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How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World

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Whether you’re producing T-shirts or mining asteroids for minerals, serial entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis and research scientist Steven Kotler’s enthusiasm for what’s possible will win you over. Their “Six D’s of Exponentials” framework lays the groundwork for examining the profound opportunities available to today’s “exponential entrepreneurs”: the visionaries already changing the world using new technologies and platforms. Accounts of robotics, genomics and artificial intelligence bring home how much the world will change in the coming decades. The authors share the powerful, inexpensive tools available to everyone right now to fund, build and market your great idea. Chapters on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and “incentive competitions” – including detailed guidance – are especially helpful. getAbstract recommends this valuable guide to investors, start-ups, entrepreneurs with big ideas and leaders of large organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “Six D’s of Exponentials” model explains the six stages of innovation
  • How unprecedented change is creating new opportunities
  • How to leverage widely available new tools to make your biggest idea into a reality


Think “Exponentially”
In millennia past, only “kings, pharaohs and emperors” had the resources to attack society’s largest problems. With the Industrial Revolution, power diffused to the new captains of industry who had the financial and intellectual capacity to expand society’s infrastructure...
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About the Authors

Space entrepreneur and physician Peter H. Diamandis and scientist Steve Kotler co-wrote the bestseller Abundance. Kotler co-founded the Flow Genome Project. Diamandis founded the X Prize Foundation and co-founded Singularity University, Space Adventures, the International Space University and Planetary Resources, among other high-technology enterprises.

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