Lessons learned from other entrepreneurs


Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate and investor. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, chairman of SolarCity, and co-founder and former co-chairman of OpenAI. He is the founder of SpaceX and The Boring Company, and a co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and Zip2. He has also envisioned a conceptual high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop.

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Collison Brothers

The Collson brothers were born in Limerick and moved around as kids before settling in Dromineer, an idyllic village in central Ireland.

Patrick enrolled at MIT in 2006 based on an SAT he took at 13; John followed him to America, attending Harvard a couple of years later. In their spare time, they developed iPhone apps. One of their first hits was an $8 version of Wikipedia that people could search offline—the brothers stripped out superfluous coding so the whole thing could fit in a downloadable file. They also helped create a way to manage EBay auctions and sold that company, Auctomatic Inc., for $5 million in 2008.

The brothers dropped out of college and in late 2009 started noodling on the idea that would become Stripe. Currently Patrick is the CEO and John is the President at Stripe.


Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon but his philosophy has caught fire around the world with a new generation seeking meaning and consciousness. He continues to teach us how to cultivate our truest selves and be in harmony with the world.

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.