Episode 27: No More Policies

Episode 27: No More Policies

Megan is excited for seniors to get more access, and we get the chance to rant about policies. No. More. Policies. Josh and Megan don't think you should have NO policies, but they aren't the answer to everything. We talk about using research better and business that is consistently at the top of their game. One of our listeners gets some attention. Additional Information: Seniors get self-driving cars https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/10/16874410/voyage-self-driving-cars-villages-florida-retirement-communities Use your research better http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/07/07/how-can-your-research-have-more-impact-5-key-principles-tips/ Wegman's https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/3-critical-things-i-learned-when-i-worked-for-wegmans.html  
Episode 24: Soft Skills

Episode 24: Soft Skills

Generations are often a topic of discussion, but this time Josh and Megan discuss the naming of the past and next ones. Josh shares a dumpster fire list of business ideas that came after a random Google search. Megan encourages companies to be a benefit to their society and we talk about how soft skills make the difference in employment. We answer a listener letter about the difference between coaching and consulting.
Episode 22: Toxic People

Episode 22: Toxic People

Once again, we discuss the danger of lists, and the word "dementor" is actually used in one of them, and it is NOT a Harry Potter reference. Josh and Megan talk about strategies of connection and the power of the group in order to be more innovative. Megan has a controversial perspective about large corporations moving into cities and the impact that has. Josh shares how a list of toxic people indicates that we should be evaluating types of activities, not types of people. Additional Info: Stop reading lists of things successful people do https://hbr.org/2017/03/stop-reading-lists-of-things-successful-people-do Conferences and Social Media https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-power-of-conferences-in-a-social-media-age-1489372006 We need to stop the urbanization of work https://www.fastcompany.com/40517126/cities-are-killing-the-future-of-work-and-the-american-dream https://www.fastcompany.com/40438855/we-need-a-massive-remote-worker-hiring-spree-in-the-american-heartland Forbes 10 Toxic People (Not types of people, only types of activities)
Episode 17: Healthy Culture

Episode 17: Healthy Culture

Closing the loop in your research is more important than just doing the research, and Josh and Megan discuss why. Megan does NOT want to be hypnotized by Samsung, but does want you to consider what "healthy workplace culture" actually means and how to know if you have it. Changes in society come from the darndest places... like online dating... which has changed the nature of marriage. Megan has the best thing you haven't read this week about optimistic martyrs- and the overconfidence bias. Additional Info: Samsung is hypnotic https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-just-hypnotized-me-through-my-computer-screen/ Healthy Company Culture https://blog.knowyourcompany.com/5-questions-that-reveal-if-a-company-has-a-healthy-workplace-culture-a725ee5618c5 Online dating is changing marriage https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609091/first-evidence-that-online-dating-is-changing-the-nature-of-society/ The overconfidence bias http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/4519/1/WP-95-077.pdf
Episode 16: Predictions

Episode 16: Predictions

Josh and Megan are excited about their article in Speaker Magazine, discuss some "controversial" topics like replacing bosses with AI and how happiness doesn't matter. Josh shares why millennials aren't smiling, and we make some predictions about trends for the new year. Happy 2018! Additional Info: Speaker Magazine Article NSA Speaker Magazine Article AI Bosses https://qz.com/1130095/your-boss-might-be-better-as-an-algorithm/ Happiness at work doesn't matter https://betterhumans.coach.me/is-happiness-at-work-a-good-thing-eaf3fcebcd11 https://hbr.org/2015/07/the-research-weve-ignored-about-happiness-at-work Millennials aren't smiling https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianahembree/2017/03/28/why-some-millennials-arent-smiling-bad-teeth-hinder-28-in-job-search/#ac0b9ae59c6a
Episode 9: Food…Again

Episode 9: Food…Again

Josh and Megan discuss good ideas about brains and groups, while taking their own advice about not being boring. They also must be hungry, and it's probably Voiceover Guy's fault, because there's so much food in this episode. Additional Info: It's important to not bore people. https://www.fastcompany.com/40461483/how-to-answer-the-question-what-do-you-do-without-boring-anyone?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=3&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09022017 Breyers can do better than mimicking Halo Top. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-halo-top-icecream-20170915-story.html What is Meat? What is Milk? http://fortune.com/2017/09/14/top-food-companies-ceos/
Episode 4: Too Much Caffeine

Episode 4: Too Much Caffeine

We lose Voiceover Guy to the power of espresso, Josh throws us back to the 1800s...oops, no...1700s, 18th century, and has a great idea for the Girl Scouts, Megan gets excited about data more than once, and we play a game. Megan wins. Additional Info: There is an algorithm that tells you what letters are REALLY saying when CEOs leave https://www.wsj.com/articles/did-the-ceo-actually-get-fired-theres-a-decoder-for-that-1502645422?mod=e2tw NutriSystems is using data to improve the customer experience https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-the-turnaround-at-nutrisystem-1502461461?mod=e2tw The Gig economy looks a lot like a phenomenon we've seen before http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170918-how-the-gig-economy-creates-job-insecurity