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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 t ...
 
Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs a ...
 
Elliott Davidson, the owner of Despreneur talks about the ways to build a business and design your own lifestyle you don’t need a vacation from. The goal of this podcast is to provide you real life stories to inspire your next move and support you with actionable and practical knowledge in design, entrepreneurship and technology fields. Elliott connects and talks with top designers, successful entrepreneurs and tech visionaries to unlock the knowledge that takes to build a successful busines ...
 
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You have more control over your mind — and therefore your performance — than you think. If you’re not sure what’s holding you back from certain goals in business or life, it might just be your mind. And according to today’s guest teacher, there’s something you can do about it. David Ibarra is a business consultant, author, and speaker who specializ…
 
You have more control over your mind — and therefore your performance — than you think. If you’re not sure what’s holding you back from certain goals in business or life, it might just be your mind. And according to today’s guest teacher, there’s something you can do about it. David Ibarra is a business consultant, author, and speaker who specializ…
 
The new year can bring more than one kind of hangover. So many businesses see a huge bump in sales around the holidays, only to suffer a serious dry spell right after. In some cases, the post-holiday drought can almost cancel out the gains that preceded it. The worst part? For many businesses, it doesn’t have to happen. Today, we offer a few ways t…
 
The new year can bring more than one kind of hangover. So many businesses see a huge bump in sales around the holidays, only to suffer a serious dry spell right after. In some cases, the post-holiday drought can almost cancel out the gains that preceded it. The worst part? For many businesses, it doesn’t have to happen. Today, we offer a few ways t…
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
What is Facebook about to do? Everyone’s talking about Meta and the Metaverse, but not everyone knows exactly what they’re talking about. Part rebrand, part new platform, part complete overhaul of the entire Internet — whatever it is, it’s potentially huge. Today, we clear up the confusion. More importantly, we’ll discuss what potential opportuniti…
 
What is Facebook about to do? Everyone’s talking about Meta and the Metaverse, but not everyone knows exactly what they’re talking about. Part rebrand, part new platform, part complete overhaul of the entire Internet — whatever it is, it’s potentially huge. Today, we clear up the confusion. More importantly, we’ll discuss what potential opportuniti…
 
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 books and life. --- Show Notes: Get the book: https://amzn.to/3lkiFXI Listen to the WYWL podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1oQ6gWZqHHBgsrpIISZiA…
 
Your brain is your most important tool. And tools need maintenance. Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is not indulgence — it’s business. Investing time and effort into brain health is what a responsible leader does. But sometimes, we need a little guidance. That’s where Tanessa Shears comes in. Tanessa is a biohacking expert and h…
 
Your brain is your most important tool. And tools need maintenance. Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is not indulgence — it’s business. Investing time and effort into brain health is what a responsible leader does. But sometimes, we need a little guidance. That’s where Tanessa Shears comes in. Tanessa is a biohacking expert and h…
 
Need a boost to get through tough times, or just meet a short-term goal? We’ve got you covered. Today, we share 5 specific ways you can inject some black ink into the ol’ profit and loss sheet — quickly, and at very little cost. These are all tactics we’ve used in our businesses, which you can use alone or in combinations. Best of all? None of them…
 
Need a boost to get through tough times, or just meet a short-term goal? We’ve got you covered. Today, we share 5 specific ways you can inject some black ink into the ol’ profit and loss sheet — quickly, and at very little cost. These are all tactics we’ve used in our businesses, which you can use alone or in combinations. Best of all? None of them…
 
Sometimes, you have to go the other way. Black Friday & Cyber Monday have become almost like holidays unto themselves. The only problem? The “tradition” of trampling each other for discount blenders or sending Amazon fulfillment centers into apocalypse mode isn’t right for every business. Not to mention, it has some serious drawbacks. Today, we exp…
 
Sometimes, you have to go the other way. Black Friday & Cyber Monday have become almost like holidays unto themselves. The only problem? The “tradition” of trampling each other for discount blenders or sending Amazon fulfillment centers into apocalypse mode isn’t right for every business. Not to mention, it has some serious drawbacks. Today, we exp…
 
Sometimes, the toughest thing about entrepreneurship is putting faith in other people. That’s especially true when you need to hire someone. None of us know how to do everything — creatives might not know how engineering works, graphic designers might not know SEO; the list goes on. So how can you build the best team when you haven’t played all the…
 
Sometimes, the toughest thing about entrepreneurship is putting faith in other people. That’s especially true when you need to hire someone. None of us know how to do everything — creatives might not know how engineering works, graphic designers might not know SEO; the list goes on. So how can you build the best team when you haven’t played all the…
 
How do you get on Groupon? More importantly…should you? Groupon has a thriving business with a massive global reach. The only problem for you? Their revenue comes from drastically reducing yours. Groupon became a household name by selling vastly discounted products and services from companies who partner with them. But of course, there’s a huge ups…
 
