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Tune in to listen to Kevin Kelly, Author and former Data Scientist at Google talk about topics like What kinds of things we usually tell Google that we wouldn’t tell our loved ones, the potential racism of AI and more!
Tune in to listen to Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired magazine talk about topics like why there's never been a better time to start a business, if there will be jobs in the future, and more!
Tune in to hear Andy Molinsky, Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University's International Business School talk about topics like why fear can be our guide, the perils of self censoring, and more!
Tune in to this episode to hear Sean Ellis, CEO and founder of GrowthHackers.com talk about topics like growth hacking in traditional organizations, his definition of growth hacking, and more!
Listen in to hear Jordan Harbinger, former U.S. State Department Employee, and the co-founder of the Art of Charm talk about the importance of relationship development and other social interactions.
Listen to Massimo Pigliucci, Philosophy Professor at the City University of New York, talk about the intersection of philosophy and science and other related topics.
Tune in to hear what Drew Koven, the Managing Director of LDR Ventures has to say about the state of retail, common pitflalls that entrepreneurs take, along with other relevant topics.
Tune in to hear what Joel Gerschman, leading coach, author, and educator in business growth, along with Howard Finger, CEO of VinciWorks have to say about prioritising the important over the urgent, the importance of defining your core purpose, and other relevant topics.
Tune into this podcast to see what Brad Feld, co-founder of Foundry Group, Mobius Venture Capital, and Intensity Ventures, and Techstars has to say about the Australian startup ecosystem, depression in the startup ecosystem, and other similar topics.
In order to get the most out of a corporate hackathon and generate some quick wins that organisers and innovation champions will be able to use to build a case for subsequent initiatives and further development of ideas, taking the time to consider and prepare the following 13 things can make a world of difference.
Listen in to hear what Jeb Blount, Sales Acceleration Specialist, has to say about topics like why emotional intelligence matters in sales, how to align your selling process with your buying process, and much more.
Listen in to hear Emilie Wapnick, writer, career coach, blogger, and community leader, talk about topics like why we do our best and most rapid learning when we first dive into something new, how to handle multiple topics at once, and other similar topics.
It’s been well documented by the likes of Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen that if you want explore disruptive innovation in a large company, you have to redesign or create parallel processes, systems and values internally in order up to support behaviours critical to innovation - think moving fast and experimentation
In this episode, hear what Jon Acruff, the author of "Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your Career", has to say about his own personal do-over, why it’s important to have a do-over advocate, and other similar topics.
Recorded in a hurry in transit at Kuala Lumpur airport, this Fast Fix Friday delves into 10 ways to get buy in from executives for corporate innovation initiatives and projects.
In this podcast, we welcome back Evangelos Simoudis, a recognized big data expert and corporation innovation, to cover topics such as drivers of automotive disruption, the impact of urbanisation on vehicle ownership and use, implications for auto insurers, and other similar subjects.
If you’re a corporate innovator or a startup entrepreneur, reliant on funding to get going, then you need to do one thing, no it’s not raise funding, it’s educate your prospective investors or ensure that they are already educated. What do I mean by that? Listen to find out.
A couple of days ago I posted an article called Why Design Thinking is Never Enough in HBR’s Linkedin group and it’s already pushing over 400 likes so clearly it resonates with people so I thought I’d repurpose it for the listeners of Future Square
In this podcast, listen in to hear about what Jacob Morgan, best-selling author, speaker, and futurist has to say on topics surrounding how to balance freedom with organisational control, the negative impact of short-termism, and why expensive employee engagement programs fail.
In this episode, we cover 15 attributes of the corporate innovator and intrapreneur.
We're all trained to think incrementally. To think in terms of 10% growth and to subscribe to platitudes like "Rome wasn't built in a day" and "one step at a time" and in the words of the great Zig Ziglar, anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you can do it well. However, what we define as anything worth doing either puts us on a course to 10% better or a course to 10X better. So many people I know set instil limitations based on false beliefs.
