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Fresh update on "zach" discussed on The Spivey Special Podcast
"Sports job with the spivey brothers, cubs or good. Get the ball to big country generic soccer tick. All right. That's enough. I'm outta breath. All right. We are back with sports jog. This is the craziest time of the year and I'm after all the months of nothing because of covid. It's finally paying off. This is going to be like the craziest weekend of sports. That I can ever imagine we've got the US Open. We've got the western East Eastern, conference finals in basketball with football. We got baseball playoffs coming up in a couple of weeks. It's insane I. of it. Don't forget the Stanley Cup finals start tomorrow to. Czar they still doing it. Yeah. triple axel are the Montes playing against the the flying vs. Stars Lightning starlight baby. Texas Tampa Bay. That's what I think of when I think about hockey. Why won't you? Think Tamplin five that's just. Drink that. Sure you wanNA take the stars. Yeah. Sure. I'll take the ones. I energy drink bag like. Carl's junior nuggets stars I'll take it. All right. Let's get it into football last week. We both went one in one. I got my lock, you did not get you lock. You got your upset pick. I didn't get my upset pick. So based on the point system that we made up like thirty minutes ago Zach is leading the football tatum two-to-one. This year. It's not that surprising. I know a lot about football. Football. Be into that one. Offense align. But we're we're also GONNA mix in a little. New. Category. New Category in New Award. We're GONNA give out every week, which is called a Little Code Award I love the Fat Code. I let's start with our lock of the week. So this can be worth one point in the fictitious scoring system that we made up. How did we get headed I get ahead You got an upset pick last week does to yeah and then the shootout counters three. The new one that came with. Kansas three. Yeah. Because you can pick any. You never know any game could score the MOMS. Game. That's true. Will count it as to to can we'll do. Okay all right Zach lock of the week. So we to my lock of the week is the Pittsburgh steelers over the Denver broncos. Pretty decent sized line in this game. I think it's five and a half. I saw this biggest seven. Yeah it was getting pretty big. It's going back and forth the steelers Lineman are dropping like flies but so is defensive line for the broncos. So I think that's kind of a Wash Ben look pretty good last week connor supposed to be playing this week, but we still got any snow. So it doesn't really matter and that steelers defense is just crazy good. Connor Piss me off me two point nine fans last week I lost by one was. Standard scoring and scored zero. Garbage six for nine. Six. Nine Oh. Yeah. All right. My Lock for week two one in the lock category I got the Titans at home over Jacksonville Jacksonville's red hot the WANNA know this year. But I think the titans of the better team than Gostkowski figures out how to kick up between the UPRIGHTS and they're gonNA win. It's going be a tighter than a lot of people. I think the line on this one was getting pretty large well I think the titans win going away I. Think he's going to be another double digit win from my lock of the week. He should learn your lesson not bad against the jags like I did last week. We'll see we'll see. All right. Next one we have Let's do upset special next in the one traduced our new one and the rules for that. Zach what's you're upset of the WanNa know in this category I upset special is. The Miami Dolphins over the buffalo bills and this is a pretty decent lion I think it's five and a half but. They're playing in Miami in September. In, it's GONNA be hot in the bills are from buffalo and they can't they can't do it. Didn't look super great. I mean if they can just keep Josh Allen in the pocket I think they got a good chance. Couple of the receivers coming back for the dolphins. I didn't think they played that bad last week in the Patriots. They got shot. They hung around the pages for a while there. I think that's September. Miami is it's a pretty big advantage. It's like playing Denver. But sweatier. More sweat. All right, my upset special I need to get back on the horse over one of my upset special. I'm GonNa go with feel Vikings on the road there three point dogs I think the Vikings are just better than the Colts Philip Rivers GonNa throw for four touchdowns. Three are going to be to his team was probably GonNa beat the Vikings. Going to be generous they say it's only one. Well. They're gonNA, get three picks. One's going to go back to the house okay. It's Not. Just because I have him on my team, think is going to be a big delvin Cook. Game I think they get them going on the ground and out of the backfield? They were putting appoints. Like quietly court a lot of fancy point. So. I think when they're playing a team that's not as good. Offensively, they're going to stay sane a lot of games I thought that Minnesota Defense be, better They got boat raced by Green Bay last week. Don't count out REP for. Aaron. Rodgers. Brett Farr five points against that defense last week to though. We got our new category. We have the shootout the week trailing you explain this new one that you just came up with like fifteen minutes ago. Everyone likes points not betting the over you're just not living right. So we're GONNA try to guess which game is going to score the most points combined by the two teams. So this is going to be worth two point sack vita the three points. So the lock of the week's worth one, the upset specials were to and the shootout of the week is worth two as well. Zach currently after one week is leading two points to one sack what your sheet out of the week. I have the Dallas Cowboys, and the Atlanta Falcons game. Falcons scored a lot of.
ICE whistleblower speaks out, alleges mass hysterectomies performed on migrant women
"Yesterday will learn about a whistleblower, a nurse working at Georgia Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Ice Facility. Leveling, honestly, ghastly allegations chief among them that women in that facility migrant women say that doctor was performing unauthorized hysterectomies on immigrant women detained that facility, which again is privately run. Now, you might have seen this story zipping around social media understandably, and the allegations come from formal complaint that was actually filed with the watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security and the whistle is on the record is named. Her name is Don Wooten, she was employed by. That detention center and along with those unauthorized hysterectomies, the complaint also alleges the facility lacked protection against Corona virus for detained immigrants that detainees suffer from a general lack of medical care. We've been chasing this story all day along some of my colleagues here and NBC tonight we can report a lawyer named Benjamin o Soro representing women at that very facility told him BC news that indeed two of his clients received hysterectomies they believe may have been unnecessary and tonight. We hear on all Lynn spoke with another attorney who represents two different women who claimed they also had unnecessary hysterectomies while detained at this facility. That lawyer tells us that as many as fifteen immigrant women were given full or partial hysterectomies or other procedures for which no medical indication existed. Now we reached. With these accusations, they sent us a long statement disputing. Allegations and the implication that detainees are used for experimental medical procedures. They do say an independent office will investigate. These claims is also says that since two thousand eighteen, only two individuals facility were referred to certified credential medical professionals for hysterectomies. Of course, the referred is the question here. I should also tell you also reached out to private company that runs US facility, or they are not commenting on the specific allegations. They say, they have a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of appropriate inappropriate behavior facilities and they refute any allegations of misconduct. Were hurt the nurse behind that whistleblower complaint who got this all started Don wooten and her lawyer John Whitty, join me now don wounded and John Whitney. It's great to have you both. Thank you very much. Ms I want to start with you and just ask you to tell us what you did. What was your job at this facility? When did you start working there? I was first employed. Irwin. Kinda detention center in twenty. Ten. been to this facility three on three different occasions. Are returned in. Twenty. Fourteen worked until twenty. Sixteen. On came back in two thousand nineteen. On I was a nurse, their medication nurse. Six eighty, six, p.. We did total detainee and totally inmate care will responsibilities there. You talk about in the complaint. Hearing from women who are detained they're talking about a specific doctor. Performing hysterectomies referring giving uterus collector tell us about how you heard about this doctor and what women said about their experiences with. You have detained women had several detained women on numerous occasions that would come to me and say Ms. Wooten. Historic to me. Why I had answers as to why they hit those procedures. and One lady while up to me here. This last time around between. October nineteen until July the second and she said, what is he is he the uterus collector? Does he collect uteruses? And I asked her what did she mean? And she says everybody that I've talked to has had a hysterectomy. And you just don't know what to say. I mean I. Don't I don't have a answer for why that they would come to me. and. I would say, is it a uterus later? How would you describe? How would you describe the standard of Care? The general sort of? Medical Environment in which these these migrants were detained. The Standard of care. was. It wasn't timely all the time. They would have. A procedure to where they will fill out forms to be seeing. Those forms shredded. They will be towed in area instances that you know there's nothing going on with them just on numerous occasions and as a human, you just don't treat people inhumane. I have a title as a licensed practical nurse and I protect my title with dignity to where I was raised by you treat people as you want to be treated. These sanitation especially doing Kobe the sanitation was horrible would have anything to sanitize with. We didn't have the proper PP so they didn't have the proper PP e they didn't have anything to sanitize. We'd while they were down in the dorms as Wael and when you ask You will be reprimand. Did you have cases of Covid in facility. What were the steps taken to deal with the outbreak in the country happened. When we first the first case of covert. Dan Facility it was covert is not here in the facility. Then we had another case and it was like it was not here in the facility we had several more cases and it was like cold was not here in the facility. You know there was not a proper separation of those detainees whenever they come in and you know there's a fourteen day incubation period. No, they weren't separated. You know whenever you question you didn't have the proper PP. I admit I refuse I have sickle sale. I have kids who have underlying conditions as well. They're asthmatics. So the protocol was not being fought. It was not properly reported to the health department was not properly reported to the CDC nor was it properly reported to sail? You were. Essentially demoted as my understanding from the complaint that from from a from a fulltime employees, sort of more kind of at will. Swing employees. Your contention is that was essentially punishment for your statements about the unsafe environment you felt there your resistance. To working when you had symptoms Zach is that is my understanding correct there. Yes. Mr Woody, you look like you want to say something. What do you want to? I did want to jump in and say that Ms Wooten has been a vocal. Critic of the conditions within the facility for you know for many months and the you know the the the the the the most recent retaliation of demoting her was you know to some extent was just a buildup of all of her per internal whistleblowing over the course of a month and especially since the beginning of covert. Do, you have further Mr Woody I. Wonder if people sincere the attorney attached this. And I know there's a number of groups that have worked together. On this complaint. We've now spoken to one one or on the record and other lawyer anonymously about women the women coming forward with these complaints. Do you expect that we will see? More public declarations of these allegations from women who actually experienced it. Well, it's a very challenging situation to come forward with information like that, and there's a lot of risks to to to way out Weather more will actually be able to summon the courage to talk about it certainly through their attorney is an excellent process is to make those disclosures and with the number of cases that that MS wooten others allude to There's a lot. There's a large population of these of these women immigrants who've who've had this who've been mistreated in this way assaulted Should you know there there's a pool there that could come forward. Let's hope they do ms miserable. What would you like to see happen in this facility? What are you? What do you think the? Adjust. Set of of of changes would look like. Unadjusted of changes would be a change management. If you change management, then there's a possibility, there will be corrective measures but if not changing management then I'm afraid that it would be hard to correct those measures. Don. Wooden, who's the whistle blower in this complaint against this facility ice facility run by Private Corporation in Georgia John Woody her attorney. Tremendous bravery coming forward MS wooden. Thank you so much for sharing your story tonight. I. Really appreciate it.
Fresh update on "zach" discussed on WIP Programming
"Let's welcome back to the final item. FBI PM Poems OLIVE, It's we continue to recap the Phillies 31 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The baby J's That's him with the entire Jay's teams. Dad's play in the major leagues cabin busy. Oh, Craig. Flag girl. Junior flag Real senior. There's a toughie. We'll beset Dante. A lot of them. The juniors weren't able to get the times time the way the seniors sometimes did her didn't tonight. As the Phillies through a combined two hitter for the pitch in the last two nights Friday. Zach Eflin takes an array of over six into the game in the doubleheader star throws a complete game tonight, the Phillies doubleheader. Single had a rather their bullpen E. R. A 7.29 Last in the major leagues, they throw three perfect innings without a hit without a walk Strange things to happen in the game of baseball. To go for the sweet tomorrow to 155929494. We need to talk about it with you. Will they make the post season Will they make the playoffs currently a game and a half on top of Cincinnati? If the Reds goingto lose your game Leading off and playing centre Field on the final out. Is Patrick in Lehigh Valley in sports Radio 90 for Toby. Happy. Hi, Patrick. How are you? Hi Paula. A couple of points. Now as the leader of the anti Andrew that, Ah Club last couple of years and deservedly so The guy didn't will be a major league player. He really had a good season. He's actually a contributor. I mean, the fixed time contributor this year. Hey has happened with J T out. And obviously we don't know when he'll play again. Obviously, the kid came in last night hit a home run a huge blow for the Phillies. But intern at the back of cancer, much maligned. Has obviously helped the pitching staff and between starts and can a couple his tonight he's been pretty valuable this you agree 100%. Second point item. Haley, I don't know. What does Joe Girardi He's got some kind of love affair of Roman coin. I don't understand it. Let Adam Hey, Feli has it had the lion's share. Start. He's not. He's not anger, Jones defensively either and center killed himself. Don't get me wrong. The Roman Quintus doesn't add anything right now. I'm not quite so I agree with that. Listen, I think they're both and Adam hazily. Obviously a first round pick Roma Quinn had pick also obviously, but He's just trying to mix and match I like Adam Hazily, probably little better. The Roman Quinn Roman Quinn gives you speed on the base past. He's always hurt. Adam Haley was banged up last night, but it's not like they have no willing Mickey and the Duke in center field. Don't matter Plays form, if you know what I mean. Yeah, and that one last point about the playoffs coming up. I think it's vital for the Phillies. To try and clinch a spot in the playoffs as soon as possible. Obviously wanna win every game. What do you think the same? Let's wait till Friday. They're trying to do that. Obviously, the bullpen another things. You're keeping that from happening. See I true And but ideally, they don't want to get to a point where they have to win their games and Tampa and now you're starting to playoffs. I don't care who the opponent is. You have three games. You really want to try to line up. Your three best starters. That could be interesting. They're going to miss sharing their in Washington. So that helps So they can just, you know, get it done soon as possible Get enough about speeding is irrelevant. Paul. I don't think that matters right now. Well, you don't have to play the Dodgers, but there's two ways to look at it. I mean, Washington who they played for four games, including a doubleheader. Hey, there Division foe. They want to keep the fillies out of the play offs, no matter what, and they're going to summon one last stand after the world's choose when to try to make this year worth something or scenario B. They're on cruise control there on the golf course, Although they're on the baseball field, and the Phillies could make use of that and destroy Washington will be instantly see what's national team shows up with the Phillies. Obviously, after the full bore, no matter what. Yes, it's going to be fine down the stretch. It's sort of a tough year for everybody. But, you know, play offs of playoff. I don't agree with the whole, you know, set up. I'm on old time baseball fan. Lot of things. I don't like about it. But you know what? There there. Let's get done. Yes, only make it All right, Patrick, one able to get there. Ah, Final answer. There is I would send them. What's the show? Well, you wanna be a millionaire finance? Who wants to be a millionaire millionaire that said a new millionaire was part of it. I forgot the first part of the soul, but no one knows your final answer is, are the filly's going a play off team? They got four against Washington who might have mailed it in they might take a last stand and the Tampa Bay very difficult team. Table bases were the best teams in the majors. If you haven't seen Tampa Bay play, they've got a terrific pitching staff. They got a tremendous bullpen. They got a lot of really good players that you never heard on, probably, but they're very, very good. We'll take your calls to on 55929494 final segment is for you. What do you thinking folks are the Phil is gonna make it And this Miss Mass sprint of the season be salvaged. And Joan Girardi get him across the finish line. Can they stay healthy? And Ola Zack Wheeler? Obviously, Zach Encouraging start coming off the crazy injury. Zac Ephron piss Well last night, we'll see if it could be done to 155929494 Phils won three in a row. They'll go for four tomorrow and we go for the final, say one of the final out on SportsCenter. 94 w right after this Hi. This is Jo metallurgic, regional president for PNC Bank. 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Contractor vs. Employee, What's The Difference
"We begin with Zach Zach with the show. How can I serve you today Sir Hi Josh thanks so much for taking my call Before you started in my question, I'll just give you a brief background on my situation So I work as a as a project manager and for the last couple of years, I've been contracting through a contract firm So I was laid off a couple of months ago obviously to the coronavirus but luckily, I was able to land a new position yesterday. In the process of searching for jobs, I. Several shooters. But one recruiter I brought up the option of receiving my income through my own. LLC. So the way I the way I see it. Essentially, my options would be to work as a W. Two employees. So where I would get an hourly rate from the contract firm I could get paid through the LLC So. L LLC would be the employer who hires me would be paying me through that firm at contract firm. this option would pay as I. Understand it about three to ten dollars an hour This is an hourly rate. So and then the last option, which is something I've been wanting to do but I want to hear your thoughts on this is you kind of cut out that middleman completely stand up my own LLC and maybe pay like a finders fee to a recruiting company. So I'm just hoping you could discuss some of the pros and cons of these options and Let me don't you think It's a good question. The first thing to begin with that you have to start with is, are you a contractor or are you an employee? This is an area where the IRS has started to become much tighter in recent years and it's an area that's under dispute I. Guess Most famously when California recently passed new legislation affecting contractors and making it even harder to be a crunch actor in that state where you saw. Uber and the various ridesharing services and affected by that where they're trying to classify the contractors as employees, and that is leading to major problems. But the IRS regulations on the subject are fairly clear, and if you'll begin with those those regulations, then you'll get an idea of which path is best to go. So if I just use these words without actually defining them if I just simply use these words of employee and contractor, are you an employee or are you a contractor? So that that's the thing I could be. I well Dr Yeah whether I get paid to it w two I'm still contracting. Contract firm respect me up with the employer that that needs the work done. Okay. So in this situation, the company hiring company is going to hire a contract firm and either you will be an employee of that contract form firm or the employing company will hire own contracting firm. I I believe. So I, think what you're saying that second part is they would be I would have my own LLC and then A little confusing. But like that the contract I kinda the Middle Man. So regardless of buying paid through W. Two or paid through like ten ninety, nine, independent contractor it would go through the contract farm. So in your situation. In your situation, this may work out fine for you to do be deciding this. But in my experience answering this question much of the time when I'm asked this question, the answer is simple. You simply go and ask what is the IRS say about whether you're a contractor or an employee, and let's follow that and I'm going to give you how the irs defines that and then move onto answering your specific question. But the IRS uses three distinct categories to create a set of facts that will lean in one direction or another in those three categories are behavioral control, financial control and the relationship between the worker and the employing company. Behavioral control a worker is an employee. When the business has the right to direct and control the work performed by the worker even if that right is not exercised and that is probably the most significant one by the way, why is this important because there are significant penalties for the hiring company if they miss classify somebody as a contractor who is actually an employee and so the biggest danger is not for you as the. Worker it's actually for the company, but if the were if the company has the right to control the work performed by the worker, then you are an employee behavioral control categories are the type of instructions given such as when and where to work what tools to use or where to purchase supplies and services receiving the types of instruction in these examples may indicate that a worker is an employee. Degree of instruction more detailed instructions may indicate that the worker is an employee less dealed instruct detailed instructions indicate less control indicating that the worker is more likely to be an independent contractor.
