“Kimbal Musk Wants to Feed America, Silicon Valley–Style. ... Wait but Why, 28 March 2017. waitbutwhy.com/2017/03/elon-musk-post-series.html. ... 2016. blog.adioma.com/how-elon-musk-startedinfographic/. von Holzhausen, Franz.
Author: Anna Crowley Redding
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
A riveting and beautifully designed YA biography that shows how a once-bullied school boy became an iconic visionary who the New York Times described as "arguably the most important and successful entrepreneur in the world." Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars... But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style. From hosting raves to pay for college to re-writing the rules on space travel, Elon Musk has always gone his own way. And now, award-winning investigative journalist, Anna Crowley Redding takes readers on a well-researched trip through Elon's life and accomplishments.
Urban, Tim, “The Elon Musk Blog Series,” Wait But Why, Kindle edition, 2015. “Veda Anderson, widow of former GM labor chief, recalls her husband's tragic death,” https://baggyparagraphs.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/veda-anderson/.
Author: Richard S. Tedlow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
What makes a truly successful leader? Whether you’re the manager of a small team or the CEO of a global brand, learn how leading business figures have developed their leadership skills and management styles to become more effective leaders. In The Emergence of Charismatic Business Leadership, Harvard Business School Emeritus professor Richard S. Tedlow examines how the role of the business leader has changed since World War II. A handful of individuals have helped transform the face of modern-day leadership, making charisma essential to the role. But what does this change mean for the future? How can you become the next world-changing leader? In order to answer these questions, we must look at leaders like Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, and Steve Jobs. Today, Jobs is considered to be the model of the modern charismatic business leader, but it would have been inconceivable for him to be the CEO of a major company in 1955, the year he was born. Though all three of these pioneers were once outsiders, they each found success by innovating their management style and using their charisma to champion their clear and ambitious vision. Through Tedlow’s in-depth accounts of modern business history, we see how charismatic leadership enables the creation of revolutionary new products—the battery electric vehicle, the smart phone—and makes it possible for former outsiders to attain power and influence. However, the book also considers the careers of people who used their charisma to mislead, such as Jeff Skilling of Enron and Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos. Charisma can get you far, but if not accompanied by genuine character, it will lead you astray. In this thorough examination, Tedlow shows how charismatic figures have developed the leadership skills and management tools necessary to oversee a successful business and become a charismatic business leader.
Tim Urban, Wait but Why 〰 On his excellent blog, Wait But Why, Tim Urban provides an analysis of Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX. He suggests a key factor of the entrepreneur's success is his ongoing endeavor to ...
Author: Ryan A Bush
Publisher: Designing the Mind
With over 10,000 copies sold, The Book of Self Mastery is a thoughtfully curated collection of passages from the wisest thinkers in history on the discipline of mastering yourself. With so much chaos in our outer world, it can be all too easy for us to neglect our inner world. But it is this inner world which holds the keys to our peace and flourishing. The great philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers have all argued that happiness is found, not in building the perfect life, but in fortifying and mastering the vehicle through which we traverse it. This collection contains many lifetimes worth of wisdom from brilliant teachers of the art of living, like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Epictetus, The Buddha, Friedrich Nietzsche, Viktor Frankl, Abraham Maslow, and many more. It also features findings and insights from modern spiritual teachers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. And it now includes astute commentary based on a deep understanding of the thinkers and ideas presented. In this book, you will: Gain insights from Stoic philosopher Seneca on overcoming anger Find guidance from the Buddha on letting go of unhelpful attachments Learn from Robert Greene why continual discomfort is necessary for growth Hear how Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius embraced challenges and change Reflect on living an authentic life with Steve Jobs Hear what Confucius believed constituted the superior being Find direction on sculpting and overcoming yourself from Friedrich Nietzsche Learn how to eliminate negative thoughts and bad moods from Dr. David Burns And hear how to use difficulties in our lives as opportunities to grow from the Dalai Lama This simple book of quotes can serve as a daily reminder to focus on mastering yourself before trying to master the world. By studying these teachings, you'll find tranquility, inspiration, and wisdom on a life well-lived.
