Now that we know Harry Kane will miss at least one and a half month of competition, we have to talk about his possible subs at Tottenham.This Tuesday was mostly led by really bad news coming from the Tottenham Hotspur camp, as the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury was disclosed and the Englishman will miss at least one and a half months of competition.All the Spurs fans are really worried about the repercussions that this may bring, because we are talking about one of the most important strikers in the world right now and they won’t have him for an important amount of matches this season.The most worrying part of all this will be the first Champions League against Borussia Dortmund, which Kane will miss without question and leaves Mauricio Pochettino with a huge dilemma of who might be able to replace the skipper.There are three options that the Argentine manager is considering, we are going through all of them and give you the details in this article.Game day! #COYS pic.twitter.com/B003gtKwVo— Heung-Min Son (@OfficiaISonny) September 16, 2017Son Heung MinThe South Korean forward is the natural option to replace Harry Kane, he is the other Tottenham Hotspur’s player who has been on fire this season and there is no question that he would be the ideal candidate to take Harry Kane’s place as the offensive leader for the time the captain won’t be available.But there is a major problem with Son, he traveled to the United Arab Emirates this week to represent his country in this year’s Asia Cup.South Korea is considered a favorite of this competition and they are expected to go all the way to the final, if that happens then Son would return until after February 1st.The forward playing all the tournament with South Korea means that he will likely miss the upcoming five matches for Spurs, but he will certainly be back in time to play the Champions League’s round of 16 against Borussia Dortmund.⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️💥💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/5KpLCcsjsI— Lucas Moura (@LucasMoura7) August 27, 2018Lucas MouraWhen Son is not around, Mauricio Pochettino could take the option of playing with Lucas Moura as a striker.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.The Brazilian winger has proved his worth this season with great performances against worthy opponents, but he is far from being a striker like Son or Kane truly are.However, Moura could bring something entirely different to Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino could opt to play with no natural striker down the middle.This option does seem a little more farfetched but the Argentine manager does seem stuck in a tight spot with this decision, while there are other options like Dele Alli, the manager might end up deciding to use the only centre-forward he has to properly replace Harry Kane.Training session #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/8VTSvaHIpA— Fernando Llorente (@llorentefer19) January 11, 2019Fernando LlorenteThe odds that an opportunity like this could present itself for Fernando Llorente were pretty slim, but this is how destiny and football work sometimes.The Spaniard has gone from not being considered to play for Tottenham at all, to one of the very first options that Mauricio Pochettino is considering to replace Harry Kane in the next one and a half month of all competitions.There is no question that the Spaniard does have the quality to replace the Englishman, the only problem is the lack of participation which might get him to start a bit slow in the first few matches.However, Llorente had been waiting for this big break for a long time and he won’t let this opportunity get past him at all.Delivering good performances while Harry Kane is out of commission, might be the best way in which Tottenham Hotspur could increase this player’s value for the next transfer window.Injuries are part of the game but no-one will be working harder to get back fit. Thanks for the messages. pic.twitter.com/cUeq4zFrlk— Harry Kane (@HKane) January 15, 2019Who should replace Harry Kane as the striker for Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming matches? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 28, 2015 – 10:23 am Every Genre, Please: Glasper’s GRAMMY Greed Just last year Glasper won his first Emmy Award, along with Common and Karriem Riggins, in Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Letter To The Free” from the Netflix documentary 13th. His most recent GRAMMY win was for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for the movie Miles Ahead at the 59th GRAMMY Awards. He has said he wants to win a GRAMMY in every genre. With soundtrack composing in his wide range as well, he seeks to join Common in Emmy-GRAMMY-Oscar territory someday.Regardless of awards, jazz’s rewards are legendary, spontaneous and rooted in U.S. cultural history, so these fresh fruits in October should be a welcome addition to anyone’s musical diet.