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119. We're Back and We Missed You!
Tue, 21 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400
Ever found yourself chuckling over the quirks of corporate life or scratching your head at the paradox of success? That's precisely where Bruce and I landed in our latest Corporate Strategy Vibes Check. As we pour out our trials and triumphs, from gearing up for major work events to contemplating the relentless demand success places on our shoulders, we also flip some classic sayings on their heads. Can these old adages really survive the heat of the modern-day corporate kitchen? It's not all boardrooms and business attire; our journey through the tech scene has us dishing on the striking contrasts between the streets of San Francisco and the sunlit buzz of Mountain View. We take you behind the scenes of the RSA conference to marvel at Samsung's security innovations and kick around with AI-powered soccer stats that showcase the pace of app development today. And while Sterling brings sunny tales from Mountain View, we also navigate the darker side of tech hubs, pondering policy impacts on urban landscapes. There's a heartbeat to this podcast, one that thrums with the support and camaraderie you all bring to the table. We laugh off the odd hiccup, like our merch link shenanigans, and send a beacon out for a social media wizard. Whether you're tuning in for your dose of corporate strategy insights or the unvarnished truth of our experiences, know that your listens, shares, and recommendations are the secret sauce to our host-funded endeavor. So, buckle in for more riveting discussions, and let's unwrap the next episode's gift together. Everything Corporate Strategy: All the links! Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
118. Interview with an Ethical Hacker
Mon, 29 Apr 2024 08:00:00 -0400
Ever wondered if your digital fortress can withstand a full-scale cyber siege? Buckle up as Squidboi, our corporate fam discord's virtuoso of virtual vulnerabilities, takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the landscape of offensive security. This episode promises to arm you with the know-how of ethical hacking that's essential for keeping corporate networks safe. We kick things off with a casual chat about the upcoming summer and the peculiar world of 'ghost jobs', setting the stage for a deep-dive into Squidboi's daily grind as a cybersecurity consultant. As the conversation progresses, we peel back the layers of penetration testing and cybersecurity consulting, exposing the skills that transcend coding prowess and the persistence needed when scouring systems for elusive security gaps. Squidboi regales us with tales from the trenches—where creativity is king, and late-night excursions into digital defenses are just another Monday. Plus, we get the scoop on how cybersecurity professionals stay nimble in a landscape peppered with ever-evolving threats and custom integrations. Don't miss the electrifying discussion on bug bounties and the tools of the trade, including the nifty Flipper Zero, which could give Q from James Bond a run for his money. Squidboi casts a light on the paradoxical pressures of offensive security consulting, where boasting an impenetrable defense is practically an invitation for trouble. By the time we wrap up, you'll have a hearty dose of insights and inspiration, whether you're a seasoned pro or just curious about what it takes to join the ranks of ethical hackers safeguarding our digital domain. Everything Corporate Strategy: All the links! Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
117. Startup vs. Big Corporate
Mon, 22 Apr 2024 10:00:00 -0400
Join the lively banter with your hosts Bruce and Clark as they tackle the tightrope walk of health in the hustle of corporate life. You're not alone if you're trying to shed the lockdown lethargy or sneak in a cheeky afternoon walk to combat the computer-chair blues. We're sharing our own tales from the trenches—carb-cutting woes, the allure of treadmill desks, and why taking a stand (literally) might just be the secret weapon in your fitness arsenal. Trust us, we're right there with you, trying to punch back against the sedentary workday one step at a time. Ever wondered what impact a tech reviewer's words have on the fate of shiny new gadgets? We crack open this can of worms, dissecting MKBHD's scorching review and its ripple effects across the tech pond. From Apple's latest offerings to the quixotic AI pins and Cybertrucks roaming our dreams, we get down to brass tacks about what’s truly innovative versus what’s just chasing the almighty dollar. And hey, did someone mention workplace satisfaction? Dive into our discourse on the clash between profit and contentment in the tech-sphere, and how that shapes the gadgets we love (or love to hate). Feel like you're stuck in a maze of confused roles and responsibilities at work, especially when tech is just a side note? Clark and I pull back the curtain on the drama, from the sluggishness of large corporate entities to the electric agility of startups. We’re not shy about sharing our own facepalm moments—yes, that includes the great ravioli rebellion of 2021. As we wrap up, we'll toss you a lifeline with strategies to navigate the corporate circus, and give a shout-out to our action-packed community on Discord. Remember, it's not just about surviving the grind; it's about thriving amidst the chaos. So, come for the laughs, stay for the wisdom, and let's keep the conversation rolling. Everything Corporate Strategy: All the links! Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
116. Luck v. Hard Work
Mon, 15 Apr 2024 09:00:00 -0400
Ever felt like you're navigating a ship through the stormy waves of corporate life? That's where we find ourselves in the latest episode, with our capitalist correspondent Alex Restrepo as our guiding star. Together, we traverse the crucial milestones of acclimating to a new job, embracing the stoic principles to keep steady when life gets choppy, and recognizing the symbiotic dance of control and chance. Alex, with his seasoned insights, becomes an indispensable crew member as we chart these seas. This odyssey isn't just about the corporate climb; it's a philosophical journey questioning the very nature of luck and effort. We ponder if our destinies are a roll of the dice or the result of our painstaking endeavors. From the microcosm of our personal career arcs to the vast expanses of the Fermi Paradox, we weigh the scales of fate and action. Through tales of personal growth and stoic wisdom, we explore how a singular effort can ripple across the universe, akin to the subtle but powerful techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. As we dock at the end of our voyage, we're not just left with insights but a heartfelt appreciation for the journey and our fellow travelers. A special thanks to Alex for his invaluable compass of knowledge, and to you, our listeners, for being part of this expedition. We sign off with a gentle reminder: always check if you're on mute before sharing your wisdom. Set sail with us again for another enlightening discussion on Corporate Strategy, where we promise the murmurs between the waves hold the deepest insights. Everything Corporate Strategy: All the links! Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
115. It's Overwhelming
Mon, 01 Apr 2024 08:00:00 -0400
Chasing fluency in Japanese and Chinese taught me that mastering a language—or any complex skill—is a marathon, not a sprint. This episode peels back the curtain on the dedication needed to conquer new tongues and the subtle dynamics of workplace communication that go beyond the mythical "10,000-hour rule." Join me as I revisit my own journey with language learning, unpack strategies for decluttering mind-numbing schedules, and dive into the impact of pressing pause on the email and meeting frenzy that often overwhelms us post-vacation. Have you ever felt the crushing weight of an unbearable workload or the frustration of constant priority shifts? I've been there, and in this episode, I open up about the startup life, where rapid context switching is part of the daily grind. We explore the fine art of acknowledging when we're stretched too thin and why sometimes failing to meet expectations can pave the way to a career path more aligned with our values and mental well-being. Plus, we navigate through the choppy waters of managing sudden work interruptions that can throw your day into chaos, offering strategies to keep your head above water and even thrive amidst the madness. In a world where who you support and who supports you can make or break your career trajectory, we spotlight the strategic importance of backing the work of colleagues we respect. I share candidly about leaning on trusted work alliances and how this reciprocity can fast-track our climb up the corporate ladder. By the episode's close, you'll have a fresh perspective on balancing tactical task management with the necessity of a strategic vision for a rewarding professional journey, all while admitting that sometimes, those productivity books are best served in summary form. Everything Corporate Strategy: All the links! Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
114: Take a Vacation
Mon, 25 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0400
Ever found yourself nodding along to a friend's tales of misdiagnosed ailments or dietary no-nos? That's where Bruce and I, Clark, kick off our latest chat, taking you through the maze of life's unexpected twists. We swap stories of health hiccups and embracing acceptance, sharing how we've learned to juggle the worry balls life tosses our way. And since laughter's the best medicine, we even find time to chuckle over our shared love for the show "Andor" while on the mend. But it's not all medical charts and chicken soup; the tech world is buzzing, and so are we. We're dissecting the groundbreaking news of the first human Neuralink implant – the stuff of sci-fi is our reality, folks. Imagine controlling devices with a mere thought! However, it's not all about the wow factor; we ponder the ethical implications of such technology and whether we'd willingly become cyborgs for convenience. Plus, we're digressing into how nanotech could change our sensory experiences and maybe, just maybe, make vacation planning a breeze. Speaking of which, who hasn't returned to a monstrous email pile post-vacation? We've been there, done that, and are ready to share our battle tactics for managing work-life balance. From setting boundaries and out-of-office messages to the sweet satisfaction of finding your team's kicked goals without you, we're dishing out tips to make sure your time off is actual time off. Tune in for advice, anecdotes, and good humor as Bruce and I navigate the balancing act of work, wellness, and the wonders of technology. The I.T. Career Podcast Your ultimate guide to success in the I.T. industry. Helping you Grow your career! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Useful Links Support the Show Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
113: Office v Remote v Hybrid, The Future is Unclear
Mon, 11 Mar 2024 10:00:00 -0400
Ever wondered how ditching your morning espresso could turbocharge your routine? Bruce and Clark, your guides to the maze of corporate strategy and personal well-being, are on hand to spill the beans on that—and more. We'll traverse the terrains of health, caffeine, and their influences on our work lives, sharing our very own trials and triumphs. From stomach woes to the elation of a caffeinated Clark, we dive into the world of self-experimentation and share a secret article from Business Insider with our Discord community members. Strap on your debate helmets as we grapple with the trendiest battle in today’s workplace: remote vs. in-person work. How does true productivity bloom, and can face-to-face collaboration really be replaced? We explore the hybrid model's promise as a beacon of balance in the work environment, and question the enduring equation of office presence and professional triumph. Prepare for an exhilarating ride through the corporate real estate landscape, and discover why the future might just be in the flexibility of where we work. As our episode winds down, we don't just predict the future of work; we imagine it with you. The crystal ball is clear—happiness and job satisfaction are the new productivity fuel. We consider the lure of living near loved ones and the draw of affordable cities while pondering company policies that could keep top talents thriving. And while we may have ventured into 'Rambo nonsense' territory, rest assured, it's all in the spirit of reimagining the world of work. So, join us. It's more than a conversation; it's a journey to the heart of corporate evolution. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
112: Everything You Need to Know About Being a Manager Feat: Danny Yonkers
Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:00:00 -0500
When you step into the shoes of a manager, it's like playing a new position on a familiar field; the game looks entirely different. Join us for a candid conversation with Danny Yonkers, author of the humorously titled "And then I pooped my pants: Stories and lessons for new managers," as we uncover why tackling leadership is less about climbing a ladder and more about mastering a whole new skill set. We share war stories on the frontline of management, from the challenge of letting go of underperforming employees to the triumph of seeing them succeed elsewhere, highlighting the hard-earned lessons that shape effective leaders. Ever felt like you've taken a role that's a square peg for your round hole? You're not alone. This episode digs into the nitty-gritty of setting expectations, building a team culture based on accountability, and the fine art of defining success across diverse roles. Bruce shares insights from his own leadership journey, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and the sometimes surprisingly light-hearted touch needed when steering a team through serious issues. We wrap up with a heart-to-heart on the joys and tribulations of leadership, the legacy we leave through mentoring, and the bittersweet task of encouraging team members to spread their wings and fly into new opportunities—even when it means saying goodbye. We also tackle the dilemma faced by reluctant managers thrust into leading because of their technical expertise. Danny shares a personal tale from his Marine Corps days that drives home the power of goals and the magic of teamwork. Buckle in for an episode that's as much about growth and legacy as it is about the messy, marvelous world of managing people. Danny's Book: And then I pooped my pants: Stories and lessons for new managers Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
111. Making Project Management Productive
Wed, 28 Feb 2024 19:00:00 -0500
Ever found yourself reminiscing about those startling back-to-school transformations and longing for a simpler time? Let's embark on a journey through the corporate realm's promises and pitfalls, where the quest for balance often leads to an overflowing inbox rather than nirvana. Together, we'll chuckle at the irony of the corporate ladder, share in the anticipation of a break from the hamster wheel, and invite you to find solace in the shared experience of navigating the hectic pace of professional life. Navigating the tech talk minefield can feel like learning a new language, but relax—we're your translators, demystifying the latest trends. From the overhyped buzz of artificial intelligence (yes, ChatGPT, we're looking at you) to the tangled web of quantum computing, we strip away the jargon and explore the true essence of these technological marvels. We also unravel the complexities of microchip technology, paying homage to the power of understanding the tools that shape our digital destiny. When chaos reigns in project management, we seize the reins with strategies that turn pandemonium into productivity. Discover how visualizing your workflow can transform your approach to complex systems, and why sometimes letting a system fail is the secret ingredient to fostering groundbreaking change. With tales of teamwork that's more like herding cats and communication that keeps the symphony in tune, we gear up for next week's adventures—just be sure to check if you're on mute before we touch base again! Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
109. A Day in the Life of Clark
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 18:00:00 -0500
Have you ever wondered if your voice has the power to hypnotize? Bruce and I, Clark, certainly did, and we couldn't resist discussing the captivating effect a unique timbre can have in our latest conversation. Beyond the chuckles and playful debate on vocal prowess in politics and podcasting alike, we also shared a collective sigh over the year's swift passage. It's a tale of two dudes pondering the mysterious case of the missing January, our personal anecdotes adding color to the universal wish for just a bit more time in our days. Retirement looms and work never seems to slow down, a topic Bruce and I tackle with a mix of morbid curiosity and humor. The tech revolution promised us leisure but delivered a doubled workload, and we find ourselves weighing the price of our days against the fantasy of financial freedom. Could you put a price on a day of your life? It's a whimsical yet poignant conversation that ends with me musing over future grandkids gathered around, hopefully enthralled by more than just my voice, as I recount the good ol' days. Finally, we get real about the nitty-gritty of corporate life, sharing strategies for productivity that go beyond the typical 9 to 5 grind. From my morning fitness rituals to Bruce's tactics in managing teams and cutting through the monotony of office culture, we don't shy away from the challenges of leadership and the quest for that elusive work-life harmony. Tune in to discover the surprising ways we tackle the daily hustle, dodge the burnout bullet, and keep our teams—and ourselves—from becoming another cog in the corporate machine. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
108. A Day in the Life of Bruce
Mon, 29 Jan 2024 10:00:00 -0500
Ever found yourself chuckling at the absurdities of airline travel or the tightrope walk of work-life balance? Join us, Bruce and Clark, as we swap tales from the corporate trenches and share strategies to conquer the chaos. We're not holding back; from the unpredictable thrills of business trips to the West Coast to juggling jet lag and dietary dilemmas, we're peeling back the curtain on the not-so-glamorous side of working on the go. As we steer through the labyrinth of airline loyalty programs, we question whether the pursuit of status is a fool's game for the casual traveler. Our conversation takes a sharp turn into the evolving culture of alcohol consumption among different generations, before we tackle the thorny issues surrounding the EU's Digital Markets Act and the potential ripples it could create in app development and consumer choice. Who knew a chat about app distribution could be as gripping as your favorite thriller? Well, buckle up, because we're also forecasting the trajectory of wearable tech and how it could shift our digital landscape. Wrapping up with some heart-to-heart moments, we dive into the art of maintaining sanity amidst the daily grind. From crafting a morning routine that doesn't start with the dreaded alarm to the art of conducting meetings without losing your soul, we've got anecdotes and advice aplenty. And don't miss our playful debate on handshake etiquette—because in our world, even the smallest interactions are up for discussion. So, whether you're a startup maverick or a seasoned business traveler, take a seat at our table and let's navigate this wild ride together. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
107. Be Better
Mon, 22 Jan 2024 10:00:00 -0500
Ever questioned the quirky origins of phrases like "cut your teeth"? Prepare to have your mind tickled with linguistic trivia, as we explore the unexpected roots of corporate speak and how it reflects our personal and professional growth. Our Corporate Strategy family welcomes Chief Podcast Topic Submitter Officer Squid Boy, celebrating his contribution to the whirlwind of discussions we share. Plus, we've got a life hack for Discord users that will change the way you manage those overwhelming notifications. From examining the bold choice of livestreaming layoffs to candidly sharing the trials of parenting, we traverse a broad spectrum of real-life experiences. We break down the viral impact of corporate transparency and the ongoing pursuit of gender equality in the office. Our guests share personal tales, from Bruce's airport antics to navigating awkward social scenarios, and we collectively query the evolving landscape of workplace interactions and the power of the words we choose. Join us as we dissect the culture of inefficient meetings and the art of concise communication—because no one enjoys a meeting that should've been an email. Armed with anecdotes and a dash of humor, we're here to guide you through improving your professional practices for a more respectful, honest, and efficient work environment. And remember, always keep your belongings close, your humor closer, and your Discord notifications under control. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
106. Cracking the C-Suite
Mon, 15 Jan 2024 19:00:00 -0500
Ever been called terse in a professional setting? I sure have, and it sparked quite the contemplation about corporate communication and emotional baggage. That's why we kick off our latest episode by dissecting the term and its implications in the workplace. But it's not all seriousness; we veer into a hilariously peculiar airport encounter that'll make you reconsider the definition of personal space. Through these tales, we examine generational divides and the often comical reality of human behavior in public spheres. Climbing the corporate ladder can seem like a game of strategic chess, so we delve into the qualifications and pathways to those elusive C-suite roles. With CES 2024 insights and AI innovations up our sleeves, we contrast the vibrant startup culture with the calculated moves within corporate giants. Listen in for a dose of reality on MBAs, industry expertise, and the paradox that is the CEO position, served with a side of debate on whether internal promotion trumps external hiring for top executives. Wrapping up, our episode takes an unexpected turn towards the lighter side of authority – caped corporate overlords and mentorship memes, anyone? We celebrate the growth of our Discord family and the vibrant discussions unfolding within. Join us, CEO Clark and Bruce, for a heartfelt thanks to you, our listeners, and a reminder to keep life's juggling act manageable. You won't want to miss the fun, insights, and occasional oddities in this wild ride of an episode. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
105. The Autonomy and Challenge...Challenge
Mon, 8 Jan 2024 11:00:00 -0500
Ever wonder if there's ever a wrong time to chase after new horizons? We kick off with a tale about a peculiar woodchuck that somehow spirals into a lively discussion on the art of embracing change and seizing the moment to set goals that truly resonate with you. Alongside that, we dive into the realities of working through holidays and how critical it is to snatch those precious days off to rejuvenate. The startup world is no joke, and we navigate the tightrope walk of fostering team spirit while keeping a lid on the sensitive info that could spill the beans too early. Let's face it, the workplace is a complex beast, and we're pulling back the curtain on the elusive creature that is psychological safety. Is there such a thing as too cozy a workplace? We explore whether comfort could be the kryptonite of high performance in certain job scenarios. Shifting gears, we share insights from our own career paths, discussing the challenges of maintaining autonomy as companies expand and ponder over how to find that sweet spot of satisfaction when the corporate world starts to feel like a straitjacket. We wrap things up by dissecting the trials and tribulations of product management and the balancing act of keeping your team on track while your eyes are on the tech horizon, like AI's promising future. The conversation moves to the pivotal role of feedback and personal values in the quest for employee satisfaction and retention. To top it all off, we lighten the mood with our game "What Do You Mean?" and extend an open invitation to continue the banter on our Discord channel. Join us for a journey that's as informative as it is entertaining, with the occasional meme for good measure. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!

