Episode 32: Humanity’s Growth Tension Points

In Episode 22, Dan explained his model of stabilizers and accelerators, and his belief that you can predict the major events in the news.

This episode, Peter and Dan discuss how technology is changing the political process around the world, and what this means for entrepreneurs.

In this episode:

  • Dan and Peter discuss the work of Deb Roy, who runs the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT and his deep data experiment with the 2016 U.S. election.

  • Dan concludes that he believes that in the short term, government will become more personal and local government will become more important.

Episode 31: Planning Your Moonshot


Episode 31The word “moonshot” is a term that comes from X (formerly Google X) and, as used here, simply means a daring, seemingly impossible mission. When most of the world is trying to go 10% bigger, a moonshot is something that is 10X bigger. Peter and Dan discuss a new tool Peter developed to help you take moonshots.

In this episode:

  • Dan tells the story of Peter’s first moonshot when achieving suborbital flight with the Ansari XPRIZE in 2004.
  • Peter discusses his 5 Year Moonshot Planner and why all progress begins with telling yourself the truth. To download the tool, click here.
  • Peter and Dan break down Peter’s 5-year moonshot for XPRIZE and how “chunking” a massive initiative into smaller, immediate actions is the best way to think about moonshots.

Episode 30: Next Sexual Revolution

episode-30-cardPeter and Dan discuss the implications of exponential technologies reinventing human reproduction. Imagine a near future where the process of having a child is not left up to the vagaries of Mendelian genetics, but to cutting-edge technology. 


In this episode:

  • Peter discusses how new technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 allow you to pass on the best genetic material to your kids — and outlines the moral and ethical considerations.
  • Dan explains why he believes “thinking processes” will always be useful. In a world with unlimited choice, focus is the key.
  • Peter talks about why humanity is moving from evolution by natural selection (Darwinism) to evolution by intelligent direction at an accelerating pace.

Episode 29: What’s Most Exciting for 2017

episode-28-cardWith exponential technologies accelerating at warp speed, Peter and Dan discuss how convergences of these technologies will impact life in 2017.



In this episode:

  • Peter discusses which exponential technologies he’s most excited about in 2016 and 2017.
  • Dan shares a story about individuals taking big risks to move technology forward.
  • Peter and Dan mention the “First In Line” program for Strategic Coach members to fast-track their way into Abundance 360.

Episode 28: Hiring “A” Players

episode-28-cardIf you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company, you’ve got to get one thing right: hiring.

Peter and Dan discuss one of the most important aspects of being an entrepreneur — attracting great people and recruiting them into the organization.

In this episode:

    • Peter discusses his takeaways from conversations with Jeff Holden (of Uber and Amazon Prime), including insights on the interview process and when to fire someone.
    • Dan shares advice and lessons learned building Strategic Coach into an organization of over 120 people in three countries.
    • Peter and Dan mention the Kolbe Corporation and why they give this assessment to all new hires. Read more about the test at kolbe.com.

Episode 27: Evidence of Abundance

27 Episode 27 CardPeter took the stage at TED in 2012, when he delivered his talk about Abundance. In this episode, Peter and Dan take a look at ten charts with updated stats and data proving that the world is truly getting better.


In this episode:

  • Peter gives updated Evidence of Abundance charts, see visuals at Diamandis.com/data and in this blog.
  • Dan explains why the 6D’s have helped him see the world through an Abundance lens.
  • Peter and Dan discuss why the news media delivers 10x more negative news than positive.

Episode 26: Living Long Enough to Live Forever


Episode 26 CardIn Episode 6, Peter and Dan described how mindset plays a key role in living a long, healthy life, this time they share stories about how they each arrived at their ambitious longevity goals.


In this episode:

  • Peter talks about Ray Kurzweil’s belief that children born today will have the ability to have an indefinite lifespan.
  • Dan describes his thoughts on attitude and why the future is something you must work toward.
  • Peter puts into perspective the amazing times we are living in, citing how the human lifespan has doubled over the last century.

Episode 25: Changing The Way We Govern


Episode 25 CardHistorically, your citizenship is defined by the language you speak, the currency you use, or where you live.

In a world of massive globalization, however, these factors are becoming less important, and in this episode, Peter and Dan discuss the idea of virtual countries of the future.

In this episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss “Brexit,” Britain’s exit from the European Union, and what this means for the future of trade.
  • Peter talks about the idea of virtual countries and living in a world with like-minded individuals instead of those who share your language or religion.
  • Dan and Peter discuss the state of exploration on Earth and what this means for current government systems.

Episode 24: Scorecards (Without A Target, You’ll Miss It Every Time)


Episode 24 CardWe’re constantly in a state of information overload, and trying to focus on everything at once is overwhelming.

Dan and Peter discuss a simple yet powerful tool they use to evaluate and objectively track progress, step by step.

In this episode:

  • Dan explains why scorecards have become his favorite tool to enable exponential growth in his business.
  • You can’t track your progress unless you know where you’ve been and where you want to go. Peter discusses how he uses scorecards in each one of his businesses and even in his personal life.
  • Dan explains how to deal with honesty in reporting and the effectiveness of digital diagnostic programs to ensure accuracy.

Episode 23: When Should You Kill Your Idea?


Episode 23 CardAs an entrepreneur, the single most important thing you can do in business is continuous experimentation.

You no longer need to guess how your customers will respond — thanks to the technology we have today, it’s never been easier to make data-driven decisions.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan continue their conversation on experimentation, discussing how some of the best companies in the world are measuring experiments and why it’s okay to kill your idea.
  • Dan stresses the importance of testing ideas on “check-writers.”
  • Peter and Dan discuss lessons learned and give real examples of times they fell in love with ideas and ultimately wasted time, money and resources.