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The Imposters Club

The Imposters Club

By Teddy Kim
The podcast for misfits in tech.
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#31 Don't hate the player...

The Imposters Club

# 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:
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.
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.
February 24, 2020
#32 Break the hotdog in half
What can techies learn from a world champion competitive eater?
February 11, 2020
#31 Don't hate the player...
Let me tell you how the hiring system really works...
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.
January 27, 2020
#29 Coping with Stress
Three tips for dealing with stress at work.
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.
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.
January 05, 2020
#26 Hustle porn is so 2019...
If you want your team to play hard for you, don't be an asshole.
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.
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.
December 15, 2019
#23 The Definition of Insanity
If we're so smart, why do we have so many software rewrites?
December 08, 2019
#22 The Techie's Dilemma
Freedom isn't free. Are you willing to pay the price?
December 01, 2019
#21 (More) women in tech.
Is linguistic relativity a crock?
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.
November 03, 2019
#19 Why Amazon Kicks All the Asses
In which we reveal the secret to work-life balance.
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.
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?
September 02, 2019
#16 Helmet sports and social experiments
This episode reveals why good things do NOT happen to those who wait.
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...
July 29, 2019
#14 Dashcon, Datadog and the virtuous cycle
Some thoughts on virtuous circles inspired by my experience at Dashcon.
July 23, 2019
#13 The parable of the hole
In which I fan the flames of the 10x debate.
July 16, 2019
#12 The emperor has no clothes!
If you take away the content, what does Netflix have to offer?
July 12, 2019
#11 The best language to learn in 2019 is English.
Legit ballin' with the Agile Manifesto.
July 09, 2019
#10 Would anybody tell me if I were incompetent?
Your manager probably sucks. Here's why.
July 05, 2019
#9 Craftsmanship? LOL!
"Craftsman". You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
July 02, 2019
#8 The Expertise Trap
Ten thousand hours of deliberate practice? Strictly for suckaz!
June 24, 2019
#7 How to find the right mentor in tech.
It's not who you think...
June 20, 2019
#6 Where did all the coaches go?
Let's stand athwart the long downward skid to loser-ville yelling, "Stop!"
June 17, 2019
#5 The art of thinking without thinking
Mental leaps, deduction, and the 5 hour rule...
June 11, 2019
#4 Let's All Be Different Together...
Why you should never tailor your resume to a job description.
June 07, 2019
#3 Worst. Meeting. Ever.
Flatulence, caste systems, and the evil of banality.
June 04, 2019
#2 Drink the Hotdog Water
Don't roll up into da club in cargo shorts.
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.
May 28, 2019