Brave New Workforce

Brave New Workforce

Whether it's a new technology, a virus, or social change at a tipping point, disruption creates new opportunities in the workplace and modern life, but it's not all flying cars and rainbows, change is hard. Join Trip O'Dell, Anna Codina, and Larry Cornett as they look at the evolution of the workplace from traditional offices trying to figure out how to adapt to being suddenly remote, to companies that were born as "work anyplace" teams, and how those changes impact everything from how we collaborate to how our kids go to school, and what it all means for our local communities and the global economy.

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June 10, 2021 27 min
Wow, there’s a lot going on in the world today! Trip, Larry, and Anna are getting back to work as life begins to ramp up. Your lovely co-hosts have decided to take a short break while they figure out their next phase in the future of work. Until then, keep creating, keep improving, and keep embracing change. It’s the only way forward! Key Takeaways * Anna, Trip, and Larry have been busy! * We’re taking a summer break to get our d...
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Would you like more leverage in your career and get more opportunities without having to knock on doors? The world is opening up and it’s apparent that when it comes to the future of work, country borders are going to be less and less relevant. With remote work, it means companies are looking for the best of the best, and they’re no longer forced to look in their own backyard or for a particular zip code. Anna talks about one of he...
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Larry, Trip, and Anna bring on two hot-seat guests to show a real-life example of how behavioral interviewing works. This is the second time they’ve run a hot-seat session. These interviews give insight into what companies are looking for when they’re conducting a behavioral interview on a candidate, and what some of these tough questions tend to look like as they interview new prospects for a role. Key Takeaways Let’s do some hot ...
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Larry, Trip, and Anna address a common problem they’re seeing in the hiring world: Candidates getting ghosted on for no rhyme or reason. Companies and recruiters might not realize how stressful and damaging it is for a candidate to have “everything go well” and then radio silence. If you’ve been ghosted on in the past, here’s why this is happening, and your co-hosts offer advice on how you can empower yourself and prevent it from h...
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Larry, Trip, and Anna are doing something new this week! They’re conducting their very first hot seat session with two brave candidates who are eager to understand what goes through a hiring manager’s mind and why they ask questions the way they do. At the end, your co-hosts explain some of the psychological reasons behind their questions, and they share how they also filter for bias. Key Takeaways Companies are employing some shad...
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Larry and Trip discuss their experiences working for corporate America when it came to getting the clearance they needed to speak on stage and why they had to be very, very careful about what they said, even after they’ve left the company. These companies are very powerful and you have to be careful because they have the resources to blackball you from the industry. It seems more and more companies are trying to stifle employees’ e...
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Desmond Chan is the Vice President of Product Management at Zumigo Inc, where he is responsible for building a frictionless experience for users who want a better way of securing their accounts and transactions. Payments are still a pain point for a lot of us in the digital age as well as keeping our identity safe. As our data keeps getting stolen by companies who may practice reckless security measures, Desmond shares what he’s do...
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Emon Motamedi is the Founder of Florian, a community of alumni helping new students pay for school without loans and provide them with personalized mentoring to help them get ahead in their careers. Florian does more than provide student-friendly funding for tuition, they have a network of experts rooting for their students. Emon explains a bit more about what Florian does and how they're different from other competitors in the...
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Talk is cheap, creativity is cheap, and tech is cheap. So, when everything can be replicated, copied, and shared seamlessly throughout different platforms, what’s the true value of a product? There’s a new commodity coming onto the scene where it’s bringing the concept of scarcity back into the fold, and that’s NFTs. Anna, Larry, and Trip sit down to try to understand what the heck this new thing is all about. Key Takeaways Your co...
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Wow. How is everyone feeling lately? Things just seem to be a bit more sluggish than they were a year ago. Your three special co-hosts discuss what’s going on and how we can step up and take better care of ourselves, our families, and even our team at work. Today’s topic is mental health and burnout! Key Takeaways Your co-hosts are distracted today! Trip takes over on Anna’s lead-in… It’s been a year since lockdown. It’s been a ter...
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Rebecca Weaver is the Founder & CEO of HRuprise, a new platform that connects people with HR coaches to help navigate their toughest workplace challenges. In this week’s episode, Rebecca shares what prevents HR from being an effective employee advocate, what’s contributing to the lack of trust in HR, and what does real disruption look like for the new world of HR and work. Key Takeaways What’s missing in the HR conversations? W...
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Dr. Julie Albright is a Sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications. Dr. Julie is currently a Lecturer in the departments of Applied Psychology and Engineering at USC, where she teaches Master’s-level courses on the Psychology of Interactive Technologies and Sustainable Infrastructure. Dr. Julie is also the author of Left to Their Own Devices, which discusses how the digital transformation is impacting our econom...
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Dr. Julie Albright is a Sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications. Dr. Julie is currently a Lecturer in the departments of Applied Psychology and Engineering at USC, where she teaches Master’s-level courses on the Psychology of Interactive Technologies and Sustainable Infrastructure. Dr. Julie is also the author of Left to Their Own Device, which discusses how the digital transformation is impacting our economy...
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Terri Rodriguez-Hong is a Silicon Valley-based product designer and specializes in accessibility. Through her own learning challenges, it’s become Terri’s mission to provide more options for the way we learn/interact with everyday products. In this episode, Terri dives into how we need to be thinking about accessibility and what challenges people face when they’re physically disabled or when our brains are just wired a bit differen...
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Trip, Anna, and Larry are back with a “solo” episode to discuss what they're hopeful for in the new year and where they see this podcast going for 2021. People are excited and they want to move where they’re treated best. It’s no longer a pipedream, so how can you get ahead of the curve before places like Austin and Miami become the next Silicon Valley? Key Takeaways The positives of 2021! Larry shares why he’s hopeful. People ...
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Jennifer Lachs is the Owner of Digital Nomad Girls, a platform she started over five years ago when there weren’t a lot of resources for women who were interested in traveling the world and making a location-independent living. Jenny shares an important lesson about happiness-chasing and how switching from your nine-to-five job for that exotic Bali destination doesn’t cure or fix you. When we are trying to strive for more, more, mo...
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Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is part of the SingularityU South Africa faculty and has a focus on urban futures, which includes smart cities, networks, urban planning, governance, and development, as well as innovation systems. She has a Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Design, and Urban Planning as well as a Ph.D. in Planning and Innovation Studies. Dr. Geci shares with us the development of cities, where it’s all headed, and how w...
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Ryan Kuder is the Managing Director for Techstars Anywhere, an investment and innovation group that connects entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and city governments to solve challenges across industries and geographies. Their 13-week virtual and in-person accelerator program opens six times a year and Ryan dives into how they embrace and collaborate with a distributed workforce in this week’s episode. Key Takeaways A little bi...
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Amina Moreau is a powerhouse of productivity. She runs several businesses including a film production company, a storytelling consulting firm, a music licensing company, and most recently Radious, which is like an Airbnb specifically for office space. She is also an avid tennis player and competes in competitions regularly. Amina shares why office space needs to have a fresh look and how her company plans to address the problems mo...
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In this episode, your three co-hosts share what they’re grateful for and what they’re hopeful for in the new year. They are also going to be taking a two-week break during this holiday season, but don’t worry! They already have some great guests lined up for the new year. Everything from a digital nomad to an urban planner to a new and improved way people can co-work together. Thank you for listening and please leave us a review if...
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