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What Is The Podcast? The Future State - Modern business & future trends explored by Nick Walter & Danny Denhard.

CEO of XR business Nick Walter & Danny Denhard founder of www.focus.business and mustreads.co.uk newsletter discuss the future state of one business topic per week with deepdives and insights

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What Is The Podcast? The Future State - Modern business & future trends explored by Nick Walter & Danny Denhard.

CEO of XR business Nick Walter & Danny Denhard founder of www.focus.business and mustreads.co.uk newsletter discuss the future state of one business topic per week with deepdives and insights

    The Future State Of Coffee Pitch Podcast ☕️ 🛻

    The Future State Of Coffee Pitch Podcast ☕️ 🛻

    The Future State Of Podcast - The EV Coffee Edition
    This week Nick and I introduce a monthly podcast segment around pitching an idea which we then review, ask the exec style questions (yes we use the word TAM numerous times) and this week we see if Nick would invest in my EV (electric vehicle) coffee shop on wheels.

    We talk about:


    Why we could take the 75% market of remote and WFH army

    The importance of local

    Why jingles are a Marketing goldmine

    Why community might just be the underestimated angle

    The importance of a strong hook

    Why Nick thinks an adult ice cream van is the crack for adult-like ice creams in the park are for kids



    The full show notes, breakdown and template to steal this idea click over to (btw it's our dedicated supporting newsletter) - https://thefuturestatepodcast.substack.com/p/the-future-state-of-coffee-pitch 



    Thanks,

    Danny Denhard & Nick Walter

    • 46 min
    The Future State Of The High Street Podcast

    The Future State Of The High Street Podcast

    The Future State Of The High Street 🛍

    Nick and I to discuss the important elements of the high street and answer the important questions:


    The challenge of the high street

    The history of the high street was to address the need

    Why the evolution of butchers and grocers were so important in shaping today’s landscape

    The community and local aspect of the high street and the importance of retail

    Is the Poundlound IPO a sign of potential promising times?

    The question that we should consider: Did fast fashion outlets kill the high street or was it online marketplaces? Thinking more than just eBay, Amazon, the newer marketplaces like Onbuy.com, notonthehighstreet & Etsy

    Are high streets, shopping centres, retail parks considered the same thing or are they all competing?

    Why immersive experiences are the way to go

    Why Google, Amazon and Apple have stores as essential brand extensions

    What’s coming next… a brighter more integrated high street?

    • 40 min
    The Future State Of VR Podcast

    The Future State Of VR Podcast

    This week Nick and I discuss the important elements and questions to answer:


    The Market size

    Facebook’s influence within the VR space

    Why AR is leading the way (thanks to filters, think Snap filters, Instagram filters)

    Pro: How HTC Corporation is going for enterprise space,
    Play: Whereas Facebook is going for gaming and of course social media

    Why gaming, personal fitness, training and adult (yes that P-word) are popular use cases and likely to continue to drive adoption

    The Metaverse (yes it’s coming)

    Why identity is going to be key

    And as ever our future state of VR aka our hot takes


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    Thanks for listening

    Danny Denhard & Nick Walter

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    Previous The Future State Podcasts Episodes


    The Future State Of Voice 🗣  https://thefuturestatepodcast.substack.com/p/the-future-state-of-voice-

    The Future State Of Work 👩‍💼  https://thefuturestatepodcast.substack.com/p/the-future-state-of-work

    The Future State Of Conferences 🎤  https://thefuturestatepodcast.substack.com/p/conferences

    • 50 min
    The Future State Of Voice 🗣

    The Future State Of Voice 🗣

    Full notes and newsletter on (sign up for notification of pod and receive full notes and research) - https://thefuturestatepodcast.substack.com/

    This week Nick and I discuss the important elements and questions to answer:


    The future state of voice search - spoiler not positive
    The future state of voice assistance
    Why Amazon is likely in the best place
    Why the history of voice is a key indicator of the future (review radio’s history)
    The problem with Clubhouse & copycats
    The challenge we face with accents and why tech does too
    Those Facebook & Instagram’s sneaky ads 👀
    Answers Adam’s listener question: Will voice commerce actually be a thing?
    Discord’s primary position
    🔥 The future state of voice hot takes 🔥

    Tweet @dannydenhard for questions, topics to cover and feedback (not opinions thanks ;-)).

