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Shit You Don't Learn in School

Shit You Don't Learn in School

Formal schooling does a terrible job of preparing you to thrive as an adult. The Shit You Don't Learn in School podcast exists to make up for this societal failure. In this show, Calvin Rosser and Steph Smith share stories, insights, and resources designed to help you improve the quality of your personal and professional life. If all works out, you'll be at least 1% better at navigating the waters.

Recent Episodes

42. Special Episode: Finding Meaning in Sudden Death

Nov. 29, 2021

Death is universal part of the human experience. During our lives, we often must confront the painful reality of death around us, and eventually, we face that reality ourselves. What's odd is that despite death being at the …

41. The Future of Work: What Comes Next? (Part 2)

Nov. 16, 2021

In the second part of this series on the future of work, Steph and Cal dive into new products and services, alongside macro trends that they predict are in full flux. These include mass migration, global tax infrastructure, …

40. The Future of Work: What Comes Next? (Part 1)

Nov. 10, 2021

People say that COVID was an accelerator, forcing trends that may have taken decades to develop, to instead take hold in much less time. Remote work was one of those trends. But we're not done yet! The future of work is cons…

80/20 Habits, Beliefs, and Products

Oct. 15, 2021

The information age gives us access to so much advice that it can be hard to see through the noise. 4AM morning routines that don't make sense for you. Productivity hacks that hardly move the needle. Hindsight bias cloaked a…

38. Open Salaries and Solving for an Equitable Workforce

Sept. 30, 2021

With the exception of a few companies like Buffer and GitLab, 99.99%+ of companies opt to keep their salaries closed. This closed nature creates information asymmetry and at times, inequity in the workplace. Lack of transpar…

37. Should Billionaires Exist?

Sept. 19, 2021

Wealth inequality has been increasing for decades, and recently, there has been a heightened focus on billionaires as we debate what to do about the concentration of large swaths of wealth in a few hands. In this episode, St…