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Hi, welcome to another ColdFusion video.
So I’m sure if you have been subscribed to this cannel,
你肯定听说过不少有关埃隆 • 马斯克的事
you’ve had heared a lot of Elon Musk.
He is the guy who seems to just arrived from another planet
to casually disrupt the world
one industry at a time.
Many see him as one of the great industral minds
of the 21th centry.
The engineers’ engineer.
Even if you haven’t heared of him, chances are
you still see his influence.
You know that movie “Iron Man”?
As it turns out
马斯克为好莱坞创造出托尼 • 斯塔克
Musk provided a large amount of inspiration
for the Hollywood character, Tony Stark.
In fact, parts of “Iron Man” 2
were actually filmed inside and outside the SpaceX
而这家公司正是埃隆 • 马斯克的私人火箭公司
Elon Musk’s privite rocket company.
Musk even made a camera in the film.
You may have also heared of the Tesla Model S.
It’s a fully eletric car project
spearheaded by Musk
and was awarded 5.4 out of 5 from the national highway safty administration.
The highest rating ever given to an automobile.
This all comes after co-founding a payment system
that you may have heared of:
Paypal was the very same company that used to
employ the founders of Youtube.
那么问题来了 埃隆 • 马斯克究竟何许人也?
So, who is Elon Musk really?
How did he achieve all these things
and what’s the story behind him?
In this video, we will find out.
Let’s get straight into it.
The Early Days
埃隆 • 马斯克于1971年出生在南非
Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971.
His mother was a model and his father was an engineer.
He was the oldest of three kids and started primary school a year early.
As a kid, Elon was a bit of a outsider
and love to read but got picked on for being smart.
Unlike his brother and sister,
Elon didn’t have a great social life
but didn’t mind spending time reading comics instead.
Dispite being an outsider,
It was clear early on, that he was a smart kid.
他的弟弟 金波 • 马斯克
His brother, Kimbal Musk.
金波: 埃隆十岁那年 参加了IBM的测试
When Elon was ten years old, he got tested by IBM.
And he was found have one of the highest aptitudes
they have ever seen for computer programming.
Around this time he had an interest in programming
and wanted to take some classes
but he was way ahead of his teacher.
Interestingly, this is the same trend
ColdFusion视频《脸书有多大》中马克 • 扎克伯格
that we saw with Mark Zuckerberg in the ColdFusion episode:
“How big is Facebook?”
At age 12 in 1993
Musk just taught himself computer programming
创造出一款名为 《Blastar》 的游戏
and created a video game called “Blastar”
which he sold for $ 500.
Finding His Way
In 1989, a 17 year-old Musk
moved from South Africa to Canada.
And eventually he would move to America
and attend college at the University of Pennsylvania.
After graguating, Musk moved to California
and began graduate studies in physics at Stanford University.
His main interset is space exploration.
But the thing was, right at this time
the world was going through revolutionary shift.
The internet boom was reaching full swing.
仅仅两天后 埃隆离开斯坦福 投身互联网
After just 2 days, Elon would leave Stanford and take advantage of the boom.
This decision would alter the course of his life
and ultimately, change the world.
After dropping out of grad school
Musk quickly established his first company,
Which provided on line newspapers
with maps and business directories.
He sold the company in 1999 to Compaq
for $307 million.
Elon himself neted $22 million out of the sale.
虽然Zip 2 给报业带来了革命
Although Zip 2 revolutionalized newspapers.
Elon was frastrated that it wasn’t a game changer on the world stage.
In a matter of months, Musk was on to the next project.
In 1999, he founded X.com
an online payment company that eventualy became Paypal.
It was acquired by Ebay for $1.5 billion in stock
of which $180 million was given to Musk.
Paypal foundamently changed the way people transfer money
to one another.
And also, how they brought and sold things.
For some context, at that time
it was still commen for people to mail checks to each other
a very slow and ached process
taking weeks to complete a single transaction.
Musk has changed the financial industry
but now he wanted to change the course of humanity itself.
In 2002, he founded Space Exploration Technologies
otherwise known as SpaceX
SpaceX这家公司 专门从事研发 制造
SpaceX is a company that creats and manufactures
vehicles primarily rocket technology.
The aim? To reduce the cost of space flight
in hopes of expending human life beyond earth.
Doing such ambitious project required a great deal of money.
Musk initially found it impossible to get funding for SpaceX.
which many investers saw as a pipe drain.
Going against traditional business practices
Musk channeled all his money into the company to
make it a reality.
And a reality it became.
SpaceX currently has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA
to resupply and eventualy ferry people to the international space station.
Musk has reduced the cost of reaching the international space station
by over 80%.
If you want to know more about SpaceX
there’s already a ColdFusion video on it.
So check out the discription afterwards.
After SpaceX, in 2004, Musk help found Tesla.
The first Tesla car, the Tesla Roadster
was the first electric vehicle
to break the public’s conceptual model of a electric car.
After this came the model S
of which the fastest models can do 0-70 mph in 2.8 seconds.
Of course, if you want to know more about Tesla Motors
I’ve gotta a video on that as well
so you can check the discription.
In 2013, Elon introduced his latest endeavor.
It’s a form of transpotation that theoretically
could send people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour
by the way of pressurized tubes.
