213 episodes

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 • 712 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.

    What is Design Thinking? — with Eric Moore

    What is Design Thinking? — with Eric Moore

    Eric Moore is a communication strategist and champion of design thinking. In this episode, he and Chris debate an eyebrow-raising talk from Natasha Jen called Design Thinking Is Bullsh*t.
    For context, Natasha Jen is an acclaimed designer and partner at the renowned design studio, Pentagram. In her talk, Natasha criticizes the concept of design thinking, ultimately calling it B.S.
    But is that true? Is design thinking just a sticky note ladened buzzword, or is it woefully misunderstood?
    If you are unsure what design thinking is (and whether it is a tool worth learning), this episode is for you.

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    • 55 min
    Your vibe attracts your tribe — with Anneli Hansson

    Your vibe attracts your tribe — with Anneli Hansson

    The word authentic gets thrown around a lot, especially when describing brands. But what is an “authentic” brand? And why do some brands garner loyal customers while others do not?
    In this episode, Anneli and Chris discuss the traits of what they refer to as magnetic brands. That is, brands that customers prefer over others and that have true fans.
    If you are interested in branding, brand strategy, or trying to figure out how to bolster your brand, then give this conversation a listen.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Art of Detachment Pt. 2 — with Anneli Hansson

    The Art of Detachment Pt. 2 — with Anneli Hansson

    In part two of our discussion about detachment, Chris and Anneli dive deeper—and more personally—into how practicing detachment benefits your life.
    It's easy to attach your value and identity to your work. But that attachment then often becomes the root of your unhappiness. If your work is undervalued or criticized, then you feel personally undervalued or criticized.
    In this conversation, Chris shares his steps to practice meaningful detachment and explains key concepts that he follows. If you struggle with criticism, perfectionism, or taking ownership of your response in a situation, this episode might help.
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    • 50 min
    The Art of Detachment Pt. 1 — with Anneli Hansson

    The Art of Detachment Pt. 1 — with Anneli Hansson

    If you’ve listened to the podcast long enough (or watched enough videos), you will have heard the joke about Chris being a robot. That is to say; he always keeps his cool.
    But how does he do it? How does Chris regulate his emotions so well? Especially in the face of aggressive internet criticism.
    In part one of this two-part episode, Chris and Anneli discuss the art of detachment. By definition, detachment means being free from bias or prejudice. And that is key to Chris’s ability to remain objective.

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    • 42 min
    Put something on the line — with Sean Cannell

    Put something on the line — with Sean Cannell

    Sean Cannell is a YouTuber, international speaker, and the founder of ThinkMedia. His mission: help entrepreneurs build their influence and go full-time doing what they love through the power of online video.
    In 2022, Sean took a huge risk by throwing a live personal branding event in Las Vegas, NV. He booked guest speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Alex Hormozi, and Vanessa Lau, which put tremendous pressure on his team. Pressure to make this event memorable for guests and profitable for his business.
    Fortunately, it worked out for the best, but not without making a few mistakes.
    In this unique conversation, Sean shares why he hosted an event of this magnitude and what he learned from the experience. He and Chris talk about event marketing strategy, booking high-profile guests, and the value of putting yourself in a challenging situation.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Prototyping yourself — with Kate Pincott

    Prototyping yourself — with Kate Pincott

    Kate Pincott is a product designer, design coach, and CEO/founder of Remote Design Coaching. Her mission: reconnect designers to their intuition and creativity.
    At the peak of her tech-design career, Kate burned out. She had been running at full speed in shoes that did not fit. But instead of taking a sabbatical or falling into distraction, she made an interesting choice.
    Kate took what worked (and what she had become quite good at) in product design and applied it to her life. She started prototyping herself. Think of it as taking incremental steps toward improving your life. For Kate, step one was simply working outdoors in nature.
    In this candid chat, Kate shares her process for prototyping herself and offers guidance about how you can reconnect with your body, mind, and intuition. It is a fascinating framework.
    Kate even coaches Chris during their conversation, so you can see how her coaching process works in real-time.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
712 Ratings

712 Ratings

kata&coco ,

Obsessed with this Podcast

I wish it was Wednesday every day but until then I will just binge-watch all the youtube videos. The whiteboard sessions should be illegal to share for free!

Last Grasp ,

Excellent

Very insightful content and useful for any creative entrepreneur. This has been a massive help to me. Excellent.

need for iPad ,

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 years now! —Matt

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