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Fresh update on "mitch" discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"A terrible thing. What's going on with people trying to tell you but you know, we got to do it the right way. Is that this is saying is Cal. You always do this stuff right here now these people that got caught because of citizens like me. They've seen something suspicious going on. They're probably going to get back, deported and lose all work and no word on where those undocumented immigrants were from, or if the driver was taken into custody, which check the logo on the truck, And that truck is based at a Louisville, Kentucky. I says their investigation is ongoing. And that was Channel two's Kathy Hernandez reporting Ktrh news. Time is now four. Oh, three. Skirmish continues between Republican Conference here. Liz Cheney and most of the GOP is the party Trans to remove Cheney from her position and replace her with someone more in line with their views. The fight over Cheney is really a re litigation of the 2020 election, Cheney voted to certify the electoral college and then voted to impeach former President Trump. Mr Trump again called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, gutless and clueless and he scorched former vice president Pence for not fighting harder to overturn the electoral results. Former President Trump torched Cheney, calling her a quote warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party leadership. Mr Trump says Elise Stefanik has my complete and total endorsement to one seat Cheney if you believe Cheney survives next week's vote Stefanik emerged as a staunch supporter of President Trump during the 2019 impeachment hearings. The former president tweeted, a new Republican star is born. And that was Fox's Chan program reporting from Capitol Hill and Sports. The Astros dropped their second road. The Yankees in New York. 6 to 3 was the final last night. The two teams finish their three game series this afternoon. Live coverage will start on sports talk 7 90 at 11 AM. Meanwhile, the Rockets found with 76 76 years at Toyota said her final score there..
Cheney Says Republicans 'at a Turning Point'
"Today mitch. Mcconnell said that every single republican the united states senate is opposed. To every single thing on joe biden's legislative agenda so senator joe mansions attempt to find a bipartisan consensus on. Anything might not take much longer. Because mitch mcconnell said today that that is impossible. Mitch mcconnell is trying to do to. Joe biden exactly what he tried to to barack obama and that is blocked every single thing. The democratic president wants. The republican party is no longer a governing party. It is simply an opposition party. Republicans in the senate have no position other than opposition. To whatever is the biden position. Republicans in the house are not even an opposition party anymore. They are chaos party. They don't pretend to have any position on any issues. They spend no time talking about what they think is wrong with. Joe biden's plans. They just fight among themselves at the center of that fight is congresswoman liz cheney who is not backing down from what has become her public fight now with the leader in name. Only republicans in the house kevin mccarthy and an op ed in the washington post published online. This afternoon liz. Cheney said quote the republican party is at a turning point and republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the constitution. The republican party had its turning point. In 2016 trump got the republican presidential nomination every decent republican publicly opposed donald trump's nomination and his candidacy for president against hillary clinton
McConnell Says GOP Open to $600 Billion for Infrastructure
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting the Senate GOP leader says Republicans are open to spending six hundred billion dollars for infrastructure improvements Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is floating a national infrastructure investment spending plan that's about a quarter of the size of the two point three trillion dollar proposal president Joe Biden has laid out speaking at the university of Louisville Monday McConnell said Republicans are willing to spend up to six hundred billion dollars on infrastructure Connell also came out against Biden's plan to pay for the infrastructure package by raising the corporate tax rate from twenty one percent back to twenty eight percent instead McConnell said he favors increasing user fees Mike Rossio Washington
FDA Moves to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Tobacco Products
"Light up plans are underway by the Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars more from Kathy Foster. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U. S. And One study, conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found that a ban on mental cigarettes could potentially save more than 630,000 lives by 2050 acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock says Because of that, the next year the FDA plans to work toward issuing tobacco products standards that will be in mental and cigarettes. And ban all flavors, including mental in cigars, Woodcock says banning mental the last allowable flavor and banning all flavors in cigars will help save lives, adding methanol acts like a drug when smoked aesthetic properties and qualities that help mask the harshness and irritation of tobacco smoke. Flavored tobacco, including flavors found in some cigars and cigarillos make smoking more appealing by reducing initial aversive responses, according to the latest available statistics released by the CDC. More than a third of all cigarettes sold in the United States were mental flavored. Studies also show that methanol can especially believe young people to become regular smokers, since the flavors may make it easier for beginners to try tobacco. Furthermore, FDA tobacco products Director Mitch Zeller says this Right. The tremendous progress made getting people to stop smoking over the past 55 years. The progress has not been experienced by everyone. Equally. 85% of all black smokers use mental cigarettes. Compared to just 30% of white smokers. And while we've seen declines and mental cigarette use among non Hispanic white use, we have not seen the same declines. And youth from communities of color. The potential band would only apply to keep the products off the market but would not apply to individual possession or use the tobacco industry and its allies are making it clear they plan to put up a challenge. And while the FDA hopes to have the band in place within the next year, it must first go through at number of hurdles, including legal challenges, public comment and even the White House
Michigan Unveils Reopening Plan Tied to COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
Biden to pitch sweeping 'family plan' in speech to Congress
"In tonight's speech to Congress president Biden will pitch a plan that would fundamentally transform government's role in American life it's a one point eight trillion dollar investment in what the White House calls human infrastructure a sweeping plan for universal preschool free community college billions for child care and monthly payments to parents the kinds of policies that deal with human infrastructure are just as important as roads and bridges top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says it's the kind of thing America should have been doing for years G. O. P. chief Mitch McConnell sees it as another democratic spending spree another multi trillion dollar smorgasbord of liberal social engineering that would decimate entire industries the president pitches paying for the plan through tax blues on the wealthy Sager AMAG ani Washington
Donald Trump Didn't Have to Be Irrelevant
"Trump is irrelevant. He gives interviews that. Don't make headlines. He sends out statements that become the butt of jokes. sure he's got the era of congressional republicans but no member of the gop has the influence or the audience to be trump's messenger. Which makes him irrelevant. But this segment isn't meant to mock him. It's meant to mourn what actually could have been because donald trump didn't have to be irrelevant. Seventy four million americans voted for him in two thousand twenty like him or not. His voice matters to some people he could've spoke out in real honest ways on important issues without fear of polls and push back that guided so much of his value system in the white house. It is ironic that on the one year anniversary of trump wondering whether people could inject bleach into themselves to kill the corona virus. He told the new york post quote. I'm all in favor of the vaccine strongly. Strongly recommend it. Because it's a real life saver quote. Now he says this where was he. Months ago when the vaccine i came out while he was still president and his words could have mattered. It was even clear by his refusal to help distribute the vaccines. He wanted credit for pushing companies to develop vaccines but he didn't seem to care if they ever got into people's arms and new york and dc centric republicans. The main new york post audience. Really the people who need to hear this message. Could this be a stunt to make himself look better or any positive side effect that is just that of side effect trump could have pushed americans to get vaccinated sooner. Could've told americans that vaccines are safe. But he's so preoccupied with attacking. Lebron james and mitch mcconnell that he missed his moment to save lives now should know. Trump's message is a good one the vaccine is a