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.
||CleanSteve Crocker Explains the Internet to You||If you spend any time with senior engineers, you get stories. Stories of Work. Stories of Technology. Stories of Friendship. Stories of accomplishment Often, these stories are far more profound than the tellers intend. They tell of mastery,||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Reckoning||The arc comes to a close, even though the issues remain open. At some point, the board has to make a decision – Take the path to the right, Take the path to the left, or Stand in the middle of the road, (which is a decision unto itself.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChallenging the Board||It’s not a typical employee relationship – CEO and Board. Sure, there’s an employee contract but it hardly covers all the circumstances of the job. Vinny, the CEO of SidePocket, has concluded that his board is out of step with the software market||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech, Money, Betrayal & Bad Driving||Things are never as clear as they seem. Never as obvious. Never as straightforward as you would like. It should be simple. You get an idea. You make a product. You take it to the market. Let your customers decide for good or for ill.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Make A Point||Sometimes talk doesn’t work. You’ve argued your case again and again. They hear your points, concede your argument but don’t accept your conclusion. What do you do? And when do you do it? And perhaps most importantly,||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuccess & Temptation||What’s success? A million a month? A million a month in revenue for a young software firm? (Remember, this story comes from the 1990s, Podcastland.) It’s not a bad start. But what do you do with success? Throw a party? Lease a new office building?||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories about Tech Governance||Technology & Governance? What’s the big deal? It’s just politics. Right? And why are we doing it with stories? Why can’t we just give you the PowerPoints and be done with it? Because Tech Governance is a key part of our age. Without it,||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Funds, Losing Friends||Finding investments. Never as easy as you think. It’s not the technology. It’s the business. And the two are often far from the same thing. And when you go from technology to business, you often find decisions that are hard to make.||6/20/2018||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.