Future Squared

Stephen Hawking once said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change... so let’s adapt.

Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information that comes to hand, kick goals in your professional and personal life and better navigate what is fast becoming, a Brave New World.

Previous guests include thought leaders such as Adam Grant, Brad Feld, Tim O'Reilly, Gretchen Rubin, Kevin Kelly, Jeremy Heimans, Steve Blank, Neil Patel, Rand Fishkin, Jordan Harbinger, Omar Zenhom, Andreas Antonopoulos, Ryan Blair, Whitney Johnson and various other thought leaders.

Past topics have explored the likes of:

Blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence and universal basic income (UBI), sales and marketing, lean startup, design thinking, agile, political correctness, identity politics, cloud computing, geopolitics, neuroscience, data science, fintech, proptech, sports, tech addiction, CRISPR, venture capital, angel investment, nootropics and cognitive therapies, big data, cloud computing, DevOps, fake news, web development, UX and UI, influencer and content marketing, emotional intelligence, Stoic philosophy, mindfulness and meditation, chatbots, automation, IoT, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Trump, tech trends, Pixar animation studios, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, disruption to incumbents, how to measure innovation, extreme ownership, radical transparency and a hell of a lot more!

Future Squared is brought to you by Collective Campus, a innovation accelerator that works with organisations to unlock their people’s latent potential to create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. If you need help driving your organisation’s innovation strategy, visit www.collectivecampus.io


411. Non-Fungible Tokens(NFTs) and Collectable Digital Art with Saatchi Art's Monty Preston

Monty Preston is the Manager of Art Advisory & Curation at Saatchi Art. Prior to joining Saatchi Art in 2018, she worked at female-led, industry-disrupting startups including Beauty Pie in London, whe

410: The Sh*t They Never Taught You with Adam Jones and Adam Ashton

In this episode, I interview the co-hosts of the popular podcast What You Will Learn, and now co-authors of The Sh*t They Never Taught You, Adam Jones and Adam Ashton, for a conversation on all things

409. How to Make it as a Cocaine Trafficker with Jesse Fink

Jesse Fink joins Steve Glaveski to talk Pure Narco: Th real-life tales of Luis Antonio Navia aka 'El Senador'.

408: Andrew Bogut on Basketball, Social Justice Politics in the NBA, and Australia’s Lockdown Measures

Andrew Bogut is one of Australia’s most decorated basketball exports. He was the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, won an NBA championship in 2015 with the Golden State Warriors, and spent 15

407. Pizza's Paul Fenech on Making it in TV

Paul Fenech is an Australian filmmaker, film and television actor, director, producer and writer. He is best known for writing, directing, producing and starring in the television series, Pizza.

PSA: Australia's Lockdown Laws and Obsession with COVID-19 Cases

What Australia's lockdown laws mean for the longterm wellbeing and prosperity of its people.

Laws and Lockdowns are Making Australians Dull and Dumb

Freedom of expression, movement, and the free exchange of ideas. Such liberties underpin a progressive, innovative, and economically prosperous society.

405: Navigating Emotions and Healing the Heart with Amy Chan

Amy Chan is the Founder of Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat that takes a scientific and spiritual approach to heal the heart. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Heart Hackers Club.

Episode 402: Reinvent the Way You Work with Jonas Altman

In this episode of Future Squared, workologist and author of Shapers, Jonas Altman, joins Steve Glaveski to talk the future of work.

Episode #400: From Fijian Refugee to Billion Dollar Supplement Empire with Izhar Basha

From humble beginnings with a small supplement retail store in Randwick, Izhar Basha has gone on to create and head internationally recognised and celebrated Australian supplements brand, EHPlabs.

Episode #398: Reviving a 200-Year-Old Whisky Distillery with David Prior

David Prior is a lifelong entrepreneur. He founded Baroda Packaging, which was acquired in 2007, before turning his eye to yoghurt.

Episode #397: Gad Saad on Social Justice Politics at Work

Gad Saad joins Steve Glaveski on the Future Squared podcast, to talk all about social justice politics at work.

Episode #395: Becoming Financially Well with WeMoney's Dan Jovevski

Dan Jovevski is an entrepreneur, and founder of WeMoney, an AI-based financial wellness platform set out to increase financial wellbeing for all Australians.

Episode #391: Get Rich and Die Trying with John Roa

At the age of twenty-six, John Roa founded a tech-consulting and design firm, ÄKTA, that he sold for a fortune to Salesforce.

