Future Squared Episode #39: The Future of the Global Economy with Parag Khanna

July 4, 2023

Future Squared Episode #39: The Future of the Global Economy with Parag Khanna


Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm. Parag’s latest book is

He is also co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012) and author of the award-winning How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011) and the international bestseller The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), which was translated into more than twenty languages. In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”

Amongst his many endeavours and achievements, Parag has been an adviser to the U.S. National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030

Topics discussed:

  • How megacities are changing the map of the world
  • How small, traditionally powerless
  • The growing disparity between infrastructure spending and defence spending
  • Why China is racing ahead of the US and how the latter can close the gap
  • The concept of Sustainable Urbanisation
  • How technology and new energy discoveries are harnessing more peaceful societies 
  • The implications of the 2 billion people about to come online in developing economies

Show Notes:


Parag’s books – www.amazon.com/Parag-Khanna/e/B001JS9A30

Parag’s Twitter – twitter.com/paragkhannaParag’s TED talk: ‘Mapping the Future of Countries’ – www.ted.com/talks/parag_khanna_…untries?language=en

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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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