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Jazz Alive! Inside Robert Glasper’s October Residency At The Blue Note Email News “I came to New York tracking other people’s footsteps, and now it’s me and the musicians that I came up with who are making footprints for the next generation to follow,” said Glasper. “New York is the reason everything popped off for me. It’s the only place in the world with this heavy traffic of quintessential, true jazz and quintessential, true hip-hop, the only place I could have met these people and made this music … I’m taking over the Blue Note to tell that story, my music milestones, in the place it all began.” Seven lineups of today’s jazz talent to be on display in an NYC residency like no otherPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 14, 2018 – 3:22 pm On Aug. 14 the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City announced contemporary jazz exemplar Robert Glasper will host an exceptional residency in October, bringing together seven combinations of today’s outstanding jazz talents for 48 shows on 24 nights.GRAMMY winners sitting in on the multiple configurations include Chris Dave and Derrick Hodge, who’ve played and won with Glasper’s group the Robert Glasper Experiment, as well as Bilal, Christian McBride and Nicholas Payton. Exclusive details are at Billboard, and previous nominees in the lineups include Terrace Martin and Christian Scott. This ambitious residency not only shows Glasper’s devotion to the genre, but reminds us jazz is very much alive! Facebook Robert Glasper Taking Over The Blue Note In Oct. jazz-alive-inside-robert-glaspers-october-residency-blue-note Twitter https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmd1xumBCmi/?taken-by=bluenotenyc
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Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, delivers a speech during the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit in Manhattan, New York, US, on 22 September 2018. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a “successful revolution,” contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not US policy.“I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said Giuliani, who spoke in his own capacity though he is a Trump ally, at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organisation of Iranian-American Communities, which opposes Tehran’s government.“It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen,” Giuliani told a crowd at a hotel in Times Square.Giuliani’s comments were in contrast with the Trump administration’s policy of not seeking a change of government even though it is reimposing sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy.Trump ripped up a global deal on Iran’s nuclear programmeme in May and his administration is snapping back sanctions on the Islamic Republic, including measures on its oil exports from 4 November.The Trump administration hopes the sanctions will force Iran not only to curb its nuclear programme but also halt militancy in the Middle East.Iran says it has complying with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran, the United States and five other world powers. A quarterly report by the UN atomic watchdog late last month said Iran had remained within the main restrictions of the agreement.Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton told Reuters in August that “regime change” in Iran is not American policy. He said the administration wants a massive change in the regime’s behaviour.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US backed Gulf Arab States of carrying out a shooting attack at a military parade that killed 25 people on Saturday, though he did not name the regional states he believed were to blame.“The people of Iran obviously have now had enough,” Giuliani said on Saturday. “The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution.”Giuliani has suggested before that the re-imposition of sanctions was aimed at regime change. At a conference in June where he addressed the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, he said Trump’s policy would suffocate Iran’s ayatollahs.The US State Department has said Giuliani does not speak for the administration on Iran.
Students work in the rice fields, showing solidarity with farmers who fail to get fair prices for their cropsThe country’s rice reserves are in surplus and the boro harvest is around the corner. Prices are almost half the cost of production. Yet according to the food ministry, 200,000 tonnes of rice was imported through government and private channels over the past 10 months. Another 380,000 tonnes are in the import pipeline.After the haors (marshes) were flooded in May 2017, the government lifted import duty on rice to meet the estimated shortfall of 1 million tonnes of the food grain. But over the past two years, around 6 million tonnes has been imported.In order to halt this surge in imports, the government re-imposed the 28 per cent import duty. Imports slowed, but have not stopped. With surplus production and continued imports, prices are falling steadily.According to official and unofficial reports, there is a surplus of 2.5 million to 3 million tonnes of rice in the country at present. The agriculture ministry is even considering export. Economists are baffled at why, under these circumstances, rice is still being imported.Agriculture minister Abdur Razzak, speaking to Prothom Alo, said it is basically because of the surplus that the price of rice is not increasing. The boro harvest will come in over the next 10 to 15 days. If all goes well, the government will decide to export food grain. This may push prices up.Concerning the import of rice despite surplus, the minister said, the five-star hotels and the wealthy persons of the country only consume fine grain fragrant rice. Perhaps the imports are to meet their needs. But if imports are in excess, the government will consider increasing the 28 per cent duty.According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on capital flight from Bangladesh, it was said that the rice imported by Bangladesh in 2013-15 cost 800 to 1000 USD per tonne, but in the international