Los Angeles, California
Chairman & CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation
When I think about creating abundance, it’s not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it’s about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant.
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Peter H. Diamandis
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.
In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
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 mining of asteroid for precious materials. He is the also Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Space Adventures, the only company to have brokered the launches of private citizens to the International Space Station, and co-Founder, past-CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation providing weightless parabolic flights.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
He has won multiple awards, including the first Heinlein Laureate, the 2010 Economist “No Boundaries” Innovator of the Year Award, the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award and first place in the Estes rocket design contest when he was an 8th grader.
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.”
Articles and Videos
- Exponential Leadership – Part 3views: 430
by Peter Diamandis: How do top CEOs lead during this exponential age? How do you manage the explosion of information and onslaught of increasing competition? How do you prevent yourself from getting burned out? How do you maintain agility during today’s [...]
- Success = Experimentationviews: 408
by Peter Diamandis: Today’s most successful companies, the ones that are “crushing it,” started as a series of crazy ideas… followed by experiments to test just how viable those ideas might be. Experimentation is a crucial mechanism for driving breakthroughs in [...]
- Tools Of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, And Habits Of Billionaires, Icons And World-Class Performers.views: 474
by Peter Diamandis: This past week, I picked up and read Tim Ferriss’ new book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers… The book has already shot to the top of the Best Sellers list [...]
- 3 Min Summary Of CES 2017views: 460
by Peter Diamandis: I just returned from Las Vegas, after walking 20,000 steps on the floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES)… It’s huge. For reference, CES showcases 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space, hosts 180,000 visitors, and [...]
- Reinventing How We Teach Our Kidsviews: 801
by Peter Diamandis: Here in L.A., it’s kind of insane that a great kindergarten requires a competitive application and tuitions that exceed most colleges… I started asking myself, given the fact that most elementary schools haven’t changed in decades (maybe [...]