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Craig Peterson: And the bottom line is this guy is anything but a scientist. And I don’t know if you are not, Hey guys, everything has reset. Everything has changed. In fact, I’ve heard what we’re in right now called the great reset. So there are some major advantages coming your way. And I talked about those with Jim Polito this morning on WTAG and WHYN.
[00:00:27]Jim Polito: this is the guy everybody loves when they hear him coming on the show. Everybody loves now that they get to hear him throughout the day and during programs on the WTAG and WHYN with his tech tips. I’m talking about our good friend Craig Peterson, the tech talk guru. How are you, sir?
[00:00:49]Good morning. I’m doing well this morning.
[00:00:52] Looking forward to this nice weather coming up. This for a Canadian. This is like, well, what’s Canada day? July 1st, right? This is like, this is like July 1st weather in Canada.
[00:01:06] Craig Peterson: It’s funny, Jim, you mentioned that last week in one of my podcasts that I did, I mentioned how, you know, we’re moving into summer and you know, my, my family does not agree with me, but I really miss those mornings when you’re outside, there’s been nice snow and you get that crunch that you only get when it’s really, really cold in your walk along.
[00:01:28] It almost like the snow is squeaking and, and I’m just.
[00:01:36] You’re out of your mind. You’re really, you know what, I really want you to get outside today. I mean, the year we’re always offering great advice to me about things I don’t understand and beginning to understand that there are things you don’t know, you know, and it’s got nothing to do with the tech. I’m worried about you, Craig, Peterson.
[00:01:55] I’m very worried. What should I, what should I really be worried about today in the world of tech? Oh, as though there’s anything to be worried about, you know, the sun’s getting there. We’ve got a lot of stuff going on right now, and one of the things that really kind of stuck in my claw this week is the religion that seems to exist for some people on what they call science these days.
[00:02:25] You know, we’ve seen the UK now have a hard lesson about blind trust in some of these scientific authorities that are out there. You’ve got this epidemiologist, Neil Ferguson. He’s the guy that came out and, and was saying, you know, 2.2 million people. That didn’t Britain was going to have 500,000 dead.
[00:02:47] And apparently he’s also been involved in some of the previous complete overestimates. But you know, we keep getting yelled at about science. We’ve got to listen to science. Science is what matters. And the bottom line is this guy is anything but a scientist. And I don’t know if you knew it, but he resigned his position at the college Covid-19 response team because he broke quarantine and apparently met with, is his lover, a married woman. His research was completely broken, the whole thing. This code was written 13 years ago. It was not peer-reviewed. People who have seen it called it a tangled mess of undocumented steps.
[00:03:35] No discernible structure overall. A Ph.D. committee that had a look at his code would just not pass it at all with just a cursory view, and yet they’ve shut the world down because of one guy who, who. Not a programmer who did a terrible job by all people that are have looked at the code and he won’t release the code to anybody either.
[00:04:03] See, no, you’re right. You’re on the right track because it’s what I’m talking about, which is the media failure. Complete failure in properly reporting on this one because they don’t have the smarts of a Craig Peterson. Okay? You need on your team when you’re a major media organization, you need someone who’s a tech editor.
[00:04:27] Then you need someone who’s a healthcare editor, you know, politics editor, all of those different areas of expertise, they don’t do it. The second thing is they don’t want to do it because they’ve got a narrative they want to present. And the narrative they want to present is shut down the economy. Let’s destroy Trump.
[00:04:47] And this guy isn’t he married to, and he broke quarantine to go be with his lover, you know, as we say in Italian. to do that. And, and you could say, well, Jim, that doesn’t make any difference. He still could be a brilliant scientist. Okay. That’s what I want. I want to go to a doc. I want to go to an oncologist who smoked cigarettes.
[00:05:10] You know what I mean? That’s what I want to do. I want to go to an oncologist who’s a cigarette smoker and say, I don’t know if this is the guy he should be seeing right. And also your oncologist who doesn’t have other oncologists to review any of their work, you know, go to them and say, Hey, I’ve got a real tough pace here.
