While I do
not crave to be part of this kind of start-up life, I would like to be in this ecosystem as an investor.
I would rather have a company like this as part of my portfolio than be a live-or-die bit player in someone else’s portfolio.
In this world, I believe small bets are the answer.
One home run can make a career, after all.
The start-up life, which Musk described as akin to “eating glass and staring into the abyss,” had gotten old and so had Silicon Valley. It felt like Musk was living inside a trade show where everyone worked in the technology industry and talked all the time about funding, IPOs, and chasing big paydays.
-Ashley Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Amazon)