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.
This week it's Mike and the Girls. Crystal Taylor and Michele Peluso join me in Conversational Chaos discuss the value and risk of investing in your own education.
We also have some news and an extended Blooper real at the back of the show where Antoinette decided to invade our recording session.
This weeks extended conversational Chaos was so chaotic we had to re-organize and re-record parts of the show. Special Guests include Ms. Jennifer Kidd and regular co-host Aldo Peluso who together with Mike, discuss when is the right time to 'overshare' by using words such as Muxing, Nuance, and Takeaways. Don't forget the bloopers after the end credits! - don't forget to write reviews and share!
Today we have Michele as co-host as Aldo is at an important offsite meeting (Does a sleepover for a 9 year old count as an offsite meeting?). Michele and I have an extended Conversational Chaos where we discuss over priced fresh water fish, over priced plastic toys, and surviving an attack by Little Big Ears and the Hopping Gang. The show also includes one of the best Post of the Weeks we've ever done about Jargon.
Aldo Peluso is back as a co-host this week and for another chaotic conversation, this time about schools, deep sea diving, and student loan debt. We also have a reading of a short but very interesting post of the week which questions the need for schools in our age of technology disruption everywhere!
In our longest episode ever, I have my wife, Michele Peluso as my co-host. We discuss everything from kids and summer vacations to formality in the workplace.
Don't forget to listen to past the end credits for the outtakes.
Also, as always, don't forget to share.
For the first time ever we have a co-host for this week's episode. The problem with it is the co-host is my eight (nearly nine) year old son Aldo Peluso. His opinions on broadband make the first half of the show very different than our normal thought provoking fare. You decide if it's better or unlistenable.
The second half of the episode includes a reading of one of the best Big Problems, Big Solutions articles we have ever done. This show we tackle broadband!
Don't forget, we include the outtakes after the end credits if you enjoy that sort of thing!
Have you ever wondered why someone would walk away from a job that seems to be amazing? The kind of job most people dream of having? In many cases the person walking away is doing it because they are bored in their career. This article explores that boredom and what you can do about it if you find yourself in that situation.
Bonus: This episode is being released on Memorial Day, so we have some interesting and fun Memorial Day facts on the origin of the day.