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Peter Diamandis
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Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.  Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.

Diamandis is also the co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution teaching graduates and executives about exponentially growing technologies and their potential to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Diamandis recently co-Authored Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think.

Diamandis has founded or co-founded many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures. He also counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.

Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.   Diamandis’ personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”

Entries by Peter Diamandis

Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 3:05 PM

This blog will teach you the process of running a "design sprint" – a method developed by Jake Knapp, a partner at Google Ventures – to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days.

Most teams often invest months, even years, in developing a product or service...

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How X (Google) Experiments

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 12:06 PM

This blog explores how to run great experiments in your company, based on recent conversations with my friend Astro Teller, Chief of Moonshots at "X" (formally Google X, Google's R&D factory).

X's mission is to invent and launch "moonshot" technologies that could make the...

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Secrets of X (Formerly GoogleX), Part 1

(3) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 11:33 AM

This blog explores the inside workings of "X" (formally Google X, Google's R&D factory) through conversations with my friend Astro Teller, Chief of Moonshots.

If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company around solving tough problems, you've got to create the right culture, learn to rapidly experiment, and...

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Culture and Experimentation -- With Uber's Chief Product Officer

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2016 | 12:40 PM

If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company, you've got to focus on creating the right culture and learning how to rapidly experiment.

In this blog, I continue my discussion on these two key subjects with Jeff Holden, a brilliant entrepreneur and executive who has held leadership roles at...

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Key Hiring Lessons From Amazon, Uber, Groupon, etc.

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 9:11 AM

If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company you've got to get one thing right – hiring.

To kick off my series of blogs on "Hiring, Culture, and Experimentation", I had a chance to catch up with Jeff Holden, the current Chief Product Officer of Uber.

Jeff is a...

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3 Secret Weapons for Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 4:20 PM

Why are companies like Amazon, Uber and Google so successful? ​ Each company has nailed three core fundamentals…

Fundamentals that I've personally dedicated 2016 to researching, learning and teaching…

They are (1) Hiring, (2) Culture and (3) Experimentation.

If you get these three core competencies right, you've got a shot...

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Robotics and Technology Convergence

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 4:28 PM

Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

This blog (the 6th of 7) is a look at robotics.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. 3D Printing), but try...

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3D Printing and Technology Convergence

(11) Comments | Posted March 7, 2016 | 5:09 AM

Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

This blog (the 5th of 7) is a look at 3D printing. Future blogs will look at other tech areas.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of...

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Drones and Technology Convergence

(10) Comments | Posted February 28, 2016 | 11:01 AM

Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

This blog (4 of 7) is a look at drones. Future blogs will look at other tech areas.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single...

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VR and Technology Convergence

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 3:24 PM

Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

This blog (the third of seven) is a look at Virtual and Augmented Reality. Future blogs will look at other tech areas.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the...

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A.I. and Technology Convergence

(13) Comments | Posted February 14, 2016 | 2:42 PM

Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

This blog (the second of seven) is a look at artificial intelligence. Future blogs will look at other tech areas.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of...

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Sensors and Convergence (Part 1)

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 2:13 PM

Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. the Internet of Things), but try to predict the future when the following eight technologies...

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Why Tech Is Accelerating

(19) Comments | Posted January 10, 2016 | 7:30 PM

No doubt you've heard of Moore's Law.

What you might not realize is that Moore's Law only refers to the exponential price-performance improvements of integrated circuits (over the last 50 years).

Did you know that exponential growth has been going on for a much longer period? Or that such growth...

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Top 10 Breakthroughs for 2015

(34) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 4:21 PM

As we near the end of 2015, here are my top 10 picks for 2015 technology breakthroughs.

These genius inventions are sending us careening into a world of abundance, bold visionaries and accelerating exponential change.

My team and I reviewed over 100 prospects as we created this list. 

And the...

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宇宙で新たな「ゴールドラッシュ」が始まる

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2015 | 10:13 AM

次なる "ゴールドラッシュ" を始めよう。

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Driving Innovation: Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Last week, I wrote about increasing innovation in your company.

This week, in Part 2, we'll talk about how to create the right environment and incentives for innovation to flourish.

Today's blog outlines a few key ideas and strategies I've found to be extremely effective.

Fear of Failure =Fear of...

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Driving Innovation: Part 1

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Where do you get your most innovative ideas?

How do you increase the rate of innovation in your company?

It's probably the most important question a CEO or entrepreneur can ask.

Today's blog (part 1 of 2) outlines some of the most powerful ideas I've learned for stimulating solutions to...

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New Race to Space

(24) Comments | Posted December 6, 2015 | 12:12 PM

Entrepreneurial space is looking up, way up. It's almost time to start drinking Tang again…

This is a blog about three exciting developments and what they mean:

  1. The Asteroid Resource Law: President signs Asteroid Resource Law
  2. Bezos vs. Musk: Race for reusable spaceships
  3. Finding Water on Mars – We...
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Thanksgiving 2025

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 11:09 AM

This might be a controversial blog.

My Thanksgiving was one filled with texting, Snapchat, Skyping, Facetime, Beam robots and ringing phones.

Some people HATE the way technology impacts their family at gatherings – people on digital devices rather than having conversations – 'making us more alone, even when we're together.'...

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Plugging Into Your Brain

(17) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 5:16 PM

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.

Let's talk about what's happening today.

Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of...

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