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IAD?

IDA?

What’s the difference?  

What is the import of the flip of one letter? 

The expanded team gathers in Washington.  Vinny from Washington.  Karine from Brussels.  Time to get the leaders of the tech giant Talking and Shopping ready for a Congressional Hearing.  

But there is that little issue.  IAD vs IDA.  It changes the plans but the results might be best for all.  

The sixteenth episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine Tissarand, Head of HWMS EU Office
  • Kit Kuksenok –  Ed Kowalski of T & S
  • Noah Masur – UPS Delivery Person; FedEx Delivery Person; Hyung Tai, Delivery Person and part owner of Gangnum Cleaners 
  • Skippy – Himself

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The Prologue: How Not to [Suck] at Consulting

hwms.coverart Outside Tech meets Inside Politics. That’s the story. If you understand what it means, you can quit right here. But you’ll miss the story.  And the lesson. With this episode, we start the complete presentation of our recent series on tech consulting.  Two hours of drama in five easy episodes. There’s something for everyone.  Good plot.  A few jokes.  Interesting characters.  Goats, always a welcome addition.  And a lesson, a lesson of our time: the lesson of what happens when outside tech meets in inside politics. The preliminary episodes in which we set our stage. Cast:
  • Kit, Director of Consulting – Kit Kuksenok
  • Evelyn, the Business Manager – Margaux Amie 
  • Herself –  Debbon Ayer
  • Himself  – Josh LaForce
  • Chuck, friend of Zippy  – Ron Bianchi
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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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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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Steve Crocker Explains the Internet to You

hwms.coverartIf you spend any time with senior engineers, you get stories.  Stories of Work. Stories of Technology.  Stories of Friendship.  Stories of accomplishment Often, these stories are far more profound than the tellers intend.  They tell of mastery, of coming of age, of accomplishment, of agreement. But they also post a serious question.  How do you re-tell these stories without offending all connected with it offending all connected with it, including the original teller. The crack How We Manage Stuff is tackling this challenge with a story of dedication to technology that involves two Internet pioneers and a locked building on the campus of UCLA.  The first is an occasional series called “Steve Crocker Explains the Internet to You.”   Cast:
  • Evelyn the Business Manater – Margaux Amie
  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Maddie, the young entrepreneur  – Zoe Anastassiou
  • Mix the Master Scrum Master – Ron Bianchi
  • Sully from Policy – Josh LaForce
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The Second Machine Age: We Read It So You Don’t Have To

hwms.coverartYou’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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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

hwms.coverart Boards. Why do you need them? Just they don’t get in the way? The podcast How We Manage Stuff will soon start a new series that deals with technology, organizations and governance in a effort to help you understand how to bring new ideas to market. Cast Member Zoe Anastassiou and Geoffrey Grier Cast:
  • Maddie the Entrepreneur / Herself – Zoe Anastassiou
  • Vinny the CTO / Himself – Geoffrey Grier
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Retrospective: CES 2017 & The Trillion Shot Latte

hwms.coverart The story of the 2017 CES was drones. Drones to deliver packages. Drones to inspect oil pipelines. Drones to follow traffic. Drones to spy on you neighbor. One company offered drones to bring the last remnant of paper mail to beleaguered offices. Another upped the ante by suggesting that drones could bring food to those office workers who were either chained to their desks or intent on impressing their bosses with their dedication to work. The IT director of the podcast HWMS, Rohit, went one step further with his Autonomous Drone Latte Deliver System (ADLADS). Prior to the 2017 CES he demonstrated the system by draining Lake Mead and filling it with the trillion shot late. Cast
  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Bix the Master Scrum Master – John C. Havens
  • Tourist 1 – Debbon Ayer
  • Tourist 2 – Josh LaForce
  • Himself – Stan Freberg
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