then they might use that. So that might be the tie in. But we'll see when the news and the information comes out. Well, I think that's all our news stories for today. We really appreciate you joining us on the podcast and getting your reflections on the market. Anything else that you want to share, Igor, before we wind up? This has been really great. We as a business, we write research on a monthly basis. We publish that research so that anybody can read it. We write a weekly newsletter that anybody can sign up to. Most of what we do in the space is education based. So we spend a lot of time talking to our families, talking to our investors, talking to prospective investors that really have never had an allocation or been a little bit too nervous to get into this market around what it really is. So we want to do that as much as possible. We want to continue that. If at any point in time you want to get in touch, we're always available on Twitter or LinkedIn. Fantastic, Igor. We'll get some of those links to your research and your newsletter. We'll put in the show notes, ladies and gents, so you can subscribe to that and have a look. And yeah, thanks again, Igor. Appreciate your time. That sounds like an excellent idea. So that is it, folks. The end of this week's show. Thanks for listening in. If you're looking to DCA into this crypto market, then please look at the Bamboo app. And there's a code, curious for $10 of free Bitcoin to get you started. There's a link in the show notes below. Please follow us on social media via the Instagram page or join us in our Facebook group. Hit the subscribe button where you're listening to the podcast now. Please tell your mates about the podcast. 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This was the book we wrote for all of the people in our life who would never listen to us on the podcast. God damn you. Who wanted to focus on other things than finance. This book is the absolute simplest way you can access the share market, automate your investing and then get on with your life. So if you've got someone in your life who could benefit from the wealth creating power of the stock market but isn't paying attention, this is the book to get them this holiday season. Don't Stress, Just Invest, available now in all good bookstores. ACAS powers the world's best podcasts. Here's a show that we recommend. Hey, Force Center friends. I'm Ken Knapsock. I'm Joseph Scrimshaw and this is Force Center, a Star Wars podcast that celebrates the galaxy far, far away with a mix of deep dive analysis and comedy fun. We cover all the films, the TV shows, books, toys and the big themes, everything from the profound lessons of hope versus fear to the absurd fun of Boba Fett's Knee Darts. 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Understanding the Orchestra Pit Theory in Politics
"He's like that show is horrible he liked today's show which is good we're talking talking about the orchestra pit theory of politics you ever heard of this I wrote about it in my second book it's not my theory it kind of parallels my theory of snapshots and sound bites but it's a little different if you understand the orchestra pit theory of politics which the leftist forever then you will be a step ahead and that's the reason I talk about it on the show because everything we do here although it's meant to be entertaining if I it's also meant to be educational we got an election coming up and I'm telling you that the left has bested us on the orchestra pit snapshots and sound bites theory of politics forever they know everything's a bumper sticker nobody's reading white papers they understand it's all performance and performative and if you can get performance the down you win Barack Obama was a perfect example what do people remember Barack about Obama hopey changey really everything Obama did to you your insurance went up the economy only grew it didn't even crack three percent the first president I think in modern history did not do the I bet you didn't even know that we went into massive amounts of debt records at the time Obama did nothing for America but even to this day he's probably got a 90 % approval to Democrats I love that guy I love Obama what do you do for you stuff what stuff you know things like what things you know thingy stuff like hopey changey all we did your health care better no it's worse what off about you it yes did you keep your no you didn't keep it but he said you could keep your doctor good point you was your kids education with a public school no it's far worse well what about the your business now I struggle another about but I thought he was great well why do liberals think he's great again they understand snapshots and sound
Fresh update on "two books" discussed on Mark Levin
"At this hearing the education committee the republicans were fantastic cut eight go why did penlet professor amad amala off the hook who led hundreds of students in chanting there's only one solution intifada revolution why does that professor still job have a at your university representative our approach to speeches as identified it follows and is guided by the united states constitution uh... which for robust perspectives i disagree with the characterization uh... that we treats speech differently are held on a minute just so you understand the constitution you are free to say as you wish without government parents as long as it doesn't cross the line but you're not free to be a professor to have tenure use a college campus to advance your speech that goes back over a hundred twenty five years with a supreme court decision in other words say whatever you want as long as you're not actually inciting materially violence it matters and if you're saying it for the purpose of threatening intimidating and even trying to create an uprising against certain students on campus which is supposed to be the place of academic freedom and free speech obviously that's not became a discussion go ahead any individual disciplinary person goes for Penn professor and Norton who's repeatedly denied Hamas is worth worst atrocities on October 7 or how about huda fact redeem who romanticize the murder of over a thousand Israeli Jews as quote Palestine inventing a new way of life clapped as a speaker said Jews should go back to Berlin and Moscow why remember these are these are professors who are paid who are paid by the school and the taxpayers they're not required to have these jobs there's no compulsion in the Constitution that compels that none people don't get jobs are fired from jobs the time all for offensive language some people can call it sexual harassment some people can call it racism and bigotry ask your HR department corporations once or twice a year you go through these training seminars what you can and cannot say what you can and cannot do but apparently if it involves Jews the elimination of Jews the killing of Jews the threatening of Jews somehow that's protected under the First Amendment I'll ask you again would any one of these presidents of these universities by the way all women would they say that if it was a different minority it was black people or what if it were gay people or LGBTQI XYZ people or any other people on the face of the earth no they let's say it's not protected so what's going on here you know what's going on here all throughout the 1930s Harvard University of Virginia most of these other schools they had many professors who supported Hitler in the Third did you know this I'm gonna talk about this extensively either on Saturday or Sunday on Fox I have to decide which night books have been written about this did you know that scholars have written about this do you know that even in the middle the Holocaust these colleges and universities we're promoting the Third Reich we're promoting extermination and anti -semitism and many of these colleges and universities guess what folks got money from the German authorities sound familiar well it is familiar it's happening again go ahead you still have a job at your university I'm very troubled by what you're being congressman that kind of you're speaking out of both sides of your mouth you're defending it you allow these professors to teach at your college you create a safe haven for this type of anti Semitic behavior you said something earlier about anti -semitism being symbolic of the larger society university your is a hotbed of it and one of the reasons that we're seeing a rise of anti Semitism is an unsafe environment for Jewish college students all over this country you're virtually responsible for it and it's not said in most to the media is that the litigation being brought these universities and colleges for what they're doing would not be possible but for the of donald trump he signed the executive order extending and ending title six of the civil rights act the bushes didn't sign it obama didn't biden when people asked him to expand it sat on it donald trump did it you know hitler worse than hitler he did it it's a little early yet but I'm gonna be spending committing my my waking hours the time I have on this during the course of this next election exposing the democrats exposing biden defending the republicans and should trump be the nominee defending trump because we gotta get our story straight we gotta fight this propaganda big time my wife and I were talking today well we talk everyday obviously but specially if people would read american marxism the democrat party hates america they'd know everything there is to know about what's going on what has gone on and what's going to go on those two books lay it all comprehensively in a scholarly way but in a way that is to everybody and anybody those two books which is why you can't find the democrat party hates america now in most retail stores the height of the holidays mr. producer barnes and noble has it in the back costco has removed it but i don't blame costco has done a good job they have one big table but you won't find it in any of the retail major national bookstores right now at the height of hanukkah and christmas so you have to order it on amazon or if you choose to go into one of these stores some you got go in the back get it and dust it off if you choose to do that those two books forget about my other eight books at least we'll tell you everything you need to everything and listen to this University of Pennsylvania dim -witted president she lies about the first amendment here and then you bernie sanders heard these committees this committee today played for you but the day before in the u .s. senate as the media like bernie to say sanders a jewish senator was condemning the state of israel because bernie sanders is a marxist marxists do not tolerate faith bernie including judaism sanders was born as a jew thats his ethnicity but he rejects it as religion he rejects a zionist state he rejects the biblical history of the jews he rejects all of it he embraces marxism lets listen to this fool time at a when over 250 people have been killed in in the west bank im not talking about gaza talking about the west bank since october what do they do there in the west bank even if we accept your number i dont argument sake so the jews go into the west bank you see judea and samaria theyre uh... their their uh... ancestral homeland and they just go around shooting palestinians because thats what jews do we know that thats what the israelis do they go around they look for people to kill and rape and maim is that what theyre doing in gaza is that what theyre doing in judea and samaria this is a sick yes to this bernie sanders bs bernie sanders as self hating buffoon show me one example one were an soldier in gaza or judea and samaria raped a palestinian period show me one example and they keep pointing to it during the course of this war look at them committing these war crimes one example where they decapitated a palestinian babies head just give me one or they stabbed a palestinian baby in an oven one example i ask one example are they using motorcycle fumes tattoo little kids give me one example just one and they keep give me one example when they took palestinian women hostages and now in the daily email the most disgusting horrendous thing you can think of and shot them in the vagina and shot them in their breasts and shot them in their backside give me one damn bernie sanders is a punk he's a puke he's an old red under his ideology a hundred million people have been slaughtered and billions have been enslaved this static stupid throwback endorsed every communist regime during his lifetime whether it was bresnev or castro it or mao didn't matter and then when these atrocities for sure why they didn't do no it they didn't do it right he reversed his course what kind of a kook has as his honeymoon in moscow during the cold war you we tolerate him some kind of grandfatherly figure no he hates this country he hates
A highlight from 15 Authors of Titles on THR's List of the 100 Greatest Film Books of All Time
"Please welcome to the stage President and CEO of the American Film Institute, Bob Guzzale. Phone rings. It's Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter. He has an idea. And he's thinking about celebrating the 100 greatest film books of all time. I am immediately offended because top 100 movie lists are the AFI's real estate. But I did not say that to him. And the truth is I was just jealous because it was such and is such a good idea. And I thought anything AFI can do to help shine a proper light on this imperative work, well, we're in. But I did say to Scott, it's got to be A plus. It's no fake in this one. You have to have the most informed, the smartest jury. And he said, I got this. And he did. And today is a moment to celebrate that effort and the inspired writers who have brought history to life. Here to take his bow and to moderate the discussion, the executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg. Now Scott is going to bring out the honorees today, but he has given me the gift of introducing you to the first. For he is the founder of the American Film Institute. He was there in the White House Rose Garden when President Lyndon Johnson first announced the creation of AFI. He was there to write the very words that define the Institute's national mandate. And he was there to lead the organization through its early years. And it was then that he planted the seeds for the AFI Center for Film Studies, now the AFI Conservatory. And it was then that he instituted the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar Series at AFI, so named because the seminar's first guest was Harold Lloyd. Across 50 years, these seminars have proved a rich historical record of the art form and have inspired several books on THR's 100 greatest list, including two of his. Conversations with the great movie makers of Hollywood's golden age and conversations at the American Film Institute with the great movie makers the next generation. Please welcome George Stevens Jr. Welcome George Stevens Jr. and we are excited to hear from you in just a second. Now joining you up here, please welcome the author of 2020's The Big Goodbye Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood and with Janine Basinger, 2022's Hollywood The Oral History, Sam Wasson. Next up is the author of 2016's Powerhouse, The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency, James Andrew Miller. Next up, we are going to have two authors coming to the stage because they are the co -authors of 1996's Hit and Run, How John Peters and Peter Goober Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood. Please welcome Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters. Next up, he is, as you will guess from the title, his name. He is from 1969 and for many years thereafter the author of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. Please welcome Leonard Maltin. Here we are. Welcome. Next, we have the author of 1998's The Last Mogul, Lou Osterman, MCA and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougall. Next, we have the author of 1977's The Making of the Wizard of Oz, Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM and the Miracle of Production number 1060. Please welcome Algene Harmetz. Next, he is the Czar of Noire, the author of Dark City, The Lost World of Film Noire from 1998. Please welcome Eddie Muller. He is the author of the 1996 book Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, a guided tour across a decade of independent American cinema, John Pearson. From 1988, the book The Player. Please welcome Michael Tolkien. From 1989, the author of Goldwyn, a Biography, A. Scott Berg. She is the author of the 2006 book A Killer Life, How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond, Christine Vachon. We're going to give an extra warm welcome to this gentleman because it is his birthday. Please join us in welcoming George Harrell's Hollywood Glamour Portraits 1925 to 1992 author from 2013, Mark A. Vieira. From 1999, the book Conversations with Wilder, the author Cameron Crowe. Ladies and gentlemen, take it in because this has never been seen before and I don't know if anyone will be lucky enough to gather this amazing group again in one place. I'm so grateful to all of you for making the time to be here. Many of you came from great distances and congratulations on your work being on this list chosen by 322 people from the industry. We're talking about filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, executives, David Zaslav and many others, authors including just about everybody up here plus many others, academics. You can see the whole list online but the point is it is a cross -section of the business. There have been versions of this list that were chosen by film critics. There have been versions by other constituencies but this reflects the taste of our global film community. So thank you again for being here and I want to also just quickly thank Bob Guzzale, Julie Goodwin and everyone at AFI not only for going through all the efforts to make today possible but also for their other lists that Bob referenced because were it not for the original AFI Top 100 list. I don't think I would be here in a career as a film journalist because that really made me fall in love with the movies in the way that I hope this list inspires many other people to check out these books and the others on the list. So thank you to them and to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter for supporting the list and Terry Press for helping us put everything together and all of you for being here. So the way this is going to work is we are going to go down this line a few minutes with each author about the origin and impact and revelations of their book and then we are going to have a looser group conversation afterwards but we're going to begin with Mr. Stevens Jr. These two books that you wrote drawing from the seminars that Bob referenced are you know just fascinating looks at generations of filmmakers who have spoken to students at the AFI, what you know they've shared about their lives, their careers, tips for filmmaking. I wonder if you can just talk about how early on, well again just a little bit more actually about how those seminars started because you were there at the beginning and when it occurred to you that they might make good books.
