Nevertheless, Elon continued to pursue knowledge through books, even finishing volumes of encyclopedias.
Elon left South Africa for Canada when he was 17, and studied in Queen’s University in Ontario. He then, proceeded to go to the US later on and took business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with flying colors.
By 1995, he and his brother launched Zip2, a company that developed city guides online for newspaper publishers. After Zip2 was sold in 1999, he co-founded X.com which later merged with Confinity and became Paypal.
Elon continued to innovate towards his wildest dreams by working in the automotive, space, financial, and artificial intelligence fields and aiming for the colonization of Mars. Truly, he is a man who dreams big.
He had founded a lot of companies. Zip2 which a company that developed city guides online for newspaper publishers, X.com which later merged with Confinity and became Paypal, SolarCity which creates a source of alternative energy, Tesla which is a avant-garde vehicle maker, Space X which partnered with NASA to develop further technology.
彼は多くの会社を設立しました。 新聞社向けのシティガイドをオンラインで開発したZip2、後にConfinityと合併してPaypalとなったX.com、代替エネルギー源を生み出すSolarCity、前衛的な自動車メーカーであるTesla、NASAと提携したSpace X さらなる技術を開発する。
How do you think his experiences in different fields helped him as a businessman? How about as a product developer?
Off course, his experiences in different fields helped him as a businessman, I think. To start up a new business is really difficult thing for ordinary people. But Elon had did it several times already. The experiences in different fields are definitely helped him as a product developer, I think.
Do you think Elon Musk’s dream is a realistic one? Why?
For ordinary people his dreams are not realistic ones, but for Elon they are realistic, I think. However, to have a dream is very important, because if we didn’t have a dream, we would not progress forward.
I wanted to be a pilot. The risk was that it was not easy to get the license. I needed a lot of money to gain the pilot license. So, if I had wanted be a pilot, I had to join the airlines, or national flight university. If I had a lot of money, I would pursue to be a pilot, but it is also difficult to have a airplane. When I would be rich enough, I will pursue be a pilot.
Your expressions and attitude is like music to my ears. I especially liked the fact that you immediately tried to apply the new expressions we learned today. Let’s keep allowing changes to redefine us on this journey. Great efforts Ko!