Broaden your horizon with the power of exponential thinking with this Introductory Course.
Are you ready to upgrade your mindset? This mind-expanding intro, a prerequisite to all our online courses, is your no-risk opportunity to begin a transformational learning experience with us. Embark on an exciting journey through 10 interactive video lessons where you’ll learn about the mission behind SU and the exponential mindsets you need to be a leader of the future. You’ll also become acquainted with our influential global network of future-oriented innovators moved by massive transformative purpose to revolutionize billions of people’s lives.
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Dr. Peter H. Diamandis
Dr. Ray Kurzweil
Lisa Kay Solomon
Lesson 1: If not you, who? If not now, when?15m
|5m||What is Singularity University?|
|5m||Pause and Reflect – What problem in the world are you uniquely positioned to solve?|
Lesson 2: You can design the future13m
|3m||The four types of exponential leaders|
|5m||Pause and Reflect – Which leadership quality best describes you?|
Lesson 3: Welcome to the journey23m
|3m||Shifting from linear to exponential thinking|
|10m||Pause and Reflect – What will life by like in 30 years?|
Lesson 4: The law of accelerating returns17m
|7m||Moore’s Law and the Law of Accelerating Returns|
|5m||Pause and Reflect – What implications does this increasing acceleration have for the economy and job market?|
Lesson 5: Think exponentially23m
|8m||Developing an exponential mindset|
|10m||Pause and Reflect – What cognitive biases do you have about the future?|
Lesson 6: The 6Ds of Exponentials22m
|7m||Understand the 6Ds framework|
|10m||Activity – Identify the 6Ds with real examples|
Lesson 7: Abundance16m
|6m||Embracing the abundance mindset|
|5m||Pause and Reflect – How might increased global access to resources, capital, technology, and expertise change your outlook on the future?|
Lesson 8: Global Grand Challenges26m
|11m||The 12 challenges we’re committed to solving|
|10m||Pause and Reflect – What threats and opportunities does one of the 12 GGCs have for you, your industry or the world?|
Lesson 9: Dream boldly21m
|10m||Pause and Reflect – Can you think of a radical solution that could make a GGC solvable?|
Lesson 10: Closing reflections5m
|5m||Pause and Reflect – What’s next?|
|10m||Continue your discussion|
It’s great start if you want to understand exponential technology and what are the global grand challenges. I like the way that the course is prepared with videos and space for discussion. I found it very encouraging and optimistic. After the course you feel that you can make a difference, that it’s something that individuals can do.
If you are not already into Singularity University concepts, ideas, etc, this is a good eye opener to the need to get involved and understand what the impact of the exponential increase in technology means to ourselves and our future generations.
Each lesson and chapter of this course makes you think about a lot of things and how they would affect my life and surroundings, it’s a great learning introductory experience and motivates me to keep going and engaged on the courses.
The course provides a great mix of knowledge, growth in thinking, and motivation! It helps the mind to understand the possibilities out there, with a focus on how to make things happen.
Excellent course. Extremely well done. Good content, well designed and well presented. It conveyed the excitement, energy and significance of this area very well. I went back and reviewed each of the modules a second time and they held up well. Very well done. Thank you. Keep up the great work!
What kinds of activities are in the course?
The activities in Understanding Exponentials are designed to give you an idea of what to expect in our more advanced courses. Activities include responding to questions, thinking through various scenarios, brainstorming moonshot solutions, and more.
Do I have to take this course on certain dates or at given time?
Understand Exponentials is available to you on demand. That means you can work through it at your own pace. Complete it all at once or revisit the materials over a few days or weeks. It’s up to you! The discussion forums are always available and ready for you to engage.
Is the course really free?
Yes! All you have to do is sign up with your email address to get started. We believe the information in this course should be made available to everyone. It will shift the way you think about your life, your career, and the world. While it covers the basics, we offer several other courses that will help you develop skills and a deep understanding.
Are there live presentations in this course?
No. This course is available on demand which means we’ve designed an experience optimized for you to complete at your own pace. If you’re interested in live presentations, check out our weekly webcast series, Experts On Air.
What other courses does SU offer?
Interested in taking more courses with Singularity University Online? The next step is to apply and enroll in the Exponential Foundations Series. A paced 9 week experience with a select cohort. Learn more.