'American Marxism' & 'The Democrat Party Hates America' Go Together
"Censoring and monitoring among others me me and other conservatives and other you conservative organizations know a few years ago this would have been a shocking scandal today it's acceptable because the media thrown in a hundred percent the media are we are into this American Marxism and they are Democrats so if you have a copy of American Marxism I want to strongly encourage you to get a copy the Democrat Party hates America and put them side by side on your shelf Alexis de Tocqueville when he wrote Democracy in America he actually wrote two books two volumes so when we talk about Democracy in America book the it's actually two volumes and so when I wrote America Marxism and how the Democrat Party hates America these are really two volumes two volumes and if you read American Marxism and you read the Democrat Party hates America you will have knowledge for there's no question about it and you will be the Thomas Paine's and you will be able to spread the word at Thanksgiving at Christmas at Hanukkah anytime you where ideas do matter you see it in the streets ideas evil ideas spreading throughout the country we need good ideas American ideas spreading throughout the country that's our role
A highlight from S14 E08: The 5-Day Job Search Success Story
"Hello, welcome to the alone a show. I'm your host John May alone a this episode don't have regulars cuz reasons I guess Getting old, but whatever as for a guest He is she is from New York City Curly in Boston and she is a best -selling author of the five -day job search Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Annie Margarita Yang Hey Peter, I'm so excited to be on your show today Thank you so much for inviting me to the alone a show Before we get started I just want to let your listeners know that if they stick around until the end of today's episode They will learn how they can get a special offer, which is a 10 % off Coupon code on the five -day job search and not only that it will be a signed paperback copy of the five -day job search So hey guys, please stick until the very end. I Can refuse this kind of office. So yeah, I just really suggest that it'll be pretty cool So how's life? Life, I think life has been quite busy, but I don't complain. It's been quite wonderful. I'm actually on a podcast tour at the moment booked on 60 podcasts to promote this new book getting on between like two to four each day and So much more than 60 because my plan is to go on 500 over the next 12 months So I would say busy but wonderful good grief. That's a lot of podcast. Yes, that's crazy Well, you know, my motto is you got to go big or go home Whenever you're setting out to do something. So I can't argue with that that's I I go though up by that saying every day and Have you been up too much recently besides doing podcast appearances? Well, I've been learning how to do marketing because this is my second book and the first book I haven't done any marketing for the first book, which is one thousand one ways to save money Most of the sales came from my youtube channel where at the end of the video. I just tell people hey guys I don't take sponsorships on my channel because I want to stay as authentic as possible So if you want to support me just buy a copy of my book on Amazon and leave a review But this second book the five -day job search I'm looking to actually sell millions of this So I want this to go mainstream So so I'm like trying to learn as much as possible on How that's done and I'm just throwing every single possible idea out there and implementing it It doesn't matter what the cost is, but just trying to figure it all out. So That's what I've been up to lately All right, very good. Very good So, uh before you get you've got down to writing this book What what what jobs or experience did you have up until now? I've had several so from I guess the time I graduated high school Just a whole string of minimum wage jobs such as like giving massages working as a cashier Slicing deli meats and cheeses working at Domino's pizza Collecting tickets basketball things like that but what really inspired the subject for this book and why it's called the five -day job search is because after I graduated with a degree in Communications, I ended up working at Domino's pizza. So don't let your degree due to speaking for you because it's not the golden ticket It's supposed to be to want a great paying job and After Domino's pizza, I moved to Boston. I decided you know what? I want to make my mark on this world I don't care what people think what they're gonna say. I'm just gonna go after everything I want. So I applied for accounting jobs without an accounting degree and I Applied to 50 but 50 jobs per day Within a week. I got a job offer and That was great. But then that manager was toxic, right? So Two months later. I was on a job search again. I landed another accounting position in only six days Then a year later. I wanted to buy a house So I needed to make even more money and I figured my boss wouldn't give me the raise that I want So I decided it's time for another job search Started looking started applying to 50 a day and then within five days. I got an accounting position Without the accounting degree, so there must be something I'm doing right That other people don't know or or aren't doing because far more people are more qualified than me But why is it that I'm the one who gets the job? Interesting I actually do want to know What what is it in your book and the end the journey you have talking? that has really got you to the position that you've gotten yourself into I Would say I've really learned personal branding So one of the things that I talk about in the book is the importance of having a professional headshot That's actually like one of the first things that I did after I landed the entry -level accounting position I got was okay. Now I'm making more money than when I was making minimum wage How am I gonna use this extra money that I now have this disposable money? I decided to save up that money to get a professional headshot done and I learned that the headshot isn't for the job you have now So just because I was working in entry -level accounting doesn't mean that the headshot should Make make it look like that's the kind of job I was working the headshot should actually be for the job that you want. So the photographer he asked me What what's your end goal here? like what do you want your next job to be or like really down the line and I said I want to look like a future CFO in the making and He said, okay, that's what we're gonna go after and Not just that not just getting the professional headshot done but like You really have to put your best foot forward for that photo because 80 % of looking amazing Is from all the homework you do before you step into the studio. So this photographer he told me hey Annie This is everything you need to do like three days before get a good night's sleep because you can't hide eye bags with Photoshop You know also Drink lots of water because you need to stay hydrated especially your lips. You don't want chapped lips You can't fix that with Photoshop Another thing is book an appointment at your local hair salon get your hair done, you know Get a haircut get a blowout so you come in looking amazing the same day and then also use a makeup artist because a lot of people they can do their makeup and It doesn't look right because makeup done in real life is very natural looking but actually when it's done for the camera, it needs to look cakey because Otherwise you will look so washed out and white Due to the bright white studio light So you need to use a professional makeup artist to come out with your best and this applies to men men Also need to wear makeup for the photo That's big and When do you do you think that it's important to have some sort of experience when you apply for a job as or more than With the degrees and education that you've gotten in the past. I Think the experience is far more important than the degree because You know based on what I've seen and my personal journey the employer has cared more about my past experiences and accomplishments more than Where or what I studied in college.
A highlight from 21st Century Icons in business
"In this episode I speak to Sally Percy about what it takes to become a business icon. We talk about her book 21st Century Business Icons and the importance of businesses working for the greater good and the challenges women face in being seen as extreme mavericks in leadership roles. This is a wide ranging conversation about the leaders who are changing our world. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Sally Percy. How are you doing Sally? I'm great thank you. How are you? I'm doing really well thanks. And I was wondering what types of things make you sing in the shower? Oh, sing in the shower. Do you know I don't know if I do a lot of singing in the shower. I do a lot of thinking in the shower. Like trying to solve creative problems. Like maybe think of a headline for an article in my tube or something like that. But I don't really do a lot of singing in the shower. Do you do a lot of singing in the shower then? I'm more kind of like humming in the bath. It's probably nearing me. What makes you hum in the bath then? You know what I think it's definitely mood driven. Do you know what I mean? So it's sometimes kind of something with a really kind of like heavy beat that I would be like kind of like dancing to myself. And other times it'd be more kind of contemplative, you know, when you just, as you said, you just like your brain is just open to input. You can tell you're a journo. Look how you turn that round on me, sneaky woman. You're going to have to watch me with this one. You know, you are going to have to watch me. I like that. No, I do like that. That's really cool. So I've called you a journo. Tell us more about you. So I am a now a business journalist, and I've been a journalist for about 20 years now. I did a few things before I became a journalist. And when I first became a journalist, I was actually living in New Zealand at the time. That's my boyfriend, now husband. He's from New Zealand. And I went out there and I got, he was from a rural area, he's from a farming family. And I got a job as a rural reporter on the local newspaper, which was quite funny because I was a vegetarian from London. I didn't know anything about farming, really. It's quite eye opening. I do now know a lot more about farming and I'm probably a bit rusty on it, so don't test me too much. And then I stayed out there for a couple of years and I found New Zealand a bit quiet. So we came back to the UK and that's when I really started to become a business journalist. And I originally joined Accountancy magazine and became editor of Accountancy magazine. And then after that, I decided I sort of wanted to broaden myself out of it and not be too focused on accounting and finance. And so over the years since then, I've worked freelance and I really moved myself much more into the general business space. And I particularly like doing leadership and management. I'm currently editor of Edge, the magazine of the Institute of Leadership. And recently I have and I've written two books. One was called Reach the Top in Finance. I wrote that in 2017. And then my most recent book is 21st Century Business Icons and that kind of profiles some of the world's best known business leaders. And I really enjoyed doing that because I learned a lot from them and found out a lot about them.
A highlight from National Suicide: Bidens America
"Instead of fucking pulling your kids out of a car. All right, and that is Metallica James Hetfield to send them one of my hats. I don't know if you got it or not, but I sent it to one of their recording studios, California. The only one I know that they have, this is Ian Trottier here, folks, for discussions of truth. I'm going to give you a monologue, if you will, today. It's just me, no guests. It's been a while here since I have released a podcast. People ask me all the time, left and right. I blow people away with some of the knowledge that I have, and they ask me, Ian, when did you start uncovering the deep state? When did you start looking into this? It's very simple, it's very easy. 2016, Miami Beach, the Zika virus. A good friend of mine who's no longer with us, fortunately passed away the fall of 2019. David got me looking into the Zika virus. Wow, that has been four years now that David's been gone. David got me looking into the Zika virus and the pesticide. As I began digging down the road, of course, it's not even cliché, really. It was the Rockefeller Foundation involved in the Zika virus and also the pesticide. I was quickly turned on to Anthony Sutton, who is a Stanford Hoover Fellow. He was writing about the corruption in the Federal Reserve. I then found him talking about the Hegelian dialectic, which is essentially how the Rothschild made their fortune over centuries, creating and controlling conflict in Europe. It was pretty simple. Those are the dots that I've connected. You can certainly agree with them or not, but some of these things are simply not contestable. If you take, for instance, and this is something that I commonly tell people. I have them, and you can do it right now if you're listening to me. Just go to Google, go to Yahoo, whatever it may be, and type in U .S. Grand Union flag. Now open up another browser and type in British East Indies Company flag. What you have there, folks, is the same flag, which means no taxation without representation. The British East Indies Company, which was bringing in tea into the Boston Harbor, that ended up being who actually funded the American Revolution. This is fact. You can cross -check it. George Washington owned shares in the British East Indies Company. In fact, Elihu Yale, if you go down the Skull and Bones Road, which is what Anthony Sutton will take you down, Elihu Yale was a principal shareholder of the British East Indies Company. The Skull and Bones Society, otherwise connected to the Illuminati out of Bavaria, is nothing more than a secret society that's linked to the Vatican. These are secret societies which are meant to essentially invade society on the local level. That's essentially what that ends up being. Eric John Phelps is a historian based out of Pennsylvania that I commonly and frequently allude to. I invited him to the Take Back Oregon event that I principally was principal in organizing last month. Hopefully those folks like to get a movement going again for those folks. That state needs a lot of help. The country needs help. But I invited Eric John Phelps to that rally. He was unable to attend. But what Eric John Phelps will tell you is he, of course, he's religious. He goes down that religious road. What's the cornerstone of the U .S. Constitution? Well, it is religious freedom. The Mayflower set sail, I think it was from Dartmouth, landed on Plymouth Rock. Dartmouth in England, they set sail seeking religious freedom. That is the principle, that is the cornerstone for the creation of what later became known as the United States. And that is why this country exists today, really because of those religious freedom fighters from England. I'm going to read an article for you that I wrote. Of late, I'm using two platforms to release my writings. Go right now to Tryon Day Publishing. Go to Tryon Day or Books a Million and order my book. It took me over four years to write that book. I call it Freedom Reserve, No More Lies. Please order the book. It's on presale. It's been on presale now for a couple of years. But Chris is going to take his time to publish it. He's going to publish it when he gets around to it. It's a small publishing house, Chris. Tryon Day Publishing is a small publishing house. They published work for Sean Stone, Oliver Stone's son. He's published Whitney Webb's recent book last year. He's got my manuscript. I have an agreement. He'll publish it. Please order it. Please do that. It's called Freedom Reserve, No More Lies, Tryon Day Publishing. In the meantime, I am working on two new book ideas. I'm working on one book. I'm working on two new book ideas. I'm basically working on one book actively and a second book idea. I haven't formatted that yet. In the interim, I've had time to do this. I have in the past couple of weeks, been writing articles. I released them on two different platforms. That yournews is .com.
A highlight from S14 E04: Liv: Romance Author, Mental Wellness Advocate
"Hello, welcome to The Ohlone Show. I'm your host, John May Ohlone. In this episode, don't have regulars, because reasons. As for our guest, she's from a phone number that I can't say for legal reasons, and she's currently in Melbourne, Australia. And she is an author. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Liv Arnold. Hi, thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be on your show. Yes, me too. So how's life? Good. So it's about 2pm here. I just took my dog for a walk. I spent a long time riding last night. So yeah, it's been good. Very good. And besides what you've done this afternoon, is there anything else you've been up to this week? Yes. So I've been doing riding sprints. So I usually ride about 25 minutes at a time and then I take a break. And yeah, so that. Yeah. And then I've been doing that until all hours of the night. So that's been good. And besides that, I started off I started doing jujitsu and Muay Thai a few months ago. So I do that about five days a week. All right, then. Very nice. So how many books have you written or yet to be written so far? So I've done three books. So first one, Law and Disorder. That's an enemies to lovers type romance. And that's so based on people that are neighbours. And I'm not too sure if you have the TV show Neighbours over where you live. But I got inspiration from the TV show Neighbours because they seem to know what's going on in each other's lives a lot. And they are actually really good friends. And I thought that would be really cool to bring that into a story because I don't think a lot of people live like that in this day and age. Like I don't even know what my neighbours names are. So, yeah, I thought that would be cool. And then I've got two other books, Etched in Stone and Stepping Stone. They're both part of the same series. So Etched in Stone is the first love romance and there's a billionaire romance. And then the second book Stepping Stone is a second chance romance. And the main, my main character, he has PTSD. So I use my experience with anxiety to bring those traits into the character.
A highlight from Operacin Bitcoins: Del Infierno a la Resurreccin
"With the story of Alberto Daniel Gil, the crypto and informatics expert, he was justly invited to speak for a speech that did not come to mind. For Manuel Rangel. In February of 2017, the US government, the press of the secure and medical services that function similar to a cooperative, most important of the Pekingo and Ermoso countries of Uruguay, was vulnerable informatically. The cybercriminals entered the portal's base, dropping thousands of megabytes of confidential information from their patients, In total, the recompensas that were solicited were a total of $60 ,000. Ironically, the worst mistake that all cybercriminals had was the fact that they did not follow a paid direction. This story started. Obviously, in the Catholic circuit of Uruguay, the mutualists were affected by institutions that had more than one side of the foundation, not because of the mass crusades. During the weeks, they worked with the police to restrain the extortionists. Six months later, the second Minister of the Interior came with a direction, and he knew that he was supposedly vulnerable to the mass attacks of the press. As if it were a movie, the policy of Montevideo changed the apartment of Alberto Daniel Gil, an informatic engineer of 40 years ago, among the informatics, computers, and blockchain technology. Alberto had in his house collections of different types of hardware, computers, depositors of his own, sellers of their own, or analysts of crypto -monetas. This was the policy that controlled dollars and euros in effect, a tool to grab and remove magnetic charges, and various signs of these plastic things as a number, and a car of Guy Fawkes, the one that was converted into a symbol of the anarchists in the whole world. Bingo. Excuse the policy. These elements are sufficient evidence to demonstrate that Alberto is the hacker that used it. One of his most basic records, his personal information, included a constant monitoring activity on the web, and he received a judicial process with many inconsistencies. Alberto was in prison, not satisfied with this. His case was found through communication media, as a big part of the technological section of the General General's office to control the criminal crime in Interpol, and from the same presidency of the Republic, publicly, as the terrorized protagonist of Bitcoin's operations, as the first case of information and crypto -monetas extortion and crypto -monetas in this country. The case was made. Para Nada. The last of the eight cases in the case of Durasno in Uruguay. Alberto Daniel Gil is liberated from the appeal. His request for liberty is with only mission, limiting his number and inviting him to justice as to what he is committing against his people. Alberto knows that he is innocent, and continues to not relate. He is well -voluted, as a hacker, and he has brought the support of his peers. And as you know, Alberto is a hacker, and has not only his profession, but his personal identity during the decades. He is a hacker of his own life, but he has been able to use his own in the period of being killed in public opinion. The first hacker, who was in the case of a prison in Uruguay, has found his innocence and has evidence to demonstrate it. Here we have to understand that Alberto was not condemned for the death of someone, and his death in the case of Durasno is not that the people consider but that he had the probability of death, assuming that his information could interfere with the rest of the process, for what was considered a preventive prison between the authorities and the students of the case. To understand everything, we have to remind ourselves of two decades ago. Alberto Daniel Gil has more than twenty years of experience in the area of computers, working for important companies and, for the same reason, working precisely in the environment that we live in, the security of information. In 2004, when PENAS started the massification of the Internet, his name was known as the one that affected the first information in a case related to infant pornography, the one for which he did not cover his ears. He has the experience of collaborating with the Interpol. As an infant of information, his contact with the city of Satousina came to an end, enamoring the fact that blockchain technology is free of humanity. He also dedicated part of his life to share his knowledge and to fund the idea of decentralization through workshops and conferences. In few words, Alberto is an engineer who is convinced that information can improve social processes and, in consequence, generate a better world. Everything is a philosophy of being compatible with the details of what is needed. Here we are a few years old. The truth is, the media of communication and the culture of the scene and the television generate what the word hacker has a very negative connotation in the last years. It is very common to look at a series of Hollywood productions, the typical representation of a hacker, and, in a certain amount of lines, and by offering them money, with the intention of buying dollars, a process that seconds after the second one. A very bad image of the world, if you buy and extortionate with digital information, only the work of a small sector of criminals can go against the word hacker. and the ethics of the hacker community. Alberto is sure that it is normal for hackers to go on the Internet and provide the security of the cities they visit. It is a time when they should better their abilities. If they find a way of security, the hacker has the responsibility to notify the company or institution that their web is vulnerable to any attack. Therefore, Alberto has the sense of the records of his constant reports at the center of reports of security incidents in Uruguay. It is his governmental institution dedicated to protecting the government and enforcing the laws of cybernetics. This was precisely what he saw in 2014. His new job was to check out his medical records in the police department. By the time Alberto entered the office, he had to consult the data that was used to provide the security of the office. In order to find a critical vulnerability, he found that the server and the access club would be able to access the admin and the server would be able to find more generic Internet addresses. In terms of administrator, he found that not only the data of his wife, if not all of his patients were in the office, and not only that, including the financial information of the company, was lost. Therefore, Alberto had invited Envio and Correo to be notified of these fake records against the election and pay and methods that were used to increase it, which were already being contested. In 2015, he found that he had the knowledge of an appropriate control of access to the city, for which he did not report the problem. Satisfied by having completed his work, Alberto was able to continue his life and his projects until three years later, he found a part of the police department of Montevideo, so that he had access to an interpreter for a case of cybernetics. Alberto, without anything else, he had to assist the city. In the end, he expected to function in the Interpol, which was introduced to Alberto and asked him about his connection with the company. Completely sincere, Alberto related how three years later he found a fake critic against the portal web, what was being reported until the city was retweaked. He was the one who was there for a year or so. In continuation, he sent the email to the guy who was not able to confirm the base details of the press, asking him to publicize it if he had received any victims. Alberto did not know who Envio was and who had the portal web. However, he did not know who Envio was. A guy from GuyFolks came to the Interpol profile. As we talked about in the beginning, September 10th of 2017, the police and room in Alberto's apartment were a typical part of an information -informed company with computer computers. The first thing that alarmed the police was a book about Bitcoin, a very new and revolutionary topic that revealed the profound knowledge of the functioning of the crypto -monetization and the relationship of this in his mind by the press with the board of directors, leaving them all speechless and immediate. From there, Alberto is a passionate person of this topic. In 2015, he received a private capital from the second book of his life, which permitted him to write some crypto -like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Eterion, and three others to posteriorly accept transactions from companies with some issues because they have thousands of dollars and euros in effect. Now, all of his life is what Alberto justified in a perfect manner. Don't cry. Don't cry when Alberto justified because he had 50 dicks during his studies, if he had laptops and hardware of all types. As good information, one of the habits of Alberto is to disarm all types of computer computers to their interior and to provide different operating systems and many other activities. This is how he is able to accumulate in his poor habits and to become free of crypto -monetization. What is important to convince the investigators that he had found the criminal that his wife was the target owner and one of the target owners of Credit and Debit. The police assumed that Alberto had the number of TDCs online and the number of his targets before the clear explanation of Alberto, who precisely found a investigation about the security problems related to credit targets. Then, the investigation showed that he had the number of TDCs in where he had them. For the last time, in the experience presented to Alberto, the police indicated that he had found an agent in his apartment. Yes, that is the positive of the discussions in the media. The same with the one recorded on the case of Louis D .C. and Maria Antonietta during the French Revolution. The reality? A simple courtesan of Papel. The final evidence that was used to present as a premise until the communication media was Guy Fawkes, which, as we know, is the symbol of the international hackers. For the Interpol director, this curiosity was an definitive evidence of his own ability. Not only the explanation of Alberto in this and the most important elements in his apartment, the police needed to resolve the case, and even were able to demonstrate that he had captured the first terrorized story of Uruguay. The case of this case that here is the case of the process of Alberto. The experience of this case is not exact and not correct. Furthermore, the police also saw how the evidence performed, and other personal elements. It included the values of his son, of his mother and a great friend, who was killed and killed all of the children, not outside of all the problems for Alberto. If Alberto has knowledge of this case, the police will be provided with his automobile and his car. As we mentioned, the Ministry of Interior indicates that the investigation of the case of his his son and that in the place Alberto and in the second place because of investigation of the case of and his son and his car. The Ministry of indicates that the outside of case of his son and his car is provided with the information to indicate that his son and his with the his son and his car and his car his son and his and are to indicate that his son and his provided with the information that son and his son and son and his son and his son and his son and and his mom and his son and and and and his son and his Vete se incluso antes que el propios a tosy na camo uto, pero no sabía ni síquiras que era una dirección IP.