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104. 2024 Go Away, CACC is Here to Stay
Mon, 1 Jan 2024 11:00:00 -0500
As Bruce and I, Clark, wrap up the tumultuous journey of 2024, we invite you into our candid conversation where revelations about money's true worth and personal well-being unveil the art of balance. The year's been a teacher, showing us that bigger paychecks don't necessarily fill the happiness quotient, and we're eager to share the unexpected lessons learned. Venture with us beyond the festive facade and into the heart of what truly matters, as we dissect the intricate dance of financial security and the quest for a life filled with purpose and joy. The global stage set an unpredictable scene this year, with healthcare hurdles and work-life conundrums at the forefront of our collective minds. Bruce and I navigate through the high-stakes terrain of the U.S. medical system and the ripple effects of China's middle-class boom on our own economy, without holding back on our speculations and insights. Meanwhile, the workplace sees a seismic shift with Gen Z's 'great negotiation', and we muse over the peculiar prophecies of 'The Simpsons', exploring the boundaries of technology's ever-growing influence on our everyday lives. Rounding out this year's reflection, we return to our CACC framework—culture, autonomy, challenge, and compensation—that's become our compass in the realm of job satisfaction. Tracing our experiences and the wisdom gained, we tussle with the nuances of leadership and the stable yet sometimes monotonous nature of compensation. And because we love to mix profundity with play, we cap off with our cherished game show segment, decoding memes with a dash of humor. So, join us as we laugh, learn, and look ahead to the changes on the horizon. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!

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103. A Corporate Carol
Mon, 25 Dec 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Amidst the holiday frenzy, have you ever stopped to ponder the delicate dance of managing work stress and personal well-being? As flu season collides with year-end deadlines, our latest episode serves up a heartening blend of humor and resolve. We swap tales of seasonal ailments and overfilled calendars, contemplating the need for a new tradition—perhaps updating resumes by the fireside—to remind us of our pursuit for a healthier work-life harmony. Reflect with us on the past year's shifting American consumer patterns and Chick-fil-A's operational choices, all through the lens of our podcast's milestones. Joining us in this celebration is Alex Restrepo, who sparked our most riveting dialogues on late-stage capitalism, while contributions from Squid Boy and Keelan Austin shed light on the nuances of corporate culture. We're brimming with excitement for the year ahead, teasing plans for our Discord community and video content ventures, and a nod to our future forays into merchandise, inviting artistically inclined listeners to play a part. As we wrap up for the holidays, we embrace the rare corporate kindness of a Christmas break, sharing how we navigate the complexities of time off and unexpected work emergencies. Our exchange is kept merry and bright, steering clear of cynicism as we extend festive wishes to you, our listeners. Tune in for an episode that's as much about candid work-life chatter as it is about fostering a welcoming community, filled with the joy of memes—even if we can't show them to you. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!

