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FFS Talk podcast

FFS Talk podcast

By Dan Hugo
This is a conversational show about problems and solutions, discussing what is working and what isn't and what "we" might do about it.

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Work Part 3
Rounding out the introduction of this topic arc, surely only the beginning of the beginning. Work in an office, in a restaurant, in a retail store, on a beach, in your own home office... be an employee, be your own boss, what will work for you in the exciting world that appears to be arriving now from the future... Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack (going on hiatus, moving this to a unified newsletter on Revue!) FFS Talk Newsletter via Revue (new title, this is the unified newsletter for FFS Talk moving forward) Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Alex Knight on Unsplash
01:01:05
August 29, 2021
Work Part 2
Essential work for less-than-essential pay, and these are the workers who will be replaced early in our automated present and future. The entire Work topic should extend far into the distance and out of view to left and right, it is so cast and rife for discussion... Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Nicholas Bartos on Unsplash
51:40
August 18, 2021
Work Part 1
Have you been working from home? Does your workplace follow old school organization structures, or maybe they're trying out a New Way to engage their employees? Would you rather work from home, for yourself, into the future? Hmm. Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels
01:03:50
August 12, 2021
Nanos Gigantium Humeris Insidentes
Perhaps Sir Isaac Newton said it better. He certainly said it in English, and so it was a little bit meta on top of its other implications... Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by KE ATLAS on Unsplash
40:15
August 03, 2021
Gratuitous Gratuities
The true origins and history of tipping and gratuities is up for debate, but not today. Let's talk about moving people into a modern approach to participation in the service industry and business in general. Care to argue your point? Join the show for an episode to make your case! Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Sam Dan Truong on Unsplash
01:00:46
July 28, 2021
Sharing Good Data
There is only more to know, and the consequences continue to be significant when we do not. How can individuals build a picture of comprehension from the megapixels flying at them from reliable and unreliable sources... Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash
58:20
July 20, 2021
Meta July 2021
This is a Meta Episode, which is an episode about the FFS Talk podcast. Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by freddie marriage on Unsplash
07:29
July 12, 2021
Computer as Copilot
Should consumers of data generated, curated, and presented by our computer overlords be made aware of the nature of those overlords, or are we destined to receive what we are given without any clear idea what, how, and why? This is the beginning of a very long discussion, guests welcome... Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Francesco Tommasini on Unsplash
55:21
July 08, 2021
Theories of The Good Life
Why are you here? Why am I here? We may not soon be able to answer that question, but we can try to answer some other questions about what we do while we are here, and why. This is the beginning of a very long discussion, guests welcome... Show notes in the Show Notes Newsletter, see below. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue Join the Show as a Guest! (join@ffstalk.com) You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Dan Hugo
01:07:59
June 29, 2021
MyTubes
The internets present us all with fabulous opportunities to express ourselves, communicate with friends and family around the world in real time or over years or both, and to conduct business out of our homes (whether we're stuck inside them or not). While the advancements in real technology and impressive gee-whiz chrome appear to work, what doesn't might end up being yours and my ability to do all of these nice things the way we want to, rather than the ways for-profit interests allow us to. Support the Show! As the FFS Talk podcast continues to grow and reach out to more audience, we hope more and more people subscribe to our podcast feed, newsletters, and perhaps other such things, not to mention joining in the conversation as a guest for an episode, or in other ways. You are of course welcome to share links with your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! FFS Talk podcast via Anchor.fm FFS Talk podcast Show Notes Newsletter via Substack FFS Talk Weekend Edition Newsletter via Revue You are also invited to check out the Buy Me a Coffee profile page for Dan Hugo (your solo host at the moment) with links to these and other podcasts and newsletters and whatnot. Do not feel obligated in any way, but if you would like to add to the caffeine supply that powers these efforts, any actual coffee buying is literally that! Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by JJ Ying on Unsplash
39:42
June 21, 2021
Innovation and Co-creation
