What Matters: Audio interview with Peter Diamandis | McKinsey
By , Posted 07/15/09
"In this week’s "What Matters" podcast, we hear from Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation—a nonprofit group focused on driving innovation through large, incentive competitions. In 2004, the foundation awarded the Ansari X PRIZE, a $10 million award for the first private group to build and launch a reusable, manned spacecraft. Diamandis recently spoke with Paul Jansen, a principal in McKinsey’s San Francisco office, about how prizes can spur innovation, create new markets, and address some of the world’s thorniest socioeconomic problems." This link provides an audio and a written record of the interview with Diamandis. Many of the XPrize Foundations prizes have been designed to stimulate private space commerce.