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How Elon Musk Built His Empire - [Infographic]

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This graphic was created by information designer Anna Vital, read herfull article here.
Step by Step: How Elon Musk Built His Empire (by Anna Vital)“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.”– Peter Thiel in “Zero to One” In the bookZero to One, prominent entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shares his vision on what it takes to create an extraordinary company. Specifically, Thiel believes that instead of making incremental upgrades to an existing product or service, a company must aim to do something completely new to avoid ruthless competition. While Thiel has worked with many impressive people over the years, Thiel points to Elon Musk as a particularlysuccessful memberof the Paypal Mafia that has gone “zero to one” many times. THE RÉSUMÉAt only the…

Lost Hope Part 2

I had previously put out a list of corruptions that has happened in the Philippines. With the ZTE scam, here's the updated list.

2007 - US$130 million or P5.288 Billion (P40.47 : $1) - ZTE Scam kick back of Benjamin Abalos
2006 - P5 Billion - Dep-Ed Feeding Program (still under investigation as of this writing)
2004 - P1.3 Billion - Poll Automation Deal
2004 - P38 Billion (US$683 Million) - Recovered Marcos Wealth
2004 - P303 Million - Major General Carlos F. Garcia
2003 - P1.1 Billion - Diosdado Macapagal Blvd 2.3Km of road
2003 - P16 Billion - RSBS (Retirement and Separation Benefits System)
2001 - P130 Million - DPWH Vehicle Repair Scam
1998(?) - P5.3 Billion - Tax Credit Scam
1998 - P167 Billion (US$4 Billion $1=P41.97) - IPP Contracts
1995 - P3 Billion - PEA (Public Estates Authority) - Amari Scam
1991 - P10 Billion - Fort Bonifacio Land Scam