A highlight from Pablo se glora en la cruz de Cristo | Glatas 6 con Chepo Guzmn
"We will see, if you want to see this podcast. I'm talking about your food, your coffee, what you eat. And for other people, it's not like that. Because it's your work. It's like if you're living, you know what you're eating. And I think that's a more common problem, as the government is the best part of the problem, is that it's not like that. Someone is just being taken out of their time, of their records, for a great amount of time, for courtesy. Because this is also, I have a huge problem with it. You are to listen to the podcast. Did you see? Let's start. More or less, a lot of manipulations. More or less. I don't know. Wait, wait, wait. I don't know. And why do I have to do this? And why do I have to do this? And why do I have to do this? And that would be a problem for the living. Look, I want... Wow, we're talking about the housekeeper. What housekeeper? Look, look, look. Silence, silence. Silence. I want to... Wait, wait. I want to know if the moon is going to be able to be the housekeeper. So... No, John, first of all, I don't think that the moon is going to be, and when the moon is, it's a privilege. No, not really. If the moon is going to be able to be the housekeeper. I mean that, so that you are aware of your father, and you say, if the moon is going to be the housekeeper, it's a factor that you don't have to work, you have to be secular, and the only thing you have to do is to dedicate your life to. So it's a manipulation, you have to, you have to, you have to live a life that you can't do, if you have to work, you have to work in the secular, that's another factor. Now, there are cases, there are cases. But, but, but, but... If you have to do anything, well, I'll tell you the same thing, I'm not the same person. You don't have to do anything, it's a pastoral thing. I don't... I don't have a wife. No, but you don't have to do anything, how do you do it? Let me tell you, let me tell you, my time at the house, my life, is during the times of separation. And these times I don't get the services. This time apart. I can see that, that's the moment. This time for me here, that's functional, in this time of labor, I have to be part of my work. I think there is a point of crisis, you have to have a sabbatical, you have to do things and now literally my participation is exclusively in the areas of Reunion and two hours a week in my house. The difference of the organization is... There are no words to describe the difference of the organization. It's not formal. It's just... Abysmal in the game. And how does it come from a small group that works hard? It's a very small group. Many times I say this, it's not that it's a normal group. But of course, it's simply my sermon. I just wrote my sermon. It's very different from the sermon that I have today. I have time to write a liberal book. The sermon that went on for a year. I can write one or two books per week. It's very different. And I remember saying to myself, it's clear, it's just part of the work. No, no, no. It's very different from the sermon. You have to write your book, because you have to... You have to write a book, because you have to... You have to write a book, because you have to write it here. And you have to write it there. Okay, what does that mean? It means that you have to write more than a lot. How do you process the information that you have written? I didn't write the work. For me, it's a level in the work. A small group. And many people have their own group. a sauna young y sierta siglesias donde hice pastor cellepon when the moment is a little while the man is we get it so you have to be clear to the channel they enter a pyramid Michael so this is important it's a new casio me me me Pelea john semer is a car persona que hace algo semer ese entiende para mi problema siempre cido cuando de una organización que tiene digamo dos sientas tres sientas quinientas personas solamente reciben su elto una seis cinco cuatro personas en ese iglesia que tiene una función abísmal cuando una máqui una iglesia es una máqui nagigantesca que ocupa muchísiman manos y a todo de más eleven como voluntarios y se leven como me cervejo y se le hace algo y si llaman hanano y para mi todos me resen ahora si hau a un ció no no sorry sorry pero sorry pero spera se que yo termine si un ció porque son lo tuye importa guesando quiero la rágil más no lo esas de más que los empleados que hacen correr el negoción, ya y un problemas y gantesco. Y esa sido mi queja con mucha de las iglesias y con mucha de las megas iglesias. Pero ha más, yo voy a hacer que un pastor que tiene una iglesia y a todienta personas que trabajan tres semán y todo eso que no me rese algo del igle por su pueso que me rese entiendo mi problemas cuando llegamos a niveles donde a esa persona en pieza y la casi que la unica que recibe y recibe cantidades abísmales y en pieza a busar de su poder es ese sido mi problema siempre. Ahora mi queja no es con los pasores especificamente. Mi quejas con la institution y con pastor es que ellos mílmos se poner en esa posición donde hacen que gente es en capacidad de poder llegar aído la tracarlos porque ellos mílmos buscan, ellos mílmos manipula, ellos mílmos, ya, hay una razón por la que muchas personas quieren ser polícias y se tiene que hacer examenes cicologicos para filtrar porque mucha gente con mucho de cedo poder que quieren meterce y tristamente hay cierta tendencias cicologica en personas que estamos cando poder que sona emes críticas que yo siempre le ahoguada víde. Hay ciertas personas con ciertas tendencias quieren hacer en siestas posición es para busar de otras. O siempre esenciamente para sentirse por en cima de lo emas y si les va bien proder a va sentir.
A highlight from Joshua Stone Interview - Bringing Books To Web3, Book.io Books on the Blockchain, Mark Cuban Investment, Cardano ADA
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Joshua Stone, who's the CEO and co -founder of Book .io. Joshua, great to have you on the show. Yeah, thanks for having me here. Appreciate it. Well, Joshua, I think it's timely that I'm speaking with you because I'm in the process of writing a book. And so I'm very curious about Book .io and what are the other options for me as a soon -to -be author where I can publish my book on the blockchain and get some additional benefits. Before we get into all that, though, tell us about yourself, where you're from, where you grew up. Yeah, for sure. So I grew up in Oklahoma. When I'm traveling, I like to tell people I grew up in Indian territory and, you know, kind of encapsulates this sort of free spirit, unregulated environment that I just kind of grew up in. And my dad was an electronics engineer. My mom is a really incredible amateur artist. So I grew up in a very left brain, right brain kind of background. And what was your professional career before founding or co -founding Book .io? Yeah. I got online. Like I said, my dad with the electronics engineering, I got online really, really early and kind of got fascinated with this intersection of graphic and engineering kind of where they cross over. So I really gravitated more towards like a product design and user experience strategy side of things. So I actually got my first large job out of school. I went to Oklahoma State University and worked on the very first version of Fandango for Subark. And that was back in 99 and then worked at some larger internet companies that did a bunch of stuff for AT &T, led the product group for hotels .com with Expedia, and then kind of got more into the startup scene, was in a social media startup that sold. And that kind of got my interest into the book publishing industry. So I actually previously had co -founded an ebook company that we specialized in bulk distribution of eBooks to universities and really large organizations. And we sold that back in 20, I think we sold in 2015, I stayed till 2018. And so, I had kind of approached the book industry from a technologist sort of standpoint. And yeah, and then took some time off after that, really got just super deep into crypto and tried to kind of determine my next startup. I wanted to be a Web3 based company. That's awesome, man. Because you have a Web1, well, you have experience in Web1 and Web2, and now you're building in Web3. That's pretty incredible. What was your first encounter with Bitcoin? I'm always fascinated by folks' different stories, and what was your aha moment? Yeah, I feel like a lot of the story is always like a story of frustration of, I wish I would have. And so, I read the first white paper pretty quickly after it came out, just because I was in a social media startup. So that stuff like circulated quickly of like, oh, there's this internet money thing. And I talked to some engineers and I'm not heavy engineer. I've done some engineering stuff, but at that time, I wasn't capable of studying, I guess I could have really went and stood up a stack and tried to figure out how to mine it, but I tried to convince some engineers to mine it. And that happened a couple of different times. And it was a kind of classic argument of like, hey, this will cost us more in electricity than we'll ever make. And in hindsight, it's like, dang it, I should have just put them in a headlock and made them do it. So, it wasn't really until 2017 that I came around and jumped back in where I could actually start to buy from exchanges easily. I think at that time, maybe Coinbase only had like four coins listed. And so, I spent a lot of time on like foreign based exchanges and just really like diving super, super deep and through all the kind of ICO crazes of 2018 and the crash and yeah, I think I really was becoming more obsessed with what does blockchain mean at like a bigger level from a, just like a decentralized nature and like how, my entire career up to that point, just like sort of thinking like what all would need to be re -architected in this way of like a decentralized blockchain based way. Oh yeah, for sure. So, tell us about book .io, how did that idea come about and what are the different services? How does it work and so forth? Yeah. So, Yeah. you know, one of the biggest hindrances in crypto in my mind has always been just like mass adoptability, right? Like making it accessible to the masses. A lot of times, like I pick on my mom and just say, you know, my mom's not going to use this, you know? Yeah. So, you know, it occurred to me at some point that, you know, all books could be decentralized, like the actual contents of them and be blockchain based. So, you know, a big issue in the book industry, which you'll definitely experience now that you're working on a book is, you know, if you buy an ebook or an audio book from Kindle or Audible or iBooks, you're not really buying the book. You just buy a license to view the content. So, you don't actually own anything, which is why you can't sell it or give it away when you're done reading it. So, making it a book, a blockchain based asset actually changes from a digital licensing to a digital ownership model and that allows you to resell the book. So, you know, when you look at the entire landscape of crypto, there's like, you know, less than a hundred million total wallets, but there's over a billion people that buy digital books every year. So, like by far and away, like digital books are the biggest digital asset that people currently buy on like an a la carte basis since most of music and movies are streaming. So, you know, we have a focus that's very, you know, targeted at true mass adoption and, you know, experiencing the tech benefits. So, really more of a, you know, web two usability, but with a web three functionality. And then even in, you know, inside of that current licensing model, what's really radical, you know, once you buy a book, of course it's stuck on your shelf, but then it also gives the retailer, the author, the publisher, anybody, the right to remove that book from you. It's like literally coming in your house and just like taking a book off your shelf that you bought or changing any of the contents inside of it. So, our mission really became two things. One is to decentralize all of human knowledge and put all books on the blockchain so they can't be changed or taken away. And then second is incentivizing reading. So, really, you know, the core kind of the process of how it works is like we take any media asset could be, you know, a book or a music or video, we break it into a bunch of shards and we encrypt all those and store them in decentralized storage. Then we have a DAP web based reader and we also have mobile apps, mobile reading apps that basically stream those contents in, reassemble and decrypt them and then allow you to read it. So, we sort of, you know, while we use an NFT and decentralized storage and like, you know, smart contracts to program and royalties and all that, we sort of summate all that into an asset that we call a decentralized encrypted asset. So, then you truly own it. You could lend it out. You can give it away. Has huge impact, you know, not just for the end user, but also for the creators, because as you know, you'll experience with your book, you know, once, you know, the traditional model on the payment side is very, is very archaic, you know, like you, if you go the traditional route, you're going to be looking at, you know, you might get some small advance. It's not nearly what the old advances were. And, and then it's going to be probably a year to 18 months before you see anything, you know, from that book. Whereas, you know, when it's blockchain based, it's immediate, it's instant, it's paid out. So yeah, we launched the platform a little over a year ago. We've already sold over 160 ,000 books. And, and we've had some books trade as high as like $10 ,000 for like really unique books. Wow. That's pretty incredible. So, and I want to make sure I emphasize the benefits because I know there's going to be people who are new to blockchain crypto and say, oh, so what I get my book on Amazon, but, um, as the author, uh, there, this feature creates a secondary market, right? For the book is let's say, um, Joe down the street buys my book. He has on a blockchain, he finished reading it. He's like, oh, you know what? I'm going to sell this. Now, if he sells it, he's making a return. And then I, as an author also getting a royalty there. Yeah, absolutely. So that, I mean, that really is the big difference, right? It's like on a traditional print side, you know, I have the freedom when I buy a print book, I can take it to a secondhand, you know, resell bookstore, but I don't even really know what it's worth, you know, and then they're giving me, you know, pennies on the dollar and I'm happy to take it. Cause I have no way to substantiate if that's what that book is worth versus if it's digital, then I can see, you know, multiple global marketplaces and see what the trading, you know, what the actual trading price for that book is right. And then every time it sells and resells and continues, like it's giving you the creator, you know, royalties back, which is really cool from a social side too. Right. So, you know, current kind of, you know, opaque kind of wall with, with an Amazon and iBooks is that, you know, publisher author doesn't have any connection to their audience. So they can't see who owns their books. They can't market to those people. So with this, it's like, it's all on chain, right? Like we couldn't hide it. If we wanted to hide it, they can see who has their book. So then as an author, right. You could go airdrop like, you know, an extra chapter of a book to everybody that has your book, or you could allow them, you know, if they have that book, then in their wallet, they could, they could get a discount on the second book. Like you can begin to merchandise and do things that are just like impossible in the traditional version. Wow. So that's pretty incredible. You said you can airdrop like additional chapters or I don't know, additional information or anything attached to the book. That's, that's pretty incredible. Yeah. It can be a short story or, you know, extra behind the scenes type stuff, like how the book was created. It could be video stuff, author interviews, like all kinds of additional content that you can't get or deliver in a traditional method. Plus, you know, like a social interactivity of, you know, we're building out a structure for, for book clubs as well. Right. So, you know, there's not, there hasn't really been a good solve for like online book clubs. And like, part of the problem is you get so many trolls that come in and you see this on Amazon, like with reviews, right. It's like a book hasn't even come out and all of a sudden it's got, you know, 8 ,000 negative reviews in our system. We can see and verify if you've actually read it. So not only would you have to own a book, but we could, we could put it in place where you have to own it and you would have had to read it in order to get access to a book club and maybe the authors in there participating as well. Right. So it creates a richer, like, you know, environment for discussion. Oh yeah. I was going to bring up the reviews thing and verifying users because that is a game or something that is gained, I should say, with ratings and reviews and it could be manipulated. Now you mentioned that there's a lending feature. So let's say once again, Joe down the street buys my book, he, that person, he or she can lend the book out. And tell us how that, how that works. Yeah. So a lot of times what we say is, you know, everybody's a bookstore, everybody's a library. Right. Because if I, if I have the ability, you know, globally to lend out my book or to sell it, like then you could come and you could