If you’ve been inspired by the development of electric cars or have been following the imminent release of TELSA’s home batter or are mesmerized by SpaceX and its inherent race to space, you’ll know that they all have one thing in common:
What many may not know however, is that the short story of this genius’ life – short because he is so very young – is one of a determined young man who started with nothing but has taken amazing risks to develop and back ideas that others before him either didn’t dream about or were too skeptical to believe could eventuate. Elon Musk has been the brains behind many developments. Some have hit the headlines while others have faded into the background. Some have been successful while others have been less successful. Many of his ideas are powering new directions in research and will, quite literally, transform our world. Their impact will be great.
- TELSA electric cars are forging a new path in the design and development of the car industry
- TELSA’s Powerwall is a rechargeable battery which will transform how homes and businesses access power
- SpaceX not only aims to revolutionize space technology but aims to enable people to live on other planets
Just recently I saw this short video of Elon Musk who was enjoying the spoils derived from the sale of his company. Just three years earlier, he says he was showering in the YMCA. There’s not a trace of flamboyance about him as he talks about his success, his work and his determination. While enjoying his newly purchased toy, he is clearly mindful of how his wealth can be reinvested to grow more ideas. Filmed in 1999, when Musk was so very young, it’s fascinating to absorb some of the comments made.
I couldn’t help stopping to think just what our young can achieve if
- they are game enough to take a risk and toy with new ideas and
- schools and work places actively encourage a mentality of risk taking
Being able to take big dreams and make them realities is not something many of us can do. Just listen to how this man can take on our world and not just dream about transforming it, but do it!
Intrigued by this man? Read Ashlee Vance’s recently published book: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future