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"kwami" Discussed on Ask Me Another
"When i was a child and it was like all right. Are you ready for and ask me another challenge. Fantastic you play fictional ethicist on the good place so for your game. We found the real life version. He writes the column in the new york times magazine. Please welcome world renowned ethicists. Kwami anthony oppy a-. Welcome such a pleasure. How does one end up an ethicist mostly by mistake on ethics but the ethicist does something that most ethicists don't do that's right which is actually onset people's questions about have theories about their life but they don't actually first of all i know many of them and many of them living terrible taste good job of it but no radical ethics is. Is there a branch of philosophy. So i i wasn't sure when i agreed to do it that i was going to be able to help anybody. Mostly i probably don't but But i do. I think these i give my my readers something to read on a sunday morning so this is going to be fantastic. So william your game is called ken or kant before the show we posed everyday ethical dilemmas anthony. So we're going to pose these dilemmas to you. All you have to do is answer. Honestly and then anthony will tell you what the right answer..
"kwami" Discussed on BiggerPockets Business Podcast
"Then they could either say yes or no and the added psychological bonuses. This people feel like they are in control when they have the opportunity to correct you. Think about it as a child and a parent who's correcting in school teacher versus student. Who's correcting who right. And so i'm saying you correctly. I'm giving you the power in this. Interaction makes them feel safer. Makes them trust you more and makes them feel more in control. Even though i'm not really conceding anything by doing that. I love that i love that and i also want to make sure we touch upon even more and keep coming back to these different strategies. I'm not gonna call them tactics because this with your mom. So i don't wanna say we're using tactics with your mom but these overall strategies that you're using in the context of speaking with your son with your wife with your mom with other family members in the whole context of practicing negotiating is with every interaction you have and what i want to talk about. Specifically kwami is a lot of people. They hear the word negotiation. They're automatically assuming a battle one against the other a me versus you a negative connotation however clearly if we're talking about practicing negotiating with all of these different parties people who are near and dear to your heart that clearly is not what negotiation is so. Can you speak more to that. And specifically how we can adjust our mindsets to realize that negotiation is not a you versus me. Negotiation has a branding issue sort. We realizing here and has a serious branding issue. Because it's exactly what you said. We're negotiating all the time. It's not matter of whether or not you're negotiating. It's just a question of whether or not you're doing it well and so really everywhere their biases about everything. That's just the way the human brain works. There's a negative bias toward negotiation in the majority of situations because people think about the media representations. Okay this is a negotiation. I saw that on. Tv whoa that was intense..
The Biggest Mistakes People Make During Negotiations with Kwame Christian M.A. Esquire
"Would you say. Kwami is the one single most important thing that we need to know to become a better negotiator. Basically sum up your entire world in one sentence. Here i guess is what we're asking easy easy you're always negotiating that's really it. And so the name for my podcast negotiate. Anything for the reason that i want. People to recognize that they're constantly negotiating. So the definition. I like to use for negotiation. Is anytime you're in a conversation and somebody wants something and so constantly negotiating so whenever. I am doing these trainings and i ask them. When they're negotiating they always start off with family. I then friends and then people at work. And then even if it's procurement people are negotiating deals or real estate folks. Then it gets those type of external negotiations and so the people were going to negotiate with the most are the people who are closest to us and so the number one thing that people need to recognize when it comes to negotiation is that negotiation is everywhere. That's one of the biggest barriers people have is that they have low negotiation awareness. They don't know when they're negotiating and if you don't know you're negotiating then you don't know to use the skills. I love that. Because i know so many people that we talked to in. They're like well. How do i practice my negotiation. I don't get into enough situations like contractors or with business partners or with vendors. That i feel like i can practice enough and i think you just said it perfectly there. You should be practicing every day whether you're talking to your kids whether you are at a restaurant and trying to order something that might not be on the menu anytime you're talking to somebody in either side. What something. It's a great way to put that you're always negotiating to. There's always the opportunity to practice. You have to put yourself in the mindset that is negotiation absolutely and i remember i was listening to one of your episodes before i think it was on the ship. Bigger pockets episode and carol. One of the things you mentioned. Was that the simplest thing you can do to practice you. Negotiate digest practice listening. Not talking in a conversation and it's really hard to do and it's so hard that i created a challenge just for myself maybe i'll make it public something like that. But it's just the listening challenge and i remember. I have a five year old and around the holidays. My son was acting up a bit in school. And so i said you know what i'm to take him to work with me and i will bore him to death and then he will appreciate school more. My mom thought it was a horrible idea and says she started off the conversation. Just criticizing me. And i said oh. This is an opportunity to practice. Okay so for fifteen minutes straight fifteen minutes straight. i didn't say anything other than summarizing. What she said asking. If i understood correctly and then asking what else fifteen minutes straight didn't say anything and i was dying inside. I want to make it abundantly clear. So it's not easy not easy at all to do and so we got to that fifteen minute point and she's like. Are you going to say anything. I said listen. Mom i just wanna listen. I am here to just hear your perspective. What else do you want to say. And then once. I got to the point where she said nope that's it. I said okay. Would you like to hear my perspective. Sure and then. I gave my perspective. She agreed right now. If you think about that conversation if i would have started off if if i would have started off that conversation would not have gone very well right but i went through that painful process of listening for the moment because it was effective in the moment but also thinking long term. This is a practice opportunity. If i can do it in this moment it'll be a lot easier in the future. And then at the end of the conversation. I asked her for feedback. I said how did you feel during this conversation. What could i have done differently. What could've done better. I'm seriously thinking about every single conversation whether it's with my five year old my wife and my mom whoever it is as a practice opportunity because it makes those bigger than more transactional negotiations a lot easier. I want to suggest that. Everybody just hit rewind ninety seconds or one hundred twenty seconds and listen to that again because if you learn nothing else from this episode that's going to change your negotiation ability right there. That's gonna take ten times better. I heard a quote the other day. And unfortunately i can't remember who said it and so who attributed to but something along the lines of most of us when we are listening to somebody else auk were thinking most of the time about what we're going to say next as opposed to what they are saying and when we do that. We don't really get the other person's viewpoint we don't really comprehend what they're saying. We're just thinking about how we're going to argue it and how we're gonna get our point across and so what you said was so important. I do wanna go back to one thing because you had an amazing nugget in there that you kind of glossed over. But i think is super important. I'd love for you to expand on it if you don't mind but you talked about during that fifteen minute conversation with your mom. You were reiterating back to her. Your interpretation of what she was saying and it wasn't just is a time filler. Wasn't just for you to have something to say. What was your reason for. Taking the time and reiterating back to her. What you thought she was saying. It's called the empathy loop and so what you do. Is you summarize what the person says and you do by saying this. it's a really simple format. Correct me if i'm wrong but it sounds like you're saying x. y. z. Is that correct. And then you give them the opportunity to correct you and so this serves two purposes number one. It shows that you're listening and number two. It gets you points for listening. I think about it in terms of a game right where the other side is the referee. It doesn't matter if you're listening if they don't believe that you are in fact listening right and so what i do there is. I say yeah. Am i right there. And then they could either say yes or no and the added psychological bonuses. This people feel like they are in control when they have the opportunity to correct you. Think about it as a child and a parent who's correcting in school teacher versus student. Who's correcting who right. And so i'm saying you correctly. I'm giving you the power in this. Interaction makes them feel safer. Makes them trust you more and makes them feel more in control. Even though i'm not really conceding anything by doing that.
