It’s Time For Silicon Valley To Go All In On Clean Energy


After Elon Musk’s Tesla Powerwall keynote sent ripples across the tech world, I was reminded of a point made by Silicon Valley billionaire (and Musk’s former Paypal cofounder) Peter Thiel a couple years ago.

Back in 2013, Thiel sat at the World Affairs Council, and said:

People are entrepreneurs because they want to solve problems, not because they want to be entrepreneurs.


When you look at Elon Musk, you see a CEO who’s obsessed with solving problems.

I’d argue that Thiel’s point goes beyond entrepreneurship. Too many people fall in love with sexy job titles like “entrepreneur” or “movie director” – when really those titles are the result of curiosity and tinkering with specific problems.

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  1. It’ll be tough. But hopefully, we’ll get there sooner rather than later…

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