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Driverless delivery startup Nuro gets $940 million SoftBank investment: Reuters

Autonomous technology startup Nuro said on Monday it raised $940 million from SoftBank Group Corp, which valued the Silicon Valley-based company at $2.7 billion. Nuro was co-founded in 2016 by two former engineers of Google’s self-driving car project, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu. The funding by SoftBank came through its $100-billion Vision Fund, which usually picks up big stakes in fast-growing technology companies. Last year, Nuro launched a self-driving delivery vehicle to run errands from pi...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Trends, Silicon Valley, Greylock Partners, San Francisco Bay Area, Kroger, Reuters, SoftBank Group Corp, Dave Ferguson, VC Deals, Nuro, Jiajun Zhu, Gaorong Capital


Softbank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro

Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup, has raised $940 million in financing from the Softbank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. Nuro has raised more than $1 billion from partners including SoftBank, Greylock Partners and Gaorong Capital. “We’ve spent the last two and a half years building an amazing team, launching our first unmanned service, working with incredible ...
Tags: Transportation, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Greylock Partners, Kroger, Phoenix, Starship Technologies, Ike, Dave Ferguson, SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank Investment Advisers


Nuro deploys autonomous delivery cars without safety drivers

A few months after Nuro  href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/16/nuro-and-kroger-are-deploying-self-driving-cars-for-grocery-delivery-in-arizona-today/">deployed self-driving cars to deliver groceries in partnership with Kroger, the autonomous delivery startup is deploying its custom delivery bots. Up until now, Nuro was relying on Prius vehicles and safety drivers. Now, its delivery service in partnership with Kroger will be completely driverless and without a safety driver on board. Nuro has ...
Tags: Transportation, Groceries, Tech, Self-driving Cars, Delivery, Kroger, Dave Ferguson, Nuro


Developing More Strong Teachers – Episode 72 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Systems That Work for Community Christian Church in Chicago Before I go any further, let me say this: If you’re not leading a multisite church, don’t skip this episode. There’s something important here for you. But I’ll get to that in a minute. I very rarely see a multisite church succeed with live-teaching at each campus. If you’ve engaged with any of my multisite content in recent years, you’ll recall that my team and I don’t usually recommend that model. There’s...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Chicago, Dave, Chicagoland, Listen, John, Tammy, Ccc, Christ, Tony, John Maxwell, Chicago Illinois, John Ferguson, Dave Ferguson, Tony Morgan


Event Proposals: Templates and Tactics to Win business in 2019

Event proposals. Two words guaranteed to make senior event planners, and anyone with a responsibility for business development, to groan. A good event proposal can make the difference between winning a lucrative new contract and being the star of the week. If you miss the mark you will be walking away disappointed and confused at why […] The post Event Proposals: Templates and Tactics to Win business in 2019 by Dave Ferguson appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com
Tags: Tips, Bidding, RFP, Proposals, Dave Ferguson, GTD, Event Planning Business, Event Proposals, Request for Proposals, Winning More Business, Event Planning Proposals


Event Proposal: Templates and Tactics to Win business in 2019

Event proposals. Two words guaranteed to make senior event planners, and anyone with a responsibility for business development, to groan. A good event proposal can make the difference between winning a lucrative new contract and being the star of the week. If you miss the mark you will be walking away disappointed and confused at why […] The post Event Proposal: Templates and Tactics to Win business in 2019 by Dave Ferguson appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com
Tags: Tips, Bidding, RFP, Proposals, Dave Ferguson, GTD, Event Planning Business, Event Proposals, Request for Proposals, Winning More Business, Event Planning Proposals


Kroger Launches Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service In Arizona

