Converging Tech

The Importance of Using Converging Tech in Your Business

The accelerating advancement of exponential technologies is actually old news. So, what’s the new news? That formerly independent waves of exponentially accelerating technology are beginning to converge with other independent waves of exponentially accelerating technology. In other words, these waves are starting to overlap—stacking atop one another, producing tsunami-sized behemoths that threaten to wash

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Budget Review

A Hard Look at 2022 Budgets

Welcome to this latest of unprecedented times, which is now being called an “unsettling monetary tightening cycle.” Inflation is sky-high, unemployment is under 4%, supply chains are a major challenge and the Fed just decided to stop babysitting the markets. Did you just sigh? Or choke? So did the global

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Improve Your Mindset, Change Your Life…To Greatness

What made Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk succeed? Was it their technology or their mindset? Personally, I think the mindset is an entrepreneur’s most critical asset. Yet few of us ever take the time to craft it — to purposefully select and sharpen the mindset(s) we desire. Your

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Moonshot Goals

Learn How to Create a Moonshot Culture In Your Company

Here are two Moonshot Culture hacks I learned from Astro Teller, the world’s authority on Moonshots: Train Your Team’s Thinking: This first hack helps to put your team into the Mindset of accepting and encouraging Moonshot thinking. Weird is Good: You give your team massive congratulations for any 10X idea—no matter how

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Goals Setting

Perfecting Goal Setting Using Subgoals To Achieve Your Success

Doing anything big and bold in the world is hard. It takes passion, grit, luck, and often a decade or more of hard work to see a Moonshot materialize—much less succeed. There’s no definite roadmap for a successful Moonshot. The path can be filled with obstacles. But as Tony Robbins says,

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Create a World of Possibility

Create a World of Possibility for Your Team and Yourself

Creating a world of abundance isn’t about creating a world of luxury—it’s about creating a world of possibility. But how exactly do we create such a world? Today we’ll explore a powerful concept called “the adjacent possible.” This is theoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman’s wonderful term for all the myriad paths

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2022 Resolutions

Resolutions to help you thrive in 2022 (Top 10 List)

Nothing is more important than your Mindset in the new year… Let’s dive in… Create a Daily Gratitude Practice: Every morning during my 10-minute meditation, I focus on gratitude and how I can be 30% more joyful throughout the day. In the evening, when I’m going to sleep before I drift

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Being Grateful

Benefits of Being Grateful in 2022

When was the last time you felt grateful? I mean truly grateful for all you have: your health, loved ones, the Moonshots you’re pursuing, the sunrise, and the extraordinary planet we inhabit. In a world with an increasing abundance of opportunities and a dizzying rate of technological progress, we tend to live

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Abundance Mindset

The Importance of Having an Abundance Mindset

Do you have an abundance mindset? What the heck is an abundance mindset? And what’s the advantage of having an abundance mindset? Do you have an abundance mindset? What the heck is an abundance mindset? And what’s the advantage of having an abundance mindset? That’s our conversation today… In the

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Critical Thinking

Elon Musk’s Important Advice on Criticism

Our brains are composed of 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synaptic connections. But despite this vast processing power, we are unable to process all the data entering through our senses. Because of that, our brains take shortcuts called “heuristics” that unfortunately introduce a number of (sometimes dangerous) cognitive biases.

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Digital Disruption

How to Disrupt Yourself (Before Someone Surely Does)

IT ALL STARTED DURING WORLD WAR II… In 1943, the US Defense Department called Kelly Johnson, the Head of Engineering at Lockheed, with an impossible task. German fighter jets had just appeared in the skies over Europe, and America desperately needed a counterpunch. Johnson accepted the critical mission and designed, tested, and

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Executive Listening

Knowing the differences between hearing vs listening helps you become a better communicator. Active listening is a major part of mastering communication.

“Every time we have a discussion, there’s complete alignment—100 percent buy-in.” It sounded too good to be true—and, as it turned out, it was. I can distinctly remember the interview we conducted with an executive at the start of the pandemic. When we asked him about his process for getting

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Digital Transformation - AI

Infinite Computing Amplifies AI – What it means for your business.

There is little question that the field of AI has seen massive progress in the past 5 years. All one needs to look at are the incredible achievements of Deepmind’s AlphaZero and AlphaFold, and OpenAI’s GPT-3 to clearly understand that something remarkable is happening. So, why are we seeing this extraordinary

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Company Culture

Today’s Hiring Environment: Candidates are asking – What’s the culture like? What is it like to work there? What are the people like?

Your business culture can improve, with an understanding of what is important, and what is not. Each and every day, we face the deliberate choice of kindling relationships and forging connections or else pushing ourselves deeper into retreat. After all, most of us aren’t sculptors working alone, chipping away at

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Executive in the weeds

How CEOs overcome being stuck in the weeds

When CEOs get stuck in the weeds—giving their attention to too many issues at once—it’s often difficult to find their way out. Many issues vie for the CEO’s attention. There’s the budget, brand, board, employees, executive team, plans for the future, and dozens of other details. Taken together, they can

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Breakthrough Technologies

7 Business Models for the Decade Ahead That You Need to Know About

Some of the most potent innovation taking place today does not involve breakthrough technologies… but rather the creation of fundamentally new business models. For most of history, these models were remarkably stable, dominated by a few key ideas, upgraded by a few major variations on these themes.  In the 1920s,

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The growing robotics market will impact your business sooner than you think. Let’s start with real live examples of deployment today.

  The robots are coming! For years, Hollywood has warned us about the rise of robots, especially those of the stone-cold killer variety. However, the reality is far more exciting and humanizing—robots are rapidly becoming our friends, colleagues, employees, and the basis of our workforce. Robotics venture investment grew 50%

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Successful leadership depends on how we manage paradoxes

These days, paradoxes abound—grit vs. grace, perform vs transform, speed vs. significance, critique vs. create, execute vs. engage, head vs. heart. And one that I’ve seen a lot of lately is self vs. system—which can be expressed simply as “I vs. we.” The good news is we don’t have to

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What's Next

10 Metatrends Shaping the Next Decade That You Need To Know About

Over the next decade, waves of  advance exponential tech advancements will stack atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), redefine tomorrow’s generation of businesses and contemporary challenges, and transform our lives

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Singularity University’s ebook, The Exponential Leader’s Guide to Achieving 10x Growth, is your blueprint for achieving 10x growth by developing the skills, approaches, and mindset of what we at Singularity University call an exponential leader

The Exponential Leader’s Guide to Achieving 10x Growth

Take moonshots and create abundance as an Exponential Leader. The only constant is change and the rate of change is increasing. Regardless of your organization’s size, sector, or industry, this guide can help you create a sense of urgency around innovation and add important new leadership competencies to spur innovation.

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Productivity Secrets of Elon Musk’s Mindset & Strategies and You Can Easily Apply Them Into Your Life For Additional Success

Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial success is a direct result of his mindset, strategies, and intelligence.     Having known Elon for 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to watch his meteoric rise into someone who is arguably the greatest entrepreneur of our age. In this blog, I’ll summarize what every exponential entrepreneur can learn and

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Management Be Seen

Actionable Management Plan – It’s Your Why Not the Where You Are

Everyone is trying to figure out the workplace these days. And it’s not about the where—it’s all about the why. For employees, it’s about community and opportunity—how they can be part of something bigger than themselves—and receive the coaching, mentoring, and sponsorship they need to advance. For organizations, it’s about

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New Cyberattacks: The Threat Is Real

High-profile hacks have shut down some big businesses. Is there any defense? The headlines alone can be nerve-racking. In March, a hack forced one of Australia’s biggest broadcasters off the air. Two weeks ago, a hack crippled a major US oil pipeline. And this week, a hack shut down operations

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Making Inspiration Our Aspiration

I’ll never forget that first day of my first job out of college. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked through the door of the KPMG office in Los Angeles. But I looked the part—three-piece suit, shiny wingtips, and carrying that hard-sided brown leather briefcase. You know the

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Being CEO May Be Hazardous to Your Health

A new study says industry-wide turmoil can shave 18 months off a CEO’s life. Will more modern leaders handle stress better? It isn’t news that CEOs are under a lot of pressure. Even in less stressful times, they have to create successful strategies, energize thousands of employees, navigate investors, and

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Quantum Supremacy: What Now? Let’s Get You Up To Speed!

