Podcast Episode 86: Business Model Innovation
Episode 86: Business Model Innovation May 11, 2020 Peter and Dan discuss how evolutionary pressures speed up innovation, agreeing that the pandemic will accelerate technological progress and change our lives forever. In the arc of contemporary history, we will remember a clear distinction between life “Pre-COVID-19” and “Post-COVID-19.” To this effect, Peter and Dan demonstrate how business model[…]
Podcast Episode 85: Evolution of Work
Episode 85: Evolution of Work April 30, 2020 Peter and Dan discuss Software as a Service (SaaS) and AIaaS, both vital tools for businesses seeking to scale with a leaner organization. Particularly as workforces become distributed and companies race to digitize, cloud computing is now more important than ever before. In this episode:
Podcast Episode 83: The Rise of AI as a Service
Episode 83: The Rise of AI as a Service April 1, 2020 Peter and Dan discuss the power of Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) and its utility to thousands of companies in both traditional and non-traditional sectors. By adding an AI layer to your organization, AIaaS tools can help any company achieve scale with minimal increases in headcount, fueling data-driven business decisions,[…]
Podcast Episode 82: Delocalizing Talent with Virtual Workplaces
Episode 82: Delocalizing Talent with Virtual Workplaces March 22, 2020 Peter and Dan showcase a number of entrepreneurs working on wireless power, virtual workplaces, and educational platforms with built-in facial recognition.
Podcast Episode 81: The Era of Quantum Supremacy
Episode 81: The Era of Quantum Supremacy March 1, 2020 Peter and Dan discuss the state of quantum computing and Google’s announcement that they achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ in October 2019.
Podcast Episode 80: Democratizing Energy Storage
Episode 80: Democratizing Energy Storage February 9, 2020 Peter and Dan discuss entrepreneurial breakthrough stories specifically in the energy industry. They talk about the importance of timing in launching a new venture and why the 2020’s will be the decade of exponential energy.
Podcast Episode 79: Free Zone Frontier
Episode 79: Free Zone Frontier December 3, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss an effective strategy whereby entrepreneurs and established companies eliminate competition, not by overtaking competitors, but rather by building new partnerships through collaborative opportunities.
Podcast Episode 78: Personalized 3D Printed Homes
Episode 78: Personalized 3D Printed Homes November 14, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss the oncoming wave of 3D-printed homes, soon to grant us far cheaper, more accessible, and environmentally sound alternatives to traditional housing. Offering numerous implications across materials science, market competition and the wealth gap, Peter and Dan demonstrate how both the construction and real estate[…]
Podcast Episode 77: Eliminating Middlemen, When AI Replaces the Sales Agent
Episode 77: Eliminating Middlemen, When AI Replaces the Sales Agent October 25, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss the first-order implications of artificial intelligence. As technologies like AR/VR, AI and blockchain converge to disrupt traditional business models and processes, countless tasks will become far easier, reducing business costs and time expenditures.
Podcast Episode 76: Adding 30 Years to Your Healthspan
Episode 76: Adding 30 Years to Your Healthspan September 24, 2019 With the rise of exponential health technologies, Peter and Dan investigate newly available business opportunities using their “first order implications” framework. When biotech advancements turn sickcare into healthcare, and science adds an additional 20-30 healthy years to our lifespans, what new markets emerge (and which ones[…]
Podcast Episode 75: Private Space Exploration
Episode 75: Private Space Exploration September 9, 2019 Peter and Dan launch into a comprehensive update on space exploration. As governments and corporations alike pursue reusable spacecraft, extra-planetary manufacturing tools and cheaper launch systems, this discussion focuses on the remarkable initiatives of private companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, now eclipsing government capabilities[…]
Podcast Episode 74: The Future of Construction
Episode 74: The Future of Construction July 24, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss the transformation of construction and real estate, as solar energy, 3D printing, augmented reality (AR) and new materials science breakthroughs begin to permeate every facet of the way we design, construct and inhabit built spaces.
Podcast Episode 73: Revolutionizing Real Estate
Episode 73: Revolutionizing Real Estate July 11, 2019 Location. Location. Location. Physical proximity has long been the name of the game. Yet as autonomous vehicles, virtual offices, and gigabit connection speeds transform our everyday lives, real estate markets are about to experience the massive waves created by these disruptions. Peter and Dan discuss the implications for real estate as[…]
Podcast Episode 72: When to Kill a Company
Episode 72: When to Kill a Company June 24, 2019 Peter and Dan examine one of the most challenging decisions faced by serial entrepreneurs: when is the right time to kill a company? Illustrating firsthand stories of past company failures, they discuss the most tell-tale signs of dwindling passion and poor long-term prospects. If only plowing ahead out of obligation to investors, you might have[…]
Podcast Episode 71: Lifetime Learning
Episode 71: Lifetime Learning May 28, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss continuous education as critical in the 21st century to take advantage of new opportunities and develop new capabilities. With technology changing every month, week and even day, your agility as an entrepreneur depends on your ability to learn new skills and instantly apply this knowledge.
