Elon Musk Is Trying To Launch A Car Playing David Bowie Into Space This Afternoon

first_imgElon Musk is a fascinating figure, acting as the CEO and lead designer at SpaceX in addition to heading a number of other companies including Tesla, Neuralink, and others. Today, SpaceX will launch of their unmanned rocket, Falcon Heavy, into Earth’s atmosphere for the first time. As told by CNN, if the launch is successful, Falcon Heavy “will become the world’s most powerful operational rocket. … With its 27 engines, the rocket will give off a thrust equal to 18 Boeing 747 jetliners … [and] will be capable of sending humans to the moon or Mars.” The launch is planned for 1:30 p.m. EST.According to The Verge, if the multi-stage launch is successful, the Falcon Heavy’s final booster will split in half and release its payload–a Tesla Roadster–into space on a hyperbolic route toward Mars (and beyond) at around seven miles per second. As Musk claimed in a tweet back in December, the Tesla “will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.Elon Musk also said in the tweet that the Roadster’s stereo would play David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” as it makes its way toward a Mars orbit. Yesterday, ahead of the launch of the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX released an animation of the anticipated launch backed by Bowie’s “Life On Mars?” You can watch the animated video below:[Video: SpaceX]While no sounds can be heard in the vacuum of outer space regardless, there’s something satisfying about knowing that SpaceX’s Mars-bound car will be blasting David Bowie as it flies through the solar system. The Starman would be proud…[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

The 4 G’s of exceptional leadership

first_imgI recently started working here at Switch & Shift, and I find myself surrounded by a League of Extraordinary Thinkers and speakers on change leadership, rebellious thought, and Career Wealth. I challenge myself to “Awaken the Leader in Me”, inspired by the leadership book by Mitesh Khatri.I know many other people must be in the same boat as me if the topic warranted a book to be written. Working closely with the posts on Switch & Shift, I can’t help but be influenced by the words and thoughts of our great social leaders.It has forced me to ask myself: ”What does it take to be an outstanding leader? And what characteristics in particular do I think I possess, and what do I need to work on?”Qualities of a Remarkable Leader1. GritI recently ran across two posts about Grit; one here on Switch & Shift  – The Modern Abuse of Grit – and another on INC. – The 7 Habits of People with Remarkable Mental Toughness – by Jeff Haden.I am intrigued by the concept of grit. It is a seldom used word, but a quality many leaders, past and present, have in spades. In my mind, grit equates to fortitude, resilience, and gumption (ah, another G!) and the ability to take risks and recover from them if need be; the ability to get back on your feet no matter what you’re fighting. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Melina Palmer – Seeking answers (#34)

