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Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan discuss how exponential technologies are creating massive opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world and the impact of hyperconnectivity on global innovation.

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Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan discuss how exponential technologies are creating massive opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world and the impact of hyperconnectivity on global innovation.

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Go big or go home!

By vama89 - May 08 2017
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Inspiring conversations! Exponential future here we come!

Excellent

By Drummaire - Mar 10 2016
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One of my favorite podcasts on futuristic changes.

iTunes Ratings

118 Ratings
Average Ratings
98
11
3
1
5

Go big or go home!

By vama89 - May 08 2017
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Inspiring conversations! Exponential future here we come!

Excellent

By Drummaire - Mar 10 2016
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One of my favorite podcasts on futuristic changes.

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Exponential Wisdom

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Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan discuss how exponential technologies are creating massive opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world and the impact of hyperconnectivity on global innovation.

Episode 49: Your Mindset is Everything

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Peter and Dan discuss the Polak Game — a diagram with four perspectives on the world — and why they believe entrepreneurs share the mindset that the world is getting better and we have the ability to make it even better.

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses his practice of sharing three daily wins, and why he uses this method with his kids to reflect on the positives from the day.
  • Dan and Peter describe confirmation bias and why they knowingly choose to see the world in a positive way. 
  • Peter shares his belief that mindset is the most important asset, more crucial than wealth and knowledge, and that how you protect your mindset is critically important.

Feb 13 2018

34mins

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Episode 22: What WON’T Change in 10 Years?

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With exponential technologies exploding into the market place changing industries and the way we live, Peter and Dan discuss what won’t change in the next ten years.

Regardless of technological change, it’s always courageous entrepreneurs bringing practical ideas into the marketplace.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan look to the future and discuss what is NOT going to change in the next decade.
  • Dan explains his model of stabilizers and accelerators and his belief that you can predict the major events in the news.
  • Peter talks about the human need for connection and how interaction in society is changing from the local hangout in your town to digital connections with Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

May 15 2016

25mins

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Episode 29: What’s Most Exciting for 2017

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With 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.

Oct 19 2016

23mins

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

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We’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.

Jun 19 2016

25mins

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Episode 28: Hiring “A” Players

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If 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.

Sep 18 2016

21mins

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Episode 21: Inside the Future of Healthcare

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In this episode, Dan discusses his recent trip to the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus and why he believes it is the best clinical experience in the world.

Many species on this planet live for hundreds of years, why should we accept a typical life expectancy of 70 or 80 years.

In This Episode:

  • Dan recaps his recent experience going through a full eight-hour day at the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus.
  • Peter and Dan explain their personal longevity goals and why they believe living more than 100 healthy years is doable.
  • Peter gives examples of how algorithms with enough data are beginning to save clients by identifying early threats.

May 01 2016

28mins

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Episode 26: Living Long Enough to Live Forever

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In 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.

Jul 31 2016

26mins

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Episode 30: Next Sexual Revolution

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Peter 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.

Nov 14 2016

16mins

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Episode 66: Living to 156 Years

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Peter and Dan discuss Dan’s new book, “My Plan for Living to 156,” and their shared belief that mindset is critical to longevity. You’ll hear about one of the book’s key themes — “everyone’s got a number” — and learn why a longevity goal is extremely important in enabling a long, healthy lifespan.

In this episode:

  • Dan gives his biggest takeaways from the book (pick up your copy here), starting with a special tool he calls “The Lifetime Extender” and an idea to eliminate retirement.
  • Peter discusses why purpose is fundamental to longevity, and why humans are purpose-driven animals.
  • Dan and Peter describe your mindset as a skill like a muscle; just as you’d go to the gym to build muscle, you must always train your mindset. Reinventing who you are in the present when new technology comes online is critical for a happy, long life.

Mar 05 2019

35mins

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Episode 63: The Future of Real Estate

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Peter and Dan discuss one of the undeniable human needs — shelter and a sense of safety — and how the real estate and property ownership industry will transform in the next decade as exponential technologies disrupt the “middleman.”

