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Episode 33: The Google Duplex Fallout

The unveiling of Google’s Duplex technology at Google I/O last week was so amazing and so controversial, I can’t stop thinking about it. Here's my take and how it might affect you.

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Audience Contribution Time: You're Fired!

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New guy, around 20 years old or so, called in sick saying he thinks he had a stroke. Since he lived across the street from the store where we worked, we all then stood and watched through the store's glass door as he packed up his truck with beach gear and drove off with his girlfriend. Fired the next day. - From Refinery29.com

I’m putting together a podcast episode about firing people and being fired and I would love it if you would share your interesting, funny, or even sad story about when you fired someone or when you were fired.

Here are a few options for how you can contribute your story:
On Facebook Messenger, search for @ykarpwhynot and send a voice message (tap the microphone icon in a new message).Record a voice message using whatever app you like and send it either through Facebook messenger or by email to whynot@ykarp.com.If you are not comfortable recording it, or if you can’t manage to send a recording to me for whatever reason, send me an email to whynot@ykarp.com and…

Episode 32: We Have Your Personally Identifying Information

Hacking attempts occur all the time. Are you protecting your customer's personal information? Does your business comply with GDPR? As a consumer, how do you minimize the risk of long-term damage caused by data breaches?

Some interesting links about cybersecurity and GDPR:
EU GDPR Portal
Major data breaches and hacks
Google Search: How to protect yourself from data breaches

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Episode 31: Giving Up

What kind of motivation is good for you? What's the difference between motivation and manipulation? Is giving up always a bad thing? How do tech companies motivate and manipulate us?

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Episode 30: In the Zone

Completely immersing yourself in a task or activity can be difficult - but satisfying, and a little unnerving. What goes on in your brain when you concentrate and how can you train yourself to concentrate better? The answer will surprise you!

Some resources used for this episode:

The neuroscience of concentrationHow focus worksScientific benefits of playing computer games
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Episode 29: Inventions to Drive You Crazy

From the buggy whip to interstellar travel, we are always thinking of new, different, and faster ways to get places. So here are four transportation-related inventions that didn’t quite make it into mainstream life.

Some resources used for this episode:
A list of weird inventions.
The Goodyear glowing tire.
The Highway HiFi
Early 20th Century road accident statistics
The Pedestrian Safety Net (article)
The Pedestrian Safety Net (YouTube video)
WIPO Invention Statistics (PDF)

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Episode 28: Soft Skills Aren't Hard

If some of the most important skills you need to be a professional are not your core technical skills, what are they?

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