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Noel Oco

Fundraiser, Project Management

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What do you like or dislike about Elon Musk's Ted Talk?

What were the best and worst points that Elon talked about in your opinion and why?


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    Mar 20 2013: For me, the interview gave the impression that Elon Musk did all of the work, especially the scientific innovation, which I don't know if it's true or not (likely not). I will love to hear the contribution of thousand of people working in his companies. A bit too much credit for a single person.

    On the other hand, his vision is incredible.
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      Mar 30 2013: He is innovative in the way that Steve Jobs was innovative. He knows what he likes, and he knows how to get the right collection of people together to make his grand vision possible. It does take, as Anderson said, a unique collaboration of system-level ingenuity, design-level thinking, and a willingness to take extreme risks that makes someone like Jobs or Musk a success. Although both Jobs and Musk had/have a veritable ARMY at their backs, they themselves were/are the "secret sauce" that make the whole thing work. I would like to see him give credit to some of his people, though, but I feel there is a TOUCH of megalomania there, hidden behind the down-to-earth facade. ;)

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