Have you ever made a product or service, launched it into the market, and discovered it was not what people wanted? Have you ever watched a product or service which you need and have been waiting for, crash and burn because it didn't match the needs of people like you? Is there a way to tackle that before it happens? Hint: Yes. Show Notes Newsletter The FFS Talk podcast Show Notes newsletter contains links and other  topical information for each episode, please subscribe to receive the  newsletter with a link to the corresponding podcast episode and the rest  of the story: FFS Talk podcast Show Notes newsletter via Substack Support the Show! Would you like to join the show and discuss one of the existing topic arcs, or bring one of your own? Email Dan and let's make that happen! Would you like to add to the caffeine supply powering this and various other projects listed at this BuyMeACoffee profile page? Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by "My Life Through A Lens" on Unsplash
43:23
June 14, 2021
One Small Step For News Reporting
News is reported as stories for humans most of the time. Not so true when it comes to weather, sports, finance, and anything where there are tangible facts which might be compared and referred to in the story. Make no mistake, though, news is about telling a story and evoking a response, especially when tabulated facts aren't so clearly available. Show Notes The FFS Talk podcast Show Notes newsletter contains links and other topical information for each episode, please subscribe to receive the newsletter with a link to the corresponding podcast episode and the rest of the story: FFS Talk podcast Show Notes newsletter via Substack Support The Show! If you would like to be a guest on the show to discuss one of a growing list of topic arcs, please email Dan and let's set that up! Email Dan (dhugo@ffstalk.com) If you haven't already, subscribe to this podcast via Anchor (or other places...), subscribe to this newsletter, and don't forget our other newsletter FFS Talk Weekend Edition newsletter via Revue If you'd like to keep up with Dan's various projects, or if you'd like to contribute to the caffeine supply which fuels these efforts, there's a list of project links for newsletters, podcasts, and other interesting things maintained conveniently on a no-obligation Buy Me a Coffee profile page: Buy Dan a Coffee Any proceeds (no obligation!) go toward coffee, whether its beans, a new coffee preparation method, or an outing to a cool coffee spot somewhere in the world. Episode Art Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
01:10:33
June 08, 2021
Modern Collaboration
Catching the tail end of the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend, wherein we all gave pause to consider the sacrifices made by some of the best-trained and most capable collaborators the world has ever know, the Men and Women of the United States Military. Now, let us begin a conversation about the rest of us and how we can use the tools at our disposal to work together... Show Notes Our show notes are published as a newsletter on Substack, which can arrive in your email inbox if you subscribe, or which you may read online: https://ffstalk.substack.com/ We also publish a Weekend Newsletter ahead of next week's episode, you can find it and subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/ffstalkcom Support The Show! Subscribe to the newsletters, subscribe to this podcast, share with your friends and colleagues! If you would like to be a guest, or if you would like to help refill the coffee bean canisters which make this show and so many other projects possible: Email Dan | Buy Dan a Coffee Episode Art Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash
01:02:42
June 01, 2021
Delivering Big Delta II
When at first you don't get your point across in a completely coherent manner, try (try) again? Well, the real goal was to establish the underlying and unifying theme of the show itself, to examine the all-to-easy-to-say expression "Change the World" in the context of the tag line, looking at what works and what doesn't (and what we might do about it, don't forget that part). Show Notes Newsletter Show notes for FFS Talk podcast episodes are published on Substack in newsletter form, delivered to your inbox and accessible with your web browser, with more room to expand and expound than is available in RSS feed items. https://ffstalk.substack.com/ Support the Show! If you would like to keep up with various projects by Dan Hugo, or if you would like to contribute to his coffee fund (or both!), check out the profile page here for a bit of each. There are podcasts and newsletters and other projects to be detailed over time, and you can be a part of all of them in one way or another. Please also share and like and subscribe and tell your friends of course, but do visit this link and go from there: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DanHugo
48:43
May 26, 2021
Delivering Big Delta
At long last, a return to production, with an episode that is essentially The Show... when we talk about "What Works, What doesn't, and what we can do about both," we are talking about changing the world at some scale, and that means Delivering Big Delta... Show Notes are now coming at you in Newsletter Form! Trying to fit everything into the RSS feed is not a great experience on either end, so there is an FFS Talk show notes newsletter on Substack! https://ffstalk.substack.com/ Visit the link to find the show notes (with links, videos, book references, etc) for each episode moving forward. Support the show! Would you like to join in on a focused episode to talk about what you're working on?  Would you like to Buy Dan a Coffee? You can also simply listen, maybe join in a live stream chat or drop-in audio session in the near future, re-tweet, Like, subscribe, or any of other various ways to get this effort out there. For that I thank you ahead of time.
