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‘Murder Among the Mormons’ Trailer: ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Director Gets Serious with a Crime Documentary

After breaking out with the Sundance sensation Napoleon Dynamite, director Jared Hess tackled a series of equally quirky comedies with Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos, and Don Verdean. But none of those follow-ups measured up to the success or quality of his feature directorial debut. Now it looks like Hess is changing up the trajectory of his career a bit by directing a new true crime documentary at Netflix about one of the most shocking crimes to hit the Mormon community in Salt Lake City. Wat...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Netflix, Salt Lake City, Movie Trailers, Napoleon, Hess, Napoleon Dynamite, Jared-Hess, Murder Among the Mormons, Nacho Libre Gentlemen Broncos, Jared Hess Napoleon Dynamite, Tyler Measom An Honest Liar, White Salamander Letter

How to Become a Hyper-Learner

STAYING relevant in this Digital Age requires that we learn, unlearn, and relearn as a way of being. Ed Hess calls it Hyper-Learning. How well we think, learn, and engage in the human tasks of the future depends on how well we manage and optimize what’s going on with our minds, brains, and bodies. Humankind has always faced these challenges but what is different today is the intensity—the timeframe we have available to learn, unlearn, and relearn. Our egos make us think we know more than we do ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Learning, Hess, Humankind, Carol Dweck, Ed Hess, NewSmart Mindset

Night of the Cobra Woman – review

Director: Andrew Meyer Release date: 1972 Contains spoilers This was a joint US/Philippines production and I might have looked at it as a ‘Vamp or Not?’ but there is definite eating of youth within it. It’s a low budget affair and the internal lore didn’t seem too well thought through but it was entertaining enough – probably due to Marlene Clark (Ganja and Hess) as the primary lead. Does that mean it’s a good film, oh no, not at all, but it does give us another example of a snake vampire, even...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Philippines, Unicef, Hess, Joanna, Lena, US Philippines, Duff, Amazon UK, Joanna Joanna, Francisca, Vampire, ANDREW MEYER, Energy Vampire, LOPE

How Bitcoin is helping middle-class users survive the pandemic

Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Leigh Cuen is a reporter in New York City. Her work has been published by Vice, Business Insider, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, and many others. Follow her on Instagram at @leighcuen. Regulators may still want to imply Bitcoin is merely a tool for criminals, but for many middle-class users, it’s proving to be a lifeline. Even as politicians like European C...
Tags: Column, Asia, Europe, Texas, London, California, France, New York City, Nigeria, Tech, European Central Bank, Iran, Bitcoin, United Kingdom, Kansas, Janet Yellen

Are You Bringing Your Best Self To Work?

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ Whether we’re leaders or not, most of us have some less-than-ideal traits and habits. Maybe we steamroll over others. Or we intimidate them with angry outbursts. Or we gossip. Or show off. Or get defensive when someone questions us. Or maybe we spend our days flying under the radar so we don’t have to leave our comfort zone. Yes, there’s a depressing (and endless) list of human frailties we could cite. It can be ...
Tags: Startups, Personal Development, Hess, Darden, Batten, Thinking Aloud, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Self Reflection, Batten Fellow

54% of Redfin Home Offers Faced Bidding Wars in November

Competition dipped slightly ahead of the holidays, but remained above 50% for the seventh-straight month amid record-low mortgage rates and relocations Seattle, WA – Dec. 16, 2020 (PRNewswire) — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — 53.6% of home offers written by Redfin agents nationwide faced competition in November, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. While that’s down from a revised rate of 58.5% in October, it represents the seventh-straight ...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Chicago, Radio, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Houston, Seattle, Denver, Redfin, Chicago Il, Hess, Seattle Wa

The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: ‘The Believer’

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: ‘The Believer’ With last week ending on the shocking cliffhanger that the Empire had successfully retrieved The Child from the titular bounty hunter, Disney+’s The Mandalorian Season 2 has returned for an all-new episode seeing Mando reconnecting with old friends and enemies to help rescue the young Jedi. RELATED: The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: ‘The Tragedy’ PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, TV Recap, Boba Fett, Dune, Hess, Mando, New Republic, Gideon, Imperial, Jedi, ComingSoon

