Peter H. Diamandis , Steven Kotler




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The digital revolution has exploded the power of exponential technology, enabling entrepreneurs to go from having an idea to creating a billion-dollar company faster than ever. Thanks to the web and to systems of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, entrepreneurs have access to technology, to the sharpest minds and to the capital necessary to take on any type of challenge and have a positive impact on the world. Bold is a practical guide to using new exponential technologies, an exploration to discover the mindset needed for a would-be entrepreneur to achieve his boldest ambitions.

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Analysis and key concepts


The end of linear thinking: how exponential technologies enable new entrepreneurs to go from an idea to a billion-dollar company faster than ever


The 6Ds of exponential technology: digitalisation, deception, disruption, demonetisation, dematerialisation, and democratisation


The psychological requirements for creating an exponential company: a clear and ambitious objective, a team that works without distraction, have a rapid cycle of iteration and a sense of a common goal


The entrepreneurial approach of some of the biggest innovators in the world: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Larry Page


Achieving exponential results thanks to the strength of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding


Product, community, team: the key characteristics of the best crowdfunding campaigns




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Many useful tips to:

  • Understand how current exponential technologies enable entrepreneurs to achieve success faster than ever.
  • Identify the tools available today to allow us to have a positive impact on the world.
  • Learn to think on a grand scale to achieve maximum entrepreneurial performance.
  • Use crowdsourcing solutions to make companies more agile and crowdfunding campaigns to acquire capital.
  • Understand the importance of cultivating passionate communities to reach the boldest entrepreneurial objectives.

Peter H Diamandis is a best-selling author, and the founder of more than 15 high tech companies. He is the CEO of XPRIZE, and executive president of Singularly University, an institution with headquarters in Silicon Valley, supported by Google 3-D systems and NASA. Diamandis is Co president of Planetary Resources Inc., and cofounder of Human Longevity Inc. He obtained a degree in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering at MIT and a PhD at Harvard Medical School. In 2014 he was nominated one of the “50 best leaders in the world” by Fortune magazine.

Steven Kotler is an author, a multi-award winning journalist and co-founder and director of research of the Flow Genome Project.His books include Tomorrowland, Bold and The Rise of Superman.They have been translated in over 40 languages and he has written articles for more than 80 magazines such as “The New York Times”, “Wired”, “Forbes” and “Time” to name just a few.He is one of the most requested speakers on the subject of technology, innovation and peak performance.

Publishing house:

Simon & Schuster