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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

What Won’t Change In 20 Years?

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2016 | 12:52 PM

I'm constantly inquiring about the impact of exponential change over the next 20 years…

An equally important question: what won't change over the next two decades?

This blog addresses that question.

For entrepreneurs, understanding what is constant and what is changing can give you an enormous competitive edge on those...

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The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2016 | 12:31 PM

The way we learn today is just wrong.

Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.

Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.

How do we get our kids to want to learn?

The blog is about why the future...

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Stephen Hawking in Zero-G

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 12:40 PM

In 2007, I had the incredible opportunity to fly Professor Stephen Hawking, the world's expert in gravity, into zero gravity aboard a specially-modified Boeing 727-200 aircraft called G-FORCE ONE.

What made that flight extremely special was that Hawking's illness, a disease called ALS, had rendered him immobile and wheelchair-bound for...

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Lessons From Kodak

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 7:51 PM

This blog is about how to not to be disrupted and, perhaps more importantly, how to disrupt yourself before someone else does.

I had the chance to sit down with Ed McNierney, who came out of Lotus 1-2-3 and ran Digital Strategy at Kodak. Over the years, he has learned...

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Extending Your Healthy Lifespan

(24) Comments | Posted May 29, 2016 | 12:41 PM

At Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), our goal is to extend the healthy human lifespan and to revolutionize healthcare.

You've often heard me speak about how converging exponential technologies have the potential to disrupt industries. This is a blog providing a detailed overview of the road map for reinventing medicine and...

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Are You Ready to Hyperloop?

(32) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 8:20 PM

Would you like to have Hyperloop in your city?

I'm proud to be a founding Board Member of Hyperloop One (the new name for what was formerly known as Hyperloop Technologies).

Last week, I was in the Nevada desert for the Hyperloop Propulsion Open Air Test with the rest of...

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Disrupting Solar

(76) Comments | Posted May 8, 2016 | 12:44 PM

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world's energy production could come from solar.

Today, the global oil and natural gas industry is about a $4 trillion business.

It's big money, and in the U.S., 67 percent of the electricity generated in 2015 was...

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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

(21) 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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