Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 23, 2016 - Science - 336 pages
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“A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world—and invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” —President Bill Clinton

A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold 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 draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. 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 tens 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.
 

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One of my favourites and one I will probably read again. Generated lots of ideas for a business I am considering and a long running idea I am pursuing. Read full review

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When I started reading "Bold," I expected it would be a heavy tome - typical Non-fiction. Instead it turned out to be that the book was where Science fiction, Reality, and Business, merged. The result ... Read full review

Contents

Goodbye Linear Thinking Hello Exponential
3
Exponential TechnologyThe Democratization of
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Five to Change the World
41
Climbing Mount Bold
71
The Secrets of Going Big
95
Billionaire Wisdom Thinking at Scale
115
Crowdsourcing Marketplace of the Rising Billion
143
Crowdfunding No Bucks No Buck Rogers
169
Building Communities
215
Incentive Competitions Getting the Best and Brightest
243
Next StepsHow to Take Action
277
Notes
283
Index
301
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Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies. He is the CEO of the XPRIZE (XPrize.org), Exec. Chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution backed by Google, 3D Systems and NASA. He is Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and the Cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, and Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine.

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project (FlowGenomeProject.com). His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and his articles have appeared in over seventy publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, and Time. He also writes Far Frontiers, a blog about science and innovation for Forbes.com.

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