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Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the[…]

Exponential technologies are rapidly shifting the way we live and do business, says Singularity University’s Peter Diamandis. Those who learn to take advantage of them are sure to ride the wave to extraordinary success.

Peter Diamandis is one of many ahead-of-the-curve speakers at 2015’s Exponential Finance conference, June 2-3 in New York City. Co-produced by Singularity University and CNBC, Exponential Finance provides insight into new technologies that leaders need to understand in order to make the most of the accelerating change happening across business sectors.

Peter Diamandis: If you want to become a billionaire, impact a billion people. And the realization I have is that a thousand years ago the only people who could impact a nation or region were the kings and the queens. At best they could deploy their troops. A hundred years ago it was the industrialists, the robber barons who could build the railroads, the steel mills and effect the economy of a region or solve problems. Today it’s all of us. Anyone who is passionate and driven by a dream and wants to solve a problem can because we have access to extraordinary capabilities that only the largest government and corporations had 20 years ago. And so we’re living in a very different day and age. A day and age where we can stop complaining about problems and start solving problems. And that truly gives me the greatest hope for where we’re going.