In this episode:

  • Peter describes technologies changing the real estate game, including aerial ridesharing and transportation-as-a-service, VR office headquarters, and 3D-printing personalized houses in days.
  • Dan mentions that humans will always crave a sense of “home,” a place where you want to relax, and how virtual houses won’t be able to replicate this feeling.
  • Peter described the process of buying a new house and why “Smart Houses” connected to the IoT, imbuing the house with intelligence and making it responsive, will change the way we interact.

Dec 11 2018

21mins

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Episode 11: Problems Are Goldmines

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In this episode, Peter and Dan discuss mindset and how problems can be the biggest business opportunities.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss mindset and how problems can be the biggest business opportunities.
  • Peter explains why fixing one problem in an organization can completely change the culture from people complaining about problems to empowering people to fix them.
  • Dan talks about the “irritation factor” and why people often times don’t know they are looking for a solution until it is created and presented to them.

Oct 19 2015

17mins

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Episode 15: Driving Innovation: Part 1

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In this episode, Peter and Dan discuss the“idea economy” and why this has led to an explosion of innovation in the last 200 years.

In This Episode:

  • Dan explains why taking the “fear of failure” out of the equation will force any company to grow exponentially. 
  • Dan and Peter discuss the “idea economy” and why this has led to an explosion of innovation in the last 200 years.
  • Peter gives three real-world examples any entrepreneur can apply today to increase innovation in their organization.

Jan 04 2016

24mins

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Episode 37: Living in an All-Electric Economy

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Peter and Dan discuss the massive change coming to the energy industry — in particular, the switch to an all-electric economy in the next 20 years. With governments and large corporations relying on oil and gas, they discuss how this disruption will impact society.

In this episode:

  • Peter gives a brief history of the energy economy and how humanity has transitioned from firepower to solar.
  • Dan discusses his belief that technology is not replaced by another technology unless there is at least a 10X improvement.
  • Peter discusses his belief that car ownership is going to be dead by 2025, which means we no longer own a car, but instead own a “car as a service.”

Jun 11 2017

26mins

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Episode 20: VR & Technology Convergence

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Unexpected convergent consequences… this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.

An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. the Internet of Things), but try to predict the future when A.I., Robotics, VR, Synthetic Biology, and Computation are all doubling, morphing and recombining… You have a very exciting future.

In This Episode:

  • Dan and Peter discuss their conversation with one of the world’s leading experts in Virtual Reality (VR), Philip Rosedale, creator/founder of Second Life, and more recently the CEO of High Fidelity.
  • As entrepreneurs and investors, Peter outlines the areas in AR/VR you should be focusing on, as the business opportunities are tremendous.
  • Dan recaps his experience at one of the latest Augmented Reality demos and his thoughts on how this technology will transform travel and conferences.

Apr 11 2016

25mins

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Episode 57: Who, Not How

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Dan explains why entrepreneurs struggle with procrastination and introduces a new method he uses to implement new ideas.

Changing the thought process from “how to do this” to “who can do this” is a game-changer.

In this episode:

  • Peter explains using the “Who, Not How” method in his company, and why instead of creating a to-do list, he spends the year creating Impact Filters (a Strategic Coach client tool) explaining why the project is important, defining criteria for success, and then picking a point person to implement the task.
  • Dan explains why first-time entrepreneurs start with how — because at the beginning, there’s no one else to delegate to — but as time goes on and the company grows, this becomes a bad habit.
  • Peter gives an example of gaining back hundreds of hours of time, an Abundance of time, by delegating a project to his summer interns.

Aug 07 2018

26mins

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Episode 12: Ripe For Disruption… Agriculture and Transportation

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In this episode, Peter and Dan discuss how sensors and robotics will disrupt a multitude of billion-dollar industries.

