Brian Shaffer

  • 024 - The Disappearance of Brian Shaffer

    · 01:06:52 · Trace Evidence

    Twenty-seven year old Brian Shaffer was a handsome, hard working man with a dream of living on a tropical island and being in a band. In the meantime, he was in his second year of med school, working hard toward a career that he didn't quite envision himself doing. He had a loving girlfriend, and a tight knit family that supported him.Sadly, his mother, Renee, passed away due to a rare form of cancer and while Brian was struggling to deal with the aftermath. He was drawn closer to his father, Randy and his brother, Derek, and as a family they supported one another through that difficult time. As spring break 2006 approached, Brian made plans with his girlfriend to take a vacation to Miami, had dinner with his father and asked his brother to come out bar hopping along with his best friend, Clint Florence. Derek wasn't able to make is, so Brian and Clint went to downtown Columbus and started their evening at the Ugly Tuna Saloona.Brian called his girlfriend at 10pm and told her that he loved her and couldn't wait to go on vacation with her. Over the course of the next few hours, he and Clint bounced up and down North High Street, hitting up every bar and getting a shot. Around midnight, they ran into Meredith Reed, a friend of Clint's who offered them a ride back to the Ugly Tuna. Brian was seen on surveillance cameras at 1:55am, on April 1st, outside of the Ugly Tuna. He walked back in, and when the bar close five minutes later, everyone filed out, including Clint and Meredith who had lost track of Brian. He was never seen again, and despite thorough investigation, police could find no evidence that he ever left the bar that night.Over the next few years, investigators worked every lead they had, but could come up with no viable evidence for where Brian could have went. Brian's best friend Clint, helpful at the beginning, quickly hired a lawyer and refused to take a polygraph, fueling speculation that he had more information about Brian's whereabouts than he was letting on. In the eleven years since Brian vanished, there has been nothing discovered and no real leads or information. It quickly became one of the most baffling disappearances in American History, the story of a man who walked into a bar and seemed to vanish into thin air. What happened to Brian Shaffer? Did he choose to run off, overcome with depression over the loss of his mother? Did his depression get so deep that he chose to commit suicide? Was Brian attacked by a stranger who murdered him and hid the body? Does Clint Florence know more than he is saying and could he possibly have been involved in Brian's disappearance? Join host Steven Pacheco as he explores the details of this case and attempts to sort through one of the most perplexing mysteries in American History: What happened to Brian Shaffer?This episode of Trace Evidence is sponsored by swap.com Swap.com is the world's largest online consignment & thrift store. With swap.com you can save up to 90% off retail price on your favorite brands, like Lululemon, Carter's, NIKE, JCRew and Gap. Between 6-10,000 new items added daily. If something doesn't fit, enjoy hassle free returns within 30 days no questions asked. Use promo code TRACE40 to save 40% off your first order, and free shipping is included. Now through Nov. 30th.For more information please visit:http://www.trace-evidence.comhttp://www.patreon.com/traceevidencehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/232601153862937/Music Courtesy of:"Lost Time" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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  • LisezLaScience - 1 - La Réalité cachée de Brian Greene

