Work with Marty Nemko

Sundays at 11am

Marty and guests discuss job & work issues and phone-in workovers:  415 841-4134.

Find archived episodes at the show's website.

I'm rarely jealous of, let alone in awe of a fellow writer. I am both re Mary Roach: She does so much research to find so many wonderful stories that make even a non-book-reader read. So, it's my pleasure to say that my in-studio guest on the June 25, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko is Mary Roach. She's written great books about orgasm, cadavers, traveling to Mars, and scientists' search for ghosts, but because my program must focus on career-related issues, I confine our conversation to her latest book: Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.  We'll talk about what it's really like to be a soldier, but from unusual perspectives, for example, what goes into creating their protective clothing,  simulation-based training-, for example, in a virtual Kabul, bullets whizzing and soldiers gushing like garden hoses amid the wail of a call to prayer.

Intelligence is often seen as an unmitigated good. But it brings challenges, especially in an intellectually heterogeneous workplace.

On the June 18, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I discuss how to deal with coworkers and supervisees who aren't, well, the sharpest crayon in the box.  I also discuss other ways that intelligent people can make the most of their intelligence, including advice for underperformers.

On the June 11, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss career decisions for people over 50: Stay the course? Change directions? Go for a last hurrah or just try to hang on? Retire cold-turkey or using a glide path? And then what?

On the June 4, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with (interesting) musicologist Robert Greenberg about what it's really like to be a classical musician: soloist, in an orchestra, and conductor.

Along the way, we'll play cuts from our favorite classical music that we think would be ideal introductions for people who haven't been exposed to or dislike classical music.

On the May 28, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Moses Ma, partner in FutureLab, on the implications of blockchain for your career. What's blockchain? It's the technology behind BitCoin, which allows billions of transactions to occur without that big intermediary: The Bank.  But it has far more implications for your career.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/14/17

May 14, 2017

Today's topic:  automation, robotics, outsourcing, jobs available that are immune to outsourcing.

Work With Marty Nemko 5/7/17

May 7, 2017

Dr. Barbara Nemko is special guest.

On the May 7, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko discuss working couples' issues: competitiveness, living apart, etc.

On the Apr. 30, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Charles Leehrsen, Ty Cobb’s biographer. Cobb is one of baseball's all-time greats but has a horrible reputation. We'll discuss dealing with a bad reputation.

On the Apr. 23, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Paul Zollo, author of Songwriters on Songwriting.

On the April 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Karen Franklin about what it's really like to be a forensic psychologist.

On the Apr. 2, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with the CEO of legendary think-tank Xerox-PARC, Tolga Kurtoglu about the present and future of tech jobs and the implications for the larger society. We'll also discuss implications of use of robots, sensors, artificial intelligence for society, including the many people whose jobs will be displaced.

On the March 26, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I tout good careers in the gig economy, plus good ones for creative people.

On the Mar. 19, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the keys to being a great leader.

On the Mar. 12, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Seth Freeman, who teaches of one of The Great Courses:  The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal. But he's much more subtle than the title implies. He focuses on kind and strong employment negotiation: Ways to win warmly at work and beyond.

On the Mar. 5, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview Sue Selke, head of arguably the nation's best-regarded School of Packaging. We talk about the ample good careers in packaging as well as innovations in packaging that result in less damage to the environment and fresher foods.

On the Feb. 26, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Celeste Ayers an expert in supply chain management.. Sounds boring but it's not. Hint: It's key to corporate social responsibility. And it's an under-the-radar field with ample good jobs available.

On the Feb. 12, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I debate the Dean of Golden State University’s School of Business Gordon Swartz and me on the question, “Is Marketing Evil?”  I think marketing is usually evil.

On the Feb. 5, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate: Better to major in the sciences or the arts?  I'll be debating the Napa County Superintendent of Schools and my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko.

On the Jan. 29, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe some cool yet realistic careers. Plus you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help. 

On the Jan. 22, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe a good number of underrated and under-the-radar careers.

On the Jan. 15, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Gender at work. A conversation between Barbara Annis chair emeritus of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School in conversation with leading men’s advocate Warren Farrell.

On the Jan 8, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I discuss downsides of popular careers.

On the Jan. 1, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Barbara Nemko and I do a switch-sides in the middle debate on whether it's worth making New Year's resolutions, particularly as they apply to one's worklife.

On the Dec. 18, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Diana Furchtgott-Roth, on President-elect Trump's transition team for the Department of Labor.

Work with Marty Nemko: High Tech Bootcamps

Dec 11, 2016

Interview with Liz Eggleston, co-founder of CourseReport.com on high tech bootcamps.

On the Dec. 4, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: A switch-sides-in-the-middle debate between my wife Barbara Nemko and me on the question, "Should you go back to school?"  We'll no doubt end up exploring for whom it is and isn't a wise choice, as well as how to make the most of a back-to-school stint.

On the Nov. 27, 2016 edition and rebroadcast on Feb. 19, 2017 of Work with Marty Nemko, I perform excerpts from America’s most influential speeches. They contain powerful rhetorical devices that can enhance our communication in the workplace and outside of it.

Stoicism is a very different philosophy than most people think. And it has important implications for career and the workplace. On the Nov. 20, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Ryan Holiday, author of the new book, The Daily Stoic: 366 meditations on wisdom, perseverance, and the art of living.

One way to get a bead on the future, on fields in which you might get in on the ground floor,  is to see what VCs and sophisticated types  are  investing in today.  So on the Nov. 11, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with  long-time Silicon Valley insider Sramana Mitra,  whom LinkedIn named a Top 10 Influencer.

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