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Dr. Peter H. 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 Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Sputnik 50th Anniversary: Governments Move Over, Here Comes Private Industry

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2007 | 8:00 AM

Today is a very special day, an anniversary that school children thousands of years from now will remember, long after all national holidays have been long since forgotten. Today, October 4th, is the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, and the third anniversary of the winning flight of SpaceShipOne that captured the...

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22nd Century Philanthropy: High Efficiency, High Leverage

(16) Comments | Posted September 3, 2007 | 3:52 PM

So you're trying to fight cancer, solve poverty, educate children...solve the grand challenges of our day. How would you like to make sure that your philanthropic donation was actually used to solve your chosen challenge? Not to fund attempts at a solution, not to fund ideas, but to fund THE...

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