The Way of the Futurist

The Way of the Futurist

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.... Show More

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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 t... Read more

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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 i... Read more

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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 sust... Read more

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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 i... Read more

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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 lead... Read more

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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/

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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 organiz... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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. 

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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 k... Read more

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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 situation... Read more

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In today's episode I speak with Amy Peck, an industry leader in VR/AR/XR, who harnessed her intense curiosity for creative pursuits to become an early contributor to the world of mixed reality. Amy lives at the cutting edge of immersive technology and helps enterprise companies understand how they can leverage the technology to capitalize on rare and valuable market opportunities.

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Over the past decade, Futurist Thomas Frey has built an enormous following around the world based on his ability to develop accurate visions of the future and describe the opportunities ahead. Having started seventeen businesses himself and assisting on the development of hundreds more, the understanding he brings to his audiences is a rare blend of reality-based thinking coupled with a clear-headed visualization of the world ah... Read more

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Thanks for joining me today as I explore our emergent future with my guest, Jazz Rasool. Jazz is an entrepreneur, consultant, scientist, researcher and futurist...he’s currently a research fellow at the Learning Technology Research Center at Ravensbourne University London and leads EU funded projects that include, among many others, a project called WEKIT, which stands for Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training. Th... Read more

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Welcome to The Way of the Futurist podcast. I'm excited to share the stories of amazing leaders, entrepreneurs, and futurists with you as we explore how to think and act like a futurist so we can thrive during times of technological innovation.



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