lifesaver and maybe skeptics will take his advice. Which would be great for all of us. But it's likely too little too late because he's irrelevant and let's not just limit. The vaccine. trump could be relevant if he spoke to other issues affecting his base for structure. Biden's two point. Two trillion dollar infrastructure plan would benefit large swaths of trump's base. It would provide jobs to rural and suburban communities. It would repair critical infrastructure. It would expand broadband access and trump has good reason to support the biden plan because he actually pitched a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan just last year but that's just not trump. of course he's not advocating for anything that might give joe biden a win even if it helps his base because it doesn't help him so he condemns the plan and that's been trump's problem since he came down that infamous escalator at trump tower to declare his candidacy for president. Trump doesn't want to help others if it doesn't help him he doesn't push vaccines because many in his base are against them. He doesn't push it infrastructure plan because it's a democratic plant and he's still out going on fox to claim that he won the election and putin who's currently killing alexei navalny in prison is an okay guy so perhaps he should be irrelevant but has claimed political power is the paralysis that elected republicans have in breaking away from him against what the trump base is against. Even if it's not rooted in fact you can't be for policies that a democrat would support. You have to be cool with anti-democratic impulses like voter suppression. That's where the republican party is. Right now cova conspiracies. Defending the capital riot has overblown or committed by antifa. Blm thinking republican election officials in states that correctly. Certified the vote for joe. Biden are traders and frantically pushing legislation to make sure that never happens again but when this is what the party is about. How else could they possibly win
Tim Scott to Deliver GOP Response to Joint Address to Congress
"South Carolina Senator Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to President Binds address next week before a joint session of Congress. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that Scott, a potential 2024 contender, and the only black GOP senator would get the plum speaking spot, which is used to highlight rising stars within the party. McConnell said in a statement. Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. He's one of the most inspiring and unifying leaders in our nation. McCarthy added that Scott was a conservative optimist with the right vision for stronger, more United Country burning Bennett Washington Scott's been in the Senate since 2013. He's up for reelection in 2022, but it's said It will be his last run for
Should I Start My Software Company Without a Co-Founder?
"So mitch wants to know. Should he bring on a co founder as he begins his software business. He has an. Mvp has a has been a Members already so it sounds like he's built his first version of a software on his own with Hiring a team of people and good for you for taking action and seeing if this thing has legs before you even start thinking about bringing a co-founder now. I've been in software for seven years now and i have met and have gone to know a lot of software founders bartolotta software groups and mastermind groups sas academy scaling sas founders some anymore and there are many software companies that have founders where there's two three or four and there's also many that don't have co founders single founders running the whole business now often single founders of a software business Our technical so they can actually build the app themselves of the wanted to now. Obviously that's very slow moving and it doesn't leave a lot of time and attention for that founder to build the business to market to sell to get the software in the hands of your ideal customers so semi argue. If you are a single founder being non technical can help you because you're focused on the things that's going to move the business and you can always hire out for technical help now there are businesses that do co-founders like my businesswoman are ninja. My software company has a co founder. Her name is my life and business. She's the c o. she's not a technical founder. she's operating officer. She does operations and nicole. And i are the co founders of our ninja now having said that we have a team of developers. We have a full-time. Cto chief technical officer so you have options. You don't need to always just have Your leader of technology bef co-founder. You can always hire out for it. You can actually pay the money you can even give them some equity or maybe a profit share if you want to but co-founder ship Really slices the pie generously.
Democrats Begin Long-Shot Push to Expand the Supreme Court
"Some congressional Democrats have launched a long shot bid to expand the Supreme Court which tilted right during the trump administration senator ed Markey is among those introducing legislation to add four High Court justices it is out of balance and it needs to be fixed arguing Mitch McConnell and Republicans stole two seats during the trump years but McConnell says this isn't about fixing anything it's a power grab that would hold public trust in the court destroy its legitimacy president Biden last week created a commission to look at expanding the court and all the reviews house speaker Nancy Pelosi is on board with the study but when asked if she bring the democratic bill up for a vote yeah Sager mag ani Washington
Dems to Introduce Bill to Expand Supreme Court
"The Supreme Court has been introduced on Capitol Hill. We're here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken Senator Edward Markey, making his case to expand the U. S Supreme Court by adding four justices to the bench. Why is this necessary? He pointed fingers. The court is broken because Mitch McConnell, his Senate Republican colleagues, And Donald Trump Broken. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, though, isn't ready to support the bill. I have no plans to bring it to the Florence Daisy Lynn CBS News Capitol Hill, Some Republican lawmakers air speaking out against the bill, arguing this is a power grab from the Democrats. In New Hampshire of push
Biden to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan by Sept 11
"President biden has decided to leave american troops in afghanistan beyond the may first deadline. That was the time line. The trump administration negotiated with the taliban but the president still intends to withdraw all american troops. This year white house press secretary. Jen psaki the president has been consistent in his view that there's not a military solution To afghanistan that we have been there for far too long that has been his view for some time. President biden's new goal is to pull. Us troops out of afghanistan before the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks and according to multiple reports the pull out will not be conditions based us. Troops will depart regardless of the situation on the ground. Those reports drew sharp criticism from senate minority leader. Mitch mcconnell a reckless would abandon our afghan regional. Our nato partners in a shared fight against terrorists that we've not yet one mcconnell and some other top republicans were also critical of former president. Trump's plans to pull. us troops out of afghanistan. This year
Republicans Work to Rebrand GOP as Party of Working Class
"Donald trump brought more working class voters into the republican party than any other president since ronald reagan now. Republicans are trying to figure out how to keep them. The working class vote will be crucial in next year's midterms. Here's npr congressional correspondent. Susan davis in the last decade. The biggest growth in the republican coalition has been white voters without a college degree along with some growth with similarly educated black and hispanic voters. that's why republicans. Like indiana congressman. Jim banks believe the only winning path forward for the gop is to fully reimagined itself as the party of the working class and if republicans want to be successful as a party when the majority in twenty twenty two win back the white house and twenty twenty four. I think we have to learn lessons that donald trump taught us now to appeal to these voters. Banks is the chairman of the republican study committee but conservative faction in the house. long rooted. in small government low taxes and social conservatism. He recently sent a six page memo to house. Minority leader kevin mccarthy making the case that republicans need to refocus their agenda. Almost entirely on working class appeals for banks. This means tougher immigration laws cracking down on china big tech and perhaps most provocatively for republicans corporate america for too long the republican party said into the narratives that republican party was party of business or the party of wall street. Republicans are increasingly comfortable attacking corporations these days. That's a lot easier for them. After wall street donors gave more to joe biden. Major companies halted political donations to republicans who objected to electoral college results on january six and is companies take more liberal positions on controversial issues like georgia's new voting law senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell last week issued a rare verbal rebuke of companies that oppose the law. Warning if you will to corporate america's to stay out of politics. It's not what you're designed for.
