CNET: “Singularity University seasons executives for the future”

November 11, 2009

CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman spent a day with SU’s Executive Program. Full coverage of his experience is at

Peter Diamandis leads a session for Singularity University's Executive Program

"MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–While I’m sure that many of the people in the room were familiar with prediction markets, I wonder how many of them had ever seen an active one up close and personal before.

"Providing that sense of deep immersion, of course, was exactly the point of an exercise run Monday during a session of Singularity University’s executive program by Melanie Swan, a Silicon Valley hedge fund manager. Swan, the principal of MS Futures Group, had tasked small groups of students with coming up with world-changing product ideas and then simultaneously had the students vote in an online prediction market looking at which product and team would be rewarded with the most faux-venture capital…"