Fresh "Zach" from Scott Sloan
"In term of the Reds news radio 700 wlw, This is 700 wlw 700 wlw. Now looking to my left the president not yet mounted the Thrones that were gonna put a call into Jim morning in the Holy Grail to get an update on what happened last night with the differential between Ohio and Kentucky. Normally the Bangles and Browns like the biggest highlight of the football season for bars and restaurants, Jim Moring Welcome again to the Bill Cunningham Show. And Jim, How are you doing pretty well, Other than the outcome of the game left. Well, Jim, I'd say you and I are getting used to it. You know Zach Taylor. Let the team know what two and 14 and now they're owing to. So he's like two and 16. That's not good. But speaking of business, the business of sports bars the business of restaurants. You made a classic comment to me off the air by the governor of Kentucky, the governor of Ohio, which was shocking to me that the Governor of Kentucky is more business friendly than the governor of Ohio at this point, and as faras thing open another 90 minutes another hour to what difference does that make if and the bar business it makes a huge difference. But as far as covert 19, it makes no difference at all. Look at Nashville. They did this to bake study in Nashville, and they found out the few of any infections came out of bars and restaurants. Explain in there in the restaurant bar sports bar business why it's critical to be open between 10 P.m. and midnight, maybe one AM. Why's that critical? Well, you know, as you put together your business models, and you know this from Willie's went when you put your performers together. Now there's a reason that we don't charge $25 for a hamburger and $6 for a beer. Because your highest margin stuff is booze and beer. So you know, typically it's a younger crowd. The younger crowd comes down. 10, o'clock, 10, 30 11 o'clock there. They're the ones who are drinking the beer in the booth, and that's your highest profit margin stuff. And not only that Our bartenders and servers. It is when they're getting tipped the most. And when you put together you blend it through. You know, you make a lot more off the beer. Then you do off of a burger, so they so they have a hamburger. You have to have agriculture. You have to have beef. You have to take months to grow, and then you have to harvest the the product. Then you have to process it. Then you gotta put it in a truck and bring it to you. Then you gotta prepare it. But with a Budweiser it's here. Here's the bear here Well and this day and age of Tove it anybody who's shopped at Kroger. Done. Any supermarket knows all the proteins of jumped up in pricing. So you know we're trying toe our line on our pricing sides with price ourselves down the marketplace and right now, with our capacity being in such a limited space, and.
No Going Back to Normal with Guillermo del Toro, Zack Arnold and Laine Trzinski"
"Welcome to our podcast. It's where we asked some of the entertainment industry's brightest minds how Hollywood might reinvent itself as it comes out of the pandemic coming up filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. But first, we ask our guests in every episode, what they would do to fix Hollywood and we've talked with actors, directors, executives, and writers. But, what about the people on the frontlines the below the line workers as they're called in the business, they do vital work behind the scenes and they have a lot to say about what needs to change Hollywood is going to thrive after the pandemic members of the gig economy people that are creative professional's in. Hollywood, we're essentially chewed up and we are spit out. We are treated like we are widgets we are commodities that can be replaced. That's Zach Arnold he's a film and TV editor. He's worked on shows like empire burn notice and glee he got a lot of attention for a blog post he wrote about what could happen when production resumes the title Dear, Hollywood? We don't WANNA go back. To normal normal wasn't working. It had come from me having hundreds of conversations with people that all said the same thing because of the pandemic I had this immense amount of self awareness of how much I hated my life before all this started. Now that I'm not driving I realized how much I hated my commute now that I'm not working eighteen hours, I realized how much time I lost with my children and I received hundreds upon hundreds of responses I'm still getting them, and I still can't sift through all of them. Arnold's blog is called optimize yourself and gives advice about work life balance, which is really important in an industry that is notorious for grueling hours with no guarantee of steady employment. Arnold shares a story that he heard from film editor Walter Merch, he worked on the Godfather and apocalypse. Now, it was a famous story back in the mid to late seventies about a film that was vastly over budget and had very tight deadlines and everybody was just getting pushed to the limit with twenty hour days and they went to one of the heads of post production at Universal Studios and said, we have to do something about these demands. Everybody is dropping like flies and the response was get more flies. Nothing has changed in the last forty years. It's all about everybody having to create a miracle such that today's Miracle Dust becomes tomorrow's expectation and whatever it takes however many people it takes to figure this out they throw people at the problem and as soon as somebody can't deliver anymore they find somebody else that will and I think this is a systemic issue that needs to change, and if ever there was a time to figure it out I think it's right now the most immediate problem with that get more flies solution is that if someone on test positive for coronavirus, it isn't simply a matter of replacing that person one infected crew member could shut down an entire production. And the safety protocols that you need to prevent that that requires time and attention and money. So what we can't do a separate, the conversation of safety from the conversation of ours because the two are inextricably linked. If you're going to have a safer set, you need to have people that are healthy that have strong immune systems that are not sleep deprived. That are working regular hours. I don't know why it has gotten to a point where. We do work such long hours when honestly to have any sort of life, we shouldn't Laney trubisky is one of the many industry gig workers who read Zak's blog post she's a hairstylist and she's been in the business since nineteen ninety-three. But back in March when the pandemic hit her work stopped Gosh, it's just been ups and downs my feelings change every single day I'm not sure if I even willing to remain in the film business. Because the film business, we had before very stressful and was very hard on a lot of families and people and things have to change their for sure the hours for her makeup teams some of the longest onset they have to be there before the actors arrive and can't leave until the actors are done. Laney says the norm are fourteen or sixteen hour days, and she has worked for twenty four hour days in her career, but she's hopeful. Things will get better. There's so much time entailed in getting our disinfecting right before we even get to work and get to working on the actors that the film business is going to have to slow down I. Don't think it has a choice anymore, and I, think it will be beneficial for all of us. Laney's work requires her to be on set but people like Editors Zach? Arnold. Well, they can do a lot of their work from home. As long as their bosses sign off, just had the conversation this week with an assistant editor who was told that in order for them to be able to keep their job, they have to work in the office and they have to go into a screening room with ten or fifteen directors and producer. They can take notes because that's just the way that it is in its quote unquote impossible to. Work from home we've now learned that's not the case and people are just making these excuses number one because they don't want to put in the effort or number two because they don't Wanna spend the money but guess what disruption is uncomfortable, it is painful but this is the point where we're going to have to fix these issues because you can't just say to somebody sorry informed the standards or we're. Going to hire somebody else while it might have been possible in the past for the people doing the hiring to point to a pile of resumes and say, if you don't do this job, someone else will arnold says that's changing. Now there's nobody on that stack because nobody's willing to go in under these circumstances and that is why I think Cova such an inflection point for post for Hollywood generals that. Before whenever we've thought about what are the consequences? Well, it's going to be really long days and I'm going to be really sleep deprived and something might happen. But what are the chances now we're literally talking about losing our lives if we do this wrong and I think that is the big change that we're seeing just emotionally the groundswell is people saying your entertainment is not worth me giving my life.
5 Years with a Photo Diary
"Think one of the interesting things about a diary like this is that you can measure how quickly life changes. It's one thing with your memory to go. Yeah. You know remember back a few years ago. We used to sit around and do this and that, but you sometimes weren't exactly sure when that was or. What Would it look like an all the sort of things? A photo diary has a date and it has a picture and it has text and it has all the stuff that you need to fill in those gaps so that when you look at the photo diary entry, then you go oh yeah. I remember and then the other details come to you. This is very helpful for not only remembering things but when people ask you, Hey, when was that we did or that or what did we do on my forty fifth birthday or? All that kind of stuff you actually have information available to you. Now, I'm going to talk about the actual software in the second segment. So we'll get to that right now I'm just going to talk about the idea of a photo diary itself. One of the things that I do like about them is especially compared to something that you would write down I mean this is electric. This is on my phone on my IPAD and on my computer all my computers. Is that a searchable so it makes it really easy to find stuff and I think that's one of the things that's important when you're doing this kind of work in especially when you're trying to retrieve this kind of work is going. All right. You just enter birthday two, thousand, seventeen or something like that and You can find what you're looking for pretty quickly. Now, I also find them useful for me knowing what cameras I'm using, what settings I'm using actually put a lot of that information in the diary and in fact. When I started it back in two thousand fifteen the idea was for me was to take an iphone picture of something that I was shooting with a film camera because obviously film cameras don't record any meditate at all. Then that way I would have date than that way I would have temperature and things like that. I would definitely have location which was very important to me, and then I could go ahead and fill out notes about what was happening. So that was the original concept of this. That's what got me going on this however once I started doing it, and then once I started looking back on what I had done I was going this is far more valuable than just adding meditated to analog shots I'm glad I did it I'm glad that I figured out the system to. Get me going on it but like so many things in life it evolves to something completely different over time and in my case something better, and that's something better is what I'm going to be sharing with you right now I know a lot of you don't care about fell photography and that's totally cool. So I'm not really going to talk about that aspect of it, but I did want you to know that that's what got me going on this and then led to what I'm GonNa, talk about today what I thought I would do just to give you a feel. For the kinds of things that I enter I, picked five entries and I could have picked thirty five entries to share with you but I just picked five to give you a feel for these things. Now, each one has a picture. Each one has a fair amount of location data time all that kind of stuff, and then I usually put a caption with somebody give you five of them and then we'll talk a little bit more about maybe the value of a photo diary in your life as well. August sixteenth two thousand sixteen. Giants Baseball. I packed the contacts one, thirty, nine q for some street shooting in San Francisco on our walk to at and T. Park for a giants game. Four votes were going Zach Max Jason and myself. We took the larks per ferry over to the Barca Daryl. Strolled for a mile to the ballpark and then return to Lark spur of the giants ferry after the game, the three boys, and I had a great time. So, that's that's where the entry ends I'll tell you a little bit more about it. So Zach Amax, my sons and Jason is their friend who even to this day is their roommate. So all three of them are living together down in Santa Clara California they all have different jobs there in Silicon Valley, but this was back in two thousand sixteen. And the reason why I start off with this entry is because they're just so many things that aren't happening right now we're in baseball season we can't go to a baseball game. I'm not sure I would want to take the ferry to the embarcadero. I would have to think about that in that whole experience that we had that day and that evening you know all crowded together at the ballpark. hanging out with all these people watching a ballgame that right now just feels. So in the past to me, and that is interesting to you know look at the photo and read the entry and think about that really cool day that we hadn't by the way I got a photo out of that shoot that I just love of the three of them as we're walking down the embarcadero. The shot of course, I shared it with them later. And they like the shot so much there's actually hanging on their wall in their house So it was a great day and is one of those days that I hope that we get to have again December twenty seventh two, thousand, sixteen, the apple photos book at Barnes and Noble I was killing some time downtown waiting for the battery to be replaced in my iphone six S.. So I, ducked into our local Barnes and noble bookstore to see if the apple photos book for photographers was in stock much to my delight. There was one copy left. So I did what any photographer would do I faced forward and took a picture of it.
