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Welcome to More In Common with Rodney Campbell and Keith Richardson. If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people this podcast is for you. We are all about talking to people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to the where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.

Learn more on our website: www.moreincommonpod.com

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

Welcome to More In Common with Rodney Campbell and Keith Richardson. If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people this podcast is for you. We are all about talking to people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to the where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.

Learn more on our website: www.moreincommonpod.com

    Genius is Not Perfect /// Ben and Fitz /// EP146:Part2

    Genius is Not Perfect /// Ben and Fitz /// EP146:Part2

    No matter how much effort you put into something, it's never done alone. This applies to everyone, including the smartest or most athletic.


    A genius doesn't create without supplies, funding, or assistance to contribute to their field of study. Like an athlete doesn't get to show their skills if the structure of sport doesn't exist. 


    This is highlighted by Ben and Fitz in this Part 2 episode of their conversation. They talk about the Genius Myth and the importance of recognizing it when building highly collaborative and effective teams.


     


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    Brian (Fitz) is the Founder and CTO of Tock, and he started Google's Chicago engineering office in 2005. An open-source contributor for over 13 years, Brian was the engineering manager for several Google products, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, a former engineer at Apple and CollabNet, and a Subversion developer,


     


    Ben is a co-founder & author of Subversion, a popular version-control tool to help programmers collaborate. He also co-authored the main O'Reilly manual for the software. He is currently the engineering Site Lead for Google's Chicago office, having joined Google in 2005 as one of the first two engineers in Chicago. He manages multiple teams working on Google's Search-serving infrastructure.


     


    Together they have collaborated on multiple talks and books regarding the social challenges of software development. They have given dozens of talks at conferences (many viewable on youtube), and authored a popular O'Reilly book on the subject: Debugging Teams: Better Productivity through Collaboration.


     
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    Topics we discuss:


     


    PrivilegeThe relative nature of privilege

    Seeing privilege




    Their Book - Debugging TeamsGenius Myth

    Working together in a creative space




    Peter Principle

    Understanding others

    Pursue what makes sense for each


     


    References:


    ORD Camp

    Crucial Conversations

    H.A.L.T. - Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

    Free Book - Debugging Teams

    Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

    Peter Principle


     


    Credits:


     


    Music:


    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.


    All music created by DJ Rufbeats

    • 28 min
    Fixing Culture is a Moral Imperative /// Ben and Fitz /// EP146:Part1

    Fixing Culture is a Moral Imperative /// Ben and Fitz /// EP146:Part1

     


    Culture is an agreed-upon set of values and norms that we accept and embrace. In organizations, if these aren't intentional and established, the company is not likely to operate at its best.


    Ben and Fitz came to some remarkable conclusions about Culture in the collective time at Google causing them to write their book, Debugging Teams.


    Their goal is to ensure teams operate at their best by being intentional about how they work together and for each other. 


     


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    Brian (Fitz) is the Founder and CTO of Tock, and he started Google's Chicago engineering office in 2005. An open-source contributor for over 13 years, Brian was the engineering manager for several Google products, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, a former engineer at Apple and CollabNet, and a Subversion developer,


     


    Ben is a co-founder & author of Subversion, a popular version-control tool to help programmers collaborate. He also co-authored the central O'Reilly manual for the software. He is currently the engineering Site Lead for Google's Chicago office, having joined Google in 2005 as one of the first two engineers in Chicago. He manages multiple teams working on Google's Search-serving infrastructure.


     


    Together they have collaborated on multiple talks and books regarding the social challenges of software development. They have given dozens of talks at conferences (many viewable on youtube), and authored a popular O'Reilly book on the subject: Debugging Teams: Better Productivity through Collaboration.



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    Topics we discuss:


     


    Learning when to speakUsing a 20 sided die as a tool

    Learning to listen




    Finding Common Ground

    Taking a breakH.A.L.T.

    When it's not possible




    Ending Phone Notifications

    Moral Imperative of fixing CultureTheir growth to seeing the importance

    Observations of the pandemic

    Earn Trust





     


    References:


     


    ORD Camp

    Crucial Conversations

    H.A.L.T. - Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

    Free Book - Debugging Teams

    Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

    Peter Principle


     


    Credits:


     


    Music:


    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.


    All music created by DJ Rufbeats

    • 37 min
    History is Accountability and Atonement /// Paula Yoo /// EP145:Part2

    History is Accountability and Atonement /// Paula Yoo /// EP145:Part2

    History is always 20/20 if we decide to look.  Looking at history from the present perspective is a flawed exercise loaded with past judgment.


