We Read It So You Don’t Have To: Hidden Figures

hwms.coverart Do you see the talent that you have in your organization.  The movie Hidden Figures brings some welcome attention to the forgotten  human computers who did the calculations for the manned space program.  However, as much as we might like to think that the story of Katherine Goble Johnson and NASA’s West Area Computers was an isolated anomaly, we quickly discover that it is not.  All organizations have hidden, unappreciated workers, as the book When Computers Were Human shows. [17115]  Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

It’s called “Brexit” but It’s not About Brexit (Series I)

hwms.coverart There was a reason for this title.  We talked about it in the writers room. But that reason is gone.  It was just another step towards Audio Drama. You want to be innovative do something new and think that you can just change directions on a dime. But that’s the problem. Novelty is not innovation. Without a structure to support it, a new idea won’t advance your goals. So we turn the cast loose to wrestle with this problem. Some success. Some problems. A couple of hosts disagreeing about a new idea. A little CEO who may be realizing that contract is not enough. [16430]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

Anna appeals to Elon Musk

errant.coverart Here’s the trouble with real people.  They don’t don’t write, they don’t call, they just aren’t reliable.  Anna the Intern made an appeal  to Elon Musk early in our run. Did she get a reply?  You tell me. Real people! Anna wants to be a player. She hopes to be a technology media mogul. For her next step, she hopes to host the next binge episode, though she has already hosted two, one on December 22 and the next on December 29. To achieve that goal, she has made an appeal to Elon Musk, though this appeal is also an apology for a slight she fears that she may have made. [16115]Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

How We Manage Stuff: An Audio Drama

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We tell you a story.  

Isn’t that enough?

No report.  No statistics.  

No effort to promote some point of view.  No desire to teach some theory.  

 We invent a fiction.  We look at characters.   We look at their relationships.  We ask how they make decisions.  

All to entertain you for a moment.  

All to help you understand the truth.

We’re How We Manage Stuff.  We’re an Audio Drama.  Let us tell you a story. 

Cast:

  • Center – Geoffrey Grier
  • Back – Sahara Ale
  • Center Right – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Center Left – Debbon Ayer
  • Right – Ron Bianchi
  • Left – Jake Minevich
  • Skippy – Skippy

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