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17315: Working in the Neighborhood

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  • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie-the-8-year-old-entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier as Vinny the Board Chair
  • Margaux Amie as Evelyn the Office Manager
  • Ron Bianchi as Ernesto from Tenderloin Angels
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    17310: A Meeting At Bucks

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    What do you know about tech leadership?

    Try this one.

    There’s a meeting.  It’s in the center of Silicon Valley deal-making.  The young CEO has assembled two confidants.  The questions begin.

    Is the purpose of the get together for technical advice?  Or is it something else?

    Maddie meets with Rohit and Sulley in Buck’s of Woodside.  At her special table.

    Featuring:

    • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie-the-8-year-old-entrepreneur
    • Josh LaForce as Sullivan from Policy and PR
    • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT
    • Debbon Ayer as Val the Waiter

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    17710: Manage for Profit, or for Use, or for a Good Lunch

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    What’s the best way to manage technology?

    Build a strong, highly structured organization?

    Or do you just build a market and let the laws of supply and demand decide?

    Our staff meets at a farmer’s market near the Washington Office to decide just such questions.  The answer, it turns out, involves Task Rabbits, a subway pass, and an order of Home-Made Potato Chips

    Featuring:

      • Debbon Ayer as Penelope Othmar, Principal of the Lillian Moller Gilbreth School
      • Josh LaForce as Sullivan from Policy and PR
      • Ron Bianchi as Bix, the Master Scrum Master
      • Zoe Anastassiou as the impatient Customer

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    17890: Principal of a Disruptive School

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    How do you present disruption?

    How do you present disruption when you are supposed to be a teacher of disruption?

    This week’s episode features Debbon Ayer, the cast member who plays Penelope Othmar, the Principal of the Lillian Moller Gilbreth School for Disruptive Innovation, the nation’s premier K-12 School for future entrepreneurial business leaders.

    Featuring:

      • Debbon Ayer as Penelope Othmar, Principal of the Lillian Moller Gilbreth School

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    17335: A Holiday for Statistics

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    How do you think about data? How do you you look for an office in Bangalore?

    And how do you deal with a country that has a holiday for statistics?

    This episode starts with with the Stats Holiday, moves through a real estate agent brimming with confidence in his own ability to understand the client’s needs, and ends with a staff member who dreams of a new office within walking distance of a Premier League Cricket Stadium.

    What does all this tell you about Big Data? That it is only part of our business experience.

    Featuring:

    • Sonam Powar As Jameela, the Bangalore Office Manager
    • Margaux Amie as Evelyn, the Business Manager
    • Josh LaForce as Sulley, from Policy
    • Ron Bianchi as Deepak, the The Bengaluru Real Estate Agent
    • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT

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    17330: Big Data in Bangalore

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    Bangalore. Bengaluru. India’s High Tech Capital. If you’re gong to be a global podcast, you have to have an office somewhere near MG Road. The How We Manage Stuff team arrives in Bangalore – well most of it arrives in Bangalore – to find a place to work and to build a practice based on Big Data.

    Featuring:

    • Sonam Powar As Jameela, the Bangalore Office Manager
    • Margaux Amie as Evelyn, the Business Manager
    • Josh LaForce as Sulley, from Policy
    • Ron Bianchi as Bix, the Scrum Master

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    17625: The Source of Agile

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    Agile Ideas. Agile Development. Agile Software. Agile, and its variants, are the methods of modern industry and modern commerce. Yet, they are as old as industry itself. They become prominent when circumstances demand it.

    Anna and Rohit read one of the founding texts of the Agile movement, The Machine That Changed the World and explain why they read it so you don’t have to.

    Featuring:

    • Sarah Corbyn Woolf as Anna-the-Intern
    • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT
    • Ralph E. Flanders, in a cameo appearance
    • Mr. Skippy as himself

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    17300: Technology and Organization and the Season Ahead

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    What is next? As our cast rests on the How We Manage Stuff yacht in Puget Sound, it ponders the future and describes some of the story lines for the next season. As always, our goal is to teach lessons that are easy to discuss but hard to live. Hence, we will be looking at issues involving artificial intelligence, Agile software development, startup governance, and big data. We will open our new office in India, and start the discussion of the side effects of smart machines.

    The podcast How We Manage Stuff is grateful for the support and generosity of the United States Navy and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. No actual nuclear submarines were harmed in the production of this episode.

    Featuring:

    • Josh LaForce as Sulley, head of Policy
    • Margaux Amie as Evelyn the Business Manager
    • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie the 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur
    • Mr. Skippy as himself

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