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🎧 #021: Friendly rants volume 5: the misuse of the word "platform"

“Okay, Dennis, this week's rant is on the overuse or misuse of the word platform. I don't really have a definition—I'm certainly not a platform architect—but I feel like I know what it isn't.”

Welcome to Nexus, a newsletter and podcast for smart people applying smart building technology—hosted by James Dice. If you’re new to Nexus, you might want to start here.

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This is the fifth installment in our series of shorter, more casual podcast conversations called Friendly Rants. These episodes are quick, 10-ish minute episodes on something that pisses us off. Everyone loves a good rant, right?

Note: this episode is exclusive to members of Nexus Pro. You’ll need to click “Listen in podcast app” above to add the Pro feed to your podcast player. Just takes a few clicks.

So why “Friendly” Rants? First, because our guest is my good friend Dennis Krieger (LinkedIn). Second, because we’re not here to talk sh*t on anyone (unless they truly deserve it of course). And third, because we’re not here to complain… we promise to propose a solution to our rant.

Note #2: Dennis and I recorded all of these first 5 volumes in May. We’re all out of rants at this point. Do you have a rant you’d like to share with the community? Fill out this form and we can get it scheduled.


P.S. You can also watch on YouTube.

Music credit: The Garden State by Audiobinger