CDC chief calls on Michigan to ‘shut things down’ to stop COVID-19 surge
"Last spring and shut things down in Michigan is a way to curb the covert surge. Dr Rochelle Wolinsky says Michigan cannot vaccinate itself out of the current spike in cases When you have an acute situation, extraordinary number of cases like we have a Michigan the answer is not necessarily to give vaccine. In fact, we know that the vaccine will have a delayed response. The answer to that is to really close. Things down to go back to our basics to go back to where we were last spring. The governor's facing mounting pressure from state legislators, businesses and individuals to reopen the state governor Wittmer announced today that her administration will extend restrictions on
Interview With Paul Craig, Author of "The Killing Zone"
"What's up wally. Hey bobby how are you. I'm good this week. we have a what. I'll call a powerhouse guests with us. We've talked about the killing zone many times on the show this week. We have paul craig joining us. He is currently professor of aeronautics and has written many more books than the killing zone. Welcome to the show. Well great to have you. Thanks thanks for having me bobby. And paul sitting in his home in i believe nashville tennessee. He's covered and behind the proper gear which we love and appreciate what. Post a picture that Paul you've been in this business for a long time and have tons of experiences. We can't wait out of the conversation but give the listeners a little bit of background on really what you're doing today and kind of how you got the right and books and really when you became a cf. I well first of all. I'm i'm a big fan of the of the podcast. I listened to it almost every week. i always get something out of it always learn something new. I mean This this job of being in aviation as flying instructor pilots a lifelong learning experience. And this is part of that. So i really appreciate what you guys have been doing. You're doing aviation a really great service and so just I keep doing what you're doing because it's so important. But the and i really appreciate you know mitch. Them the one of the books you know. I i kinda got into writing aviation book sort of by accident I can promise you that all of my past english teachers are flabbergasted that i could write anything that would be published writes When i was a young flight instructor became applying for the first time in nineteen eighty three and went to work as a freelance right away and i was riding a few articles that got published in some of the magazines back then. I had this idea that means like teased them all together. It can be like a book manuscript. And so i did that and a senate off to all of the publishers that had books on my own bookshelf right all the publishers.
Trump Slams McConnell, Pence at Republican Event
"It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for republican party at war with itself over former president donald trump's division leadership but trump himself shatter two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the gop's top donors when he insulted the party. Senate leader and his wife david. Alexander reports trump veered sharply from prepared remarks saturday night and instead slammed senate minority leader mitch mcconnell as a stone cold loser and mocked mcconnell's wife elaine chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said. He was disappointed in his vice president. Mike pence and used a profanity in assessing mcconnell according to multiple people in attendance who were not authorized to publicly discuss. What was said in a private session
Trump Goes After Pence, McConnell in Speech to Party Donors
"A weekend meeting in Florida for top Republican Party donors had been intended to be unifying the former president trump apparently voiced his unhappiness with the number of prominent GOP figures the former president delivered the meeting's closing remarks at an invitation only event in his new home inside his Mar a Lago resort trump's advisers had said he would emphasise his commitment to the party and Republican unity but multiple people in attendance say trump went off script slamming Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell as a stone cold loser and mocking McConnell's wife Elaine Chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said he was disappointed in his vice president Mike pence who presided over the congressional session that certified president Joe Biden's election victory afterward former house speaker Newt Gingrich said Republicans are quote much better off if we keep focusing on the Democrats period I'm Ben Thomas
The GOP Will Retake Congress in 2022, Trump Predicts
"The House and Senate in next year's midterms. And in 2024, Republicans will win back the White House. That was the prediction made last night by President Trump at a South Florida GOP fundraiser. Trump had harsh words for Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence. Former Navy SEAL and U S
Top Senate Republican slams corporate activism over Georgia law
"There's also big news concerning the fallout from georgia's new laws restricting voter access major league baseball announced. July's all star. Game will be played in denver following its removal from atlanta in protest of the georgia law. Today senate republican leader mitch. Mcconnell traditionally a big supporter of corporate free speech slammed companies like coca cola and delta for speaking out against the law republicans by and pla on planes and drink coca cola too. So what. I'm saying here is i think this is quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue particularly when it got facts. Wrong i'm not talking about political contributions. Most of them contribute to both sides. They have political action committees. That's fine it's legal to appropriate. I support that. I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary and punish in a community or state. Because you don't like a particular law that. I just think it's stupid
"mitch" Discussed on Embedded
"In this moment with our country's politics where a lot of people think the world is on fire but in this moment mitch. Mcconnell is just so calm which can be really jarring when you sit back and think about like one journalist. Who's covered mitch. Mcconnell for a long time told us mcconnell has done more to normalize donald trump than almost anyone that might doing business with him in these areas. Where the to have mutual interests abnormally things. Just don't get talked about in all the time that we talked the senator. There wasn't one question where he had to stop and think he had a response at the ready for everything as a journalist. You're always out for answers. But in some ways it.
