All posts tagged business

Grant McCracken

TummelVision 84: Grant McCracken on culture, corporations, and collaboration

Episode Notes

Grant McCracken (@grant27 | is an anthropologist. He’s been director of the Institute of Contemporary Culture, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School, and research affiliate at C3 at MIT. He’s the author of Culture and Consumption, Culture and Consumption II, Plenitude, Big Hair, The Long Interview, Flock and Flow, Transformations and Chief Culture Officer.

Dan Gould of Namesake

TummelVision 69: Dan Gould on Namesake, conversation, and schooling the New York Times

Episode Notes

Dan Gould is founder of Namesake, a new online business community centered around conversations. He joins Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, and Deb Schultz to talk about the project, as well as recent events at the intersection of tech, culture, and people. Check out the Namesake conversation about Tummeling and revisit the live chatroom discussion from Cover It Live.

Mark Krynsky

TummelVision 63: Mark Krynsky on X Prizes, competition, cooperation, and “influence”

Episode Notes

Mark Krynsky (@krynsky) of the X PRIZE Foundation & joins us to talk about competition, cooperation, and the folly of trying to measure online “influence.”

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Some links and notes related to the X Prize Foundation and other aspects of Mark Krynsky’s work:

As you listen, you can replay the fascinating conversation from our live chat room here at CoveritLive.

Dion Almaer

TummelVision 61: Dion Almaer on the revelation that code is produced by human beings

Episode Notes

This week’s guest is technologist and “human dev aggregator” Dion Almaer (@dalmaer). Founder of and the just-launched FunctionSource, he has worked at companies such as Google (where he worked with Kevin), Mozilla, and Palm. He is now working at a new startup called Set Direction with his long term business partner Ben Galbraith.
In this episode, Dion reveals the shocking truth he has discovered from years of tummeling programmers: code is produced by humans.  Dion talks with Deb and Kevin (Heather is performing at a gig)about communities and conflicts among coders, Twitter gossip, controlling our data, online “enchantment,” and more.
While you listen, you can follow the smart comments from our lively chat room by replaying the CoveritLive discussion.

News and Notes

Thomas Knoll

TummelVision 59: Thomas Knoll on love, community architecture, Zappos, tech, and humanity

Episode Notes

Thomas Knoll joins Heather, Kevin, and Deb to talk about love, community architecture, Zappos, tech, and humanity.

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