rent it for a particular price. Right. And we put that in a smart contract. You could either pay it or it could just be like a free thing. And, you know, one party's covering the transaction costs or, you know, in our method, like we haven't really talked about yet, but we have a token, you know, the person reading it could earn the token that the person that owns it could read the token that somebody else is who's, who's borrowing it is, is reading it. Like there's a ton of different ways to, to construct it, but it really changes the, the idea of, you know, it almost like makes micro libraries of everybody. Right. Then I could borrow from anyone. That's great. Yeah. Because I think about that sometimes I see different books and I'm like, I don't know if I want to buy this or necessarily, and I don't want to have a ton of books in, in, in my home. I do appreciate physical books, but I do have some digital books, but to be able to rent something and then just go see, you know, is this, is this good or whatever, and, you know, I actually want to own this. That makes sense. So tell us about the incentivization of getting folks to read. Is that how the token plays a part in the ecosystem? And if you can tell us about the book token. Yeah, definitely. So it really, it really does like an issue inside of, of the publishing industry, really. And when you start to look at the statistics behind it, it's like, you know, people do buy books and the publishing industry in general is hoping that people read those books, but a lot of times it becomes like just very commoditized. And it's like, they're just trying to sell you the next book and selling the next book. And so when you look at the stats on like how many people per year are reading and like averaging down, and it's like, what we're trying to do is build in an incentive program. So people actually consume this knowledge because very clear data, you know, supports when people read books like society, like definitely progresses, there's less crime, there's more, you know, GDP. So the, you know, that kind of secondary part outside of decentralizing the incentivizing portion of it is we have a read to earn system. So whenever you get a book, you read it, you're earning tokens while you're reading it. And we have kind of a whole distribution schedule and like how the mechanics of all that work. We just released a new white paper that details in kind of great detail, like how all that functions. And then we actually have a initial token offering going on right now as well. We waited a long time to do that. Like we launched the product, we launched all the apps. We started selling books before, you know, and a lot of it was just like from a regulatory reason of wanting to do things exactly the right way. Oh yeah. Yeah, that definitely makes sense. Now there was news that Mark Cuban was collaborating with book .io to release an NFT ebook on the Polygon blockchain. Can you tell us about that and how that partnership came about? Yeah, for sure. So Mark was actually one of our earliest investors and came on board. And at the time we were Cardano based. So we argued back and forth a lot about other chains, which we had always had a very multi -chain strategy, which I'll say real quick too. Like our, you know, we deployed to four different blockchains. We deployed to Ethereum, to Polygon, to Cardano and to Algorand. But yeah, Mark was one of our first investors in. And so we worked through his publisher as well with him, created a bunch of different, the way that our construct kind of works is, we don't limit a book to like a single book cover, like it can have tons of different book covers. So that makes those different covers collectible for different reasons. So with him, I think we did about 400 different covers. Some of those were like rendered pictures of like him fighting sharks and stuff, like all kinds of fun stuff. And he actually thought it was really, really cool. So it just gives you a whole lot more flexibility. And I'll say too, like on the investor side, like Mark's been a great investor, like great advisor, lots of great like networking. I think I was a little hesitant, like just from all that, you know, what you see on Shark Tank, but like his group's fantastic. You know, we really only have two other investors. We have Ingram Content, which is the world's largest book distributor, and they actually distribute and warehouse all the books for Amazon. And then we also have Bertelsmann, which owns Penguin Random House, and they're the largest trade publisher. So we've tried to really be selective about our investors and working within the industry. But yeah, Mark's been great and all the guys at Polygon, the Polygon team has been great to work with as well. That's awesome. Are there other publishers that you're targeting and trying to work with and, you know, what's your strategy? Is it getting them to integrate book .io as another option? Tell us about that. And I don't know how much you can, you know, tell us about your strategy. Yeah. Yeah. So we've I think we, you know, we're somewhere around 20, maybe publishers or so that we've we've had sign up. You know, the publishing industry is very splintered. There's there's basically five main, you know, the big five publishers and they own a bunch of imprints and then there's a bunch of kind of mid tier and smaller ones. And so, like, you know, some total like our last publishing company, like we had close to 200000 different publishers signed with us. You kind of have to go like some of them you get like in big and big batches, right? Some of them are just like one on one. So like a lot of it right now, and especially over the last kind of beginning or last year was just a lot of experimentation, right? So it was going to publishers that we've worked with before in the past and saying, Hey, let's do like a test project together so we can like see what happens and gather some data and make some choices. So like this year's like much more on like the scale up side. We're going to be releasing audio books as well. And delving so into that and like how we do more mass ingestion. But, you know, ultimately, it's like what we're introducing back in is not necessarily say, you know, you know, we think we'll just dominate Amazon and it goes away or anything like that. It's more of a both end, right? Like you could, you know, I see that as like licensing and like streaming almost. And this is like ownership, right? So for the for the audiences and the authors and the people creators that care about ownership, like we provide like that mechanism and all the benefits that go with it. And it reintroduces the, you know, um, just the law of supply and demand, right? When it's digital licensing, there's, there's an infinite supply. It drives down, uh, you know, the price when there's a limited supply, then the price actually makes a difference. So then I can buy a book, you know, for $20, I can read it and maybe it's gone up in value and I can sell it for, you know, 25 or something. Even if I could sell it for half of what I bought it for, I still get more back than, than I do. If I buy that as an, you know, a licensed book. Yeah, no, that's great. And I love the secondary market options that open up with this new world of blockchain and tokenization. So Joshua, you know, you mentioned Amazon, uh, you guys are certainly a disruptive platform. Uh, if I could put it that way, let's say Amazon comes knocking on your door and saying, Hey, we want to acquire you. We want to integrate book .io into our, because we got the biggest marketplace, you know, what would be your thought process? And would you say yes, depending on the number? Yeah. I mean, you know, we get that question sort of semi often, which is kind of funny. Um, you know, I, I think that, uh, if, if this, if the situation was right and an Amazon was, you know, if, if we, if it was functioned in a way that like it kept the core model, right. So like if they didn't, uh, if, if the idea was to integrate and like expand what currently exists into digital ownership, right. Like, I think that makes sense. And some of the stuff they've done with like avalanche and, you know, some of the integration stuff, it's like, I think they, they see that, I think they're a bit more hesitant just from the regulatory perspective to like jump in to that kind of thing. And what we're doing is definitely, you know, quite, quite a bit different, but like, you know, we're, we're doing great. Like the team's grown in a bear market. Like we're adding employees and we're, you know, we're right at profitable. So we don't have any like reason to, to try to rush out and sell. And I think we're going to continue to grow. And I think we're, you know, we have an, you know, community that's, that has materialized behind it that just really agrees with the ethos of, you know, you really should own the things that you buy. So I don't see us, um, selling anytime soon. And even if we did, it would only be to like expand and, um, you know, continue the mission not to, to, uh, to end it or have it just shelved, you know? Oh yeah. I mean, I certainly, I think you and I being in this space, we can certainly agree. This is the future with block tokenization and fractionalization, secondary markets, and much more. It's just the adoption curve. And, uh, just like web one had its adoption curve web two, and now web three has its time. Um, you know, you mentioned Algorand, uh, polygon, Cardano and so forth. Are you planning to expand to other chains as well? Uh, yeah, we probably will. We don't have any plans to expand to any others. Right. Right now, um, we've done some interesting things with, with a few of the chains. Um, we gave a book away at consensus with Algorand to all the attendees. Like we're, we're doing some other expansion stuff or we'll be announcing some, some really cool stuff we're about to do with polygon as well. Um, so just trying to work with, with the chains that we have right now. And, you know, a big issue for publishers is really, uh, you know, I mean, when you get down to it, it's like they chop down trees to make print books. Right. So they, at first were very adverse to, um, to anything blockchain based, right. Especially when it was, you know, like when Ethereum was proof of stake. Um, so they, some of them have had corporate mandates where they would only work with it with a proof of work and they would only work with a proof of stake chain. So, you know, the ones that we've selected, I think, uh, encompass like a, a, a decent size portion of the market, not to say we won't integrate, but like, you know, kind of a thesis on being a multi -chain company is that we really want to be a platform. So creators could deploy to other chains. So we've talked to a couple of others as well. We just haven't put anything official on the roadmap yet. Hmm. Now more of a personal question for me and maybe other authors who are going to watch and listen to this, we'll have this question. So like I'm already in the process. I'm, I'm signed with a publisher. The book is right on tentative date launch next year. Could I go that traditional route, but also integrate with book .io and, you know, have you guys thought about a strategy for authors like myself who, you know, we would want to do both and how would that work? Yeah, for sure. So I think today, like of the hundred something books that we've done, like, um, a little over a third of them have been with, um, with publishers or with, um, with authors. So, you know, basically the way it works is, um, you know, you would just connect this with your publisher and then we work through like exactly what kind of program you would want to do. Right. So, um, we just kind of define those details. Um, we walked through with the publisher, what, you know, exactly how it works most of the time. Like, you know, we're doing limited quantity sort of collectible type stuff right now, but we have the capability to do like a mass, like we actually just, uh, sold a book yesterday that, you know, wasn't necessarily a collectible. It had just a regular singular cover. That's the same cover that's on the print book. Um, and, uh, you know, and it's sold out in like 20 seconds or something. Right. So the publisher's super excited because they've never seen anything like that in publishing. Um, and so it's a great way to drive, like kind of viral traffic and like excitement. So what we found too, is what ends up happening. We've seen this like multiple times in a row is like, we would do something with an author and then it will directly correlate to an increase in print sales because people get that book, they're excited about it. Then they would go and they're like, Hey, actually, you know, I want to own both. And so that's actually one of the things we're working on with our, our, um, uh, partnership with, with Ingram is what we call mint and print so that you could just buy the digital and automatically get the physical, uh, dropshipped to you at the same time. Oh, wow. Yeah. That's really cool. Um, so walk us through the user experience. Um, let's say someone's listening to this and like, you know, I want to go check out book .io. Maybe they have some books that I'll be interested in. Is there, obviously you have a website, is there an app and with purchasing, um, is it crypto and Fiat or both? Yeah. So, uh, so, I mean, we're trying to make it, um, very much, like I said, you know, web to functionality. So it's very easy to sign up. Um, we do take credit cards. So, um, on, uh, you know, you can, you can buy a book with a credit card. It's easy to set up an account. And actually like the, uh, the, the giveaway things that we're doing, the promotional stuff, like you don't even have to have a wallet. Um, we're getting to the point where you won't, you won't even have to have a wallet. You don't have to store seed phrase. You don't have to do any of that. All of it's like self -driven kind of in the background. Um, and so you don't have to buy with crypto. You don't have to know anything about crypto, um, and just making it real easy onboarding process for like, you know, the billion plus people that are honestly just not going to go take the time to learn crypto. Yeah. I've been talking a lot about that recently. With a variety of folks. Um, how do we make it easy for the next billion people? And like you, I've kind of used my mom, my dad as an example. Right. Cause like, they don't know that, like they see the wallet addresses. They're like, what the hell is that? They're scared of it. Right. It's intimidating. I still have to show my mom how to do certain things on her smartphone. So I, you know, but certainly like she's interested in, in crypto and blockchain and, you know, I've invested some of her funds in it, but yeah, to your point. How do we make it easy for the next billion people have the capabilities, but make it make the gooey easy for them. Right. Yeah. One of the funniest comments I got recently, which I won't say who it came from. Um, somebody within my family, um, was like, wait a minute, there's more than one blockchain. Cause like they thought blockchain was like internet, you know, thought it was one big blockchain, you know, which like from the outside, it was like, I never really thought about that, but it's like, if you really didn't know anything about it, you might think like, blockchain is just like internet. And they're like, you know, maybe there's only one and it's like, it's just, it's such a barrier. And so I feel like a lot of times, like in the crypto side, like we're in this bubble where it's like, you know, we're really excited about the technology and stuff, but other people just don't, they don't have the, it's not like, you know, intelligence thing. It's just like, they don't have the time to like onboard and figure all that stuff out. So like, how do we, how do we meet them where they are, bring the solutions and like the benefit of web three and what it actually provides to them, like directly to them. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And I think more, more companies building in a space need to think about that. Not just for the crypto native folks here, but yeah, like you said, the next billion people who, you know, they've heard about it in passing, they don't, they haven't used any type of crypto or done anything and we got to make it easy for them. So what's on the remainder of your roadmap for 2023? We do have quite a bit of stuff planned. So a lot of it, you know, like I said, you know, we launched like a year ago, so we're really trying to kind of scale up in a lot of different spots. So you know, at the top of that list right now is, is definitely audio books. And then we have a marketplace also that we're launching. And actually on the audio book side, we have one of the larger audio book companies that we just signed with, which is super exciting to have some like celebrity read audio books. And that's like a real growing market segment as well, just in general within publishing, which is very exciting. We have a lot of AI tools and development that are maybe more focused on publisher author, like, you know, helping them out you know, continue updating the reading apps. And then we have some really big author launches coming up that are going to be like, they're pretty massive, like celebrity level authors that are going to be launching some projects with us, which is super exciting. No, that's awesome. Well, I certainly after this conversation, you and I need to chat because of my own book. But yeah, that's exciting, man. And I love the idea of well, you know, you mentioned it's a growing part of the market of celebrity read books. Yeah, I certainly would want to listen to Morgan Freeman read a book.