Residents of Scottsdale, Arizona will be able to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from Kroger-owned Fry's Food Stores. The technology required to make this all possible is supplied by Nuro, a self-driving vehicle startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving car project. Ars Technica reports: Kroger says that deliveries will have a flat $5.95 delivery fee, and customers can schedule same-day or next-day deliveries. Initially, the deliveries will be made by Nuro's fleet of modifie...
Tags: Google, Tech, Ars Technica, Arizona, Ferguson, Toyota, Kroger, Scottsdale Arizona, Dave Ferguson, Fry s Food Stores, Nuro


Nuro and Kroger are deploying self-driving cars for grocery delivery in Arizona today

Self-driving car startup Nuro is ready to put autonomous vehicles on the road in partnership with Kroger to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. This comes a couple of months after Nuro and Kroger announced their partnership to offer same-day deliveries. This pilot will serve a single Fry’s Food and Drug location in Scottsdale starting today. Customers can shop for groceries and place either same- or next-day delivery orders via the grocer’s website or mobile app. There’s no minimum order b...
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Tech, Arizona, Ferguson, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Scottsdale, Kroger, Scottsdale Arizona, Dave Ferguson, Nuro


The Entire First Part of INSURGENCE Free

  Here are all six parts of the book: PART I – THREE DIFFERENT GOSPELS (free in the above video) PART II – UNVEILING THE KING’S BEAUTY PART III – THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM PART IV – ENTERING AND ENJOYING THE KINGDOM PART V – OUR GLORIOUS LIBERTY PART VI – ADVANCING THE KINGDOM What Pagan Christianity did in redefinding and revolutionizing “church,” Insurgence does in redefining and revolutionizing “kingdom.” This is a daunting, engrossing powerhouse that’s accessible to all audiences. I p...
Tags: Kingdom, Religion, Jesus, Mission, Kingdom of God, Viola, Dave Ferguson, Meeting House, Frank Viola, Michael S Heiser, Craig Keener, Kenneth Boa, John Nugent, Greg Boyd Pastor of Woodland Hills Church, Phil Cooke, Sinners Insurgence


From Store to Door, Kroger Tests Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Kroger recently showed that it doesn’t intend to take a back seat to Amazon or anyone else when it comes to home delivery, with its investment in last-mile-logistics specialist Ocado. Now the giant Midwestern U.S. supermarket chain is determined to be a player as well in the autonomous vehicles that will actually get the groceries to consumers’ thresholds. Kroger said it will begin piloting an “on-road, fully autonomous delivery experience” with Nuro, maker of the world’s first unmanned road ve...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Uncategorized, Advertising, Digital, Retail, Cincinnati, Kroger, Dave Ferguson, Nuro, Yael Cosset Kroger, Nuro Partner, Kroger News, Nuro Co


Self-driving car startup Nuro teams up with Kroger for same-day grocery delivery

Nuro, an autonomous vehicle startup focused on local deliveries, has partnered with 135-year-old grocery retailer Kroger to offer same-day deliveries. The two have yet to announce which market this will be live in, but the plan is to launch the several-month-long pilot this fall. Nuro’s intent is to use its self-driving technology in the last mile for the delivery of local goods and services. That could be things like groceries, dry cleaning, an item you left at a friends house or really anythin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Automotive, Ferguson, Kroger, Dave Ferguson, Nuro, America Kroger, Yael Cosset


This Will Prevent Bodily Injury, Mental Anguish & Criminal Activity!

It has been reported to me from Chloe’s household that millions of people from all over the world have been arrested for looting, breaking & entering as well as experiencing panic attacks, physical injury, and lengthy hospital stays trying to get their hands on my upcoming book INSURGENCE: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom before it releases on June 5th  … and I partly believe it. Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 1:11; 11:18. (Thanks Paul!) So to prevent permanent bodily harm, mental anguish, and...
Tags: Kingdom, Religion, Humor, Jesus, Corinthians, PAUL, Viola, Chloe, Dave Ferguson, Frank Viola, Michael S Heiser


