Amin Toufani

Exponential Leadership

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The ability to respond to change has become the strongest predictor of success. In this session, we will focus on the concept of AQ -­ Adaptability Quotient -­ and discuss what affects our ability to respond to exponential change as individuals and teams. The focus will be on how leaders and managers can enable agility in their teams and remove barriers to adaptability, while building an Exponential Organization that effectively leverages exponential technologies. The discussion will also focus on the concept of Lygometry – ­a key component of adaptive and creative behavior.


Amin is the CEO of T Labs. He was formerly the director of strategy and Vice President of Strategic Relations at Singularity University. 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.