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The Imposters Club

The Imposters Club

By Teddy Kim
The podcast for misfits in tech.
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#22 The Techie's Dilemma

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# 35 Farewell
Like many of you, the financial devastation caused by the coronavirus shutdowns have forced me to examine my priorities. This episode explains why I am stepping away from Imposters Club.  Snarky comments about tech culture don't feel appropriate when so many people are out of work. Instead of punditry, I have built an app that helps job-seekers manage prolonged job searches.  If you would like to help out, I am recruiting a beta test cohort now. Find out more by following the link below: https://bit.ly/32ISnUY
03:54
September 01, 2020
#34 Some perspective about layoffs.
I share three tips that will help you to protect your emotional health if you've been laid off due to covid19.
06:17
March 22, 2020
#33 Inventory is your ball and chain
What is your lead time for a net-new customer value increment? If it's longer than 14 hours you're already behind.
11:35
February 24, 2020
#32 Break the hotdog in half
What can techies learn from a world champion competitive eater?
09:56
February 11, 2020
#31 Don't hate the player...
Let me tell you how the hiring system really works...
08:44
February 03, 2020
#30 Facts or Feelings
The story of the Golden Gate Bridge is the same psychodrama that plays out every day in every tech company on the face of the planet.
09:21
January 27, 2020
#29 Coping with Stress
Three tips for dealing with stress at work.
09:06
January 20, 2020
#28 Ditch your IDE!
Truman Capote once said of Jack Kerouac, "That's not writing. That's typing."  Something to think about, the next time your IDE completes your thought for you.
07:33
January 13, 2020
#27 Small fish. Big pond.
There is no self-loathing like looking in the mirror and realizing that you're turning into a dick.
06:34
January 05, 2020
#26 Hustle porn is so 2019...
If you want your team to play hard for you, don't be an asshole.
06:59
December 31, 2019
#25 I broke up with Slack...
Any idea that can't be expressed as an emoji should not be communicated via Slack.
07:38
December 23, 2019
#24 Technical Debt
If I owe you a dollar, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.
07:34
December 15, 2019
#23 The Definition of Insanity
If we're so smart, why do we have so many software rewrites?
08:36
December 08, 2019
#22 The Techie's Dilemma
Freedom isn't free. Are you willing to pay the price?
07:21
December 01, 2019
#21 (More) women in tech.
Is linguistic relativity a crock?
06:33
November 12, 2019
#20 Joy. At work?
Kim's Law states that If you can't figure out how to  deliver joy to your teams, then inevitably you will lose the ability to deliver joy to customers.
10:37
November 03, 2019
#19 Why Amazon Kicks All the Asses
In which we reveal the secret to work-life balance.
07:46
October 13, 2019
#18 Who's the Asshole Now?
The first thing we do, let's kill all the assholes...but before that, cover up all the mirrors.
08:14
September 11, 2019
#17 The Oasis Isn't Coming to You
What is the best advice I can give to a new dev about to start her first year in tech?
08:27
September 02, 2019
#16 Helmet sports and social experiments
This episode reveals why good things do NOT happen to those who wait.
07:05
August 05, 2019
#15 Why are there so many Eeyores in tech?
Why are there so many Eeyores in tech? Is it nature or nurture? Is that even the right question to ask...
07:41
July 29, 2019
#14 Dashcon, Datadog and the virtuous cycle
Some thoughts on virtuous circles inspired by my experience at Dashcon.
09:32
July 23, 2019
#13 The parable of the hole
In which I fan the flames of the 10x debate.
06:34
July 16, 2019
#12 The emperor has no clothes!
If you take away the content, what does Netflix have to offer?
06:46
July 12, 2019
#11 The best language to learn in 2019 is English.
Legit ballin' with the Agile Manifesto.
07:10
July 09, 2019
#10 Would anybody tell me if I were incompetent?
Your manager probably sucks. Here's why.
07:42
July 05, 2019
#9 Craftsmanship? LOL!
"Craftsman". You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
07:04
July 02, 2019
#8 The Expertise Trap
Ten thousand hours of deliberate practice? Strictly for suckaz!
08:04
June 24, 2019
#7 How to find the right mentor in tech.
It's not who you think...
06:58
June 20, 2019
#6 Where did all the coaches go?
Let's stand athwart the long downward skid to loser-ville yelling, "Stop!"
08:16
June 17, 2019
#5 The art of thinking without thinking
Mental leaps, deduction, and the 5 hour rule...
07:14
June 11, 2019
#4 Let's All Be Different Together...
Why you should never tailor your resume to a job description.
06:09
June 07, 2019
#3 Worst. Meeting. Ever.
Flatulence, caste systems, and the evil of banality.
07:57
June 04, 2019
#2 Drink the Hotdog Water
Don't roll up into da club in cargo shorts.
07:27
May 30, 2019
#1 Puffs or Kleenex?
Are you an asset or a commodity? Your journey in tech depends on how you answer that question.
07:13
May 28, 2019