AdExchanger
AdExchanger
Dec 4, 2019
Hot Startups Of 2020
49 min

Tom Chavez founded two successful ad tech companies (Rapt and Krux) and sold them to two large strategics (Microsoft and Salesforce). In this episode, he talks about those experiences and his new venture studio, Super{set}.

Chalk Radio
Chalk Radio
MIT OpenCourseWare
Searching for the Oldest Stars (Prof. Anna Frebel)
For millions of years after the Big Bang, nearly all the matter in the universe was in the form of hydrogen and helium; other elements like carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen only formed later, in nuclear reactions inside stars. To learn what the universe looked like back then, MIT astrophysicist Anna Frebel studies the oldest stars we can find—13 billion years old, to be precise—scanning them for traces of elements that will give a clue to their history. As Professor Frebel explains to Sarah Hansen in this episode, curiosity about the origins of the universe we live in is a profoundly human trait, just like curiosity about one’s own family history. To help communicate to laypeople the wonder and amazement that motivates astronomers like herself, Prof. Frebel has written a book and recorded a companion series of videos, both of which are intentionally designed to be as user-friendly as possible. It doesn’t matter, she says, if viewers and readers don’t grasp all the details; her hope is that they will develop the desire to understand more, and that that desire will spark further learning. Relevant Resources: MIT OpenCourseWare The OCW Educator Portal "Cosmic Origin of the Chemical Elements" on OCW Professor Frebel’s book_ Searching for the Oldest Stars_ Professor Frebel’s faculty page Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions Connect with Us If you have a suggestion for a new episode or have used OCW to change your life or those of others, tell us your story. We’d love to hear from you! Call us @ 617 475-0534 On our site On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram Stay Current Subscribe to the free monthly "MIT OpenCourseWare Update" e-newsletter. Support OCW If you like Chalk Radio and OpenCourseware, donate to help keep those programs going!
15 min
Wine for Normal People
Wine for Normal People
Wine for Normal People
Ep 352: The 2020 Thanksgiving Episode -- American Wine Edition
2020 has been unlike any other, so we are recommending some different things for this year’s annual Thanksgiving show. This year has been tough for everyone, but small, family-owned wineries have been hit pretty hard by fires, lack of tourism, and in some cases, rough harvest conditions. Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, so for this year, especially, we’re recommending that we show support for great American, family-owned wineries and their wines that pair perfectly with any kind of Thanksgiving food you decide to eat. We start out with a few important announcements: * The Wine Resources section of the WFNP site is now live. Check it out! * This year I’m running the holiday book offer again! Details here: Here are the show notes: * Regardless of where you are or who you are with, our #1 Thanksgiving tip this year (in this kind of sucky and restrictive year without our loved ones in many cases): Drink something really fantastic – haul out the wine that you’ve been saving and have it now. Celebrate that you are here, that you are ok, that you will make it through this tough time. We then spend the show traveling the country from west to east, recommending wines from all the top quality regions: * California * Santa Barbara: The Pinot is perfect for the meal and really goes with anything. Lumen, Holus Bolus, Ampelos, Dragonette, and Marimar are a few I like * Paso Robles: We’re a broken record on this one – Rhône style red and white blends from Tablas Creek, Italian varietals from Giornata, and for red meat fuller “meaty-style” veggies: Hearst Ranch and Halter Ranchfor hefty red blends. * Sonoma: The Underground Wine Events Winery list will suffice but we specifically mention excellent rosé of Pinot Noir from Bruliam, tasty sparkling from Keller Estate and Longboard, and, as I mentioned in my piece with the Splendid Table on NPR – ACORN Winery’s Cabernet Franc. * Napa: Bearing the brunt of the wildfires this year, we recommend supporting producers who have been affected if you can. Here is a list, but we mention Smith-Madrone (their Riesling is perfect for TG), Cain Winery, Chateau Boswell, and Fairwinds Estate – all whose properties were completely destroyed in the fires. * Sierra Foothills: Andis is always my pick and the Semillon is perfect with the herbs of the Thanksgiving feast. The Zin is powerful but nuanced and would be great if you are grilling * Oregon * Also affect by fires this year and chockful of family owned producers (but make sure you check the big, hulking winery list in the Wine Resources part of the site to avoid buying from a conglomerate), Oregon makes great Pinot Noir, unoaked Chardonnay, and Gamay – all great with every part of a traditional, savory Thanksgiving meal. Some favorites: Bergström, Torii Mor, Cristom, Lingua Franca * Washington * With more body, power, and alcohol, the wines of Washington are fantastic for grilled foods, beef stews, meatloaf, and hearty food you may decide to have in lieu of traditional TG food. Walla Walla, Yakima, and the larger Columbia Valley AVAs are great. I mention Pepper Bridge, Amavi, Sleight of Hand, Saviah, Hightower, and Delille * Texas * Hands down, the winning wine in Texas right now is Tempranillo. A bolder, higher alcohol version than the original Spanish wine, these wines will be great with