Listen in to hear what Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association has to say on how she got into business, what it's like starting business at a 20, and other topics surrounding female entrepreneurs and the power of visualisation.
It’s day 4 of our 5 day book promo and we're still going strong with over 1,500 downloads so far!
It's day 3 of our 5 day book promotion and we have just surpassed 1,000 downloads! Thanks to everybody who has supported the book and helped to spread the word thus far!
In today's episode of Fast Fix Friday, I discuss how an organisation's environment can be the difference between incremental thinking and breakthrough thinking and draw parallels between this and proliferation of soft, electronic artists in the inner city.
In today's episode we talk 3 common mistakes that corporate innovation teams make which comes from a list of 50 you can find in the book! www.futuresquared.xyz
My new book is finally out and it’s going to be a big few days ahead as the team and I make our way through a huge backlog of promotional tasks, including this one! The Innovation Manager's Handbook v2 - Float Like a Corporate, Sting Like a Startup. draws from my experience working with startups and corporate innovation teams at Collective Campus and interviewing countless thought leaders as host of this podcast.
In this episode, hear what Tyler Cowen, American economist, academic, and writer, has to say about topics like the educational system, how technology is making us lazier, and much more.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lawrence Levy, former CFO of Pixar Animation Studios. Levy worked closely with Jobs and the Pixar team to design and implement a roadmap that transformed what was a sleepy graphics art studio into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories.
Former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy talks how to build a culture that balances financial objectives with creativity and innovation.
It’s no wonder that innovating in a large company can be hard.I’ve been there, I know what it’s like.
Peter Diamandis appears on Future Squared to talk all about exponentially growing technologies and an abundance mindset.
I was Hong Kong yesterday giving a talk at Li & Fung, one of the world’s largest supply chain companies when the topic of prototyping came up and how long internal teams should have to build and test an idea which got me thinking about Parkinson’s law and some of my favourite questions to ask.
Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author, philathropist and entrepreneur, Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.”
Corporate innovators can learn a lot from the music industry. In this episode of Fast Fix Friday I unpack some key insights from legendary music producer, Rick Rubin, and explore how they apply to the world of corporate innovation.
Tune in to hear the Wharton dropout, Omar Zenhom, who created The $100 MBA talk about how to dig yourself out of rough patches, the importance of having a supportive partner, whether immigrants and their children make good entrepreneurs, and much more.
Our perceptions of the world are shaped by how we choose to see them, and often, our perceptions of ourselves too. In this episode of Fast Fix Friday, I talk feedback, and why you should be getting it often.
Listen to Mark Waldman, neuroscience researcher and creator of NeuroWisdom 101 talk about maintaining mindfulness throughout your whole day, brain training strategies, the power of daydreaming, and much more.
In this episode, I explore what's currently broken when it comes to Government startup engagement and some key things it could be doing to facilitate innovation instead of just regulate it.
Are open plan offices and clean desks conducive to innovation and productivity?
Your belief underpins your behaviour which in turn determines your results. Hear how to re-write your self limiting beliefs with new ones in order to live a more fulfilling and rewarding life.
Barack Obama's former tech advisor talks the industries of the future.
As human beings we are hard-wired to the fight or flight response - we move towards that which will bring us joy and away from that which will bring us pain.
Flow Genome Project's Jamie Wheal on why creativity is not a skill but a state of mind and how to trigger that state!
This Sunday we’ll be bringing you an interview with Jamie Wheal, co-founder of The Flow Genome Project, alongside Steven Kotler who wrote some books I’m sure many of the listeners of this show will know such as The Rise Of Superman and of course Abundance, which was co-written with Dr Peter Diamandis who will also be on the show in coming weeks.
Dr Parag Khanna returns to Future Squared to discuss Technocracy in America.
It’s important to optimise the Return on Failure (RoF) in order to support management buy-in, optimise learnings and increase an organisation’s likelihood of success when it comes to innovation. SO how do we optimise RoF? Listen to this episode of Fast Fix Friday to find out!