In This Episode:

  • Sensors and robotics are two exponential technologies that will disrupt a multitude of billion-dollar industries. Peter gives a few amazing statistics about agriculture and transportation.
  • Peter talks about moving towards a world of intelligent direction, where we safely produce foods with perfect proteins, carbs and vitamins, and do so more efficiently than ever.
  • Dan explains why a mindset shift is key to the adoption of fully autonomous vehicles.

Nov 02 2015

23mins

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Episode 13: Transforming Healthcare and Education

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In this episode, Peter and Dan discuss two of the slowest-moving industries in the past 25 years — healthcare and education — and why they’re excited about the innovation and reinvention happening.

In This Episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss two of the slowest-moving industries in the past 25 years — healthcare and education — and why they’re excited about the innovation and reinvention happening.
  • Why virtual reality and artificial intelligence will unleash a creative revolution in education unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
  • Peter looks to the future and explains why he ultimately believes healthcare will become free with the help of sensors, data science and artificial intelligence.
  • Peter mentions Abundance Insider, a briefing of the week’s most exciting abundance-enabling tech developments and why they matter to entrepreneurs.

Nov 30 2015

22mins

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Episode 38: The Pace of Innovation

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Peter and Dan explore the history of innovation over centuries and the “adjacent possible,” a concept developed by Steven Johnson in his book “How We Got to Now.”

In this episode:

  • Dan outlines how many entrepreneurs get caught up in future possibilities that aren’t immediately actionable, and analyzes the impact of this negative thinking pattern.
  • Peter discusses why the pace of innovation is picking up and how exponential tools like artificial intelligence, nanotech and brain-computer interfaces are quickly becoming resources available to the masses.
  • Dan talks about using a tool he developed at Strategic Coach for getting people in touch with what is truly possible and in their control.

Jul 10 2017

19mins

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Episode 47: Retirement the Ultimate Casualty

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Peter and Dan give an update on the latest research in technologies extending the healthy human lifespan.  Peter and Dan agree that “retirement” is one of the leading causes of death, and that mindset is a major factor in the game of human longevity.

In this episode:

  • Peter explains how the human race is attacking the three major causes of death — heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease — and why entrepreneurship is a key to this success.
  • Dan explores how the extension of human life will impact Social Security, retirement, and other large programs.
  • Peter and Dan discuss the ‘number in your head’ that dictates when you will die, and how this mindset impacts your health. Dan describes a helpful tool to broaden your thinking and how his Strategic Coach clients have benefited.

Dec 05 2017

30mins

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Episode 48: Launching New Ideas

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Peter and Dan discuss what it takes to earn acceptance of new products or ideas. How to make it go viral, how to launch it in a supercredible fashion, and understanding the desired outcome from the beginning are critically important.

In this episode:

  • Peter describes his rule of thumb that if something is 10x better, cheaper, faster, or easier, people will switch their behavior and change.
  • Dan gives an example of Acceptance Momentum in history: when Thomas Edison brought the light bulb to market in New York City, and how he used it to light up a public square area to become a huge attraction.
  • Peter describes his idea of supercredibility, and why the first time you hear about an idea impacts your acceptance and confidence.

Dec 27 2017

22mins

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Episode 79: Free Zone Frontier

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Peter and Dan discuss an effective strategy whereby entrepreneurs and established companies eliminate competition, not by overtaking competitors, but rather by building new partnerships through collaborative opportunities.

In this episode:

  • Dan defines and illustrates his concept of the “free zone frontier.” By establishing a partnership between two well-positioned capabilities, one party–the designated “simplifier”–provides a new solution while its counterpart serves as a massive “multiplier.” 
  • Peter offers the example of Amazon’s open sourcing of its internal company software platforms, allowing competitors to use its services and, in turn, make them cheaper for Amazon. By purchasing Amazon fulfillment and customer service, for instance, firms gives Amazon far more data, improving their services while making them cheaper.
  • Dan and Peter highlight numerous cases of entrepreneurs that provide value to clients without anything in return, and thereby validate the products of their business partners. This eventually leads to massive revenue streams and sustainable, trusted businesses.

