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BONUS: Stranger in a Strange Land (Part 1)

Sri interviews West Point graduate and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Jay Hack about leadership based on Jay’s four years leading Norwegian industrial workforces. (Jay is also a graduate of Harvard Business School.) 

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#6: Hypergraphia

Do you have hypergraphia? Sri explores this mental disorder and related states with help from Amazon, Truman Capote, and “the Ballmer number.”  *** Tower of Silence article on Wikipedia (Zoroastrian disposal of human remains)   Interesting commentary and history of Zoroastrianism (The Guardian)  ...

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#5: Bizarro

Sri tries to invent a new word and viddies a bourbon. His “Bizarro Method” helps you get out of a rut. *** notes:  Sri’s article on Medium: Intermittent Fasting and the Placebo Effect  Origins of Bizarro (Youtube) Superman Meets Bizarro (Youtube)   Seinfeld clips...

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#4: Local H

Sri helps you get the most out of your people, applying Friedrich Hayek’s concept of “local knowledge” to companies with the help of “that ‘copacetic’ song.” The movie ‘American Psycho’ is discussed in the same breath as an articulation of why corporate promotions are...

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#3: Outbreak

Sri uses infectious disease as a metaphor for dealing with colleagues of toxic people. Justin Timberlake and Home Depot do a collaboration. *** Show Notes Sexy back-Home Depot mashup ‘In a World’ trailer:  Home Depot video montage from Tik Tok  Intro music by Paul...

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#2: Hobbitses

Humans have a visceral need to mold their environment, even if it means mindlessly mowing the lawn. Sri introduces the concept of Hobbit problems and wages an internal battle over strongly worded letters to the gym. Radiohead’s “Little By Little” serves as a warning...

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#1: Decision Zombies

Sri talks about the inability of many organizations to make decisions — and to stick to them. And also about how annoying metalcore covers of 90s-era protest hits are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancy Brooklyn Duo’s cover of the Cranberries’ “Zombie” The classic “It’s alive!” scene from the...

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#0: Been Around the Breezeblock

Sri has been around the block, so to speak.  Episode 0 is an aural appetizer where Sri talks about alt-J and gets fired from his first product management job. Meanwhile, a Wall Street saleswoman talks about ripping people’s eyeballs out. Intro music by Paul...

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