Spike Lee Is Working on a Movie Musical About Viagra
"Spike lee has announced his next big project and It's a little unexpected to say. The least he's going to direct a movie musical about pfizer's original wonder drug viagra. Yes viagra in a statement given to deadline leib wrote in part quote. Finally going into my fourth decade as a filmmaker. I will be directing danson all singing news a spike lee joint. And i can't wait. My mom's has been waiting to. And that's the rodgers and hammerstein truth ruth lee co wrote the screenplay with kwami armagh and it will feature original songs music written by the team behind the tony winning musical passing strange. This is exactly lee's first foray into the musical realm. He resigned directed a film version of david. Byrne's musical american
How are changes to sexual harassment rules working in schools
"In May, the Department of Education made sweeping changes to title nine regulations Peter Medlin with W J reports on how colleges and universities are coming to terms with new policies. Many advocates in school officials say will chill reporting the new regulations changed the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment under title nine to meet. The new standard harassment must be quote severe pervasive and objectively offensive. She Wa Patel is the Director of justice for students survivors at the National Women's law center. So these rules kind of in total really just turn title nine on its head as a civil rights law says they raised. The threshold of what schools can choose to ignore, and it's a departure from guidance that's been in place for wrong twenty years if a student isn't being outright denied equal access to a program or activity that might not be enough. So that means some substance would be forced to endure repeated an escalating levels of abuse before they can get help. The new rules also require institutions of higher learning to dismiss reports of harassment the happened off campus. Now, they'd had to put together a separate sexual misconduct policy to apply to those situations. This has ramifications for online harassment especially as many schools move to. More virtual instruction during the pandemic faith Ferber is a student engagement organizer with no your nine. She says, if someone's harassing you in a class zoom meeting that would be covered but if someone is sexually harassing you over facebook and then you have to see them in the zoom classroom that wouldn't necessarily be covered a northern Illinois University. Title Nine Coordinator. Sarah Gardner says they do have procedures to help students. We had the opportunity to see okay even though it doesn't reach this level of conduct how we address it as university but as faith ferber says the problem is that places like and I You could ignore those cases that they choose to, and she says, the Education Department isn't there to protect students either we can't count on our schools can't count on the government. So all we can count on is students and student power to really make a difference in holders schools accountable at a you students held protests last year on the basis of the university was mishandling investigations and the process was slow and apathetic. The university hired another coordinator and Garner says, they're much better equipped to handle their case load. Now, the new regulations are over two thousand pages two, thousand, thirty three to be exact and. The policies themselves fit into the last thirty pages or so the reason the document is so long as so that the Department of Education headed by Betsy Devos is trying to justify why the chains are needed and respond to public comments. She Wally catalysis says there were more than a hundred thousand comments mostly opposing the new rules they were school principal. There were mental health experts over nine hundred trauma specialists joined a letter and raised concern about the rule. So the significant opposition and yet they continue to move forward Sir Garner A, you were one of the many schools that Senate comets harshly not. Many concerns made it into the final regulations. Patel says, the provisions were largely unchanged from what was proposed, but there were also a few changes that weren't even in the proposed rule. So they didn't have a chance to comment. One example is that colleges and universities are now barred from dealing with complaints by people who aren't actively participating in an education program that means a school won't be allowed to investigate a complaint of sexual harassment if the survivor already graduated or they transferred or let's say they dropped out of school because they were sexually assaulted and they don't plan to re enroll and colleges. Could dismiss cases when the respondent who's being accused isn't enrolled or employed by the school but tell that could include professor who retires or who resigns after abuse comes to light. Another chain that wasn't included originally reiterates that the department's guidelines supersede any state law and some of the new title and changes are in conflict with Illinois. State Law one forces those going through an investigation to undergo cross-examination in a live hearing and as Sarah garnered I says, we have a state law that says, you cannot cross examiner one another. This is the price sexual violence and Higher Education Act however now, the federal. Regulations. You must cross examine each other in public comment. It stated that this quote turn educational centers into courts of law and allow for parties to be subjected to quote demeaning inappropriate, and irrelevant probing there waiting for the Illinois Attorney General. Kwami Raoul away in he along with seventeen other attorneys. General is suing the Education Department to block the final rules from going into effect. Garner says they'll find out if they have to proceed with the guidance on August fourteenth there are countless other issues advocates say make the process more difficult for the people involved and for the school conducting the investigation and Peter Mullen.
Recipe Developing From Home
"Big difference between coming to work at the World Trade Center and you're in this two thousand square foot kitchen with every pot and pan and spice that you need. You guys are now in your home. Kitchens with spouses and kids and pets and everything Solo. What's been the biggest challenge for you? It's just getting organized. I think I'll just I'll have a plan at the beginning of the day and then it never. It never goes according to plan. You know like today. My Pie melted. I thought I'd take your Pie. The I forgot to put an oven thermometer in there so I think the temperature was in right and then the crust. Just Chris what about you cooking in freeing up? The space to cook is a constant challenge but the hardest part is Ben when I wanNA take a great photo of something. It's like the stars really have to align like to SOLAS point. It can't be the day that you're crust decided to slump like right off. You know like into the abyss of the bottom of your oven. It can't be a day where you you have to be on my kid duty the entire day. It's like I need like the daylight I need to go out into my backyard. I need the food to look right at the right moment. I need to like have my entire setup and I've found that with certain dishes like I've been doing a lot of stuff with Spring produced and you have to start thinking like Stylus to get the best possible photo. Let's talk about that because typically when we're at work you guys developed the dishes in the bottom fifty test kitchen and then there is a photo department with professional photographers and stylists food stylists who take that recipe and then bring it to life in the form of a photograph. Now that we're all at home. You guys are the photographers. The prop stylist. The food stylists uric a one man band. How has that been working? You go ahead so well. Prop stylist have a prop cut that lockdown. Today's cloudy no photos happening today. I don't know it's just. It's just a I've realized it's a lot harder than I ever imagined to just like. Make a hard look at like every snow pea. When I'm playing something I just WanNa make a taste. Good and get it on the plate but when you're looking at it through the lens of the camera you suddenly realize Oh that mentally phys wilted this snow. Pea looks crooked This plate isn't as clean as I thought it would be. So just I guess I need to like slow down when I'm playing a little bit more. Because all of the flaws are magnified on camera. You have to build your dish in the dish on the set the way of food style would you can't really you know. Put the soup in the bowl back in the kitchen and then walk it outside. Yeah you know I mean it would be nice if we could but unfortunately that's just like not how great food photography works right. It's like you need to construct your dish. You need to construct each pleading of something and then you have this window of time. Clock is ticking. You know the colors are going to be vibrant and pop for some window of time and then you're going to start to lose it you know what are some of the dictates you received from the photo department in terms of how to shoot for a website like monoply dot com. The biggest thing for me was simply the idea that we need to shoot everything landscape and portrait like. I know that sounds silly but if you are somebody who uses instagram. And you use your iphone camera. Whatever your phone camera on your phone. Chances are you're used to thinking of food like as a vertical kind of proposition but a lot of the crops we need for our websites are landscape sort of orientation and that means you need to sit there and get both orientations and and I know that sounds like okay. Well that's just easy. You turn your phone but man. You'd be surprised how easy it is to forget. You know like taking like multiple orientations of something so those a lot having to do with kind of leaving negative space. When you're taking photographs making sure they can see plenty of surface to that they can crop in with different dimensions and different sort of aspect ratios but then yeah just the simple fact of a landscape and you had mentioned taking your food out to your backyard or you guys trying to shoot everything and natural light. Yeah I mean I don't know about you sola but I have to like the the light in my apartment you know like I don't have any kind of lighting setup you know so we're really behold into to natural light whether that's like a great window location indoors or really in my case it's got to be outside so the weather has to definitely cooperate. One day the wind was blowing Chili flakes off of my plate into my eyes all over my surface. It was. It was pretty extreme which photos just so the listener can get a sense of what it's like for you guys to shoot something at home. And then I know you work with Lower Murray and our footer department to help sort of tune up the the finished product. What photos are up now on site that each of you have shot that the listeners can go take? I don't think anything from me. I think soon you're gonNA see some dumplings. That was fun because I had to get my husband to help me He was the chopstick hand model. And then it was kind of interesting trying to like. Get the right angle to somehow. Like get where. He is. Get the camera where he is critical about you. Anything up on side right now the listeners. Check out what I have done. Let's see spring hot and sour soup. That's unhealthy ish. And then I did a pantry pasta recipe. That was tied to the youtube videos. We did of all of us doing pantry pastas. That's going to be basically. I think it's going live today but it's like a Pantry. Pasta with anchovies peas. And then yeah how this oxtail recipe. I'm going to be working on from chef. Kwami on at Kith and kin. So yeah excited to get going on that. But everything's been slow. You know getting to groceries this stuff that we need has been slower. We have to plan so far ahead so it's not just the weather it's like literally what's in the fridge typically Solo. You are someone. How should I put this? You can be rather meticulous with your testings and you can go through multiple iterations of a dish till you get to a point that you're content with it so I know you've been developing this. Is it a peanut butter and Jelly pies academic