"Rich in knowledge, rich in happiness, rich in laughs, and just maybe a nugget or two actually makes you money rich." - Wela CEO Matt Reiner
Welcome to another That's Rich recap. Episode 14 was nothing short of amazing. It featured the full team back together, Atlanta becoming the favorite to land Amazon's second headquarters and the most significant testament to optimism and positivity being able to overcome any situation in life that we've featured on the show.
Listen to the whole podcast here for more trending topics like the scientific reasons behind why marriages end in divorce, Evan's thousand dollar Vegas wager, and more. Also, remember to subscribe to the show and watch the guys go Live on Facebook every Monday at 10:30 pm. Eastern time.
Let's get straight into things with the rundown.
1. UGA stomps Florida, Ohio State's comeback for the ages.
If you're new to the show or just happen to have been living under a rock, then you might have missed the fact that Matt is a HUGE UGA fan. And Morgan, hailing from Ohio and having attended THE Ohio State University, is one of the biggest OSU fans out there. In fact, Ohio State football means so much to Morgan, she said she can't watch the games in public and relegates herself to the fetal position during the games. Although for different reasons, being a Tennesse fan myself, I can understand not wanting to watch your team in public. Nonetheless, they both saw their teams win critical games Saturday, and both received some pretty good news Tuesday night with the release of the initial College Football Playoff rankings.
2. Atlanta is 2/1 odds-on favorite to land Amazon.
So, once again, if you don't know that we've been personally pitching(begging) Jeff Bezos to bring Amazon to Atlanta, I have a quick question for you. Where have you been? Matt might as well be on the committee for Atlanta. And not to toot our own horn but, toot. When we first covered the possibility of Atlanta being a second headquarter for Amazon, Business Insider didn't even list Atlanta as a top 10 possible landing location for the tech giant. Because of this, Matt went on an impassioned diatribe against business insider and began lobbying just as intensely for Atlanta. Fast forward three weeks, and now, Business insider has Atlanta in its top 2 cities for Amazon's second headquarters. Possibly more importantly, Vegas has Atlanta as the odds-on favorite to land the conglomerate. As Evan stated, trust Vegas and follow the money.
3. The more you know
During our fan-favorite segment, Matt put to rest a major myth about staying in the hotels in Vegas. Evan followed up by reminding you of the event that's happening this weekend. Hint: it's about to get dark a whole lot earlier. Do yourself a favor and listen to the more you know here.
4. Tech Segment
In the Tech segment of the show, which could just as aptly be the "WTF" segment, the guys discussed the first ever robot citizen of Earth. This moment definitely feels like a watershed moment regarding robot/human relations. In summary, against Evan's lobbying for the contrary, the human race is choosing to continue its efforts to make robots smarter and more accepted in society. No better example of both why Evan is fearful of robot intelligence and the world's acceptance of robots than Saudi Arabia granting citizenship to a robot that once said she wanted to "destroy humans." Good luck and Godspeed to you all.
5. Finding the silver lining in everything
Anyone who knows Matt knows he's both uniquely positive and optimistic about everything in life. It's one of the reasons people enjoy working for him. But, no one could have blamed him for being cynical after recent personal events. And yet, he wasn't. Instead, he delivered an amazingly passionate plea for everyone to live in the moment and truly appreciate each day as the blessing it is. Trust me, if you need a pick me up, or any form of inspiration, listen here.
So that's it for another episode of That's Rich. Tweet me @jwoodsmedia or @wela to let me know how we did. Listen to the whole podcast here for more trending topics like the scientific reasons behind why so many marriages end in divorce, Evan's thousand dollar Vegas wager, and more. Also, remember to subscribe to the show and watch the guys go Live on Facebook every Monday at 10:30 pm. Eastern time.