To Become a Billionaire, Help a Billion People.

Technology is democratizing the power to change the world. BOLD spells out how you can spy the opportunities and put your vision into action, blazing a path from mind to market.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

The world has fundamentally changed. Agility trumps size. Today the world’s biggest problems are the world’s greatest opportunities.


Chapter 1 — Goodbye Linear Thinking... Hello, Exponential

40 percent of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be gone in ten years. Products and services are being dematerialized and demonetized. The entrepreneurs who win are those who can think exponentially.


Chapter 2 — Exponential Technology

Reading an exponential roadmap is key to your success. Understanding when technology is going from deceptive to disruptive. 3D printing is just one example that will disrupt a trillion dollar industry.


Chapter 3 — Five to Change the World

Robotics, infinite computing, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, and networks and sensors are the technologies that will produce the next group of billionaires. But you don’t need to be a technologist to play this game.


Chapter 4 — Climbing Mount Bold

What does Lockheed Skunkworks and GoogleX have in common? What are Google’s 8 innovation principles that you should be applying to your next startup?


Chapter 5 — The Secrets of Going Big

Super-Credibility and Stone Soup are two terms you probably don’t know, but exponential entrepreneurs depend on both to punch above their weight class.


Chapter 6 — Billionaire Wisdom

Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Larry Page and Jeff Bezos share eight key strategies that heltp them think at scale. These are the same psychological tools and mental strategies that you should use as an exponential entrepreneur.


Chapter 7 — Crowdsourcing

With five billion people online by 2020, the most successful entrepreneurs and companies will use the power of the hyper-connected crowd to source their latest ideas, products and solutions. Here’s the way to do it.


Chapter 8 — Crowdfunding

By 2020, $100 billion of capital is coming on-line from Crowdfunding. Here’s a proven and detailed how-to guide to turn the crowd into your personal cash machine for funding your next product or service.


Chapter 9 — Building Communities

Communities built Wikipedia and Linux (both valued at tens of billions). Communities can design your next products, spread your video to millions, or finance your next company. Here’s the how-to guide for building your powerful community.


Chapter 10 — Incentive Competitions

Incentive prizes let you tap into the world’s smartest people to help you solve your biggest problem. The best part is that you don't pay until after it's solved. Even better, it works… Here’s how.


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About the Authors

Peter H. Diamandis
Peter H. Diamandis

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc., Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, and Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: "The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself."


Steven Kotler
Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus and The Angle Quickest For Flight. His articles have appeared in over 75 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Forbes and the Atlantic Monthly. He also writes "Far Frontiers," a blog about innovation and technology for Forbes, and "The Playing Field," a blog about the science of sport and culture for Psychology Today.