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102. There's Always Room for Self Improvement
Mon, 14 Dec 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Ready to tackle the question of emotional intelligence and its impact on your work life balance? We come together in this engaging chat to explore everything from personal sleep patterns to the art and science of emotional intelligence. Using our unique perspectives and experiences, we delve into the concept of open-mindedness and self-reflection, highlighting how these key traits can affect our efficiency and overall performance at work. Do you struggle to manage the ever-increasing demands of a bustling work environment? We've got you covered! We discuss the challenges that come with the territory and share advice on everything from task management to mastering time efficiency. We also get real about meeting dynamics and communication, offering insights on maintaining productivity amidst workplace negativity. And if you're grappling with the nuances of a hybrid work environment, we've got some thoughts on striking that delicate balance between friendliness and effectiveness. Finally, we'd like to take a moment to appreciate you, our listeners. Your engagement fuels our passion and inspires us to deliver the most compelling content. We encourage you to share this treasure trove of corporate strategy wisdom with your friends and colleagues - after all, knowledge is wealth! Stay tuned for our next episode; we can't wait to reconnect and continue this insightful journey together. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!

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101. Late Stage Capitalism 2: Electric Boogaloo
Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Linke to documentary mentioned in this ep: https://youtu.be/yjpYzFtxfjU?si=Gi0KpKzfJoEqu_lP Hold on tight because we're about to untangle the complex web of capitalism with our seasoned capitalism correspondent, Alex Restrepo. Ever wondered how the world of finance and economics influences your daily life? Get ready for an insightful exploration of the current economic landscape, the looming threat of inflation, and the potential strategies that the US might implement to dodge a hard recession. We're diving headfirst into the often misunderstood concept of late-stage capitalism, and Alex is here to defend the tenets of free market capitalism, guided by the wisdom from Adam Smith's seminal work, The Wealth of Nations. We're not stopping there, though! We'll take a journey through time, examining the fascinating parallels between the Gilded Age and our current era. We'll explore how the meteoric rise of technology and AI has amplified wealth inequality, and how this mirrors the societal shifts during the Gilded Age. We'll also look back at the evolution of the American economy from the early 1900s to the late 1960s, a period marked by the "middle class boom." Delving into the critical roles played by worker rights, labor movements, and influential factors like the GI Bill, we will discuss the need for political pressure and the importance of finding common ground to spearhead change. But it's not just about understanding the problem, it's about creating solutions and sparking change. And that's where you come in. We'll discuss the importance of having critical conversations, spreading awareness, and educating others to bring about meaningful change. We'll also take an entertaining detour to talk about the power of memes in communication, and how our Discord channel uses them to keep the conversation going. Our goal is to emphasize the need to move beyond unproductive discussions and nurture a sense of unity to effect change. So, are you ready to reshape the conversation on capitalism? Let's do it together, one episode at a time. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!

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100: This Could Have Been an Email... Again
Mon, 28 Nov 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Who knew emojis could become the language of a podcast? Welcome to our centennial milestone episode of Corporate Strategy podcast, where we've used emojis to do the talking! As we reminisce our shared experiences over Thanksgiving and query about striking the right work-life balance, we also navigate through several diverse and stimulating topics. Curious about brain implants or frustrated with Apple's messaging standards? Well, you won't want to miss our engaging conversation revolving around these and the trust we put in the FDA approval process. We then rekindle our classic debate, pitching meetings against emails, drawing examples from Sam Altman's Open AI situation. Agile methodologies, enhancing communication strategies, and improving project management are also on our discussion plate, all aiming to showcase how a productive work culture can be built and sustained. And as a special treat, we have our guest, Restrepo, joining us in our Discord community where we will exchange thoughts on late-stage capitalism and much more. So, gear up for an enlightening blend of corporate strategy insights, a dash of humor, and thought-provoking discussions in our 100th episode. Let's continue to learn, laugh, and grow together in this extraordinary journey. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Support the Show Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!

