Mar 30, 2020
Good Monday morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. I was on with Jack Heath this morning. We discussed the Coronavirus, Covid-19, and how it is going to change business and education forever. Here we go with Jack.
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Whereas before, it would be so unprofessional to hear a cat meow or child crying in the background that is now acceptable. You know you don't want to be in the middle of a ruckus while you're trying to do work, but overall, it is changing all of our attitudes. We're realizing, you know, people have lives outside of this. And we see this massive shift.
A good morning, everybody. Craig Peterson here. Hopefully, you're doing okay with this whole SARS2 Covid-19 thing that's been going around it, hey, it's a drag at the very least, right? Very, very stressful for so many of us for frankly, some good reasons. Anyhow, and that was me this morning with Mr. Jack Heath, and I tried to stick to the good news on the technology front, and frankly, I think everything is about to change.
There's Craig Peterson from Tech Talk joins us live. Craig, good morning. You look at remote learning and people working from home, these changes are profound, and they're not going to go away anytime soon. I think a lot of businesses are studying how this is working. When they find out that a good group of their workforce can do it from home just as efficiently, even when this virus is less of a threat. I don't think these changes to you.
Yeah, I don't either. I think it's kind of interesting. You know, I homeschooled all of our kids, my wife and I Ollie kids up, I'll call it because now they've gone on to get MBAs and everything else. But it is easier to do homeschooling most people I think realize and it's a much better product, I think as well. And so we're going to see a surge in homeschooling, we are going to see a continued surge in people working from home. I listened to your prior guests talking about what the monthly nut is only for the real estate, and some of the other things they have to do. You know for businesses that can be mostly virtual, which is what my business has been for more than 20 years, why would I be paying for office space and other things when people already they have a home?
Justin wants me to ask you a question, Craig since you work at home, do you ever get lost go into work in the morning?
Sometimes I stumbled down the stairs.
I've been reading, you know, Craig, you know, just a few bits, you know, a month or two ago, which is to seems like an eternity ago. Many people right now listening to us going into the course. We have more people looking to us from all over the map because people want this information. But people for a business meeting in Boston, many people would have to leave at 5 am for the old nine o'clock as the traffic and a lot of companies. They're looking at, you know, space in Boston high rent, they're going to say wait a minute. Is this better for everyone if they can start working at eight o'clock at home versus 11 o'clock to recover from a stressful commute, and Gonna start looking at this stuff?
Yeah, it's taking away the stigma. I have noticed this as well because we get phone calls all the time, and one of our daughters works for, in fact, Fidelity right here in Merrimack, and she is working from home now. She and her co-workers have a cat, and they have dogs, they have kids. And so they're on the phone with people. Whereas before, it would be so unprofessional to hear cat meow or child crying in an acceptable background. You know you don't want to be in the middle of all of the ruckus while you're trying to do work. But that is changing all of our attitudes. And we're realizing, you know, people have lives outside of this. And we see that vast shift. You know, another change I've seen here very recently is this whole thing about 3d printers. We've got some new technology out there right now. For instance, the FDA authorized to test last week, that is, they're expecting to ramp up this week that is a five- minute Covid-19 tests. And it's designed for small clinics and you know, the walk-ins and doctor's offices, etc. There's already about 80,000 of these machines out in the field. And they expect this week to see that test available right then and there. It's the size of a toaster. We're seeing 3d printers getting used, and right now, the FDA is working with people. They're going to be releasing designs approved for say smash, nasal swabs, etc. And people are working at home building these things. There are whole groups of people right now that are dedicating their home 3d printers. This one company is cranking out 100,000 nasal swabs a day. Just using these types of printers. People are getting together online using designs that came out of Europe to make some of these medical devices not yet been approved here in the US by the FDA. They have to be careful to meet some of the medical requirements. But they're also printing up some of these supplies that are needed by the medical community. That's all coming together. Yeah.
I love this innovation with entrepreneurs stepping forward like our previous guests, the lacrosse helmet company in Exeter cascade to make protective gear for medical it's just a great way to keep people employed and help us out. Craig Peterson. Thank you very much, Craig Peterson dot com. Thanks, Craig.
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