5 Practices to Multiply Leaders in the Church | The Unstuck Church Podcast Episode 41

A Leadership Conversation with Dave Ferguson Dave Ferguson and I had a conversation a few weeks ago about the state of multiplication in the church. Dave is the lead pastor at Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional church with eleven locations in Chicago. In that conversation, he shared a disheartening statistic from some research he’d been a part of: Of the churches in our country that are growing, less than 4 percent are multiplying. Why is that? A...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Chicago, Dave, David, United States, Other, Ferguson, Chicagoland, Jesus, Starbucks, North America, Denver, Tony, Christian Church, Dave Dave


Hero Maker: An Interview with Dave Ferguson

The Essential Practices of Multiplying Leaders Whether we serve as a church leader, a staff member or a church attendee, we know the importance of strong leadership. It feeds the culture, sets the expectation and defines the direction of the church. I recently got to talk with Dave Ferguson about his new book, Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders . Dave is the founder of NewThing , a church planting movement and lead pastor of Community Christian Church in Chi...
Tags: Interview, Religion, Dave, Other, Dave Ferguson, Chicago Check, Leadership & Management, Leadership Development, Community Christian Church, Church Leaders, Hero Maker


How to Be A Hero Maker: An Interview with Dave Ferguson

The Essential Practices of Multiplying Leaders I recently got to talk with Dave Ferguson about his new book, Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders . Dave is the founder of NewThing , a church planting movement and lead pastor of Community Christian Church in Chicago. Check out my conversation with Dave: In our interview, we discussed: The top 5 essential practices of multiplying leaders The importance of culture Discipleship at a leadership lev...
Tags: Interview, Religion, Watch, Dave, Other, Dave Ferguson, Chicago Check, Leadership & Management, Leadership Development, Community Christian Church, Church Leaders, Hero Maker


How to design software training, part 1: Do everything except “train”

“How can I design good training for new software? What’s the right balance between help screens, job aids, and training?” That’s the top question in our idea collector, so let’s go at it. Here’s part 1, in which I say, “Try everything but training.” We’ll cover needs analysis, job aids, help screens, and the radical idea of making the software easier to use. Later, I’ll publish part 2. In that part, we’ll look at how to design practice activities for times when the everything-but-training appr...
Tags: eLearning, Instructional Design, Client Management, Don, Moore, Auckland New Zealand, Dave Ferguson, Needs Analysis, Connie Malamed, Job Aids, Allison Rossett, Lisa Schafer, Robert Brinkerhoff, Jo Cook


California start-up Nuro unveils autonomous delivery van, raises $92 million: Reuters

Silicon Valley start-up Nuro said on Tuesday it raised $92 million to launch a self-driving delivery vehicle, joining automakers, shippers and a host of little-known companies developing autonomous vehicles for local commerce. The company, co-founded by two former engineers from Google’s self-driving car project, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, opted to bypass the high-profile race for self-driving taxis to focus on goods delivery, which it says is easier to solve and will be quicker to market. At...
Tags: Google, California, Trends, Ferguson, Silicon Valley, DHL, Reuters, Starship Technologies, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Dave Ferguson, VC Deals, Nuro, Jiajun Zhu, Udelv, Banyan Capital and Greylock Partners


The Ultimate Guide to Event Proposals That Win Business (2018 Edition)

Events simply can’t happen without someone footing the bill but when you’re competing to win business, how can you be sure that your event proposal will get the job done? In this guide we’ll show you how to write an event proposal that will make your event stand out from the crowd and we’ll even […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Event Proposals That Win Business (2018 Edition) by Dave Ferguson appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com
Tags: Tips, Proposals, Dave Ferguson, GTD, Event Proposals


The Ultimate Guide (2018 Edition) to Event Proposals That Win Business

Events simply can’t happen without someone footing the bill but when you’re competing to win business, how can you be sure that your event proposal will get the job done? In this guide we’ll show you how to write an event proposal that will make your event stand out from the crowd and we’ll even […] The post The Ultimate Guide (2018 Edition) to Event Proposals That Win Business by Dave Ferguson appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com
Tags: Tips, Proposals, Dave Ferguson, GTD, Event Proposals


