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Work with Marty Nemko

Thursdays at 7pm

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

Find archived episodes at the show's website.

  On the Dec. 13, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Julie Clowes, San Francisco District Director of the Small Buiness Administration about what wannabe and extant small businesses can get from the SBA: training, money, etc.

On the program's 2nd segment, listeners call in with a problem with their worklife. I try to help. I call them Workovers although pummeling isn't involved...usually.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

  On the Dec 6, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:

  On the Nov. 29, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer the tips that have most helped my client improve their time management.

  On the Nov. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I dispel or at least provide nuance to common career myths, such as "You gotta network" and "Follow your passion."

  On the Nov. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife and Napa County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate what's to happen, in an era of ever more automation, offshoring, and giggification, to the many millions of people who aren't tech whizzes or otherwise intellectual giants. We will explore approaches to the problem.

  On the Nov. 11, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Heather Mac Donald, author of the Diversity Delusion.

  On the Nov. 1, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jonathan Haidt about how to get people of different opinions to civilly explore each others’ positions in the workplace or the university. He is Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU's School of Business, named one of the "top global thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine and one of the "top world thinkers" by Prospect magazine, Britain's leading monthly current affairs magazine. And he’s co-author of a new book published by Penguin Random House, The Coddling of the American Mind.

  On the October 25, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko I share the essence of my talk at a Stanford University Distinguished Speaker Series: advice on how parents can best help their college students launch a rewarding career.

  On the Oct. 18, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Drs. Barbara and Marty Nemko debate common but thorny ethical issues in the workplace.

  ABC's 20-20 called Cisco CEO John Chambers, "America's best boss."  An advisor to presidents Clinton, Bush, France's Macron, Israel's Shimon Peres, and Jordan's King Abdullah, TIME named him one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World."

On the Oct. 4, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview him about his new book, Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World.  We will focus on advice relevant to a wide range of people, not just leaders. We'll discuss management. resilience, hiring, future trends, and how all workers need respond to a more automated world.

Is it worth trying microdoses of LSD or mushrooms to enhance one's work efforts? On the Sep. 27, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I explore the extent of what we know and don't know with Johns Hopkins professor Matthew Johnson and Third Wave's Paul Austin.

  Many listeners have called into Work with Marty Nemko asking for advice on how to make a living as an activist. Well, on the Sep. 20, 2018 edition of the show, I'll talk with someone who does it: Lauren Navarro of the Environmental Defense Fund.

AppleWatches and FitBits are being adapted and used in increasing numbers of workplaces. What are the up- and downsides. I explore.

  Many people would like a career in the outdoors but most of those require living outside the Bay Area, for example, in agriculture or forestry. One exception is to be an arborist, a person who plants and trims trees, sometimes very tall trees. What’s it really like to be an arborist?  On the Aug 30, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Scott Wheeler of Urban Arborists, someone for whom money does indeed grow on trees, although it certainly has its ups and downs. (Groan).

  On the Aug. 23, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer ideas on how to boost your chances of getting promoted, even if you've been passed over previously.

  On the Aug. 16, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Sarah Kessler, author of Gigged: The End of the Job and The Future of Work. We'll talk about what individuals, employers, and government can do.

  On the Aug. 9, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko discuss ghosting at work: employers not responding to job applicants, co-workers and bosses going silent after promising something, etc.

On the Aug 2, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: From the sundial to the hourglass to the Rolex, Timex to the Atomic Watch to the Apple Watch, we've been keeping track of time. And in today's ever more pressured lives, we seem ever more preoccupied with time. My guest makes a living helping people tell time. He's Paul Seregin who repairs, buys, and sells fine watches in San Francisco.

Many people look to be self-employed at something local, organic, sustainable, and not requiring a large investment. Well, one such enterprise is beekeeping, selling honey for fun and profit. What’s it really like to be a beekeper? My guest, Andre Kruglikov, runs Twin Bee Apiaries in Alameda.

On the July 12, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:  Many would-be lawyers would like to avoid the contentiousness in, for example, corporate law. A new law specialty is assisted reproductive law, in which an attorney helps people who'd like to have children but need to use sperm or egg donation, or surrogate mothers. This gives rise to an interesting legal profession and ethical issues. I'll explore with attorney Richard Vaughn, head of the American Bar Association's section on Assisted Reproductive Law.

On the July 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with recently retired former Chief Judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on KALW.org

Work with Marty Nemko 6/28/18

Jun 28, 2018

Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of fifteen under-the-radar careers.

On the June 28, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of 15 under-the-radar careers.

On the June 21, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I deconstructed common work proverbs, suggesting that some should be dumped in the landfill while others deserve having stood the test of centuries.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 7, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 11 contrarian career concepts, covering how to choose a career, find good work, and succeed at it.

On the May 31, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I explore the career implications of capitalism versus socialism with The Great Courses professor of the course, "Capitalism and Socialism, Comparing Economic Systems."

  On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe six killer employment reference myths...and how do with with a problem in your previous employment.

On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer insider advice regarding job references.

In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW, 91.7 in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

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