Interview with The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, on his latest book Messy - the connection between mess and creativity.
So how then do organisations with regulators watching over their every move run experiments to test new ideas, a process fundamental to the science of innovation? Listen to this episode to find out!
This episode originally appeared on Invisage, Buzinga’s podcast. You might remember Logan from episode #85 of Future Squared where we talked all manner of things from app development to 14 day silent meditation retreats!
Today, I want to talk about sharing information, a topic inspired by the late 27 year old Aaron Swartz, a co-founder of Reddit
I couldn’t help but reach out and invite Alex to appear on Future Squared to not only inspire other parents and their kids, but basically anybody out there who has made excuses in business and in life - age, lack of money and resources, no experience, no networks - these all come with very low barriers that can be overcome with, Alex tells us, nothing more than an internet connection, a laptop and the right attitude.
In this episode, I talk about blockers and enablers. Whatever your resolution, make sure you address these first if you want to make it to the end of 2017 amongst the 8% of people who achieved and kept their resolutions
How do you prepare for a new year and maintain your mojo throughout? If you're looking to set your body and mind up for a big 2017 and stick to those new year resolutions, then you might learn a thing or two.
Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts on organizational storytelling. He’s a keynote speaker, storytelling coach, and author of the books Sell with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and the bestseller Lead with a Story already in its 8th printing and available in 6 languages around the world.
I've summarised some of our highlights for 2016 which could definitely not have been possible without all of you, so from all of us here at Collective Campus and Future Squared, we'd just like to say THANK YOU.
We explored many topics including the moral dilemma around self driving cars, legislation and infrastructure supporting the proliferation of self driving cars and my favourite question and the title of this episode, who pays when a self driving car kills?
Discover 10 rules for mastering recruitment and employee engagement.
If you want to 10x your business next year, I talk through 11 things you might want to think about in this episode of Future Squared.
I couldn’t help but do the rounds and ask people in attendance, most of whom are either building startups, are working with emerging tech or are navigating the tangled web of corporate innovation, what kinds of technologies get them most excited about 2017.
In this episode, we are joined by Susan David, PhD, a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital to talk about topics surrounding facing complexity and ambiguity, creating value through habits, and the power of labeling.
Listeners of this show will know that one of the projects we spend some time on is Lemonade Stand, a children’s entrepreneurship program we’ve run across Australia and more recently in Singapore
Marc Levinson is an economist and historian specializing in business and finance. He was formerly finance and economics editor of The Economist, worked as an economist for 10 years at JP Morgan in New York, and served as senior fellow for international business at the Council on Foreign Relations.
I discuss the ingenuity of the North Vietnamese and the number one characteristic that separates successful entrepreneurs and innovators from the pack.
Ryan Blair is a serial entrepreneur and self-made millionaire who had nothing to lose and everything to gain. At just 21 years old, Blair founded his first company, 24/7 Tech, and by the age of 34, he has founded and sold numerous businesses for hundreds of millions of dollars.
This week's Fast Fix Friday musing comes from a conversation I had on my current trip to Singapore.
Logan Merrick is a co-founder and strategic director of Buzinga App Development, Australia’s leading app development company building meaningful, game-changing apps for emerging tech businesses and innovative enterprises.
Ryan Blair is a bestselling author as well as founder and CEO of Visalus, a nutrition company which today generates over a billion dollars in product sales.
Justin Lokitz is an experienced strategy consultant and business designer who is responsible for the Business Models Inc. office in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, CA USA. He supports organizations by getting teams to think broadly and expansively about their own strategies and business models. Using his power to connect-the-dots, Justin has an impressive ability to get organizations thinking like start-ups and industry disrupters. What’s more through his expert facilitation skills, Justin has a proven track record of guiding organizations to ‘aha’ moments.
In this episode of Fast Fix Friday, I go an inch deep and a mile wide into some of the medical technologies and advances that are poised to extend the healthy human lifespan and effectively aim to prompt a conversation on what the potential implications of a considerably longer lifespan would be on different facets of our lives, be they economic, social, political or environmental.
