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Recorded January 6th, 2020 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

Episode Audio


  • Matt Alderman
    CEO at Security Weekly, Strategic Advisor, and Wizard of Entrepreneurship
  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .

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    Topic: The Best and Worst of 2019

    Leadership Articles

    1. Lines will blur as CIOs take on more CTO responsibilities
    2. Budgets are increasing, but businesses demand value realization
    3. Projects morph into products
    4. Small improvements, constant iteration even in personal development
    5. Trouble's ahead — and technology is keeping business afloat
    • First Look: Leadership Books for January 2020 - Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2020:
      • Teaching by Heart: One Professor's Journey to Inspire by Thomas J. DeLong
      • All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success by Wayne Baker
      • Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
      • The Leader's Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders by John C. Maxwell
      • Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage by Laura Huang
      • The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade by Jacob Morgan
    • Replace Resolutions with Habits and Make Your Life Mean Something Beyond 2020 - Humans are meaning-making machines. We make something real out in the world, then follow it until it reveals our purpose. 4 Ways to Take Action, Build Habits And Live A Purposeful Life:
    1. Make it Part of Your Daily Routine
    2. The 2-Minute Rule
    3. Stack New Habits On Current Ones
    4. Identity-Based Habits
    • The Right Way to Form New Habits - HBR interviews James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His two recommendations include the following, but goes much deeper in this interview:
    1. Scale down your goals
    2. Focus on identity, not outcome
    1. Accept that nerves are natural.
    2. Start with a story.
    3. Control your non-verbals.
    4. Practice your ass off.
    1. What does a typical career path for someone in this position look like?
    2. When and how is feedback given?
    3. What are the goals for the company this year, and in five years?
    4. What is your favorite workplace tradition?
    5. How often do people get together outside of work?