    · 00:14:23 · Lisez La Science

    Aujourd’hui nous allons parler du livre de Brian Greene « La Réalité Cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos ». Nous en apprendrons plus sur les univers parallèles qui émergent des théories physiques en vigueur aujourd'hui. Crédit Robert Laffont : http://extranet.editis.com/it-yonixweb/IMAGES/RL/P3/9782221134061.jpg Sommaire Quelques mots sur Brian Greene Le livre : “La Réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos” Un livre qui n’a rien à voir Un livre que j’aimerais lire Une Quote Plugs Un auteur Brian Greene - Crédit : wired (http://goo.gl/08q3gN) Tout d’abord j’aimerais présenter l’auteur de ce livre à ceux qui ne le connaîtrait pas encore. Brian Greene est un physicien théoricien américain. Professeur de mathématiques et de physique théorique à l’université de Colombia à New York, il est surtout connu pour ses recherches en théorie des cordes dont il est un des spécialistes mondiaux et pour ses ouvrages de vulgarisation. Ses écrits les plus connus sont « L’Univers élégant » paru en 1999, « La Magie du Cosmos » publié en 2004 et enfin le livre dont nous allons parler aujourd’hui : « La Réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos » paru en 2012. « L’Univers élégant » qui fut publié en 1999 est un ouvrage de vulgarisation de la théorie des cordes. Ce livre était tellement bon qu’il était en lice pour le prix Pullizer en 2000. Il ne l’obtint pas, mais il obtint le Aventis Prizes for Science Books cette année-là. Bon, autant on peut connaître le prix Pullizer, autant l’autre un peu moins. Et bien il s’agit d’un prix décerné par la Royal Society (l’académie des sciences du Royaume-Uni). Soit dit en passant, la liste des nominés et des vainqueurs peut constituer une très bonne source de livres intéressants à lire quand il est question de science ! Le second livre de Brian Greene est un peu une suite au premier et il fut publié en 2004 (2005 pour la version française). Son rôle est de traiter les questions importantes que se sont posés les scientifiques du 21ème siècle dans la suite de leurs illustres prédécesseurs avec l’éclairage de la théorie des cordes. Ces livres de Brian Greene ont été à l’origine de nombreuses émissions de vulgarisation. On peut par exemple citer l’adaptation du premier livre réalisée en 2004 pour l’émission Nova pour la chaîne PBS et qui fut ensuite adapté sur Arte en 2006 (Ce qu’Einstein ne savait pas encore). Ou encore l’adaptation de « La Magie du Cosmos » en un documentaire au titre éponyme en 2011 toujours sur PBS et qui fut par la suite aussi diffusé sur Arte en 2012. Ce monsieur Greene est donc un vulgarisateur hors-pair qui n’hésite pas à payer de sa personne pour essayer de faire infuser les grandes idées théoriques de la physique de notre siècle auprès du grand public. A tel point qu’on le retrouve même dans la série The Big Bang Theory. Il y fait une apparition en jouant son propre rôle dans une conférence sur son dernier livre (celui dont nous allons parler aujourd’hui) à laquelle assistent les personnages de Sheldon Cooper et Amy Farrah Fowler. Un livre Introduction Maintenant que nous avons présenté rapidement son auteur, abordons le livre dont il est question aujourd’hui : “La Réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos”. Dans ce livre, Brian Greene essaie de donner au lecteur une vue des potentialités qu’offrent les différentes théories physiques possibles en ce qui concerne les univers parallèles. Un accent tout particulier est mis sur ceux issus de la théorie des cordes, Brian Greene étant un des spécialistes mondiaux du domaine. Il va ainsi en tirer un certain nombre de multi-univers potentiels à propos desquels certains esprits chafouins argueront que c’est bien la l’exemple que cette théorie n’est pas complète à cause de la multiplicité de paramètre non encore fixés qui permettent d’aboutir à autant d’univers. Esprits chafouins auquel je ne répondrais pas, je ne suis pas Brian Greene. Il identifie ainsi neuf types d’univers parallèles qui peuvent émerger des équations qui fondent les théories scientifiques existantes aujourd’hui : univers infini, cosmologie inflationnaire, théorie des cordes, physique quantique ou univers virtuels sont en effet au programme ! Les univers parallèles de la cosmologie Avec des mots simples, Brian Greene explique comment les théories en vigueur en cosmologie décrit pas à pas les différents possibilités de multi-univers qui émergent. Et comme c’est un spécialiste de la théorie des cordes et qu’elle est prompt à l’apparition de multi-univers, il bien va sûr les décrire. Mais commençons par aborder ceux qui sont issus d’autres théories cosmologiques. Brian Greene présente ainsi le multi-univers en patchwork qui vient de l’hypothèse d’un univers infini qui se reproduirait dans l’espace en produisant des mondes parallèles, le multi-univers inflationnaire conséquence du modèle qui expliquerait l’homogénéité du rayonnement diffus cosmologique ou encore le multi-univers holographique qui est une application du principe du même nom développé notamment par Stephen Hawking. Ces types de multi-univers ne sont pas des choses farfelues qui sortent de l’esprit de Brian Greene. On retrouve le premier dans l’ouvrage de Trinh Xuan Thuan nommé « Désir d’Infini », le second qui est aussi parfois appelé réseau d’”univers bulle est par ” peut d’ailleurs être retrouvé illustré au planétarium de Vaulx-En-Velin (près de Lyon) sur une des illustrations de l’exposition dédié à l’Univers. Exposition qui, soit-dit en passant, vaut le coup d’être vue, d’autant plus que le prix n’est vraiment pas très élevé (en groupe cela revient par exemple à 5 euros). Le troisième est l’un des apports à la physique théorique de Stephen Hawking qui le fit entrer dans le panthéon comme corrollaire à la découverte des notions de température et d’entropie pour les trous noirs. Comme je le disais, Brian Greene aborde aussi les multi-univers qui peuvent sortir de la théorie des cordes. Brian Greene prend d’ailleurs le temps de nous expliquer le but initial de cette théorie : fédérer physique quantique et relativité générale afin de donner le contexte dans lequel les idées qu’il va développer vont aboutir aux types de multi-univers qui da nous présenter. Il nous parle ainsi du multi-univers des branes qui sont des généralisations des cordes dans des dimensions supérieures dans le cas de l'existence de plusieurs branes, autant d’univers, qui seraient parallèles entre elles. Il nous parle aussi des multi-univers cycliques issus de plusieurs branes de l’univers précédent qui s’entrechoqueraient entre elles provoquants des big bangs. Il nous parle aussi des combinaisons possible comme par exemple entre ceux issus de la théorie des cordes et de la théorie inflationnaire qui viennent clore la liste des multi-univers issus des théories cosmologiques. Les autres multi-univers Brian Greene aborde ensuite d’autres types de multi-univers, mais qui sont ceux-ci issus d’autres théories. Il parle par exemple du multi-univers quantique provenant de l’une des interprétations de la physique quantique fait par Everett sur l’existence dans de multiples univers de tous les résultats possibles auxquels peuvent conduire des mesures. Il aborde aussi ceux issus de la technologie comme les idées d’univers parallèles comme présenté dans le film Matrix des frères Wachowski ou dans le livre Simulacron 3 de Daniel F. Galouye. Voire même plus largement dans le mouvement cyperpunk de manière générale. Il finit enfin par un multi-univers vennant du fait que finalement, selon certains points de vue, notre univers n’est que mathématiques. Et comme il n’y a pas de raisons pour que seules les équations qui semblent gouverner le modèle que nous avons de notre univers existassent, tout ce que l’on peut imaginer pour ces équations et leurs paramètres peut exister. Ainsi on peut imaginer autant d’univers que l’on veut finalement, tous existent. Mon point de vue Voici un rapide aperçu du contenu de ce livre. Il faut noter que Brian Greene est un très bon vulgarisateur et que la traduction est plutôt de bonne qualité. Ainsi, on ne se retrouve pas à se demander de quoi il est question ou à relire trois fois la même phrase pour arriver à la comprendre. Les sujets abordés sont assez clairs et l’auteur arrive à faire la part des choses entre les informations à communiquer pour la bonne compréhension des sujets pour des néophytes et ce qui est plus complexe et qu’il renvoie aux notes pour ceux qui veulent voir des équations. Et pour comparer, même si je l’ai trouvé intéressant, Frank Close dans “Qu’est-ce que le vide?” ne fait pas état, selon moi, de la même capacité à simplifier le discours pour faire passer son message. Un autre point intéressant vient de la façon dont Brian Greene aborde les différents types de multi-univers. Il passe nettement plus de temps à parler des multi-univers dont les hypothèses proviennent de la cosmologie et de la théorie des cordes (les cinq premiers) que sur le dernier qu’il appelle le multi-univers suprême qu’il ne semble traiter que par une volonté d’exhaustivité. Il reste aussi assez dubitatif sur le multi-univers quantique qui lui semble difficilement tenable au vu de la prise en compte des probabilités de présence des atomes dont les mesures possibles génèreraient les multi-univers correspondants (dois-je rappeler la position des esprits chafouins ?). Un dernier point qui m’a un peu chiffonné : la traduction. Non pas que celle-ci soit de mauvaise qualité (je n’ai pas lu la version anglophone et ne saurait donc me prononcer), mais il me semble que la traductrice a du prendre parfois certaines libertés. En tant qu’amateur de la série “The Big Bang Theory”, j’attendais le passage sur les menus de restaurant chinois qu’aborde Brian Greene dans la série lors d’une conférence à laquelle assistent Sheldon et Amy. Et bien rien. À vrai dire, avant qu’il puisse parler de physique quantique je commençais déjà à avoir quelques doutes. Qu’il parle de la Tour Eiffel pour faire des comparaisons; à la limite. Il peut connaître la France et prendre cet exemple. Qu’il parle du gruyère Français : il doit vraiment être amateur de la France quand même … Surtout que je le rappelle, le gruyère est un fromage suisse… et sans trous ! Mais qu’il parle du Big Deal ! Non ! Il doit y avoir meilleure référence quand même. Et d’ailleurs meilleure référence qui puisse parler à des amateurs de science… Mais bon. Ce n’est pas très grave :) Conclusion Dans l’ensemble : “La Réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos” est un livre intéressant, agréable à lire et bien écrit malgré les deux trois aspects cités plus haut. Brian Greene est devenu maître dans l’art de décrire avec une grande simplicité les idées qu’il souhaite faire passer. Lire ce livre m’a vraiment donné envie de lire ses autres livres, et d’en connaître un peu plus sur la théorie des cordes. Je le recommande vraiment pour quasiment tout public. Il n’est vraiment pas nécessaire d’avoir des bases importantes en physique pour comprendre les sujets abordés et les exemples et illustrations donnés par Brian Greene permettre vraiment une très bonne compréhension des concepts abordés. Un livre qui n’a rien à voir Commencement du temps et fin de la physique - Crédit goodreads (http://goo.gl/NHlmPI) Passons maintenant à une autre rubrique : un livre qui n’a rien à voir! Quand j’ai fini de lire “La Réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos”, je suis retombé sur un livre que je n’avais pas eu le temps de lire et que j’avais acquis il y a quelques mois. Il s’agit de “Commencement du temps et fin de la physique ?”. Ce livre est en fait le regroupement de deux textes de Stephen Hawking, l’un sur le commencement du temps et l’autre sur la fin des découvertes en physique. Ok, ce livre n’a pas forcément rien à voir avec les sujets abordés par Brian Greene. Il ne parle cependant pas de réalités parallèles et de multi-univers. Donc c’est bon. En le lisant, on se rend compte du travail réalisé pendant la vingtaine d’années qui se sont déroulées entre les deux ouvrages. Stephen Hawking aborde notamment la super-gravité N=8 qui était à l’époque une des théories en vogue pour décrire tout l’univers et il aborde aussi le début balbutiant de la théorie des cordes qui forme finalement le coeur du livre de Brian Greene. On se rend compte que la physique, à l’inverse de ce qu’explique Stephen Hawking dans le premier texte, est encore un domaine dans lequel un très grand nombre de découvertes reste à faire et que cela ne risque pas de s’arrêter de si tôt. Ce livre et la mise en perspective avec celui de Brian Greene me fait aussi penser à ce charme désuet que l’on peut retrouver dans les romans de SF des écrivains des années 50-60. Ces romans, comme ceux de Van Vogt, d’Asimov ou « Simulacron 3 » dont je parlais précédemment, proposent une vision du futur basé sur une extrapolation des connaissances de l’époque. Et ils proposent ainsi une vision des technologies du futur qui ne semblent pas réaliste car les choses ont évolué vers des chemins qu’ils ne pouvaient pas imaginer à l’époque. Dans ces romans, les ordinateurs sont mécaniques et avec un raffinement extrême, les gens accèdent à l’information à travers des sortes de minitel, ou, comme dans le cycle d’Elijah Baley d’Asimov, les passant utilisent des tapis roulants pour aller d’un point à un autre, etc. Ainsi, même si les informations ne sont pas forcément les plus à jour, ces textes valent la peine d’être lus pour comprendre comment les choses ont pu évoluer et voir le cours que l’histoire a pris d’un point de vue technologique. Un livre que j’aimerais lire L'Univers élégant - Crédit goodreads (http://goo.gl/TLTFsF) Si je devais maintenant donner un livre que j’aimerais lire, je crois que ce serait « L’Univers Élégant » du même auteur. Comme j’ai pu le dire, sa capacité à vulgariser et rendre simple des concepts complexes donne envie d’en connaître plus sur ses autres ouvrages et notamment celui-ci qui traite de la théorie des cordes. Il donne envie d’en comprendre un peu plus sur ce qui en fait l’une des théories, si ce n’est LA théorie, la plus pertinente aujourd’hui pour décrire le monde qui nous entoure et unifier la gravité et la mécanique quantique. Quote One of the wonders of science is that it is completely universal. It crosses national boundaries with total ease.Brian Greene Plugs et Liens évoqués Podcastsuisse fête ses un an et à l’occasion organise une conférence sur le thème de la radio. Cela va se dérouler le samedi 3 mai à partir de 18h30 à Lausanne au G-60. Ce sera l’occasion, pour tout ceux qui souhaiteraient s’y rendre de rencontrer la podcastosphère influente! Plus d’infos à retrouver sur le site de podcastsuisse : http://www.podcastsuisse.ch/podcast-suisse/conference-sur-la-radio-le-programme-birthdayconf La page de Brian Greene sur Wikipédia La page des Royal Society Prizes for Science Books Ce qu’Einstein ne savait pas encore sur Arte La Magie du Cosmos sur Arte L’exposition sur l’Univers du Planétarium de Vaulx-en-Velin Conclusion Que vous ayez aimé ou pas, surtout, ne restez pas les bras croisés. Inondez-moi de courrier, de commentaires sur soundcloud, le blog, podCloud, de like - ou pas - de tweets, de retweets, de clin d’oeils, de lapins de pâques, je suis aussi preneur de toute la bibliographie de Stephen Jay Gould si quelqu’un veut s’en débarrasser. Vous pouvez ainsi retrouver LisezLaScience sur son site web http://lisezlascience.wordpress.com sa page facebook, soundcloud ou podCloud. Vous pouvez aussi me contacter sur twitter sur @LisezLaScience Vous pouvez aussi m’envoyer des e-mails à lisezlascience@gmail.com Vous pouvez d’ailleurs retrouver l’ensemble des livres cités sur la liste goodreads associée à ce podcast sur le compte de LisezLaScience. Les livres seront placés sur des “étagères” spécifiques par épisode et ceux mentionnés pendant cet épisode sont dans l’étagère “lls-0” Prochain épisode On se retrouve le 11/05/2014 pour un nouvel épisode sur “La SF sous les feux de la science” de Roland Lehoucq. D’ici là bonne quinzaine à toutes et à tous. Les références des livres évoqués La Réalité cachée : Les univers parallèles et les lois du cosmos ISBN : 2221109945 (ISBN13 : 9782221109946) Auteur : Brian Greene, Traduction : Célien Laroche Nombre de pages : 509 Date de parution : 25/10/2012 chez Robert Laffont Prix : 23,50 € et constaté à 22,33€ chez Amazon ou encore la Fnac L’Univers élégant ISBN : 2221090659 (ISBN13 : 9782221090657) Auteur : Brian Greene, Traduction : Céline Laroche, Préface  : Trinh Xuan Thuan Nombre de pages : 470 Date de parution : 08/09/2000 chez Robert Laffont Prix : 23,50 € et constaté à 22,33 € chez Amazon ou encore la Fnac pour la version Broché et 11,70 € en version poche avec un prix constaté de 11,12 € chez Amazon et la Fnac La Magie du Cosmos ISBN : 2070347516 (ISBN13 : 9782070347513) Auteur : Brian Greene, Traduction : Céline Laroche Nombre de pages : 928 Date de parution : 20/09/2007 Prix : 24,50 € et constaté à 23,28 € chez la Fnac en version Broché et 12,80 € en version poche chez Amazon et la Fnac à un prix constaté de 12,16 € Désir d’Infini ISBN : 2213635110 (ISBN13 : 9782213635118) Auteur : Trinh Xuan Thuan Nombre de pages : 400 Date de parution : 15/05/2013 chez Fayard Prix : 21,50 € et constaté à 20,43 chez Amazon et la Fnac Simulacron 3 ISBN : 2070395936 (ISBN13 : 9782070395934) Auteur : Daniel Francis Goulaye, Traduction : Frank Straschitz Nombre de pages : 272 Date de parution : 30/04/2010 chez Folio Prix : 7,40 € constaté à 7,03 chez Amazon et la Fnac Qu’est ce que le vide ISBN : 2759804208 (ISBN13 : 9782759804207) Auteur : Frank Close, Traduction : Yves Sacquin Nombre de pages : 173 Date de parution : 18/11/2010 chez EDP Sciences Prix : 19,00 € et constaté à 18,05 € chez Amazon Commencement du temps et fin de la physique ? ISBN : 2081260719 (ISBN13 : 9782081260719) Auteur : Stephen Hawking, Traduction : Catherine Chevalley, Préface : Alain Bouquet Nombre de pages : 120 Date de parution : 11/05/2011 chez Flammarion Prix : 6,10 € et constaté à 5,80 € chez Amazon ou chez la Fnac Vous pouvez retrouver la liste des livres dans goodreads à l’adresse suivante : https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/30797714-lisezlascience?shelf=lls-0

