Future Squared Episode #72: What Color is Your Parachute? With Gary Bolles

October 9, 2023

Future Squared Episode #72: What Color is Your Parachute? With Gary Bolles

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Gary A. Bolles is the co-founder of eParachute, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup focused on helping job-hunters & career changers, inspired by the best-selling career book of all time, “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

Bolles is also the co-producer of “Closing The Gap,” a new event focused on strategies for increasing economic mobility in the face of tech-driven disruption, in Palm Beach, Florida.

Bolles has produced a variety of conferences and strategic events. He is a co-founder of SoCap, socialcapitalmarkets.net , the premier gathering for impact entrepreneurs and investors, and was the co-producer of DGREE.org, a 2010 conference focused on the future of higher education. He has served as consulting producer for numerous strategic events for clients such as Google, Yahoo!, Singularity University, TED, the United Nations, L’Oreal, and the London Business School. Formerly, Bolles was also the editorial director of technology publications such as Yahoo! Internet Life, Inter@ctive Week, and Network Computing, as well as the on-screen host of TechTV’s “Working the Web.”

Topics Discussed:

  • People who are looking to disrupt themselves in some shape or form
  • How to go about change and how can you make yourself a success 
  • The future of work and learning
  • The Agricultural age > The Industrial age > The Information age
  • Automation, AI and Globalisation of jobs
  • What is your mission and purpose (Self inventory)
  • Allowing yourself to dream and have hope
  • Unbundling work
  • – Why we must keep learning!

Show Notes:

  • eParachute: eparachute.com – Gary is cofounder
  • What Color Is Your Prachute: Get the latest edition @ www.amazon.com/What-Color-Your-Parachute-2017/dp/039957820X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475741542&sr=8-1&keywords=what+colour+is+your+parachute 
  • Gary’s Medium page: medium.com/@gbolles 
  • A couple of the articles Gary mentions:

– medium.com/@gbolles/unbundling-higher-ed-39ba8deacc62#.q8se7qh35

– medium.com/@gbolles/unbundling-the-middle-class-34471a9d6643#.7ugpk3k3o 

  • Udemy e-course from eparachute.com – www.udemy.com/the-eparachute-introduction-to-your-career-and-job-search/ 

Mentioned Course Providers:

  • Collective Campus : www.collectivecamp.us
  • Coursera: www.coursera.org
  • Udacity: www.udacity.com

Other Mentions:

  • Whitney Johnson – Disrupt Yourself – Book – www.amazon.com/Disrupt-Yourself-Putting-Disruptive-Innovation/dp/1629560529/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475741587&sr=8-1&keywords=whitney+johnson+disrupt+yourself 
  • Jenny Blake – Pivot – Book (Upcoming guest) www.amazon.com/Pivot-Only-Move-That-Matters/dp/1591848202/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475741620&sr=8-1&keywords=jenny+blake+pivot 

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand – a children’s entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager’s Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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