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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

3:53

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

6:16

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

11:35

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

9:55

What can techies learn from a world champion competitive eater?

#31 Don't hate the player...

February 3rd, 2020

8:43

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

#30 Facts or Feelings

January 27th, 2020

9:21

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

9:06

Three tips for dealing with stress at work.

#28 Ditch your IDE!

January 13th, 2020

7:33

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

6:34

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

6:59

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

#25 I broke up with Slack...

December 23rd, 2019

7:37

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

#24 Technical Debt

December 15th, 2019

7:33

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

8:36

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

#22 The Techie's Dilemma

December 1st, 2019

7:21

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

#21 (More) women in tech.

November 12th, 2019

6:32

Is linguistic relativity a crock?

#20 Joy. At work?

November 3rd, 2019

10:23

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

7:46

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

#18 Who's the Asshole Now?

September 11th, 2019

8:13

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

8:27

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

7:04

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

7:40

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

9:31

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

#13 The parable of the hole

July 16th, 2019

6:34

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

#12 The emperor has no clothes!

July 12th, 2019

6:46

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

#9 Craftsmanship? LOL!

July 2nd, 2019

7:04

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

#8 The Expertise Trap

June 24th, 2019

8:04

Ten thousand hours of deliberate practice? Strictly for suckaz!

#6 Where did all the coaches go?

June 17th, 2019

8:16

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

#5 The art of thinking without thinking

June 11th, 2019

7:13

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

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

June 7th, 2019

6:08

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

#3 Worst. Meeting. Ever.

June 4th, 2019

7:56

Flatulence, caste systems, and the evil of banality.

#2 Drink the Hotdog Water

May 30th, 2019

7:26

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

#1 Puffs or Kleenex?

May 28th, 2019

7:12

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

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