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Pockets Of Decency

Amit, Gunther and Mike

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Pockets Of Decency
Pockets Of Decency

Pockets Of Decency

Amit, Gunther and Mike

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Pockets of Decency is a podcast from the minds of Amit, Gunther, and Mike. It's a show about the process three opinionated friends go through to make sense of technology’s impact on their lives.

Latest Episodes

Episode 38: "Throwing out Team Members"

Amit wonders if there is a formula to the ideal diversity on a team. The gang tries to figure out if diversity if even necessary. https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/10/when-it-comes-to-tech-racial-disparities-are-far-worse-than-gender-disparities/542013/ https://qz.com/641070/white-men-dominate-silicon-valley-not-by-accident-but-by-design/ https://hbr.org/2016/11/why-diverse-teams-are-smarter https://hbr.org/2016/09/diverse-teams-feel-less-comfortable-and-thats-why-they-perform-better Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: Website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com Twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date Recorded: 9/17/2018 Date Published: 11/05/2018 Location: Brooklyn, NY 2018 POD. All Rights Reserved.

22 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Episode 38: "Throwing out Team Members"

Episode 37: "There's an I in this Team"

Amit has long been interested in what separates great from mediocre teams. Can the gang identify the characteristics to make their team great [again]? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180816143231.htm https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/7-key-lessons-from-business-adventures-bill-gatess-favorite-business-book https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/summary-psychology-human-misjudgment-charles-munger-nguyen-cpa/ Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: Website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com Twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date Recorded: 9/17/2018 Date Published: 10/29/2018 Location: Brooklyn, NY 2018 POD. All Rights Reserved.

21 MIN2018 OCT 29
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Episode 37: "There's an I in this Team"

Episode 36: "I Bless the Rains"

In this episode, Mike waxes poetic about his recent trip to South Africa... and for once the rest of the group actually seems interested! We tackle topics like poaching, conservation, "nature", trophy hunting, and more. We hope you enjoy the episode and do your part to protect these magnificent animals! https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/a-clever-way-of-exposing-elephant-killing-cartels/570691/?utm_source=twb https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/forest-elephant-extinction-minkebe-gabon-ivory-poaching/517266/?utm_source=twb https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/19/south-africas-first-nations-have-been-forgotten-apartheid-khoisan-indigenous-rights-land-reform/ https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/six-suspects-arrested-as-clamp-down-on-rhino-poaching-continues-17545964 http://theconversation.com/rhino-horn-must-become-a-socially-unacceptable-product-in-asia-103498 https://www.theserengetirules.com/ Check out the other episodes in this series...

25 MIN2018 OCT 22
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Episode 36: "I Bless the Rains"

Episode 35: "Follow the silicone road"

As we wrap up our trilogy series on technology, Amit and Gunther reflect back on their findings. Most of these innovations are using data to create a personalized experience, to some these innovations are not impressive, to others, however, this is just the beginning. What matters moving forward is what will be done with everything that has been learned thus far, and how will impact the tech startups of the future. Technology journey, destination unknown Technology Forecasting https://go.forrester.com/blogs/top-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-trends-emerge-in-gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.businessinsider.com/11-reasons-to-be-excited-about-the-future-of-technology-2016-8 https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-strategic-predictions-for-2018-and-beyond/ https://www.freeenterprise.com/miami-nations-hottest-spot-entrepreneurship-3-startups-just-getting-started/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nationa...

20 MIN2018 OCT 15
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Episode 35: "Follow the silicone road"

Episode 34: "Technology Journey: Destination Unknown"

Gunther and Amit continue to cover predictions for upcoming technologies, this time they've moved from 2012 to 2016 and 2017. They discuss the rise and fall of wearables, including the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for buying one. They cover the opportunities available with tools like Zapier and IFTTT, in other words, if you are willing and able to program the microwave clock you'll be able to do great things with the combination of these two platforms. And go Jetsons, describing the home of the future, where every device will communicate with each other and adjusts according to your preference and comfort. Team USA's Olympic jackets came with heating technology - CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/team-usas-olympic-jackets-came-with-heating-technology/ Technology Forecasting https://go.forrester.com/blogs/top-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-trends-emerge-in-gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.businessinsid...

