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Dec 27, 2015 9:00am PST
after he was fired as ceo of groupon. and he was real honest about it. he was fired. so too was george zimmer, the founder of men's wearhouse, fired very publically from the company he started. and he was quite honest about it as he visited with us earlier this year. quentin: let's spend a minute on the awkward thing. what was it like to build a business like that and then get cut off that way? george zimmer: well, of course it was shocking and discouraging and disappointing. but really what i've learned since it happened, it's been 2 years now, is it was a great learning opportunity for my family. when i came home that evening without a job, i saw everybody afraid to say anything at dinner. and i said, "hey, look, it really doesn't matter when you get knocked down. what matters is how you get back up." and at the time, i didn't know how i would get back up, but i knew i would be able to figure it out. michelle quinn: and is this business idea your back up, getting back up? george: this is getting back up, you bet. michelle: and how'd you come up with it? george: well, i've had a long
Jan 8, 2012 9:00am PST
a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. >>> george kliavkoff helped to bring your favorite shows to the intersnne internet. >>> and stanford's ge wang marching to the beat of his own app. with the reporters, this week on "press: here." good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. big companies are bad at innovation as a rule, particularly as they bring traditional business to the internet for the first time. though i can think of two exceptions. >> 2-1 pitch. a high drive to right. this baby is way back out of here. >> those exceptions are major league baseball and my parent company, nbc. baseball brought us and the mlb app allowing you incredible access to any game, any time. nbc and its partners created hulu, the popular on-line television service. perhaps the only time a big media company didn't completely screw up its internet offerings. those two efforts, baseball and hulu, have one thing or one person in common. george kliavkoff. on the team at mlb and the first ceo of hulu. with two major wins behind him, kliavkoff's next effort is
Jun 21, 2015 9:00am PDT
and lines of credit to help northern california businesses grow. >> george zimmer likes the look of his new start up. we'll start down with the minutes wearhouse founder to talk business. and detroit and the car industry. our reporters erers on "press: here." >>> good morning everyone. sartorial is a word i've always wanted to use on air. things are about to get sartorial around here. george zimmer is the founder of men's wearhouse. no doubt you know him best from his tv commercials in which he guarantees you will like the way you look. men's wearhouse grew into a multibillion dollar community. and then the board dismissed him from his own company. and then he created his own start-up. z tailors sends tailors to your house or office. george zimmer is disrupting the cutting edge of clothing. after you are properly tailors, we assume you will once again like the way you look. you can't tell people they'll like the way they look because that's the other company's catch phrase. you've got a new catch phrase? >> everybody's asked me about that one. and we are working on one, but it's not
Jul 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
pay bills, any bill, online instead of through the mail. george is a recovering attorney who has been working in digital media for years now and joined by us. so why do large organizations get it so wrong on the internet so often? >> well, i don't know why they get it wrong. >> because you got it right. that's why you don't know why they get it wrong. >> i think when you start with great content, i think it should be difficult to get it wrong. >> but they do. >> but they do sometimes. i think if you have great content and you hire the right people and the folks that you hire are really focused on doing what's right for the consumer first and not on saving the existing business models or worrying about the legacy business models, you're off to a great -- >> and we put the consumer first. that's how you sell stuff. >> you know if they show up again. >> the consumers is have the money. they'll give us the money. putting the consumer first for hollywood recording -- people who jealously guard their contend, baseball, that's much more difficult to convince them. >> but let's think of the c
Mar 6, 2016 9:00am PST
and gorbachev in 1985, and he helped with george schultz, the then-secretary of state and others in the administration to promote an atmosphere at a guest house in geneva that would create the possibility of a real conversation where they went for a walk about, where they stopped, a fire set in a small room and had their first one-on-one conversation without all of the others hanging on and it became really the template for future talks, which some went well, some didn't, rake key owe vick was a terrible summit. on a guide path towards communication and negotiation for arms control. if one forgets during the cold war, we were at times on a hair trigger with nuclear weapons aimed at each other and all of that changed with the result of those conversations, those summits, a lot of other people, not only schultz but jim baker and others interested in negotiations, despite efforts at the pentagon by the defense secretary casper wine burger and others in his close circle who tried time and time again to stop those engagements and there were military deployments which were controversial,
Sep 9, 2012 9:00am PDT
passion for kiteboarding. they shared the passion to expand it. we decided this time to go to the george, which soefr in portland, so we could expand beyond kiteboarding, do some cliff jumping. >> you'll post this and mccall, you've been writing about nokia. windows 8, got a chain? >> this is not as exciting as your job. windows 8, there was a lot of anticipation. i think there was actually a lot of disappointment after nokia announced these new lumia devices. but, you know, they're knot nice looking devices. it's just i think people wanted them to leap frog apple and android and it's not going to happen. >> that's our show for this week. i'm scott mcgrew. thank you for making us part of your sunday morning.
Aug 21, 2011 9:00am PDT
you can't refresh the archive and do new bands and maybe even in cases we had geor george thorogood in the office and yorma and jack and they did a session for us and we put it up on the website and it was fantastic. but you have to have today's bands. that's why we have a company called day trotter which is another website that -- >> i didn't realize you owned them. bill sagan, we're going to take a quick break for a commercial, and we'll be back to talk more george thorogood in just a second. >>> bill sagan with wolfgang's vault joins us today. richard jaroslavsky. >> you've got such an incredible trove of material here, going back so long. how do you handle the issue of compensating the artists? >> we have about 1,100 direct agreements with performers, with artists. and -- >> directly one to one, directly with them? >> directly one to one. and then we have probably another several thousand where we have the agreement with the record label who then has the agreement with the artist. when we have an agreement directly with the artist, we pay the artist, of course for their publishi
Jun 26, 2016 9:00am PDT
at the beginning of the century, largely designed by thomas edison and george westinghouse, all of the devices are being upgrade so they are becoming remotely addressable, transformers, substations and nuclear reactors, some of these sensors are sending out signals sometimes four times an hour, sometimes 60 times a second. so all of the data can be aggregated and analyzed and processed called machine learning to basically increase the safety, increase the reliability and lower the cost and lower the environmental impact of power generation -- >> that's where c3iot comes in. to this decade $2 trillion is being spent to update the energy channel. >> are you competing with general electric? how do you fit in this sphere of so many competitors and devices? >> we're four or five organizations who purport to build platforms for building iot operations. the general electric has spent i think 4 or $5 billion in the last two years, spending hundreds and millions of dollars on advertising for the platform for operations. to my knowledge as of today, i'm unaware if they have a product or one
Aug 28, 2011 9:00am PDT
mean, he thought when he bought pixar from george lucas, it was a hardware company. it was a hardware company that was run by some people for george lucas, ed cap nell and john lasster who wanted to make a full length film back when full length digital film was off. he bought the company for $5 million in cash and $5 million in working capital. the fact of the matter is, they never really sold the hardware but they made small bets in short films. >> the key was the short films. the ability -- but those had to be funded and had to be approved by jobs. >> absolutely. >> this was a hardware company, why are you making little films? >> you have to give jobs tremendous credit. because he invested a total of about $50 million in pixar of his own capital over time because they were losing money every year. he let ed camp mel and lasster was a former disney animator who made the short films, one minutes, two minutes. they learned how to do the storytelling through the short films. jobs was willing to fund those even though it was not core to the business. and then over time, they developed a
Jul 15, 2012 9:00am PDT
you make people feel. george blankenship at tesla is applying the same principles to the car dealership. i just got an e-mail from a cardiologist in dallas. he read this book, well, we're building a new hospital. what if steve jobs built a hospital, he's thinking beyond just the basic experience that everybody offers. and i think this all started in 2001 when apple first opened their first store. steve jobs and ron johnson sat down and they said what business are we in? we are not in the business of selling stuff. we are in the business of enriching lives, and what does a store that enriches your life look like? what does it feel like, what does it sound like, and how are the employees trained to enrich your life instead of selling something? >> i had to look it up to check your facts, that was that the first apple store was opened before the ipod. >> yes. >> they weren't selling ipods, weren't selling iphones, weren't selling ipads. they were, obviously, selling mac macs, but back then -- >> that's right, thanks for checking my facts. >> totally honest, i checked wikipedia.
