Diary of a Financier

Bookshelf update: Abundance

In Bookshelf on Tue 24 Nov 2015 at 08:49

Three takeaways from Peter Diamandis’ Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, as embodied by the following excerpts…


1. Abundance thesis:

Providing for the basic needs of every person around the globe will unlock humanity’s creative potential with untold consequences…

“Humanity is now entering a period of radical transformation in which technology has the potential to significantly raise the basic standards of living for every man, woman, and child on the planet.  Within a generation, we will be able to provide goods and services, once reserved for the wealthy few, to any and all who need them…  a world of 9 billion people with clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and nonpolluting, ubiquitous energy.  Building this better world is humanity’s grandest challenge.”

2. Pyramid of abundance:Pyramid of Abundance

“Abundance is best described as a three-tiered pyramid where first basic needs are met, then the person has access to the tools of growth and finally they live healthy & free lives where they can contribute to society.”

i. Essentials (Water/food/shelter)
ii. Standards of living (Energy/education)
iii. Quality of life (Health/freedom)

3. Dunbar’s Number:

No matter how many “friends” or “followers” we have, we only interact with ~150 of them, the maximum quantity of interpersonal relationships for which the human brain has capacity.




Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s