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Dandole con Todo with Naibe Reynoso

Cafe con Pam Podcast

05:09 min | 2 d ago

Dandole con Todo with Naibe Reynoso

"Navy. Welcome together. Deeper. Coming on how are you? I'm good. I'm good. How are you? Good we are in the midst of a pandemic. We're both I'm stuck at home which you know it's fine. We have Internet and food, and it's it's good. How are you? I'm doing good today was the first day in a while I put makeup on because I knew we were going to do this interview those kind of interesting to get ready for your own house like for your kitchen. But I've been doing good I've had more good days and bad days I think it's it's okay to have bad days because we we should be able to accept those down days and end lived through them and walk through them and not be in denial. So I've had good days. I've had bad days but at the end of the day I'm doing good I just I think we're all in this together. So it's like a collective feeling of support and we're GONNA get through this and I've tried to be productive, and then there's Times where I'm I have productivity exhaustion and I'm just like I can't be more productive like I just can't. So I'll just zone out and watch a Zombie movie. have like a glass of wine and I have to keep reminding myself. It's okay to not always be productive and to just relax and chill you know absolutely no. I I love that because one nobody knows how to deal with US everyone is going through at one hundred percent like you said, and it's a day by day because also things are happening in the world day by day. Allowing herself, grace and compassion, and just living by the hour basically but I'm glad you're being cute. Thank you. So yeah. So tell us who is Ebay what's your heritage for do come from case? So I am Mexican American I was born in Santa. Monica California my parents are from second pick as Mahyco, and I lived here in La. Most of my life, I did move out of state for a couple of years for my journalism career. But I'm a journalist I've been doing journalism for over twenty five years and I've worked for companies like when he be seon and Bella no and CNN is Fine Yawn and Fred's twenty four unreels channels. I've had a really really big mix and now I'm publishing books for children. It's been an amazing transition and it's been a seamless transition because. As a journalist what I did was right right stories and highlight my community and that's exactly what I'm doing with my publishing company control the press highlighting my community in a writing stories but taking more ownership of the of the product of the what I'm putting out into the world because I'm my own boss. So it's been. It's been beautiful. How Fun. So you gave us a story in like twenty seconds, but you know we're going to dissect it. Because I'm a journalist. Yes. So he's like short soundbites because I interview people all the time you know thousands I've interviewed probably thousands of people throughout my career now, like give me that sound bite twenty seconds. What did it a nutshell? So and I know as a reporter or when you're interviewing like symptoms when you're too long winded, it's like kind of wrap it up. I am a victim of lake sometimes condensing it a little bit too much. I ask a lot of questions that we can dissect it. No problem. Also born raising your parents are from psychotic S.. When did they come to the US Vaca- when they were teenagers my dad came to obviously find work like most Mohicans that came and he worked to everything you can imagine they here they met here even though they're from the same town that they were amazed. And their birthdays are one day apart. They just celebrated a birthday in March unfortunately. We couldn't be there to celebrate it because of the social distancing But yeah, they were born one day apart they knew each other some kind of like they found their community here with a by less of like my Kano's innocent that that's how they reconnected and they got married you. Know the rest is history. They know each other am I gonNa they knew of each other. Oh my grandmother. My Mom's mom had a little store of not the indeed that in the little town if you have at the site in these little towns, it's like that's the place to be the center of the universe of these little towns because that's where all the cheese mishap. Other. Women and men go to buy groceries with that's where all the when I used to go. To Grozny, thought would see it's so amazing that that whole culture like you see all the little kids growing up so that the data are really liked the modern day starbucks that's where people go to find community and you know to talk to the cashier and just find out what's going on with with the town with the community. So long story short might might grandmother had one of the and my mom and Oliver Sisters would be the cashiers and that's my dad had stopped in a few times. So he don't they met that way and then have faced. Local.

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Khan Academy: Sal Khan

How I Built This

06:58 min | Last week

Khan Academy: Sal Khan

"Most of the products and services we've talked about on the show have been innovative or disruptive in some way. But some of them and you've heard me say this before have fundamentally changed the way we live I mean lift AIRBNB starbucks. Shop Affi-. wayfair. These brands have transformed the way that many of us shop and travel and work. But every now, and then a founder comes along that seems to want to do something even more ambitious, even more transformative like remember. Pat. Brown, he founded impossible foods to create meet out of plants meet. So meet like that even the most die-hard carnivores would want to eat it. Pat Wants to put a stop to meet production period because of the damage, it's doing to the planet and essentially and I don't think I'm overstating this. He set out from day one to change the world. But still. Pat Brown stands to make a lot of money from his company same with most of the founders who've been on this show and I don't think any of them are motivated primarily to make money but it is part of the story they make a product or offer service, sell it to you and me, and they also get rich perfectly fine. But what about someone who makes a product or offers a service that is equally transformational maybe even more so but makes it one hundred percent free To do that, you have to make personal sacrifices starting by earning a lot less money. which is just part of what makes Sal Khan. So incredibly remarkable. Over the past twelve years, he's built Khan Academy into a powerhouse, a massive online learning platform that offers free tutorials to anyone anywhere. And from the very beginning South sided, his academy would be a nonprofit that it should never be tempted to compromise on its values. But before he launched Khan, Academy Sal didn't anticipate any of this. He was just trying to help a younger cousin with her sixth grade math lessons at the time he was working for a hedge fund. But from those early days of doing one on one to toils sal gradually built a platform that offers hundreds of classes in dozens of languages. Nearly thirty million people use Khan Academy. Every month to learn math science arts even sat prep all four free and Khan. Academy has inspired the launch of many other online learning platforms, but many of them are for profit operations that charge money. But we'll get to all that moment first. Let's back up just a little bit sal Khan grew up in metairie Louisiana his mom was from India and his dad was from Bangladesh and the marriage ended when sal was pretty young. My parents. Had issues and so they separated when I was probably about eighteen months old two years old and then I had really never seen my father and I saw once four an evening when I was thirteen and then he passed away the next year so it was really might. mother who raised us as as a single mother. While was there a community of South Asian families in imagery? Growing up. Yeah my you know when my parents separated. We actually live with my young at the time they were in their twenty s, and so they all were kind of like father figures and almost like older siblings to to me as well and and a lot of ways they were not your stereotypical you know. Just come to the US study. Get a job save money kind of prudent immigrant story they were. They were much more embracing of New Orleans. Culture. And I would say they're the most new ORLEAN South Asians. You will ever find it in your life. I had a very colorful childhood. You know late night parties, people, singing, and dancing. For me it felt like a I remember my third birthday that my uncles got a belly dancer. I still remember Habiba you know So it was definitely a different type of childhood, but it was a in some ways a really rich one. So what did your mom do for a living? The first job that I remember her having she she was the person who takes the change out of the vending machine at the at the local hospital actually the hospital where I was born and she took me to work a couple of times 'cause she didn't have childcare and I thought at the time I remember watching her do that. I think it was like the coolest job on earth because you have the key that you can open up the vending machine and like quarters just pour out of it. So she did that for a little bit and then essentially was a cashier at a series of convenience stores is kind of doing you know one minimum wage job after another and then I was in high school she had remarried her my Stepdad at the time were able to. Kind of cobble together to get a a small convenience store in. Your book you write. Louisiana was as close to South Asia as the United States could get. It's spicy food. Giant cockroaches in the corrupt government which is both funny but somewhat true true. I guess right I mean. You grew up at a time when. Like David Duke was the. The representative in steel her. The part of Mary where we had our store, it was called seminole convenience store on Seminole Avenue, and it's called a parliamentary called on that was kind of the heart of David Dukes base. So to speak I remember in a right outside of our our store across the street was the largest David Duke for president signing I've ever seen and so it was A. You know the the folks who lived in the neighborhood who were frankly know Super David Duke supporters in some ways it was lucky. This is pre nine eleven They didn't really know what to make of my family at at the time We've had a few conversations I remember with people the store where they they openly told us that they were trying to decide whether we were white or the N. word to you know we were confusing them but you know growing up I was the only Brown kid in in the classroom. But I never felt in school at all like folks were in any way biased or racist against me. If anything I have to give the the school system to Jefferson parish school system, a lot of credit you know I think a lot of what I am today is because they gave me opportunities there were teachers that believed in me. I had a really good friend circle So so I have no. You, know I I don't feel like it was a a tough childhood.

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Xbox Series S and X preview

The Vergecast

09:58 min | 2 weeks ago

Xbox Series S and X preview

"All Right Tom. You have just like dummy xbox at your house, but what is going on? You just plastic shells. He's just making videos with like should I tell you the story of week? So. They arrived on. Monday morning and like like I'm grumpy wouldn't say old berm like it and I knew phone and we get new laptop and he does know me I, know that sounds like. And and I'm like I mean a really fortunate position. But like once you've seen so much stuff once visited location. So many times he just doesn't. It's not exciting, right? So He's very me to get sight about technology but like Jane genuinely when opened up the series was like, wow, this is. Not. Excited by a brand new laptop with the latest graphics card a super fast processor and a ton of Ram Beautiful Four K. screed but you were excited by a plastic dummy box of the xbox series. And I don't know why. But it was late is is a deny it sounds really like fan boil some. It sounds like he was like Christmas I was like Oh this is so. Because I haven't seen it before. And I knew other people hadn't seen before. So is an element of that but it was also just like Michael being so small like how did how did they do this? That was my immediate thing was like how like will? It right. They haven't told me anything about it at this point. So they just sent me these damn dummy units and I was just like. BSO The dummy units arrived they respond to be I mean there was supposed to be announcing this thing next week. So there's going to be a bunch of like. Honey. Technical. In Belgrade, sessions where briefings for the press, so they give us the full information so that we'd have our goals like informative for people to read. That's great involved because like it just means that I can explain things better. readers get better pitcher and but then it leaked. So I woke up I can't even remember which day it leaked because it's just been such a week. But it leads at some point. Jews Wednesday. Up, and I was like Oh God like zoo happen, and then like that will C- kick Mike soft intellect panic mode we need to announce everything because everything's leaked. So they like just dumped the whole thing. The experts pricing everything. This is a trend because Google does this now and the thing leaks that just like Oh. Yeah. Okay. That's Just did it with the wing? Yeah. Well, I mean L. L G announces every single practice makes fifty times so. Count. But it's a pattern. We might as well, just announce it. We're done I think I think with Marxist cases that I've been. Flight. Will to years. Alongside bunch of reposes will. But like I think for them, it was like they needed to explain his fingers like the thing suspending. Well, this is the experts series S. His basically a smaller more budget friendly and and let's say less performance. Experts console than the bigger experts series X, which I'm sure most people listening to this probably familiar with Bono and it's basically designed for fourteen Philippi gaming. So like that's I, mean I'd say the vast majority of Mona's out there today that people gaming on the moment. East acton on the TV's and stuff but like this is a pretty good. Sweets book fully Philippi right now, spy from the PC side and. It's like a good talk. And they basically promising a symbol of architecture and all of the next gen premiums from the series. Excellent. CPU cloud under two hundred megahertz. The thing I care about is, does it have the the fast d at the series extras? Yeah. It does but it's five hundred, twelve storage instead of one terabyte. So there are no right. There's no Dr. Discloses all digital. Is Two hundred, ninety nine buffs, which is, which is good. I think it's like that's a pretty impressive for us but this is obviously the the the drawbacks to it. No disks will do diesel prices. If Games are typically higher yields, he can't use use games I think a lot to see Sonia my soul. In some way I'd love to just say my district sorted signing just digitize as well. I think we spoke about that on the way I look at like this series s is I think he's great life. If you kid you place fort like twenty, four, seven in bed, remove ten ADP TV because you haven't spent. Two Thousand Bucks on the Keio lead for them. Surprisingly. Like. I think I. Think it's great for that sold market like having. By that for Free Hundred Bucks and they get the new CPU the new ESA stays below times and the performance overall will be like way better than expos one. Like it just depends how it compares to the to the series x I. Think like they're doing some upscaling stuff for four K. if you really want to touch, it's a four K.. By Donna, how good that's going to be. That misses the point like. Different market. But what is the market for fourteen forty game I mean When you say monitors get it but most people with fourteen forty P monitors plugging PC's into them not consoles I is fourteen forty pm out. So I think the market is really ten API. which which is the TV's. Still turn EP like I would probably imagine the forty percent Stilton apr there at the moment. And I think that goes wildly up when you look at bedrooms and like kids rooms like where you're buying a typically smaller TV and you're not gonNA get e can't even by like a smaller lighter the twenty. Shit Four. K. TV. It's just they just don't exist. Although maybe they do but like. Just don't sell volume and I think that that's the market. That's the market ICS. Definitely. Going for like the MOMS and the POPs the shopping around at Christmas and they want to get their gear console they want to get something this noon and stuff, and these things only gonNA come down in price. So to me the market for the series S is. Why definitely have to buy a playstation because I want to get those games and if Playstation maybe I'll get the best one because I don't know what's going on the cheaper one about they're going to do there. And so if I've done that I still kind of want an xbox because I'm thinking about getting this Xbox game pass thing because he all these games on it. But I don't want to have to big ass consuls my living room saw the the cheaper xbox. I'll get the cheaper xbox to play Xbox Game Pass Games, and then I'll get the more expensive PSI to be like my main console that I get like my kick ass four K. stuff on it is. So blindingly clear which one of you has a child in which one doesn't. Just putting. Very obvious. How your perspectives shifted. Like I would say game passes Tom to your point you the game passes the thing here right? Like, yeah. If this is a Fox for your second TV or your kids TV, then what you need is a cloud gaming service. They can address all the xboxes right. And if you don't have a disk, doesn't matter because all the Games on the cloud anyway and you're just moving licenses around and maybe you're going to get to to streaming games in this thing, will be able to stream the games right like. You kinda see where they're going is these are just sort of client units for an xbox service with different GPS. Yeah. Exactly. It's different. Slight different economic you a bunch of specs and people who've been tweet me thousand times a minute this week. But you can argue a bunch of stuff to the essential differences between the two is the once targeting Larry's Lucien Melissa's and TV's and the EVA's talkative. Okay. Like that. That's that's basically the basic gist of the if you were really simplifier. And I think the cheap one is really gonNA appealed to the experts getting pulse market. Like that. Is Probably the best for you and gave me right now like I. Think it's very. Apple, arcade. Lately, just added a play or that it didn't add it to base expos game policies to the almost see have to you have to pay the all of the xbox names are bad and confusing. And then there's the P. C. There's the version that you can also play it on PC, which now costs more, right yes. Let's give me ten bucks a month by feel like that's I mean if you experts came all that covers you on anyway. So feel like you just. Denies. People go for the old anyway I think. So you've got the the series as the that will call the ten ADP model because I think it's functionally what it is even yeah basically forty nine. To Ninety nine, the series x, which is the four K. high refresh rate. Refrigerator refrigerator model. Model model is four ninety nine, which is actually still very aggressive and my mind and just based on what can do and then experts expensive. The Ninja xbox Game Pass Ultimate Yep is twenty five bucks a month in. Fifteen a month. But if you pay more and then you get a box out of it to write for twenty four months, you you you pay the subsidize. It's like a phone plan. Basically you get you pay a little bit more and then you a paying down your hardware and installments and it's basic. Tech Industry only has one business model which is. And T. in two, thousand and four. Yeah. But right. But that's a killer deal right that she ended up paying less over the twenty four months than you would. If you bought them separately right when you can get either right for the Yup can get the X. which I think is four, nine, nine a month I think. Five month or twenty five, the S. I I see that I'm like I'm just GonNa. I'm just GONNA, X.. Whatever like I am going to do the dumb starbucks, which is it's three coffees Erlich whatever. AM. And that is just a brilliant move for Microsoft, right? Yeah. Basically make an expensive thing seemed cheap even as maybe in the end, it's only slightly cheaper than buying everything out right?

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Beyond Meat builds China presence with new production facility

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:24 sec | 3 weeks ago

Beyond Meat builds China presence with new production facility

"A new agreement for beyond meet. The Los Angeles based producer of plant based Meat substitutes is partnering with China to build facilities outside of Shanghai. Reduction will begin later this year, with full production expected in early 2021 beyond meat products, made their Chinese debut in April at Starbucks, which sells the company's imitation beef in lasagna pasta. And a spicy rap beautiful,

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The Albums We Cant Wait To Hear (And the Ones We Hope Finally Arrive)

Pop Shop

05:32 min | 3 weeks ago

The Albums We Cant Wait To Hear (And the Ones We Hope Finally Arrive)

"Summer isn't quite over with yet fall is just around the corner, which means, of course, Pumpkin flavored beverages are back at your local starbucks and coffee bean remember going to those places I I actually haven't been to either one of those places since covid started Lucy. Yeah. There's there's very. Safe. Dunkin donuts. that. Only lets in a couple of people at a time and I'm Kansas donuts. No I am not a Pumpkins I I'm just ice coffee especially during the summer just give me some iced coffee injected into my veins Usually we'll. We'll make coffee at home but you know sometimes put that mask on and you know hand sandy ready and go to get an iced coffee and Sani Well, you know Halloween you know with all pumpkin spice everywhere Halloween and Thanksgiving can't be too far behind by the way what's Halloween GonNa look like I mean Masks. Great. But and we are outside when we retreat, you know if you have kids trick or treating. So I guess outside masks to bonus things. But then you have to actually interact with people and they give you candy not a really good look so. Halloween will be interesting this year and what about Thanksgiving? Like how are you going to have the family over for meals when they've they're not gonNA come and like that's not gonNA. Happen. I. I literally have not thought I'm sorry to interrupt you. I have not thought about. The basically the lack of a macy's Thanksgiving parade until just this moment and oh I and I'm really sad about. By by the way, I've I've actually had because I a couple of weeks ago I was. I you know how you you fall into. Google. Whole rabbit hole and I started to search I'm like well is the macy's parade going to happen and their official website had no information about this year show. and. So I started searching for information about lake marching bands will the marching bands be there and then I found something that basically said. None of the marching bands are going to be there all know. So marching bands are gone and there was some alleged rumor about how it's just GonNa be like a modified parade with like maybe clowns and some small balloons, clouds and small balloon that sends dreadful. But it's like there's mean clearly the parade if it exists watch be incredibly modified and what about the dog show the national dog show that comes on after Thanksgiving Day parade how's that going to happen? Yeah, that's tough so Anyone that I will I I assume hopefully knock on wood that there will be NFL. Games going on because the NFL as of now is is still planning to go forth with season without any fans or with limited fans I should say But yeah. Somebody the dog show. Yeah. At football in the middle of like flu season shirt. That's just. Listen, Keith we still have some big releases. That's that's the one silver lining. I should say is that there are still some big releases going on some big albums. Obviously there will be big single releases with I feel like we've had a huge Lee. Eventful summer in terms of single and album releases, which has been pretty cool that they're still tough stuff for us to talk about throughout summer and there will be things. To talk about this fall. So let's start with some of the big albums that we know have a release date. In are officially coming as far as we know, and then we'll kind of get into the question marks the albums that are rumored to becoming there have been in the works for years and might materialize this fall you never know. We are now past the grammy eligibility period. So whatever we're talking about is not going to be up for a twenty twenty one grammy award but maybe twenty, twenty two which feels forever away but you never know yeah. Sochi, let's talk about. Big Sean. Detroit to which I have heard part of I think is really great. Coming out September fourth. And I. It's interesting because big sean is someone that has a huge fan base obviously. Has Never had the kind of critically acclaimed album, but I think that. We'll see how this album performs, but I know people are very excited about that one, and then later in September, we have a couple of albums Max of sweet but psycho fame and he been coming on September eighteenth. Any thought any thoughts on on any of those big Sean of Amax Keith urban just in terms of they I see char perspective I I, feel like they're sort of the prelude to the storm. Just. The early indications of might becoming I. Think it's been a long time coming for Max. So it's great to see that she's dropping album after sweet butts psycho and the successive kings and Queens. I'm not particularly a huge like hip hop aficionados Jason is so I take his word strongly when he suggests that Big Sean is one to watch. In terms of this album, it's definitely a kind of high-profile hip hop album. Yeah. So just very quickly. So is something else coming in September two chains so help me God, which is am a big chains guy. So I have high hopes for that album.