Why Inner Peace Is The Workplace Skill You Didn’t Know You Needed

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ No doubt about it: The world is loud, chaotic, and outright scary. And with a pandemic piled on top of political/social/economic upheaval piled on top of “normal” disruptors like AI advancements that change everything about the way we work, it’s only going to get more so. Here’s the question: How do you get heard above the chaos? Do you shout louder? Work harder? Bulldoze over others? Actually, quite the opposite...
Tags: Startups, Navy, Hess, Darden, Batten, Thinking Aloud, Inner peace, Barbara Fredrickson, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Self Reflection, Batten Fellow, Hyper Learning, Workplace Skill

Seven “Old-School” Workplace Strengths That Are Now Weaknesses

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ The times they are a-changing… and so is the nature of our work. And as our familiar world crumbles around us (thanks, COVID-19!) — and technology continues snapping up more and more of the tasks humans have always done — we’ll need a whole new set of skills. If we want to stay employed and viable, we must reinvent ourselves. Leaders. Employees. Everyone. And it’s not like adding new rooms onto an old house. It’s...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Workplace Culture, Managing People, Hess, Darden, Batten, Professionalisms, Leading People, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Batten Fellow

Elections 2020: In Assembly District 50, Bloom surges to major lead over Hess

Incumbent Democrat Richard Bloom, who’s held this seat since 2012, took a mammoth lead on Tuesday, Nov. 3, over fellow Democrat Will Hess in the 50th Assembly District that includes Beverly Hills, Malibu and Santa Monica. The District: The district’s 470,048 residents are spread across Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Santa Monica, Topanga, and West Hollywood. The Incumbent: Bloom has held this seat since 2012, and has used his ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Stan Lee, West Hollywood, Hess, Richard Bloom, Top Stories LADN, Will Hess, Assembly District 50 Bloom, 50th Assembly District, Beverly Hills Malibu, Santa Monica The District

Does Your Workplace Foster Collective Intelligence?

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ Why collaboration matters is a no-brainer. As skill sets become increasingly specialized and business gets more complex, multiple people must work together to problem-solve, innovate, and do all the other tasks technology can’t. (It goes without saying this needs to happen quickly.) But what we may not realize is that great collaboration isn’t just a meeting of minds. It’s a meeting of the minds, hearts, and soul...
Tags: Startups, Teamwork, Workplace Culture, Hess, Darden, Batten, Professionalisms, Team Collaboration, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Collective Intelligence, Batten Fellow

In Uncertain Times, Leaders Must Bring Their Best Selves To Work

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ Leaders, are you feeling the pressure? Of course you are. (After the past five months, how could you not be?) Even those thought to be the “best” leaders are falling apart like two-dollar watches these days. Times of extreme disruption (like right now) underscore the need for many of us to move to a completely new way of leading (and being). And the key to this new style of leadership may surprise you. Inner Peac...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Navy, Hess, Darden, Batten, Professionalisms, Barbara Fredrickson, Leading People, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Batten Fellow

An entire generation of new voters are on TikTok, but Biden and Trump are neglecting them

Despite its potential to reach a generation of voters, Trump and Biden have steered clear of TikTok. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider As a possible ban still looms over TikTok’s growing user base, discussions about politics exist on nearly every corner of the video-based app. But absent from these political discussions often are the candidates themselves, like President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whose campa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, Instagram, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Getty Images

Does Your Culture Inspire Courage… Or Stamp It Out?

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive marketplace, we need our employees to excel at collaboration in pursuit of innovation. To connect with each other in meaningful ways. To disrupt the status quo, take risks within financial parameters, fail, learn, and get back up again. If your company is to hold its own in a super-competitive, innovation-fueled marketplace, leaders and employees at all levels must do all...
Tags: Startups, Workplace Culture, Office Culture, Courage, Hess, Darden, Batten, Professionalisms, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Batten Fellow

These Seven Employee Behaviors May Well Predict Your Company’s Odds Of Survival

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ The old way of working is dead. Its death throes began decades ago, and the COVID shake-up has slammed the lid on the coffin. In a world of flux, we all have to be 24/7 learners, innovators, and collaborators. Yet most companies continue to allow, encourage, or even force workers to keep up their old rugged-individualistic, head-down, fear-driven, Industrial-Revolution-era ways. Many leaders don’t even realize th...
Tags: Startups, Workplace Culture, Hess, Emerson, Darden, Batten, Managing Employees, Organizational Development, Thinking Aloud, Employee Management, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Ed Hess, Batten Fellow