FCC Tweaks CableCard Rules
"This is probably pretty inside baseball, but I know some of you like me. use a cable card at that is capable card. This is the thing the FCC used used to require. the cable companies offer you so you could use your own instead of having to use the cable companies boxer. DVR, the cable card was really Kinda neat idea. It was a credit card device for people old-timers Internet and technology people going back a ways you would recognize it as what we used to call. A P. C.. M. C. I. A. Card P. C. M. C. I. A.. Yeah that that card, there was a credit card but had electrtonics in it. And the idea was it was kind of like nowadays, you could do it with the SIM card truthfully. But this was an old technology around a long time. Nowadays you can do is assume card but in the old days, the cable companies still seems to be living in the old days. They they would make this. MCI Card that you could I left at an end deny PCMCIA. Lot. Letters card. That you would put. In a device, like Tito, for instance, and it would make it the cable box. So you didn't have to use the junky cable walks the cable company provided and you'd read it from them. They're making money on a couple of bucks five bucks something like that. FCC. Has. Just ruled. put a little ruling didn't didn't really pay any. You. Know didn't make a big deal about it and didn't it didn't get a lot of attention. because I think it's a small market. But thank goodness for David Zach. That's Absu. That's not funny. Dot Com. Because if it weren't for him, I might not even be be aware of this. But I use I have three cable cards my house three tvos three cable carts. The FCC has in effect said. We are eliminating a proceeding in which we saw comment on the adoption of new regulations for navigation devices. The FCC calls him devices consumers used to access video programming, and other services offered over multichannel video programming networks, cable networks. and WHO's important part eliminate outdated cable cards, support, and reporting requirements. FCC's Adele worry the market will keep the cable car to live I don't know. According to the FCC. There are half a million cable cards in circulation and they drop every year about ten percent. People aren't using them anymore. You know why? not, because everybody's saying, Oh, I gotta use that comcast box or that Cox box the spectrum by now. Because people are saying, I, just needed her neck. Give Me Internet. I'm I'm I'm curious what you think yesterday Dick Debartolo and I were talking about predictions. We. Had a read back my prediction from two thousand nine, which are wildly inaccurate. But I'M GONNA make. Another prediction maybe possibly wildly inaccurate. I don't think it's could take ten years maybe it'll take five. But more and more of us are going to start getting our our content over the top. You know through the Internet not through the Cable Company and that really in the long run, it might make more sense. For eliminating cable cards just eliminate cable. Not What the cable company wants, but I think that maybe the unintended consequences, this just eliminate the cable. and go over the Internet. Of course, I think most cable companies realized that's the future and are starting to offer more and more on demand stuff over the Internet, and of course, certainly, the content companies no, that's the future. That's why all of a sudden there's HBO Max and Peacock. And Disney plus an apple. TV. Plus these are all over the top. Streaming networks where you you pay a fee, a monthly fee ranging from five to fifteen dollars a month who lose another one, and you get your TV from the Internet, and now you can subscribe to Youtube TV. which. Is really a cable company, but it's just over the Internet fifty five bucks you get your local channels. You get a basic cable package for fifty five bucks over the Internet. How long this is the question I'm posing how long? Before cable companies just become Internet companies. I think that's I think that's happening very rapidly and this getting rid of the cable card is kind of a way of of saying that it's bad for not though. I feel bad for. Tiba owners who have the cable version, the cable variant. But. As you can see, it's not very many anymore. Not. Very many anymore. So the rest of us will either go to you know the the cable provided box which my in my case and I would say suspect many cases is not as good as Tibo offers. Or? We'll just go with a over the top service Youtube TV. It has built in Dvr. You can have six different users can have each have their own. Recording and it's easy. You just press plus on a show and it'll record the show forever. It's got no. I don't maybe there are limits, but it doesn't seem to have any limits on what you can record I. Think it's very easy simple not as there are some things missing. Tibo you can skip commercials I like that they. Put Press. The button boom to just jumps right over the commercial I like that. It's in fact to scrub through shows or move back and forth on a Tivo with a remote than it is on the youtube APP but you know we can live with that. WILL IT BE CHEAPER No No No. I don't think. So there are right now freeways there's a an APP maybe you've seen it called low caste. CAS. Lets you. Watch TV, your local channels free. They're getting away with this, but somehow they are. So there are people help always right enemy say you can. It's cheaper you can get. Pluto. Or other inexpensive solutions, ad-supported solutions and that that's probably the case that'll probably live live on.
Philadelphia Eagles end contract negotiations with Zach Ertz
"In the films as I am, as I have for, you know, a little bit here with what they've been doing, and also everything related to Zach Ertz in the contract and whether you agree with the Eagles at this point, having not given Zach Ertz A new deal and you know it's it's it. Countess thinks to say, because I'm a huge Packers fan. He's a great person. And someone that I love having as an eagle, you know, easy to root for all that good stuff. But when he's under contract for two more years at a good rate, and the Eagles are gonna have some salary cap issues, I'm in no hurry at all. To give the new deal and I appreciate the fact that the Eagles air plant some hardball with report yesterday for me and rapid board that negotiations between the Eagles and Earth's have broken off and you know, it probably makes Zach Ertz unhappy, but I honestly think is Eagles fans That should make us happy. Maybe you
Trump and his physician deny he had "mini-strokes"
"Into the mini stroke. Situation. And as I was recounting before we took the top of the hour break, I was prompting you to remember last fall. When the president had this little Walter Reed excursion. It was unannounced and remember. That Trump's White House physician, Dr Sean Conley, He hustled the president into a limo and rode with him to the hospital. Remember that? The one house said at the time that the weekend visit was to begin his routine annual exam. But there was another break from protocol because nobody at Walter Reed was advised that the president was coming and it wasn't on. Trump's schedule, typically any type of visit. It's on the schedule. The press is alerted, sometimes even a day in advance. And then nobody. Walter Reed knew the president was coming. So that added to the intrigue added to the mystery. White House pool reporters said that they were told that Trump's movements that Saturday was strictly One reportable. Quickly on reportable. Until he arrived at the hospital, so they weren't supposed to report anything until he got to the hospital. That was a 2 47 PM now despite the irregularities in the White House press office, they released a statement afterward. Saying that Trump was merely taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington to start his physical because he's anticipating a very busy 2020. Right. That's what the White House said fast forward. And we have a new book coming out. By Michael Schmidt. Of the New York types, not not Schmidt. But Schmidt. And that's a C H m i d t. And of course I'm s C h and I t t. And in this book, this Schmidt Dude reports that Vice President Mike Pence. Was told to be on standby to assume. Presidential powers during Trump's Rather abrupt visit toe. Walter Reed and Schmidt writes, quote this from the book. In the hours leading up to Trump's trip to the hospital. Word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be ready to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure. That would have required him to be anesthetized. Now, clearly if you just want to take advantage of getting a jump on your Physical. I don't see a need that the V P would have to be notified that he could be assuming powers. And why the hell would you have to be a anesthetized if you just pop it so things that didn't add up And now you have this passage from the book? And is this true or is this false? Based on what we know of the book at this point. Schmidt doesn't speculate. What procedure could have been under consideration. So if this is accurate, what the hell could have been going on? What could trump have been? So potentially under the need for anesthesia in what would potentially put Mike Pence. In the in the chair. A Zach Ting president while the president was under, for instance. What, So we don't know? We also don't know what his sourcing for the information about the hospital visit is But here's where it gets a little bit weird. That mortar the story your folks It's a little strange here. The response for President Trump. This morning. He denied suffering a Siri's of many strokes. And it's strange. Strange here. It's It's odd because Steve Schmidt or Ah, sorry, Michael Schmidt, rather Michael Schmidt in the book. Hey. Never stated that Trump had suffered any small or many Schroecksnadel. So here's the president denying that he suffered a Siri's of many strokes. Based on the details of this book coming out and the trip to Walter Reed, but No. Where did this Michael Schmidt bring up? Many strokes. Or TIA, or whatever. So Schmitz book doesn't get specific. But Trump did get specific. And this is what the president tweeted out this morning. It never ends. Now They're trying to say that your favorite president me went toe Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a Siri's of many strokes. Never happened to this candidate. Fake news. Perhaps they're referring to another candidate from another party exclamation point. I just thought why did President Trump bring up? Many stroke when the reporter and the author of the book doesn't make any mention Of a stroke or even suggesting anything close. So that's where the story gets a little odd that an hour later, Schmidt responded to the president in a tweet of his own and he wrote Book says nothing about many strokes.
American, Delta and United are dropping ticket-change fees
"Delta and American are following the example set by United say they will drop in unpopular fee. Is ready at 9 50 Zach Clark explains. It's that pesky $200 fee for customers who change a ticket for travel within the United States. Those change. These are lucrative extra for airlines, but the carriers are dropping the fees as they try desperately to lure people back to flying. Normally in summertime. Two million or more people pass through security checkpoints at U. S airports each day, but that number has not been above 900,000 since the early days of the pandemic in mid March. Quite natural, one of Delta's main hub, serving as the gateway to Asia for the eastern United
Slam Diego! Cronenworth hits Padres' 5th slam in 6 games
"Wins for the PADRES. Tonight, they roll the Astros at petco thirteen to using a nine run second inning Trish Three home runs Zach Davies eight innings through one hundred and nine pitches and the padres hit six home runs overall including another Grand Slam a major league baseball record fifth grand. Slam and six games
Cleveland Indians Ace Shane Bieber Developing Into One of the Top Starters in MLB
"Talk about Shane Bieber who last night another great start and it was looking at his numbers this morning. Mad. He's faced one hundred, fifty batters in those he struck out sixty five, he's allowed five runs the whole year four those on home runs runners in scoring position forty, one innings or forty and two thirds innings pitched and only been ten situations in which a batter came up with a runner scoring position, and they're all for ten when we were lucky enough. To have him on a Sunday night, broadcast a couple of weeks ago and they're not many times would do in a broadcast and you're watching pitchers stuff and it's kind of taking your breath away. But that start watching his cut fastball particular it's curb all good Lord I don't know that anybody hits him. Yeah, and you know I mean I I you had the same kind of Breathlessness when you watch him as is when you watch a handful of other guys in the League. Like Derek Cole. I don't know if you saw Casey. Anything Casey mize's debut the other night. Yeah. Man. There were flashes in there where you might goodness split finger, fastball moves screwball. And boy those guys are fun to watch the way. They can manipulate the ball and I'll use a pitching coach term, shape their pitches. By the way I don't ever remember hearing people talking about shaping pitches before rap Soto, and some of the baseball factories that exists around the country now, Yemen. Bieber is fun to watch and when he first came up I, I don't know that any of us took him seriously as an ace in wait he had terrific minor league numbers maybe we should've taken him that seriously had always been a huge kind of strikeout-to-walk ratio guy. Those numbers were always really great in line with the guy that could play in the big league level. But it it maybe it's because he came from from UCSB and it's a very small intimate list of major league players to come from the University of California Santa Barbara. Not a lot of gauchos out there I mean just top of mind and a crisper went. To UCSB, Quinn Mack ucsb Guy Ryan spill boards. UCSB. Guy But it's a small list, right? So. He didn't come with the kind of pedigree that would indicate that this guy's in there and heard you talk about this to be there's something in the sauce in Cleveland. There's something they do developmentally with the air and cer- volleys and the you know Zach Lease Accent Mike cleansers even though that discussion has taken a different track or something that happens with those guys when they get there that takes them to the next level. We we give the Astros a lot of credit for bringing great pitchers to the Uber Grade Level I. Think we have to have that conversation about the Indians as well. You Lie Spirits Sports Bureau Senate there's no chain. BIEBER's the fourth pitcher fifth instance in the modern era since one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, five strikeouts in his first six starts this of the. Season Nineteen seventy-eight Nolan Ryan at seventy one, two, thousand, Pedro, Martinez Sixty seven two, thousand, one, Pedro Martinez Sixty six, and then you have shamed bieber and curt schilling with sixty five. So he's off to an incredible start
Reds, Pirates games postponed as Cincinnati player tests positive for COVID-19
"This is sports talk later for Lance Encounters for 700 wlw. By the way. Hope you had a great weekend. As of right now, we are expecting the Reds to take on the Kansas City Royals tomorrow night. In Kansas City. That'll be an 805 1st pitch. We go on the air, with the Arnell carriers inside pitch at 705 Luis Castillo is said to get the ball against Brad Keller. Trevor Bauer is now scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, followed up by Sonny Gray. In the first game of a four game series against the Cardinals in ST Louis on Thursday, this after the weekend that was lost after Friday night raids beat the Pittsburgh Pirates and then a couple of hours after the game. We find out that a player tested positive. For covert 19. Saturday's game postponed Sunday's game postponed Ah, couple of things worth pointing out here. Seafront Rosecrans, who, by the way, covers the Reds for the athletic And doesn't awesome job. I've tweeted out a link to a piece that I think will guide you through everything happening with this team right now. But since Saturday, every Reds player has tested at least three times. The players were tested. Saturday, Sunday morning and this morning. Pittsburgh Pirates. Players were also tested in Cincinnati before they flew to Pittsburgh last night. Um As of now. Based on reporting from a couple of it from people who are close to this. There's only been one positive test on the Reds, and it was the player who found out that he was testing positive work over 19 on Friday night. That player has since tested positive again. But as of now and again, there's the latest round of testing results that they have to get. No other Reds player has tested positive. The Reds have yet to fly to Kansas City. They are supposed to fly to Casey tomorrow if they're cleared to play. The player who tested positive would have to be placed on the injured list. Somebody's going to have to be brought up to take his place. The The Pirates will be here in mid September, September 14th to the 16th so there is ample time to make up. Two games They missed right now. The Reds have 40 games remaining. There are 41 days between now and September, the 27th which is the end of the regular season, and so obviously they're not playing today They're going to play 40 games and 40 days to get to 60. They already have a double header scheduled Against the Cubs next weekend. But there is not only a Pittsburgh trip to Cincinnati, but the Reds also going PNC Park and so you can make up one of the games there if you have to. But as of now, The plan is to play. Tomorrow night against the Royals. Again. All of this is very, very fluid. As we've seen with the Cardinals as we've seen with the Miami Marlins, the good news is again. After the one player tested positive with that result being released. On Friday. Reportedly. No other Reds player has subsequently tested positive and also know Pittsburgh Pirates player As of right now 6 26 on Monday night, no other Pirates player Has tested positive. So there you go, Uh 513749 7800 The big £1.700 free call AT and T. Jerry is calling from Claremont County. Hi, Jerry. Jerry. Hope something happens. Jerry. Your wine? Yeah, sure. Go. Oh, well. A little question here if one Holding him and nobody there. Miles is okay. But they prayed about because they have to get tests back from the other players to ensure that there not also testing positive. Woman get their pink. Ooh, they did that. And so there are awaiting the latest the Siri's of results and they hope to play tomorrow. The Pirates also hope to play tomorrow. Yeah, this time, noting the Reds go to Kansas City before they do that they need to get to clear And for that to happen, they want to ensure there is no other players testing positive. Your city's okay. Well, yeah. I mean, the players are routinely testing positive testing, which is why we found out that a player tested positive on Friday night. Yes. Okay. Okay. Is that all right with you? Yeah. No. There was just a bad weekend without baseball. Yeah, Wass, I I don't I can't disagree with that. Ana would do anything about it. I wanna thank you very much. Thank you. Ok, thanks. Have a good evening. You you you do the same. The Miami Marlins. You may recall after the first weekend of the year they were in Philadelphia, and then again, they had a game scheduled against the Phillies. And on Sunday morning. They found out that a number of players on that team had tested positive for Cove in 19 And instead of baseball, swooping in and stopping the Marlins from playing. Instead, the players were allowed to vote. Whether or not they play now, I'm not sure why that would ever be the case. But that's that was the plan. That was the plan baseball let the Miami Marlins players vote via text by the way. On whether or not they want to play. They did play the game that day in Philadelphia, and then As it turned out that they had close to 20 members of their traveling party. The majority were players, obviously not all of them. The majority of players that a bunch of guys in there traveling party test positive for cocaine, 19 And then it took them forever to get back on the field where baseball is trying to do. Is prevented outbreak now. It is worth wondering. This. Today is the 17th of August regular season baseball ends on September the 27th. Obviously, everybody has off days built in, so there's time if you've got to miss a couple of days. What I do kind of wonder, though. Well, I think baseball has done the right thing here and frankly, I think they did the right thing with the ST Louis Cardinals. October. When we have 16 teams in the playoffs. And we're trying to squeeze a lot of Siri's in a very tight window. And ensure that the season the post season is over before we really get to cold weather in November. What's gonna happen when we have a situation with the team in the playoffs like the one that popped up for the Reds on Friday night? Positive test and now we're not going to play for a couple of days. Not playing for a couple of days in the regular season is really not that big a deal. Not playing for a couple of days in the postseason. Could have a significant short and long term impact. More on that coming up in the seven o'clock hour at Mohagher, 15. 30 is by how you can hit me up on Twitter. One of the best players in college football is has started a petition. To try to get the big tend to play this fall. I want to know if the big 10 is gonna listen to him. I want to know if you're going to listen to him. We'll do that coming up at 6 45 but first no preseason for the Bengals this August. Which part of me is enjoying Part of me doesn't like Part of me feels for Zach Taylor. We'll do that after the 6 30 news this is sports talk Mohagher for Lance McCallister on a Monday night on 700 wlw. News, Traffic and Weather
Starting Zocdoc with Oliver Kharraz
"Oliver Karaz was born and raised in Germany mostly in rural parts of the country his mother was German and his father was from Iran in came from a long line of doctors. For me, it really starts in some ways with my dad and. The timing rapidly had every reason to become a social activist and and so he came to Germany from the Middle East when he was very young around twenty with no money in his pocket no language skills. And you personally then worked on of odd jobs, but he eventually became a psychiatrist but what has really shaped me much more than being born in Berlin is. Social. Active. Isn't that I that I saw him live and that he really made our family mattress we always talked about talent responsibility and the need to use. Whatever telling behind to help those. Around us that we can make a difference. Given that your father was Iranian and your mother was was sort of. German. An Uber even though you were born in Germany, did you feel did you feel as Germany everybody else? So I didn't have a second identity. We only used spoke German at home and yet. As you say I was also a not always fully accepted. So if I give you an example, my school twelve hundred students and you could pick out to the didn't look like everyone else and I was one of them right and even an enlightened country like Germany. That is notable. So I had what I call a visual accent would people would see me on the street and they would ask me how to speak German. So well and But they also school the skipped my name when reading out scores because they weren't sure how to pronounce my last name and opportunities taken away and even at was physically threatened so i. I think that really shaping in many ways because I realized. Very early that in order to be as successful as everyone around me I would have to be dramatically better in really work much much harder than anyone else and so that used to be strong work ethic in me. For the record Oliver is somewhat down playing his work ethic. Because just out of high school, he actually started his first successful company. It was the early clunky days of the Internet, and he designed a way to help people send emails more easily and he wound up selling that business not for a ton of money, but enough to get him through medical school. But. After practicing medicine for a couple years Oliver realized he couldn't stop thinking about that first business he'd started and how he wanted to start another. So he quit his job in medicine and consulting job with Mackenzie and eventually moved to New York. That was my goal was actually to start another company that that's A. Healthcare, but I I'd also realized at the time that I sold my first company and far too cheaply in that I should learn more about business I and at McKinsey God exposure to balance sheets and panels and hit a lot of very practical experience and what it means to manage business. And I think they fondly of my time at McKinsey was one of my better decisions. McKinsey GonNa Mackenzie is a little bit like going to business school. A lot of people at McKinsey have come from business, schools. In that. Many people go to business school thinking they will find a co-founder. Did you were you actively looking around at your colleagues to think maybe I can do something with him or her you know maybe that person. Absolutely and were you just thinking about different business ideas all the time? Well, it is actually very hard to find good ideas and my definition of a good idea was that it needed to have a great mission I. wanted to make sure that we actually do something good in that. We stayed true to sort of talent breaks responsibility, but also wanted to be a large market and to have a great motor rounded and also I wanted to be based on contrarian inside. Because I thought that all of the best companies have that at its core. While she wanted mission, you wanted a company that could kind of dominate its field by building a motor around it, but was also contrary and that's that's that's those are some interesting. Criteria. And that's why I screen for several years rejected pretty much every idea that that I came across And meanwhile. While you're going through all that I guess you meet this guy Cyrus Masumi. WHO's another McKenzie consultant and and just you just. Become friends like he's like somebody like in and you guys start hanging out. While we got put on study together that required us to travel globally and you've ever done that it meant frost were sixteen eighteen hour days together for three four, five months on end and we really. Got To become great partners in that and and what we realized that we had some. Very complementary skills. Cyrus is one of the most charismatic and gregarious individuals. You'd ever meet his very passionate. He could be more forceful, which sometimes was needed to be effective with clients. And you've talked to me now for a little bit as you can probably tell. More dispassionate and logical and more measuring. German? More, German in many ways, right. also was effective with clients by by. and Cyrus is American right? He's American this but that That close listened and how we work together that really started friendship and we stayed close for the study and be caught up over lunch pretty regularly denounce different business ideas off one another and. I think we connected because we had similar interests because. On. Some levels We were equally passionate about what we're doing higher says, passion was more visible to others than mine but we. Were close enough together that we both accepted. The other as. individual that that we could learn a lot from. Was it was it clear pretty soon after you start hanging out, Sarah's that this was the guy because you were. You're on the lookout for a partner. They I think it was was absolutely an option I know reality is that. With. Both founded companies before Mckinsey and we both knew that we wanna do it again and as I. was always great about being. Very honest. Rather than just nice and and I value that a lot. Yeah. All, right. So So this guy, Cyrus Super Charismatic, really smart clearly, the two of you start to to work together. And what what kind of business ideas are are you coming up with? While we kind of fell in love with a new idea that came about a one of these launches were Cyrus. Told me about how he recently ruptured his eardrum by flying with a cold and then found it very difficult to actually find a doctor and he had asked for recommendations and called down his insurance directory listing started with the as. Doctors weren't accepting new patients some no longer accepted two centurions one provider Pasta Way and so he said, well, why does it take four days to the doctor when I'm in pain right? And why can't this much easier? And we. Both very quickly. realized the potential of this idea from. Working at project be new helps us the for actually spending millions of dollars for marketing to grow their patient base because they had wasted inventory, right they had something that I like to call hidden supply, which is these last minute cancellations no-shows reschedules. That the that go to waste, and then on the other, there are the patients who had a hard time accessing this. You thought it immediately clicked with these my God. Yes. Doctor's appointments connect patients to doctors. Yeah. Well, look if you go through the forfeiture that I had read, it's a great mission right? We're making one of the most personal needs more accessible for for patients we can help patients to get in fast we can help the doctors become more efficient. We can make the entire health care system more cost effective people out of the emergency room things like that, and it's a marketplace. So there is a strong mode and clearly anything in healthcare is a large market and I think the contrary and inside that we had. was. The fact that. Most people thought it's normal that people have to wait twenty four days to a doctor because there's a doctor shortage in read our inside was really no doctors have asthma debate ability because of these last minute cancellations, no-shows reschedules and so I felt very about this idea. So. So you member like how long between the time that the you had that first conversation To the time were both you said, let's start this business was like monster or weeks or days. was was weeks. We what we what we started doing is actually. Mocking up the side in how imagine back then in powerpoint pointing just the wire. Website. Yeah. Wire frame. Exactly. We would. We'd go into starbucks and we'll chat up strangers and say, Hey, here's a five dollar gift card. Give me your thoughts. Sorry I'm GonNa. Go back. You just go to people in starbucks Gift Card and say, can you give me your thoughts? Random Person? The absolutely that's that was sort of our market testing. They wouldn't. They would be like excuse me this is a little weird. You're my space. Might also happen from time to time but you know there's lots of people on starbucks is very in German of you. That's debris because usually he would be to report tentative about doing that. Well, you know I think there was a lot less rejection than you think people actually quite open I. Suggest you try this out but if you If you're unthreatening in Luke harmless as we probably dead and then they'll be pretty open. You went up to and starbucks and you'd say, Hey, we're thinking about a company here. Can you just look at his powerpoint give you five dollars Gift Card and what was in the powerpoint, the popcorn and was just what we thought. This website would look like and we would ask them is the set service that resonates with you would you use it and and we got an incredibly valuable feedback here and really set us in many ways on the on the right track right? So and what pointed to the two of you decide let's quit McKinsey. Let's. Let's pursue this. Probably a month or two after we initially discussed idea did anybody say you were crazy for quitting? Everyone. Everyone told us. Crazy and got a lot of negative feedback on the idea to write people would say this is Bloomberg out I would never pick my doctor on the internet or I already have a doctor or you know doctors wouldn't accept patients that that are looking on the Internet of all kinds of protections that people had when they were thinking about their own situation by. When when you talk to people and starbucks, they actually thought about it much more positively. So we were encouraged enough to say, well, this is going to work as long as we get out of our circle and don't ask McKinsey consultants doctors. The responsible be better. All right. So you are in your thirties at this point. And presumably were making pretty good cash at McKinsey because you were probably you'd know expenses you're on the road all the time so. When you quit, I'm assuming you had some money to launch the business and probably live off for a while. Yeah. So I very deliberately had never raised my living standard to the money that the paying McKinsey and I had saved every dime so that I could. No be in a position where can fund this embraced can afford not to take a salary for a couple of years. Wow. So so a couple of hundred thousand and you saved. You know. Maybe. I'm to Germany to discuss personal finances but. I had. Built this. Radio, you can tell the. Story Yeah I I had I had enough money to live off for for several years but I also Saturday night both finance the company early out of our own savings so that clearly diminish We had leftover after that. So now, you both decided to quit. and. You have some technical expertise because you had. You had done some coding but this is next level stuff. Were you able to be that technology founder and Cyrus was going to be the the sort of the business founder? Absolutely not as I add coated but at that point, I had not touched a computer for a long time We knew we need to have a technical co founder and so Sarah's knew a guy named Nick Guanzhou from the time together, trophy software, and this is another company that they would both worked at the that's the company that they're both previously worked together and Nick just brought a totally different perspective and really educated Addison me on a lot of things and and he was really the one who understood a building a seamless experience for the consumer and ends May. Zach Docs. Early Genius, did you did you have the name dock from the beginning? Not, not initially we we went to several phases on on what the right name could be for for while we wanted to have a descriptive name. So we looked at physicians, dot Com Doctors Dot Com, and we actually tracked down the owners of one of these domains and they wanted several million dollars for the domain name. And and we were finding the company ourselves. So that was out of the question. So then we just sat in a room and we brainstorm a list of fifty or one hundred names, and then started eliminating names until we arrived at Dr. What does it mean? or it doesn't mean anything which was the WTO bit we could. There were zero search results. Okay. There's no meaning behind his ACH. There's no meaning behind and and in hindsight it was precisely the right thing to do because it really was a blank slate for us to fill with with meaning and really build a brand around. Zero such as October we started. It address nate the right lake once you know that it takes more than three weeks from picking up the phone and dialing for doctors till you actually see someone you realize Oh, this really not much else that we have to wait so long for to get. And this is more important than most of these other things you already have. Fantastic access View Magin. If air travel way that healthcare workers that wouldn't be an expedia that wouldn't even be Delta Dot Com that would be individual phone numbers for every plane. Imagine. If that happened, you know a half the planes would fly empty it would be a massive pain and that was actually the state of health care before sock. Is Amazing that that the nothing like this was out there in two thousand seven. I look at I. Think. In many ways you couldn't build it a much earlier. In the early days. When we went out there, we were the ones installing Internet of the doctor's offices. We. They they were a many times just migrating from a paper books to scheduling systems. We were at the cusp of digitisation for healthcare. We were just lucky in our timing to get this right in and start offering the service when that also happened. All right. So you decide to pursue Zach dock and it's the three of you. I'm assuming really just at the beginning and were you working out of out of one of your apartments? Did you guys rent space? No, we worked out of respect for. Many. Times we came to make yet the nicest apartment and and we could bring breakfast Burrito and bake him up and you know the the reality is that we originally had a pretty ambitious launch plan right so we got together around July. We wanted to launch by December of two, thousand seven. Something interesting happened were nick send an email suggesting to look at what was then called techcrunch forty. Take is is now a household name but the draw for us back then was there was a fifty thousand dollar prize now it's called tech crunch disrupt think. So it's a major a startup competition. It's a startup competition and we were the first class of this was much less known be budgeted two hours to fill in the application in really which will send it off. He didn't think about it anymore that there was an early July and early August we've heard that we had been accepted, but there was a complication we'd have to be ready by September eighteenth or. That was three months sooner than we had originally planned to launch. So you'd have a live website by September that is right that is right with doctors with doctors, right So we actually debated for a few hours whether we should even tried to go for that but we ultimately said, yes, we can get the website working and we wanted to have enough doctors just a bars wouldn't look pathetic. Brayden. Coded Night Neither Day and nick really busted his but he did the patient facing side of the website and that was the programs. What was potentially even harder because we're tried to launch a marketplace was to actually get the initial supply on there and remember the website wasn't there yet so. Tires ended up going door to door for doctors offices. Excuse telling them a powerpoint page, and this is really a testament to cyrus sheer willing determination if you think about what it means to really start a company early on, there's nothing to show right you may be a powerpoint but there's no website there's no patience. There's no other doctors no social proof and it has to run on passion and very clear that that is Cyrus superpower. He just went to random doctors offices or he had like a list of doctors offices and he started kind of walking block by block. Well, there's a lot of walking involved a we launched in Manhattan so you can literally go down the street and you see. The signs and you walk in. And he was basically saying look, it's a way to connect you to patients. How was how many by the way? What was your objective? How many doctors do you need to sign up to have this website look okay by September Between six and ten was our goal. Okay. So just doable it is a was extremely hard really. Is telling doctors is one of the hardest things to do why were they saying? Well, first of all, it is baby very hard to even speak to a doctor they are being shielded. Their time is very valuable. Office managers are trained not to let anyone talk to them to protect the doctor from people walking in selling them stuff shirt them. Secondly, they many didn't want to give up control over their calendar which has to write. We ask them to post times that a patient could book into it and it was just a far fetched idea for many of them the patients would actually do this. So he got a lot of knows he got a lot of knows. He'd go there and he just simply not leave until he got a chance to speak to the doctor and a few times. It was even escorted out by security. I really think one in a million could have put this off. I mean was he going to particular kinds of doctors or was he generally focused on an Internet general? Practitioners Ob sobe began with dentists Okay. Because our thinking was that. People go to dentists most often, and we wanted to make sure that we have an offering that is relevant for patients as often as possible. I. Got you so so eventually unassuming, you do get what six to ten or how many did you get by September of two thousand seven Eight. In the meantime, you inequity doing the back end stuff you were doing the coding and building the website does right and as you were building it. How did it look? So. The bit that Nick Build looked awesome for the time I think. It was impressive. We were. Very. Satisfied that we had a scroll bar that we had a map that we had back then already the insurance selector and a lot of feature that. Weren't to be found really anywhere else. All right. So September two, thousand, seven, you are ready to reveal. This service at. Tech. Crunch. And Doth Review present or did did Cyrus kind of wishy the spokesperson? Cyrus. I presented Nick stayed behind in New York to make sure that the less the website was actually up and running This is in San Francisco that you went to the we flew out to San Francisco and So we lost sock talk in front of Eight, nine, hundred people. A lot of them were journalists when the judges opened up with feedback guy covers ocoee who we newnan in valued. As embezzles forever apple he came out to said he he didn't get it. He would never use this in front of everyone right and. His direct load something like honestly Oh, it just never occurred to me to go to any doctor that's really burned in in my brain and what was worse is that he seemed to be right we didn't get a single booking. We were hoping that this PR would get us out of our initial batch of users, right because your other. So many tech journalists there. So you know the publicity may be would would would lead to bookings and that was the hope but. It actually took three days before regard our first legitimate a patient, and and in the entire first month, we only got five bookings. You come back from San Francisco and. You know you had Guy Kawasaki. Say I don't I would never use this service? I'm sure he feels differently today but man maybe then Ezio said that but did did you come back feeling like like dejected like losers or or were you excited like how did you feel coming back? While you know I think we obviously hoping we would eventually get more bookings and In the beginning you probably refreshed. The Bookings Report Hundred Times a day by as we were thinking through what we realized. It was really a typical two sided marketplace challenge It's just a classic chicken and egg problem. You need the supply to get the demand and you need the demand to entice them supply and for dark was even trickier. Right when you think about it, healthcare is hyper local. Very complicated. So you have to match. Supply and demand on a Zip code specialty level, and then we have thousands of insurances take. Until we realized that our odds of actually finding a patient that wanted. An offer there. Quite low, and so the best path forward was to methodically build up supply, and so we just kept going put up a huge map of Manhattan on the wall, and then a sleep put little flags on of where the doctor's brother we're on the website in which insurance is accepted and we just we knew the perseverance. Is the name of the game. Back in just a moment how oliver and Cyrus Begin to drum up interest in stock and how they even start to raise some money at figure out how to dress differently, stay with us guy rows and you're listening to how I built this from NPR. Hey everyone. Just a quick thanks to our sponsors who helped make this podcast possible I to epic provision maker of epic bar beef was nature's idea the epic bar was. 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A lot of their offices especially back in two, thousand, seven or sort of technologically in the Stone Age. There was incredibly complicated to sink the doctors calendars with ours. Because none of the software was actually made to sink. Were even in the places where we had syncs up and running, we would frequently get. Feedback while the punishment didn't happen because the doctor wasn't available and we really couldn't figure out why this was the case because when we did screen chairs with the office to their calendar and and our calendar, it was identical right and couldn't figure out why that's happening. So I decided to sit next to the office manager I went there and got to know him and his family photos of his dog. I fixed the printer taught a better strategies to play minesweeper still couldn't figure it out. Until one day, the doctor would come out and she'd say, Hey David I'm out next Friday. And then what does David do does he go into the calendar and block out next Friday or does he take a post? It note On a doctor out next Friday and sticks this too is monitor. In the real world. These post it notes, of course happen and but once you know that Matthew Friend, you can start filtering this out and that's one example they were literally a thousand point, one percent solutions that we had to figure out to make this work. Wow. That sounds I'm getting exhausted. Just hearing about that because this is like even like Google calendars, right? Yeah. Yeah. That was that was early days and what we were extremely focused around were making show the experience was fantastic. If something went wrong, we fix it. Right. So I was our customer service I personally would call the doctor and and confirmed the appointment was all said if it wasn't I, personally contact the patient to let them know and then I would offer them. Amazon Gift Card alongside with an apology those actually one case where it didn't catch a patient in time. and. The were in the subway to the doctor, and so I raised them to the doctor's office and picked up a bouquet of flowers on the way there and met them in person to apologize. And that was really a turning point burs. The service has to work and we need to be have this patients I attitude in in terms of how it works completely ingrained in the company. All right. So you clearly need to kind of grow this Were you offering this service doctors for free at the time? Initially. We for free by we eventually started charging fifty dollars per month. But Sam doctor you come into my office and you say, Hey, if you pay me I can bring you more customers. I would be skeptical I would've said to you you who whose, who even knows about you. You'RE GONNA you're asking me to pay you money for Phantom bookings for maybe no customers I mean did some of the doctors say Many. The US summarize our sales challenge. Right? It was very hard because even if you wanted to, we couldn't easily share how many patients their competitors are down the road God like that was something that was confidential. All right. So you are you got this chicken and egg problem. Not, enough people signing up and he gets skeptical doctors but you know that the service could really benefit the doctors, but you also need them to pay for because otherwise you know but business. Meantime at a certain point I'm assuming you guys start to think we'd better go out and look for money if we're going to really make this thing work. Yeah. Yeah. That that happened in the spring of two, thousand, eight we decided we raise series. And we we make the rounds we get in front of a number of the big name, BC New York the also go to Sandhill road in impel. Toho Santo Road we leads and road initially were very successful at all we got Polite knows. and. Ray No feedback control someone took us as I told us you know what the idea seems. Good. But you're consultants I'd and the perspective of its consultants can't get anything done and what realized is that even though we had both founded companies before our Mackenzie Pedigree in our keys and button down shirts, they were really hurting us, and so we wait rank Khakis and button down shirts. It sounds crazy. Were they pleaded pants or were they at least nine pleaded please. Yeah Yeah. Yeah we after hearing that feedback We very quickly just went to the next gap and bought jeans and t-shirts and from that on the combos with VC's when but a lot better. So you went from McKinsey consultant look to this are the tech casual uniform of jeans and t-shirts that that's exactly right and we introduced ourselves not as NBA's and McKinsey Consultants but we introduce ourselves previous entrepreneurs that are starting their next company. was was anyone biting? Were there people who were like? Yeah there's a great idea I'm in. So interesting enough we had raised some money from. Friends and colleagues, and many of those they invested in US business plan unseen just based on the fact that we. Were giving up our careers at McKinsey to pursue talks. So that felt really a great. and. As we started changing how we appeared in how we introduced ourselves to venture capitalists L., we started to get offers and so in August of two thousand eight, we ended up raising five million from KHOSLA ventures expeditions mark. Wow Mark Banya Jeff bezos, and Venus is. All their. Funds are in which sounds like a lot before you WanNa do it's actually. Kinda limited because you still it seems to me in two thousand eight even though you have five million dollars a lot of money you still have this problem which is you've gotta get. Customers, and then to get customers, you need lots of doctors had lots of options but to get doctors, you need lots of customers booking through the site to you do that precisely D- These five million dollars per lily earmarked for making New, York, work, right, Miguel, I market work but. immediately after raising the money the financial crisis hit. And You may remember there was rest in peace a memo that went around about startups, right? Yes. About start ups, never being able to raise money arrested in peace good times. So we got this job is to make the money stretch in. We probably learn not during this time This was really our first go round making hard choices and what I want to be frugal and not to do things we can't afford and We learned to not let money replace critical, thinking and creativity. But now we continued to grind away at New York and at some point felt while if you want to get. To the next level we have to prove. Dr Isn't just a New York City phenomenon. Right? We had to prove that it would work in a second city But at that point, we didn't have the money to do this anymore, and by the way you're still your approach was still the same. It was door to door. That's right door to door and how how you building awareness about the about the fact Zach existed with customers with potential customers. So we it was day very difficult to get someone. To the website. Yeah but when they did. They loved it because it was such a step change from how healthcare used to work for him. Right they used to have to pick up the phone and wait on hold and then plays scheduling. tetris. With the office manager, can you do Wednesday morning about Thursday noon? Friday afternoon, and now they could do the same thing in a minute and have complete overview about the ability patients loved it and they told their friends. So we we started to get word of mouth. Going, and so we saw New York really taking up and we felt like, okay, this does this go into work in New York. At a minimum rate, but we also realized that it took us a fair bit of time. And money to get it going. In New, York and do we couldn't with the money we had left from the five million easily expanded into a new city at the same time. Raising money was going to be difficult because the next generation of investors wanted to see that it works and other cities as Walter. So we were a little bit in this catch twenty, two we ended up. Applying to. Force boost Your Business Competition Four. Forbes has his competition as sell to where they give away money right to they were promising a hundred thousand dollar prize. And at this time. We won. And Yeah what did is they gave us one of these large publishers. Clearinghouse is sex and very useful actually used to cover a hole in one in our only conference room. There was a hole in the wall and we covered it with that. At, this point you are, you are working out of an office, not not an apartment at this point we were working out of A. Shared Office space we work. Yeah. So they had given us publisher clearing house is is check but they fail to give us the small check for three months and we were getting really nervous, but it would still get it but. But ultimately, we got that one hundred thousand dollars and that's what we used to launch and our second market in DC in Washington DC and would did it require you guys to move down there or were you did you hire because I'm assuming you had to? A lot of your early capital was going into sales. Business Development hiring sales reps, is that right? Right, we had a couple of sales reps at the time. A. Very first employee ever was a sales rep is still with the company today and He was great. He figured out how to. Really charm his way. To the doctor. So there were no more security guards escorting anyone out. When did you? I'm assuming that even in two, thousand, nine, two, thousand, ten, and beyond we're not yet profitable. Far From It? Yeah. Far from it right because it's a capital intensive business. Yes. We obviously invested heavily in customer service wanted patients to have a great experience. And we had a quite sizable engineering team because that was actually a major engineering effort. So what started to happen when did you start to kind of see? A real turning point. Yeah. So we we we had launched New, York successfully with. Years. Of hardwork, we've gotten it off the ground is transported that to DC at work well, in DC, and now he said, well, why are we not in more cities and so we actually we raised serious be with fouled respond and We used to expand off the East Coast Francisco then Chicago and we just got better better at it. So we then ended up raising serious and two thousand eleven from Goldman NTSC, and we primarily use this to grow our sales team and sign up more more doctors in from two thousand eleven till two thousand, thirteen, we launched roughly thirty new cities I read that by by two thousand, fourteen would covered. Like forty percent of markets in the US, which is huge I mean that's right I mean that's a huge number of cities. And in that year evaluation. Of tzakda. Past Billion Dollars I mean that's That's pretty remarkable i. mean you were kind of on this like really rapid trajectory and you a pretty straightforward model right and you were charging doctors a flat fee every year and then. They could take all the bookings they wanted and I think that by that point like by two thousand, fourteen knew it was not cheap. It was expensive viewed really raised the price it was like three thousand dollars a year, right? Something like that. Yes recharged Dr Three thousand dollars a year and and there was a flat fee. No matter. How many bookings Actually facilitated for them and and the reality was for some doctors that got a lot of bookings that was a great deal. Yeah. But but there were also doctors that God a lot fewer bookings and for them that fixed cost was actually too expensive and some of them were starting to leave the service, and so we got into a situation that required us to invest a lot to stay where we are and then invest even more to continually grow our overall provider base, which means we had to build out a massive sales team to always sign up more doctors right and. Some point during this time L. Nick actually ran an analysis showed that it would take several years if ever fries to make our money back on on many of the doctors we signed up because you would have to sign up. X number of hundreds of thousands of doctors paying that amount every year. To make your money back to to make sort of our the cost of the sales team back. Wow and L. it. This was pure that would make us dependent on external capital for our very long time, and now it's a clearly there are many companies that have taken. Grow fast at all costs approach. And They Held onto this forty extended period of time by L., it clearly puts talking to a dependency to. Investors in their mind says, yeah. So. Meantime. You know I I from what I understand. There's disagreements I mean there there are you know the leadership team including Cyrus he he's I. Think he's he's sort of his position as the flat fee model is actually the best way to go is that a fair assessment of of his position? Yeah. I think that's right. I. Mean there were two fundamentally divergent ways held the business could go forward right. One way was to continue to work on optimizing the unit economics of our subscription model and the other way was to think about how to make it more transformative leap and then find a new more profitable. And more sustainable model and. Their. Look I can certainly understand The reluctance and taking this leap if companies rechange their underlying business model once they have a certain scale and then live to tell about it, right. We know the names of the companies that have done this net flicks, but from DVD's to streaming adobe. From box software to the cloud, but there's not a lot of companies that do that. and. Needed to make a choice which which direction I wanted to go. And and I should say over that. Became intensely personal for you because hugh and Cyrus really disagreed on on on the direction of the company should take. Steps down he he left the company and you moved into the role of CEO. Those right and what ask you about this neo. Beauty's in the flies of this show is its simplicity and we talked to one person or sometimes too. It's a single narrative, and so we don't have cyrus with us to tell us what happened but I wanna ask you about this time because. This was your co founder. This was your partner This is your friend and he was leaving the company. How did you feel at that time? I all I can say was a very hard and very emotional period for everyone involved and It was certainly a departure But how was through that given these two divergent choices you you couldn't. note, both of us could be useful to talk and. I have to imagine that for for period. China. was sort of the friendship. Look been we were very close we. Were not only friends we had worked for eight years believe together fourteen hours a day, and we probably talked more to each other than to anyone else in our lives but you know. Still touch from time to time and. I think he's joining us on from sideline. He still at prison million owner of the company Yeah, he's still. Here's the thing I mean we've we've told stories about breakups we've had we've had episodes were there were married couples who split divorced but continued the business e O products. Susan Griffin Black and an her husband Brad They continued the business stacy's pita chips continue the business after the divorce sold it for a quarter billion dollars. You guys were worth value to one point eight billion dollars at this point. was was ever party that just thought you know, God look at what we're doing on the core we're going and. I mean did you in service it down and say you know this thing is just growing and? Let's just figure this out. I think the challenge is that it's not as if there was an article way to decide what the right path forward is. As long as investors wanted to give us money growing all costs was yeah. Fine Strategy. The question was just how dependent you wanted to be on the continued goodwill of investors. It sounds like you were tired of going out raising money. You didn't want to do that anymore. Oh, not at all but I think you want to raise money from a position where you know what your turn to is and and. It wasn't clear that the business model would work in in a way that that we could just flip a switch and be profitable. Yeah. So. That was a tough year for you. Two, thousand fifteen. There was an article in business I think business insider, and it was about the sales team. It's October that year and it was. It was some allegations that you know Pete member sales team using adderall even cocaine they were under immense pressure. They were working all the time when you saw that article. And I'm not saying you even aware of any of this. You may not even aware of it but I. have to think that that article really alarmed you and and maybe even embarrassed you. Look A. There were a number of articles in two thousand fourteen fifteen. Didn't absolutely get everything, right but Budweiser I can say is that At. The time doctor had their sales team and we're. Getting very quickly and Your maybe maybe. Too focused on. L. Hitting targets and. Not. Focus enough on creating a strong culture the I hear these stories from six years ago from from time to time and from from now from candidates and and really every time. This happens like a Gut Punch. Because, this we know we're completely different company now. On on so many levels, but clearly, you saw that in new that you had to change something. While yes, I look I l there's a there's a couple of things about this. Right? We are a technology company, but we had said ourselves up too much about. Instead of writing wins and really too little about being adaptable and darning and and building the trust required to try things that now pet the risk of failure. and. So one of the first things I did is to change core values. You know to emphasize those behaviors each one of our values adaptable, not comfortable and other one is progress before perfection learners before masters right and. We only kept really one DIA CONSTANT DEL patients I. Personally that. That was more of the culture that I thought was right for Doc to succeed on many dimensions. So, you take over the company it's got high valuation, but you're still not making money and you know that you've gotta change the underlying business model you're never gonNA make money. And from what I understand this is the beginning of what you have internally described as the second founding of the company. That is right. That is right and that basically happens in in two thousand, eighteen you you launch this new business model where instead of the the dollar membership fee. Basically, you would charge doctors a lot less like two hundred or three hundred bucks, but then every booking you, you would take a cut from that booking. So like a travel agency. A little bit charge for new patient booking. So the existing patients to practice we made free but yes, there was the fundamental idea and. It sounds like such an obvious thing to do but but here's the problem with it and why why are we thought it was incredibly risky to try this. Our best customers that had been on for a long time. They got lots of pockets right and if we start charging them per bookings, their prices go up very significantly in some cases ten times more and that seemed. Competing, insane to us. In. Particular because when we talked to other companies that were at gone through similar changes and even pricing experts, they're number one advisor was make sure whatever you do never charged your best customers more and frost would be precisely. The opposite. In the thing that was counter-balancing this in our mind was well, maybe we'd be able to bring on a lot more doctors because the barrier to entry is now much lower that was there was the back and forth in the team to figure out whether that's the path we want to want to go. So, this is still a risky strategy because you're depending really on new bookings because the two hundred dollar annual fees dramatically lower and I have to imagine in year one, you actually saw drop in your revenue in the year one of of this curve. Second founding. Right. Well, it's from a risk profile worth at that. Right the warriors that you lose all your best customers in with it, all the bookings day used to be getting. and. So we needed to be ready for a very significant drop in bookings and revenue and the second Challenge was here that. The beauty of this approach modest and we got all this money upfront right and Sharon. Now to bond, we're getting paid after the booking with with a thirty day payment periods, we had a huge working capital requirement to make that happen. So did you see a drop and revenue in two thousand eighteen when you rolled this out? No we didn't because we actually didn't see the doctors leave the way that we hit on -ticipant did in fact, you know while we had very much worried that they would be upset and some of them certainly were upset. We were providing so much value to them that. You know what? What took you. So long I knew as getting a great deal all along. So that worked really well, and we had piloted in Georgia initially in April. Two thousand eighteen and then that had worked. So we we then all allowed in Colorado a few weeks later that work to, and from there we went to Washington state and again, very positive results and after these three days. Okay Great. We know this works does it out in our largest most important market? Let's go to New York and that and terribly horribly wrong. They the doctors in New York. Not only were so pissed off they actually I read. mounted a change dot org. Petition I. Don't know what to to to end this practice or something. They were really mad. They were really really mad and I guess you guys responded you said, are we won't we won't roll this out in New York for a while. Yeah look in New York. We. Facilitate Roughly, one in five new patient doctor relationship in the entire city on dock and so. The economic impact for the providers in. was much greater than for the providers in Georgia Colorado Washington. So yes, to give you one example, there's a dermatologist and so and he paid under the ultimate model ten doctor say paid thirty thousand dollars and under the new pricing model, his cost was going to go up from thirty thousand dollars to roughly three hundred, forty, thousand dollars. Wow. So what was your response to that? I? Mean it seems like a pretty reasonable. Concern. Yeah. So look after the conversation with the Dermatologists I. Actually. Put down the phone and I thought you know what? He's right. And so I pause and we regrouped and. We did a couple. Of things during this time, like the first one is we just went on a listening tour. You know we talked to provide their feedback and we just adjusted our this plan to give providers a much longer grace period to decide whether the wants to addition to the new model or not, and then. So then we read on New York six months later and and when dramatically better. So the strategy works and you see results from the strategy pretty quickly like within a year. Within a year, we had we finally at some incredible momentum was really going better than we had expected in our wildest dreams. Our existing client went down to essentially zero. I mean people still retire and and move jobs by no one really left the service and we were adding more and more providers because the barrier to entry was low and So in two thousand, nineteen we began growing profitably. It sounds like two thousand and nineteen was really the banner year. Two thousand nine hundred was a was a fantastic year and honestly we had so much momentum coming into twenty twenty and feel like, Hey, we worked really hard for three years and profitable and now the sky was the limit until. Tells Sam until March of two thousand twenty. Two Marjo twenty twenty and that's. That's really maybe the third founding DOC right? Well, I want to ask you about March twenty twenty because. Your Business is based on people booking with doctors and going to the doctor I have to imagine your revenues must have plummeted like every other industry like I mean doctors offices are still in most of the country. Slow or are trickle of patients coming in. With the lockdown started happening we saw impersonal bookings declining anywhere between fifty to ninety percent by the end of March I'm not surprised and lot of that buys I was getting was to. Lay off people and make sure that we hunker down to weather the storm but I saw an opportunity to build windmills, right so I thought well, we need to be there for our patients. We should be expanding into telehealth and I need every team member to help me do that and so we. Really went all important and supporting video visits and I'll probably June eighteen began redesigning the tire marketplace support virtual care, and so we actually released. Doctor Video Service and we made this available to. Any. Physician whether they are on soccer. for free. And by the way head, you plan to do this. How long would would I mean I'm imagining if you said in in February district I really want to focus on telehealth Would you have expected that by May would have been ready to go. Absolutely. Not I think what has been really fantastic to see is how? We really finished two years of roadmap in two months. Wow, and it's great because it's just gives us a window on what the next phase of doctor will be and really looking forward to that in my mind were the point were Amazon started from going. Books to also adding CDs. We have just gone from doing only in person to also A. Doing telehealth and I can't wait to see how this unfolds. It sounds like you. Might be reading between the lines but. You. Really, admire and respect your co-founders particularly. Cyrus and the work that he did to to build this company but I wonder if do you think that you will a I dunno, rekindle your friendship i. Is it something that is in the cards because a break is? Is Emotionally, it's hard Mesa really hard. Yeah, look I Do I think we'll work fourteen hours together again maybe not but you know I I've gotten through tougher breakups and reconciled in my past, and so I think we are we're in good shape and honestly know we are meeting were talking from time to time Yeah. We both have things to do and places to be so we're. Not, hanging out all the time. But it's now also five years ago So We are we're merch focused on making our join the baby successful. When you think about your journey and All Its happen to you how much do you think this has to do with? with luck and how much do you think it has to do with with the hard work you put in your your skills. Well I'm going look I I believe that there's really three ingredients to success. In order importance there are lock the talent, then hard work and. The only one. That's comedian. You control his how hard you work right and Now working hard to gives you more shots on goal It helps his day on the top of what you your talent allows and absolutely restarted at the right time the right place. So What what I'm proud of an all that journey has only that yet when we were wrong and when be had to revise and. When we needed the grit to actually make it work. I L we lived up to that and and that's really The all that anyone can ask themselves to. Oliver Karaz co-founder of Zach Braff by the way, remember how they originally wanted to call it physicians dot com or doctors dot. com. COULDN'T AFFORD THE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG to buy the domain name. DOC DOT COM wasn't only available the price they paid for that domain name. Six Bucks. and. Thanks so much for listening to this show this week, you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You could also write to us at H. I. T. at NPR DOT Org. If you want to send a tweet, it's at how I felt this or at Cairo's can also follow me on instagram that's at Guy Dot Roz. Our show was produced this week by Jet Anderson with music composed by Tina. Bluey. Thanks also to Julia Carney Candice Limb Neva grant and Jeff Rodgers I'm guy. Roz even listening to how I built this. This is NPR. Black voters play a crucial role for any Democrat who seeks to win the White House but some big devise amongst that block and some serious influence
How Oliver Kharraz Built Zocdoc
"One of the most challenging problems for startups that offer to connect customers with service providers is what's known as the chicken and egg problem. This is the problem companies like AIRBNB and lift had to solve without homeless things in the case of AIRBNB or drivers. In the case of lift, you'd have no customers but at the beginning, neither of these companies had any customer. So convincing people to list their homes or drivers to offer rides to strangers was not. An easy thing to overcome and Tony? Shoe. The CO founder of Jordache on the show back in two thousand eighteen had the same problem. When he started out, he needed customers who wanted food delivered to their homes henny needed lots of restaurants to participate. But you can't get restaurants without the customer demand and you can't get those customers without lots of restaurants. Same thing with class pass and Birch box you need both sides of the market to buy in. And back in two thousand, seven in New York City Oliver Curme. Had, the quintessential chicken and egg problem he and his co founder. Cyrus Masumi trying to launch Zach Doc. It's an online service that takes a lot of the pain and frustration at of booking doctor's appointment. You can go online find the type of doctor you need plug in your insurance and then book an appointment through system that's directly linked to that doctors. Calendar, a super simple and smart idea, right. But back in two thousand, seven Oliver Cyrus had to convince doctors that this was a service worth paying for. But then why should they pay for it if it were not potential patients and meanwhile oliver and Cyrus, had to show potential patients that this was a service with lots of great doctors to choose from. All those chickens and all those eggs took a long time to bring together. And then after growing slowly, and then quickly Oliver faced his biggest growing pain of all the realization that he had to completely revamp the business bottle of doc if it was going to survive. A decision that was so painful. It actually led to the break-up of his nearly ten year partnership with Cyrus. But let's start at the beginning. Oliver Karaz was born and raised in Germany mostly in rural parts of the country his mother was German and his father was from Iran in came from a long line of doctors. For me, it really starts in some ways with my dad and. The timing rapidly had every reason to become a social activist and and so he came to Germany from the Middle East when he was very young around twenty with no money in his pocket no language skills. And you personally then worked on of odd jobs, but he eventually became a psychiatrist but what has really shaped me much more than being born in Berlin is. Social. Active. Isn't that I that I saw him live and that he really made our family mattress we always talked about talent responsibility and the need to use. Whatever telling behind to help those. Around us that we can make a difference. Given that your father was Iranian and your mother was was sort of. German. An Uber even though you were born in Germany, did you feel did you feel as Germany everybody else? So I didn't have a second identity. We only used spoke German at home and yet. As you say I was also a not always fully accepted. So if I give you an example, my school twelve hundred students and you could pick out to the didn't look like everyone else and I was one of them right and even an enlightened country like Germany. That is notable. So I had what I call a visual accent would people would see me on the street and they would ask me how to speak German. So well and But they also school the skipped my name when reading out scores because they weren't sure how to pronounce my last name and opportunities taken away and even at was physically threatened so i. I think that really shaping in many ways because I realized. Very early that in order to be as successful as everyone around me I would have to be dramatically better in really work much much harder than anyone else and so that used to be strong work ethic
New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu On Injured List With Sprained Left Thumb
"Old school indeed. So there's one big battle. May you He was off to a great start. So is Arin Judge. When might we see Judge returned from his cast ring? Well, if it was up there and judge would be tonight. You know what? He talked with reporters today, He said he feels fine and you could tell that he wasn't real happy that he's on the injured list. Now, Airborne said. They talked to him a soft tissue issue and they wanted to make sure that he was going to be okay. It looks like he's going to be off the injured list on Saturday. Speaking of the injured list, Aroldis Chapman has been there since the start of the season, obviously still waiting to return from testing positive for covert 19. What's the news with the Yankees closer? They will be back with the Yankees tomorrow. That according to Aaron Bone, and the Interesting thing is, you know, they have it very deep bullpen. Zach Britton as a ton of experience closing, but Aroldis Chapman, according to Boning goes right back into
Microsoft releases Surface Duo
"Wasn't a surprise to anybody who was seeing the writing on the wall but I somebody who wasn't aware that Microsoft was preparing to release a phone or a surface duo that isn't quite a phone. The announcement happened. It happened on Tuesday. It was a pretty big deal for people who? have been looking forward to this product. It was announced alongside the surface neo, which was a is a windows ten x product that has been since delayed before we get into the actual product was this launch sped up at all like we were under the impression that it would come out later in twenty twenty perhaps in the fall or or or even the holiday season but now it's launching in September. What what happened to push up that launch if if anything? Yes. So chat out to Zach Boden, our senior editor who's been. Covering a lot of this and he's the one that's been a lot of the sourcing on this information. So important to talk with this device has been in development literally for five years at least conceptually up until now in a lot has changed since then you know the chemo. was interested in this idea of round two, thousand, fifteen apparently, and he started putting together how how they do stuff at that. One reason you don't get leaks for Microsoft, is they build stuff internally in this one building on campus they three d print everything. So it always stays internal, but he started printing up like basically two smaller screens and tach dumb start carrying them in his pocket. Investigating what was the ideal size here. and. Then we start hearing about around two thousand seventeen. She's started hearing around two thousand seventeen and back then it was GONNA be like windows mobile or maybe kind of windows ten device we weren't really sure and then windows quarrel West started coming out with information air, which is basically abstractions of way from the with the fundamental understanding of windows ten is. And then. Stuff basically change right? They made a decision some time I believe in two thousand, nineteen early on that they weren't going put windows ten on this or windows ten acts or windows quarter wes. For the simple fact that they needed mobile APPS. So they made this like pretty last minute change to go to android and because of that. You know. It was announced with the android a last year as you mentioned, and then it was gonna be holiday season for this year but the specs of the device haven't changed much mostly because they've been so focused on core aspects of the design and function -ality which we'll talk about later that you know it's running a snapdragon e fifty five we all know does have she does doesn't have certain features that people expect in their phones and the F. Samsung coming out with the full to, and we only have the flip and LG. So the market is already starting to move towards this. So they did speed up the release and it's not so much a sped it up cutting corners it just it's done. The hardware was already done for a while it was more about getting android onto this device and as you know and you can speak to a little bit. It's didn't just slap android on this they worked with Google what really makes us device interesting is just how good android To work on dual screens but because of that. They sped it up. And they want to get it out as soon as possible because we already know internally do oh to is in developments like you know calm people expect companies now to do yearly updates on phones yearly yearly releases I should say and that's pretty much can be the case here we're expecting and you can't. You don't want to release a phone in December or November and then released next ball you know knowing how like six or seven months eight months ago I mean some people would only buy with four months upgrade right you. You try to avoid that as much as possible. So yeah, they're trying to get if you're one plus which you do twice a year up. Yes. Right, they're crazy. Yeah. So but yeah so that that's concept long. It's been pushed up ahead of time, but it's basically finished. So it's good. Okay. So before we get into the android side of things, I, still want I wanNA linger on hardware a little bit because it is so important to talk about what you're getting. Panos Panay. So you mentioned Panos, this is the chief product officer of. Microsoft he's the person who stands on stage introducing all the surface products and over the last few years that's run the gamut from surface laptop to the surface book. To the surface pro, we have that massive surface screening. What's that thing called the studio studio which is beautiful. So. There's clearly a cohere cohesion in the hardware division right now that I it finds. Microsoft. Sort of at the peak of its game and I've been really impressed with it as somebody who does not really. Spend a lot of time in that world not nearly as much somebody like you. Tell me about the surface. Design as it relates to other surface products and what the intent is given that it is an android phone, ultimately how it plans to fit into that surface narrative if you will share I I just wanted to talk about a little bit about who this is four because this is such A. You know we're we're so used to win a phone comes out funding like some something from Samsung, for instance. It's a mass release consumer device Arabize by everybody wants it. Surfaces typically aren't like that you need to think of surface devices one as harass perations devices. So they're always a little bit more expensive. They're also things that other companies are supposed to look at like that's a good idea we should do that. Encourages companies to. Not necessarily copied design one for one but a to rip off of it basically to get inspired by do their own take And that sort of the role of surface duo it's not meant to compete with Samsung and apple at this level of like grandma's GonNa go by Jimmy down the streets going to go by my neighbor Bob. Want want it's it's not that you may look at it. It'd be like that's a cool idea. Someday I may want something like that. That is exactly It's built for Panos Panay. Send us like publicly it's built for fans of surface people who live in Microsoft ecosystem. That's a very small group of people admittedly, and that's their expectations here for a sales. You know it's and so when people complaining what type of price later on all this kind of stuff, I get it but at the same time. They see this as sort of just a foot in the door for this new category of devices they're hoping in a couple of years as they go through rations, other companies get evolved that prices come down that. Then it becomes that mass consumer device no different than how surface pro did the same thing whichever's pro came out years ago two, thousand twelve. People laughed at it. It got bad battery life had problems. It didn't. You'll people complain about lap ability like there's all this kind of stuff going on with that and he stuck with it now served pros a well established sort of concept in terms of two and once. So. Of. Markets for and terms of design. You know some people will point to courier, which goes back to two thousand nine. This is a Microsoft project that was internal. It's a hassle dating story about development they were supposed to. They basically came to Bill Gates and was like we can do like windows phone and mobile, or we can do this courier thing and they decided against her. Because it was too proprietary. It didn't actually run any version of windows everything in it was custom built firmware. So you couldn't run like out what God was all this custom. Stuff but you couldn't stall things. And there's some DNA there. Right. But you know four Panos is idea comes down to a digital mole skin. He's been obsessed with this idea I don't even know what it most until years ago, which is a fancy journal, right? It's a bound fancy journal that people in artists and creative people like to carry around and he loves his idea of like a small digital version of that March has always done this idea. That's why other displays are three two aspect ratio. They liked to base things off of what we already know magazines, books, things that work right you. You can criticise whether books you know analog books today are relevant, but the fact is there's something about. Books Right. Like we all have kindles we all love kindles but we also all love the idea sometimes if growing up with a nice book, just opening it up and dog eared the the pages that's where to concept of duo comes from his his idea of a dual screen. Digital Journal kind of device could also work on with two displays.
