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.
||CleanWhat Big Tech Doesn’t Know Big Time||They don’t talk. They don’t write. They don’t really like dealing with each other. Yet, they need each other in a fundamental, all consuming way. We’re talking about Tech and Government, in case there was any question. And do you know how||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing the Trail||It never ends well. It really can’t There is an organization to renew. There are new tasks, new demands, new technology to install, new procedures to develop. So what do you get when a tech consulting job ends? You’re supposed to get a new company||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDelivering the Goods||It’s not the slides. It’s not the words. It’s not the clothes you wear. This doesn’t determine your success. Or at least it doesn’t determine it very much. The bigger issue: What do your clients know? And when did the learn it?||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConfront and Advise||“Complicated” You don’t talk. It’s “complicated.” You don’t act. It’s “complicated.” You don’t know what to do. It’s… You can see the pattern. Our consulting at BKL Coffee Logistics has been strained. This owner had thi||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelp from our Russian Advisor||You don’t think about the deals. Well, most people don’t. But Victor does, Victor on the Audio Drama How We Manage Stuff. Victor is always looking for a way to “make the economy more efficient” to improve the return on your investment.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping the Noise Down||If they wanted the same thing, then the decision would be easy. But they don’t. So it isn’t. Our drama probes the decision making process in this episode. It uncovers two, maybe three, sharp disagreements. A split in the family.||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Jasmine the Attorney-Advisor||It’s hubris, of course, but it is more than that. Self-will plays a role. As does ambition. Plus the complete inability to understand why the rest of the world doesn’t want what you want. The Tech Giants (and many of the small techies as well) have||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fatal Mistake||When do they make the mistake? When do they make a decision that limits – radically limits – options? Our consulting team is working on a project that is only stumbling forward in the best of light. So what has happened, we ask.||1/15/2019||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.