Summer Howarth has worked in every corner of the education scene, from school to university and government, and holds a Paul Harris Fellowship for her services to Education.
The way that legal services are delivered is changing thanks to advances in technology and business model innovation. This is resulting in a shift towards affordable, standardised services unlocking a new market for disruptors and incumbents alike, efficiencies in how law firms deliver services and inevitably, regulatory changes.
Jenny Blake is motivation personified. She is a career and business strategist and international speaker who helps people move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love.
I share something that only my close friends and associates know about me in an effort to demonstrate why you should listen to your gut.
Eric Almquist is a partner in Bain & Company’s Boston office. He is a leader in Bain's Advanced Analytics practice and a member of the firm’s global Customer Strategy & Marketing practice.
Many large organisations are guilty of taking old, oftentimes broken, processes born out of 20th Century necessity and digitising them.
Shay Namdarian is the newly anointed GM of Customer Strategy at Collective Campus.
Karen Dillon is co-author of Clayton Christensen's new book, Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice” (HarperCollins, October 2016), a groundbreaking book with the potential to reframe industries.
Gary A. Bolles is the co-founder of eParachute, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup focused on helping job-hunters & career changers, inspired by the best-selling career book of all time, “What Color Is Your Parachute?”
In an age where the time between disruptions is getting shorter and the exponential growth of technology threatens the upheaval of almost every industry, certainty is fast becoming a distant memory.
Interview with Matt Romania, where we touch on the what, why, and how of personal disruption and reinvention in this podcast as well as what disrupting yourself feels like and some of the common challenges you will no doubt encounter if straying from a common pathway.
Hackathons- while they are a great tool for bringing teams together to move quickly to build prototypes, are often done in a way that doesn't focus on problem solution fit, unique value proposition or business model.
In this mid-week special we bring you the second live edition of Future Squared. Guests include VICKI MILLER, STEFAN PERNAR and STEVE GUINESS
In this episode of Fast Fix Friday I talk return on optimisation, or ROO
I bring you success metrics for corporate innovation programs and teams.
Ash Maurya is the founder of Leanstack. Since bootstrapping his last company seven years ago, he has launched five products and one peer-to-web application framework.
I talk about the power of turning bad habits into good habits and how it can have a profound impact on both your personal and professional life!
I talk "Gyshido" or Getting Your Shit Done, a movement spearheaded by Singularity University's Pascal Finette
Richard Schmalensee is the Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Find out how to go about disrupting yourself and my personal journey of self disruption!
Ray Milidoni and I talked about a number of topics such as how to get started in business, how to get the most out of every day, how to build, measure and learn using the lean startup, we also got talking about Lemonade Stand, the children’s entrepreneurship program I co-founded and why teaching children entrepreneurial thinking is so important.
I speak with Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation at 500 Startups. Arnaud’s recent report on How do the World’s Biggest Companies Deal with the Startup Revolution? (goo.gl/UEmt4i) details the bullish efforts by Multinational Corporations to engage startups and leverage on their capabilities.
In this episode, I walk you through, 13 strategies you can begin to experiment with in your workplace starting with #1, hacking the culture.
Maggie is an innovation thought leader with proven ability to surface actionable insights based on market research and trends.
Leslie Barry is currently the head of innovation at Sportsbet, Australia’s largest online bookmaker with $117M operating profit / 79.4 million pounds in 2015.
To celebrate this milestone, I took some time out to reflect on some of the best lessons from my podcasting journey and have prepared a list of the 50 most memorable lessons, as the ones that stick with you are usually the best.
I’m a big fan of experimentation, so consider this episode an experiment of sorts, reliant on you the listener to validate or invalidate the assumption that people want to hear this kind of content!
I speak to Chris Kutarna, a two-time Governor General's Medallist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School with a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford.
If you’re looking to identify new opportunities, have meaningful conversations, build better relationships, innovate and create real value in the world then the one thing that is almost sure to get in the way is ego.
