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The Killing IT Podcast

IT authors and entrepreneurs Ryan Morris, Karl Palachuk, and Dave Sobel provide commentary on the changing world of technology opportunities and emerging tech.

We want to expand the discussion from the SMB IT channel to all things tech - with one eye on the future and the other on profits. Join us!

Aug 3, 2021

Topic 1: Why is there derision for "alternative" solution stacks?

Dave asks . . . why do people like to put down Chromebooks and Macs? Do they actually love their Windows-centric world?

We have fun, and we hope we make some points worth considering in a modern world.


Topic 2: Forget work/life balance: Now get back to work.

Last week, Mary Erdoes (chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase asset and wealth management business) laid it on the line: If you want to be successful in the world of banking, you should expect to work 12-hour days, six days a week. Period. Her argument is that you can get your desired ten thousand hours of training in a few years.

She doesn't mention that you'll probably destroy your family and develop life-long habits that will literally kill you much younger than people who have more balance in their lives.


Related article: The boss wants you back in the office. Now. 

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Topic 3: QR Codes Finally Found a Foothold in the Pandemic. Now let’s talk privacy.

Restaurants adopted e-menu technology en masse during the pandemic. Scan the QR code, and browse the menu. And pay. All good. But you have just placed a data-gathering and marketing system between you and your food.

Yes, we have opinions.


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