market the price was only 500 dollars per tonne. The CPD report indicated that this surplus revenue was illegally siphoned off abroad.CPD distinguished fellow Mustafizur Rahman told Prothom Alo that the the government should take speedy measures to procure food grain and to increase the stock. This may have a positive impact on the market. And duty can be hiked to discourage import.Also, he said, there should be an investigation to check whether money is being smuggled out of the country in the name of imports.No impact of govt procurement on marketThe government set the target to procure 1.3 million tonnes of rice from May this year, for three months. Half of May has passed, but so far only 1269 tonnes has been procured. Most of the rice mill owners have not even begun buying rice from the market.Almost all the 16,000 rice mills of the country are normally ready at this time of the year to meet the impending boro harvest. However, at present only around 1000 mills are operating. The owners say that they still haven’t sold the old stock and so are not purchasing paddy (dhan) anew.Economists explain the reason why the government procurement does not impact market prices, saying that they the government basically buys the rice from the rice mill owners. The government every year announces it will procure 100,000 tonnes directly from the farmers, but this never happens. So rice prices are always controlled by a group of the big rice mill owners.Former research director of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), M Asaduzzaman, told Prothom Alo, the government should have shown at this moment that they are actively endeavouring to increase rice prices. However, they haven’t even asked the rice mill owners why they are not purchasing paddy from the farmers. They should see whether these owners are intentionally not purchasing the paddy in order to decrease prices further.Bumper production and bumper lossThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in a report published this month about the global production of food grain, has said that Bangladesh rice production has increased by 7.2 per cent over the past year. This year its rice production may reach 35.6 million tonnes, highest among the world’s main rice producing countries.According to the agriculture ministry, 36 taka was spent on the production of 1 kg of rice in the boro season, but government procurement prices are lower than production costs. They have kept no profit margin for the farmers.BIDS director general KAS Morshed, speaking to Prothom Alo, said rice prices are low all over the world, not only in Bangladesh. Even a few months ago, rice prices were not so low. If the prices are high, the government can do a lot of things, but it is difficult to push prices up.”When rice was being imported in large volumes, they should have thought about prices dropping when the harvest comes in. The government should now take some quick steps to step up rice procurement, and then also take long term measures for procurement,” he added.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been re-written in English by Ayesha Kabir.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you with much love. I hope your Thanksgiving Day and weekend will be all you want it to be. I know after Thanksgiving Day we will all still be eating turkey. I know you are. It is going to be leftovers for turkey salad, turkey sandwich, turkey casserole, turkey stew, turkey soup and if anything is left, just freeze the damn thing.The Banderleros Motorcycle Club of Baltimore, Md. is hosting their Anniversary Party on Nov. 25, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Supreme Ballroom restaurant and banquet hall, 7830 Philadelphia Road in Rosedale, Maryland; music by DJ Mike Jones and free food. For ticket information call Kendell at 443-383-1225. Tell him I told you.Now that you have stuffed your face with turkey and all the trimmings, it is time to go out and dance the calories off at a good dance party. We are going to start off with an “Old School Black Friday Extravaganza” hosted by four fantastic guys I know: DJ Sugar Chris, DJ Mike Jones, DJ Diamond and who else but, Tee Shirt Brian. The event will take place at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road on Nov. 24, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. It is BYOF (bring your own food, picnic style) but, it is a cash bar. For ticket information, call 410-262-6604 or 443-525-5016.DJ Sugar Chris and DJ Mike Jones, Baltimore’s premiere, famous and in high demand DJ’s, are doing their thing this weekend for two big events. They are the best of the bestYou can get things started every Thursday by going to the American Legion Hall, 4424 Painters Mill Road in Owings Mills, Md. They are calling it Thirsty Thursdays Happy Hour. There is no cover and the drinks are cheeeeeeeeeaaap! And they are serving hot steamed crabs with DJ Mike Jones playing the music. Honey child, behave yourself!John and Eartha Lamkin with the John Lamkin Sacred Jazz Sextet will perform on Nov. 26, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at “An Die Musik,” a beautiful night club located at 409 N. Charles Street in Baltimore.Now, if you prefer your entertainment a little more low key (no line dancing), then check out The John Lamkin Sacred Jazz Sextet, featuring Eartha Lamkin and the Lamkin Voices. Also featuring: John Lamkin II on trumpet and Flugelhorn, Craig Alston on Saxophones, Martin Lamkin on Trombone, Todd Simon on piano, Kris Fun on bass, John Lamkin III on drums. vocals as well as many other