The Myth of Diversity & Inclusion
Play • 1 hr 51 min

This week we're shaking tables as we breakdown our issues with diversity & inclusion. From still having to deal with labels, education discrimination, and the importance of allowing people to tell their own story.

We even touch on financial planning, float therapy, and self love languages! This a whole lot of episode to unpack! 

03:20 - How did we become cooler nerds this last week?
04:55 - The struggle of finding a balance between work and life
05:45 - How you end up wasting time while burned out
11:00 - How FaceApp has added themselves to the “head-ass” apps list
12:27 - - Steph losses train of thought
18:20 - Madblkman’s trip to see a financial advisor and how creating a plan makes him more focused
30:18 - When Steph’s procrastination becomes productivity
38:00 - So what’s this float therapy stuff all about?
44:00 - Steph’s unmotivated week
47:00 - The motivation behind today’s episode
49:00 - What does diversity and inclusion mean to us?
50:30 - Why is now the right time to have this conversation? 
55:00 - How diversity and inclusion has become a catalyst for disingenuous action
59:20 - The reality of white privilege
1:01:20 - Why we need to let people tell their own story
1:05:30 - Diversity isn’t about just black people
1:07:30 - Why discriminating against education is forever stupid
1:10:00 - Do we feel like we’ve missed out on anything?
1:10:45 - How you end up feeling like you’re “bothering” people
1:12:35 - Why you won’t find a specific answer to “how to get into security?”
1:15:45 - How communication styles can hold you back in technology
1:19:20 - Why we feel like we need to get louder to get our point across
1:24:45 - Dealing with labels in the office
1:28:00 - What can be done to make diversity and inclusion better?
1:30:00 - Why we all need to spend times with different people at work
1:34:00 - How have we benefitted from D&I?
1:40:50 - Good job Reggie!
1:43:45 - Steph and Sesh: Self-Love Languages
1:51:30 - Outro
1: 52:40 - What are going to do to become cooler nerds?

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Intro/Outro produced by @chaisnuclear of the Chicken Social

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