Episode #390: Daniel Cannizzaro talks Australian Fintech, Parpera

In this episode of Future Squared, founder of Aussie fintech Parpera, shares his journey from Melbourne's northwestern suburbs to EY and London Business School, before founding up and coming fintech, Parpera.

Episode #389: The Low Touch Economy with Nick De Mey

Nick De Mey is founding partner of Board of Innovation, a Strategy & Business Design firm for corporates.

Episode #388: From Journalist to Poker Champion with Maria Konnikova

Maria is the author of two New York Times best-sellers, The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016) and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013).

Episode #387: Fighting Fear with Big Wave Surfer, Mark Mathews

Surfer, Red Bull Athlete and Keynote Speaker. Mark Mathews is a professional big wave surfer who has made a living surfing waves up to 50 feet big.

Episode #386: An interview with my mother, Miljana Glaveska

Immigrant, Fighter and Survivor. In this episode of Future Squared, I interview my now 69-year-old mom, Miljana Glaveska.

Episode #384: Tony Nash on Building a 9-Figure Online Business - Part One

Tony Nash is co-founder and CEO of Booktopia, which employs 260 people, generates over $170M and sells one item every six seconds.

Episode #383: Negotiate Anything with Alexandra Carter

Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. She has spent the last eleven years helping thousands of people negotiate better, build relationships and reach their goals. In 2019, Alex was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University’s highest teaching honor.

Episode #382: The Psychology of Friendship with Lydia Denworth

Lydia Denworth is a contributing editor for Scientific American and writes the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today.

Episode #381: Alex Osterwalder on Building an Invincible Company

This episode is brought to you by Collective Campus brand new online innovation courses. Whether you want to learn about business models and testing ideas with Alex Osterwalder, building a corporate startup with Dan Toma, or learn about topics such as design thinking, and agile fundamentals, head to www.collectivecampus.io/online

Episode #380: Rising From the Startup Ashes with Michael Fox

Michael Fox is an entrepreneur and investor, best known for co-founding Shoes of Prey, the online retail startup that raised US$25M and grew its team to 200 people, before lagging demand forced the company to famously call it a day in 2019. Today, he heads up plant-based meat alternative company, Fable Foods Co.

Episode #379: Caring for Seniors During the Pandemic

Paul McIntyre is the host of ABC Radio’s ‘Medical Matters’ and has more than two decades of experience at ABC Radio. He is also a playwright and author. His book, Use It or Lose It, is a guide to remaining vital through mid-life and beyond.

Episode #377: Boosting Your Immunity with Lucas Aoun

Today I welcome back to the show biohacker, naturopath and human guinea pig, Lucas Aoun, who you might remember from episode 342.

Episode #378: Steve Blank talks Virus Survival Strategies for Business

Steve Blank - considered by many to be the father of modern entrepreneurship - returns to Future Squared to talk COVID19 virus survival strategies for business.

Episode #376: How to Avoid Going Crazy During COVID-19 Lockdown

Many of us the world over now find ourselves in isolation, either forced to shelter in place as is the case in large parts of California, or practice social distancing and effectively spend more time at home.

Episode #375: 23 Steps to Surviving COVID19 for Startups and Small Business

Successfully building a company is a Herculean feat at the best of times — 95% of startups fail and most small businesses close their doors before they turn five.

Episode #374: COVID-19 and How to Crush Working From Home

COVID-19 has had a deleterious effect on our world as we know it.

Episode #373: Turning Customers into Fans with David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed business strategist, entrepreneur, advisor to emerging companies, and public speaker.

Episode #372: Seth Godin on Navigating Business and Life

Seth Godin needs no introduction but I am going to give him one anyway.He is the author of 19 books, and over 8,000 blog posts.

Episode #371: Surfing in the City with Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross is the founder of URBNSURF, Australia’s first surf park, which opened its doors to the public in January of 2020 to much fanfare.

Episode #370: Ultralearning with Scott H Young

Scott H Young is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things. For the last ten years he has been experimenting to find out how to learn and think better.

Episode #369: James Clear on Replacing Bad Habits with Good Habits

James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement.A freak baseball accident put James in a desperate place, fighting to recover from brain damage. The debilitating brain injury forced him to discover a new way of living. Recovery took James to a new understanding of habits and the power of stacking simple, easy habits, one on top of the other, to create momentum and change.

