Elon Musk #2 (SpaceX, Tesla, PayPal)

0:47 I don't want to be the person who ever has to compete with Elon

2:45 Musk expects you to keep up

4:41 Short of building an actual money-crushing machine, Musk could not have picked a faster way to destroy his fortune. He became a one-man, ultra-risk-taking venture capital shop

5:22 Revisit old ideas

7:49 It was not unusual for him to read ten hours a day

9:32 His approach to dating mirrors his approach to work

10:59 Humans are deeply mimetic

14:37 Thinking from first principles

17:40 What it is like to work with Elon Musk

19:28 He would place this urgency that he expected the revenue in ten years to be ten million dollars a day and that every day we were slower to achieve our goals was a day of missing out on that money

23:29 What he went through in 2008 would have broken anyone else. He didn't just survive. He kept working and stayed focused

25:39 A tenet of Elon's companies: make as many things yourself as possible

27:31 The power of the individual in an age of infinite leverage

29:37 The Internet taught me nearly everything I know. It is the modern day equivalent to the library of Alexandria, except it's much harder to burn to the ground. It is indispensable for realizing human rights, combating inequality, accelerating development, and quickening the pace of human progress

30:19 Focusing on the endpoint 

32:00 Grand Theft Life

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David Senra