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The McFuture with Steve Faktor
33 minutes | 10 days ago
ECONAMASTE | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor 8A | The McFuture Podcast
Another Mistweeted gem on The McFuture podcast featuring Steve Faktor’s insights on economics and finance with a touch of Zen only he – and Steven Seagal – could deliver. (The next episode, Media Monsters is already up for Patreon supporters. Sign up here.) EPISODE CONTENTS 00:27 Tools of Conquest 03:55 Financing Success 05:59 Africa’s Lesson On Collective Economic Power 07:46 Microsoft & Explosive Post-Pandemic Inequality? 09:20 7 Reasons Stocks Are Up 2,200% But Worker Pay Only 12% Since 1980 13:37 Time To Re-evaluate Clinton’s Presidency 14:27 Why We Can’t Cancel The Fed, Yet 15:39 Can Direct Primary Care Save HealthCare? 16:41 Stop Stimulus Shaming 17:33 Why Regulation Is Unavoidable 18:21 A Redistribution Proposal Everyone Will Love 20:06 The Dirty, Filthy Scourge of Bitcoin 21:49 It’s Not the Innovation, Stupid: The Real Fuel Behind Startups 23:00 Prediction: Texas vs California 24:21 Credit Score Whores 24:44 “China Is Playing Chess, We’re Eating Our Marbles” 26:16 We’re Letting The World Slip Away 27:11 The Rules of Trade With China 28:51 Why There’s No Such Thing As An “American Corporation” 30:16 How Index Funds Rely On Active Traders 31:28 How To Avoid Venmo & Cash App Fraud You can also watch this episode on YouTube. Become a Patreon supporter for lots of member exclusives! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
36 minutes | a month ago
…Entrepreneurs Are From Venus | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor # 7D | The McFuture Podcast
Killer Mistweeted edition of The McFuture podcast featuring wisdom & wisecracks about entrepreneurship, success and strategy for every entrepreneur, founder and freelancer. EPISODE CONTENTS (clickable timestamps): 00:04 Idea People vs Doers 01:16 How Eclecticism Kills Greatness 03:24 Heads. Must. Roll. 04:54 Employees Are From Mars, Entrepreneurs Are From Venus, Freelancers Are From Uranus 14:59 The One Question To Get What You Want 16:20 Why Only Repeat Business Is Good Business 17:56 Experience is the Last Line of Defense 19:06 BE INVISIBLE! 20:50 The Greatest Mystery In Business 21:35 Why Digital Businesses Raise Prices & Why They Shouldn’t 23:45 Will The Noise Innovators Please Stand Up? (Quietly) 24:30 YouTube’s New Creativity+Commerce Merger Could Be A Huge Opportunity 26:00 The Secret Power of Unglamorous Entreprenurs 30:35 American Alchemy 31:23 The Most Profitable Word in History 32:20 A Legit Instagram Business Model 34:09 The Only Entrepreneur I Hate, Hate, HAAAAAAAAAATE!!!! You can also watch this episode here. Become a Patreon supporter for lots of member exclusives! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
47 minutes | a month ago
Employees Are From Mars… | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor | The McFuture Podcast
Another action-packed Mistweeted edition of The McFuture podcast featuring wisdom & wisecracks about innovation, corporate work and the technology takeover. Part 2: “…Entrepreneurs Are From Venus” is already up for Patreon members. Join us and support the show! EPISODE CONTENTS (clickable video timestamps): 00:23 Westworld is REAL! 01:52 VC Brags 05:41 Woke VC’s!! 07:01 Zoomy & Intel’s High School Reunion 07:52 Meet ‘Tischy’ 09:10 Proof of Google’s Trust Apocalypse 12:52 The #Google Maps Addiction Theory 14:24 The New CelebritAI 15:59 Netflixing Towards The Matrix 17:07 Bad Branding Executions 18:53 Corporate Bystander Effect 21:21 Coinbase & The Apolitical Corporation 24:26 Remedial Business Hackery 25:24 Acronymphs LOVE CorporateSpeak 27:55 How All Art Dies 30:37 Every Corporation’s Holy Grail 31:24 Your True Self 33:49 The OTHER Facetime 36:23 Are You Exclusive AND Inclusive? 38:20 RIP Sweet Sizzler 40:14 The NBAnalytics Trap 42:20 Partial Patterns 44:20 The Book to Pundit Pipeline 45:29 Platitude Adjustment You can also watch this episode here. Become a Patreon supporter for lots of member exclusives! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
26 minutes | a month ago
The Pandemigod | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #7B | The McFuture Podcast
https://youtu.be/dqXfXRrY8j4?sub_confirmation=1 What’s the bottom line on this never-ending pandemic, lockdowns & all our noble our saviors? And why is Steve Faktor so annoyed at Anthony Fauci? Perhaps Mariah Carey can offer a clue: And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you’ll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you – Mariah Carey You can watch the episode here. Become a Patreon supporter for lots of member exclusives! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
39 minutes | a month ago
BEAUTIFUL BULLSHITTERS | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #7A | The McFuture Podcast
A tour de force episode of Steve Faktor’s madness DECONSTRUCTED by topic. First up, POLITICS, the most revolting profession on earth. This tour-de-force covers: Gal Godot 5 Ingredients for Revolution Conspiracy Queens LIARS vs #BULLSHITTERS (not to be missed!) Voting Vitriol How to Solve Digital Voting Pole Workers RBGenius Portlandia Militia Riot Romance Become a Patreon supporter for lots of member exclusives! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Rumble in the Nursing Home: Presidenture Debate 1 LIVE with Steve Faktor
⬆️ Video clip from this episode: ‘Welch on Trump’ | ⬇️ Full audio episode As two fossils faced off to mind our nukes and nuke our minds, America needs a young, nubile people’s champion to see through the BS and comfort us in an ample bosom. I am that champion. I have that bosom. Here are my pre- & post-debate m̷o̷n̷o̷l̷o̷g̷u̷e̷s̷ political rants from this week’s presidential debate. The podcast version includes a special NEW conclusion with my endorsement that’s sure to fill your Depends with joy. So ENJOY! (Patreon supporters can see the video version.) Become a Patreon supporter for lots of exclusives & to support the show! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Patreon Peephole: Highlights from Recent Member-Only Episodes
A very special episode of Mistweeted featuring some awesome highlights from recent member-only episodes on Patreon. If you enjoy it, it’s only $5 a month to support the show. And please tell a friend! CONTENTS: Did Amazon Murder Publishers or Was It Suicide? Why TikTok is our Future How Your Blind Spots Hurt YOU Elon Musk’s Neuralink Killer Virus Portal Why Movie Theaters Will Never Go Bankrupt 🇨🇳 5 Ways To Be Productive in Your Sleep by Arianna Sleepington The Future is Auditioning [for Will Smith] The Problem With Virtual Countries The Case for Underreaction to Pandemic 2 Reasons Not To Save Small Businesses 5 Ways I Celebrated Bernie Sanders’s Birthday CLOUDY WITH A 7% CHANCE OF RIOTS! THE UGLY TRUTH BEHIND PUBLIC R&D THE INFECTION COVID KILLED Should You Pay Interns? Can Long-Term Stock Exchange Ensure Corporate Virtue? I’ll also release videos of these clips over the coming weeks on the IdeaFaktory TV YouTube channel subscribe with notifications so you don’t miss it.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Why So Fury U.S.? | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #5 | The McFuture Podcast
So much great stuff in this one – American Fury, startup cults, scope creep, certain idiots and so much more! Controversy shall ensue. CONTENTS (click on timestamps): 00:11 Why So Fury U.S.? 10:06 Car Tattoos 11:49 Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs to the Rescue?! 12:40 – Bias-Free Hiring? 14:09 – App Saves High-Risk Youth? 15:57 – From Trauma to Stigma, Through Text! 17:54 – Remedial Reminders 19:19 – Pandemic Fighters 19:45 – Water Bottle Blues 21:36 – CHARITY CHARADES (I EXPLODE!) 26:16 – RECYCLING RACKET REMEDY? 29:31 – Clean Oceans 31:31 Why Your Startup is a (Fake Religious) Movement 36:15 Yay!! Zoom Party!! 37:09 Should You Pay Interns? 39:29 Scope Creeps, EVERYWHERE!! 42:44 If You Sent Your Kids to School in Uzbekistan… 44:08 The Future is Resistance of _____ 46:50 Future of the Long-Term Stock Exchange 48:22 Why Your Certainty is Our Nightmare 51:00 Touching Pret-A-Manger Eulogy 53:12 # MeLululemon 54:28 Rescued by Ryan Reynolds 55:25 Sweden Virus Update 57:07 Indoor Virus-proofing Become a Patreon supporter for lots of exclusives, including Mistweeted #5.5! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
72 minutes | 3 months ago
The Poor Man’s Resurrection | Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #4 | The McFuture Podcast
HOTTEST episode of Mistweeted yet!! So hot, Steve Faktor almost melted recording it. Seriously, it is good. If you agree, please share & subscribe. Also get The McFuture newsletter, past episodes & podcast links & member-only episode Mistweeted 4.5 + lots of exclusives on Patreon. CONTENTS (click to jump to section): 00:08 Why I’m not impressed with 40-under-40 lists 03:51 Amazon Union-Busting Tamed!? 06:43 Sex is CANCELED 09:36 Why Tim Ferriss is a Marauder-Magnet 12:43 The Future of Pre-Crime AI 17:04 The Poor Man’s Resurrection 18:49 Seinfeld’s Sanctuary & Predictions for NYC 24:22 Building (W)Akonda 25:37 Prosper in Peaceful Portland 27:47 The Last Supper Coin Guy 28:28 Joe Budden vs Spotify Reveals the Dirty Truths Behind Podcasting, Digital Platforms and Corporate Talent 41:45 Credential Addict 43:43 Cure for the Loneliness Epidemic, Especially for Men 56:31 The New Kamikazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 58:31 How RussellBrand Exposed Candace Owens 01:02:34 Why Insane Simps Love Fascism During Furloughs 01:04:31 My SPECTACULAR New Restaurant Concept! 01:04:57 So Close, Fairphone 01:07:14 Why the Powerful NEVER Side With the Weak Become a Patreon supporter to get lots of member-only exclusives & pre-releases (including Mistweeted 4.5 for Patrons only)! Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
115 minutes | 3 months ago
CANCEL SURVIVOR: Business Lessons w/Josh Denny & Steve Faktor
https://youtu.be/ra7fbvyESw4 Is there anything more dangerous than [doing a podcast with] a Cancel Survivor? Josh Denny was a former retail executive-turned comedian & Food Network star, until his controversial (and malicious) cancellation, erasure, and firing from his next job. We discuss Josh’s discuss his resurrection as an advertising executive at WILL. And Josh and I share grizzled lessons in business, with a dash of politics and comedy (which recently merged). Bonus episode with Josh + tons of exclusives at Patron.com/McFuture On the show: The perfect gift to save your relationship How Josh got canceled Killing corporate creativity Brands & morality Why stories are all that’s left Stolen slices, helpful pepperoni & greedy intermediaries The problem with thought leadership & eating your own cooking Should normal people ever go on social media? And the network best poised to benefit Politics, authenticity & the media “lie-catcher” The only kind of diversity that matters – that no one ever talks about Motivating C-players Developing a personal identity The humbling: making ends meet, after cancellation Hollywood (business) endings On the member-only Patreon episode, we discuss: Relationships & why no one wants Steve or Josh Comedians cancelled on accusations/Free Ellen! Josh on Steve’s competitive advantage & how to get bigger audiences with his videos Steve advises Josh on a whole new way to do web bios that defeat whiteness! Become a Patreon supporter to get lots an member-only bonus with Josh & lots of great exclusives & pre-releases. Please share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn or RSS in your favorite app.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Mistweeted by Steve Faktor #3 – POISONED!!
Steve Faktor tackles Statistics, Networking, Intel & Asian Electronics Fails, CovidCulture Bubbles & so much more!
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Don’t Build a Business, Build a Religion [Keynote]
Steve Faktor's keynote helps entrepreneurs capitalize on the rise of new religions to re-imagine their products & services.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Mistweeted #2: Mentor Illness [Recorded LIVE]
Last night's live podcast had lots of great nuggets on mentorship, pandering to save NYC, death of innovation & much more!
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Mistweeted by Steve Faktor (#1): Rooting for the Pandemic
First LIVE podcast recording exploring the deep, dark, hilarious underbelly of futurist author Steve Faktor's daily Tweets & what they mean for our future.
74 minutes | 4 months ago
HATE, Free Speech & Cancel Culture with Nadine Strossen
A master class on online and offline free speech with Nadine Strossen, former President of the ACLU, NYU law professor & author of HATE
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Riots, Race & Redemption with Professor Glenn Loury
My guest today is the provocative and fearless Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University. He is an outspoken critic of Black Lives Matter and our new 'Awokening' . His dissent is rooted in a lifetime dedicated to studying racial inequality and effective social policy solutions. Glenn Loury became the first black tenured professor of Economics at Harvard University in 1982. He's also taught at Boston University, Northwestern, and University of Michigan. He is a prolific writer and social commentator. Links to his work can be found at GlennLoury.com. In this episode we cover EVERYTHING: How far can the Wokeness revolution go? Will we cancel MLK? Why protesters are "playing with fire" Role of belief and truth Can Professor Loury save me from Conspiracyland? Corporate-sponsored racism (with special bonus at the end) Affirmative action Real solutions to poverty The professor's personal struggles and road to redemption You don't want to miss this. PS - Yes, I know, the production is a work in progress... Become a Patreon supporter to get lots of exclusives & pre-release episodes. If you can’t join right now, be sure to share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes or your favorite app. PPS - Also check out this great interview with Glenn on Reason.com.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
GYMPOSSIBLE GREED: How To Lose All Your Customers, Mid-Pandemic
Ever have the most infuriating customer service call...mid-pandemic...with an executive at a company that screwed you over...and lecture them on customer service? Then, release the full recording publicly, with scathing commentary? No? Enjoy. (Watch the full video here or embedded below.) Patreon supporters got this over a week early! Become a Patreon supporter to get lots of exclusives & pre-release episodes. If you can’t join right now, be sure to share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes or your favorite app. Also check out the full Coronanomics Video Series.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Covidiocracy + Mourning Glory
Our Coronavirus conundrum has exposed our fragility. In the first part of this episode, I explore the importance of mourning our old lives and how we must adapt. Then I revisit Idiocracy, a member-only episode, on how we've bred fragility into our society. It's even more salient in light of this pandemic. In it, I cover the one thing that will decide if we get smarter or end up watering our crops with Gatorade. And it's not what you think. (Stay tuned past the credits for some bonuses.) Also check out the Coronanomics Series. Become a Patreon supporter to get lots of exclusives & pre-release episodes. If you can’t join right now, be sure to share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes or your favorite app.
67 minutes | 7 months ago
Did Coronavirus Kill Live Entertainment? (w/Alonzo Bodden)
Hilarious comedian Alonzo Bodden joins me to discuss the future of comedy and live entertainment business, post-coronavirus and quarantine. But before we do, we somehow end up slaughtering every sacred cow - from Trump to religion to abortion to guns. Grab a jug of wine and enjoy! (If you're in a rush, jump +40 min ahead to hear about the fate of the entertainment business.) Listen to the bonus episode with Alonzo on Patreon! Also check out the Coronanomics Series. Patreon supporters get lots of exclusives & pre-release episodes. If you can’t join right now, be sure to share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes or your favorite app.
10 minutes | 8 months ago
CORONANOMICS 7: THE AFTERMATH – ESSENTIALISM
So what happens next? What happens months, years, a decade after the pandemic? And what will be our biggest missed opportunity. Steve Faktor shares a few thoughts on our future. This 9-part Quarantine Edition of The McFuture podcast explores the economics of the deadly Coronavirus – and how we can avoid the possibly deadlier consequences of its cure – a deep recession, or worse. This series will cover: Opportunity – my inspiration for this series: our last recession – and why I’m optimistic we can positively affect our outcomes. Forbidden Math – calculating the coronavirus death toll and $-value of human life Pass or Fail? – the three measures of “success” in handling this crisis? Jobpocalypse NOW – impact of coronavirus on jobs and the economy Trillion Dolllar Babies – How is a $2 Trillion rescue package even possible?? Where does that money come from? And what else should we be doing with it RIGHT NOW? Quarantips for Entrepreneurs – strategies, tactics and plenty of examples of ways small businesses, startups and employees can thrive, even in quarantine The Future – what happens in the coming months, years, and decade after? Gouging & Hoarding – for Patreon supporters only (Starting at just $5 a month! Join to support the show & access killer member-only content!) ENEMIES – for Patreon supporters only Patreon supporters get lots of exclusives & pre-release episodes. If you can’t join right now, be sure to share, subscribe & review the podcast on iTunes or your favorite app.
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