128 episodes

Futurized goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Join Trond Arne Undheim, futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur, as he discusses the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, life science and robotics, interviewing smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders. Futurized—a bi-weekly show, preparing YOU to deal with the next decade's disruption.

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Futurized goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Join Trond Arne Undheim, futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur, as he discusses the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, life science and robotics, interviewing smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders. Futurized—a bi-weekly show, preparing YOU to deal with the next decade's disruption.

    How Executives Handle Crisis

    How Executives Handle Crisis

    In episode 129 of the podcast, the topic is How Executives Handle Crisis. Our guest is Stephynie Malik (@stephyniemalik), Host, Spin It podcast, Founder, Smalik Enterprises.


    In this conversation, they talk about how Stephynie came to do what she does and her unique experience of serial crisis manager. What do you define as a business crisis? What are the strategies to use to best handle it? They discuss the intricate and unknown back stories that unfold in executive life and how to help resolve the problems that occur.


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    Trond's takeaway


    When I first was confronted with Stephynie, I didn't know what to think. She seemed like a real version of the fictional fixer, Olivia Pope created by Shonda Rhimes for the political drama television series Scandal, only for executives not for politicians. As it turns out she is not far from that. I can only imagine the skills needed to deal with the crises that bring executives out of balance. What she leaves me with, and perhaps you as well, is a sense of calm in the midst of the storm. Wouldn't we all want to have a Stephynie to create that sense and capitalize on it to create a way to move on and ahead?



    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.org or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 60, The Future of Royalty, episode 43, The Future of the High Net Worth Lifestyle, or episode 106, The Disruption of Failure. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.  


    Futurized is created in association with Yegii, the insight network. Yegii lets clients create multidisciplinary dream teams consisting of a subject matter experts, academics, consultants, data scientists, and generalists as team leaders. Yegii's services include speeches, briefings, seminars, reports and ongoing monitoring. You can find Yegii at Yegii.org.

    Please share this show with those you care about. To find us on social media is easy, we are Futurized on LinkedIn and YouTube and Futurized2 on Instagram and Twitter:


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    Twitter (@Futurized2)

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/futurized

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/FuturizedPodcast

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    See you next time. Futurized—conversations that matter.

    • 49 min
    The Future of Policing

    The Future of Policing

    In episode 128 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Future of Policing. Our guest is Rahul Sidhu, Co-Founder and CEO at SPIDR Tech.


    In this conversation, they talk about police reform, law enforcement technology, politics, and how entrepreneurship fits into the public safety space.


    Trond's takeaway:


    My observation is that police reform is generally and nearly always a good idea, since any public institution that carries guns needs to be constantly scrutinized. The prospect of law enforcement technology somehow making society safer is a notion with mixed merit. Technology, as always, is a double edged sword. What we gain in efficiency of force, we might lose in the time needed to process what occurred. However, it seems prudent to invest in applications that lets the public and the police stay in constant dialogue to avoid one way communication. The future of law enforcement surely includes technology and will require close oversight both by the institutions themselves, by government, and by citizens. We are nowhere near a world with no need for police forces, but we all deserve a fair shake when we are confronted by it, whether for routine infractions or when causing events that threaten public safety. For that, technology will be involved and will increasingly become more sophisticated, although undoubtedly, at times, will be stuck in bureaucracy, for which we all need to practice our patience.


    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.org or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars.


    If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 76, The Future of Risk and Resilience], episode 66, The Serendipity of Social Innovation, or episode 103, The Future of Freedom. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.


    Futurized is created in association with Yegii, the insight network. Yegii lets clients create multidisciplinary dream teams consisting of a subject matter experts, academics, consultants, data scientists, and generalists as team leaders. Yegii's services include speeches, briefings, seminars, reports and ongoing monitoring. You can find Yegii at Yegii.org.


    The Futurized team consists of podcast host and sound technician Trond Arne Undheim, videographer Raul Edward D'Trewethan, and podcast marketer Nahin Israfil Hossain.


    Please share this show with those you care about. To find us on social media is easy, we are Futurized on LinkedIn and YouTube and Futurized2 on Instagram and Twitter:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/futurized2/

    Twitter (@Futurized2): https://twitter.com/Futurized2

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Futurized-102998138625787

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/futurized

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Futurized

    Podcast RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/www.futurized.co/feed.xml


    See you next time. Futurized—conversations that matter.


