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Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information that comes to hand, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World. Previous guests include thought leaders such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Tim O'Reilly, Gretchen Rubin, Kevin Kelly, Jeremy Heimans, Steve Blank, Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, Jordan Harbinger, Omar Zenhom, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ryan Blair, Whitney Johnson and various other thought leaders. Past topics have explored the likes of:Blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and universal basic income (UBI), sales and marketing, lean startup, design thinking, agile, political correctness, identity politics, cloud computing, geopolitics, neuroscience, data science, fintech, proptech, sports, tech addiction, CRISPR, venture capital, angel investment, nootropics and cognitive therapies, big data, cloud computing, DevOps, fake news, web development, UX and UI, influencer and content marketing, emotional intelligence, Stoic philosophy, mindfulness and meditation, chatbots, automation, IoT, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Trump, tech trends, Pixar animation studios, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, disruption to incumbents, how to measure innovation, extreme ownership, radical transparency and a hell of a lot more!Future Squared is brought to you by Collective Campus, a innovation accelerator that works with organisations to unlock their people’s latent potential to create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. If you need help driving your organisation’s innovation strategy, visit www.collectivecampus.io This podcast is available on:- iTunes: http://apple.co/1QWMgS7- Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future- Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/5LH1aSj8WQYWnYQdn9AmuWLinks:Future Squared website: www.FutureSquared.xyzSteve Glaveski website: www.SteveGlaveski.comTwitter: @steveglaveski Instagram: @thesteveglaveskiEmail: steve@collectivecamp.us

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Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information that comes to hand, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World. Previous guests include thought leaders such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Tim O'Reilly, Gretchen Rubin, Kevin Kelly, Jeremy Heimans, Steve Blank, Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, Jordan Harbinger, Omar Zenhom, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ryan Blair, Whitney Johnson and various other thought leaders. Past topics have explored the likes of:Blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and universal basic income (UBI), sales and marketing, lean startup, design thinking, agile, political correctness, identity politics, cloud computing, geopolitics, neuroscience, data science, fintech, proptech, sports, tech addiction, CRISPR, venture capital, angel investment, nootropics and cognitive therapies, big data, cloud computing, DevOps, fake news, web development, UX and UI, influencer and content marketing, emotional intelligence, Stoic philosophy, mindfulness and meditation, chatbots, automation, IoT, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Trump, tech trends, Pixar animation studios, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, disruption to incumbents, how to measure innovation, extreme ownership, radical transparency and a hell of a lot more!Future Squared is brought to you by Collective Campus, a innovation accelerator that works with organisations to unlock their people’s latent potential to create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. If you need help driving your organisation’s innovation strategy, visit www.collectivecampus.io This podcast is available on:- iTunes: http://apple.co/1QWMgS7- Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future- Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/5LH1aSj8WQYWnYQdn9AmuWLinks:Future Squared website: www.FutureSquared.xyzSteve Glaveski website: www.SteveGlaveski.comTwitter: @steveglaveski Instagram: @thesteveglaveskiEmail: steve@collectivecamp.us

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A prepared and innovative interviewer

By Jennifer Kahnweiler - Jan 20 2019
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Wow - What a great interview Steve Glaveski did with me. He is at the top of his game. No short changing here. He does the research needed to get his guests to go deep so what they share has value.

Incredible show, highly recommend!

By J. Barshop - Nov 03 2017
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Steve and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to effectively pioneer innovation and stay ahead the curve both personally and professionaly. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Future² Innovation if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to stay sharp and agile in this era of disruption (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!

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A prepared and innovative interviewer

By Jennifer Kahnweiler - Jan 20 2019
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Wow - What a great interview Steve Glaveski did with me. He is at the top of his game. No short changing here. He does the research needed to get his guests to go deep so what they share has value.

Incredible show, highly recommend!

By J. Barshop - Nov 03 2017
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Steve and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to effectively pioneer innovation and stay ahead the curve both personally and professionaly. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Future² Innovation if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to stay sharp and agile in this era of disruption (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!
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Future Squared with Steve Glaveski - Helping You Navigate a Brave New World

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Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt. Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information that comes to hand, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World. Previous guests include thought leaders such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Tim O'Reilly, Gretchen Rubin, Kevin Kelly, Jeremy Heimans, Steve Blank, Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, Jordan Harbinger, Omar Zenhom, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ryan Blair, Whitney Johnson and various other thought leaders. Past topics have explored the likes of:Blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and universal basic income (UBI), sales and marketing, lean startup, design thinking, agile, political correctness, identity politics, cloud computing, geopolitics, neuroscience, data science, fintech, proptech, sports, tech addiction, CRISPR, venture capital, angel investment, nootropics and cognitive therapies, big data, cloud computing, DevOps, fake news, web development, UX and UI, influencer and content marketing, emotional intelligence, Stoic philosophy, mindfulness and meditation, chatbots, automation, IoT, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Trump, tech trends, Pixar animation studios, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, disruption to incumbents, how to measure innovation, extreme ownership, radical transparency and a hell of a lot more!Future Squared is brought to you by Collective Campus, a innovation accelerator that works with organisations to unlock their people’s latent potential to create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. If you need help driving your organisation’s innovation strategy, visit www.collectivecampus.io This podcast is available on:- iTunes: http://apple.co/1QWMgS7- Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future- Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/5LH1aSj8WQYWnYQdn9AmuWLinks:Future Squared website: www.FutureSquared.xyzSteve Glaveski website: www.SteveGlaveski.comTwitter: @steveglaveski Instagram: @thesteveglaveskiEmail: steve@collectivecamp.us

Rank #1: Episode #322: Walker Deibel on Acquiring Businesses Instead of Starting Them

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Walker Deibel is an acquisition entrepreneur. He has cofounded three startups and acquired seven companies. He currently serves as the President of EDC, which helps companies with multiple locations manage their supply chain through sourcing, inventory, and fulfillment management.

Walker is the Managing Director for Centra, which currently owns and manages three companies. In addition Centra is a partner in over a half dozen firms covering: distribution, manufacturing, education, childcare, film and television production, enterprise software, online content, and eCommerce.

Walker is the bestselling author of Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game, released by Lioncrest Publishing.

He has also produced almost a dozen films and had premieres at some of the world’s most esteemed festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Toronto International Film Festival.

Listeners of this podcast would have learned all about building new ventures from the ground up, but not as much on acquiring ventures with a foundation to build upon, so it was great to get some fresh perspectives from Walker on a topic I haven’t explored in depth on this show.

We unpacked lots of lessons, including:

  • When buying first makes more sense than building first
  • How raising capital for an acquisition opportunity can become a virtual walk in the park when compared with raising capital for a startup; and
  • How to identify and evaluate acquisition opportunities

 With that, enjoy my conversation with Walker Deibel.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why you should buy an existing company rather than starting from scratch
  • How to raise capital for an acquisition
  • What to look for in an acquisition target
  • Where to find target companies and how to build your own deal-flow
  • How to value an acquisition target
  • What to look for in yourself before acquiring a company
  • The CEO mindset
  • What to glean from the seller of the target company
  • Jim Collins’ hedgehog theory
  • How to transition leadership post-acquisition
  • How results fuel motivation and passion

Show Notes:

Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Employee-Entrepreneur-Earn-Freedom-Matters/dp/0730363864

Web: Buythenbuild.com

Twitter: @walkerdeibel

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Employee to Entrepreneur book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

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Mar 01 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Episode #228: Making Better Decisions with Annie Duke

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Annie Duke has leveraged her expertise in the science of smart decision making to excel at pursuits as varied as championship poker to public speaking. Her first book for general audiences, “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts” has just been released and has become a national bestseller in the US. In this book, Annie reveals to readers the lessons she regularly shares with her corporate audiences, which have been cultivated by combining her academic studies in cognitive psychology with real-life decision making experiences at the poker table.

For two decades, Annie was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Annie has also made appearances on the Celebrity Apprentice and raised $730,000 for Refugees International.

She now spends her time writing, coaching and speaking on a range of topics such as decision fitness, emotional control, productive decision groups and embracing uncertainty.

