The smartest and most entertaining interview you’ll watch all week…
The real-life Tony Stark (Elon Musk) sits down with Sal Khan, founder and director of Khan Academy – “a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere” – for a 48 minute interview about saving humanity, business and the future. Musk – founder of Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity – has arguably revolutionized not one, but three industries and from the looks of it, he doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Sal Khan – a former hedge fund analyst and recipient of 4 degrees (three from MIT and a casual MBA from Harvard) – founded an organization pioneering the future of education. An instant classic of a meeting of two great minds, Khan closes the conversation saying, “this is like the most epic conversation one could have over the course of an hour.” Watch the full video or skip to some of the highlights listed below:
4:28 Khan: “When did it dawn on you that you wanted to revolutionize three industries?”
10:05 – Musk talks about how he got into the internet and the success of PayPal.
13:42 – Musk gets into the space industry and founding of SpaceX.
22:06 – “The United States is essentially a nation of explorers – I mean, it’s a distillation of the human spirit of exploration.”
28:21 – Khan: “What happens in the next 5-10 years in the space industry if you all are successful there? Do we get to Mars? Do we have – kind of – market forces, commercialization of space starting to happen?”
30:12 – Tesla is brought up along with the future of transportation.
35:09 – Khan asked Musk for any pieces of advice he has for Khan Academy and the future of education.
41:00 – “Starting a company is like staring into the abyss and eating glass.”
43:26 – An audience member gets Musk to open up a bit about the Hyperloop.
Yeah, this is real…