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e13/ The Psychological Costs of Entrepreneurship

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Join Gerhard and Pete as they sit down to talk about topics ranging from product design, startups, technology and life in the digital age, whilst they try to maintain some sort of credibility. Drinks will be drunk, long-distance bromance will be maintained and who knows, you might learn something from it.

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Join Gerhard and Pete as they sit down to talk about topics ranging from product design, startups, technology and life in the digital age, whilst they try to maintain some sort of credibility. Drinks will be drunk, long-distance bromance will be maintained and who knows, you might learn something from it.

Contact us at hello@futurishpodcast.com

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e21/ How to RETIRE by the Age of 40
In this episode we explore the “FIRE” concept, which stands for “Financial Independence and Retiring Early”. Pete and Gerhard discuss various ways how to retire by the age of 40 and things that they have tried, or will try. But, we will also discuss why we even need something like FIRE. Why would you want? Why wouldn’t you? Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete and Gerhard! References: - Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez - Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker. - Spaceship Invest (https://www.spaceshipinvest.com.au) - Warren Buffett’s Advice (https://www.fool.com/investing/warren-buffett-stocks-investing-advice.aspx) - Robinhood (https://robinhood.com/au/) - Freetrade (https://freetrade.io/) - Red Rising - Stardew Valley
47:41
October 22, 2019
e20/ Making Ideas Happen (or Getting Sh*t Done)
For our 20th anniversary we decided to talk about how to make ideas happen and get sh*t done. For this we look into examples of companies, and successful creative professionals, who have cracked the balance between the novelty of an idea and execution. Because so often, innovation is overrated and what counts the most is actually great execution. So, what are you waiting for? Make your ideas happen! Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete and Gerhard! References: Book: Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
51:24
September 16, 2019
e19/ Growth, Growth, …Growth, or the Insanity of Today’s Market
In this month’s episode we look into the craziness of the unsustainable and ego-driven growth culture of today’s companies. For this we look into the acquisition of tumblr and the book ‘Let my people go surfing’ as great examples of slow and sustainable growth. This and ramblings about whiskey subscription services and Pornhub as a workplace? What more could you ask for? Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete and Gerhard! References: Book: Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard Articles: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/12/20802639/tumblr-verizon-sold-wordpress-blogging-yahoo-adult-content
54:17
August 26, 2019
e18/ F**k Passion, Dance With Life
Join us for a very special episode, in which Gerhard talks about his 4-week coding bootcamp experience and what it taught him about life, himself and learning. Afterwards we use Netflix’s latest documentary, “The Great Hack”, as a launchpad to dive into the dangers of technology getting out of our control, and our data as a human right. We finish this episode with a dystopian look into the future where Elon Musk’s latest startup - Neuralink - will reach the consumer mass market. Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete and Gerhard! Articles discussed in this episode: * https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy/ * https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/16/20697123/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-reading-thread-robot
52:56
August 5, 2019
e17/ Simplify Things
Join us for this very groovy episode in which we explore a future in which we will live up to 100-years, or more, and what implications this will have on products and services for such a demographic. Articles discussed in this episode: * E3 2019: https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/14/from-project-scarlett-to-gooigi-the-best-of-e3-2019/ * Products for an aging demographic: http://tiny.cc/c2hd8y * The Paradox of Choice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Paradox_of_Choice Then we put on our nerdy glasses and take a deep dive into this year’s E3 announcements. Finally, we finish this episode up as we talk about the importance of simplifying things in life, because the illusion of choice is a paradox anyways. Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete and Gerhard!
55:56
June 17, 2019
e16/ The One Ring That Binds Them All
Join us for our 16th (!) episode where we explore the future of operating systems that make switching between devices as seamless as putting on new underwear - or even easier! We also discuss the big 5 companies (can you guess which ones?) that currently dominate the market, our lives and even our politics. Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete and Gerhard.
52:39
May 27, 2019
e15/ The Meaning of Life
In this very special episode we have the honor to be joined by our good friend Moritz Wenzel, who has been already a guest in episode 6. More than two years have been passed since then and we use this episode to catch up and talk about Moritz’s first SciFi short story, which served as explosive fuel for some very deep discussions about life, the universe and humanity’s future. Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete, Gerhard and Moritz.
55:47
April 29, 2019
e14/ Exploring the new Internet and Netflix for Podcasts
In this hot episode Gerhard shares his experience from his trip to Austin, Texas, where he attended the SXSW festival - for which Pete hates him as he has been trying to go there since he learned to walk (which was at the age of 22). We also discuss Spotify’s latest acquisitions and their plan to dominate the world by creating the Netflix for Podcasts. This is a hot & spicy episode you do not want to miss!
1:04:07
March 18, 2019
e13/ The Psychological Costs of Entrepreneurship
In our 13th episode we discuss how an Australian wine company created a blue ocean by offering more accessible wine for everyone. We also look at Facebook and the current privacy implications and peek behind the hidden psychological costs of entrepreneurship and why well targeted advertisement is actually a good thing! Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete & Gerhard.
58:16
February 19, 2019
e12/ Celebrating the Past, Present and Future
Join us for our 12th episode, where we celebrate the re-launch of Futurish. We take a deep reflection dive on the last two years and especially 2018: The things we have learned and the things we want to learn more about.
1:05:49
January 19, 2019
e11/ Trump's Jibba Jabba
You thought we have faded away? HA! Wrong! Futurish is back with its monthly portion of bromance and, as a side dish, a brand new episode. Join us for our 11th episode and our discussion about the potential of universal income to save humanity, Trump's new reality TV show "I am President", Pete's secret lover Elon Musk and much more. Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Pete & Gerhard
45:53
November 24, 2016
e10/ A Package of Futurish Happiness
Join us for our 10th episode, a milestone in the history of Futurish (after reaching 1 billion listeners). To celebrate this milestone, we talk about whether happiness has become the ultimate consumer product and about Google's latest announcement; the Pixel phone. Relax and tune in for some Futurish times with Gerhard & Pete.
38:33
October 9, 2016
e9/ Disconnect to Reconnect
In this episode the topics couldn't have been any more widespread. Join us for a discussion about Snap Inc's (Snapchat) newest product, the legal and political challenges of a Mars colonization and why you should sometimes disconnect to reconnect in life. Make yourself a drink, tune in and wonder how unprofessional a podcast can be.
56:03
October 2, 2016
e8/ Love is Bacon and Beer
Life, love and creativity is all about bacon and beer, according to Futurish. Join us for a creative ride as we discuss facts about creativity, Elon Musk's insane mind, Pete's weird affection for Elon and much more! Tune in and enjoy some Futurish-time with Pete and Gerhard.
52:45
September 20, 2016
e7/ The Futurish-Love Awakens
The Futurish-Love has awoken! Join us as we talk about Apple's latest product announcements and why trusting your gut feeling is always a wise decision. All that and much more spiced up with some Futurish passion and love, as always.
1:03:53
September 8, 2016
e6/ Summer Cottage Love
Futurish is back from a wonderful summer break with a brand new episode featuring a very special guest! In this episode, we talk about our romantic time at a Finnish summer cottage, our billion dollar ideas, who we would have been during Medieval times and Artificial Intelligence. All that and much more spiced up with some Futurish passion and love, as always.
59:42
August 29, 2016
e5/ All you need is Futurish love
Join us for our last episode as we take a little well deserved break away for the summer. In episode five we discuss the outcome of the recent UK EU referendum and the possibilities of an even more restricted world of copyright - all thanks to Paul McCartney.
1:01:48
June 27, 2016
e4/ How to work less and Aha! more
Episode 4 is all about those special Aha! moments and why we should all start trusting in them. Join us as we strive towards becoming digital hippies and discuss how you can work less and focus more on your well-being. Tune in now and get ready for your Futurish Aha! moment.
56:19
June 20, 2016
e3/ Mario the Robotic Super Pimp
In this week's episode we talk about a future in which you might lose your job to a less attractive robot, why Super Mario might just be the outcome of Nintendo's failed attempt to successfully run love hotels and why Elon Musk will be our saviour by sending us to Mars (...and by now you should have realised that Pete is really into Elon Musk… which makes Gerhard really jealous).
54:46
June 13, 2016
e2/ Zen Life in a Fishbowl
Join us on a philosophical ride as we discuss how zen meditation can benefit your life, how life is just a simulation and how we promote the possibility of an ideological future with the ability to debate with your pet goldfish.
51:19
June 6, 2016
e1/ Welcome to Futurish!
Welcome to our first episode! This week we talk about how Google is going to war with Facebook Messenger, how it's like being an analog lover in a digital age, how our privacy is affected by companies like Uber and if our generation is really more open to polyamory or if we just like to cheat, and can we ever commit to just one person?
1:04:40
May 29, 2016
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