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17015: Where is the Stuff in HWMS? (Season Overview)

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It used to be David and Tamara. Now it’s Evelyn & Sullivan, or Rohit & Anna, or Vinny and little Maddie. All these characters give you some insight into technology and organization and work. In this episode, Executive Producer previews the coming season.

 

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16440: Why do we Stand & Why do we Scrum?

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We stand at our morning meeting and listen to a guy named a scrum master. What do these things tell us about organizations? And what do they tell us about technology? (Perhaps that it has much in common with more humble work?) A sketch of our morning standup meeting and an introduction not our new Master Scrummaster, Bix

Featuring:

  • Geoffrey Grier as Vinny the CTO
  • Josh La Force as Sulley from PR
  • Margaux Amie as Evelyn the Business Manager
  • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf as Anna-the-Intern

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Introducing John C Havens as Bix the Master Scrum Master

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Maddie, the Eight-Year Old Entrepreneur

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With a week off for How We Manage Stuff, we offer a little snippet of Maddie, our 8-year old entrepreneur who is visiting Washington. Maddie represents all that is right with American business. Its energy. Its vision. Its optimism. She is also the side of it that is 8 years old. Enjoy the introduction of this little fireball from an episode released in May.

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16335: What Happens When the Bosses Are Gone?

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We know the answer to this question. You know the answer to it. You wouldn’t be looking at this page if you didn’t. The only questions are “How will the staff get themselves out of this mess?” and “How embarrassing will it be for them?” Click to find the answer.

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16260: Disrupting the Schumpethon

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Skill or Habit? What belongs to the first category and what belongs to the second? And how can technology better promote skill? That is the primary question of this week’s podcast and we take a long time to answer it. Our trip takes us through the writings of Adam Smith, an app that can calculate net wealth from a business card and an eight year old disruptive innovator who will never move to Brooklyn “because everyone knows that the best startups aren’t in Brooklyn.”

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UnknownThe Schumpethon is business pitch contest of the Lillian Moller Gilbreth School for Disruptive Innovation, the fictional school that is next to our fictional office in Silicon Valley. It is, of course, named for Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1960) the Austrian economist who studied business cycles and argued that recessions helped move capital from less efficient industries to more efficient industries. This episode introduces Maddie, one of the competitors in this year’s contest. This is not her first Scumpethon but as she is only eight, she will have many more opportunities to disrupt.

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16240: When We Observe, What Do We See?

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Observing Technology and Technological Organizations. And while you’re at it, how do you explain a boating accident to your boss, who thought that you were going to meet George Dyson?

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16210: The Omnipurpose Negotiator

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A crisis with Evelyn-the-Business-Manager leads to a discussion of organizational operations, negotiation in the work place and to a preview of the new podcast season – which includes interviews with the historian of technology, George Dyson.

This episode introduces new cast member, Margaux Amie.

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Janus Cones
evelyn coneJanus Cones are graphical tools for organizing events and activities in a way that allow you to see the trends and forces that are shaping people, or organizations, and businesses. They can deal with personal events, global themes and everything in between. Here we have the kind of cone that Evelyne would have done to reject her personal perspective.  It is one of the cones that Tamara asked her to do.

 

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