What started as a Post of the Week commentary on the value of digital Networking, think LinkedIn or Facebook, became a strong guide on how to properly structure a networking event in the professional world. It's a little long, and a little detailed, but the information in this PotW is really strong for anyone who wants to make more connections in their Professional lives!
Also, check out the Media Musings Segment after the Post of the Week for a last minute review of Jon Anderson's 1000 hands tour.
If you have ever sat down with a financial planner or read an article about how much is needed in liquid savings, i.e. cash on hand? You've probably were told to keep 3-6 months in savings. If your one of those people, which is to say most people, who doesn't save, I would agree. If you are a saver, then is that advice correct? The answer is actually "No", but you have to listen to this post of the week to find out why! Warning: The post has *gasp* numbers in it!
Disappointment happens at work, at home, and in every aspect of our life. It happens when we reach and don't succeed and it happens when we do nothing but the world around us changes. No matter if you are at life or work, understanding the impact of disappointment and figuring out how to deal with it is important to navigating the worlds of work and life!
In the past, the robots took over 'good' factory jobs and it took decades before the workforce recovered, and some would argue it never recovered. The same thing is happening to professionals, as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Cloud are all coming together to displace the types of jobs that used to require a college degree. Sectors like Engineering, Financial, Medical, and even Information Technology itself are all being affected. What can you do to Survive? Listen to this show and learn what your options are!
In this episode, we have a quick update on the book and a great post of the week that serves as a reminder that no matter who you are, what job you are in, and how stable your organization is, there is always the possibility that you may be let go. It's also something that's true in both great economic times and bad ones.
Have you ever created a vision board to help you really stay focused on the things you want to achieve? I have, but in this episode, I really take a look at the benefits of 'having a vision' verses not. Also, there is some great News and Updates on my first tentative steps into the world of editing and publishing.
In this episode, we have our LONGEST EVER Conversational Chaos with the return of Brandy Ober and first-time guest Alexis Peluso. This one gets really chaotic as it's all about stupid boys! We also have a great post of the week about how Normal People struggle in the professional world because they are... well... Normal. Don't forget to listen after the end credits for some funny outtakes.
In this episode, we bring back the News and Updates segment because we have updates about finally reaching a huge milestone for Peluso Presents! We also have a great conversation chaos segment with Brandy Ober. Don't forget to check out the bloopers after the end credits too...
There are parallels for making connections, long term connections, in our personal and our professional lives. Today's show talks about putting down these roots and how our careers can benefit from them. There is also an initial review of Assasins Creed Odyssey in the Media Musings segment.
A trip to the zoo last year influenced this episode about how Zoo's and other public-serving non-profit institutions are becoming more predatory with their income generating techniques. The show returns with a Conversational Chaos segment (that's not too chaotic) with my wife Michele about the topic too!
Lists are a great tool for accomplishing things. This episode explores lists and all the ways they can empower us.
We are living in a world where AI and Automation are careening into each other and in the process, the impact is changing the very structure of humanity. It's all happening right before our eyes and employers are taking notice and as always leveraging change to drive productivity. This show attempts to answer the question: What happens when AI managed self-driving cars collides with the world of work?
Going back old school with an episode that focuses 100% on the post of the week. In this case, we have a tremendously dense exploration of the Herzberg motivators and hygiene factors theory as it relates to today's professional. What do you need to be satisfied at work and in life? What causes stress and discomfort when it's something needed at work isn't there?
We have a short show for you this week, with a quick intro, a Post of the Week that's really a rant on the culture change around cell phone acquisitions, and a rambling part 7 review of Red Dead Redemption 2.
This week we discuss family trips, crap bags, and annoying girls on the bus in our Conversational Chaos with Aldo. We also take have a fantastic post of the weak that explores all the Do's and Don'ts of starting a new job. Plus another look in our seemingly never-ending review of Red Dead Redemption II
This show includes a great dialog about one of the biggest conflicts between work and life, and it's that there is too much time needed for both work and life for modern families where both parents work outside the home. The crazy idea for a 3rd parent isn't actually all that crazy and has in fact been a model used for generations. It's just much harder to implement today. We also have a Media Musings segment / update on Red Dead Redemption 2.
In this Post of the Week Extravaganza, we replay no less than 8 posts of the week from 2018. There are six of the top five (one was a tie), and then two bonus PotW. This is a great introduction to all the writing at www.pelusopresents.com and a good intro to the sites commentary on the collision points between work and life.
Gift giving at work can become a conundrum, listen to the best strategy on how to handle this social expectation when it gets played out in our professional world. Also, a chaotic conversation about gifts with Aldo and his buddy Connor, and part 4 of our ongoing Red Dead Redemption Review!
Posting this week's episode a bit early, because it seems if we are going to post an episode about Black Friday, it would be fun to do it on Black Friday! In addition to a great Post of the Week about the history of Black Friday and best practices in leveraging the annual Celebration of Consumerism, this week's episode includes a Conversational Chaos with Aldo and his friend Riley about evil corporations and Christmas Lists! The show continues on with part 2 of our ongoing multi-part Red Dead Redemption 2 review.
This week we have a great discussion on the concept of what 'Being Rich' is to those that think in such terms. The Post of the week discusses concepts such as "Rich", "Wealthy", and "Comfortable" and tries to identify what each really means, and what could a professional reasonably hope to achieve as they move on in their careers and in life.
We also have the first of a multi-part review of the video game event known as Red Dead Redemption II.
How do you prepare for, and deal with the end of life? How do those around you? As professionals, it is something that has to be considered and managed like everything else, or chaos will ensue! But what happens when that chaos is out of your hands?
Also this week we have a rather long and spoiler-filled review of Uncharted 4: A thief's end.
NOTE: We are reposting Episode 96 as the episode erroneously posted early, and many people couldn't download it or see it.
We went from an age where housing was tied to a career... (A 30-year mortgage system was designed to complement a workforce that mostly had 30-year jobs) to an age when housing doesn't match the way we work and earn money. What's the answer? Today's episode offers one out of the box solution. It also has our most ever on point Conversational Chaos segment with a mortgage professional and a home builder.
Today we have a short and solo show about Ambient Computing. Ambient Computing is everywhere, quite literally, but you can't have the conversation about if this is a good thing or a bad thing if you can't connect to make your ambient computing devices usable.
Warning the word "Alexia" is used often in this episode.
Correction: in this episode, I mistakenly reference next weeks episode as being "Big Problems Big Solutions Broadband" due to a reference from PotW. That article was actually back in episode 87.
Ever wonder what exactly got someone up to the top spot in an organization? I have too, and I honestly don't think everyone knows completely. We know the big picture items, and the things people say got them there, but what else was in the decision-making process that no one ever discusses? Also, a conversational chaos segment with Aldo that is, as you would expect, all over the place!
Sometimes management will listen to the obvious needs of the organization or the situation and address them. Sometimes they only hear what they want to, just like everybody's favorite co-host. We discuss why. Also, we discuss labor and labor day and the joy's of running a service department with Mike Emmons, a retired maintenance manager of a large resort property.