How do you get on Groupon? More importantly…should you? Groupon has a thriving business with a massive global reach. The only problem for you? Their revenue comes from drastically reducing yours. Groupon became a household name by selling vastly discounted products and services from companies who partner with them. But of course, there’s a huge ups…
 
How can you build what you really want to build? Do you have the courage to put your vision ahead of metrics? The work ethic to give it your all? The flexibility to figure out what works for your company, even if it’s a little different? If that sounds like you, you’ll probably love Amir Salihefendic. The founder and CEO of Doist (that’s the parent…
 
How can you build what you really want to build? Do you have the courage to put your vision ahead of metrics? The work ethic to give it your all? The flexibility to figure out what works for your company, even if it’s a little different? If that sounds like you, you’ll probably love Amir Salihefendic. The founder and CEO of Doist (that’s the parent…
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Most service-based businesses (web design, copywriting, photography, etc) charge in a way that’s…well, limited. Usually it’s by the hour, or some other fixed unit that helps the client predict what they’ll spend. But there’s another way to charge. It’s a little different. It requires some risk on your part. But if you and the client are willing to …
 
Tired of staring at that blank word doc? Writing can be hard. It can be intimidating. But you’ve got knowledge to share, and potential customers to bring to your website. So how can you pump out great content, reliably? All you need is a system. Today, we show you how to get the good stuff out of your head and onto the page. With a relatively simpl…
 
Tired of staring at that blank word doc? Writing can be hard. It can be intimidating. But you’ve got knowledge to share, and potential customers to bring to your website. So how can you pump out great content, reliably? All you need is a system. Today, we show you how to get the good stuff out of your head and onto the page. With a relatively simpl…
 
It’s an age-old e-commerce debate: should you offer free shipping? There is a firm answer, but it’s not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Like so many things in business, it depends. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener decide whether to ship their high-end iPhone accessories at their own expense, or make the customer cover it. Is shipping …
 
It’s an age-old e-commerce debate: should you offer free shipping? There is a firm answer, but it’s not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Like so many things in business, it depends. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping one listener decide whether to ship their high-end iPhone accessories at their own expense, or make the customer cover it. Is shipping …
 
Lauri-Ann Ainsworth (CEO of the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean) goes over her 3S framework, discusses going from chaos to clarity, finding your zone of genius, time management, and more.By Sarah St John
 
Jesse Fink is the author of five non-fiction books and has been published in over 20 countries and 13 foreign languages. His most recent book, Pure Narco: Th real-life tales of Luis Antonio Navia aka 'El Senador', is out now. In this episode we unpack: - Fink's rise to prominence as a non-fiction author - the life and times of Luis Navia, a Cuban-A…
 
Is your business healthy? How do you know? For a small business, it can be hard to tell which metrics really matter. You can lose yourself down endless rabbit holes of analytics — without really gaining any useful insight. And as your business grows, the complexity of data grows too. Maybe the most useful question is: what metrics can you afford to…
 
Is your business healthy? How do you know? For a small business, it can be hard to tell which metrics really matter. You can lose yourself down endless rabbit holes of analytics — without really gaining any useful insight. And as your business grows, the complexity of data grows too. Maybe the most useful question is: what metrics can you afford to…
 
Why do some entrepreneurs win, while others…just don’t? If you ask reality TV star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the short answer is hustle — even though so many other factors are outside your control. Today, we review Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business. Packed with actionable, down-to-Earth advice, this book leaves no doubt…
 
Why do some entrepreneurs win, while others…just don’t? If you ask reality TV star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the short answer is hustle — even though so many other factors are outside your control. Today, we review Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business. Packed with actionable, down-to-Earth advice, this book leaves no doubt…
 
What is your business worst at? No one can be the best at everything. But to survive and thrive in business, we have to make a conscious effort to address our weak points. Whether it’s marketing, sales, support, or any other aspect of your business, you can always improve. Today, we explain how. With a shift in mindset, you can become the kind of e…
 
What is your business worst at? No one can be the best at everything. But to survive and thrive in business, we have to make a conscious effort to address our weak points. Whether it’s marketing, sales, support, or any other aspect of your business, you can always improve. Today, we explain how. With a shift in mindset, you can become the kind of e…
 
Workers have more options — which means small businesses have more opportunities. If the COVID-19 pandemic has a silver lining, it’s the “Great Resignation.” Across the globe, people are quitting jobs that aren’t fulfilling, challenging, or lucrative enough. Part of that has to do with an expanded social safety net, but there’s more to it than that…
 
Workers have more options — which means small businesses have more opportunities. If the COVID-19 pandemic has a silver lining, it’s the “Great Resignation.” Across the globe, people are quitting jobs that aren’t fulfilling, challenging, or lucrative enough. Part of that has to do with an expanded social safety net, but there’s more to it than that…
 
Paid advertising can supercharge your growth — or just drain your budget. It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners has a problem. They’ve spent $20k on paid advertising, and gotten squat as a result. Facebook, Insta, YouTube, and more have produced nothing in terms of conversions, despite their dumping a used car’s worth of money into ads. What…
 
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