[00:05:31] I’m trying to figure out, am I crazy what’s going on? No, no, no. Apparently none of that happened and it just blows my mind that, and that’s why I referred to it as a religion now. It used to be 500 years ago. What science was dictated by the church? And today, science is dictated by politics. The scientist is dead, is right, and it’s making me sick.
[00:06:01] You know, don’t tell me to pay attention to a scientist. A scientist. Okay, so here, here’s the good one you’ll love. You know, the Chinese are going to give $2 billion, are offering $2 billion to the world health organization. Am I going to pay attention to anything the world health organization says?
[00:06:20] Seriously? Am I going to pay for it? Okay. Oh, right. Okay. Why, why, why am I going to do that? Absolutely not. Or how about this? How about this? an organization that’s responsible for, research into the effects of alcohol, negative effects of alcohol sponsored by. Your friends at Seagram’s, you know what I mean?
[00:06:44] Like I’m going to listen, I’m going to listen to the world health organization, because they got $2 billion from, from, China and no, they’re not going to cover up for China, are they? Oh, yeah, exactly. Well, and isn’t Seagram’s a Canadian company? You know fucking Canada’s and I did. I did pick, Seagram’s for a reason.
[00:07:07] I could’ve said. I could have said some other company, but I chose Seagrams and you, you, you, you picked up on that, that subtlety there. Okay. Well, we got some tasks up this week too, that we could get into because really it’s time to relaunch our remote teams. Okay. Why don’t you know what? We’ve only got a few minutes left.
[00:07:30] Why don’t we get into that explaining those remote teams and relaunching. Yeah. This is a big deal. You know, we kind of got pushed into working remotely because of what’s happened obviously, and most of us had a knee jerk reaction. Very few companies, frankly, especially in the small business space.
[00:07:49] Which is the space that I serve, that I help with technology in particular cybersecurity, but very few really understood the repercussions of what’s going on. And part of this whole repercussion thing is frankly, the personal side, the psychological side of all the best. So I think it’s time for all of us.
[00:08:11] Just that back a little bit. Let’s relaunch, let’s make sure every team member understands what the goals are here, the clear specific goals that they’re supposed to be accomplishing. Let’s not have these meetings four or five, six times a day on zoom, heaven forbid, or elsewhere, and really start really overloading people.
[00:08:37] Let’s say. I as individuals reassess ourselves. Are we working 12 or 14 hour days now because we can, because we’re sitting there on the couch and using our computer and because we haven’t moved from the couch, we’re still working? We got to look at this and we’re going to look at our purpose, our resources that are available right.
[00:08:59] The constraints people have really, you know, come on everybody and establish some norms going forward. Because frankly, for one reason or another, most businesses are going to continue to have a lot of work done remotely at people’s homes. And I think that’s ultimately going to be good for everybody, for the economy.
[00:09:21] You know, you might not be able to find a job here in Worcester or Springfield, right. But maybe there’s some great work for you and a company that’s in North Dakota. Well, now there is no longer that stigma. Yeah, I like that. I mean, I mean, there are people, my wife works remotely, but it is for a relatively local company.
[00:09:44] I do have other friends who work remotely. Richard Pelletier called us earlier. He’s got a client. Who lives in Florida, but works for a company up here. I mean, you go to Florida live, you know, with that standard, you know, that cost of living and work for a company up here. Yeah. Yeah. It’s going to happen a lot more as we go forward.
[00:10:10] So, you know, have a look at all of this, everybody. It’s something I’ve heard people call the great reset. This is something that we’ll be talking about the 50 years we, everything has reset. I, it is the silver lining in some of this. it is. So if you want this information plus other great information, all that you do.
[00:10:33] Is text my name, Jim to this number. Two (855) 385-5553 so just text Jim to (855) 385-5553. That’s right. Standard data and text rates apply. You’ll get great information from Craig Peterson, stuff that you can’t get anywhere else explained by a really nice guy. Craig, thanks so much for your time. A very, an early happy Canada day to you.
[00:11:08] Alright, Craig, talk to you next week. Alright. When we return a final word, you’re listening to the Jim Polito show your safe space.
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