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  • David Shaffer -UCLE06

    · 01:01:52 · UCLE (video podcast)

    In his recent bestseller The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman (2005) arguesthat industralized countries can no longer compete in the global economy onthe basis of making and selling commodities. Their competitive edgeincreasingly comes from how well they produce products, services, andtechnologies that are new… special… non-standardand thus not easilyproduced across the globe by competitors. But how and when should childrenlearn the the kind of innovative thinking they will need for success in thenew, interconnected, high-tech, work-anywhere, just-on-time, on-demand,world of global competition? The answer is that the problem is also part ofthe solution. The computer technologies that make global competitors amouse-click away also make it possible for young people to experience--andthus learn to think about--problems and situations that will prepare themfor life in the digital age. Computer and video games--though games of avery particular sort, called "epistemic games"--can help young people learnthe ways of innovation they need to thrive in the digital age.Om David Shaffer David Williamson Shaffer is a former teacher, curriculum developer, teacher-trainer and game designer. He has taught grades 4-12 in the United States and abroad, including two years working with the Asian Development Bank and US Peace Corps in Nepal. Dr. Shaffer’s M.S. and Ph.D. are from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his work focused on the development of epistemic games in which players learn about traditional academic subjects through simulations of authentic professional practices. Dr. Shaffer taught in the Technology and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is now Assistant Professor of Learning Science in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Educational Psychology and a Game Scientist at the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning CoLaboratory. Dr. Shaffer studies how new technologies change the way people think and learn. http://coweb.wcer.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/cv.cgi?REQUEST=cv

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  • Physio Edge 050 Treating the TMJ and jaw pain with Dr Stephen Shaffer

    · 01:08:30 · Physio Edge podcast

    Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction can significantly impact your patients life, limiting their ability to enjoy eating and talking. Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) has a lot of musculoskeletal contributors that physiotherapists are perfectly positioned to treat and help improve patient’s lives. In episode 50 of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Stephen Shaffer and   David Pope discuss TMD, structures that can be affected, and how you can assess and get great results treating TMD patients. We also explore: Structures involved in TMD Involvement of the cervical spine Common presentations of TMD Questions to ask in your subjective assessment Red flags How to perform an objective assessment Normal TMJ movement How you can treat TMD Manual therapy Education Exercise therapy Are the Rocabado 6x6 the best exercises to provide your patients Dr Stephen Shaffer is presenting a webinar on TMD, hosted by Clinical Edge, and you can enrol free on this webinar by CLICKING HERE Links mentioned in this episode Enrol free on the TMD webinar with Dr Stephen Shaffer by CLICKING HERE Download your podcast handout here Dr Stephen Shaffer on ResearchGate Cervical spine assessment and treatment online course with David Pope Free trial of Clinical Edge membership David Pope on Twitter

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  • TAS 162 : (Hot Seat) Why Are My Sales Slow and How to Increase Them?

