Episode 32: Humanity’s Growth Tension Points

March 5, 2017

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In Episode 22, Dan explained his model of stabilizers and accelerators, and his belief that you can predict the major events in the news. This episode, Peter and Dan discuss how technology is changing the political process around the world, and what this means for entrepreneurs.




In this episode:

  • Dan and Peter discuss the work of Deb Roy, who runs the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT and his deep data experiment with the 2016 U.S. election.


  • Dan outlines his “Stabilizers and Accelerators” framework. To download the tool, click here

  • Dan concludes that he believes that in the short term, government will become more personal and local government will become more important.

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Episode 31: Planning Your Moonshot

February 6, 2017

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The word “moonshot” is a term that comes from X (formerly Google X) and, as used here, simply means a daring, seemingly impossible mission. When most of the world is trying to go 10% bigger, a moonshot is something that is 10X bigger. Peter and Dan discuss a new tool Peter developed to help you take moonshots.



In this episode:

  • Dan tells the story of Peter’s first moonshot when achieving suborbital flight with the Ansari XPRIZE in 2004.

  • Peter discusses his 5 Year Moonshot Planner and why all progress begins with telling yourself the truth. To download the tool, click here.

  • Peter and Dan break down Peter’s 5-year moonshot for XPRIZE and how “chunking” a massive initiative into smaller, immediate actions is the best way to think about moonshots.

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Episode 30: Next Sexual Revolution

November 14, 2016

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Peter and Dan discuss the implications of exponential technologies reinventing human reproduction. Imagine a near future where the process of having a child is not left up to the vagaries of Mendelian genetics, but to cutting-edge technology. 

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses how new technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 allow you to pass on the best genetic material to your kids -- and outlines the moral and ethical considerations. 
  • Dan explains why he believes “thinking processes” will always be useful. In a world with unlimited choice, focus is the key.
  • Peter talks about why humanity is moving from evolution by natural selection (Darwinism) to evolution by intelligent direction at an accelerating pace.

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Episode 29: What’s Most Exciting for 2017

October 19, 2016

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With exponential technologies accelerating at warp speed, Peter and Dan discuss how convergences of these technologies will impact life in 2017.

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses which exponential technologies he’s most excited about in 2016 and 2017.
  • Dan shares a story about individuals taking big risks to move technology forward.
  • Peter and Dan mention the “First In Line” program for Strategic Coach members to fast-track their way into Abundance 360.

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Episode 28: Hiring “A” Players

September 18, 2016

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If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company, you’ve got to get one thing right: hiring.

Peter and Dan discuss one of the most important aspects of being an entrepreneur — attracting great people and recruiting them into the organization.

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses his takeaways from conversations with Jeff Holden (of Uber and Amazon Prime), including insights on the interview process and when to fire someone.
  • Dan shares advice and lessons learned building Strategic Coach into an organization of over 120 people in three countries. 
  • Peter and Dan mention the Kolbe Corporation and why they give this assessment to all new hires. Read more about the test at kolbe.com.


Episode 27: Evidence of Abundance

August 21, 2016

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Peter took the stage at TED in 2012, when he delivered his talk about Abundance. In this episode, Peter and Dan take a look at ten charts with updated stats and data proving that the world is truly getting better.

In this episode:

  • Peter gives updated Evidence of Abundance charts, see visuals at Diamandis.com/data and in this blog.
  • Dan explains why the 6D’s have helped him see the world through an Abundance lens.
  • Peter and Dan discuss why the news media delivers 10x more negative news than positive.


Episode 26: Living Long Enough to Live Forever

July 31, 2016

In Episode 6, Peter and Dan described how mindset plays a key role in living a long, healthy life, this time they share stories about how they each arrived at their ambitious longevity goals.



Episode 25: Changing The Way We Govern

July 18, 2016

Historically, your citizenship is defined by the language you speak, the currency you use, or where you live.  In a world of massive globalization, however, these factors are becoming less important, and in this episode, Peter and Dan discuss the idea of virtual countries of the future



Episode 24: Scorecards (Without A Target, You’ll Miss It Every Time)

June 19, 2016

We’re constantly in a state of information overload, and trying to focus on everything at once is overwhelming. Dan and Peter discuss a simple yet powerful tool they use to evaluate and objectively track progress, step by step.



