Peter Diamandis quotes

Why should I know Peter Diamandis?

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

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Peter Diamandis quotes

“Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“Culture is the ability to store, exchange, and improve ideas.”

Peter Diamandis Abundance

“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.”

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“Government research has to go through peer review.”

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

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

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

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

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“If everyone on Earth wants to live like a North American, then we’re going to need five planets’ worth of resources to do.”

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

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

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“If we were to forgo our television addiction for just one year, the world would have over a trillion hours of cognitive surplus to commit to share projects.”

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“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.”

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

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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.”

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“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.”

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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“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.”

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“Massively up the amount of novelty in your life; the research shows that new environments and experiences are often the jumping-off point for new ideas.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“Never tolerate a toxic person in your organization.”

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“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.”

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“Quite simply, good news doesn’t catch our attention. Bad news sells because the amygdala is always looking for something to fear.”

Peter Diamandis Abundance

“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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“Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.”

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“Stuff goes wrong. Expect it, learn from it, fix it. That's how remarkable happens.”

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“Super-ambitious goals tend to be unifying and energizing to people; but only if they believe there's a chance of success.”

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“The best way to become a billionaire is to help a billion people.”

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“The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.”

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“The meek shall inherit the earth. The rest of us are going to the stars.”

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“The old newspaper adage, 'If it bleeds, it leads,' is as true today as it was a century ago.”

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“The quality of your life is a function of who you go through life with.”

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“The true measure of something’s worth is the hours it takes to acquire it.”

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“The truest drive comes from doing what you love.”

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“Think of problems as gold mines. The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.”

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“Today, every skirmish in every part of the planet is broadcast straight into your living room live, in HD... over and over again.”

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“Two-thirds of all growth takes place in cities because, by simple fact of population density, our urban spaces are perfect innovation labs. The modern metropolis is jam-packed. People are living atop one another; their ideas are as well.”

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“We are effectively living in a world of communications and information abundance.”

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“We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing.”

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“We know from hard research that educated populations have lower growth rates, are more peaceful, and add to the global economy.”

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“What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It's persistence. It's making your own luck.”

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“When faced without a challenge, make one.”

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“When hiring, trust your feelings.”

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“When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they’re mainly inaccessible.”

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“With sufficient water on the Moon, solar energy can be used to split the water into hydrogen and oxygen. The oxygen is, of course, critical for humans to breathe and the water important for us to drink.”

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“Without risks, there can't be breakthroughs.”

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“You might hear people decry the loss of privacy in today's world, but radical transparency is dramatically reducing violence everywhere. Most violent things happen in the dark when no one's watching, whether it's an oppressive dictator or someone causing violence in the inner city.”

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“You’re not going to push ahead when it’s someone else’s mission. It needs to be yours.”

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