    · 00:35:55 · The Amazing Seller Podcast

    Hey, hey! What’s up everybody! It’s wonderful to have you back on another episode of The Amazing Seller. On today’s show, Scott has invited his buddy, Chris Shaffer to join him for a very special, first time experience. Scott and Chris are going to be doing what Scott’s come to refer to as a “hot seat.” They’re going to take a real product, sold by a real TAS community member, and are going to evaluate the strategies being used to sell the product. This is the same format Scott’s going to do at an upcoming live event in Denver, Colorado, so listen in to get a taste for how this event could benefit YOUR product sales.The product is live, the listing is good, but it’s not selling very well.Today’ Scott Voelker is doing a “hot seat” where he and Chris Shaffer are evaluation a real  Amazon product to help increase sales. Ebony has submitted her product for evaluation because she’s got plenty of reviews, a good product listing, and can get to page 1 with PPC, but the minute she stops doing Pay Per Click campaigns, the product drops to page 3 or worse. What should she do? Scott and Chris have some very helpful insights for Ebony that are likely to help you do it right the first time, so be sure you take the time to listen.Consider seasonal products a second time.On this “hot seat” session of the Amazing Seller, Scott and his friend Chris Shaffer are evaluating a product that isn’t selling very well in hopes that they can increase its ranking on Amazon and increase sales. As they look it over, it’s clear that this is a seasonal product, which is not entirely bad, but it’s also not a product you can expect to have consistent sales all year round, which would be very nice, wouldn’t you say? So when you’re thinking about selling a seasonal product, you might want to think again before you pull the trigger. Or, you may want to consider other products you could offer to fill in the gap during the down times.Depth of market is the HUGE issue for most products that don’t sell as expected.When Scott Voelker talks about product research, one of the terms you’ll hear him use over and over is “depth of market.” What does he mean? He’s talking about determining whether or not there is actually “room” in a particular product market for you to introduce another of the same type of thing and legitimately expect that you’ll be able to gain a significant foothold. If you don’t do your market research well and for a long enough period of time, you may be setting yourself up for frustration. On this episode Scott and his friend Chris Shaffer give a good amount of time to the process of market research, so make sure you listen so you can understand how to do it the right way!What kind of 2nd product should you offer?Today’s “hot seat” participant has a product that isn’t selling as well as she’d hoped. One of the solutions to the issue may be to offer a second product to her offerings. That way she could either bundle it with her original product to offer a completely new product, or she could choose a product that offsets the down-time of her original product, which is seasonal. Scott’s got some good insights into how you should think about the process of choosing a second product, and he’s going to share it with you on this episode, so be sure to listen! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:25] Scott’s introduction to the podcast! [1:20] Scott’s first “Hot Seat” session, featuring a real Amazon seller and his friend,. Chris Shaffer. [2:21] How you can get in on Scott’s FREE live workshop. [2:55] Introduction of Chris and Ebony, today’s participants. [7:08] Ebony’s situation and product story. [8:43] Chris’ first thoughts about Ebony’s approach: two things. [9:20] Depth of market could be a problem. [9:45] Seasonality could be an issue as well. [10:44] The importance of the key product research tasks. [14:50] Scott’s suggestion about adjusting the approach.

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  • Ep. 44: Brian Drury - Overcoming Graduation to Chase Your Dreams

    · 00:56:19 · Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

    Brian Drury is an avid traveler with an extensive travel log covering more than 16 countries. In addition to his globe-trotting adventures, Brian is a coach and motivator who is focused on helping others get exciting results through his coaching program. His goal is to show young adults that they can create the life of their dreams by changing their thinking and taking action outside the box. In this chat with Aimee J., Brian discusses how he found his true purpose in life and why that helped him to become the owner of his happiness. He also shares how he helps others do the same through his business, Overcome Graduation, LLC. TWEET: Tips to help you #overcome #graduation so you can chase your #dreams What impact do you want to make on the world? From a young age, Brian knew what his story should be. Go to school, get good grades, go on to college, get good grades, and then land a great job. That’s what he thought his life should be. But Brian realized there was one pretty significant problem: he never took the time to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. He discusses why this has become such a problem for millennials and how he broke the mold and blazed his own trail. Brian also delves into what it was like to find himself working a job that wasn’t making him happy and feeling pretty hopeless - and what his brother did to turn it all around. Going beyond learning lessons and actually applying them. From the turning point that came in the form of an uplifting video, Sean Stephenson’s Dance Party, through the process of redefining his life, it was clear to Brian that he was on the right track. He went from feeling lonely and lost to working towards connecting with his true self and true purpose in life. The result? Brian started absorbing personal development materials, TED Talks, and connecting with people that helped propel him forward. Brian discusses the 4-year journey that helped him launch Overcoming Graduation and begin coaching others to become the owner of their happiness. The biggest lesson along the way? Realizing that he had to do more than read about how to make life better; he needed to actually apply those things. TWEET: Moving beyond learning the #lessons into applying them to your #life Courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. Brian discusses how he became the positive, motivating guy he is today - and what it was like realizing he had lost sight of the abundance in his life. Brian goes on to give insight into the value of cultivating a positive mindset and the influence of those around you, as well as why it’s so important to surround yourself with the right people in order to create your best life. Brian shares some challenges he’s faced along the way, including an especially difficult trip to Paraguay, and how he’s learned to deal with challenges in a more productive way through meditation, personal development and physical wellness. Becoming the owner of your happiness. As they close out their chat, Brian goes into the concept of being the “owner of your happiness” and why he’s so passionate about helping others through his coaching program. He also shares some insight into the inspiration behind his book, The First Step, and the organization he donates to with every book sale. Brian has a tip for anyone chasing their dream: if there’s something you want to do, do it now. He leaves us with his number one piece of advice for fellow dream chasers, courtesy of his father: If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Brian closes with a few extra tips to help you get started: get clarity on what fuels you and what makes you happy. TWEET: Learning to become the #owner of your #happiness OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE: [1:01] Introduction of Brian Drury. [2:10] Brian’s story and his background. [6:12] Connecting with people who make a profound impact on your life. [7:44] How did you connect with your mentor, Sean Stephenson? [9:27] How Brian connected with the positive viewpoint he emulates now. [11:53] One of Brian’s most treacherous travel experiences and how he overcame it all. [14:42] Dealing with life’s challenges more effectively. [25:26] What motivated you to write your book, The First Step? [32:09] Do you see a lot of people who aren’t fully owning their happiness? [35:29] Learning to ask yourself tough questions in order to be the owner of your happiness. [47:24] What is one thing you would tell someone who is chasing their dreams? BRIAN’S RECOMMENDATION: If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Overcoming Graduation The Overcoming Graduation Group Coaching Program The Overcoming Graduation Podcast BOOK: The First Step Connect with Brian on Twitter: @OvercomingGrad Sean Stephenson’s Dance Party Free Gifts for Chasing Dreams Listeners: TheFirstStepGift.com My Team Triumph TWEETS YOU CAN USE: TWEET: Connecting with your true #purpose and the #impact you want to make on the #world TWEET: #Courage is not the absence of #fear, but the #triumph over it ~ Nelson Mandela

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  • CLR Podcast | 226 | Brian Sanhaji

    · 01:00:23 · AM/FM BY CHRIS LIEBING

    CLR Podcast 226 – Brian SanhajiIt is Monday the 24th of June 2013 and we have Brian Sanhaji back on the CLR Podcast. Brian is a long-time label artist who has been playing his haunting live performances at countless clubs, festivals and CLR events worldwide. His outstanding feeling for sound has also secured him the position as the mastering technician of all music coming out on CLR, amongst other renowned labels. The present podcast celebrates the release of Brian´s brand-new “Daria EP” (CLR068), which is out on CLR today and includes three excellent tracks by this inspiring artist. The set is a live recording from a recent gig at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin and features exclusively original productions, including a couple of tracks from the EP, a remix Brian did for “Speak Silence” (one the titles of the upcoming Drumcell album, which due this summer on CLR), as well as several previously unreleased tracks. Apart from touring with his unique live shows, he is currently working on a new album. If you would like to know more about Brian Sanhaji, about his music, his mastering and his upcoming gigs, please check out the following sites:Sanhaji Music: www.sanhaji-music.comfacebook: www.facebook.com/brian.sanhajiSanhaji Mastering: www.sanhaji-mastering.comGigatools: http://gigs.gigatools.com/user/BrianSanhajiSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/brian-sanhajiListen and download here: www.clr.net/media.plTRACKLIST - CLR Podcast 226 - Brian Sanhaji01. BRIAN SANHAJI_DAVEN (live version) CLR06802. BRIAN SANHAJI & TOE_RADICAL ADJUSTMENT (VINYL ONLY) - MOVE COMPILATION 03. BRIAN SANHAJI & DRUMCELL_STRUCTURE - CLR04. BRIAN SANHAJI REMIX_THE KNIFE (MOTOR) - CLR LP05. BRIAN SANHAJI_EGOTOOLS ONE - EgoTon 0506. BRIAN SANHAJI REMIX_ SPEAK SILENCE (DRUMCELL) CLR LP07. BRIAN SANHAJI_UNRELEASED08. BRIAN SANHAJI_BAD ROBOT - EgoTon 0409. BRIAN SANHAJI_UNRELEASED10. BRIAN SANHAJI_DARIA - CLR06811. BRIAN SANHAJI_CIRCUIT BREAKER - EgoTon 0612. BRIAN SANHAJI_UNRELEASED13. BRIAN SANHAJI_UNRELEASED

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  • Ep. 50: Brian Millikin - Doing the Work to be the Writer of his Dreams

    · 01:03:38 · Chasing Dreams with Aimee J.

