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Tim Draper: These Guys Transformed the World and We Should Thank Them

Legendary investor and political activist Tim Draper says that instead of getting on the case of Elon Musk, we should be thanking him and other transformational entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Travis Kalanick.

Draper also suggests that Elon Musk probably should have just taken Tesla private in order to avoid the myriad of rules and regulations imposed on public companies.

Venture capitalist Tim Draper was interviewed at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal by CNBC:

These Guys Transformed the World, We Should Thank Them

Every time I pull out my iPhone I think thank you, Steve Jobs, this is awesome. Every time I hit the Uber key, I think thank you, Travis, that is so cool. Every time I get in my Tesla I think thank you Elon. These guys have really transformed the world and we should just thank them everywhere we go. And if they are having trouble supporting them. What can we do to help? How can we support you? How can we make you happier? We want to make you happier, look what you have done for us! It’s so cool!

He Probably Should Have Just Taken the Whole Thing Private

Every human in the world has made a mistake. There are so many laws that you have to follow if you are a public company he probably should have just taken the whole thing private. When you are a public company you’ve got to follow so many rules. If you step one little piece out of line you guys in the press are like… oh my gosh, our hero has done something wrong. I think we have got to say, hey look, he’s a human being, he’s doing the best he can. He’s running two amazing huge multi-billion dollar companies that he started. Well, he started one and jumped in very early and saved the other. This guy is awesome, let’s do what we can to support him.

All of Us Should Really Focus on Making SpaceX Successful

I invest in early-stage startups and then I will ride them as long as I feel it’s the right thing to do. Have you driven a Tesla, it’s so much better than any other car out there. And SpaceX, all of us should really focus on making SpaceX successful. If Tesla doesn’t save this earth, he will at least get some of us off the earth so that we can move our species somewhere else. Elon was amazing… we are all going to Mars. People looked at him and said, oh he’s crazy.

But then all of the best engineers in the world said, how would we get there? Then they thought, how would we have human life succeed there? And then, how can we get there faster? All those questions happen with an engineer and so Elon gets the best rocket scientists in the world working for his company and so, of course, it becomes a big success. He’s going to get us closer and closer to Mars and maybe to Alpha Centauri and other places.

About Tim Draper

Tim Draper helps entrepreneurs change the world. Tim Draper helps entrepreneurs drive their visions through funding, education, media, and government reform. He has founded thirty Draper venture funds, Draper University, Bizworld, and two statewide initiatives to improve governance and education.

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How a Life-Long Entrepreneur Transformed into a Full-Time Author

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Joanna Penn is a life-long entrepreneur that has also worked for major corporations and has even run her own scuba diving business. But after years of not finding what made her happy, she turned to writing books and found the true success she’d wanted all along.

Fifteen books later, this fiction and nonfiction author is the epitome of success in the self-publishing movement.

Want to know how to leave your day job and become a full-time successful author? This interview is for you …

In this episode of Authorpreneur, host Jim Kukral and Joanna Penn discuss:

  • How to leave your job and build a writing career
  • How Joanna makes money in her book business
  • What it takes to become a full-time authorpreneur and succeed at it over the long-term
  • Why book covers and pen names matter more than you think
  • The #1 way to sell books and find new readers
  • Why we need more women authorpreneurs to step into the spotlight

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Japan’s Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed Into Solar Power Farms




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The Kyocera Corporation is transforming an abandoned golf course into a solar power farm, with ambition to partner and repeat the same sustainable work elsewhere in Japan.

An abandoned and bankrupt golf course is being transformed into a solar power station by the Kyocera Corporation.

Last week, the business announced it would turn the former golf course in Kyoto into a 23-megawatt solar farm; the artist’s rendition is shown above.

Once the solar power farm is finished and online (in 2017), it will generate enough electricity to power 8,100 homes. 

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