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Peter Diamandis

Pillar #4 of the Third Metric: Giving

Joe Polish | Posted 05.24.2014 | Good News
Joe Polish

When you build your work on a foundation of adding value to peoples' lives, you're setting yourself up for real success.

A New Age of Ocean Exploration May Just Save Us

XPRIZE | Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology

By Dr. Peter H. Diamandis Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE A renewed golden age of exploration in the 21st century might just b...

Who knew that blood, sweat and tears could start a health care revolution?

XPRIZE | Posted 12.01.2013 | Technology

By Dr. Peter H. Diamandis Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE The staid world of diagnostic testing is about to undergo a major di...

The Singularitarian: Exponential Ad Astra!

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

I once argued, in an article published in South Africa back in 2005 and entitled, "ISU: Space Education For The Next Generation", that with the contin...

Solving for X: The Ocean Acidification Puzzle

XPRIZE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology

By Paul Bunje Paul Bunje is the Senior Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE The ocean is so vast--more than 70% of the earth's surface a...

Latest on Crowdfunding... Searching for Alien Planets

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

You know I'm a big fan of crowd funding. In 2012, over $2.8 billion of capital was unleashed from the crowd to fund innovative projects. That number i...

To Succeed in the 21st Century, Leaders Need to Apply 'Exponential Thinking'

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Exposing leaders in industry and innovation to understand the great potential we have at our command today is critical to their mission to improve the human conditions for the 7.2 billion people on earth.

Steve Forbes' Advice on Innovation and Corporate Mindset

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

This is an interview with the man who knows more successful CEOs and billionaires than almost anyone else, and he shared with me some of what he learned in his encounters with them.

The 5 Ways Local Motors Built an Online Community

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

In this blog, I'm continuing my conversation with Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, the open-source automotive design company. Here, Jay shares how he builds and engages his 30,000-person crowd.

Can You Even Crowdsource the Design of a Car?

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

We know crowds can raise billions of dollars, create Wikipedia, and even design and build small autonomous drones. But how about something large and complex like designing a new car, and maybe someday even a spaceship?

TopCoder's 5 Steps to Building a Global Workforce Community

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

TopCoder is the world's largest platform for digital open innovation, whose 445,000-plus members around the world compete to develop lines of code in return for prizes and recognition, resulting in great efficiencies of time and cost.

Silicon Valley's Secrets Disclosed

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.12.2013 | Small Business
Peter Diamandis

Because of the density of founders in Silicon Valley, people feel safe to try all sorts of projects, because if they fail they can move on to the next project. In fact, in Silicon Valley, people value failure as having trained them in that experience.

Forget The Sequester: Entrepreneurs Are Saving The Future

XPRIZE | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Imagine a world with unlimited food, water, and energy--in which ...

5 Steps to Cutting Costs Through Open Source: DIY Drones

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

I asked DIY Drones founder Chris Anderson to outline how a community can reduce the cost of product development by one or two orders of magnitude -- what are the advantages and pitfalls. Here's Anderson's list of five areas to keep in mind.

The DIY Revolution -- How to Remove 99 Percent of the Cost from Your Product

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Chris Anderson started the DIY Drones community fueled by his enthusiasm around what he had discovered and what he hoped to do. Chief among his learning on making the community work was his willingness to be open, authentic and intimate.

The Demise of Madison Avenue -- 5 Steps to Crowdsource Creative Video Genius

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

A Tongal competition to make a 15-second ad can be done in a few days -- much less time than it would take a traditional bureaucracy-bound ad agency to even get a first round of creative conversations going.

Genius TV Commercials at 1/100th the Price

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Tongal, founded in 2008, helped spur the creation of groundbreaking video content by crowdsourcing creativity through contests. In this interview, co-founder and president James DeJulio briefed me on the company's origin and how it works.

Arianna Huffington's Top 10 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Arianna is both the force behind the Huffington Post and a force of nature herself -- a brilliant, powerful and loving person. In August 2012, I sat down with Arianna to talk about what inspires her, what worries her, and what bold ideas she's most excited about.

8 Steps to Drive Innovation in Large Companies

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Most people want to be creative, but at big companies, they're often stymied by rules, regulations and fear of failure.

How Large Companies Can Innovate

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I am going to show you how one GE exec (at GE HealthCare Hungary) figured out how to instill a sense of creative freedom among the employees that led to a real burst in innovation.

Why Billion-Dollar, 100-Year-Old Companies DIE

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

In this blog, I am going to talk about why large companies typically can't innovate... What goes wrong? Why do they ultimately DIE? The year 2012 mar...

Prof. Hawking Goes Weightless -- The True Story

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science
Peter Diamandis

In this blog, I want to share with you how I overcame the risks involved in taking the world-famous wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking on a ze...

A Radically New Ideas Machine: Kickstarting an X PRIZE for Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

By Jonny Miller Jonny Miller is Co-Founder at Maptia, a TechStars company building the most inspirational map in the world. Has our great ideas mach...

Books: The Ultimate Vanishing Species

Michael Levin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home
Michael Levin

It used to be that a standard feature of the home of the upwardly intellectually mobile was a shelf of books -- a display of erudition to all visitors. Alas, books and the bookshelves groaning under their weight are going the way of the landline.

Launching the Next Era in Space Travel and Exploration

XPRIZE | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

The new era of space travel will be known for democratizing space travel, moving it into the private sector, and making it available to the general public, rather than just a few highly trained and government-employed specialists.