How “Human” Is Your Workplace? These Four Questions Reveal The Truth.

by Edward D. Hess, author of “Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change“ As the Digital Age advances and technology takes over more jobs, workers must get better at those “human” skills computers can’t do. They must excel at critical thinking, innovative thinking, collaborating, and emotionally engaging with others in the creation and delivery of products and services. Most of all, one must excel at continuously learning… and unlearning… and relearning. I call this last piece “Hyper-L...
Tags: Google, Startups, Leadership, Time, Workplace Culture, Hess, Darden, Batten, Digital Age, Professionalisms, Barbara Fredrickson, Leading People, Edward Hess, Darden School of Business, Edward D Hess, Richard Ryan

Burbank extends San Fernando Boulevard closure for COVID-safe outdoor dining

BURBANK — The city of Burbank is extending its outdoor dining program on San Fernando Boulevard until Oct. 4, meaning that downtown vehicle traffic on the popular street will continue to be prohibited. “Closing sections of San Fernando has been hugely successful,” City Manager Justin Hess said Tuesday. “Our downtown restaurants are able to offer outdoor dining in a safer COVID environment that includes social distancing and fresh air.” Hess’ extension of July’s emergency order will be confirmed ...
Tags: News, Restaurants, California News, Sport, Soccer, Wiz Khalifa, City Council, Local News, Southern California, Hess, Burbank, San Fernando, Daily Grill, Top Stories LADN, Michael Cusumano, Coldwater

The Neuroscience Behind Why Public Speaking Is So Challenging

I really enjoy reading about neuroscience. I know, super nerdy. But there is something fascinating to me about understanding the inner workings of the human brain. Lately, I’ve been reading Daniel Kahneman’s New York Times Bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow. Packed with scientific research and fascinating studies, this book is changing the way I think about how I think. And most interestingly, it’s helping me understand why public speaking can be so difficult even though we engage in conversati...
Tags: Neuroscience, Brain, Conversation, New York Times, Public Speaking, Autopilot, Speaking, Hess, Daniel Kahneman, Kahneman, Presentation Science, Thinking Fast And Slow, Conscious, Subconscious, Eckhard Hess

Sanctions Award Against Pro Se Plaintiff Upheld

    The plaintiff's failure to timely name an expert witness in his bad faith action led to sanctions being awarded against him in favor of the insurer. Black v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. , 2020 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2477 (Cal. Ct. App. April 23, 2020).     After Black's claim was denied by Fireman's Fund, he communicated with company through letters, emails and phone conversations. Black complained that Fireman's Fund handled his claim improperly, engaged in illegal activities and had ties to t...
Tags: Insurance, Discovery, Fund, Nazi, Black, Hess, Court of Appeals, Tred Eyerly, Bad Faith, Expert Witnesses, Fireman s Fund Ins, Fireman s Fund, Germany Fireman s Fund, Randy Hess, Hess Fireman s Fund

Cornyn calls on Justice Department to release report on FBI’s handling of Nassar case

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) is calling on the Justice Department’s inspector general to release his report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of its investigation into former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics women’s national team physician Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young gymnasts. Cornyn in a letter to Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, Tuesday said he is “deeply concerned about evidence of the FBI’s lack of urgency” in investigating allegations against Nassar in ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, News, La, Boston, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, Ncaa, Justice Department, OIG, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Penny

Chicago Lyric’s Orchestra Gives Up Part Of Salary So Freelancers For Cancelled ‘Ring’ Can Be Paid

“The orchestra musicians voted [unanimously] to take a ’10 percent cut of our weekly salary for the next seven weeks that had been canceled,’ said [violist Amy] Hess. ‘Then the dollar amount of everyone’s cut will be distributed to the extra and stage band of musicians, to help make up for the work they wouldn’t have been paid for.'” – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Music, Hess, Amy, Chicago Lyric, 03.19.20