helping this for Ba from before quarantine like it feels like? I spent my entire life making this guy and I don't know why so. Are you just ordering lots of peanut butter through through five peanut debriefing or five jars of peanut butter? My husband just got sixty ounces of frozen fruit this morning from target. It's due on Thursday. Wish we look how. How many versions of the Pie of you created so? I guess the hardest thing is because I don't have everyone's feedback. I just keep going back and forth so I made some hand pies and then I did some pop tarts with an icing did pie pie and then for fun. I just thought I'd try slap pie but I think Chris. I think Pi Pi Regular Pie might be the way to go really so this is so interesting. Because this recipe and like this development process has taken a journey that really started back one World Trade Center like six weeks ago. I WanNa say and I feel like we've been sort of responding almost in real time with this recipe to like what's going on in the world in terms of like the ability of it right so like I like. This was like okay. This is like kind of an opportunity to do something. That's like not crazy difficult but like a little bit more of a showstopper you know. Maybe there's like a kind of fruit meringue situation happening on top lot of color and then it was like ratcheted right back to this needs to be like a hand pie like literally make some dough slap peanut butter slap some some jelly in their closet up boom done so. I think it's been interesting to sort of see the evolution of this recipe. And you know how it's almost like kind of just responding to like. What do we think people are up for now you know? Do they need a project or they just want something. That's kind of simple and delicious. You know what I think. I think that there's that saying whatever I it's not about the destination it's about the journey. I think with Sola. The recipe is always about the journey. You leave no stone. Have to make it as bad as possible. I need to get the depths of hell before I can see the light. I basically I think that if I don't like try it with all of the flowers and know what's terrible than I. Just don't feel good about it
"kwami" Discussed on The Pascal Show Podcast
"Welcome. You're welcome this is A. We would have rolled out the red the red carpet. But we just didn't have time. Hey next time so so tell tell me man okay. I I've quantity building. Group is building the new soccer arena which is massively huge. That's a huge deal. Congratulations congratulations on that. I'm going to collapse regan all of that because what you're doing bringing a Lotta stuff to Saint Louis. You're doing something really big so I gotta ask you. How do you get the GIG? Yea Man well I was born. And here's the interesting about all of that. Is You know I. I've been grinding just like you man. I've been grinding ever since I've been in business. Let me give you a little bit of history because you know five ten years a long time in Indian industry but particularly in the construction industry so this is my twenty nine year in business as a construction obstruction management firm. Who is not like this is overnight? Right it's not like you just stumbled upon it right the the the the arena. So I'll get I'll get to that so I sold the company to employees about eight years ago. I'm fifty one chairman. CEO But a couple of years. Years ago I started working in Seattle. My guys were really focused in Seattle in north west part of the country. And I just noticed if you haven't noticed like like the last five or six years probably didn't hear a lot from kwami And I was I was not as involved in with the day to day activities and I really wasn't is it but I felt like we really need to focus back on Saint Louis our home base and in doing that. I got back engaged with the day to day. The operation of the business Officially took back over the presidency January two thousand nineteen and so in doing that. We're working on the convention center in Seattle so We've worked on a convention center here a few years ago. We worked on. Cardinal Stadium reported construction management team for that so we have built free decent resume of stadium. Real Rena kind of projects or a local farm not just minority from just local firm of ethnic type So they were looking for a program manager. Owner's rep to to help manage the entire process. Which is all we've been doing for the last twenty nine years and and I ended up with a gentleman who we work with on the Cardinal Stadium? A guy named John Lloyd who had a significant amount of stadium experience around the country and we just put together. I think a killer killer teams that beat out three or four national firms who went after work so it was it was it. Did this have anything to do with like the best budget wins type of situation. No believe it or not it was what they call a qualification based selection negotiated fees. After's word wow with no no no so break that down. What does that mean exactly? What that means? Is You put the proposal together. And they pick the best team and then negotiate the fee so it wasn't based on price. Wow okay man. I wish I love. I need that kind of life. I'm just dope. Come on what you know what I mean. Lean my laundry list of things I've done we lose. We lose quite a bit but when we win we win big. You know it's one of those so you know it's a gamble but if I were to ask you if you went back fifteen twenty years how many minority firms the entire United States of America America to have fifteen or twenty years experience. Doing what we do so now twenty nine years later we're gonNA pretty good position you know Not just as minority already owned firm but of all farms because Most people familiar with our work at the airport. We've been at the airport for almost twenty years. We've done working great Orlando's airport in DFW and other airports across the country so I've been able to amass resume of pretty significant big projects. Yeah and so. There are a lot of Competent firms here black and white. But when you look at the big firms that have a deadlines and complexity I think we we kind of stand above the rest. Yeah so kwami. Is the name to kwami building group. So why why Kwami will kwami building good. That's another story so I was working at Anheuser Busch when I actually started to business I worked for the corps. Were of Engineers Monsanto and Anheuser Busch. While I was trying to develop the business had a bunch of guys who were laid off from a Boeing was down Doug at the time that we run project for me during the day while I was working at a B and they would give me the information. I've give them their direction and I put together reports on the weekends. I would put together the cost reports the schedule scheduled to allow the technical things. Hire people to do now. I did myself and I did that all on weekends. Dusk kwami means born on Saturday in Ghana. The company was born on Saturday and at the time and my my cute little brother name kwami on Saturday so I thought it was catchy. At the time it was it was it was kind kind of Corny. But that's that's how I came up with. kwami means born on started. The company was born on Saturday. Known that makes total sense and of course it's a great name so essentially is about the name if I if I must you know you'd be surprised. How many people told me when I started this business that I should change the name because it sounded too ethnic see I would think that that to nothing? I would think that too but I'm just saying I I could have difficulty was but see now. People say it's like they don't they don't think ethnicity I mean when I hear Kwami today I mean we've been around long enough right. We've established ourselves at the time. Initially again twenty eight twenty nine years ago Kwami Kwami is like. Oh that's a minority Vermont Right but I've always had the position that you know. I guess it was Oprah. Somebody said that the best deterrent. Racism is excellent and so my position was nobody has Alberici to change. Her name. Is Italian. Rallo McCarty you know so to me. I just never even gave it a second thought. About changing right no I see. That's that's great. I'm glad that you kinda stuck to your guns and to stay with it. Let me ask you what what what was the hardest part. What is the hardest part about the business when you first started out you said okay? I'm GONNA build this but to put together this company kwami ability group. What what was the first? What was the hardest thing about stepping out? Okay a kind of two three questions. 'cause the hardest part about the business is a little different than the hardest part about stepping out. You know so there have been challenges along the way you know. Since I've been in business that I can go through as we was. We talk but stepping out Is is something that even my parents thought. I was crazy when I told him I was quitting my job. It has Bush to start my own business like what you know. Everybody's in Saint Louis trying to get in anticipation that was leaving But I've always wanted to have my own business and but I felt like that's why I did kind of on the side on weekends and I encourage anybody who has a spirit who wants to have numbers if you have a decent job keep your job as long as you can and you just have to sacrifice acuff ice and work long hours late nights and And my my position was I wasn't gonNA leave Anheuser Busch until I can no longer number four to stay so we got to a point where I had amassed enough clients enough contracts where I couldn't service them and do my job so I quit quit because I felt like I can make more money on my own but but but the last thing I say. I didn't do it for the money. I did for the flexibility and freedom to having my own business brought me because the first year I made no money the second year I made less than I made when I was a beat. It wasn't too maybe third. Your Dad was able to make the same amount of money that I was making. which but the the tough part is you have to prepare yourself paid off? All my credit card paid off. All the bills didn't have anything but my living expenses in. Oh my house. Note that Kathy so As long as you can manage that and you'd be surprised how little you can live off of until you're forced to write a Beyond you know not getting into the details. But I'd never looked back and I would never go back to that situation and I and I don't think I ever could have been able to accomplish some things that have accomplished head. I stay word I mean. Let me let me re. Yeah I ain't never going back to Rama noodles. I I going back. You know what I'm saying. That's motivation in itself right there. Noble Rama Noodles delicious though. Anyway we gotta go to a a quick commercial break when we got Tony Thompson in the house will be right back. This is the Pascal show. What's up Yo you're on? Wgn You nine twenty am. I'm and one zero six point nine. FM Real talk for real saint. Louis yes back to the show. Yes thank you guys so much for tuning in and being a part of the show. If you've got any questions for our brother Tony Thompson gives a call at three one. Four eight eight zero zero eight zero eight or comment on our feeds. We have our facebook book. Feed Facebook.com forced Pascal show and we have our Youtube Channel YouTube dot com forward slash. The Pasco show. We're watching all the bumps so please go comment below. Let I know you think we are here with Tony Thompson of kwami building group. Anyway we're just in the middle of a conversation during the break are right. Yes we do talk during the breaks too by the way. If you don't know Nagy no anyway we were just talking about the the arena and all the things that are going to be going down with this thing and of course. There's some things is that you can't disclose right now as a but I got some exclusives which is dope we. I can't tell you that sucks Lasantha anyway the arena. Obviously we can talk about like the location of the arena. Correct Stadium Stadium. Sorry keep saying Rena the stadium. So where's the where's the stadium. I'm going to be located at so. Actually you probably heard recently in Saint Today. Just shut down to the exit ramps of sixty four And that those are being closed primarily because as you come underneath the ramp and as you exit towards Union Station when you when you take that loop around that tire areas.
Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome
"Everyone my name is kwami. And I used to work in Mexico in product and I recently joined Verizon media about three months ago so putting you to the bay area objects just moved Jeff So the topic that brings us here. Today is a side. Just I used to be something engineering. I moved from sucking can humans product so What brings us here? Today's topic so comments up big from engineering to product overcoming the impostor syndrome Come out generally like to be a conversation on talk so I tried to prepare a few slides as possible so that it can be more conversation. input as well so going forward. This try do that. It's It's going to be a fun all right. So the agenda sell I I. I'd like to talk about next contacts about me What is product management? My jeans product Imposter Syndrome can start Just taking game looking what it is in in some fact surrounded and then some challenges I face and then five issues. I've picked up as more by on the issues that I picked out just Regards which gusset imposter syndrome and then how. I overcame IMPOSITON. Hopefully it'll who can it. It will be useful to you and then some key takeout takeaways that out like you to Renewed Aachen in Tacoma right. So start right with some fun facts about me So I'm originally from Ghana West Africa and I I actually grew up in South Africa. Small country called Swaziland. The Kingdom of size is one of the last remaining market in the world And it has about one point. Four million people so from very small tastes in Africa so I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs by parents. Aaron started off as teachers and I had the I guess I was fortunate. Watch them set up the own businesses whilst they were teachers indeed My Mom's side of the retail business. My Dad started my dad and my mom together started a consulting business in on. I was the African parents that to gifted children involved in your businesses so I I was involved in various aspects sometimes running by MOMS retail business. When shows away in my dad's business As dry vice over as Within the office realm so give me some good experiences. I was growing up so that I started my sneak of business so my mom used to as to start her business she should bring home some goods loss us as you said. Travel there on Welsh because back in she brings him good spots in for me. It was necas most of the time and I used to go to school. So Primary School in high school in I'll be walking. People become mention my sneakers and it took me a long time. Jackie free to create. That can actually make a business again. Why I'm wearing? I can actually bring to the people make some money so I sent it to source some sneakers locally inside. I got them for about twenty dollars. I got the start up capital from my mom I got them between Dawes. in-and-out seldom for about sixty dollars. So I mean some good profits in good the public money off that business I did that for a few years. And then I ventured into music so music writing music producing music. And I'm I'm doing the Polish Abang concerts and stuff like that so Figuring out how the music business works in that giving another arm armaments to learn how to build a business to learn how to make money radium. Each I moved here to the US. When I was nineteen I move for school? ooh And I studied computer science It was very interesting because I actually. I wanted to study business but I remember one time whereas Doing my assignment a friend of mine. Who Mentions me till this day your side Vm? He he told me hey. I think you'd be really good at computer. Sciences should try it out and I tried chided up and I never looked back. Site initially went there to study business and I change into computer science I studied in the smell coach. Westminster College in Fulton Missouri every small casing but again heavy time. GimMe opportunity to focus and to build myself as an engineer Either back on payments in the payments industry so I started off my sophomore year. Interim Mastercard work through software engineering in Minnie eventually a fulltime start working for them within biometric authentication. So that's been my core experience in fulltime. So that's been fun and lastly ask you Just recently moved to the bay air so the months ago I moved here actually three days ago as exactly three months. Oh still new to the area. I'm looking forward to exploring the era meeting more people right so this is just like A visual of my journey so the first one obviously a very happy mander was a struggle. School is struggling computer science met. That's what I studied in the struggle by that was the stock to Mike On right side Suicide my former company mastercard. I was basically working with the team on pitching a new product. And then on the bottom. NAFTA's about two weeks ago at my company Verizon media where I was lunching my product media commerce across Fanti company so that was finding new and in the middle was before I left mastercard. I didn't own your career panel where talking about the importance of knowing you are in making taking that risk to do exactly what you'd like to do in which for me was moving from software engineering product which is really fun. And then on the Bottom Reich. Mike is Me and Harvard. Business School with few Khalid's their house. Basically doing some diversity recruiting which something really passionate about in I still I don You're doing that for her as needed right so started. So what is product management. And so this is the industry definition. I have watched hundreds of Product School Jones and I always see this. Come up all the time if you go if you do a quick. Google search is the same as an intersection said a defining part on the intersection of US tech and business and then in the middle of magic you there. That's what they call the product management. What I agree with this Sunday by actually like using take a few aspects is a big element that's missing so this stakeholder management basically between us experience on January and business which could be marketing in sales and so forth? But there's no immensely add tate's the product manage. I feel like being being a product manager. Also it means that you need to manage yourself so I think that's using here so my a different version. I think it's missing you as a product manager. It's a big element there and you'll see wise relates to imposter syndrome and then there's some other Aspects that could doesn't actually say what you do as a product manager doesn't indicate why you do what you do and then how you GonNa do those things knock greedy evidence within the diagram so wise park management so I think I believe park management basically communists to things. So it's the why and the watts. That's what the product manager owns to the Y.. is going to be the traffic strategy. And then what is is going to be the product roadmap that you define based product strategy And then basically across this you're GonNa define what commensal wet solvent that always problems to solve in product management by product manager. It's your job to kind of define on actually decide what's important to solve in prioritize and in all this is brought together by the product. That's the bottom so this is my definition of park measuring
United States v. Kwame Kilpatrick
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"kwami" Discussed on Sensible People
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"kwami" Discussed on Coaching for Leaders
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"kwami" Discussed on KOMO
"No Kwami casino kicks off its twenty nineteen summer concert series with Montgomery, gentry in the Mountain View. Plaza tickets available at an oak, Sinoe dot com. Seattle's closest snow Kwami casino are next KOMO traffic at ten four. Now look at our forecast, which this past week. It seemed to be changing hourly very hard to plan what you wanted to do here for the holiday weekend. There's a stands now we're looking at cloudy Saturday for the most part of widely spread rain showers here throughout western Washington Times. Daytime highs only to reach mid to upper fifties in for Sunday and Monday a warm up mid seventies to upper seventies, depending on where you are. And look for a better chance of dry and sunny conditions at times. That's the latest from the KOMO weather center. Bring you up to date on the voice for all fans are already hearing after sixteen seasons founding coach Adam LeVine is turning his chair around four good. He's been a coach in the voice since day one. Now, Adam LeVine is bowing out the maroon five front, giving fish chair running along goodbye on scrim. Not giving a reason for leaving except for time to move on. He and Blake Shelton. No, the only two coaches that have been on every season, so far, the tool become close friends to Sheldon's girlfriend. Gwen Stafani is taking over LeVine spot next season. This is KOMO news. Hey Seattle, you know the drill stop go. Stop go get KOMO AAA traffic alerts every ten minutes on the fours. Twenty four seven breaking traffic news as it happens. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seven. In the minutes ahead. John will break down the weather forecast to let you know when it's going to be warmer and sunshine at times this weekend. And we'll check on those roads to if you chose to hold off until this morning to make a break for it. With lifebeat, marina Rockinger, perhaps you're doing some traveling over this holiday weekend, healthcare providers can't.
