Peter Diamandis | Exponential Thinking, Moonshots, and Abundance Mindset
Peter Diamandis

Our mindset and the way we approach our goals are a major factor to determines our success.

Our guest Peter Diamandis firmly believes this, and he has the experience to back it up. 

Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the well-known XPRIZE Foundation, which awards a $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has co-written two books, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (Exponential Technology Series), and Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World (Exponential Technology Series)

But what happens when trust in an employee is taken for granted to the tune of $1.8 Million in embezzled money from the company? Unfortunately for Alexi Cashen, she knows the answer too well.

In this episode, John is joined by Peter Diamandis to talk about the Apollo space mission, emerging technologies in energy and medicine, and how companies can adapt to disruption.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:

  • Why We Haven’t Gone Back to the Moon, and What Peter Thinks of the Future of Space Exploration
  • Private Citizens Going to the Space Station
  • Linear Thinking Versus Exponential Thinking
  • The Improving State of Our Energy Production and Renewable Energy Sources
  • The Impact of 3D Printing
  • The Changing Technology of Food
  • The Idea Behind XPRIZE and How it Started
  • How Companies Can Prepare and Adapt to Disruption
  • What is an MTP, and what is a Moonshot?
  • Human Longevity Inc
  • Who Peter Thanks For His Success

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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright, welcome, everybody. My guest on this show is Peter Diamandis, it’s an honor to interview Peter because I’m a big fan of his books and his work. He’s the founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, Singularity University and two New York Times bestselling books with his co-author Steven Kotler Abundance and Bold. 

But first before we start this podcast is brought to you by Rise25media which is our done for you agency focused on helping b2b businesses to get more clients referral partners and strategic partners through done for you podcast and done for you content marketing, our company has over 20 years of experience with podcasting, we believe starting a podcast one of the best things you can do for your business. And you personally if you do it, right, it’s so many things at once business developing business development, networking client acquisition, it allows you to even have a conversation with people whose work you admire, like I’m about to do here with Peter and Peter is a fellow podcaster as well. So I know he likes to medium as well. But our greater mission through 25 is to make the world a smaller place by creating connections helping connect more entrepreneurs and business owners with their ideal prospects and referral partners they love to work with. So as I mentioned, my guest is Peter Diamandis and Fortune Magazine named Peter is one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders alongside the Dalai Lama, the Pope, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Bill Clinton. So that’s who we’re dealing with here. He’s no slouch. He’s the founder and executive chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world and designing and operating large scale incentive competitions. I’m sure you’ve heard of that before. Also the executive founder of singular University, which is a graduate level Silicon Valley institution to my neck of the woods, counseling world leaders on exponentially growing technologies, which we’re going to talk about in a moment there as well. It’s also started over 20 companies in a variety of areas, and we’re trying to hit a lot of those areas. As we get through them. My old boss said, if people read Peters that bill clinton talking, I’m paraphrasing him, they will find that while the trend lines are extremely bad, but what the hell of the headlines are extremely bad, the trend lines are really good, which is such a great summary of what you do, Peter, you get asked a lot about the future. But I want to start by asking you about the past, much of your interest throughout your career has been in space. This past weekend was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. I just want to start there. What are your thoughts on that anniversary, but also the state of affairs of space exploration today, which you’re so passionate about?

Peter Diamandis  2:49  

JOHN, a pleasure to be here. So what is amazing about Apollo is not the fact that we got there in 1969. It’s the fact that we’ve never gone back. And it’s is a, it’s in essence, a result of the fact that it’s really expensive. And it took a ton of national capital. And we’ve gotten out of the flags and footsteps stage. But what’s coming before us is far more exciting, right? I put more credence into Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and number of other billionaires about getting us into space on a regular basis than I do any governments, it really is going to become either a race or cooperation or competition between Ilan and Jeff and the Chinese and NASA getting back to moon getting to Mars. But we’re at the beginning of an amazing time of human exploration. You know, the cost of designing building launching rockets has plummeted, compared to what it used to be because of massive computational power because of 3d printing because of simulation capabilities. And so we’re at the on of the new golden age of space exploration. And it’s happening right now, while we’re alive. You know, whatever we evolve into as humans 100,000 years ago, a million years from now. We’re going to look back at these next few decades is the moment time and the human race moved out of the, you know, the cradle of Earth into the cosmos. So super excited. The nine year old boy and me still loves this loves this greatly. And I’ll just close by saying everything we hold a value on earth metals, minerals, energy, real estate, are in near infinite quantities and space. So yes, we’ll make the, you know, the next generation of millionaires there. But it’s really about giving humanity a multi planetary future. So

John Corcoran  4:45  

NASA is interesting announcement from NASA, they announced in June of this year was opening up the space station to private tourists. Your thoughts on that? Yeah.

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