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How Elon Musk's car collection has evolved over the years, from the million-dollar McLaren F1 he destroyed to the Lotus he bought that was in a James Bond movie

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Maurizio Pesce Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had a lot of different cars over the years.  His first vehicle was a 1978 BMW 320i — he paid only $1,400 for it.  At one point, a McLaren F1 was his daily driver, but he totaled it on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley in 2000. More recently, he's been driving Tesla cars, like the Model S and Cybertruck. He even sent his Tesla Roadster into space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk has had quite the car c...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Life, La, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Features, South Africa, Porsche, Peter Thiel, James Bond, Silicon Valley

Executive Jobs: SaaS, E-Learning, Social CRM, Orthodontics

Check out these great hidden executive job opportunities from Cruchbase: DNX Ventures closes $315M for B2B fund VC investor DNX Ventures closed its third fund, DNX Ventures Fund III, focused on early-stage B2B startups. The Silicon Valley firm plans to invest in seed-plus and Series A rounds for U.S.- and Japan-based startups in sectors including […] The post Executive Jobs: SaaS, E-Learning, Social CRM, Orthodontics first appeared on
Tags: Japan, Careers, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Executive Job Search, Executive Career Management & Executive Jobs, Executive Job Search Tips, DNX, Business Startups, Hidden Job Opportunities, DNX Ventures, Hidden Job Market. Unadvertised Jobs, Cruchbase

Meet Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom, who has made over $12 billion since March and now ranks among the 400 richest people in America

Zoom founder Eric Yuan speaks before the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Kena Betancur/Getty Images Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video conferencing startup Zoom Technologies, Inc., built a $35 billion video conferencing empire in nine years. Yuan got the idea for Zoom while trying to find a way to connect with his long-distance girlfriend. The 50-year-old billionaire's net worth jumped 396.5% to $17.7 billion in 2020 so far, as the rest of the world su...
Tags: Japan, UK, New York, California, Life, China, New York City, America, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, United States

Meet Masayoshi Son, the Japanese investor with a $21 billion fortune whose SoftBank mega-fund just lost $10 billion from its market value after reports of risky tech investments

Masayoshi Son is the founder and CEO of Japanese holding company SoftBank. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images SoftBank's market value dropped by about $10 billion this week after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has been making massive, risky tech investments. The Japanese conglomerate has invested millions in some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies, including Uber, WeWork, Slack, and DoorDash. SoftBank's founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son, is the third-richest person in Jap...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Japan, New York, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Saudi Arabia, Life, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Netflix

Thousands of Burning Man fans violated social distancing laws to hold their own festivals in the Nevada desert and on California beaches

Held every year since 1986, the annual Burning Man festival has become a cultural juggernaut. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Burning Man — the annual music and arts festival drawing nearly 100,000 attendees in the Nevada desert — was held virtually last week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, people still gathered over Labor Day weekend to celebrate Burning Man in-person at its usual location in the desert and on beaches in San Francisco. A 1,000-person gathering in San Francisco whic...
Tags: London, News, California, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Culture, Silicon Valley, Nevada, PPP, Bay Area, Burning Man, Baker Beach, Ocean Beach, Tech Culture, Jim Urquhart

The career life and rise of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $75 billion fortune

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.7 billion, according to Forbes. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $170 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several homes and even the entire...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images

The life of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $75 billion fortune

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.7 billion, according to Forbes. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $170 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several homes and even the entire...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images

This new kids' app uses science to calm tantrums, inspire nice play and raised $11 million before it launched from Biz Stone, Ev Williams Josh Kushner, Will Smith, Lego and others

OK Play Founders from right to left JJ Aguhob, Chris Ovtiz, Dr. Colleen Russo Johnson, Ken Chung, Travis Chen OK Play Imagine an app that will turn your kid's tantrum into laughter, gets siblings to stop quarreling and play together, and encourages parents and kids to play together in the real world. Imagine an app that embodies the ethos of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." That's the goal of OK Play that launched Thursday with a team of former execs from Headspace, TikTok, Snap and a respec...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Twitter, Parenting, Life, Trends, Fullscreen, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Will Smith, Johnson, Biz Stone, Rogers, Fred Rogers, Stone, LEGGO