A highlight from Evangelism Pt. 2
"Yeah, it's forgot It has the four points of that gospel presentation that I talked about last week being God man Christ and response And today I'm going to be kind of building on that. Well, I am going to be building on it So that's why I gave that handout and on that handout are also some verse references Just in case you guys want to use this as like a reference sheet or something. It could be something that's very useful in the future And also then I just want to mention that there's two books really one book that were really helpful for me Originally as I was kind of trying to grow in my faith and then now again as I was trying to prepare this lesson One of them is called. What is the gospel by Greg Gilbert? It's like 120 pages and it's actually I didn't bring it but it's about this big so it's 120 pages, but they're small So it's a pretty easy read and then the other one is more of a devotional book It's called a gospel primer from Milton Vincent and that's been something that's been really helpful with me, too So I know I already mentioned this but last week I had summarized the gospel message and I had broken it up into four parts That was God man Christ and man's response. I Didn't really go into too much detail about why each point is important or give the verses to support each point But this week I really want to take the time to focus on each part With with some of the verses that support it and explain why each piece of it is important like I mentioned last week the gospel is the message that God has entrusted us with and it is not a Responsibility that we should be taking lightly. This is shown. We'll read it again in Galatians chapter 8 chapter 1 verses 8 & 9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary Contrary to the one we preach to you Let him be accursed as we have said before so now I say again if anyone is preaching to you a gospel Contrary to the one you received let him be accursed So the first part the first part of that four -point gospel message is God So today especially here in the Northeast there are a lot of people who either have no understanding of God They have a wrong understanding of God or they just denied the existence of God entirely So most people today when you talk to them about God, you're gonna get probably one of four different responses The first is that God is love and because of that he's not going to judge anyone for their actions The second might be along the lines of that God is angry and he doesn't care about his creation anymore and they'll talk about things like natural disasters and cancer And the third is going to be a denial of God entirely Which would be an atheist or the last response might be that they do believe in a God with a lowercase G And that's either another religion or maybe aliens or something So since God is the beginning point and the foundation of the gospel of the gospel There are some key things that we need to be able to explain the study of who God is and knowing about his attributes and really having a Relationship with him is something that takes an entire lifetime to do and it is something that we're never going to be able to fully understand However, there are certain points and certain basic things that we should be able to comprehend and be able to explain So the first the first part of that is that God is the Creator The creation narrative is something that unfortunately even today is challenged within churches and by Christians For example there are some people who believe that God kind of set things in order and then he kind of just took his hands off things and evolution took over from that point forward an Atheist or a non -believer would be a person who says that God had absolutely no involvement in creation whatsoever So to say that God had no or very limited involvement in creation would be to say that the creation does not belong to God to Yeah, the verses or passages that support this point about God being the Creator are verses that I think we're all familiar with and that Will be in Genesis chapter 1 verses 1 and then 26 and 27 so Genesis 1 1 reads in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and Genesis 1 26 and 27 is when God created man and it says then God said let us make man in our image According to our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea over the birds of the air and Over the cattle over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth So God created man in his own image in the image of God he created he created him male and female he created them So because God is a creator this means two things First is that there is a purpose for everything that has been created and nothing just exists by random chance or for absolutely no purpose The second is that because God is the Creator he has ownership over his creation This ownership means two things.
A highlight from Questions & Answers about Evangelism
"All right books on evangelism if anybody wants to make notes of these great if not, it's okay Evangelism in the sovereignty of God JI Packer Definitely my favorite my second favorite and it's a close second is a book called an alarm to the unconverted by a man named Puritan guy named Joseph Alene a ll e I and e and It's actually just being reprinted by a British company called Christian focus if any and matter of fact if most of you guys I think have me on Facebook or whatever. You could tell this anybody you want in the church pastor John. I actually My wife will probably go what I ordered 35 copies that book The day before we came up here to give away. So if you want to copy that book you send me your address I'll happily send you one my expense the best Short treatment I've ever read on evangelism. This is like a 40 page book Let and it's a little bit difficult to find but you can still find it It's called reformed evangelism by a guy named Morton Morton Smith like Morton salt Pursuing God as a little booklet by man named Jim Elif e ll iff Two books by Paul washer the gospel call and true conversion and the Gospels power and message One of the books on the list is back there on the table even if none by Ryan Denton my friend He also wrote a book with another friend. My name Scott Smith called a certain sound a Certain sound and even if none by Ryan Denton Joel Beaky be ee ke wrote Puritan evangelism really good Today's evangelism its message and methods by Ernest Reisinger and Yeah Book recommendations on evangelism, please know this Adam kind of alluded to this earlier but if there's any way that I can ever help you or Pray for you In in your evangelistic efforts or just in anything Please don't hesitate to reach out You know if I were to consider myself an evangelist Which that's a whole nother sermon for another day I think evangelists in the New Testament was like church planter, but it says he gave him as gifts to the church to To build up the body of Christ for the work of ministry. And so I feel like that's what God has graciously helped me to do and And I need to be built up too. You know, I'm not You know, I'm not just the builder up. I need a lot of building up and a lot of sharpening as well. So Allene questions Joseph a ll e I n e E I n e Yeah, Richard man just do me a favor sent send me your address as soon as I get those in I'll send you one I'd love to do that An alarm to the unconverted is probably the best Treatment I've seen on Man's need for regeneration and God's work in regeneration and This new one that I've just ordered it's just being published and I think they've kind of modernized the language I mean a book was probably written in the 15 or 1600s originally and it is it is a little bit challenging with the Old language, so I'm kind of excited to get this new Updated version they've updated it a couple times before one time They changed the name and they changed it to a sure guide to heaven And I was like, oh no, that's just not the same as an alarm to the unconverted But yeah Does anybody have any questions Adam Yeah Yeah, so I mean I think So that's a good really good question John sometimes people ask that question It's kind of like you you see that they're you know, shooting an arrow at you and other times.
A highlight from Ep371: Don't Wait To Add Podcasting To Your Funnel - Lloyd J. Ross
"The podcast is the ultimate front end part of your value ladder. And also, you get to figure out what people want. So really, I feel it should be done first and gives you all this content to work with to then write your book and your high value offer. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam Adams. And today I'm joined with somebody across the pond quite far on the Gold Coast of Australia. You'll probably recognize the accent here in a second. I'm just curious, what time of the day is it for you right now, Lloyd? Adam, what's up? Thanks for having me on the show. Super excited. It's 7 19 a .m. 7 in the morning. And when you and I got on this call, you were finishing another call. Yes. Random question. When do you start your day? Today was 5 a .m. But if you were in the U .S., would you need to start at 5 a .m. or do you have to do that because you have clients in the U .S. or what? Yeah, that's a good question. I mean, it was interesting you asked that because we had some of our European team on a call at 5 and then some USA people at 6. And then I've got you at 7. So yeah, if it was just in Australia, I wouldn't have to get up at 5. Yeah, here's a good place to take this. Let me just inform the listener a little bit about where we might take this. Lloyd has, I couldn't count the amount of degrees that are behind him or the one that he's about to add to it. He's got a podcast called Money Grows on Trees. He's married. He has been a developer. He sells supplements online. So he's been doing a lot. So he must manage his time well. I'm curious. Maybe first, like, do you work a shit ton of hours compared to the average human or are you just managing your time a lot better? What do you kind of? Yeah, good question. The secret to it. And the answer is leverage. So we have a lot of people leverage. So that's a lot of people in our team doing lots of stuff that I don't have to do. And also a lot of systems that do a lot of the heavy lifting for us. Like running a team that does our marketing and ads and a team that does our selling and closing and the team that does our organic marketing and administrative help. So it's not really me just doing everything, but I just try and stay in my zone of genius. So I try and figure out where I'm most effective for the day. And I try and stay in those areas and I don't try and do everything myself. So I do outsource, not my genius. That's the secret. I think that I've struggled with what I'm about to share. And if I've struggled with it, Lloyd, maybe you have, and maybe you have some insights for our listener who maybe they've already been struggling for a while, or they will as they try to grow things. And it's like, what's first the chicken or the egg? And what I'm thinking is how do you hire in a smart way so that you're not losing so much before you need them? Because if you don't, maybe you're working too hard. And it sounds like with all of your different businesses, and I didn't even mention the books, you've written two or more books. Two books. Is that right? Two books. Yeah. So like I've been trying to write the same fricking book for four years. Okay. And it's pretty close, but I can't like finish it. There's something wrong with dedicating the time to it. And so I'm thinking you must have mastered these teams that you're mentioning because you don't have to do everything, but it's scary. It's scary to hire. So let us know, like if we've got a podcast as part of a business and we want our business to grow, how should we be thinking about that? Well, it's a really good question. It's one of the most challenging things people face in business, if not the most challenging. And the thing with getting wealthy and people want to build wealth, that's why they're in business, right? And the trick to it is those that scale their time, scale their money. And no one's focusing on scaling their time. They're just trying to scale their money, but they get stuck because they're trying to do everything themselves. So to answer your question, Adam, and it's a really good question, is you outsource to other people when you realise it's costing you money to do everything yourself. So if you're losing money and income and deals and stuff because you're doing everything yourself, that's the telltale sign that you need to outsource it. And you will feel cooked. You will feel overwhelmed. You will feel like things will start falling apart. And that's the sign that you must find someone. And how you begin that journey is the very first hire is, let's say it's podcasting, for example, the first person you want to get on board is someone to do the production stuff after you've done your genius. You record the episode and you want them to do the production stuff. You want to push it out through the platforms. Check the sound quality, add the intro, add to it. You want someone to do that for you and then someone to run some sort of ad campaign to it too. Like you don't want to be doing that stuff yourself if you're trying to build a business with your podcast. So the time to do it would be when you're just absolutely fried and things are starting to fall apart. Like I need someone. So the best first hire is administration hire. Personal story. I became an investor when I was in college because my dad was an investor.
A highlight from Hiring Veterans with Matthew J. Louis
"Matt Lewis is one of the nation's leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools. His new book, Hiring Veterans, is up next on Veteran on the Move. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -B trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success. And now, your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Find out more at NavyFederal .org. Army veteran Matt Lewis, author of Hiring Veterans. Matt, welcome back to the show. Had you back in 2019 on the show. Talk about your first book. And your second book, Hiring Veterans, is coming out here real soon. This episode will release in September, so it's almost perfect timing for your book release. And your last time you were on was pre -COVID, now we're post -COVID, so we're both still here. Take us back. Tell us what you did in the Army. Yeah, Joe, first, appreciate it. I really enjoyed coming back on the show. And by the time this airs, the book Hiring Veterans will be published. It's due out on Labor Day of 2023 here. So again, just to kind of refresh people's minds, if they didn't listen to the episode a few years back, quick thumbnail sketch on who I am and my Army involvement there. I'm a West Point grad, class of 91, first Gulf War veteran, was in the Army as a tanker, an officer. Spent five years active duty, another 16 in the Reserves, and ultimately retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Did a number of things in the Reserves, working at the Pentagon for a while, serving as a recruiter more or less for West Point, my alma mater. Really enjoyed the time there. But that made for a couple transitions, one out of active duty and one that was a little less challenging in the Reserves because I'd been in the corporate world for quite a bit of time by then. So that's kind of the short story. And so as you transitioned out of the Army back then into the corporate world, what were some of the highlights of your transition, the good, the bad and the ugly? And you've learned a lot about transition because you're basically in the transition business at this point. So I'd like to hear what your initial transition was like. So I left, and this is ancient history for those coming out of the military today, but I left active duty in the mid 90s. These were the Clinton drawdown years. And because of that, that was part of my motivation for getting out. There wasn't, again, being part of the armored force. That branch was hit a bit disproportionately from some of the others. I didn't see a big future there at the time. So I used graduate school as my transition vehicle. It's still single digits in terms of veterans that choose higher education as their path. It worked for me. It doesn't work for everyone. And then I went from there on onto the corporate world. I was very purposeful about it because I had kind of put a plan in place a couple of years ahead of actually leaving active duty. So I did quite a bit of study, actually took some graduate level courses while I was still on active duty and purposely transitioned. But even so, that still left quite a struggle I faced in leaving. At the time, the support systems that exist today were nonexistent, pretty much. The Army, again, I'm an Army guy, had in place in its infancy a little program called Army Career Alumni Program, nothing like the SFL TAP or its various permutations today. It was administered literally within your last five days on active duty by those that, frankly, had just departed the service themselves, took the off green suit, came back in wearing a civilian suit the next day. So it was kind of an exercise in the blind leading the blind. So I kind of figured out myself. I'd assumed that was going to be the way anyway. And again, I was a little more proactive and purposeful about it. But that still didn't prevent the issues that a lot of us face. Yeah. And so your experience with corporate America and having the J .O .B., where did the interest in transition and hiring veterans and getting involved in the military transition come from? Yeah. So there's a couple of interwoven themes there. One would be just the focus on entrepreneurship. And we covered some of this ground on our last time together, whereby in spite of all the planning that I did, I was ultimately impacted by a couple of rifts over the course of my career. That alerted me to the fact that I need to have a plan B. And that ultimately came what is now Louis Advisors. It's well over a decade old now, but it oversees all of my publishing work, which is a good segue to the second theme around how I've kind of pivoted my personal journey, career journey, over the better part of the past decade, to focus on this core issue of eliminating the civil military divide in the country. And really what spurred my book efforts and what I'm doing now, having left the corporate world entirely as president of a little startup called Purepost. So just to outline how, one, my work is driven today and then maybe get into a bit of the rationale specifically on the book efforts. But I'm tackling this vision of eliminating the civil military divide in the country on three different fronts or in the military. We would call them lines of effort. The first on military side was the first book we talked about on my last appearance here several years back called Mission Transition. It's gone on to be the most awarded book of its kind. I'm proud to say it's a practical guide to help our service members find full employment, optimal career fields when they leave the military. But that's only half of the civil military divide. The other half is the civil side, and that's what hiring veterans is all about, which comes out on Labor Day. This is a practical guide for organizational leaders. I'll use that more agnostic term, whether it's for -profit, nonprofit, academic organizations, governmental organizations, they're all case studies in the book. A practical guide for them on how to put together programs to successfully assimilate members of the military community. Veterans, mill spouses, what have you. Even if you're successful with those two, there still exists in my mind, by my way of thinking, a lack of a warm handoff from an employment standpoint. Again, all of this is focused squarely on employment for reasons we can get into.
