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How Elon Musk Built His Empire - [Infographic]

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…

Hostage crisis or political ploy?

Yesterday, March 27, 2007, a man held 26 people hostage in a bus at the Manila City Hall. The hostage taker, Armando Ducat Jr. took his own students hostage on the way to a field trip to Tagaytay they said. Although he released his hostages after 10 hours. It made me think, is this really a hostage crisis or just a political ploy to get more mileage out of the coming election?

Here are the reasons why I think this way.

First, they got Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. to be the hostage negotiator. What the hell? What does he know about being a hostage negotiator? Don't you need to be trained in psychology and police work to be an effective negotiator?

Second, Bong Revilla claims to have close ties with Ducat. What!?! You're friends with a hostage taker/terrorist?

Third, Chavit Singson also went to the scene and was shown on television boarding the bus. I mean, who in their right mind would go inside a bus with a guy threatening to blow up the bus with his grenade? Well, I know Chavit is n…

RRSP Season is over

RRSP season is finally over. If you're Canadian, you probably know or have heard what an RRSP is and knows that RRSP season runs from January 1 to March 1 every year.

What is an RRSP? An RRSP is basically a self-funded retirement plan similar to a 401K in the US. The money you put in to an RRSP eligible investment can be used to deduct your income from your taxes. That way, your taxable income can be lowered.

Depending on how much taxes is taken from your paycheque, you may be able to get some tax refund after you file your taxes. The deadline for filing taxes is April 30.

It has been a hectic two months and I haven't had time to sit and think on what to write. I'm only able to write this because I am in the office on a Saturday and it's pretty slllooooowwww...

It has been a slow two weeks for the office which is unusual. Anyway, this is all I can think of writing for now.