8daycast 147 – Madloch @Alpa-K Club, ARG.

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Belgium-based DJ, producer and label owner, Madloch began his career in the late 90s. Now 20 years later and with a wealth of experience in touring, producing, label management and solid A&Ring, Madloch finds himself at the helm of 3 record labels, a global radio show and a full DJ diary. His music is found in the collections of the progressive elite and regularly chart highly.
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8daycast 147 – Madloch @Alpa-K Club, ARG.

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We got the perfect mix to kick off 2018!!! Madloch delivers an energetic and progressive mix recorded in Argentina during his recent South America tour.

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Belgium-based DJ, producer and label owner, Madloch began his career in the late 90s. Now 20 years later and with a wealth of experience in touring, producing, label management and solid A&Ring, Madloch finds himself at the helm of 3 record labels, a global radio show and a full DJ diary. His music is found in the collections of the progressive elite and regularly chart highly.
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8daycast 147 – Madloch @Alpa-K Club, ARG.

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We got the perfect mix to kick off 2018!!! Madloch delivers an energetic and progressive mix recorded in Argentina during his recent South America tour.

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Belgium-based DJ, producer and label owner, Madloch began his career in the late 90s. Now 20 years later and with a wealth of experience in touring, producing, label management and solid A&Ring, Madloch finds himself at the helm of 3 record labels, a global radio show and a full DJ diary. His music is found in the collections of the progressive elite and regularly chart highly.
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8daycast 147 – Madloch @Alpa-K Club, ARG.

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We got the perfect mix to kick off 2018!!! Madloch delivers an energetic and progressive mix recorded in Argentina during his recent South America tour.

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Belgium-based DJ, producer and label owner, Madloch began his career in the late 90s. Now 20 years later and with a wealth of experience in touring, producing, label management and solid A&Ring, Madloch finds himself at the helm of 3 record labels, a global radio show and a full DJ diary. His music is found in the collections of the progressive elite and regularly chart highly.
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8daycast 147 – Madloch @Alpa-K Club, ARG.

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We got the perfect mix to kick off 2018!!! Madloch delivers an energetic and progressive mix recorded in Argentina during his recent South America tour.

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☁️ ☁️ Follow his label > @soundavenue

Belgium-based DJ, producer and label owner, Madloch began his career in the late 90s. Now 20 years later and with a wealth of experience in touring, producing, label management and solid A&Ring, Madloch finds himself at the helm of 3 record labels, a global radio show and a full DJ diary. His music is found in the collections of the progressive elite and regularly chart highly.
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Trump Country

In short, the metropolis has economic power but little political power. The American countryside has limited economic power but vast political power. It’s always been true, but this year’s electoral map shows the gap is wider than ever. There are many explanations for what happened on Election Day, but the simplest one is this: We now have a rural party and an urban party.

Trump Country

Shift – Part 1

– “Nissan’s obsession with overtaking Toyota had turned into bitterness as its goal receded farther and farther into the distance. Its obstinant pursuit of Toyota had played a major role in leading Nissan astray, as it became more concerned with imitating its chief rival than with developing its own personality.”

– “Your religion is a major part of your identity. I’ve always had a religious consciousness. I’ve never felt it as a constraint but rather as a way of life.”

– “If you find things complicated, it means you haven’t understood them. Simplicity is the basis of everything.”

– “I’ve always been someone who was different. I’ve never lived in a place where I could tel myself I was an integral part of the group like everyone else.”

– “I was a young manager in a young factory… Most of the workers were about my age. We had six hundred employees manufacturing giant tires for specialized heavy equipment. As for the management team, well, I was its youngest member, so that created a bit of disorder… In the beginning, this made for some discomfort, but everybody gets over that sort of thing when they see that you’re there to make things work.”

– “When you take charge of a factory, especially if you’re young, you have to establish bonds. You have to spend time with the entire management team in order to introduce yourself, make acquaintances, identify the main problems they’re working on, and understand the solutions they’ve come up with. So the first thing to do is to create a team.”

