Mark Blyth is a political economist and professor of international political economy at Brown University whose research focuses upon how uncertainty and randomness impact complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. He is the author of several books, including Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro.
With the Singularity University Germany Summit 2016 in Berlin heading into the second day of the event, it is time to have a closer look at the co-founder of Singularity University:
Peter H. Diamandis
He is an entrepreneur best known for being the founder of the X Prize Foundation, the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University and the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World. Additionally, he is also the co-founder of the Zero Gravity Corporation, Space Adventures Ltd., the International Space University, Planetary Resources, and vice-chairman & co-founder of Human Longevity, Inc.
With the Singularity University Germany Summit 2016 in Berlin around the corner, it is time to look at yet another concept in the context of this event:
- Moonshot Thinking -
Let's hear it from the "Captain of Moonshots" himself, the head of Alphabet's Google X,
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.
Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation based on NASA’s research campus in Silicon Valley. The organization provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. SU was founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in 2008, and since then, has empowered individuals from more than 85 countries to apply exponentially growing technologies.
"JOCKO WILLINK is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win,and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city.
His 4-Hour Workweek book was on the Best Seller List for 7 consecutive years. His next books, the 4-Hour Body and the 4-Hour Chef both became instant bestsellers. He's an angel investor and an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Evernote and Uber, among other companies.
Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson was an American systems engineer and aeronautical innovator. He was renown for his contributions to many noteworthy aircraft designs, including the Lockheed U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes, as well as the P-38 Lightning, P-80 Shooting Star, and F-104 Starfighter, among others.
Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force Fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.
CEO and co-founder of 1st Phorm and S2 Supplement Superstores, Andy is the perfect example of what separates the great from the good. From sales lessons he learned as a kid to how and why Andy and his partner Chris didn’t take home a paycheck their first three years in business, Andy shares with us his story which epitomizes what it means to have humble beginnings. Relentlessly displaying an unwavering resilience and commitment to achieving success no matter the cost, Andy is revolutionizing his industry and standing out as a real leader among entrepreneurs. By building a value-driven culture and consistently focusing on putting passion over a paycheck, Andy’s success story is both impressive, inspirational, and definitive of what the true meaning of entrepreneurship really is.
Start with why... - How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
He explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. He's the author of the classic "Start With Why"; his latest book is "Leaders Eat Last."
...are a bit of a mystery to the world outside the military. Dating back to ancient Rome, we still use them as a symbol of respect and comradery today.
My first experience with challenge coins happened about 10 years ago while serving in a flight squadron that handed out a coin for their anniversary. The history and meaning behind it immediately struck a chord with me. I value the coins I have received over the years, as they pay homage to my experiences in the military.
Ever since then, I've used this same tradition of gifting coins to comrades that served with me throughout my career.
Why I left millions in banking to inspire millions online.
Brian Rose had accomplished everything as a London City banker when he had an epiphany while staying at Richard Branson's chalet in Switzerland: he hated his work. So he resigned and created London Real, a video talk show with over 40 million downloads. But it wasn't that simple: his journey was fraught with self-doubt, peer-pressure, and life-defining struggles.
In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq.