It’s been one year since YPO Global EDGE debuted in Downtown Los Angeles with only-in-YPO style and all the glitz, glamour and rock ‘n roll the City of Angels has to offer (remember this?). Take a look back the most popular videos from the 2014 conference – and get ready for Melbourne in March 2015.
1. Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of X Prize Foundation
Diamandis discussed what innovative companies need to do to stay ahead. “I believe we’re living during the most extraordinary time in human history. The world’s biggest problems are also the world’s biggest market opportunities,” he said.
2. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, surgeon, researcher and CEO of Nantworks
Soon-Shiong is using his resources to revolutionize the medical world, from physical therapy to curing cancer. At the conference, he debuted a powerful app that is helping blind people see again.
3. Edward Norton, actor, filmmaker and philanthropist
Norton’s films have raised millions at the box office and now he empowers others to raise money for charities through CrowdRise, an online fundraising platform.
4. Formula 1 Development Driver Susie Wolff
Wolff has been winning major races since her teenage years. She shared her life story and what it’s like being a female competitive race car driver.
5. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, entrepreneur and former basketball player
After playing 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, today Magic Johnson is the most powerful African-American businessman in the U.S. “It’s not about whether you can become successful. It’s about how many people you can help become successful,” he said.