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As you know I’ve read Abundance and found it an exceptional piece of work. Now I recommend that you watch this collection of Peter Diamandis’ Abundance Espresso Shot videos. You’ll quickly learn Peter’s Laws (quite awesome), the challenges of raising money, when to give up (never), dematerialization, breakthroughs, exponentials, and how to create a billion dollar company.
Why should you watch these, beyond my mere recommendation?
He is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures.
As co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.
Dr. Diamandis attended the MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. Diamandis’ personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”
Abundance Espresso Shot #1: How to Avoid a Negative Mindset
Abundance Espresso Shot #2: Peter’s Law #1
Abundance Espresso Shot #3: Finding Your Passion
Abundance Espresso Shot #4 - Peter’s Laws #2 & 3
Abundance Espresso Shot #5 - Peter’s Laws #4 & 5
Abundance Espresso Shot #6 - Raising Money, Part 1
Abundance Espresso Shot #7 - Raising Money, Part 2
Abundance Espresso Shot #8 - When to Give Up
Abundance Espresso Shot #9 - Dematerialization
Abundance Espresso Shot #10 - Launching Your Idea Above the line of Super-Credibility
Abundance Espresso Shot #11: Breakthroughs Happen In Small Boxes
Abundance Espresso Shot #12 - The 6 D’s of Exponentials
Abundance Espresso Shot #13 - The Importance of Community
Abundance Espresso Shot #14 - Adapting to Exponential Technologies
Abundance Espresso Shot #15: Evolution of a Product or Service
Abundance Espresso Shot #16: How to Create a Billion Dollar Company
In which shot did you learn the most? Which shot was your favorite?
Amazon has the Bond 50 Blu-ray collection. I have this great collection and have been working my way through it systematically. An excellent celebration of everything Bond! This is as close as I’ve seen to the Black Friday deal I got my copy from. In the Bond 50 collection you’ll start with Dr. No, which I believe is my favorite Bond flick! Which Bond film is your favorite? Get it and you’ll definitely enjoy you did!
The X-47 UCAS UAV Drone was the first UAV drone to launch from an Aircraft Carrier, a United States Carrier. What did your company or country do this week? Interesting tidbit - RADM Branch seen in the video, has been selected for Vice Admiral and is awaiting confirmation by congress, to become the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Information Dominance (N2N6).
Specifications of the X-47 UCAS UAV Drone
Overall Length: 38.2 feet
Wingspan: 62.1 Feet
Height: 10.4 feet
Aircraft Carrier Takeoff Gross Weight: approximately 44,500 pounds
Speed: High subsonic
Power Plant: one Pratt & Whitney F100-220U engine
Payload Provisions: 4500 pounds, plus allowance for electro-optical, infrared, radar and electronic support measures sensors
Autonomous Aerial Refueling Provisions: US Navy and US Air Force styles
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), X-47 UCAS UAV Drone’s:
The mission of the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) Aircraft Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) UAV drone is to mature technologies for a carrier (CV) suitable unmanned air system (UAS), while reducing risk for UAS carrier integration and developing the critical data necessary to support potential follow-on acquisition programs.
In the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Navy was directed to restructure the Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) program and develop an unmanned, longer- range carrier-based aircraft capable of being air-refueled to provide greater aircraft carrier standoff capability, to expand payload and launch options, and to increase naval reach and persistence.
The Navy UCAS program will develop and demonstrate a CV suitable unmanned air system in support of persistent, penetrating surveillance, and penetrating strike capability in high threat areas. The Navy UCAS program will evolve technologies required to conduct Launch, Recovery, and Carrier Controlled Airspace (CCA) operations and Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) . In FY13, the Navy plans to achieve UCAS CV UAV drone demonstration objectives. In FY14, the Navy plans to achieve probe & drogue (USN style) and boom/receptacle (USAF style) AAR demonstration.
The X-47B UCAS UAV drone made a successful first flight in February 2011 and is now at NAS Patuxent River, Md., undergoing shore-based carrier suitability testing in preparation for sea trials in 2013.
[via CBS and NAVAIR]
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