Imagine a computer that could crack the most sophisticated network in a mere few seconds. Perfectly model complex weather and biological systems. What could you do with such computational power? Invent new drugs? Create simulations of multiple universes? What about optimizing your investment portfolio? Now, breakthrough after breakthrough threatens to make

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The Questions to Ask Yourself for Extraordinary Goal-Setting

I can personally attest to its importance in my own professional life. I cannot overstate that it always has been and remains one of the first steps you take in your journey toward finding unparalleled success. My goal is to share the easy steps to write your goals down on

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The Large Benefits of Spring Cleaning your Thinking Process

Spring cleaning was a yearly ritual when I was growing up, replacing storm doors with screen doors, washing windows, cleaning out closets. It was the rite of passage to summer.As we marked start of spring this past weekend, we are hopefully on the precipice of this century’s rite of passage:

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The Science Behind Personality Tests and now there are DNA Personality Tests

In the documentary Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests, the discriminatory nature of a widely used tool is put under the microscope A few personality tests: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the world’s most well-known personality quiz, which categorizes everyone into 16 distinct types gleaned from four binaries: people are

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Create Your Own Personal User Manual And Share It With Your Team

A Personal User Manual helps others understand your history, leadership, and communication style, which helps your team and stakeholders to learn more about the real you; plus, you can always return any time to update it.   Communication Style: Direct and to the point I am known for: I am

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The entire social media marketing market will vanish, hard to believe as Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled $135 billion, while Facebook’s reached nearly $70 billion. Taken together, this is roughly 35% of all global advertising expenditures.

Today, just a few decades after the arrival of the internet, Google and Facebook together command more advertising dollars than all print media on the planet. In 2019, Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled $135 billion, while Facebook’s reached nearly $70 billion. Taken together, this is roughly 35% of all global

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Getting you up to speed for exponential change – Think BIG!

Highly successful people practice exponential thinking and you can too. Exponential business models aren’t designed to create a better company or product. They’re used to create a vastly different company or product. Think Amazon and Uber. Exponential technologies shape every aspect of our lives. These technologies include artificial intelligence (AI),

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A New Year’s resolution to help your team to flourish

The ripple of empathetic leadership that spread across organizations last year needs to become a tidal wave in 2021. Our mantra for the New Year—whether we lead a team of 5, 5,000 or 50,000—should be the relentless pursuit of providing opportunity, mentoring and sponsoring others. Opportunity is the gateway for

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Exponential growth is happening all around us, but it can be hard to see.

Given the restrictions of our linear thinking minds, it’s difficult for us to grasp how something that starts off deceptively small can… Double 10 times, resulting in 1,000x growth, and Double 30 times and get you to 1,000,000,000x growth. Part of overcoming this evolutionary bias is actively working to develop

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Privacy in the Age of Facial Recognition: Everything You Need to Know

Privacy in the Age of Facial Recognition: Everything You Need to Know Facial recognition is a biometric technology primarily used to identify an individual or verify their identity using their face. Facial recognition software can capture, analyse, and compare patterns based on a person’s facial features. The use of the

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Exponential technological advancements let’s get educated on the 20 “Metatrends” you can harness for your life and business

Over the next decade, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Welcome to a new era of runaway technological booms, and extraordinary abundance. Emerging from these waves are 20 “Metatrends,” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), redefine

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You Move, What Should Be The Impact on Pay?

Remote workers fleeing to cheaper towns may see their pay cut. Why firms think this is necessary. Silicon Valley made Julia feel claustrophobic, and she didn’t like living far away from her elderly parents. So after moving back home to Austin because of the pandemic, she decided to stay there.

