Thanks for the note and your readership Torsten!
Thanks for the note, glad you like it!
A few Vine’s I recorded during the SpaceX DragonV2 unveiling. Here’s the direct link to view all 3 Vines since not preview not supported on the Tumblr side.
Cool article about Musk, it’s a good overview for the new Elon Enthusiasts and drills down with a capitalists perspective on the impact of SpaceX and Tesla. Here’s a highlight from the article:
Considering all of this, Musk, is perhaps the epitome of what capitalism is supposed to be. While not exactly a rags-to-riches story – Musk came from the comfortable middle and professional classes much as fellow tech-titan Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did – he nonetheless is not a scion of plutocratic elites who earned their money the old fashion way by inheriting it. He is, like many of America’s great entrepreneurs, a man who was in the right place, at the right time, with the right knowledge, the right connections, and the right vision to turn an idea into world or potentially world-changing inventions or business.
What makes Musk an icon, however, is how he is so unlike the plutocrats on Wall Street who gain vast wealth through manipulating mere paper or the likes of oil and mining companies that merely extract naturally-occurring resources for processes and products invented and introduced a long time ago. Musk is instead on the cutting edge of creating something new and different. He is not trying to corner an existing market, as so many folks claiming to be capitalists today, are trying to do. Rather he is inventing entirely new markets that will benefit not just himself but, if he is successful, the entire world, too.