I’m always looking to challenge my own assumptions and make better decisions so I really enjoyed this conversation with Annie.

Just some of the many learnings you’ll walk away with include:

  1. Why the quality of a decision doesn’t always relate to the quality of an outcome
  2. How to avoid decision biases and groupthink
  3. How to make good decisions when we don’t have all the facts (we almost never have all the facts)
  4. And why asking simple questions like “what’s the worst possible outcome?” can open up your life to new possibilities

With that, I bring you the one and only, Annie Duke.

Topics discussed:

  • Annie’s poker career
  • The relationship between logic and emotion
  • Working alone together
  • Seek truth, not being ‘right’
  • Why you will never have all the facts
  • Why your intuition generally doesn’t lead to better decisions
  • The power of counterfactuals
  • The concept of ‘resulting’ and how it plagues decision making
  • How to avoid ‘paralysis analysis’
  • Planning poker
  • Why you should have strong opinions, weakly held
  • The power of “I don’t know”
  • How to deal with ambiguity
  • How to hire employees who thrive under conditions of uncertainty
  • Why you can’t make your own luck
  • The story of ‘Nick the Greek’
  • The story of Pete Carroll and Superbowl 49
  • Why the quality of a decision doesn’t always relate to the quality of an outcome
  • How to avoid decision biases and groupthink
  • How to make good decisions when we don’t have all the facts (we almost never have all the facts)
  • And why asking simple questions like “what’s the worst possible outcome?” can open up your life to new possibilities

Join the conversation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ where you can discuss episodes, request guests, propose questions for forthcoming guests and access exclusive content and special offers!

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If you've got any questions on this podcast feel free to send an email to steve@collectivecamp.us or tweet me on Twitter @steveglaveski or @future_squared

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For more information on Collective Campus, our innovation hub, school and consultancy based in Australia and Singapore check out www.collectivecampus.io

Mar 24 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Episode #290: Mick Wall on Four Decades in Rock Music Journalism

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Mick Wall is an author, journalist, film, television and radio writer-producer, who’s worked inside the music industry for over 35 years. He is widely considered to be to music journalism what Keith Richards is to guitar.

Since cutting his teeth for rock magazine Sounds in 1976, Wall went on to work for the likes of Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Mojo and Classic Rock magazine. He has also hosted various TV and radio programmes and co-produced several TV documentaries for the BBC, including When Albums Rules The World.

Mostly, though, Wall is now best-known as a biographer and author. He has published numerous bestsellers which draw from his time on the road with bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns n Roses, Metallica, Motorhead, Iron Maiden and many more.

His latest book is a fully revised edition of When Giants Walked the Earth: 50 years of Led Zeppelin, released to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of Led Zeppelin — and the 10th anniversary of this their most widely acclaimed definitive biography.

We explored a number of topics in this conversation, including:

  • Wall’s early years as a music journalist and the struggles he had to overcome to make it
  • Tales from the trenches on why sheer talent usually isn’t enough to succeed
  • The conditions for creativity, particularly when it comes to writing iconic rock albums
  • Fascinating anecdotes from Wall’s time on the road with bands like Guns n Roses
  • And of course, his new and revised version of his Led Zeppelin biography, When Giants Ruled The Earth

There were a number of other topics I wanted to explore with Wall but we ultimately ran out of time, however I plan on having Wall back on the show in the near future to close the loop on his days on the road with notorious rock bands, as well as deep dive into his views on the music industry today and how he approaches writing.

Nonetheless, this episode is jam-packed with not only hilarious anecdotes from life on the road, but also lots of life lessons.

So with that, I bring you the one, the only,  Mick Wall.

Topics Discussed:

  • Wall’s early days trying to make it as a music journalist
  • How pressure creates diamonds
  • The power of no Plan B
  • What role luck played in Wall’s success
  • Why talent alone isn’t enough
  • Creating conditions for creativity in music, technology and entrepreneurship
  • Sex, drugs and rock n’roll
  • Working with Guns n Roses
  • The Led Zeppelin biography
  • How he stays on top of his game at the ripe age of 60

Show Notes:

  1. Twitter: @wallmick
  2. Amazon: www.amazon.com/Mick-Wall/e/B001JRREE8
  3. Web: mickwall.com

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Terminator clips sourced from www.terminatorfiles.com and remain the intellectual property of Tristar Pictures.

Gn'R Sweet Child Of Mind sample: Danilo Vicari - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y6dpShya2M

Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQmmM_qwG4k 

Nov 03 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: Episode #222: The Case Against Education with Bryan Caplan

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Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter which was named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times, he wrote Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, and the newly released, The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money, which forms the basis of today’s conversation.

He is currently collaborating with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Zach Weinersmith on All Roads Lead to Open Borders, a nonfiction graphic novel on the philosophy and social science of immigration, and writing a new book, Poverty: Who To Blame.

His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.

We went an inch deep and a mile wide in this conversation. Discover why:

  • Bryan, a celebrated career academic himself, thinks that the education system is a waste of time and money
  • How today’s education system teaches for short-term memory retention, not comprehension
  • Two solutions Bryan has proposed to help solve the problems with today’s education system

I didn’t agree with Bryan on a number of topics, namely, he seems to completely disregard the threat of technology and automation on employment, suggesting that there is a lack of evidence on this and using the fact that we’ve always created more jobs than we’ve destroyed in the past to forecast the future of employment. The thing about the past is that we never had technology like the kind we possess today and the kind we’ll possess in the near future.

He also says that people can’t learn how to learn. On the latter point, I suspect that this had more to do with the way I framed the question so as to not elicit the response I was expecting. A simple example of getting better at learning is teaching someone else what you’ve read in a book, rather than just reading the words on a page. This is more likely to aid comprehension and retention, at least in the short term.

Nonetheless, as you’ll hear Bryan suggest in the lightning round, it’s important to collect evidence and opinions from different fields, from different people, to get all sides of the story and challenge your own belief system and avoid confirmation bias. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy hosting this show so much - because I get to interview and speak with experts in their own fields who contradict experts in other fields - it forces me to expand my own view of the world.

And when it comes to learning, Socrates was right, the more we know, the more we know that we don’t know. And that is why we keep learning. And that is why I keep interviewing thought leaders across a range of disciplines.

With that, enjoy today’s conversation on the case against education with Bryan Caplan.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why the education system is a waste of time and money
  • Why College grads earn more than high school grads, on average, in the US
  • Learning skills versus signalling employability
  • The three traits that education signals
  • Whether education and entrepreneurship go hand in hand
  • Social desirability bias
  • Summer learning loss
  • Comprehension v Memory
  • The threat of AI and automation on employment and how this impacts education
  • Education ecosystem challenges
  • Vocational learning
  • Education spending cuts

Show Notes:

  1. Bryan’s website: Bcaplan.com
  2. Bryan on Twitter: @bryan_caplan
  3. Faculty page: https://economics.gmu.edu/people/bcaplan
  4. Bryan on Econlog: http://econlog.econlib.org/authorbcaplan.html

Get Bryan's books:

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Mar 03 2018

56mins

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Rank #5: Episode #219: OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act)

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The OODA loop was a tool developed by military strategist John Boyd. Boyd was a US Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant whose theories have been highly influential in not just the military, but in sports, business and litigation.

The OODA loop explains how individuals and organizations can win in uncertain and chaotic environments.

It is an Acronym that explains the four steps of decisions making: Observe, Orient, Decide Act.

Show notes:

  1. Get the book: bit.ly/bizcaseebook
  2. Twitter: @StanfordVR
  3. Faculty page: https://web.stanford.edu/~bailenso/

 Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ where you can discuss episodes, request guests, propose questions for forthcoming guests and access exclusive content and special offers!

