May 18, 2022

Salim Ismail - Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker | Exponential Organizations & Massive Disruption

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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Salim is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, author, speaker, and technology strategist. He is the Founding Executive Director of Singularity University and the lead author of Exponential Organizations. In March 2017 he was named to the board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

Salim has been building disruptive digital companies as a serial entrepreneur since the early 2000s. As a prolific speaker, Salim gives more than 150 talks a year to audiences of all sizes around the world. He has been profiled across a vast array of media outlets including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED, Vogue, and the BBC. Salim is a sought-after strategist and a renowned technology entrepreneur who built and sold his company to Google.

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➡️ Talking Points⁣

00:00 - Intro

02:30 - Salim Ismail's origin story

06:03 - According to Salim Ismail, what is the key to having influence in the biggest organizations?

10:20 - What is more important; training deans of different universities or training employees of the largest organizations?

11:36 - What is the result Salim Ismail is trying to achieve in Singularity?

16:51 - How does Salim Ismail hire his team?

18:15 - What's the formula that has worked for Salim when going into big organizations?

21:11 - How does the formula of Singularity work?

30:10 - What does Salim Ismail mean by "we are going to break the world?”

33:35 - What are the last two levers that Salim Ismail pulls in an organization?

34:41 - Salim’s views on all these Gutenberg moments and technologies we’re seeing

36:40 - A huge opportunity

39:59 - What's the time frame for disrupting a government?

46:13 - Salim Ismail's advice for somebody to start his own organization

49:05 - What's the difference between vision and the business model?

53:02 - What are the small companies that are finding pmf?

59:03 - How do dows work practically?

1:02:06 - What is Salim Ismail focused on right now?

1:07:00 - Is the ability to civilize only present in large organizations or in individuals as well?

1:12:55 - Some closing thoughts from Salim Ismail

1:14:23 - Where do people connect with Salim Ismail?

1:15:59 - The biggest challenge Salim Ismail had in his personal and professional career?

1:17:39 - How did Salim Ismail tap into 17000 people at Singularity?

1:20:30 - Who has been a mentor to Salim Ismail?

1:23:36 - A book or a podcast recommended by Salim Ismail

1:25:03 - What would Salim Ismail tell his 20-year-old self?

1:25:34 - What does success mean to Salim Ismail?

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