Marketing in the information age
It seems like everywhere you turn in the business world, you see the word “automation”. While it’s clear that automating your workflow can increase your team’s productivity, I’ve found that many companies haven’t fully embraced the marketing tools available to them. This is a shame, because I believe that the implementation of proper marketing tools is critical to the long-term survival of any[…]
Who, Not How
When most entrepreneurs (including me) face a challenge, our first reaction is to ask: “how do I solve this problem.”
Exponential China - Something You Can't Ignore
The rise of China as an epicenter of rapid-fire innovation and technological disruption is more important than ever before in transforming each and every one of our businesses.
Revolutionizing Disaster Relief: A Tale of Convergence
Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion.
3D Printing - 5 Anticipated Breakthroughs to Watch
Convergence is accelerating disruption… Everywhere!
Webinar: Becoming a Billion-Scale Startup | Dec 10, 2018 1:00pm PST
Converging technologies and rapid advancements in computing power are multiplying the deployment rates of new products and services, from healthcare and agriculture to manufacturing and transportation.
The Future of Insurance
We profit from it, we fear it, and we find it impossibly hard to quantify… risk.
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
Recently, I picked up Kai-Fu Lee’s newest book, AI Superpowers. Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most plugged-in AI investors on the planet, heading management of over $2 billion AUM between six funds, and over 300 portfolio companies in the U.S. and China. Drawing from his pioneering work in AI, executive leadership at Microsoft, Apple and Google (where he served as founding president of Google China),[…]
Shenzhen: Hardware Capital of the World
Less than 40 years ago, Shenzhen was a fishing village of 30,000 people.
China Spotlight: Next AI Superpower?
Last year, China’s government put out its plan to lead the world in AI by 2030.
$10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE announced at SXSW
At the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas on Monday, Diamandis and his organization announced a new $10 million competition to develop “real-life avatars” to enable humans “to remotely see, hear, and interact with physical environments and other people.”
Future of Retail
Exponential technologies (AI, VR, 3D printing, and networks) are radically reshaping traditional retail.
Deconstructing Elon Musk
I did an interview recently where I was asked to deconstruct Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial success.
AI, Quantum & Entrepreneurship in China
Last week, Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet, predicted that China will “rapidly overtake the U.S. in artificial intelligence… in as little as five years."
Habits of Extraordinary People
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Change your habits, change your life.” But which habits matter most?
Big Company Turn-Around (Disney)
Countless corporate giants have crashed and burned... Sears Roebuck & Co., U.S. Steel, Eastman Kodak and Pan Am, to name a few.
China – Deceptive to Disruptive
I’m just back from an amazing week in China, meeting with the top VCs, CEOs and entrepreneurs. I was joined by a dozen of my A360 members.
Discovering Your Massively Transformative Purpose
A single individual driven by a purpose can change the world. I often get asked for a single piece of advice to make an entrepreneur succeed. While there is no surefire route to success, I believe a necessary component of success for every entrepreneur is having a Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP). A purpose that drives you to wake up in the morning. Something you repeat in your head while[…]
Anticipating The Impossible
When the founders of Siri first envisioned their rudimentary A.I., years before they sold it to Apple, they faced a critical challenge.
The 6 D’s are a chain reaction of technological progression, a road map of rapid development that always leads to enormous upheaval and opportunity.
3-Minute Entrepreneurship Course
The following short story is one of the great lessons for entrepreneurial success. It is a timeless story that remains relevant for bold entrepreneurs pursuing their moonshots.
Fire Your Experts!
Want to do something new and disruptive? Want to change the status quo? Here’s some advice -- be careful before consulting “experts”…
Advice For Entrepreneurs
I’m often asked: “What advice do you wish someone gave you when you were just starting out?” I have two pieces of advice to offer entrepreneurs who are just getting going.