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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)

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)

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United States

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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)

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@FuturistWay

Language:

English


Episodes

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

9/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:30

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

9/17/2020
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...

Duration:00:42:42

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

5/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:27

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

5/1/2020
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...

Duration:00:46:44

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

4/18/2020
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...

Duration:01:02:08

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

4/7/2020
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...

Duration:01:06:07

018: Dr. Andy Hines - The Grand Master of Foresight

2/11/2020
My guest today is Dr. Andy Hines. Dr. Hines came highly recommended to me by a number of listeners so I was thrilled when he agreed to join me to discuss foresight and future literacy. Dr. Hines is motivated by a professional hunger to make foresight practical and useful, and he believes that foresight can help deliver the insight that is so needed in today’s organizations and the world. His goal is to infect as many change agents as possible with this message, which is why he’s honed a...

Duration:00:58:13

017: DP Prakash - Global Head of Innovation at GlobalFoundries

1/23/2020
GlobalFoundries is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, generating annual revenue of over $5b and DP Prakash is the Global Head of Innovation tasked with the job of creating the company's future. DP is a dynamic leader and an innovator at his core. In this episode, we discuss the end of Moore's Law, the future of the semiconductor industry, quantum computers, and how DP is using exponential technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual/augmented...

Duration:01:02:01

016: Sue & Alisa (Minky Mamas) - Taking a business from zero to $1M in one year...organically!

11/13/2019
Creating a business from scratch with no money, no business experience, and no contacts that grows from zero to $1M in revenue in the first year with practically zero marketing costs seems impossible for most people. And when Sue and Alisa, the mother-daughter team behind Minky Mamas, got started, making $1M wasn’t even a fleeting thought. They simply needed to find a way to make some extra cash and decided to put their skills to work by creating a handful of one of a kind, handmade...

Duration:01:17:54

015: Jason Feifer: Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, International Speaker & Podcast Host

11/5/2019
What’s up everybody? Today I’m joined by the one and only, Jason Feifer. Jason is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, a popular international speaker, and the host of three podcasts. Other than being the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur, Jason is best known for his incredible work with the Pessimists Archive podcast, where he explores the history of why we resist new things. On one of my favorite episodes, Jason dives into the crazy beliefs and dangers of bicycles, expressed by...

Duration:00:36:22

014: Bryan Alexander - The Futurist Leading Higher Education into the Great Unknown

10/29/2019
What’s up everybody? Today I’m joined by an internationally known futurist. Bryan Alexander is a researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher working in the field of how technology transforms education. He’s spent nearly 20 years working with hundreds of colleges and universities, helping them understand the impact emerging technologies will have on their schools and how they can leverage these technologies to build sustainable models of the future. We touch on a number of topics I’m...

Duration:00:57:42

013: Jeff Crane - How to Read People to Become a Master Communicator

10/23/2019
What’s up everybody? Welcome to The Way of the Futurist podcast. On today’s episode I’m joined by Jeff Crane. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who’s been launching internet businesses since the 90’s including a dating website, a social network predating Facebook, a professional fundraising organization that landed him on a 40 under 40 list, a credit card website that ranked in the top 10 sites in the category, and a decentralized identity company to name just a few. And although Jeff is a...

Duration:01:02:46

012: Cole Winans - Entrepreneur, AI Expert & Master of Product Deployment

10/17/2019
What’s up everybody? Welcome to The Way of the Futurist podcast where I interview future focused leaders to provide you with the tips, tricks, and tools to begin thinking and acting like a futurist so you’re prepared to dominate in business and life as we careen towards our emergent future. On today’s episode I’m joined by Cole Winans, an expert in AI, mobile technology, and computer vision. Cole is the founder and CEO of a leading AI platform company called Flyreel, which we’ll discuss in...

Duration:00:50:14

011: Recast - Brian Nelson - The Technologies That Will Change Your Life

10/7/2019
A recast of Adam Carroll's interview of Brian Nelson on his Build A Bigger Life podcast. Adam Carroll's TEDx Talk (4.5M views) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VB39Jo8mAQ Build A Bigger Life Podcast - https://www.buildabiggerlife.com/ Build A Bigger Life Retreat - https://www.buildabiggerlife.com/retreat/

Duration:00:46:15

010: Roya Mattis - Award-Winning Business Leader, Relationship Expert, Speaker & Coach

9/12/2019
I have a fear...and lucky for you, we dive into it on today’s episode. I talk a lot about the future of technology with my guests, but today we’re taking a quick detour to talk about relationships and more specifically, the impact massive unemployment caused by automation and technological evolution will have on personal relationships within the home. Plus lots more. Roya Mattis is a leader of leaders. She leads an organization comprised of thousands of women, is a devoted wife and mother,...

Duration:00:28:13

009: Richard Titus - Entrepreneur, Investor & Former Sound Engineer for The Beach Boys

9/5/2019
What’s up everybody? Welcome to another killer episode of The Way of the Futurist podcast. Today’s guest is none other than Richard Titus. I came to know Richard through our shared connections from the crypto community and knew right away that he was the real deal. What I didn’t know, but learned during this conversation, was that he’s a technology rock star AND a committed family man and father. I would need a separate episode just to cover his full bio so here’s just a quick snapshot...

Duration:00:52:29

008: Marissa Brassfield - Operations Goddess, Futurist & Co-Creator of Abundance 360

8/27/2019
What’s up everybody? Welcome to another episode of The Way of the Futurist podcast. Today’s guest is the amazingly talented, Marissa Brassfield. Marissa started her career as a writer and journalist, but is now well-known for being an exponential technology evangelist and the Operations Goddess for the Abundance Group. For the past 7 years she’s worked side-by-side with the popular entrepreneur and futurist, Peter Diamanis, and was the co-creator, along with Peter, of the world’s greatest...

Duration:01:05:11

007: Lincoln Cannon - Entrepreneur, Philosopher & Transhumanist: What the future of technology holds for humanity

8/19/2019
In this episode of The Way of the Futurist podcast, I interview my long-time friend and mentor, Lincoln Cannon. I talk to Lincoln about his experience teaching himself how to code before the days of the internet, the creation of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, his involvement in bitcoin, startups, and the OS Fund as well as what the future of technology holds for humanity. Lincoln is a technologist, philosopher, and leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion....

Duration:01:01:38

006: Rod Pyle - Space Author & Filmmaker: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing episode

7/19/2019
Today's episode is a special 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing episode with Rod Pyle, a bonafide space geek. Rod is a space historian and futurist who has written 15 mass market books on space and another 3 books for internal use at NASA. His four latest books have all been published this year, which makes him one of the most accomplished authors today. In this episode Rod and I talk about the moment he knew he would work in the space industry and how he worked his way into...

Duration:01:10:01

005: Jeff Jessee - 2019 US Surfing Champ: Overcoming self-inflicted hardships

7/16/2019
Jeff Jessee is the 2019 US Senior Surfing Champion...but he wasn’t always the man he is today. This episode is different than the others. Instead of focusing on emerging technologies and futurism, we focus on overcoming self-inflicted hardships. As entrepreneurs, business leaders and generally as human beings, we deal with hardships and obstacles that we must overcome to find success. Many of us are dealing with situations that require us to make massive changes in our mindset and actions...

Duration:00:37:43