Steve Glaveski, host of Future Squared podcast and founder of Collective campus, returns to our podcast to discuss his latest book “Employee to Entrepreneur:  How to earn your freedom and do work that matters” and offered his thoughts to how the podcasting movement in Asia Pacific is evolving. We dived deep into why and how Steve wrote the book and his thoughts on how one should build the entrepreneurial mindset in his or her career.

Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion (with time-stamps included):

  • Steve Glaveski, Founder of Collective Campus and host of FutureSquared podcast (@SteveGlaveski, LinkedIn) [0:26]
    • Since our last conversation, what have you been up to? [0:26]
    • How has FutureSquared podcast evolved since our last conversation? [1:48]
    • What are your thoughts on the recent acquisitions made by Spotify in podcasting and where do you see the trends for podcasting across Asia Pacific? [3:23]
    • Podcasting today is akin to blogging in the early 2000s. Do we have to wait for US to consolidate podcasting or are they any trends such as video that might take the next stage? [6:38]
  • Employee to Entrepreneur book by Steve Glaveski (Amazon) [9:11]
    • What is the backstory behind writing this book? [10:04]
    • How did the blogging eventually led to a book? [12:44]
    • What is the main theme of the book and who are the intended audience? [15:13]
    • Is freedom really the difference between employee and entrepreneur? [17:45]
    • What are the early steps for an employee to take before taking the leap into being an entrepreneur? [20:22]
    • Can everyone be an entrepreneur or can they just embrace the entrepreneurial mindset? What are the drivers to everyone out there to be an entrepreneur? [22:53]
    • Should everyone have a side project before they start to be an entrepreneur? [26:04]
    • What are the steps for an individual to take from idea to execution? [28:15]
    • How does one use productivity hacks to manage their time so that they can do two jobs at a time? [32:47]
    • How does one deal with procrastination and distractions from the smartphone? [36:18]
    • What’s next after the book? [39:04]
    • The Tim Feriss question: What will be the message you want to put on a billboard? [40:26]
    • Key References during the interview:
  • Closing [42:42]
    • Can you recommend a book or movie or podcast or anything which recently made an impact to your work and personal life? [42:56]
      • Steve’s recommendation:  “The Trillion Dollar Coach” by Alan Eagle, Eric Schmidt, and Jonathan Rosenberg on Bill Campbell.
    • How do my audience find you? [44:32]  

Podcast Information:

The show is hosted by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong & weibo) and are sponsored by Ideal Workspace (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) with their new Altizen Desk (Twitter, Facebook, Medium). Sound credits for the intro music: Taro Iwashiro, “The Beginning” from Red Cliff Soundtrack and this episode is edited by Carol Yin, and co-produced by Carol Yin and Bernard Leong.