In this episode of Request to Speak, host Garrick Taylor talks to Sam Richard of Creosote Partners and Matt Benson of Veridus about the importance of political endorsements, why vaccines are such a hot topic at the State Capitol and their recommendations for what you should be reading and watching.
Read It/Watch It/Listen To It:
Sam Richard recommends two books:
(1) ‘Sunbelt Capitalism’ by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (http://bit.ly/2U5cRVV) tells the story of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater’s rise through city politics and the start of the Greater Phoenix Chamber and the beginning of major growth in the Valley; and
(2) ‘Call Him Mac: Ernest W. McFarland, the Arizona Years’ by Gary L. Stuart (http://bit.ly/2utUfQG) describes the personal backstory of well-known politician and Arizona Supreme Court justice Ernest McFarland in the 20th century.
Matt Benson recommends a documentary:
‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’ on HBO (https://itsh.bo/2Wpo2WP) follows the quick rise and dramatic fall of Theranos, a health care tech startup once valued at $9 billion and founded by Elizabeth Holmes, who is now on trial for fraud.
Garrick Taylor recommends a TV series:
‘Losers’ on Netflix (http://bit.ly/2FBEkWZ) is a sports documentary series that explores how individuals and teams handle failure — what happens to the ones who lose, and how they pull themselves “up off the mat?”