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Naveen Jain has been one of technology’s heavy hitters for a long time as the founder of startups such as Moon Express, Intelius and InfoSpace. time as the founder of startups such as Moon Express, Intelius and InfoSpace.


In the preface to his play, The Doctor's Dilemma, George Bernard Shaw made the famous observation that all professions "are conspiracies against the laity." In short, they shield their own shortcomings from the public out of self-interest.


Peter Diamandis is an optimist. He’s also one of the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurs, and one of the most focused. Combine those qualities, and you get the driving force behind the X Prize Foundation, International Space University, the Rocket Racing League, and a half-dozen other companies operating at the edge of the possible.


In his most recent work, Christian Frei turns to an age-old dream of man: to leave our planet as a “normal person” and travel into outer space. For 20 million dollars, American Anousheh Ansari was able to fulfill this childhood dream.


Diamandis has made an impact partly through the typical vehicle of entrepreneurs everywhere: A string of bold startups stretching back to his days as a medical student at MIT. Lately, though, he has harnessed the machinery of competition to produce serial breakthroughs in organizations he does not personally manage.


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