"mitch" Discussed on Embedded
"Who up till now had said. Donald trump had a right to challenge the election. Results are now saying. It's time for him to the outcome. It's time for everybody to move on one. Republican senator said there's a very very narrow path for the president another said. I don't see how it gets there from here. Another powerful republican. Senator senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell also had something to say. I he spent about eight and a half minutes. Praising president trump the skeptics doubted him. The critics derided him but president trump has delivered. Fortunately president trump and his administration ended the ideological war on fossil fuels and era the many miles of new protections on our southern border unborn have had a champion and this administration and trump nominated and the senate confirmed three outstanding supreme court justice take far more than one speech to catalog. All the major wins. The trump administration has helped deliver for the american people then for the first time in six weeks. Mcconnell acknowledged the outcome of the election but unlike other senators he directed his words about that not at trump but had biden. The electoral college has spoken so today. I want to congratulate. President elect joe biden. The president-elect is no stranger to the senate he's devoted himself to public service for many years kind of allies told the new york times. He doesn't want to pick a fight with trump right now because he's worried that doing so could to republicans georgia running for the senate and runoff races. Next month races that will determine whether or not mcconnell keeps his job as majority leader. Getting to that position and staying. There is what mcconnell has spent most of his career on as you have been hearing in our series essential mitch in today's episode. Were re airing excerpts from to sit down interviews we did with mitch mcconnell because to understand how he thinks is to understand how he might do things if he does keep his job before we get started. Just keeping my these interviews happened last year. Okay here's the show. Hey i'm kelly mcevers. And i'm eric mental and this is embedded from npr. When we first had the idea to do a series on senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. We knew that we would eventually put in a request to talk to him but then something happened. We'd spend a couple of days in december making phone calls to people who used to work with him and right before the office holiday party. We got an email from mitch. Mcconnell's office wanting to know what we were up to a see. Mcconnell has this incredibly loyal circle of people whose from people have gone onto a lobbying firms. Pr firms political organizations. Some of them won't talk to reporters unless they get permission from mcconnell. One of them probably told his office that we were poking around. So we told mcconnell's office we're doing a podcast series about your boss. Could we get some time with them. And few months later it happened. Maybe it's just because i don't report on washington for me. The whole thing felt pretty bizarre from that. I email to the moment. We walked in the door for you. There's the sense that everyone already knew. Exactly how this is going to go. You're to spend a lot of time on ancient history almost like it was scripted. It'll be fun to relive. Some of the early is. I'm looking forward to it. We told mcconnell reporting in his hometown louisville kentucky which he seemed eager to tell us is a place where he is still not very popular. You'll get a kick out of the fact live in it just about the most liberal neighborhood and kentucky just for kicks. I looked up my vote. Total in my precinct in twenty fourteen. How many votes strict numbers. Or percentage percentage thirty five twenty seven percent at a time when i carried a one hundred and ten out of one hundred and twenty counties and one by shifting points. So you get the drip. I tried to ask him about his popularity now given his relationship with president donald trump and the fact that he recently got heckled at a restaurant in louisville but the leader. That's what his people call him. The leader is like.
"mitch" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"Who were coming to feed her crack cocaine while he was at basketball practice in so he was big kid so he just stood on the porch and when they would come you'd have his hands dug in his pocket pretending he had a gun. Whatever and they would walk away and that's why had quit now. That's not an everyday story. No permits you had so many of them. It's not an everyday story but Detroit seem to have more of a Miami had plenty of them but you found so many stories like that and I remember admiring men. This dude is going into the grit of his city and he's finding the stuff that's real and human and no one is looking for for. The Grit of our city isn't far from the guild of our city. That's the thing you know. It's blocks away. The crappy parts. Detroit are very close to the resurgence of Detroit. Even now you only have to be everybody talks about how the trump is coming back and there is a a str- avenue Woodward Avenue which is kind of a Broadway which everything is kind of on and go but you go half a mile to the right or the left and you can find any one of those stories so you know I felt. It was my obligation. I thought I wasn't put here for by accident and I could do more good writing about those stories than my friend. Like Lupu who I do. The sports reporters with I remember Mike All those years. Mike would say I write about stars. People know about stars I read about stars and I remember thinking I do. Exactly what am I doing wrong? I'm not writing about anybody. Anybody knows about but you know everybody has a different path and I guess that was my so. How does it end up happening? So you're writing Tuesdays with Morrie and at the time are you seeing? Wow this is going to be powerful content. Like how much is because you were saying. You were wildly ambitious right before that but you learned all sorts of things in there that offered you like sort of spiritual moments of clarity right like what ended up becoming a commercial success. Was it at least in part because of your ambition or were you just sent there by love. No you know and I didn't go there to write a book. I went there to visit with him and At one point you know after a few visits he suggested that we tape our conversation so that I be able to listen to him after he was gone you know and so we started recording them and it was only after. He told me that he was in debt up to his eyeballs because he had taken Alex loans. And you know he couldn't eat and have a good severance going to have tenure deal with his university. He had to pay for two years of worth of people coming to the House because he was dying at home not in hospital and he said I'm going to die and then my family's GonNa have to sell the house because they don't have money to pay these bills in it's killing me. I'm GONNA die twice. And that was the whole for Tuesdays with Morrie and I started going around to publishers in New York and asking them if they could if they were interested in. Could they give just enough money to pay his bills and most of them? Dan said no they weren't even interested in it was boring. It was depressing was a sports writer. Who would read a book like that so I had no confidence even when we found one publisher they gave us the money. I gave all the money to Moore and said you know. Pay Your bills and there was just enough to pay his bills and I always thought I would say you know. Tuesday's more ended for me that day because I finally come around and done one. Nice thing back for this guy who was doing all these nice things for me and I wrote the book really. We're obligated to write the book you know but nobody thought it was going to be successful book. I thought I'd get laughed at. You know in the sports writing community for trying to write the soft a spiritual a spiritual book. Yeah hold on a second if I may because a lot of the people listening to this might be younger and they might not even know what it is that we're talking about as ridiculous as that seems because you wrote a book while not the Koran or the Bible. You wrote a book that people remember and those are rare to come by