Author Archives: Miguel

Elon Musk for President of the Universe

First of all I have to admit that this article's title is from Ryan Block who is the Co-founder of gdgt.com - a is a pretty awesome consumer electronics site that was acquired by Engadget. Mr. Block tweeted this article's title attached to this video and I liked it so much that I had to "borrow" it.
Elon Musk

Elon Musk - src: Wikipedia

The main point of this post is to let you know about Mr. Musk who is the founder of ... get ready ... PaypalSpaceXTesla MotorsSolarCity and he is also connected to a project called the Hyperloop that would be a high-speed train connecting LA to SF. Therefore it is not really surprising that some have compared him to the some of best including Steve Jobs and Tony Stark (yes, Iron Man). Continue reading

Building Intuition

Over the last year I have been testing ideas, building projects, learning and evolving ....  in other words I have been "Building Intuition". Intuition is often referred as if it was some sort of magical skill that only some chosen ones have. For me, that is both wrong and weird. I mean, if we all agree that "practice makes perfect" for any other skill then why would this principle not apply when it comes to intuition? Yes "intuition" may be quite an unclear concept, far less objective than most skills making it tricky for us to train it as a skill. However I think that knowledge and a lot of practice around a certain topic or area is what makes someones "intuition". This is somehow connected to one of my favorite quotes which is as follows: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” by Seneca. And the truth is that, despite luck being part of the equation, I strongly believe that most of what is easily (and often unfairly) referred as luck is in reality: Being prepared to catch the opportunity when it "appears". These last twelve months can be grouped in the following sections: Continue reading