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Embisivle Friend: Additive Education


We’ve lost our faith in books. 

We’ve lost faith in texts.  

May may have even lost faith in problem sets.

Learning by doing. 

Learning by interning. 

Learning by being mentored.  It’s what you demand when you’re an 8 year old entrepreneur.  

And a plasma steel cutter, just for good measure. 

The 10th episode of the Audio Drama Embisivle Friend. 


  • Zoe Anastasiou – Maddie, the 8 year old CEO
  • Sarah Ale – Afra Solario, VIce Principal, LMGS
  • Debbon Ayer – Penelope Othmar, Principal, LMGS
  • Ron Bianchi – Guard Tepper, Truck Driver
  • Geoffrey Grier – VInny LeGoff
  • Josh LaForce – Germain Dorfler
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Fury & Himself



Embisivle Friend: Only Hire The Best


Ordinary Day.  Not so ordinary school.

Not much happening.

Though the fifth graders… that’s another story.

And an aspiring CEO decides that Adam Smith might have something useful to say about her arithmetic quiz.

Crowdsourcing an exam on the Third Episode of our series on Maddie, the 8 year old entrepreneur.


  • Sahara Ale – Vice Principal Afra Solario
  • Zoe Anastasiou – Maddie, the CEO
  • Debbon Ayer – Penelope Othmar, Principal
  • Ron Bianchi – Guard Tepper
  • Josh LaForce – Germain Dorfler
  • Michelle Thomas Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself.



SidePocket: Losing Friends


Things sometimes go well.

Or so we hope.

Our new tech entrepreneur is in a new city with a new company, a new investment and a new start.


Or maybe not.  

Vinny and SidePocket start operations in Silicon Valley.  The second episode in the audio drama.


  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Josh LaForce – Carl the VC
  • Cariad OBrien – Molly
  • Skippy – Himself



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

A CEO Prepares for Her Board

hwms.coverart Ok. Maddie is a bit unusual in the world of CEOs but she still needs to be ready for the politics of her Board. They’re not going to agree with her just because she has a clever tech idea and good presentation. You have to be ready. You have to think. [17218] Cast:

Vinny the CTO: Geoffrey Grier

Penelope the Principal: Debbon Ayer

Maddie the Entrepreneur: Zoe Anastassiou


The Agile Board

hwms.coverart Agility begins at home. Or more to the point, it begins with the board. Too often, companies are organized conventionally and then the CEO tries to make the Agile by applying various tricks and procedures. As Vinny argues in today’s episode, you really need to start at the top, think of the company as a whole, and start by understanding the claims and obligations of all parties. It is a little crazy, we do admit, to build a company for an 8-year-old Entrepreneur. But it is not crazy to ask how your CEO will grow into the leadership demands of the organization. [17135] Cast:

Evelyn-the-Business-Manager: Margaux Amie

Sully-from-Poliy & PR: Josh LaForce

Vinny-the-CTO: Geoffrey Grier

Penelope-the-Principal: Debbon Ayer

Maddie-the-8-year-old-Entrepreneur: Zoe Anastassiou

Delores Payne-Perkins: Margaux Amie