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The Future of the High Net Worth Lifestyle

The Future of the High Net Worth Lifestyle

October 29, 2020

Dalton Skach, CEO of Gold Gate, a fintech focused on real estate is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about how to own homes in Beverly Hills, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore and London for the price of one through fractional real estate investing. The approach builds in tokenization. We discuss the needs of the wealthy post-COVID-19.

The takeaway is that the future of High Net Worth Lifestyle is changing rapidly with COVID as well as new blockchain based opportunities to invest with a fractionalized approach, even in the traditional asset class of real estate. Could this re-invigorate the asset class? Will commercial real estate tank first? Many questions linger.

After listening to the episode, check out Gold Gate as well as Dalton's social media profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

The Future of Open Finance

The Future of Open Finance

October 27, 2020

Amrit Kumar, President and co-founder of Zilliqa, the blockchain platform, is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of the Futurized podcast and author of Future Tech (2021), Pandemic Aftermath (2020), Disruption Games (2020) and Leadership From Below (2008).

In this conversation, they talk about bridging the worlds of legacy finance and blockchain, scaling blockchain protocols with sharing, security trade-offs, holding community and operational funds by staking, emerging startups, and divergent regulatory paths around the world.

The takeaway is that the future of open finance is rapidly evolving, but that trust will ebb and flow for a while ahead as decentralized and open finance is spreading across the globe with new players building protocols with increasingly smart contracts, speedy platform solutions, and alternative tokens that provide new benefits that appeal to new groups of users and investors.

Once you have listened to the episode, check out Zilliqa as well as Amrit Kumar's social profile:

  • Zilliqa.com http://zilliqa.com/
  • Amrit Kumar (@maqstik) https://www.linkedin.com/in/amrit-kumar-6aa66151/

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

 

The Future of Brands in Politics

The Future of Brands in Politics

October 23, 2020

Victoria Sakal, Managing Director of Brand Intelligence at Morning Consult, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized podcast and author of Future Tech, Pandemic Aftermath, Disruption Games and Leadership From Below. 

In this conversation, they talk about how big brands should deal with the US election, political intelligence, emerging survey results on how consumers think brands should react to social movements. Do consumers expect CEOs to take a stance on emerging issues such as climate change, #MeToo, safe elections, or COVID-19? Who do consumers trust the most, politicians or brands? What are the top issues on Americans’ minds? How will the political role of brands evolve?

The takeaway is that, at least based on the survey findings we discussed today, brands have no choice but to enter the policy debate on important societal issues. That does not mean that they can or should necessarily take sweeping views on all issues at hand. Consumers don’t —yet—expect brands to behave as responsibly as governments. But that may change. For now, the advice for brands would be to take a stand on issues that are close to heart and where you have integrity. Then, you need to follow up. Post-election, brands will likely find themselves in a renewed game of stakeholder capitalism. Gone are the days where shareholders were all that mattered.

After listening to the episode, check out the recent report on brands in politics, Morning Consult as well as Victoria's social profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars

The Future of Cryptocurrency

The Future of Cryptocurrency

October 22, 2020

Ryan Selkis, founder and CEO of Messari, the crypto economy analyst firm, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized podcast and author of Future Tech, Pandemic Aftermath, Disruption Games and Leadership From Below. 

In this conversation, they talk about what cryptocurrency is in simple terms, what's next in terms of adoption, and where we are going in the next decade.

The takeaway is that the future of cryptocurrency is of such transformational character that the global economy is likely to change forever as a result. The only question is the speed of adoption and the important regional differences in terms of speed of adoption, governance models and new, emerging powerhouses. If Ryan Selkis is right, Bitcoin will take on aspects that make it similar in function to the gold standard. These are earth shattering predictions indeed. Combine that, with the fact that volatility will continue to be high for some time to come. How to prepare for a period where stability includes volatility? If this comes to pass, entire economic paradigms will get smothered.

After listening to the episode, check out Messari as well as Ryan Selkis' online profile: 

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

 

Evolving Startup Ecosystems

Evolving Startup Ecosystems

October 20, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Christian Nagel, Founder of Venture Lane, business angel and expert on go-to-market strategies, communication and international rollout.

In this conversation, they talk about tribal community building, networking, funding, scaling startups mid- and post-COVID-19. They cover startup hubs, what it takes to achieve critical mass, innovating in edge cities, the EU vs. US vs. Asia, learning from failure, angel investing, mentoring and the tech community in Boston.

The takeaway is that you cannot get around the human factor in community building. Protecting the positive aspects of tribalism whilst still achieving scale is key to all startup ecosystems, particularly as COVID-19 limits traditional informal meetups.

After listening to the episode, check out VentureLane Boston and Christian Magel's online profile: 

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

The Future of Flux

The Future of Flux

October 15, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Sid Mohasseb, author, investor, professor, and known as the entrepreneur philosopher.

In this conversation, they talk about The Future of Flux. Entrepreneurial philosophy. Personalizing your journey. Listening to the Guru near you. Evolve like a caterpillar--again and again.

The takeaway is that the deepest motivation behind entrepreneurship is to seek happiness. We can only learn if we are open to them possibility of learning everywhere around us. Anybody or anything could be the source of the final spark that leads to lasting insight. But we have to stay alert and we need to be ready for the reality of change, whether it be rapid or slow. Like the caterpillar, we might evolve significantly if we put in the effort, see and capture our moment.

After listening to the episode, check out Sid Mohasseb's books and online profile: 

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

The Future of Online Learning

The Future of Online Learning

October 13, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Furqan Nazeeri, Partner at Extension Engine, the online education platform consulting firm.

In this conversation, they talk about what learning is all about, how COVID-19 both (in)validates and facilitates online learning. They discuss online learning platforms, the best approaches at the moment, and where we are headed in the next decade.

The takeaway is that online learning as it was practiced for 20 years was invalidated by COVID-19 and we don’t yet have the answer to what it must become. Having said that, the best universities are doing something right.

After listening to the episode, check out Extension Engine as well as Furqan Nazeeri's online profile:

  • Extension Engine https://extensionengine.com/ 
  • Furqan Nazeeri (@fnazeeri) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nazeeri/

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

Global Innovation Index

Global Innovation Index

October 12, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Professor Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University, co-author of Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Foundation.

In this conversation, they talk about measuring innovation, the challenges of developing governance at the country level, across the globe, and how to improve innovation input and output.

The takeaway is that the future of innovation measurement will continue to evolve with the metrics that become available, but could also deteriorate if we are not careful to maintain statistical data and overview through national and international monitoring. In 2020’s Index, Switzerland comes out in top with China, Vietnam and the United Republic of Tanzania topping their comparable income groups. There are exciting developments in Sub-Saharan Africa as several countries there continue to push forward.

After listening to the episode, check out the most recent Global Innovation Index as well as Soumitra's social media profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

Behavioral Science in Product Design

Behavioral Science in Product Design

October 8, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Matt Wallaert, behavioral scientist and author of Start At The End: How To Build Products that Create Change.

In this conversation, they talk about how the field of product design has evolved, the value of experimentation, discovery of cutting edge products, who does it well, corporations and startups, and how the future of product design is steeped in science.

The takeaway is that behavioral science should be an obligatory part of product design and it cannot be an afterthought. Right now, most companies are overweight on data scientists and underweight on behavioral scientists, even though they are both needed in equal measure for a product to succeed.

After listening to the episode, check out Matt's most recent book as well as his social media profile:

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

The Future of Cultured Meat

The Future of Cultured Meat

October 6, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David Brandes, Managing Director and co-founder of Peace of Meat.

In this conversation, they talk about the technology of cell-based, cultured meat, the sustainability benefits of removing animals from food production, consumer trust, regulatory forces, disruption, and the future of food tech.

The takeaway is that cultured meat is here to stay, although it’s introduction will take time and will vary depending on tech innovation speed, regulatory attitudes and consumer trust. COVID-19 has brought about a renewed discussion about food safety and worker safety—lab grown meat does not seem as far fetched as it once did.

After listening to the episode, check out Peace of Meat as well as David Brandes' online profile: 

The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. 

For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.

One Woman’s Empowerment Quest to help One Million

One Woman’s Empowerment Quest to help One Million

October 1, 2020

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Savi Barrowes, host of the Dream Big and Live Free podcast.

In this conversation, which I initially had planned as a prep call, we instead dove straight in. We talked about Savi’s path to empowerment, her quest to empower one million women, her project on the future of work for American nurses which brought her to the White House, what she took away from her MBA at MIT Sloan, the meaning of life, whether we need a North Star and how to turn adversity in to personal and professional growth. In doing so, we also talk about what the next decade will bring for women’s empowerment.

My takeaway is that even if your life is defined by abrupt shock, such as suicide in the family before you turn 19, domestic abuse, a divorce before you are thirty, and starting out without formal education, you can still prevail. Not only that, you can experience outsized success, and even better, you can inspire others to make changes to transform their lives. What a powerful message to young women and to all of us.

After listening, check out the Dream Big and Live Free podcast as well as Savi Barrowes's online profile:

The sponsor of this episode is Yegii, the insight network, which creates on-demand teams carrying out consulting projects across industries such as financial services, education, industrial operations, software, energy, healthcare and life science, resulting in slide decks and interactive presentations. See https://archives.yegii.com/

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