If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth (Revised and updated)
If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth
We must learn energy efficiency, we must organize politically voting, she suggests, should be compulsory , and we must hold corporations and governments accountable for their actions. Above all, she says, our fight for the planet will draw its greatest strength from a love for the Earth itself. Cart Support Signed in as: By signing up you agree to W.
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For years, however, both companies were near-jokes, and people were waiting to see Musk fail. Tesla now sells nearly 50, cars a year. No one is laughing any more.
Musk is, everyone says, a genius, able to solve complex orbital equations in his head and successfully perform the job of any given engineer in his companies. Friends affectionately report his habit of falling silent and thinking about rocket problems.
Like many modern geek entrepreneurs — most notoriously the late Steve Jobs — he also has an abrasive management style, sometimes insulting brilliant colleagues and firing people without warning. Vance makes a valiant attempt to explain: The people who suggest bad ideas during meetings or make mistakes at work are getting in the way of all this [ He is interested in more than just tech: He shares custody of his five sons with his former wife, Justine Musk.
He subsequently married, divorced and remarried the British actor Talulah Riley. But as Vance points out, Musk had to build SpaceX from the ground up as a real commercial outfit. But he did, with his fellow engineers, reinvent them. Most crucially, he made them good enough, cheaply enough. Ideally, for a Musk lifestyle addict, it will be generated by your home installation of SolarCity panels. In any case, getting machines that burn fossil fuels off the streets is an important step.
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The most crucial innovation SpaceX made in rocket design, meanwhile, was the audacious decision to build nearly everything itself. Insourcing became the new outsourcing. By designing and constructing almost all the parts from engines to electronics, SpaceX could shave chunks off the prices demanded by external suppliers, while being able to iterate and change things in the designs very quickly when needed.
The term implies that only those who have acquired lots of wealth and then disgorge it to carefully selected institutions can truly love their fellow humans.