The X PRIZE Foundation's recent blog post about the potential conflicts of interest relating to Armadillo Aerospace and the Rocket Racing League shed some more light on how they will manage potential conflicts of interest between the numerous and sometimes overlapping activities of its chariman and founder, Peter Diamandis.
One must admire the vision and drive that Diamandis puts into his passion of progressing the field of space exploration, and particularly finding and proving new commercial models for space activites. However, a quick tour of his wikipedia page will show that he is, and has been, involved in an enormous number of projects and organisations.
This is a list of only his current roles:
- X PRIZE Foundation - Chairman
- International Space University - sits on its Board of Advisors
- Rocket Racing League - Director (non-executive)
- Space Adventures Limited - Director
- Zero Gravity Corporation, Ltd - CEO
Wikipedia also shows a long list of other roles he's had in the past.
Oh Peter, what a tangled space web we weave...
We wish you well in your struggles to keep a legal arms-length in the transactions of all of your activities!