Dec 03 2019

34mins

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Episode 78: Personalized 3D Printed Homes

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Peter and Dan discuss the oncoming wave of 3D-printed homes, soon to grant us far cheaper, more accessible, and environmentally sound alternatives to traditional housing. Offering numerous implications across materials science, market competition and the wealth gap, Peter and Dan demonstrate how both the construction and real estate industries will experience monumental disruption in the coming decade.

In this episode:

  • Peter emphasizes the need to constantly experiment with emerging technologies and novel materials exiting the R&D stage, as well as the importance of integrating 3D printing into your own business.

  • Dan analyzes his concept “don’t compete when you can collaborate,” explaining the benefits of seeking out and constantly building new partnerships. 

  • Peter showcases the company New Story, an innovative nonprofit founded in 2015 that pioneers solutions to end global homelessness. 

Nov 14 2019

29mins

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Episode 77: Eliminating Middlemen, When AI Replaces the Sales Agent

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Peter and Dan discuss the first-order implications of artificial intelligence. As technologies like AR/VR, AI and blockchain converge to disrupt traditional business models and processes, countless tasks will become far easier, reducing business costs and time expenditures.

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses the latest breakthroughs in augmented reality, validating his belief that AR will become ubiquitous by 2030.
  • Dan emphasizes the importance of skills training, and justifies why AI will transform the education industry.
  • Peter projects AI’s trajectory of becoming more and more knowledgeable. As data explodes in both quality and quantity, middlemen will no longer be needed in most industries.

Oct 25 2019

31mins

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Episode 76: Adding 30 Years to Your Healthspan

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With the rise of exponential health technologies, Peter and Dan investigate newly available business opportunities using their “first order implications” framework. When biotech advancements turn sickcare into healthcare, and science adds an additional 20-30 healthy years to our lifespans, what new markets emerge (and which ones disappear)? Peter and Dan discuss the implications to businesses, customers, and society as a whole.

In this episode:

  • Dan delves into the social implications of people having longer professional lives, predicting that mandatory retirement will be moved back by at least 10 years.
  • Peter discusses education industry transformations that will result from people having 2-3 careers. Similarly, once people begin to have far more free time, implications within the travel, tourism, and entertainment industries will unlock new challenges and business opportunities.
  • Peter forecasts our increased food demand over coming decades as people live longer. Consequently, he and Dan project a surge in the lab-grown meat market, which will lead to better-tasting, lower-waste, and far more environmentally sound food production.

Sep 24 2019

28mins

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Episode 75: Private Space Exploration

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Peter and Dan launch into a comprehensive update on space exploration. As governments and corporations alike pursue reusable spacecraft, extra-planetary manufacturing tools and cheaper launch systems, this discussion focuses on the remarkable initiatives of private companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin, now eclipsing government capabilities in speed and scale.

In this episode:

  • Peter examines the primary reasons for which today’s space companies focus on reusable launch systems and landing large payloads on the Moon.
  • Dan and Peter discuss how the human body reacts to long-term, zero-gravity environments, as well as the precautions needed when living on the Moon or in extra-planetary colonies.
  • Peter describes three convergences that, while yet to materialize, will open trillion-dollar assets in space over the next few decades.

Sep 09 2019

29mins

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Episode 74: The Future of Construction

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Peter and Dan discuss the transformation of construction and real estate, as solar energy, 3D printing, augmented reality (AR) and new materials science breakthroughs begin to permeate every facet of the way we design, construct and inhabit built spaces.

In this episode:

  • Dan uses historical examples to demonstrate the notion that process has often defined the real estate and construction industries (think: the premade Sears house kits, which democratized home design for American consumers). He further teases the question: how will today’s explosion of versatile and autonomous construction methods redefine architecture and interior design?
  • Peter depicts a future wherein homes are designed as both functional spaces and augmented reality canvases, unlocking virtual living for AR users. White walls might become the day’s scenery of choice; compact homes allow for multi-use efficiency; and sensor-embedded walls allow homeowners and office managers to monitor everything constantly.
  • Dan and Peter agree on AI’s collaborative role in designing, beautifying, and optimizing human homes. Our new creative assistants, AIs will serve to both enhance our aesthetic and streamline energy-efficient construction.

