Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk use different strategies to build rocket companies.
0:01 Jeff Bezos the tortoise. Elon Musk the hare.
12:28 Why don’t you start today?
21:12 One day Elon will find his home planet
23:10 Elon Musk’s thinking on space
27:00 How Elon Musk gets NASA’s attention
32:07 Elon Musk sues NASA
35:29 Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have dinner
38:27 Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast vs Head down. Plow through the line.
39:52 A giant circle
50:55 Day 1 for Blue Origin
1:04:00 Bezos, Goddard and the work of generations
1:12:00 Finding ways to solve problems at 1/10 the cost (everything is malleable)
1:26:14 Elon Musk makes important decisions quickly
1:27:57 Elon Musk on how a startup can retain it’s innovative edge
1:30:12 “The things you work hardest for, for the longest periods of time, always bring you the most satisfaction.” - Jeff Bezos
1:33:30 Rivalry is the best rocket fuel
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