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The Imposters Club

35 EpisodesProduced by Teddy KimWebsite

The podcast for misfits in tech.

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# 35 Farewell

September 1st, 2020


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 …

#34 Some perspective about layoffs.

March 22nd, 2020


I share three tips that will help you to protect your emotional health if you've been laid off due to covid19.

#33 Inventory is your ball and chain

February 24th, 2020


What is your lead time for a net-new customer value increment? If it's longer than 14 hours you're already behind.

#32 Break the hotdog in half

February 11th, 2020


What can techies learn from a world champion competitive eater?

#31 Don't hate the player...

February 3rd, 2020


Let me tell you how the hiring system really works...

#30 Facts or Feelings

January 27th, 2020


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.

#29 Coping with Stress

January 20th, 2020


Three tips for dealing with stress at work.

#28 Ditch your IDE!

January 13th, 2020


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.

#27 Small fish. Big pond.

January 5th, 2020


There is no self-loathing like looking in the mirror and realizing that you're turning into a dick.

#26 Hustle porn is so 2019...

December 31st, 2019


If you want your team to play hard for you, don't be an asshole.

#25 I broke up with Slack...

December 23rd, 2019


Any idea that can't be expressed as an emoji should not be communicated via Slack.

#24 Technical Debt

December 15th, 2019


If I owe you a dollar, I have a problem; but if I owe you a million, the problem is yours.

#23 The Definition of Insanity

December 8th, 2019


If we're so smart, why do we have so many software rewrites?

#22 The Techie's Dilemma

December 1st, 2019


Freedom isn't free. Are you willing to pay the price?

#21 (More) women in tech.

November 12th, 2019


Is linguistic relativity a crock?

#20 Joy. At work?

November 3rd, 2019


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.

#19 Why Amazon Kicks All the Asses

October 13th, 2019


In which we reveal the secret to work-life balance.

#18 Who's the Asshole Now?

September 11th, 2019


The first thing we do, let's kill all the assholes...but before that, cover up all the mirrors.

#17 The Oasis Isn't Coming to You

September 2nd, 2019


What is the best advice I can give to a new dev about to start her first year in tech?

#16 Helmet sports and social experiments

August 5th, 2019


This episode reveals why good things do NOT happen to those who wait.

#15 Why are there so many Eeyores in tech?

July 29th, 2019


Why are there so many Eeyores in tech? Is it nature or nurture? Is that even the right question to ask...

#14 Dashcon, Datadog and the virtuous cycle

July 23rd, 2019


Some thoughts on virtuous circles inspired by my experience at Dashcon.

#13 The parable of the hole

July 16th, 2019


In which I fan the flames of the 10x debate.

#12 The emperor has no clothes!

July 12th, 2019


If you take away the content, what does Netflix have to offer?

#9 Craftsmanship? LOL!

July 2nd, 2019


"Craftsman". You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

#8 The Expertise Trap

June 24th, 2019


Ten thousand hours of deliberate practice? Strictly for suckaz!

#6 Where did all the coaches go?

June 17th, 2019


Let's stand athwart the long downward skid to loser-ville yelling, "Stop!"

#5 The art of thinking without thinking

June 11th, 2019


Mental leaps, deduction, and the 5 hour rule...

#4 Let's All Be Different Together...

June 7th, 2019


Why you should never tailor your resume to a job description.

#3 Worst. Meeting. Ever.

June 4th, 2019


Flatulence, caste systems, and the evil of banality.

#2 Drink the Hotdog Water

May 30th, 2019


Don't roll up into da club in cargo shorts.

#1 Puffs or Kleenex?

May 28th, 2019


Are you an asset or a commodity? Your journey in tech depends on how you answer that question.

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