From the coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up: Bold: how to go big, create wealth, and impact the world.
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When a woman or man in Outer Mongolia answers his or her smartphone, they are using a device a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful than a supercomputer from the 1970s. That’s what exponential change looks like in the real world. Now when you combine exponential technologies with the idea of “business as an agent of world benefit” you get CEOs such as Elon Musk, Larry Page, and Naveen Jain.
This volume calls them exponential entrepreneurs. Exponential entrepreneurs give us the ability to solve many of the
world’s grandest challenges over the next two to three decades. That
is, we will soon have the power to meet and exceed the basic needs of
every man, woman, and child on the planet. For the first time in
history, this volume demonstrates, humanity holds the potential to significantly and permanently address our grandest challenges on a global scale..
Thousands of years ago, it was only kings, pharaohs, and emperors who had the ability to solve large- scale problems. Hundreds of years ago, this power expanded to the industrialists who built our transportation systems and financial institutions. But today, the ability to solve such problems has been thoroughly democratized. Right now, and for the first time ever, a passionate and committed individual has access to the technology, minds, and capital required to take on any challenge.
Even better, that individual has good reason to take on such
challenges. As we will soon see, the world’s biggest problems are now
the world’s biggest business opportunities. This means, for
exponential entrepreneurs, finding a significant challenge is a
meaningful road to wealth.
Ultimately, as they teach at Singularity University—an amazing entrepreneurship program based on exponential thinking—the best way to become a billionaire is to solve a billion-person problem.
How about a less that $20 iPAD that will bring education, knowledge, and MOOC courses from the Harvard and University of Tokyo and Indian Institute of Management to every young person on earth?
Some business person is likely already designing it!