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My Secrets: How I Became a Prolific Writer and Learned to Get Beyond School Essays

XPRIZE | Posted 04.30.2013 | Media

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Some people think I am a journalist. My friends ask how I can pos...

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.

Crowdcast's Predictive Modeling Bets on Inside Knowledge

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

When will the product ship? How's the financing going? How's recruiting going? Everyone in business wants status reports. Too often, though, the feedback companies get can be biased by a lack of perspective.

10 Steps to Gamifying Your Next Project

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Luis von Ahn is a master "micro-game" designer, whose last major success reCAPTCHA is now is digitizing 100 million words a day -- about two million books a year. His newest game, called Duolingo, is intended to help translate the World Wide Web.

The Moon is a Natural Platform for Asteroid Mining, Detection and Deflection

XPRIZE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology

By Naveen Jain Entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation and a Founder and Chairman of...

'Micro-Play' -- Getting the Crowd to Have Fun While It Earns You Money

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

When you log into certain websites, sometimes the site makes you copy a bunch of blurry, squiggly, "drunken" letters to prove you're a human instead of a bot. Did you know that when you're typing in those letters, you're actually helping to digitize old books and newspapers?

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.

The Giving Pledge Goes Global

Trevor Neilson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Good News
Trevor Neilson

A little noticed piece of news emerged in the world of philanthropy this week. A dozen new billionaires signed onto the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge.

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...

Missing the Innovation Mark: What's Wrong with Corporate America

XPRIZE | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology

By Deborah Perry Piscione Deborah Perry Piscione is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and the author of the upcoming book Secrets of Silicon Valley:...

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...

US Startups Are Struggling to Find and Retain Talent: It's Time to Change That

XPRIZE | Posted 04.17.2013 | Small Business

The majority of the entrepreneurs and startup CEOs we work with share a common dilemma: they struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.

Yes, Africa Can Be Part of the Online Job Economy

XPRIZE | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

If you are reading this and you live in the U.S. or another developed economy, what comes to your mind is Angie's List or other similar platforms. Well, this will not work for the security guard. Though it may work for Godwin if there is a similar platform launched in Nigeria.

Let the Boys Have Their Social Media While Women Save the World

XPRIZE | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. You often hear Silicon Valley moguls say "we wanted flying cars; i...

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...

Who Can Compete With Silicon Valley?

XPRIZE | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business

Can Silicon Valley's remarkable success be replicated? Is there any city, community or region that can possibly compete with its stunning record of innovation, creativity, and wealth generation? Could another place become a similar magnet for the world's most brilliant minds?

How I, A Woman, Learned To Break The Rules And Do My Part To Help Better The World

XPRIZE | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women

By Darlene M. Damm Darlene M. Damm has worked with Ashoka for over five years and is a founder of DIYRockets and a co-founder of Matternet, which are ...

Unleashing Innovation to Save Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

By Robert K. Weiss Robert K. Weiss is the Vice Chairman and President of the X PRIZE Foundation. Rapid acidification of our oceans presents a chal...

For Women, Things Really Haven't Changed -- Even in Medical School

XPRIZE | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women

By Brooke Sachs Brooke Sachs (@MlleBrooklyn) is an early-career social entrepreneur, third-year Medical student, and FutureMed alumni at Singularity U...

Doc, Am I Fit To Fly Into Space?

XPRIZE | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology

By Julielynn Wong Julielynn Wong, MD, is an alumnus of Singularity University. She edited a textbook entitled "Surgery in Space" and trained in space...

China, Regulation and Securing the Operating System of Life

XPRIZE | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

By Marc Goodman By Marc Goodman, Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Singularity University and Founder of the Future Crimes Institute. The Committe...

Sustainable Moon Travel and the Google Lunar X PRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

By Nathan Wong Part five of a five-part series about going back to the Moon, by Google Lunar X PRIZE technical consultant Nathan Wong. Over the past ...

Yes, You Can Hack a Pacemaker (and Other Medical Devices Too)

XPRIZE | Posted 03.04.2013 | Health News

By Tarun Wadhwa Tarun Wadhwa is a Research Fellow with Singularity University studying how exponential technologies can be used to solve public policy...