Listen on iTunes @ goo.gl/sMnEa0

Listen on Stitcher @ www.stitcher.com/podcast/future

Listen on Google Play @  bit.ly/FSGoog  ‍

If you've got any questions on this podcast feel free to send an email to steve@collectivecamp.us or tweet me on Twitter @steveglaveski or @future_squared

Like us?  ‍ It'd make our day if you took 1 minute to show some love on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud by subscribing, sharing and giving us a 5 star rating.  ‍

To sign up to our mailing list head to www.futuresquared.xyz

For more information on Collective Campus, our innovation hub, school and consultancy based in Australia and Singapore check out www.collectivecampus.io

Feb 22 2018

5mins

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Rank #6: Episode #333 Tom Ziglar on Transforming Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time

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Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse, to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show , one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy:

"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."

He is the author of Choose To Win: Choose to Win: Transform Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time, which shows you how to achieve massive change without massive upset. His revolutionary plan guides you through making one small choice at a time through a sequence of easy-to-follow steps in seven key areas: mental, spiritual, physical, family, finance, personal, and career. The result is a more productive, more fulfilling, and more meaningful life.

As a long-time fan and beneficiary of Zig Ziglar’s teachings, I really enjoyed my conversation with Tom. Expect to learn, among other things:

  1. What the fastest way to success is
  2. The power of asking questions
  3. Why it’s not happiness that we should be pursuing but something else

With that, please enjoy my conversation with the son of the legendary Zig Ziglar, Tom Ziglar.

Topics Discussed:

  • Zig Ziglar as a father
  • Zig’s timeless quotes
  • Why instant gratification sabotages our goals
  • How knowing someone’s values helps us to win their support and agreement
  • Why most success is cumulative
  • The power of habits and how to form good habits
  • Why happiness shouldn’t be pursued - and what to pursue instead
  • The seven choices to a fulfilling life
  • Why it all starts with attitude
  • How to find your why
  • The power of questions
  • Goal-setting - flexible or specific?
  • Why persistence and grit are omnipotent
  • The peril of a false purpose

Show Notes:

Ziglar Inc: www.ziglar.com

Twitter: @tomziglar

Podcast: www.ziglarshow.com

Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400209544/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

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Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

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Apr 19 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Episode #354: Corporate Startup Partnerships with Bank of New Zealand

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In this episode of Future Squared, I bring you two executives from Bank of New Zealand - Lannon Durant - Senior Manager in BNZ’s Partnership Team, and Connor Shelley, Head of Transformation and Innovation. 

Bank of New Zealand recently partnered with Collective Campus to run a startup partnership program, whereby we scoured the globe to find, connect with and evaluate startups and scaleups that could help BNZ solve specific business challenges.

In this episode, we unpack lessons learned from the program that can be beneficial for both startup founders looking to sell to large organizations, as well as corporate executives looking to drive innovation and partner with startups.

With that, I bring you Connor Shelley and Lannon Durant.

Show Notes:

  1. Startup Partnerships with Collective Campus: www.collectivecampus.io/innovate/corporate-startup-partnerships
  2. BNZ Ventures and Partnerships: www.bnzvap.co.nz
  3. BNZ GoSMEGrow: gosmegrow.collectivecampus.io

Jul 16 2019

44mins

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Rank #8: Episode #364: Human Longevity with Kale Brock

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Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, filmmaker and speaker.

He’s the author of several books, including The Gut Healing Protocol, The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, and Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure.

In his second documentary, The Longevity Film, Kale travels to the world’s ‘blue zones’, longevity cultures, to investigate the dietary & lifestyle factors which cause such unprecedented health statistics in these areas.

We unpacked Kale’s journey into the heart of these blue zones to unpack how their inhabitants attitude, community, nutrition and movement sees them living lives, on average, 5 to 10 years longer than those of us in the west. 

We challenge many long-held beliefs about health and wellness, and also attempt to answer that big question - what is happiness?

With that, sit back and enjoy, my conversation with Kale Brock.

Topics Discussed:

  • Surfing
  • The meaning of happiness
  • Why happiness, the chemical state, is a pointless goal
  • Longevity communities: Ikaria, Okinawa
  • The value of stress
  • The diminishing of our tribes
  • Depression in the west
  • The Meditteranean diet
  • Human connection and deep conversation
  • Reconciling contentment with ambition
  • Devices and social media as a surrogate for self worth
  • Veganism and fanaticism
  • Why loneliness is worse than smoking
  • Finding meaning in suffering
  • Western wellness band-aids
  • Nutrition in the blue zones
  • Identity politics and tribalism 

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Oct 12 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Episode #342: Human Performance Optimisation with Lucas Aoun

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From a very young age, Lucas Aoun became interested in the effects of certain foods and herbs on his own physiological and psychological performance. When he was playing soccer, he found himself monitoring his performance very closely and discovered that some supplements were having a drastic effect on reaction times, decision making and ability to the "read" the play. This then sparked a passion to spend copious amounts of his "spare time" to research various ergogenic aids.

Having battled with his own health issues, he began to biohack his way out, getting to the root cause of his issues. Through relentless experimentation and research, he has optimised his baseline to consistently perform at a solid level.

Today, Lucas’ purpose and mission is to assist and empower people to reach their fullest potential. He does this by being an information portal and teacher, giving others the knowledge that they need to manipulate their own physiology and behaviours. 

We settled in for a wide-reaching conversation in which we ventured down many a rabbit hole, including:

  • Naturopathy v western medicine
  • Nootropics and cognitive enhancers
  • The gut-brain connection
  • Sleep
  • Dopamine enhancement; and…
  • Why men should ice their gonads.

With that, please give it up for an up and coming star in the space of human performance optimisation, Lucas Aoun.

Topics Discussed:

  • Lucas’ backstory
  • Naturopathy
  • Nootropics and biohacking
  • Biomarkers
  • Blue blockers and sleep
  • Maximising growth hormone
  • Improving testosterone levels
  • Purpose
  • Rapid experimentation
  • The gut-brain communication axis
  • Criticisms of naturapathy
  • Dogma
  • Dopamine enhancmenet
  • Serotonin suppression
  • GDAs
  • Infrared saunas
  • Cold exposure

 Show Notes:

Instagram: instagram.com/ergogenic_health

Facebook: facebook.com/ergogenic_health

Website: www.ergogenichealth.com.au

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May 24 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: Episode #351: Reach Peak Performance with Matt Belair

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Matthew Belair is a life long martial artist, knowledge seeker and explorer. He has travelled the world to train with masters, which include meditating with monks in Nepal, training MMA in Thailand and trekking Mount Everest and studying Shaolin Kung Fu with 34th Generation Shaolin Masters in China. 

He shares his knowledge in his podcast, the Matt Belair Podcast: Master Mind, Body & Spirit, as well as his coaching, workshops and programs.

He’s the author of Zen Athlete: A Guide to Self Mastery, which demystifies the art of mental training, flow and peak performance. It is designed to empower world class athletes, leaders, executives, peak performance junkies and knowledge seekers with tried and tested strategies for achieving your highest potential in all areas of life. 

Matt and I covered a lot of ground in this conversation, including near death experiences, flow states, how to smash self limiting beliefs, how to overcome fears, visualisation, meditation, habit forming, the philosopher of happiness - Epicurus, native elders, mixed martial arts, snowboarding, Australian motorcross champions and a hell of a lot more…

So strap yourself in with a conversation with the Zen Athlete, Matt Belair. 

Show Notes:

Web: Mattbelair.com

Web: Mattbelair.com/masters-your-flow/

Web: Zenathlete.com

Book: https://amzn.to/2XB2R9j

Twitter: @Matt_Belair

Instagram: @Mattbelair

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Jul 10 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: Episode #313: Jonathan Levi on Superhuman Learning and Memory

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Jonathan Levi is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, and lifehacker from Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on Udemy, with his course Become a SuperLearner™earning him over 60,000 students. He has since snowballed this success into the launch of his rapidly growing information products company, SuperHuman Enterprises, which produces such products as the award-winning Becoming SuperHuman Podcast; the bestselling "Become a SuperLearner™" print, digital, and audiobooks; and numerous online courses. He's also the founder of SuperLearner Academy™ and Branding You™ Academy, two private, online academies where he teaches premium-level masterclasses in accelerated learning, productivity, and entrepreneurship. He is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

In addition to publishing his own bestselling book, Levi has been featured in such publications and programs as the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, TEDx, Entrepreneur On Fire, Mixergy, Dream. Think. Do, Nana10 Television, The Silicon Valley Business Journal, The SoloPreneur Hour, The Smart People Podcast, and Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success, among other blogs, podcasts, and publications.

Jonathan is a voracious learner which will probably comes as no surprise, and I enjoy chatting with him and going down all sorts of rabbit holes pertaining to optimising human performance to excel in both business and have a more rewarding experience of life.

We went down many rabbit holes in our hour long conversation, including:

  • Jonathan’s battle with ADD and depression and how he overcame both of them
  • What we can glean from evolutionary biology insofar as learning and memorisation is concerned
  • Building successful online courses

Jonathan also offered some tips on how I can accelerate the development of my surfing skills.

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Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts @ goo.gl/sMnEa0

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Feb 04 2019

1hr

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Rank #12: Episode #214: Discipline

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Today, I talk discipline, and how small decisions made repeatedly could be the difference between a super fulfilling life and a less than rewarding one.

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Feb 01 2018

7mins

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Rank #13: Episode #265: Book Summary: The 33 Strategies of War

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As I’ve gone deeper and deeper into entrepreneurship and leaership roles in the past few years, I’ve develoepd an interest in learning from juxtaposed fields - whether it be sports, the arts or military strategy. I was just about to get out  Having grown up reading about the likes of Alexander the Great, the Viking Age and Sun Tzu and having enjoyed novels such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, I had already started to develop an appreciation for how military strategy can be applied to reaching your personal and professional goals. I was just about to burn a small hole in my pocket buying a number of military strategy books online when, as I was scanning the shelf at the Melbourne Airport bookstore on route to Los Angeles a couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Robert Greene’s 33 Strategies of War. You might be familiar with Robert Greene from his classic business and personal development book, the 48 Laws of Power.

The 33 Strategies of War is is described as a "guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the ... military principles in war" It is composed of discussions and examples on offensive and defensive strategies from a wide variety of people and conditions, applying them to social conflicts such as family quarrels and business negotiation.

In this book summary, I aim to bring you some of my key take-aways, but please, don’t leave it there, the 33 Strategies of War is a must have for any bookshelf devoted to developing a better understanding of the world and how to best navigate in it to achieve desired outcomes.

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Get the book: https://amzn.to/2Pwo2BP 

Robert Greene on Twitter: @robertgreene  ---

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Aug 12 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: Episode #196: Innovation in Water with Sean Hanrahan

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Sean is the Senior Environmental Strategist at City West Water where he works across a range of areas including climate change, renewable energy, resource recovery and sustainability. More recently, Sean has managed City West Water’s Innovation Fund. In establishing and managing the Innovation Fund, Sean has worked across City West Water to build employee engagement, identify innovative ideas and prioritise their prototyping and implementation. He holds a degree in Biomedical Science and a Masters in Environment and Sustainability both from Monash University.  

We explore a number of topics in this episode, including:

  • How to get and maintain buy in for innovation at a large Government owned agency
  • City West Water’s innovation process
  • Trends and developments in water innovation

Show Notes:

City West Water: www.citywestwater.com.au

Sean’s LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/sean-hanrahan-63b00253

Steve’s keynote at City West Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFFtcvTrknY

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Nov 15 2017

58mins

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Rank #15: Episode #209: Technology and Innovation in 2018 - Musings and Predictions

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In this episode of Future Squared, we welcome back Sean and Shay from Collective Campus to talk about our musings, ponderings and predictions for 2018 when it comes to technology and innovation.

Topics discussed:

  • Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and ICOs
  • AI and automation
  • Autonomous and electric vehicles
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Ride sharing
  • Net neutrality
  • Smart devices and home assistants
  • Technology addiction
  • Privacy

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If you've got any questions on this podcast feel free to send an email to steve@collectivecamp.us or tweet me on Twitter @steveglaveski or @future_squared

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Jan 13 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #16: Episode #199: The Difference Between Design Thinking, the Lean Startup and Agile

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As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably.

Many fall victim to the law of the instrument bias and after attending a one day design thinking workshop, load all of their eggs into that one basket, maintaining a firm belief that design thinking is the silver bullet solution for their innovation woes, but as I detailed in a previous blog post, design thinking is only one step in the process.

With that, I often get asked by professionals new to the space what the difference between design thinking, the lean startup and agile is and the answer forms the basis for this instalment of Fast Fix Friday.

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Nov 23 2017

8mins

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Rank #17: Episode #296: Jason Fried on Why It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work

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Jason Fried thinks deeply about collaboration, productivity and the nature of work. He's the co-founder of project management platform Basecamp. Founded in 1999, Basecamp has been recognised by Forbes as one of America’s best small businesses. His 2010 TED talk on ‘Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work’ has been viewed over 5 million times.

He’s also the co-author of Rework, which is about new ways to conceptualize working and creating, as well as the brand new ‘It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work’, in which he rejects the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today. The Economist called the book funny, well-written and iconoclastic and by far the best thing on management published this year.

As somebody who shares many of Jason’s philosophies on work, I really enjoyed this conversation. Organisations are projected to invest US$2T into digital transformation by 2022 to make them more efficient, but they could reap what I would argue are vastly greater rewards, not only in terms of productivity but in terms of employee wellness, if they just changed the way they work today.

Jason and I unpacked many lessons on productivity from his book, including:

  • Why is everybody ‘so, so busy’?
  • Why more people doesn’t mean faster or better outcomes; and
  • A handful of simple changes that you can make today to radically increase your productivity and enjoyment of work and life

With that, I bring you the one and only, Jason Fried.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why being busy has become a badge of honour
  • The dangers of not getting enough sleep
  • The peril of managers and meetings
  • Brook’s Law
  • Why 80 hour work weeks aren’t spent actually working
  • Facilitating outcomes with a remotely distributed team
  • Jason’s notion of a ‘calm company’
  • Why Basecamp has rejected hundreds of offers from venture capitalists and investors
  • Why raising capital shouldn’t be conflated with success for startups
  • Setting realistic deadlines
  • So-called perks that are designed to keep people in the office
  • How to defend your time
  • Commitment, not consensus
  • Using work as an excuse not to live
  • Overcollaboration in the workplace
  • Outsourcing accountability and blame
  • How to say no
  • Jason’s rituals and routines

Show Notes:

  1. Basecamp.com (project and team communications software)
  2. Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Doesnt-Have-Be-Crazy-Work/dp/0062874780
  3. Twitter: @jasonfried
  4. Medium: @jasonfried
  5. Jason’s TED Talk:  https://www.ted.com/talks/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work?language=en

Why We Sleep book: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144316

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Nov 23 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: Episode #316: Dr Joseph Mercola on Fat, Fasting and Keto

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Dr. Mercola is a board certified family physician that has treated 25,000 patients from around the world. He encourages and educates people about safe and inexpensive nutritional, lifestyle and exercise options to radically reduce their risk of dying prematurely from dangerous drugs and surgeries. He is also the founder of Mercola.com which has been the most visited natural health site on the internet for the last ten years with over 15 million unique visitors every month. 

His goal is to catalyze a complete transformation of the fatally flawed health care system that is responsible for prematurely killing thousands of people every day. He’s the author of numerous books including Fat For Fuel, The No Grain Diet, Superfuel and his new book which comes out in April, KetoFast: Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals.

We explored myriad topics in this episode, including:

  • Why fat isn’t necessarily bad for you and paradoxically, how it can be good for you and what kind of food you should be eating
  • A much more manageable alternative to 3 day-water fasts that has as many, if not more benefit
  • Why cancer may have a lot to do, not just with damaged DNA, but also metabolic dysfunction, and how fasting and a ketogenic diet can help you live a longer, healthier life

Joseph picked up a number of my own previously flawed beliefs in this conversation so I’m sure you will learn a thing or two, if not many more, to help you optimise your health and performance.   

