Live Tonight: Jack Olson, Michipreneur, Patronicity, Blogs and More for 10/27/2014

We have an excellent show in store for you this evening, my friends.

There are also some blog entries you should check out, chats and jobs in our LinkedIn Group, laughs and fun on our Facebook page, we’ve got our November casual networking event coming up along with a few other fun gatherings…

1075538_224435511088930_5866401663173497650_oOur next in-person networking event is Thursday, November 20th.

5pm start time, and we’re heading back over to the east side of town to Stray Cat Lounge.  If you didn’t make it to our event there earlier this year, you definitely missed out.  Dark wood. Great atmosphere. Extensive selection of Michigan made beers.  A hellacious martini selection.  Lots of great scotch.  Yeah, we’ll see you there.


Details can be found here on the site –, on our Facebook page –, or in our Meetup group –

Main_1280x540_1_ListenIn the meantime, you can always have us around any time you want by listening to our IT in the D broadcasts.  Every Monday night from 9pm to 11pm we bring guests from around the area doing fun and cool things all throughout metro Detroit.  No, not all information technology related, but that’s no different than us in general.  Not sure how to listen live?  We’ve got instructions for you over here:  Missed any of our previous 63 episodes?  We’ve got a page for that, too:

10272014Tonight’s episode should be particularly fun.  We’re being joined by Jack Olson, and look, we get it – words like “visionary” get thrown around a lot, but this man actually deserves it.  From the military to IBM to Evoke Software and beyond, he’s been involved at the forefront of many things we take for granted today in tech.  And there’s more.  Want to learn about venture capital and funding options for your endeavors?  We’ll be talking with Amanda Lewan and Ebrahim Varachia.  Amanda’s been on our show a couple of times in the past, talking about her work with and Bamboo Detroit.  Ebrahim is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for

10685422_469817226494122_2467986669292327368_nThe recap of last week’s episode, as well as the embedded file you can listen to, can be found over at We talked with Motor City Drone Co and RhinoCoders, both great subjects and really great conversations.

Blogs? Oh of course we’ve got some blog entries for you to read.

spielbergdino2Bob’s latest is all about the fake outrage that’s all too common both on the internet and in the real world today:

And he’s right.  It really has to stop.

A couple of our older entries bubbled up, both still relevant.

The Lobotomizer talks about the phenomenon in the industry where some companies believe you should forget everything you’ve learned if you walk outside their walls:

gatekeeperThe Recruiter Strikes Back was one of our very first guest blog entries, and if you’ve ever wondered how recruiters view the job search process, you’ll want to read this:

The “What is IT in the D” video…you can read the background on it and watch it at

We’re looking for some input from you about the outlandish stuff you’ve heard either during your job search or from job seekers:

And of course, with everything we do, we’re incredibly thankful to our sponsors.  Check out our newly revamped sponsors page to see who they are, what they do, and go give them a click to check them out over at

Enjoy those, tune in live tonight, and then we’ll see you in a few weeks at Stray Cat Lounge!


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