Peter Diamandis is a brilliant innovator and entrepreneur who believes that rather than a future defied by growing scarcity and strife, the exponential development of technology is leading us into an age of ever-greater abundance. He believes insights on commercially viable solutions to big challenges such as health care, clean water, transportation, energy and education are possible and represent huge growth opportunities for business.
In 2008, along with author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, Diamandis founded Singularity University. SU is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges as well as incentivizing innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.
Diamandis offered four critical insights:
- The only constant is change… and the rate of change is increasing.
- You either disrupt your own company/products, or someone else will. Standing still is not an option.
- Competition is no-longer the multinational overseas… it is the explosion of exponentially empowered entrepreneurs who will takes risks you will not.
- If you are dependent on innovation solely from inside your company, you will lose.
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