Our audio connection wasn’t the strongest so the conversation does drop in and out occasionally, but there is so much gold in this episode that I hope you’ll put up with it.                                   

Topics Discussed:

  • Joseph’s many books and his early inspiration
  • How our food is making us sick
  • Why (the right kind of) fat is good for you
  • Is cancer a result of damaged DNA or metabolic dysfunction?
  • The role of mitochondria
  • How the Big Food lobby essentially pointed the finger at fat in order to sell more cheap carbs
  • How dangerous documentaries like ‘What The Health’ may force people down an unhealthy line
  • Exercise and fasting - when should you eat, and should you train in a fasted state?
  • The afternoon crash and how to avoid it
  • When your body needs carbs
  • The difference between a cyclical and conventional keto diet
  • Cold showers and mitochondrial function
  • Evolutionary biology and fasting
  • Should you supplement your diet with MCT oils and keytone esters?

Show Notes:

The Yeast Connection: https://www.amazon.com/Yeast-Connection-Medical-Breakthrough-ebook/dp/B00486U8HC/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1549919150&sr=1-3&keywords=the+yeast+connection

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Feb 12 2019

46mins

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Rank #19: Episode #298: Life-Changing Mental Shifts with Ajit Nawalkha

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Ajit came from humble beginnings. Born to a middle-income family in Jaipur, India, he grew up in an extended family of 23 other people under one roof. Space and money were scarce, and so as a little boy, he dreamt of abundance. He made a decision to plant himself where he could grow. From starting as a trainee in a non-profit, he has held various roles including as CEO of Mindvalley, Co-founder of Mindvalley Teach, Co-founder of Global Grit Institute and Co-founder of EPIC Businesses. He’s the author of the bestselling book, The Book of Coaching an the forthcoming Live Big: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Passion, Practicality and Purpose.

Expect to learn:

  1. Ajit’s story of triumph over adversity and how he built the confidence needed to build several multi-million dollar companies
  2. Mental shifts that can transform your experience of life
  3. The fears that hold entrepreneurs back and how to cope with entrepreneurial anxiety
  4. Productivity hacks
  5. How to build a team that will want to work with you for twenty years, not just 24 months

Show Notes:‍

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Nov 30 2018

59mins

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Rank #20: Episode #201: The Future of Real Estate with Charter Hall, Equiem, realAS and Loc8

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As you may know Collective Campus is powering the Charter Hall PropTech Accelerator, Asia-Pac’s first proptech startup accelerator.

As part of the promotion for the program, I recently hit the road and facilitated roadshows in Sydney and Melbourne, hosting panels in both cities.

In this episode of Future Squared, I bring you our Melbourne panel discussion which took place at Collective Campus and featured Gabrielle McMillan of Equiem, Josh Rowe of realAs, David Hodges of Loc8 and of course, Aidan Coleman, CIO/CTO of Charter Hall.

I’ll dig a little deeper into the bios of each of our panelists during the conversation.

In today’s conversation we not only discuss what the future of real estate looks like but also uncover insights on what it takes to get a startup from zero to one.

If you’d like to find out more about the Charter Hall accelerator program and apply you can do so at www.charterhallaccelerator.cc

So with that, enjoy this conversation on the future of real estate.

Topics discussed:

  • why Charter Hall is partnering with Collective Campus to work with proptech startups
  • what startups can expect from Charter Hall and the accelerator program
  • what kind of startups Charter Hall is looking for
  • where our panelists think the real estate industry has evolved in the past 5 years and where it is going
  • how realAS has found the transition from startup to working with a corporate (acquired by ANZ bank in 2016)
  • how startups can effectively sell to large corporates and REITs
  • technologies that our panelists are most excited by and their applications to real estate
  • challenges in developing a proptech startup from the ground up

Listen on iTunes | Listen on Stitcher | Listen on Soundcloud

If you’d like to find out more about the Charter Hall accelerator program and apply you can do so at www.charterhallaccelerator.cc

For more content like this head over to www.collectivecampus.io

Nov 27 2017

1hr 11mins

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Episode #371: Building a $30M Surf Park with Andrew Ross

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Andrew Ross is the founder of URBNSURF, Australia’s first surf park, which opened its doors to the public in January of 2020 to much fanfare.

Prior to opening URBNSURF, Andrew spent twenty five years in various legal, corporate finance and investment banking roles before merging his profession and his passion to ultimately find his purpose, as you’ll learn in this conversation.

As you might imagine, building a two-hectare large surf park, that generates 1,000 ocean-like waves per hour is a Herculean feat, and one that delivers lots of both business and life lessons, lessons we unpack, so strap yourself in for my hour-plus long conversation with the founder of URBNSURF, the one and only, Andrew Ross.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is URBNSURF?
  • Andrew’s origin story
  • How investment banking prepared Andrew for entrepreneurship
  • Where the inspiration for URBNSURF came from
  • Challenges faced in turning the dream into reality
  • Build it and they will come?
  • The value of resilience
  • Raising $30 million from investors
  • How to overcome objections
  • Risk management and redundancy
  • How URBNSURF compares to ocean surfing
  • Sacrifice and managing family expectations
  • Company culture, trust, speed and innovation
  • The value of short feedback loops
  • Night surfing
  • Board selection for URBNSURF
  • Celebrity customers
  • How Andrew stays on top of his mental and physical game

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Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

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Jan 24 2020

1hr 13mins

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Episode #370: Ultralearning with Scott H Young

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Scott H Young is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things. For the last ten years he has been experimenting to find out how to learn and think better.

He’s the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate…

Whether it’s learning a new talent, staying relevant, reinventing yourself, or adapting to whatever the workplace throws your way, Scott’s book offers nine principles to master hard skills quickly.

We explored why self-education is so important today, common learning pitfalls, and techniques you can apply to accelerate your own learning efforts, including a simple method that can help you to increase your retention by a factor of four.

With that, I bring you the one and only, Scott H Young.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is ultralearning?
  • How Scott got into learning about learning
  • Why ongoing self-education is so important today
  • What’s wrong with our old ways of learning?
  • How Scott completed a 4 year MIT program in just 12 months
  • The power of retrieval
  • Common learning pitfalls to avoid
  • How to increase retention through spaced repetition
  • Why we should attack our weaknesses
  • The power of a learning project
  • The forgetting curve
  • The importance of feedback and learning into difficulty
  • How our intuition can fool us into thinking we know things
  • The 80/20 principle
  • Peer learning
  • Personalised learning
  • Habit building
  • How to read more books in 2020
  • How to beat procrastination

Show Notes:

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Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2N77FLx

Jan 16 2020

57mins

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Episode #369: James Clear on Replacing Bad Habits with Good Habits

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James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement.

A freak baseball accident put James in a desperate place, fighting to recover from brain damage. The debilitating brain injury forced him to discover a new way of living. Recovery took James to a new understanding of habits and the power of stacking simple, easy habits, one on top of the other, to create momentum and change.

His book, Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results, shares his learnings with the world. It has sold well over one million copies and has been translated into numerous languages.

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning.

We covered numerous topics in this conversation, including, as you might expect:

  • How to build good habits and break bad ones
  • Why systems are much more important than goals alone; and
  • What kind of ‘meta habits’ deliver a massive return in life

We explore this and a whole lot more so strap yourself in for an hour with Mr Atomic Habits himself, James Clear.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why are good habits so difficult to form
  • Our brain’s desire to optimize for energy conservation
  • The three layers of behaviour change
  • The four laws of behaviour change
  • The power of rewards
  • Habit stacking
  • Environment design
  • The power of small changes
  • The path of least effort meets the laws of motion
  • Picking the right metrics
  • The Goldilocks Zone
  • Short feedback loops
  • What leaders can do to build better habits in their teams and companies
  • Meta habits
  • What role identity plays
  • Values alignment

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Dec 04 2019

1hr

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Episode #368: Capitalism, Inequality and Opportunity with Branko Milanovic

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Branko Milanovic is a Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center and a senior fellow at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality. He obtained his Ph. D. in economics from the University of Belgrade with a dissertation on income inequality in Yugoslavia. He served as lead economist in World Bank Research Department for almost 20 years and as a senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington from 2003 to 2005. He has held teaching appointments at the University of Maryland (2007-2013) and at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (1997-2007).