Big 10 pull out of fall football season
"Ten is postponing the fall football season quote from the commissioner there was too much uncertainty regarding potential medical risks joining us on hold on. We do some other breaking news out of Cleveland Breaking News everywhere today the Indian's had placed pitchers, Mike Clovinger Zach, please sack on the restricted list obviously this after both of them broke cope in nineteen protocols over the weekend in Chicago. The Indians have also reinstated Tyler Nick Win from the injured. List and recall the lefty Logan Allen demand. So some breaking news out of progressively yeah. We'll go into the police act club injure situation a little later in the show but as we were planning on talking about it out of the gate, but then the big ten news hit, and during the break I was listening to the Great. Kirk. Herbstreet the ESPN analyst former Buckeyes. A quarterback and he said it's amazing to him how inconsistent the doctors have been from one conference to the other. And herbstreet is not necessarily guaranteeing that. For example, the SEC will follow suit. With the big ten on this remains to be seen what the other four, the power five conferences do. He also asked questions such as what do you do with the players in the fall? What do you do with these football players in the fall and what are the requirements to play in the spring I? Mean that's a great question. You know and others of asset to taxers to the two, one, zero, nine, five brought to you by roofing does there need to be zero percent colon in the spring? I mean what's the threshold? What's the were yet to find out? It's going to be interesting.
New Xbox Series X Controller Leaks Suggest Potential Launch Date
"Soft new xbox series ex consul confirmed and leaked controller packaging via the verge Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling its second cheaper next xbox console. Console this month and it looks like it will definitely be called. xbox series s the verge has obtained photos of Microsoft's new. Next Gen. xbox controller, and white complete with packaging that mentions the xbox series s twitter user. Zach S was able to purchase the controller today and we've confirmed it's genuine. The new controller was sold on a resale site today and side of the packaging notes that the controller works with xbox series X and. S Consoles make has not officially unveiled. An xbox series s yet nor has the company even confirmed that white xbox series x controller mysterious white xbox series controller also appeared online last month complete with the new deep add texture triggers in new share button. This league matches the previous controller leak and retail packaging suggests that this could be appearing in store. Soon, quote we have a lot in store for xbox in two, thousand, twenty, eight share. You says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to the verge. Announce at this time. So if you look on your twitter mice where timely in particular and I'm sure you're well, there are a lot of videos of these controllers being embarks in touched and flipped around, and I'm not sure we're. Watching right now. Yeah. Not sure where they're all exactly coming from I thought I had read something about stores being looted. And the thought is maybe they were in stock at that best buy that was being looted. Who knows because he rumored released? There was a rumor that the series was going to come out in August I believe. So if that was to be believed or maybe it's gotten pushback. Anyway, there's some rumored evidence that these controllers could be in at stores who could say, but if you look at the controller itself, it was I. Think you actually have an elite controller on your desk, don't you because the D pad for this new one looks very similar to that I mean at least it as it from this photo, and there is a share button in the middle and other than that. It looks incredibly similar. It does. But just fine with me. Honestly I. DON'T I. Don't mind that. I'm happy to dual shock is getting a makeover. 'cause that controllers always made my hands cramp after too long. The xbox controller I have no issues with. It's actually why it's my preferred to play on I the controller so much more comfortable. Yeah. My hand in twenty in two, thousand and ten, and prior to that, I really liked the playstation controller because smaller small hands. But since my like my hands kind of changed I find the xbox like much more comfortable like. There's something about it just works better for me now. Yeah. I. Think this Controller Looks Great. I love the white. Hat is something I might have to get used to. But I know it's something that I think a lot of gamers particularly more sports focus players want those those little side pieces between the deep had to do specific move sets on. It is weird that there's so many of them out in the wild, and like that one person posted that they bought one on offer up for thirty five dollars. That was a great deal I was like that's a steal for any controller. Let alone controller for an unreleased. Be. Somebody who didn't know what they had just like it's an exodus because it's a hot troll. I. Stole this new to offload it quickly. Pretty much. I, would I feel like that is when you know it's stolen merchandise selling it for thirty dollars and some weird website just like sure I'll take that and they just think it's probably the. Current, xbox controller because they look so similar. Wonders. Like. Are you buying Oregano here? You know it was. Like take an xbox controller. Crack Open, do some modifications externally. So to try to cheat a unreleased controller. Or is this is putting a button. Sensitive. briquetted thing they. They did some modifications to like and make up that story I don't know. La Interesting for people who aren't familiar with what offer up is essentially like a, let's go or a craigslist where you post pictures and then people in your vicinity can buy items from you and I've seen some very suspicious television posts on there before like come to my garage where I have all of these TV's in boxes that you can buy. One hundred dollars and I'm like. A feels like you took that off with trucks. I. Didn't take anything. But I think that this is, oh, sorry, go ahead. Bro. Say the back of the box. There are also photos of that. If anyone's interested, the deep has just described as refined. Yet familiar input nothing really there and the share button and share content seamlessly, and then it goes on about how there's. And Bluetooth support and the textured grip, and that's kind of it.
Rediscovering Your Sense of Self in Motherhood
"Really deep personal question for you guys, boy. We're GONNA get existential today. Ready. The question is. Who Are you? A. Feeling that was coming. On. Are you. Along do we have? Forty minutes by Mike Walk. That's a big question, right and. I think you troll some of the Parenting money facebook groups like the tried mom's on main community. Chad. Or some of the other ones. I see all the time all the time people saying things like. Well number one. How do I make friends as a grownup? And number two what do you guys do for yourself? What do you do for me time But in. That's those are two things that are part of a larger question about who we are as women. Right? Because we have kids a lot of times. Um We forget that we're people. Right. I mean, who who have you guys identify as yourself as so and so's mom. Ideally yeah. Even signed my emails that way. Will you know I was thinking about this because before hours nays mom. Mom Hours Zach's wife, and before that I was jailed daughter and Travis Sister Light. It wasn't just I'm CODA. You know like you always. Me Personally had someone else attached to explained. So, how do you? How do you identify yourself like if you were gonNA, write your bio for tried mom's on main. which we've all had to do right had how do you identify yourself? I honestly, like mine I think starts with my three kids like a mom to ally Caleb Violet, I home school which. Like crazy ton of my time Lake sometimes I'm runner. Sometimes. I'm not very motivated and not a runner. I guess like when I when I identify myself I tend to focus on the things they spend a lot of my time line. And at this point in my life, a big proportion of that time is my children and baked proportionate schooling them and a big like a large amount is my work. And there's not a whole time left. After that. If that makes sense. Yeah, and we'll end. We do kind of tend to identify ourselves as what we do and not who we are. Right. So what happens 'cause we've all gone through different. Stages of our life. What happens when what you do? You don't do. I was a teacher for fourteen years. And that's one of those professions that is very all encompassing. And I left when we moved to North Carolina and I was ready to leave and it was time But even now, I still sort feel like people in order to know me need to know that I used to be in middle school to. That makes there's an. That was times up Laura if not getting. It's a spam caller. Imagine that I am also a person, his screams SAM calls on myself. SMART. They WanNa talk to your car extended warranty. Really important or it's the the blood donation placed in Cincinnati where I no longer live and I have told them not like forty seven times. Like Oh let me update that and They still have. So you're also blood donor. That's good. Yes. TYPO. So. Laura in code I mean you guys have had kind of a shift of identity recently because your kids are little. So it wasn't very long ago that you were just. People. People. So, how did how did that feel when all of a sudden you were? Secondary I guess or who you were was secondary. Trying to think how to like formulate this into words because it's the most enormous shift of your life because you know when you get married, you're still yourself just with someone else but when you're a mom. There's just so word of that. And I don't really know had a had a explain that and it's just. That's. I guess I still feel even though may as two years old that on. A mom not anything else I guess I'm still trying to figure out how to. Make time for myself and figure out who I am now as opposed to who I was before I had kids if that makes sense in how to maybe like put those two people. And Still Bomb Tom for myself but still also. Give my kids as much as I can. I don't know. The other day and that would go so care at in a while. You know like it's just it's just different especially with a teeny tiny one in the house is still trying to navigate. How to not only be a mom but be a mom to more than one person. and. There's no going back, right? Right. You're never going to be the person you were before you had kids. You're never going to be the person you were when you were among to one you're. This constantly evolving. Thing and you think about your kids more than you think about yourself at this point in Tom, and I'm not sure if that changes as they grow older. Or. If it. Was Off at school and you talked about that before just how you you still worry about your kids? No matter what.
"zach" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"FROM OUR UPDATE. Like you normally would wrap up and say for the listeners. Zack just showed me the platform. Which is a pretty amazing set of tools. Just a you can write your machine learning algorithm into the platform. You can train the model. You can configure everything. It's just everything in in a single platform and and being able to select the libraries in the deployment. The cogeneration pretty impressive pretty convenient for somebody. Who just wants to simplify the workflow? To the extent that we can simplify machine learning workflows today. Exactly make sure. The developers are successful with this. Because this is really hard stuff right. The the chances for failure in trying to do machine learning on a small device is really high of trying to make this just tractable for developers and then I think it's really important that we're designing really great L. OPS under the hood. Something we're careful of is putting really proper. Mo OPS machinery under this. So that as people go to production at scale right for products we have. Api's that you can drive to automate the entire process through normal CIC process right so everything that we do. We have an ops philosophy under the hood as people go to production on a larger scale. Okay Well Zach. Thanks from the show. It's been really great talking to you. This is this is great awesome questions. Look forward to chatting more over.
"zach" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"Forward helping farmers with the transition to regenerative agricultural practices to me beyond the resume. Zach is point blank a master healer. He's a friend. He's a critical voice in the conversation. We need to have in this unprecedented moment of global calamity and here today to share his unique perspective on the corona virus epidemic. What is happening? How to best navigate it what it signifies for humanity social economic and political systems and the future of Planetary Ecology. This is my first attempt in many years since the earliest days of podcast in fact at recording a podcast remotely and I admit to a great aversion and almost allergic reaction to this dynamic Being physically present with the person I'm speaking with is at the very core of what I do. However sequestration demands I adapt and so this is my fairly reluctant attempt to do just that therefore you're going to have to excuse the Audio Quality. Although our voices are perfectly understandable it remains a somewhat eroded version of what you've come to expect the bandwidth at home is subpar function of living a bit in the middle of Nowhere Zach was recording from Wa. Who which also doesn't have great Internet and this combined produced a latent delay and require that we avoid talking over each other which impeded the natural conversations flow and our ability to communicate organically and making for more of a Staccato back and forth kind of exchange but disclaimer. Aside and is always the case with Zach. I think we'll find this to be equal parts instructive enlightening and moving especially the end. So police listen all the way to the end. Zack has a knack for landing. Our podcast with unmatched profundity in what is essentially a masterclass in thinking. Both deeply and broadly about this unique situation. We are collectively experiencing. I love this man. I'm grateful for his wisdom and I'm proud to share it with you guys today so without further ado this is me and Dr.
