The backstory behind how XPRIZE continued to succeed when it was about to fail.
About this Episode
In this episode Peter Diamandis and Erik Lindbergh recount how they managed to save the XPRIZE Foundation when it was looking like it was about to fail. Enjoy this fun episode.
View the XPRIZE series here: https://www.thelindberghs.com/xprize.
Some of our favorite quotes
Peter (to Erik): You were dubious to say the least.
Erik: I have to do this, because these chains aren't helping me in any way.
Erik: He kept rolling and rolling and rolling. We thought he was dead. Peter: I remember thinking he had a roll rating and he'd be able to correct it when he got into space, and he did.
Peter: It was a mission that was driven by passion. It's what we call a massively transformative purpose.
Peter: We need fires in large wooded areas, we don't need them in Malibu, we don't need them in Napa Valley.
Peter: There is no industry that isn't going to undergo a massive transformation, reinvention, demonetization, [or] democratization in this next decade.
Peter: Our mindset is the most critical thing in your life. If you are barraged by murder, and this, and negative that, and the sky is falling. Listen, we have negative things going on in the world and there are things I need to know about. But I have plenty of ways to find out what I need to know, rather than turn my brain over to some [news] editor who is going to occupy my brain for two hours.
Pursue your life's purpose like a man who's hair is on fire pursues water. ~Joseph Campbell.
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