I'm just one of the mazillion people inspired by Elon Musk. Posting what catches my eye in case you have as much fun watching this pioneer in action as I do.

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We’re going to Elon like it’s 1999. Thanks to Michelle for submitting this awesome Internet gold, it’s a CNN look at Silicon Valley in 1999. It features Steve Jurvetson with vignettes of Jeffrey Skoll (eBay), Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail), Graham Spencer (Excite) and, of course, Elon Musk.

Musk comes in at 7:10 for brief comments about x.com, future of the Internet, and footage of the day he got his McLaren F1 delivered. Consider watching the whole video, other than chuckling at what was considered cutting edge technology in 1999 you’ll get behind the scenes of the entrepreneurial culture of the time.

I see why this interview got so much press, it covers a lot of territory. The 20-minute interview covers Tesla Model 3, reasoning behind the gigafactory location, plans for separating electric power from coal production, reason for SpaceX not going public, need for reusable rockets, frustrations that SpaceX wasn’t allowed to compete for military launch contracts, and why we need to be watchdogs for the development of artificial intelligence.

Musk was interviewed because SpaceX was selected as CNBC’s #1 Disruptor in 2014.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hey, happy Birthday. I think, I'm the reason for Düsseldorf #1 ranking. Thank you and go ahead.. Torsten
elonenthusiast elonenthusiast Said:

Thanks for the note and your readership Torsten!

The blog is 2 years old today! I thought I’d celebrate by celebrating you and whipping up a little dataviz. A special shoutout to sagansense, your reblogs have exposed the blog to a much larger audience! 

And thanks to you all for your patience as I’ve dropped off the map this last month, I know I’ve missed posting some cool Elon shenanigans. I’ve been busy applying for jobs and curating my first photography exhibit. But no worries, I’ll be back on the wagon soon enough!

Peter Diamandis made a quick inspirational video after a meeting with Elon Musk. In the tweet containing the video he said:

NEVER underestimate the difference one BOLD entrepreneur can make.

Diamandis along posted some notes about the Dragon V2 unveiling on Google+.

A few recent photos of Elon Musk from Steve Jurvetson’s Flickr page

Stumbled upon this post from April 2013, Elon Musk, The Disruptive Technologist, on Recorded Future. I’m new to Recorded Future so I’m not sure how legit this information is but the article takes you through a series of charts and diagrams of Musk’s connections, where his technologies touch the world, and even looking at how his companies are influencing battery and digital prototyping technologies. I like this info-intensive look at the ripple effect of Elon Musk’s companies.

Here’s a highlight  from the post:

Maybe the question is not how the future looks like inside Mr. Musk’s mind but: “How will Elon Musk look in the future?” He already is the Howard Hughes of today, but how you can deny that he also has the look and appeal to become the Sir Peter Weyland of tomorrow?

Awesome blog!
elonenthusiast elonenthusiast Said:

Thanks for the note, glad you like it!

"No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated."

— Elon Musk

From: Elon Musk Quotes Facebook Page

Raw footage, by Parabolic Arc, of reporters asking Elon Musk questions after the DragonV2 unveiling. Interesting to hear the questions between the generic reporters and the space reporters. 

My favorite Elon Musk Twitter photos from DragonV2 unveiling, what was your favorite?

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 submission by uber Elon Enthusiast, @x7c. Elon Musk’s mother, Maye, talking about him and life as a single mom.

A lot of people would look at that and say, ‘You’re biting the hand that feeds you,’ but he’s been shut out of the launch business. I applaud them for thinking out of the box and taking any advantage possible to break into the government’s launch business.
Quote from Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, in a TribLive article about SpaceX suing the Air Force. This is the most well rounded article I’ve come across on the the topic.
Elon Musk is a refreshing reminder of what capitalism and capitalists, can be.

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.