To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won’t fall on your head. A large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew (just keep adding levels). The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more – this is the goal of The Boring Company. Fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington DC in less than 30 minutes.
The Boring Company is proposing a project in Los Angeles, CA, that would transport baseball fans and concertgoers directly to the Dodger Stadium from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods.
During Peretz’s time at Tesla, the company grew from 200 to 16,000 employees worldwide. But when she joined in 2010, she said Tesla wasn’t as well known as it is today. As a result, her role was more devoted to headhunting than sifting through thousands of applications. business insider story (more…)
Joost d’Hooghe – listen to the MOONSHOTS podcasts. My favorite is Episode 01 where Mike and Chad deconstruct ELON MUSK, what drives him to build the “boring company”.
“If you focus on near-term growth above all else, you miss the most important question you should be asking: will this business be around a decade from now? Numbers alone won’t tell you the answer; instead you must think critically about the qualitative characteristics of your business.”
Peter Thiel, Elon Musk’s PayPal cofounder made the first outside investment in Facebook and funded companies like SpaceX and LinkedIn. In this book “ZERO TO ONE” Peter shares some key insights in how to change the game. (more…)