01:03:59
May 24, 2021
(Keep Feeling) Vaccination
Has it been a year already? The theme of this show is generally failure analysis, or as I say from time to time, a discussion about what works, what doesn't, and what we do about it. The global pandemic brought by SARS-CoV-2 and covid-19 is going to be a treasure trove, so to speak, of failure analysis, from which we should all learn a great many things... The first presentation I came across by Nickolas Means, really well done and interesting, on YouTube Who Destroyed Three Mile Island The book that Nickolas refers at near the end of the presentation, on Amazon The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' The pandemic visualization that launched a world of headlines and amateur analysis Johns Hopkins Pandemic Map As well a newly-available data view on Vaccinations, let us see how this unfolds Johns Hopkins Vaccination Data A favorite resources for authoritative, intelligent discourse on the state of affairs as quickly as it has been changing, available via YouTube and as podcasts, TWiV in particular... Microbe.tv The point of this show is to explore topic arcs over time, and for better or worse the top-level topic that is the global covid-19 pandemic will certainly provide fodder for discussion and learning for years, and episodes, to come... Episode Title Inspiration (Keep Feeling) Fascination, by The Human League, on YouTube Episode image attribution Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash
58:16
March 13, 2021
Meta: Welcome Back
First meta episode, about the show itself! It has been a while... A quick touch on a few things that have gone on since the most recent previous episode, including vaccination and a weekly podcast (in addition to this one) that has confirmed it for sure... guests or co-hosts make for better discussion. As well, there will be live stream discussion and text, it is the only interesting way to have discussions about the topics on the agenda.  Yet another (third!) podcast is entering production, domain names got, websites, next, and that's just getting started! do not joinClubHouse. Do check out the HugoFloss podcast, and watch for QuogglingSand... Episode art inspired by the fact that this entire show is produced in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sign says Welcome, but stick with the podcast, stay home and wear your mask when you don't. We aren't out of this yet! Photo by David Vives on Unsplash
25:44
March 10, 2021
Economeering
You cannot talk about economy without being an economist, can you?  Actually, you can, and if you've ever added "engineer" to the end of whatever it is you do, you know where this is going. Is MMT the next big thing? Is supply side economics ever going to work for anyone in the lower 90%?  Universal Basic Income vs Job Guarantees, do they make sense? Economists like Macro, but the people make the economy, how about some Micro? And so much more as we take on this huge topic into the future... A few books mentioned The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton Arguing With Zombies by Paul Krugman The Case For a Jobs Guarantee by Pavlina R Tcherneva Several references as well to Prof Mark Blyth, proper links to some excellent presentations (available via YouTube) coming for the next lap around the Economeering topic... This one is vast so while this is the planting of seeds for what is likely several topic arcs, it did not get into so much of the what works and what doesn't facets, which will follow as we focus on particular issues with, one might hope, particular guests and audience in our interactions. Note this episode is posting on New Years Eve (UTC-8), just in time to wrap it up with a 2020 sticker. Listen for Meta episodes about the show itself, wherein we can figure out how best to interact with people in live streams. As with all topic arcs, this is To Be Continued...
01:02:13
January 01, 2021
Last Mile and Downtown Project
The first planting of topic arc seeds, to expound on topics, what works, and what does not, and what we can do about it. Connecting the Last Mile, typically associated with delivery of goods and services from a local hub or central office to a destination at a business or residence, but today arguably including delivery of virtual goods and services via the internet including the ordering, tracking, and customer service aspects of those physical last mile deliveries. How does the Last Mile relate to the Downtown Project, the effort in the Downtown Las Vegas area to change and uplift the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of the locale with some of the ingredients to transform a city into a Tech Hub.  What works about the Last Mile, and didn't work about the Downtown Project, and a few points in between, these are two great topics we hope to revisit with ongoing conversation with people who were there and did that, and where we can go next with what we've learned. Specific reference to a Tech Cocktail talk given by Bambi Francisco in September 2014 in Downtown Las Vegas about this very thing, and the eight building blocks needed to make a Tech Hub. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrcgKOQqCBk Special thanks to Dan Gunn for an original riff that is the current intro music, and to Phil, Mark, Bryan, and Pete for their respective Exclamations. We encourage participation from our listeners over time so that we may include you in the production.
01:05:03
December 23, 2020
Show Zero
Show Zero is the first episode of the first show in the Return to Digital Media. A former podcaster, I (Dan Hugo) am an engineer, technology nerd, and eager learner looking beyond bickering and sniping on social media, to discuss what is working and what isn't, and how we can deal with both. This first episode of FFS is solo and introductory, I look forward to guest and listener interaction in the usual and unusual places...  Look for FFStalk...
01:04:39
December 12, 2020