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Future Squared with Steve Glaveski - Helping You Navigate a Brave New World.

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 Future Squared is part of the NoFilter Media network. Join the conversation on Instagram at @thenofilternetwork This podcast is available on: - iTunes: http://apple.co/1QWMgS7 - Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/future - Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/5LH1aSj8WQYWnYQdn9AmuW Links: NOFilter network: www.nofilter.media Future Squared website: www.FutureSquared.xyz Steve Glaveski website: www.SteveGlaveski.com Twitter: @steveglaveski Instagram: @thesteveglaveski Email: steve@collectivecamp.us

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416. Bringing Free Speech and User Rewards to Social Media with Bill Ottman of Minds
My guest today is Bill Ottman, he’s the co-creator and CEO of Minds - an alternative social media platform based on the blockchain that actively rewards users for their contributions, supports freedom of expression, and unlike many competing platforms, is not incentivized to polarize people for the sake of driving higher engagement.    The platform has several million users and is growing fast on the back of a $10 million capital injection in 2021, and growing dissatisfaction with traditional social media platforms.    In this conversation, we discuss: The myriad ways social media is broken What makes minds different Freedom of speech and freedom of expression How censorship and deplatforming can backfire Why closed source systems are better for humanity How Minds rewards users for their attention and contributions How Minds business model differs from Twitter’s The challenge of overcoming the network effects advantage other platforms have The inevitability of interoperable social media platforms Show Notes: Minds: www.minds.com Bill on Minds: www.minds.com/ottman  
62:07 04/14/2022
415. The Sandbox's Sebastien Borget on How Brands Can Leverage the Metaverse
My guest today is Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, one of the world’s biggest and most popular metaverse platforms, with over 2 million wallets connected, and a token with a fully diluted market cap of over US$10 billion. The Sandbox is home to brands and icons such as Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Atari, Steve Aoki, The Walking Dead, and more.   In this rapid fire conversation, we unpack how brands can leverage The Sandbox to: Build stronger customer and fan experiences and relationships Reward people for engaging with their brands, and Generate new revenue streams   This conversation was recorded on relatively short notice on the road, and unfortunately suffered from some technical difficulties resulting in less than optimal audio quality, so I hope you’ll bear with us all the same, because the insights packed into this 20 minute conversation are well worth it for anybody building a brand in web3 or transitioning a traditional brand to the space. With that, I bring you my conversation with the one and only Sebastien Borget.   Show Notes: The Sandbox: www.sandbox.game  Seb on Twitter: www.twitter.com/borgetsebastien  Sandbox on Discord: https://discord.com/invite/vAe4zvY Metavise: www.metavise.io 
21:20 04/03/2022
414. Building the Metaverse with RFOX's Ben Fairbank
Ben Fairbank is the CEO and Founder of RFOX, a web3 platform on a mission to empower everyone to play, create and earn in an immersive metaverse without borders. RFOX is a team of 100 builders creating a metaverse that acts as a platform connecting whitelabel services in one central hub. Businesses and creators can tap into tools for finance, gaming, VR, NFTs, e-commerce and retail and market to a ready-made audience of users.   In this conversation, we unpack: Ben’s origin story Ben’s definition of the metaverse How far away virtual reality mass adoption really is Interoperability in the metaverse Hiring for web3 projects The shifting capital raising landscape Taking the time to get things right versus rushing out the door  Tokenomics and new incentive mechanisms How web3 contributors and users become the new sales and marketing team How token economies can redefine the media landscape What Ben thinks about what critics think might be negative social consequences of spending a lot of time in the metaverse Ben’s views on pure decentralization  And so much more…   With that, enjoy my conversation with Ben Fairbank.   Show Notes: RFOX: www.rfox.com  RFOX Discord: https://discord.io/RFOX+ Ben on Twitter: www.twitter.com/bennydoda01 Metavise: www.metavise.io  Steve on Twitter: www.twitter.com/steveglaveski  GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
59:08 02/21/2022
413. Crypto Index Funds with Index Coop’s Crews Enochs
Crews Enochs is a core contributor to the product growth community & institutional working groups at Index Coop, a new-age web3 crypto index fund DAO aiming to become the Blackrock of crypto. Index coop's mission is to build products that make crypto investing simple safe & accessible to all. In today’s conversation, we discuss: How crypto index funds differ from traditional ETFs We unpack the inner workings of Index Coop’s business model We talk decentralized finance’s big regulatory moment And we even touch on music NFTs Get ready to listen and learn in my conversation with Index Coop’s Crews Enochs. Show notes: Web: www.indexcoop.com Crews Enochs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theyoungcrews Index Coop on Twitter: https://twitter.com/indexcoop Index Coop community on Discord: https://docs.indexcoop.com/resources/archived/discord-channels --- 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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack  
51:27 02/17/2022
412. Talking DAOs with Global Coin Research Deal Lead, Jin Kang
Jin Kang is deal lead at Global Coin Research, an investment DAO that has poured over US$30M into over 40 deals since just last year, generating an astounding 30X+ return in the process.   In today’s conversation, we talk all about: Decentralized autonomous organizations How investment DAOs differ from traditional early-stage funding mechanisms How GCR sources its deals, and who it has invested in The regulatory landscape surrounding investment DAOs Trade-offs between centralization and pure decentralization How DAOs might encode decision-making hygiene into their smart contracts Challenges DAOs face How to build and sustain a community in web3 And so much more.   Show notes: GCR: Globalcoinresearch.com GCR Discord: https://discord.com/invite/sVC8WXA  Jin Kang on Twitter: twitter.com/thejinkang  Steve Glaveski on Twitter: twitter.com/steveglaveski  Metaverse and web3 consulting: www.metavise.io GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
55:11 02/03/2022
411. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Collectable Digital Art with Saatchi Art's Monty Preston
Monty Preston is the Manager of Art Advisory & Curation at Saatchi Art.  Prior to joining Saatchi Art in 2018, she worked at female-led, industry-disrupting startups including Beauty Pie in London, where she managed content and creative, and The RealReal in San Francisco, where she specialized in luxury estate management with a focus on designer apparel and fine art. As an artist and photographer, Monty has collaborated with renowned talents in the fine art and fashion industries, providing her with the unique insight into the creative process that she brings to her curatorial practice. In today’s conversation, we are going to explore the world of digital art and NFTs. You will learn: What the hell NFTs or non-fungible tokens are, and why you should care Transformational use cases of NFTs Why an NFT from digital artist, Beeple, sold for over US$69M Some potential downsides or challenges that face the world of NFTs How to start thinking about getting your brand into NFTs and the metaverse Saatchi Art’s The Other Avatars NFT Project You’ll learn this and more in this conversation with Monty Preston. --- Show Notes: Monty on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@_montypreston  The Other Avatars project: www.saatchiart.com/nft Saatchi Art: www.saatchiart.com  Beeple's US$69M digital artwork: https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/sfLcWwmYhCUzYYCofVXJoP-1024-80.jpg.webp  GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
49:53 12/14/2021
410. The Sh*t They Never Taught You with Adam Jones and Adam Ashton
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
69:12 11/29/2021
409. How to Make it as a Cocaine Trafficker with Jesse Fink
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 COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Narco/dp/178946336X Jesse on Twitter: @jessefink
56:26 11/16/2021
408: Andrew Bogut on Basketball, Social Justice Politics in the NBA, and Australia’s Lockdown Measures
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   GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
64:12 11/09/2021
407: Pizza's Paul Fenech on Making it in Film & Television
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  GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
59:15 08/31/2021
PSA: Australia's Lockdown Laws and Obsession with COVID-19 Cases
Sometimes you just have to stand up for your values. --- GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
51:50 08/25/2021
#406: Why the Right to Disconnect is a Bad Idea (solosode)
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   GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
29:22 06/25/2021
Episode# 405: Navigating Emotions and Healing the Heart with Amy Chan
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
57:08 06/18/2021
Episode #404: Cutting Corporate Red Tape and Bulls#!t with Martin Lindstrom
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack  
46:31 02/10/2021
Episode #403: Brad Feld on Depression and Work
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
40:52 02/03/2021
Episode #402: Reinvent the Way You Work with Jonas Altman
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack  
65:05 01/21/2021
Rebroadcast: Robert Greene on the Laws of Human Nature
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  GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
69:31 12/18/2020
Episode #401: SOWH3 - Burn the Books: Jordan Peterson, Penguin and the Hitler Youth?
“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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
23:47 12/02/2020
Episode #400: From Fijian Refugee to Billion Dollar Supplement Empire with Izhar Basha
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
63:28 11/17/2020
Episode #399: SOWH2 - How Diversity Programs Backfire
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack    
15:50 11/14/2020
Episode #398: Reviving a 200-Year-Old Whisky Distillery with David Prior
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack --- 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.
57:32 10/29/2020
Episode #397: Gad Saad on Social Justice Politics at Work
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack  
35:15 10/27/2020
Episode #396: SOWH1 - Why Disney and Generalists Thrive in a Pandemic World
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
11:34 10/17/2020
Episode #395: Becoming Financially Well with WeMoney's Dan Jovevski
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack  
60:03 10/16/2020
Episode #394: Get Twice as Much Done in Half the Time with Steve Glaveski
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
68:07 10/03/2020
Episode #393: My new book, Time Rich, is out today + 10 Productivity Tips
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
25:50 09/30/2020
Episode #392: Spotify's Censorship Moment: Joe Rogan, Podcasts and Politics
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
23:54 09/27/2020
Rebroadcast: Focus on What You Can Control with Massimo Pigliucci
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
65:17 09/10/2020
Episode #391: Get Rich and Die Trying with John Roa
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack  
57:54 09/03/2020
Announcement: My New Podcast - Battle of the Bands
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 GET COACHED BY LUCAS: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/coaching GET LUCAS TO DESIGN YOUR SUPPLEMENT PROTOCOL: https://www.ergogenic.health/product/custom-stack
08:42 08/12/2020