Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and prospecting of asteroid for precious materials. He is also the Co-Founder of Space Adventures and Zero-Gravity Corporation.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World. His most recent book, co-authored with Steven Kotler, and released in January 2020, is The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and our Lives
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the MIT, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself."
Diamandis is a dynamic inspirational speaker described by many as “the best in the industry.” He was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” Diamandis delivers real value to his audience by showing them how to drive breakthrough thinking and innovation within their company in a fashion that delivers clear, measurable and objective results.
Below are three foundational keynotes he delivers on a regular basis to Fortune 100 companies, Boards of Directors and Heads of State. Note that each topic can be personalized to your company and industry. Diamandis can also combine elements of each of these three topics as desired.
- The Future is Coming Fast: Big Changes to Expect the Next Decade
On this live and interactive webinar, Diamandis discusses rapidly approaching technological changes, as well as the role COVID-19 has played in prompting and accelerating market shifts across the globe.
- Transforming Scarcity to Abundance
Diamandis is the New York Times bestselling author of “ABUNDANCE – The Future Is Better Than You Think” (#1 on Amazon, #2 on NYTimes). In this book, Diamandis shows us how technology is turning areas of scarcity into abundance. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies (AI, Robotics, Sensors, Networks, 3D Printing, SynBio, etc.) and the power of the crowd are converging to better the lives of billions.
This keynote is an antidote to pessimism. Diamandis examines human need by category — water, food, energy, healthcare, education, communication and freedom — and shows the audience detailed evidence on the revolutionary improvements in these areas over the past century. He addresses how a range of exponential technologies are transforming what was once scarce into abundance. Humanity’s grandest challenge is providing abundance, and this keynote addresses how we rise to meet it.
As President Bill Clinton says, “Abundance shows us that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. The health care is improving dramatically around the world. There are developments now which make me believe we might be able to do what we did in the 1990s, which is to use technological developments to create more jobs than we lose.” This presentation will help you:
-Understand the “exponential road ahead”: where it is, and where it’s going;
-Formulate how to transform scarcity into abundance and provide leadership with an enthusiastic view of the future;
-Recontextualize the world’s grandest challenges as the world’s biggest business opportunities.
- BOLD Thinking for an Exponential Organization
Today a company’s success depends on mindset, its use of exponential technologies and the power of crowdsourcing. This keynote, based on Diamandis’ bestselling book BOLD, examines the approaches required to succeed during this exponential age. Where should a company be looking to grow 10x bigger, rather than 10-percent bigger? What does it take for a company to become an Exponential Organization? How do you become Uber rather than Kodak?
Diamandis explains how a Massively Transformative Purpose can drive your organization’s culture and help you attract the best employees. He examines the innovation principles used by GoogleX’, and the power of bold, “moonshot” thinking. He details how entrepreneurial billionaires like Larry Page, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson think -- and what strategies they use to scale and disrupt. Diamandis adds personal stories from his own moonshot companies: XPRIZE, which solves the world’s grand challenges through incentive competitions; Human Longevity Inc., which is transforming the healthcare industry and solving aging-related diseases; and Planetary Resources, which is making once-scarce resources abundant.
This keynote will help you:
-Create a culture of innovation and Moonshot thinking within your organization;
-Identify areas in your company where you are going 10% bigger, rather than 10X;
-Understand the key attributes of an Exponential Organization and evaluate the most important changes required to accelerate your growth;
-Transform your organization’s mindset from “linear to exponential” and from “scarcity-minded to abundance focused”;
-Craft a Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) to drive culture, inspire innovation and attract the best employees