     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Investing in Sci-Tech Futures

    Investing in Sci-Tech Futures

    In episode 145 of the Futurized podcast (@futurized2), the topic is: Investing in Sci-Tech Futures. Our guest is Shahin Farshchi (@Farshchi), Partner, Lux Capital.


    In this conversation, they talk about investing in emerging science and technology ventures at the outermost edges of what is possible, what his thesis is on the future of autonomous vehicles + automation, space technology, etc., and how he arrives at that thesis.


    Trond's takeaway


    Investing in sci-tech futures will always be risky, exhilarating, and important. The impact of deep tech is never given, and even one wrong turn can be costly, both for VCs and for society. The future is also uncertain. Having said that, engaging with the future in this tangible way is the only way to explore what might be and what might become. As Shahin says, it takes unconventional investors to partner with iconoclastic founders.


    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.org or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars.


    If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 110, The Metaverse Reality, episode 98, Practicing Multimodal AI, or episode 31, The Future of Commoditized Robotics. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.


    Futurized is created in association with Yegii, the insight network. Yegii lets clients create multidisciplinary dream teams consisting of a subject matter experts, academics, consultants, data scientists, and generalists as team leaders. Yegii's services include speeches, briefings, seminars, reports and ongoing monitoring. You can find Yegii at Yegii.org.


    The Futurized team consists of podcast host and sound technician Trond Arne Undheim, videographer Raul Edward D'Trewethan, and podcast marketer Nahin Israfil Hossain.


    Please share this show with those you care about. To find us on social media is easy, we are Futurized on LinkedIn and YouTube and Futurized2 on Instagram and Twitter:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/futurized2/

    Twitter (@Futurized2): https://twitter.com/Futurized2

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Futurized-102998138625787

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/futurized

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Futurized

    Podcast RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/www.futurized.co/feed.xml


    See you next time. Futurized—conversations that matter.


     

    • 50 min
    Future Bestsellers

    Future Bestsellers

    In episode 130 of the Futurized podcast (@futurized2), the topic is: Future Bestsellers. Our guest is Vikrant Shaurya (@VikrantShaurya), CEO & founder, BestsellingBook.com. Futurized is hosted by Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur.


    In this conversation, they talk about: Why do people write books these days? What does it do for you? What is authority? How to you make it work in a monetization strategy? What is a bestseller? We discuss Vikrant's framework to Produce, Publish and Profit.


    Trond's takeaway:


    Writing a bestselling book is every author's dream. I've written five and I am nowhere near a full understanding of what it takes. How can Vikrant claim to have discovered the formula? It's exciting to see outsider perspectives on publishing because this ancient business model is surely changing. So, it seems, the motivation to write a book shouldn't so much be to sell it in thousands of copies as much as it should be to use it to become an expert and establish your authority and then use that platform to make a living in other ways. Makes a lot of sense, and then perhaps, with a bit of effort and investment, there's a method to selling a bunch of books, too. Who knows what books will look like in the future and who will be writing and marketing them? Surely, the machines will help.


    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.org or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars.


    If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 91, Two Author-Podcasters Discuss Tech, episode 93, Orchestrating the Freelance Economy, or episode 71, Future Tech - a preview. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.


    Futurized is created in association with Yegii, the insight network. Yegii lets clients create multidisciplinary dream teams consisting of a subject matter experts, academics, consultants, data scientists, and generalists as team leaders. Yegii's services include speeches, briefings, seminars, reports and ongoing monitoring. You can find Yegii at Yegii.org.


    Please share this show with those you care about. To find us on social media is easy, we are Futurized on LinkedIn and YouTube and Futurized2 on Instagram and Twitter:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/futurized2/

    Twitter (@Futurized2): https://twitter.com/Futurized2

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Futurized-102998138625787

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/futurized

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Futurized

    Podcast RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/www.futurized.co/feed.xml


    See you next time. Futurized—conversations that matter.

    • 1 hr
    Simple is the Future

    Simple is the Future

    Lisa Bodell (@LisaBodell), futurist and CEO of FutureThink (@futurethinktank) is interviewed by Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur in episode 135 of the Futurized podcast (@futurized2), the topic is Simple is the Future.