Airbus just acquired a prop plane to act as a research lab in the sky, collecting data to develop self-flying aircraft – here's how it works

Airbus' self-flying A350-1000 XWB powered by data from Project Wayfinder. Airbus Airbus' Silicon Valley incubator Acubed is pressing forward with a data collection program that will support future autonomous flight operations.Acubed's Project Wayfinder just acquired a Beechcraft Baron 58 and equipped it with onboard cameras and instrumentation to be used as a flying lab for researchers.Successful test flights of a self-flying Airbus A350-1000 XWB proved the concept of self-flying planes...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Silicon Valley, Airbus, Boeing, Bay Area, Vtol, Toulouse France, Air Taxi

The 27 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Snap cofounders Bobby Murphy, left, and Evan Spiegel. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry. Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 30 and 32, respectively, and Stripe's John and Patrick Collison are 30 and 31.Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status.Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-p...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Pinterest, Instagram, Drew Houston, Russia, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Features, Snapchat, Bill Gates

Zappos' retiring alpaca-loving CEO went from selling pizzas in his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion

FilmMagic/Getty Images Tony Hsieh, a Harvard grad, went from selling pizza out of his dorm room to becoming the CEO of Zappos.In his first year at the company, Zappos went from almost nothing in sales to $1.6 million. Hsieh moved Zappos headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada and began an initiative to make the city another Silicon Valley.Now, he's retiring after more than 20 years at the company, which is owned by Amazon.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.On Monday, Zappos CEO T...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, E-commerce, Features, Getty Images, Harvard, Retail, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Marley

I turned my sailboat into a podcast studio after I lost my biggest in-person speaking gigs. Here's my advice for starting your own show at home.

Amy Morin working on the couch in her sailboat home. Amy Morin Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.Due to the pandemic, Morin says many of her speaking engagements (which accounted for a major part of her salary) were either canceled or indefinitely postponed.In order to pivot her business model, she began a new side hustle that she could do from home: a podcast about mental strength.It doesn't take fan...
Tags: Podcast, Small Business, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Nordic, Morin, Amy Morin, Side Hustles, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Amy Morin Amy Morin

"She was wearing a head piece made of Vantablack, the blackest black that anything could be."

"There was only one person who noticed and that was Stephen Colbert. On the back of my tuxedo jacket — which was sort of like an inverted priest jacket with the jacket being white and the collar being black — I had in big, black, gothic script, 'Novus ordo seclorum.'"Said Elon Musk, describing how he met Grimes, the mother of his newest baby. He's quoted in "Elon Musk, Blasting Off in Domestic Bliss/The billionaire space oddity on life with Grimes and Baby X, Trump, Tesla, tunnels, short shorts,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Elon Musk, Law, Stephen Colbert, Larry Page, Conversation, Silicon Valley, Grimes, Monsters, Musk, Blackness, Marie Antoinette, Maureen Dowd, Roko

Podcast #619: What Driving Tells Us About Agency, Skill, and Freedom

According to Silicon Valley, self-driving cars are the future of transportation. Instead of owning and driving a car, you can just summon an AI-operated vehicle with your smartphone and have this superpowered computer taxi you to your destination. No more car maintenance, no more traffic, no more accidents.  It may sound great on the face of it, but my guest today argues that shifting from being a driver to being a mere passenger represents an existential risk in and of itself, as well as a s...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Cars, America, Silicon Valley, Matthew, Matthew Crawford, Robert Putnam, Matthew Matthew, Matthew How, de Tocqueville Bowling Alone

How Can A Manager Build A Happy Team?

