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The 2015 Exponential Leaders Survey

Big Think’s 2015 Exponential Leadership Survey

Earlier this year, I participated in a Big Think survey for Singularity University alumni to help define what it takes to lead disruptive innovation in an organization. Due to the disruptive nature of exponential technology, we need to adopt some new approaches to managing innovation. Below are some excerpts from the report.

Sky Greens Vertical Farms

Modern Farming: From Lab to Table

New farming techniques are a direct response to the global grand challenge of feeding the world in a sustainable way. There may be a point in the future where we won’t have the luxury of eating food made the “traditional” way.

Made In Space Test Flight Validation

Made In Space to Made Right Here

We are at the beginnings of another industrial revolution, enabled by digital manufacturing technology like 3D printing. This revolution will be so disruptive to our economy, that it has forced me to rethink my company’s future.

Pace Layers of Change

Pace Layers of Change

This is cross-section of a healthy civilization where the layers represent parts of society that move at different rates. The most rapidly changing parts are at the top, such as fashion, and the slower parts are at the bottom, such as culture. Turbulence occurs when lower layers move faster than upper layers.