singers such The Lamkin musical experience also features: Lillian Dupree, Lynda Harris, Christina Lamkin and Lolitta Lamkin. My goodness gracious! It sounds like a family affair in music to me. You got to go and check this out on Nov. 26, 5 p.m-7 p.m. at An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles Street.In memory of a fine young man, Sgt. Kendell K. Frederick, who was barely 21, died serving his country and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The family hosted a bridge dedication ceremony in his memory this week. God bless him and his family.There is one more thing I want to tell you about before I send out my birthday wishes; there will be a big holiday celebration with many artists playing Motown and more, an event appropriately called, “Motown and More.” The celebration will return to Westminster, Md., with a full evening of holiday cheer, gift shopping, holiday snacks, a wreath display and auction. Also classic Motown tunes live on stage honoring such artists as: The Temptations “Silent Night” and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; The Jackson 5’s, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, Stevie Wonder’s “Someday at Christmas; Nat King Cole’s, “The Christmas Song”; Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” just to name a few. Take a new unwrapped item for donation to the Salvation Army, Toys, gloves, scarves, anything for young people this season. This event will take place on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, Md. For more information, go to:email@example.com .Before I leave you, I want to extend a happy birthday to some special people in my life: to my son and daughter, Kelvin and Karen Atkinson; Dr. Elaine Simon, Greg Hatza, Big Jim, Robert Shahid, Milton Dugger, Eleanor Massie and Charles Faison. And if I did not mention you, it is only because I didn’t remember, due to the fact it is my birthday too and I will be 74 years old on Nov. 27, and the memory is not as good as it use to be. So on that note, I got to go. But, remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until the next time, I’m musically yours.
This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The name GitHub may not mean much to you, but for developers it’s a big deal. GitHub is the largest host of source code in the world; it hosts over 57 million project repositories and over 28 million users rely on it to keep that code safe and accessible. Now Microsoft owns it.Bloomberg initially reported a rumor that Microsoft was about to acquire GitHub, and now Microsoft has confirmed the acqusition for an eye-watering $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Back in 2015, the company was valued at roughly $2 billion.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed the acqusition, stating “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation. … We recognize the community responsibility we take on with this agreement and will do our best work to empower every developer to build, innovate and solve the world’s most pressing challenges.”Talk of an acquisition concerned developers yesterday, who were understandably worried about what Microsoft would do to the service. Microsoft is focused on selling proprietary software, whereas GitHub has always been a friend of open source, offering free accounts to such projects. Activity overnight reflected this concern is real, with GitHub alternative GitLab enjoying a huge surge is project migrations from GitHub.Developers can relax a little, though. Microsoft explained that, “GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries.” In other words, GitHub will continue to operate as normal, without any big changes happening, at least for now.In terms of management changes, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nat Friedman, founder of Xamarin, will become GitHub CEO. Chris Wanstrath, current CEO, will become a Microsoft technical fellow working on strategic software initiatives.Speaking of the acquisition, Wanstrath said, “I’m extremely proud of what GitHub and our community have accomplished over the past decade, and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead. The future of software development is bright, and I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Microsoft to help make it a reality. … Their focus on developers lines up perfectly with our own, and their scale, tools and global cloud will play a huge role in making GitHub even more valuable for developers everywhere.”The acquisition won’t be finalized until customary closing conditions and a regulatory review is completed. After that, I expect the first thing to happen behind the scenes is GitHub becoming a service hosted on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing infrastructure. Beyond that, expect a softly-softly approach to introducing anything new that may scare off developers and projects.Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:35 a.m. ET with confirmation from Microsoft. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » June 4, 2018 3 min read