    Today’s guest is going to be super appealing to anyone who longs to be a writer. His story is one from starting at the bottom and working his way all the way to the top of his industry. Brian Millikin was most recently a writer and Consulting Producer on the Syfy series HAVEN, based on a book by Stephen King. Brian was on HAVEN for the entire six-year run of the series in various roles, eventually becoming a Staff Writer. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Brian attended UNC-Chapel Hill. On this episode you’ll hear his entire story: how TV became his best friend growing up, how writing became his passion, and how he’s working on new projects to bring joy to the lives of others. TWEET: Write or die: How Brian Millikin became a successful TV writer, on this episode of #ChasingDreams Good storytelling is about the characters. Thinking back to the television shows that he loved as he was growing up, Brian Millikin recognizes that the shows he was most drawn to were the ones that did a great job of centering every episode around the life and development of one of the main characters. It wasn’t enough just to tell the chronology of exciting events, it was the emotional connection with the characters that pulled him into the drama and made him a fan. On this episode Brian chats with Aimee about the incredible power of emotion in storytelling and why it’s the one thing that can’t be overlooked. TWEET: When writing is “emotion first” and centered around the characters, it’s a winner ~ Brian Milliken Can a writer rise to the top on natural talent without going to school? It’s very difficult to predict what could happen in a hypothetical circumstance and Brian Milliken is careful not to be too categorical as he talks about the kind of education a television screenwriter needs. His path took the route of traditional education in college and internships and while he knows that many of the opportunities he had came directly through his involvement with those educational institutions he’s not convinced that every writer has to follow that same path. You can hear Brian’s story and how he imagines the same level of success could come to other writers, on this episode of Chasing Dreams. You can outwork anybody, no matter your background or level of talent. Though he’s had a very successful career as a television screenwriter, Brian Millikin realizes that his innate talent is not as obvious or strong as that of many other writers. What set him apart was his willingness to work hard for the dream he had set before himself. It was that hard work that he credits with getting him to the pinnacle of success in a very crowded and competitive field. Brian’s advice about hard work is refreshing in a day when so many people feel that the successful accomplishment of their dreams should come simply or easily. He’s got some common sense, incredible advice for anyone who has a dream, so be sure you listen. TWEET: I was the first to arrive & the last to leave every day but was the happiest I’d ever been ~ Brian Milliken OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE: [0:48] Aimee’s excitement about today’s episode with Brian Millikin. [2:38] How the desire to be a storyteller grew in Brian. [8:26] Write or die… how a passion for writing and love of TV led to script writing. [19:02] Focusing on writing in college. [26:43] A writing internship after college in Hollywood. [30:24] Seeing the SyFy show “Haven” come to life from beginning to end. [37:20] Getting a break to write an episode of the show and become a staff writer. [42:23] Do writers need to go to school or can they rise on natural talent? [46:47] How writers can handle the cost of living in Hollywood. [49:57] Resources Brian recommends. [51:41] How writer’s contracts work. [53:51] What Brian is doing now after leaving Haven. [57:28]  Brian’s recommendation to those chasing their dream. BRIAN’S RECOMMENDATION: There are many people out there who feel entitled, or that they deserve to automatically get their dream. But I believe you have to work for it… and there aren’t many people who are willing to do that. You can outwork anybody. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Contact Brian on Twitter: @Bmillikin SyFy Show: Haven Children of Tendu Podcast - An outstanding, free podcast (available on iTunes) all about TV writing and TV behind the scenes; basically a graduate course in TV writing, I can’t recommend it highly enough for anyone interested in TV writing — http://childrenoftendu.tumblr.com Go Into Story - terrific screenwriting resource with scripts, links, news, an affiliation with The Blacklist, and more — http://gointothestory.blcklst.com John August’s site - another great site, with his own Scriptnotes podcast, with tons of info and advice for writers — http://johnaugust.com TWEETS YOU CAN USE: TWEET: I was convinced that I could outwrite anybody and  earn a chance ~ Brian Milliken TWEET: There is no such thing as entitlement. You have to work hard to make your dreams come about ~ Brian Millikin 

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  • Alma de león - HEPCAT / Doreen Shaffer: Ska y más Ska - 11/06/17

    · 00:58:39 · Alma de león

    En el Ska, Hepcat es una de las bandas más prestigiosas y respetadas del género. No se prodigan mucho en lanzamientos discográficos, pero siguen girando año tras año y España es uno de los lugares elegidos por este combo del Sur de California. Para coronar este programa tan skatalítico, entrevistamos a Doreen Shaffer, vocalista de los Skatalites, una veterana con una trayectoria tan dilatada como llena de éxitos. Lo haremos de la mano de Lutxo Pérez, y con las traducciones simultáneas de María Taosa. Escuchar audio

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  • TheFIX 082: Personal Project Profile: Apocalyptech by Jeff Shaffer

    · TWiP TheFIX

    In this episode of TheFIX, commercial photographer Jeff Shaffer provides an in-depth look at Apocalyptech, a personal project featuring a series of intricate and detailed Photoshop composites. We look at several aspects of creating the series, including concept and storyboard sketches, creating the background plate composites, photographing models in the studio to match the background plates, and putting it all together in Photoshop. The post TheFIX 082: Personal Project Profile: Apocalyptech by Jeff Shaffer appeared first on This Week in Photo.

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  • Oh Behave - Episode 223 The Late Show with David Letterman Bandleader Paul Shaffer Teams Up with Daughter, Victoria for Shelter Pets

    · 00:32:41 · Oh Behave - Harmony in the household with your pets, & animal behavior - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

    For more than 30 years, Grammy-winning musician Paul Shaffer has been the bandleader for talk show host David Letterman. And, now, he is also happily harmonizing with his daughter, Victoria, to raise awareness of the importance to adopt shelter dogs and cats. Together, they are part of the national Shelter Pet Project being funded by Halo Pet Foundation and sponsored by The HSUS, Maddie’s Fund and the Ad Council. Tune into this special episode of the Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio as host Arden Moore discovers what life is like in the Shaffer home with FOUR rescue dogs and learn what No. 1 song from the 1980s Paul co-wrote. Questions or Comments? Send them to: arden@petliferadio.com. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - The Late Show with David Letterman Bandleader Paul Shaffer Teams Up with Daughter, Victoria for Shelter Pets on Pet Life Radio

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  • MRS 009 My Ruby Story Brian Hogan