24 MIN2018 OCT 8
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Episode 34: "Technology Journey: Destination Unknown"

Episode 33: "Are we there yet?"

Amit and Gunther discuss their boots-on-the-ground experience on the state of emerging technology. Too often do we hear about the "next big thing," however, very seldom are companies able to package these new opportunities in applications that are widely adopted by the mainstream markets. For this episode, the crew focuses on articles as far back as 2012 to see if the experts made accurate predictions on social media, voice recognition, and even the sub one hundred dollar tablet. https://go.forrester.com/blogs/top-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-trends-emerge-in-gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.businessinsider.com/11-reasons-to-be-excited-about-the-future-of-technology-2016-8 https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-strategic-predictions-for-2018-and-beyond/ https://www.freeenterprise.com/miami-nations-hottest-spot-entrepreneurship-3-startups-just-getting-started/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...

29 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Episode 33: "Are we there yet?"

Episode 32: "Happiness is Not an Accomplishment"

The team continues their quest to find happiness... or not! This episode is part 2 of the conversation centered around the concept of happiness - and whether or not it's worth striving for. Because happiness if fleeting, why seek it? Why not seek things that bring value or meaning, which hopefully provide happiness as an offshoot of those things? https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/16/these-are-the-top-10-happiest-countries-in-the-world.html https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/03/the-unhappy-states-of-america/555800/ https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/kzn9d3/cell-phones-linked-to-unhappiness https://www.bigthinkedge.com/video-gallery/the-tyranny-of-positivity-a-harvard-psychologist-details-our-unhealthy-obsession-with-happiness?utm_campaign=Video%20Gallery&utm_content=74814862&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/some-assembly-required/201407/would-you-rather-be-right-or-would-you-rather-be-happy Check out the other episodes in this series and rate ...

27 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Episode 32: "Happiness is Not an Accomplishment"

Episode 31: "Happiness Is a Construct of Our Imagination"

Are you happy? Should happiness be the measure? In this episode, the team explores what makes other countries "happy", why happiness may not be the best thing to strive for, and more! https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/16/these-are-the-top-10-happiest-countries-in-the-world.html https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/03/the-unhappy-states-of-america/555800/ https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/kzn9d3/cell-phones-linked-to-unhappiness https://www.bigthinkedge.com/video-gallery/the-tyranny-of-positivity-a-harvard-psychologist-details-our-unhealthy-obsession-with-happiness?utm_campaign=Video%20Gallery&utm_content=74814862&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/some-assembly-required/201407/would-you-rather-be-right-or-would-you-rather-be-happy Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocke...

28 MIN2018 SEP 17
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Episode 31: "Happiness Is a Construct of Our Imagination"

Episode 30: "Digital Distractions"

Please listen to Episode 29 first to get up to speed on the continuation of last episode where we discussed the net effect of social media on our mental health. This one quote from our guest Jimmy sums up the effect of data and algorithms being used to determine what we see in social media: "The Markov Chain of events of your life shoulnd't be dictated by only the things that somebody knows about you, but also should be left to chance." https://lifehacker.com/this-is-how-many-friends-you-need-to-be-happy-1823425885 https://twitter.com/natesilver538/status/1023626487889633281 https://www.investopedia.com/news/facebook-google-digital-ad-market-share-drops-amazon-climbs/ Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts radio public: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date Recorded: 8/8/2...

25 MIN2018 SEP 10
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Episode 30: "Digital Distractions"

Episode 29: "Math is Hard"

First Michael brought his thoughts on the harmful effects of social media (episodes 24 and 25). Then Gunther brought a few amazing guests to discuss the effect fo social media on art (episodes 26-28). Now Amit attempts to use all of the data he has collected to attempt to quantify the effect of social media on our lives. Or is it the effect on our mental health? Join the gang in this episode as our guest Jimmy tries to focus Amit and get us closer to an answer. - https://lifehacker.com/this-is-how-many-friends-you-need-to-be-happy-1823425885 - https://twitter.com/natesilver538/status/1023626487889633281 - https://www.investopedia.com/news/facebook-google-digital-ad-market-share-drops-amazon-climbs/ Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com Twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date R...