    Too often, we don't look at history from the present it once represented.  As a result, we don't see the perspectives of those that came before us and what they did to give us what we have today.


    Paula beautifully discusses this phenomenon relative to those who had to stay silent for us to be able to speak today. 


     


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    We are with award-winning book author, TV writer/producer, and feature screenwriter Paula Yoo.  Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, she loves to spend time hanging with her family and cats. 


                   


    Her latest Young Adult narrative non-fiction book, FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement, is from Norton Young Readers (W.W. Norton & Company). Her books have won many awards, including IRA Notables, Junior Guild Library Selections, and starred reviews from Kirkus.


                   


    Paula's TV credits include Freeform's Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, The CW's Supergirl, SyFy's Defiance, Eureka, Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle, and NBC's The West Wing. She has also sold TV pilots and feature scripts.


                   


    Paula is also a professional violinist, but not just as a hobby…she has played with the Southeast Symphony, Vicente Chamber Orchestra, Torrance Symphony, Glendale Philharmonic and Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra, toured and recorded with bands including Il Divo, No Doubt, Fun, Arthur Lee, Love Revisited and Spiritualized, and appeared on national TV shows and commercial spots, including A&E's The Two Coreys reality show and a United Airlines commercial.


     
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    Topics we discuss:


     


    AAPI experienceCoverage variability

    What's still happening

    History of AAPI Hate




    Vincent Chin and her Book

    COVID experience as an Asian Woman

    What framed and influenced her perspective

    Prejudice within the Diaspora 


     


    References:


    Paulayoo.com

    Texas Abortion decision

    AAPI history in Illinois mandate

    Vincent Chin

    From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry - Her Book

    Atlanta Spa Shootings

    Sundown Towns


     


    Credits:


     


    Music:


    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.


    All music created by DJ Rufbeats

    • 30 min
    Productive Procrastination /// Paula Yoo /// EP145:Part1

    Productive Procrastination /// Paula Yoo /// EP145:Part1

    We are with award-winning book author, TV writer/producer, and feature screenwriter Paula Yoo.  Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, she loves to spend time hanging with her family and cats. 


                   


    Her latest Young Adult narrative non-fiction book, FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement, is from Norton Young Readers (W.W. Norton & Company). Her books have won many awards, including IRA Notables, Junior Guild Library Selections, and starred reviews from Kirkus.


                   


    Paula's TV credits include Freeform's Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, The CW's Supergirl, SyFy's Defiance, and Eureka, Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle, and NBC's The West Wing. She has also sold TV pilots and feature scripts.


                   


    Paula is also a professional violinist, but not just as a hobby…she has played with the Southeast Symphony, Vicente Chamber Orchestra, Torrance Symphony, Glendale Philharmonic, and Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra, toured and recorded with bands including Il Divo, No Doubt, Fun, Arthur Lee, Love Revisited and Spiritualized, and appeared on national TV shows and commercial spots, including A&E's The Two Coreys reality show and a United Airlines commercial.



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    Topics we discuss:


     


    Understanding what holds others backEveryone has a pattern

    Ask questions

    Walking away when necessary




    Her processHow she does all she does

    What she focuses on




    Identity

    ProcrastinationProductively and unproductively





     


    References:


     


    Paulayoo.com

    Texas Abortion decision

    AAPI history in Illinois mandate

    Vincent Chin

    From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry - Her Book

    Atlanta Spa Shootings

    Sundown Towns


     


    Credits:


     


    Music:


    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.


    All music created by DJ Rufbeats

    • 42 min
    Changing the Education Paradigm /// Brandon Stover /// EP144:Part2

    Changing the Education Paradigm /// Brandon Stover /// EP144:Part2

     


    It's rare these days to get into the field you study in college, especially if you don't go onto a master's or Ph.D. program. 


    The rising costs of education make it more and more challenging to pursue a field that doesn't set you back financially for a lifetime and aligns with how you want to live your life.


    Brandon Stover is reimaging how to deliver education.   He envisions a practical approach that provides experiences, not just knowledge. 


    His ultimate goal is to educate people about the desire while improving the quality of education brought to an employer. 


     


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    Brandon Stover believes that the evolution of the world requires the development of the individual. His work strives to evolve the individual by liberating and educating others to have the belief, willpower, & skills to change their lives and discover a fulfilling purpose to change the lives of others.


