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Peter Diamandis

We're Heading Into A Jobless Future, No Matter What The Government Does

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The writing is clearly on the wall about what lies ahead. Yet even the most brilliant economists -- and futurists -- don't know what to do about it.

Evidence of Abundance #2: Maternal and Infant Mortality

Peter Diamandis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Peter Diamandis

A hundred years ago, child birth was risky and infant mortality rates were horrific. How would you feel if 30 percent of infants died? Or if 900 expectant mothers out of every 100,000 died giving birth? But thanks to technology, the reality today is far different.

Persistent Modern Sacrifice

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

In this troubling and complex world it still feels good to have simple answers, to place all the blame on particular individuals whom we have learned to despise and fear. When ancient societies felt pressures similar to this they commonly engaged in the practice of human sacrifice.

The Abundance Mindset

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

Your mindset matters. It affects everything -- from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress...

The Power to Change the World

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I just left a manicure salon owned and operated by a team of Vietnamese women. About 35 work there at any one time and I watched them interacting thr...

Drones Overhead, Seeing Everything, Always: Inside Google and Facebook's Latest Acquisitions

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Imagine a fleet of drones, overhead, out of sight, tens of thousands of feet in the sky. Imagine those drones being powered by sunlight -- effectively aerial satellites that are orbiting constantly, never having to touch down for fuel. Now imagine thousands of them with cameras and radio repeaters on board.

From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oculus VR

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion. This is a huge deal... and here's why.

The Inspiration and Sometimes Frightening Power of Innovation

Narinder Singh | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Narinder Singh

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose.

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
XPRIZE

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 ...

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

XPRIZE | Posted 12.01.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

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 d...

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
XPRIZE

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
XPRIZE

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.