How We Manage Stuff
By David Alan Grier
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Stories that make you laugh and think. And think deeply. Imagine a cast of characters trying to make their way through the bleak promise of the modern industrial landscape. Machine Intelligence to the left of them. Disruptive Innovation to the right. A boss often absent from the scene. And the wrong person for the wrong decision at the wrong time front and center. This is How We Manage Stuff. An episodic drama about the working world. Human characters who are trying to make something of themselves is a turbulent time. Anna the intern. Vinny the Venture Capitalist. Jameela, the data scientist. Evelyn the Office Manager. Rohit from IT. Sulley from PR. And of course, Maddie, the business leader of the future, currently a student at The Lillian Moller Gilbreth School for Disruptive Innovation. No promotions. No sales. No advocacy. No best practices. Just a story. A sharp, insightful, story that strips away superficial ideas and asks you to think clearly, unconventionally, and ultimately, deeply. How We Manage Stuff is produced by Djaghe LLC, David Alan Grier Executive Producer.
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||CleanData Driven Decisions and the Office in India||We sent the cast to Bangalore. We went looking for an office. It was a hard task. Harder than any of them thought. There are a lot of choices for a small tech organization in india and a lot of opinions among the cast.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMachine Intelligence and the Future of Work||Machine Intelligence is going to take over the world, right? We know this? Driverless cars. Computer bosses. All the information that you could ever know captured in a few silicon chips? Can the new generation of workers look ever look forward to hav||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanRetrospective: CES 2017 & The Trillion Shot Latte||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.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart. Witty. Informative.
As a young professional working in both DC/Silicon Valley, this series is a part of my weekly routine. The series presents a compelling narrative about trends/theories in modern organizations, drawing interesting historical connections, presented by a growing cast of relatable characters who will earn your laughs with biting social commentary. For example, you should prepare to “walk the hallways” of Silicon Valley's Lillian M. Gilbreth Preschool for the Young Innovative Entrepreneur.