He is the author of Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World. In it,  he argues that capitalism has triumphed because it works. It delivers prosperity and gratifies human desires for autonomy. But it comes with a moral price, pushing us to treat material success as the ultimate goal.

In what is becoming an increasingly polarised world, I really enjoyed getting somewhat out of my comfort zone to talk economics with Branko.

We went an inch deep a mile wide in this conversation and covered numerous topics, including:

  • The merits of capitalism, its criticisms and what could be improved
  • Equality of outcome versus equality of opportunity
  • Whether inequality is an avoidable feature of nature
  • Job automation and UBI; and
  • Inequality in sports, namely professional soccer

With that, I bring you my conversation with Branko Milanovic.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why capitalism prevailed
  • What capitalism gets wrong
  • How capitalism could be improved
  • What really influences inequality
  • Is inequality necessary?
  • Equality of outcome v equality of opportunity
  • Trickle down effects
  • Egalitarian capitalism
  • Why taxes are not the answer
  • The link between taxes and innovation
  • Political capitalism (China) and its pitfalls
  • Automation and UBI
  • The decrease in inequality between countries, but the growing inequality within them
  • Political polarisation
  • Plutocracy and populism
  • The perils of materialism
  • Inequality in soccer

Show Notes:

Twitter: @brankomilan

Capitalism, Alone: https://amzn.to/34v2GvJ

Global Inequality: https://amzn.to/2OQET2M

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Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2N77FLx

Nov 28 2019

58mins

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Episode #367: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal

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Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life." 

He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His writing on technology, psychology, and business appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

In a world of distraction, the ability to become indistractable offers us a serious competitive advantage. 

Nir and I unpacked numerous topics on this show, including:

  1. Why our being so easily distracted goes deeper than our devices
  2. How toxic workplace cultures sacrifice our potential to do great work; and
  3. Nir’s four-step, research-backed model to become indistractable

With that, I bring you Nir Eyal.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why most distractions come from within
  • Why the ability to disconnect is the true scarce resource of the day
  • Internal triggers 
  • External triggers 
  • Variable rewards (a slot machine in our pockets)
  • Why time management is pain management
  • Evolutionary programming
  • How identify can influence behaviour
  • How do we re-imagine the internal trigger?
  • How to build new habits
  • The 10-minute rule
  • Traction v Distraction
  • Hacking back external triggers
  • Dysfunctional company cultures and productivity
  • What people can do to take back their time in the workplace
  • Making pacts

Show Notes:

  1. Hooked: https://amzn.to/33rYLP3
  2. Indistractable: https://amzn.to/37HBrzO
  3. Twitter: @nireyal
  4. Web: NirandFar.com
  5. Book info: NirAndFar.com/Indistractable
  6. Schedule Maker: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/
  7. Summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/
  8. Distraction Guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/
  9. Habits vs routines article: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/

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Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2N77FLx

Nov 26 2019

56mins

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Announcing: My New Kids Entrepreneurship Picture Book, Lemonade Stand, is LIVE!

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Find out more about my new kids book, Lemonade STand: From Idea to Entrepreneur: https://bit.ly/lemonadestandbook

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Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Oct 26 2019

10mins

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Episode #366: The Early Days of Netflix with Marc Randolph

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Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors.

Marc recently released his book, That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea. 

Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc's career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs including the co-founders of Looker Data which was recently sold to Google for $2.6B, and invested in numerous successful tech ventures.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, sits on the board of the environmental advocacy group 1% for the Planet, and chairs the National Outdoor Leadership School's Board of Trustees.

This was a wide-reaching conversation about the lessons learned from the early days of Netflix, back when they were still wrestling with making VHS and then DVD by mail, a compelling business model.

Expect to take many gems of wisdom and memorable anecdotes out of this one, including:

  • Why Netflix turned down an 8-figure acquisition offer from Amazon after just a year of operating and before they had anything resembling a sustainable business model
  • What happpened when Blockbuster turned down the opportunity to buy Netflix for just $50M;
  • What truly differentiates success from failure at a tech startup - hint, it’s not genius; and
  • How Netflix went about scaling its freedom-oriented, high performing culture from 7 people to 7,000

WIth that, strap yourself in for my conversation with the co-founder of Netflix, Marc Randolph.

Topics Discussed:

  • Surfing
  • What the initial inspiration for Netflix was
  • Why ceativity is having many at bats
  • Calamities that characterised Netflix’s early days
  • Why business plans don’t survives a collision with a real customer.
  • Why Netflix cannibalised its video sales revenues (most of its revenue) to pursue video rental by mail (none of its revenue)
  • Turning down an acquisition offer from Amazon, even when Netflix had little going for it
  • Being turned down by Blockbuster
  • On stepping down from CEO and letting Reed Hastings take over
  • How to fight the complacency that comes with success
  • How to attract the best talent to your company, even if you can’t afford them
  • Why culture is what you do, not what you say
  • Why leadership is about helping people find their own way to the destination
  • How to empower peopple to make decisions, instead of suffocate them with process
  • How to scale culture
  • Firing your team, even after they had made large sacrifices to join you
  • What was the breakthrough that catapultued Netflix from startup to an actual business?
  • Why Marc left Netflix shortly after its IPO in 2002
  • What two very important things everybody should learn about themselves
  • Marc’s date night and dedication to balance at Netflix
  • Why more money doesn’t equal more happiness

Show Notes:

Book: https://amzn.to/2W5NuSl

Twitter: @mbrandolph

Instagram: @thatwillneverwork

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Oct 23 2019

1hr 3mins

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Episode #365: Entrepreneurship in Schools with Don Wettrick

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Don Wettrick is the President and Founder of StartedUP, an organization dedicated to help transform the school culture toward innovation and enable student-led entrepreneurship.

He’s also Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School, and author of "Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level." Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; CEO, and podcast host.

Don has lectured across the US, Europe, South America and Africa about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. Through his travel, he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Ghana, and seeks to bring that entrepreneurial mindset into our classrooms. His podcast, StartEdUp, has featured some of the most successful entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders in the world- focusing on educational change.

Given my work with the Lemonade Stand program, I really enjoyed my conversation with Don, as we riffed on all things student entrepreneurship.

We covered myriad topics, including:

  • The difference between teaching entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Why the current tendency to play the victim card instead of take ownership is limiting the potential of today’s students and their contributions to the world; and
  • Where today’s K12 school system falls short, and how to plug these gaps

This only scratches the surface of what was discussed, so sit back, and enjoy my conversation with the one and only, Don Wettrick.

Topics Discussed:

  • Don’s mission
  • Today’s jobs that didn’t exist 20 years ago
  • The hedgehog theory
  • Skills v attitude
  • Conflicts of interest in the school system, often between parents and their children’s interests
  • Open-source learning in the K12 classroom
  • Creative ways to work within the constraints your current budget and system
  • Collaborating with experts and mentors to augment the K12 learning experience
  • Is STEM overrated?
  • Can teachers only teach children to become teachers?
  • Developing emotional fortitude and moving kids away from entitlement
  • The school system often prepares kids to be compliant and execute set procedure, but not to challenge the status quo and adapt to changes
  • Trojan Horse thinking
  • Always be testing
  • Create value for others first if you want to create value for yourself
  • Strong opinions, weakly held
  • The folly of standardized testing
  • Why giving our youth comfortable upbringings can be their undoing in adult life

 Show notes:

  1. StartEdUp: www.startedupinnovation.com
  2. StartEdUp Foundation: https://startedupfoundation.org/
  3. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donwettrick
  4. Don’s book, Pure Genius: https://amzn.to/2BjSMQB

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Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Oct 16 2019

55mins

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Episode #364: Human Longevity with Kale Brock

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Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, filmmaker and speaker.

