Peter Diamandis Quotes

Who is Peter Diamandis?

Peter H. Diamandis is a Greek American entrepreneur with a whole lotta money in the bank. He wrote the books 'Abundance' and 'Bold'.

Born May 20, 1961

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Best 60 Quotes by Peter Diamandis | Page 1 of 2

“An expert is someone who can tell you exactly how it can't be done.”

“As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We're rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance.”

“As of the mid-90s, over 50 percent of women have a bachelor's and master's degree, compared to about 35 percent and 30 percent, respectively, in 1920.”

“Collective management will build companies - not top-down decision-making.”

“Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation really comes from perpendicular thinking.”

“Find that thing that you are passionate about, that you will do day or night whether someone pays you or not. Because if you have that, you will have gold.”

“Government research has to go through peer review.”

“Have an open mind - allow different ideas into your way of thinking.”

“I have the general philosophy of creating the future you want to see.”

“I view risk-aversion as crippling America in many ways.”

“I've stopped watching TV news. They couldn't pay me enough money.”

“If the idea is really new and unique and big, other people will all think it is bad and is going to fail.”

“If the risk is fully aligned with your purpose and mission, then it's worth considering.”

“If you give people unlimited time and money, they'll do things the same old way. But if they have to achieve the goal in a brief time, they'll either give up or try something new.”

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“If you look back 600 years ago, royals' sole goal was to keep their wealth within the family.”

“Imagine what we could do for the world's grand challenges with a trillion hours of focused attention.”

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“My passion is to help people live lives with less stress.”


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“In 1994, to motivate me to complete my pilot's license, my good friend, Gregg Maryniak, gave me Charles Lindbergh's autobiography of his solo flight across the Atlantic.”

“It used to be that the only ones with access to cutting-edge technology were top government labs, big companies and the ultra-rich. It was simply too expensive for the rest of us to afford.”

“It's never been easier to share your ideas and passions with the world.”

“Large companies and government agencies have a lot to protect and therefore are not willing to take big risks. A large company taking a risk can threaten its stock price. A government agency taking a risk can threaten congressional investigation.”

“Lots of people dream big and talk about big bold ideas but never do anything. I judge people by what they've done. The ratio of something to nothing is infinite. So just do something.”

“Making things open-source brings the cost down.”

“Many entrepreneurs that made their fortunes by founding successful technology companies want to give back and solve the world's biggest problems on a grand scale. There is tremendous opportunity in this approach.”

“Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.”

“My father, who grew up picking olives on the Greek island of Lesbos, was a doctor. So my family expected me to become a physician.”

“My feeling is that if you can make a big impact on the global literacy problem, you can uplift a big portion of society.”

“Never tolerate a toxic person in your organization.”

“Nothing gets us down more than watching violence on television or reading about war and brutality in the newspaper. The truth is, there's a massive reduction in the amount of violence around the world.”

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“One thing that humans still do better than computers is recognize images.”

“Small teams driven by their passion with a clear focus can do extraordinary things. Things that only large corporations and governments could do in the past.”

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“I’m a bigger fan of Edison than Tesla because Edison brought his stuff to the market and made those inventions accessible to the world, whereas Tesla didn’t really do that.”


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