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Embisivle Work

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Cermack Road, Cicero, Illinois

Once it was the center of the high tech world.

Now it is a shopping mall.

A mall that is barely making ends meet.

Not a promising future for Silicon Valley. 

But a useful place to introduce a new cast member.  

A peek into the Audio Drama Embisivle Friend. 

Cast

  • Sahara Ale – Female Voice
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Bus Driver
  • Noah Masur – Male Voice
  • Michelle Thomas Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Josh Wilson – Himself
  • Skippy –  Himself

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Interlude: When Kids buy Bitcoin

When Kids Buy Bitcoin

hwms.coverart You think that buying Bitcoin is a grownup thing to do? Really? Meet Maddie, the 8 year old entrepreneur who will tell you otherwise. Maddie is played by Zoe Anastassiou, one of the most flexible members of the cast. Zoe has played executives, teachers, moms. But Zoe Anastassiou is most commonly identified as an eight year old girl who believes – knows – that is the rising light of the next generation of tech business leaders. In this episode, she talks about that character, Maddie-the-Entrepreneur, and what it means to bring her to life. Cast:
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Maddie
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An Invited Commentary

hwms.coverart We live in an age that confuses the act of being daring with the act of being impolite. Furthermore, it excuses threatening behavior by claiming that it was merely impoliteness. Merely impolite.  Another leader, this time from the technology world, has succumbed to these moral confusions to respond to this news, we asked our 8 year old CEO to prepare a commentary.   Cast:
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Maddie
  • Geofrey Grier – Vinny
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Kaffe Logistiks: What does this paper mean?

hwms.coverart  You don’t, and that”s the point.   It’s the contract that holds you together. Not your history. Not your friendship. Not anything else. The contract. Offer. Acceptance. Consideration. That’s it. And what does that paper mean when things start moving fast, when you jump from one meeting to the next? And what does it mean when the client, or perhaps a representative of the client, has ideas? Where does the contract end? Fourth episode in a series on the ins and outs of tech consulting. Cast:
  • Kit, Chief Consultant  – Kit Kuksenok
  • Evelyn, The Business Manager – Margaux Amie
  • Anna the intern  – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Sonya, the head of operations – Debbon Ayer
  • Vinny, the CTO – Geoffrey Grier
  • Aravinda, our Attorney – Sahara Ale
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Commentary: Harassment at the Workplace

hwms.coverart   In an invited commentary, the CEO of Embisivile Frien’ addresses the problem of harassment. It is a general problem that needs to be addressed in the tech industry but it is a specific instance that Madison wishes to discuss. Cast:
  • Vinny, the CTO  – Geoffrey Grier
  • Maddie the CEO if Embisivle Frien’ – Zoe Anastassiou
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Kaffe Logixtiks: You Really Want to Be a Consultant?

hwms.coverart You’ve posted your qualifications, got yourself a business license and are ready to start a new career as an independent tech consultant.   What makes you think that you will succeed in a field where others have, well, not succeeded? This fall, we’re going to start a series that follows the crack How We Manage Stuff cast as they undertake an international  consulting job in Northern Germany.  You get a chance to see what works (and what doesn’t) without exposing your own reputation to ridicule. In this episode, we give you a preview of what the series will bring. Cast:
  • Evelyne, the Business Manager  – Margaux Amie
  • Kit – Kit Kuksenok
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We Read It So You Don’t Have To: The Second Machine Age

hwms.coverart You’ve intended to read The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee but just haven’t found the time.  It’s an important book, to be sure, and explains a lot about the future of work.  But it’s fat.  And it’s say on your Amazon wish list for what, three years?

This is how we can help.  Sulley from our Policy Office and Maddie, our in house entrepreneur have carefully read the book (more or less) and present a detailed and careful summary for your edification.  Remember, we read it so you don’t have to.

Cast:

  • Maddie the 8-year-old Entrepreneur – Zoe Anastassiou
  • Sulley from the Policy Office – Josh LaForce

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HWMS: Do Smart Machines Make Sense?

>hwms.coverart It’s rarely a direct replacement. Rarely do smart machines actually change the workplace as they were intended. It’s always a change to some side occupation, an occupation that you may not connect with smart technology. as Our series on smart machines and work considers the contributions of John McCarthy, one of the founders of the field of Artificial Intelligence. McCarthy had grand plans for his work. He hoped to build a machine that could do the kind of logical reasoning that Euclid did for geometry. The question is, of course, “Was McCarthy’s work a success?” but the answer is not measured by the parallel query “How many geometers did McCarthy put out of work?” Cast:
  • Vinny the CTO – Geoffrey Grier
  • Molly- Caraid O’Brien
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
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We Read It So You Don’t Have To: Imagineers of War

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Was the Internet designed to withstand a nuclear attack? Common story. Is it true?

Rohit and Penelope Othmar explore the origins of the Internet when they review the book Imagineers of War by Sharon Weinberger, a book that discusses the history of ARPA, the Advanced Research Projects Agency.    The answer is not as straightforward as we might like.

Cast:

  • Debbon Ayer as Penelope Othmar, Principle of the Lillian Moller School for Disruptive Innovation
  • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT

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