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Who is Elon Musk and what drives him?

The richest man on the planet, Elon Musk, used Tesla and SpaceX to revolutionise cars and rockets. Now, this restless entrepreneur has his eyes on other global problems. But who is Elon Musk and what drives him?

00:00 - Who is Elon Musk?
00:58 - How did we get here?
01:54 - What are his successes?
04:56 - What are his failures?
07:21 - What does the future look like?

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The Musk-Zuckerberg social-media smackdown:

Elon Musk, Twitter and an epic case of buyer’s remorse:

Elon Musk is taking Twitter’s “public square” private:

Elon Musk’s challenge to management thinking:

How SpaceX set off a new race to commercialise space:

Despite an explosion, Elon Musk is closer to his new space age:

Can Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites bankroll a base on Mars?:

Elon Musk’s foray into geopolitics has Ukraine worried:

The cult of an Elon Musk or a Jack Ma has its perks—but also perils:

1843: The Musk superfans who want to live on Mars with Elon:

Listen: Meta’s Threads app has better odds of usurping Twitter than previous clones had:

Listen: How Elon Musk’s Starlink has changed warfare:

Listen: “No one has ever had a very good time being the boss of it”—Musk and Twitter:
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