Grit

  • 1995: Unsuccessfully applied for a job at Netscape.
  • 1996: Ousted as CEO of his own company, ZIP2.
  • 1999: First PayPal product voted one of the worst business ideas.
  • 1999: Crashed his brand-new McLaren F1, worth a million dollars.
  • 2000: Ousted from PayPal during his honeymoon.
  • 2001: Russians refused to sell him rockets to send mice or plants to Mars.
  • 2002: Russians turned him down again in founding of SpaceX.
  • 2006: First SpaceX rocket launch — and his first explosion.
  • 2007: Second rocket launch and second explosion.
  • 2008: Third rocket launch and third failure; this time with NASA satellites onboard.
  • 2008: Tesla and SpaceX on the brink of bankruptcy.
  • 2013: First rocket failure.
  • 2014: Tesla Model S had more than one case of spontaneous battery explosion.
  • 2015: Fourth rocket explosion at launch.
  • 2016: Tesla Model X production delayed by 18 months.
  • 2016: Fifth rocket explosion.

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Hank Berkowitz, MBA, MA is a thought leadership content expert serving financial advisors, CPAs, estate planners and insurance pros. www.HBPubDev.com