Tim Urban, an expert in the fine art of procrastination:
The site Wait But Why, cofounded by American Tim Urban, offers long articles, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, on subjects like artificial intelligence, exploration of deep space, and his most disruptive inventions (the ones that change the world)… Another of his favs is procrastination, the art (or compulsion) of putting off until tomorrow what you could do today. He’s even given a TED talk on it.
So what does Elon Musk see in Tim Urban? Certainly not procrastination. Musk probably doesn’t even know the word. In addition to being one of the 4 people Musk follows on Twitter (of his total 38 subscriptions), Tim Urban is a sort-of conscience the engineer/entrepreneur has hired to assess his projects and companies – an ethical mirror. His 4 articles (complete with analyses, interviews, illustrations, videos, and plenty of rapier wit) are a useful warning light for Musk, keeping his projects on the straight and narrow.
- Article 1 introduces you to Elon Musk, the man, his background, his ambitions and his conception of Humanity.
- Article 2 is all about how Tesla is going to revolutionize the world.
- In Article 3, Tim Urban zooms in on Elon Musk’s most ambitious project, the colonization of Mars.
- Finally in Article 4 the author elucidates Musk’s method, deepest motivations, and the nuts and bolts of guiding projects and running companies.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Elon Musk, and more.