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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…

Universal Library

There is a new online library that has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, Zhejiang University in China, the Indian Institute of Science in India and the Library at Alexandria in Egypt.

They digitized more than 1.5 million books, and they are now available online.

It's called the Universal Digital Library with a million book collection. Now anyone who has an Internet connection can have access to a collection of books the size of a University Library.

The subjects ranges from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Health, History, Law, Mathematics, Music, Religion.

Books are also available in different languages like Chinese, English, Arabic, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, Marathi, Urdu.

Isn't the Internet great? If we had this when I was in college, it would have made it a whole lot easier for me to do research.