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#38 Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk (The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and The Quest To Colonize the Cosmos)

Episode Summary

What I learned from reading The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and The Quest To Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport.

Episode Notes

What I learned from reading The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and The Quest To Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport.

Jeff Bezos the tortoise. Elon Musk the hare. (0:01), Jeffisms (4:02), Why don’t you start today? (12:28), One day Elon will find his home planet (21:12), Elon Musk’s thinking on space (23:10), How Elon Musk gets NASA’s attention (27:00), Elon Musk sues NASA (32:07), Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have dinner (35:29), Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast vs Head down. Plow through the line. (38:27), A giant circle (39:52), Day 1 for Blue Origin (50:55), Bezos, Goddard and the work of generations (1:04:00), Finding ways to solve problems at 1/10 the cost / everything is malleable (1:12:00), Elon Musk makes important decisions quickly (1:26:14), Elon Musk on how a startup can retain its innovative edge (1:27:57), “The things you work hardest for, for the longest periods of time, always bring you the most satisfaction.” - Jeff Bezos (1:30:12), Rivalry is the best rocket fuel (1:33:30)

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