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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. His account of his rise from a self-described below-average student, to becoming a poster boy for the ambitious, successful young entrepreneur, to nearly destroying himself in the process is the subject of his book, A Practical Way to Get Rich . . . and Die Trying.

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), winner of the 2016 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013), an Anthony and Agatha Award finalist.

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 Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. 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.

Episode #340: Storytelling and Hip-Hop with Raj Nathan

Raj Nathan is a hypeman - no, he doesn’t wear a clock around his neck like Flavor Flav - he’s a startup hypeman, and his mission us to help companoes not suck at pitching and telling their story, so they stand out to customers and investors, and stand apart from competitors and pretenders.

Episode #385: Detoxification with Stefan Filippo

Stemming from chronic illness, health coach Stefan Filippo has made it his mission to learn about how the human body functions with the aim of improving his own health as well as educating and empowering others to evolve into their best self.

Episode #338: Live an Optimised Life with Steve Brophy

Steve Brophy is a passionate and innovative educator with 17 years of experience both locally and internationally in K-12 schools. In his role as the Director of ICT & eLearning at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Steve is responsible for overseeing the digital strategy and development of the school. Steve was recipient of the 2017 Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) Outstanding Leader of the year award. He is the co-host of the TeachTechPlay web-show, organiser of the TeachTechPlay conference and co-host of the Design and Play podcast.

Episode #336: Humor at Work with Andrew Tarvin

Andrew Tarvin is obsessed with efficiency. In fact, that's why he goes by Drew Tarvin, it's more efficient. As the world's first humor engineer, he teaches people how to get better results while having more fun. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a stand-up comedian, he reverse-engineers the skill of humor in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace.

Episode #334: Ryan Serhant on Selling Your Way From Rags to Riches

Ryan Serhant is a costar on Bravo's hit show Million Dollar Listing New Yorkand the star of Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan fell into real estate by accident after giving up his acting career. He made just over $9,000 his first year in the business. Ten years later, Ryan leads a team of 60 brokers and averages a billion dollars in sales every year, making him one of the most successful real estate brokers in the world.

Episode #333 Tom Ziglar on Transforming Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time

Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse, to sales, to management, and then on to leadership.

Episode #329: The Uncensored History of SIlicon Valley with Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher grew up in Silicon Valley playing Atari, programming computers, and reading science fiction. He still lives in the Bay Area but now spends his time thinking about the future, tracing it's origins, and writing about it – for Wired, MIT Technology Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Valley of Genius is his first book

Episode #327: Beware of Digital Agencies Selling Innovation

In this episode, I aim to shine a light on the deceptive practices being carried out by digital agencies across the globe, and whilst I will be speaking specifically about practices pertaining to serving corporate innovation clients, the same set of practices are affecting young startups and entrepreneurs everywhere.

Episode #326: The Life Skills That Matter with Stephen Warley

Stephen Warley is the founder of Life Skills That Matter. After being laid off 18 years ago, Stephen has interviewed over 500 people in professions as diverse as defence, finance, health, marketing and entrepreneurship, read over 200 books about personal development and conducted countless lifestyle design experiments.

Episode #324: Productivity with Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy is an author, speaker, and productivity and time management strategist.