The Jim Stroud Podcast

The Jim Stroud Podcast
The Jim Stroud Podcast explores the future of work, life and everything in between! His resume and career highlights can be viewed on his website at Subscribe now! Become a supporter of this podcast:
Facebook Is Not Your Friend
Feb 10 • 11 min
2018 was a banner year for data breaches and 2019 is already off to a great start. At the center of privacy scandals last year, was Facebook. It seemed like every other week there was a hacking issue or ethical misconduct around their user data. So, does…
Barcoding the Homeless
Feb 2 • 8 min
Do you give money to the homeless people you meet on the street? I do, sometimes. But, mostly I don’t and that’s because I think it will be spent on some sort of vice and not on say… food or shelter. This is why I prefer to donate to a charity. If I give…
Discussing Trump in the Workplace
Jan 28 • 11 min
What happens when politics is discussed in the workplace? A recent survey says that American workers are stressed out by any and all chatter about Donald Trump and politics in general. Despite that fact, with another presidential election on the horizon,…
Would you ride in a car without a driver?
Jan 20 • 9 min
Would you ride in a self-driving car? Yeah, neither would I. As far as the public at large is concerned, they wouldn’t either. One 2018 survey cited only 21 percent of the public was willing to even try riding in an autonomous vehicle. I think that’s a…
How To Stop Tech Addiction
Jan 12 • 12 min
I read the other day that chronic social media use is as bad as drug addiction and I remember thinking, “Is that true?” Well, I did a little bit of research and the answer is yes, a very disturbing yes. I discuss how bad the tech addiction epidemic is and…
Privacy is dead and dying more each day
Jan 6 • 10 min
Amazon reported that 100 million Alexa devices have been sold as of this writing. That’s great for Amazon but for you, maybe not so much. If you are concerned about your privacy then, its not good for you to have Alexa (and devices like it) in your home…
Santa Claus & the Free Gift of Universal Basic Income
Dec 16, 2018 • 13 min
The Christmas season is upon us which means, among other things, Santa Claus will be delivering toys and gifts to all the good little boys and girls around the world. Free gifts are one of the reasons why Christmas is so deeply appreciated by the masses.…
What happens when designer babies enter the workforce?
Dec 9, 2018 • 12 min
A scientist named - He Jianku claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies. Shortly after the announcement was made, He Jianku disappeared to parts unknown. (Insert dramatic music here.) If what He claims is true, not only is this a…
A Future Talk with Dr. Tracey Wilen
Dec 9, 2018 • 21 min
{QUICK NOTE: I’m thinking of doing a podcast where I interview interesting people about the future of work, life and everything in between. Consider this to be the pilot episode. If I do more of these, it will be because of the comments and encouragement…
Microchipping Employees is a No-good, Horrible and Terrible Idea
Dec 2, 2018 • 9 min
A Wisconsin company made it possible for their workers to throw away their employee ID cards, forget all their passwords, make copies and get food from a vending machine in a surprisingly convenient way. The magic solution? A small medical procedure…
How Emerging Technology is Disrupting the Training and Development Industry
Nov 25, 2018 • 12 min
Attention Human Resources department, instead of spending so much time and money developing an onboarding program and/or a series of corporate training initiatives, why not simply plug your workers into a matrix-like system and have that information…
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2018 • 0 min
This is just a quick note of thanks to all my listeners and subscribers. I so appreciate you being there. Thank you! Become a supporter of this podcast:
Is Immortality the Best Employee Benefit?
Nov 18, 2018 • 9 min
What would happen if companies offered their employees immortality as an employee benefit? In this burgeoning age of digital afterlife services, such an offering is closer than you might imagine. If you have never heard of this new niche in the tech…
Proud Parents are Enabling the Identity Theft of their Kids
Nov 10, 2018 • 9 min
Identity theft is a global epidemic and its about to get worse because of proud, well-meaning parents. Find out what I mean in the latest episode of The Jim Stroud Podcast. (Please check out this great special for my listeners at…
This is what happens when you crowdsource morality!
Nov 4, 2018 • 6 min
What would happen if we crowd sourced morality? In other words, instead of a bible or a quran or a torah guiding us, we make life and death decisions based solely on the collective wisdom of the public. Let’s take this a bit further, and plug the results…
Human Cloning: The Answer to Talent Scarcity
Oct 27, 2018 • 12 min
Earlier this year, something extraordinary was being reported in the news. For the first time in American history, there were more jobs than people out of work. To be specific, in June 2018, there were 6.7 million job openings but only just 6.4 million…
Brain to Brain Communication… Its a thing.
Oct 22, 2018 • 8 min
Believe it or not, scientists connected 3 human brains together and used that connection to… play Tetris, because… why not? This new technology represents a LOT of possibilities, both positive and negative. On the positive side, I can imagine paraplegics…
How 2 Recruit Like a Developer
Sep 15, 2017 • 5 min
What recruiters can learn from software engineers Become a supporter of this podcast: This podcast is sponsored by Anchor