This week we talk about the issues with having a binary view of what success looks like and how we can begin to make this better. We also touch on our complicated relationship with being black, how leaving home can add perspective, and why giving solutions doesn’t guarantee your demise.
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1:30 – When you’re ramping up in a completely new industry
3:00 – What’s the nerdiest thing we did this week?
4:45 – Tech for the Culture’s black history month panelist event!
9:45 – How the panel went
10:50 – Black lightning motivation
12:15 – Getting energy from the people!
14:40 – What does the black community have to do to grow past having a binary view of success?
20:10 – Having a complicated relationship with being black
24:10 – What it means to be called a “Oreo” in the black community
25:10 – How moving out of state added perspective on what success could potentially look like
30:50 – The limiting belief of success in some communities
32:30 – Why giving a solution doesn’t guarantee your demise
33:30 – The importance of finding time to give back
37:30 – A flimsy version of what community is
40:30 – The importance of having a community around
45:30 – There’s never one way to success
48:30 – What’s the incentive of doing better if you’re not truly forgiven?
58:30 – Why communication is a barrier every culture has to push through
1:01:30 – When did we discover when we could be more than what the black stereotype is?
1:06:30 – When did the black computer help us feel more “at home”?
1:07:30 – Black people seeing the importance of technology
1:09:00 – Self-Love with Steph
1:11:00 – What are we going to do to become cooler nerds?
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Intro/Outro produced by @chaisnuclear of the Tin Clock Productions