What did Elon Musk Invent?December 29, 2017 – 10:20 am

What did Elon Musk Invent?

We don’t think that it will come as any surprise to you that we love innovators who try to look at the world in a different way. After all, Postconsumerism essentially asks you to look at the world in a different way than what society as a whole tells you. Today, we thought we’d take a little time to talk about how much we love Elon Musk. Yes, we’re prone to loving nerds anyway, but he’s truly putting his nerdiness to amazing use by creating ideas…

California Billionaire Elon MuskDecember 24, 2017 – 10:05 am

California Billionaire Elon Musk

Hyperloop passenger capsule version with doors open at the station. Credit: Elon Musk/SpaceX The pods would be revved up to near-supersonic speeds by linear electric motors like those used by Tesla. But the ultimate source of energy for the system would be the sun. There s actually way more surface area on the top of the tube [for solar panels] than you really need,Musk said. Musk envisions the Hyperloop as an alternative to California s proposed…

Elon Musk Biography Book PDFDecember 16, 2017 – 09:52 am

Elon Musk Biography Book PDF

In previous posts, I ve reviewed Bill Gates s summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read. Elon Musk s reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates s tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs s towards the metaphysical, Musk s list is all about science. Only one of his recommendations is a traditional business book, with the rest dealing either with the history of science or the relationship of science to public…

SpaceX Stock value for EmployeesDecember 12, 2017 – 09:48 am

SpaceX Stock value for Employees

Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons 137 Ventures, the Silicon Valley firm that provides loans to startup employees in exchange for some of their equity, has closed its second fund with an apropos $137 million in capital commitments. The group’s debut fund was capped at $50 million, with 80% of LPs re-upping with larger commitments this time around. One of its more notable early borrowers was Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir Technologies and…

Peter Thiel and Elon MuskDecember 9, 2017 – 09:41 am

Peter Thiel and Elon Musk

AP Photo/Jae C. HongElon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, introduces the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship at the SpaceX headquarters on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Hawthorne, Calif.Peter Thiel worked with some impressive talent back in the early days of PayPal, but one person stood out from the rest of them. He hedged at first, explaining that he found all of them extremely talented, but he caved at the last moment, citing Elon Musk as the one who impressed…

SpaceX Landing TimesDecember 5, 2017 – 09:39 am

SpaceX Landing Times

If SpaceX succeeds in recovering the first stage of its rocket after its 10:21 a.m. ET launch on Sunday at Florida s Cape Canaveral, it will be a historical achievement. It will push space travel further toward a future in which people, satellites and other items can be inexpensively launched into orbit. If it fails, SpaceX will learn from its mistakes and try yet again. SpaceX has made two previous attempts to land the first stage of its Falcon 9…

Tesla Elon Musk d11December 2, 2017 – 09:29 am

Tesla Elon Musk d11

Tesla founder Elon Musk said that he got into the electric car business after it became clear that no one else was going to build an electric car. In a keynote discussion at the D11 Conference, Musk admitted that getting into the electric car business is probably “one of the stupidest things you could do, ” or it might even be crazy. “For many years, almost all people regarded it as either stupid or insane or both, ” Musk said. “The reason for me…

SolarCity Elon Musk WikiDecember 1, 2017 – 09:28 am

SolarCity Elon Musk Wiki

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with a vision. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX - all extraordinary companies in four completely different industries. Here is a look at the life of Elon Musk. Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1971. His father was an engineer and his mother a nutritionist from Canada. Source: Wikipedia Musk was also interested in computers and by the age of 12, he had written the code for his…

SpaceX Jobs ReviewNovember 29, 2017 – 09:27 am

SpaceX Jobs Review

WASHINGTON — Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Larry D. Welch, a former chief of staff, will lead an independent review of the service’s launch vehicle certification process, which has come under criticism for the time it is taking to certify SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to carry military payloads. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced that Welch, who most recently led a study that identified problems with the service’s handling of nuclear weapons…

Obama and Elon MuskNovember 24, 2017 – 09:20 am

Obama and Elon Musk

President Obama speaking during a nationally televised address from the White House on Nov. 20, 2014.(Jim Bourg/AP) If you want to understand how President Obama thinks about tech, consider this. His State of the Union speech called out an astronaut by name. He fantasized about converting sunlight into liquid fuel. He embraced Tesla, along with Google and eBay. Obama s speech covers landing on Mars, solar power, robotics, and Tesla. Essentially…