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 13, 2019 “Ideas worth spreading.”That’s TED’s tagline, and the organization — originally launched as a convergence of the technology, entertainment and design industries — has done its best to stick to that mission since 1984. Talks cover everything from how to recover from activism burnout to quantum computing explained in 10 minutes. Every second, 17 people watch a TED Talk, on average, and the organization’s videos have garnered well over one-billion views.If you’re looking for a spark of inspiration, here are six of the most compelling talks of 2019 so far, with key takeaways.3 Psychological Tricks to Help You Save Money (Wendy De La Rosa)There’s a reason saving more money ranks in the top five New Year’s resolutions each January: We all want to do it, but it’s easier said — or written down on a resolution list — than done. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa aims to change that in her TED Talk, teaching three psychological strategies for overcoming our propensity to spend-not-save.One preliminary thing to keep in mind: “It’s not about how smart you are or how much willpower you have,” said De La Rosa. Instead, she said, it’s about the environment in which you think about saving. Exhibit A: In one of De La Rosa’s studies, subjects who were shown their income on a weekly basis were able to budget better than people who were shown their monthly income total, she said.As for the three tricks? Number one is to “harness the power of precommitment,” said De La Rosa. We tend to see two versions of ourselves, our past selves and our future selves, and our future selves are perfect; they’ll have the motivation to wake up earlier, exercise more, save money and more. But we often forget, said De La Rosa, that the future self is the exact same person as the present self. We can use this potential shortcoming to our advantage by forcing ourselves to make saving decisions in advance through an app or automatic account deposits. In another of De La Rosa’s studies, one group of subjects received the following text in February: “If you get a tax refund, what percentage would you like to save?” The average answer: 27 percent. But when another group of subjects was asked — just after receiving their refund — how much they’d like to save, they chose an average 17 percent.De La Rosa’s other strategies: Use transition moments to your advantage — New Year’s, birthdays, a job change, a move — and get a handle on small but frequent purchases (for most people, eating out is at the top of that list).Why Working From Home Is Good for Business (Matt Mullenweg)Matt Mullenweg’s employees live all over the world, from California to New Zealand. He’s the cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, which has a 100 percent distributed workforce of close to 800 employees. Why? In his TED Talk, Mullenweg said he believes that “talent and intelligence are equally distributed throughout the world, but opportunity is not,” and that the most diverse perspectives inherently come from people living and working in countries different from your own.“In Silicon Valley, you have the big tech companies fishing from essentially the same small pond or bay,” said Mullenweg. “By making the company distributed, we can fish from the entire ocean.” A distributed workforce also offers unprecedented flexibility for employees: They can choose the food they eat at their office, noise level, temperature and more.If you’re looking to skew your own office towards a distributed workforce, the first step is to document everything and leave a trail of your thought process in making different decisions, said Mullenweg. It’s not just efficient for people in different time zones; it’s also helpful for any company over time as people leave and join up.Mullenweg sees the future of work as being completely decentralized. “I think that companies will evolve to be ‘distributed first,’ or that they’ll be replaced by those that are,” he said.How to Make Applying for Jobs Less Painful (Priyanka Jain)If the idea of sending in a resume and cover letter makes you inwardly (or outwardly) groan, you’re not alone. According to a January TED Talk, about 75 percent of people who applied to jobs using various methods in the past year said they never heard anything back from the employer, and 46 percent of people get fired or quit within the first year of starting their jobs.“For the first time in history, we have more open jobs than unemployed people — and to me, that screams that we have a problem,” said Priyanka Jain, who’s featured in the TED Talk and is the head of product at Pymetrics, a company pairing neuroscience with recruiting.Jain believes that a single piece of paper is the heart of the problem. Resumes can showcase someone’s past achievements, she argues, but they fall short when it comes to someone’s potential — especially in a quickly changing economy, where jobs of the future may require skills no one has yet.As for the solution? Jain said multi-measure tests, powered by AI algorithms, can help potential employers gauge your memory strengths, levels of attentiveness and other traits. The key, she said, is to make them scalable (which, of course, is what her company Pymetrics aims to do). During her presentation, Jain showcases a brief example of a multi-measure test, in which viewers are asked to clap when a circle turns red and refrain when it turns green. Your results could inform potential employers of your strengths and weaknesses — e.g., if you clap late after the red circle appears but correctly never clap on green, you likely score high in attentiveness and restraint, similar to successful project managers and accountants. If you clap immediately upon seeing a red circle but sometimes incorrectly clap on green, you may skew towards impulsivity and creativity like some top-performing salespeople.The caveat: If companies like Pymetrics use current industry top performers and their traits to train algorithms, that could lead to bias against women and minorities. It’s vital for diverse teams of people