    · 00:38:40 · All Ruby Podcasts by Devchat.tv

    My Ruby Story 009 Brian Hogan On this episode we have another My Ruby Story and there is a good chance you might recognize him, he is one of Devchat.tv’s panelists Brian Hogan. Aside from being a panelists on Ruby Rouges, he also has a couple other projects like codecaster.io as well as Railsmentors.org. How did you get into programming? Brain talks about how his Dad has an old Apple 2 computer. His father was a teacher for the blind and the computer had a box on it that would talk. His Dad taught him that computers can have programs written for them and make them do things. Brain talks about having math issues one evening and his Dad helped by making a math program that would quiz him. His Dad wasn’t a programmer but he had picked up some of it from being around it. Brain talks about how the library had games you could get for the Apple 2 but you had to write code into the computer to make it work. He started tweaking the code to learn that it adjusted things in the game like the speed of the spaceship or the damage of the bomb. Brian’s First Program Brian’s first program was in fourth grade. He had an assignment on the topic of the seas and instead of doing a typical handwritten assignment he created a program for it. He learned that he could make the computer do things. Over time Brian got interested in other things, planning to go to school for law. His Dad lost his job making his plans for law school unreachable without student loan debt. He started making money on the side repairing and building computers. Computers solving problems He talks about how he never really got into the computer science level of things, but he was always excited about being able to solve people’s problems with computers. He remembers getting internet for the first time. It was Netscape and it came with a book on how to setup the internet and then in the last chapter it had a section teaching how to make a webpage with HTML. He loved making websites and so he made pages for businesses and made money on the side. He went to college aiming for computer science and then when he got into classes like computational theory, he found that it was boring to him still. He changed his major to business. He then got a job working for the college working with website stuff. The developer for the pages ended up quitting and so they asked Brian to help out. So he learned Microsoft server SQL and ASP. He adds that essentially he fell into web development by accident. He talks about his code being bad until he learned Ruby, crediting Ruby with making object oriented programming easier to understand. Charles mentions that he felt the same way in school, it wasn’t until he needed to fix a real problem that programming really started to seem useful and fun. Brian talks about how he isn’t really the best programmer, but his strengths are helping other people to program. He has trained many people to program since then. Learning with Context He talks about in school how they throw JavaScript at you and teach you the higher concepts before understanding it. He tells about how doing something like teaching Git on the first day doesn’t make sense because the students don’t understand why they need it. He suggests that the thing that is missing from the curriculum is the real work connection. Majority of adults need to be able to connect what they are learning to something they have already learned. Context is important for learning. How did you get into Ruby? Brian talks about doing PHP for a while as well as ASP. He was working with a project as an Oracle DBA. They were moving from Java to an Oracle Database. But no one there knew what Java was and a person there named Bruce suggested that the work they were doing would be better written in Ruby. The team disagreed but afterward one day Brian was talking to Bruce about a side project he was working on and how he wasn’t accomplishing it the way he wanted to. Bruce asked him to get lunch with him. Brian then talks about how in life if someone very smart asks you to get lunch that you should drop everything and do it. In a single night he was able to accomplish everything he was trying to. He took his project to work the next day and they said they wouldn’t be able to use it on Windows. Brian started working on finding ways to deploy it, and that has been the starting point of Ruby for Brian. He went to Rails full time after that. Publishing an article on how to get it deployed. His work with Ruby led to him teaching and writing books. When he needs to make something heavily data driven he always reaches for Ruby. He isn’t interested in scalability because usually he is working on a small business process behind the firewall used by less than 100 people. Framework Peer Pressure Brian talks about the fear and pressure to use the latest and greatest frameworks in the development community. He talks about how the only people who know what framework a person uses is the developer and the peers. You don’t get paid to impress peers in the community. A developer gets paid to solve peoples problems. Charles and Brian add that using new frameworks are great and can teach you new ways to solve problems, but no matter how a person solves a problem, it should be celebrated. Learn new things but don’t make people feel bad for not doing things the same way you do them. Brian adds that another reason he likes Rails is that it has a lot of things that came from basecamp and it is a well developed and tested and the framework is strong. He talks about how sometimes frameworks come out and they weren’t well thought out. Rails is not an academic framework but it is easier to integrate or upgrade to by design. What contributions have you made to the Ruby community? Brian talks about getting the Rails deploy working for Windows is one of his proudest moments. Other than that his contribution has been mainly helping people find mentors at Railsmentors.org. On Railsmentors.org, most of the work is done by volunteers and help a lot of people. Charles adds that sometimes open source project contributions tend to get glorified but things like Railsmentors.org are really what make the community great. What are you working on now? Brian talks about how he is working on a book but he can’t tell much about it at the moment. He also works on the content team on Digital Ocean. He helps other community authors with their writing and to get it published and out. He also handles some system admin background to test that each article works and he finds it a good way to keep his skills tuned. He is also working on a project in Elixir for teachers to work in the classroom better. For a teacher teaching development they can use the program, CodeCaster, to display code to the screens and the students can do things like flag things they don’t understand or let the teacher know that it’s moving too fast. It allows the students send up code for the teacher to check as well as the teacher get a snapshot of what’s on the students screen to check on them. Picks Brian Exercises for Programmers Tmux 2 Productive Mouse-Free Development Charles Coursera on AI Artificial Intelligence in Python Links Twitter bphogan.com

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  • 3/26/2017 Dr. Brian D Parsons Author, Lecturer, Investigator

    · Beyond The Edge Radio

    This Sunday night we’re joined by Dr. Brian D. Parsons Anomalous Researcher/Investigator, Author, Public Speaker, Radio host and Director of ParaNexus. Brian returns to the program rescheduled from January and Eric and Marie will be talking with Brian about his authored books, investigations, cryptid cases, his show Paranormal News Insider and more. Brian hails from Ohio and brings with him a long history of research, investigations and interest in the fortean. Brian will also serve as one of the returning speakers at the 2017 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure this May 5,6,7th. Tune in Sunday night March 26 as we welcome back Brian Parsons to BTE Radio. About Brian: Brian D. Parsons was born in Indiana in 1973 and moved to northeast Ohio before his first birthday. Growing up his parents told him that ghosts, monsters, and other strange things did not exist; they did this not to brainwash him, but to help him sleep at night. He grew up watching "In Search of" with Leonard Nimoy which began to open his mind to the what-ifs that exist in our world. In early 1996 he was attending college when a couple of friends asked him for help in learning how to write better research papers. He and another friend suggested writing about a subject they really liked and they would critique it. A few others did the same as well and when the group met and began to peer review the papers one drew more attention than the others on sports and dating; it was about UFOs. One of the guys in the group was a UFO nut who decided to write about UFO sightings. As the group began to talk about UFOs other subjects, such as urban legends and local folklore, came up. A few days later he was at work and brought up a particular local urban legend. He found it interesting how many different people heard the same distinct things about this location and the stories that went with it. Brian decided to investigate the location, he went to the local library and researched the property and those involved with it during the time of the story. During his research he stumbled upon Parapsychology and Psychical Research; terms he heard in Psychology class that meant nothing more than pseudoscience to his teacher. Investigating further he was interested to realize that there were many people investigating ghosts today and that despite finding enough evidence to prove the local urban legend wrong, he was inspired to investigate ghosts and related phenomena further. In the fall of 1996, he and a group of friends formed a paranormal investigation team after weeks of learning about phenomena through reading and other resources (the internet wasn't a big help back then!). They started out as many teams did back then by investigating cemeteries, abandoned buildings, and researched and investigated urban legends. While they had no official name they had spent plenty of time discussing it; one suggestion by Brian was in response to many of the groups with acronyms that existed was Ohio Paranormal Investigation Network (O.P.I.N.). The name was based on his dream of helping to network not only groups, but professionals in other areas of interest to help grow the field and help those in need. It was also in the fall of 1996 that they began getting client cases through word of mouth. During one case the homeowner, the father of a friend of one of the investigators, asked who was in charge and if the group had a name. Everyone began to look around the room and Brian began to notice everyone staring at him. He had become the official leader of the group; and his group name was adopted as well. In early 1997 the group split, while one continued to investigate cemeteries, buildings, and other structures, the other continued to help clients and carried the O.P.I.N. banner. The first group website was on the free Geocities website (site no longer exists) and was a one page advertisement for the group. During this time other members had their own O.P.I.N. websites using the original logo in an effort to gather client cases. In 2000, the group moved to Angelfire where it resided until 2007 when the decision was finally made to acquire a unique URL. In 2000, during some downtime in investigations, Brian decided to pursue a spot with the Mutual UFO Network as a Field Investigator. He worked briefly with the organization and still conducts his own investigations into related phenomena. Brian has worked with the Sasquatch Research Initiative (now defunct), the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society, and is currently a hand-picked member of the Pennsylvania Cryptozoology Society investigating Bigfoot, big cat, and strange animal sighting claims. Brian has authored four books on the subject of paranormal group operation, including his unique "E4" Method designed for client-centered cases. His fifth book, Handbook for the Amateur Cryptozoologist, digs into the world of hidden or unknown animals. He presents a balanced look at the history and mystery behind these creatures as well as methodologies into investigating them. He has worked with the ParaNexus Anomalous Research Association for several years and served as the Research Director, Treasurer, and sat on the Board of Directors until the corporation voted to dissolve in December of 2011. He remained a member and served as the Anomalous News Coordinator until 2014 when he was named Executive Director of ParaNexus in an effort to revitalize the organization. Brian also hosts the Paranormal News Insider show that began as a segment of the Grand Dark Conspiracy, which was later called Darkest Hours Late Night. The Paranormal News Insider can be heard LIVE every Tuesday night from 7-8 PM eastern on WCJV Digital Broadcasting. Brian has appeared on numerous internet radio shows, paranormal conferences and conventions, as well as his own events where he speaks on a variety of paranormal and anomalous subjects (see the contact/media page for details). He has a PhD from the Institute of Metaphysical Humanistic Science in Metaphysical Science and is currently working on his bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. Brian is a member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals as a student. He is also an ordained minister and is a state licensed wedding officiant in the state of Ohio. Brian lives in northeast Ohio with his wife Amy and their dog Sasha. Read more at http://briandparsons.com/

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  • 20VC: Founders Fund's Brian Singerman on Why VC Is About Upside Maximisation Not Downside Minimisation, Why There Is No Right Way To Do Venture and Why They Do Not Have Monday Morning Partner Meetings At Founders Fund