and so that book and you explain to people the success that it had for the people listening. Don't understand that this level of success has happened. Maybe two five authors ever. Well I'll explain it but I don't WanNa take any credit for it but what happened was They printed twenty thousand copies total and we thought that that would be all that would be. I'd be selling them out of the trunk of my car for the rest of my life. You know and when it came came on August that ever green month for new publications August. That's when you're on a read a book on a spiritual book at that so nobody had any plans for. Didn't it didn't do anything. It just came out and it just kind of sat there you know in terms of sales and things like that but these were the days which are gone now. When bookstores small independent bookstores would sort of pass on books and it started to get this little following independent bookstores would pass it on on a pass it on and it just started to build and they had to go back and reprint but they would reprint like thousand at a time because they said well this is real you nine thousand two thousand and so if you ever look at the front at. Tuesday's more it has like one hundred seventy five printings because I always say. Don't be impressed by that. It's like the first one hundred fifty two thousand at a time and and then it just sort of started to catch on showed up on a bestsellers list in I think November. After it'd come out not August. Usually most books are gone by then and it just started to slowly rise up and then Oprah Winfrey had me on your show for five minutes and I remember I did a five minute segment at the end of show she was doing with Elizabeth Kubler. Ross about that and when I got done the president of Harpo whatever has to see me and he said that was very interesting. Little segment you did. At the end there is a thanks. He said you know. How many books do you have out there now and I said I don't I don't know he said well you better tell your publisher print like two hundred thousand books because that was a powerful segment and I said Would you mind if I dial number in New York right now? Would you say what you just said to me to the person on the other end of the phone and he laughed and said sure so. We've called the publisher and I said listen. I'm sitting here in Chicago. That's where she was with a president of Harpo and he He has something to say so he got him phone and he said Yeah we just did a segment with Michio was really powerful and you know. I think you should have a couple of hundred thousand books out there when this airs in a couple of weeks so they hung up and they printed five thousand and they ran out of books right before Christmas. When that's no hold on a second this this has a happy ending. This all has a happy ending. But so hold on. This is pre Internet. Okay and this is Oprah Winfrey at basically the height of she she can make anything go viral right. And so you go on there you do something that's heartfelt emotional and pure in spirit because you're just trying to help how. What was the nature of his debt can? Can we get into the specifics? He died from Lou Gehrig's disease and he owed Very low six figures In IN MONEY. Which was you know? I mean you know single digits six figures and so you know we. The money went to pay his bills and take care of his family. And all that and that was fine by me. I wasn't doing it to make money and I was just trying to go back to be in a sports writer in surprised that I even got asked. I don't know how Oprah Winfrey found the book I mos- like I reached out to where I couldn't even get on interviews because nobody wanted talk to me because I was a sports writer and they said you know he's not the regular. They couldn't even get on sports programs. Because we don't talk about a dying old man died from Lou Gehrig's disease so there really wasn't that much publicity or anything like that. It just sucked quarter grew and to get to the end of it. Because I don't want to spend a lot of time with what am I? Okay no but okay look. I know there's a lot of ego here here but it's one of the great success stories in the history of writing because if there are many people here who might not have any idea how big that book ended up becoming well cut to the end. It's now the biggest selling memoir in the history of publishing and I don't know how many copies got twenty million or something like that are purchased. But there's also it's taught school systems around the world. Starting all over America in junior highs in even elementary schools sometimes colleges. It's taught in Australia. China Japan Sweden. It's fifty two languages or fifty two countries in forty seven languages. And so I you know the breath of it goes on and on and his teaching goes on and on which I'm happy about you know people but again I don't take credit for. Its not my writing. That may choose as with Maury an embrace book. It's the wisdom that Morrie had and shared that I wrote down. You know I'm Aristotle Plato. Or Plato Darris. Whichever one was the one who wrote down with the other ones that And so I never kidded myself that it was about me but I'm glad that is words or are still being taught an interesting. We can never read a word of it. You know so you think about that. And when I talk about what I've learned from Tuesday's with Morrie I always say you never know the impact. You're going to have on another person that affects another person that affects another personnel affects the world. Maurice Schwartz died. You know not ever knowing that a book was ever. GonNa come out about him. And now they're millions and millions and millions of people around the world who know who he is and and and and have shaped their lives at least in a small way by his philosophy and he's not even here to see that happen so we never know in no the ripples in the pond that were making with our existence. And right there. At that crossroads like you can point to that time learning about death learning about mortality inspecting at an interesting age your own ambition your own ego. Your own. Need to climb professionally. You can point to watching your teacher. Your literal teacher die as the time that your path sort of shifted not to say that we don't have our selfish moments now too but your path shifted to realizing. Oh I need to be a vehicle for something larger than just sports stories that feed my ego. Well Yeah Now yes absolutely. That was the moment to change and it. You know it wasn't even me making that decision. It was the world around me making that decision. Perfect example. Before Tuesday's more came out you know I was on. Espn and people knew my face and they would stop me in airports. And they'd say things like Hey Mitch Albom. Espn WHO's GonNa Win Super Bowl and I would say you know patriots and just kind of go up the escalator. Patriots Watt. By and then after Tuesday's more came out after a little bit People would stop me in airports but they would say hey My mother was dying from cancer. And we just read your book together. That was the last thing we did together. Can I? Can I talk to you about it? And you can't say Patriots go up the escalator. You have to stop and that Dan has happened to me starting then every single day of my life if I go out in public and sometimes hundreds of times in the day I do a speech or at appearance..
"mitch" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Absurd won the game. By what are they what I there is so great it every time you see it you have provoked the same and Gibson. Hobbling around the bases and at LASORDA. Waddling out there with his arms in the air it's a pretty indelible moment and the kind of thing that that's one of the reasons. Mitch I think. We all love racing because Either as a better or or as an owner because either as a fan because you can be a part of that kind of a moment and even if it's from two thousand miles away you know watching Derby win you're part of it in one shape or another but for you. I mean to be to be there and to be. Part of the story is just amazing. And you've gone on. Obviously the plenty more and there will be dodger. There will be a dodger championship to celebrate again soon. undoubtedly. I believe I love it. The Mitch Pool Everybody Mitch. Do you have a you got a social media presence John Sweater. No I'm not I stay out.
