4 episodes

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 Podcast danny denhard

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

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 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.

    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

    The Future State of Brand Endorsements & Brand Partnerships

    The Future State of Brand Endorsements & Brand Partnerships

    This week’s podcast Nick Walter and Danny Denhard discuss the future state of brand partnerships and brand endorsements aka Why Revolut and Anthony Joshua's recent brand partnership made us 🤔

    The AJ ad 

    We Cover:


    The fascinating area of marketing and advertising business and is an area to continue to explode.

    We talk about the power of international superstars with challenger brands

    The opportunity

    The threat for brands and celebrities

    Why celebrities are going to build out their own brands not have to endorse in the future

    How smart brands are turning into media brands

    Why some brands are desperate

    Why we might see a blend

    & What the future of brands is product placement, advertising and influencer and celebrity-based endorsements and promotion

    And our future state aka hot takes on the brand partnerships and brand endorsement

    Nicks The Future State


    Authenticity & relevancy - authenticity key and forcing has to be stopped
    Brand alignment to brand values
    VR - continued raise of avatar influencers (eGaming, Miquela example)
    Paid brand placement (& forced ads) - Netflix coca cola

    Danny’s The Future State

    1. Brand cannot bandaid brand issues anymore with influencers. Brands have to be future seers to understand this

    2. Value of content creators to platforms - creators create their own platforms (website, apps, platforms etc)

    3. Art vs content - feed driven disposable content vs art that lasts for years

    4. Platforms - masterclass unbundling & cameo (embracing quick, paid promotion)

    5. Influencers have been around since the 1920s (Pepsi) - smarter ways of using influencers (issues with the likes of Monster energy drinks)


    Important Links Discussed 


    Link to the chartable list, the sheer volume of Barstool Sports Podcasts is impressive
    Barstool sports day trading (link to story on founders day trading journey)
    Mike Tyson love of Jack Paul’s movement into boxing. Mike Tyson reference to Jake Paul and impact on Triller & Boxing Youtube Video Link
    Paige VanZant contract issue with UFC and having to join Bare Knuckle Fighting (and have “exclusive content” via her site)
    "Joe Hart social media error” - Link

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Top Podcasts In Business