How We Manage Stuff

How We Manage Stuff


Latest Episodes

a Cup of Coffee
May 18, 2020

Are you coming?  Are you going?  Do you have a place in this world? Or do you not?  Roger.  Yasmin.  Existential questions.  And the power of warm drinks. The nineteenth  episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.

Famous Person
May 04, 2020

Are you famous? Fame we court.   Fame we try to wield (before it weilds us. But are you famous? Not the best question to hear when you are trying to understand what is happening.  Even if you’re not famous.  Not famous at all.

The Producer: He’s Not Here
April 20, 2020

He doesn’t visit often. When he does, there’s always trouble. Or he thinks there’s trouble.  Or maybe heard that there might be trouble.  The Producer comes to visit our Washington Office and faces a cast that thinks (or wishes or hopes) that things ar...

We Read It So You Don’t Have To: Innovators Dilemma
April 06, 2020

Life is busy. There’s no time to read.  Or view YouTube videos.   Or even listen to podcasts.  So Maddie, the 8 year old entrepreneur an Bix, the Master Scrum Master, give you a thorough overview of Clayton Christensen’s masterwork,

Act III: What Big Tech Doesn’t Know
March 23, 2020

It starts with a pool game.   It ends with a riot.   And in the middle, there’s a guy who sounds a lot like Henry Kissinger. Except he makes tea. The plans have been made.  The execution is proving hard.  We’ve had to bring some extra talent to the pro...

Act II: What Big Tech Doesn’t Know
March 09, 2020

Usual cast of characters. A tech bro who is a bully.  A very smart CEO who just doesn’t seem to understand.   A consultant who is finding her way in a lost, lost world. Plus there are a pair of coworkers who have great sport commenting on the situation...

Act I: What Big Tech Doesn’t Know
February 24, 2020

They seem like such nice people.   It’s just too bad that things didn’t quite go as planned.   We have a young attorney advisor. And a director of public relations . And an mess they didn’t anticipate.   The How We Manage Stuff audio drama tackles the ...

All Gone Wrong
February 10, 2020

It was supposed to be easy.  A way to build trust.  A simple public talk at a sympathetic organization.   But there were protestors. And a badly prepared speech. And a host who didn’t seem to realize what was happening.   Abby Alton,

Best for All
January 27, 2020

IAD? IDA? What’s the difference?   What is the import of the flip of one letter?  The expanded team gathers in Washington.  Vinny from Washington.  Karine from Brussels.  Time to get the leaders of the tech giant Talking and Shopping ready for a Congre...

Audio Drama
January 13, 2020

We’re an Audio Drama. We live on the Internet. We tell stories of work and tech and power and love and loss. Consultants in Germany.  Artificial Intelligence in Seattle.  A startup in Mountain View.  Books that we read so you don’t have to.