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The Futur podcast is a show that explores the interesting overlap between design, marketing, and business.Our host (and CEO of The Futur), Chris Do, holds candid conversations with inspirational people from the worlds of design, technology, marketing, business, philosophy and personal development.These conversations go deep. With the aim of understanding who these incredible people are, what drives them to do what they do, and what can we—the listener—learn from it all.Visit thefutur.com/podcast for show notes and additional information from each episode.

The Futur with Chris Do The Futur

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    • 4.9 • 660 Ratings

The Futur podcast is a show that explores the interesting overlap between design, marketing, and business.Our host (and CEO of The Futur), Chris Do, holds candid conversations with inspirational people from the worlds of design, technology, marketing, business, philosophy and personal development.These conversations go deep. With the aim of understanding who these incredible people are, what drives them to do what they do, and what can we—the listener—learn from it all.Visit thefutur.com/podcast for show notes and additional information from each episode.

    Is The Futur a Cult? — with Ivy Malik

    Is The Futur a Cult? — with Ivy Malik

    Welcome to our second installment of 5 rounds. In this episode, we welcome creative sales coach (and Futur Pro Group member) Ivy Malik to the show.
    Her mission: grill Chris Do with a series of five tough questions. And she does not disappoint.
    Ivy tasks Chris with questions about how to be your true self in both public and private, why he dislikes the current state of educational sales, the role emotion plays in his decision making, and the biggest one of all: is The Futur a cult?

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Art of Sales and Negotiation — with Chris Do

    The Art of Sales and Negotiation — with Chris Do

    If you were to order an expensive meal at a nice restaurant, but then asked if they could knock 50% off of the price, how would your waiter respond?
    Probably not well. Of all the possible replies, the most likely one would be, “I’m sorry, we can’t do that.” Which is not surprising.
    So then why do people in the creative business bend to such requests from clients?
    In this fun Clubhouse talk, Chris helps people with their pricing and negotiation troubles by roleplaying scenarios with them. When do you push? When do you pull? And what do you listen for?
    Following a pre-written sales script is easy, but when conversational curveballs are thrown at you, they fall apart. Hear how Chris approaches these delicate discussions and learn why being in the moment and listening is all you need.
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    How to get more from what you read — with Chris Do

    How to get more from what you read — with Chris Do

    Have you ever read a lengthy paragraph from a book and then sort of woken up and asked yourself, “Wait. What did I just read?” You and us both.
    Reading is a fantastic way to learn, but if you don’t retain that precious information then what is the point?
    In this Clubhouse discussion Chris shares his approach to reading books. How he reads, his note taking method, and why he suggests you read a book three times. And he is joined by The Futur Pro Group members, Stephanie Owens and Rahul Bhogal.
    Whether you are a bookworm or not, you will pick up a few practical tips to get more out of what you read. So join us while we explore and discuss the powerful magic of language and written word.
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Is Being a Designer Enough? — with Rodrigo and Anneli

    Is Being a Designer Enough? — with Rodrigo and Anneli

    In the corporate world, climbing the proverbial ladder seems common. To get ahead (and make more money) you must climb through the ranks.
    But in the creative industry, it feels different. We pursue a career in the arts because we're passionate about things like design, photography, and animation. We enjoy making things ourselves.
    But is that enough to sustain a long career? Will we be aged-out of our jobs? Should we strive to be more than just the artisan?
    In this lively discussion, Chris is joined by Anneli Hansson, Rodrigo Tasca, and several more guests on Clubhouse to discuss these questions.
    They talk about what it means to be a designer versus a strategist and how the two relate. We also hear from a variety of guests that share their opinion and experience on the matter.
    Design is a multifaceted industry. There are many paths you can take. We hope this conversation helps you find yours.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    What is Primal Branding? — with Patrick Hanlon

    What is Primal Branding? — with Patrick Hanlon

    The concept of branding has been around since the dawn of human existence. It is hard-wired into us. Or as Patrick Hanlon refers to it: it’s our primal code.
    Patrick Hanlon is what many in the creative advertising world call the OG of branding. He is the founder and CEO of primalbranding.co, an acclaimed branding group with an impressive roster of Fortune 100 companies.
    Patrick also authored a book of the same name (Primal Branding) that has become required reading for the marketing departments of hugely successful companies like Google.
    In this episode, Patrick and Chris discuss this fascinating perspective of branding as an innate, definitive, and predictive concept. One that connects directly to what it means to be human.
    If you are a student of branding, then study this conversation. Patrick shares his branding insights and provides excellent examples along the way.
    Sponsored by Skillshare - https://skillshare.com/futur
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    You Are Here (For Now) — with Adam JK

    You Are Here (For Now) — with Adam JK

    Adam J. Kurtz (aka Adam JK) is a designer, artist, and speaker whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness.
    In this episode, we welcome Adam back to the show to talk about what it’s like writing a book about optimism when it feels like you’re living in an end-of-the-world movie.
    Adam and Chris also discuss their experience with therapy (and the immense benefit it has on your mental health), how to write like you speak, and why perfection is overrated.
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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660 Ratings

660 Ratings

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Amazing and Valuable

I just find out they are on podcast😱 I’ve been following this channel on Youtube for a long time. The contents are amazing and valuable!!

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One of the only podcasts I tune-in for…

Chris Do and The Futur have changed my life.

This podcast offers a no B.S. approach to talking design thinking as well as the more subtle way of of running a creative business.

If you’re a professional or aspiring creative who needs thoughts and direction on this industry, come along for the journey!

Consider joining Chris’s community (The Pro Group) if you really want to dive in deep and get sh** done. I’ve been a member for two years now!

—Matt

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Keep it coming!

Chris Do and Thefutur project are an invaluable resource for anyone in or looking to get into a creative field all while leveling up their entrepreneurial skills

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