Simon & Schuster
February 3, 2015
BOLD is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.
Exploring the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before, the authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Ellen Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Besos, the book offers the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. The authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar corporate funding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and build communities – armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.
BOLD is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today’s exponential entrepreneurs go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome impact of crowd-powered tools.
Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times-bestselling author and the founder of more than 15 high-tech companies. He is the CEO of the XPRIZE (xprize.org), executive chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org), a Silicon Valley-based institution backed by Google, 3-D Systems, and NASA. He is cochairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and the cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, and Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders ” by Fortune magazine.
Steven Kotler is a New York Times-bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project (www.flowgenome.com). His books include The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into 35 languages and his articles have appeared in more than 70 publications including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, and Time. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and innovation for Forbes.com.