Wound Tight dominant in winning Unusual Heat Turf Classic at Santa Anita

ARCADIA — Wound Tight, bet down from 5-1 on the morning line to the 3-1 third choice in the wagering, took the eight-horse field gate to wire, easily winning the $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic by 3 1/2 lengths on a Saturday afternoon when Santa Anita carded five stakes restricted to California-breds. The 5-year-old gelding by Coil, one of only two horses in the field to have won at the race’s 1 1/8-mile distance, finished in 1:48.24 after carving out easy fractions of 23.39, 48.62 and 1:13. ...
Tags: Florida, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Sprint, Mexico City, Showtime, Horse racing, Arcadia, Hess, Dan, Morales, Santa Anita, Jorge Velez, Craig Lewis

Watch Peluca, the Student Film That Became the Cultural Phenomenon Napoleon Dynamite (2002)

You could say that Jared and Jerusha Hess got lucky. When first the husband-and-wife team got the chance to make a feature, it turned out to be Napoleon Dynamite, the movie that launched a million "VOTE FOR PEDRO" shirts. But that visually, narratively, and culturally askew tale didn't emerge fully formed into the theaters. Nor did its title character, an extravagantly  nerdy and savagely  defensive high-school student in small-town Idaho. Napoleon Dynamite has a predecessor in Peluca, t...
Tags: Google, Utah, Hollywood, Film, College, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, North Carolina, Seoul, Jack Black, Luke Wilson, Anderson, Napoleon, Jared, Hess, Facebook Twitter

A profile of Cliff "Cuckoo's Egg" Stoll, a pioneering "hacker hunter"

Cliff Stoll (previously) is a computing legend: his 1989 book The Cuckoo's Egg tells the story of how he was drafted to help run Lawrence Berkeley Lab's computers (he was a physicist who knew a lot about Unix systems), and then discovered a $0.75 billing discrepancy that set him on the trail of East German hackers working for the Soviet Union, using his servers as a staging point to infiltrate US military networks. The book is superbly written and fascinating, and it inspired a generation o...
Tags: Security, Post, Books, News, Spooks, US, Cold War, Infosec, Oakland, Halifax, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Hanover, Hess, Soviet Union, Greenberg, Klein

Olympians demand Justice Department release report on FBI in Nassar case

For months Lynn Raisman tried to find out why the FBI had not interviewed her daughter Aly, the three-time Olympic gymnastics champion, about being sexually assaulted by U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics women’s national team physician Larry Nassar. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics president and chief executive officer, admonished Raisman to keep quiet, insisting that the FBI investigation of Nassar was proceeding, she said. The FBI wasn’t returning Raisman’s emails or telephone calls, she said. At one...
Tags: Japan, Texas, London, News, California, Washington, Senate, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Olympics

6WH: Week 5 - Horror Noire

Earlier this year, Shudder released Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, which is exactly what the title says (and well worth watching). It's based on a book of the same name by Robin R. Means Coleman, though there are movies in the documentary that are not in the book and vice versa (full list on Letterboxd). I've actually seen a fair amount of the movies mentioned in the documentary (er, less from the book), but I had some blind spots that I thought should be corrected, so I spent the week...
Tags: London, Movies, George Lucas, Jones, Hess, Dusk Till Dawn, Van Helsing, Dracula, Tina, Transylvania, Living Dead, Chappelle, Blacula, William Crain, William Marshall, Clarence Williams III

LEADING OFF: Price ill, Jays slump, HR-prone Hess at Coors

LEADING OFF: Price pulled after feeling ill, Blue Jays struggle to hit, homer-prone Hess at Coors Field            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Blue Jays, Hess, Coors, Coors Field

This Oil Stock Is About to Turn a Forgotten Field Into a $1 Billion Cash Flow Machine

Hess is getting close to turning the Bakken shale into a money-printing press.
Tags: Finance, Article, Hess, Bakken, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 7980ac85-c2e1-5c7c-ad4f-fe19f138526f

Energy Conference Networks' 2018 Supply ChainConference, Houston

DataGumbo: Blockchain to replace siloed ERP systems. MDxBlocks' end-to-end blockchain solution. Weatherford: Compliance in a world sanctions. Hess 360 supply chain management. US Oil & Gas Blockchain Forum. Engage Mobilize's digital transaction API. GEP Smart, cloud-native, source-to-pay software.
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