to monitor and review these tools before they’re rolled out on any large scale.8 Lessons on Building a Company People Enjoy Working for (Patty McCord)Patty McCord always wanted to be an HR professional, to speak the language of management — but after her decades-long career in HR, including a 14-year stint as Netflix’s chief talent officer, she’s learned none of the HR jargon really matters and that many companies treat their employees like children. “In fact, I’ve learned ‘best practices’ usually means copying what everyone else does,” said McCord in her TED Talk.The job of management isn’t to control people; it’s to build great teams. The metric we should be using is customer happiness, said McCord, not arbitrary metrics like whether someone came to work on time or how many vacation days they used. Everyone in the company should understand the business, how it makes money and what success looks like there. And encourage your employees to get excited about change, said McCord: “Beware of the smoke of nostalgia.”Everyone in your company should be able to handle the truth, said McCord, and if you find it difficult to give employees feedback, it’s likely because you don’t practice enough. “What else do you do in your whole life that you’re really good at that you only do once a year?” she said. “Here’s what I’ve found: Humans can hear anything if it’s true.” Make it a priority to tell people the honest truth about what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong — while they’re doing it. One more thing to keep in mind: Careers are journeys, and it’s rare for someone to want to work towards the same goal for their entire lives. “What if we created companies that were great places to be from,” said McCord, “and everyone who leaves you becomes a great ambassador for not only your product, but who you are and how you operate?”How to Lead a Conversation Between People Who Disagree (Eve Pearlman)We’re living in the Information Age, but some feel it’s never been harder to find the truth. Political divides grow deeper, technology seems to create more rifts than it mends and, from sea to shining sea, it’s growing increasingly more difficult for people to talk to each other in a calm, respectful, open way.Journalist Eve Pearlman wanted to change that, so she spearheaded Spaceship Media, a company prioritizing “dialogue journalism” — journalism-supported open discussions between people who disagree — and explained it in her TED Talk. After the 2016 election, she brought together 25 Clinton supporters from California and 25 Trump supporters from Alabama to talk about hot-button issues. The first question: What do you think the other side thinks of you? After getting those stereotypes out of the way, participants discussed guns, immigration, race and education. “What we found, remarkably, is that real dialogue is, in fact, possible — and that when given a chance and structure around doing so… many of our fellow citizens are eager to engage,” said Pearlman.Our current state of discord doesn’t benefit anyone, said Pearlman, and people often appreciate the chance to engage curiously, openly and respectfully. They want “a chance to put down their arms.” Many of Spaceship Media’s Facebook groups have spun off into member-run groups, individual friendship and, most of all, real human connection across difference.“We do our work in direct challenge to the political climate in our country right now, and we do it knowing that it is difficult, challenging work to hold and support people in opposing backgrounds in conversation,” said Pearlman. “We do it knowing democracy depends on our ability to address our shared problems together.”How to Spot a Pyramid Scheme (Stacie Bosley)In 2004, a new company called Vemma Nutrition started offering anyone, regardless of education or experience, the opportunity to earn part-time income for full-time work. The only requirements to get started: Spend $500 to $600 on a product kit and recruit two more members to do the same, explains economist Stacie Bosley in her TED Talk. By 2013, Vemma Nutrition had expanded globally and brought in $200 million per year. But it turned out that most members earned less than their initial deposit, and Vemma was charged with operating a pyramid scheme.So how do you identify — and avoid — a pyramid scheme? The primary red flag: A founder solicits an initial group of people to buy into the company and recruit other members, with the promise they’ll earn a commission for each new person who joins or invests. The founder also takes a share. The catch: “As a pyramid scheme grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for new recruits to make money,” said Bosley. For example, the founder recruits an initial group of six, who then recruit six people each (adding up to 36), who then, in turn, each recruit six others: a total of 216. By the twelfth recruiting round, the 2.1 billion new members would be tasked with recruiting over 13 billion others — more than the world population — in order to turn a profit, said Bosley. In this example, over 80 percent of the scheme’s newest participants lose everything they paid in.As for the difference between pyramid schemes and “legitimate” multi-level marketing (MLM) opportunities? Bosley said it’s a question of whether members primarily earn compensation from selling a product or service or from recruiting new members. If you’re considering taking on a new opportunity, keep an eye out for red flags, as many pyramid schemes disguise themselves as legal MLMs. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 11 min read