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Praise & Reviews

“A manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom.”

The Wall Street Journal

The Economist

“…a godsend for those who suffer from Armageddon fatigue!”

The Economist Magazine

“…even the most skeptical readers will come away from Abundance feeling less gloomy…there’s a significant idea embedded within…a range of possible goals we may achieve if we have the imagination and the will.”

New York Times

CNBC Bullish on Books Blog

“Top 12 Most Anticipated Business Books in 2012”

– CNBC, Bullish on Books

“This brilliant must-read book provides the key to the coming era of abundance replacing eons of scarcity. Abundance is a powerful antidote to today’s malaise and pessimism.”

– Ray Kurzweil, inventor, and author The Singularity is Near

Abundance provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge.”

Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group

“This is a vital book. Diamandis and Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way—and that they are helping to create.”

Matt Ridley, Author of The Rational Optimist

“Our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism. Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people’s lives. The result is more than a portrait of brilliant minds—it’s a reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom.”

Arianna Huffington, CEO of Huffington Post

“This is an audacious and powerful read! Abundance shows us how today’s philanthropists, innovators, and passionate entrepreneurs are more empowered than ever before to solve humanity’s grand challenges.”

Jeff Skoll, Cofounder of eBay, Chairman of Participant Productions

“Diamandis and Kotler do a masterful job of explaining why we are at the start of a new era of radically increasing standards of living throughout the world. Abundance is essential reading for anyone looking for a better tomorrow.”

Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX, CEO, Tesla Motors, Cofounder, PayPal

“Comprehensively sampled here are a hell of a lot of the profound innovations going on to improve the human condition. Every breakthrough helps empower others, and so they aggregate into a trend you can count on.”

Stewart Brand, author, Whole Earth Discipline

“Diamandis and Kotler challenge us all to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Innovative small teams are now empowered to accomplish what only governments and large corporations could once achieve. The result is nothing less than the most transformative and thrilling period in human history.”

Timothy Ferriss, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

Dr. Dean Ornish

“Beliefs about optimism and abundance are often self-fulfilling. In this astonishingly brilliant book, Peter Diamandis (who is one of the most visionary people alive) and Steven Kotler make a compelling and powerful case about why our future is much brighter than we have been led to believe. If you read only one book this year, this is it.”

Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Author, The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease

“Having just read your book I wanted to thank you for it. It’s fascinating and inspirational — every politician should read it (but sadly that may be too much to hope for!)”

Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, UK

Publishers Weekly

“This engaging book is a needed corrective, a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in health care, agriculture, energy, and other fields…the authors make a compelling case for optimism over dread as we face the exhilarating unknown.”

Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Forget Club of Rome gloom and doom. If the future isn’t necessarily bright enough for shades, then, write high-tech pioneer Diamandis and science journalist Kotler, things are going to work out just fine…A nicely optimistic look at a matter that usually brings out the darkest thoughts among prognosticators…”

Kirkus Book Reviews

The Christian Science Monitor

“Not only is Abundance a riveting page-turner…but it’s a book that values your intelligence by being honest and shooting straight. Abundance gives us a future worth fighting for. And even more than that, it shows us our place in that fight.”

The Christian Science Monitor

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