    Full transcript available on Google Docs


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    Links to check out


    https://www.instagram.com/p/COqSBmZAI84/
    Question asked by listener Adam https://twitter.com/garnsee/status/1392209736657997831?s=20
    Gary Vee's VeeFriends NFT Community

    Thanks from Nick Walter and Danny Denhard from https://focus.business/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Future State Of Work Podcast

    The Future State Of Work Podcast

    The Future State Of Work 👩‍💻
    The future of work has been a hot topic for the past three years, the pandemic has really shifted how many businesses operate and highlighted how slow some companies have been to change their old ways of working. The future state of work is going to be led by a few but followed by many, even the big companies are struggling to keep staff engaged let alone happy.

    This week Nick and I discuss:


    The future state of work
    Why micromanagers are going to have to change
    Why so many managers have been shown up
    Why HR isn’t the right team to lead
    The impact of a new hire - the culture community manager
    Why hybrid is going to be a tougher choice for employees and businesses
    The challenge for old school managers to change with the times
    The investment required for businesses
    Some future thinking hot takes that you will want to hear including company currencies, the importance of mental & physical health being equal
    & Why part-timers & side hustles might be the choice for many

    Supporting Podcast Links 

    Company Culture Links


    Are you creating the right company culture
    What is company culture
    The Hybrid office e-book
    Designing the hybrid office guide
    ✚ Why you should listen to feedback - Funny TikTok

    New tools to improve hybrid


    around.co - campfire video tool with integrated notes that send after the meeting and is floating head based so can work and conference call at the same time
    Butter.us - a way to ideate, brainstorm or present in a better way
    gatheround.com - better way to bring people together based on Q&A

     Basecamp Issues


    Original Story (link)
    Follow Up with 1/3 of senior workforce taking buyout (link)
    Open letter from ex member of the Basecamp team
    Summarised on this week in startups (YouTube link)


    A Reminder: What Is The Podcast? The Future State - Modern business & future trends explored by Nick Walter & Danny Denhard.

    • 51 min
    The Future State Of Football - European Super Football League Business Breakdown

    The Future State Of Football - European Super Football League Business Breakdown

    In this week’s future state podcast we took a deep dive into the business of football, a timely podcast looking at how the super league crumbled and what the future state of football will be now the powerhouse clubs lost their breakaway moment.

    Nick and I discuss:


    How we got here
    Why the business of football has been missed in the super league discussions
    What the next steps likely are
    Why we haven’t seen the end of this chapter of disruption
    And most importantly why it’s got to the fans and the players who likely take the biggest hit.

    Connect With Us:

    Connect With Nick - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-walter-b1516b12/

    Connect With Danny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannydenhard/ & www.focus.business

    Key Links

    https://www.kbbreview.com/36644/news/dulux-apologises-after-tweets-about-tottenham-hotspur/


    Amazon Prime Video Shows
    Spurs - https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-or-Nothing-Tottenham-Hotspur/dp/B08G1YYZYN
    Arizona Cardinals - https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Nothing-Season-Arizona-Cardinals/dp/B086R5W8RB
    NWSL Investors - https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/02/23/serena-williams-natalie-portman-nwsl-investors/
    Pop Culture Link - https://twitter.com/irnbru/status/1384531393204658177?s=21
    The future of subscriptions & Netflix  - https://mustreads.substack.com/p/the-invite-only-podcast-the-netflix


    For full notes, breakdown and analysis go to www.thefuturestate.co.uk  or email us

    • 56 min

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