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17150: Technologies, Organizations & Shoes

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How does technology alter organizations? Not a straightforward question, especially if you are looking to the future. We know a few basic ideas and can reason our way to some useful conclusions. We know that technology expands markets. We know that it shifts knowledge across an organization. We know that it reallocates power. In this podcast, we discuss the implications of these ideas, as well as learn some important lessons on the shoe derivative market.

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Cast:

Anna-the-Intern: Sarah Corbyn Woolf

Harvey from Lapin Partners: Ron Bianchi

Evelyn the Business Manager: Margaux Amie

Sullivan from PR: Josh LaForce

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17191: Maddie: the 8-old Entrepreneur – Part 1

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When you are trying to explain the subtleties of organizational politics or the nature of corporate governance, or the difficulty of making strategic decisions, nothing is more useful than an 8-year old entrepreneur.

Little did we know that she would become so central to podcast but she was the product of a need, a talented actor and a moment of inspiration.

Maddie was an afterthought, a character invented to fill an episode but quickly she became the way of exploring the mind of young CEOs. She had no fear. She did things because she could.She had a hard time shaking a minor grudge and yet would be distracted by a puppy. Underneath all of that was a leader who was trying to find her way.

In this episode, we have assembled and re-editted some of the first stories, so that you can appreciate how she thinks and how we all become leaders.

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Cast:

Maddie: Zoe Anastasiou

Penelope Othmar, Principal: Debbon Ayer

Vinny the CTO: Geoffrey Grier

Evelyne the Business Manager: Margaux Amie

Airport Official: Josh LaForce

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17130: The Overhire & The Young Tech Employee

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What do your young tech employees think about their organization? Especially those that are still learning about organizations and how they operate? We know that they have trouble putting their ideas into words and that they often talk about their concerns in an oblique way. (Though we all do that to some extent.) We also know that they are particularly sensitive to overhire, to a new supervisor that restricts their freedom.

This episode explores some of those issues, through the eyes of Rohit, our IT Guy. Rohit has recently realized that the newly hired Bix-the-Scrum-Master is actually his boss.

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Cast:

Rohit-from-IT:  Noah Masur

Evelyn-the-Business-Manager: Margaux Amie

Sully-from-Poliy & PR: Josh LaForce

Zack-the-friend-of-Rohit:  Josh LaForce

Jenny-the-friend-of-Anna: Debbon Ayer

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17125: How do we learn to code?

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We’re actually asking the bigger question. How do we learn anything? Do we learn form experts? From Teachers? From each other? There is a lot of evidence that we learn technical skills from each other, from peers who know little more than we do. Sure, there are classes and textbooks and formal lessons. However, the computer field has given us many examples that we learn the most from people who are learning just like us.

The week we introduce Katerena Kuksenok, our in house expert on learning to code. Dr. Kuksenok is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and is now employed by SAP in Berlin. Her work looks at the processes we use to teach ourselves to code.

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17012: What to See at the Consumer Electronics Show

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What should you see at the Consumer Electronics Show? What are going to be the great cutting edge technologies that will shape the next 5 years of consumer products. We get some ideas from our special Tom Coughlin, who is one of the organizers of the technical side of the CES conference. Tom joins podcast staff members Sulley, the Policy Director and Jameela, the Manager of our Bangalore Office, to talk about the most important new technologies. (And, it appears, none of them are autonomous drone based coffee delivery systems.) Augmented Reality is probably on the top of the list, followed by Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Tom will explain.

 

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17010: The Trillion Shot Latte: Drone Delivered Coffee @CES

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We’re not in any of the main exhibit halls at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.   Raytheon or someone like that got there first. We didn’t make it into the rump group at the Sands Hotel.   However, we were able to secure a nice place in the parking lot next to the Sanchez Family Taco truck.  We also were able to plan a podcast demo for the Hoover Dam: The Worlds Largest Drone Delivered Latte every witnessed on a podcast.  You’ll hear about it on this episode.

 

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16450: Maddie Teaches What it Means to be a CEO

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Maddie, the CEO of Embisivle Frien’ faces the dark moment of the company and asks “What does it mean to be CEO?” What does it mean to make the toughest decision for a leader? Vinny, her mentor, arrives to support her in the hour of need and helps her demonstrate a key trait of leadership. 

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