He’s the author of several books, including The Gut Healing Protocol, The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, and Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure.

In his second documentary, The Longevity Film, Kale travels to the world’s ‘blue zones’, longevity cultures, to investigate the dietary & lifestyle factors which cause such unprecedented health statistics in these areas.

We unpacked Kale’s journey into the heart of these blue zones to unpack how their inhabitants attitude, community, nutrition and movement sees them living lives, on average, 5 to 10 years longer than those of us in the west. 

We challenge many long-held beliefs about health and wellness, and also attempt to answer that big question - what is happiness?

With that, sit back and enjoy, my conversation with Kale Brock.

Topics Discussed:

  • Surfing
  • The meaning of happiness
  • Why happiness, the chemical state, is a pointless goal
  • Longevity communities: Ikaria, Okinawa
  • The value of stress
  • The diminishing of our tribes
  • Depression in the west
  • The Meditteranean diet
  • Human connection and deep conversation
  • Reconciling contentment with ambition
  • Devices and social media as a surrogate for self worth
  • Veganism and fanaticism
  • Why loneliness is worse than smoking
  • Finding meaning in suffering
  • Western wellness band-aids
  • Nutrition in the blue zones
  • Identity politics and tribalism 

Show Notes:

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Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Oct 12 2019

1hr 2mins

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Episode #363: Nintendo versus SEGA with Blake Harris

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Blake J. Harris is the bestselling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which is currently being adapted into a mini-series by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

He’s also the author of History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality.

But we spent the better part of this conversation being nostalgic and unpacking the war that served as a backdrop to our childhood, that of Nintendo v Sega.

Expect to take out numerous business lessons from this one:

  • The value of open v closed ecosystems
  • How to differentiate yourself and dominate the market, even with a much smaller budget
  • Why parent companies meddling in the affairs of their subsidiaries often ends in disaster

We unpack this and a whole lot more, so sit back and reminisce, as I bring you the one and only, Blake J Harris.

Topics Discussed:

  • The gaming landscape in the 1990s
  • Nintendo’s dominant business model
  • Nintendo’s closed ecosystem
  • Sega’s open ecosystem
  • Why it’s challenging to maintain market share when you’re ahead of the pack
  • How Nintendo faltered
  • What SEGA did to diffeerentiate itself, despite small budgets, and knock Nintendo off its perch
  • Mortal Kombat
  • How SEGA blundered
  • SEGA’s meddling parent company
  • The Console Wars documentary and mini-series
  • Identity politis at Oculus
  • On becoming a writer, and following one’s passions
  • Writing tips
  • Dell v Compaq

 Show Notes:

  1. https://amzn.to/33jgw3f
  2. https://amzn.to/2MqPZdt
  3. Twitter: @blakejharris
  4. Web: blakejharris.com

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Oct 09 2019

1hr 3mins

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Episode #362: Own the AI Revolution with Neil Sahota

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Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations A.I. subject matter expert, professor at UC Irvine, and globally-recognized speaker and author. Neil is a founding member of the UN’s Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Committee, and he’s here to talk about the ways we can harness the power of AI and use it for social good. Neil is also the author of Own the A.I. Revolution, providing a future-forward look at A.I., focusing on how businesses can use it to commercialize while doing good in the world.

This was a wide-reaching and fascinating conversation in which we went down numerous rabbit holes, such as what true AI looks like, how AI can adopt our biases and prejudices, the impact on the future of work, AI developing consciousness, whether fears about AI’s capacity to destroy us are legitimate, augmented humanity and our cyborg future, developing countries leapfrogging the west, why philosophy and the arts matter when it comes to designing technology for humans, how organizations can start to take advantage of AI today, and so much more.

With that, strap yourself in for my conversation with the one and only, Neil Sahota.

Topics Discussed:

  • What is AI? How do we define it?
  • How far away is General AI, really?
  • IBM Watson isn’t actually AI
  • How AI makes decisions
  • Encoding AI with human biases
  • Decision-making challenges: how do you control for luck?
  • 47% of U.S. jobs risk being automated by 2050 -- how will this affect me?
  • Will we create more jobs than we destroy?
  • What will humans do?
  • The critical importance of philosophy and the arts
  • The paperclip problem and perverse instantiation
  • Will AI develop consciousness?
  • At what point do augmented humans stop being humans and start being cyborgs?
  • What aspects of the value chain can companies augment with AI today?
  • How should they go about that?

Show Notes:

W: www.neilsahota.com/futuresquared/

T: neil_sahota

IG: neil_sahota

Get the book:https://amzn.to/328pz6o

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Aug 27 2019

1hr 1min

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Episode #361: Mobility Matters with Aaron Aldred

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Aaron Aldred is movement based performance trainer situated in Melbourne. With a Bachelors degree in Sports Science, he is currently training clients out of Focus Fitness Yarraville, a gym located in the inner west of Melbourne. Aaron runs 4 week Mobility workshops which provide a wealth of knowledge on optimising movement mechanics, self myofascial release (SMR) and body recovery.

Aaron has been a competitive athlete for the majority of his life in a range of sportsand currently a national level player in lacrosse.

We explored the importance of mobility, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle on the body and the mind, and what you can do to add more movement to your day, especially if you work in an office.

With that, please enjoy my conversation with Aaron Aldred. 

Topics Discussed:

  • What is mobility and why it matters
  • The effects of a sedentary lifestyle
  • Mobility for the office worker
  • How to test how mobile you are
  • Exercises you can incorporate into your day
  • How to train for longevity
  • Foam rollers, saunas and ice baths: myth or reality
  • Stoicism
  • Prehab v rehab
  • The truth about standing desks
  • How to get a better night’s sleep

 Show Notes:

  • Instagram: @aldred.performance

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Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Aug 22 2019

45mins

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Episode #360: Paul Roos on Leadership and Performance by Design

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Paul Roos is a former Australian rules footballer and senior coach in the Australian Football League (AFL). Roos represented Fitzroy and Sydney during the 1980s and 1990s, playing 356 games over 17 seasons. Roos was the senior coach of the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Football Club from 2002 to 2010 and 2013 to 2016 respectively.

Roos was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He has won many accolades throughout his career: he was named All-Australian seven times; received the league's most valuable player (MVP) award; and represented Victoria on 14 occasions in State of Origin.

After finishing as a player, Roos went on to become a successful coach at Sydney, guiding the Swans to the 2005 Premiership, their first in 72 seasons.

Today, Roos is a media commentator and also works with businesses and people to help them perform at a highest level.

We unpacked numerous lessons on leadership that transcend the athletic and business domains and impact the way we live our lives.

Expect to take lots of golden nuggets out of this conversation, including:

  • Early life as a footballer in the suburbs
  • How to lift the spirits of an underperforming team of people
  • Why accountability and ongoing feedback is key
  • Why leadership isn’t about having all of the answers
  • Why you can do everything right and still lose or do everything wrong and still win
  • Why we should focus on the process instead of the decision
  • How to ensure people don’t become complacent after a big win
  • The value of authenticity and vulnerability
  • Keeping yourself accountable as a leader
  • Creating space for serendipity
  • Behaviour v talent
  • Putting yourself in the shoes of your team
  • Technical ability v leadership ability
  • How to scale culture
  • How to manage ego
  • Daily rituals and routines

… and so much more!

 This is a ninety minute long episode, but it could have just as easily been twice as long, as Roosy, as he is affectionately known by the AFL public, brought almost half a Century of competing at the highest level to the conversation.

With that, strap yourself in, for a conversation with the one and only, Paul Roos.

Show Notes:

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Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Aug 14 2019

1hr 35mins

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Episode #358: Are You Living or Existing?

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This past weekend I went snowboarding at Australia’s Mount Hotham.

While I have been a longtime skateboarder, and a short-time surfer, I’d never been snowboarding.

While my skating skills were somewhat transferable, it didn’t stop my ass from hitting the white powder about 50 times.

But that was okay.

It just meant that I had to get up 51 times.