Spanish cheeses (Manchego) and the same foods we mention for Washington wines. Spicewood, Perdenales are mentioned. * We mention Michigan for its Riesling, New Mexico for its large sparkling brand, Gruet, and Colorado for some of its emerging wineries as well * Finger Lakes, New York * Riesling, Riesling and more Riesling is my recommendation. Dry, off-dry, sweet, dessert – all work with herbs, spices, butter and fat. Riesling is an MVP – it can also handle curry, Chinese food, Indian spices, and any food with heat. And Finger Lakes, with the traditional peachy, white flower, mineral bouquet, its stupendous acidity and lower alcohol make it a complete must-have. Anthony Road Wine Company’s Late Harvest Vignoles is the dessert wine of the century – a native/hybrid grape made in a sweet style, also noted in the Splendid Table segment. * Long Island, New York * From my native land, M.C. Ice and I wax poetic on sparkling wine from Lieb and Sparkling Pointe, and then mention great medium bodied Cabernet Franc and Merlot from these gorgeous island wineries. With these kinds of profiles and more moderate alcohol (make sure to check that’s the case before you buy), you will have reds that can weave their way in and out of hard-to-pair dishes – from green beans to creamed spinach to fried turkey. And the sparkling may be an even better match for all that – but you be the judge. * Virginia * It has been a terrible year for the wineries of Virginia. Terrible frost settled at the beginning of the growing season, killing off the vines before they had a chance to form. The tiny harvests were fine but there won’t be much wine to sell from 2020, an unfortunate occurrence in the time of Covid. We mention the fabulous Albariño from Afton Mountain (I mentioned their sparkling, Bollicine, in the Splendid Table segment) and unoaked Chardonnay from Pollak, which are our seafood picks, as well as the versatile whites and reds of Linden and Glen Manor. We highly recommend dessert wine from VA – it’s a perfect end to the meal! We are so grateful for you and we hope you open something fantabulous to celebrate that you are making it through this year, no matter how hard it has been! Elizabeth and M.C. Ice _______________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsors this week: Wine Access Visit: www.wineaccess.com/normal and for a limited time get $20 off your first order of $50 or more! I’m so excited to introduce Wine Access to you. Wine Access is a web site that has exclusive wines that overdeliver for the price (of which they have a range). * They offer top quality wines by selecting diverse, interesting, quality bottles you may not have access to at local shops. * Wine Access provides extensive tasting notes, stories about the wine and a really cool bottle hanger with pairings, flavor profile, and serving temps. * Wines are warehoused in perfect conditions and shipped in temperature safe packs. Satisfaction is guaranteed! Check it out today! www.wineaccess.com/normal Thanks to YOU! The podcast supporters on Patreon, who are helping us to make the podcast possible and who we give goodies in return for their help! Check it out today: https://www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople And to sign up for classes (now for UK and Euro time zones!) please go to www.winefornormalpeople.com/classes!
36 min
The Daily Update
The Daily Update
The National
The Daily Update - November 30, 2020
On today's update we have the latest coronavirus figures (https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/health/coronavirus-uae-reports-1-251-new-covid-19-cases-1.1119698) , the UAE to have new passports and ID cards (https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/uae-cabinet-approves-new-emirati-passport-and-cyber-security-council-1.1119899) and news that entry into the UAE is being updated to reflect different national responses to the pandemic (https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/coronavirus-uae-reviews-provision-of-visas-based-on-countries-covid-19-response-1.1119963) . A renowned professor is to lead Abu Dhabi's AI university (https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/education/renowned-professor-to-lead-abu-dhabi-s-pioneering-artificial-intelligence-university-1.1119923) , the UAE condemns the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist (https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/uae-condemns-killing-of-iranian-nuclear-scientist-1.1120089) and US President Donald Trump reasserts his win in the election (https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/the-americas/my-mind-will-not-change-trump-reiterates-claims-of-election-fraud-1.1120043) . Fasial Salah joins us for what's trending including the Premier League, the missing monolith (https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/art/utah-monolith-found-first-visitors-share-images-on-social-media-1.1119161) and Cher in Pakistan. (https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/asia/cher-visits-world-s-loneliest-elephant-before-its-move-to-cambodia-1.1119631)
4 min
Perpetual Chess Podcast
Perpetual Chess Podcast
Ben Johnson
EP.203 - GM Wojciech Moranda
