SALT Voices: Peter Diamandis | Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation | Summary and Q&A

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June 19, 2019
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SALT Voices: Peter Diamandis | Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation

TL;DR

XPrize and Singularity University are creating a world where individuals are empowered to solve problems through knowledge, technology, and capital.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the purpose of XPrize and Singularity University?

XPrize aims to solve global challenges by setting ambitious goals and inviting teams worldwide to demonstrate their solutions. Singularity University educates individuals about exponentially growing technologies and how they can be applied to transform industries.

Q: How does Peter Diamandis view his role as a leader?

Diamandis sees his role as inspiring individuals by showing them a clear vision of what's possible and guiding them towards that vision through available tools and technologies.

Q: How does Diamandis choose which opportunities to pursue?

He starts companies based on personal passion and advises entrepreneurs to do the same. Connecting with a "massively transformative purpose" that drives emotional energy is crucial in pursuing and solving problems.

Q: What inspires Diamandis' entrepreneurial endeavors?

Diamandis' inspiration often comes from reading science fiction novels and envisioning a future that is reasonably feasible. The works of authors like Heinlein and Clarke have played a significant role in his ventures.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • XPrize sets objectives and challenges teams to solve monumental problems, regardless of their background or education.

  • Singularity University teaches entrepreneurs and executives about transformative technologies and how they are reshaping industries.

  • Peter Diamandis believes in inspiring individuals to see what's possible and guiding them to utilize the available tools and technologies.

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