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99. Making Meetings Better Part 2 MOAR MEETINGS
Mon, 20 Nov 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Ever wondered how a weekend recap can turn into a stimulating discussion about trends in artificial intelligence, micromanagement in the workplace, and financial planning? Join your hosts, Bruce and Clark, as they take you on a journey from casual chitchats to thought-provoking discussions. A must-listen for all tech enthusiasts, we explore the potential of building custom GPT models for your data with OpenAI's Dev Day and how it can revolutionize the way we process information. This episode isn't just about tech, we also get personal and discuss essential workplace dynamics. From the value of weekly team meetings where we share lightning talks to the delicate balance between micromanagement and recognition, we leave no stone unturned. We dive deep into the significance of individual priorities and key metrics, and how they can shape the productivity of a team. We highlight the importance of team shoutouts and recognition, and why it's crucial for managers to set clear expectations for their employees. As we near the end, we navigate the complexities of budget allocation and the importance of cross-functional collaboration. We shine a light on the potential pitfalls of underspending and how to be a budget hero by completing projects under budget. We also emphasize the value of meeting engagement and how anonymous feedback can drastically improve future meetings. Lastly, we explore the merits of efficiency and collaboration in the workplace, and how to make the most of the tools at your disposal. Join us for this rollercoaster episode - an eclectic mix of tech, the workspace, and personal banter. The Gaming Blender Have you ever wanted to design your own video game? Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
98. Making Meetings Better Part 1
Fri, 10 Nov 2023 13:00:00 -0500
Ready for a deep-dive into the mindset of Gen Z employees, AI's role in marketing, and the secret recipe for a collaborative team environment? This episode is just the ticket. We start by pulling back the curtain on why Gen Z workers are avoiding promotions, and it's not about the money. It's about the need for support, clear career trajectories, and a sense of fulfillment. Breaking the traditional corporate ladder climbing, we shed light on how these factors are reshaping the way businesses strategize for growth and retention. We then shift gears to AI's role in marketing. Our candid conversation takes on the ethics of recruiters asking candidates to work for free, and the potential and limitations of generative AI in content creation. We share insights on why, despite technological advancements, the human touch remains indispensable for quality content. We also provide tips on hiring Gen Z talent, emphasizing the importance of meeting their unique needs and expectations. Finally, we tackle the art of fostering effective team collaboration. From debunking the effectiveness of forced icebreakers to promoting meaningful meetings, we unearth strategies that promote genuine camaraderie and engagement. We talk about the importance of recognizing individual achievements, sharing knowledge, and improving processes for a collaborative environment. And, we don't shy away from discussing team roadblocks, the role of product updates, and the best way to approach company events. So, buckle up and join us in this enlightening conversation that promises to change your perspective on workforce dynamics and team collaboration. The Gaming Blender Have you ever wanted to design your own video game? Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Buzzcast Keep up to date on the latest podcasting tech & news with the folks at Buzzsprout! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
97. Consulting
Mon, 06 Nov 2023 11:00:00 -0500
What's the future of jobs in an AI-dominated world? We're diving headfirst into that question, inspired by none other than Elon Musk's dire warnings about AI rendering human labor redundant. As we grapple with the thought of a world with virtual intelligence, we delve into what it could mean for society if the majority of jobs became obsolete, and how that might redefine not just our economies, but us as individuals. Picking up the thread on AI, we shift our focus to its application in the gaming universe, specifically Bethesda's Starfield game. We're exploring the dynamic interplay of humans and AI, challenging the notion that AI will replace us. Instead, we propose a future where AI is a tool that amplifies human potential, helping us achieve more than we ever thought possible. Finally, we're offering some candid insights into the consulting field - a career path that's as challenging as it is rewarding. If you're a young go-getter contemplating a move into tech consulting, we've got some hard-earned advice for you. We're also drawing a comparison between financial advisors and consultants, exploring the implications of a mostly youthful consulting workforce. To wrap it up, we're talking corporate strategy, unionization, and the importance of finding work that fuels your passion. Prepare for a wild ride through this thought-provoking conversation. Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
96. New Format, No Time
Tue, 31 Oct 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Ready to challenge the status quo? Discover why tech staff are striking over a return to office, and how unions are playing a crucial role in this shift as we embark on our first of many discussions about the latest happenings in the corporate world. We also take you through the emerging hybrid work situations, their perks, and the underlying challenges – and as a bonus, we reveal some strategies to manage your work-life balance, especially if you're in a cross-time-zone role. Ever wondered how the tussle between CMOs and CEOs impact corporate decisions? Curious about the implications of EU's data collection practices on Meta and the litigation between Mark Zuckerberg and the Irish data privacy commissioner? We've got you covered. In our deep-dive, we unpack these issues and more. We also share our thoughts on Apple's controversial switch to USB-C and Simon Sinek's perspective on the role of CEOs in the modern corporate world. Plus, we question if C-level executives truly understand customer needs and ponder over the future of an ad-free, subscription-based model for Meta apps. Tune in to join the conversation and gain insights into the intricate world of corporate strategy. The Gaming Blender Have you ever wanted to design your own video game? Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
95. Are Certifications Worth It?
Mon, 23 Oct 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Feeling under the weather? Don't worry, so is our co-host, Clark! This episode packs a punch, blending together the unlikely mix of illness, horror movies, and workplace certifications. We're sorry for the delay in delivery, but when one host is 90% virus, things can get a little chaotic. Now, Clark might be battling a cold, but it doesn't stop him from sharing his thoughts on the latest AI developments, our mutual love for hair-raising horror flicks, and the controversial concept of a limb-chopping hero story. Ever wondered if certifications are your golden ticket to success in the corporate world? Squid Boy and Individual Contributor have! So, we decided it was high time we addressed this ongoing debate. While Clark and I are in agreement that certifications can be advantageous, especially if your company foots the bill, we don't view them as an essential element of success. And yes, we also share how certifications could give your resume's SEO a nice little boost! But we don't stop there. Our curiosity piques as we further delve into various IT certifications, including those from Cisco, AWS, and CompTIA Linux Plus. We believe that certifications can play a pivotal role in climbing the corporate ladder, especially if your chosen field is tech-oriented. So, if your company offers to pay for them, why not grab the opportunity? Let's unpick the world of certifications, their relevance in the fast-paced tech industry, and how they can help future-proof your career. Don't forget to tune in for our unique blend of tech talk, movie madness, and the latest on Clark's health, only on our podcast. Energizing Tennessee Your #1 podcast for news about Tennessee's advanced energy sector. Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
94. AI in the Driver's Seat: Giving Rise to Robotic Executives
Mon, 09 Oct 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Prepare to have your mind blown as we unravel the untold story of a Polish drinks company that dared to navigate uncharted waters by employing an AI-powered robot as its CEO. Yes, you read that right! We delve into the intriguing complexities of this gutsy move, exploring what prompted their decision, and teasing apart the ethical dilemmas it raises. We also draw parallels to the uncannily similar scenario from the TV show Silicon Valley. Strap in for a riveting exploration of how technology is not just reshaping our world but also challenging and redefining traditional notions of leadership. As we venture deeper into this surreal AI-driven landscape, we then shift gears to consider the broader implications of AI CEOs in the business world. Can innate human biases hamper sound decision-making, and could an AI leader be the panacea? We take a leaf from Nintendo's book, a company that dared to gamble in a doomed industry and emerged victorious. Would you be open to working under an AI CEO? We stir up this conversation on our Discord and invite you to join in. Wrapping up, we express our heartfelt gratitude to you, our listeners, delve into the trials of corporate strategy, and mull over the possible perils of an over-reliance on AI-driven decisions. Catch all this and much more in this thrilling episode. Don't forget to subscribe for an ad-free experience! Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
93. Understanding the World of Unions: With Labor Lawyer Keelin Austin
Mon, 02 Oct 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Have you ever wondered about the complexities of labor unions and collective bargaining agreements? In this captivating discussion with Keelin Austin, an in-house labor and employment attorney, you'll be taken on a journey to understand the inner workings of unionized workplaces better. We delve into the pivotal role of the National Labor Relations Act and take a closer look at how unions get their start. Keelin provides valuable insights into when it might be time to think about starting a union and the positive impact it can bring. Buckle up as we investigate the intriguingly controversial 'Right to Work' laws and their effects on unions and individual workers. Keelin shares his views on the pros and cons of union membership, discussing everything from collective negotiation and job protection to financial cost and the often contentious issue of seniority-based wage scales. Unions are complex entities, and we delve into the realities of ensuring equality when it comes to raises and promotions – it's a discussion you won't want to miss. As we reach the conclusion of our enlightening discussion, we ponder the potential benefits and drawbacks for companies with a unionized workforce. Keelin helps us understand the integral role unions play in safeguarding employee rights, preventing exploitation, and facilitating dispute resolution. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of how to move forward with unionizing a workforce and where to find support for such a significant initiative. Whether you're an employee, entrepreneur, or HR professional, this episode will give you a comprehensive understanding of labor unions you can't afford to miss. Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
91. How to Survive in the Corporate World? Best Tips Part 2: EVEN MORE TIPS!
Mon, 25 Sep 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Have you ever walked into work to find HR at your desk, and wondered if it’s time to update your resume? We've been there too. Welcome back to another episode with your hosts, Bruce and Clark, where we dissect the corporate world and offer survival tips for navigating office politics. We start off with the often intimidating arrival of Human Resources in the workplace, and why it might be a cue for you to polish up your CV. Moving on to the early stages of your career, we share insights on how to embrace challenging work to turbocharge your skills. Instead of seeing learning as a grueling process, we encourage you to view it as an opportunity to better yourself. Remember, a job that tests your abilities while aligning with your values is worth its weight in gold. And when it comes to interpersonal dynamics in the office, understanding motivations and mastering the art of 'agreeing to disagree' are key tools for success. Rounding off our discussion, we delve into personal expression and social media usage in the corporate sphere. We can't stress enough - if a post could raise eyebrows, it's probably best kept private. It's about maintaining professionalism while being authentic. We'll also explore how to balance power structures in a way that fosters respect for all. So tune in as we navigate the choppy waters of the corporate world together, reminding you at every step that being true to yourself is the ultimate power move. Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
91. How to Survive in the Corporate World? 30 Best Tips Part 1: The Tips
Mon, 18 Sep 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Squidboi has thrown down the gauntlet, and we are parsing through this massive list of sometimes great, sometimes questionable tips for newcomers to corporate. Go with us on this journey. Everyday AI: Keep up and get ahead by making AI work for your Can't keep up with AI? We've got you. Everyday AI helps you keep up and get ahead. Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
90. How To Get a Raise or Quit Your Job Trying
Tue, 05 Sep 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Asking for more money isn't easy. Getting it is even harder. This episode is dedicated to all those who deserved a raise but got snubbed by the man. Get that ched y'all. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
89. What is Work?
Mon, 28 Aug 2023 11:00:00 -0400
This week's episode focuses entirely on the idea of work. Is email work? What about sitting at your desk staring into oblivion? What about your lunch break? We answer all these questions and more on a very work-related episode. Also, listening to this counts as work, FYI. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
88. Pentagram of Panic, or the Five Person Project Problem
Tue, 22 Aug 2023 11:00:00 -0400
y mor wyrds wen few do trick This week we take on a listener topic around dealing with a project that is bound by five different stakeholders, all asking for different things, all with different priorities... basically, the project from hell. I think we solved it, but you tell us. See you in the discord. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
87. Performance Reviews Part 2: Givn' Feedback
Tue, 15 Aug 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Following up on our previous episode about the act of performing performance reviews, we act out a non-simulated performance review of the performance of this very podcast. It's not confusing at all, I swear. Alex joins us again for another tantalizing talk all about giving feedback and receiving it appropriately when you are locked in a room with just your manager. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
86. Performance Reviews
Thu, 03 Aug 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Performance reviews. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
85. Help Yourself to Some Self Help
Tue, 25 Jul 2023 11:00:00 -0400
This was a spiral, a downward one. Bruce and Clark analyze and question the value of easy answers, self-help, and if we are doomed as a society. Typical corporate strats' stuff. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
84. Ask Your Doctor if Marketing is Right for You!
Mon, 17 Jul 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Today's topic is all about the marketing dept, specifically how to know if it's the right career path for you to walk down. I highly advocate for it, but that's just me, corporate marketing man. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
83. How to Recruit Employees and Influence Growth
Mon, 10 Jul 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Recruiting aint easy. Have you ever tried to interview someone like Bruce or Clark? We both talk about our current recruitment efforts and what to do when it comes to gathering good potential candidates and being good candidates. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
82. Who Drives the Business (and are they licensed?)
Mon, 03 Jul 2023 11:00:00 -0400
There are a lot of departments with skin in the game, engineering, sales, marketing, and product management, but who is the real throat to choke when it all breaks down? Do we blame the customer? How do you build a better product when we can't identify what happens next? It would be great if we competently answered even half of these questions, but you listen to this pod and know what you get! Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
81. Travel Tips with Bruce and Clark
Tue, 27 Jun 2023 11:00:00 -0400
This was supposed to be a typical episode, but we ended up just doing an impromptu chat on travel. There are many facets to traveling for business, and we have learned a few tips/tricks to make it easier. Back to your regularly suggested topics next week! Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Not a Pod, But an Update!
Sat, 10 Jun 2023 19:00:00 -0400
We are sorry! We will coordinate better in the future. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
80. Keeping Up With Tech and How to Innovate
Wed, 31 May 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Technology is the future but also the past. The present but also the future. How do you stay on top of something that's constantly changing? What if you don't even work in tech? We answer all these questions on today's episode and knock out pt 2 of the topic, specifically offering guidance for teams seeking to innovate. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
79. The Posi-pod! Topicpalooza! Featuring Alex Restrepo
Tue, 23 May 2023 11:00:00 -0400
This episode is MASSIVE! Alex helps us put a positive spin on the most burning corporate questions directly from the discord, including: Will families ever be able to own a house on a single salary again?  How many improvements to the corporate world can come down to affecting change from within as opposed to forcing better practices from outside, such as via government regulation?   Is Elon Musk the Antichrist? Is CYA culture a necessary evil, or is it just evil my Q - what is the point of all of this, not the podcast or Alex, but the point of corporate structure Corpo “workplace surveys”: anonymous or not? Blatant candor or tell em what they want to hear? why does/should pay exponentially grow past the VP+/CxO levels? Is HR, as a business area, impenetrably opaque or does it suffer from decades of terrible comms execution? What’s an indicator that you’re yelling into the void? Or is everything the void? Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
78. How to Save the World When You're New in Town
Wed, 17 May 2023 11:00:00 -0400
It's always tough when you have just started and realize that things are pretty funky on the job. You have ideas on how to fix it, but should you stay quiet? Wait 90 days? Go all out? We discuss the pros, cons, and strategies for handling those good ideas when you haven't gotten a foothold at the new place. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
77. You Don't Deserve a Promotion... LOL Yeah You Do!
Wed, 10 May 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Thanks again to Individual Contributor for submitting yet another trifecta of banger topics. We break down the act of promotion, what to do when you aren't giving 120%, and avoiding the Peter Principle. It's a jam-pact episode full of cheddar movements and bangers you won't wanna miss. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
76. Localized Imposter Syndrome
Wed, 03 May 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Sometimes loyalty can be a curse, mainly when you second guess your ability and value after spending years at a corporation now giving you the boot. In this episode, Clark and Bruce dig into ways we get into our heads and how to turn that uncertainty into strength in the interview. RIP Waypoint Radio - FCGH Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
75. Diagnosing the People Problem
Mon, 24 Apr 2023 11:00:00 -0400
We always do our best to help others around us. That's why today I'm doing my best to evaluate and offer any advice to support Clark's current "people problem," if we can really call it that. Often people get the bad rap for process/technology when it fails them, and what about when companies fail people? Is their reaction to this failure problematic? We discuss all of this and more in this weeks people focused episode. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
74. There is No Plan Exit
Tue, 18 Apr 2023 11:00:00 -0400
We love it when it happens, and we got a listener-submitted topic, and it's a tough one. What do you do when quitting your job (and finding a better one) is not an option? Micromanagers, lousy culture, herding cats, it's all on the table to fix. It isn't easy, but Bruce and Clark tackle the challenge head-on by using CACC to help evaluate and reverse Uno the non-ideal situation into something (hopefully) better. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
73. Tools of the Trade
Mon, 10 Apr 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Today we are talking about the things we couldn't give up, the tools that make our jobs more accessible, and how much we can't survive without them. Google says they are reducing laptop refreshes to stop a firing, I say fire me before I give up that sweet M2 Macbook upgrade, but I could be convinced to switch to  Windows XP with an excellent trackball roller mouse. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
72. Personal CACC Evaluation Time
Mon, 03 Apr 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Culture, Autonomy, Challenge, and Compensation. We took a test to evaluate three of the four and see how we are fairing at our jobs, and the numbers don't lie. Evaluating CACC is something we encourage everyone to do in their jobs, and as you will see, the reflection this exercise has generated is fascinating. This is one of the weirder eps we have done, so apologies if you are joining us for the first time. I swear we are usually not this spreadsheet oriented. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
71. Perfecting People, Process, and Technology
Mon, 27 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0400
PPT is an adage for companies, but Clark brings a hard-hitting topic on managing it effectively. This episode runs long and details our experience managing people, processes, and technology, how to evaluate them, and what to do when everything breaks. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
70. Finding Fulfillment
Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Job fulfillment can come in many forms: netting a baller salary, finishing a massive project, and working a soul-sucking 18 hours daily. We evaluate and discuss what fulfills us and how you can find yourself on a better path to happiness both in and out of work. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
69. More Interview Questions, Nice
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0400
Clark brings us possibly some of the most heinous interview questions ever asked, and we take them kinda seriously. It's another discussion filled with tips on how to be the best interviewee and when to drop that Zoom call and run for your life. Nice. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
68. Halleluja Praise Corporate
Mon, 06 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Halleluja, We are in purgatory this week and are discussing everyone's favorite subject. Religion in the workplace! Is it okay? Does it elevate your work? Will it send you straight to HR hell? We answer all these questions in this week's divine episode. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
67. ChatGPT is Coming For Your Job (lol)!
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Another week, another topic about how AI will ruin our lives. Not really. We think aggressively about how ChatGPT is changing the workplace and what you should do to make your work life so much easier. Spoiler Alert: you should use it! Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Order 66: Eliminate the Managers!
Tue, 14 Feb 2023 13:00:00 -0500
Somehow the Corporate Strategy podcast returned! I love democracy... and Clark loves bringing the tea about wacky managers at unexpected companies. Today we dig into dealing with people who set out to make others' lives miserable and sabotage themselves for the sake of self-promotion. They may think they are the senate, but they are just bad eggs and require careful handling. Our first response isn't "quit your job" this time, either.  Where can you learn this power of dealing with the dark side of management? Not from a corporation. Have you ever heard the tale of Clark Cheddermovements the wise? I swear I'm done. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Get some Corporate Strategy Merch Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
65. How to Train Your Negativity: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 17:00:00 -0500
We tackle another listener-submitted topic around negativity, but this time it's managing the thoughts inside our minds. Find out exactly how Bruce and Clark have dealt with their negativity in the past, and QUIT YOUR JOBS! JK JK, have a transition plan, then quit your jobs. For a better explanation of Amazon Basics than what Bruce provided: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2022/10/12/how-amazonbasics-and-its-100-other-private-labels-work.html Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
64. Big Bad Decisions
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 10:00:00 -0500
Today we tackle a listener-submitted topic, dealing with when your company makes a big dumb decision and how you should, or shouldn't handle it. Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
63. Late Stage Capitalism: A Solution
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 11:00:00 -0500
Alex Restrepo rejoins us to teach us a valuable lesson about our economy and what has become of it. Spoiler Alert: it ain't great, BUT it can be fixed! Thanks again to our guest, and we hope you enjoy the special educational episode. Sources How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits Changing the Director Voting Rules - Explained Useful Links Visit our website to contact us and submit topics Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord Follow us on LinkedIn Elevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnooze Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
62. Year of the CACC
Mon, 09 Jan 2023 11:00:00 -0500
New year, new 'strats! We are starting strong with a re-evaluation of CACC (Culture Autonomy (or is it Accountability?) Challenge and Compensation), the way we will evaluate and measure companies and the values of the employees that work therein. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord: https://discord.gg/zjNaEJfZdE on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Yearly Retrospective (Listen to us talk about ourselves!)
Fri, 30 Dec 2022 17:00:00 -0500
Clark and I have begun performing yearly retrospectives, which is a great practice for all things. Spend twenty minutes with us talking about ourselves and how we can be better, and send us your thoughts and feedback, PLEASE! Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord: https://discord.gg/zjNaEJfZdE Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Promoting YOU! How To Move Into Your Next Big Role
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:00 -0500
Alex is back, and he brought a great topic with him. Today we help you understand precisely how to make your next big move, and the Roman army is here to help! Whether you want to go from individual contributor to management or change roles entirely, this episode has the tips and tricks to jump. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Join the conversation on the Corporate Fam Discord: https://discord.gg/zjNaEJfZdE Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Mistakes Were Made
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:00:00 -0500
Clark made a boo-boo, but that's okay. We disect the heart of a mistake and how to best deal with them. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Thanks.
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:00:00 -0500
Taking the time to express gratitude is important. Bruce and Clark walk down memory lane and expunge thanks upon all who deserve it in remembrance of this weird fowl-based holiday. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Stay Hydrated!
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 17:00:00 -0500
None of you asked, but we still listened. Here's a heaping helping episode dedicated to hydration, health, and snacks just for you! Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Work More Hours, Get More Productivity?
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 17:00:00 -0400
Keeping up with the recent news, we discuss the latest around Twitter and its brand new, slightly questionable owner Elon Musk. Musk recently asked employees to work 84 hours a week, and we think that's pretty crummy. We talk all about how we deal with this outrageous ask this week. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
The Flow Zone
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 17:00:00 -0400
It is the middle ground between an open laptop and a closed laptop, between meetings and impromptu calls, and it lies between the pit of the first coffee and the summit of  Bruce's lunch. Today we are taking you on a journey, through blocked calendars, time management, and notification silencing. This is the dimension of productivity. It is an area which we call the Flow Zone. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Email Intros and Accountability
Wed, 19 Oct 2022 18:00:00 -0400
This episode was a journey! What started as an aimless discussion around how you start an email turns into a critique of executive leadership and how they dehumanize us. Better just to listen and discover for yourself. This week's call2action: Tell us about meeting briefs Be good to each other Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
"Your Idea Sucks" Dealing with Rejection in the Workplace
Fri, 07 Oct 2022 17:00:00 -0400
Time to work through everyone's favorite topic: rejection. While we aren't touching on how to deal with a failed job interview (yet), we dig into the feeling of having an idea, piece of work, or anything you put some effort into rejected by someone who "knows better." Rejection sucks; let Corporate Strategy help make it better! Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Remote Relationships
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:00:00 -0400
Special guest Nathan will help us navigate the path of starting and maintaining extra-professional relationships. We discuss how to befriend your co-worker, why you should, and what advantages it can bring you. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Quiet Quitting
Sun, 04 Sep 2022 17:00:00 -0400
It's all the rage, but what is it exactly? We break down and share our thoughts on "just doing what is expected of you" and give some tips to quit quietly and live your best life. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Retire Early or Live Comfortably? Let's Talk Finances
Thu, 25 Aug 2022 20:00:00 -0400
We finally did it! We managed to schedule not one but two guests around Clark's buck-wild calendar. Today we managed to sit down and talk through some stories of what has worked for us regarding investing and personal finance. Thanks to Alex and Tony for joining us and sharing their experience with investing, stocks, real estate, 401k, and so much more. Disclaimer: Nothing this episode states constitutes professional or financial advice. We are just sharing stories of what worked for us. Any follow-up steps taken are done so at your own risk. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Elevator Music by Julian Avila https://soundcloud.com/julian_avila Promoted by MrSnooze https://youtu.be/ioi_-5sAuXQ Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
How to Train Your Leaders
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 18:00:00 -0400
It's been a minute, and we are sorry! We are bringing you 40 minutes of lived leadership experience and advice to make up for it. While leading is never easy, we may have cracked the code for learning how to lead and build yourself into the agent of change we want you to be. Thanks as always to our topic submitters, keep em coming! Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it really does help!
Generalization v Specialization
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 18:00:00 -0400
"Jack of all trades" will be said a lot during this episode. We break down our own experiences as both jack of all trades and experts and discuss who should specialize or generalize and why. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it really does help!
Yearly Retrospective
Sun, 24 Jul 2022 13:00:00 -0400
I can't believe it has been a year of podcasts! In this episode, Bruce and Clark open up about what has been good, bad, and otherwise in producing this podcast for you all. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it really does help!
Taming Toxicity
Fri, 08 Jul 2022 15:00:00 -0400
This week we are responding to another listener-submitted topic. Thank you, and keep the suggestions coming! Dealing with toxic people is never easy. Sometimes they can be aggressive and uncorrectable, which drags the entire workplace down. This episode discusses the best approach to handling those who hate being handled. As a bonus, we also touch on those snooty privileged types that like to flaunt their degree or experiences that add to the toxicity. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it really does help!
The Woes of the "Dead-End" Contributor and Cross-Geo Communication Tips
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:00:00 -0400
Wow, this might be our longest episode yet! This one is jam packed with listener submitted topics. We dive deep into addressing the challenges of being stuck in a dead-end individual contributor role when management positions are available and deserved. Bruce and Clark share their experiences of breaking out of their decade-long work engagements and offer tips to our dear listeners on what they should do next. Our episode's second half translates the challenges of cross-geo team communications. We dole out some best practices when dealing with folks who might not be from your side of the pond or share your super cool culture. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Visit our website: https://www.corporatestrategy.biz/ Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/corporatestrategy-biz/ or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz Don't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it really does help!
Profane Professionalism
FRI, 24 JUN 2022 17:00:00 -0400
Fulfilling a listener request, we discussed professionalism in the workplace this week. Listen to the end to hear a special surprise. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Layoffs
FRI, 27 MAY 2022 16:00:00 -0400
Content Warning: This episode does briefly mention incidents of suicide at timestamp 24:45-26:00 Today, we get a little heavy and talk about the corporate layoff. We get into the good, bad, and ugly along with providing some tips on how to handle and even avoid the situation outright. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Time to Talk Marketing
THU, 12 MAY 2022 20:00:00 -0400
Clark finally convinced me to talk about what I actually do, and it turns out there's a heck of a lot to say. Today's ep covers corporate marketing from top to bottom, digging into campaigns, creative, demand gen, and how to make t-shirts with your name on them. #bigCACCEnergy Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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LIFE Gets in the Way
FRI, 17 JUN 2022 15:00:00 -0400
Today we talk about dealing with life events that interrupt the precious corporate work we all do that is very important to everyone. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Leaving a Job: Two True Stories
MON, 25 APR 2022 10:00:00 -0400
We have another special guest joining us on the podcast today: Jack. He brings tales from the land of customer support and helps lay the path for others starting to use the opportunity to build a better future for themselves. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Welcome to the Water Cooler
FRI, 15 APR 2022 13:00:00 -0400
Today we recant two recent events in our lives regarding resignation. Understand the sad true tales of leaving and the all the reasons why. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We wanna know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Product Managers: Heroes or Villains of the Business?
FRI, 01 APR 2022 13:00:00 -0400
Following our product management episode we now dig into the other side of the product coin: the engineer. We recall our own history and remember the good/bad old days as developers. We continue the theme of talking C.A.C.C Culture, Autonomy, Compensation and Challenge and decide whether or not anyone should ever be an engineer. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We wanna know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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The MVPs Formerly Known as Customer Support
FRI, 29 APR 2022 08:00:00 -0400