36 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Episode 29: "Math is Hard"

Latest Episodes

Episode 38: "Throwing out Team Members"

Amit wonders if there is a formula to the ideal diversity on a team. The gang tries to figure out if diversity if even necessary. https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/10/when-it-comes-to-tech-racial-disparities-are-far-worse-than-gender-disparities/542013/ https://qz.com/641070/white-men-dominate-silicon-valley-not-by-accident-but-by-design/ https://hbr.org/2016/11/why-diverse-teams-are-smarter https://hbr.org/2016/09/diverse-teams-feel-less-comfortable-and-thats-why-they-perform-better Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: Website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com Twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date Recorded: 9/17/2018 Date Published: 11/05/2018 Location: Brooklyn, NY 2018 POD. All Rights Reserved.

22 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Episode 38: "Throwing out Team Members"

Episode 37: "There's an I in this Team"

Amit has long been interested in what separates great from mediocre teams. Can the gang identify the characteristics to make their team great [again]? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180816143231.htm https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/7-key-lessons-from-business-adventures-bill-gatess-favorite-business-book https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/summary-psychology-human-misjudgment-charles-munger-nguyen-cpa/ Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: Website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com Twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date Recorded: 9/17/2018 Date Published: 10/29/2018 Location: Brooklyn, NY 2018 POD. All Rights Reserved.

21 MIN2018 OCT 29
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Episode 37: "There's an I in this Team"

Episode 36: "I Bless the Rains"

In this episode, Mike waxes poetic about his recent trip to South Africa... and for once the rest of the group actually seems interested! We tackle topics like poaching, conservation, "nature", trophy hunting, and more. We hope you enjoy the episode and do your part to protect these magnificent animals! https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/a-clever-way-of-exposing-elephant-killing-cartels/570691/?utm_source=twb https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/forest-elephant-extinction-minkebe-gabon-ivory-poaching/517266/?utm_source=twb https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/19/south-africas-first-nations-have-been-forgotten-apartheid-khoisan-indigenous-rights-land-reform/ https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/six-suspects-arrested-as-clamp-down-on-rhino-poaching-continues-17545964 http://theconversation.com/rhino-horn-must-become-a-socially-unacceptable-product-in-asia-103498 https://www.theserengetirules.com/ Check out the other episodes in this series...

25 MIN2018 OCT 22
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Episode 36: "I Bless the Rains"

Episode 35: "Follow the silicone road"

As we wrap up our trilogy series on technology, Amit and Gunther reflect back on their findings. Most of these innovations are using data to create a personalized experience, to some these innovations are not impressive, to others, however, this is just the beginning. What matters moving forward is what will be done with everything that has been learned thus far, and how will impact the tech startups of the future. Technology journey, destination unknown Technology Forecasting https://go.forrester.com/blogs/top-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-trends-emerge-in-gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.businessinsider.com/11-reasons-to-be-excited-about-the-future-of-technology-2016-8 https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-strategic-predictions-for-2018-and-beyond/ https://www.freeenterprise.com/miami-nations-hottest-spot-entrepreneurship-3-startups-just-getting-started/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nationa...

20 MIN2018 OCT 15
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Episode 35: "Follow the silicone road"

Episode 34: "Technology Journey: Destination Unknown"

Gunther and Amit continue to cover predictions for upcoming technologies, this time they've moved from 2012 to 2016 and 2017. They discuss the rise and fall of wearables, including the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for buying one. They cover the opportunities available with tools like Zapier and IFTTT, in other words, if you are willing and able to program the microwave clock you'll be able to do great things with the combination of these two platforms. And go Jetsons, describing the home of the future, where every device will communicate with each other and adjusts according to your preference and comfort. Team USA's Olympic jackets came with heating technology - CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/team-usas-olympic-jackets-came-with-heating-technology/ Technology Forecasting https://go.forrester.com/blogs/top-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-trends-emerge-in-gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.businessinsid...

24 MIN2018 OCT 8
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Episode 34: "Technology Journey: Destination Unknown"

Episode 33: "Are we there yet?"