This week we are joined by top chess player, trainer and author GM Wojciech Moranda. GM Moranda is one of the highest ranked and most accomplished players in Poland, with a FIDE rating of 2618 and many tournament victories.  Wojciech has also been a frequent competitor in  the Pro Chess League, where he has beaten the likes of GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Alexander Grischuk. As a trainer, GM Wojciech has worked with both amateur adults and with top young players in conjunction with the  National Youth Chess Academy of the Polish Chess Federation. GM Moranda is a chess bibliophile who has developed a unique chess instruction style, which is on display in his excellent new book,Universal Chess Training, recently published by Thinkers Publishing. We talk about the book as well as chess improvement more generally, including getting Wojciech’s takes on the age old questions of what to study, how to study, and how much to study. If you are looking to improve your own game you are assured to pick up something both from Wojciech’s book, and from our conversation. Please continue reading for timestamps and relevant hyperlinks.    0:00- We begin by discussing GM Moranda’s new book from Thinker’s Publishing, Universal Chess Training.  GM Moranda shares how he decided on the unique presentation style of this book, and what he likes and dislikes about other recent chess books.  Mentioned: Reshevsky-Petrosian 1953 (25...Re6), Jon Edwards, My Great Predecessors, Kasparov-Topalov 1999, Episode 199 with Dr. Barry Hymer and GM Peter Wells    24:00- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by Chessable.com. One of their latest offerings is a Lifetime Repertoires course on the Taimanov Sicilian by GM Harikrishna. Check it out here: https://www.chessable.com/lifetime-repertoires-taimanov-sicilian/course/45749/?utm_source=chessable&utm_medium=tw   25:30- GM Moranda answers a question from the Patreon mailbag about whether playing blitz and rapid is bad for one’s chess development.  Mentioned: Lichess.org, Episode 200 with GM Boris Gelfand,  GM Alireza Firouzja   34:30- We discuss how much one should study, and how one should allocate chess study time.  Mentioned: Applying Logic in Chess by IM Erik Kislik    41:00- Are the rumors true that GM Moranda has a law degree? How did Wojciech get into chess?  Mentioned: FM Kamil Plichta    48:30- GM Moranda answers another question relating to the state of the chess culture in Poland.  Mentioned: GM Jan Krzysztof Duda, Paul Morphy, The Queen’s Gambit Series    56:30- What are GM Wojciech’s favorite chess books?  Mentioned: GM Jacob Aagaard’s Grandmaster Preparation Series, Beyond Material, GameChanger    1:03:00- GM Moranda has some experience teaching blindfold chess and visualization. What advice does he usually give his students?    1:19:00 Thanks so much to GM Moranda for sharing his chess wisdom! You can reach him via email at wojciech.moranda@gmail.com You check out a teaser  of Universal Chess Training here: https://thinkerspublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Teaser-PDF-Wojciech-Moranda-Universal-Chess-Training-1.pdf and  you can buy it here: https://thinkerspublishing.com/product/wojciech-moranda-universal-chess-training/ Its also available from Forward Chess here:  https://forwardchess.com/sample/universal-chess-training See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 25 min
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
GA 347 | Leveraging Deliberate Practice with Billy Taylor
This week's guest is Billy Taylor. Formerly the Director of Manufacturing at Goodyear, Billy has an impressive amount of lean knowledge. From the value of diversity, to performance maps, to deliberate practice, you won't want to miss this one. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn:  Billy's favorite quote (4:01) Billy's background (4:39) A story about the Fayetteville plant (9:30) Why Billy decided to start LinkedXL (12:11) What makes LinkedXL's approach different (14:48) The gap Billy has identified (17:09) Billy's advice for lower level lean practitioners (20:15) Key methods for creating performance maps (24:23) The value of diversity (26:18) Measuring non-quantifiable attributes (29:55) How the team ran the live stream using deliberate practice (33:47) Some examples of deliberate practice (37:54) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Audible.com GA 258 | Creating a Common Meaning with Billy Taylor LinkedXL Billy on LinkedIn Subscribe & Never Miss New Episodes! Click to Subscribe in iTunes If you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone. The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app.  NEW! You can now follow the podcast on Spotify here.  You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly. What Do You Think? Share a story about a time you used deliberate practice to prepare for something.
44 min
FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast
FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast
TWA Podcast Studio
While you’re home learn the lucrative world of day trading!
There’s a common misconception that you can declare yourself a day trader, sit down at the computer in your bathrobe, and you’re going to be so busy counting the money you make, you’ll hardly have a chance to take lunch breaks. In reality, it is an incredible amount of work and requires discipline, education, attention to detail, and expert advice! This week we are joined by Annie Logue, MBA, the author of “Day Trading for Dummies.” Annie's an accomplished financial journalist as well as a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This podcast may not earn you a UIC diploma, but I promise it’ll make you smarter about day trading. 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 Annie Logue, MBA Annie is highly experience in financial services and has taught business administration at the University of Illinois. She is a finance writer who has written numerous articles on investment and has edited publications on equity trading and risk management. @annielogue - Twitter
27 min
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