Podcast Episode 70: The Future of Higher Education
Episode 70: The Future of Higher Education May 6, 2019 Peter and Dan continue their hiring discussion with a focus on higher education and the ongoing debate of apprenticeships versus business school. As millennials represent more and more of the job market, should the next generation of leaders go into debt pursuing a degree or acquire business acumen through various forms of apprenticeship?
Podcast Episode 69: Setting Expectations With New Hires
Episode 69: Setting Expectations With New Hires April 22, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss one of the biggest problems with the hiring process: most of the time, a job description doesn’t provide enough information to create a successful relationship between an employer and a new employee. In Episode 67, they shared best practices within their own companies; in this follow-up episode, Peter and Dan[…]
Podcast Episode 68: Flipping the Insurance Industry
Episode 68: Flipping the Insurance Industry April 7, 2019 Peter and Dan talk about the history of insurance, and why this age-old industry is ripe for disruption. They discuss which exponential technologies will help inefficiencies and the new business models they see in the near future.
Podcast Episode 67: Hiring Great Humans
Episode 67: Hiring Great Humans March 19, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss one of the most important aspects in any organization: hiring. They discuss best practices in their own companies, and Dan shares tools that have helped Strategic Coach retain team members for over 25 years.
Podcast Episode 66: Living to 156 Years
Episode 66: Living to 156 Years March 4, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss Dan’s new book, “My Plan for Living to 156,” and their shared belief that mindset is critical to longevity.
Podcast Episode 65: The World Becoming Automagical
Episode 65: The World Becoming Automagical February 18, 2019 Peter and Dan discuss the recent bankruptcy of retail giant Sears. After being in business for 132 years, converging exponential technologies ultimately led to Sears’ downfall.
Podcast Episode 64: Privacy Is Dead
Episode 64: Privacy Is Dead January 13, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss the idea of privacy and how it is a recent human invention. A thousand years ago, people didn’t assume the level of privacy we enjoy today. Do we assume privacy is a right, when it never existed?
Podcast Episode 63: The Future of Real Estate
Episode 63: The Future of Real Estate December 11, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss one of the undeniable human needs -- shelter and a sense of safety -- and how the real estate and property ownership industry will transform in the next decade as exponential technologies disrupt the “middleman.”
Podcast Episode 62: Accelerating Innovation
Episode 62: Accelerating Innovation November 27, 2018 Dan and Peter discuss a common theme in theme in Silicon Valley — namely, that most people have no idea how quickly things are changing. The world is accelerating for a multitude of reasons, and the rate of acceleration is itself accelerating. In Peter’s words, this means, “We’re headed towards an amazing adventure in the next few decades.”
Podcast Episode 61: Gratitude for Technology
Episode 61: Gratitude for Technology November 10, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss a mindset that is missing from most technologists: one of gratitude and appreciation for past generations’ accomplishments in a non-technological age. These breakthroughs have enabled today’s entrepreneurs to take advantage of exponential technologies.
Podcast Episode 60: Transforming Entertainment
Episode 60: Transforming Entertainment October 29, 2018 Storytelling is universal, and there will always be room in entertainment for a great storyteller. In this episode, Peter and Dan examine the entertainment industry, and specifically how the 6 D’s of Exponentials can be used to see where the entertainment industry will go next.
Podcast Episode 59: AI Disrupting the Middleman
Episode 59: AI Disrupting the Middleman October 8, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss the disintermediation of the insurance industry, and specifically how AI will disrupt the middleman in all industries.
Podcast Episode 58: Digital Avatars Creating an Abundance of Time
Episode 58: Digital Avatars Creating an Abundance of Time September 13, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss an exciting new experience using virtual reality technology to attend live presentations anywhere in the world. Peter also describes his experience after a 90-minute VR presentation, taking off his headset and snapping back into the real world at the XPRIZE office.
Podcast Episode 57: Who, Not How
Episode 57: Who, Not How August 7, 2018 Dan explains why entrepreneurs struggle with procrastination and introduces a new method he uses to implement new ideas.
Podcast Episode 56: Passing the Turing Test
Episode 56: Passing the Turing Test July 15, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss Google Duplex, an AI system capable of conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments and makes the conversational experience as natural as possible, allowing people to speak[…]
Podcast Episode 55: The Immorality of Mortality
Episode 55: The Immorality of Mortality June 24, 2018 Peter and Peter and Dan discuss a recent trip to Vatican City, where the XPRIZE Vision Circle & Innovation Board members met on the annual Adventure Trip to discuss longevity and regenerative medicine, piggybacking on the United to Cure conference hosted by the Pope.
Podcast Episode 54: Self-Sovereign Identity
Episode 54: Self-Sovereign Identity June 4, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss a powerful use of the Blockchain: a basis for exponentially expanding trust among individuals within a global society. This could help the millions of people born without national documentation, who are stuck in no man’s land without an official identity.
Podcast Episode 53: Don’t Die From Something Stupid
Episode 53: Don’t Die From Something Stupid May 13, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss takeaways from Abundance 360, Peter’s executive summit where four rockstar longevity CEOs summarized new capabilities in the healthcare industry. These cutting-edge companies, whose early experiments have produced amazing results, will have therapies and drugs on the market in the next one to five years.
Podcast Episode 52: When Everything Is Intelligent
Episode 52: When Everything Is Intelligent April 8, 2018 Peter and Dan imagine a future when AI saturates everything in our lives and every object becomes intelligent with the ability to learn about you.
Podcast Episode 51: Advertising to AI’s
Episode 51: Advertising to AI’s March 18, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss the future of advertising products and services, including new possibilities when personal AI’s are in the world. Peter describes a near future in which artificial intelligence is so good at predicting desires that we will ultimately give them control of our purchasing power.
Podcast Episode 50: Going to Mars
Episode 50: Going to Mars March 5, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss recent events in the space industry, including the successful rocket launches of SpaceX, going to Mars and Peter’s vision of the next decade.
Podcast Episode 49: Your Mindset is Everything
Episode 49: Your Mindset is Everything February 13, 2018 Peter and Dan discuss the Polak Game — a diagram with four perspectives on the world — and why they believe entrepreneurs share the mindset that the world is getting better and we have the ability to make it even better.
Podcast Episode 47: Retirement the Ultimate Casualty
Episode 47: Retirement the Ultimate Casualty December 4, 2017 Peter and Dan give an update on the latest research in technologies extending the healthy human lifespan. Peter and Dan agree that “retirement” is one of the leading causes of death, and that mindset is a major factor in the game of human longevity.
Preparing for the Transportation Shakeout
Episode 46: Preparing for the Transportation Shakeout November 17, 2017 Peter and Dan discuss the latest technologies in the transportation industry. Electric autonomous cars, Virgin Hyperloop One, flying vehicles like Airbus and Uber Elevate, and Elon Musk’s Boring Company and SpaceX rockets.
Podcast Episode 45: Dangerous Ideas
Episode 45: Dangerous Ideas November 3, 2017 Peter and Dan delve into a number of dangerous ideas, including changing government, healthcare, and education, and discuss how these opinions are less than a decade away.
Podcast Episode 44: Gaining Digital Confidence
Episode 44: Gaining Digital Confidence October 19, 2017 Peter and Dan revisit Peter’s 6 D’s of exponentials framework and discuss a new thinking tool created to help entrepreneurs measure how they are using technology in their companies and their lives.
Podcast Episode 43: Accelerating the Acceleration of Technology
Episode 43: Accelerating the Acceleration of Technology October 9, 2017 Peter and Dan discuss a common conversation theme in Silicon Valley — namely, that most people have no idea how quickly things are changing — and how technology has caused the world to move at an accelerated pace.
Podcast Episode 42: The Accessible Possible
Episode 42: The Accessible Possible September 24, 2017 Peter and Dan discuss a conversation they had in 2013 that led to the creation of the Abundance 360 executive summit and the 25-year framework behind the idea.
Podcast Episode 41: The Next Gold Rush is in Space
Episode 41: The Next Gold Rush is in Space September 8, 2017 Peter and Dan discuss entrepreneurial commercial space. Why is this happening now? Which companies are the most exciting to watch?
Podcast Episode 40: Digitizing the World
Episode 40: Digitizing the World August 16, 2017 In Episode 27: Evidence of Abundance, Peter and Dan discussed the 6 D’s framework and how this model is a road map to contextualize exponential technologies. In this episode, they dig deeper into the first step, Digitization, and why spending energy early on will ultimately lead to an enormous amount of time saved.