    In this conversation, we talk about the productivity impact of killing bureaucracy, rules, and bad organizational habits and simplification strategies for corporations and their leaders-minimizing slides, meetings and emails to free up time.


    Trond's takeaway is that to claim that the future will entail more simplicity than complexity is an unusual take. Nevertheless, there is an appeal here. Further complexity in some realms might necessitate simplicity in others. Regardless, simplicity is appealing and wonderful when it works.


    Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Futurized.org or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars.


    If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 108. Play, Uncertainty and Growth, episode 113, Tech in Tomorrow's Learning Organizations, or episode 123, Regenerative Business. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.


    Futurized is created in association with Yegii, the insight network. Yegii lets clients create multidisciplinary dream teams consisting of a subject matter experts, academics, consultants, data scientists, and generalists as team leaders. Yegii's services include speeches, briefings, seminars, reports and ongoing monitoring. You can find Yegii at Yegii.org.


    The Futurized team consists of podcast host and sound technician Trond Arne Undheim and, videographer Raul Edward D'Trewethan.


    Please share this show with those you care about. To find us on social media is easy, we are Futurized on LinkedIn and YouTube and Futurized2 on Instagram and Twitter:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/futurized2/

    Twitter (@Futurized2): https://twitter.com/Futurized2

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Futurized-102998138625787

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/futurized

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Futurized

    Podcast RSS: https://feed.podbean.com/www.futurized.co/feed.xml


    See you next time. Futurized—conversations that matter.


     

    • 33 min
    Health Tech Reboot

    Health Tech Reboot

    In episode 147 of the Futurized podcast (@futurized2), the topic is: Health Tech Reboot. Today, I have no guest. Instead, I'm talking about my new book, Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset.


    In this episode, I answer the following questions, which typically are asked of authors: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background and how it's relevant to the topic of the book? Why did you write this book? How did you come up with the title for your book? What’s your message? Who should read it? What are are people saying about your book so far? Would you read us an excerpt from the book? Can you take us through some key chapters? How long on average does it take you to write a book? What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book? How much research did you need to do for your book?


    Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment. I’m your host, Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur. Join me as I discuss the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, nanotech, quantum, robotics, and synthetic biology, and tackle topics such as entrepreneurship, trends, or the future of work. On the show, I interview smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives, and other thought leaders, or even the occasional celebrity.


    Futurized is a bi-weekly show, preparing YOU to think about how to deal with the next decade's disruption, so you can succeed and thrive no matter what happens. Futurized—conversations that matter.


    If you're new to the show, seek particular topics, or you are looking for a great way to tell your friends about the show, which we always appreciate, we've got the episode categories. Those are at Futurized.org/episodes. They are collections of your favorite episodes organized by topic, such as Entrepreneurship, Trends, Emerging Tech, or The Future of Work. That'll help new listeners get a taste of everything that we do here, starting with a topic they are familiar with, or want to go deeper in.


    The host of this podcast, Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D is the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset--published by Routledge in 2021, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends--published by Kogan Page in 2021, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure (2020)--both published by Atmosphere Press in 2020, Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace by Lulu Press in 2008. For an overview, go to Trond's Books at Trondundheim.com/books


    At this stage, Futurized is lucky enough to have several sponsors. To check them out, go to Sponsors | Futurized - thoughts on our emerging future.


    If you are interested in sponsoring the podcast, or to get an overview of other services provided by the host of this podcast, including how to book him for keynote speeches, please go to Store | Futurized - thoughts on our emerging future. We will consider all brands that have a demonstrably positive contribution to the future.


    Before you do anything else, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter on Futurized.org, where you can find hundreds of episodes of conversations that matter to the future. I hope you can also leave a positive review on iTunes or in your favorite podcast player--it really matters to the future of this podcast.


    If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 120, Regenerative Medicine, episode 100, The Future of Medicine is Invisible, or episode 17, Pandemic Aftermath: Introduction. Hopefully, you'll find something awesome in these or other episodes. If so, do let us know by messaging us, we would love to share your thoughts with other listeners.  


    Futurized is created in association with Yegii, the insight networ

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