Elon Musk is the real-life Tony Stark. He runs or is actively involved in three businesses:
- Tesla – Transforming the automobile industry by creating well-designed, attractive electric vehicles and the technology to power them (all while open-sourcing their patents)
- SpaceX – Transforming the space travel, including the possibility of colonizing Mars
- Solar City – Transforming the technology we use to power our homes and businesses through solar energy
The only difference between you and Elon Musk…. well besides the $187 million he earned from selling his first two companies… is a dedication to changing the world.
You can call it cliche, but while most of us run around talking about changing the world by following our passions, Musk is busy thinking about ways to help our species survive forever.
Elon Musk is not a superhero. He’s not a supervillain. But he is dedicated to solving the most important problems facing humanity today. You could be too.
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