"mitch" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Now, it's time for so there's that. All right. So this is the part of the show where Juliet defined a so there's that moment that's happening because of our in spite of the nightmare called our government. She hates doing it because it's fucking impossible. And I don't blame her. But after learning what a dick fuck Mitch McConnell is we could all really us. So there's that right now. So man now, which come up with nine mean always. It seems a little. Okay. Well, what can you do? There's not really a so that I can tense episode that we've ever made. I'm sorry that my so there's that is like last night, I raped Mitch McConnell. I mean, we ask cancer anything anything anything lease God. Well, this is going to seem a little trite. But let's try and think of it in a gram scale. Okay. It does get harder and harder. And I I really even stopped writing it halfway through. I was just going to talk. But I did find this little story, and it really did warm the Daikos of my heart and as a. I haven Tate to say that I'm gender non conforming because I don't even feel that way anymore woman. And that's it. And the way I present myself as just the way present myself, but I do have to say that the freedom to decide what I wear is probably one of the greatest gifts. I have an order to find some semblance of physical comfort. I would die. If I was forced to wear a skirt or address, I would die. And I know that sounds who cares wearing address whatever Mitch McConnell needs to get raped. You know, but if you really just, you know, think about what you wear and how it makes you feel and just that little bit of freedom and that little bit of comfort, and even when you feel bad or you feel insecure. It's just you're at least choosing what you want someone forces you to be innovating suit. Right. And you get your job. Right. And you're like, no, I don't I can't be forced to do that. I just right. So exposed right? Exactly. Now women in the military and in other sex. Ters of American life are still forced to wear skirts or dresses as part of their uniforms while men are still given the freedom and courtesy of wearing pants now, I'm not against uniforms at all fits specific to the thing that needs a uniform. It's not a thing that turns me on. But as far as like things needing a uniform, they need a uniform, so fine. However, when you delineate women's wearing skirts and men wearing pants, you right there that is a form of sexual assault. And it's not wearing a skirt fucking uncomfortable. And you can't do the same things. A man can do in pants. You just cannot you're worried about your fucking underwear your legs or fucking hanging out. You can't do running because you probably have to wear stupid fucking heels. And it's just like a whole thing. It's not you can't kick ass in this car. You can't kick ass in a skirt. You're not going to go kick someone's ass in an alley a skirt. Or if you do you have to take your shoes off, and you're just like fuck it. I'm going to pull this thing up. Heater all bleeding, or whatever the foreign can do it in that one movie. Right. So I'm just saying, okay. I think removing now in in schools. There's also still uniforms in schools, Catholic, schools and religious, schools and other military schools. People have to wear these kids were uniforms now when it comes to schools actually, kind of like not that against it. Because I think removing the sigma fashioned from kids lives can be a good thing. Yes. You know, what I made it still be pants. Exactly if equalize is everyone economically and all the body shapes and identities are all on the same level. However, there are still many schools that in their uniform policy make girls where dresses or skirts and boys get to wear pants, and it drives me fucking crazy. And I know is watching this thing on the military where like trans people..
"mitch" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Whoever thought who would have it's really strange nineteen Eighty-four really did like market turning point from for America. And it's funny that he's on that for me. It is it is because who would have thought that because we all think of nine hundred eighty four and we think of music. Yeah. Certainly movie Cobra just say, no, right? Mad aids all of it and Mitch McConnell. So just knowing that he's he's in Kentucky. And that there hasn't been there wasn't a Republican before him. And that he's he's elected every year. I feel strongly that the democratic committee. Should send a huge amount of budget. And I don't know why they haven't done this. I don't know if Democrats aren't strategic. I really don't know. Maybe they're just not power mongers. But I don't understand why you don't make a strategic move in a state that seems so ripe for the taking. They don't care about him. They don't give a fuck. They're not informed. Send somebody down take. Brittany jacks. Jackson girlfriend, right and have a run. And they'll all be like, we love Andrew pump. Brittany. I swear and they should care about Mitch McConnell. They know that he's the one obstructing everything damn ship Kentucky people don't know what I'm saying. So I think Democrats should be strategic, and and send all the budget. Make a bunch of commercials for Kentucky, whoever they want a democrat elected. So that we can get him out of there. Because after you hear this you're going to see it's important that the motherfucker. Okay. Early in his career. He was a pragmatist and a moderate, but he veered much farther to the right over time when gaining power and getting reelected became more important to him than his actual job of representing Kentucky as a Senator. So Alex McGillis biography of Mitch McConnell. He said that Mitch McConnell transformed quote from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. The biographer argued that McConnell's transformation was here we go driven less by a shift in ideological convictions. Instead by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs..
"mitch" Discussed on Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum
"Dot com sometimes you'll see the real mitch joel dot com is that smart sometimes i look at things like that and i go it seems a bit cheap i can tell obviously you didn't get your domain we see this with us presidents even sometimes the us on twitter their domain is actually their name is the real donald trump not you know donald j trump because some control them are took it what are some good tips that you think are really smart for getting the name without having the core domain is it you know we are mira dot com if you can't get dot com like what are the ones you've seen where you're like none of that's a really effective way to work around the fact that you can't get and we're talking corporate names here it's not i'm just used because i am a corporation just because different yeah so slow so if it's your company name i mean i would say the first question is how married are you to your current company name and i may seem heresy like heresy to say that but it sort of like you know sometimes it actually might be better if it's particularly it's early stage is to actually change your company name so you can get the exact match dot com but if that's not on the table and oftentimes it's not so then i would say look at can you append a word at the beginning of the end of the dot com so once again if it's act me and you can't get acme dot com do then go with acme inc dot.
"mitch" Discussed on Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum
"Well hey there and welcome to episode number six hundred twenty two of six pixels of separation the mirror podcast my name is mitchell it's sunday june the tenth two thousand eighteen let's get on with the show so who are you in what do you go just attention expert i am obsessed with getting the world pay attention and that usually shows up with me as a keynote speaker at somebody's coporate event on your name is main day start with that well lucky for me is only one nin james online so especially someone who sounds like five like i do so there is but one coach so we have to we have to say that we're not speeding up the tape we're not playing clips from the wizard of oz this is name yeah and i'm not a chipmunk i'm little but i'm not exactly small like chipmunk yes this is exactly how i sound on your chose the profession of speaking just crazy mitch because when i started speaking every single person told me i needed to get coaching i'd never make it in this business i'd never make any money out of this voice go figure it's crazy right so now it makes unique when you're younger it made you get beat up is that what well think about it when like you're younger people don't realize it is much until you know people's voices break when they like older mine never did it just always sounds like i'm inhaling helium like.
