The coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up: Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

DIAMANDIS AND PLANETARY RESOURCES TO BUILD FIRST CROWDFUNDED SPACE TELESCOPE FOR PUBLIC USE

 —a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.

 

 

Ray Kurzweil says, “If you read one business book in the twenty-first century, this should be the one. When Peter and I co-founded Singularity University, we based it on the ideas of exponential change and ‘learn by doing.’ This book clearly explains how to apply these concepts to change the world and overcome the age old afflictions of human civilization.”

Bold, which was written with the help of crowdsourcing, 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 of the book focuses on the Psychology of Bold, drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos. In addition, Diamandis reveals his entrepreneurial secrets garnered from building fifteen companies, including such audacious ventures as Singularity University, XPRIZE,Planetary Resources, and Human Longevity, Inc.

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 ten’s 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.

According to Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, “Abundance showed us where our world can be in 20 years. BOLD is a roadmap for entrepreneurs to help us get there.”

Bold-awakenThe book cover show’s the Earth being hit by an asteroid. According to Diamandis and Kotler, right now there is an asteroid impacting our world as it did in the time of the dinosaurs, and it is called “exponential technology.” And its awesome power is threatening a different breed of dinosaur—large and innovation-resistant companies. Yet there’s a new breed of small, furry mammal starting to emerge. These mammals are today’s exponential entrepreneurs—those using radically accelerating technologies to transform products, services and industries to pave the way for a world of abundance.

Bold is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today’s exponential entrepreneur’s go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome power of crowd-powered tools.

Bold is available for pre-order now

Source: 33rd Square