Episode 23: When Should You Kill Your Idea?

June 1, 2016

As an entrepreneur, the single most important thing you can do in business is continuous experimentation. You no longer need to guess how your customers will respond — thanks to the technology we have today, it’s never been easier to make data-driven decisions.



Episode 22: What WON’T Change in 10 Years?

May 15, 2016


With exponential technologies exploding into the market place changing industries and the way we live, Peter and Dan discuss what won't change in the next ten years. Regardless of technological change, it’s always courageous entrepreneurs bringing practical ideas into the marketplace.



Episode 21: Inside the Future of Healthcare

May 1, 2016


Dan discusses his recent trip to the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus and why he believes it is the best clinical experience in the world.



Episode 20: VR & Technology Convergence

April 11, 2016

Episode 19

Dan and Peter discuss their conversation with one of the world’s leading experts in Virtual Reality (VR), Philip Rosedale, creator/founder of Second Life, and more recently the CEO of High Fidelity.

Episode 19 – AI: A Tool, Not a Threat

March 28, 2016

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Dan and Peter chat about their conversation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing expert Stephen Gold, the CMO and VP of Business Development and Partner Programs at IBM Watson

Episode 18: Nearing a Trillion-Sensor Economy

March 11, 2016

Peter explains why the Internet of Things (IoT) enables a data-driven future where you can know anything you want, anytime you want, anywhere you want.

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Episode 17: The Power of Experimentation

Dan and Peter discuss starting a new product in 2016 and the idea of continuous testing.

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Episode 16: Driving Innovation: Part 2

Dan and Peter continue their discussion on innovation concepts with a chat about the age bias and why most people are at their creative best before age 30. 

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Episode 15: Driving Innovation: Part 1

Peter and Dan discuss the“idea economy” and why this has led to an explosion of innovation in the last 200 years. 

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Episode 14: Opening the Space Frontier

Peter and Dan discuss the film “The Martian” and the science behind actually living on Mars.

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Episode 13: Transforming Healthcare and Education

Episode 13: Transforming Healthcare and Education

Peter and Dan discuss two of the slowest-moving industries in the past 25 years — healthcare and education — and why they’re excited about the innovation and reinvention happening.

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Episode 12: Ripe For Disruption… Agriculture and Transportation

Peter and Dan discuss how sensors and robotics will disrupt a multitude of billion-dollar industries.Read on for highlights from this episode, and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode.

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Episode 11: Problems Are Goldmines

Peter and Dan discuss mindset and how problems can be the biggest business opportunities.

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Episode 10: Robots: Out of the Factories, Into Our Lives

Episode 10

Peter and Dan discuss the term “robot” and the fact that we’ve been using robots in our daily lives for years.

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Episode 9: How the Sharing Economy Can Disrupt Your Business

Episode 9

Peter and Dan discuss how to keep up with the sharing economy and how it will affect your business.

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Episode 8: Negativity Bias: Why We Pay Attention to Bad News

Episode 8

Peter and Dan discuss why humans pay 10 times more attention on average to negative news than positive news.

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Episode 7: The Impact Pledge: Turning Success Into Significance

Episode 7

Peter and Dan discuss how to turn success into significance by creating an impact pledge.

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Episode 6: How HLI Plans to Make 100 the New 60

Episode 6

Peter and Dan discuss how Human Longevity Inc. plans to make 100 years of age the new 60.

Episode 5: BOLD Leadership & Disruptive Change


Episode 5

Peter and Dan discuss how to be a leader and adapt to exponentials.

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Episode 4: Living a Longer, Healthier Life

Episode 4

Peter and Dan discuss how you can live a longer, healthier life.


episode 1 increasing abundance & exponential technologies

Peter and Dan discuss how exponential technologies are creating massive opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world.

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