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Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

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Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

Steve's book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

NEW Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/

Jul 25 2019

4mins

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Episode #357: Behance's Scott Belsky on Startup to Scaleup to Big Exit

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Scott Belsky is the author of the international bestselling book MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN and his latest book, The Messy Middle, explores finding your way through the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture. Scott has spent his career making the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. 

He founded Behance, the leading online platform for the creative industry to showcase and discover creative work, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012 for $150 million.

He is a Venture Partner with Benchmark, and is an early advisor and investor in Pinterest, Uber, sweetgreen, Cheddar, and Periscope as well as several others in the early stages. 

Scott also founded 99U, a publication and annual conference devoted to productivity in the creative world and serves on the Board of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Scott is currently serves as Adobe's Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud.

In this episode, we many topics, inlcuding:

  1. How to keep your team motivated, even when there is little cause for celebration
  2. How to build a culture of transparency and psychological safety
  3. Why organizations who make fast decisions are more likely to win; and
  4. What the most sustainable competitive advantage you can have is

We explored this and a whole lot more so strap yourself in for a conversation with the one and only, Scott Belsky.

Topics Discussed:

  • Why the media glorifies starting up and exiting, but not scaling up
  • Why entrepreneurs shouldn’t conflate raising capital with success
  • Why its about how you respond to peaks and valleys that matters most
  • Why being resource strap breeds resourcefulness
  • Why scaling is so much harder than starting
  • The importance of self awareness
  • How being the master of your devices gives you an advantage in the attention economy
  • Engineering small wins into your team culture
  • The role of luck in success, and the narrative fallacy
  • Why it pays to have tension in your workforce
  • Minimum viable bureaucracies
  • How to build a culture that values people over process
  • How to make fast decisions and why you should
  • Why longevity requires knowing your weaknesses
  • On transitioning from Behance to Adobe
  • On Adobe’s aquisition of Behance and what they did right
  • On making the leap from Goldman Sachs to Behance

Show Notes:

Web: scottbelsky.com | themessymiddle.com

Twitter: @scottbelsky

Instagram: @scottbelsky

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Jul 24 2019

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Episode #356: Bob Burg on Giving First

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Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, itself has sold over 850,000 copies and it has been translated into 28 languages.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch in his town of Jupiter, Florida.

We unpacked the following in this conversation:

  1. The five laws of the go giver way - value, compensation, influence, receptivity and authenticity - and how applying them can benefit you in business and in life
  2. Why it’s not what you sell, but the value it delivers that matters most - and why that value need not always be direct or monetary; and
  3. How to get past objections and determine the conditions required to sell your product

We also touched on cognitive biases and how to get better at mastering them, the left-right political divide and how to better persuade people to your line of thinking, and the value of free markets.

WIth that, please enjoy my conversation with the one and only, Bob Burg. 

Show Notes:

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Employee to Entrepreneur book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

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Jul 20 2019

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Episode #355: Forever Noob

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“There is nothing permanent except change”. 

Heroclitus’ dictum is over 2,500 years old, and it’s more relevant than ever.

Moore’s law, the doubling of computing power every 18 months, is fifty years old. In 1971, Intel’s 4004 contained just 2,300 transistors. Today’s microprocessors contain over 20 billion.

The meteoric rise in computing power is rendering businesses big on process, five year plans and consensus seeking meetings unable to adapt fast enough.

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Employee to Entrepreneur book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

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Jul 18 2019

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Episode #354: Corporate Startup Partnerships with Bank of New Zealand

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In this episode of Future Squared, I bring you two executives from Bank of New Zealand - Lannon Durant - Senior Manager in BNZ’s Partnership Team, and Connor Shelley, Head of Transformation and Innovation. 

Bank of New Zealand recently partnered with Collective Campus to run a startup partnership program, whereby we scoured the globe to find, connect with and evaluate startups and scaleups that could help BNZ solve specific business challenges.

In this episode, we unpack lessons learned from the program that can be beneficial for both startup founders looking to sell to large organizations, as well as corporate executives looking to drive innovation and partner with startups.

With that, I bring you Connor Shelley and Lannon Durant.

Show Notes:

  1. Startup Partnerships with Collective Campus: www.collectivecampus.io/innovate/corporate-startup-partnerships
  2. BNZ Ventures and Partnerships: www.bnzvap.co.nz
  3. BNZ GoSMEGrow: gosmegrow.collectivecampus.io

Jul 16 2019

44mins

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Episode #352: How Big Is Your Team? Who Cares!

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“How Big Is Your Company?”

Human beings are social animals.

Henceforth, like a peacock signaling reproductive fitness with its large and colourful tail, human beings signal through our haircuts, clothes, the cars we drive, the places we live, what we eat (or choose not to eat — here’s looking at you vegans and intermittent fasters), when we wake up, how often we work out, and the titles on our business cards — among a plethora of other things.

If you’re an entrepreneur or leader, then you’ve probably felt the urge to signal how many people you have working for you. At the very least, you’ve no doubt been asked the status gathering question, “how big is your team?” before.

The thing is, the answer to this question no longer means what it once did. 

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Jul 11 2019

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Episode #353: Trillion Dollar Coach with Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle

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Jonathan Rosenberg is the former Senior Vice President of Products at Google and current advisor to Alphabet Inc. CEO Larry Page.

Alan Eagle is the Director of Executive Communications at Google.

The pair co-wrote How Google Works, and the newly released Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell, alongside longtime Google CEO and Chairman, Eric Schmidt.

Trillion Dollar Coach unpacks management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.

Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016.

We unpacked many of Campbell’s teachings in this episode, including:

1 - Why it’s not your title, but your people who make you a leader

2 - How to build trust into the fabric of your organization so that it avoids the debilitating politics that plagues many organizations today

3 - The value of taking a people and team first approach

4 - Why it’s not what potential hires did in the past that matters, but how they did it

5 - First principles thinking

6 - Why the process can sometimes matter more than the outcome

7 - How to get the best out of people who might be underperforming

...and so much more.

With that, strap yourself in for a fascinating conversation on what it takes to build a culture that gives organizations the best chance of thriving in the 21st Century, with my guests, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle.

Topics Discussed:

  • Who Bill Campbell was
  • Trip reports
  • Team first
  • Why every sports team needs a coach
  • NBA basketball and the Warriors
  • What exactly is a coach?
  • What does it take to be coachable?
  • Why your people make you a leader, not your title
  • How to deal with aberrant geniuses
  • Why tension in the machine can be a good thing
  • The rule of two - a decision and relationship building mechanism
  • The smart creative
  • Asking ‘how’, not ‘what’, when hiring
  • How to create an environment that empowers great people to succeed
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
  • Firing geniuses
  • First principles thinking
  • Process v outcome
  • Radical transparency and the elephant in the room
  • Mitigating the toxicity of politics
  • Commitment over consensus
  • Decisiveness
  • Vulnerability and trust
  • What to look for in new hires
  • Caring for your team
  • Building relationships first

Show Notes:

  1. Slideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/ericschmidt/trillion-dollar-coach-book-bill-campbell
  2. The book website: www.TrillionDollarCoach.com
  3. Jon on Twitter: @jjrosenberg
  4. Alan on Twitter: @aeaglejr
  5. Get the book:https://amzn.to/30rMxVl

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Employee to Entrepreneur book: www.employeetoentrepreneur.io

Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0

Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud

Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski

Instagram: www.instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski

Future Squared: www.futuresquared.xyz

Steve Glaveski: www.steveglaveski.com

Medium: www.medium.com/@steveglaveski

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Jul 11 2019

56mins

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By Jennifer Kahnweiler - Jan 20 2019
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Wow - What a great interview Steve Glaveski did with me. He is at the top of his game. No short changing here. He does the research needed to get his guests to go deep so what they share has value.

Incredible show, highly recommend!

By J. Barshop - Nov 03 2017
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Steve and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to effectively pioneer innovation and stay ahead the curve both personally and professionaly. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Future² Innovation if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to stay sharp and agile in this era of disruption (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!