Episode 16: Predictions

Episode 16: Predictions

Let's see if we were even close! This is a repeat performance of an episode that aired on January 8, 2018. 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 26: CEO Time Management

Episode 26: CEO Time Management

Cowboy up, people! Josh and Megan reflect about an amazing impact that one of their projects is having on a current client and talk about how writing is hard, so joining an accountability program is a good tip. Megan argues that cities should be considering children if they want to grow and keep people, Josh shares how CEOs spend their time... because he is one... though that's not the lens he uses to dive into that topic. We introduce a new segment! (Hint: it's not a game that Megan arbitrarily wins). Additional Information: Writing is hard, this makes it easier https://anygoodthing.com/agt-monthly-writing-challenge/ Design cities for kids https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/02/how-to-design-cities-for-children/552086/ How do CEOs spend their time? https://hbr.org/2017/10/a-survey-of-how-1000-ceos-spend-their-day-reveals-what-makes-leaders-successful Meet your sociologist! https://www.refinery29.com/2018/02/190826/jess-carbino-bumble-sociologist
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 21: Values and Valentines

Episode 21: Values and Valentines

If for no other reason, listen to this episode for the greatest job interview story. Ever. And it's Valentine's themed in the best ways. Megan talks about how words matter and demonstrate your culture, and that aligning your values with retention efforts helps keep people in your organization. We unpack storytelling with theory and play Name That Bias!! Additional Info: Words show your values https://textio.ai/1000-different-people-the-same-words-6149b5a1f351 Align employee retention with organizational goals https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/align-employee-retention-college-goals Storytelling https://mumbrella.com.au/you-are-not-a-storyteller-youre-pitching-a-toothpaste-commercial-488316 https://lifehacker.com/5965703/the-science-of-storytelling-why-telling-a-story-is-the-most-powerful-way-to-activate-our-brains
Episode 19: Crowdsourcing

Episode 19: Crowdsourcing

Megan gets to yell about missed opportunities. Crowdsourcing for social movements is brilliant, and Josh shares a hilarious story about how a trebuchet could save us from the "wall". Our values are shifting, and we can crowdsource to save the world. It's hard to think of a 140 year old yarn company as being innovative, but they have the influencer thing down. We talk about an article that uses all of the words of our podcast title and it's really great. The free business idea could feed people- someone should really do that. Additional Information: Crowdsourcing to stop the wall http://time.com/5048257/cards-against-humanity-trump-border-wall/ AND https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/05/la-mothe-chandeniers-the-french-chateau-now-with-7400-owners The innovation of yarn https://carney.co/daily-carnage/the-knitty-gritty/  
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 15: The Power of Group

Episode 15: The Power of Group

Josh and Megan discuss the merits of having a well-balanced and proactive client, how offering services for those who truly need it can benefit, not hurt local businesses, and why hiring a group could bring you more success. Groups are the focus this week, as Megan also shares a study that could help shape how decisions are made in the future! Additional Info: Groups make better decisions than individuals- Hire Teams, not individuals- https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-companies-should-hire-teams-not-individuals-1509329580  
Episode 12: Live!

Episode 12: Live!

Josh and Megan are actual winners. PLUS, camping and community helps change the world, Megan (yes, Megan) talks about sportsball, and Josh gets everyone excited about farming. Additional Info: Glamping is the answer to creating community. https://www.fastcompany.com/40484369/hipcamp-the-airbnb-of-camping-is-changing-flyover-country-into-a-big-welcome-mat?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=5&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=10242017 Think like a quarterback to create culture. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294859# Farming is the future! http://www.businessinsider.com/best-jobs-future-growth
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