As mentioned, in 2017 Elon Musk released news of his latest venture via the popular blog Wait But Why.27 With a $27 million input either from himself, trusting investors or a combination, he built a team and a mission for Neuralink, ...
Author: Gemma Milne
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Stop following the news until you've read Gemma Milne's persuasive analysis of the hype and bullshit that distort our understanding of emerging science. As she shows, the starting point to grasping the genuine opportunities of AI, life sciences and climate tech is a healthy dose of critical thinking' David Rowan, founding editor of WIRED UK and author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds 'Couldn't be more timely. Fascinating and vitally important' Jamie Bartlett, author of The People Vs Tech 'A much-needed blast of fresh air! Gemma Milne expertly shows us how to separate the truth from the hype surrounding the emerging techs of today, and those of the near-tomorrow' Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins: How the Earth Made Us 'I loved this book! This is exactly the sort of sceptical, cut-through-the crap-but-still-excited-about-what's-emerging book around tech innovation that's sorely needed, yet is so hard to find . . . essential reading for anyone who's serious about how real-world advances might be effectively harnessed to build a better future' Dr Andrew Maynard, scientist and author of Films from the Future and Future Rising '[A] vital contribution in a world where technological progress promises so much, but too often disappoints. If, like me, you believe that advances in science and technology are our best hope for solving the grand challenges of our times, this book is the indispensable guide to avoiding the mirages and the charlatans along the way' Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First 'A refreshingly grown-up, clear-headed look at the interaction between science, technology and the media - readable without being dumbed down, acknowledging complexities without being heavy' Tom Chivers, author of The AI Does Not Hate You 'ROBOTS WILL STEAL YOUR JOB!' 'AI WILL REVOLUTIONISE FARMING!' 'GENETIC EDITING WILL CURE CANCER!' Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. To cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or grab the attention of investors, or convince governments to take notice, strident headlines or bold claims seem necessary to give complex, nuanced information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on. From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, science and technology journalist Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. This book is your guide to doing just that.
Good decisions in your life, your relationships, and your career or business depend on the ability to think clearly and learn properly. On his excellent blog, Wait But Why, Tim Urban provides an analysis of Elon Musk, the billionaire ...
Author: Designing the Mind
Publisher: Designing the Mind
Is it possible to rewire your own negative emotions? Can you reprogram your self-limiting beliefs or behavioral patterns? This book will argue that it is possible for you to unplug from your own mind, identify its patterns, and become the architect of your own enlightenment. A bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture is part inspiring manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham Maslow. The ideas and techniques it offers are all woven together into a much-needed mindset to help people lead better, happier lives. "A fascinating framework" - Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization If you have ever tried to enhance your mind, only to find that the changes didn't stick, the problem isn't you. It is that you lack an understanding of the patterns that make up your mind and the methods for reprogramming them. Whether fear prevents you from pursuing your ambitions, jealousy ruins your relationships, distractions rule your life, or you have an inner critic whose expectations you are never able to meet, this handbook will teach you how to reprogram your own psychological software, one algorithm at a time. "It has already changed my life, and I know it will change others as well" - Aaron T. Perkins, Executive Leadership Coach Psychitecture, the process of designing your mind, is a brand new framework for understanding and rewiring the hidden patterns behind your biases, habits, and emotional reactions. The core principles will enable you to unplug from your own mind, examine it from above, and modify the very psychological software on which you operate, sculpting your mind into a truly delightful place to reside. Award-winning systems designer and leading expert on psychitecture, Ryan A Bush, has compiled ancient insights from Stoicism, Buddhism, and Taoism, combined it with modern cognitive science, and integrated it all into a comprehensive, philosophical guide to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral self-mastery. "Super intriguing" - Jason Silva, global keynote speaker and Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games This life-changing self-mastery manual will help you: - Learn to think with razor-sharp clarity, overcome your own distortions of judgment, and cultivate wisdom so you can make the right decisions in your life. - Silence your inner critic, hack your negative thoughts and feelings to program them out, and restructure bad emotional habits - Learn how the Buddha mastered his desires, how the Stoics cultivated inner calm, how Nietzsche sculpted himself, and how the principles of cognitive therapy can change your life - Program unshakable peace and levity into your operating system, and embrace whatever life throws at you while responding with effective action - Build strong habits and break self-defeating ones, achieve big goals with minimal effort, and cultivate strong character using your identity Regardless of your self-development goals for 2021, psychitecture is the mindset you need to unlock your potential and scale the heights of self-mastery.
is the author of the blog Wait But Why and has become one of the Internet's most popular writers. ... Tim's series of posts after interviewing Elon Musk have been called by Vox's David Roberts “the meatiest, most fascinating, ...