"kwami" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Gordon Ramsay and kitchen nightmares. That israel. How close is that to the actual kiss as we see in terms of that level of kind of demanding intense? You know, everything on the line like that real especially on top. Chef you've been on both sides. It depends on the person. Honestly, some chefs are more zen. Some chefs are people that freak out. It depends on the person. You know, I'm very much in the zone when we're when we're cooking. I'm on the pass everything must be perfect. And I may not be like the past the rail sits before the, you know, some honestly it depends on how I feel. I mean, some nights I may be like, you know, what is this like replayed this or I may be like, okay, just replayed this or this isn't really looked to two nice. So it just it depends on the mood. It depends on the intensity and the restaurant. Two hundred covers versus fifty covers you know, sometimes sometimes you just react differently. But I think the person dictates how the culture is. In the kitchen. Let me get back to that question from the listener on the website, the one eight dot org. Contrast, the popularity of cooking shows with the decline of individual meal prep. It's perplexing. What do you think of ghost kitchens and delivery as a business model first of all ghost kitchen? I don't know what that goes kitchen is. But the. The meal prep. I think I think is a great business model. There's a lot of people that do not want to cook. And they just wanna get a package with something already made or something that they can feel like they made in fifteen minutes. I think it's it's great. You'll see as you know business is going in that direction the food industry and more of these quicker prepare cheaper items. And I think ghost kitchen is what some people call virtual kitchen. It's like, it's a it's a delivery only restaurant. There's no storefront. There's no dining area. It's kind of built just for like door dash ubereats prepare it, and then send it out. Yeah. Well listener wrote on our website my nieces interested in a career in the food industry. What advice do you have for a young aspiring? Chef is there a job in the field other than being a head chef that you think would be fun and rewarding and still pay the bills. Yeah. I mean head chef is the know. That's that's what she should be striving for. But that's shouldn't be what she just jumps into directly. You know? I think getting a job at your local restaurant. That's you walk into and that's fairly busy just to see what it's like to actually work in industry. And if she can survive that for, you know, a year, then she should really take it seriously. The one biggest mistake you made on your way up but wasn't. In terms of advising. This person's niece. Biggest mistake I made on my way up is wanting things like really really quickly. So taking your time with them is probably the most important thing. And before I let you go. Your book also contains a few recipes. I'm an amateur cook I can feed myself, but I'm not feeding other people. What dish would you recommend that? An amateur cook tries something that's safe for me to start with before. The squash soup is very very simple. So the squash Flutie should do that one. I this. So there's no risk of me. Like, hospitalizing anybody? No, you'll be fine. You'll be fine. No can't cook. With a little love, and you'll be alright Kwami own watch is the executive chef at kith and kin his memoirs called.
"kwami" Discussed on KPCC
"Coming up ROY orbison rea- callous are no longer alive, but they're back on tour. Thanks to a hologram. In this moment when the power goes out to thirty million Venezuelans, it's not entirely clear who runs the country, not at all. And it's becoming clear to everybody that Madero can't do even the most basic thing that a government should be doing which is keeping the lights on. I'm Michael Varo. That's today on the data from the New York Times tonight at seven thirty on eighty nine point three KPCC. KABC supporters include the Scarborough cultural center, presenting the exhibition black is beautiful the photography of Kwami Brathwaite, opening April eleventh, the first major exhibition dedicated to this key figure of the second Harlem renaissance black is beautiful features over forty photographs of amplified an influential cultural movement of the nineteen sixties black is beautiful photography of Kwami Brathwaite at the Scarborough information at scribbled dot org. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn ever since a hologram of the late to puncture core appeared onstage at the Coachella music festival. Seven years ago. People have been asking should dead musicians. Get an encore onstage. My guest today is hologram entrepreneur, mardi tutor, and he certainly thinks the answer is. Yes, he and Brian Becker run base hologram. It's a production company. That specializes in re animated musical legends, including ROY orbison and opera singer rea- Callas, their holograms are remarkably realistic, and they perform onstage with live musicians tutor has been in the entertainment industry for a long time both in lighting design and artists management. He spoke with me about getting into hologram production and the technical and ethical obstacles that followed. I hearken back to my theater days and roots because really what we're doing is putting on a theatrical show here we. We are not pretending that the artist is still here or making the audience believe that the artist is still here. What does happen which is fascinating? Is when you watch it because we use a mixture of the hologram along with live people on stage. So in the case of our Maria Callas hologram there's fifty musicians on stage,.
"kwami" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"I wrote them and have them, and I will put them into a book for him a book of his, but. That was one reason that I have some abstractions in this book. Unmatching legs. After give shout out to Kwami. Does you Kwami who accepted this poem for publication, which is so thrilling in the prairie schooner? Unmatching lakes owed. I don't know. Why I am fairly cheerful about my unmatching legs. I am not cheerful about my foot soles which were like two brains reading the ground and now have less than half their nerves. They are the numskulls to whom I trust my balance their surfaces crinkled tin foil made of rubber. But when I ally on the floor on my back and look up at my lower limbs, those tapered feelers, I like them, even though you cannot tell if the left is withered or the right fat, the right is swollen. When I was a new matron. I thought that the blue green line down my inner calf the greet SAF in this vein was a Nile beauty, Mark. And the way it rose when I was carrying my first young. There was something. Cool in how it fit between the lead ges of the gastro Caen MIA'S and soleus like a snake between two strata of rock. So when I see the legs mass. I'm almost proud of it that it could fit in at one and a half of its Bello and the skinny legs the original one. How can it be that? I like the healed gouge on it from the edge of the porch stare when I fell upwards or the one from the corner FANG of his truck door. They hold the places I've been they are like passport stamps from his kingdom. I have always liked my legs, the double stem, which lifts the big odd. Flower of me up and up. It's as if I fell in love with them when they and I began to learn to walk. Together. The two of them were best friends who could press against each other and feel the love at the top of the stocks and they were twins not identical but mirror twins loving. The other was loving the self. They were ecstatic. They were the theor sus and the stylus the healthy narcissus. I'm sad, they will rot. I wish our bodies could leave us when they are done with us leave our spirits here and walk away. Would you like to tell us anything else about your legs? I like looking up muscles and nerves and finding out their names. I like weird words I had a political struggle with that. I long wanted to leave a pile of poems at the checkout at ShopRite. And I would look at the women who also were in line with me. And in those days they were. Gee, almost all women and wonder, which of my poems. They might feel welcome to. And if it had a fancy weird word near the beginning, not so much. So I tried to leave out the fancy weird words. But the trouble was I was in love. With those words, they're like magic spells. And I I've studied languages because I love them so much. I'm not good at them. And I don't know semantics or semiotics or anything like that. But. I love those words. So when I'm reading that I see what gastro Caen MIA'S is coming get ready. Yeah. Yeah. And and again having experienced myself as not confident. But we're. And partly not confident because of being weird. But then developing a taste for the weirdness. And you know, once we find friends once we find close friends, they love us for our weirdness as much as are not weirdness..
"kwami" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Individuals so but with a fish uplifting, as this was the first time a coral Sambo actually sang these songs in eighteen seventy three. They performed for Queen Victoria of Great Britain. She was so taken by their performance that she commissioned a portrait of the traveling acapella group. White people who hadn't heard Paul Kwami told us did not believe probably that people could sing what these new audiences. Did. Here is the same music that helped the singers and their ancestors endure presented as culture that could speak to everyone. The where the songs were sung with some of the things that became attractive to the hearers. Whether or not the fact that these were plantation songs that were being sung, in harmony, in many cases, made the songs very accessible both here. And in Europe, the popularity of the Fisk jubilee singers and their success at presenting spirituals to the public encourage the further evolution of black sacred music often. The spirituals were rather stayed and stately and majestic and kinda slow in tempo. It didn't take long gospel historian, and producer, Jerry Zoltin told us for creativity to change gospel. Singers began writing new songs. That were original that had a feel of spiritual lyric..