A highlight from S13 E02: Writer's Path: New Book Release Discussion
"Hello, welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, John Lee Loney. In this episode, don't have regulars because reasons, as always. As for our guest, she's from Houston, Texas, and she does Houston, Texas, I guess. Well, she's also an author, just to make it clear. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Saborna Roy Chowdhury. Hi, thank you so much for inviting me. This is an honor. And I, as you said, I do live in Houston, Texas, but I'm also an author. And I wrote two books. My first book was called The Distance, which came out in 2013. And more recently, my second book was published by a good, you know, small publisher, Houston based publisher, and called Black Rose Writing. And the name of my second novel is Everything Here Belongs to You. Oh, nice, nice. Thank you. Welcome. And how long have you been an author for? So actually, by profession, I'm a chemist, and I teach chemistry in community college. But around 2004, you know, I was in between jobs and looking for something to do. And I decided, I decided to take a workshop, you know, I used to live in Boston at that time. And there's a very great writing workshop in Boston called The Grub Street. And I took a workshop, you know, short story writing workshop from one of the teachers there. And the beautiful thing about this teacher was he gave us a great writing prompt, he said, you know, I'm going to switch off the light and step outside. And you guys go into deep meditation for at least five minutes. And then when I come back, and I switch on the light, you will pick up the pen, and you will start writing whatever comes to your mind. And you're not going to stop yourself, you're not going to edit yourself. If you see any images, you're going to write about that character. So when he did that, you know, when he switched the light back on, I saw the image of a girl. And I instantly recognize that girl, she was kind of very, very thin emaciated, you know, she had a lot of beads and strings on her body. She was, she had this deep, you know, sad eyes. And I recognize that girl. And I remembered that girl from years ago, you know, when I was child, she used to work at my aunt's place in in in India. And so that character came to me, and I did not stop myself, I picked up my pen, and I just started to write about her. And then it grew into a short story. My very first short story called Bengal Bansun. And when it came to sharing it with the rest of the class, you know, at Grub Street, I was really terrified because here I was, you know, a chemistry teacher. And all of a sudden, I write a short story, and I have to share it in front of my whole class. So I did read it very hesitantly. But you know, most of the class was very appreciative, they really liked it. They gave me great feedback. And most importantly, the teacher said, you need to send this out, you need to send out your work. So I sent it off to a publication, you know, the only one I sent it out to it was called New York stories. I sent them my very first short story. And I heard back from them right away. They said they want to publish my short story. So this was really surprising to me. And this is how my journey started. And later on this, the short story was nominated for a push cut price. So that's when I knew, you know, that I like writing. Wow. Very good. Nice. Thank you. Welcome. And are there any more books that you're in the process of writing? Yes. Well, the one I just finished, and the one that just came out, I'm trying to promote that. And it's called Everything Here Belongs to You. And strangely enough, you know, in between, I wrote another book called The Distance. But this the short story that I was just talking to you about the Bengal Mansoon one, never really left me. So that girl, you know, the girl with the big eyes, she had a problem. She had her father come in every single month from the village and take away all her money. And, you know, she used to come and complain to my aunt. And she used to say, my father is using me like a bank. He's taking away all my money. I don't know what to do. And my aunt was, you know, my aunt is a good person. She really wanted to help this girl. But there was nothing she could do. She, other than consoling her, there was nothing she could do to help out this girl. And then something really terrible happened. One morning at six o 'clock, my aunt was calling her name. She was asking her to come down. She used to live in the girl used to sleep in the terrace room. And the girl was not coming down. So my aunt went upstairs to look for her and found the girl hanging. And she was she was hanging from the ceiling. She had used her sari as like a noose. And my aunt tried to revive her. You know, her body was still warm. My aunt tried her best to bring her back, but she couldn't. And then the father came back from the village and blamed my aunt for for killing this girl. And, you know, the whole the slum came down to our house and started to break everything. So, you know, this this story, even though I captured most of it in Bengal monsoon, I felt like I had not done justice to the whole story. And the girl and her father were not leaving me. And they were still hunting me. So there was something incomplete there. And so even after I finished my first novel, those images did not go away. And I thought that I should expand the story and I should complete the story and I should bring those characters back. So I just I just made the girl a Muslim in my second book. And I continue with the story. You know, the this helpless girl whose father comes every single month and takes away all her salary and she's hopeless. She has no future. Everything is dark around her. She doesn't know where to go. She feels trapped. And that's how I came to write my second novel, Everything Here Belongs to You, which is right now available in the bookstores and on Amazon. All right, then. Very good. So where do you see yourself 20 years from now? 20 years from now. I would like to say I wrote 20 books, but that's not going to happen because each book for me, you know, takes a very, very long time. The distance did not take that much time distance. I think I took only three to four years to write. But my second book, Everything Here Belongs to You, I wrote it for five years. And then I met my agent, Julie Stevenson, you know, from M .M. Q .L .T., M .M. Q. Lit. And asked she me to edit my book. And this editing process went on for three years. So she asked me to make, you know, major changes like change the POV. OK, from omniscient narrator to close third person, then write it chronologically. Make sure you have a very close connection between the sisters from the beginning. You know, major changes change the tense of the novel. So this went on and on. And so that took three years. So that was a total of eight years to write my second novel. So if this is the way I write, I don't think in 20 years I'll accomplish much. It could be worse, to be honest. It could be worse, to be honest. Yeah, I have friends who wrote. Sorry, I think my phone is talking. So, yeah, I have friends who wrote a novel for 20 years. So, yeah, if you if you want to do something perfectly, I guess you have to put in the time. Yeah, absolutely. How did you spend? Sorry, go on. No, so that's that's my 20 year plan to write. Very good. How did you spend your last birthday? My last birthday? Eating cake? Yeah. No. Yeah, I don't focus much on birthdays. My family does. My family definitely made sure that I cut my cake. Yeah. But if I'm writing a book, I'm usually so immersed in the fictional world that I don't pay much attention to what is going on in my real life. All right, then. What is your favorite quote? Oh, my goodness. I don't have one on the top of my head. Do I have to answer this? I mean, you don't have to. Yeah. So go on with the flow. Okay. Okay, I'll take that. Yes, then. If you could create your own job title, what would it be? I would be a full time author. I don't want to do anything else. I think the most meaningful thing we do in life is right. Because I'm able to give voice to, you know, the most voiceless people, the most neglected people, people who cannot defend themselves, who don't get justice, if I'm able to bring them to the forefront, and I'm able to make them make other people visualize them and understand their pain and understand their sorrow, and I'm able to give them justice. That is the most important thing I can do. That's very good. What is the best way to start the morning? I would say, well, there's a real answer, and then there is a hopeful answer. The real answer is I get my girls ready for school, and that's not a peaceful process. So I'm rushing them, I'm pushing them, I'm trying to get them on the school bus, and my mornings are not peaceful or restful enough. However, if I were living, I were, you know, living my ideal life, I would love to wake up and do a long meditation. And I would like to connect to my subconscious and see who is plaguing me, who is bothering me, who is sitting in there, and I would draw out those characters and I would talk to them and I would put them down on the page. And that would be the peaceful start of a morning, to be able to write, you know, at least two to three pages without interruption, without the phone ringing, without the internet, without having to communicate with the outside world, just to be able to write and meditate. That's my ideal life. Very good. Would you rather sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? Sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? I've never heard a question like that before. I would sleep on the ceiling, yeah. Yes, that's a good option. Yeah, because I can see the world from the top, right? I have a larger and bigger and wider perspective of things. And I basically, you know, when I wrote my first novel, I mean, the second novel, sorry, I used omniscient narrator, and that's kind of your place on the ceiling, because you get to see everyone, what they're doing. If they're doing mean things, bad things, you know, hiding things from you, have secrets, you basically have a view of every single character in that room or in that house, right, if you're on the ceiling. So I would definitely want the ceiling position. But my agent says I should write in close third person. Intriguing. Yes. Oh, yes. Very good. Would you ever try space tourism? Actually not. Especially today, you know, today in the news, did you see how this vessel tried to go in the depths of the ocean and never came back? It was blown away. So I'm very, very nervous about getting into claustrophobic places and where I have no control, and other people taking me, you know, promising me things, making me sign papers and taking me places. And then I do not know if I'll make it back. And there's a lot to do on Earth. Itself, right? There's a lot to improve right here. I don't need to go to space. Yes, that's a very good point. You'll never know what life hits at you. Yes. What fictional item do you wish you owned in real life? What fictional item? Do you wish you owned in real life? Let me think about this. And it's a fictional item. It's not a real one. My daughters will tell you a lot about Harry Potter things that they want to own. Fictional item. Can you give me an example of fictional items? Well, you said your daughters like Harry Potter, so possibly a magic wand, then there's lightsabers from Star Wars, a couple of video game items like the mega mushroom from Super The magic wand sounds very attractive because when I cannot wake them up in the morning to go to school, I can always be the magic wand and make them do things for me, right? I mean, every mother wishes she had a magic wand and she could control her children. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Where do you spend most of your free time? First of all, being a teacher, a mother and a writer, I have no free time. But I to write, I do go to a coffee shop and I can only write in a coffee shop because it kind of takes away the pressure of writing. It kind of takes away, you know, the fear of writing because I have so many people surrounding me and there is this chatter, this laughter, this camarade, you know, the smell of coffee. Everything takes away that extreme pressure of having to accomplish something or to finish something or to get something done. And I'm able to relax in a coffee shop and actually do some writing. And then, of course, when you come back home, that reality strikes and that you'd have so many chores to do and so many other things you have to get done, right? And so the coffee shop is my escape. OK, I can see that. This is a question from the very top of my head. Have you heard of a drink called banana friche? Banana friche? Banana friche? Friche? Yeah. Have you heard of it? I have never heard of a drink banana friche, no. I get that a lot from a lot of people. It's understandable. So do you want me to try it out or? Sorry, what is the question? So I asked you, have you heard of a drink called banana friche? No. Oh, that's all right, because I get that every time. Yeah, something from that came from the top of my head. Sure. Yeah. Would you rather? If you recommend it to me, if you recommend me the drink, I'll definitely try it. I do not know where to get it from. Well, well, it's a concept at first, but maybe a few years down the line, it can become a thing. So, yes. So definitely, when it becomes a thing, I'll give it a try. All right, very good. Would you rather not be able to open any closed doors or not be able to close any open doors? Both. I don't want to close any open doors for anyone who is a minority and needs those open doors. And so what was the first part again? So I asked you, would you rather not to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Yeah, so second part, I don't want to close any open doors for people who need it. Yes, very good, because there's opportunities in front of you. You must seize it. That's true. Yes. But, you know, be inclusive as well. I mean, you don't want to seize it just for yourself, but you seize it for everyone else. Yes, everyone is free to open and enter the door. Yes, the door should not be closed for anyone. Exactly. What's your favorite season? Spring, because I cannot tolerate the heat. I live in a place called Houston, Texas, and it does get extremely hot. And when it gets hot like that, you know, it's hard to function. So spring here is beautiful. You know, the flowers bloom and the birds come out the usual spring thing. And so and we can all go for long walks. So spring definitely is beautiful in Texas. All right, then. Nice. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? So I would go back to India. Right now, I live in Houston, Texas. So let me tell you this in a more poetic manner. Give me one second. So basically, I grew up in Kolkata, India. Can you still hear me? Yeah, I can still hear you. Okay, so I grew up in Kolkata, India, and I grew up in a middle class Hindu family. And, you know, I mean, if you read my second novel, I featured the house I grew up in in this in this novel. And, and like, like the characters in my novel, you know, I used to live in this hundred year old house with my extended family, with my aunts, uncles and cousins. So because it was a hundred year old house, and it was it was like a crumbling mansion, and it had two wings and two floors, but there was no one to take care of this house. So years of neglect, you know, had left this house in very poor condition. My house had, you know, cracked tiles on the floor and yellowing walls and broken windows, everything needed repair. And during the monsoon season, you know, water dripped from the roof and and we had, you to collect the water, and everything had to be covered, you know, our antique furniture, our paintings, our encyclopedias, our photographs, everything had to be covered with plastic sheets. And so it was really hard for us to maintain this house, you know, there was like spiders behind the clothes horse and termite mud piles that went up the walls. And, you know, all the grandfather clocks that just kept on chiming at wrong hours. And if you looked at the skylight holes, you would see pigeons nesting there. Then when I turned 19, I left Kolkata and I came to America and I settled down here. Right. I came as a student. I finished my chemistry degrees. And finally, you know, I got my job in Houston. I settled down here. But I left behind this house, this house, which is full of history and, you know, my childhood tales. And I and somehow this house still remains alive inside me and it shows up in my book, especially in my second book, I would say this house is my main main backdrop of my second book. And now, you know, I have a relatively comfortable life. I live in the suburbs of Houston now. Here, you know, I have a wooden house which has central air conditioning and it has modern appliances. I have, you know, carpet that covers all the floors and I have, you know, all my walls are really well painted. I have modern furniture. I have a spacious living room. Every every week we have lawnmowers who come to trim our lawns and prune the bushes and, you know, our driveway and sidewalk looks so clean. They almost like they glisten like glass. And my existence right now in Houston is very neat, tidy, comfortable, hygienic, whatever you want to look at it. But unfortunately, whenever I pick up my pen to write either a short story or a novel or a poem, I I don't write about the suburbs of Houston. I still find myself, you know, going back to that old mansion that I left behind in Kolkata and I'm still pining away for for what I left behind. So I don't think, you know, as I age, this nostalgia will go away and somehow I will I will end up living living in that old house again years later. OK, I can see that. Sorry for the very long answer. That's all right. I enjoy it. It's fabulous. Thank you. You're welcome. What kind of music do you often listen to? I don't know if I am a Bengali and we have a Nobel laureate, author, songwriter. His name is Rabindranath Tagore. And I used to learn his songs. I used to learn his music and I still listen to that. I just I listen to Tagore songs all the time. It calms me down. And once once again, it connects me back home. It's part of my nostalgia. Very good. When things break, do you prefer to fix them or replace them? I always try to fix them. I hold on to old things. You must have guessed that by now. And I have a very hard time throwing away things because all your old things have a memory. And as writers, when we when we when we touch things, old photos, old albums, even, you know, somebody's glasses or somebody's shawl, we feel things in our fingers and then something can become can become a spark for a new project. So, yes, I repair things and I keep things and I grab onto things and I hold onto things and I don't want to let them go. My husband is opposite. He's a neat, tidy person. And he would rather get rid of things and clean up the house. And he's an engineer by profession. So you can see that we have completely different personalities.
A highlight from S13 E01: Horror Genre Journey: Writer, Lecturer, Producer, Novella
"Hello, welcome to The Elone Show. I'm your host, John Mayelone. In this episode, don't have any regulars, because reasons, as always. As for our guest, she is from Auburn, New York. She's a writer, lecturer, and producer in the horror genre. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Mo Mashery. Thank you. Thank you. You're welcome. Yeah, happy to be here. Yeah. So, how's life? It's good. I'm actually about 20, 22 days post -recovery from having emergency appendectomy surgery. Oh, I love that. Yeah, so exciting. Exciting times, never a dull moment. Oh yes, indeed. Have you been up too much recently? No, just kind of still writing. Just came back fresh from StokerCon, which is basically the Oscars for horror writers. And that was my first one. So it's pre -publication date. The publication date for my book is July 5th. So we're gearing up to just promote that. And then I'll have two books coming out in 2024. So it was really about just making connections and meeting people, meeting my horror book heroes. So it was a lot of fun. Oh, very good. How long have you been an author for? Published author for the last three years. I've been writing short stories for myself and circulars and for speaking engagements for about 10 years. So it's nice to be on the other side of other people enjoying my work as opposed to just myself and a group of like 30 people. So that's been pretty good. Nice. Very good. So what brought you to become a lecturer at some point? So I am a behavioral science major, so I am a cognitive behavioral therapist. So I mostly work with PTSD in women. So when I can marry mental health and the horror genre, it's a real, real pleasure for me. So mostly what I lecture on is the trauma featured in horror cinema, mostly women's trauma in horror cinema. So I've been very, very lucky to do that with Prairie View, Texas, and I'm here in the States. I've been able to do that with University of Sheffield in the UK. And for Final Girls Film Fest in Berlin. So I've been kind of all over the map with with sharing that. And that's been it's one of my absolute favorite things to do because I love to talk horror cinema. I love to talk how horror actually can help heal us and our anxieties through the world and actually help our mental and emotional health. And really just to kind of be archival with it. I love horror from a very young age and from from very, very early on, from 40s, 50s horror to now. Any time I can talk about that as well is always a good time. So I always choose lecturing on that aspect.
Albert Daniel Hill: A Tale of Resilience and Brilliance in Blockchain Technology
"Alberto Daniel Hill, a tale of resilience and brilliance in blockchain technology. In the labyrinth of the digital world, one name illuminates the path with steadfast brilliance, perseverance, and transformative innovation, embodying the spirit of resilience through stormy winds and shining suns alike. That name is Alberto Daniel Hill. Uncloaking the essence of Alberto's four -year -long dance with the enigmatic cryptocurrencies reveals a tapestry of challenges and triumphs. His journey, interspersed with moments of profound victories and profound introspection, has been a testament to his unyielding spirit of learning and adaptability. His involvement in the 2017 launch of an initial coin offering, ICO, and subsequent advisory roles in two more ecos is a glaring testament to his mastery and indomitable spirit. Imagine the echoing halls of information security conferences across Uruguay and South America, filled with rapt audiences as Alberto, the distinguished speaker, weaves tales of the security with commanding eloquence. His wisdom rings clear, yet it resonates with thrilling possibilities and cautionary tales of this ever -evolving realm. But life is a river, ever -changing in its course. With 20 years deftly holding the helm of information security, consulting, IT security, computer forensics, and ethical hacking, Alberto found himself drawn towards the captivating embrace of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, including bitcoins, and the fintech sector. In 2016, after bidding adieu to his full -time job at Uruguay's largest company, Alberto unveiled cryptocurrencies services, an embodiment of his newfound ambition. No glimmering star in the sky of professionalism ever shines without the foundation of solid knowledge underpinning its brilliance. Alberto's glowing beacon of expertise radiates from a solid bedrock of formidable qualifications and certifications. From ISO -IEC 27000 and ethical hacking to ISO -IEC 20 ,000, Alberto's arsenal is a testament to his dedication and thirst for knowledge. Since 2011, as a celebrated holder of the PMP certification, he has led an array of information security projects. Among his many badges of honor, the gleaming Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate, CSX, from ISICA is a testament to his stalwart commitment and dedication. The prestigious organization even honored him with a platinum membership recognition, further acknowledging his stature in the field. As we unravel the latest chapter of his riveting journey, Alberto is now diving into the enticing world of blockchain and NFT technology. Engaged in managing NTF projects and securing this intricate ecosystem, Alberto's inspiring journey continues. Beyond shaping the digital frontier, he generously shares his insights through articles and teachings, and is now endeavoring to pen down two books about NFTs. Alberto's inspiring journey is not merely a tale of professional success. It is an empowering testament to resilience, determination, and the enduring spirit of innovation. It is a reminder that within us all reside the potential and the capacity to shape our path through all the challenges that life unfolds. In Alberto's tale, we see that it's not just about making a mark in the story of the world, it's about inspiring others to weave their own tales of resilience and success.
