Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

A look into the different strategies Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk use to build rocket companies.


0:01 Jeff Bezos the tortoise. Elon Musk the hare. 

2:00 The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and The Quest To Colonize the Cosmos

4:02 Jeffisms

12:28 Why don’t you start today? 

21:12 One day Elon will find his home planet 

23:10 Elon Musk’s thinking on space 

27:00 How Elon Musk gets NASA’s attention 

32:07 Elon Musk sues NASA 

35:29 Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have dinner 

38:27 Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast vs Head down. Plow through the line. 

39:52 A giant circle

50:55 Day 1 for Blue Origin 

1:04:00 Bezos, Goddard and the work of generations 

1:12:00 Finding ways to solve problems at 1/10 the cost (everything is malleable) 

1:26:14 Elon Musk makes important decisions quickly 

1:27:57 Elon Musk on how a startup can retain it’s innovative edge 

1:30:12 “The things you work hardest for, for the longest periods of time, always bring you the most satisfaction.” - Jeff Bezos 

1:33:30 Rivalry is the best rocket fuel 

Read The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos. If you would rather listen to the book you can get two free audiobooks by trying Audible.

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