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Business & Economics
Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world's highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice
Meet the Human ColoSSuS Tim Urban, who writes the Wait But Why blog, is a fascinating character. ... Elon Musk approached Urban in 2017 to write a piece to explain the work of his latest mega-concept company, called Neuralink.
Author: Vishen Lakhiani
Publisher: Rodale Books
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • Forget hustling. This book, from the author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, will disrupt your deeply held beliefs about work, success, and, indeed, life. If you’re the average person in the developed world, you spend 70 percent of your waking hours at work. And if you’re the average person, you’re miserable for most of those hours. This is simply not an acceptable state of affairs for your one shot at life. No matter your station, you possess incredible unique powers. It’s a modern myth that hard work and hustle are the paths to success. Inside you is a soul. And once you unleash it fully into the domain of work, magic happens. Awakening the Buddha and the Badass inside you is a process that will disrupt the way you work altogether. You’ll gain access to tools that bend the very rules of reality. • The Buddha is the archetype of the spiritual master. The person who can live in this world but also move with an ease, grace, and flow that comes from inner awareness and alignment. • The Badass is the archetype of the changemaker. This is the person who is out there creating change, building, coding, writing, inventing, leading. The badass represents the benevolent disruptor—the person challenging the norms so we can be better as a species. Once you integrate the skill sets of both archetypes, you will experience life at a different level from most people. You will operate from a space of bliss, ease, inspiration, and abundance. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work will show you how. Author of the New York Times bestseller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani has turned his own life and company into his research lab. He’s codified everything he’s learned into the how-to steps in this book. The Buddha and the Badass teaches you how to master your work and your life.
How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil Hamish McKenzie. Then, in a surprise move, ... In May 2015, the nerd blog Wait But Why called him “the world's raddest man.” As Musk's fame spread, so too did ...
Author: Hamish McKenzie
Category: Business & Economics
A USA Today New and Noteworthy Title “You’ll tell me if it ever starts getting genuinely insane, right?”—Elon Musk, TED interview Hamish McKenzie tells how a Silicon Valley start-up's wild dream came true. Tesla is a car company that stood up against not only the might of the government-backed Detroit car manufacturers but also the massive power of Big Oil and its benefactors, the infamous Koch brothers. The award-winning Tesla Model 3, a premium mass-market electric car that went on sale in 2018, has reconfigured the popular perception of Tesla and continues to transform the public's relationship with motor vehicles—much like Ford's Model T did nearly a century ago. At the same time, company CEO Elon Musk courts controversy and spars with critics through his Twitter account, just as Tesla's ever-increasing debt teeters on junk bond status.... As McKenzie's rigorously reported account shows, Tesla has triggered frenzied competition from newcomers and traditional automakers alike, but it retains an edge because of its expansive infrastructure and the stupendous battery factory it built in the Nevada desert. The popularity of electric cars is growing around the world, especially in China, and McKenzie interviews little-known titans who have the money and the market access to power a global electric car revolution quickly and decisively. Insane Mode started off as a feature on the dual-motor Tesla Model S, which gave the car Ferrari-like acceleration, but it's also the perfect description of the operating cycle of a company that has sworn it won't rest until every car on the road is electric. Here is a story about the very best kind of American ingenuity and its history-making potential. Buckle up!
In 2017, Neuralink, a company backed by serial technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, announced that it was developing a ... see Tim Urban's provocative blog post “Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future”, Wait But Why, 20 April 2017, ...
