I should have jumped into the
later internet mania – the early blogging mania – of 2004-2008.
Should have started blogging then instead of worrying about how to go back to grad school.
I know. Fate does what it wills… (And so does free will.)
But a few of those sure feel like wasted years.
Nearly every super successful blogger I know started near that time. 🤔
He jumped right into dot-com mania in 1995, when, fresh out of college, he founded a company called Zip2—a primitive Google Maps meets Yelp. That first venture ended up a big, quick hit. Compaq bought Zip2 in 1999 for $307 million. Musk made $ 22 million from the deal and poured almost all of it into his next venture, a start-up that would morph into PayPal. As the largest shareholder in PayPal, Musk became fantastically well-to-do when eBay acquired the company for $ 1.5 billion in 2002.
-Ashley Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Amazon)