It turns out that gratitude is the key Image Credit: Photo by Morvanic Lee on Unsplash Ok manager, so you are in charge of a team. What would you like to do with that team? If you are like most of us, you’d like to be able to use your manager skills to create a happy, very productive team. The studies have shown us that happy teams score higher on productivity, engagement, loyalty, and creativity. They also take fewer sick days. Who wouldn’t want a team like this? Now, just exactly how do we...
Tags: Productivity, California, Careers, Help, Happy, Creativity, Productive, Silicon Valley, Loyalty, Engagement, Stock Price, Team Building, Gratitude, Sick Days, Revenue Growth, Jim Anderson

Pandemic Priorities in Corporate Legal Departments

Pandemic priorities in corporate legal departments are being constantly evaluated and reevaluated as everyone tries to figure out what the New Normal will look like. Hear what some experts say from The Changing Lawyer LIVE! virtual conference, which was hosted by Litera. The virtual conference focused on not only what has changed so far, but the relationship between corporate counsel and law firms, how corporate business will change in the long term, and new opportunities that may emerge as ever...
Tags: Law, Careers, Silicon Valley, Brian, Being a Lawyer, Law Department Management, General Counsel, Stephanie, Mitratech

Coronavirus Will Test How Well Companies Will Function with The Increase of Telecommuters

With the mass hysteria about the outbreak of the COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus, a lot of major companies are asking their employees to work from home in an effort to try and lessen the spread of the virus. Microsoft recently asked its employees in Silicon Valley and Seattle to work from home, as did Facebook and Google. Amazon asked its employees worldwide to stay home if they can. Even schools and universities are closing and asking students and teachers to carry on with online-courses instead ...
Tags: Work From Home, Facebook, Microsoft, Careers, Workplace Culture, Companies, Corporations, Web/Tech, Working From Home, Silicon Valley, Working, Seattle, Hiring, Lancaster, Google Amazon, Aetna

The RealReal is the Real Deal in Luxury Consignment Clothing

Fendi pumps, Chanel flats, Hermès bags, and Proenza Schouler sweaters are just a few of the beautiful things you can score at The RealReal –  the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods.  Imagine being able to go online and purchase a pair of Aquazurra sling-back pumps or Michelle Mason silk mini-dress for a fraction of the cost. Or snagging a Christian Dior metallic Diorama bag for almost half of what you would pay at full retail.  All of this is...
Tags: Fashion, Shopping, San Francisco, Indiana, Silicon Valley, Chanel, Hermès, Gucci, Luxury Brands, Therealreal, Fendi, Christian Louboutin, Julie, Purdue University, Proenza Schouler, Fashion Advice

What counts as coronavirus if we don’t have any tests? What counts as self-isolation if we can’t get away from our kids?

Each country reveals so much about itself by its approach to coronavirus. China pretended nothing was happening—the country with the best disinformation system applied it to the virus. South Korea figured out a way to test 400 people a day using a drive-through system—the country with the strongest video game teams applied their team gaming skills to the virus. And the US had trouble sticking to reality—the country with the most fragile sense of identity elected a President who imagined himself...
Tags: South Korea, London, California, China, US, Careers, Management, Thailand, Silicon Valley, Maggie, Trump, Department Of Health, Dulles, DC Department of Health, Maggie McDow

What Managers Can Learn From Google

Google is the place where great managers are made Image Credit: methodshop .com As managers, where we work will probably play a big role in how we develop our manager skills. If we could all choose where we worked, I’m pretty sure that a lot of us would all agree that working for Google would probably be a good choice. Once upon a time Google was a small start-up company. Since then, they have grown and they now employ over 70,000 workers. It turns out that all those people needed leaders. ...
Tags: Google, Career, Failure, Careers, Success, Training, Leaders, Experience, Inspire, Manager, Silicon Valley, Words, Marissa Mayer, Big, Ben Silbermann, Inspiring

Ammunition and Gantri collaborate over a series of 3D-Printed lights

SF-based design studio Ammunition Group is adding Gantri to its list of collaborators/clients, as the two companies get together to launch a series of lights designed for the Gantri platform. The lamps are designed to complement and wonderfully reflect Gantri’s clean design language, brought about by their unique 3D-printing processes and use of innovative custom plant-based filaments.The series spans three categories that embrace distinct visual styles. The Gio Collection borrows from Italian...
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Ikea, Silicon Valley, Lighting, Product Design, Robert Brunner, Gantri, Ammunition Group, Dre Polaroid

Is resurrecting Google’s BookBot the need of the hour?

