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.
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.
“There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You can’t teach it. If you are a fighter pilot, you have to be willing to take risks.”
— Robin OIds
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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."
University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven
1. Little things in life matter - If you can't do the little things right, you will never be able to do the big things right - If you want to change the world, start by making your bed!
2. You can't change the world alone, you will need some help - If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle!
3. Nothing matters, but your will to succeed - If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers!