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!
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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:
Bill on Minds: www.minds.com/ottman
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.
The Sandbox: www.sandbox.game Seb on Twitter: www.twitter.com/borgetsebastien Sandbox on Discord: https://discord.com/invite/vAe4zvY Metavise: www.metavise.io
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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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
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.
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
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Really enjoyed the getting more done episode. Great conversation and brilliant advice.
Mind alteringly good. I just invented a word to describe this podcast.
One of a couple of podcasts I listen to in binge format. Back to back as often as I can. Brilliant insights into ways to disrupt yourself and the people around you.