24 episodes

Leaders with the ability to foresee the future and the capacity to build it are quickly becoming the most valuable assets to every business. Brian Nelson explores our accelerating and emergent future with leading entrepreneurs, investors, hustlers, and innovators. But rather than focusing exclusively on the trends and technologies shaping our world, Brian also dives into the mindset and methods of his guests to provide listeners with the most valuable tips, tricks, and tools to begin thinking and acting like a futurist. (Powered by ExTech Ventures - www.extech.io)

The Way of the Futurist Brian Nelson

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Leaders with the ability to foresee the future and the capacity to build it are quickly becoming the most valuable assets to every business. Brian Nelson explores our accelerating and emergent future with leading entrepreneurs, investors, hustlers, and innovators. But rather than focusing exclusively on the trends and technologies shaping our world, Brian also dives into the mindset and methods of his guests to provide listeners with the most valuable tips, tricks, and tools to begin thinking and acting like a futurist. (Powered by ExTech Ventures - www.extech.io)

    024: Ross Thornley - Co-Founder and CEO of AQai / Adaptability: The Most Important Skill To Master

    024: Ross Thornley - Co-Founder and CEO of AQai / Adaptability: The Most Important Skill To Master

    Ross Thornley and I are on a similar mission; to make sure nobody is left behind as we enter an exponential and accelerating future, which led to an amazing and fun conversation. Ross is the author of two books: Moonshot Innovation and AQ Decoded, an exceptional entrepreneur, and a pioneer in the future of work. Driven by the idea that a person’s ability to adapt to unanticipated changes is the most important skill to master in today’s workplace, Ross launched AQai, an HR/EdTech platform. In this episode, Ross shares why understanding our Adaptability Quotient is so important, what it means to be adaptable, and how we can increase our ability to adapt and thrive in today’s economy.
    "Entrepreneur and 'AQ' Pioneer. Author of Moonshot Innovation & AQ Decoded. Ross’s work is opening up new frontiers in HrTech and EdTech. Leveraging conversational AI and predictive analytics his company’s platform enables people, teams and organizations to successfully navigate accelerating change. His ability to contextualize diverse and complex subjects, inspire and engage audiences makes him a highly sought after international speaker." - WALL STREET JOURNAL
    Connect with Ross
    AQai - https://www.aqai.io/
    @The_AQ_Guy
    LinkedIn
    Links
    Documentary - Seeing The Invisible: Adaptability And The Future Of Work
    AQai Assessment - Adaptability
    Book - Moonshot Innovation
    Podcast - Decoding AQ
    Tyrrell’s English Crisps - Wanky Veg

    Creators of Last Resort - COLR

    • 51 min
    023: Samson Mow - Blockchain, Gaming & Infinite Fleet: His Revolutionary MMO

    023: Samson Mow - Blockchain, Gaming & Infinite Fleet: His Revolutionary MMO

    This episode is brought to you by Creators of Last Resort, the startup network and community for disruptive tech entrepreneurs.

    Samson Mow is a true tech pioneer so I'm stoked to have him on the show. Samson is a well-known figure in the blockchain ecosystem as well as a visionary entrepreneur in the online gaming space. As the Founder and current CEO of Pixelmatic, he created the revolutionary multiplayer online game called Infinite Fleet, which recently closed a multi-million dollar private round of funding. He also serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream, a leading bitcoin and blockchain infrastructure company, where he was instrumental in launching the Liquid Network sidechain. In this episode, Samson shares a little about his backstory of getting into emerging technology as we dive into subjects spanning bitcoin, blockchain, virtual reality, and online gaming. We also discuss the current state of bitcoin and the blockchain ecosystem as well as explore the convergence of online gaming, cryptocurrency, and distributed ledger technology.

    Connect with Samson

    Twitter: @Excellion

    Links

    Pixelmatic: https://pixelmatic.com
    Blockstream: https://blockstream.com

    Jameson Lopp: https://www.lopp.net/

    Creators of Last Resort: https://creatorsolr.com/

    • 42 min
    022: Gabriele Rizzo - Bioweapons, NATO, Space Force, and the Future of Armed Forces

    022: Gabriele Rizzo - Bioweapons, NATO, Space Force, and the Future of Armed Forces

    Dr. Gabriele Rizzo is a visionary futurist and an enthusiastic innovator. He is NATO Member at Large (“world-class expert drawn from academia, industry or government”) for Strategic Foresight and Futures Studies, and he leads deep futures visions in Defense and Security for the United States, Italy, Switzerland, NATO, and European institutions, and advised European Defense Agency and United Nations. Gabriele also serves as Professor of Strategy at Sapienza University. He is the CEO and Director of Futures, Longviews.

