Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 144 - Week Three in South Africa - Ntombenhle

January 02, 2009 Comment on this post [12] Posted in Africa | Podcast | Programming
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My one-hundred-and-forty-fourth podcast is up. Scott's on holiday in South Africa with his family this month. Rather than doing repeats or "best of" shows, Scott's doing man-on-the-street interviews and uploading them over cell phone. In this episode, Scott talks to his Wife, Ntombenhle, an MBA and Homemaker from Zimbabwe.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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January 02, 2009 9:35
Have a Happy New year to you and your Family.
January 05, 2009 7:00
Great interview Scott. I would have been interested in your wife's insight into the current Zim crisis.
January 05, 2009 9:14
I really enjoyed this podcast. Thanks to both of you for sharing.
January 05, 2009 13:30
I've really enjoyed these series of podcasts and it's provided a fascinating insight into another culture. Thanks for putting it all together and for arranging the interviews with your guests.

You are a lucky man to have such an intelligent and thoughtful wife.

All the best for 2009
January 05, 2009 20:15
Best. show. ever :-)

Have a happy new year.

Best regards.
January 05, 2009 20:25
Really good show. I occasionally listen to the technical shows - when time allows - but this was a must listen. Thanks to both of you.
January 05, 2009 21:49
Thanks for the podcast. Quick question: What does "small wife" mean?

January 06, 2009 6:03
I thought your series of podcasts while on holidays most enlightening. From Australia we are not exposed to what countries such as South Africa are going through. This podcast was great to listen to because you could hear what your wife thinks of her transition from South Africa to America.

On a side note after listening to this I went back and listened to the podcast of you and your dad. That was a good interview!

Interview your brother - that would be good.

January 06, 2009 9:04

didn't pay my subscription this month so haven't been online. just seen who you are talking to on this podcast and wanted to say thanks to you both. haven't heard it yet, but thanks.
January 09, 2009 9:21
Dude!!! great podcast!!!
So when are we going to hear what it is like being married to ubergeek??? COMMUNITY SUPPORT ME HERE!!!
January 15, 2009 18:43
Hi Scott - another message of thanks for sharing .
January 21, 2009 22:58
Scotth, these are great blogposts and podcasts from South Africa. Particularly this was a good discussion with Mo, where the two of you deconstruct the cultural differences in behavior and what the underlying thoughts and assumptions are. Although this was not one of your technical podcasts, it is still extremely pertinent to the business world, which requires understanding the behavior and expectations of customers and coworkers from around the world. Thanks, as always, for your hard work and insight.

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