Of course it’s not a new idea
But Musk has overseen a competition to build the transport system
to advance the technology.
Once again, I’ve already done a video on this
so you can check the discription.
Elon is also one of the major driving forces
a company found by one of his cousins.
Under the guides of Tesla, he recently bid to buy the company.
Musk also released a Powerwall
a simple battery pact designed to power the home off the grid.
A video on the Powerwall is in the discription.
Despite his enormous recent sucsess
it hasn’t all been smooth sailing.
Both his flagship companies
SpaceX and Tesla Motors
came alarmingly close to failing.
Tesla’s first electric car, the Roadster
faced a ongoing string of problems
and the company sufered financial woes
during the 08 crash.
SpaceX had 3 launch failures before the 4th one was a success.
On top of it all, Musk was going through a divorce.
All of these events took place in a short amount of time
causing him to come close to a mental breakdown.
We’re gonna hear from Elon Musk himself about
this period later on the video.
There’s been some more recent problems for Tesla spcifically.
The first fatal Tesla car crash
with autopilot engaged recently occured.
This has put Tsela under Federal investigation
even though it’s clearly stated that
autopilot is a driving aid and not
fully autonomous drving.
Please remember that these features are meant only for highway use.
Keep your hands on the wheel at all times and stay alart.
Also, recently Tesla has not been able to
deliver cars fast enough to meet demand
worrying some investers.
好了 咱们再来看看有关埃隆 • 马斯克的几个事实
Alright, let’s move on to a few facts about Elon Musk.
Musk was named one of 75 most
influencial people of the 21th centry.
by “Esquire” magazine.
2013年 由于SpaceX SolarCity以及特斯拉等三家公司
In 2013, Elon was named Fortune Businessperson of the year
for SpaceX, SolarCity and Tesla Motors.
Musk’s official annually salary for
Tesla Motors is just $ 1.
Elon has signed The Giving Pledge
in which pledges promise to donate
the majority of their wealth to philanthropic efforts.
On Janurary 25, 2015
Musk made an appearance on The Simpsons episode
Titled “The Musk who Fell to Earth”
He played himself and was a good sport of the episode
which mainly poked fun at many of Musk’s ideas.
OK, so let’s bring this all together
and make this video beneficial for you, the viewer.
So now that you’ve seen all that he achieves.
It’s clear that there must be some special philosophies
and successful trades that Elon possesses.
What are they? And what can we learn from him?
Let’s take a look.
What You Chose to Do in Life
Whatever area that you get into
given that even if you are the best of the best
there’s always a chance of failure.
So, I think is important that you really like whatever you are doing.
En, if you don’t like it
life is too short.
If you like what you are doing
you think about it even when you are not working.
it’s something that your mind is drawn into.
En, and if you don’t like it
you just really can’t make it work, I think.
There’s no need even to have a colledge degree
If somebody graduates from a great university that maybe
that may be an indication that they
will be capable of great things
but it’s not necessarily the case.
You know, if you look at, er,
say, people like
比尔 • 盖茨 拉里 • 埃里森 斯蒂文 • 乔布斯
Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steven Jobs
these guys didn’t graduate from college
but if you had a chance to hire them
of course, that would be a good idea.
You need to work super hard
So what does super hard mean?
Well, when my brother and I were starting our first company.
Instead of getting an apartment, we just
rented a small office and we slept on the couch.
and we showered at the YMCA
and we were so hard that we had just
one computer, so the website was up during the day
and I was coding at night.
Seven days a week, all the time.
So work hard like every waking hour.
That’s the thing I would say.
It was terrible time.
Yeah, everything was going wrong at once.
Three rocket failures in a row at the beginning and
Tesla financing round is falling apart
all fall aparts.
The SolarCity was having difficulties…
It’s really terrible.
Yeah, at the end of 2008
the 4th launch worked.
Um, which is
that was all the money we have
there is nothing more.
And then the next morning
NASA called and said that we won this
–interviewer: the next morning?–Musk: Yeah, the next morning.
I think it was the Tuesday night or a Wednesday night
was the, um, was when we closed the financing round for Tesla.
And it was at 6 p.m Christmas eve.
The last hour of the last day when it was possible.
We would have gone bankrupt a few hours after
or a few days after Christmas eve.
Er, if it went wrong then we are closed.
…and Giving Up
When you had that 3rd failure in a row.
Did you think: I need to pack this in?
I don’t ever give up.
I mean, I’d have to be
dead or completely incapacitated.
So essentially, you don’t need to be great to be something.
永不言弃 选你所爱 努力工作
Never give up, love what you do and work hard.
This seems to check out with me
因为如果你看过我的 “有多大” 系列影片
because if you’ve watched my How Big series,
you’ll know that a lot of the guys that
started some of the world’s biggest companies today
all possess these characteristics.
So now that you have some knowledge of key to success.
The choice of how you apply it is up to you.
这就是埃隆 • 马斯克的故事
So that’s the story of Elon Musk
a bit of what he’s doing today and
some of the trades that make him successful.
When you think about it
it’s pretty cool that all these achievements were done
by the kid who used to be bullied in school
and didn’t have much of a social life.
Sometimes the underdog really does come out on top.
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