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New York - At Least 3 Arrested, Businesses Damaged During Protests In Flatiron District

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

New York - At Least 3 Arrested, Businesses Damaged During Protests In Flatiron District

"Smashed windows. Graffiti vandalism protests last night in the Flatiron district ended up with arrests. Confiscation of a weapon to we get more now with 10 10 wins reporter Samantha Leven. Yes, Eight people were arrested after 11 businesses were vandalized during a protest that started peacefully in lower Manhattan. Police say the eight businesses had windows smashed, including a Starbucks here on Lafayette Street, and three others had graffiti written on them. The Starbucks surprisingly, is open for business this morning, but the windows are boarded up. Channel four spoke with someone from another business last night. That was vandalized. Uh, hard this hardening. You know, you got the right to do whatever you want, but I gotta hurt other people's property for Don't know what? I'm not gonna even be able to open the store tomorrow. So I gotta talk to her to see what they wanna do. Meanwhile, those protestors were met by police in the Flatiron district and made arrests around Madison Square Park, confiscating a stun gun, burglary and graffiti tools and reportedly a smoke

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Zoom stock surges, market value tops Boeing, Starbucks

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

00:30 sec | Last month

Zoom stock surges, market value tops Boeing, Starbucks

"Become an essential tool for many businesses, schools and people during the Corona virus pandemic and its market value skyrockets. Its stock soared 40% yesterday it put its market value at $129 billion of company Citigroup and bowing in Starbucks. Came after Zoom reported huge growth during the second quarter quarter and AP zooms market value is higher than the combined value of General Motors. And Ford and more than doubled by of the nations for Airlines combined.

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Zoom rides pandemic to another quarter of explosive growth

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:30 sec | Last month

Zoom rides pandemic to another quarter of explosive growth

"The pandemic has led to astonishing growth for one company, which is now worth more than GM, Ford bowing and Starbucks combined. It's the videoconferencing firm Zoom, which reported explosive growth during the second quarter. That set off a surge of nearly 40% in its stock price. This morning zooms revenue more than quadrupled from the same time last year and profits blew past Wall Street forecasts. Zoom now forecast its revenue will more than double the 910 million it had anticipated is it began its fiscal

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Starting Zocdoc with Oliver Kharraz

