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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.

In this episode:

  • Peter talks about Ray Kurzweil’s belief that children born today will have the ability to have an indefinite lifespan.
  • Dan describes his thoughts on attitude and why the future is something you must work toward.
  • Peter puts into perspective the amazing times we are living in, citing how the human lifespan has doubled over the last century.


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

In this episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss “Brexit,” Britain’s exit from the European Union, and what this means for the future of trade.
  • Peter talks about the idea of virtual countries and living in a world with like-minded individuals instead of those who share your language or religion. 
  • Dan and Peter discuss the state of exploration on Earth and what this means for current government systems.


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.

  • Dan explains why scorecards have become his favorite tool to enable exponential growth in his business.
  • You can’t track your progress unless you know where you’ve been and where you want to go. Peter discusses how he uses scorecards in each one of his businesses and even in his personal life.
  • Dan explains how to deal with honesty in reporting and the effectiveness of digital diagnostic programs to ensure accuracy.


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.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan continue their conversation on experimentation, discussing how some of the best companies in the world are measuring experiments and why it’s okay to kill your idea.
  • Dan stresses the importance of testing ideas on “check-writers.”
  • Peter and Dan discuss lessons learned and give real examples of times they fell in love with ideas and ultimately wasted time, money and resources.


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.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan look to the future and discuss what is NOT going to change in the next decade.
  • Dan explains his model of stabilizers and accelerators and his belief that you can predict the major events in the news.
  • Peter talks about the human need for connection and how interaction in society is changing from the local hangout in your town to digital connections with Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.


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.

Many species on this planet live for hundreds of years, why should we accept a typical life expectancy of 70 or 80 years.

In This Episode:

  • Dan recaps his recent experience going through a full eight-hour day at the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus.
  • Peter and Dan explain their personal longevity goals and why they believe living more than 100 healthy years is doable.
  • Peter gives examples of how algorithms with enough data are beginning to save clients by identifying early threats.


Episode 20: VR & Technology Convergence

April 11, 2016

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Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. 

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. the Internet of Things), but try to predict the future when A.I., Robotics, VR, Synthetic Biology, and 

Computation are all doubling, morphing and recombining… You have a very exciting future.

In This Episode:

  • 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.
  • As entrepreneurs and investors, Peter outlines the areas in AR/VR you should be focusing on, as the business opportunities are tremendous.
  • Dan recaps his experience at one of the latest Augmented Reality demos and his thoughts on how this technology will transform travel and conferences.

Episode 19 – AI: A Tool, Not a Threat

March 28, 2016

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Dan and Peter discuss the hot topic of Artificial Intelligence (cognitive computing) and their belief that this technology will soon tackle society’s most daunting challenges bringing exabytes of data into perspective.

In This Episode:

  • 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
  • Dan talks about his confidence in AI pushing forward the ideas of transparency, seamless interactions, and making everything personalized and easy to use.
  • Peter discusses his belief that AI will become the most important human collaboration tool ever created, amplifying our abilities and providing a simple user interface to all exponential technologies.

Episode 18: Nearing a Trillion-Sensor Economy

March 11, 2016

In This Episode:

  • 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.
  • Dan and Peter recap their conversation with Raj Talluri, the Senior VP of Product Management at Qualcomm, who oversees their IoT and mobile computing businesses.
  • In a world of instant, high-bandwidth, communications and near-perfect information, Peter describes how this enables radical transparency and changes cultural norms.

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Episode 17: The Power of Experimentation

In This Episode:

  • Dan and Peter discuss starting a new product in 2016 and the idea of continuous testing.
  • Dan explains why honesty and courage are two of the most important traits an entrepreneur should have when testing an idea on a check-writer.
  • Peter talks about his own company experiments and why you must embrace, celebrate and learn from failure.

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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. 
  • Dan explains why forcing yourself to take risks is important to keeping a youthful and innovative mindset.
  • Peter connects Darwin’s evolution with “idea evolution” in a way entrepreneurs can use to help keep their companies from going extinct. He also mentions Peter’s Laws — check out diamandis.com/peters-laws to see the full list.

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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. 

In This Episode:

  • Dan explains why taking the “fear of failure” out of the equation will force any company to grow exponentially. 
  • Dan and Peter discuss the “idea economy” and why this has led to an explosion of innovation in the last 200 years.
  • Peter gives three real-world examples any entrepreneur can apply today to increase innovation in their organization.

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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.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss the film “The Martian” and the science behind actually living on Mars.
  • Peter gives an update on recent entrepreneurial activities in the space world and the massive breakthroughs in the last six months.
  • Dan explains why private ownership has been the driver of economic activity historically and what this means for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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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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