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Owning the Outcome

Early one morning, a couple of weeks ago, I had a phone conversation with a colleague that, frankly, I wasn’t proud of. As soon as I hung up, I realized what I’d done. When I called back a short while later to apologize, my colleague graciously told me, “You don’t need

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Learn about Exponential Medicine that is available today

There is a medical revolution happening right now. Where is quantified health heading? A growing array of technology sensors are becoming available:  Wearables:  Our wrist-based devices can now go well beyond steps, some fit on our fingers (‘Ringables’ like the Oura ring)  to measure heart rate and heart rate variability,

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Why Change is Hard . . . and Good

More than ever, innovation and change are the twin engines of growth, competitive advantage, and success in global business. Nevertheless, companies and organizations continue to struggle, often failing to inspire their people to embrace change or to help them develop innovative ideas. The path to transforming innovation from an aspirational

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Predictive Mapping with Artificial Intelligence Powerful Combination

Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion. During the past 50 years, the frequency of recorded natural disasters has surged nearly five-fold. And as wildfires grow increasingly untamable, wreaking havoc across regions like

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Let’s get educated on the future of transportation, it’s faster than autonomous vehicles and flying cars

What’s faster than autonomous vehicles and flying cars? Try Hyperloop, rocket travel and robotic avatars. Hyperloop is currently working towards 670 mph (1080 kph)passenger pods, capable of zipping us from Los Angeles to downtown Las Vegas in under 30 minutes. Rocket Travel (think SpaceX’s Starship) promises to deliver you almost

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Car Ownership is Changing

In 2018, for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles earned the dubious honor of being the most gridlocked metropolis in the world, where the average driver spends 2.5 working weeks per year trapped in traffic. And countless cities are close behind. For the average driver, dreams of being elevated above jammed freeways

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Multiplying Human Capital through the Power of Connectivity

We are about to massively increase the amount of Human Genius on planet Earth in two distinct ways. First, by identifying and connecting those geniuses that already exist, but lack access to the right tools (i.e. they are off the grid).  And second, by connecting the average human cortex to

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Hyperconnectivity and its Benefits

We’re about to connect 8 billion people on the planet, everywhere, all the time, at near zero cost. This is a future of gigabit connection speeds at the top of Mt. Everest or in the Gobi desert. Imagine downloading a feature-length movie in less time than it takes to read

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Future of Virtual Reality moving from deceptive to disruptive

In 2016, venture investments in VR exceeded US$800 million, while AR and MR received a total of $450 million. Just a year later, investments in AR and VR startups doubled to US$3.6 billion. And today, major players are bringing VR headsets to market that have the power to revolutionize the industry, as well

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Exponential Disruption and Its Future Impact On You

The average American meal travels 1,500-2,500 miles to get to your plate. Food… What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade. Already, vertical farming is projected to exceed a US$12 billion industry by mid-decade, surging at an astonishing 25 percent annual growth rate. Meanwhile, the food

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Let’s get you educated on the Sensors Explosion & the Rise of IoT

“Hey Google, how’s my health this morning?” “One moment,” says your digital assistant. It takes thirty seconds for the full diagnostic to run, as the system deploys dozens of sensors capturing gigabytes of data. Smart sensors in toothbrush and toilet, wearables in bedding and clothing, implantables inside your body—a mobile

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Let’s get you educated on the software infrastructure in computing and the impact on your business

The AR Cloud As AR hardware advances within its deceptive growth phase, the business opportunity for AR content creators is now—whether building virtual universes or digitizing our physical one. But to create multi-player games, social media communities, and messaging platforms linked to the same physical space, a centralized AR Cloud must

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How Augmented Reality (AR) will change your industry

Augmented Reality (AR) has already exceeded over 2,000 AR apps on over 1.4 billion active iOS devices. Even if on a rudimentary level, the technology is now permeating the consumer products space. And in just the next four years, the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts AR headset production will surge 141 percent each year,

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The Future is Faster Than You Think

3D printing is about to transform manufacturing as we know it, decimating waste, multiplying speed to market, and harnessing never-before-used materials. Already forecast to hit US$15.8 billion in value by 2020, additive manufacturing products and services are projected to more than double to $35.6 billion by 2024. Just five years from today. But

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