XNV - The Exponential Ventures

Our Blog

10/01/15

The Innovators – How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

This is not the first Biography I’ve read that was written by Walter Isaacson. He is a phenomenal writer. The Innovators, I have to admit, didn’t impress me as much. The book consists ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

28/06/14

Thank You!

As one of the finalists to be part of the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University I started a campaign to raise the funds to pay for my tuition. It was a tough sell, given that I was ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

16/01/14

Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration

Buzz Aldrin was not the first man to walk on the Moon, but wasn’t short from Neil Armstrong in making history. This book is a collection of ideas he had gathered with the help of hundreds ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

16/01/14

Life at The Speed of Light – From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

Quickly passing through the most important events in the history of biology and genetics, the author goes through his own endeavors pioneering the human genome sequencing and successfully ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

13/01/14

American Turnaround – Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA

After working for AT&T for 44 years, the author found himself with an invitation from the White House to become the chairman of General Motors and help it turn away from his bankruptcy path. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

06/01/14

Sending The Singularity University Shield to the Edge of Space

Based at NASA Research Park in Moffett Field, California, Singularity University is a one of a kind. It was devised with the goal of teaching students about exponential technologies and how to ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

04/01/14

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Most know for its Space Oddity performance on board of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield wrote this book in a format that resembles more a memoir than a guide. Reading it, ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

28/12/13

Thinking Fast and Slow

Outstanding work from Economics Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman, on thinking process and how we miss the logic of things in our everyday decision making. The author uses the concept of two ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

14/12/13

The Science of Fear – Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t — and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

The terrorist attacks of 9/11/11 are the perfect example of how fear can put ourselves in greater danger. After seeing the airplanes hitting the World Trade Center on the TV, people decided that ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

02/12/13

How to Start a Career in Computer Science

Which way? I still remember asking myself in front of all the possibilities in the field of computer science when I had to decide which one to pursue. So many variables, so many technologies, so ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

08/11/13

Speaking at CEO National Conference 2013 – Technology and Startups

Last Friday (November 1st) I spoke at the CEO National Conference about how to properly leverage technology in a startup. The event happened at the McCormick Place, and it was pretty fun! I ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

09/10/13

Quick video for the 5th I.T. Symposium at the State University of Goias

A couple months ago I was approached by a former classmate who is now a Teacher at the University I graduated and the current coordinator of the Information Systems course at the same University ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

WORK WITH US

Looking for a new challenge that will take your career to the next level?
Check our job openings and apply to join our team!

See our jobs