"zach" Discussed on The Full 48
"Visible forty eight i'm howard beck senior mba writer for bleacher report my guest today oh such a pleasure to have my good buddy zach lowe in studio this is completing the home and home series as they call it i was on the low post last week zach was kind enough to swing by the bleacher report studios today today being choosed as so we are just hours removed from the warriors clinching conference finals we are today's removed from the start of the nba finals hey it's warriors and cavs who would have thought so we're zach came in so we could kind of put a on it all sum up the season the conference finals that just concluded a little bit of nba finals previewing a bit of the brand talk yeah we gotta talk about lebron where where's this achievement ranking taking this this week rosser to the finals where does this roster compared to that oh seventeen he dragged to the finals where do those as chief mints versus coming back from three to one deficit versus mitigate straight nba finals get into all that we talk a little bit about the warriors rockets series and just how much of that was about the rockets just being phenomenal defensively and just putting the words in such uncomfortable spaces how much was it you know the words just kind of being a little out of it zach alludes at one point to the war is being rattled that's not something we've seen very often from them and i think that was probably temporary i think that was limited to what the rockets were doing but we'll see this nba finals might end up being anticlimactic i certainly think that that's the general opinion out there but we've been surprised before and lebron james rarely disappoints when it comes to providing drama so we'll see so zaken i talk about all that we also get into his.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"What's that doggy women autism wattana talkers as i card for bureau zach arbor menashe olympic homeless ravindra exports this is partly libs chat network in you can find over podcasts on apple podcast google play stitcher all that good stuff yes that was boogie um but that was it was bogey not snoring but doing something else awful so anti treasure social manager forth the utah jazz soup hater that she would just get this out of the way now yeah cereals not a super it is a suit it's not as it how is it not a soup how is it a soup it's liquid in contents in a bowl surfer meal no okay so here's the definition of soup a with dish on abe i don't know by whatever dictionary out this is a great source excellent dictionary go ahead a liquid dish typically made by boiling meet fisher vegetables if cetera in stock or water out now as one it says typically that the sought always share who it says accelere meaning there's more than just meet fisher vegetables in three the stock or water could hurt the case except we know that many there are plenty of milk in cream base broths base brass not just straight up milk what but that's they could be anything depends on how you cook it how come here tell me as soup that has a single ingredient as the liquid what single ingredient is in cereal.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"Yet sees a dad honestly sound tied me if you told me is averaging zero point eight points per game plane 25 minutes i would say yeah that sounds about right how many minutes ski think he's getting us all i mean fourteen a game seen sixteen cheese what it wale go a waste of 16 minutes he shooting 33 percent from the field that sounds high uh it's it's not a pretty picture from campaigning review i'm sure abn haven i'm sure it was never a judgement on someone looks at his job you know same so some of us but all of us our perfect zach debt work sake bhuttan older once know if season one of justice of jessica jones came out today could they still do the same villain story line he's very abusive in controlling of women in a way that if it wasn't kind of gross before it definitely is now i am not i apply yeah i don't want to be rude because i do think this is i don't think i don't think it's a good question but i think it's a question that maybe several head conversation yeah and it fosters good conversation so i guess it's a good question that sense of its fostering conversation that's the point in kobe i'll just say like one i watched it two years ago i loved his character because he is the embodiment of misogyny he tells them to smile he controls them he wixom to fill he rapes them he he gets them to feel bad about the things that he has them do and then fosters the super manipulative gut like he is the embodiment of misogynistic culture use so so yeah you could you could have another kill great kill gray was was not ahead of its time selling it invented the idea of misogyny aired rajasa character i mean era i suppose to empathize with him i would venture nazi the massage has been around for at least ten years at least minimum i agree um so i think that's what's brilliant about the character and what's important about it so i think it's it was super timely or tortuous finish just cajones sees one to there and they do and.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"The welcome to talk of zach arbor army jose carper nationally nba calmness for ferex where it's dot com this this podcast parlor leverage chat network you've gene final or podcast on apple podcast at your google will play all the good stuff uh and make sure to subscribe to those in lipha reviews if he can five stars and all that good stuff it is the end of allstar weekend angie treasured snark coupes episode social media manager for utah jazz it was your first allstar weekend it was my first time at staples your first time as staples center your first dunk champion yeah that i've been on the social team pouria controversy though not that congo angela controversy with this with this donovan mitchell winning i don't know if you heard but dennis with junior should have while he was robbed i don't think see i don't think people are saying dennis mitchell senior should a one people are saying his score should have been higher jairo you should have been in my mentions because they said he should have won i'm that doesn't make any sense to me he didn't get to the final round right chief are you could have made it to the final round but larry nance deserved it too yeah he was good like i i would have rather seen that i thought denis with juniors don't were better than larry nance stunks you don't like the cradle dad oman's i was told paying omar is corny in so you're not no no no no what i cut it by budgets also was it's okay because he's related the donovan mitchell one was courtney because he's not related to bitch which is to which then our friend than anderson had a fantastic montage of pictures including famous fatherson duo of zach levin in popular pew from space that was a relic actually does a good to freight you're not allowed to pale margin less you have have thirty amy soto of no i i thought that desert junior gut screwed on his first dog i thought there was a great dunk those should about a forty five he got a thirty nine on it and part of it was he missed his first attempt of i think what was a different dunk and then he kind of pivoted to this second donkey at the dunk of the night with that kind of spinning backwards through legs with a left hand dunk.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"Um it's it's such a ridiculous dunk in in the just didn't give him a proper fifty four but everything up to that point like i mean this is the only way are not inscribe aaron gordon sat down in the air on adopting him he looked like he was at winning poor a moles over my chest rao stood up in the outrage of like he did that zach levin khan an alleyoop from the free throw line zack who be went through the legs like you said from the free throw line he did a window from the free throw line uh aaron gordon did like that scoop dunk retook it out the mascots hand a man what else happen they like and it and it was so good the reason it's so good because not only wither dunks great but it was it turned into just this is a flat out dunk off right the they they've gone as far as he could go were like what the fuck i guess we're in suddendeath overtime whoever does next you you booths yeah like lag let's let's push the limits to evolved human capabilities that we never seen before it again it here's the ball you're are you a are you angry an angry no it no one should be angry but at like do you think that aaron gordon got screwed or do you think do you think that zach levin was the winner i the exact will mean got home court advantage on a neutral feel because he was the defending you they right they say you can't you know outboxed got a deep the chance of rain so yes oh i mean i i guess i'm nazi mad that because you know two thousand fifteen was ridiculous and you know but i dunno i think we need to run by but like forever ran home my hundred beds five years and so and so those bunnies go absolutely i i'm a little of a little bummed that aaron gordon won't be ended this year did want to see like what he could do now i don't know actually i don't even know that he could taught that i don't know how you talk would he did yeah yeah i mean both of them gained like know.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"You know for sport where where people do do what we're seeing all the time and we still have no idea what was cover yeah and it's like tooling the duncan is a big gone to ninety seven because it didn't they took it away ninety eight because i think kobe bryant ruined ninety sen it was it was that they were like all right i think we're good on the dunk contest we don't need that anymore and the ninety nine was the lockout so we've there was no allstar weekend and then vince was such a thing they're like okay we got a brings back evinced to live like revive the entire thing in there and he was float like he is that like that were essentially backward spinning windmill dunk and then he did it from like the baseline to and then he does the between the legs off the bounce desirable dunk and then he tried to go to hands for the free throw line he missed it by like a step there but even they're like if i told if if we didn't have the free throw line out there and you just saw him jump from where he jumped darker to educate o'shares great duck era and then and then you know if you want to take the segue there zach levin took off from the free throw line between the legs boro y'all into so that's the that's the best one is the deng in there are a lot of people are angry on behalf of aaron gordon that he didn't win the dunk contests because he did get screwed on that last dunk that that so it's like just a severe doublepump dunk we bring to the ball behind his head and he brings between his legs and then he does a reverse dunk with both hands.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"The 2015 dunk on so that's one that zach levin so leading up to that i thought like oh we're gonna have aaron gordon we're gonna have andrew wiggins ramp zach levin like i thought it was going to be this whole thing right i thought all these all these good young guys are going to come in and it was gonna be this legendary dunk contest and then we ended up with mason plumlee in victoria people think gordon was hurt i could be i think gordon was in the league than i think gordon was hurt in then i think what have it well williams just didn't want to do eight i i remember asking andrew wiggins in the first week of the season because i was trying to get stuff for the story i asked him i was like you know you can do the dunk how does he goes no i said why and he said i've been in one i've only been in one in my lifetime i lost the dow logic that like he does like you can look at seven twenty any any this does with one to lure us doesn't compare cobb i picture of him like 48 introvert yeah this ridiculous and i think i think even zach levin thinks like i don't know that i could be the andrew wiggins and a done contests like that's how that's a ridiculous he's a donkey but he just doesn't want to do it but so for that peace my thought was like two to blend the two thousand on contests in this one great because the two thousand one was the best one ever at the time and and so i i got to talk to vince for thirty five minutes where he broke down every dunk for me like every donkey by in like the meaning behind it and what he wanted to show with it and everything and my favorite one i don't think it's the best on but my favorite one is the elbow dunk because he told you he was like my goal like i had every one rocket right leg that places fucking nuts in oakland like no like it was shaking their like you said.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"In that what in that is overrated in the sense that it didn't it didn't solve anything we were still horrible to black people were still horribly oppressive throughout the country we want to vote ended slavery but it wasn't like over we're still oppressing constantly it wasn't until like or 100 years later that we started making any kind of progress in actually giving people a black people writes so while yes hedge great that we took down the south and they didn't succeed and all that stuff well that's great the idea of like well and they abolish slavery yeah and then we treat them like shit for a for a century minimum so that's what i would say is the most overrated historic performance i'm glad it happened but i don't think we should keep retroactively patting ourselves on the back for this i mean the alternative is you just let the south do its thing and we did says it's worse no i don't think it has to be ether or if of course it does no low birth so you're just saying you're saying the the northern victory is overrated in how yes in that because it didn't solve any that such a ridiculous the whole jew in i told you with hot i don't like it uh do you understand what i'm saying though i don't want you to twist this the you wish that he's khan's categorical imperative wants to know what do you think the ultimate fate of the saved by the bell kids was i imagine zach morris was some sort of failed criminal and just got out of jail you never watch the show right.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"You it's funny is i i remember before last season someone asked me would you rather have zach levin moving forward origin rather bradley beal and i said i know bradley beal is a much better player but i'll take zach levin simply because of the health right because bradley beal had at the first four seasons of his career he had the same injury all four seasons it was like that stress reaction in his leg great kept up kept happening over and over last year he finally has healthier ironically enough zach levin close at his knee so his whole comes into question but but beal we finally saw what a healthy beal looks like and we get to see it again this year so far and he's so good yeah like just said good yeah and we've seen him do that like you a few playoffs ago like you saw him kind of like the confidence started going there started seeing him creating his own shop more and he's like steadily gotten better and better as a playmaker uh as and as a defensive player and he's just he's just so solid allah route now and like the wizards drive be completely crazy like i just hate watching them in the regular season and they just have so many issues with the rotation and inconsistency and all this stuff but like when i look at their problems like but last burst might want to blame as bradley beal like i just i think he has done what he can he estate on the court he has been pretty steady in terms of his production meets had a number of huge games as well so i i feel good about rewarding him always tough because i i felt like i couldn't put him in wall him in and i had to choose one and like i think wall is the better player but i think bill has had the better season and i just i i went with a guy who's who's at the better season to me o'neill yeah i think what's big.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"Eu the okay welcome to our coupes i'm your host ac harper that i started it right over weaver said welcome to talk hoops zach carver over i'm up your host that corporate national nba writer for fan ranked sports this podcast for the leverage chat network you can subscribe on subscriber you subscribe dollar stuff on leverage chat dot com apple podcast all that good stuff please route three to five stars and we also need to do tell your friends tell your friends support our draft promo code supporter zeki promo code and support internet superstar angie treasure who is running the red hot utah jazz twitter account it's been on sports center it's been on the jump ended up in a washington post round up washington post round up that sounds like a thing okay player are you with or you what does that show that the website oca you're like coin that was there now that would be a weird way to say that somebody right be real weird i would not be comfortable with a now i would never yeah we we've had like a three minute podcast because i'd still publish what we've said so for sure but but you'd be like i don't have a podcast coming out here's what happened brand that is without this yeah this is why we got cancelled right you could even do a thing where you just cut like forty eight minutes of silence after that in because and and people just think it's one really long awkward pause because we've we've had those oh yeah and then after that only minutes dislike good odds do my seek agreed and yeah draft freed and then yeah done yeah i don't see a problem with that plant note that it might be the best part just we do.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"Got a flights crazy in it's working halfdead ham farmer jose calderon see i think and to him or her i think i think that halfdead ham farmer inside no no folded folks folded into bed sooner homer in farmer is uh no i think i think not i don't think it's the triple dole's i think it's starting jose calderon i think that's the move he's done to prove that he's he's the mvp i think jubilo's are part of it but i think the fact that they're starting jose calderon they're still winning is like him flexing gone like oh yeah by the way it doesn't matter who we start as long as it's not dare gross yeah ah shut out to tony jones divert though for loving for loving him some dare throws outlook dirt roads when he could play rages been awhile just doesn't have you need knees to play basketball apparently incoming they're important it's real of not not to have them uh kevin love is i wrote this on fan rag um kevin love has been like awesome like truly on opportunity with your head your headline now by sure you go ahead and do a little a little bit here wow wow we can tell that you devote wow why are you just run mi over in across zach zack geez she tried to run me over i'm just saying little cystic of little now i'm edel we'll zero reserve your though it was a great leg raymond carver now a reference now i'm very upset that was built a search of decisions now all set there's a famous raymond carver collection short stories god what we talk about only talk about love and i feel like that's a perfect column headline sure.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"Competent which i gotta here which is the temperature this they've that like deletes has been phenomenal and i big you'll he's had some good stretches of the pass before but you worry that one beds shooting stretches going to lose confidence or or injuries going to pop up the slows down or whatever if that happens then you're line a little bit more on jamaa's them a little bit more on times them more on jamal maybe that ends of wearing the down but even like mom election has been horrendous but he had overeat forget three which not a high volume but like like he's been so bad if they can get him kind of going in just those those little scoring sports at he would have last year the before where it's like oh shit he just had like six transition points in two minutes like where you know if you could just get those little moments from him than you sure of an injury to the team could could really devastate the depth because there isn't that much depth but if they could just get like a couple of competent minutes on him on the wing did not a ton then you you look at this team your leg or it will you've they're going to be these issues night tonight right a and they were deathly afraid actually that muhammad was going to go to the lakers in in the summer when they were going to lose him they they wanted him back because when you bring jamal crawford in and and you don't know how be elites is going to respond after the injury and and you have a few other issues on the bench eat they needed some youth and some energy and some kind of just brassknuckle bull in a china closet aggressiveness with that second unit and that's why they were totally elated when he changed his mind and said i'll we'll take the minimum deal to come back and there was a lot of sighs of relief that were being breathed at target center to get him there now he has eased came in in great shape but he's been terrible and i really do think zach that it's um i i think that.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"What happened to me upstaged him equipped tease it's these kids are superdome so there's a lot of making fun of kids a lot of failure it some of the worst worst challenge attempts performances i've ever seen in a in a game show of any kind let alone double dare in it leads me to i it's not in this episode but there's a there's a clip online that you can find right now of this kid like falls directly on his head and they're wearing helmets or whatever win like the big double dare challenge at the end this kid has like go over a wall any falls like right on his head in a very scary manner but he keeps going plane through he's fought like luckily is wearing a helmet he's okay anyways like forty pounds or something like that so it it's not a lot of weight fall in his head but he keeps going through but the entire time he goes through the rest of the challenge mark summers is like right beside going are you sure you okay are you okay like you see some help like are you sure your case kids like my way i'm a can cut her good for mark has this is well before concussions became a great thing this is before cd yes so i'm going to bring that up on the show and a couple of other fun things and we may or may not have the old board game to play a couple of games on the stage that's we at you know that sounds like a good idea and i also think that doing doing what are these for a script spelling bee would be funny oh that could be good yeah that could be goes a that'd be good anyway in a week i'm gonna go to brian and say hey i could create idea for the victims of the bench bay like look i'm a i'm a minor investor as furniture zach harper branded business year and and what a brand of your house that is if you don't don't social s us how you skyrocket up the iteens charts on old and after this episode.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"And then a couple of cut to a couple months later and i saw you tweeting up a storm about this this great idea that you had to do a suit marcus supermarket sweep live show and i just thought oh interesting is he gonna not that i need the credit for that but it's mention me and this or at least at me brawl or something in it and it's or is that you didn't so maya given our relationship i found that an excellent place to get you hard tomba um okay now i didn't remember this at all i had had a few drinks that night and so in my in my mind i'd come up with the idea i remember is talking about supermarkets sweet and in everyone who follows me knows that there there are times where i will just live tweeted an old episode your sure um but yeah i really thought this was my idea in thought that i'd come up with it because i do i think like an hour later i i said to brian i say as it arose like hey i have this idea for a show called no he was there when we were talking about it first that's what i say it was the three of us talking in that so he he was in on it but look zach forget about it i don't need the credit i will say that your love for supermarkets weep in a way reinvigorated it for me anyway so i probably wouldn't have been talking about it had not been there also therefore it's fair play for you to take advantage okay now i do not intentionally do it within once you reminded me i think on media day that i'd stolnis idea from you it did all come back to me and i definitely still that idea from you now what i didn't steel was the idea of dui double dare which is what we're doing november eight in the lab the hollywood improv at eight o'clock yet doubled there was a solid one to get here and it's a really good episode to.
"zach" Discussed on Talking Hoops with Zach Harper
"Welcome to talk of zach harper i'm your host that car for among national nba com this for fan wrecked sports part of the leverage chat network for the basketball friends in this podcast than anything else moving forward very excited for today's episode because we're talking lakers note don't delete the episode we're talking lakers with mike trudell the sideline reporter for verve what is the spectre i call you time warner cable spectrum business spectrums fortunately you're on the right track to start from sports at okay my first question for you why doesn't spectrum want people to watch the dodgers are you really going to start the i i would make the argument that it is directly vis fault that spectrum is tried to make deals are multiple times oca abbott look more more importantly people have to be really jealous were i'm doing right now because i'm looking at a giant sized blow up photo of you butting glasses yeah that that is i think it's on your twitter profile but since it's on skype it's much bigger much bigger and it's problematic for me but i think good other people i think i think you'll get more used to it as this podcast goes on i think you'll become more comfortable with it you'll maybe even after the pockets over you'll miss it a little bit look at depends some people may not know but you've copied some things for me and my leg throw at dog dog drug about a beautiful beautiful french bulldog name lila while as gu you several years later decided to get a french bulldog booking sure and they are there similar colors.