"two books" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Affairs. He served on the President's Review Board on Intelligence Communication and Technologies and the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board. Sunstein is a prolific writer, described as the most cited law professor in the United States. He has co -authored books such as Nudge with Nobel Prize -winning economist Dick Thaler and Noise with Nobel Prize -winning psychologist Danny Kahneman. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The World According to Star Wars. Cass Sunstein, welcome to Bloomberg. Thank you. A great pleasure here. to be Thank you so much for joining us. So you co -author two books with two Nobel laureates and practically you write a third one with George Lucas? How much fun is that? Well, I'd say it was amazing Writing on Star Wars was crazy fun and also a very unlikely thing for a law professor to do. Writing a book with Dick Thaler was not crazy fun but was really fun because he's fun. There's nobody in the world of economics or behavioral finance like Dick Thaler. He's one of my favorite people. Agreed. He's unique and writing with him was a joy and a laugh a minute. Writing with Danny Kahneman was astonishing. He's the most creative person I've ever also met. He's immensely self -critical. He's almost as critical of his co -authors as he is of himself and it was a rollercoaster and an incredible learning experience and his integrity and sense of we can do better kept me up most nights. He supposedly agonizes over every word, every sentence. Nothing gets published without being looked over nine ways from Sunday. That understates that. So you got an email maybe at four in the morning saying this chapter is horrible. I don't know how we could have written it. In fact the whole book is horrible. I don't know why we decided to write it and then two hours later he'd say I see the fundamental flaw and we have to give up and then an hour later maybe 4 .45 in the morning he'd say I might have a way to correct the fundamental flaw but I don't think so and then at 5 .15 in the morning send your notes saying I have a glimmer of an insight it's probably going to fail but I'm going to try it and then at 5 .45 in the morning he says I have a new draft of the entire chapter which was a catastrophe and I'm sure this is very bad too but it's less catastrophic. That sounds like just skip to the last one and read that. So we'll get into a lot of your writings a little later but before I want to dive into your background you graduate Harvard with a BA in 75 Harvard Law School in 78 I assume the 1970s were very different than the 80s and 90s when so many people at places like Harvard Law wanted to go to Wall Street. What was that era like at an Ivy League law school? It was the aftermath of the 1960s so it was later than all the civil rights and Vietnam stuff but it was like a wave that was starting to recede but extremely visible so there were people who wanted to have great careers in whatever they could find. There were people who thought I want to make the world better there are people who thought I'm kind of sick of people who want to make the world better I don't like want to be that and there were different categories of types. There was a lot of intensity there was a sense that our country had been through something very traumatic and thrilling and question the is in what direction are we going to go was pre Reagan era and you could kind of see the dawn of the era Reagan in some of my classmates and you could see even the dawn of some of the woke stuff today in some of my classmates. Critical race theory was kind of about to be born and you could see the origins of it there as well as you could see the Federalist Society which is the conservative movement that's had amazing influence that the theoretical foundations were kind of being laid by 20 -somethings in the 70s. Interesting so you clerk for Justice Benjamin Kaplan on the Massachusetts Supreme Court and then you clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall at the Supreme Court of the United States and this is 7980. Tell us a little bit about what those experiences were like. Justice Kaplan on the Massachusetts Supreme Court he's not in the history books he but could be he was a person who was fair and rigorous and it's almost like there's one word for Kaplan fair and rigorous and he was little a little like Daddy Kahneman in the sense that he'd obsess over every word. He also was very critical of himself and he could be very critical of his clerks. At one point I was told before I started he's take you in the equivalent of woodshed and kind of threatened to fire you and sure enough that happened and I I reacted with fire. I said to him this is unfair and it was quite it was quite an encounter and the next day said are you still mad at me which was a recognition of my humanity and I said I you still think were unfair and we became great friends and I learned so much from him. He had been a Harvard professor, maybe the best Harvard professor of his generation and he was an extraordinary judge. Marshall was you know the historic person and larger than life and full of humor and wit and moral commitment that was never drawing attention to itself it was more about the people it was never about himself and what I learned from Marshall is where lawyers at least at the Supreme Court level focus on paper and think you know is the argument solid? Is the other paper better paper? Which lawyer has the better of the argument on precedents and statutes? on Marshall of course thought about all of those things but he saw behind the paper people and that was an enduring lesson for me that there was someone vulnerable or not vulnerable but who was a person who was at risk in a case and he always wanted to know who were those people and what were the actual stakes for them and of the thousands or millions of similarly situated they might be investors they might be workers they might be companies how would they be and affected more than any justice at the time and I think maybe more than any justice in history that's what he put his finger on. So you finish up your clerkship and you go to the University of Chicago where you end up staying a as professor for 27 years. That's a heck of a good run. What made Chicago such a special place to teach at? I did have something in between I should say which wasn't like a vacation in Paris or a time being a shoplifter. I had time at the Department of Justice where I worked for a year in an office called the Office of Legal Counsel under both Carter and Reagan which advises the President on the legality of what he proposes to do. So not like the Solicitor General that's arguing in front of the Supreme Court. This is working directly with POTUS and his staff. Well when you say directly that's true except the number of meetings I had with President Reagan was zero. The number of mediated interactions I had with President Reagan was about five and the amount of work that I did for the President was basically every day. So the Solicitor General's office argues the cases in front of the Supreme The office of legal counsel resolves conflicts e .g. between the State Department and the Defense Department or if the President says can I make a treaty or can I fire the air traffic controllers or can I do something about civil rights the office of legal counsel is the
A highlight from S12 E17: Upcoming Books, Program, Military Career Discussion
"Hello, welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, Jaume Loney. In this episode, don't have a very good list because of reasons, as always. As for our guest, he's from San Diego, California, and he is an author. What kind of author, exactly? Well, we're about to find out. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you David Richards. Jaume, thank you very much. It's a pleasure to speak with you tonight. Yes, it sure is. So, how's life? Life has been grand. I just got back from a trip up in Canada where I was camping with friends and was not involved with the wildfires, but just some beautiful scenery up there, tons of woods, and an amazing camping experience. Oh, very good. Have you, and have you been up too much recently? Besides working on my next book, I've been working on putting a program together to complement kind of both of the two books I've been working on and then I've also got an idea for yet another book, and I'm going to work that as I build the program, and then really just connecting with people on a much deeper level to help them on their journey. Very good. So, adding up the books you have written, already written, and the books you're about to write so far, how many of how many in total would that be? So, I've written three so far, and then I've got one that I'm about halfway done with, and I'm gonna work on another one. So, that put us to a total of five, but the current one that I'm halfway through is a sequel to my last one, and that series is going to be a trilogy at the very least. Ah, very good. So, what inspired you to become an author? Yeah, so I grew up in the military, and one of the casualties of that experience is you move every two or three years, and I say casualty because you ended up losing friends, and this is well before the age of the internet where you could FaceTime someone or stay in touch with text or chat. And so, as a result, I just really kind of turned into my imagination for, I don't want to say companionship, but just to keep myself busy in between the moves, and that led me to falling in love with comic books at a very early age and superheroes. And as I grew older and got into high school, I had success with my writing, I had something published, I had national recognition for a short story I wrote, and my poetry won contest. It was always something that I really felt passionate about, but growing up in the military, I didn't really have a sense of how to be a writer or what it took to become an author, and not having an idea of how to get started in that journey, I did what my father did. I also joined the military, so I served for 15 years in the United States Marine Corps, and at that point, I got out in 2006 and finally was living in a place where I wasn't going to be moving every two or three years, which was super exciting for me. And that led me to the idea that I could start writing again, because I thought I'd given that up, and so that was an 11 -year journey to publish my first book. Wow, very good.
"two books" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"To be the first book signing. The second book signing is the very next day in McLean, Virginia. Barnes and Noble, Tysons Corner at the mall There are two places we always go to because they are always very, very responsive to you. There's plenty of parking and plenty movement, of areas to move when we have significant crowds. Barnes and Noble, McLean, Virginia. So that's the 24th of September. That's a Sunday at 1 p .m. Sunday at 1 p .m. We did it at 1 p .m., number one, so I could get from New Jersey to Virginia, and number two, So most of you folks who go to church, only in the morning you'll be able to attend if you'd like. So that's September 24th, Sunday, 1 p .m. in the afternoon, Barnes and Noble, Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia. We'd love to see you at either or both, and we will be making our Reagan Library announcement, that is my intention, excuse me, next week. Biden's White House pressured July 28th, 2023. This is the second batch of information released by Jim George involving Facebook, they call themselves Meta Twitter calls itself X. I'll call Twitter, Twitter, and I'll call Facebook, Facebook. Just don't call me late for dinner. Remember that old line Mr. Producer? Anyway, Bobby at Suave Reason, can someone quickly remind me why we were removing rather than voting, labeling claims that COVID is manmade? Es Meta's president for global affairs, that's what Reason calls them anyway. President Joe Biden's White House pushed the data, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram to censor contrarian COVID -19 data, including speculation about the virus having escaped from a lab, vaccine skepticism and even jokes. You know, I hear liberals say, even liberals I respect, even someone fucks, it all started under Trump, you know, there's Trump, there's Trump, he was pressuring, you know, folks, this is hilarious. The machine of government, every agency of government, in coordination with the White House and the Democrats on Capitol Hill devoured and pounded under media platforms Joe Biden and his fellow Marxists, and they dare to compare that to Trump. And they all have the same talking point. I mean, it really started under Trump and Trump and then Trump this. No president's perfect. Trump wasn't perfect. Certainly the federal government's not perfect. But let's not play games. The political party that hates free again in the book, by the way, in exquisite detail, the party that hates free speech is the Democrat Party. Where Ajak came from. Woodrow Wilson, 1917. It was amended in 1918. They had a thousand people in federal prison who opposed his position on World War One, even people that would just give a speech. They grabbed him and threw him in federal prison. Including candidate a for president under the Socialist Party, Eugene Debs. Ran for president from prison because Wilson put him in prison. Even if he gave a speech. Said you opposed it. Can you name a Republican administration that ever anything did like, Walter's Trump. That's how sick they are. Sick! Franklin Roosevelt unleashed the IRS against his political opponents, particularly newspaper publishers in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Moses Annenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer, which was anti -New Deal. He unleashed the IRS against him. Nearly destroyed the man. You know, they like to talk about Nixon. The Democrat has a whole line of presidents that have done this. A whole line of attorneys general that have done. Well, you know, how about FDR? No, Nixon! How about Lyndon Johnson? Isn't it amazing? So now it's, you know, the censorship. Actually, we do have some evidence that it was the Trump administration that started to try and put pressure on these social... Okay. Got it. And Biden? We have a federal judge that looked at the entire record and was appalled by what he saw. No, but it's Trump. You don't understand. It is a corrupt party. And if you belong in the leadership of the party, or you speak for the party, you're corrupt too. It's just that simple. Let's go on here. Quote. Can somebody remind me why we were removing rather than demoting labeling claims that COVID has manmade? Asked Nick Clegg, president for global affairs at the company in July 2021, emailed those coworkers. Why were we removing them? It's one thing to demote them and label them. moderator replied, Content quote, we were under pressure from the administration and others to do more. We shouldn't have done it. So the White House is monitoring everybody on social media. That guy needs to go. Disinformation, misinformation, malinformation. People's lives are at stake. National security. Mega, mega. OK, OK, OK. We were under pressure from the administration and others before. We shouldn't have done it. The last words of people who bend to a totalitarian regime. We shouldn't have done it. Those are other emails obtained by Representative Jim Jordan in the Wall Street Journal provide further federal government's vast efforts to curb dissent online. How many more Republican senators? I understand John Kennedy, who I like, won't come on the show, but I like our buddy Marco Ruby. I'm not an impeachment person, you know? What is it going to take to have an impeachment inquiry? What is it going to take? I reported in Washington, writes the author, March 2023 issued the Centers for Disease Control communicated frequently with Facebook content moderators and pushed them to take down posts that predicted the guidance of federal health advisors. So if you believe that what's is Marxist, right? I certainly do. It's Marxist in modeling, Marxist in practice, Marxist in mindset, and it is destroying our country from within. And then you say, I'm not an impeachment man. Well, what's it going to take? You wake up one day and it's too late? Oh man, I should, we should have, should have had an inquiry. The Democrats full speed ahead, no real inquiry. Second impeachment they in did record time as fast as they could against Trump. Here we're talking about an impeachment inquiry. I got to think about it. Nancy opposes it. You know, Jamie's okay. Special counsel. No, we can't do that. I'm starting to just wonder about the sanity, the collective sanity of these people. According to a trove of confidential documents obtained by REES and health advisors at the CDC, had significant input on pandemic era, pandemic era social policies at Facebook as well. They were consulted frequently at times daily. This is by the Biden They were actively involved in the affairs of content moderators providing constant and ever -evolving guidance. Trump do didn't this, Jessica. They requested frequent updates about which topics were trending on the platforms and they recommended what kinds of content should be deemed false or misleading. The Facebook files show that the platform responded with incredible deference. Facebook routinely asked the government to vet specific claims including whether the address was man -made rather than zoonotic in origin. Ooh, zoonotic, Mr. Beduzza. In other emails, Facebook asked for each of the following claims which we've recently identified on the platform. you Can please tell us if the claim is false and if believed that this claim contributed to vaccine refusal? So they're asking the government. Is this okay to post or not? The fact that the White House was engaged in the exact same behavior as the CDC is not remotely surprising. Indeed, it's already well known that Biden staffers were harassing social media moderators. Do we have any evidence that Trump staffers were haranguing social media moderate liberals?