How I Built This

1:03:33 hr | Last month

Starting Zocdoc with Oliver Kharraz

"Oliver Karaz was born and raised in Germany mostly in rural parts of the country his mother was German and his father was from Iran in came from a long line of doctors. For me, it really starts in some ways with my dad and. The timing rapidly had every reason to become a social activist and and so he came to Germany from the Middle East when he was very young around twenty with no money in his pocket no language skills. And you personally then worked on of odd jobs, but he eventually became a psychiatrist but what has really shaped me much more than being born in Berlin is. Social. Active. Isn't that I that I saw him live and that he really made our family mattress we always talked about talent responsibility and the need to use. Whatever telling behind to help those. Around us that we can make a difference. Given that your father was Iranian and your mother was was sort of. German. An Uber even though you were born in Germany, did you feel did you feel as Germany everybody else? So I didn't have a second identity. We only used spoke German at home and yet. As you say I was also a not always fully accepted. So if I give you an example, my school twelve hundred students and you could pick out to the didn't look like everyone else and I was one of them right and even an enlightened country like Germany. That is notable. So I had what I call a visual accent would people would see me on the street and they would ask me how to speak German. So well and But they also school the skipped my name when reading out scores because they weren't sure how to pronounce my last name and opportunities taken away and even at was physically threatened so i. I think that really shaping in many ways because I realized. Very early that in order to be as successful as everyone around me I would have to be dramatically better in really work much much harder than anyone else and so that used to be strong work ethic in me. For the record Oliver is somewhat down playing his work ethic. Because just out of high school, he actually started his first successful company. It was the early clunky days of the Internet, and he designed a way to help people send emails more easily and he wound up selling that business not for a ton of money, but enough to get him through medical school. But. After practicing medicine for a couple years Oliver realized he couldn't stop thinking about that first business he'd started and how he wanted to start another. So he quit his job in medicine and consulting job with Mackenzie and eventually moved to New York. That was my goal was actually to start another company that that's A. Healthcare, but I I'd also realized at the time that I sold my first company and far too cheaply in that I should learn more about business I and at McKinsey God exposure to balance sheets and panels and hit a lot of very practical experience and what it means to manage business. And I think they fondly of my time at McKinsey was one of my better decisions. McKinsey GonNa Mackenzie is a little bit like going to business school. A lot of people at McKinsey have come from business, schools. In that. Many people go to business school thinking they will find a co-founder. Did you were you actively looking around at your colleagues to think maybe I can do something with him or her you know maybe that person. Absolutely and were you just thinking about different business ideas all the time? Well, it is actually very hard to find good ideas and my definition of a good idea was that it needed to have a great mission I. wanted to make sure that we actually do something good in that. We stayed true to sort of talent breaks responsibility, but also wanted to be a large market and to have a great motor rounded and also I wanted to be based on contrarian inside. Because I thought that all of the best companies have that at its core. While she wanted mission, you wanted a company that could kind of dominate its field by building a motor around it, but was also contrary and that's that's that's those are some interesting. Criteria. And that's why I screen for several years rejected pretty much every idea that that I came across And meanwhile. While you're going through all that I guess you meet this guy Cyrus Masumi. WHO's another McKenzie consultant and and just you just. Become friends like he's like somebody like in and you guys start hanging out. While we got put on study together that required us to travel globally and you've ever done that it meant frost were sixteen eighteen hour days together for three four, five months on end and we really. Got To become great partners in that and and what we realized that we had some. Very complementary skills. Cyrus is one of the most charismatic and gregarious individuals. You'd ever meet his very passionate. He could be more forceful, which sometimes was needed to be effective with clients. And you've talked to me now for a little bit as you can probably tell. More dispassionate and logical and more measuring. German? More, German in many ways, right. also was effective with clients by by. and Cyrus is American right? He's American this but that That close listened and how we work together that really started friendship and we stayed close for the study and be caught up over lunch pretty regularly denounce different business ideas off one another and. I think we connected because we had similar interests because. On. Some levels We were equally passionate about what we're doing higher says, passion was more visible to others than mine but we. Were close enough together that we both accepted. The other as. individual that that we could learn a lot from. Was it was it clear pretty soon after you start hanging out, Sarah's that this was the guy because you were. You're on the lookout for a partner. They I think it was was absolutely an option I know reality is that. With. Both founded companies before Mckinsey and we both knew that we wanna do it again and as I. was always great about being. Very honest. Rather than just nice and and I value that a lot. Yeah. All, right. So So this guy, Cyrus Super Charismatic, really smart clearly, the two of you start to to work together. And what what kind of business ideas are are you coming up with? While we kind of fell in love with a new idea that came about a one of these launches were Cyrus. Told me about how he recently ruptured his eardrum by flying with a cold and then found it very difficult to actually find a doctor and he had asked for recommendations and called down his insurance directory listing started with the as. Doctors weren't accepting new patients some no longer accepted two centurions one provider Pasta Way and so he said, well, why does it take four days to the doctor when I'm in pain right? And why can't this much easier? And we. Both very quickly. realized the potential of this idea from. Working at project be new helps us the for actually spending millions of dollars for marketing to grow their patient base because they had wasted inventory, right they had something that I like to call hidden supply, which is these last minute cancellations no-shows reschedules. That the that go to waste, and then on the other, there are the patients who had a hard time accessing this. You thought it immediately clicked with these my God. Yes. Doctor's appointments connect patients to doctors. Yeah. Well, look if you go through the forfeiture that I had read, it's a great mission right? We're making one of the most personal needs more accessible for for patients we can help patients to get in fast we can help the doctors become more efficient. We can make the entire health care system more cost effective people out of the emergency room things like that, and it's a marketplace. So there is a strong mode and clearly anything in healthcare is a large market and I think the contrary and inside that we had. was. The fact that. Most people thought it's normal that people have to wait twenty four days to a doctor because there's a doctor shortage in read our inside was really no doctors have asthma debate ability because of these last minute cancellations, no-shows reschedules and so I felt very about this idea. So. So you member like how long between the time that the you had that first conversation To the time were both you said, let's start this business was like monster or weeks or days. was was weeks. We what we what we started doing is actually. Mocking up the side in how imagine back then in powerpoint pointing just the wire. Website. Yeah. Wire frame. Exactly. We would. We'd go into starbucks and we'll chat up strangers and say, Hey, here's a five dollar gift card. Give me your thoughts. Sorry I'm GonNa. Go back. You just go to people in starbucks Gift Card and say, can you give me your thoughts? Random Person? The absolutely that's that was sort of our market testing. They wouldn't. They would be like excuse me this is a little weird. You're my space. Might also happen from time to time but you know there's lots of people on starbucks is very in German of you. That's debris because usually he would be to report tentative about doing that. Well, you know I think there was a lot less rejection than you think people actually quite open I. Suggest you try this out but if you If you're unthreatening in Luke harmless as we probably dead and then they'll be pretty open. You went up to and starbucks and you'd say, Hey, we're thinking about a company here. Can you just look at his powerpoint give you five dollars Gift Card and what was in the powerpoint, the popcorn and was just what we thought. This website would look like and we would ask them is the set service that resonates with you would you use it and and we got an incredibly valuable feedback here and really set us in many ways on the on the right track right? So and what pointed to the two of you decide let's quit McKinsey. Let's. Let's pursue this. Probably a month or two after we initially discussed idea did anybody say you were crazy for quitting? Everyone. Everyone told us. Crazy and got a lot of negative feedback on the idea to write people would say this is Bloomberg out I would never pick my doctor on the internet or I already have a doctor or you know doctors wouldn't accept patients that that are looking on the Internet of all kinds of protections that people had when they were thinking about their own situation by. When when you talk to people and starbucks, they actually thought about it much more positively. So we were encouraged enough to say, well, this is going to work as long as we get out of our circle and don't ask McKinsey consultants doctors. The responsible be better. All right. So you are in your thirties at this point. And presumably were making pretty good cash at McKinsey because you were probably you'd know expenses you're on the road all the time so. When you quit, I'm assuming you had some money to launch the business and probably live off for a while. Yeah. So I very deliberately had never raised my living standard to the money that the paying McKinsey and I had saved every dime so that I could. No be in a position where can fund this embraced can afford not to take a salary for a couple of years. Wow. So so a couple of hundred thousand and you saved. You know. Maybe. I'm to Germany to discuss personal finances but. I had. Built this. Radio, you can tell the. Story Yeah I I had I had enough money to live off for for several years but I also Saturday night both finance the company early out of our own savings so that clearly diminish We had leftover after that. So now, you both decided to quit. and. You have some technical expertise because you had. You had done some coding but this is next level stuff. Were you able to be that technology founder and Cyrus was going to be the the sort of the business founder? Absolutely not as I add coated but at that point, I had not touched a computer for a long time We knew we need to have a technical co founder and so Sarah's knew a guy named Nick Guanzhou from the time together, trophy software, and this is another company that they would both worked at the that's the company that they're both previously worked together and Nick just brought a totally different perspective and really educated Addison me on a lot of things and and he was really the one who understood a building a seamless experience for the consumer and ends May. Zach Docs. Early Genius, did you did you have the name dock from the beginning? Not, not initially we we went to several phases on on what the right name could be for for while we wanted to have a descriptive name. So we looked at physicians, dot Com Doctors Dot Com, and we actually tracked down the owners of one of these domains and they wanted several million dollars for the domain name. And and we were finding the company ourselves. So that was out of the question. So then we just sat in a room and we brainstorm a list of fifty or one hundred names, and then started eliminating names until we arrived at Dr. What does it mean? or it doesn't mean anything which was the WTO bit we could. There were zero search results. Okay. There's no meaning behind his ACH. There's no meaning behind and and in hindsight it was precisely the right thing to do because it really was a blank slate for us to fill with with meaning and really build a brand around. Zero such as October we started. It address nate the right lake once you know that it takes more than three weeks from picking up the phone and dialing for doctors till you actually see someone you realize Oh, this really not much else that we have to wait so long for to get. And this is more important than most of these other things you already have. Fantastic access View Magin. If air travel way that healthcare workers that wouldn't be an expedia that wouldn't even be Delta Dot Com that would be individual phone numbers for every plane. Imagine. If that happened, you know a half the planes would fly empty it would be a massive pain and that was actually the state of health care before sock. Is Amazing that that the nothing like this was out there in two thousand seven. I look at I. Think. In many ways you couldn't build it a much earlier. In the early days. When we went out there, we were the ones installing Internet of the doctor's offices. We. They they were a many times just migrating from a paper books to scheduling systems. We were at the cusp of digitisation for healthcare. We were just lucky in our timing to get this right in and start offering the service when that also happened. All right. So you decide to pursue Zach dock and it's the three of you. I'm assuming really just at the beginning and were you working out of out of one of your apartments? Did you guys rent space? No, we worked out of respect for. Many. Times we came to make yet the nicest apartment and and we could bring breakfast Burrito and bake him up and you know the the reality is that we originally had a pretty ambitious launch plan right so we got together around July. We wanted to launch by December of two, thousand seven. Something interesting happened were nick send an email suggesting to look at what was then called techcrunch forty. Take is is now a household name but the draw for us back then was there was a fifty thousand dollar prize now it's called tech crunch disrupt think. So it's a major a startup competition. It's a startup competition and we were the first class of this was much less known be budgeted two hours to fill in the application in really which will send it off. He didn't think about it anymore that there was an early July and early August we've heard that we had been accepted, but there was a complication we'd have to be ready by September eighteenth or. That was three months sooner than we had originally planned to launch. So you'd have a live website by September that is right that is right with doctors with doctors, right So we actually debated for a few hours whether we should even tried to go for that but we ultimately said, yes, we can get the website working and we wanted to have enough doctors just a bars wouldn't look pathetic. Brayden. Coded Night Neither Day and nick really busted his but he did the patient facing side of the website and that was the programs. What was potentially even harder because we're tried to launch a marketplace was to actually get the initial supply on there and remember the website wasn't there yet so. Tires ended up going door to door for doctors offices. Excuse telling them a powerpoint page, and this is really a testament to cyrus sheer willing determination if you think about what it means to really start a company early on, there's nothing to show right you may be a powerpoint but there's no website there's no patience. There's no other doctors no social proof and it has to run on passion and very clear that that is Cyrus superpower. He just went to random doctors offices or he had like a list of doctors offices and he started kind of walking block by block. Well, there's a lot of walking involved a we launched in Manhattan so you can literally go down the street and you see. The signs and you walk in. And he was basically saying look, it's a way to connect you to patients. How was how many by the way? What was your objective? How many doctors do you need to sign up to have this website look okay by September Between six and ten was our goal. Okay. So just doable it is a was extremely hard really. Is telling doctors is one of the hardest things to do why were they saying? Well, first of all, it is baby very hard to even speak to a doctor they are being shielded. Their time is very valuable. Office managers are trained not to let anyone talk to them to protect the doctor from people walking in selling them stuff shirt them. Secondly, they many didn't want to give up control over their calendar which has to write. We ask them to post times that a patient could book into it and it was just a far fetched idea for many of them the patients would actually do this. So he got a lot of knows he got a lot of knows. He'd go there and he just simply not leave until he got a chance to speak to the doctor and a few times. It was even escorted out by security. I really think one in a million could have put this off. I mean was he going to particular kinds of doctors or was he generally focused on an Internet general? Practitioners Ob sobe began with dentists Okay. Because our thinking was that. People go to dentists most often, and we wanted to make sure that we have an offering that is relevant for patients as often as possible. I. Got you so so eventually unassuming, you do get what six to ten or how many did you get by September of two thousand seven Eight. In the meantime, you inequity doing the back end stuff you were doing the coding and building the website does right and as you were building it. How did it look? So. The bit that Nick Build looked awesome for the time I think. It was impressive. We were. Very. Satisfied that we had a scroll bar that we had a map that we had back then already the insurance selector and a lot of feature that. Weren't to be found really anywhere else. All right. So September two, thousand, seven, you are ready to reveal. This service at. Tech. Crunch. And Doth Review present or did did Cyrus kind of wishy the spokesperson? Cyrus. I presented Nick stayed behind in New York to make sure that the less the website was actually up and running This is in San Francisco that you went to the we flew out to San Francisco and So we lost sock talk in front of Eight, nine, hundred people. A lot of them were journalists when the judges opened up with feedback guy covers ocoee who we newnan in valued. As embezzles forever apple he came out to said he he didn't get it. He would never use this in front of everyone right and. His direct load something like honestly Oh, it just never occurred to me to go to any doctor that's really burned in in my brain and what was worse is that he seemed to be right we didn't get a single booking. We were hoping that this PR would get us out of our initial batch of users, right because your other. So many tech journalists there. So you know the publicity may be would would would lead to bookings and that was the hope but. It actually took three days before regard our first legitimate a patient, and and in the entire first month, we only got five bookings. You come back from San Francisco and. You know you had Guy Kawasaki. Say I don't I would never use this service? I'm sure he feels differently today but man maybe then Ezio said that but did did you come back feeling like like dejected like losers or or were you excited like how did you feel coming back? While you know I think we obviously hoping we would eventually get more bookings and In the beginning you probably refreshed. The Bookings Report Hundred Times a day by as we were thinking through what we realized. It was really a typical two sided marketplace challenge It's just a classic chicken and egg problem. You need the supply to get the demand and you need the demand to entice them supply and for dark was even trickier. Right when you think about it, healthcare is hyper local. Very complicated. So you have to match. Supply and demand on a Zip code specialty level, and then we have thousands of insurances take. Until we realized that our odds of actually finding a patient that wanted. An offer there. Quite low, and so the best path forward was to methodically build up supply, and so we just kept going put up a huge map of Manhattan on the wall, and then a sleep put little flags on of where the doctor's brother we're on the website in which insurance is accepted and we just we knew the perseverance. Is the name of the game. Back in just a moment how oliver and Cyrus Begin to drum up interest in stock and how they even start to raise some money at figure out how to dress differently, stay with us guy rows and you're listening to how I built this from NPR. Hey everyone. Just a quick thanks to our sponsors who helped make this podcast possible I to epic provision maker of epic bar beef was nature's idea the epic bar was. 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A lot of their offices especially back in two, thousand, seven or sort of technologically in the Stone Age. There was incredibly complicated to sink the doctors calendars with ours. Because none of the software was actually made to sink. Were even in the places where we had syncs up and running, we would frequently get. Feedback while the punishment didn't happen because the doctor wasn't available and we really couldn't figure out why this was the case because when we did screen chairs with the office to their calendar and and our calendar, it was identical right and couldn't figure out why that's happening. So I decided to sit next to the office manager I went there and got to know him and his family photos of his dog. I fixed the printer taught a better strategies to play minesweeper still couldn't figure it out. Until one day, the doctor would come out and she'd say, Hey David I'm out next Friday. And then what does David do does he go into the calendar and block out next Friday or does he take a post? It note On a doctor out next Friday and sticks this too is monitor. In the real world. These post it notes, of course happen and but once you know that Matthew Friend, you can start filtering this out and that's one example they were literally a thousand point, one percent solutions that we had to figure out to make this work. Wow. That sounds I'm getting exhausted. Just hearing about that because this is like even like Google calendars, right? Yeah. Yeah. That was that was early days and what we were extremely focused around were making show the experience was fantastic. If something went wrong, we fix it. Right. So I was our customer service I personally would call the doctor and and confirmed the appointment was all said if it wasn't I, personally contact the patient to let them know and then I would offer them. Amazon Gift Card alongside with an apology those actually one case where it didn't catch a patient in time. and. The were in the subway to the doctor, and so I raised them to the doctor's office and picked up a bouquet of flowers on the way there and met them in person to apologize. And that was really a turning point burs. The service has to work and we need to be have this patients I attitude in in terms of how it works completely ingrained in the company. All right. So you clearly need to kind of grow this Were you offering this service doctors for free at the time? Initially. We for free by we eventually started charging fifty dollars per month. But Sam doctor you come into my office and you say, Hey, if you pay me I can bring you more customers. I would be skeptical I would've said to you you who whose, who even knows about you. You'RE GONNA you're asking me to pay you money for Phantom bookings for maybe no customers I mean did some of the doctors say Many. The US summarize our sales challenge. Right? It was very hard because even if you wanted to, we couldn't easily share how many patients their competitors are down the road God like that was something that was confidential. All right. So you are you got this chicken and egg problem. Not, enough people signing up and he gets skeptical doctors but you know that the service could really benefit the doctors, but you also need them to pay for because otherwise you know but business. Meantime at a certain point I'm assuming you guys start to think we'd better go out and look for money if we're going to really make this thing work. Yeah. Yeah. That that happened in the spring of two, thousand, eight we decided we raise series. And we we make the rounds we get in front of a number of the big name, BC New York the also go to Sandhill road in impel. Toho Santo Road we leads and road initially were very successful at all we got Polite knows. and. Ray No feedback control someone took us as I told us you know what the idea seems. Good. But you're consultants I'd and the perspective of its consultants can't get anything done and what realized is that even though we had both founded companies before our Mackenzie Pedigree in our keys and button down shirts, they were really hurting us, and so we wait rank Khakis and button down shirts. It sounds crazy. Were they pleaded pants or were they at least nine pleaded please. Yeah Yeah. Yeah we after hearing that feedback We very quickly just went to the next gap and bought jeans and t-shirts and from that on the combos with VC's when but a lot better. So you went from McKinsey consultant look to this are the tech casual uniform of jeans and t-shirts that that's exactly right and we introduced ourselves not as NBA's and McKinsey Consultants but we introduce ourselves previous entrepreneurs that are starting their next company. was was anyone biting? Were there people who were like? Yeah there's a great idea I'm in. So interesting enough we had raised some money from. Friends and colleagues, and many of those they invested in US business plan unseen just based on the fact that we. Were giving up our careers at McKinsey to pursue talks. So that felt really a great. and. As we started changing how we appeared in how we introduced ourselves to venture capitalists L., we started to get offers and so in August of two thousand eight, we ended up raising five million from KHOSLA ventures expeditions mark. Wow Mark Banya Jeff bezos, and Venus is. All their. Funds are in which sounds like a lot before you WanNa do it's actually. Kinda limited because you still it seems to me in two thousand eight even though you have five million dollars a lot of money you still have this problem which is you've gotta get. Customers, and then to get customers, you need lots of doctors had lots of options but to get doctors, you need lots of customers booking through the site to you do that precisely D- These five million dollars per lily earmarked for making New, York, work, right, Miguel, I market work but. immediately after raising the money the financial crisis hit. And You may remember there was rest in peace a memo that went around about startups, right? Yes. About start ups, never being able to raise money arrested in peace good times. So we got this job is to make the money stretch in. We probably learn not during this time This was really our first go round making hard choices and what I want to be frugal and not to do things we can't afford and We learned to not let money replace critical, thinking and creativity. But now we continued to grind away at New York and at some point felt while if you want to get. To the next level we have to prove. Dr Isn't just a New York City phenomenon. Right? We had to prove that it would work in a second city But at that point, we didn't have the money to do this anymore, and by the way you're still your approach was still the same. It was door to door. That's right door to door and how how you building awareness about the about the fact Zach existed with customers with potential customers. So we it was day very difficult to get someone. To the website. Yeah but when they did. They loved it because it was such a step change from how healthcare used to work for him. Right they used to have to pick up the phone and wait on hold and then plays scheduling. tetris. With the office manager, can you do Wednesday morning about Thursday noon? Friday afternoon, and now they could do the same thing in a minute and have complete overview about the ability patients loved it and they told their friends. So we we started to get word of mouth. Going, and so we saw New York really taking up and we felt like, okay, this does this go into work in New York. At a minimum rate, but we also realized that it took us a fair bit of time. And money to get it going. In New, York and do we couldn't with the money we had left from the five million easily expanded into a new city at the same time. Raising money was going to be difficult because the next generation of investors wanted to see that it works and other cities as Walter. So we were a little bit in this catch twenty, two we ended up. Applying to. Force boost Your Business Competition Four. Forbes has his competition as sell to where they give away money right to they were promising a hundred thousand dollar prize. And at this time. We won. And Yeah what did is they gave us one of these large publishers. Clearinghouse is sex and very useful actually used to cover a hole in one in our only conference room. There was a hole in the wall and we covered it with that. At, this point you are, you are working out of an office, not not an apartment at this point we were working out of A. Shared Office space we work. Yeah. So they had given us publisher clearing house is is check but they fail to give us the small check for three months and we were getting really nervous, but it would still get it but. But ultimately, we got that one hundred thousand dollars and that's what we used to launch and our second market in DC in Washington DC and would did it require you guys to move down there or were you did you hire because I'm assuming you had to? A lot of your early capital was going into sales. Business Development hiring sales reps, is that right? Right, we had a couple of sales reps at the time. A. Very first employee ever was a sales rep is still with the company today and He was great. He figured out how to. Really charm his way. To the doctor. So there were no more security guards escorting anyone out. When did you? I'm assuming that even in two, thousand, nine, two, thousand, ten, and beyond we're not yet profitable. Far From It? Yeah. Far from it right because it's a capital intensive business. Yes. We obviously invested heavily in customer service wanted patients to have a great experience. And we had a quite sizable engineering team because that was actually a major engineering effort. So what started to happen when did you start to kind of see? A real turning point. Yeah. So we we we had launched New, York successfully with. Years. Of hardwork, we've gotten it off the ground is transported that to DC at work well, in DC, and now he said, well, why are we not in more cities and so we actually we raised serious be with fouled respond and We used to expand off the East Coast Francisco then Chicago and we just got better better at it. So we then ended up raising serious and two thousand eleven from Goldman NTSC, and we primarily use this to grow our sales team and sign up more more doctors in from two thousand eleven till two thousand, thirteen, we launched roughly thirty new cities I read that by by two thousand, fourteen would covered. Like forty percent of markets in the US, which is huge I mean that's right I mean that's a huge number of cities. And in that year evaluation. Of tzakda. Past Billion Dollars I mean that's That's pretty remarkable i. mean you were kind of on this like really rapid trajectory and you a pretty straightforward model right and you were charging doctors a flat fee every year and then. They could take all the bookings they wanted and I think that by that point like by two thousand, fourteen knew it was not cheap. It was expensive viewed really raised the price it was like three thousand dollars a year, right? Something like that. Yes recharged Dr Three thousand dollars a year and and there was a flat fee. No matter. How many bookings Actually facilitated for them and and the reality was for some doctors that got a lot of bookings that was a great deal. Yeah. But but there were also doctors that God a lot fewer bookings and for them that fixed cost was actually too expensive and some of them were starting to leave the service, and so we got into a situation that required us to invest a lot to stay where we are and then invest even more to continually grow our overall provider base, which means we had to build out a massive sales team to always sign up more doctors right and. Some point during this time L. Nick actually ran an analysis showed that it would take several years if ever fries to make our money back on on many of the doctors we signed up because you would have to sign up. X number of hundreds of thousands of doctors paying that amount every year. To make your money back to to make sort of our the cost of the sales team back. Wow and L. it. This was pure that would make us dependent on external capital for our very long time, and now it's a clearly there are many companies that have taken. Grow fast at all costs approach. And They Held onto this forty extended period of time by L., it clearly puts talking to a dependency to. Investors in their mind says, yeah. So. Meantime. You know I I from what I understand. There's disagreements I mean there there are you know the leadership team including Cyrus he he's I. Think he's he's sort of his position as the flat fee model is actually the best way to go is that a fair assessment of of his position? Yeah. I think that's right. I. Mean there were two fundamentally divergent ways held the business could go forward right. One way was to continue to work on optimizing the unit economics of our subscription model and the other way was to think about how to make it more transformative leap and then find a new more profitable. And more sustainable model and. Their. Look I can certainly understand The reluctance and taking this leap if companies rechange their underlying business model once they have a certain scale and then live to tell about it, right. We know the names of the companies that have done this net flicks, but from DVD's to streaming adobe. From box software to the cloud, but there's not a lot of companies that do that. and. Needed to make a choice which which direction I wanted to go. And and I should say over that. Became intensely personal for you because hugh and Cyrus really disagreed on on on the direction of the company should take. Steps down he he left the company and you moved into the role of CEO. Those right and what ask you about this neo. Beauty's in the flies of this show is its simplicity and we talked to one person or sometimes too. It's a single narrative, and so we don't have cyrus with us to tell us what happened but I wanna ask you about this time because. This was your co founder. This was your partner This is your friend and he was leaving the company. How did you feel at that time? I all I can say was a very hard and very emotional period for everyone involved and It was certainly a departure But how was through that given these two divergent choices you you couldn't. note, both of us could be useful to talk and. I have to imagine that for for period. China. was sort of the friendship. Look been we were very close we. Were not only friends we had worked for eight years believe together fourteen hours a day, and we probably talked more to each other than to anyone else in our lives but you know. Still touch from time to time and. I think he's joining us on from sideline. He still at prison million owner of the company Yeah, he's still. Here's the thing I mean we've we've told stories about breakups we've had we've had episodes were there were married couples who split divorced but continued the business e O products. Susan Griffin Black and an her husband Brad They continued the business stacy's pita chips continue the business after the divorce sold it for a quarter billion dollars. You guys were worth value to one point eight billion dollars at this point. was was ever party that just thought you know, God look at what we're doing on the core we're going and. I mean did you in service it down and say you know this thing is just growing and? Let's just figure this out. I think the challenge is that it's not as if there was an article way to decide what the right path forward is. As long as investors wanted to give us money growing all costs was yeah. Fine Strategy. The question was just how dependent you wanted to be on the continued goodwill of investors. It sounds like you were tired of going out raising money. You didn't want to do that anymore. Oh, not at all but I think you want to raise money from a position where you know what your turn to is and and. It wasn't clear that the business model would work in in a way that that we could just flip a switch and be profitable. Yeah. So. That was a tough year for you. Two, thousand fifteen. There was an article in business I think business insider, and it was about the sales team. It's October that year and it was. It was some allegations that you know Pete member sales team using adderall even cocaine they were under immense pressure. They were working all the time when you saw that article. And I'm not saying you even aware of any of this. You may not even aware of it but I. have to think that that article really alarmed you and and maybe even embarrassed you. Look A. There were a number of articles in two thousand fourteen fifteen. Didn't absolutely get everything, right but Budweiser I can say is that At. The time doctor had their sales team and we're. Getting very quickly and Your maybe maybe. Too focused on. L. Hitting targets and. Not. Focus enough on creating a strong culture the I hear these stories from six years ago from from time to time and from from now from candidates and and really every time. This happens like a Gut Punch. Because, this we know we're completely different company now. On on so many levels, but clearly, you saw that in new that you had to change something. While yes, I look I l there's a there's a couple of things about this. Right? We are a technology company, but we had said ourselves up too much about. Instead of writing wins and really too little about being adaptable and darning and and building the trust required to try things that now pet the risk of failure. and. So one of the first things I did is to change core values. You know to emphasize those behaviors each one of our values adaptable, not comfortable and other one is progress before perfection learners before masters right and. We only kept really one DIA CONSTANT DEL patients I. Personally that. That was more of the culture that I thought was right for Doc to succeed on many dimensions. So, you take over the company it's got high valuation, but you're still not making money and you know that you've gotta change the underlying business model you're never gonNA make money. And from what I understand this is the beginning of what you have internally described as the second founding of the company. That is right. That is right and that basically happens in in two thousand, eighteen you you launch this new business model where instead of the the dollar membership fee. Basically, you would charge doctors a lot less like two hundred or three hundred bucks, but then every booking you, you would take a cut from that booking. So like a travel agency. A little bit charge for new patient booking. So the existing patients to practice we made free but yes, there was the fundamental idea and. It sounds like such an obvious thing to do but but here's the problem with it and why why are we thought it was incredibly risky to try this. Our best customers that had been on for a long time. They got lots of pockets right and if we start charging them per bookings, their prices go up very significantly in some cases ten times more and that seemed. Competing, insane to us. In. Particular because when we talked to other companies that were at gone through similar changes and even pricing experts, they're number one advisor was make sure whatever you do never charged your best customers more and frost would be precisely. The opposite. In the thing that was counter-balancing this in our mind was well, maybe we'd be able to bring on a lot more doctors because the barrier to entry is now much lower that was there was the back and forth in the team to figure out whether that's the path we want to want to go. So, this is still a risky strategy because you're depending really on new bookings because the two hundred dollar annual fees dramatically lower and I have to imagine in year one, you actually saw drop in your revenue in the year one of of this curve. Second founding. Right. Well, it's from a risk profile worth at that. Right the warriors that you lose all your best customers in with it, all the bookings day used to be getting. and. So we needed to be ready for a very significant drop in bookings and revenue and the second Challenge was here that. The beauty of this approach modest and we got all this money upfront right and Sharon. Now to bond, we're getting paid after the booking with with a thirty day payment periods, we had a huge working capital requirement to make that happen. So did you see a drop and revenue in two thousand eighteen when you rolled this out? No we didn't because we actually didn't see the doctors leave the way that we hit on -ticipant did in fact, you know while we had very much worried that they would be upset and some of them certainly were upset. We were providing so much value to them that. You know what? What took you. So long I knew as getting a great deal all along. So that worked really well, and we had piloted in Georgia initially in April. Two thousand eighteen and then that had worked. So we we then all allowed in Colorado a few weeks later that work to, and from there we went to Washington state and again, very positive results and after these three days. Okay Great. We know this works does it out in our largest most important market? Let's go to New York and that and terribly horribly wrong. They the doctors in New York. Not only were so pissed off they actually I read. mounted a change dot org. Petition I. Don't know what to to to end this practice or something. They were really mad. They were really really mad and I guess you guys responded you said, are we won't we won't roll this out in New York for a while. Yeah look in New York. We. Facilitate Roughly, one in five new patient doctor relationship in the entire city on dock and so. The economic impact for the providers in. was much greater than for the providers in Georgia Colorado Washington. So yes, to give you one example, there's a dermatologist and so and he paid under the ultimate model ten doctor say paid thirty thousand dollars and under the new pricing model, his cost was going to go up from thirty thousand dollars to roughly three hundred, forty, thousand dollars. Wow. So what was your response to that? I? Mean it seems like a pretty reasonable. Concern. Yeah. So look after the conversation with the Dermatologists I. Actually. Put down the phone and I thought you know what? He's right. And so I pause and we regrouped and. We did a couple. Of things during this time, like the first one is we just went on a listening tour. You know we talked to provide their feedback and we just adjusted our this plan to give providers a much longer grace period to decide whether the wants to addition to the new model or not, and then. So then we read on New York six months later and and when dramatically better. So the strategy works and you see results from the strategy pretty quickly like within a year. Within a year, we had we finally at some incredible momentum was really going better than we had expected in our wildest dreams. Our existing client went down to essentially zero. I mean people still retire and and move jobs by no one really left the service and we were adding more and more providers because the barrier to entry was low and So in two thousand, nineteen we began growing profitably. It sounds like two thousand and nineteen was really the banner year. Two thousand nine hundred was a was a fantastic year and honestly we had so much momentum coming into twenty twenty and feel like, Hey, we worked really hard for three years and profitable and now the sky was the limit until. Tells Sam until March of two thousand twenty. Two Marjo twenty twenty and that's. That's really maybe the third founding DOC right? Well, I want to ask you about March twenty twenty because. Your Business is based on people booking with doctors and going to the doctor I have to imagine your revenues must have plummeted like every other industry like I mean doctors offices are still in most of the country. Slow or are trickle of patients coming in. With the lockdown started happening we saw impersonal bookings declining anywhere between fifty to ninety percent by the end of March I'm not surprised and lot of that buys I was getting was to. Lay off people and make sure that we hunker down to weather the storm but I saw an opportunity to build windmills, right so I thought well, we need to be there for our patients. We should be expanding into telehealth and I need every team member to help me do that and so we. Really went all important and supporting video visits and I'll probably June eighteen began redesigning the tire marketplace support virtual care, and so we actually released. Doctor Video Service and we made this available to. Any. Physician whether they are on soccer. for free. And by the way head, you plan to do this. How long would would I mean I'm imagining if you said in in February district I really want to focus on telehealth Would you have expected that by May would have been ready to go. Absolutely. Not I think what has been really fantastic to see is how? We really finished two years of roadmap in two months. Wow, and it's great because it's just gives us a window on what the next phase of doctor will be and really looking forward to that in my mind were the point were Amazon started from going. Books to also adding CDs. We have just gone from doing only in person to also A. Doing telehealth and I can't wait to see how this unfolds. It sounds like you. Might be reading between the lines but. You. Really, admire and respect your co-founders particularly. Cyrus and the work that he did to to build this company but I wonder if do you think that you will a I dunno, rekindle your friendship i. Is it something that is in the cards because a break is? Is Emotionally, it's hard Mesa really hard. Yeah, look I Do I think we'll work fourteen hours together again maybe not but you know I I've gotten through tougher breakups and reconciled in my past, and so I think we are we're in good shape and honestly know we are meeting were talking from time to time Yeah. We both have things to do and places to be so we're. Not, hanging out all the time. But it's now also five years ago So We are we're merch focused on making our join the baby successful. When you think about your journey and All Its happen to you how much do you think this has to do with? with luck and how much do you think it has to do with with the hard work you put in your your skills. Well I'm going look I I believe that there's really three ingredients to success. In order importance there are lock the talent, then hard work and. The only one. That's comedian. You control his how hard you work right and Now working hard to gives you more shots on goal It helps his day on the top of what you your talent allows and absolutely restarted at the right time the right place. So What what I'm proud of an all that journey has only that yet when we were wrong and when be had to revise and. When we needed the grit to actually make it work. I L we lived up to that and and that's really The all that anyone can ask themselves to. Oliver Karaz co-founder of Zach Braff by the way, remember how they originally wanted to call it physicians dot com or doctors dot. com. COULDN'T AFFORD THE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG to buy the domain name. DOC DOT COM wasn't only available the price they paid for that domain name. Six Bucks. and. Thanks so much for listening to this show this week, you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You could also write to us at H. I. T. at NPR DOT Org. 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Marriott swings to loss as coronavirus devastates bookings