Author: Jacob Turner
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book explains why AI is unique, what legal and ethical problems it could cause, and how we can address them. It argues that AI is unlike any other previous technology, owing to its ability to take decisions independently and unpredictably. This gives rise to three issues: responsibility--who is liable if AI causes harm; rights--the disputed moral and pragmatic grounds for granting AI legal personality; and the ethics surrounding the decision-making of AI. The book suggests that in order to address these questions we need to develop new institutions and regulations on a cross-industry and international level. Incorporating clear explanations of complex topics, Robot Rules will appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience, from those with an interest in law, politics and philosophy, to computer programming, engineering and neuroscience.
2 PageFairTeam, “The 2015 AdBlocking Report,” PageFair (blog), August 10, 2015, https://pagefair.com/blog/2015/ad-blocking-report/. ... 3 Tim Urban, “Elon Musk: The World's Raddest Man," Wait but Why (blog), May 7, 2015, ...
Author: John Hall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
A game-changing framework for staying top of mind with your audience―from the No. 1 company dominating content marketing What do many successful businesses and leaders have in common? They’re the first names that come to mind when people think about their particular industries. How do you achieve this level of trust that influences people to think of you in the right way at the right time? By developing habits and strategies that focus on engaging your audience, creating meaningful relationships, and delivering value consistently, day in and day out. It’s the winning approach John Hall used to build Influence & Co. into one of “America’s Most Promising Companies,” according to Forbes. In this step-by-step guide, he shows you how to use content to keep your brand front and center in the minds of decision makers who matter. He reveals: • how consumer needs and expectations have changed and what this shift means for you • how to build a helpful, authentic, and consistent brand that serves others just as well as it serves you • proven methods for using digital content to enrich your target audience’s lives in ways that build real, lasting trust Whether you’re a marketing leader engaging an audience of potential customers, a business leader looking to humanize your company brand, or an industry up-and-comer seeking to build influence, maintaining a prominent spot in your audience’s minds will increase the likelihood that the moment they need to make a choice, you’ll be the first one they call. There’s no better way to drive opportunities that result in increased revenue and growth. Business is never “just” business. It’s always about relationships. It’s always about a human connection. When you’re viewed as a valuable, trustworthy partner, the opportunities are endless. Position yourself for success by establishing and developing content-driven relationships that keep you and your brand Top of Mind.
Wait But Why website, I found only last May. Wow. Even Elon Musk told Tim Urba of this site to write things. He even invited Tim. ... Seth Godin blog on typepad.com has no comments section. I want that o Facebook. On Amazon.
Author: Devraj Singh Mayanglambam
Publisher: Devraj Singh Mayanglambam
I shared in this book things I learned in my last one year.
I cued up Google and discovered that Urban was the thirtysomething-year-old author of a long-form blog called Wait But Why. One of his essays, titled “How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You),” was more than fifteen thousand words ...
Author: Yaron Weitzman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
Enter the City of Brotherly Love and see how the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers trusted The Process–using a bold plan to get to first by becoming the worst. When a group of private equity bigwigs purchased the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, the team was both bad and boring. Attendance was down. So were ratings. The Sixers had an aging coach, an antiquated front office, and a group of players that could best be described as mediocre. Enter Sam Hinkie—a man with a plan straight out of the PE playbook, one that violated professional sports' Golden Rule: You play to win the game. In Hinkie's view, the best way to reach first was to embrace becoming the worst—to sacrifice wins in the present in order to capture championships in the future. And to those dubious, Hinkie had a response: Trust The Process, and the results will follow. The plan, dubbed "The Process," seems to have worked. More than six years after handing Hinkie the keys, the Sixers have transformed into one of the most exciting teams in the NBA. They've emerged as a championship contender with a roster full of stars, none bigger than Joel Embiid, a captivating seven-footer known for both brutalizing opponents on the court and taunting them off of it. Beneath the surface, though, lies a different story, one of infighting, dueling egos, and competing agendas. Hinkie, pushed out less than three years into his reign by a demoralized owner, a jealous CEO, and an embarrassed NBA, was the first casualty of The Process. He'd be far from the last. Drawing from interviews with nearly 175 people, Tanking to the Top brings to life the palace intrigue incited by Hinkie's proposal, taking readers into the boardroom where the Sixers laid out their plans, and onto the courts where those plans met reality. Full of uplifting, rags-to-riches stories, backroom dealings, mysterious injuries, and burner Twitter accounts, Tanking to the Top is the definitive, inside story of the Sixers' Process and a fun and lively behind-the-scenes look at one of America's most transgressive teams. Including exclusive interviews with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Coach Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie, and more.