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
. dileep george is a long-time researcher in artificial intelligence. he's authored 22 patents and is co-founder of vicarious systems. just got millions of dollars in funding from facebook founder dustin moskovitz. thank you for being with us this morning. when is the right time to start artificial intelligence? because i think it's ten years from now when computers are better. do you follow my logic there? if you have an apple ii plus back in 1980 -- somebody help me. '81, let's say. you can say i'm going to write an artificial intelligence program that would look silly five years later. >> that's right. so it's always better to start later because if the problem is not solved already by somebody else. because later computers will be faster, there will be better tools, there will be more -- you can learn a lot from the mistakes that people have made before you. >> right. >> so it's always good to start later. but i think if you wait now somebody else will do it or -- right now is the time to start because we have learned quite a lot from the past approaches for building a.i. and we h
Apr 10, 2016 9:00am PDT
movie back in, what, the '70s? jon: yeah, that george segal movie we were talkin' about. what did you think of that movie? kris: i--i wasn't alive. jon: oh...oh, yes. okay. i was in the theater. i saw it when i was a teenager. okay. carry on. scott: i was worried. if you talked too much about it, we'd have to find a clip from it, and it'd be very, very difficult to find. okay. so arrow development: the matterhorn, the tea cups, small world, pirates of the caribbean, dumbo, mr. toad, autopia, they all had something to do with that? kris: absolutely. arrow actually built them all in a shop on moffett boulevard in mountain view, which is still there to this day. it's now a car garage, and they were just all built by hand. scott: nobody knows that. kris: nobody knows that, and that's the best part about the story is that nobody actually knows this great thing that everyone's been on these rides or at least is aware of them, yet no one actually knows the story behind them, the four men who started at hendy iron works in sunnyvale. it's a local company that said, "you know what? we're gonna
Dec 4, 2016 9:00am PST
barack obama, and it cost his party political problems. george w. bush got accused of lying to get into war. can they really expect to govern this way? >> the outlandishness and exaggerated ways he expressed things was appeal to a lot of his voters. we have to get used to a president of the united states who will communicate differe differently, more direct and more informal and occasionally bizarre. one thing is the words will matter more but what will matter most is the performance. if he delivers a more robust economy and not a blow-up oversea, all these controver controversies -- >> i'm sorry. we should never stop being appalled for the disrespect this man has nor the facts. there's a man headed to the white house that has a relationship for the truth unbefitting our country. whether we take him literally or seriously, how dangerous he is. honestly, we will look back at this moment and ask how much backbone we all had at this moment? will we follow those in his party like romney and ryan and cruz who frankly ended up putting their love of power ahead of love of country or have
Jan 18, 2015 9:00am PST
, 17-year-old hopefully interviewing george lucas. it's access we give to fans to talk to the people and content they care about. the third level is we do pay contributors once they come to a certain professional routine of writing for us reaching our audience. >> how many contributors do you pay then? >> we're at about 2,000, 3,000 articles per week right now. mostly written by contributors but maybe a third or like 20% written by our editorial staff. >> of the 2,000 -- >> we're paying about 15 to 20 right now but we give access to a bigger group. how we see it we're not judging you on how you write. everybody can write and contribute it's simple to write about something. and not all of those writers want to become writers professionally, there's a lot of people who actually just want to express themselves as soon as we see those writers and reach more things -- >> one comparison we always make almost famous. you know 16 years old when he toured to write the first cover story for "rolling stone" but that's a big -- >> but the idea. >> he was a fan first and writer second. we're tryi
Sep 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
members -- >> you come from the new york passion world. >> yes. he was at calvin klein, george armani. we have built over the past 10 to 20 years our own personal roster. many of these women and men are personal friends. that's the difference. >> my question is, you know, you came from gilt. they have a very focused brand on luxury. your brand is also focused on luxury and some of the competitors like posh mark and others have a really wide swath. they do everything from lower end to then the cartiers. how do you maintain your brand and how do you make a real strong revenue stream from that, too? >> thank you for asking. my break ground is in branding and when it comes to fashion brands, you have to start from the top. it's very, very difficult to beat let's say an ebay and try to become luxury and so that is what we know, and we guard it so carefully. every single item that's on our site is curated. it's hand selected. we look at it for style, brand, and condition. >> if you remember, if you're old enough, you probably around, cadillac created the sim mon which w -- cimarron which wa
Dec 26, 2010 9:00am PST
toxic asset. a mortgage-backed security, they nicknamed it toxi. alex bloomberg has won the george polk award for "the giant pool of money" producer of this american life and executive producer of this american life two seasons of television shows and our interview with alex in two ax, i always wanted to do that. and then we'll have a commercial and then two. i was wondering if i would get a laugh. one of the things that you ask in your radio report and i will quote, why are they lending people to people who can't afford to pay it back. >> well, yes that -- >> i know, right? >> yeah. >> and that turned out to be an incredibly complex question. >> yeah. it did. i mean that became -- that became the core of the "giant pool of money," the first big radio piece that we did on this topic. >> and i will not ask you to explain the financial crisis. >> thank you. >> in the limited time available there is a perfect podcast that will explain it to you. what in the world made you think that you could? >> well, i wasn't sure that i could. it was something they sort of became obsessed with. taken gr
Jun 24, 2012 9:00am PDT
these movies, great. >> george luke once a said at the beginning of "star wars" where the two ships are chasing each other, if i get them there i got them. have you seen the movie with a group of just average folks? >> i was -- would say yes, i have seen a couple of public screenings. i can't say quite average folks. press and journalists. this weekend i'm definitely going to be -- actually, today. >> let's assume the person watching hasn't seen it or saw it just recently, is there a moment in which you look behind and say are you with me? is there a moment in the movie? i haven't seen it but you can kind of describe it to me? >> yes. i don't know to ruin the movie for you. there is something in the mid of act two i look around the audience, to see if they are feeling what i am feeling. i have seen it in layout, animation, lighting, effects, without effects, without sound. there are certain moments it gets me in the middle. and if the audience is there with me -- it is great. >> eight years in the making? >> yes. from initial pitch to now, yes. >> is that -- that seems unusually lon
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