Here’s How Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Are Changing the World:
One Industry at a Time
By Beverly Macy
Billionaire Jeff Bezos built Amazon from a scrappy online bookseller into an e-commerce empire, shook up the print publishing world with the Kindle e-reader and also started a space travel company. This month he stunned the world when he bought the iconic Washington Post. What’s more, just last month, they both just bid on the same NASA space shuttle launch pad. And, if Elon Musk gets some rest, he’s talking about tackling ground transportation with the Hyperloop Transport System.
That makes these two men responsible for changing the space travel and flight Industry, the auto industry, the electronic payments industry, the book publishing industry, the e-commerce industry, and the newspaper industry.
Say what you want, but all are pretty impressive. They are today’s titans of industry, sharing a title that goes back in American lore. They’ve brought huge changes to these industries and there’s undoubtedly more to come.
It must be amazing to think that big, right? To conquer space exploration or to really build an electric car that everyone wants, or to even think of buying the Washington Post, for goodness sake, takes a certain something most of us don’t possess.
It’s sure fun to watch. Maybe, after they colonize Mars, they can turn to education and healthcare?
Beverly Macy is the co-author of The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing. She also teaches Executive Global Marketing and Branding and Social Media Marketing for the UCLA Extension. Email at email@example.com.