"mitch" Discussed on Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum
"You you kind of just keep going and keep writing and keep on we'll we've gotta talk about this and we gotta talk about that the format remains very very simple you know the foot and the ideas are very very simple but there's a lot of contexts that we wanted to get in around body language and there's just a lot of great information out there i'm obsessed by this stuff mitch so so so i wanna go but i want to talk about this and i want to talk about this and my thought about was it was you know as long as we kept it within this simple full matt which i hope we have people should be able to plow through it and have a great time so the other thing that it actually really did take me by surprise when i was going through this to blurb it is like i would say in in terms of just overall equity of content it's only a third on work i mean it's dating is one section friends and families a second and works the other and there's two sides one is surprised me that that work was last and all encompassing actually let's start with that why why did you leave work for last i've written about work and i go to work quite a bit and i think everybody else there is is like you know we do a lot of work and so this three sections because those are most important relationships or the relationships that are going to have the most effect on our lives the relationships you have in you know let's call it you know love dating sex whatever it might be the relationships that you have with your friends and family and the relationships that you have at work and i think you know if you start around this idea of attraction this fundamental idea of attraction you go to than the relationships that you kinda get given which is your family and the relationships that you can choose to some extent which is you'll friends though location tends to depend on who who ends up first friends and then you go to this area of work which again you choose to assert ext.
"Meaning if i feel if i put somebody into the blueprint of the steps you bring forward and never lose customer again that yeah that might also be an identifier that even though you close the deal probably may not be the right customer for you either and that's that's a pretty traumatic thing to think about it's a really traumatic thing to think about and i as is probably no surprise to you on this mitch im directly in alignment with your thinking on this i do not believe that the customer is always right i believe that there are a number of customers who are horrible fit for an organization and i believe that every business should have a wreck process of reviewing its customer roster and firing customers letting them go yeah i mean come on get let them go and here's the thing sometimes we feel guilty when we do that it's kind of like the again i go back to being in a relationship dating relationship you've been in it for a while you know together and things were awesome in the beginning and now they're really not and i'm starting to see what you're really all about and this isn't really working you're actually doing the customer or your partner a gift of service by saying you know what we have to address the elephant in the room this isn't working anymore this is not what we all signed on for you're going to be better served with someone else someone else who is more designed to show up in the world the way you need them to show up because i'm never going to be that for you and i think we need to be comfortable in our businesses to say that it's not fun and nobody wants to lose a customer right but sometimes pruning is the best way to serve the ones.
"In a non regulated industry because they've already kind of chilled things out made it more cold and systematic and you know less human with any you can let that come out at changes it but do you have to change that process and again you have your eight steps in never lose a customer again do you have to change that because the person you're now sitting down with didn't necessarily make the decision to work with you does that change how you never lose them again i i don't think it changes the process and in fact there's a case study in the book that is particularly relevant to this question there's a software company out of toronto called policy medical fellow canadian company and the policy medical sells software to hospitals to manage their policies so stop and think about how exciting and sexy right hospitals have policies around things like how many times you have to wash your hands and how you wash your hands and somewhere there's a requirement that they keep records of those policies and they keep records that the employers have read and the the phrase of art in the industry is attested to the fact that they know what that policy is so this is not particularly sexy stuff with all due respect to my friends at policy medical but it's really important decision to make the to do this offer implementation to purchase their software solution usually happens in it but because we're dealing with human resources policies the person who's in charge of the software implementation is the hr person now i know you've been in this game mitch long enough to know that if we were to draw ven diagram of it people and hr people those circles like at best they touch they don't overlap right at best they kind of nudge up against each other so here's this it company that was kind of.
"P or she would p her pants laughing at you so there are other ways to skin this verbiage cat i love that only thing comment about the best employers in the world was benefits for part timers that don't sound like the gig economy to me no but it sounds also like a different population of workforce right it does sound but the population of workers i mean you know i live near boston i lived in palo alto the population of workers did not graduate from stanford and harvard they went to a community college they have a high i am interested primar i don't give a shit what the harvard and stanford graduates do i am much more interested in the graduations of p walkie state university or the community college because they are the citizens who live next door account for eighty or eighty five percent of workers you can gig the stanford group in the harvard group in the mackenzie people i worked with giga mental health freezes over i totally believe in that i do believe in brand you though when brand you came out mitch one of the key things i said is employers were pushing back to me they said back at me they said i won't fourteen entrepreneurs working for me who think of themselves as a brand and i said oh my god are you ever stupid i want fourteen people working for me who do think of themselves as a brand who are determined to develop and then i'm going to try to give them a sinement which will help them do that and if i get four good years out of them wow everybody wins they win i win the customer wins community wins but they're still this gap between something you said it's all about the people that's really what the crux the excellence dividend is about versus which you talk about this gallup onethird of employs feeling gauged at all.
"Is key walk through that because i you know that that one had a lot of duality for me in terms of both the physical way to think and also a mindful way to think yes so in chapter four in the book i introduced this concept of nen in japanese or english what we call our one point our center our focus and so in the purest simplest physical sense it refers to a point about excuse me two to three inches below your navel your your physical one point now where is your one point in your business or personal relationships and i don't differentiate between them in other words you know you can't just have your business life thriving and have a a horrible personal life they're both inter connected as far as being able to to have a successful so successful life so in the book i give practical exercises to talk about how people can maintain a a healthy one point in their business and personal life and i do that by drawing awareness to what i call healthy priorities in how you should prioritize your business and personal life that will lead to a grounding that will lead to a center of the universe where you're not being pulled in every direction because your you know your smartphone went off and you have to be reactive mitch everything's but you're being responsible for for all of your life in a way that's not react.
