Cost-Benefit Analyses at X

Astro Teller, Alphabet's X

Astro Teller explains how the audaciousness of an idea for generating electricity once shared in Alphabet’s moonshot factory outweighs its impracticality in his mind. He discusses how committing resources to a bad idea costs his organization more than turning down a good idea before looking into it. “Humanity is in no danger of running out of huge problems to work on,” Teller says.