MarketFoolery

02:45 min | Last month

Marriott swings to loss as coronavirus devastates bookings

"But we're going to start with Marriott because Marriott's second quarter featured the first loss for the company in almost nine years and yet. Shares in Marietta up about two percent. This morning is this optimism or is this The stock's already been beaten down enough, and we don't need a lot of optimism to bid up just a bit. I think it's the latter. I think it has been plenty beaten down. Let's call it forty percent for the year or something like that and. The maybe the worst is is behind it a hotel occupancy was off ninety percent in April and only seventy percent in July. So that is in one sense, a big improvement and in another sense shows just how far things still have to go particularly in this country it's got international operations largest Of Hotels and hotel rooms in the world and China is is a bright spot but the US is not and can continue to be lagging Is the expectation although the company put try to put good spin on what it could. To what extent if any did the company on the Conference Hall Talk? About Sort of what they learned in China and the way that they can. To. What's happening here in the US on starbucks most recent? Quarterly. report that was something that Kevin Johnson this CEO had talked a little bit about I'm wondering if the same applies to Marriott or Are these businesses different enough. that it doesn't really apply. Why was in and out of the call so I I can't be sure that that was covered there definitely was coverage that China I think the terminology was that Cova was not yet a thing of the past, but you know it was almost in the category of back to normal and in certain segments of the China travel normal or even better than pre cove it. So it's an entirely different story and I'm not sure that Marriott addressed what it could do what it had learned from China I certainly got the feeling that it was hinting that. the US government could learn from China and the lack of a strategy and the lack of you know the lack of strategy for how to deal with. was certainly impacting their business and they regretted that that was the case.

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Starbucks to reintroduce Pumpkin Spice Latte, expand curbside pickup

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:28 sec | 2 months ago

Starbucks to reintroduce Pumpkin Spice Latte, expand curbside pickup

"Weapon seems to be a pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks says. It'll be back. Starbucks hasn't yet announced Won the coveted lot will show up on menus again. The coffee giant also plans to add curbs. I'd pick up to around 1000 stores by the end of September. According to the company income dropped 38% in the second quarter because of the ongoing Corona virus. Pandemic. President and CEO Kevin Johnson says they're planning to build 50 pickup on Ly stores across the country in the next year. Tom Roberts, NBC

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Chicken Dissertation

Making It With Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto

04:21 min | 2 months ago

Chicken Dissertation

"So we did they ll the videos out yet a hope maybe by the end of the week I've been. Kind of lazy this last week. there's other things going on but. We did the prototype chair. And I was in a hot debate with myself on whether or not to add the embellishments to that chair or leave it as it is because it's I thought it looked kind of cool as it is, but I also wanted to do these other things to it. And I made the decision to leave it as is. So that video is complete, just got to shoot the ending in. Put that out and then I had started but not gotten very far on version number two I have this beautiful walnut slab and I'm not really in slab furniture. So I'm going to cut it up into pieces and I can resell it, and I can get the the legs in the seat out of it and I kind of home the design a little bit more so it doesn't look so. it looks cool but there's a there's a computer Drawing element to it that kind of boats may so I? I just kinda redrew it just a little bit. To get rid of it, give it some more I guess Pachuco feel to it and then. For the owls if you I mean nobody's seen this. So but the most of it is made up of of dowels and on the second one I use PVC pipe, it is such a cheap option and I was. For a little bit, Kinda wanted to do a stainless steel and get too expensive and maybe it's too cold and the alternative to that was conduit electrical conduit, which is also super cheap. You get like a ten foot thing for four bucks or whatever. and then settled for the PVC. 'cause it's going to have like a brilliant white up against this walnut Look good. So starting with that, and the problem with this one is a totally fail because the slab have has we're grain in it. and. Then you know whenever you cut into that, it could just twist and bandon turned into a single chip. So hopefully, it doesn't. So That's Canada now and Yeah I'm happy. I'm happy with the design I. I. I e fumbled a little bit or a Kinda. Where your bottom sits on there, I fix curbed a little bit and then the back is I move the curve down just a little bit just to make it a little bit more comfortable. It's still I don't think it's going to be a chair that you wanNA, sit in for hours. Because there's no cushion. It's just kind of forms to your body. But as a dining chair, I think it will work just fine. It's like a starbucks chapter like the starbucks chairs look really comfortable in about three or four minutes in you're like. They, do that on purpose so you don't stay in there. was going to say about furniture is one of the designed chairs I know my own personal experiences you never know if you've made the right decision that insecurity will sit with you forever might mice stools with you Built it will haunt you forever because every time I sit in my stool I made four of those those made full more for customers. I was very anxious to send out hoping that they would be happy with the result, but that's the way I am with anything that I ever make for customer I'm always anxious fulfilled their expectations. But by stools, I've made three of them made for them. Three of them are here at my house. One of them's entails design studio and I was sitting in last night and the whole time I'm sitting in my mind is just an autopilot maybe the foot rungs to love maybe the former inkster high, maybe the the the the but is too low maybe the butts to hide maybe why I grabbed on my fingers, it could have been thin. I can't stop it. So it's the same thing like when you're sitting in your run chair show you having very similar experience. You just can't stop let you can did I make the right decisions one hundred percent I might my personal thought was if I can sit in this chair without thinking about sitting in this chair than I know a I've done it right but I Without, judge without feeling without trying to figure out where to go next it's I. Don't know if I'll ever get to that point.

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Starbucks posts loss as coronavirus bites, but stock pops on 'steadily recovering' business

MarketFoolery

00:14 sec | 2 months ago

Starbucks posts loss as coronavirus bites, but stock pops on 'steadily recovering' business

"We're going to start. With starbucks. Same store sales in the third quarter fell forty percent but. The loss were smaller than expected. The revenue was higher than expected and shares of starbucks up about four percent today

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Starbucks Jumps On Strong Beat, Sharp Comp Sales Rebound Outlook

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:53 sec | 2 months ago

Starbucks Jumps On Strong Beat, Sharp Comp Sales Rebound Outlook

"To check on your money. Starbucks just did something a lot of other companies have not done during the pandemic offer an outlook. The coffee chain said same store sales. Aqui RetailMetrics should be down 12 to 17% for the full fiscal year. Those sales plunged 40% in the latest quarter, but they did beat analyst estimates. Avis Budget shares revved higher in late trading yesterday after the company said it was able to offset lower demand for rental cars with cost cuts. Avis posted a loss in its latest quarter, but it was smaller than what analysts were expecting. Eva signal the rebound and travel may be underway its streamlining efforts during the pandemic. Allow Davis to avoid the fate of rival Hurts, which filed for bankruptcy in May stop future slightly higher is investors await the outcome of a Fed meeting and chair J. Powell holds a press conference afterward. Today. Amazon apple alphabet in Facebook CEOs will be grilled at a

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The Target Haul Episode

Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

04:12 min | 2 months ago

The Target Haul Episode

"All right I now know what I'm getting. You guys for Hanukkah this year. You want to know we're getting the same thing. Both you. Okay KFC themed crocs. So. crocs has just released KFC theme sandals that came out yesterday and They sandals I'm not sure I'm just assuming that they're considered sandals. I'm about to say something that is going to make slightly unpopular with some people. I, think I think crocs are absolutely hideous. These are probably more hideous. Regular crocs so they come in the famous Red White Red and white bucket KFC bucket. And then they have the chicken like pictures of the chicken all around, but the cool thing is on the very top of the CROCK is drumstick. It's a gibbes charm. I don't know A. It's some sort of charm, and it's a drumstick and it smells. Like a KFC chicken drumstick. Who's going to smell your your foot? Crock? Get answers getting worse than what? Are you sure this isn't a joke. No, it's. Kim Kardashian debuted it a few months ago and now it's like a reality. The CROCK is going to sell on their website. crocs DOT COM for a fifty nine, ninety nine, and they are available right now. Okay. I don't want them for Hanukkah. Don't want them for the holidays. I don't want them for my birthday, but I understand. There's a time and place for crocs and people say they're really comfortable. Blah Blah Blah, but do you wear them? Never know You'd have to pay me to wear these. These chicken shelly yeah. Well. If I was going to wear any, I probably would wear these. That's all I got all right while you ready to get you. I am so excited that these things actually came from target, I can't even believe it so many unique things. We're going to start off with breakfast and the first thing we are going to be tasting. Are Bantam pancakes in magic? Unicorn mini stuffed pancakes. So Bantam. That's the company that made the bagels right the stuffed bagels. Yes, were then shark tank? They were bent on bagels. I think a huge shark tank success story. Yeah, and there I think those bagels are at starbucks. I was excited I. Have The box sitting right here and the funny thing is I'm GonNa? Show this to you because I don't think you can see this. I'm a little scared. Because one of them is like a little pink filling and the other one, there's a picture of some weird green failing, and it says mystery filling inside. And I. Don't know what. I'm holding one. That has the mystery green filling, and really. I'm a little worried. Oh my the pink! It says colorful sweet cream is what it stuffed with, and then that's interesting, colored with fruits and Veggies, so there's no. Oh, no fakey I'm Jay. That's greater. This is so good, but wait. Each one has one hundred ten calories. Yeah, how would you describe their size? Okay? There are like a mini muffin. Wouldn't you say like a very mini Muffin like a? Large mini like a Chubby mini muffin. Delicious, though because like it tastes a little muffin. It's like a Muffin and a pancake had a baby, and then the baby had a delicious, fruity, sweet creamy filling. So I'm going to see if the the fillings are different because the Grad, the green one I know what it tastes like so now I'm going to try the pink one I just had the pink one. Tell me what the green ones as like I think. They both taste the same, so maybe the mystery is just the color because it's supposed to just be sweet cream filling. That's amazing. I. Think kids would go nuts over these i. have to tell you they're really fun. And they come, so the Bantam pancakes come in other varieties two. I think it's not just the Unicorn ones. Oh well. Yes, so they also have home, style, chocolate, chip, and Blueberry Oh. Wow, okay, well, you know I. I have to tell you like flavor, wiser home run, but I would probably want to eat three or four of these and I think the calories would would rack up pretty. I don't know they're just really young and

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Starbucks sales are still getting crushed by coronavirus

Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Starbucks sales are still getting crushed by coronavirus

"Pandemic related declines in terms of Starbucks quarterly results after today's closing bell. Still, the coffeehouse chain reported a smaller than expected quarterly loss with same store sales Also not down quite a cz, much as feared. It also issued a brighter forecast for the current quarter, helping Starbucks shares rise in after hours trading in the

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World Premier Episode - burst 01

The Midnight Patriots

19:00 min | 2 months ago

World Premier Episode - burst 01

"Man Okay. So we've got all this massive gun control legislation which I'm assuming. That this is going to veto once it hits his desk, roll it into something else and he doesn't see it. I mean. Does anybody else you positive outcome here other than I'll just say it an open civil war. Mean I feel like I feel like patience like like those are the Sierra on the on the on the conference. Are being, backed into a corner. Yeah we're basically damned if we do. We're damned if we don't any anybody want to comment on that. No Matt Aspect. Mark Yeah. Well, the thing is like you hope it doesn't cover some this ridiculous. Of course. By, by thing is I would I guess probably is right now I don't know. Civil. War who against who? In other words, how would how would you distinguish I'll be okay Tepa. Got It the OH black lives matter. Got It. But. How do you distinguish? You gotta be. That's a great question. That's the real. That's a real problem is that we're facing a A faceless boogeyman to keep us all in our homes and isolated from one another. We've got blatant constitutional no violations from New York California including the first second third amendments. Fourth amendment. I mean and they're just they're not apologetic about it. They're just in your face to. Has. Closed Down Churches and locked Rock Jewish people out of their own parts. What's his name from says. Yeah. Is violating blatantly violating the first. Amendment people they can't sing in. Church. Are you kidding me. I mean, I'm not a religious separation of church and state. Well and second of all I mean, how does anybody look at that and not go holy shit let the lawsuits commence. Honestly So, now here's the thing I. WanNa Make It. I WanNa make it very clear for the audience and even those in the group I am not advocating for an open civil war where we start shooting. Okay. I would also like to say here only for myself but I believe that that I do not believe in the Black Lives Organization the Black Lives Matter Organization. I believe in the message black lives matter just as much as every other life and we should all be equal before the law we should be overseas equal treatment especially before the law. But. I'm not going to back a group that is Marxist and comes out and basically says it if you don't give us what we want, we're GONNA burn the system that the ground. I mean all here. Again, I mean if you have said organization that is in fact, baking a threat whether they considered idol. They considered valid. It is still a threat to. The life. Well, exactly how how do we not take that? How do we not take that based on the the instances of the last month? Says we says, we all watched the the horrific murder of a of a citizen by by discussing human being police officer. How do we? How do we not take that as anything other than a threat of actual violence based on recent history? Therein. Lies The question that I would poses that to go along with remarks you know who who exactly is going to do is A. Government. It's a radical leaders. Of States counties, cities, whatever. Or is it going to be people for people? We have. What did you just leave knowing? When you just gotTa love the irony that the Minnesota governor had the balls to ask the white. House for for bailout money after they let their city burn. I, mean, I understand there are citizens that were affected by that. But you know my argument would be well I'll tell you what once you spend the money that you say from you know. From dissolving your police. Believe. Yeah what you spend that money go ahead. Save yourself though you know the. Four hundred million dollars spent annually on your police force. Etc.. And They're not gonNA, pass it out. There's a blank check to the people because well, you know we don't get our tax money that way. Exactly. HAVE YOUR IS A. Stalemate along the lines of. City Minneapolis Saint Paul's which Is Looking for a five hundred dollar bill out the government's GONNA help. They're going to have to get that money somewhere. Well exactly and the question. Phoenix afraid now, but to answer your question or respond to your statement. I believe you said they're not gonNA raise taxes through the roof to do it. Of course, they will. Of course they will in turn. Bring. I. That's. That's a real trick. Isn't is when the IRS gets involved or whatever State Department revenue they have comes and starts locking people up the people sheepishly combine. and. The guy will probably get reelected. Let's be honest. Well you will probably see. You'll probably see something for the cities that were affected by riots and everything put into like a another stimulus bill passed by the house. Like they have added that money there you go to a legal and yeah. And everything else that I wouldn't put it past the House to sit there and add a piece in there that every city that was affected by these riots or has hardships now. Get X. amount of. Millions of dollars as part of this. Bill to. Help, stimulate the economy and the people that actually are affected by all this. That, it should be helping they'll put their. Claws into it and put. Extra things that won't matter, and then it'll sit there and argue back and forth between the House, and the Senate for God knows how long Because they won't budge on wasn't it? Well one thing you have to love about the strategy employed by the Democrats they're gonNA. They're gonNA try to stick it in something that make the president look bad if he vetoes it. Oh. Yeah. It'll be. It'll be some sort of. Bill and he'll have to it, and then they'll scream how he doesn't care about children. Exactly among the media will be all over it. Media will be all over at bashing him. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. The president doesn't care about the future. There for the last four years anyway. Well Yeah they've they've. It's funny. I. Yeah I was GONNA say I. Johnson and Nixon for sure. But you know twenty I hear people talking about Oh. Trump won't accept the results of the twenty twenty election loses you guys still haven't accepted the fact that you're get forty. Or the fact that impeachment failed yeah. Yeah the. Everything else. Rono. Everything else that you've thrown at them hasn't stuck. Exactly this is. This is reality you know this is not theory. All this stuff is happened. You know. I saw something today and I don't remember where it was talking about the reason that you know that. They want to sit there and blame trump for not being ready for this pandemic and everything was because the other half of the fence was sitting there. So busy trying to get him out for the last four years that he couldn't take time to focus. On being prepared for anything like that. The funny part is, is I I'm trying. I'm trying to I'm I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of hearing how Trump getting the blame for a hundred and thirty thousand body bags. Here this is this is the thing we need to do things. We need to change the story number one it should be only a hundred, thirty, thousand, five bags why? If if anybody recalls I do specifically PURDIS MR TRUMP DONALD TRUMP put a travel ban in effect once we had ten positive cases in this country, the left assailed him for weeks for doing it. Okay. Nancy. Pelosi went to Chinatown encourage people not to wear masks Blah Blah. Xenophobic Racist Blah Blah Blah, pick your s that's yacht called, and now all of a sudden they WANNA blame him for one hundred, thirty, thousand body bags may explain something if he hadn't done what he did when he did, there'd be a million three bodybags. Okay end of discussion this has nothing to do with mass. This is all a political fucking game and and I'm tired of hearing about it. Except from you guys I love your new guys. DOTS. I. Think. Let's just put that on record right now. Yeah you're paid to talk matter of fact, we don't pay you at all. Yes. I think we have a contract we'll get. something. About our bucks and it'll happen advil or something like that. I. Think it was under someone nine. I was a corner of starbucks eight was a quarter of an advil and half starbucks get it straight monthly and you're no. Damage. Send Me. Oreo. Wait a minute. I want kids count. You want to renegotiate. All of your agent moved to Seattle. Yeah exactly somebody please his comments to that brick wall over there. Oh Yeah. Yeah. All right I feel like I've rented enough. Is there anything you gentlemen WANNA cover that I missed? How `bout? Redskins finally caving. By quest over we're going we're going for football. Then we're GONNA touch the Third Rail Ladies and gentlemen he just licked and grabbed it go right ahead phoenix. I did read an article that. There are some and I'm not saying a whole bowl loan. I'm not saying that YOU KNOW ENTIRE PATIENT O. Or and it's hard tribal right that there are in fact, some of the indigenous votes, native Americans. That want keep it because it actually gives them a sense of ownership relevant. We've along on this we have this. We can follow this because that is you know a depiction of our people. What's the Redskins fans great. I have no problem with that if there. was somebody like football but hey, you know I, see it representation in my people here. Thank you. There are well, we don't get me wrong that no, all fuck you and take it other. Cash kind of it's actually kind of funny that you mentioned that being that I'm also for those of us this for those of you just tuning in and getting no us as we get to know you I, am a football nut job I have been since my early days Yes. I was GONNA. Say I think there's actually incriminating proof out there wasn't much of a about football I gotta tell you. My love for the game has often outweighed all of this You know all the polit political bullshit that's going on in the game for quite some time. Get into Kapernick, that's a whole other rent for me that lasts about forty five minutes and maybe we'll do an episode just on that Now, there was always my understanding in watching anything about the Washington redskins and and the history of them that the that the team was supposedly named for one of their assistant coaches who was native American and it was if anybody. I played football I I. I. I know that Phoenix not sure if you did mark You know everybody everybody on the football field to talk shit and especially to your friends okay and Just because you have some sort of negative pejorative is a nickname, doesn't mean that people hate you Okay. So The, the the legend was and I've actually since found out found out, different resin was at the team was named for in honor of one of their beloved assistant coaches. Evidently that's not the case. Racist over racist overtones aside I? Mean we can dissect anything want. Come up with all kinds of. The point being is, why don't we just name? The region Caucasians and everybody'll be happy. Okay I mean. Seriously also living in living in Florida I gotTa tell you the university or she state has a deal to to use the seminole name from the from the seminal nation. They paid them royalties every year, which is why you don't hear this here the Indigenous People screaming about Florida state. Okay. So You know I I don't I don't want to say they haven't been relevant for twenty years. Hey easy. I. Agree I agree too I mean my head. One is, Emma water but. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute mark. Are You All I I. Take over the gators day. Well me too because. No. Fan. You know what you know University of Miami and the Florida. GATOR gator. Yeah. So It's just block. Gives you wondering we all love each other teams until we play each other so that that being said. Does anybody have any idea about the outrage regarding redskins? Honestly. I mean I might just you know that stupid that I don't see the problem with the name it's the name of sports team. Okay. I mean we'RE GONNA change the Cleveland Indians. Are we gonNA change you know aerobics Today. But that's again that's a whole other. That's a whole other thing. But how many? Are they are all the sports teams just to be to be called the daisies and you know we're good to go. Or how about the banana flavor wouldn't? Well, this is like football gets get. Exactly. Yeah. Very wrapped up about injuries and things like that. Like five put flags on. Let's play flag football. But that's really the other thing I mean. You can argue that these guys are being paid wages that are equivalent to see to. Well, okay. hazard pay I mean there's they're making millions and millions of dollars. No offense I, what what what what come? Okay. These these guys mostly have guaranteed contracts. So, you break your leg. You're out of the game you're still getting paid and you should have gotten a degree so you should be able to join the workforce afterwards. Well. Puffing along the line that you know you're getting my mom bought list during my day. Is. Lump everything together all of one. We have you know events that have taken place because of. What took place. In A now it's moved to now we're going to start tearing down statues of anybody that. Could would did whatever. But now okay. Well, we need to keep that ball rolling. So we need this Norfolk Russell. Hey. Let's NFL take. Let's go up for baseball teams. Blackhawks. I love the fact that the blackhawks till they told those guys to stuff it. They're like, no, we're not change Noel. I mean yeah, and also also the the pretty big assumption there is that these people that are tearing down statues have any clue who they are I mean want to remove a statue wondering. I it's like I'll take the consequences of not taking US history for eight hundred Alex. Basically. Look, we get to wipe out four. Daily double. All right. So we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA. PULL DOWN WE'RE. GonNa pull out Lincoln and we're GONNA pull down the statue of an abolitionist. Yeah. Let's do that. Oh Yeah. Well, they're not even educated. They're pulling down you know. They're pulling down. Statues of people that fought four slavery. To to abolish slavery, they're pulling down. I mean I saw they ruined the Frederick Douglass. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah you mean the guy that advised Lincoln on how to actually take slavery down Gee I can't imagine why you hear him down. Clearly again, that's That's World Super Eight Hundred Alex. Exactly exactly no no, it's not world history. It's common core history. That's that's right. And? There is no wrong answer to one plus one. Knew exactly. All right boys I. think that's going to wrap it up for. I. Think that's going to wrap it up this particular episode everybody that joined us. Thank you very much. I appreciate a hope you've You give him a little insight insight. I should say are insanity sure would appreciate your support. So if that support button go at Mash, it down any level would be appreciated We're GONNA have some promos and some gear available for you guys here real soon, and For joining us again I'm supporting. Joined by mark and Phoenix and cryptic, and we are the midnight patriots I guys. Each. Put.

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"Hello America. And welcome to the midnight. Patriots involves Spartan and I am flanked by Phoenix, Drip Dick, and mark. We are the midnight patriots and you may be asking yourselves why in the hell are we doing this? Well, got to be honest with you. Everybody has insomnia sucks almost as bad as tyranny that and we have day jobs. So we're GONNA talk in the series about the Constitution the bill of rights politics national current events. WE'RE GONNA call out here anyway guardless of the perceive political flavor using these standards of information logic and a passion for liberty. So that being said, I wanted to read something here real quick on our maiden voyage as sort of a sort of a way to set the standard. This this passage I'm about to read was actually written by. Thomas Paine one of our founders and framers, and regardless of how you see this man and the values that he possessed in that day that this was written this was written about seven months after the excuse me five months after the declaration of independence. So this is a this is a passage from December twenty, third, seventeen, seventy, six many of you have heard the the the line of this but I'm to go a little bit deeper into it, and hopefully this'll give the show some sort of context and and we hope we can earn your support as as time goes on. So this is from December twenty, third seventeen, seventy, six when the When the Revolutionary War was still going on and it says says as follows. These are the Times that try men's souls. Summer soldier in the Sun signed gatriways will in this crisis shrink from the service of their country. But he that stands by it now deserves the love and the thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, there's not easily conquered. Yet, we have this consolation with us at the heart of the conflict, the more glorious triumphs. What we obtained too cheap. We assume too lightly. It is dearness only that gives every thing. It's value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods. And it would be strange indeed if so celestial and article as freedom. Should not be highly rated. So those are the kind of the words that I could keep in mind as we go through this in every man here every person associated with this show would definitely be on the flag to make sure that the stretch stay read. So we're GONNA open up tonight and we're going to kind of open up the insanity that we've been seeing around our country regarding corona virus covid nineteen. Now everybody fever mind that none of us are medical professionals and our virologist by any stretch of the imagination where relating experiences and questions nothing that we say should be taken as any sort of diagnostic approach or any sort of Expert opinion. That said yours truly your host here Paul Spartan well, actually come at this from a perspective of being Osha certified in matters of respirators and and breathing protection. the rest of US come at this from from our own particular viewpoints and speculations. So let's just get started off So boys, we got we have. Governors California and Texas walking. Act Actual reopenings and we've got quote unquote more and indecisive confirmations, Cova, spreading but for but amazingly somehow in New York, they're reporting any new deaths or anybody WANNA start with an opinion on that. Honestly. You know I mean there's been some conversation prior to. Between myself and the other members. That's. Something is pulling the strings somewhere. Other than CDC, a hospital staff, surgeon, general things of that nature. Quite honestly, you know whatever it was whatever stream you Asian that recently came out that. Took a Italy Area. Jersey Pennsylvania. Great. Has stated sure. But why is it only California Texas? That more back that we know of your again to the states in the continental United States. Voting populace in those states. So my question now. WHO formed strings? Think. That's the overarching point here is that you know in in my experience not to get too nerdy and go too far down the rabbit hole but the same government that's telling us you know to be afraid and take particular actions like wearing cloth masks. Are the same ones that are telling us that the cloth masks don't work. I can tell you from from Osha Training and ocean certification that airborne pathogens particularly viruses. Are listed in the sub micron rage. Now that sounds that sounds really really you know interesting or maybe even boring but something that has to be realized is that when something is a sub micron particle. It passes right through the we've of a mask. Require its own moisture source. Now. Obviously state standard state standards vary but in the train I've received anything in the sub micron range requires a A. A SELF CONTAINED OXYGEN SOURCE With the use of a mask in that in that particular bio suit I mean if you WanNa, take a look and you think you're safe by wearing a cloth mask look at whatever rally just wears in a lab. When he's working with this type of contagion, it isn't a cloth masks. He wears a moon suit with a separate oxygen supply I mean there seems to be my perception is that the same people that are that are trying to Promote the panic are the ones trying to peddle a secure and make trillions and any thoughts on John? I think they're actually. No I. Think There's definitely you know financial motivation behind. This whether it's big whether it's by hospitals by a parent companies own hospitals. I mean. There's definitely something I think that financially pushes everything I mean between them getting you know a nice. paycheck at for each person, they list with Kobe or each person that unfortunately passes. listed. With Kovin. You, know they get a Giant financial. Yes if you will. Of money which I think pushes ally of these. Claims of more cases rising I mean like we. Previously is if you talk about the fact that of you know there's people around that work in the profession that there are things have been going around that they've sent. You know unused test the places. And they've come back positive when they haven't been used. But who who? Who who is the guy over in Africa, that tested a tested a fruit and a goat. And they both came back. Positive. Does anybody remember that news But you already your point but more to your point I believe the last figure I heard to. Last year I heard from the federal government was somewhere in the area of fifty to eighty five thousand dollars total for the treatment, and if the the particular person passes, the patient passes they get more. Does anybody have any information to dispute that because I think that was the last count that I heard. Be last information that I have. At, least. It's nineteen thousand dollars for a diagnosed case. Thirty eight thousand dollars if they are required hospital say and it goes up exponentially require respirator ICU care. They stay longer than hot. You're in you're out you're gone. So that being said. We all know that it'll supposedly. This bill. Gates himself and his research company. Or the ones that. Found viruses no did all the. Problems. I'm looking for here research. But. My question is if they did all the research, why did they come up with as well or have they? That's a question I posed to you folks. Well, I know they re you know they actually waiting to get ten thousand dollars plus from insurance companies and the federal government per dose mean. There's an argument to be made there. I mean, the guy is not a doctor nor is he of Arale just he just wants to make a make a killing on the here. Now that by the way is not an argument for any sort of socialized medicine. It's an absolute. It's an absolute disgusting power-hungry move at the cost of well forget about just American lives. What about globally, what have what is a million people in the ground now lifted discovered related At least one point three. If I remember correctly I could be wrong. Well, I got the second portion. Really a big to ask now is Bill Gates can't keep a bug out of his own computers what you're GONNA do with the world. Exactly number one key couldn't build a computer didn't crash three times a day for no reason. So why would we trust him with with people's lives? You know I mean he would. There was a there was a tit for tat went back and forth on social media several several years ago when he was still a once he was the kingpin of Microsoft. And he had mentioned something like You know if the auto industry had made many advances in the computer industry over the last twenty years, we'd all be driving cars that got a thousand miles to the gallon and went from zero to one hundred and two seconds to which I believe. It was the CEO at the time of Ford replied. Well. Yeah. But then the cars would crash twice a day for no reason. So. I mean you. Good Cryptic. I was GonNa say, well, then you you look at Osso. When you're talking about these numbers, go into hospitals. How many hospitals or possibly owned by the same parent company that owns the farms that the big farms that are gonna sit there and. Produce this vaccine all the sudden. Or? Not to say that they don't already have it and are just. Still waiting. I mean I know there's always testing and they have to get FDA approval and God knows what else but I mean, what's to say? that. They're not. You know getting twice the paychecks. On. Both things. Oh. Yeah. There's there's no doubt they're doubling down does absolutely no doubt doubling down your that said the other the other things that I've noticed here I don't know if everybody's been keeping up like I have. There's a Lotta unconstitutional shift happening. Okay. And I mean. Just heard I. Heard I. Heard Mark Heard Mark Giggling that that's fine because. The little that they'll get into that in a little bit but also just I wanna take a moment mark You serve this country with honor and distinction for several years in that in the military and I got to thank you for that Phoenix. You did as well and I got to say thank you for that. You protected my right to become a fat video playing hotdog eating copy guzzling douchebag that you see before you now and some of US servicemen appreciate that and Thank you. Appreciate. Bill. Hey they already did. They're called the IRS and believe me they're up my don't shit. I don't know where they I don't know where I ended maybe. It's not. So we've got measured we've got measures being proposed in in in multiple stages. Here is all the way from you know putting additional taxes on firearms to ammunition and then requiring a federal license. To purchase either. we've got the state of California. Who is you know? Well, let's just be honest they're doing what California does. It essentially eliminated their own their own Anti discrimination laws I don't know how that happened Where the hell does anybody see an end game here other than complete and total? Marxist. Shithole. That's where these lefties and I'm not GONNA say Liberals. Anymore. He's people are leftist-marxist pigs and by the way if any of you listening fuck off, don't ever come back. None of us here at. Fourth Yeah. This year at the Midnight Patriots give a flying fuck what you We don't have time to answer your e mails and believe me you're better off just turning off because if you heard that your heads probably. And I don't WanNa hear about it. Okay. You be somewhere else. All right. Man Okay. So we've got all this massive gun control legislation which I'm assuming. That this is going to veto once it hits his desk, roll it into something else and he doesn't see it. I mean. Does anybody else you positive outcome here other than I'll just say it an open civil war. Mean I feel like I feel like patience like like those are the Sierra on the on the on the conference. Are being, backed into a corner. Yeah we're basically damned if we do. We're damned if we don't any anybody want to comment on that. No Matt Aspect. Mark Yeah. Well, the thing is like you hope it doesn't cover some this ridiculous. Of course. By, by thing is I would I guess probably is right now I don't know. Civil. War who against who? In other words, how would how would you distinguish I'll be okay Tepa. Got It the OH black lives matter. Got It. But. How do you distinguish? You gotta be. That's a great question. That's the real. That's a real problem is that we're facing a A faceless boogeyman to keep us all in our homes and isolated from one another. We've got blatant constitutional no violations from New York California including the first second third amendments. Fourth amendment. I mean and they're just they're not apologetic about it. They're just in your face to. Has. Closed Down Churches and locked Rock Jewish people out of their own parts. What's his name from says. Yeah. Is violating blatantly violating the first. Amendment people they can't sing in. Church. Are you kidding me. I mean, I'm not a religious separation of church and state. Well and second of all I mean, how does anybody look at that and not go holy shit let the lawsuits commence. Honestly So, now here's the thing I. WanNa Make It. I WanNa make it very clear for the audience and even those in the group I am not advocating for an open civil war where we start shooting. Okay. I would also like to say here only for myself but I believe that that I do not believe in the Black Lives Organization the Black Lives Matter Organization. I believe in the message black lives matter just as much as every other life and we should all be equal before the law we should be overseas equal treatment especially before the law. But. I'm not going to back a group that is Marxist and comes out and basically says it if you don't give us what we want, we're GONNA burn the system that the ground. I mean all here. Again, I mean if you have said organization that is in fact, baking a threat whether they considered idol. They considered valid. It is still a threat to. The life. Well, exactly how how do we not take that? How do we not take that based on the the instances of the last month? Says we says, we all watched the the horrific murder of a of a citizen by by discussing human being police officer. How do we? How do we not take that as anything other than a threat of actual violence based on recent history? Therein. Lies The question that I would poses that to go along with remarks you know who who exactly is going to do is A. Government. It's a radical leaders. Of States counties, cities, whatever. Or is it going to be people for people? We have. What did you just leave knowing? When you just gotTa love the irony that the Minnesota governor had the balls to ask the white. House for for bailout money after they let their city burn. I, mean, I understand there are citizens that were affected by that. But you know my argument would be well I'll tell you what once you spend the money that you say from you know. From dissolving your police. Believe. Yeah what you spend that money go ahead. Save yourself though you know the. Four hundred million dollars spent annually on your police force. Etc.. And They're not gonNA, pass it out. There's a blank check to the people because well, you know we don't get our tax money that way. Exactly. HAVE YOUR IS A. Stalemate along the lines of. City Minneapolis Saint Paul's which Is Looking for a five hundred dollar bill out the government's GONNA help. They're going to have to get that money somewhere. Well exactly and the question. Phoenix afraid now, but to answer your question or respond to your statement. I believe you said they're not gonNA raise taxes through the roof to do it. Of course, they will. Of course they will in turn. Bring. I. That's. That's a real trick. Isn't is when the IRS gets involved or whatever State Department revenue they have comes and starts locking people up the people sheepishly combine. and. The guy will probably get reelected. Let's be honest. Well you will probably see. You'll probably see something for the cities that were affected by riots and everything put into like a another stimulus bill passed by the house. Like they have added that money there you go to a legal and yeah. And everything else that I wouldn't put it past the House to sit there and add a piece in there that every city that was affected by these riots or has hardships now. Get X. amount of. Millions of dollars as part of this. Bill to. Help, stimulate the economy and the people that actually are affected by all this. That, it should be helping they'll put their. Claws into it and put. Extra things that won't matter, and then it'll sit there and argue back and forth between the House, and the Senate for God knows how long Because they won't budge on wasn't it? Well one thing you have to love about the strategy employed by the Democrats they're gonNA. They're gonNA try to stick it in something that make the president look bad if he vetoes it. Oh. Yeah. It'll be. It'll be some sort of. Bill and he'll have to it, and then they'll scream how he doesn't care about children. Exactly among the media will be all over it. Media will be all over at bashing him. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. The president doesn't care about the future. There for the last four years anyway. Well Yeah they've they've. It's funny. I. Yeah I was GONNA say I. Johnson and Nixon for sure. But you know twenty I hear people talking about Oh. Trump won't accept the results of the twenty twenty election loses you guys still haven't accepted the fact that you're get forty. Or the fact that impeachment failed yeah. Yeah the. Everything else. Rono. Everything else that you've thrown at them hasn't stuck. Exactly this is. This is reality you know this is not theory. All this stuff is happened. You know. I saw something today and I don't remember where it was talking about the reason that you know that. They want to sit there and blame trump for not being ready for this pandemic and everything was because the other half of the fence was sitting there. So busy trying to get him out for the last four years that he couldn't take time to focus. On being prepared for anything like that. The funny part is, is I I'm trying. I'm trying to I'm I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of hearing how Trump getting the blame for a hundred and thirty thousand body bags. Here this is this is the thing we need to do things. We need to change the story number one it should be only a hundred, thirty, thousand, five bags why? If if anybody recalls I do specifically PURDIS MR TRUMP DONALD TRUMP put a travel ban in effect once we had ten positive cases in this country, the left assailed him for weeks for doing it. Okay. Nancy. Pelosi went to Chinatown encourage people not to wear masks Blah Blah. Xenophobic Racist Blah Blah Blah, pick your s that's yacht called, and now all of a sudden they WANNA blame him for one hundred, thirty, thousand body bags may explain something if he hadn't done what he did when he did, there'd be a million three bodybags. Okay end of discussion this has nothing to do with mass. This is all a political fucking game and and I'm tired of hearing about it. Except from you guys I love your new guys. DOTS. I. Think. Let's just put that on record right now. Yeah you're paid to talk matter of fact, we don't pay you at all. Yes. I think we have a contract we'll get. something. About our bucks and it'll happen advil or something like that. I. Think it was under someone nine. I was a corner of starbucks eight was a quarter of an advil and half starbucks get it straight monthly and you're no. Damage. Send Me. Oreo. Wait a minute. I want kids count. You want to renegotiate. All of your agent moved to Seattle. Yeah exactly somebody please his comments to that brick wall over there. Oh Yeah. Yeah. All right I feel like I've rented enough. Is there anything you gentlemen WANNA cover that I missed? How `bout? Redskins finally caving. By quest over we're going we're going for football. Then we're GONNA touch the Third Rail Ladies and gentlemen he just licked and grabbed it go right ahead phoenix. I did read an article that. There are some and I'm not saying a whole bowl loan. I'm not saying that YOU KNOW ENTIRE PATIENT O. Or and it's hard tribal right that there are in fact, some of the indigenous votes, native Americans. That want keep it because it actually gives them a sense of ownership relevant. We've along on this we have this. We can follow this because that is you know a depiction of our people. What's the Redskins fans great. I have no problem with that if there. was somebody like football but hey, you know I, see it representation in my people here. Thank you. There are well, we don't get me wrong that no, all fuck you and take it other. Cash kind of it's actually kind of funny that you mentioned that being that I'm also for those of us this for those of you just tuning in and getting no us as we get to know you I, am a football nut job I have been since my early days Yes. I was GONNA. Say I think there's actually incriminating proof out there wasn't much of a about football I gotta tell you. My love for the game has often outweighed all of this You know all the polit political bullshit that's going on in the game for quite some time. Get into Kapernick, that's a whole other rent for me that lasts about forty five minutes and maybe we'll do an episode just on that Now, there was always my understanding in watching anything about the Washington redskins and and the history of them that the that the team was supposedly named for one of their assistant coaches who was native American and it was if anybody. I played football I I. I. I know that Phoenix not sure if you did mark You know everybody everybody on the football field to talk shit and especially to your friends okay and Just because you have some sort of negative pejorative is a nickname, doesn't mean that people hate you Okay. So The, the the legend was and I've actually since found out found out, different resin was at the team was named for in honor of one of their beloved assistant coaches. Evidently that's not the case. Racist over racist overtones aside I? Mean we can dissect anything want. Come up with all kinds of. The point being is, why don't we just name? The region Caucasians and everybody'll be happy. Okay I mean. Seriously also living in living in Florida I gotTa tell you the university or she state has a deal to to use the seminole name from the from the seminal nation. They paid them royalties every year, which is why you don't hear this here the Indigenous People screaming about Florida state. Okay. So You know I I don't I don't want to say they haven't been relevant for twenty years. Hey easy. I. Agree I agree too I mean my head. One is, Emma water but. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute mark. Are You All I I. Take over the gators day. Well me too because. No. Fan. You know what you know University of Miami and the Florida. GATOR gator. Yeah. So It's just block. Gives you wondering we all love each other teams until we play each other so that that being said. Does anybody have any idea about the outrage regarding redskins? Honestly. I mean I might just you know that stupid that I don't see the problem with the name it's the name of sports team. Okay. I mean we'RE GONNA change the Cleveland Indians. Are we gonNA change you know aerobics Today. But that's again that's a whole other. That's a whole other thing. But how many? Are they are all the sports teams just to be to be called the daisies and you know we're good to go. Or how about the banana flavor wouldn't? Well, this is like football gets get. Exactly. Yeah. Very wrapped up about injuries and things like that. Like five put flags on. Let's play flag football. But that's really the other thing I mean. You can argue that these guys are being paid wages that are equivalent to see to. Well, okay. hazard pay I mean there's they're making millions and millions of dollars. No offense I, what what what what come? Okay. These these guys mostly have guaranteed contracts. So, you break your leg. You're out of the game you're still getting paid and you should have gotten a degree so you should be able to join the workforce afterwards. Well. Puffing along the line that you know you're getting my mom bought list during my day. Is. Lump everything together all of one. We have you know events that have taken place because of. What took place. In A now it's moved to now we're going to start tearing down statues of anybody that. Could would did whatever. But now okay. Well, we need to keep that ball rolling. So we need this Norfolk Russell. Hey. Let's NFL take. Let's go up for baseball teams. Blackhawks. I love the fact that the blackhawks till they told those guys to stuff it. They're like, no, we're not change Noel. I mean yeah, and also also the the pretty big assumption there is that these people that are tearing down statues have any clue who they are I mean want to remove a statue wondering. I it's like I'll take the consequences of not taking US history for eight hundred Alex. Basically. Look, we get to wipe out four. Daily double. All right. So we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA. PULL DOWN WE'RE. GonNa pull out Lincoln and we're GONNA pull down the statue of an abolitionist. Yeah. Let's do that. Oh Yeah. Well, they're not even educated. They're pulling down you know. They're pulling down. Statues of people that fought four slavery. To to abolish slavery, they're pulling down. I mean I saw they ruined the Frederick Douglass. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah you mean the guy that advised Lincoln on how to actually take slavery down Gee I can't imagine why you hear him down. Clearly again, that's That's World Super Eight Hundred Alex. Exactly exactly no no, it's not world history. It's common core history. That's that's right. And? There is no wrong answer to one plus one. Knew exactly. All right boys I. think that's going to wrap it up for. I. 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"starbucks" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:38 min | 7 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Starbucks Cup from another you use it for restroom breaks during the night either has lived on the street for the past seven years he doesn't mind the cold even in winter about thirty six hundred people in New York City lived outdoors they've developed sophisticated strategies to survive in getting them off the street isn't easy even when housing is available five eleven miles from the steps of the clothing store where he sleeps now a forty minute train ride away Peter grew up in a middle class households in corona queens thirty three thirty three point nine six St he lived here after he was born in nineteen fifty eight his dad was a printer is long a forensic campus this was the whole a brick house with a garage and trees in the yard this was an oak tree he went to an elementary school nearby here's one forty three and my first girlfriend Delores the like across the street from the school yard he had lots of friends in the neighborhood and Ross's live here he bought batch doubles meat and cold cuts at the neighborhood grocery store called low it's me my sister with soda hates the love soda I was coke in my system respectively Louis Armstrong live close by one day when Peter was outside play the trumpet Armstrong give them a quick lesson he showed me no respect if you have to put yourself back then it was a quiet and shy teenager these days he loves to talk twenty three to describe his feelings about his former home he doesn't say much for feelings it is good and bad times in the nineteen eighties first his mom and then his dad died I got really really really really really depressed his sister and decided to sell the house for one hundred seventy thousand dollars Peter says he didn't get any of the money then in the summer of nineteen eighty eight he had to move out he had a plan to come back the following winter as long wait for winter a man come and lay down he wanted to lie down in the snow in the backyard next to the trees he planted and die and I break up with my dog and my parents in have it I wanted to be with people that I love he never went back he stayed with his grandmother for a short time and then became homeless disobeys R. one one hundred sixty eight from there he moved on to battery park I climbed into the importance at castle Clinton their gun ports about three feet off the ground there are large enough for a grown man that's why I was sleep and then after three years in the streets a lucky break in nineteen ninety one he got a job working with homeless men in hell's kitchen it was a traffic center and I would take them to the respite beds the experience he had from living on the street help him work with other homeless people he helped many get into shelters and for the next two decades until two thousand twelve he held various jobs and had a roof over his head but that didn't last we're all Iraq W. NYC news and after being employed and staying off the streets for two years will have Peter story tomorrow thank you marketplace morning report is coming up next then at nine o'clock in just about ten minutes it's the BBC news hour we'll check in with London right now to see what they have coming up good morning WNYC I'm resit Colin today's program the coronavirus Europe is now seem to be the epicenter.