"Well hey there and welcome to episode number six hundred of six pixels of separation the mirren podcast my name is mitch troll it sunday january the seventh two thousand eighteen happy new year to you and yours let's get on with the show please two two so who are you in what you do i am magdalena you shale i am eight three decade entrepreneur investor and now author in silicon valley i'm super excited that first of all i i don't i don't know if you sort of i don't think we can plan for these sorts of things but you're right this book coal power up which is all about subtitles how smart women win in the new economy and you talk about the sort of firestorms storms that have been created when we talk about gender diversity silicon valley and i feel like your book has come out in this sort of epicenter of what is a crazy storm right now it certainly is and what's interesting is that a year ago when i was writing this book and i have a chapter on it titled of you have more power than you think and it's really about sexual dynamics than the workplace and i was urged to leave that out i was urged that that really didn't belong in a business book uh that was you know targeted towards women and here we are that chapter is probably more relevant now than any other but i love all the different chapters i'm very happy that i dealt into the sexual um dynamics in the workplace it's definitely one of the irs you want to talk about looks dive on into the one with good harden you for us.
"Mitch but in practice it's not that easy to do or if it is easy to do it takes timing years to do it you know when you're starting out in your career the odds of you having your first few jobs be the perfect thing that you're ideally passionate about are pretty slim you know we've all gone through career points and jobs that were in perfect that we didn't particularly like but we had to do them for one reason or another and i think we're passion comes into it is when you have a job and find yourself in that position you want to find something about it that you can be passionate about you want to find something that you can wrap your arms around in fall in love with and so for me with trauma it's very interesting because you asked early on how how i got into it i was not a hard core fan of these types of of movies and today to this day i'm not it's not on a friday night when i want to watch a movie my first choices not going to be to go see what the latest trauma movie as it's just not my preference in films but i fell in love with the active making movies i love the process of making films i was passionate about making films when i was a trauma even if i was in their number one fan of their movies and more importantly than my pat passion making the films i learned very soon how loyal our fans where i learned very soon that you know what i may not love the t where brewing but there's a lot of people out there who really really like it really love what we're doing here and i came to get passionate about making the best trauma movie i could make to serve those fans right i wanted to make the best tromo v not because i necessary wanted to sit on friday night and watch it but because i knew that there were these thousands and thousands of people out there who are waiting for who wanted it and who loved what i was giving them so i got passionate about serving the fans and i think that's a great lesson for any business today and we talk about you talk a lot about it with many of your guest about the customer.
"I believe the conversation that we've had is predominantly focused on the idea of being an active participant in this idea of sales at it's not just one versus the other and and being proactive in the terminology in the things you saying preparation the other side of it is a term that i know you you know very well active listening so can you bridge that not gap but bridge those two together because my experience coming more from the journalism side of my career has been having two or three questions that are open ended usually enable the person to talk and usually through that talking is where the the map or the solution comes together for me in terms of again my habituation in my experience in my doing things is that common i do want to be very like how does active listening play into this when you are in a world where you've worked so diligently to prepare an made sure that you have exactly what to say the woods in exactly what to say all tools to inspire conversation that give you the ability to gather the information that you need they all trump's for listening and listening is way more important than anything the you're ever going to say yes this is a book full of words to to to actually say what what lay to lead you to use the robot what selling is is earning the rights and make their recommendation what i mean by that is that you should never ever ever ever ever introduce anything to anybody is an idea that you think you wanted to adults without having the ability to say these words first which are the woods because of the fact that you said if i could say to you mitch because of the fact that you said x y z what did recommend we do next these abc you find a very difficult to argue with the quiz is based on your reasons the has to come through listening so if it won't magic words for listening there was a huh.
"Well hey there and welcome to episode number five hundred and seventy nine of six pixels of separation the mirror podcast my name is mitch joel it's sunday august the thirteenth two thousand seventeen let's get on with the show so who are you in what do you do my name is robert win i wanna public relations in defense agency and i write a column for forbes a have written a new book called straight talk about public relations what you think you know israel so rob will call you absorb just going to we're gonna we're gonna just toss the formalities to the side you can call me mesh by the absolute it's funny so i got i don't know who sent me somebody get sort of fed all these sorts of people are pitching you for stuff and i typically actually don't choose guess based off of pitches but i got a pitch basically came to me and it said robert win has a new book called straight talk about public relations and he believes that social media is a waste of time and worthless and my response back to them was just i guess i was in a mood was why does he wanna come on my podcast then you know you're closer to the broadcast model than the social media model and that's something i think all of us have known for a while that's the million to one model rather than the one to one to one model and i have to give credit to derrick thompson who writes for the atlantic and he spoke at a couple of my conferences and we're we're not close friends but we're friends and he has a book coming out or that just came out called them i'm forgetting the name of the book but he talks about the broadcast model ver versus the social media or the internet model it what he means by that is if you're lebron james or katy perry or mitch someone like you as a lot of followers and has a podcast and you are going from one person to a mass audience that's very similar to the broadcast model so the social media model in the myth of going viral or the myth of one person can compete against general electric or john deere or michelin or lebron james katy perry it's actually very difficult to do that if you have a broadcast outlet so does your podcast if you're very popular on twitter if you're on tv that model is still much more powerful and then in a sense social media can work well as an accelerator rather than an originator and i have a good example for that good examples i'm totally confused go to these nap on taiwan confused okay let me give you an example if i write a column for forbes my most popular column has three hundred sixty thousand views and growing if i post something under my name only on lincoln lucky to get three views but that's just because you haven't put in the time and effort and energy to build your lincoln profile as forbes has done to build their audience forbes is much more credible audience in forbes is a much more credible in a bigger name people respond to rob win robert win columnist or contributor for forbes more than they do rob win regular guy it's it's that sense of you know based on the saying based but the shared credibility of bigger brand name that helps immeasurably but i mean i i don't disagree with the fact that if you have an established media name like let's call it forbes that if i have no platform or i put no effort into building my own platform that going onto that borrowed land is a way to create a built in audience but when you say like i have done i don't know two thousand and two i had zero audience and i started a blog and day by day chipped away at creating valuable content and building an audience much in the same way i would have if it wasn't an own property and then here we are today where there is some semblance of an audience but you could look at so many indications of people whether it's tim ferriss or gary vein or chuck and you could go on and on the people who did the similar thing and i've done it at scale and have numbers that would actually make the forbes one that you mentioned pale in comparison so i'm not sure i get the differentiator between the two i think people like you and gary and.