One of our guiding principles at Blue Ocean is sustainability, couple that with choosing inspiring stories and we could not pass on bringing this to you. Maye Musk at 69 is still strolling down the runway and doing so much more, plus she probably drives a Tesla.

 

Elon_Musk_2015 renewable energyWe have brought a number of posts to you chronicling Elon Musk and his extraordinary record of turning the status quo of the entrepreneurial world on its head. The Tesla electric car; the world’s largest lithium battery company; Solar City; a high speed transportation system called the HyperLoop and his plans for interplanetary rocket travel via SpaceX are just several of the things that keep Elon Musk busy. In 2016. Musk was ranked on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People

So maybe it is no coincidence that he is the son of high powered parents. His mother Maye Musk comes from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and his father was an electromechanical engineer from Pretoria, South Africa.

Elon was born in South Africa but at the tender age of 17 moved to Canada when he was accepted into Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, for undergraduate study.  In 1995, at age 24, Musk moved to California to begin a PhD in applied physics and materials science at Stanford University, but left the program after two days to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations in the areas of the Internet, renewable energy and outer space.

Elon has not stopped long enough to look back and it appears that his mother has not either, both seem destined to shape the world in their own personal way.

By Bob Frerck, Blue Ocean Network

 

Here are related Blue Ocean posts on Elon Musk and Renewable Energy:

Is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes?
Renewable Energy: Must Be Something Blowing In the Wind
Renewable Energy Update: Here’s What’s Happening!
Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright
Tesla’s Astonishing Transition in 2016 is Ocean-Friendly.

 

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