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

Peter H. Diamandis


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“A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world—and invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” —President Bill Clinton

A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology.

Part Two draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Exponential Thinking: Diamandis introduces the concept of exponential thinking, emphasizing the power of exponential technologies to drive unprecedented change and opportunities in various industries.

  2. Moonshot Thinking: The book advocates for setting audacious goals, or "moonshots," that inspire innovation and push the boundaries of what is considered possible. These bold objectives drive transformative change.

  3. Technological Convergence: Diamandis discusses the convergence of exponential technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and nanotechnology. Understanding how these technologies intersect can lead to groundbreaking innovations.

  4. Crowdsourcing and Collaboration: The book explores the role of crowdsourcing and collaborative platforms in solving complex problems. Leveraging the collective intelligence of diverse communities can lead to more innovative solutions.

  5. The 6 Ds of Exponentials: Diamandis introduces the "6 Ds" framework to describe the life cycle of exponential technologies: Digitization, Deceptive Growth, Disruption, Demonetization, Dematerialization, and Democratization.

  6. Impactful Entrepreneurship: "Bold" encourages entrepreneurs to focus on creating ventures that not only generate wealth but also have a positive impact on a billion people or more. Socially conscious entrepreneurship is a key theme.

  7. Case Studies and Examples: The book provides case studies and real-world examples of individuals and companies that have successfully embraced bold thinking and disruptive technologies to achieve significant success.

  8. Rapid Prototyping: Diamandis discusses the importance of rapid prototyping and experimentation in the innovation process. Quick iterations and learning from failures are essential for staying ahead in a rapidly changing landscape.

  9. The Role of Abundance: The concept of abundance is central to the book, challenging the traditional mindset of scarcity. Diamandis argues that technological advancements can lead to a future of abundance in resources.

  10. Exponential Organizations: The book explores the characteristics of exponential organizations—companies that leverage technology and networks to outperform traditional organizations. These organizations are agile, scalable, and highly innovative.

Language English
ISBN-10 978-1476709581
ISBN-13 9781476709581
No of pages 317
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Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 23 Feb 2016

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