24 episodes

Welcome to the Future State Project where we talk about how to tap into your inner-innovator and remind you that it doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be awesome!

Future State Project Rob Westervelt

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to the Future State Project where we talk about how to tap into your inner-innovator and remind you that it doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be awesome!

    Episode 24: Missing Elders

    Episode 24: Missing Elders

    In the Future State, what does our culture look like? In this episode, we cover the issue of missing elders in our culture. Joining me in this discussion are Dr. Loren Kerns, director the doctor of ministry program at Portland Seminary and Dr. Nick Willis, professor of mathematics at George Fox University. All three of us are in our 40s, married and with children. Nick has just recently returned from a conference about this topic and gives some really interesting insights and Loren has just reread Victor Frankel's book, Man's Search for Meaning. Nick and Loren's experiences both as academics and as fathers provide some insights into this issue and some hope for aspiring elders. Definitely worth a listen.

    • 37 min
    Relentless Goodness and Missing Elders Preview

    Relentless Goodness and Missing Elders Preview

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    Episode 22: The Less You Do, the More You Get Done (with Ryan Dougherty)

    Episode 22: The Less You Do, the More You Get Done (with Ryan Dougherty)

    How good are you at planning? In the book, The Four Disciplines of Execution, it says "the more you do, the less you get done." Conversely, the more you do, the less you get done. If you try to do a bunch of things, your ability to execute goes out the window. But if you fixate on one thing, incredible things can happen. Not all things are worth getting done. So, how good are you at planning? I ask Ryan Dougherty this question and all kinds of good stuff comes out. Check it out.

    • 21 min
    Episode 21: Getting People to Buy What You're Selling

    Episode 21: Getting People to Buy What You're Selling

    We're all selling something. But how do you get people to buy what you're selling? Sound interesting? Then sit back, relax and listen to this episode.

    • 7 min
    Episode 20: Burning the Boats with Aaron Geist

    Episode 20: Burning the Boats with Aaron Geist

    Have you ever "burned the boats?" This is where you take away the exit strategy so that you can't go back. When is it time to burn the boats and how should it be done? Aaron Geist tells us how he did it a year ago at his former job and how it all worked out. Definitely worth a listen if you are looking to make any kind of major change in your life.

    • 15 min
    Episode 19: Negotiation

    Episode 19: Negotiation

    In this episode, Rob shares some insights from Stanford negotiation expert, Margaret Neale. 

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22: great episode

Multitasking is doing a lot of things poorly at the same time. Novel methods for empirical process control in project management help limit the scope of the work that your team needs to accomplish, provides a time box and provides feedback for correcting time estimation and for improving team processes. A nice philosophical talk that illustrates the need for Agile methodologies. Excellent episode and guest.

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