... Tim Urban, “Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future,” Wait But Why, April 20, 2017, http://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html. 16 “get the Human Colossus working on the cause”: Ibid. 17 a direct neural interface: Elon Musk, ...
Author: Tim O'Reilly
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
‘The man who can really make a whole industry happen.’ Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google ‘A punchy and provocative book . . . WTF? is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society.’ Financial Times Renowned as ‘the Oracle of Silicon Valley’, Tim O’Reilly has spent three decades exploring the world-transforming power of information technology. Now, the leading thinker of the internet age turns his eye to the future – and asks the questions that will frame the next stage of the digital revolution: · Will increased automation destroy jobs or create new opportunities? · What will the company of tomorrow look like? · Is a world dominated by algorithms to be welcomed or feared? · How can we ensure that technology serves people, rather than the other way around? · How can we all become better at mapping future trends? Tim O’Reilly’s insights create an authoritative, compelling and often surprising portrait of the world we will soon inhabit, highlighting both the many pitfalls and the enormous opportunities that lie ahead. ‘Tim O’Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the internet since it went commercial.’ New York Times ‘O’Reilly’s ability to quickly identify nascent trends is unparalleled.’ Wired
Urban, T. (2017) Neuralink and the brain's magical future, wait but why, 20 April. ... at https:// perma.cc/ZDF4-E8KQ) [Last accessed 21 July 2020] Vance, A. (2017) Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ecco.
Author: Trond Arne Undheim
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Amazon's Fire phone. Google Glass. Facebook Home. Quikster. New technologies alone don't always cause industry changes. Future Tech explains how the four forces of technology, policy, business models and social dynamics work together to create industry disruption and how this understanding can help to predict what is coming next. Technology is generally viewed as the single force that disrupts markets. However, history is rife with stories of technologies that have failed to meet such hyped expectations. In Future Tech, the author reveals that true change only results from combining the forces of science and technology, policy and regulation, new business models (i.e. sharing economy) and social dynamics (whether or not people adopt it). Whether these four forces align explains why some technologies, such as AI, blockchain, robotics, synthetic biology and 3D printing, stick and why others fail. With an understanding of these four forces, business executives and policymakers can explain what technology is likely to stick and even anticipate what is coming next. By 2030, the global labor force will be led by an elite set of knowledge workers enabled by robotic AI. To help individuals thrive in this workplace, Future Tech advises readers to develop their human capabilities of creativity and adaptation, develop deep expertise in one domain while being well-versed in dozens more, and develop a personalized approach to acquiring and processing information and deliberating decisions.
... Blog posts Tim Urban was commissioned by Elon Musk to write on Musk's companies and surrounding industries. ... 1 can be read here: https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html  This quote from Peter ...
Author: Steven P. MacGregor
Publisher: LID Editorial
Category: Business & Economics
Right now is the best time to be alive. Of course, there are significant challenges in all areas of society, yet we are provided like never before with the tools, communication, awareness, and freedom to tackle these challenges head on. Chief Wellbeing Officer is for anyone who wants to help create a more human workplace, be that simply by re-discovering their own humanity at work or by implementing a strategy for all the workforce. It is a comprehensive and accessible guide for individuals and enterprises of all shapes and sizes to improve health, happiness and to achieve high-performance. In an emerging future that is increasingly digital, artificially intelligent, and always 'on' it is those organizations who increase their care for humans that will thrive. Let Steven and Rory take you on a journey, interwoven with their own stories, experiences and travels, that will allow the right questions to be considered instead of always jumping straight to the answer. Because the future of work is now.
... https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-2.html * Term “Safe AI” has been used as early as ... ://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/new-ai-safety-projectsget-funding-from-elon-musk ...
