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Future Squared, hosted by Steve Glaveski, brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders across myriad disciplines to help you make better decisions, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World.

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In this episode, I interview the co-hosts of the popular podcast What You Will Learn, and now co-authors of The Sh*t They Never Taught You, Adam Jones and Adam Ashton, for a conversation on all things books and life. --- Show Notes: Get the book: https://amzn.to/3lkiFXI Listen to the WYWL podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1oQ6gWZqHHBgsrpIISZiAr  What You Will Learn website: www.whatyouwilllearn.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/wywlpodcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/whatyouwilllearn/  FB: https://facebook.com/whatyouwilllearn 

Nov 29

1 hr 9 min

Jesse Fink is the author of five non-fiction books and has been published in over 20 countries and 13 foreign languages. His most recent book, Pure Narco: Th real-life tales of Luis Antonio Navia aka 'El Senador', is out now. In this episode we unpack: - Fink's rise to prominence as a non-fiction author - the life and times of Luis Navia, a Cuban-American cocaine trafficker who is estimated to have been complicit in the shipment of up to 300 tons of cocaine, worth US$10B during his 25 years on the run --- Show Notes: Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Narco/dp/178946336X Jesse on Twitter: @jessefink

Nov 16

56 min 25 sec

Andrew Bogut is one of Australia’s most decorated basketball exports. He was the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, won an NBA championship in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors, and spent 15 years honing his craft in the States, making about US$120M in career earnings.    He also represented the Australian Boomers on three separate Olympic Games.   Away from the court, Bogut has been an outspoken critic of Australia and in particular, the State of Victoria’s lockdown measures.   In this conversation, we unpack: Bogut’s early years and what it took to make it in the big leagues Social justice politics in the NBA Victoria’s lockdown restrictions and civil unrest Raising kids to be hungry, despite being born into money And more.   We also cover some very important ground, such as Bogut’s favorite Croatian food, and who he would pick to start in a hypothetical Yugoslavia 2021 basketball team.    You can find Bogut on Twitter at @andrewbogut, Instagram at @andrewbogut, and on the Rogue Bogues podcast.    With that, I bring you the one and only, Andrew Bogut.   Show Notes:   Bogut on Twitter: @andrewbogut Bogut on Instagram: @andrewbogut Rogue Bogues podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rogue-bogues-by-andrew-bogut/id1541789772  Andrew Bogut and the Political Intolerance of the Left article: https://www.nofilter.media/posts/andrew-bogut-and-the-political-intolerance-of-the-left  Future Squared podcast: www.futuresquared.xyz  --- Our sponsor: ORGANIFI - get 20% off all products at https://organifi.com/futuresquared    

Nov 9

1 hr 4 min

Paul Fenech is an Australian filmmaker, film and television actor, director, producer and writer.  He is best known for writing, directing, producing and starring in the television series Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers, Housos and Bogan Hunters and the motion picture Fat Pizza. In this conversation, we unpack: Fenech's rise to fame Making it in a competitive industry Mental resilience, discipline, and toughness Diversity quotas v merit The modern media landscape Cancel culture Fenech's new book about the life and times of bikie Phil 'Ugly' Mawson Lockdown laws in Australia Show Notes: Get the book: UGLY - https://www.amazon.com.au/UGLY-Bikies-Life-Paul-Fenech/dp/1761043722/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  Watch Pizza on-demand on 7Plus: https://7plus.com.au/fat-pizza-back-in-business  My new YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKt2q_xi_I3sAYfVC8cH0FQ  --- Our sponsor: ORGANIFI - get 20% off all products at https://organifi.com/futuresquared  

Aug 31

59 min 14 sec

Sometimes you just have to stand up for your values. ---

Aug 25

51 min 49 sec

The central idea behind the right to disconnect is that employees don’t have to take calls or read emails after work hours. It’s a well-intentioned proposal, buoyed on by increasing workplace stress. A report by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety) found that workplace stress is attributable to excessive workload, people issues, and work-life balance conflicts. But the right to disconnect is a half-baked solution to a poorly diagnosed problem, one that could do more harm than good. In this solo-sode, I explore why the right to disconnect is a bad idea, and what we should pursue instead.  Show Notes: Online course: https://bit.ly/timerichculture  Article: https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/future-of-work/why-the-right-to-disconnect-is-a-bad-idea/  Our sponsor: ORGANIFI - get 20% off all products at https://organifi.com/futuresquared  

Jun 25

29 min 21 sec

Amy Chan is the Founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to heal the heart. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Heart Hackers Club - an online magazine that focuses on the psychology behind love, lust, and desire. The Observer calls her  "A relationship expert whose work is like that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw" and her company has been featured across national media including Good Morning America, Vogue, Glamour, Nightline, and the front page of The New York Times. Her book, Breakup Bootcamp - The Science of Rewiring Your Heart, published by Harper Collins is available now. We covered a lot of ground in this conversation, unpacking actionable and practical insights that you can apply to better navigate your emotional world. Show Notes: Instagram Handle: instagram.com/missamychan / www.instagram.com/renewyourheart LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/missamychan/ Twitter Handle: twitter.com/missamychan Facebook: facebook.com/renewyourheart Book URL: https://amzn.to/3gJOnJi Our Sponsor: ORGANIFI: www.organifi.com/futuresquared Get 20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS

Jun 18

57 min 7 sec

Martin Lindstrom is the founder and chairman of Lindstrom Company, a global branding & culture transformation firm, operating across five continents and more than 30 countries. TIME Magazine has named Lindstrom one of the "World's 100 Most Influential People," and for five years running, Thinkers50, has selected Lindstrom to be among the world's top 50 business thinkers. Among the companies he advises are Burger King, Lowes, Boar's Head, Beverly Hills Hotels, Pepsi, Nestle and Google. Lindstrom is the author of seven books including several New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into 60 languages. The Wall-Street Journal praised his book Brand Sense as "one of the five best marketing books ever published," and his book Small Data as "revolutionary," and TIME called his book Buyology "a breakthrough in branding." Lindstrom's much anticipated new book, The Ministry Of Common Sense is all about eliminating bureaucratic red tape, bad excuses, and corporate bullshit - just the kind of thing I love to talk about here on Future Squared. Show Notes: Get the book: https://amzn.to/3pKQotM Website: Martinlindstrom.com --- Join me on Clubhouse: @steveglaveski  www.nofilter.media  Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx

Feb 10

46 min 30 sec

Brad Feld is an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado. He joined me to discuss his lifelong challenges with depression, and juggling performing at the highest level in his domain. We discussed what brought him to depression, changes he made to restore balance in life, and web unpacked advice for executives and entrepreneurs struggling with their own mental health.   Show Notes: Twitter: @bfeld The Foundry Group: thefoundry.group  Download ebook: steveglaveski.com/downloads --- www.nofilter.media   Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski  Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx 

Feb 3

40 min 51 sec

Jonas Altman is a workologist who guides companies to leave politics and posturing behind in favor of transparent and trusting cultures. He is the founder of award-winning design practice Social Fabric, Altman coaches leaders to do their very best work and travels the world tirelessly learning and speaking about the changing nature of work. His chronicles have appeared in The Guardian, Quartz, Fast Company, The Telegraph, and The Sunday Times. As two people who have walked similar paths and though extensively about the nature of work, this was a really fun conversation. We unpacked why so many people are actively disengaged at work, the role of purpose in our lives, the tendency to derive too much identity from our work at the expense of other pursuits, the role of autonomy and short feedback loops when it comes to motivation, the remote work reset button, universal basic income, biological predispositions, and a whole bunch more, so strap yourself in for my conversation with Jonas Altman. Show notes: Shapers: https://amzn.to/39UVfSg Web: jonasaltman.com The book: shapers.life IG: @shapers.life  

Jan 21

1 hr 5 min

This man needs no introduction but I’m going to give him one anyway. Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law and Mastery. His highly anticipated sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, explores people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far.   Having read hundreds of business books myself, perhaps the books that have had the most profound positive impact on how I show up each day and how I conduct myself are books on psychology, behavioural economics, neuroscience and biological evolution. Books that ultimately helped me to understand myself and understand others. As such, I was really excited to read the Laws of Nature and speak with Greene about what is such a fundamental topic.   In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene's books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).   Expect to learn a ton from this conversation, but in particular, three key take-aways: 1) How having an estimated 80 jobs before becoming an author shaped Greene’s world view and made him a better and more creative writer 2) Why it is our moments of frustration where we often seek out life-changing answers 3) How Greene seeks the path of what is ‘most right’ by looking at questions from multiple angles and contemplating many alternatives   This just scratches the surface of the many enlightening things we discussed - just peek at the topics discussed in the show notes to get a feel for everything discussed - so with that, it gives me much pleasure to present you with one of the most pre-eminent authors of our time, the one and only, Robert Greene.   Topics Discussed: -      How having an estimated 80 jobs before becoming an author shaped Greene’s world view and made him a better and more creative writer -      Greene’s take on ‘strong opinions, loosely held’ -      Why books on human behaviour can make you a better entrepreneur than business books -      What The Laws of Human Nature offers that other books don’t -      Greene’s approach to writing books like the 48 Laws of Power and Mastery -      How Greene aims to avoid the narrative fallacy -      Why one should look for their ‘higher purpose’ in life -      The peril of false purposes -      Why it is our moments of frustration where we often seek out life-changing answers -      Imposter syndrome -      Avoiding the ‘counterfeit yes’ in sales -      Napoleon and controlled chaos -      How to become like Marcus Aurelius or Queen Elizabeth I, a leader who people want to follow -      Pericles and emotional regulation -      How Greene seeks the path of ‘most right’ by looking at questions from all angles -      Why activism is often just a fast-track to moral righteousness, sans actually being morally righteous -      Why people wear masks and why it’s their shadows that reveal their true selves -      How to infer what people’s true character, or shadow, is through body language -      How social media can bring out the worst in us and the rise of tech addiction -      Keeping toxic people out of your life or not succumbing to their games -      How to persuade by first confirming people’s self-opinion -      How to persuade by allaying someone’s insecurities -      The irrationality of human beings and why we should increase our reaction time -      Greene’s meditation practice and how it has impacted his life and work   Show Notes: 1.    The Blog of Robert Greene: www.powerseductionandwar.com 2.    Twitter: @RobertGreene 3.    Greene’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Greene/e/B001IGV3IS 4.    The Laws of Human Nature Book: https://www.amazon.com/Laws-Human-Nature-Robert-Greene/dp/0525428143  

Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

“Where books are burned, in the end people will burn”.  19th Century German author and literary critic, Heinrich Heine, spoke these words, and they were more than just a well sounding maxim. Totalitarian regimes thrive wherever ideas contrary to their own are suppressed. They thrive when books are burned.  Harvard literary professor Duncan White echoed these sentiments, penning a piece for the New York Times called The Authoritarian’s Worst Fear? A Book. He referenced authoritarian regimes around the world - those of China, Hungary, Brazil, the Philippines, North Korea - and their attempts to curb the internet and censor books. White critiqued the United States’ diminishing role in standing up against the erasure of intellectual freedom abroad.  He wrote that “wherever authoritarian regimes are growing in strength, literature that expresses any kind of political opposition is under a unique, renewed threat”. However, he need not look to distant shores for examples of this. North America is facing its own form of authoritarianism and attacks on freedom of expression.  --- Find Future Squared at nofilter.media/futuresquared Written and narrated by Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Twitter: @steveglaveski IG: @thesteveglaveski 

Dec 2020

23 min 46 sec

From humble beginnings with a small supplement retail store in Randwick, Izhar Basha has gone on to create and head internationally recognised and celebrated Australian supplements brand, EHPlabs. After an autoimmune disease diagnosis forced Izhar to leave a successful law career, his mission has been to help people focus on their health and wellbeing. Izhar was one of the first in the business sector to utilise the power of social media and his flagship product OxyShred has been hailed as the world’s number 1 thermogenic fat burner. Whilst being family focused with two young girls of his own, Izhar continues to develop EHPlabs through the ongoing creation of scientifically backed, high quality products. This was a fascinating conversation, and touched on: Izhar’s upbringing and his family’s troubles in Fiji Cultivating a mindset that helped him overcome sub-optimal grades to finish top of his class Burning out on 16 hour days at a law firm And how this led him to establish a company that today has an enterprise valuation of almost a billion dollars  We discussed this and a whole lot more, so strap yourself in for my conversation with Izhar Basha. Show Notes: Web: www.ehplabs.com IG: @izharbasha IG: @ehplabs ----- www.nofilter.media  Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min

In the second installment of the Strong Opinions, Weakly Held series, I'll be tackling DEI programs, and how they can backfire and cause more harm than good. --- Listen to Future Squared wherever you find your podcasts, or find us online at www.nofilter.media/futuresquared  

Nov 2020

15 min 49 sec

David Prior is a lifelong entrepreneur. He founded Baroda Packaging, which was acquired in 2007, before turning his eye to yoghurt, with Five:AM Organics, which after just three years in the market was acquired for $80 million. A year later, in 2015, David proceeded to invest half of his net worth into the acquisition of Bladnoch Distillery, a 200 year old whisky distillery in the Scottish lowlands that was in administration; destitute and downtrodden, having not produced any Scotch Whisky for almost a decade. David saw an opportunity to bring life back, not only to the distillery, but to the people of Bladnoch; after the purchase, he returned jobs to everyone who had lost them and was dedicated to restoring value to the community's history and heritage, empowering them for a successful future. This was a fascinating conversation that unpacked some of David’s business philosophies. We unpacked: 1 - why your business doesn’t necessarily need a unique value proposition to be successful 2 - why David decided to pour all of his money into Bladnoch and a non-for-profit foundation, instead of sailing into the sunset 3 - how David regulates stress 4 - what it takes to build a successful FMCG business We covered this, and more, so strap yourself in for my conversation with David Prior. Show Notes: Bladnoch.com Priorfoundation.org  https://www.facebook.com/bladnochwhisky/ https://www.instagram.com/bladnochwhisky/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqyvNS5DZQG-3m8ZcBVeVA https://www.linkedin.com/company/bladnoch-distillery/ https://twitter.com/bladnochwhisky --- www.nofilter.media  --- Sponsored By: Future Squared listeners can get 20% off and free shipping on all Manscaped products at MANSCAPED.COM, with code FUTURESQUARED. That’s 20% off at MANSCAPED.COM with code, FUTURESQUARED.

Oct 2020

57 min 31 sec

Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist at the John Molson School of Business who applies evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour.  His latest book is The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense, and it explores the numerous idea pathogens permeating today’s social landscape, such as, but not limited to post-modernism. We covered lots of ground in this rapid fire 30-minute conversation with Saad, including: How dangerous fringe ideas are permeating the mainstream The problem with Diversity and Inclusion programs Social media censorship and free speech absolutism Fake news Social justice politics at Google and Spotify Falsification theory The tyranny of the minority How the silent majority can stand up And, why rapper 50 Cent is, apparently, no longer black This was a very important discussion about ideas that hold truth firmly in their crosshairs, and can have devastating consequences on how we work and live if kept unchecked. We can either bury our heads in the sand, or, we can listen, learn, and act, so with that I bring you the one and only, Gad Saad. Show Notes: The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense: https://amzn.to/3ovHsbl Website: com The Saad Truth on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLH7qUqM0PLieCVaHA7RegA Twitter: @GadSaad Previous books: The Consuming Instinct https://amzn.to/37QzGTL  The Evolutionary Biases of Consumption https://amzn.to/31M9WUm  Sponsored By: Future Squared listeners can get 20% off and free shipping on all Manscaped products at MANSCAPED.COM, with code FUTURESQUARED. That’s 20% off at MANSCAPED.COM with code, FUTURESQUARED. ---------------------------------------------------------------- www.nofilter.media  Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski

Oct 2020

35 min 14 sec

In this very first instalment of the Strong Opinions, Weakly Held series, I'll be talking about why companies like Disney, and generalists in particular, are thriving in the uncertain world that is the one we find ourselves in today. You can subscribe to more SOWH insights at strongopinions.weaklyheld.substack.com 

Oct 2020

11 min 33 sec

Dan Jovevski is an entrepreneur, and founder of WeMoney, an AI-based financial wellness platform set out to increase financial wellbeing for all Australians. The company closed a $2m round during the pandemic, which speaks volumes about how pronounced the problem of financial wellness, or should that be not-wellness is amongst people today. This was a fascinating conversation that unpacked Dan’s journey to WeMoney, but also the psychological vulnerabilities that predispose us to making bad financial decisions, and actionable ways we can circumvent them. So with that, I bring you the one and only, Dan Jovevski. Show Notes: WeMoney: wemoney.com.au Dan Jovevski: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieljovevski/ Ray Dalio’s Principles: https://amzn.to/379XiSG Clay Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life: https://amzn.to/350QXX6 Dan Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow: https://amzn.to/37bIS4I Sponsored By: Future Squared listeners can get 20% off and free shipping on all Manscaped products at MANSCAPED.COM, with code FUTURESQUARED. That’s 20% off at MANSCAPED.COM with code, FUTURESQUARED. ---------------------------------------------------------------- www.nofilter.media  Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx

Oct 2020

1 hr

This is a repost of my recent interview with Lucas Aoun on the Boost Your Biology podcast, all about getting twice as much done in half the time. We unpack myriad actionable ways you can get more done in less time to free yourself up to lead your best life.  Find Boost Your Biology wherever you listen to podcasts, or find it online at www.nofilter.media/boostyourbiology Show Notes: Get the book: www.timerichbook.com Lucas Aoun on IG: @ergogenic_health