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"starbucks" Discussed on #QualityMatters

#QualityMatters

11:16 min | 7 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on #QualityMatters

"Today's better than a dollar tomorrow. You know I think back to like the Walmart episode. There was Sam Walton. What was it forty four million dollars? He grew his business. Or billion billion and lake at what point is it not just enough and I don't think I can't imagine trying to manage that kind of company. No N even as we grow. I mean I'm not saying there's a point where I would say over so big. Let's not go after any more business but like I desperately want to be able to do good for others in this business is the means to do it are why is saving folks time and energy for what matters most now. How do we do that? The services we offer and the different ways we do it the other folks but even then if we had a thousand employees. I wouldn't want that to ever change and then for each of those employees. I want to make sure that we're able to provide meaningful work that allowed them to save time and energy for whatever matters most in their life. No one should be missing their kid's baseball game because you're stuck at the office little tangent before on here and I'm just going to go ahead and say it again. We strongly believe in what we do in that it provides a great efficiency for people in Kyle real great about San. I don't think we can help you or you know. This is what you're really going to have to do. And I know it costs a lot naked unless you do it and I appreciate the honesty wing at our car in the shop recently and they told us it was going to cost this much in the we went to pick it up and they said Hey. It wasn't actually what we thought it was this. And that's five hundred dollars less. I was just dumbfounded. All things mechanic. Louis Oh yeah Oh yeah especially after. They told us you know and so of course thanked him. He saying that's what we're in the business of doing and You know main on anyways him just being on it. It is the only thing off topic. It's honest to what your mission is. This whole book is about you do it. You have to be honest. What that goal is something? I talked about with a our oldest son little bit. You know like was talking about a sin right to send something you did wrong but if you look at what the word actually means you original like Hebrew text of what that means is simply means to Mr Target so sin is missing your target. So if you've got the wrong target then you're definitely doing bad. Yeah so the. It's all they talk about that a little bit. In the seven habits mentioned last time we're going so to go back to our business in an effort to do right by people just recently redeveloped more consulting. Pack again we are. I mean that's one thing about kyle. He's always like how can I make this work for all sized businesses got? Can I help people so he just developed different levels of Quality Assurance Plan? We've got like three different tiers on strength from business. Your but an example. You have to be able to not just adapt and change that so cliche but you have to find ways to truly serve people. We're working with people. I don't care if it's a trillion dollar industry miller business or million dollar business. I'm talking to people run it. You have to help people and so we're trying to do here is get it set up so that it supports our vision of saving folks time in energy for what matters most and just because this is the best example. I can think of because it's what we do is if what matters most to you is advancing your career. Great that's what matters most to you. Let me make some time available in your day so that you can go to that next week thing. You can tackle that next big project and you can keep climbing a ladder as Dave Ramsey says. Just make sure your ladders against the building knows when you get to the top. You'll be disappointed or maybe it was like me like I got tired of this. My Kid's baseball games that that was the those line for me and so that's what we want to do. But if you don't know what that why is and you don't have to be this year of the company for the white matter. Every individual person has something that they're going after and they need to align their life with the target. I think that's important to note because we haven't really talked about that. We've been talking about the why as the in. Everybody has a Y. You know you have to think about what Israel why. Why not necessarily? Why are you at this job or white? Like what is your Wi in life. What is it you really care about? I mean what is it and everyone is different. I'm not going to see what it shouldn't be. But they had gum got to know it in. You've got to have a target and eager to hit the target. I would say if you're having problems in the only met day. Seven Habits of highly effective people will help you. Think you know when we first started talking about why. I'm a mom a wife. I'm a Christian. And he talks about all those different roles digressing so long. You should sit in the office where the someday. I'm barely so to get back. Somebody outside the last thing again reporting at the Canon which is a very nice very love it share and so it's got glass walls around us but some of them are frosted. But Yell See people a bit like Pecan earlier we did an episode on South West Airlines. Oh Yeah Yeah yeah episode. Sixteen and I think you're going to put these and again financing talks about southwest airlines. Because several months ago before we got a little off topic I talked about. These guys are not gods gift right. They are the fiscal blind. So you've got to be really good at expressing your Y and talking about it and use it continues past and hiring the right person like we talked about before Christina Harb's bridgeport financial. She had hire the right people to send those cards. So Herb Kelleher. Who believes the one that started seamless airlines was looking for a successor? And he was going to interview. Somebody named Howard Putnam Putnam goes into the funding. He noticed that Keller her had kicked off his shoes. Keller is the currency right and Putnam is personally interview. He sees the kick off his shoes in the Callahan holes in his socks airlines. This dog for me. Listen with this and he said you know. I'm an every man to kill her. Had to figure out that PUTT. Putt was the right man for the job. So Simonsen it talks about. He got a chance to meet with Putnam because he did get the job and during their meeting which was hours long. Silence of what we go get a cup of coffee from starbucks number replied in this is quoted. I'm not going to starbucks. I'm not paying five dollars for a cup of coffee. And what the heck is a Frappuccino? Anyway the everyman up plenty embody with south. It's an airline for the everyman fancy frills and whatever you just need to get from eighty you open every man airline and so they need every man. Ceo with holes in his socks. Say Do actually Oh. I don't do. I made sure I have this. This may be not the quite podcast material but like recently. I've been rereading first and second Samuel and I was just very confused because two different priests. Their Son's turned out just absolutely terrible horrible and his sons read the ones that are supposed to seize them. I remember thinking like you'd think they'd do a better job with kids so that their kids would be able to succeed. I mean that's no different what we're seeing here. These are the same stories whether you believe scripture not these are the same storage repeated thousands of years apart is it is so hard to get the literal next generation or figurative nece- oh to get the next generation on board the same way you were and it's something that lots of folks have apparently had problems with toxic good comparison. You know you as a parent are raising your children. The way you believe you want them to live in the world and so you have to not only physical embodiment that find a way to infuse that into your children so that they live that life and it it's tough but these skills are the same whether it's work home church that matter salt salt same skills people are people you deal and live with people. Perhaps I should have done the seven habits. I I am excited about reading the seven habits. It took me a long time to get start with why but in Jane were found this reading at the along. My friends were reading. You can set a goal and reading a something that I used to watch. It really loved and then we had one cat and then we had to and then we had three and we have a business and I really got away from quits. We told me. Is You. Sit a goal for yourself a target. I now if it's a good target. I'm actually feisty succeeded. I wasn't able to finish the start with why and I'm ahead of my own. And you know this was the seven habits listed next one in the list and I'm reading. It's it's pretty needy young. It's it's a very different book than start with why. I'm almost halfway through with it. So we might. We might start a mini mini series. Take a break till I yeah to it. It's all good enjoying this. Absolutely it really matters to your quality it does in life in your quality of business it does. It does again as a cumulus bootcamp. We talked about four over half the material we cover is about this type stuff. Is You have to work with people. It does not matter how technical or good of a plane you add is. If you can't get someone else to believe it all right thanks listen..

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"starbucks" Discussed on #QualityMatters

#QualityMatters

09:24 min | 7 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on #QualityMatters

"A lot of people like starbucks. Yes very well to do company. I really likes that makes you nobody. That's why it myself because I am not a coffee drinker. Therefore I don't care for starbucks and I actually don't care for starbucks also because it's very loud yes. I used to be though Mel chairs in the loud music. Playing people talking. It does not feel very homey it used to be my ideal go to study spot in college but it did say it's not talk about. Yeah so starbucks was started in nineteen seventy two by three guys in one thousand nine hundred eighty two Howard Schultz took over increasing the bigger vision. Okay he really likes the espresso bars of Italy unloaded ring some of that Erica. He wanted to create your third space somewhere between work and home so somewhere. That's cozy that. You can work right so People started buying into what starbuck stood for. Great Cup of coffee can have a Danish. She can stay in. Hang out you know. Those kind of things They serve their coffee and ceramic knives and their danishes were on ceramic plates. So it made it feel homey because you're eating on real dishes now not no more. They won't even give you the little cardboard thing. Keep you from burning your hands unless you ask for it. Well that's really crap. Yeah it is so that was to this was still why. Scholz was in charge that became too expensive maintain and they did away with it. Going for the paper cups and Simonson again in the book said something like Oh nothing says because he likes here. Here's a disposable cup. Now get out of my house. And they're like here's a cup of coffee and a disposable. Thank you WANNA get one to go. Yeah I might give you one but look if we kinda friend. They'll just Hanno cups of coffee a stop off of that. That's not what they were so starbucks. Save Money Trust. Because this is what we've got to you. This isn't what we know. It wasn't what they were built. On so Schultz was still there. He was the physical embodiment of the. Why right and so even though they did away with all that stuff he was still able to lead his employees in the wine they existed the third space he left in two thousand and things started to get worse in eight years. The company grew from one thousand. Thirteen thousand stores. They became over extended and they were facing competition through like McDonalds and places that starts sell coffees. That tastes good. They're serving and to go now. I can drag. It must faster the starbucks and cheaper the starbucks. I'll tell you I like McDonald's coffee but her in laws don't like McDonalds but like two coffee. Hey maybe you can give us your opinion copy. Bring me up bring in the cup and our podcast bringing the Dr Pepper and tell me I'm pretty as my as my less. Funny Fried Excel. So they weren't over extended because of their growth. They were overextended because they forgot their why. Because they're not in the in the business and the only reason I ever liked them again with wasn't because they had the best coffee in the world and it's not GonNa go there just because I want coffee like it was where I went when I just wanted to cities last. Yeah I could just drink. Cup of coffee flipped from a textbook. Talked friends. Like that's what it was. I think about like the show friends the TV show Kirk had a couch. And I just didn't visit starbucks enough to know but I don't like they used to have the areas to be cozy and was upholstered even in me. I would not know. He's meetings at starbucks. And it's just you know. I remember when I was going to school at Lamar University of Beaumont. And you think about the morning anything terribly nice but they had a they called Mirabeau's and it was a little coffee shop inside the university. Oh my Gosh I love going there. They had like all Nice cushy couches you could sit on tables laid out and like I mean it was nice in the tables. Were big enough. You could actually put a textbook. Not like these little tiny circular. Outta town and I just get tired of being at home waiting on the kids cohost like I wanted to. I started reading more this year. That's one of my goals is to read a lot more and I just I asked you know I hold facebook just read and of course there was a lot of outsized jetsons but it was a rainy day and finally. I just was. I just going to go to Barnes and noble because I remember that they had couches and cheers you can sit on the comfy and I wish I don't even drink coffee but starbucks had some the way that I would go get a hot chocolate and sitting inside okay. But it's places that we've had say that's the same thing. It's the metal chairs scrape anyways so Schultz sent a memo to his successor. Jim Donald and said it's quoted. Make the changes necessary to evoke the heritage the tradition and passion that we all have for the true starbucks experience. And that's it. It's an experience because you can get a good cup of coffee for a dollar. At McDonald's starbucks is not going to beat that but they offer something. I will never go hang out at McDonalds. But I'll get a coffee from starbucks. Offer that anymore now competing. No I mean I'll happily pay my you know it's six dollars and two cents for a problem. Yeah just a little bit but I'll happily go pay it if I could just sit and hang out but like you said it's just really noisy and and I'm sure that's partially on purpose because it's not so noisy they just go just going in and whatnot so bad but recently I am. I just got tired of sitting in the office working. And so there's a starbucks like around the corner from our office and so I just walk down there to work a few times and it's a little noisy but you know they've got at least a nice place rob go sit down and work and when I noticed is they have more business of people who have ordered on their mobile phone and go in and pick up and walk out than people to actually come into the store the majority of the at least one location. I can't speak for. The franchisee is one location by our office. More customers come in for their cup of coffee than anywhere else now. I will say that the staff there is really nice and friendly and there are regular people that come in everyday give exact same. Drink the exact same time. They know all mobile name. They have little Chitchat and leave. And so I guess that's a good experience But that's not the experience they were set for those people. That don't have time that don't WanNa come in sit but for the people that need the third spe. Yeah because I need a third drink coffee. Yeah like I got plenty of comfortable places to sit at my house. Yeah but sometimes I want to change just winning and I don't WanNa have to listen to Mel shares scraping loud obnoxious hippy. Music Yeah and I. Don't mind hippy. Music but I don't want I don't even notice it city so if you like hippy music I'm sorry so after seeing the memo I guess Jim Doll didn't do it. Because Schultz returned to takeover donald with a new leader trying to get starbucks back to their. Why the problem was as I mentioned earlier. Schultz was the physical embodiment of the white right as long as he was there. You're all the employees still believed in it and that was fine and so Simon Sinek talks about the CEO's that we've mentioned and he talked about in businesses. None of them are God's gift business they are just the physical environment of their y their businesses. They started as their what to their watch. And so they don't do a good job of communicating that to everyone yoke especially their successor than died when they leave in this long to change that. Like Steve Jobs have come back even bill. Hanna come back so he didn't come back. Ceo But he talks about several people that have come back and working in a comeback work. Again it talks about Simon's talked about. This is why we call them the successors young they supposed to keep maintaining success and improve it for the next generation but they're focusing on the short term dollar is just. It's so tempting ensue. Appealing dollar.

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"starbucks" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

03:33 min | 7 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on WTVN

"Eight million people buy a Cup of coffee at Starbucks thanks that's a lot of people thirty eight million people buy a Cup of coffee every single day at Starbucks Starbucks is a big company but that store is a franchise now that's ten percent of the population in the United States Starbucks stores are mostly owned by private people franchise small business owners they operate their store but they they own it under a license agreement from Starbucks corporate and the average Starbucks of franchise operates with a five to seven percent margin now what what that means is after all the operating costs the supplies the electricity the employee salary the taxes and everything else that franchisee that business owner of that local Starbucks is making about five to seven percent of money at the end of the month okay that's their profit they take home every month after all the costs are deducted from all of the sales so to put it another way to show you how little that margin is and that's a normal margin but to show you how little that is the average Starbucks owner the franchisee makes a profit based on only two days worth of operations every month any eight days all the sales go just operating that place only two days of the month is that rich business owner actually making money okay now imagine that today and if it hasn't already gone out it's going to go out to blaze employees today and to mark your employees you get an email from your HR manager maybe your C. E. O. at work and you open it up today this is due to the risk of coronavirus all employees are being asked to work from home for the next two weeks at least effective immediately have your laptop the internet is going to stay up you've already made your Costco run for your canned goods your beans or rice plenty of toilet paper in fact too much toilet paper what's the deal with the toilet paper America anyway you're all set kids are going to stay home from school you update your Netflix and Disney plus subscriptions and you prepare yourself mentally for two week but again M. semi quarantine at home local governments have not said anything about it yet the other then you know if you can just stay off the streets you know don't they have a big you know block party you know to just just don't congregate in large groups and as a responsible America we all look at each other go yeah okay that's reasonable will do that let's go back to Starbucks for second foot traffic is now almost ground to a halt because you're not going to work every morning you're not you're not going into a store to buy coffee you might go in there and buy the grounds so you can go and make it yourself but you're not going into the store to do it you're not standing in line in local businesses that are heavily dependent on daily cash sales all of a sudden a rapid overnight and sudden decline has dramatic.

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"starbucks" Discussed on KNSS

KNSS

03:36 min | 7 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on KNSS

"Eight million people buy a Cup of coffee at Starbucks thanks that's a lot of people thirty eight million people buy a Cup of coffee every single day at Starbucks Starbucks is a big company but that store is a franchise now that's ten percent of the population in the United States Starbucks stores are mostly owned by private people franchise small business owners they operate their store but they they own it under a license agreement from Starbucks corporate and the average Starbucks of franchise operates with a five to seven percent margin now what what that means is after all of the operating costs the supplies the electricity the employee salary the taxes and everything else that franchisee that business owner of that local Starbucks is making about five to seven percent of money at the end of the month okay that's their profit they take home every month after all the costs are deducted from all of the sales so to put it another way to show you how little that margin is and that's a normal margin but to show you how little that is the average Starbucks owner the franchisee makes a profit based on only two days worth of operations every month any eight days all the sales go just operating that place only two days of the month is that rich business owner actually making money okay now imagine that today and if it hasn't already gone out it's going to go out to blaze employees today and to mark your employees you get an email from your HR manager maybe your C. E. O. at work and you open it up today this is due to the risk of coronavirus all employees are being asked to work from home for the next two weeks at least effective immediately have your laptop the internet is going to stay up you've already made your Costco run for your canned goods your beans or rice plenty of toilet paper in fact too much toilet paper what's the deal with the toilet paper America anyway you're all set kids are going to stay home from school you update your Netflix and Disney plus subscriptions and you prepare yourself mentally for two week but again M. semi quarantine at home local governments have not said anything about it yet the other then you know if you can just stay off the streets you know don't they have a big you know block party you know just just don't congregate in large groups and as a responsible America we all look at each other go yeah okay that's reasonable will do that let's go back to Starbucks for second foot traffic is now almost ground to a halt because you're not going to work every morning you're not you're not going into a store to buy coffee you might go in there and buy the grounds so you can go and make it yourself but you're not going into the store to do it you're not standing in line in local businesses that are heavily dependent on daily cash sales all of a sudden a rapid overnight and sudden decline has dramatic consequences operating costs of.

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"starbucks" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

02:26 min | 8 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"And a Starbucks like double shot energy drink we have I'm standing in line behind woman with a baby baby is about a year old maybe fifteen months babies behaving and she has just a bunch of miscellaneous crap I mean it's like the target thing like you just go through and you just get miscellaneous crap I mean I'm sure some of it is necessary she had like like dinner plates which side she probably needed and some stuff she didn't need but it was a small pile of crap I didn't see which ended up spending I'm just guessing was probably two or three hundred Bucks which is a lot to spend you know I I I I I don't I don't want to like I'm happy to see you know you don't want to presume how much money people have but it really does this we just say that you know everybody you look around here in a social situation he out in public a judgment about people you see somebody and you said yeah that that person probably makes eighty thousand can you see somebody else so I got a problem that person probably makes a hundred fifty thousand so everybody does this I'm judging so I'm looking at I'm thinking she probably makes about fifty thousand I'm thinking she's spending a lot of money in target judging we all judge okay leave me alone anyway then she did something horrifying she check cash back offer credit card now wasn't a lot of money was just thirty Bucks and well it's funny you know I've never talked about that before it's one thing to do cash back off the debt the car but if you get cash back offer credit card that's bad bad bad bad bad no I guess there is some math involved because look if you have to pay ATM fees that maybe it makes more sense to get off your credit card but you know there's a chance you gonna be carrying this balance on your credit card if you get a hundred Bucks cash back in you paying twenty percent interest on that that's more than the ATM fees so I'm really not a fan of getting cash back on the credit card even for small amounts I've never done it in my entire life because it's it's a high interest loans anyway I'm not gonna I'm not gonna say this person was like a complete disaster anything because you know she was in a very responsible you know good mother very responsible and I'm just kind of I like to check out people's financial situations so but I think about target and I think about this phenomenon of impulse.

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"starbucks" Discussed on Trivia With Budds

Trivia With Budds

02:49 min | 9 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on Trivia With Budds

"Up into the what tens of thousands now number I five. What was John Tico? It was a goarmy gourmet drinking chocolate once offered in starbucks stores I think I remember that I remember the name and going. What does that fancy thing? It's probably something weird number six. We had if someone walked into a starbucks and ordered. AT&T what would they be asking for it was the C. Choice and that choice nice was blended juice tea and either wildberry or mango citrus flavors. Question seven what was the name of the first bottled starbucks beverage to be sold inside grocery stores. That was A. Hey Mazda Grahn Mas agron number eight. If you walked into a starbucks in nineteen ninety what will be the only three syrups offered. It was the final choice de Almond Vanilla and hazelnut lot number nine. What was the name of the size of the hot cup? Drink that still exists but is not listed on the menu boards that would be d short short and number ten name. Assum coffees which include age Sumatra as a component that. You were thinking Christmas time you'd be right because it was C- anniversary blend Christmas bland and Reserve Christmas blend and your final question number eleven. which famous person did starbucks partner with to open one hundred five starbucks stores with a fifty fifty shared ownership? That was the juice Magic Johnson. Listen number five Magic Johnson. All right there you go. That is the quiz for today. You nailed it. You had fun. You'll learn some stuff. I hope it was awesome. We have one more question for you. In the form of the question of the day we do this every single day at the end of the episode and and our question of the day is brought to you by our friends at funky monkey designs if he needs something designed printed embroidered. Go check him out. They specialize in varsity jackets severe kids in high school and they can be fun. Sandy California and on the website F. M. Designs Inc dot com get funky monkey designs on instagram. If you want to follow them and you see all the cool projects and local community efforts they are making on social media. Question of the day is who I replaced Jay Leno as the new host of the tonight show in two thousand nine. Tweet me your answers at Ryan buds or email Ryan buds gmail.com to be eligible for a prize. Yesterday today answer was Cape Canaveral and your Trivia team team name of today is Doberman Pinscher yourself which I think is a eminem lyric from the Song Rap God Funky Monkey Designs FM designs INC DOT COM com. And check out my friend Randy. TATUM's new horror themed strategy game. Bloody Mess right here. At the link in the show notes it's facebook dot com slash. Bloody mess the game. Thanks for listening to today's episode. Thanks for telling a friend about the show especially if they love Trivia and thank you for the five star tunes reviews leave one email me and let me know you did it and I'll send you cool stuff in the mail. Thanks for listening and we'll see tomorrow for more tribute. Me Cheers.

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"starbucks" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:35 min | 10 months ago

"starbucks" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"For you we show you we tell you every day at two o'clock we post a video and each one of our stocks like Starbucks the Starbucks general man I've been going to Starbucks right now the one across from my office here my home they're getting worse and worse and they don't open their show their their stores on time the leading all the home was coming now it's unbelievable Miller I I live right downtown now answer shown coming in and and you go there morning they've lost all we got it there's about five complexes condos here no because over there anymore I go there every every morning and saw homeless they lost all of their business the morning Tracy comes in early morning gone and they left the homeless come in with dirty cops here's the the the the liberals the run the Starbucks you stand behind us and a a homeless guy command and he is their or their role is as long as they bring me a Starbucks Cup of them free coffee so they go through the trash and they find a Starbucks because they bring to fill the Cup in and the guy behind the bar there right he takes that fills the Cup and fills it with coffee put the Cup down where my Cup going today and they get out and they get the water free free water that's okay I get that is no problem but they get free coffee in free what is at a loss that business me this is unbelievable and now the rule is that the home was don't have to go to a library anymore he used the bathroom to do their thing and wash up they can go to Starbucks yeah Starbucks allows him to come to their stores use the bathroom do whatever they do okay Chad this stock's been going down and we're gonna take advantage of that stock here's what happened was when the Martin over the market went down the other day four hundred points Starbucks in go down we think most is selling is out of Starbucks and someone's going to say well I just got a by not going going fills gang you have to just join me for ten days it's free of charge union I remember a lot of people would would be forget the ten day free they would listen to radio and I say something just by Starbucks I'm not gonna go going fills gang I'm a by Starbucks on my on and then they lose money Starbucks I read somewhere yeah I thought fills gang it was terrible I lost money but they never say well I never joined them I just heard him talk about a stock on the radio and I was a jerk because it was a gang member I didn't know when to put money and take money out which added by position well he says Starbucks as I used to buy stock unbelievable in a stupid so if you if you want to just get away from all this nonsense on Wall Street and you poor folks should for one case he is so screwed you don't even know you have no clue they just took another fresh survey two months ago that was seventy eight percent of the people have no idea that the they don't think you're paying fees they don't think their pick seventy eight or I mean the vin number seventy one point eight percent seventy one point eight percent believe there's no fees no face and the fees are brutal you're gonna lose sixty percent of your savings goes to fees when you hear this I only charge a one percent but they don't tell you about the other sometimes two percent the more I mean more often two percent but a lot of times three percent to percent use sixty percent of your money crazy so often as you do is join my gang I'm going to help you the next ten days and then what you he gets a free membership and you get the free color color chart and you follow our arch are stocked in our video do exactly what we say I would say for those ten days just do it on paper if you decide to continue then you start making some money and all I ask is please remember Saint Jude when you're making money but this works because you don't listen to the noise you follow the money doesn't make sense okay I'll.

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"starbucks" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

KUGN 590 AM

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"starbucks" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM

"Should never have at Starbucks in there take has done is to ensure that it doesn't happen again it's the way the course is going to happen again unless they change the way they trained they just stumble over themselves last year with the same sort of thing with the rest room I mean come on and that's resulted in that in them having no needle depository boxes in their in their restrooms because remember Starbucks was the act of the last year's incident in Philadelphia it was two black men who were asked to leave because they were like setting up shop and that because this backlash of race so now they're letting anybody being on drugs and all sorts of things to the to the detriment of the employees have to clean the bathrooms that's why you're a crime has healed bottom right when I get to the bottom fast I think I feel the worst for the employees because it feels like they're in a no win situation like they closed down last year to have the sensitivity training where they're supposed to you know be sensitive to all of their customers needs and in this situation someone comes up and maybe it's a pretty silly kind of ludicrous for Christ to say like I need all of the police officers to leave or get out of my line of sight and so it's like what they do in that situation because what if it went the other way it's like they didn't ask the police officers to leave and then the person who said something big stink on social media and suddenly they look bad to this other group of people so it just feels like there's no way for the cost for the the employees to win but you can't you can't ask someone to remove someone who's not doing anything wrong from their line of sight what if somebody who was a right you know what I did you yeah these one of these black people are fighting to get him out of my way I don't like homosexuals get them out of my way back lashing that president yeah not it's not a we know who the person was or what the circumstances were the person who requested that the police be removed I haven't seen anything about that person but it's really been focused more on Starbucks reaction to a the purse right what qualities do you hire to change the culture you get a team of people who have the same basic attitude and you want to change the culture of the company there is a big company you'd think they'd be diverse but I'm not sure that they're finding people that have the quality that they're looking for is that they don't pay enough money they don't pay enough attention to detail they don't grab it's a big so if I you twenty one hundred stores not like their little company I've never had an issue when I the only problem I've ever had in the Starbucks is that the line is too long and sometimes it takes awhile and then I decide okay this isn't worth going in because it's going to take awhile but I've never had an issue with anyone working there or any of the customers either so I don't understand where this is going on using me like it's like the person who asked the police officers to leave it sounds like that person was just being overly sensitive to another customers need and maybe didn't made and the reason I asked about who was this person was this a racially motivated thing was it a black person who went to the Starbucks employee in said the police officers there are making me uncomfortable or or their presence is making me uncomfortable and then that employee then went to the police and said look you're making our customer uncomfortable like the chain of events seems very unclear but it seems like whatever happens the employee according to what to do clearly culture thing and that's the issue for me would seem I don't go to Starbucks and once in awhile it might have gotten a penny sandwich at one point in time but I have over prior because the anyway and everything else and there's over price far as I'm concerned I don't I don't feel I don't feel warm when I go into one of them I don't I just don't like him and so but with you talk about the general lets them even move away from Starbucks and talk about the general malaise when it comes to hiring people do we hire people who are all just like us at the same sort of trouble it seems to me in this day and age exists when you try to have people on your team who are all the same but I don't even think it's that I think that Starbucks is and I wasn't obviously we none of us are Starbucks employees we weren't there for the sensitivity training but what what this tells me is that across the company there they have these wonderful theories of things yeah this is an inclusive place and this is peace love and happiness the employees on the day to day logistical operations of how to run a retail operation and and instead of having let's all hold hands and come by ya how about saying okay when someone approaches you in and gives you this scenario this is what you're supposed to do and I don't think that's what they're doing I think they're trying to just be too on the macro level not really getting into the my new show of how to.

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"starbucks" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"starbucks" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!

"Hungry. I'm so hungry. Hey, people it's me. Lisa Lillian here at hungry land with Mike and Jamie. How are you guys so thirsty? I am getting over a cold. So if I sound a little horse like like a pony, you'll you'll know why. But I'm really excited, first of all the day we're recording this, this is our one year anniversary of when we launched our first podcast. Exciting. No. It's very excited. Yeah. And we're doing well I know it's over a million, listen. Yeah. Well over a million almost according to Mike, it's almost one point one after this episode drops like by the weekend. We'll have one point one. That's so cool exciting. And we're number one in food right now in the morning food, three in the top twenty and sixteen in the top two hundred. That's incredible. Go we're amazing. So this episode Mike just catapult us up even higher right? Possibly. Yes, I hope so because it is, it's a very, very popular. Subject matter. Today's episode is the Starbucks episode. Now even lollies excited. She scratching me, you know, the thing is people will not give up their Starbucks. They will give up anything before, Starbucks people, I know who are say they're so broke they've given up. You know, they don't watch TV. They don't have subscriptions to anything anymore yet. They're in Starbucks, every single day spending money on coffee drinks amazing is the best. I think what we were preparing for this. I think I made like three separate Starbucks runs because just writing about it and thinking about it. Got me jonesing for my therapy that spend like twenty bucks a day at Starbucks. My, my former boss with twenty bucks a day. No. That's just I don't know. I mean, I, I love Starbucks and my favorite thing hungry, girl. Here we make a lot of Starbucks drinks, we remake them. But it's fun to try to figure out what is good there in what is better for you and what the best choices are. And what the shockers are I you know, it's something we've been doing since probably two thousand four and it still surprises me. There's still some things that we stumbled upon when we were getting ready for this episode that I think we were surprised to see. Yeah. We have so much, good information..

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"starbucks" Discussed on Slate Money

Slate Money

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"starbucks" Discussed on Slate Money

"It's about not wanting competition to come in. I mean, it's all of that. Depending on who you talk to this is the thing about to your question Felix. I mean, there is it's not really clear. What what you? In fact, I'm interviewed as she lays young guy who lives in Paris, who's one of their propaganda. She does all like the Facebook, you know, videos and things like that when they occupied a Starbucks, for instance. And and they all look really jolly there a lot of them were ordering, you know, they're there for euro per to and then the, but so you ask him he doesn't care about the gas tax. He just thinks we need to get rid of this this sort of the rich and the elite macro represents that. I mean Macron is he is a product of that, you know, the the the the elite schooling in France, which you know, it's not like Harvard. I mean, they're like sixty people year that go to these universities these schools. I'm they're extraordinarily. And they're they're very often from privileged backgrounds. I think it's like eighty percent or seventy percent of the mar-. So so it's there's a there's a sort of rise up against and this is what kind of actually links it with what we've seen in the United the populism of the United States or in the U K or an Italy. In fact, in many respects, what's happened with in Italy with the the league and the five star movement is that government in Italy right now, basically looks like the leg zone in power. It's not it. It's it's on the one hand it wants to kick out immigrants in the other hand, it's very liberal and the basic income basic income. I mean, it's really it's kind of. Really interesting if the gymnasium insofar as they have kind of vision of what they want. It's not dissimilar to the Italian government. So let's ask you that. Like, how's the Italian government doing? Well, you know, there, you know, there's a spat between the French and the Italians quite interesting the French pulled their Basser. I mean, so Salvini and Demeo who the to the co guys running. It'll even though it's contests. The is the prime minister under the deputy prime ministers have both insulted the French on numerous occasions. They for instance. Okay. I love him already. Well, yeah. I think I mean, maybe you guys talked about this where they went after the French franc, the African Frank, right? And said this is you know, keeping Africans poor all any number. So they they are really they are representing this sort of anti elite. I mean, so domestically is it working out for them know, the economy's is actually not doing very well. And and and I. Had the opportunity to interview content. The prime minister when he was in Davos a place. I know you you guys have on tablets. But he, and we said his argument was look you can't right now all this is the previous government previous government. These are you have to wait to see our universal. They don't call universal. But it's like the demon. So the radio whatever it is this idea of basic income all that kicks in in the spring. He saying just wait until the spring. Everything's gonna be great. And he's gonna do universal basic income starting this. How much is it going to any? They don't have. Yes. It's like less than thousand euros a month. I think maybe it's eight hundred and I think they're like four million Italians that may qualify for. Universalism. Yeah. It's not universe universal. It's basically a basic income. That's not quite universal. And and they say once this kicks in everything's gonna be hunky Dory. Of course, by them. We may have it's Italy. So they'll be another government, right? And so in terms of popularity of they retained some of the popularity swat that, you know, put them into power. Yes. Unlike macro, so Macron, you know, won the election. He was super popular when he was issue..

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"starbucks" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm: On My Mind

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"starbucks" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind

"We're going to bring you an interview from Diane's archives. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz may news this weekend on sixty minutes. When he said he was considering running for president, I will run SE centrist, independent outside of the two party system. In two thousand fourteen Schultz came on the Diane ream show to talk about a new book for love of country. What our veterans can teach us about citizenship. Heroism and sacrifice. He was joined by his co author Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post. Howard, Brigit, welcome. Thank you. John. Good to have you both here Howard. You start is book for love country with the story of la-, ROY Petri. Tell him the road Petri is an extraordinary person one afternoon, the armed forces network within Starbucks, which is a military veteran crew of employees invited him to speak. I did not know who he was to be honest with you other than the fact that he was awarded the medal of honor four thousand people assembled in an area within Starbucks to listen to his story, and as he began to speak. He shared with us a video of what he was describing. He was describing the fact that he was in a very very difficult difficult firefight in which grenades were coming over as well as gunfight in one. Grenade that came over was about to explode and seriously injure or kill him in his men without thinking about anything whatsoever within a split second. He reached over picked up the grenade to throw it to the other side. And as he did that the grenade exploded in his hand, the story the way he told it and his humility his valor produced a array of emotions in all of us at Starbucks like look over, and I could see people crying, but he told it with a high degree of respect for his men above himself. I had a private moment. With sergeant patriot his wife after he spoke to everyone at Starbucks and a few things came out of that one is he shared with me that he was just doing his job in the fact that he was not an is not hero. I actually found them to be someone embarrassed. By the fact that he was awarded this unique a medal of honor. And then I asked him candidly, which is not in the book. Is there anything we can do for you? And he he said rather sheepishly if you can just give me some gas money. Wow. And. When you are in the presence of someone like this who was given so much of himself in you hear one, I'm not a hero just doing my job. And then you hear something like yes money, it rivets you back, and you just, you know, learn it can be a bystander, and that started among other things this journey that I've been on. And I've been very fortunate to be on it with Rajiv, and I can tell you that in the visits we've had two military bases. The Pentagon Walter Reed in the many many emotional conversations we've had with veterans or family their children. I've asked myself many many questions about the unintentional consequences of an all volunteer force. Because the American people have just not engaged. It's not that. They don't wanna be. They just don't understand in the last thing is I asked myself, sometimes if we as Americans deserve these people. Because they are beyond heroic regime hounded you and Howard get involved together. Is as you note, Diana now, I spent two and a half years as a Washington Post war correspondent in Iraq. The better part of three and a half travelling back and forth to Afghanistan to write about the troops surge there earlier this year is I was working on a landmark survey of post nine eleven veterans at the Washington Post. I happen to connect up with Howard through mutual friend who works for Howard. And we sat together at a at a restaurant here in DC. And I brought the the raw data from the survey and started to present to Howard and among the many eye-popping findings from the survey one really really got under our skin. And that is that fifty five percent of this generation of Veterans Day in feel disconnect. Acted from civilian life in America in Howard night looked at each other in both. I think thought at the same time. How could this be we send these brave men and women off to fight for us? They've all in tier they serve bravely. Nobly many cases repeated deployments they come back home..

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"starbucks" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

The Diane Rehm Show

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"starbucks" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show

"We're going to bring you an interview from Diane's archives. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz may news this weekend on sixty minutes. When he said he was considering running for president, I will run SE centrist, independent outside of the two party system. In two thousand fourteen Schultz came on the Diane ream show to talk about a new book for love of country. What our veterans can teach us about citizenship. Heroism and sacrifice. He was joined by his co author Rajiv Chandrasekaran of the Washington Post. Howard, Brigit, welcome. Thank you. John. Good to have you both here Howard. You start is book for love country with the story of la-, ROY Petri. Tell him the road Petri is an extraordinary person one afternoon, the armed forces network within Starbucks, which is a military veteran crew of employees invited him to speak. I did not know who he was to be honest with you other than the fact that he was awarded the medal of honor four thousand people assembled in an area within Starbucks to listen to his story, and as he began to speak. He shared with us a video of what he was describing. He was describing the fact that he was in a very very difficult difficult firefight in which grenades were coming over as well as gunfight in one. Grenade that came over was about to explode and seriously injure or kill him in his men without thinking about anything whatsoever within a split second. He reached over picked up the grenade to throw it to the other side. And as he did that the grenade exploded in his hand, the story the way he told it and his humility his valor produced a array of emotions in all of us at Starbucks like look over, and I could see people crying, but he told it with a high degree of respect for his men above himself. I had a private moment. With sergeant patriot his wife after he spoke to everyone at Starbucks and a few things came out of that one is he shared with me that he was just doing his job in the fact that he was not an is not hero. I actually found them to be someone embarrassed. By the fact that he was awarded this unique a medal of honor. And then I asked him candidly, which is not in the book. Is there anything we can do for you? And he he said rather sheepishly if you can just give me some gas money. Wow. And. When you are in the presence of someone like this who was given so much of himself in you hear one, I'm not a hero just doing my job. And then you hear something like yes money, it rivets you back, and you just, you know, learn it can be a bystander, and that started among other things this journey that I've been on. And I've been very fortunate to be on it with Rajiv, and I can tell you that in the visits we've had two military bases. The Pentagon Walter Reed in the many many emotional conversations we've had with veterans or family their children. I've asked myself many many questions about the unintentional consequences of an all volunteer force. Because the American people have just not engaged. It's not that. They don't wanna be. They just don't understand in the last thing is I asked myself, sometimes if we as Americans deserve these people. Because they are beyond heroic regime hounded you and Howard get involved together. Is as you note, Diana now, I spent two and a half years as a Washington Post war correspondent in Iraq. The better part of three and a half travelling back and forth to Afghanistan to write about the troops surge there earlier this year is I was working on a landmark survey of post nine eleven veterans at the Washington Post. I happen to connect up with Howard through mutual friend who works for Howard. And we sat together at a at a restaurant here in DC. And I brought the the raw data from the survey and started to present to Howard and among the many eye-popping findings from the survey one really really got under our skin. And that is that fifty five percent of this generation of Veterans Day in feel disconnect. Acted from civilian life in America in Howard night looked at each other in both. I think thought at the same time. How could this be we send these brave men and women off to fight for us? They've all in tier they serve bravely. Nobly many cases repeated deployments they come back home..

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"starbucks" Discussed on MarketFoolery

MarketFoolery

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"starbucks" Discussed on MarketFoolery

"Twitter or let's say a regional bank etf great okay five years well i'll kick it off i'm going to go with starbucks on the off chance that you know i think the company will continue to do well but within five years howard schultz may very well be president and he could rescue me off the island that's a great if howard schultz if if he got elected president do you think does that have implications for starbucks either good or bad i doubt it would have a dramatic impact i think people who enjoy going to starbucks will continue to go people who are avoiding starbucks already probably aren't any more likely to go because schultz president and i think even out another quick take on starbucks to and i would say there's a chance now now at heart not necessarily because howard schultz stepping away but i've always done at starbucks except perked perfect warren buffett berkshire hathaway investment maybe not maybe not trusting a total acquisition because it's it's a large company and i would even for berkshire that'd be taken a pretty big bite but at least as a ten twenty percent position for berkshire hathaway it just seems maybe buffets always thought it's expensive sure but in terms of quality businesses that he's looking for what what about okay i want to get to your desert okay well mentioned about costco i mean i always call buffet cost especially when he was allegedly trying to invest three billion dollars into uber it's like if you're going after i mean star by a few billion dollars worth of starbucks shares even cost you might not in costco agreements it makes a lot of sense okay so you're beckmann desert since you put the fiveyear constrain on in i actually i'm feeling pretty good about the that regional banking etf or at least or similarly like a basket of say small to mid size quality banks i think you can do really i think you'll beat the market with the package like that so i'm going there okay well we have given you plenty to talk about i mean you know if you're out and about tonight or this weekend you can talk what regional banks you have about the composition of s and p you can talk canadian index funds again impress someone my saying howard schultz is not the founder of starbucks and all these meteorologists kind of wrong and then you.

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"starbucks" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show

Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"starbucks" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show

"We brought up starbucks sensitivity training is it helpful or is it stupid the audience believed fifty nine percents outfall say stupid forty one percents thing itself on i've oded that it is stupid there's a point that i didn't think about though listener mermaid brought this up the training sounds dumb but it set starbucks up for when protection against potential lawsuits in the future when they decide to fire an employee the employs no longer have the well i was never trained not to act on my implicit biases argument these trainings are real and i've worked company who has all the supervisors and managers undergo kenda plays sorry mermaid on my god mermaid i'm voting for you this time these trainings are real and i've worked for a company who has all the supervisors and managers undergo implicit bias training yearly so they have grounds to fire them if an issue arises and also say they will have less class action racism cases whether the motivation is money or not it's a good thing yeah i do like that of course what she say don't may explain it is you know okay we're going to give you this course it's not gonna do a fucking thing but it's going to warn you that you can't be shit not even that you don't think no you will be shit we will fire okay i'm fine with that 'cause i really can't imagine these questions question number one all right is it okay to kick out to black people waiting for an acquaintance that then purchase anything he's employs excuse me partners go no excellent now is it okay to kick out to white people waiting for an acquaintance that then purchase everything and you just see all the employees heads explode.

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"starbucks" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

NPR's Story of the Day

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"starbucks" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

"Starbucks is preparing for an ambitious project in a couple of weeks it'll train employees throughout the company on ways to eliminate discrimination and bias even unconscious bias this is part of the company's response to the inappropriate arrest of two black men at a philadelphia starbucks last month behavioral scientists have unevolved view of what's affective in addressing unconscious bias npr's yuki noguchi reports on some of the challenges david rock founded the neural leadership institute on the idea that leaders can learn a few things from brain science like for example how to better motivate workers and get them to learn more or how to reduce the effects of bias mitigating bias is one of the hottest things in human existence eliminating it would require people to become completely self aware and objective about their own thoughts rock says no one's found a way to do that any strategy that essentially relies on people to try not to be biased is doomed to fail that's the hot of the problem but rocks people are adept at identifying the bias of their peers in his work as a consultant he recommends workplaces develop what he calls if then protocols involving decision making by teams if a person asked for a raise then take it to a committee if a man walks into a store and buys nothing then consult colleagues about an appropriate response you've got to shift the focus from individuals trying not to be biased two teams being able to catch by this decades of research showing that format of strategy actually is the best format for behavior change and habit formation in other words create structures that don't rely on the individual to change heather mcghee agrees starbucks has very aspirational goals for the values at wants to set both within its company and in the world maggie is president of the social advocacy group demos she along with former attorney general eric holder and the nwc p is advising starbucks on its training and.

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"starbucks" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"starbucks" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

"Whoa at this point in starbucks trajectory there is no doubt that the company has a massive ubiquitous presence not justin storefronts on the streets but in the national consciousness that meant one thing the howard an opportunity the role and responsibility of a public company today especially given the political environment that we in right now is the rules of engagement have dramatically changed and they were even changing before this current administration as howard began thinking more broadly about starbucks opportunity he started thinking of the stores differently their employees and customers had a hundred million interactions each week he started think what can we accomplish in those conversations starbucks is such a visible company they could start a national conversation with just a few words or in one memorable case two words in 2015 the company initiated a national campaign to get its employees in its customers talking about race relations in the united states you might remember it it was called raced together it mostly took the form of races ratting those two words on customers cups inviting them to engage in a candid conversation about race intolerance the intention was to build empathy racially charged tragedies were unfolding across the country the way howard sought starbucks had a civic responsibility to help people talk about it things didn't exactly go according the plant within two hours of launching raced together it was hijacked by social media and we lost a narrative and we lost it very fast critics called the campaign insensitive and tonedeaf some worried that the baristas who rode those words their customers could face hostile backlash other sought.

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