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Peter Diamandis’s 9 Rules For Building A Successful Business

Dr. Peter Diamandis (@PeterDiamandis) has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine. In the field of innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the XPRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures. Peter has been a guest on the podcast twice (once with Tony Robbins, and again solo), and in this guest post, he shares information he’s never discussed before. Specifically, Diamandis looks back at his XPRIZE experience and the strategic decisions that allowed the foundation to become a success. Peter knows how to think and play big, and he can show you how to do the same. Enjoy! Enter Peter The XPRIZE – which launched the private spaceflight industry – was an “overnight success” after 10 years of hard work. During those 10 years, I recorded a number of “go-to” lessons that I learned and used over and over to help me succeed. In all, I came up with a list of 28 of those lessons, and they became known as “Peter’s Laws.” But 9 of them are my favorite, and in this post, I’ll outline them and detail the key takeaways. If you want to learn about all of the lessons, they are highlighted in the book, How To Make A Spaceship, written by Julian Guthrie, with a foreword by Richard Branson and an afterword by Steven Hawking. One thing is clear from my XPRIZE story: attitude is the ball game. Mindset matters. It’s everything. It might be cliché, but whether you think you can or you can’t—well, you’re right. Your mindset is more important than anything.  It’s even more important than technology or income. I hope that these will clarify your vision and be useful to you. Rule #1: When given a choice…take both! Society teaches us that when you’re given a choice, you have to choose one. Why? Why do you have to choose? But you should be asking, “Why choose?” All throughout graduate school, I was told, “Go to school…

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