Everyone in Silicon Valley is trying to design something straight out of the future. We treat science and technology as the end all be all of our issues and rightfully so, but here is an unpopular opinion – do we REALLY need technology in every aspect of our lives to make it better? A decade ago, robots doing all our tasks were just a thing of movies and today we don’t go a day without interacting with a robot – think about it, even if you call a place there is a 99% chance an automated voice ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Technology, California, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Appliances, Robot, Delivery, Editorial, Delivery Service, Drone Delivery, Product Design, Mountain View Library, Mountain Valley

The professional cyclist co-leading a team in the heart of Silicon Valley

This week, Kat Carroll of the reSolve Group in Palo Alto balances the needs of her tech-savvy clientele with the obligations of running her 1-year-old real estate business.
Tags: Lifestyle, Palo Alto, Radio, Teams, Agent, Silicon Valley, Compass, Select, Adam Touni, Inman Diary, Kat Carroll, the reSolve Group, Wendy Kandasamy

Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)

“Get bored. Just put away all of your things. Maybe go clean up the garage or whatever it is. Right? Through that, you’re going to start to think differently. You’re going to act slightly differently and your mind might open up to other sources of inspiration, other problems…” — Tony Fadell Tony Fadell (@tfadell), sometimes called “the father of the iPod,” is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve peo...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Saudi Arabia, Wikipedia, Southeast Asia, Lifestyle, Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, Tony Fadell, Bikram, Philips, Levi Strauss, Curiosity, Paleo, Steve

How to Help Employees Stay Focused and Productive in Open Offices

Employees are people too, and disregarding this simple fact when planning your office can have repercussions down the line. You know what we are talking about. Open offices. source: Open offices have been around for a long, long time , but it is only recently that they have gained some serious traction and become the layout for choice for many companies. This is partly the fault of the trends set by the hipster companies of the Silicon Valley, and partly due to the cost savings a...
Tags: Careers, Business Planning, Silicon Valley, Ashley, Ashley Wilson

Dopamine fasting: why Silicon Valley is trying to avoid all forms of stimulation

It’s the latest trend in the world’s tech capital. But is it really possible to cut yourself off from everything in life that excites you – and can it be any good for you?They have done biohacking, clean sleeping and the keto diet, but now Silicon Valley types have coined a new health trend – dopamine fasting. It is thought that depriving yourself of the neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger that motivates us to do things, can help to reboot or rebalance the brain. Fasting might entail abstinen...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Neuroscience, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Silicon Valley, Diets and dieting, Imperial College London, David Nutt

Ben Horowitz — What You Do Is Who You Are >> Lessons from Silicon Valley, Andy Grove, Genghis Khan, Slave Revolutions, and More (#392)

“One of the key insights from Bushido is that a culture is not a set of beliefs, it’s a set of actions.” — Ben Horowitz Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Hard Thing About Hard […]
Tags: Lifestyle, Startup, Company Culture, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Marc Andreessen, The Tim Ferriss Show, Bushido, Business Management, A16z, Andy Grove Genghis Khan, Ben Horowitz Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz He

Treating Your Career Like a Small Business

--> No one seems to take the time to consider that their careers are businesses. Your career is no different than any small business. You have a product (you) that you’re selling to your audience (your employer). You need to run your career exactly like a business person runs a business. There is no greater skill to have with your career than to run it like a business. As a business, your goal is survival and to sell your product for as much money as possible. So, too, it is with your career. Be...
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New status symbols of middle age

The last time I wrote a post with this title, I wrote that women need a stay-at-home husband. And clearly, I was wrong, because later research showed that women who are breadwinners with stay-at-home husbands are headed for divorce. And so was I. So I think what I’m best at is showing what we think we want, regardless of whether it’s actually good to want these things. 1. A traditional marriage You probably know that men report being a few inches taller than they are, and tall women report b...
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Preparing For Stressful Silicon Valley Job Interviews

For most recent college graduates the technology sector is attractive. Silicon Valley seems like a really exciting place. Innovation is happening on a regular basis. Some of the companies those graduates might use every day came from there. The compensation seems really high. And the growth opportunities bountiful. And while all of these things are true, what no one informs you about is the hiring process in Silicon Valley. Because there is more competition entering the area, hiring becomes mor...
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