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Conversations with fascinating people you'll want to know better. Focused on leaders, entrepreneurs, educators and citizens mostly from the 805 region of California. Sponsored by California Lutheran University School of Management and Tolman & Wicker Insurance Services.
Most Recent Episode
Engaging the Technical Worker - Tim Goldstein
Tim Goldstein is a neurodiversity communication specialist. His Aspergers diagnosis answered a lot of questions and changed his life's work. Now, he spends his time advising Human Resource departments, talent professionals and managers who are trying to incorporate 'Aspies' (as they self-identify) into the workforce.
Tim says that he's 'on the spectrum' which refers to being on the Autism Spectrum. He's a highly accomplished entrepreneur and engineer. He, Mark and Patrick had a lively discussion and opened up the conversation to better understand the proliferation of Aspies in industry
• What is neurodiversity vs. neurotypical
• Working in the bicycle business for 20 years and developing a solid business background
• He was only recently diagnosed, four years ago.
• How people communicate and how the provides a challenge for Aspies. This speaks to the words used, the tonality of the speaker and the body language. Aspy's can frequently misinterpret these signs.
• Learn the Greek word: Alixrethmia, which means "no words for emotion."
• What poor executive control and poor impulse control can do when working with Aspy's.
• Tim wrote a book to capture all of this insight called, Geeks Guide to Interviews: 15 Critical Items for the Technical Type
• His Temple Grandin story. She's one of the heroes that's brought Aspergers out into the mainstream conversation with her TED talk.
• His discussion about the percentage of technical workers that have Asperger's, according to industry reports. It's much higher than you'd imagined
• A few famous people who have/had Aspergers include; Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.