TALK: Exponential technologies have profound effects on how economies function. Exponential Economics – or Exonomics – is the study of this emerging new world and its implications for individuals, businesses and governments. The talk covers unifying themes among disruptive trends in business strategy, financial markets, cryptocurrencies, economic policy, and risk management. We will focus on emerging business models and concrete opportunities for breakthrough innovation that leverage exponential technologies.

Arbinger’s Developing an Outward Mindset program is designed to deepen participants’ individual self-awareness regarding their own mindsets—specifically the degree to which they are operating with a self-focused inward mindset or an others-inclusive outward mindset. Participants learn the differences between these two mindsets and learn how to identify when they are operating from each mindset. They also learn how and when they switch from operating with an outward mindset to operating with an inward mindset. They become aware of their dominant inward-mindset styles in the workplace and how those styles provoke others to respond to them. They learn how to chart their impact on others. Having become aware of how and when their mindsets turn inward and the negative impact this has on themselves and others in the workplace, participants then learn how to turn back to an outward mindset, improve their interpersonal and leadership effectiveness, and enhance their impact on and collaboration with others.

BIO: Amin Toufani, Chair of Finance & Economics at Singularity University and CEO of T Labs. T Labs is a Silicon Valley based venture studio for launching moonshot projects. Their goal is to apply the power of exponentially growing technologies to solve humanity’s biggest problems. His areas of expertise are cryptocurrency, exponential organizations, finance and blockchain. He brings a unique set of technological, entrepreneurial and policy perspectives to the dialogue of innovation on campus.

Before Singularity, Amin founded for-profit and social impact organizations in a range of domains including: artificial intelligence, peer to peer lending, bitcoin, human rights, international development, carbon offsetting, and solar energy.

Google Search ranks him as the world’s best guitar player – a title he readily rejects. In addition to his work at Singularity, he is building the World’s first hedge fund for the poor, as well as Reversopedia – a reverse encyclopedia composed of things we know we don’t know.

Amin has a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Stanford, and an MPA in economic policy from Harvard. He attended Harvard and Stanford concurrently and graduated an Arjay Miller Scholar.