Oct 2020

1 hr 8 min

Today’s the day (finally)! My fifth book, Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life, is now available. The book was originally slated for release in May, but with all of the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus at the time, my publisher (Wiley) and I decided to push it back to October, thinking that the world would have returned to some semblance of normality by then.  While that isn’t exactly the case, the book is perhaps more relevant now than ever, with people spending, on average, 11 hours a day staring at screens since remote work became more than just a fringe startup and freelancer movement, and a reality for almost everybody employed in a white collar profession. As Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca put it almost two millennia ago, “people are frugal with their money but not with their time”, but unlike money, time cannot be earned back once we’ve spent it and it is by virtue of the shortness of life, the most precious commodity we have. Time Rich builds upon the foundation laid by my Harvard Business Review article, The Case For the 6-Hour Workday, and provides actionable insights for not only the lone worker, but teams and leaders at large organizations. It’s about reorganizing how we work - something we’ve never truly learned how to do - in order to not just be more productive and more innovative, but free up time to lead our best lives. The book has been endorsed by a number of thought leaders, including Adam Grant, Nir Eyal and Whitney Johnson. Adam Grant (bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take) was kind enough to say that “Steve Glaveski understands something that few leaders have figured out: it’s possible to do less and get more done. This book offers a blueprint for working smarter.” Nir Eyal (bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable) put it simply; “Steve Glaveski offers countless ways to get more out of each day”. If you’re looking to get more out of your days - whether that be at work or in your personal life - then I am sure that a modest investment in this book will repay itself in orders of magnitude.  And if you’re not convinced, below you’ll find ten quick tips which scratch the surface of what you will find in Time Rich.   How You Can Support the Book Buy the book: Of course, the best way to support the book is to pick up a copy. You can do so here. Bulk buy: If you work for a company and think that your organization might benefit from learning how to be smarter with its time, then I am offering bulk buy deals, which also include a remote keynote talk. You can learn more about that here. This might be of interest to your human resources team.  Leave a review: And if you’ve read and enjoy the book, I would really appreciate it if you took a minute or two to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Booktopia or your platform of choice.  Share it on social: If you’d otherwise like to support me and the book, you can share it to socials with the following pre-populated share links, or forward this email to some colleagues or friends: Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin Thank you so much for your support - without an audience of people coming back to read my articles and listen to my podcast, this book would simply not have happened. Thank You! Steve Glaveski --- Show Notes: - Get the book: www.timerichbook.com - Bulk buys: www.timerichbook.com/bulk-buy 

Sep 2020

25 min 49 sec

In this solosode of the Future Squared podcast, I tackle the recent news that Spotify's NYC staffers want the platform to censor one of the world's most popular podcasts today, the Joe Rogan Experience. This is a recording of an article I wrote on the topic which you can find at https://www.nofilter.media/posts/spotifys-censorship-moment-joe-rogan-podcasts-and-politics 

Sep 2020

23 min 53 sec

In this special rebroadcast episode, we go back into the archives for a conversation on the philosophy of Stoicism, and on focusing on what you can control - something of central importance in these trying times of COVID-19. Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. His research is concerned with philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, and the nature of pseudoscience. He received a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara in Italy, a PhD in Botany from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has published over a hundred technical papers and several books.  Prof. Pigliucci has been awarded the prestigious Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution. He has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science "for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack." In the areas of outreach and critical thinking, Prof. Pigliucci has published in national magazines such as Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer, Philosophy Now, and The Philosopher's Magazine, among others. He has also been elected as a Consultant for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.  Pigliucci penned the wildly successful "Rationally Speaking" blog and podcast (rationallyspeaking.org) and maintains a blog - the namesake of his latest book -  called How to be a Stoic. Towards the end of the show we started chatting about genetically modified and AI augmented humanity which will form the basis of another chat with Massimo in the future, but for now, please enjoy my conversation on Stoicism and how it can help you in your personal and professional life with the one, the only...Massimo Pigliucci. Topics Discussed: The intersection of philosophy and science Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius How Stoicism can help us lead better professional and personal lives Stoicism in the workplace Does being Stoic make you emotionless? Silicon Valley’s Stoicism movement Living a life of virtue The decoupling of consciousness and intelligence Are human feelings just algorithms Show Notes: Twitter: twitter.com/mpigliucci Rationally Speaking blog: rationallyspeaking.blogspot.com How to be a Stoic blog: howtobeastoic.wordpress.com Footnotes to Plato blog: www.platofootnotes.org Get Massimo's books: How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living - https://amzn.to/2MvYuC4 Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk - https://amzn.to/2x9zkV1 Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem - https://amzn.to/2paA4oh Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism - https://amzn.to/2pbCGTa The Nature of Philosophy: How Philosophy Makes Progress and Why It Matters - https://amzn.to/2xccdJy Evolution, the Extended Synthesis (The MIT Press) - https://amzn.to/2pcD0Rs Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science - https://amzn.to/2pcDze2 Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life - https://amzn.to/2phtOeN Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes - https://amzn.to/2xe2vGm Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology - https://amzn.to/2MCofka   --- Follow me on Instagram: @thesteveglaveski 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 ‍Future Squared is part of the NoFilter Media network. Find NoFilter online at www.nofilter.media

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

At the age of twenty-six, John Roa founded a tech-consulting and design firm,  ÄKTA,  that he sold for a fortune to Salesforce.  His account of his rise from a self-described below-average student, to becoming a poster boy for the ambitious, successful young entrepreneur, to nearly destroying himself in the process is the subject of his book, A Practical Way to Get Rich . . . and Die Trying. Roa's twenty-year-long journey from being dead-broke to wealth he never imagined is an absurd and often comical story of talent, luck, risk, rapidly changing technology, larger-than-life personalities, sex, gambling, and excessive alcohol and drug consumption. We covered lots of ground in this conversation, including: How Roa went from a six-figure debt to multi-millionaire before the age of 30 The toxic lifestyle he led while building his company, AKTA The psychotic breakdown he experienced, which forced him to sell his company And the lessons learned along the way about business and life Listeners of this show will know that I am an advocate for balance, and Roa’s tale serves as a cautionary one that I hope entrepreneurs listening to this will learn from. With that, I bring you the one and only, John Roa. Show Notes: Get the book: https://amzn.to/3572aa6 Twitter: @johnroa Instagram: @johnroa Web: roa.com --- Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx

Sep 2020

57 min 53 sec

I've just launched a new narrative form podcast called Battle of the Bands. If you like Business Wars, and like music, then you'll love Battle of the Bands...at least, I hope you will. Check it out wherever you find your podcasts, or visit www.nofilter.media/battle

Aug 2020

8 min 41 sec

In this episode of Future Squared, founder of Aussie fintech Parpera, shares his journey from Melbourne's northwestern suburbs to EY and London Business School, before founding up and coming fintech, Parpera. Show notes: Crowdfunding campaign: equitise.com Parpera: parpera.com Contact Daniel: daniel@parpera.com Future Squared: www.nofilter.media/futuresquared Listen to Future Squared on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