"kwami" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Nineteen Fifty-three woman convicted in her boyfriend suicidal have to start serving time. She continues her appeal show Carter's defense to stay for fifteen months sentence for her rolling Conrad. Roy the third suicide would continue while she appealed Carter's attorney Joseph Cataldo, saying even as Massachusetts highest court denied that effort we fully intend to file an appeal with the United States Supreme court within the next ninety days, but a state trial judge sided with prosecutors who say Carter's jail terms should begin. Now allows the komo's motion to vote the state of sentence. The defense had argued that Carter was not actively involved in Roy's, death and should not be held accountable. Grenell? Scott, Fox News. The Illinois attorney general asking the state supreme court to order a new sentence for the white Chicago officer who fatally shot black teenager. Liquan McDonald Kwami rolls says he asked for a court order that was send Jason Van Dyke bath to the trial. Judge teachers walking the picket line in Denver, Colorado. The big thing in the Denver teacher fight is pay. The teachers union wants to stop with performance based pay through something called the pro comp system. He said hasn't really helped lower income students that much and it's come at the expense of everyone's salaries overall Denver district superintendent Susannah Cordova said, the pro comp system is complicated. But she doesn't want to get rid of it entirely. If we did we'd give up thirty three million dollars. And that's not something that I would ever want to do the teachers say something's gotta give unfortunately, you know, after fifteen.
"kwami" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Media and his crew out has resulted in Jim Acosta receiving a massive contract from HarperCollins to write about how hard it is to be pasta while simultaneously making out with Timothy pasta. See he doesn't only pick on Alexandria Cossio Cortez. And I can't do that a lot. He's smart super smart because the media keep telling me superstar. Weekdays to defy. It's time to hang it up and turn it on WLS AM eight ninety. No, no, no, no, no. You don't hang up. Just getting warmed up. Jennifer. I hope you feel better a lot of text messages here interspersed between talking about the Van Dyke sentencing. Thank you so much and a couple other subjects here. Hope you feel better Jennifer that is from you have access to these textures in your newsroom, I hope you feel better. Jennifer comic Kwami in his own words. Just getting started while. Okay. Sure. Somebody should ask Erica herald what she thinks of quantities action. That's good. We're going to free childcare and see we can't get around before seven o'clock. She of course, ran against a Kwami Raoul for the post, and she's downstate and if she's available we'll get around before seven o'clock couple more. Wishing you a good health, Jennifer. Here's one Kim FOX leading people out of jail left and right while Kwami he's trying to lock up cops for additional lengths of time. Wow. Tough time to live in Illinois. We shall see. How did your surprise retirement party go for your father? I know you flew where to surprise fantastic. Yes. I flew to San Antonio. That's he told me over the holidays. He thought work might be doing something for him because they invited him to their annual meeting and just for one night for dinner. And I got enough information out of him to find out what his bosses name it is. And I called up his boss out of the blue told him. Boy wise said listen, I don't need anything. I'll get my way down there. But I just need my name on a list. So I can get into the function. And I'm happy to do whatever you want me to do. What if you don't mind me asking what business are we talking about? He was involved in running the bus system down in Austin, Texas. I love Austin, Texas. And so the the meeting that I was that was in San Antonio, which is only an hour away for sure. Yeah. So he was with this group. Gee, I don't know forty six year career, but it various executive or executive planning the roots and not buying the buses, and manage contracts, okay contract. All right. Yeah. So was he surprised when he saw you there? Well, we were in line at the restaurant, and my brother who had come down with him because he lives with them. Now, he said, don't look but dad's right behind you. And I said, okay. Well, you know, Jake is up pretty soon. So I turned around. I said, hey, I heard you're retiring, and he goes, what are you doing here? Right. He told me later, they said, that's the moment when you, wow, they must be doing something big. So what would they wind up doing in your father's honor? I gave a speech with yet. So I think what I assume. Yes, it was a Jag dinner, a very nice dinner on the river walk outside. So it was perfect. I've never been I've been to Austin. And my buddy keeps telling we should go down to San Antonio just for no reason to see that river walk. But it doesn't matter that much to me right there to sell. It's close the walk, and we had a dinner. I did a speech, and they gave him a present and cake gold, watch gold buzz gift certificates. Yes. Very clashes king. Yeah. The equivalency. Yeah. And now he's up in Asheville, North Carolina. He moved the next day later, San Antonio gotta go. Join by time in Austin. I'm leaving Texas in my rear view mirror. Another cool city. Snow MAC Davis song. Oh, good. I'm glad you worked out because you said I'm going to leave for three days. That's when Nick was on for you. But don't say anything on the air rights. Gets back to him as it does. You know, parents are proud of their kids who are on radio. So my dad was listening to almost every minute until he passed away last July. So, you know, sometimes in a lot of ways it's more important for them than it is for us. Yeah. It's wonderful wonderful guys. I know I would like to go a day without talking about race relations. But in this day and age, it's almost impossible. I subscribe to the pew polling newsletter. And this is out today. Thirty four percent of Americans say they find a white person using makeup to darken their skin. So they can appear to be a different race as part of a Halloween costume is either always acceptable, or sometimes acceptable. So if you add those up it comes up to thirty four percent of Americans say as long as you are acting like Michael Jackson on Halloween if you're white guy. I so or vice versa, or what have you seen many historical references of black people dressed up as white people? I know Eddie Murphy did a skit on SNL many many years ago in person. Dated a white guy for a day and the bit was a white people don't pay for anything. They don't pay for their subway pass. They don't pay for the morning newspaper or a Cup of coffee. But that was Eddie Murphy years ago. I heard Ben Shapiro say one of the promos, and he has SNL ever been funny. I would just like to say I hate to drift off the double dose reservation. But yes, I have found a lot of SNL to be funny over the past forty plus years. I am surprised at thirty four percent of Americans. This is all races. All demographics say they find a white person using makeup the darker skin. So they can appear to be a different race as part of a Halloween costume to always be acceptable, or sometimes acceptable. Now, there is a divide that surprisingly between political parties. And this is all in regards to governor what's going on with the north is he's still governor. By the way, I haven't seen. He's not resigned yet. Nope is a Lieutenant governor hanging on stellar boy is so fortuitous for the governor that this guy's in a sticky. Wicket if that Lieutenant governor was still squeaky clean governor would have been out days, and the, you know, we'll we'll probably survive his admitting of having an incident regarding black face. Because he came so clean with it. So quickly and preemptively. He would probably be the survivor here. I think the age I think that the Lieutenant governor. And I think the governor is cooked down the line. How soon I'm not. So sure I thought they would already be gone, frankly, are Republicans are much more likely to see black face as acceptable than Democrats quarter. Republicans say it's always acceptable twenty five percents, whatever Halloween or not always acceptable by God. That's my first amendment right half Republicans say sometimes, okay and only about fifteen percent of Democrats or democratic leaning independents say, it's even sometimes okay? Also, the racial divide quite strong in this poll question thirty nine percent of white people thought black face was acceptable. Only eight percent of African Americans surprisingly twenty eight percent of Latinos think it's acceptable to dress up in black face so on and it goes also is a serious divide as far as age, the younger you go. The more outrage there is to address it in black face. Although I was surprised that forty five percent of fifty to sixty four year olds thinks that it could be okay. But only thirty eight percent of those over sixty five think that it would be okay. You would think that'd be reversed? But that's the latest from pew as a black face. Twenty nineteen continues here coming up next Mary Ann Ahern from. NBC five will be here. Amara Enya was going to have a big meeting chance today. Chance the rapper. Unfortunately was a no show, but he did yeoman's work yesterday. Early voting is underway. And it is indicative of this mayoral race. And how big of a contest it's going to be and also O'Connor the good alderman who now runs the finance council says. Yeah. Smokers smoke them. And if you're a gambler we want you to be a problem gambler because we need the revenue details. That's exactly what he said. But details Mary Ann Ahern coming up next to six thirty five..
