It is being reported by various sources that billionaire inventor, entrepreneur, and technology innovator, Musk is being eyed to play a key role in the running of Apple Inc. by providing the CEO position at the new company. Should Musk win the CEO position at Apple, it would be one of the greatest executive positions ever held by a publicly held company. There have been many rumors about Musk being considered for the CEO position at Apple and many speculations have come about in the past few months. All of them however have one common thread; they suggest that Musk is a dynamic and creative person, capable of leading a company that has a very bright future ahead of it. His wide range of contributions to the world of technology and innovation make him someone that not only the CFOs of companies large and small should take a look at but also any current shareholders that may be considering selling their shares of stock in the company should watch very carefully.
It is commonly reported that Musk is working on an innovative and highly confidential mission to send people on a one way mission to Mars in less than two years. This would mark a major achievement for NASA, which is currently in the middle of a 50 year study to send astronauts to the surface of Mars. If Musk’s plan is approved, then it will mark a huge step forward in both technology and mankind. Though it is not yet clear what type of capsules or spaceships Musk plans to design and build, if his goal is to send people to Mars, it will be a huge step forward in terms of space travel. One would imagine that an innovative, futuristic design for a spacecraft could very well pave the way for the design of new and innovative capsules and spaceships that humankind might one day utilize.
The other important area in which Musk is focusing is clean energy and in particular the prospects for exploiting the resources of the planet in order to generate free electricity. This goal is also closely related to his plan to send people to Mars and also the prospects of sending people to study the solar system and build a base there to live and mine for precious metals. Other innovations and achievements by Musk include building an electric car and designing and manufacturing the world’s biggest battery. In view of his own ambitions and those of his fellow entrepreneurs, we can see a bright future for space exploration through the innovative efforts of entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk.