Out of the Crisis
Out of the Crisis
Jun 29, 2020
Max Henderson: CovidActNow, a Necessary Counterweight
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Remember how fast shelter-in-place went from seeming impossible to becoming a reality? Remember how policy makers all of a sudden appeared to understand what was at stake and take action? How did this happen?

Max Henderson was on a sabbatical from his full time role at Google, when he saw the first few COVID cases in the US. At that moment, he realized that we were not acting quickly enough. This led Max to found CovidActNow.org, which started out as a simple calculator to understand how many deaths could result from every day of delay. Pairing this with a large public pressure campaign, Max helped push government leaders to respond to this crisis. I spoke with Max to talk about the early days of CovidActNow, how he came up with his model and what he is focusing on going forward.

FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast
FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast
TWA Podcast Studio
Learn love, respect & compromise.
This is one of our most useful shows ever, because we all have relationships - at work, at home, and even online. Host, Eric Martsolf is diving into “Relationships For Dummies” by Dr. Kate Wachs. But this week’s episode features our first returning guest, Dr. Angel Iscovich, “Dr. I” to his friends and fans. For those of you that didn’t hear our episode on Success Habits, Dr. I is a medical doctor with a keen interest in human behavior and training in psychiatry. He helps people find the meaning and purpose in their lives, and relationships are a key component of life for most of us. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you! Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT SURVEY: https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast This episode is sponsored by Away Travel. Away has luggage that works for the way you travel. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Angel Iscovisch An author/speaker, Dr, I is a physician and an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in several industries. Graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine with post graduate training in Psychiatry, including an area of focus in human behavior, most notably emergency medicine. @DrIRoutineology (Twitter) Dr. I (Instagram) www.angeliscovich.com (Website)
27 min
The Civil Engineering Podcast: Civil Eng
The Civil Engineering Podcast: Civil Eng
Anthony Fasano
TCEP 155: Learning and Development: Understanding People Starts With Understanding Yourself
In this episode, I talk to Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC, the CEO at MSA Professional Services, Inc., about his career journey of becoming a CEO. He provides some great learning and development advice throughout the episode, which makes it one of my favorites. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Gil: How big is your firm and what markets do you serve? What advice can you give engineers who want to be in a leadership role but are struggling to work with people? How do you see the civil engineering industry going for the next three to five years and beyond? With all that has happened with the pandemic, does this change the way you think about the future for the company? You are a big proponent of learning and development. Why is it important to you? Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode: MSA consists of 17 offices and approximately 380 employees. It is a full-service, multidisciplinary firm, and its corporate purpose is to positively impact the lives of others. Engineers who want to work in a leadership role need to know that project management and people leadership are two different skill sets. You first need to get project management training and have project management as one of your basic skills. Only then should you look at people leadership and decide if it is something that you want to do. People leadership is all about people, and you need to understand yourself before you can understand other people. You need to understand that nobody is perfect and everyone, including yourself, has things that they are working on to better themselves. Management and leadership are two different things. Management is looking at the numbers and treating the system and the people like parts of a machine. Leadership is trying to figure out how to motivate people to do the right thing. Civil engineering is in the infrastructure business, and the infrastructure business is always needing to be repaired, changed, or upgraded. This means that civil engineering will be a great place to spend your career in the future, as there will be a lot of work for you to do. The biggest business trend for the future is uncertainty. Risk mitigation is always there, but now we need to apply it to a new set of unknowns and risks. Area planning is a good exercise and allows you to explore several different futures. Focus on what you think is going to happen, as well as what you think is not going to happen. This will allow you to have a better outlook on the possibilities and actions that may need to be taken.  The goal of learning and development is to align employee goals and performance with that of the organization's. Without learning and development, we remain static. What got you here is not going to get you there. If you do not grow yourself, you should not expect to move on to new or more responsibility. Learning and development To advance your career, think about what you are going to build in terms of new skills that you can offer your employer. This will then demonstrate that you are ready for something new. More Details in This Episode… About Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC Gil currently serves as MSA's CEO and sits on its board of directors. Since becoming CEO in 2013, he has focused on raising the bar for himself and everyone else at MSA. In that time, the company has undertaken many major improvement efforts that include the creation of 14 Communities of Practice, the incorporation of a client service initiative centered on obtaining feedback from clients, annually increasing the commitment to training and development, and the implementation of a Strategic Plan that has launched new service lines and geographic expansions. Gil led the effort that allowed MSA to become 100% employee-owned through the c...
45 min
The Best 10% Of Tim Ferriss
The Best 10% Of Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss
Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck, You Find…Walt Disney and Orson Welles?
Contact: best10.timferriss@gmail.com Original: http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/04/06/glenn-beck/ “When I turned 30, I knew my life was at a crossroads. It was either over, or I was going to restart.” – Glenn Beck [9:10] The goal of my blog and podcast is to push you outside of your comfort zone and force you to question assumptions. This is why I invite divergent thinkers and world-class performers who often disagree. I might interview Tony Robbins and then Matt Mullenweg. Or I might have a long chat with Sam Harris, PhD, and later invite a seemingly opposite guest like… Glenn Beck. This interview is a wild ride, and it happened — oddly enough — thanks to a late-night sauna session. I was catching up with an old friend, who is mixed-race, a Brown University grad, and liberal in almost every sense of the word. I casually asked him, “If you could pick one person to be on the podcast, who would it be?” “Glenn Beck,” he answered without a moment’s hesitation. “His story is FASCINATING.” He described how Glenn hit rock bottom and restarted his life in his 30’s, well past the point most people think it possible. Fast forward to 2014, Forbes named him to their annual Celebrity 100 Power List and pegged his earnings at $90 million for that year. This placed him ahead of people like Mark Burnett, Jimmy Fallon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Will Smith. Glenn’s platforms — including radio, tv, digital (TheBlaze.com), publishing, etc. — get somewhere between 30 and 50 million unique visitors per month. This interview is neither a “gotcha” interview nor a softball interview. I ask some tough questions (e.g. “If you were reborn as a disabled gay woman in a poor family, what political system would you want in place?”), but my primary goal is to pull out routines, habits, books, etc. that you can use. This show is about actionable insight, not argument for argument’s sake. First and foremost, this is a story of entrepreneurship, and whether you love Glenn, hate Glenn, or have never heard his name, there is a lot to learn from him.
1 hr 50 min
IRL - Online Life Is Real Life
IRL - Online Life Is Real Life
Firefox, backed by Mozilla
Privacy or Profit - Why Not Both?
Every day, our data hits the market when we sign online. It’s for sale, and we’re left to wonder if tech companies will ever choose to protect our privacy rather than reap large profits with our information. But, is the choice — profit or privacy — a false dilemma? Meet the people who have built profitable tech businesses while also respecting your privacy. Fact check if Facebook and Google have really found religion in privacy. And, imagine a world where you could actually get paid to share your data. In this episode, Oli Frost recalls what happened when he auctioned his personal data on eBay. Jeremy Tillman from Ghostery reveals the scope of how much ad-tracking is really taking place online. Patrick Jackson at Disconnect.me breaks down Big Tech’s privacy pivot. DuckDuckGo’s Gabriel Weinberg explains why his private search engine has been profitable. And Dana Budzyn walks us through how her company, UBDI, hopes to give consumers the ability to sell their data for cash. IRL is an original podcast from Firefox. For more on the series, go to irlpodcast.org. Read about Patrick Jackson and Geoffrey Fowler's privacy experiment. Learn more about DuckDuckGo, an alternative to Google search, at duckduckgo.com. And, we're pleased to add a little more about Firefox's business here as well — one that puts user privacy first and is also profitable. Mozilla was founded as a community open source project in 1998, and currently consists of two organizations: the 501(c)3 Mozilla Foundation, which backs emerging leaders and mobilizes citizens to create a global movement for the health of the internet; and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, which creates Firefox products, advances public policy in support of internet user rights and explores new technologies that give people more control and privacy in their lives online. Firefox products have never — and never will never — buy or sell user data. Because of its unique structure, Mozilla stands apart from its peers in the technology field as one of the most impactful and successful social enterprises in the world. Learn more about Mozilla and Firefox at mozilla.org.
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