Jul 2020

51 min 54 sec

Nick De Mey is founding partner of Board of Innovation, a Strategy & Business Design firm for corporates. He heads up the Insights team, and recently published an in-depth report on The Low Touch economy, and what organizations can do to adapt to the new normal. In this conversation, we unpack: How to identify quick wins to weather the storm How to identify longer term business model shifts And what we should really be bracing ourselves for, insofar as business recovery is concerned With that, please welcome Nick De Mey. Show Notes: Low Touch Economy report: www.lowtoucheconomy.com Nick De Mey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickdemey/?originalSubdomain=be --- Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski  Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx 

Jul 2020

44 min 5 sec

Maria is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016), winner of the 2016 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013), an Anthony and Agatha Award finalist. She is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker, and has written for the Atlantic, the New York Times, Slate, the New Republic, the Paris Review, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Boston Globe, the Scientific American, WIRED, and Smithsonian, among many other publications. Her writing has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. While researching The Biggest Bluff, Maria became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings. This was a fascinating conversation, unpacking Maria’s rise from somebody who didn’t know the basics of poker to national poker champion, and what she learned along the way about not only poker but life more broadly. We unpack lots in this conversation, including: 1 - the role of chance and skill in life 2 - the learning process Maria followed to go from zero to hero on the poker circuit in under a year 3 - the benefit of tackling problems or pursuits with a different perspective and tool-set Topics Discussed: How a run of bad luck inspired the book John von Neumann’s Theory of Game and Economic Behaviour Parallels between poker and life Stoicism Chance v skill Working with poker legend, Erik Seidel Bringing a unique toolset to poker What Maria’s grandmother thought about her becoming a poker player Maria’s first roll of the dice What she learned to go from zero to hero How Maria learns The value of a beginner’s mind, and “I don’t know” High leverage meta-skills for life and poker Dealing with the sudden spotlight and magazine covers What Maria learned about herself from playing poker The role of deliberate practice Following your passions The ludic fallacy The value of fiction Show Notes: Twitter: @mkonnikova Instagram: @grlnamedmaria Web: mariakonnikova.com Get the book: https://amzn.to/2V7ML3V NOFilter Media: www.nofilter.media K-Startup Grand Challenge: https://www.k-startupgc.org/ --- Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: bit.ly/2N77FLx

Jun 2020

1 hr 4 min

Mark Mathews is a professional big wave surfer who has made a living surfing waves up to 50 feet big. He is a Red Bull athlete, has won three Oakley Big Wave Awards, and has featured in several documentaries, including Fighting Fear, alongside UFC fighter Richie Vaculik, and the forthcoming On The Other Side of Fear. While surfing in Tasmania, fifteen feet in front of a cliff in cold, shark infested waters, Mark hit a reef and instantly blacked out. Neck braced and hospital-ridden, he didn’t know if he could ever surf again. We unpacked a whole lot in this 80 minute conversation, including: Mark’s childhood in the Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra What makes a big wave surfer Near death experiences Recovering from a life and career-threatening injury Cultivating discipline and resilience in the surf and in life You can also check out the video version of this podcast, complete with surf footage Mark and I refer to, at the new Future Squared YouTube channel. With that, I bring you the one and only, Mark Mathews. Topics Discussed: Childhood Where the motivation to surf big waves came from Affiliation with the Bra Boys What it’s like to ride and wipe out on a big wave Becoming a professional surfer Near death experiences The psychology of flow Goal-setting and feedback loops Getting back on the board after a near death experience Cultivating mental resilience Suffering a life and career threatening injury Mental and physical rehabilitation, and what Mark learned during this time An attitude of gratitude The Other Side Of Fear documentary  Surfing at Jaws, Cyclops, and Shipstern’s Bluff Show Notes: IG: @markmathewssurf W: www.markmathews.com LI: www.linkedin.com/in/mathewsmark --- 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

Jun 2020

1 hr 20 min

In this episode of Future Squared, I interview my now 69-year-old mom, Miljana Glaveska. While she doesn’t come to the show with the same kinds of credentials or pedigree that many of my former guests do, she comes to the show with something many don’t have, almost three-quarters of a century of life experience, and a unique story to tell. We unpacked: Early life in socialist Yugoslavia Being raised by deaf parents Leaving her family behind to start a new life in Australia Being a non-English speaking migrant in Australia in the 1970s Losing a child Developing resilience ...and so much more. I learned so much in this conversation, and I hope you take something out of it too. So with that, I bring you a conversation with my one and only...literally...Miljana Glaveska. --- 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    

Jun 2020

1 hr 17 min

Stemming from chronic illness, health coach Stefan Filippo has made it his mission to learn about how the human body functions with the aim of improving his own health as well as educating and empowering others to evolve into their best self. From his immersion into the world of biohacking, nutrition, herbalism, naturopathic medicine, spirituality and more Stefan approaches health and optimisation from many angles. This was a wide-reaching conversation on all things detox, unpacking: What is detox, really? The body’s natural detoxification system How we can augment this system Detox fads: are they fact or fiction Detoxing protocols: what you can do to rid your body of harmful toxins We unpacked this and so much more...so strap yourself in for a detoxifying conversation with Stefan Filippo. Topics Discussed: Stefan’s origin story The definition of detox Phase 1 and 2 detox What are toxins? The body’s detox system Augmenting the system Fact and fiction: Detox trends Fasting Sleep Plants Nervous system detox Mindfulness and meditation Cold showers Ketone binding Being less wrong Conflicts of interest in medicine Show notes: www.stefanfillipohealth.com.au IG: @stefanfillipohealth --- 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

May 2020

59 min 6 sec

Tony Nash is co-founder and CEO of Booktopia, which employs 260 people, generates over $170M and sells one item every six seconds. Tony’s story, however, really starts when he dropped out of college to travel the world for three years  - what he now credits to being his version of a degree. It paved the way to founding several businesses across different domains, one of which was sold to a listed company, before several strokes of serendipity led Tony to found Booktopia in 2004. We unpacked numerous topics in this conversation, including: How to build great teams Why you should just start, instead of waiting for a great idea The value of a positive and empowering outlook ...and so much more that Tony credits with the success of Booktopia. This is a must listen for anybody  trying to build anything great and enduring, so without further ado, I bring you the one and only, Tony Nash. Note: We’ll have Tony back on the show in the near future to talk going from zero to $170M in part 2 of the conversation, with all of the struggles and challenges overcome along the way. --- Topics Discussed: Playing ZORK Dropping out of college Lessons learned traveling the world for three years in his 20s Recruitment and people How to attract and retain great talent What Tony looks for in new hires Questions to ask when hiring Why Tony set up his own firm instead of working for someone else How an SEO company evolved into Booktopia Building company culture Starting Booktopia as a side hustle on $10 a day Not raising capital Thriving through disruption to the book landscape Tony’s most impactful books read   Show Notes: Booktopia.com.au We are the only company to make the AFR/BRW Fast 100 for 8 years from 2009 to 2017. We are ranked in the Power Retail Top 100 websites. From 2013 to 2018 Booktopia was a finalist across multiple categories for the Online Retailer Industry Awards and won Best Online Store in 2018. We are proudly 100% Australian owned and love what we are achieving here. I started Booktopia in February 2004 on a budget of $10/day as a side project. All of this has been accomplished with no external investment. We simply sold more books and reinvested the proceeds. I have been in business with my brother, sister & brother-in-law for the past 21 years. Booktopia has 13,000 sqm of office and warehouse and it is our stock holding of 150,000 titles and ability to ship books immediately that is proving to separate us from any local competitors. We also have a flat fee of $6.95 per order for as many books as you want. Our philanthropic program has donated $750K of books & cash to literacy based projects, writers' festivals & readers' conferences including indigenous literacy programs. --- 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

May 2020

1 hr 6 min

Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. She has spent the last eleven years helping thousands of people negotiate better, build relationships and reach their goals. In 2019, Alex was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University’s highest teaching honor. Alex believes that negotiation is for everyone. She is a world-renowned negotiation trainer for groups and individuals from all over the world—including the United Nations, Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. government, foreign governments, not-for-profit organizations, universities and private law firms. Through the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School, Alex and her students provide free conflict resolution services and training to many people and organizations who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Negotiation is more important now than ever, as entrepreneurs and business executives scramble to renegotiate contracts amidst the uncertainty we find ourselves navigating thanks to COVID-19. We unpacked: Why negotiation starts with defining first what we want How to prime yourself to successfully navigate any situation Key questions to ask to get closer to the deal ...and a whole lot more, so strap yourself in for my conversation with the one and only, Alexandra Carter. Topics Discussed: Working through adversity during COVID-19 How Alex got into negotiation The definition of negotiation How negotiation has changed since the 20th Century Positive sum v zero sum Why ‘what?’ is better than ‘why?’ The power of questions Questions to ask yourself before a negotiation (the mirror) Questions to ask others during a negotiation (the window) Dealing with feelings The two big hidden emotions Why we need emotion to make decisions How to overcome objections and concerns Show Notes: Web: Alexcarterasks.com Twitter: @alexbcarter Web: alexcarterasks.com Get the book: https://amzn.to/2AFBtME  IG: @alexandrabcarter --- 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  

May 2020

52 min 42 sec

Lydia Denworth is a contributing editor for Scientific American and writes the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. She’s the author of three books, including the newly published Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond, which demonstrates how friendship goes deeper than our emotional responses, and affects us on a cellular level. We explored  the psychology of friendship, and in particular looked at: What makes a good friend Whether digital friendships and Zoom calls are a substitute for the real thing Why loneliness can kill and how friendship makes us healthier people How to toe the delicate line between parent and friend Friendship at work, and how it can help us to cultivate trust and support innovation We unpacked that, and more, in this fascinating conversation with today’s guest, Lydia Denworth. Topics Discussed: Definition of friendship Foundations of a strong friendship Evolutionary foundations Physiological impacts Loneliness Digital friendship Neuroscience of friendship Friendship in lockdown Circles of friendship Benefits of friendship Trust and group cooperation Friendship across gender lines Meaningful work and meaningful relationships Loneliness in the workplace The good life Show Notes: Twitter: @lydiadenworth Web: lydiadenworth.com Get the book:  https://amzn.to/2yDpSxe --- 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  

May 2020

57 min 18 sec

This episode is brought to you by Collective Campus brand new online innovation courses. Whether you want to learn about business models and testing ideas with Alex Osterwalder, building a corporate startup with Dan Toma, or learn about topics such as design thinking, and agile fundamentals, head to www.collectivecampus.io/online I’ll also be running a 2-hour webinar on remote work and productivity in early July, based on the popularity of my five levels of remote work article, which you can learn more about at bit.ly/fivelevelswebinar And to today’s episode. Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world's most influential strategy and innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur, and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started. Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 management thinkers worldwide, Osterwalder is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models. Together with Yves Pigneur, he invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map - practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, MasterCard, Sony, Fujitsu, 3M, Intel, Roche, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. He returned to the podcast to talk about what leaders can do to build truly invincible companies and weather storms that are a result of technological and social change, financial market shocks and of course, viruses. We explored: 1 - what defines an invincible company 2 - how companies can balance a portfolio between exploration of new business models and exploitation of existing ones 3 - what companies like Amazon, IKEA and Logitech have done to play the long game and stay relevant 4 - and finally, how one such invincible company profiled in the book, Airbnb, might weather the storm of COVID-19 With that, I bring you the one and only, Alex Osterwalder. Topics Discussed: Lockdown in Switzerland Alex’s new book What is an invincible company The wakeup call we needed? Cashflow runway and business model reinvention Case studies and success stories Tools for managing innovation Leading indicators v trailing indicators Hilti Bosch Culture lags systems The optimism bias and the narrative fallacy Transcending boundaries Explore v exploit portfolios When to kill a project Why entrepreneurs are more risk averse than the general public Why market validation isn’t a conclusive test, but an indicative one The ‘science vs art’ of innovation and entrepreneurship How to use patterns to shift from outdated business models Questions to ask when assessing business opportunities How to play the long game amidst ROI uncertainty Metered funding Innovation Project Scorecard Placing many bets, and how Testing business ideas The culture map Values alignement and intrinsic motivation Delegations of authority Airbnb in crisis mode and why they’ll come out of it Show Notes: Online courses: www.collectivecampus.io/online Remote work webinar: http://bit.ly/fivelevelswebinar Strategyzer: Strategyzer.com The Invincible Company: https://amzn.to/2Lg2tEM Testing Business Ideas: https://amzn.to/2YLSpLo Twitter: @alexosterwalder --- 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

