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The Octopy Podcast

The Octopy Podcast

By Octopy
We tried to come up with a creative name, we are. Listen in as the Octopy team talks about real human issues facing leaders, organizations, and people in general. We may not have all the answers, but we're happy to start the conversation :)
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Burnout (feat. Jean Larkin)
Matt and Jean join forces again to talk about a something that's affecting a huge population across the globe: Burnout. Jean and Matt both share their own experiences with it--from when they were young and again in adulthood--and discuss some possible reasons for its prevalence in Millennials and Gen Z, as well as how they try to tackle it in their lives.  
August 26, 2020
Turning Pain Into Gold (feat. Aisha Rodrigue)
In this episode, Matt sits down with Aisha Rodrigue--speaker, coach, facilitator, and founder of "The Real Me"--to talk about a deeply personal topic: infidelity. Expanding on her own recent experience, Aisha discusses how you can take an experience of extreme pain and trauma, and turn it into a source of power. 
August 19, 2020
Make Your Meetings Suck Less (feat. Paul Walker)
In this episode, Paul and Matt discuss everyone's favorite topic: Meetings. We will explore  questions like, what are some of the problems with the ways we currently meet? What impact can facilitators have on your meetings? How does this look in an increasingly digital/virtual meeting format? And what qualities make for an effective facilitator? Listen in to learn more about the art of meetings!
August 12, 2020
What's Your Favorite Core Tenet? (feat. Jean Larkin)
This week, Jean and Matt sit down once again to talk about Octopy's Core Tenets of a Human-Focused Organization, and which of them are their personal favorites--this one was hard, and even a bit surprising!
August 5, 2020
Is "Self-Management" Just Another Word for Chaos? (feat. Paul Walker)
In this episode, Self-Management and Self-Organization veteran Paul Walker sits down with Matt to talk about  what exactly "self-management" and "self-organization" really mean, the impacts they can have on your team, and how you can try out some elements of these systems in a risk-free* way.  *We recognize that nothing in life is ever truly risk-free. So, we mean "minimal or non-increased risk." Quit being such a stickler. 
July 29, 2020
Let's Talk Sustainability! (feat. Jean Larkin)
In this episode, Jean and Matt talk about how individuals and organizations can take small (or big) steps towards being more eco-minded. 
July 22, 2020
Octopy: Origins
In our first ever episode, Octopy founder and Chief Vision Officer Matt Dunsmoor sits down with Octopy's Head of Growth Jean Larkin to talk about where the idea for Octopy  came from, where the name came from, and even where the logo originated!  For more information on Octopy, visit!  You can find Simon Sinek's most recent book "The Infinite Game" here.  And finally, you can find out more about Adam Ruins Everything here. 
July 15, 2020