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Money, Time, or Death Pick Three
WED, 23 MAR 2022 17:00:00 -0400
Today we start a new series dissecting the team composition of various roles inside of your local corporate entity. Didn't mean for it to become a series but we spend 20 minutes talking about product managers so you know this is gonna go long. Bruce is feeling especially spicy as his parents were killed by a product manager when he was very young. Fortunately Clark is there to defend the good/bad name of those who work the role. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We wanna know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Special Guest Barry: Finding Success No Matter What
THU, 17 MAR 2022 19:00:00 -0400
Inspired by the move Alaska Airlines just made: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/23/alaska-airlines-flight-attendants-get-double-pay-to-pick-up-shifts.html What are you willing to give up for a little more ched? Agree? Disagree? we wanna know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Weird Boss Situations
WED, 09 MAR 2022 18:00:00 -0500
So excited to have our first guest on the show: Barry! He walks us through his college career and denies the path education laid out for him. Learn how he found success doing what he loves and overcoming an incredible hardship when diagnosed with depression. Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Your Work is DEAD! Long Live the Work!
WED, 02 MAR 2022 17:00:00 -0500
Today we return to the career guidance sub to take on the challenges of awkward corporate situations, all imposed by managers. Confronting these kinds of challenges is never easy, but we think we might have hit the nail on the head for all three situations. Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Exit Interviews, New Job So-So Salary, and Go-Getters
WED, 23 FEB 2022 20:00:00 -0500
We return to the questions posed by our listeners. Today we discuss the challenges of maintaining innovation in a world that seeks to kill it before it ever gets started. We share personal stories and learnings in handling rejection, failure, and what to do next. Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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The Metaverse is Coming, the Metaverse is Already Here
THU, 17 FEB 2022 18:00:00 -0500
We dip back into the well that is the Career Guidance subreddit and answer questions that resonate. This episode we delve into the importance of honest feedback in the exit interview (do it for your work buddies), should you settle for less + bonus, and what's the secret of the "Go Getter"?