– “Could you study the situation and submit some suggestions? Francois Michelin always had a strategic approach to problems. You had to work within a certain number of broad parameters, boundaries set according to his personal convictions, but apart from that he left you totally free to come up with tactical proposals.”

– “He had a capacity for astonishment that is rather exceptional. He’d ask questions… He wasn’t playing a game; he really wanted to know. I’ve never met anyone else who’s been the head of a large corporation for such a long time who can still look at people and things with such new eyes. This quality of freshness, of openness, came from the deepest part of him. He’s an extremely sensitive man, which explains his respect for other people and their differences, and also explains his curiosity. But he’s also a man of enormous experience, accustomed to exercising responsibility. Never mistake his openness for naivety. ”

 

 

Skunkworks – meet the new boss

I began by loosening the leash on all my department heads. I told them what they already knew: I was not a genius like Kelly, who knew by experience and instinct how to solve the most complex technical problems. I said, “I have no intention of trying to make all the decisions around here the way that Kelly always did. From now on, you’ll have to make most of the tough calls on your own. I’ll be decisive in telling you what I want, then I’ll step out of your way and let you do it. I’ll take the crap from the big wheels, but if you screw up I want to hear it first.”

Skunkworks

Fjord – I Get It Now

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Fjord – I Get It Now

This is ‘I Get It Now’, released on of our full length debut album, Textures. Out now, independently.

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Complaining gets you nowhere

The point is that society does not change its institutions as need arises, the way a mechanic changes his instruments. On the contrary, society actually takes the institutions which hang upon it as given once for all. For decades the oppositional criticism is nothing more than a safety valve for mass dissatisfaction, a condition of the stability of the social structure.

^^The History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky

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How to handle taboo subjects respectfully 

Explicitly discuss what issues you each are open to discussing. “Might we talk sometime about the incident from last May?” Or “I find it hard to talk about our company’s dysfunction without being able to consider some of the leaders involved. Might it be okay for us to privately discuss that?” Come to a mutual agreement. If you raise a taboo issue without shared consent, the other side may see the taboo issue as a threat and blame you for broaching it.

^^Negotiating the Non-Negotiable

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Characters

In one address to the National War College on December 19, 1952, Truman said: “You know, it’s easy for the Monday morning quarterback to say what the coach should have done, after the game is over. But when the decision is up before you—and on my desk I have a motto which says ‘The Buck Stops Here’—the decision has to be made.”

Ronald Reagan reportedly also kept a plaque on that same desk in the Oval Office, with the following inscription: “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.”

In a time where short, under 140 character messages from presidential candidates shows their leadership brand, it’s refreshing to dial back 50 plus years to more virtuous sound bite values. 

^^The Blame Game

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#blacklivesmatter

How backwards our thinking can be. It’s heartbreakingly bad enough that black lives are feared and subsequently extinguished. To compound it, we lull ourselves to complacency by failing to see the bigger picture. This month I happened to be reading two books that, for me, seem related. They cast the blindness of the last two days in a new light:
The fact is “that the commodification and suffering and forced labor of African Americans is what made the United States powerful and rich.” (Half Has Never Been Told)
In 1776 the South was a relative backwater.  But “by 1860, there were more millionaires (slaveholders all) living in the lower Mississippi Valley than anywhere else in the United States. In the same year, the nearly 4 million American slaves were worth some $3.5 billion, making them the largest single financial asset in the entire U.S. economy, worth more than all manufacturing and railroads combined.” (Battle Cry of Freedom)

“Enslaved African Americans built the modern United States, and indeed the entire modern world, in ways both obvious and hidden.” (Half Has Never Been Told)

Today thanks to Gabby, I learned that black veterans were effectively excluded from the GI Bill, which provided college education and mortgage financing after the devastation of WWII. Civil rights moment ended less than 50 years ago, and most of my friends and I are 30 … it was yesterday in historical terms. 

If we want to end this burst of violence, we have to go to the root cause. We need to own up to #whiteprivilege and actively look for opportunities to end it — to balance the scales. These things take time and daily effort.

Let’s turn this anger into a renewed mindset by realizing that we have a long way to go, together, and that the young people of today can become the leaders who create the change the world needs.

As business leaders, we need to look extra closely at the resumes with names that don’t sound like the rest of our team.

As educators, we take more time with kids whose parents are making ends meet and may have no time to help with homework.

As lenders, we need to go the extra mile to help clients who might be the first in their family to access capital. Etc.

What do you do, and what can you change?

 

Daily practice

Effective management “demands doing certain—and fairly simple—things. It consists of a small number of practices. . . .”

Peter Drucker

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Tell us more about your off-sites—which ones stand out the most in your memory? 

MDP: We do an off-site every six weeks—we do a big off-site once a quarter and we do a small off-site once a quarter. The big off-site would be a two-day offsite where we rent a really amazing property. It could be in the mountains, the beach, wine country, and that’s where we really get clear on what we’re going to do for the upcoming quarter. And then the smaller off-site takes place in San Francisco, but outside of our office, and that’s more of a check-in. We did an off-site in January to plan the first quarter, and we rented two awesome houses on the beach in Santa Cruz, and in addition to really serious, strategic planning, we also did a lip sync battle, and it was absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite off-sites was about a year and a half ago. I told the team that we had an all-day strategic planning session and to get ready for a really intense, long day at work, and when the team got there, we surprised them and took them to Napa. We had a day of wine tasting and playing bocce, and we went to see a movie, and it was just a really nice surprise for the whole team.

How have you see the team grow and develop because of all this?

MDP: Well, the team is very close. I think it’s all about the purpose. We all feel like we’re on a mission, and that brings us together. But also just these fun ways to step out of the office for a minute and get to know one another personally and let our guard down—that’s really helpful too.

^^How Soma CEO Mike Del Ponte Creates a Vibrant Work Culture

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You can always quit tomorrow

My mother used to say: “You can always quit tomorrow. Just try to get through the day.” The point was to never quit when you’re in the throes of feeling terrible, and you should take a bit of time to get some perspective. **

They were of the era when people thought that, at the end of the day, hard work wins out. And so I grew up on that idea. If you’re going to do something, do it well. If you’re going to plant tomatoes in the garden, my parents would make sure they looked good. They just never did anything halfway.

The broader learning curve has been exciting, but while you’re in it, it’s also kind of annoying. It felt like a slog. At what point will I actually grow into this job, because I have the title? At what point will I actually be making decisions like someone who is the C.E.O. of the company? I would say it took a solid year before I felt good about it.

So are you a person of integrity who makes the environment a really nice space?

**I learned this on last year’s 4 day bike ride!

^^Soledad O’Brien

Treat Meetings Like Improv Sessions

And so the first thing she said to me when we were starting Oxygen Media is to learn how to say yes. Listen to people’s ideas almost like an improv session, and play with the ideas. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to do the idea. It just means you’re going to listen to the idea and work on the idea.

^^Lisa Gersh of Goop

From Hostess to COO: 9 Tips for Success

  • “I ask the same two questions of the staff in every Cinnabon I visit: ‘What do our guests ask for that we don’t have?’ and ‘if you could, what would you change about this company?’”
  • Whenever I leave a meeting, I pull one person aside and say, ‘Give me one thing that I could have done differently to be more effective.’” Cole says that specific wording is very important: it shows an openness to learning, it limits the advice to ‘one thing’, it asks for a suggestion instead of a criticism, and the phrase ‘more effective’ is much more neutral than ‘better.’
  • I would start out by talking about why we’re here and asking questions: “What do you think this is going to be like? What do you think I should know?” And I really wanted to know what I should know. Then, throughout the day, I would pull people aside and say: “How’s it going? What do you think we could do differently?”