    · The Twenty Minute VC: Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch

    Brian Singerman is a Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the world’s most prestigious and successful VC funds with prior investments in the likes of Facebook, Airbnb, SpaceX, Spotify and many more incredible companies. Prior to Founders Fund, Brian spent 4 years at Google where, among other projects, Brian founded iGoogle. Whilst at Google, Brian also started his career as an investor, founding his own angel fund, XGYC Fund. Brian also currently sits on the board of Affirm, Oscar, AltSchool and Emerald Therapeutics. Due to Brian's immense success he was named No 5 on Forbes Midas List for America's Top VCs.   In Today’s Episode You Will Learn: 1.) How Brian made the way from Google, to his own angel fund to being General Partner @ Founders Fund? 2.) How has Brian seen his investment mindset shift over the years from angel investing to his angel fund, XGYC to now being a partner at Founders Fund? 3.) Why does Brian believe that success in VC is purely about upside maximization? What does Brian think downside minimisation is unimportant? 4.) What does the investment decision-making process look like at Founders Fund? How does this change with the scaling cheque size? What are Brian's views on conviction driven vs unanimous team voting structures? 5.) Why is Brian a staunch generalist when it comes to investing? For Brian, why does he believe that being a generalist will deliver outsized returns over being a specialist? Items Mentioned In Today’s Show: Brian’s Fave Book: Snow Crash Brian’s Fave Blog: Dan Primack Brian’s Most Recent Investment: Affirm As always you can follow Harry, The Twenty Minute VC and Brian on Twitter here! Likewise, you can follow Harry on Snapchat here for mojito madness and all things 20VC. Zoom is the No 1 Video and WebConferencing Service, providing one consistent enterprise experience that allows you to engage in an array of activities including online meetings, video webinars, collaboration-enabled conference rooms and business instant messaging. Plus, it is the easiest solution to use, buy and scale with the most straightforward pricing. Do not take our word for it, Zoom’s their partnership with Sequoia in their latest 100m funding round says it all. Zoom is a must for your business. ViewedIt is a free video-recording tool that makes it easy for organizations to embrace the power of video for personalized communications. ViewedIt enables sales professionals, executive leaders and customer support teams to easily record personalized videos and add them to their email conversations. Plus, with built-in tracking powered by the Vidyard platform, video creators will know who is watching what, and which video messages resonate with viewers. They’ll receive immediate playback notifications that will eliminate the wondering of whether the recipient received or watched their content. Find out more and download ViewedIt for free at vidyard.com/viewedit.

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  • 116: Redefining Performance through Movement with Brian Bradley

    · The 18STRONG Podcast: Golf | Golf Fitness | Mental

    Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Brian Bradley. Brian has been working with Pete Egoscue, developing the Egoscue Method for 25+ years. Posture and pain are his mission, and he finds bringing this work to the world very rewarding. To see someone go from disability and depression due to chronic pain, and transform into the person they were meant to be is, in Brian’s view, awesome. Recently I spent some time with Brian at the World Golf Fitness Summit 2016 in New Orleans, LA.  It was there that I had the chance to experience first hand some of the work that Brian does with clients and patients.  His methods for teaching people to overcome their pain and maximize their performance are, to say the least, unconventional.  One look at the piece of equipment that he had us working on would've made you think we were getting ready to embark on an obstacle course more than get in a "workout." But it is exactly Brian's "out-of-the-box" approach that allows him to be so creative and effective in his methods whether working with athletes, armed forces, celebrities, or patients in pain. In this episode we discuss some of our experiences from the World Golf Fitness Summit and some of the amzing impact Brian has had on so many people, including the likes of Tony Robbins, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and many more. If you would like more on Brian's Background or would simply like to hear the his earlier episode on posture and breathing, you can find that here . . . Episode 18. Brian Bradley’s Background Brian has been with Egoscue for 25 years. Met Pete Egoscue when he was working with Jack Nicklaus. Jack was backing the expansion of Egoscue from their California location and branching into Florida. Brian has worked with Nicklaus, Player, Palmer, Trevino, Tony Robbins, and many other high profile figures, as well as thousands of other individuals looking to either improve performance or simply take control of their pain. He is now the Vice President of Egoscue University and speaks all over the world on the topics of pain, posture and performance.  He is has worked very closely over the years with TPI and many other governing bodies to share his experience and expertise. Plus, the guy is just a riot to hang out with ;-)   Highlights from this Episode We talk about the background of the Egoscue philosophy, and ‘the patch’. We go into what it is, and why it works so well. How to view failure in a different light, so that athletes don’t feel like they are lagging behind. The importance of simplifying movement and posture changes, to make them sustainable and repeatable. The over complication of exercises is often what makes people stop doing them. The story of how Brian met Tony Robbins, and how that relationship has led to speaking in front of nearly 11,000 people at Tony Robbins' events all over the world. How Brian's unique methods and "The Patch" are beneficial for the golfer and can really be performed almost anywhere without traditional equipment. How Brian takes the Egoscue method to large speaking events, and uses the simplicity framework to make people remember everything. 95% of what is said is forgotten within 48 hours. Some parting words of wisdom from Brian Bradley: Think of one thing every day that you are going to do differently than yesterday. Make time for yourself, and ignore people who bring negativity into your life. Where to find Brian Bradley: Website: http://www.egoscue.com/brian-bradley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrian.bradley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themovementnerd50/ To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over the 18STRONG Facebook page.   See "The Patch" in action below.  This video is courtesy of our friend Jason Glass (The Coach Glass Podcast) from h...

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  • BRIAN FRIEDMAN - X FACTOR

    · 01:21:03 · London Real

    Brian Friedman is an American dancer and choreographer who has created the choreography for many popular music artists including Britney Spears, Cher, Beyoncé Knowles, and Mariah Carey – as well as for music videos, concert tours, and television productions including The X Factor.FREE FULL EPISODE: https://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/brian-friedman-the-x-factor/  Chapters:00:00 Trailer.02:28 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.05:06 Brian’s Introduction.05:35 Brian Friedman’s motivation.07:04 The stress factors of X Factor.09:34 Putting on a show and working with X Factor contestants.13:08 No one is unaffected by dance.15:47 The power of the dance video supporting a song.17:49 Anything that moves can be choreography.20:05 Where Brian gains inspiration for keeping his choreography fresh.21:26 The correlation between fashion, choreography and dance.24:49 Brian’s fashion label.26:14 A dancer’s personality.27:46 Why he had to stop partying to 4am.29:59 Loving teaching class and giving masterclasses.32:12 The feelings dance can evoke.32:59 Why he is currently tired of choreography.35:04 Dancers are sexual beings and choreography can be sensual.36:52 The Black Swan concept, getting an artist to emotionally relate.41:14 Brian’s notorious stare.42:10 Why Brian initially wanted to get into choreography.43:43 The driving force behind his journey from Arizona to working in London.44:45 Why he loves London.47:28 Managing to live in Los Angeles without going crazy.48:27 The hell of being in the jungle.53:31 Brian loves being a judge, he has a lot to say!56:09 What Brian thinks of various celebrities he has worked with.1:03:08 How Brian came to work with so many famous artists.1:04:54 Spotting a diamond in the rough in his classes.1:06:32 The life changing moment when he came out to his Mom.1:11:00 Will Brian marry his fiancé?1:12:21 His advice to young people struggling with their sexuality.1:13:06 Success secrets.1:13:38 Phone call to the 20 year old Brian Friedman.1:14:15 Best advice he has ever received.1:15:20 Advice to the young would be dancer, choreographer or pop star.1:16:37 Starting an online mentoring programme and future exciting possibilities.1:18:04 Brian’s summing up.Show Notes:Brian Friedman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianfriedman FULL SHOW NOTES: https://londonrealacademy.com/episodes/brian-friedman-the-x-factor/ 

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  • Meerkat and Periscope: How Businesses Are Using Live Mobile Broadcasting

    · 00:54:07 · Social Media Marketing Podcast helps your business thrive with social media