May 2020

1 hr 14 min

Michael Fox is an entrepreneur and investor, best known for co-founding Shoes of Prey, the online retail startup that raised US$25M and grew its team to 200 people, before lagging demand forced the company to famously call it a day in 2019. Today, he heads up plant-based meat alternative company, Fable Foods Co. Michael joined me to unpack the Shoes of Prey journey, the highs, the lows, the lessons learned and on being a proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes. We touched on so many big ticket items, but three that stood out for me were: 1 - how so-called market validation can lead startups astray if it is not performed carefully 2 - why raising venture capital isn’t always necessary for startup success and can sometimes come at a detriment to it 3 - how Michael consciously uncoupled from his wife Jodie but continued to work together as co-founders at Shoes of Prey for another 7 years We unpacked this and a ton more, so strap yourself in for an enlightening conversation with the one and only, Michael Fox. Topics Discussed: Michael’s early years as a lawyer and why and how he got out The early days of Shoes of Prey Organic growth v venture-backed growth Market research and validation - how it can set you astray Conscious customer feedback v unconscious reality What Michael would do differently next time Ethical manufacturing Media backlash Laying staff off empathetically Ethical manufacturing The cost of employee engagement and retention Being transparent without compromising employee motivation The importance of not deriving your entire self worth from one thing Conscious uncoupling Humility and ego amidst turmoil Why it can be darkest before the dawn Why 2019 was Michael’s best year Fable Food Co and its mission of ending industrial agriculture   Show Notes: Twitter: @mmmichaelfox Fable Foods: fablefood.co IG: @fablefoodco ---------- 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

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Paul McIntyre is the host of ABC Radio’s ‘Medical Matters’ and has more than two decades of experience at ABC Radio. He is also a playwright and author. His book, Use It or Lose It, is a guide to remaining vital through mid-life and beyond. While this conversation represents a slight departure from the usual fare on Future Squared, I figured it would bring a lot of value to listeners when it comes to both living a long and healthy life yourself, as well as caring for any seniors in your life who you may not be able to physically be with during this time of COVID-19. We unpacked many topics from the book, including: Why body and mind is a false dichotomy What to eat for a ripe old age Exercise and mobility The connection between sleep, anxiety and neurodegenerative disease Community and the value of a flourishing social life Maintaining meaning after retirement The importance of learning Activities seniors can perform to ward off dementia How we can engage seniors and look after them during COVID-19   Show Notes: Get the book: https://www.amazon.com.au/Use-Lose-Paul-McIntyre-ebook/dp/B07P18SDD4 Twitter: @pauldavidmc ---------- 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

Apr 2020

54 min 27 sec

Steve Blank - considered by many to be the father of modern entrepreneurship - returns to Future Squared to talk COVID19 virus survival strategies for business. Steve is credited with spearheading the customer development movement, which was popularised by his former pupil’s Eric Ries book, under the guise of the lean startup. We discussed the specific steps that startup CEOs, and to an extent leaders at large organisations too, should be taking in order to not just survive COVID19, but with some luck, come out the other side stronger. Specifically, we talked: Startup runway, and why it’s no time to move slowly if yours is short Whether COVID19 is a 3 month, 1 year or 3 year problem Whether you need a new business model and operating plan New opportunities presented by COVID19 Managing board and investor expectations Compassionate leadership and more… So with that, it is with much pleasure that I welcome back to the show, the one and only, Steve Blank. Show Notes: Blog: https://steveblank.com/2020/03/17/the-virus-survival-strategy-for-your-startup/ Blog 2: https://steveblank.com/2020/03/19/action-today-for-cfos/ Twitter: @sgblank ---------- 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

Mar 2020

58 min 47 sec

Today I welcome back to the show biohacker, naturopath and human guinea pig, Lucas Aoun, who you might remember from episode 342. Today, Lucas’ purpose and mission is to assist and empower people to reach their fullest potential, which he does through his company, Ergogenic Health. Given the rapidly evolving and uncertain times we find ourselves in, I invited Lucas back onto the show to talk about the kinds of things we can be doing to boost our immune system. This is not to say that doing anything discussed in this show will prevent you from contracting COVID19 or will help you to recover quickly should you contract it, but that they are a number of precautionary measures that you could be taking, not just for COVID19, but to live a healthy and optimised life in general. We touched on various immune boosters, such as: Sleep Nutrition Supplements; and Movement So with that, strap yourself in for an immunity boosting conversation with Lucas Aoun. Medical Disclaimer This episode and the content therein is not a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Show Notes: Instagram: instagram.com/ergogenic_health Facebook: facebook.com/ergogenic_health Website: www.ergogenichealth.com.au Cistus tea: https://www.ergogenichealth.com.au/product/cistus-incanus-tea BPC-157: https://www.ergogenichealth.com.au/product/bpc-157 Free sleep webinar: https://optimal-health-masterclass-series.teachable.com/courses/enrolled/799510 Supplements discussed: Vitamin A, B6, B complex, C, D3, E, K, Monolaurin, Nigella Sativa, NAC, Zinc, Cordyceps, BPC-157, Ecklonia cava Foods discussed: Chicken, pomegranate, pumpking seeds, coconut oil, garlic, organ meats (liver, kidneys etc) More info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UR4Vus4EzVkcyQZld6HJl3PtfQqxzIDaPP2OaV-A67s/edit ---------- 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

Mar 2020

1 hr 5 min

Many of us the world over now find ourselves in isolation, either forced to shelter in place as is the case in large parts of California, or practice social distancing and effectively spend more time at home. While Counterstrike gamers and Netflix bingers might’ve been unknowingly in training for this moment their entire lives, for most of us — even the introverts among us — this period might test our emotional fortitude, all the more so because there is uncertainty around when this experiment in social isolation will end. According to The Depression Project, isolation has the capacity to and is already triggering a number of mental health issues as a result of: decreased financial security social withdrawal and loneliness fear the health of our loved ones anxiety over catching COVID19 a survival mindset less distractions lack of control and feelings of hopelessness It’s no wonder that solitary confinement is used as a form of punishment at many prisons — one that has been found to cause anguish, provoke serious mental and physical health problems, and work against rehabilitation. In this episode, I unpack what you can be doing to come out the other side a strong, better version of yourself. Show Notes: medium.com/@steveglaveski ---------- 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

Mar 2020

31 min 45 sec

Successfully building a company is a Herculean feat at the best of times — 95% of startups fail and most small businesses close their doors before they turn five. With that in mind, it might seem near impossible to do so when there’s a global pandemic shutting down the world’s economy. Nobody knows for sure when we will emerge out of this black hole and markets will resume normal programming — estimates ranging from several months to several years. What we do know is that unlike the global financial crisis of 2008 which pointed to internal problems in our financial markets, COVID-19 represents an external event, and so it stands to reason that we should expect a rapid recovery once the crisis subsides — or at least we hope so. Based on this, if your company has less than 24 months runway left, it’s time to calmly delineate between what you can control and what you can’t, and focus on the former. As such, I’ve taken the time to prepare the following 23 steps — many of which are applicable to both startups and small businesses — to increase liquidity, decrease burn rate, increase runway and ultimately increase thee chances of surviving the so-called apocalypse. Show Notes: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steveglaveski.com  ---------- 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

Mar 2020

25 min 36 sec

COVID-19 has had a deleterious effect on our world as we know it. First, it sent sharemarkets into a downward spiral, then it put countries such as Italy into lockdown, and forced the cancelation of festivals such as SXSW(something the author of this article was going to attend — bummer!). Oh, and who can forget ‘toiletgate’ — Australians, embarrassingly for me, stripping grocery stores bare of necessities such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser, pasta, rice and Vegemite. I have since warmed to the southern European institution that is the bidet! Show Notes: medium.com/@steveglaveski Timerichbook.com Steveglaveski.com  ---------- 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

Mar 2020

33 min 5 sec

David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed business strategist, entrepreneur, advisor to emerging companies, and public speaker. He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of ten previous books, including The New Rules of Marketing & PR, Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead, and The New Rules of Sales & Service. His latest books, Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans, unpacks how some brands attract word-of-mouth buzz and radical devotion around products as everyday as car insurance, b2b software, and underwear. They embody the most powerful marketing force in the world: die-hard fans. The book has been endorsed by the likes of Seth Godin and its foreword was written by Tony Robbins. We discussed: The difference between a fan and a customer How neuroscience plays a significant role when it comes to turning people into fans How to build your tribe, even if you’re a completely virtual company We explore examples of fandom ranging from companies such as Me Undies, Hagerty Insurance, Microsoft, through to the Grateful Dead, Iron Maiden and Radiohead, so strap yourself in for a conversation on how to build your tribe of devoted fans. Show Notes: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fanocracy-Turning-Fans-into-Customers/dp/0593084004   Audiobook: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Fanocracy-Audiobook/0593148517 Web: Fanocracy.com | Davidmeermanscott.com Twitter: @dmscott ---------- 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

Mar 2020

55 min 8 sec

Seth Godin needs no introduction but I am going to give him one anyway. He is the author of 19 books, and over 8,000 blog posts. He’s a pre-eminent name in the world of entrepreneurship and marketing. He has founded several companies including altMBA, The Marketing Seminar, Squidoo, and YoYoDyne which he sold to Yahoo! For US$30M. In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame. With such an enormous body of work, it was hard to know where to start preparing for this interview, but I spent our 45 minutes together trying to shine a light on apparently conflicting beliefs. How do we strive for more, while also accepting who we are? Does having a Plan B mean that we don’t go all in on Plan A? Does hiring for culture fit mean that we destroy creativity? We explored questions like these that transcend both life and business, so strap yourself in for some rapid-fire learning with the one, the only, Seth Godin. Topics Discussed: Striving for more versus acceptance of self Having a Plan B versus going all in on Plan A Navigating uncertainty Overcoming rejection and adversity Build an MVP or build something remarkable? How to identify your smallest viable market How to save time for rewarding pursuits Persist or quit in the face of negative feedback? Hire for culture fit or diversity of thought? Does setting up shop in Silicon Valley kill creativity? Why Netflix and Apple don’t make good benchmarks for early-stage entrepreneurs Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 true fans The K12 school system and what’s broken with education Signaling: good signal v bad signal? Why social media followers aren’t real followers Why depriving employees from the ability to make decisions is wrong Show Notes: Web: seths.blog IG: @sethgodin Biz: AltMBA, TheMarketingSeminar Pod: Akimbo.me The Growth Faculty Seminar: SYDNEY 15 May 2020 International Convention Centre 9:00 - 1:15   MELBOURNE 18 May 2020 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 9:00 - 1:15   Tickets at thegrowthfaculty.com ---------- 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  

Feb 2020

49 min 38 sec

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 Show Notes: Web: URBNSURF.COM Instagram: @URBNSURF The book Andrew mentioned: Barbarian Days - https://amzn.to/2TSr087 The peptide I mentioned: https://www.bigboyz.store/products/regenotropin-bpc157 ---------- 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 2020

1 hr 13 min

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: W: scotthyoung.com T: @scotthyoung Ge the book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R1UezT Get the audiobook on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Ultralearning-Audiobook/0062945149 Steve’s HBR article on L&D: https://hbr.org/2019/10/where-companies-go-wrong-with-learning-and-development --------------- 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 2020

57 min 55 sec

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 Show Notes: com @jamesclear on Twitter Get the book: https://amzn.to/2DHgN5l ---------- Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski Instagram: instagram.com/@thesteveglaveski Future Squared: futuresquared.xyz Steve Glaveski: steveglaveski.com Medium: medium.com/@steveglaveski Steve's book: employeetoentrepreneur.io NEW Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/futuresquared/ Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2N77FLx

Dec 2019

1 hr

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 ---------- 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

Nov 2019

58 min 22 sec

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: Why our being so easily distracted goes deeper than our devices How toxic workplace cultures sacrifice our potential to do great work; and 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: Hooked: https://amzn.to/33rYLP3  Indistractable: https://amzn.to/37HBrzO  Twitter: @nireyal Web: NirandFar.com Book info: NirAndFar.com/Indistractable Schedule Maker: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/ Summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/ Distraction Guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/ Habits vs routines article: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/ ---------- 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

Nov 2019

56 min 25 sec

Find out more about my new kids book, Lemonade STand: From Idea to Entrepreneur: https://bit.ly/lemonadestandbook --- Listen to Future Squared on Apple Podcasts  goo.gl/sMnEa0 Also available on: Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher and Soundcloud YouTube:  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 2019

10 min 46 sec

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 ---------- 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 2019

1 hr 3 min