Jul 24 2019

28mins

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Episode 73: Revolutionizing Real Estate

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Location. Location. Location. Physical proximity has long been the name of the game. Yet as autonomous vehicles, virtual offices, and gigabit connection speeds transform our everyday lives, real estate markets are about to experience the massive waves created by these disruptions. Peter and Dan discuss the implications for real estate as convergence reshapes how we live, work, and play.

In this episode:

  • Peter illustrates how today’s low-value, long-distance real estate becomes far more attractive as air taxis and autonomous vehicle fleets make physical distance immaterial.
  • Dan discusses the legal ramifications as regulators attempt to catch up to technological advances, and entrepreneurs gain an unprecedented opportunity to participate in drafting new laws.
  • Peter explores the critical role of AI: fast approaching (near) human-level intelligence, AIs will soon begin to replace middlemen across countless industries, disrupting traditional real estate brokers and personalizing our physical — and virtual — spaces.

Jul 11 2019

31mins

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Episode 72: When to Kill a Company

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Peter and Dan examine one of the most challenging decisions faced by serial entrepreneurs: when is the right time to kill a company? Illustrating firsthand stories of past company failures, they discuss the most tell-tale signs of dwindling passion and poor long-term prospects. If only plowing ahead out of obligation to investors, you might have reached the optimal time to kill an idea. Whether burning through cash with no profits in sight, or fast losing enthusiasm for a venture’s mission, these revelatory flags can help you pull the plug early and move on to stronger ventures.

In this episode:

  • Peter delves into the story of building Zero Gravity Corporation, his struggles with the FAA, and creative maneuvers for launch after 11 long years.
  • Dan discusses the respective roles of excitement, disappointment, and fluctuating mental resolve in determining your commitment to an idea, and discerning when to let it go.
  • Peter and Dan agree that a critical step in launching any startup involves testing your idea against the marketplace early. In a similar vein, Dan explains why he only talks to “check-writers” when determining the validity of an idea.

Jun 24 2019

25mins

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Episode 71: Lifetime Learning

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Peter and Dan discuss continuous education as critical in the 21st century to take advantage of new opportunities and develop new capabilities. With technology changing every month, week and even day, your agility as an entrepreneur depends on your ability to learn new skills and instantly apply this knowledge.

In this episode:

  • Peter talks about the fundamentally broken global education system and his belief that exponential technology will completely transform how we learn in the next decade. He gives an example of AI-driven education curating an AR experience, in which digital avatars have conversations with you to create the most impactful experience you’d never be able to have from reading a book.
  • Dan and Peter agree the old system was not a system of inspiration or creativity, but a system of doing what you’re told. The new system will be customized education, where AI is helping people learn in the best ways for them.
  • Peter talks about the gamification of learning and gives an example of an unemployed workforce playing games all day and learning. Once they master a certain level, an employer can offer then a job or a higher paying position.

May 28 2019

27mins

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Episode 70: The Future of Higher Education

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Peter and Dan continue their hiring discussion with a focus on higher education and the ongoing debate of apprenticeships versus business school. As millennials represent more and more of the job market, should the next generation of leaders go into debt pursuing a degree or acquire business acumen through various forms of apprenticeship?

In this episode:

  • Peter talks about interviewing a recent employee who decided to get an MBA at Stanford Business school and his takeaways in a recent blog
  • As an employer who has hired hundreds of candidates, Dan shares tips as we head towards a world where you can know anything you want, anytime you want.
  • Peter and Dan discuss why the rapid rate of technological change, a booming job market, and the digitization of education are chipping away at the traditional graduate-level business program, as we’re seeing with the decline of graduate school admissions.

