I've been away on business in Singapore and Hong Kong this week, but that doesn't mean I've left you in the lurch. In fact, this week we bring you one of the biggest, most inspiring and influential names in technology and innovation, Dr. Peter Diamandis.
Collective Campus resident Grace Lai and Co-Founder of healthtech coompany, Periop Partners, had the privilege of interviewing Peter when taking part in his Abundance 360 program this year in San Francisco and his given me the opportunity to publish it for the lucky listeners of Future Squared!
As our guest host, she also asked Peter a couple of questions from me (thanks Grace) on Government startup partnerships and what Peter most fears in the world. So, who is Peter Diamandis?
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" – by Fortune Magazine.
In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight.
Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and prospecting of asteroid for precious materials. He is also the Co-Founder of Space Adventures and Zero-Gravity Corporation.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself."
Topics discussed:- the impact of exponential technology growth- the evolution of healthcare- the automation of many medical professions- the power of a 10X, or abundance, mindset- the power of asking big, bold questions- Government partnerships with startups and emerging technology companies- what Peter most fears in the world
Show notes:1) Peter's website: diamandis.com2) Abundance 360 program: abundance360summit.com3) XPrize: diamandis.com/xprize4) SU: diamandis.com/singularity-university5) HLI: diamandis.com/human-longevity-inc6) Peter's books: www.amazon.com/Peter-H.-Diamandis/e/B006392BR27) Peter on Twitter: @PeterDiamandis8) Guest host Grace Lai's company: PeriopPartners.com.au
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