     


    As a founder, Brandon is launching a personalized, online university that combines a student's passions with skill building to solve the world's most significant challenges. Constantly evolving himself through learning, he is obsessed with delivering this power to others and scaling its impact.


     


    As a podcaster, Brandon is also the host and producer of the Evolve Podcast, a show about how social innovators and founders can change the world. From climate change to education to mental health, he mines the wisdom of visionaries and experts for the tools and tactics to solve these global issues. He also created the Power To Podcast 90 day audio course, which teaches podcasting in just 10 minutes a day and has over 75K downloads to date.


     


    Before these ventures, Brandon has half a decade of experience as a designer, marketer, and educator. His portfolio and body of work can be found at brandonstover.com.


     
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    Topics we discuss:


     


    The role fear playedIt being energy for movement




    The Higher Education PlatformWhat he is building

    How it works

    What's the plan?

    What value you will get.

    Impact on hiring




    Education to Job Pipeline


     


    References:


    Brandon - LinkedIn

    Brandonstover.com

    Benjamin Mathes - WebsiteEpisode with MIC




    Impact theory - Tom Billieu

    Evolvethe.world

    Power To Podcast

    Victor Frankel's - a man's search for meaning

    Our conversation on his podcast

    Conversation with Pete Mulroy

    Conversation with Jamil Smith


     


    Credits:


     


    Music:


    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.


    All music created by DJ Rufbeats

    • 35 min
    Changing the Education Paradigm /// Brandon Stover /// EP144:Part1

    Changing the Education Paradigm /// Brandon Stover /// EP144:Part1

     


    Time continually evolves our needs and how we access those needs.  We have a thirst for knowledge and education, yet, it is increasingly less accessible to us. 


    Especially education that captures what we want out of life.  Giving us the practical experience to pursue what we know we are good at, but it falls outside the parameters of traditional education.


    We now can re-envision what education looks like for people and how it can be accessible and practical. 


    Brandon is thinking differently about giving access to continued education in a way that challenges the status quo. 


     


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    Brandon Stover believes that the evolution of the world requires the development of the individual. His work strives to evolve the individual by liberating and educating others to have the belief, willpower, & skills to change their lives and discover a fulfilling purpose to change the lives of others.


     


    As a founder, Brandon is launching a personalized, online university that combines a student's passions with skill building to solve the world's most significant challenges. Constantly evolving himself through learning, he is obsessed with delivering this power to others and scaling its impact.


     


    As a podcaster, Brandon is also the host and producer of the Evolve Podcast, a show about how social innovators and founders can change the world. From climate change to education to mental health, he mines the wisdom of visionaries and experts for the tools and tactics to solve these global issues. He also created the Power To Podcast 90 day audio course, which teaches podcasting in just 10 minutes a day and has over 75K downloads to date.


     


    Before these ventures, Brandon has half a decade of experience as a designer, marketer, and educator. His portfolio and body of work can be found at brandonstover.com.



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    Topics we discuss:


     


    - Listening to Understand


                    ○ Seek clarity


                    ○ Validate another's emotions


                    ○ Impact of Podcasting


    - Higher Education


                    ○ Evolution of value


                    ○ Is it the golden ticket?


    - Growing up


                    ○ How it led to his awareness


    The challenges he faced


    References:


     


    Brandon - LinkedIn

    Brandonstover.com

    Benjamin Mathes - WebsiteEpisode with MIC




    Impact theory - Tom Billieu

    Evolvethe.world

    Power To Podcast

    Victor Frankel's - a man's search for meaning

    Our conversation on his podcast

    Conversation with Pete Mulroy

    Conversation with Jamil Smith


     


    Credits:


     


    Music:


    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.


    All music created by DJ Rufbeats

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Melissa @ Hopeful Simplicity ,

Compassion in being human

The spaces and conversations Keith & Rodney create with the More in Common community is soul filling!! Being human is hard but knowing there are people to share the real with, that’s beyond Hopeful 🧡

Husband In Law ,

Thought provoking

Keith and Rodney have a gift for drawing out the deeper ideas and lessons from people's stories in a beautiful way. It is clear their guests feel safe in sharing their stories and message. Love the conversations they creating and bringing to the forefront. 💜 Jess

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Enriches my day

Rodney is such a big hearted, very curious, and super engaging host and I relish the chance to hang out with him for a while - even if it’s just in my earbuds. 😆

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