• Summary

  • 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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  • Sep 29 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 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
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    52 mins
  • Sep 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 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/

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    43 mins
  • May 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 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

    Links

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    49 mins

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