Switching from Scholar to Entrepreneur

Elon Musk, SpaceX

with Steve Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
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In an interview with DFJ General Partner Steve Jurvetson, Elon Musk recalls how the rise of the Internet in the mid 1990s prompted him to switch from pursuing a Ph.D. to launching an online startup, based on his desire to produce something practical. Musk describes seeing the Internet as a “central nervous system” that was uniting humanity and turning it into “a super-organism.”

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