    I did that because I was inexperienced and I really needed their eyeballs and brains, but I also wanted them to have a say.

  • I’ve learned to question success a lot more than failure. I’ll ask more questions when sales are up than I do when they’re down. I ask more questions when things seem to be moving smoothly, because I’m thinking: “There’s got to be something I don’t know. There’s always something.”
  • I remind people that they were hired for their point of view: “I want 100 percent of your brain 100 percent of the time, and there is a respectful way to communicate and disagree. Please do not hold back, because I want 100 percent of my investment in you.”
  • Then I talk about productive achievers and destructive achievers, and that I only promote and support productive achievers. And that’s about mentoring and helping others while you are delivering results.

More Kat Cole insights collected from over the web including here.

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Can one take this advice intravenously?

  • “Having many different teams in many different countries taught me to build trust fast. That starts by giving, and demonstrating that you are there for them, not for you. Something as simple as bringing coffee, tea, or treats demonstrates you’ve thought of them first.
  • If I come in and ask an employee, ‘What time did you get in today?’ I could send many different messages. Instead I would say, ‘I’m working on making sure the schedule is meeting the needs of the business. Can you tell me what time you typically come in, and if that gives you enough time to set up?’ It removes most opportunity for negative misinterpretation and allows the energy to stay positively focused on work and the topic at hand.”
  • View people, a situation, and the world for what they can become: individuals tend to rise up toward the expectation
  • On more than one occasion I’ve had to share, ‘Don’t confuse my kindness for stupidity or naiveté.
  • “When I see a confused, pensive, or frustrated look, I ask questions like these:

    1. I would love to know your thoughts.

    2. I can tell something’s on your mind. I value your thinking–what’s up?

    3. It doesn’t look like you’re loving this idea. What are you thinking?

    It’s better to call it out and get past it than let someone’s questions or lack of alignment become a distraction.”

  • I told them I needed help. I was very clear in these discussions that I was asking for their input, which was a ‘voice’ in the discussion and not a ‘vote.’ While they didn’t all love that point, they appreciated the clarity. I benefited, because I now had the collective thinking of the community. They benefited by being a part of the thinking and process. We all benefited by creating a culture of inclusion and participative decision making.”
  • I called a quick break, took him aside, and just directly said, ‘You look like you are freezing, have to pee, or have somewhere else to be, but I could be reading that wrong. What’s up?’
  • She insists it’s simple to make people feel valued. “Say ‘I like that’ or ‘Tell me more about that’ or ‘Great idea’ when you hear good stuff. I recommend giving high-fives, hugs, positive notes; whatever is appropriate for your environment. Humans are social animals and respond to love. Few things increase inputs and communication more than people realizing that what they share matters.”

^^12 Communication Habits Made This Former Hooters Hostess a Billion-Dollar-Brand President at 32

 

 

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EDC Sunrise 2016

Recorded at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Electric Daisy Carnival, June 19th, 2016

Pulled some favorites from my past few of Burning Man sunrise sets for the EDC Las Vegas set. Enjoy!

1. Boards of Canada – Ready Let’s Go 0:00
2. Jamie XX – Gosh 1:06
3. Jackson and His Computerband – Radio Caca 5:19
4. Cubenx – First Wave Front 7:33
5. Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix) 11:59
6. Rival Consoles – Ghosting 16:08
7. Tycho – L 19:23
8. Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal 24:00
9. Tycho – Hours 28:35
10. Todd Terje – Ragysh 33:55
11. Com Truise – Open 41:34
12. Throwing Snow – As You Fall (VIP) 44:49
13. Boards of Canada – Olson 50:05
14. Luis Lancaster – Last Sunset 50:55
15. Random Rab – Clairvoyer 54:21
16. Bibio – À tout à l’heure 59:03
17. Ulrich Schnauss – In All The Wrong Places 1:03:13
18. Tycho – Awake 1:08:56

Lambert – Stay In The Dark

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Conferences

My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.

Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1892

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