Tesla and Elon MuskJune 29, 2018 – 07:07 pm

Tesla and Elon Musk

When everyone was running away from electric cars, Elon Musk invested in them with Tesla. When the government was reducing its commitment to space, Elon Musk started SpaceX. When Nikola Tesla fans said they needed help preserving his lab, Elon Musk stepped up to help. Whatever your opinion of Elon Musk (we ve had many), he s undeniably maverick and bold. So bold, in fact, he agreed to answer your questions, live, right here. Musk owned a McLaren F1…

What is Elon Musk doing Today?June 28, 2018 – 07:01 pm

What is Elon Musk doing Today?

We recently explained how Tesla needs to build what it is calling a gigafactory for batteries in order to survive. The rest of the world is not building enough lithium ion storage to meet what Tesla thinks will be surging demand, so it has decided it must do it itself by making a very costly factory. Tuesday, SolarCity (Elon Musk s other company) announced it will have to do the same for solar panels. The firm unveiled plans to build one of the…

Elon Musk Biography BookJune 27, 2018 – 06:55 pm

Elon Musk Biography Book

The biggest takeaway from technology journalist Ashlee Vance’s new biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, is clear: The South African-born self-made billionaire’s ambition will stop at nothing. But what really makes this tale of drive so interesting is Musk’s track record to date. He’s the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors TESLA MOTORS INC. , SpaceX, and SolarCity SOLARCITY CORP COM USD0.1 . Vance’s take on Musk gives…

Did Elon Musk Go to CollegeJune 26, 2018 – 06:54 pm

Did Elon Musk Go to College

Elon Musk has been likened to the real-life counterpart of fictional billionaire industrialist Tony Stark. But the CEO of Tesla Motors hasn t always lived a storybook life. Musk, 42, explained today the crazy journey that brought him from showering in the local YMCA in Silicon Valley while living in his small PayPal startup office to thinking about how to build a civilization on Mars. In an interview today with Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief…

Elon Musk 3 GoalsJune 22, 2018 – 06:43 pm

Elon Musk 3 Goals

APSpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Elon Musk operates his businesses, including SpaceX and Tesla, with a tireless, sometimes extreme intensity. At his first company, the software maker Zip2, Musk eventually learned that he shouldn t manage people under the assumption that everyone operates the way he does, Ashlee Vance writes in the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. But that hasn t stopped Musk from pushing his employees…

Did SpaceX Blow UpJune 19, 2018 – 06:41 pm

Did SpaceX Blow Up

Every strut counts, as we say. On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule stuffed full of supplies for the International Space Station blew up in mid-air, minutes after launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, Elon Musk revealed the cause: A single, flimsy strut. As Musk told members of the press at a teleconference this afternoon, shortly after launch a steel strut holding a helium tank in place in the rocket’s second stage…

Elon Musk YouthJune 18, 2018 – 06:37 pm

Elon Musk Youth

Mr. Burns, left, and his assistant Smithers Fox/Associated Press Every week, CIO Journal offers a glimpse into the mind of the CEO, whose view of technology is shaped by stories in management journals, general interest magazines and, of course, in-flight publications. When Elon Musk, fresh from making a fortune on the 2002 PayPal Inc. sale, talked to a close friend about space, the friend thought he meant “office space like a real estate play.” Mr…