May 06 2019

23mins

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Episode 69: Setting Expectations With New Hires

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Peter and Dan discuss one of the biggest problems with the hiring process: most of the time, a job description doesn’t provide enough information to create a successful relationship between an employer and a new employee. In Episode 67, they shared best practices within their own companies; in this follow-up episode, Peter and Dan discuss a specific agreement that communicates expectations to a new team member.

In this episode:

  • Dan explains his dislike of team management meetings and why he developed a new tool called the 4×4. This thinking process helps you clarify and then communicate your expectations to team members.
  • Peter talks about the importance of ensuring his team loves what they are doing and feels fulfilled, while still providing the support needed to meet company objectives.
  • Dan shares a successful example of hiring a recent employee with a 4×4, and discusses how your organization can use this upfront communication tool for better results.

Apr 22 2019

23mins

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Episode 68: Flipping the Insurance Industry

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Peter and Dan talk about the history of insurance, and why this age-old industry is ripe for disruption. They discuss which exponential technologies will help inefficiencies and the new business models they see in the near future.

In this episode:

  • Peter believes insurance will start to disappear for most people as tech companies begin covering costs (i.e. autonomous car companies like Waymo offering free insurance to their riders).
  • Dan talks about how AI will disrupt the middleman. He outlines a future scenario in which most individuals will purchase life insurance from a robot online, because the process will be that instant, easy and accurate.
  • Peter and Dan discuss how insurance companies should flip the business model from retrospectively protecting from risk to proactively protecting you from risk. This would force insurance companies to keep customers alive longer to retain their business.

Apr 07 2019

28mins

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Episode 67: Hiring Great Humans

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Peter and Dan discuss one of the most important aspects in any organization: hiring. They discuss best practices in their own companies, and Dan shares tools that have helped Strategic Coach retain team members for over 25 years.

In this episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss the idea that most of the talented professionals on Earth aren’t looking for you and your business. To attract their attention, you must show them your ethos, what you stand for, and the type of world you want to create.
  • Peter says the term “work” has a bad connotation, and should be redefined as a cause to which you want to contribute, or someone to whom you want to be a hero. As Dan says, “Properly structured, working is one the great sources of meaning and pleasure in a lifetime.”
  • Dan discusses hiring people for roles that align with their Unique Ability — an individual’s distinct set of mindsets and capabilities. A core tenet of Strategic Coach is helping entrepreneurs and team members alike focus on their Unique Ability and effectively collaborate.

Mar 20 2019

27mins

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Episode 66: Living to 156 Years

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Peter and Dan discuss Dan’s new book, “My Plan for Living to 156,” and their shared belief that mindset is critical to longevity. You’ll hear about one of the book’s key themes — “everyone’s got a number” — and learn why a longevity goal is extremely important in enabling a long, healthy lifespan.

In this episode:

  • Dan gives his biggest takeaways from the book (pick up your copy here), starting with a special tool he calls “The Lifetime Extender” and an idea to eliminate retirement.
  • Peter discusses why purpose is fundamental to longevity, and why humans are purpose-driven animals.
  • Dan and Peter describe your mindset as a skill like a muscle; just as you’d go to the gym to build muscle, you must always train your mindset. Reinventing who you are in the present when new technology comes online is critical for a happy, long life.

Mar 05 2019

35mins

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Episode 65: The World Becoming Automagical

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Peter and Dan discuss the recent bankruptcy of retail giant Sears. After being in business for 132 years, converging exponential technologies ultimately led to Sears’ downfall.

They discuss the future of retail, in which AI knows everything and the experience is “automagical.” As the world is automated, AI will be able to leverage large data sets to predict exactly what you want.

In this episode:

  • Peter describes the transformation of the retail experience. In the past, you might think of something you need, look it up in the Yellow Pages and then go to the store to see if it was in stock. In the future, you might instead have a frictionless conversation with your AI, which is always listening and knows your preferences.
  • Dan and Peter talk about the fact that every company will eventually go bankrupt. If you’re not constantly trying to fundamentally reinvent your company now, how can you make a massive change?
  • Peter gives the example of ExP Worldwide, a company that went from the 2008 real estate crisis to reinventing as a fully virtual company with zero offices and a virtual campus for staff to meet online.