    We cover a number of interesting topics such as...
    Is the coronavirus a bioweapon?What we should know about deepfakes.Is the US Space Force necessary and what are the potential unintended consequences of it?Connect with Gabriele
    Personal - LinkedInCompany (Longviews) - LinkedInLinks
    Phys Org - https://phys.org/NATO Futures Work - https://www.act.nato.int/futures-workDan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast - https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/Global Foresight Summit - https://www.globalforesightsummit.com/talks/gabriele-rizzo-the-war-we-never-prepared-for-how-covid-19-will-transform-the-future-armed-forcesU.S. Space Force - https://www.spaceforce.mil/Article on Nvidia’s Deepfake Technology - https://news.developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-invents-ai-interactive-graphics/Strategic Foresight Primer by European Commission – European Policy and Strategy Center - https://lngv.ws/2pa

    • 49 min
    021: Roger Spitz - Professional Futurist & Former Head of Technology M&A at BNP Paribas

    021: Roger Spitz - Professional Futurist & Former Head of Technology M&A at BNP Paribas

    My guest today is the one and only, Roger Spitz. Roger's experience is a perfect example of the power of utilizing foresight and futurism in important business decisions and transactions. He's the former Head of Technology M&A for BNP Paribas where he advised on over 50 M&A transactions with a total deal value of $25bn. He's now the founder of Techistential, a global foresight, strategy, and futures thinking organization. In this episode, Roger shares some key insights that will help you thrive, rather than just survive, during this time of technological evolution.

    Connect with Roger
    Techistential
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Instagram
    Important Links
    Xploration Centre Virtual Retreat: https://www.xc.digital/a/23129/pQVXdAHi
    Designing Your Life: https://designingyour.life/
    The 100-Year Life: http://www.100yearlife.com/
    Nassim Taleb: https://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/
    Pat Riley’s article: Why Solarpunk, Not Cyberpunk, Is The Future We Need Right Now
    Roger’s MIT Technology Review article: Innovation Starts When You Fall Off The Edge Of The Playground

    • 46 min
    020: Michael Marcial - Facing Uncertainty & Coming Out A Winner

    020: Michael Marcial - Facing Uncertainty & Coming Out A Winner

    In this episode, I’m joined by the founder of 5-Figure Workweek, Michael Marcial. As a business mentor and developer of personal brands, Michael has helped his clients generate over $20M. He’s also an in-demand keynote speaker and can be heard on over 200 podcasts. But don’t let his current success fool you into thinking his path has been easy...because it hasn’t. I wanted to get Michael on the show to share his business wisdom and vision for the future, but more importantly, I knew his personal story of overcoming self-doubt and uncertainty to rise from the ashes like a phoenix would be a powerful message for us in today’s COVID-19 world. 
    Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay inspired! 

    Connect with Michael
    Facebook
    @MichaelMarcial6

    • 1 hr 2 min
    019: Johnny Boyd - The Future of Sports and Fan Engagement

    019: Johnny Boyd - The Future of Sports and Fan Engagement

    Johnny Boyd is on the front lines of innovation as the Director of Sports at Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering. In his role as the Director of Sports, Johnny plays part strategist, part consultant, and part futurist, which is a job I envy as a sports fan and exponential technology enthusiast. In this episode, Johnny and I talk about the future of fan engagement, using exponential technologies to create the sports stadiums of the future, how to cultivate a future focused culture and team along with other informative and fun topics. We also talked a little bit about the potential effects of COVID-19 on the sports industry, which is obviously relevant right now. Johnny shares a number of very practical things you can do today to increase your level of future literacy and attack new opportunities. Check it out and please share this episode with your networks and communities.   
    Connect with Johnny Boyd
    LinkedIn
    Twitter: @ArchConfidence

    • 1 hr 6 min

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