Law of the Nursery

‘It’s my toy’ – property law ‘You promised me’ – contract law ‘He hit me first’ – criminal law ‘Daddy said I could’ – constitutional law — the late Harold Berman of Harvard Law School, via John McGinnis, Law and Liberty. Some others, via social media: ‘Mama said NO’- Supreme Court decision — Cathy Maddox on Twitter ‘Last week you said’ – case law — Dave Ferguson on Twitter ‘Stop repeating everything I say’ – copyright law — John Althouse Cohen ‘Make him turn it down’ — nuisance law Tags:...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Copyright, Humor, Contracts, Harvard Law School, Mama, Dave Ferguson, Nuisance, Property Law, John Althouse Cohen, No Supreme Court, John McGinnis Law, Harold Berman, Cathy Maddox


Becoming a Level 5 Multiplying Church: an Interview with Dave Ferguson

I recently had a chance to talk with Dave Ferguson about the new eBook, Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church, that he wrote with Todd Wilson. Here’s a replay of our conversation: HIGHLIGHTS There are 5 Levels of Churches in our country: Level 1 –  Churches in decline; Level 2 – Churches that have plateaued (80% are in these first two categories); Level 3 – Growing Churches (16%); Level 4 – Reproducing Churches (4%); and Level 5 – Multiplying or movement making churches (few in t...
Tags: US, Assessment, Jesus, Growth, J D Greear, Todd Wilson, Dave Ferguson, Tony Morgan, Growing Strategies, Multiplying, Level Five Multiplying Church, Multiplying Church Becoming


How to Know If You’re Moving Toward Multiplication – A New Tool for Lead Pastors

Recently, my friends at Exponential introduced a new resource for church leaders I believe will be invaluable for the church as we continue to focus on healthy Kingdom multiplication. The Becoming 5 Assessment Tool is the first of its kind to give churches a good read on how they’re doing with becoming a church that grows by multiplying itself (multiplication growth)—and not just adding attendees (addition growth). The concept is simple. Register for a free account at becomingfive.org, answer th...
Tags: Church, United States, Jesus, Todd Wilson, Great Commission, Dave Ferguson, Church Planting, Church Revitalization, Multiplying Church, Assessment Tool


Is Your Church a Level Five Multiplying Church?

I'm thankful for Dave Ferguson and Todd Wilson's new book. Here's my foreword to it. It’s a strange thing seeing something of little importance become a major focus, yet that’s exactly my experience with church planting. I still remember the gatherings of church planters that took place when I first began in the late 80s. Church planting recently had emerged from obscurity, but just barely. National conferences would draw a few hundred people, who often could not get ministry or church jobs ...
Tags: North America, Todd Wilson, Dave Ferguson, David Garrison


[Podcast] Event Sponsorship Explained

On todays podcast we do double duty.  Mike McAllen has a Meetup in San Francisco called Event Marketing Rockstars.  If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area are visiting please join up.  We were lucky enough to have a great speaker Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA from MeetingsChange who spoke about the ins and outs of event sponsorship. Slides for Mariela presentation will be available on her website MeetingsChange and slide share in the then week or so.  Please enjoy this audio presentation f...
Tags: San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Dave Ferguson, Mariela, Meetings Podcast, Event Marketing Rockstars, Mike Mcallen, Mariela McIlwraith, MeetingsChange


Perfect Event Proposals with Dave Ferguson

On todays show we have Perfect Event Proposals with Dave Ferguson. What if I told you we can create proposals that win you business faster ad easier. Dave’s new company Perfect Events Proposals approach was to speak with planners to find out what causes them the most frustration and wastes the most time when it comes to creating proposals.  He came up with a solution is to build software that simplifies proposal creation by making it faster & easier to create effective proposals.  www.perfecteve...
Tags: Linkedin, Dave, Dave Ferguson, Meetings Podcast, Perfect Events Proposals