Feb 18 2019

32mins

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Episode 64: Privacy Is Dead

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Peter and Dan discuss the idea of privacy and how it is a recent human invention. A thousand years ago, people didn’t assume the level of privacy we enjoy today. Do we assume privacy is a right, when it never existed?

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses how wrongdoing becomes harder in a world without privacy. When everyone is watching, you’re more likely to think about the consequences of your planned actions. 

  • Dan believes blockchain will become ubiquitous because of public demand. He outlines a future business model in which companies that make money on someone’s personal information will pay users a small percentage of the profits their data earn.

  • Peter discusses a future scenario with an AI software shell that watches everything all the time. As owners of this technology, we will give it permission to watch us and collect every piece of data on us so that it can make decisions that improve our lives.


Jan 13 2019

23mins

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Episode 63: The Future of Real Estate

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Peter and Dan discuss one of the undeniable human needs — shelter and a sense of safety — and how the real estate and property ownership industry will transform in the next decade as exponential technologies disrupt the “middleman.”

In this episode:

  • Peter describes technologies changing the real estate game, including aerial ridesharing and transportation-as-a-service, VR office headquarters, and 3D-printing personalized houses in days.
  • Dan mentions that humans will always crave a sense of “home,” a place where you want to relax, and how virtual houses won’t be able to replicate this feeling.
  • Peter described the process of buying a new house and why “Smart Houses” connected to the IoT, imbuing the house with intelligence and making it responsive, will change the way we interact.

Dec 11 2018

21mins

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Episode 62: Accelerating Innovation

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Dan and Peter discuss a common theme in theme in Silicon Valley — namely, that most people have no idea how quickly things are changing. The world is accelerating for a multitude of reasons, and the rate of acceleration is itself accelerating. In Peter’s words, this means, “We’re headed towards an amazing adventure in the next few decades.”

In this episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss the accelerating technologies and innovation happening in China, and reasons why this is happening now.
  • Dan discusses his book “My Plan for Living to 156” and why an innovation mindset is critical not only for entrepreneurs, but for life extension.
  • Peter discusses a realization he had watching his kids play: experience matters. The way something is packaged, and the process getting to the final payoff, are critical in product design.

Nov 27 2018

21mins

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Episode 61: Gratitude for Technology

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Peter and Dan discuss a mindset that is missing from most technologists: one of gratitude and appreciation for past generations’ accomplishments in a non-technological age. These breakthroughs have enabled today’s entrepreneurs to take advantage of exponential technologies.

In this episode:

  • Dan reflects on the topic of proactive gratitude. How do you get a sense of appreciation for an experience in a world where everything is continuously provided for you, at low cost, fast and easy… especially when you don’t have to do anything to earn or deserve this efficiency?
  • Peter shares his gratitude that we have the ability to even discuss solving world problems. Before, only governments or heads of state could have these discussions. Today, anyone can ‘call their own shot’ at global impact.
  • Peter and Dan discuss shifting their mindset from expectation to appreciation and gratitude. They reflect on travel technology and how people complain about a short 45-minute flight delay. If put into perspective, the same trip 100 years ago would have taken months, with the potential of death.

Nov 10 2018

24mins

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Episode 60: Transforming Entertainment

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Storytelling is universal, and there will always be room in entertainment for a great storyteller. In this episode, Peter and Dan examine the entertainment industry, and specifically how the 6 D’s of Exponentials can be used to see where the entertainment industry will go next.

In this episode:

  • Peter and Dan discuss entertainment business models and why there is massive opportunity in the area of how money is made.
  • Dan discusses the evolution of moviemaking, from the early Hollywood studio days to Netflix spending more money on original content than all studios combined today.
  • Peter articulates a future where AI is creating personalized content that is specific to each person, and why he believes the entertainment world is heading towards virtual worlds.

Oct 29 2018

22mins

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