"kwami" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday. No. But it is also a great excuse to talk about how we nurture those around us. How we connect with others and how we love, and as our friend poet and parent Kwami Alexander knows very well kids are often away better at expressing love and openness than the rest of us. He is in our studios in Washington high Kwami, hey there Rachel so you've got two daughters. I have learned some things about loving and nurturing from them. I've learned that love is. Sometimes the only thing that will keep you saying, right? That keeps me smiling. Even when I don't feel like it, you got kids. So you know, what I'm. Talking about. Absolutely it is the best medicine. It's actually oxytocin. That's what it is. Great like, a chemical reaction. It goes to your brain makes feel good. It's those moments when our kids challenges it kicks in that we do actually love them last week. I was having a little too harsh. I guess talking to with my ten year old, and we'll see what is getting an ear full for like ten to fifteen minutes about honesty. And my disappointment regarding a decision she made, and she just starts bawling. And so I, and I just tell her I love you. I love you and part of my job as a parent is to help you become good is to help you become a kind happy and loving adult. And I'm just saying this over and over to her and she's looking at me like really it doesn't feel like they feel good. And that's now remember this poem. Of course, you did. Because you're you didn't recite it. Okay, good. But it felt like it would have been the perfect poem for that moment. Yeah. So this is for the parents listening when your kids question, whether you love them it's called resignation by Nikki Giovanni. And here's a few excerpts. I love you. Because the earth turns around the sun because the north wind blows north sometimes because the winters flow into springs and the air clears after a storm because only my love for you. Despite the charms of gravity keeps me from falling off this earth into another..
"kwami" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"For most of the day with a high near forty four degrees. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin. When was the last time a kid in your life said something that just got you in your gut? I bet it wasn't that long ago. A well placed I love you in the middle of a stressful day, an unsolicited hug when you needed one most we are in that season. And yes, we can all agree. Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday. I know. But it is also a great excuse to talk about how we nurture those around us. How we connect with others and how we love, and as our friend poet and parent Kwami Alexander knows very well kids are often way better at expressing love and openness than the rest of us. He is in our studios in Washington high Kwami, hey there Rachel so you've got two daughters. I imagine you have learned some things about loving and nurturing from them. I've learned that love is. Sometimes the only thing that will keep you saying, right? That keeps me smiling even. When I don't feel like you've got kids. So you know, what I'm talking about? Absolutely. It is the best medicine. It's actually oxytocin. That's what it is. Like, a chemical reaction. It goes to your brain makes feel good. It's stills moments when our kids challenges it kicks in that we do actually loved them last week. I was having a little too harsh. I guess talking to with my ten year old, and we'll see was getting an ear full for like ten to fifteen minutes about honesty. And my disappointment regarding a decision she had made, and she just started bawling hugger. And I just tell her look, I love you. I love you part of my job as a parent is to help you become good is to help you become a kind happy and loving adult. And I'm just saying this over and over to her and she's looking at me like really it doesn't feel like they feel good. And that's now remember this poem. Of course, he did. Because you're you. I mean, I didn't recite it. Okay, good. But it felt like it would have been the perfect poem for that moment. Yeah. So this is for the parents listening when your kids question, whether you love them it's called resignation by Nikki Giovanni. And here's a few excerpts. I love you. Because the earth turns around the sun because the north wind blows north sometimes because the winters flow into springs and the air clears after a storm because only my love for you. Despite the charms of gravity keeps me from falling off this earth into another..
"kwami" Discussed on KOMO
"Foothill communities. It's also very windy over the cascades, and we have freezing rain reported right now over the toughest, no Kwami pass. That's just the worst of the worst. You don't wanna have to try trying to drive across that. I can see the snow and ice covered highway there over I ninety were having other areas in Washington with big problems with freezing rain today. Night. So more on that in just a moment back to the local area here where it continues to blow like crazy into the foothill communities like snow Kwami and Enumclaw Snohomish to and even some of those gusty winds making it down a little closer die five now Renton blowing to twenty two. So some of that easterly when now making it down closer to sea level than what we saw this afternoon. Downtown Seattle still pretty calm right around the urban core. Seatac has been very blustery at times temperatures right now. Cooling back into the upper forties, which isn't very cool at all. Actually, that's one of the warmer. Temperatures. We've seen today. Here's a look at the radar picture. You see a lot of green on this side of the mountains. But I wanna Hoppy over to eastern Washington where there's an ice storm going on right now. A lot of tweets and posts coming from near Spokane liberty lake, and you can see all the way from Ritz vote when you make that turn on I ninety and start to climb into the Spokane valley, it's all pink. And that is rain that is coming down hitting those still frozen surfaces like I ninety and then turning into a sheet of ice. So very dangerous for drivers there. Tonight back here at home Mercifully. It's continuing to warm up. We're seeing a lot of rain around Shelton in back toward Brennan. That's where this comission still under a flood watch at this point. So that's running high around pot. Latch, temperatures currently in the forties for most of us. Look at us warming up around forks fifty-one, easily the warmest temperature. They've had all day there and.
"kwami" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"The public is wrong. I came in thinking Clemson is going to upset Alabama. And this Alabama team is maybe the best college team I've ever seen. I contend. They could beat at least three or four teams in the NFL including the cardinals and my beloved jets and the raiders. By the way, side note, sad no two on the cardinals in case and this not widely publicized but former cardinal defensive back Kwami lasted passes away at the age of forty nine. Don't know the reason. That's a shocker to me. I can't believe Kwami lasted. It was forty nine. Thirty was like thirty eight. Just chose to show you these guys are getting older, and I'm getting younger. That is that is a extremely sad note. Don't know the cause of death at this point was shocked to see that too. By the way. Anyway. I think based on the public reaction I'm going to switch my pick which is unusual for me. Because usually I have conviction on these things. I don't just spurted out. And just you know, do this willy nilly. I studied this stuff, and graph it and charted, you know. But based on the public reaction everybody betting on Clemson. Because you gotta get a ton. Millions have to be spent to move that line the way it's moving I'm going with Alabama. I will say this about Clemson. Here's my strategy tonight. Some of you are not going to like this. You know, some of you who are into decorum. You're not gonna like this. But if I'm Clemson I'm going right after Alabama's quarterback in his ankle. He got knocked out of the last game the last game of the regular season. I think it was not the playoff game in the SEC championship game. I think it was. Sorry sports a ruthless. And I like it like that. I'm going right after his ankle. And if I have to take a fifteen yard penalty for a cheap shot. That's why teams don't live you ever wonder. Why teams don't like to report injuries because they know the opponent has gained planning at least the smart opponent. I'm going right after to his ankle that's his name to a Tagliabue's. Maybe I pronounced it correctly. Maybe I was a little off. I'm going right after the kids ankle sorry. It's all fair and and games in in football. I'm going after his ankle. I'm trying to take him out of the game. Not that the backup is any slouch, by the way hurts he's pretty good too. Not not too though. He can't throw the ball like him. Based on the public reaction. I'm switching my pick. I'm going Alabama. And this should be a great game. If you don't like dynasty teams, you're sick of these two teams playing each other. This is the third time in four years they played in the title game. And they played once in the semi-final game. I don't know what to tell you. I have no problem with them. These two schools are great their football programs are great we if you root for you value aspire to be this. If you were pray issue, you aspire to be this good never gonna get that. Good. Don't have the kind of backing and money and all that stuff. So I'm going with..