Author: Roman V. Yampolskiy
Publisher: CRC Press
The history of robotics and artificial intelligence in many ways is also the history of humanity’s attempts to control such technologies. From the Golem of Prague to the military robots of modernity, the debate continues as to what degree of independence such entities should have and how to make sure that they do not turn on us, its inventors. Numerous recent advancements in all aspects of research, development and deployment of intelligent systems are well publicized but safety and security issues related to AI are rarely addressed. This book is proposed to mitigate this fundamental problem. It is comprised of chapters from leading AI Safety researchers addressing different aspects of the AI control problem as it relates to the development of safe and secure artificial intelligence. The book is the first edited volume dedicated to addressing challenges of constructing safe and secure advanced machine intelligence. The chapters vary in length and technical content from broad interest opinion essays to highly formalized algorithmic approaches to specific problems. All chapters are self-contained and could be read in any order or skipped without a loss of comprehension.
Kharpal, A. Elon Musk: Humans Must Merge with Machines or Become Irrelevant in AI Age; CNBC: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA, 2017. ... Available online: https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/ 04/neuralink.html (accessed on 18 February 2019).
Author: Roman V. Yampolskiy
Category: Technology & Engineering
Attention in the AI safety community has increasingly started to include strategic considerations of coordination between relevant actors in the field of AI and AI safety, in addition to the steadily growing work on the technical considerations of building safe AI systems. This shift has several reasons: Multiplier effects, pragmatism, and urgency. Given the benefits of coordination between those working towards safe superintelligence, this book surveys promising research in this emerging field regarding AI safety. On a meta-level, the hope is that this book can serve as a map to inform those working in the field of AI coordination about other promising efforts. While this book focuses on AI safety coordination, coordination is important to most other known existential risks (e.g., biotechnology risks), and future, human-made existential risks. Thus, while most coordination strategies in this book are specific to superintelligence, we hope that some insights yield “collateral benefits” for the reduction of other existential risks, by creating an overall civilizational framework that increases robustness, resiliency, and antifragility.
Elon Musk, “A Most Peculiar Test Drive,” Tesla, February 13, 2013, https://www.tesla.com/blog/MOST-PECULIAR-TEST-DRIVE. 22. Margaret Sullivan, “Problems With Precision and Judgment, but Not Integrity, in Tesla Test,” The New York Times, ...
Author: Evan Burfield
Category: Business & Economics
Named by Inc. magazine as one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2018 Every startup wants to change the world. But the ones that truly make an impact know something the others don't: how to make government and regulation work for them. As startups use technology to shape the way we live, work, and learn, they're taking on challenges in sectors like healthcare, infrastructure, and education, where failure is far more consequential than a humorous chat with Siri or the wrong package on your doorstep. These startups inevitably have to face governments responsible for protecting citizens through regulation. Love it or hate it, we're entering the next era of the digital revolution: the Regulatory Era. The big winners in this era--in terms of both impact and financial return--will need skills they won't teach you in business school or most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. Here, for the first time, is the playbook on how to win the regulatory era. "Regulatory hacking" doesn't mean "cutting through red tape"; it's really about finding a creative, strategic approach to navigating complex markets. Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries. Burfield has coached startups on how to understand, adapt to, and influence government regulation. Now, in Regulatory Hacking, he draws on that expertise and real startup success stories to show you how to do the same. For instance, you'll learn how... * AirBnB rallied a grassroots movement to vote No on San Francisco's Prop F, which would have restricted its business in the city. * HopSkipDrive overcame safety concerns about its kids' ridesharing service by working with state government to build trust into its platform. * 23andMe survived the FDA's order to stop selling its genetic testing kits by building trusted relationships with scientists who could influence the federal regulatory community. Through fascinating case studies and interviews with startup founders, Burfield shows you how to build a compelling narrative for your startup, use it to build a grassroots movement to impact regulation, and develop influence to overcome entrenched relationships between incumbents and governments. These are just some of the tools in the book that you'll need to win the next frontier of innovation.
Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century Tim Higgins ... His former business partner, Martin Eberhard, bitter and hurt from how he was fired, was lambasting Musk on a blog that tracked the company's struggles, feeding news coverage ...
Author: Tim Higgins
Category: Business & Economics
*A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller* “A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride.” —Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review Power Play is the riveting inside story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car—from award-winning Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary; to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets; his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw opportunity. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption. They pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy—his antics more than once took the company he had initially funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds—and changed the future.