NARJ129: The Biggest Company

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narj-artworkThings have been quite busy lately for Chris and Joel, hence the long absence of episodes. As it turns out, running a business is difficult and requires a lot of emails.  And what better way to relax and catch up than to discuss all the successes and failures of Apple? But as business owners, there’s a lot to learn from Apple’s methods – both good and bad.

Quotes

  • “You’re a known email pervert.”
  • “Not all islands are in Canada, Joel.”
  • “Stability isn’t sexy, it’s not a ‘cool’ thing to work on.”
  • “Coming out with 2 new phones in 1 year just screams there’s no way this stuff is gonna work as well as it used to.”
  • “You don’t accidentally become the biggest company.”

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NARJ128: Inquisition Intermission

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narj-artworkIt’s time for your very regularly scheduled video game discussion podcast! Chris and Joel have a little talk about Dragon Age: Inquisition and then have a very off-topic conversation about marketing and entrepreneurship. I mean, no one ever talks about those things, especially on this podcast. iOS11 is also briefly discussed even though Apple products are also definitely never talked about on this show.

Quotes

  • “Make everyone a romance option. Including the dragons.”
  • “When do you become a serial killer?”
  • “The runway is never as long as you hope it is.”
  • “My prediction is that computers will be that shitty thing you have to use at work.”

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NARJ127: Non-canonical

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narj-artworkThis week Chris is back from visiting Joel in Canada! And you better believe they went treasure hunting…

They also discuss Apple’s recent WWDC reveals like HomePod, iOS11, HomeKit changes, and AR.

Quotes

  • “I don’t get AR at all but that’s because I’m an old man.”
  • “I have a certain je ne sais quoi… I don’t know.”

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NARJ126: Gender is Weird

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Don’t have any expectations about this episode and everything should go great! Lindsay (you know, the one writing this intro summary) is on the podcast this episode to talk about being genderqueer. Chris and Joel have some questions and learn more about not being straight cis dudes.

Just for the record – I went with the general LGBTQ rainbow pride flag as the featured image for this episode because the “official” genderqueer flag is purple/white/green and I think it’s ugly.

Quotes

  • “Gender is a social construct and nothing matters.”
  • “Do you ever wear pants?”
  • “I’m just trying to exist.”
  • “Is it just me being an anxious awkward person? Or is it a gender thing?”
  • “Don’t have any expectations.”

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NARJ125: Overthinking

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narj-artworkJoel is about to go through a transition period of his life as he makes a job-related change. This brings out a discussion on the lasting impacts of “major moments” in one’s life and how we remember things later in life. What is career-related moments overshadow the smaller, warm and fuzzy moments of day to day life? Chris thinks Joel is maybe overthinking things before they even happen. One thing is for certain though: this podcast is continuing to get more and more philosophical as the episodes go by.

Dear listeners, is that what you want? We are super desperate for any kind of input from you. Let us know you exist and are listening. Recommend us some cool guests, while you’re at it.

Quotes

  • “New York is the greatest city in the world and always will be.”
  • “I feel like you’re putting the cart before the horse here.”
  • “I don’t want my life story to be one of career moments.”
  • “If there is a moment for reflection, now is the time.”
  • “Everyone read some books, they’re good for you.”

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