Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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Tag: Peter Diamandis

The day my ego died

I have been thinking a lot lately about the day my ego died.  I mean, we all have an ego.  That part of us that doesn’t want to be embarrassed.  Doesn’t want to look like we don’t know the answer.  Cares about what other people think of us. Continue reading

Big goals and big risks lead to big outcomes

I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Peter Diamandis and so many inspirational tidbits were shared.  Peter created the X Prize Foundation that offered a $10 million prize to entice private companies to build manned space ships that could go into space twice in two weeks.  Peter didn’t have the prize money yet when he launched the bold initiative but he convinced 20 astronauts and the head of NASA to stand beside him on stage for the announcement.  One hundred and fifty companies turned Peter down when he was trying to raise the prize money but Ansari finally said yes and the contest was a success.  More than $100 million was invested in creating space travel solutions by non-government groups trying to win the prize.  Big goals and big risks lead to big outcomes. Continue reading

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