Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist

A profile of Elon Musk, the immeasurably inspiring entrepreneur at the head of Tesla and SpaceX – a real-life Tony Stark who fought against the odds to bring his dreams to life. Tesla has it’s doubters and it’s still a long way off from viability, but Musk has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to deliver. The more I read about Musk’s achievements, the more amazed I am – this is a guy that doesn’t dream small or think short-term.

“Tesla almost collapsed in 2008 under the weight of delays and cost overruns, then struggled to raise a new round of venture capital while Musk was pilloried as a dilettante getting his comeuppance. Auto industry blog The Truth About Cars had a running feature called “Tesla Death Watch.” Musk put his last $3 million into Tesla and began borrowing money from friends. His marriage to his college sweetheart Justine unraveled, and they both blogged their takes on the divorce settlement negotiations. “I was just getting pistol-whipped,” Musk says.”

Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist

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