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.”

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

“Government research has to go through peer review.”

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

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

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

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“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”


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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.”

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“Never tolerate a toxic person in your organization.”

Peter Diamandis

“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.”

Peter Diamandis

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

Peter Diamandis

“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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“Scientists don't like to be called salesmen.”


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