Amit and Gunther discuss their boots-on-the-ground experience on the state of emerging technology. Too often do we hear about the "next big thing," however, very seldom are companies able to package these new opportunities in applications that are widely adopted by the mainstream markets. For this episode, the crew focuses on articles as far back as 2012 to see if the experts made accurate predictions on social media, voice recognition, and even the sub one hundred dollar tablet. https://go.forrester.com/blogs/top-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-trends-emerge-in-gartner-hype-cycle-for-emerging-technologies-2018/ https://www.businessinsider.com/11-reasons-to-be-excited-about-the-future-of-technology-2016-8 https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-strategic-predictions-for-2018-and-beyond/ https://www.freeenterprise.com/miami-nations-hottest-spot-entrepreneurship-3-startups-just-getting-started/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...

29 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Episode 33: "Are we there yet?"

Episode 32: "Happiness is Not an Accomplishment"

The team continues their quest to find happiness... or not! This episode is part 2 of the conversation centered around the concept of happiness - and whether or not it's worth striving for. Because happiness if fleeting, why seek it? Why not seek things that bring value or meaning, which hopefully provide happiness as an offshoot of those things? https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/16/these-are-the-top-10-happiest-countries-in-the-world.html https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/03/the-unhappy-states-of-america/555800/ https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/kzn9d3/cell-phones-linked-to-unhappiness https://www.bigthinkedge.com/video-gallery/the-tyranny-of-positivity-a-harvard-psychologist-details-our-unhealthy-obsession-with-happiness?utm_campaign=Video%20Gallery&utm_content=74814862&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/some-assembly-required/201407/would-you-rather-be-right-or-would-you-rather-be-happy Check out the other episodes in this series and rate ...

27 MIN2018 SEP 24
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Episode 32: "Happiness is Not an Accomplishment"

Episode 31: "Happiness Is a Construct of Our Imagination"

Are you happy? Should happiness be the measure? In this episode, the team explores what makes other countries "happy", why happiness may not be the best thing to strive for, and more! https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/16/these-are-the-top-10-happiest-countries-in-the-world.html https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/03/the-unhappy-states-of-america/555800/ https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/kzn9d3/cell-phones-linked-to-unhappiness https://www.bigthinkedge.com/video-gallery/the-tyranny-of-positivity-a-harvard-psychologist-details-our-unhealthy-obsession-with-happiness?utm_campaign=Video%20Gallery&utm_content=74814862&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/some-assembly-required/201407/would-you-rather-be-right-or-would-you-rather-be-happy Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocke...

28 MIN2018 SEP 17
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Episode 31: "Happiness Is a Construct of Our Imagination"

Episode 30: "Digital Distractions"

Please listen to Episode 29 first to get up to speed on the continuation of last episode where we discussed the net effect of social media on our mental health. This one quote from our guest Jimmy sums up the effect of data and algorithms being used to determine what we see in social media: "The Markov Chain of events of your life shoulnd't be dictated by only the things that somebody knows about you, but also should be left to chance." https://lifehacker.com/this-is-how-many-friends-you-need-to-be-happy-1823425885 https://twitter.com/natesilver538/status/1023626487889633281 https://www.investopedia.com/news/facebook-google-digital-ad-market-share-drops-amazon-climbs/ Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Social Channels: website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts radio public: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date Recorded: 8/8/2...

25 MIN2018 SEP 10
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Episode 30: "Digital Distractions"

Episode 29: "Math is Hard"

First Michael brought his thoughts on the harmful effects of social media (episodes 24 and 25). Then Gunther brought a few amazing guests to discuss the effect fo social media on art (episodes 26-28). Now Amit attempts to use all of the data he has collected to attempt to quantify the effect of social media on our lives. Or is it the effect on our mental health? Join the gang in this episode as our guest Jimmy tries to focus Amit and get us closer to an answer. - https://lifehacker.com/this-is-how-many-friends-you-need-to-be-happy-1823425885 - https://twitter.com/natesilver538/status/1023626487889633281 - https://www.investopedia.com/news/facebook-google-digital-ad-market-share-drops-amazon-climbs/ Check out the other episodes in this series and rate us on iTunes! Website: https://www.pocketsofdecency.com Twitter: @decency_pocast Instagram: @pocketsofdecency Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pocketsofdecency/posts Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/pockets-of-decency-G4bPm1 Date R...

36 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Episode 29: "Math is Hard"
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