"two books" Discussed on InTouch - Think STEAM Careers, Podcast with Dr. Olufade
"The overall message of the book, the big picture message? And a couple of lines. The overall message of the book is. Participation in the STEM careers. It's life changing, it's good for, you know, for the health and the economy of our community, right? So is that is good for economical development, right, again, your focus is the BIPOC community, so everything that you talk about has to be for them. They didn't know when they're every word in that book is going to change their life. And that's the message every so that is the message. The message is, you know, career in BIPOC, I mean, career in STEM is life changing. Right. Example is in terms of economy, in terms of health. Right. In terms of a person. So I can elaborate and go on as what I mean by an individual. Right. So it can be really life changing. And that is what I want to see. But again, I have my I know what I want to say may not be as organized and strapped, but I want to be as raw as I can be. So you can help sort of manage, help me manage all this. So so let's take an example. Let's take, for example. You and I know. So how do I put this? I'm able right now, I'm positioned to be able this is just a side story, my children's life will never be the same because I am in STEM. Right. And my perspective is in STEM. Right. My approach is in STEM. The way I look at life is in terms of STEM. And that has a major implication as to success and self -determination and all that and their choice of career. Right. So they are not going to be lacking as to to getting a good job or the process of getting a good job because of me and my wife. Right. Because we're college educated. Right. So that this changed the trajectory of my family forever. Right. And now we know life happens, but things don't always, at least that's the assumption, comparable to someone who has never heard of STEM. Right. So they don't have the opportunity, the foundation or the ability to be able to set their children on that on the path. Not to say that STEM is the answer. I'm just saying, when you think about the starting median salary for someone who has a STEM degree is ninety one thousand dollars. I mean, that's that's not a chicken change. That is more than most teachers get. Starting teachers kind of even teachers that work for 10 years
"two books" Discussed on Love is Grace Podcast
"two books" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Mood of the world And you form certain opinions Now I have a strategic system which again delineated in my first book but I refer to how I applied it a lot on the second book in which I rank trades What I try to do I try to select until I look good And the bond trade of 2014 was the best example of this This was the highest ranked trade I ever had in my ranking I have a numerical ranking system and this was the highest strength trade in basically all history of financial markets that I know of And it has been proven to work this way because this is the highest rank trade that trades that make money even if everything goes against them Really interesting Tell us your thoughts First of all why are people so compelled to believe they have the ability to anticipate and trade around macro events It's one of the most challenging types of trading if you're not in it every day Well I think that two things going on First of all successful people have a tendency to become ultra cryptic area which means like they just think that they are skilled at more things than they actually are Like if you are I have fallen prey to this many times in my life too When I think like I'm really good at many things you try some new things and I think well surely I'll be good at that too Surely I can apply this logic For example if I use my logic and apply my logic internalized stocks right Individual stocks surely can do that My intuition for example think about this I'm a micro trader right Obviously my portfolio will be impacted a lot by political developments Unavoidably I start forming views about what can happen what's the next step in the conflict Do I really have any qualification to know what the next step in the conflict is Absolutely not I mean I don't have any I don't know any more than thousands of other economists analyze it What I have qualifications for is constructors and portfolios But it's very easy to go into other areas which are related Now imagine that you are individual stock trader and you know that your stock is affected by interest rates or currency or even just overall direction of economy It's very hard not to start forming views on those things And what I think is very hard and your mind parental life between the areas you expect in an.
"two books" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Bezos will stay on as executive chairman of the company, but his longtime deputy, Andy Jassy, will handle day to day responsibilities at Amazon. NPR Tech reporter Bobby Allyn joins us now to explain the significance of this transition, and we should note that Amazon is among NPR's financial supporters. Hi, Bobby. Hey, what's up, Elsa? Okay. So remind us. Why is Jeff Bezoza stepping away now as CEO? Bezos founded Amazon 27 years ago in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, and this was a time remember when e commerce was in its infancy and frankly, many people that back then or even afraid to buy things online with credit cards. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, and Amazon is now the largest online retailer right in Bezoza, as we know it's the richest man on the planet, but, yeah, Beso says he now wants to take a back seat. So he's still going to have pretty sizable power at the company as executive chairman. But now he's going to focus on side projects like climate change philanthropy and his rocket company, Blue Origin. Speaking of in two weeks, Bezoza and his brother Mark will be blasting off to the edge of space in one of those very rockets. Yeah, um, I talked to Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone about this bezoza transition. He's written two books on Amazon. And so, look. I mean, this is someone who is obviously out to pursue his passions, have adventures and enjoy the extravagant wealth without compunction that he has accumulated, so I do think he'll be drifting further and further away from Amazon. Literally into space. Well, what do we know about bezoza? His replacement, Andy Jassy, tell us more about him. Yes, Jesse has long been bezoza Protege. He joined the company in 1997. And until today, Jesse was the top executive of Amazon Web services. It's the company's very, very profitable cloud computing arm. But he's very different than bezoza. I mean,.
"two books" Discussed on High and Mighty
"I don't wanna give too much away. 'cause a lot of the joy of the book is like you start. You're like you start looking like what the fuck is happening and like as you read it. You're like like every page. You would get a little bit more information about like the world here in and what's going on. It's it's a it's a really it's a little it's like a fantasy mystery almost in the sense of like of you. And the protagonist are both figuring out what is going on with the world. Time that's cool. I'll check that out for sure. The two books. I have queued up for my next fantasy. Reads are the black company which is something that Jared logan who was also on mytalk fasting recommended to me and it's sort of about like a mercenary group. And then there's another one called. And i it's something of the wild or wild ones w y. l. d. and it's about like a bad ass group of heroes who gave art become popular like as heroes and it's about like their rise they become like a rock band in the world. They pitch he pitch me. That i was like. Oh i got to read that and those are on deck for me. Next is know when i was a kid. I read a lot and i love. I still read a lot. And i i. My brother was always like he's like a little bro. Easier than me and it was sort of like you know. Like i don't read the ship and i but he also liked fantasy stuff like he played a lot of like final fantasy and he would wash the lord of the rings movies. And so if you just didn't like to read the active reading itself he wasn't into it. It's boring.
"two books" Discussed on Your Own Pay
"Thank you to all those people who make make it possible for us to get on the air. Climate change is a very common topic for discussion here in this country. A lot of people think that it's happening. Some people can argue that. It's not happening our guest today. Steve roberts is an author of at least two books that i'm aware of the wise and what's of weather and the great winter hurricane while the great Winter hurricane is a fiction book but it tells a lot of the story that could happen in the future..
"two books" Discussed on Write Your Legend
"That's it's beautifully sad and I think the YouTube has changed my life, you know. And and I think it's we can both speak to that it's really changed our life because not only are we here to build admission, but we're also, we can step in people's homes and actually change their life without having to travel and step in their home. Physically, you know, and that's the beautiful thing about YouTube and Thursday. I just, I just love it so much. I've been, I know you have two books. I know you have a book, I've read it's called built to serve. Yes, the bill to serve and then I think your newest one is your one word. You said one word or one word was first built, okay? And everyone. Okay, God, I gotta gotta go. Yeah, it's a bill to serve was the one we read. Yes. And I love the books and I wanted it just to take some time, so people that are listening to log. Can understand, you know what you talk about in that book. And because you really one thing that I've noticed and I I met you when you were doing the speech, we just didn't have, we just didn't have some one-on-one time to talk cuz, you know, people were talking to you, but I sat by you but also didn't want to be rude to the announcers and people are talking to how side conversation. But one thing that I've noticed in your interaction with yourself and in in people and this is something that is very important I think and just for me to tell you if you're very humble you're very you have a a certain type of Charisma about you. That's very approachable that choice. Very like, you know, you just here to really purposefully help people and there's no hidden into Windows, I feel with you and it's just very, it's refreshing to see and I see on your lives on Instagram cuz I know you do a lot of lives with your community. I think weekly, I see it in your energy and I see it in your book..
"two books" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"Albor has to be working with them for the next couple of episodes. Hey let's talk about this booker. T. documentary That was a and the over. The weekend is andy biography. You know what. I enjoyed it. A couple of areas was omitted I guess you could say. And i told you guys this. I told you guys this. If i'm not mistaken last week. I said that's the thing when it comes to these. Wwe biographies these guys are able to change the narrative. They can pretty much spin things the way they want to spend things when it comes to their docks. Wwe has been notorious for this for years. And you know if you wanna get the full story if you wanna get the nitty gritty and everything. You can't just solely rely on a wwe biography. You just can't whether it is look as long as wwe themselves is somehow tied to that documentary as far as they got final. Say on what's going to make the cut. And let's use these guys for two producers and and all of that as long as they've got their hand in there somehow you can pretty much forget about adding the ultimate package of a story and with booker. T look it was a great story. Don't get me wrong. It was a great story but we have a couple of glaring glaring things in there that were omitted venture just going Kim we talk about this. Why are we not talking about this. Or what about. Look you know by you know. I know about booker. t. Story i i know his his whole you know grew up a big fan of booker. T. so this is interesting too. Because he wrote two books. And i have had those books goal my bucket lists. I usually get any other wrestling book. Something else always happens and one of these days. I gotta get booker. T's books already. he's got to. That's out right now. But i've always known about his story. You know his upbringing in everything so to be able to see his story. Really get that nice and look not for nothing but this isn't the first time that booker t. story has been told not really sure how many of you guys are aware of it but I'm trying to think how long ago it was.
"two books" Discussed on Guerrilla Podcast Syndicate
"Say that to you and they don't tell you that the process is going to be messy. They don't value that. The process is going to be like up and down. And you're not gonna feel good about it all the time. The process is just crazy. You're gonna hate it. You're gonna have moments when you like. Do i really have to trust the process by the after. But i'm going to tell you get trust the process. You know why what you have to think about when you need to trust the process. Is that a slow as you're working on that nothing has ever put waste as long as you're working on your little goals and you're thinking of improve on little by little. Step-by-step whatever wins. You have their builds up to who you are and who you're becoming so so trust the process as long as you are working on it. There's nothing to worry about. You don't have to worry that you'll fail because why would you fail. You're working on it. You're being the best version of yourself. You're dealing with you doing something about it. Fear the process. If you're not doing anything. That's all i could safe. And that's it so whenever you feel like you're going to slip go off and give up. You have to be accountable for yourself or key. Sometimes the things that you wanna do are not the things that you're necessarily gonna do. Some damage is gonna feel fall off the wagon for example again. I've discussed in the previous episode. I started to start the reading habit in threatening being i was able to do that. I was able to read at least two books that year. I'm not a reader. But i've been working on. Its with dots one and then when the pandemic hit and then everything stopped. I stopped reading swells. I like just lost the drive to read and learn. And i thought i would never bring it back. I thought i would never be able to have their. But i do like when i did that..
"two books" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"How's it going to make me feel how are people going to see it. Then the end decided it was the perfect way to get into a memoir. I mean i had opening the lot of people don't have yes. So how did it make you feel ultimately As you not just now but as you're writing it was difficult to put the words on the page has it been Have you had a little bit of apprehension. Now that the books out in the world apprehension. And i still do a little bit but on the whole of found it to be very freeing in its exercise some demons And people have been very supportive and conned about it. They say they and friends have told me. Have written two novels before this about an investigative reporter and civil. We liked your novels. But we like this a lot better and that because you think You're you're you're being open on the page about about the experiences that you had being a tall person. I think it is. I think it's that. I think it's the way i chose to ride it. There's short chapters. They're truthful they're honest. I hope they're enticing book. That's easy to read. Think and you don't have to labor at labor over at too much to get the points and you cover a wide range to In your book and you learned some things as well as as raining like you told this terrible story about Women who were cursed shrank themselves surgically or with hormones a ghastly thought to to think about and he and you also talked about All of your teenage years but then growing up and and moving out and having to date a little bit of humor there and a little bit of struggle there you know with your situation. There's honesty i think does make a difference when you're writing a memoir but then you throw in the interesting Investigative journalism parts of it What what are you most We must proud of about this book having finally gotten it into the world. I know you've written the two books the mysteries which came right after your career investigative journalism. But they're different as you said..
"two books" Discussed on Breaking Money Silence®
"Whose mission is to empower the families human and financial capital to make money at a positive force in their lives as i mentioned. She's the author of two books and she also is often cited in global media outlets such as cnn wall street journal and forbes. I am so excited to have you today into connect about this awesome topic of boosting women's financial confidence Elaine welcome thank you so much. Clean your way to kind for the awesomely introduction. I'm very happy to be here with you and everybody. That's listening to us. So it's really exciting. Because i i love what you're up to in terms of all that you do. But i know that both you and i really do share a passion for women and financial literacy and breaking money silence. Not only in terms of gender but also in terms of race so before we get into the queue in a part of the interview a tell the listeners a little bit about the two books that you have one that have won awards. Because i think it's really important to put that context to our conversation. Oh thank you so. The very first book i rode Actually it's called family. Many matters next gen and i wrote it because i saw void of parents. Not teaching financial literacy to the kids before going to college was written for teenagers especially high school high school students and then the second book is called la famiglia lynetta faucet which was written for parents. So it's kinda like. I wrote a guide for the kids and then i heard a guy for the parents and it's also about making money a positive force but beyond just a financial number being wealth being more human social intellectual capital. That's what i would like the world to be basically a that. We feel abundant prosperous beyond the numbers. I mean congress the numbers of course but that that's my mission and so tell me a little bit about why you're so passionate about this and i know that you're also very involved in passionate about helping people who are hispanic able to be financially literate as well actually yes. I wrote my first book in english. And then i saw this really huge need in latin america in having grown up in different countries in latin america. I thought you know what. Let let me do this in spanish. So why am i so passionate about it..
"two books" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"I totally true. I think there's also a lack of. I mean i i think obviously i have written about a new mother. I'm very interested in writing about women and the particular experience of being a woman in the world. But i do think that that new is also have you know there's a whole range of emotions and feelings and i think that it can almost i wouldn't say it's harder for new fathers who struggle but it is equally difficult. I think to bring a baby into a household that has not previously had a baby their impacts the way it changes your marriage or your partnership impacts. Just you're the logistics of everything. It's an emotional adjustment for everybody. So i totally think that even with the mother present you know. There's there's a rich a rich emotional world that you can look at infection and then to take a mother out and have the father do it all alone. You're totally right. Like how i'd like a book of. Can we get the back story for snow. White's father with the information you know it would be. It's almost as a sort of as a society have decided that you know writing about parenting is not worthwhile or not interesting to us. And we'll just skip over that aspect of it yeah Just it cuts me in a lot of the types again in fancy and i'm thinking particularly we have game of thrones. You have to follow that. He hates -tarian and blames -tarian full his mother's death when she was giving birth to him. It's interesting because that is actually a really deep psychological. An interesting dynamic which i think you did actually touch on in what should be wiles where Maisy really literally is responsible for her mother's death and that relationship with her father and him knowing that and she kind of becomes almost like a scientific experiment for him and what sort of thing but it is interesting that so many of the representations that i can think of where you do have a mother dying in childbirth and then the kid grows up to be basically hated by his father because he's responsible for the kids responsible for the the the loved beloved wife Who they don't get to see anymore and that's a very traumatic dynamic. That i don't think then actually really address in a lot of these instances. Yeah i'm trying to think. If i feel like i have read. I've definitely read something that really digs into that. But it is yeah. It's so so interesting. I the parent parent child relationships are just fascinating however you slice it like if you are coming at it from the perspective of parent or child and in they're just there's no end to till the way that you can write about them so i guess is which i guess is why i have ended up now reading two books about sort of how how to be daughter and what it means to sort of be. Parented are be apparent so since the beginning kind of touch Children and children's roles. What role do you think. Children tend to play in narratives the explore parenthood. And how does the portrayal of parents change when the main point of view is that old parents versus children. It's interesting because there's children. I think and then those babies it's hard to look at a baby. Have a baby to be character in fiction and more than just sort of cypher or sort of a large metaphor for whatever it is that the parent is going through this. I do think that often once we get to. What's once the child reaches a certain age. It seems like children are usually than the focus of the novel on but very small children. I think it's hard hard to do them..
"two books" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews
"I'm not comparing the two books from last time. The some of the commonalities that really stood out to me is one that there's an unreliable narrator quality to both of these books A place where you have to get with your narrator where you decide if you trust them or not how much you trust them and if they have things going on that makes that they're not you're not getting their whole story when they talk And then also really cool female themes an i love that that could be a trend and like hey look at these two books. Just read back to back that have women being shown out of the box archetypes. And that's really cool. It makes me feel very excited that our first two books of the year have such interesting and strong and diverse female psychology. There's a lot of. I highlighted a lot in this book Because there was just yeah. There was a lot of things that that just jumped out to me. And and and the tonal changes throughout the book. And just kind of the way that sarah will be so blunt with us Like you know. There's parts where she says things like Will anyone miss me. No i was nowhere and background noise. Or that's why. I stopped writing by writing courses because one day i woke up terrified of dying. And you're just like oh okay. That's that's blend joe. I understand what you mean. When you talk about an unreliable narrator i think in this case. The bluntness of this characters of sarah shortcomings is really more more. The star of this show I think that this is not so much a oh i don't trust this character. It's just that the character is actually very honest about her own self consciousness. Yes there's some really like even though there's some dark things that we go through. I really do want to emphasize that. There's some really empowering things About the women in this story and there's some of the things that.
"two books" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
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