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Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Importance of Feedback
WED, 09 FEB 2022 18:00:00 -0500
As previously promised, we go very deep into the concept and applications of the metaverse both corporate and beyond. Spoiler Alert: It's not a happy episode. Recommended reading: https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-the-metaverse/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaverse https://www.plainconcepts.com/metaverse-companies/ Reach out to us on Twiter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Burnout vs Exhaustion, Big Career Changes, and the New Job Blues
WED, 02 FEB 2022 20:00:00 -0500
Today we discussed the all too common challenge of working with someone who doesn't know what they don't know, but don't realize they don't know it. We also learn the importance of good feedback. Let us know what you think! Learn more about Dunning Kruger here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect\nSupport WIKIPEDIA!

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New Year New Goals
WED, 29 DEC 2021 17:00:00 -0500
WE are trying something new this year, reaching out and answering some questions posted on the /r/CareerAdvice subreddit. We answer three questions about fun in the workplace, getting "laid off"

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New Year New Pod Format?
WED, 05 JAN 2022 17:00:00 -0500
Today we talk about all the ways to decline that meeting, reject that new idea, and maintain your friendships along the way. Say yes to saying no.

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Engineering in the 21st Century: It’s Tough To Be a Dev
FRI, 08 APR 2022 14:00:00 -0400
Sometimes you need to step away from the desk and drink some cool clear water. Listen to our nightmares, job satisfaction, and fitness routines on this chilled down episode of Corporate Strategy. Love us, hate us, wanna berate us? We wanna know. Reach out here: Reach out to us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CorporateStrats on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers or email questions@corporatestrategy.biz

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Tales from the Cube: The Curious Case of the Vanished Product Manager
WED, 04 MAY 2022 18:00:00 -0400
Things are about to get scary. Clark tells a horrifying tale that makes Bruce get angry, and you won't like him when he's angry...\n\n\nLove us, hate us, wanna berate us? We want to know. Reach out here:\nReach out to us on Twitter\nhttps://twitter.com/CorporateStrats\non LinkedIn\nhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brucebangers\nor email \nquestions@corporatestrategy.biz

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How to Present and Speak Publicly
FRI, 28 JAN 2022 14:00:00 -0500
This week we are digging back into questions asked on the career guidance subreddit. Specifically dealing with the differences(and identifying) burnout and exhaustion, how to make big career leaps into different organizations and different fields and digging into that feeling you get when you start a new job... and feel just awful about it.

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Just Say NO!
THU, 20 JAN 2022 18:00:00 -0500
Some real hot tips coming in today from breathing strategies all the way to the crafting of the perfect story.  We didn't rehearse this but that doesn't mean you shouldn't, find out why!

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It's the Holiday Special!
WED, 22 DEC 2021 17:00:00 -0500
Today we talk goal setting both in corporate and personal life. We talk through why you should (or should not) do a New Years resolution, how to accomplish the task at hand, and what to do with pesky corporate mandated goal activities.

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Year 2-5 Stayin' Alive
WED, 15 DEC 2021 17:00:00 -0500
The most wonderful time of the year goes corporate. Find out why it's important to book your calendars for your time off, why companies' run layoffs during the festive season, and learn what Clark likes to munch on this time of year in the ole break room.

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New Corporate Citizen: Year One
WED, 08 DEC 2021 20:00:00 -0500
It starts with more mental math, we did not learn our lesson. Today we discuss  how to grow your career during those precious starting years and tips for both young and old to staying on top of the corporate game.

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