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Big Tech: Woman Looking at Real Estate


There are so many moving parts.

You think you have a strategy and then things fall apart.

Successful coworkspace.  Capitol Hill.  A Center for women. 

Finally, a sitting Senator graces the facility with her presence but at the same time, a real estate agency makes a call.   

Episode 24 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 


  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin of HWMS
  • Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino, Aide to Senator to Stassen
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith, owner of Beva’s Coworkspace 
  • Debbon Ayer – Tracy Aponta of Aponta and Associates
  • Anastasia DeLoret – Karine Tisserand of HWMS 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Senator Christine Stassen
  • Skippy – Himself



Big Tech: Control and Command


Can’t things just get better?

By themselves.

When there is a market to disrupt.

And money to be made.

Ed Kowalski, the CTO of the hapless Internet firm Talking and Shopping is back in Silicon Valley.  Tired of Washington.  Tired of things he doesn’t understand.  Tired of trying to get along with people.  

Episode 22 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 


  • Margaux Amie – Evelyn Rouse of HWMS
  • Christian Conn – Gar Simons, Financier 
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski of T & S
  • Noah Masur – Ben Çapardı, formerly of T & S 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself



Audio Drama


We’re an Audio Drama.

We live on the Internet.

We tell stories of work and tech and power and love and loss.

Consultants in Germany.  Artificial Intelligence in Seattle.  A startup in Mountain View.  Books that we read so you don’t have to.  An little entrepreneur  who knows things her elders never will.

We tell you a story.

We’re How We Manage Stuff.  


  • Sahara Ale 
  • Margaux Amie 
  • Zoe Anastassiou 
  • Debbon Ayer 
  • Ron Bianchi 
  • Anastasia Deloret 
  • Geoffrey Grie
  • Kit Kuksenok
  • Josh LaForce 
  • Noah Masur
  • Jake Minevich 
  • Skippy
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf



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

HWMS: Why Don’t They Finish?

hwms.coverart Do young employees find it hard to finish tasks? Is it somehow difficult for them to bring a job to completion? So we ask the question and start to look for an answer. Our cast moves from the problem of finishing tasks to the problem of finishing MOOCS – Those Massive Open OnLine Courses that seem to be everywhere and no where at once. And from finishing MOOCs, they return to the problem of finishing tasks and grasp, for a moment, that they are the same thing. In a world where information is ubiquitous, why do we need to finish anything? Cast:
  • Vinny the CTO – Geoffrey Grier
  • Penelope Othmar from the LMGSDI- Debbon Ayer
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Kit Kuksenok – Himself
Podcast written by Kit Kuksenok & David Alan Grier [17505]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

We Read It So You Don’t Have To: The Fissured Workplace

hwms.coverart Not up on the current literature of technology and organization? Don’t worry. We read it so you don’t have to. This week, we look at David Weil’s Fissured Workplace, a book about what is happening to the workplace in the age of Uber, Taskrabbit and Mechanical Turk. [16425]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail