Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
Now a New York Times Best seller!
In BOLD, Steven and Peter offer a highly practical playbook that arms today’s entrepreneurs, activists and leaders with the tools and techniques they need to positively impact the world while simultaneously making their biggest dreams come true.
To make good on that promise, the book unfolds in three parts: Part One focuses on the exponential technologies which are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from ‘I’ve got a new idea’ to ‘I run a billion-dollar company’ far faster than ever before.
Part Two of the book focuses on the Psychology of Bold—the mental toolkit that allows the world’s top innovators to raise their game by thinking at scale, including detailed advice and lessons from technology gurus such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. Also in Part Two, Steven reveals the keys to ultimate human performance garnered from fifteen years of research with the Flow Genome Project and I reveal my entrepreneurial secrets garnered from starting seventeen companies.
Part Three closes the book with a look at the incredible power and essential best practices that allows anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, you’ll learn how to harness crowdsourcing solutions to massively increase the speed of your business, to design and use incentive competitions to find breakthrough solutions, to launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of available capital, and finally, to build exponential communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.
Bold Chapter Summary:
If you solve it, they will come. The first step towards exponential entrepreneurship is understanding that the world’s biggest problems are the world’s greatest opportunities.
Good-bye Linear Thinking…Hello, Exponential
40 percent of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be gone in ten years. The upstarts who take their place will be the ones who can think exponentially.
Exponential technologies move through six key stages. Understanding this path is the secret to seeing into the future.
Five to Change the World
Which way lies opportunity? Robotics, infinite computing, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, and networks and sensors are the technologies that will produce the next group of billionaires. But you don’t need to be a technologist to play this game.
Climbing Mount Bold
The first step to going bold is thinking bold. If you think can or think you can’t, well, you’re right.
The Secrets of Going Big
Super-Credibility and Stone Soup are two terms you probably don’t know, but exponential entrepreneurs depend on both to punch above their weight class.
Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Larry Page all share one thing in common—each knows how to think at scale. Understanding eight key principles will help you do the same.
A billion minds are better than one. And with three billion new people coming online by 2020, the most successful companies will use that power to solve their problems.
Crowdfunding can be tricky, but a few key concepts turn it into the ultimate innovator’s cash machine.
Community is how exponential entrepreneurs disrupt whole markets. Follow their example and move up by teaming up.
Incentive prizes increase financial leverage and create true breakthroughs. Now you have a tool for tapping into the world’s genius.
Access to capital has always been the biggest barrier to entrepreneurship
What if there was $50 billion in funding available to anyone with an idea?
3’D printing is about to disrupt the $10 trillion dollar manufacturing sector.
What if there was a user-friendly interface—something a child could operate—that let’s any entrepreneur get in on the ground floor of this incredible opportunity.
The $304 billion dollar global space industry has always belonged to governments and large corporations.
What if it only took an internet connection to start a space company?
The average car costs $6 billion dollars to develop and takes over 15 years to get into production.
What if crowdsourcing could drop production times to 3 years and costs by 100-fold?