Max Kelly is currently Managing Director of Techstars London. Techstars is the world’s leading accelerator programme for early stage start ups, having incubated over 800 companies and developed corporate accelerator programs for the likes of Barclays, Nike and Disney to name just a few.
This Fast Fix Friday covers off on all of the different books, podcasts and other resources that have made me and can make you a better professional and person in general.
Bob Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. He is co-founder of Minds at Work, a consulting group that works with senior leaders and teams in corporations, government and non-profits.
Even if you take just ONE of these hacks on board, I’m sure it’ll add a lot of value to your professional and personal life!
Matthew E May is the author of Amazon bestseller Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking, as well as four previous, award-winning books: The Laws of Subtraction (2012), The Shibumi Strategy (2010), In Pursuit of Elegance (2009), and The Elegant Solution (2006).
I specifically explore why Australia's innovation transformation won't happen overnight but there are many key lessons to take out of this solo round, wherever it is you reside in the world.
I speak with Evan Shellshear, author of the newly released book, Innovation Tools.
Angela Maiers is an educator, entrepreneur, leader, disruptor and visionary. Today, Angela is at the forefront of New Literacy and Web 2.0 technologies.
I talk through 8 steps detailing how to pull off your own lean marketing strategy to find new customers for new products
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. Parag's latest book is Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016).
In this FFF, I dig a little deeper into what I’ll dub the Hierarchy of Needs for Corporate Innovation.
I speak with David Cropley, an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of South Australia and the author of four books including Creativity in Engineering: Novel Solutions to Complex Problems, Creativity and Crime: A Psychological Analysis, The Dark Side of Creativity and Fostering Creativity: Diagnostic Approach for Higher Education and Organisations
Jake Knapp created Google Venture’s sprint process. He has run more than a hundred sprints with startups such as 23andme, Slack, Nest, and Foundation Medicine. Previously, Jake worked at Google, leading sprints for everything from Gmail to Google X. John Zeratsky has designed mobile apps, medical reports, and a daily newspaper (among other things). Before joining GV, he was a design lead at YouTube and an early employee of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. John has written about design and productivity forWall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and Time.
I go through 9 tactics you can start employing today to not only drive culture change but improve your professional and personal performance and relationships.
Patrick King is a social interaction specialist based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as Inc.com.
Arun Sundararajan is Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also an affiliated faculty member at NYU's Center for Urban Science+Progress, and at NYU's Center for Data Science.
David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity.
Dave Gray is an author and management consultant who works with the world's leading companies to develop and execute winning strategies.
This Fast Fix Friday focuses on the key questions you need to ask BEFORE embarking on an innovation project in order to optimise returns and give your organisation a significantly improved chance of success.
Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of 2011, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the coauthor, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, available Spring 2016.
I cover the five KEY metrics you need to know in early stage innovation projects which are unrecognisable when compared with traditional accounting metrics which tend to inhibit innovation.
Paul R. Williams, PMP has over twenty years of project, program & portfolio management leadership experience with information technology, innovation management and strategic business initiatives in the investment, banking, insurance, legal, manufacturing and professional services industries.
I recently caught up with Kmart Australia’s innovation program manager, Fabio Oliveira, on my podcast for a discussion on innovation in retail and what the ‘store of the future’ might look like.
Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures. Alex is also the co-author with Don Tapscott of the upcoming book: BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World.
I chat with top online marketer and one of the top influencers on the web, Neil Patel, serial entrepreneur, investor and blogger.
I talk awkward silences and why you should EMBRACE them rather than try and put an end to them by saying the first and usually least valuable thing that comes to mind.
Rand Fishkin is founder and former CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing software companies Moz, an online marketing platform that is worth more than US$120M.
Today's Fast Fix Friday focuses on the questions you can ask to come up with an idea worth exploring within five minutes.
Evangelos Simoudis is currently working with Steve Blank on a model for corporate innovation.
I talk hacking the corporate culture to support innovation, a topic inspired by my recent interview with Silicon Valley godfather Steve Blank.