    Are you interested in live mobile broadcasting?Have you tried Meerkat or Periscope?To learn about mobile broadcasting apps, I interview Brian Fanzo.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.In this episode I interview Brian Fanzo, partner and chief digital strategist at Broadsuite, a company that helps businesses succeed with social and mobile marketing. Brian is one of the leading authorities on Meerkat and Periscope.In this episode Brian Fanzo will explore the live mobile broadcasting apps Meerkat and Periscope and what they mean for your business.You'll discover the pros and cons of each platform, as well as how to get started.Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below.Listen NowYou can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. How to subscribe/review on iPhone.Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show:Meerkat and PeriscopeHow Brian got started with mobile broadcastingBrian, who calls himself a change evangelist, has a technology background and a love of social media. He is always looking for ways people can leverage technology to be more productive and tell their story in unique ways. Brian likes to jump on every new app: it’ll either fail fast, and he’ll uninstall it or he'll run with it! Mobile broadcasting definitely falls into the later category.Brian shares how he was introduced to Meerkat. He was speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, when he got a message from someone who worked at Twitter, telling him that Ashton Kutcher and Gary Vaynerchuck were on a new video app. About 35 seconds later, Brian had downloaded it and clicked the start button.Meerkat came out February 26, 2015, and Brian was on it March 2.Brian took to Meerkat immediately. He put his mobile device on his tripod, hit the stream button, put in the event hashtag and was live. He treated it like he does his regular YouTube videos: walking around, describing the event and sharing it with his audience.About three minutes in, someone commented, “I see the Samsung booth, can you turn to your right.” That’s when Brian realized he didn’t just bring the experience to his audience, he was letting his viewers be a part of it. People in the United States could dictate what they saw in Spain. "It felt interactive, like having a true conversation," he recalls.Since Brian was about to go to South by Southwest,  he put some strategy behind his Meerkating. Brian contacted a couple of brands that were holding different events, and asked for backstory, so he could be prepared to cover them. During SXSW, Brian did a Meerkat of all the sessions he went to, as well as a preview each morning and recap every evening. About 300-800 people watched each stream, no matter what he was talking about.Periscope was released into the Apple store during Social Media Marketing World (the last week of March 2015), and Brian recalls using Periscope for first time during the opening keynote.Listen to the show to hear where Brian was when he heard about Periscope at Social Media Marketing World.How live streaming apps work"Live streaming isn’t anything new," Brian explains. "It’s really just turning on a video and opening the portal to anyone who wants to use it."What's new is the fact that we’re able to download an app, sign in with a Twitter account or phone number, click stream and post the link. Then anybody in your Twitter community can click on that link and watch whatever you’re showing on your phone. The big piece is the mobile aspect. It’s as simple as a basic tweet and hitting the “stream” button.Listen to the show to learn how and where to watch a Meerkat or Periscope live stream.Businesses uses for live broadcasting

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  • Sobriety Through CrossFit: Brian Reap's Story PH67

    · 01:08:10 · Pursuing Health with Julie Foucher

    https://youtu.be/l1OdDgJlay0 “My dog won't release the twig in his mouth unless I offer him a huge branch. Alcohol was my twig. CrossFit and recovery is my branch.” – Sobriety WOD After finding early success as a young champion competitive freestyle skier, Brian Reap fell into to drugs and alcohol after an injury. Addiction had a strong grip on him for many years, and he eventually found himself in Federal prison facing a 5-10 year sentence. It was through CrossFit that Brian was given a second chance - he found his way out of prison with a new passion and purpose in life. Today, Brian is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and member of CrossFit Port Royal Sound. He is also a coach for Sobriety WOD, leading free workouts for others searching for sobriety. Brian's story is real, unique and gives a strong sense hope to others battling addiction. In this episode we discuss: Brain's athletic background, including his Competitive Freestyle Skiing career How Brian fell into drugs and alcohol after an injury When Brian realized he had a family history of addiction and suffered from addiction himself Brian’s marriage and his early attempts to quit drugs and alcohol Brian’s "rock bottom" point; his arrest and sentencing in Federal prison Life in prison and Brian's road to recovery How Brian found CrossFit and what attracted him to it How Brian discovered Sobriety WOD The similarities between CrossFit and Alcoholics Anonymous How Brian runs a Sobriety WOD class How Brian approaches his everyday life now How you and/or your affiliate can get involved Advice for addiction and recovery Three things Brian does on a regular basis that have the biggest impact on his health One thing Brian struggles to implement that could have a big impact on his health What a healthy life looks like to Brian You can learn more about Sobriety WOD on their website, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Links: CrossFit Port Royal Sound Sobriety WOD Buy the book Breathing Underwater and Living Sober Alcoholics Anonymous  Related Episodes: Ep 26 - James Maskell on Functional and Integrative Medicine and the Impact of Community on Health Ep 30 - Nadia Johnston on How CrossFit Helped Her to Overcome Eating Disorders and Depression Ep 37 - Steph Hammerman on Overcoming Obstacles, Teaching CrossFit, and Crushing Cancer Ep 53 - Amelia Boone on Achievement and Growing Through Obstacles Ep 55 - Lindy Barber on Overcoming a Life-Changing Injury and Finding her Flow on Team CrossFit Mayhem If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below and on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every other Tuesday. This episode is brought to you by MobilityWOD. Do you struggle to get into good positions in your training and workouts? Are your movement compensations causing you undue pain and grief?  M|Wod’s belief is that every human being should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. Join hundreds of Olympic and World Class athletes, College and Professional Teams in the NFL, MLB, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby and Soccer by using MobilityWOD to train and compete at your best.  Visit www.mobilitywod.com to receive receive 20% off your annual membership with code JULIEFOUCHER. This episode is also brought to you by Thrive Market. By cutting out the middle man, Thrive Market delivers your favorite healthy food and lifestyle products to your doorstep at 25-50% lower cost than you would spend in the grocery store. You can also feel good about giving back because with everyone that signs up for Thrive Market,

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  • Guest: Brian Leiter

    · 00:42:51 · Freethought Radio

    "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf "Why Tolerate Religion?"Guest Brian Leiter What is the afterlife to a fish? To answer that question, we play the debut of Dan Barker's new song, "Heaven," setting to music the poetry of Rupert Brooke. State/church entanglements in Alabama and Texas are in the news. Then we talk with University of Chicago Law Professor Brian Leiter, author of the new book, Why Tolerate Religion? - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.lR5x7Uh9.dpuf

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  • TAS 398: Building an Amazon Business that Generated $182k Profit and Then Sold IT!

    · 00:58:12 · The Amazing Seller Podcast

    You’ve heard Scott talk to some amazing business leaders about the success of their ecommerce businesses recently. Today’s guest has a similar story to share. Brian Jones joins Scott on this episode of The Amazing Seller to explain how he started his ecommerce business, built it up, and eventually sold it. This is an episode that will leave you inspired, motivated, and encouraged to get out there and work for the success you’ve been dreaming about. Don’t let another day go by, take action today! Learn more about Brian’s story on this fascinating episode! Don’t Underestimate Good Packaging! You’ve heard the old saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” right? Well, that might not be the best advice to follow when it comes to competing and building a successful ecommerce small business. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Brian Jones. Brian speaks to the significance of looking for those small areas like packaging and messaging to get the advantage over your competitors. Listen to Brian’s story as he describes how he was able to hone in on packaging and how providing quality packaging set him apart from his competitors. You’ve got to hear Brian's story, there are so many great lessons like this one for you to learn from! Getting Started Have you been listening to success stories and found yourself wondering when or if you will get to experience that same level of success with your efforts? What are you waiting for? Do you have it built up in your mind that you need some vast amount of money to get your ecommerce business off the ground? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Brian Jones as he explains how he was able to get his business up and running with $6,000. To some that number seems really low, to others it seems really high. Listen to Brian’s story as he explains how he made it work and how you too. Don’t forget helpful resources Scott has put together like the 1K Fast Track group that can help you raise the funds you need to get started today! Build it, Sell it Are you really good at starting new projects and implementing new ideas? Do you find the thought of running a business on a daily basis dull and uninspiring? If that’s you, you might want to pay attention to what entrepreneur and business leader Brian Jones has to say. Brian was able to start his ecommerce business, make it profitable, and then sell it for a profit that will help fuel his next project. There are business leaders out there who dream of opportunities like Brian’s to build something of value and worth and then hand it off to someone else to maintain so they can pursue the next dream. Learn more about the process of selling an ecommerce business on this episode of The Amazing Seller! Plan for the Future What are you doing today to move toward your goals for the future? Seriously! You don’t want to get too focused on your plans for the future that you fail to take action on the things that need to be accomplished today but it is helpful to have that goal in mind. So what’s yours? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from business leader Brian Jones as he opens up about how he has started putting into motion his plans for the future. He talks about how, now that he’s tasted success and he knows what it takes to get there, he has his eyes set on an even bigger goal. Don’t miss more of Brian’s inspiring story on this episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [3:30] Brian Jones joins the podcast. [4:30] Brian tells his story, the cliff notes version. [13:30] Securing sourcing and dealing with samples. [15:30] Focusing on packaging, and listing optimization. [18:00] Brian talks about his strategy launching a product on today’s marketplace. [23:30] Building a business with $6,000 and following the process. [30:00] Product price points.

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