In this introductory episode, I want to take a few minutes to tell you a bit about myself and how this show got started. As you’ll hear, my journey hasn’t been typical and today I give you my thoughts on how I was able to achieve what I have. I also reveal the three pieces to being “futureproof” and much more. Thanks for listening and I look forward to sharing my story, and those of my guests, with each and every one of you through this podcast.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • How I got turned down when applying for my MBA at the least desirable school in the country – but got accepted to the top one (3:15)
  • Why I decided to bet on myself and leave my corporate job for entrepreneurship (4:35)
  • How play and the pursuit of knowledge factored into my journey (5:10)
  • My definition of “success” (7:20)
  • The idea and purpose behind futureproofing (9:32)
  • Why you need to think about your “default future” (we all have one…) (11:06)
  • Time isn’t speeding up, but the future is coming much more quickly (11:40)
  • How our minds are like a bunch of shelves, and how this relates to staying relevant and adaptive (13:00)

Deadly Quotes:

“The system didn’t see me coming; it told me I was mediocre at best” (0:55)

“I started out very much the underdog” (7:05)

“If you put in all the same stuff, you’re going to get out all the same stuff” (11:00)

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