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Welcome to episode 34 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of CUInsight.com. On this episode, Randy is chatting with Melina Palmer the host of The Brainy Business podcast and a teacher of behavioral economics. She helps entrepreneurs and companies to understand the small changes that can make a big difference in increasing engagement.Listen in as Melina shares how she found behavioral economics, what it is, and why it matters in business and personal life. She shares some fantastic metaphors to explain how the conscious and subconscious mind work together to make decisions and how you can change small things to become more creative and productive. Randy and Melina then move into behavior and business and how the two correlate. Melina provides data on topics such as pricing, anchoring and adjustments, and the words businesses should avoid in marketing. She provides some truly valuable information for ways to reach your members that make them want to keep doing business with you.This episode is chock full of ways that credit unions can appeal to the subconscious and conscious minds of their members and potential members. Don’t miss the end when Melina shares her leadership and lifehacks. The nuggets she provides don’t stop in part 1.Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher How to find Melina:Melina Palmer, Host of The Brainy Business [email protected] www.thebrainybusiness.comLinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTubeShow notes from this episode:Melina’s articles in the Community Must subscribe and listen weekly: The Brainy Business podcastMelina is also a contributor on Inc. Read her articles here.Company mentioned: Verity Credit UnionProgram mentioned: Filene i3 ProgramProgram mentioned: The Center for Advanced Hindsight, Duke UniversityArticle mentioned: 1 word that increased sales by 38% by Melina PalmerThe Brainy Business podcast: Episode 5 – The Truth About PricingProgram mentioned: Credit Union Development EducationAlbum mentioned: Abbey Road by The BeatlesBook mentioned: A More Beautiful Question by Warren BergerShout-out: Ellen Degeneres, OprahPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Leo Ardine, Jill Nowacki (Ep. 4 & Ep. 18)You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:58] – Welcome to the show Melina Palmer, the host of The Brainy Business Podcast.[02:52] – How did Melina get involved in behavioral economics and what is it?[05:23] – Why does behavioral economics matter in business and in life?[10:42] – Pricing and behavior, do they correlate?[13:36] – Melina explains anchoring and adjustments, what they are and how you can use them.[17:07] – What are the top 5 wording mistakes businesses make?[19:46] – Are there positive ways to trigger the brain?[23:10] – What is the ROI for the credit union by using behavioral economics?[23:44] – Melina shares what inspired her to leave the credit union for teaching and public speaking?[25:16] – Has the inspiration changed as she moved and evolved in her business?[27:14] – How has Melina’s view of leadership changed since studying behavioral economics?[28:34] – What does Melina say frequently?[29:45] – Melina shares the mistakes she sees young leaders make.[31:09] – What piece of advice does Melina go back to time after time?[32:35] – How does Melina climb the walls and hurdles business throws at her?[34:26] – Should messages be fresh or consistent?[36:47] – What does Melina do with her free time?[37:09] – Memorable trouble?[37:58] – Daily routines?[38:20] – Best album of all time?[38:47] – What book does Melina recommend?[39:13] – What is more and less important as she’s gotten older?[40:31] – Who does Melina think of when she hears the word “success?”[41:09] – Any final asks? last_img read more

Stock up/Stock down: Jonathan Thomas shines while Eric Dungey has subpar performance

first_img Published on November 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Syracuse (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 17 Florida State (7-1, 5-1), 45-21, on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, Florida. The Orange pulled within seven on quarterback Eric Dungey’s second rushing touchdown which made it 21-14 in the second quarter, but that was the closest SU would get in the eventual blowout.Here’s a look at which direction some players are trending after the loss.Stock UpSophomore linebacker Jonathan ThomasIn a game in which Syracuse’s defense struggled tackling, Thomas had the best game of his career in that department. He finished with seven tackles in the absence of linebacker Parris Bennett, the Orange’s leading tackler who left the game in with an upper-body injury in the third quarter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJunior tight end Josh ParrisParris had been almost entirely invisible throughout much of this season, recording multi-catch games just three times entering Saturday. But against the Seminoles, Parris’ four receptions led the Orange and save for a 62-yard Dontae Strickland catch and run, his 35 yards would’ve been tops on the team, as well. While racking up 22 yards on back-to-back irrelevant plays in the fourth quarter, having a new face show up in the stat sheet is one of the few positives for SU.Stock DownWhoever was supposed to cover Travis RudolphThe sophomore wide receiver torched the Orange for three touchdowns and 191 yards on five receptions. Rudolph’s eye-popping day started with a highlight-reel 75-yard touchdown reception in which he made four SU defenders look silly. He caught the ball between Corey Winfield and Antwan Cordy, juked past Cordell Hudson, stiff armed Winfield and broke a Rodney Williams tackle at the goal line.It was the first embarrassing play for a secondary that got burned again and again, including another Rudolph touchdown that went for 45 yards. SU allowed 354 yards in the air, the pass defense’s third worst performance of the season.Freshman quarterback Eric DungeyThough Dungey didn’t throw any interceptions, he had one of the worst performances of his seven-game career in the air. He completed just 11-of-24 passes, the lowest percentage in a game he’s had and his 120 yards are the fewest since Week 3. His fumble on Syracuse’s second possession of the third quarter immediately led to an FSU touchdown three plays later that put the Seminoles up 35-14. He had 13 rushing attempts, more than anyone else on the Orange, but his 46 yards were less than spectacular. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more