"kwami" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Give more happy two thousand nineteen same to year. Right back at you. And we'll get to the football results in a minute. But the football headline yesterday. Very sad. News Kwami Lassiter has passed away at the age of forty nine. And as someone who's done a lotta on air work with Kwami as someone who covered him as a player, but it's been a lot of charity golf tournaments. I mean, not always the guy was the guy usually number one in the standings. But when it came to charity work and us being a great guy a smile on. Everyone's face Kwami was the guy and he passes away yesterday. Suddenly a heart attack at the age of forty nine unbelievable unspeakable loss and all the best to his family going forward is Larry FitzGerald and others tweeted out last night. As for what happened in the playoff games yesterday. The eagles the chargers, they both advance Nick foles areas. Again, two more touchdown school in that scoring pass the golden Tate and then that bears field goal attempt to went off the upright and then off the crossbar, and it's no good. And they get a win in Allen sixteen. Fifteen chargers. Hang on twenty three seventeen against the ravens in Baltimore. Yes. The sons were in action. No, Devon Booker. Did not finish us dealing with injury. In fact, back spasms what they called it. The end up losing one nineteen one thirteen to the Charlotte Hornets and against Kemba Walker as well as for the he's got a big win five one is their finals a bulldozer Rangers. Now. One. In fact, there was a five nothing final in the shutout and that is win number one hundred for Rick talkative coyotes head coach sports on KTAR news..
"To another episode of the veterans leadership blog podcasts before we get into the intro and get this episode started, I wanted to thank you the listeners for tuning in and reaching out. Our last episode was on July twenty. Seventh, where gamer Dylan. Harvey talked about his journey to twitch partnership since that episode pass guests and you. Our listeners have been demanding new content. Thank you for the push and for reaching out my content focused for the last sixty days has been on growing a gaming channel. That is the b- DMG gaming on Facebook and getting approved to monetize on that platform. We have learned so much on that journey. And while I am passionate about what we do here on the show, remember my team and I are building a new media company and remember, we don't just seize the opportunity. We leverage each moment. This episode will. Be all about adding deeper value and how you must become more to give more. Hi France. Thanks again for your reviews likes and shares. We are building traction across all platforms. Keep it going continue to share your favorite episode of the close friend or veteran leader in your world. Feel free to reach out to us and let us know who would be great guess for our show this show is all about the community. So thank you for being an awesome part of my commute. Let's get started. Veteran leaders, where are you adding deeper value to the communities you belong to? Now this could be at home in your neighborhood at your son or daughter school, maybe you signed up to be an assistant coach at one of your children's activities. Now, think about it. All that you are and all that you already know is beneficial to someone else. Are you reaching out and connecting? Are you sharing an hour a week of your life with those who would directly benefit from your wisdom? I want to challenge you to look around and add deeper value, whether as a mentor, a coach and advocate or simply as a friend, that's what's been working for me in my life. And as you look at where you can add strategic deeper Val. Value I guarantee things will forever change for the better. I recently had the opportunity to hike the smell Kwami lake trail to otter falls with a group of Vietnam era. Veterans, the youngest in their band of brothers had to be in his early sixties, what they shared as we height added deeper value to my life and my journey to serving beyond the uniform. This group meets once a month and hike some of the toughest trails together. So as veterans, they can tell their stories in a unique way that bills bonds and reminds them that life is still valuable before we take a break for a brief commercial. My question is, are you committed to adding deeper value? And if not, can you commit to that. One of the reasons we do the podcast is to share information life lessons and motivate veterans, and those that love and support them in a way that adds deeper value. One of the communities that adds deeper value to my life and the life of over four hundred thousand veterans is the Facebook group veteran to veteran led by miss Yvonne, Maria books and thirteen other amazing admins. This group's purpose is to pass on vital information that is relative to other veterans. Their mission is simple. They stay on their site. Our job is to help give you the information you need. So you can be taken care of when you come home. The military trains us to go to war. One trains us to come home. Thank you to miss the Vaughan Brooks for her twenty years of service and for being an accredited veteran Representative head over to Facebook and do a search for this incredible community of veterans adding deeper value to veterans. Finding deeper value, do you hate what you do? But you love who you do it for. You just found deeper value. Maybe you are going back to school as many are right now, but you're not the most eager student. What is the deeper value? What do you gain when you succeed and earn that degree? What does it give you access to you? What do you gain by staying the course and reaching retirement? What deeper value did you unlock. As veterans at times, we might not see the deeper value in our service. We might feel that what we did drew in those times of service was only on the surface. Here is the truth, though you might not hair thank you for your service enough. Your service provided deep value to this generation and for generations that will follow to all the listeners find and provide the value. It could be as simple as planting a tree that brings shade not in your lifetime, but future generations will thank you for the deep value. Your efforts created. Deep value leaves things better than you found it. And does it allow you to resist change. Our second guests on the show ever episode to dealing Cooper and his nonprofit, no surrender Inc has launched project unbroken. The mission of project on broken is to assist people with getting their story documented and heard throughout the world, we believe sharing and talking about the hardships you've endured is a healthy and vital step of the healing process. These stories will inspire motivate and empower others to break the silence about the trials and tribulations they've been through or are currently going through connect with Dylan and his team at WWW dot, no surrender Inc dot com forward slash unbroken veteran leaders. Thank you again for joining us on an episode of the veteran leadership blog, podcasts. You remain a vital part of my journey to continue to serve beyond the uniform. As I look out of my. Office window hair in downtown Seattle. I see in American flag waving in the temperate autumn air. 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Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina
"By snow kwami casino bringing bright lights and big stars to mountain view plaza this summer trace adkins and wilson of heart and air supply watch star under the stars at seattle's closest snoqualmie casino well we had a feeling that this first day of summer would be cloudy and cooler and that's the forecast mostly cloudy and around seventy five degrees today tomorrow cloudy and sixty eight and tomorrow night there's a chance of a few scattered showers we rebound for the weekend though partly sunny and seventy five on saturday mostly sunny and a high near eighty on sunday komo news time six twenty six the department of revenue is holding a safe deposit box auction today in kenmore you could have chance to buy a baseball that's believed to be the one hit by ken griffey junior for his first kingdom grand slam the department of revenue says they can't verify if it's authentic but they say it's believed to be the same ball griffey junior hit thirty years ago and again with the department of revenue says the ball comes with an article about the previous owner owner who tried to sell it for fifty thousand dollars with no luck so we have this ball that is allegedly the first grand slam that he had while in the kingdom and it is autographed by him and nineteen ninetyone and it's accompanied by the article of the previous owner who was trying to auction it off in two thousand and eight before he made it into the hall of fame today's the last day of the auction bidding starts at nine this morning at the james g murphy company and kenmore he bit in person or online but we're always hearing about the dangers of laser pointers now we're hearing the nine year old boy from greece burned a hole through part of his eyeball with one of those laser pointers doctors say his case has been documented in the new england journal of medicine today the boy damaged the region that helps recognize detail in faces and text while his other is fine doctors say there's nothing that could do for the injured i because the nerves were destroyed.
Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup Announced: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, More
"The news is steve bertrand sunny it is thirty three degrees now at o'hare the emmanuel administration is announced two finalists in the bidding to build a highspeed transport system from o'hare to downtown one of them the boring company is run by elon musk the goal is to get to and from o'hare in twenty minutes the mayor said last year that he has a three year waiting period on this show they hope to get moving fairly soon on this post election day while the losers are trying to figure out what went wrong the winters are focusing on what's next like the general election in november jay pritzker the democrat for governor says he can unite the party even after a divided primary win governor rounders looking to the general election after a narrow win over conservative genie is is focused on social issues in her challenge i don't focus on social issues they divide us at a time when we need to unite to fix our economic problems the governor tells wgn's tv morning news that he's focused on jobs and the economy thank you so much state senator kwami raoul thanking supporters in the city after winning the democratic nomination for illinois attorney general he says he looks forward to a good debate over the course of the next several months with erika harold i look forward to discussing the issues that impact the state of illinois from the standpoint of how on attorney general could make it better stay erica herald is a former missile annoy and miss american won the republican nomination yesterday house speaker ryan said congressional negotiators are in a good place as they try to finish a big one point three trillion dollar spending bill before the end of the week deadline he told reporters they expect to post something very soon another week another nor'easter three of the four i should say nor'easters in three weeks hitting the eastern shore today the storm runs from washington dc up to new york city new york already has the national guard on standby palooza lineup is out the twenty eighteen lollapalooza line of figures headliners like bruno mars the weekend and arctic monkeys sales were sluggish when four day sales opened yesterday some blaming the price others critical of last year's lineup well now they know this year's lineup we'll check your money sports traffic and weather next on wgn easter is coming up and i just can't wait to have the whole family in one place and of course what's.