Episode #368: Capitalism, Inequality and Opportunity with Branko Milanovic

Branko Milanovic is a Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center and a senior fellow at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality. He obtained his Ph. D. in economics from the University of Belgrade with a dissertation on income inequality in Yugoslavia. He served as lead economist in World Bank Research Department for almost 20 years and as a senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington from 2003 to 2005. He has held teaching appointments at the University of Maryland (2007-2013) and at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (1997-2007).

Episode #367: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life."

Episode #366: The Early Days of Netflix with Marc Randolph

Marc was co-founder of Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors.

Episode #365: Entrepreneurship in Schools with Don Wettrick

Don Wettrick is the President and Founder of StartedUP, an organization dedicated to help transform the school culture toward innovation and enable student-led entrepreneurship.

Episode #364: Human Longevity with Kale Brock

Kale Brock is an award nominated writer, filmmaker and speaker. He’s the author of several books, including The Gut Healing Protocol, The Art Of Probiotic Nutrition, and Mandy Microbe’s Big Gut Adventure.

Episode #363: Nintendo versus SEGA with Blake Harris

Blake J. Harris is the bestselling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which is currently being adapted into a mini-series by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Episode #362: Own the AI Revolution with Neil Sahota

Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations A.I. subject matter expert, professor at UC Irvine, and globally-recognized speaker and author. Neil is a founding member of the UN’s Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Committee, and he’s here to talk about the ways we can harness the power of AI and use it for social good. Neil is also the author of Own the A.I. Revolution, providing a future-forward look at A.I., focusing on how businesses can use it to commercialize while doing good in the world.

Episode #361: Mobility Matters with Aaron Aldred

Aaron Aldred is movement based performance trainer situated in Melbourne. With a Bachelors degree in Sports Science, he is currently training clients out of Focus Fitness Yarraville, a gym located in the inner west of Melbourne. Aaron runs 4 week Mobility workshops which provide a wealth of knowledge on optimising movement mechanics, self myofascial release (SMR) and body recovery.

Episode #360: Paul Roos on Leadership and Performance by Design

Paul Roos is a former Australian rules footballer and senior coach in the Australian Football League (AFL). Roos represented Fitzroy and Sydney during the 1980s and 1990s, playing 356 games over 17 seasons. Roos was the senior coach of the Sydney Swans and Melbourne Football Club from 2002 to 2010 and 2013 to 2016 respectively.

Episode #357: Scott Belsky on Startup to Scaleup to Big Exit

Scott Belsky is the author of the international bestselling book MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN and his latest book, The Messy Middle, explores finding your way through the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture. Scott has spent his career making the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies.

Episode #356: Bob Burg on Giving First

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Episode #354: Corporate Startup Partnerships with Bank of New Zealand

In this episode of Future Squared, I bring you two executives from Bank of New Zealand - Lannon Durrant - Senior Manager in BNZ’s Partnership Team, and Connor Shelley, Head of Transformation and Innovation. 

Episode #351: Reach Peak Performance with Matt Belair

Matthew Belair is a life long martial artist, knowledge seeker and explorer. He has travelled the world to train with masters, which include meditating with monks in Nepal, training MMA in Thailand and trekking Mount Everest and studying Shaolin Kung Fu with 34th Generation Shaolin Masters in China.

Episode #353: Trillion Dollar Coach with Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle

Jonathan Rosenberg is the former Senior Vice President of Products at Google and current advisor to Alphabet Inc. CEO Larry Page.

Episode #349: From African Royalty to the Bronx with Remi Adeleke

Remi Adeleke is many things, former royalty, an ex-Navy Seal, an author, entrepreneur and producer.

Episode #345: Writing and Bitcoin Billionaires with Ben Mezrich

With a writing career spanning 19 years, Mezrich has authored twenty books, with a combined printing of over 4 million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages and was adapted into the #1 Box Office movie 21.

Episode #342: Human Performance Optimisation with Lucas Aoun

From a very young age, Lucas Aoun became interested in the effects of certain foods and herbs on his own physiological and psychological performance. When he was playing soccer, he found himself monitoring his performance very closely and discovered that some supplements were having a drastic effect on reaction times, decision making and ability to the "read" the play. This then sparked a passion to spend copious amounts of his "spare time" to research various ergogenic aids.

Episode #341: Life as a Ghost with Daniel Paisner

Daniel Paisner is one of the busiest collaborators in publishing. He's written over sixty books, on topics ranging from business and sports, to politics and popular culture, including sixteen New York Times best-sellers.